This is one of several West African countries
to keep in mind if you ever get onto Pointless (a BBC TV quiz
show) although not quite as obscure as Burkino Faso (formerly Upper
Volta), it is overshadowed by its big neighbour, Nigeria.
Formerly the former Dahomey Kingdom, which was the birthplace of Voodoo,
but Wynand Van Wyk resists the temptation to use it to sort out
massive pileups that always occur when he appears on 20m.
Benin is exotic through scarcity rather
than distance - it's actually predictably accessible (see the
VOA wheel). Wynand managed some 30,000 QSOs in the past year
Both of us were running
100W to a wire antenna