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It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from Rwanda

Editor’s Note: Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. To highlight upcoming DXpeditions, we’ll be displaying a few of our favorite cards along with details about what it took to make these contacts. We’re excited to share some of the special cards pulled from the thousands we’ve received over the years. We look forward to seeing your cards as well!

Rwanda QRV in September

The 9X2Aw DXpedition from the Republic of Rwanda, operated by Harald, DF2WO, is scheduled to run until September 28. DF2WO will be active on 160-10M SSB, CW, and digital. As of August, this landlocked, east-central African country just 75 miles south of the equator was ranked as the 131st Most Wanted DXCC Entity per Clublog.am

With a population of 12.6 million living on 10,169 square miles of land, Rwanda is the most densely populated mainland African country (1,142 inhabitants per square mile), ranking only behind 790-square-mile Mauritius Island (1,616 inhabitants per square mile). Rwanda’s capital and largest city, Kigali, is home to one million Rwandans. Known as the Land of a Thousand Hills because of its mountainous west region, Rwanda shares a distinction with Bolivia and Cuba as one of only three countries with a female majority in the national parliament.

QSL Cards

Here are a few of the QSL cards from Rwanda collected by the active operators at DX Engineering over the years.

Mark, W8BBQ, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, reached the 9X0TL DXpedition in September 201o on 20M SSB.

Scott, N3RA, DX Engineering sales manager, contacted 9X2S from Kigali in March 2019 on 17M FT8.

N3RA received this QSL card back in January 1997 by contacting ON4WW, operating the 9X4WW DXpedition from Kigali, on 160M CW. 

David, K8DV, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, contacted the 9X0R DXpedition in March 2008 on 40/30/20/17/15/12M  CW; 20/17/15M SSB; and 20M RTTY. The 12-member 9X0R team recorded 62,680 QSOs during 11 days of operation.

K8DV received this QSL card for reaching 9X0VB on 15M CW in June 2007.

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