It’s All in the Cards! The DX Engineering Team Shares Some of Its Favorite QSLs

Ducie Island

Every month, DX Engineering will be featuring QSL cards from our team members’ personal collections. Some of our favorites are displayed on the cover and inside our Fall/Winter Catalog, along with stories 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!

In honor of the upcoming VP6D Ducie Island DXpedition scheduled for October 20 to
November 3, we’re featuring QSL cards from two past DXpeditions to this rarely visited atoll in the Pitcairn Islands: VP6DI 2002 and VP6DX 2008.

Ducie Island VP6DI, 2002

Bob W5OV, sales manager at DX Engineering and member of the DXCC Honor Roll (more than 300 entities logged), worked VP6DI on CW to earn this QSL card. VP6DI was the inaugural DXpedition to the newly established DXCC entity. Sponsored by the Pitcairn Island Amateur Radio Association, the DXpedition took months of planning and significant resources to pull off. The VP6DI team operated from the 1.5-square mile speck in the Pacific for nine days, logging about 40,000 contacts.

Ducie Island VP6DX, 2008

Six years later, DX Engineering customer/technical support specialist George K3GP joined thousands of DXers around the world by earning this QSL card from the highly successful VP6DX DXpedition to Ducie Island. George K3GP wrote:

“Their QSL ‘card’ is a 32-page booklet loaded with photographs and details of this DXpedition, the location, the equipment, and the operators. In the booklet is the statement, ‘DX Engineering receive antenna hardware and coax formed the heart of the best low-band receive antenna system the operators have ever used on an expedition’. I was able to contact them on eight different bands, including 160 meters.”

As a proud sponsor of the 2018 VP6D DXpedition, DX Engineering has provided a range of equipment to be used on Ducie Island. Among other items, the team will be relying on DX Engineering low-loss cable assemblies, hybrid four-square system, foot switches and premium antenna wire. If you’re interested in operating like the Ducie Island team or simply upgrading your station’s DXing capabilities, DX Engineering has antenna and base station Ducie Island 2018 combos to help you break through the anticipated pileups and log this rare entity, #19 on Club Log’s DXCC Most-Wanted list.


Up Next in November: The QSL card from the 2018 Baker Island KH1/KH7Z DXpedition.

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