Amateur radio expeditions, commonly known as DXpeditions, are associated by all amateurs with the signs JA1BK, JH1AJT, OH2BH, SM0AGD, VK9NS (last two are my expedition gurus), ZL1AMO – let me name those better known. One of the pioneers of DX expeditions were famous: Robert Leo W7LR, Gus Browning W4BPD and Danny Weil VP2VB. Then for years we were excited by expeditions by Iris and Lloyd Colvin – W6QL and W6KG. For me these people have always been idols, as they have given a lot of emotions and happiness to the whole ham society, enabling us all to make long-distance communication with the white spots on the map
On the following pages you may read about several expeditions to places, which are not often visited by tourists. You can see descriptions of SP9FIH & company operations: Aland Islands SP9FIH/OH0, Peru SP9FIH/OA4, Austral Islands FO0WEG, Marquesas Islands FO/SP9FIH and FO0POM, Tonga A35WE, Nepal 9N7WE, Bonaire PJ4/SP9FIH, Anegada VP2V/SP9FIH, Dominica J79L, Macau XX9TIH, Albania ZA/ZA1P, Palestine E44WE, Lihtenstain HB0/SP9FIH, Sint Eustatius PJ5/SP9FIH, Niue E6AF, Norfolk Island VK9NK (my tribute to Jim – VK9NS), Saint Martin TO1K, Comoros D60AC, Sint Maarten PJ7P and more!
There are two awards for contacts with amateur radio expeditions issued: “Tonga DXpedition Award” and “Polish World Tour Award”. I still have QSL cards for my expeditions – send me e-mail and I check if you are in the log.
DXpedition QSL card gallery where SP9FIH was an operator: