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It’s All in the Cards! QSLs from Liechtenstein QRV

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!

Liechtenstein QRV in December

As 2019 draws to a close, now’s a great opportunity to make a few more long-distance QSOs to bid a fond farewell (or a good riddance, considering sunspot activity) to another operating year. While not a rare DXCC entity, the tiny, mountainous central European principality of Liechtenstein—bordered by Switzerland and Austria—will be active from December 21-28, so why not get on the air and fill some bands while you hunker down for a long winter. Kasimir, DL2SBY, will be operating as HB0/DL2SBY from Masescha, a village in Liechtenstein located in Triesenberg, the country’s largest municipality. He will be on 80 through 10 meters CW, SSB, and digital modes.

Europe’s fourth smallest country in terms of both area and population (62 square miles; population 38,000) behind Vatican City, Monaco, and San Marino, German-speaking Liechtenstein is ranked as the 232nd  Most Wanted DXCC entity in North America.

Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, worked the 2008 HB0/HB9AON DXpedition from Liechtenstein on 20M SSB. The card reads, “This special QSL card celebrates the 25th ham radio tour to a small cottage called ‘Parsula’ to operate during the CQ WW DX SSB contest.”
George, K3GP, customer/technical support specialist, collected several QSL cards from Liechtenstein over many years of operating, making contact in CW, SSB and RTTY modes.
Here is his card from HB0 DK4YJ in 2016. His Liechtenstein DXpedition 2007 QSL card is above.
Dave, N8NB, technical support specialist and member of the DXCC Honor Roll, reached the 2007 HB0/DF4OR DXpedition on 20M RTTY. In 2005, he made a QSO with HB0/DJ0YI on 20M CW.

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