Today’s DX Shoebox find again comes from Danny ON4VT with additional input from Angel WA2VUY. It features an image of the famous DXpeditioner, Eric SM0AGD with his XYL on Tarawa (T30GD), Western Kiribati on Xmas Day 1991.

To many people, Eric was a hero. He travelled the globe and gave new ones from far away and remote places. He even operated from two DXCC entities at the same time, namely Howland & Baker Islands and Canton (1982). A dual administration of Canton Island existed and Eric was there operating as both SM0AGD/KH1 and T31AE. At 2400z each day, even days for one, odd days for the other, he would switch from one call sign to the other. He had a sign on a wall with each callsign he would turn around.

Eric operated from the following places (credit Les Nouvelles DX)

  • 1969 3C0GD Annobon
  • 1971 SV0WE Dodecanese
  • 1972 CE3AOF/CE0 Easter Island
  • 1973 VP8NI Falklands
  • 1974 HK0AB Serrena Bank
  • 1975 3C1AGD Equatorial Guinea
  • 1975 SM2AGD/TA Turkey
  • 1976 A2CGD Botswana
  • 1976 7P8AG Basutoland Lesotho
  • 1976 HK0AA Bajo Nuevo
  • 1976 SM2AGD/S2 Bangladesh
  • 1977 CR3AGD Guinea Bissau
  • 1977 SM0AGD/S2 Bangladesh
  • 1979 SM0AGD/XW8 Laos
  • 1980 J5AG Guinea Bissau
  • 1980 SM0AGD/3D6 Swaziland
  • 1980 9X5LE Rwanda
  • 1980 A22GD Botswana
  • 1981 J5AG Guinea Bissau
  • 1982 ZK1AF Cook
  • 1982 3D2DX Fiji
  • 1982 C21NI Nauru
  • 1982 T30CB Western Kiribati
  • 1982 T2AGD Tuvalu
  • 1982 FW0AG Wallis
  • 1982 SM0AGD/KH8 American Samoa
  • 1982 ZM7AG Tokelau
  • 1982 T31AE Canton Central Kiribati
  • 1982 SM0AGD/KH1 Canton American Phoenix
  • 1982 T32AJ Eastern Kiribati
  • 1984 SM0AGD/SV2 Greece
  • 1985 SM0AGD/3B8 Mauritius
  • 1988 S9AGD Sao Tomé
  • 1989 3C1AGD Equatorial Guinea
  • 1989 S9AGD Sao Tome
  • 1989 3C0GD Annobon
  • 1991 T30GD Western Kiribati
  • 1991 V63ES Carolines (F.S.M)
  • 1992 S9AGD Sao Tome
  • 1992 CE0Y/SM0AGD Easter Island
  • 1993 J52AG Guinea Bissau
  • 1994 J52AG Guinea Bissau
  • 1994 9Q5AGD Zaïre (D.R.C)
  • 1996 JW/SM0AGD Svalbard
  • 1996 ZY0AGD/F Fernando de Norona
  • 1997 K7K Kure
  • 1997 K4M Midway
  • 1998 XW30 Laos
  • 1998 XU1A Cambodia
  • 1999 S79AG Seychelles
  • 1999 T31T/T31K Central Kiribati
  • 1999 ZK3DX/ZK3CW Tokelau
  • 1999 SI9AM Ragunda Municipality
  • 2001 3C1AG Equatorial Guinea

Eric became Silent Key on July 4, 2018. He was 84. 

PS: Oliver F6EPN shows more QSLs from Erik’s trip over on Land of QSLs