YI1BGD       YI/OM2DX       YI9X

In November 2002 i was dispatched to Iraq to work for the Slovak embassy in Baghdad. In the beginning, Peter OM6TY, invited me and two of my colleagues Bob OM1KW and Jaro OM3TZZ to join CQ WW CW Contest using his callsign YI9OM. We made 4.975 contacts . After that i kept using this callsign until the end of the year. From 4th of January i got a permission to use official callsign of Baghdad radio club YI1BGD. Unfortunatelly my operation was stopped on 13th of February 2003 when i had to be evacuated because of the upcoming american invasion to Iraq. During this short period of time i made almost 5000 contacts as YI1BGD. I returned to Baghdad in June 2003 and apllied for my own license. I was issued a call YI/OM2DX. Until the December 2003 i made more then 18.000 contacts including 1068 contacts in CQ WW RTTY contest as YI9X.

Final statistics:

SSB CW RTTY ALL
160
2
427
429
80
443
647
1090
40
559
2196
2755
30
3111
3111
20
632
1284
381
2297
17
724
1262
1986
15
404
665
1352
2421
12
1425
870
2295
10
1239
1044
2283
ALL
5 428
11 506
1 733
18 667