|Swedish||UA4WHX Vladimir Bykov|
Trip Nr 1
Central America och Caribbean 2002
Middle East, Africa Indian Ocean 2005 - 07
South America. 2013 - 14
West Africa 2016 - 17
Welcome to my gallery of QSL
cards from Vladimir Bykov UA4WHX's many trips around the world. He has
since 2002 been on several expeditions, and managed to get permits and
licenses from the most unique locations. Not only unique DXCC-enteties
but also from very rare and distant IOTA islands. All accepted and approved by
both ARRL and the RSGB.
Vlad started already 1991/92 as AC4LN / KD4DZH from the US and was then under the 90s active from several locations including Europe (HB9 HBØ CT1). This gallery shows the most attractive QSL cards after his DX-peditions 2002 and beyond.
I myself have worked him from many exotic locations and collected many of his beautiful cards. But of course, I do not have a complete collection, but also checked internet page pictures of missing cards in the collection. Yet it is surely not complete this collection and will probably never be. So if you have in your own collection a card that is missing here, I would be very grateful to receive a .jpg-copy to lend for a scanned picture.
In 2004, during a visit to the DX Summit in Karlsborg, I had the pleasure to have Vlad stay with me before his departure back to Izhevsk. Even then, he said that there were many more cards to find in the collection I had at that time. After this, he has additionally made several trips, and I've got Vlad's approval to publish this QSL image projects.
When this is written, we all are waiting for QSL-cards from his latest trip, Trip nr 7 down to Western Africa.
|SM5/AC4LN ** October 2004 in my QTH Knivsta|