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It’s All in the Cards: QSLs from Palestine

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!

Palestine QRV in February

The DXCC entity of Palestine will be active from February 5-17 during the E44CC DXpedition. The 15-member F6KOP team, led by Frank, F4AJQ, will be operating on 160 through 10 meters in CW, SSB, RTTY, and FT8 (split mode only). Click here for the E44CC frequency plan. As of January, Palestine ranked as the 132nd most-wanted DXCC entity according to ClubLog, though it’s rarer in the U.S. (mostly in CW) and is particularly coveted by West Coast Hams. For up-to-date information on the DXpedition, check out the F6KOP official site.

The team at DX Engineering has had a fair amount of good fortune reaching DXpeditions from Palestine over the years.

Scott, N3RA, DX Engineering sales manager, earned this QSL card by contacting the 1999 E41/OK1FHI DXpedition from Palestine on 15M CW.

George, K3GP, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, found three Palestine QSL cards in his collection: 1999 E41/OK1DTP (20M CW); 2008 E4/OM2DX (80M CW); and 2010 E4X (20M RTTY; 30M and 20M CW; and 17M SSB).

Get Ready to Reach St. Kitts and Nevis

The West Indian island country of St. Kitts and Nevis, also known as the Federation of Saint Christopher and Nevis, will be active from February 21-March 5 during the V47JA DXpedition from Calypso Bay. St. Kitts and Nevis is the smallest sovereign state in the Western Hemisphere in both area (101 square miles) and population (52,400). Ranked as the 200th most wanted DXCC entity by ClubLog as of January, it will be activated by John Abbruscato, W5JON, who will be operating as V47JA on 160 through 6 meters in SSB and FT8. John, W5JON, splits his time between life on St. Kitts and his home in Texas.

George, K3GP, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, reached Ken, WB2TSL during his V44KJ DXpedition in 2011 on 15M CW. He also received a QSL card from the V47KP DXpedition for making contact on 10M SSB, and 20M and 10M CW.

Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, contacted the V44NK DXpedition from Nevis Island on 10M SSB. Back in 2015 he received a V47JA QSL card from John, W5JON.

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