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

Mozambique QRV in June 2024

For those still trying to add the Republic of Mozambique (C9) to your list of DXCC entities this month, there’s still a window of opportunity. The C91AHV DXpedition by CT7AHV is scheduled to run until June 15, 2024. Chasers can reach CT7AHV on 40, 20, 15, 10, and 6M in SSB, CW, and FT8.

Located in southeast Africa, Mozambique is bordered by the Indian Ocean to the east, Tanzania to the north, Malawi and Zambia to the northwest, Zimbabwe to the west, and Eswatini and South Africa to the southwest. It is separated from the Comoros, Mayotte, and Madagascar by the Mozambique Channel to the east. As of May 2024, Mozambique ranked as the 113th Most Wanted DXCC Entity per Clublog.

Not Far from the Glorioso Islands

The rarely activated Glorioso Islands, which is scheduled to be on the air until June 19, 2024 thanks to the single-operator, DX Engineering-sponsored FT4GL DXpedition, lies in the northern part of the Mozambique Channel about 900 miles from Mozambique.

About Mozambique

For the sake of comparison, Mozambique (309, 475 square miles, population 35 million) is moderately larger than Texas (268,600 square miles, population 30 million). But while Texas is the second largest and second most populated U.S. state, Mozambique ranks as the 16th largest African nation (35th largest in the world) and the 14th most populated in Africa. Of course this is not a fair comparison, as Africa has a population of close to 1.46 billion—which leads us to the OnAllBands Geography Question of the Day. Can you correctly list the world’s continents by population from the most to least populated? Answer below.

Bonus Question!

In honor of the letter “Q,” one of the most prominent and important letters in the ham radio world, can you name the countries other than Mozambique that have the letter “Q” in their name? Hint: There are three answers to this quagmire of a query.

QSL Cards

The active hams at DX Engineering have had great success contacting Mozambique over the years (a good reason to contact them for help with your gear if you’d like to do the same). Here are a few of the QSL cards from their collections.

Wayne, K8FF, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, worked C92RU in 2021.

C92RUC92RU ham radio qsl card mazambique
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Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, received this card from C92CC.

c92cc mozambique ham radio qsl car, front
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c92cc mozambique ham radio qsl car, back
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Dave, K8DV, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, reached C91TX operating from Bilene in April 2009 on 17M CW. Bilene is a beach resort town in southern Mozambique on the Mozambique Channel about 86 miles northeast of Maputo, the country’s capital and largest city.

c91tx mozambique ham radio qsl car, front
(Image/DX Engineering)

I’ll take “Facts about the Continents” for $1,000, Ken.

So, were you able to list the continents from the most populated to the least? Got Asia, Australia, and Antarctica with no problem, huh? Yeah, we figured you would.

  • Asia: 4.75 billion
  • Africa: 1.46 billion
  • Europe: 74o million
  • North America: 604 million
  • South America: 439 million
  • Australia/Oceania 46 million
  • Antarctica: Zero (Scientists and support staff live for part of the year in Antarctica on a rotating basis, but there is no permanent human population.)

Now to our bonus question. Mozambique has the letter “Q” in its name. Can you name the nations that also include a Q?

  • Qatar
  • Iraq
  • Equatorial Guinea


If you’re looking for quick and quality answers to boost your DXing qualifications, you’ll find lots of help from the hams at DX Engineering, plus everything you need to upgrade your station at, including transceivers, amplifiers, antennas, headsets, the QRM Eliminator, and more.


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!


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