9 U 4 W X
the team expands

Also, Elvira IV3FSG, came to Burundi at the same time as 9U5R, (qsl via IK2DUW) and of course as good friends they will be active together with Vlad to give everyone the opportunity to connect them in different ways and on different bands. 9U4WX & 9U5R are not two different expeditions, but they will be together and work to give the dx community the opportunity to have 9U on as many bands and modes as possible. Please, if you make a contact with one of them on a band and mode, do not answer the QSO, give everyone a chance to make a qso on the missing band and mode. thank you

Gustave DXpedition Burundi 2023

Gustave is a large male Nile crocodile from Burundi. He is notorious for being a man-eater and is rumored to have killed as many as 300 people from the banks of the Ruzizi River and the northern shores of Lake Tanganyika. Though the actual number is difficult to verify, he has obtained near-mythical status and was greatly feared by people in the region. [tnx Wikipedia]


Vlad OK2WX will be active as 9U4WX from Burundi between Feb 4 to Feb 27, 2023 on HF bands 80-40-30-20-17-15-12-10 meters CW , SSB and DIGITAL (FT8-FT4) with 100 W power.

  • Spiderbeam 5 bands
  • Vertical 80mt full size
  • Vertical 40mt full size
  • Iverted Vee 30mt
  • Elecraft K4 and IC7300
  • RX Bog