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It’s All in the Cards! QSL Cards from the Republic of Maldives

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!

Republic of Maldives QRV in July and August

DXers will have a chance to log the Republic of Maldives (8Q) this July and August. Sugi, JI3KDH (operating as 8Q7SU) is scheduled to be active from North Male’ Atoll from July 31 to August 7 on CW 20, 17, 15, 12 and 10M. He will be using a Kenwood TS-50 transceiver on North Male’ in Narizlandia, a group of natural atolls in the Republic of Maldives. Maldives is a south Asian country made up of a chain of 26 atolls in the Arabian Sea of the Indian Ocean. Based on land area and population (about 430,000), Maldives is the smallest Asian country. Its atolls are spread over 115 square miles, making it one of the world’s most dispersed sovereign states.

As of June, Maldives ranked as the 122nd most-wanted DXCC entity in North America.

Bob W5OV, DX Engineering sales manager and member of the DXCC Honor Roll, made a QSO with Ian GSWVG during the April 1988 8Q7VG DXpedition from Villivaru in Maldives. Ian and Nigel G3TXF logged 11,733 CW QSOs over six days. Bob W5OV made his contact on 20M CW.
Tom KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, reached the 2014 8Q7NC DXpedition by F6BGC on 17M RTTY.

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