Morocco - February 2018
Our next DXpedition will take place to Morocco between February 13 and 20, 2018. We will be active from TAHAZOUT.
We will be active with two stations from 160m through 10m on CW, SSB, RTTY and PSK31. Please check our News Page.
Our experienced crew includes:
- DK1BT, Manfred
- DL4WK, Wolf
- DL7DF, Sigi
- DL7UFR, Frank
Pilot for this DXpedition is Bernd, DF3CB. Please follow the DX Code of Conduct!
The QSL route is via DL7DF either direct to:
Sigi Presch, DL7DF
or via the German QSL bureau DARC to DL7DF.
If you prefer a direct QSL please send a SASE or SAE with 1 new IRC or 2 US$ for a international letter. When sending IRC's please check the expiration date, the new ones are valid until the end of 2021. Any donations are very welcome and needed for the high shipping costs.
If you do not provide the right return postage or a self addressed envelope, we reply via the buro. Please only one call sign per envelope! If more than one, all additional cards go via the buro.
Postage needed for 1 envelope with 20 Gramm (FYI): A letter within DL = 70 Euro Cent, a international letter costs 90 Euro Cent. 1 US$ is equal to 85 Euro Cent. So please keep in mind that 1 US$ - due to the bad exchange rate between the US$ and the Euro - does not cover the postage needed for an international air mail letter!
We will upload the full logs of the DXpedition to LoTW within 6 months after the DXpedition.
We would like to express our sincere thanks to all our sponsors for this DXpedition:
|Rudi - DM2XO (ex DL7VFR)||Sid - DM2AYO|
|Bernd - DF3CB|
|Country name:||Kingdom of Morocco|
Northern Africa, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea, between Algeria and Western Sahara
|Area:||total: 446,550 sq km
land: 446,300 sq km
water: 250 sq km
|Land boundaries:||total: 2,362.5 km|
|Climate:||Mediterranean, becoming more extreme in the interior|
|Terrain:||mountainous northern coast (Rif Mountains) and interior (Atlas Mountains) bordered by large plateaus with intermontane valleys, and fertile coastal plains|
|Natural resources:||phosphates, iron ore, manganese, lead, zinc, fish, salt|
|Population:||33,986,655 (July 2017 est.)|
|Ethnic groups:||Arab-Berber 99%, other 1%|
|Languages:||Arabic (official), Berber languages (Tamazight (official), Tachelhit, Tarifit), French (often the language of business, government, and diplomacy)|
|Independence:||2 March 1956 (from France)|
Morocco has capitalized on its proximity to Europe and relatively low labor costs to work towards building a diverse, open, market-oriented economy. Key sectors of the economy include agriculture, tourism, aerospace, automotive, phosphates, textiles, apparel, and subcomponents. Morocco has increased investment in its port, transportation, and industrial infrastructure to position itself as a center and broker for business throughout Africa. Industrial development strategies and infrastructure improvements - most visibly illustrated by a new port and free trade zone near Tangier - are improving Morocco's competitiveness.
Reference: CIA - The World Factbook -- Morocco