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It’s All in the Cards! The DX Engineering Team Shares QSLs from the United Nations

Every month, DX Engineering features QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Usually we showcase ones from entities that are currently active or will soon be QRV. However, with so many DXers homebound these days and the number of DXpeditions reaching all-time lows, we’ve altered the rules. Until things change, you can expect a bit of everything from our stockpiles of QSL cards, including the rarest of the rare, personal favorites, and recent QSLs of historical significance.

QSL Cards from the United Nations

After years of inactivity, the United Nations Amateur Radio station which operated from UN headquarters in New York City, 4U1UN, is once again on the air. In March, Hams from around the world logged the first FT8 QSOs from 4U1UN in honor of the station’s reactivation—a four-year effort by a team of Hams dedicated to getting this coveted DXCC entity back in the game. Read more about the history of the station in this blog. As of May, 4U1UN stood as the 37th most-wanted DXCC entity according to Club Log. For more details, visit the United Nations Amateur Radio Club’s Facebook page.

Up for a serious DXing challenge? You can earn the United Nations Award by contacting all UN stations and UN member nations. Click here for details.

And check out our QSL cards from the United Nations in New York City, Geneva, Switzerland, and Vienna, Austria.

George, K3GP, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist, pulled two UN QSL cards (below) from his collection: the 2005 4U60UN card commemorating the United Nations’ 60th year, and the 4U11TU card (Geneva, CQ-Zone 14) logged during the 1992 CQ-WWDX CW contest.

Tom, KB8UUZ, DX Engineering technical writer, contacted 4U1UN in October 2009 on 80M SSB. He reached the Vienna International Amateur Radio Club’s station, 4U1VIC, at the United Nations in Vienna, December 2001 on 10M SSB.

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