Well it’s taken a few years and a lot of help from others behind the scenes but this morning i was pleased to open a self-addressed envelope which i sent outward bound in 2005. Inside were paper Qsl Card confirmations of 10 DXCC’s and 2 of them being new IOTA. The cards were from World traveller and DXpeditioner Vladimir Bykov UA4WHX, from a trip he did around the Countries of Africa around 2005.
Vlad told us some time ago now :- ”Hello everyone! You must have been wondering if it is true. And the answer is – it is. It is all history now. For now – no more being on the air from Africa. I leave almost 310,000 QSOs behind me, 21 DXCC entities, almost 26 months of life, two radios gone and one finger missing. But I do have lots of people happy – that is what matters’’.
The Countries visited by Vlad can be seen from this impressive list of Callsigns:-
3D2VB 4K0VB 4L0B 5H3VMB 5R8VB 5W0VB 5X1VB 7P8VB 7Q7VB 9J2VB 9Q0VB 9U0VB 9X0VB 9X1AA 9X1CK 9X1KC 9X1NF A25VB A35VB AC4LN C21VB C91VB D20VB D60VB H40VB H44VV J20VB JA3ADW P29VVB ST2VB T20VB T30VB UA4WHX V31BV V51VV V63MB V73VV YJ0VB ZK2VB
Thanks to all the team behind the scenes who have managed to get the cards out and thanks once more goes out to Vlad for his excellent DX’
If you would like to see more of the Qsl Cards that have been received from Vladimir then please have a look in the Qsl Card section of the Gallery where most have been uploaded.
73 de Charles…