Burkina Faso on 17m
As you can see from the prop prediction, this
is not technically tricky DX - but
Faso is one of the world's least developed countries at the
bottom of all league tables, including amateur radio population.
Once a French possession, it had none of the tourist charms of
France's other overseas "resort" departments and was left to its
It was formerly known as Upper Volta
(quizzers pay attention - that's a favourite question), and went
through the sort of serial coup d'etat turmoil that most of
French Africa went through at that time.
The call sign
XT2AW was first issued between 1976-1983 whilst Harald
Becker (DF2WO) had permanent residence in Ouagadougou and then again from 1994 for
his sporadic radio activities.
Harald has worked to help develop the country
over many years, and has established an indigenous ham - XT2AGI
- Ibrahim Guiro