SWL since 1977 (ex DL-H53/1881044, now DE8AAM), licensed HAM since 1982, I'm specially interested into DX with islands/IOTA, DXCC, WPX, geographical & administrative regions (US Counties) etc., special event stations, QSLing, Contest and "Utility SWL DXing".
. . . . and philately, specially used US stamps, modern postal history, metered stamps, postage paid indicia - if you find any? ;-)
guest OP at 4U1ITU (ITU HQ Geneva), 4U1VIC (UN Vienna International Centre), 5H3RW/A (Moshi), 5Z4FU/A (Lamu Island), 7X2ARA (Algerian HAM HQ, Algiers) & AM9CE (URE Convention in Ceuta) and as on-the-air guest operations were not permitted under their license conditions: SWLing as 9N1MM/DE8AAM (near Kathmandu, Nepal), XT2PS/DE8AAM (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) & 5H3MA/DE8AAM (Moshi, Tanzania)
National QSL-Checkpoint for the Italian castle DCI award programme
Ex-editor of the German HAM-Magazine "Funkamateur" (IOTA-QTC) from the early 1990s til 2008
Please note: I do only real-QSLing, that means a physical paper-QSL, "a real pice from YOU for ME", preferring the HAMway of QSLing = via the bureau !! No LOTW, eQSL, DCL etc. ---- QSL IS!
Since some months (2011/2012) I get several QSL requests for 7X2ARA. But sorry I'm not the manager for this station. 7X2ARA is the HQ station of the national Algerian amateur radio society ARA in Algiers. I was active as a guest OP back in the late 80s while doing backpacking throughout Africa with my ex girl friend (now wife) Andrea ;-)
After two weeks hiking between remote oases, in a Tuareg bar some 1000s kms away from Algiers's 7X2ARA, close to the border to Niger
BTW, any recently received PSE QSLs for 7X2ARA will be forwarded to the 7X bureau, sorry for that, but I can't help in a better way as I lost contact to the guys down there. I still do the QSLing for my own QSOs only!
Shukran, 73 - Tom
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