Kuwait is a sovereign emirate on the coast of the Persian Gulf, enclosed by Saudi Arabia to the south and Iraq to the north and west. Let’s interview Hamad 9K2HN, to discover the DX scene in this emirate.
DXCOFFFE: Hamad, your signal is always very strong and you are the world famous Kuwaiti DXer, can you tell something about yourself? what are your working conditions and when did you start to love amateur radio and contesting?
9K2HN: First let me thank you for this interview, I have start Ham Radio on 1993 with very small setup 4 element tribander and 100w, and now after 15 years I have 4 towers covering from 160m to 10m. I started contesting on 1995 with a great help of my good friend Luca Ik2NCJ he was in a trip to Kuwait and we entered CQWW DX in October together as M/S and this was my first contest, since then I always try my level best not to miss any major contest.
DXCOFFEE: Can you describe the DX scene in Kuwait?
9K2HN: Kuwait is great place to operate from, it’s a semi-rare country, so you always will have a pile up but manageable and can be controlled, I have noticed lately that the amount of CW & RTTY operation in Kuwait is very small compared to the past years, so I have been enjoying being one of the few operate these modes.
DXCOFFE: From your side what are the three most wanted DXCC entities in each continents?
9K2HN: The most wanted DXCC for me is in North America are FO0 Clipperton Is., KP1 Navassa Is. And KP5 Desecheo Is. And in Antarctica VK0M Macquari Is, 3Y/b Bouvet Is all the rest are already worked.
DXCOFFE: Do you want to tell something about your country to all the people that are planning a holiday or business trip in Kuwait? What You want to suggest to them, and…is there a club station where they can operate?
9K2HN: For sure everyone is welcome to visit Kuwait and our club is open every day from 5 pm till 9pm and there they can meet many 9K’s our weekly meeting is on Tuesday of every week. At this time let me thank you for this interview and I hope I gave good picture about mysself and Kuwait. 73’s