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It’s All in the Cards: QSL Cards from the Ivory Coast

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!

Ivory Coast

For those hoping to put the Ivory Coast in their logs books this March or April, your plans will have to be put on hold. The 2020 TU2R Ivory Coast DXpedition, which was scheduled to be QRV until April 3, has been postponed.

From the TU2R website: “Nine days before leaving for Côte d’Ivoire, the TU2R Team members have decided to postpone the expedition to a later date in 2020. Due to the current pandemic situation, we took the decision in the interest of health and safety. We will keep you informed of our new plans. Thank you for your understanding.”

Led by Roger, ON7TQ, and Olivier, ON4EI/EI8GQB, TU2R had planned to operate 160 through 6M on CW, SSB, RTTY, FT4, and FT8. For updates, check out the team’s website.

As of February, Ivory Coast, formally known as the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, ranked as the 141st most wanted DXCC entity, according to Clublog.

As we wait for the next opportunity to contact the Ivory Coast, enjoy these QSL cards from the Hams at DX Engineering.

George, K3GP, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, worked the 2004 F5TLN/TU8 DXpedition from the northern part of the Ivory Coast on 20 and 15M SSB. Also in 2004, he contacted the F5LPY/TU8 DXpedition from Ivory Coast’s “Senoufo Country” on 40 and 15M CW.

Mark, W8BBQ, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, reached the 2011 TU2T DXpedition from the southeastern Ivory Coast town of Grand Bassam on 40/20/17/15/12/10M SSB.

Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, worked the 2011 TU2T DXpedition on 15 and 12M SSB. The DXpedition team logged a total of 77,302 QSOs (23,475 unique) during 14 days of operation.

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