19 April 2010

Greetings from Papua New Guinea (PNG).

I am from Cincinnati, Ohio and have been living in PNG since 1996. My wife and I manage a Bible translation project among the Mato people, one of PNG’s nearly 900 language groups. We do linguistics, translation, literacy, medical work and community development with this small language group of 600 people. The organization we volunteer with in PNG is SIL. Our sponsor organization in the USA is Wycliffe Bible Translators.

My hobbies are quite varied, depending on the location I am in. I enjoy woodworking, cycling, photography, camping, hiking and computers. I left a job as a systems engineer automating experiments in a pharmaceutical laboratory to proclaim the Lord’s message of grace among the nations in their heart language.

73 and Good DX,

Scot P29SS

QSL Route

via NI5DX (ex N5FTR)

Buzz Loeschman
717 Milton

, TX 77515


If you are expecting a direct reply QSL card, please supply a self addressed envelope (SAE) and payment for return postage (sufficient postage affixed to the envelope, $1 US "green stamp", or an IRC). QSL card requests without these items will be filled via the bureau.


I will endeavor to upload my log to eQSL and LoTW about twice a year. My poor internet connection does not allow me to spend time checking on individual QSL’s.

My last eQSL upload was on 29-Apr-2010. My last LoTW upload was on 22-Jul-2008.


Please do not send me QSL cards direct. Sometimes I do not get my mail for 3 months and postage is very expensive here. Also, I do not have any QSL cards on hand. Your direct QSL card will just get forwarded to the QSL manager.

Please do not use the bureau to Papua New Guinea. The bureau here is closed. If you wish to QSL via the bureau, route your request to NI5DX.


I operate from 2 different locations in PNG.


Gambulanglune (gahm-boo-lahng-LOO-nay) Village
Mato Language Area
Morobe Province
Papua New Guinea

ITU Region: 51
CQ Region: 28
IOTA: OC-034, New Guinea Island
GRID Square: QI34kc
COORDINATES: 5º 54.28 S / 146º 51.40 E
ELEVATION: 122 m (400 ft)
UTC: +10:00
WX: Daily High 33º C (91º F) / Low 24º C (75º F), Average Yearly Rainfall 457 cm (180 in)


Eastern Highlands Province
Papua New Guinea

ITU Region: 51
CQ Region: 28
IOTA: OC-034, New Guinea Island
GRID Square: QI23wp
COORDINATES: 6º 20.34 S / 145º 52.88 E
ELEVATION: 1,600 m (5,300 ft)
UTC: +10:00
WX: Average Temp. 18º C (63º F), Average Yearly Rainfall 195 cm (77 in)

Working Conditions

Rig: iCOM 706mk2g
Tuner: LDG Z100 Autotuner
Amplifier (Ukarumpa only): Ameritron AL-811, Legal Limit 300W
Antennas (Gambulanglune): 80-10m dipole up 10m, MFJ 1750 for 2m
Antennas (Ukarumpa): Cuschcraft R7, MFJ 1750 for 2m

Digital Modes

Computer: HP dv6700t Notebook, Windows 7
Interface: SignaLink USB
Software: Ham Radio Deluxe, Digital Master 780, MMSSTV, Airmail
Modes: PSK31, MFSK, RTTY, Olivia, Pactor III

Other Ham Activity

Home call KC8NPS

P29K DXpedition
Krangket Island
17-20 March 2006
IOTA: OC-258, PNG Coastal Islands North

Contact Info

Please no direct QSL exchanges – use the QSL manager. Also, I usually only have access to my e-mail address below for 6 months out the year, due to internet access limitations. Please be patient for a response.

Scot Stober
SIL Box 136
Ukarumpa, EHP 444
Papua New Guinea