[NEWS UPDATE] – Vlad OK2WX / 9U4WX informs that Elvira 9U5R went QRT yesterday. She made 32K QSOs in total. Combined, 9U5R and 9U4WX made over 60K QSOs between with 16K on CW and SSB.

[MARCH 1] – Elvira 9U5R will stay 1 more week and operate SSB and FT8 due to equipment seizure the first 2 weeks in Burundi. She will attempt to activate 6m if conditions are right. See here regarding 9U4WX activity. 

[FEBRUARY 13] – On the scene with Elvira, 9U5R. Picture credit 9U4WX. 

[JANUARY 2] Elvira IV3FSG – together with Vladimir OK2WX (as 9U4WX) – will be active from Bujumbura, Burundi as 9U5R during February 4-27, 2023. QRV on 80-40-20-17-15-12-10-6m; CW, SSB & Digital. QSL via IK2DUW.

Burundi, country in east-central Africa, south of the Equator. The landlocked country, a historic kingdom, is one of the few countries in Africa whose borders were not determined by colonial rulers. The vast majority of Burundi’s population is Hutu, traditionally a farming people. Power, however, has long rested with the Tutsi minority, which historically has controlled the army and most of the economy, particularly the lucrative international export of coffee.