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It’s All in the Cards: Palau Islands QRV

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!

Palau Islands QRV in January

Get the new DXing year off to a rousing start by putting Palau (T8) in your log book. Kazuyoshi, JH6WDG’s DXpedition to the Republic of Palau—an island country in the western Pacific Ocean—is scheduled for January 7-13. You can try to make a QSO with JH6WDG, active as T88AQ, on 160 through 10 meters in CW, SSB and FT8 modes. He will be operating from Koror Island (IOTA OC-009), Palau’s commercial center which contains about 70% of its population (14,000 out of 18,000). For JH6WDG, this will be a return trip to Palau, which ranked (as of December) as the 147th Most Wanted DXCC Entity in North America, according to ClubLog.

Reality show buffs will remember that the tenth season of Survivor was filmed in Koror—one of about 340 islands which make up the republic. Palau is also home to the world’s first shark sanctuary. Shark fishing in Palau waters is forbidden in a specifically designated zone about the size of France.

Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, worked the January 2016 T88SM DXpedition from Koror Island on 15M CW. In 2015, he logged a QSO on 20M RTTY with the T88RY DXpedition.
George, K3GP, customer/technical support specialist, made contact with Shun Wakyama, JH7IMX, on 15M RTTY during the September 2000 T88SW DXpedition from Palau.
Scott, N3RA, DX Engineering sales manager, received this card from the T88DX DXpedition from Koror Island, working Kenji Fujihara, JI3DLI, on 15M SSB.
Dave, N8NB, DX Engineering technical support specialist and member of the DXCC Honor Roll, made a QSO with the December 2007 T88PR DXpedition on 30M CW.

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