Working rare DXpedition TY0RU

Cool beans! I just worked a rare DXpedition team in Benin, a not well-known country in Africa on FT8 mode using WSJT-X. This Russian team is pictured below, and I managed to capture the contact on video. It’s always fun to work a DXpedition.

When I first saw this callsign TY0RU come up in my PSKReporter logs, I went right to VOACAP online and I noticed a nice slot for 17 meters at 15:00 UTC which it was currently. It indicates a 90% chance of making the QSO. I used my mouse to put the markers on my QTH and the DX QTH, set my mode and power, then pressed the button to show the ‘Prop Wheel’.

Working rare DXpedition TY0RU


TY0RU is a radio DXpedition that is currently working in Benin. The TY0RU team is composed of experienced radio hams who are dedicated to providing rare DX contacts for other radio hams around the world. The TY0RU team is operating from a remote location in Benin, and they are using state-of-the-art radio equipment to make their rare DX contacts.

TY0RU team

The TY0RU team is making regular updates on their progress, and they have already made over 50,000 contacts. The TY0RU team is expected to remain in Benin for several weeks, and they are hopeful that they will be able to make many more rare DX contacts before they leave.

Working TY0RU successfully on FT8

They say they will operate on 160, 80, 60, 40, 30, 20, 17, 15, 12, 10, 6 m, CW, SSB, FT-8 (Normal mode, Fox mode WSJT-X 2.0 software), and also QO-100 satellite.
QSL via R7AL, LOTW, ClubLog OQRS. No eQSL – grrr.

Working rare DXpedition TY0RU

I wonder what’s happening on 10 meters today?

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