Finally, I just received news from the MoC. Until December I will have the call (issued) YI9/IU5HWS and now just waiting for the official license. Updates will follow.

Recording below by PA2LO

SEPTEMBER 10, 2020 – Giorgio got back in touch with DX-World to say that he is having a lot of success operating. Meanwhile, he wanted to point out that about 3-4 months ago he applied for a radio license but never received any word from the Iraqi MoC. He will continue using YI/IU5HWS and hopes soon his license application is approved to dispel rumours of “fake activation”. A QSL card (preview soon) is prepared. Giorgio will also send some pictures of his activity. 

JULY 1, 2020 – Giorgio IU5HWS informs DX-World that he will again be in Iraq (60km from Baghdad) during July 30 to November 30, 2020. He’s going there with the Italian Army Airborne Brigade. QRV on 40-20-10m. Giorgio will update his YI/IU5HWS page on with more details later.