Special QSL of the Week: Benin, Hard to Hear and Difficult to QSL
ORTB Benin QSL (Gayle Van Horn Collection)
time ago, Claes Olsson in Norrkoping Sweden, informed us that he received a QSL
card from Radio Benin, which he describes as a station that is hard to hear and
difficult to QSL. He heard ORTB in the
African country of Benin on September 20, 1985.
The colorful QSL card shows six mini-pictures on the picture side; a
silhouette map of Africa, the station emblem, and African representations.
However, this highly prized QSL card
does not specify just which location nor which shortwave channel was heard by
Claes Olsson in Sweden.
the time, Radio Benin was on the air on three shortwave channels:-
Capital City Cotonou 5025 kHz & 7190 kHz with 20 kW each