In April 2007 a devastating fire destroyed Kadekâ€™s YB9BU house in Bali. In the process, most of his family belongings were lost, including radio equipment and cherished QSL cards. Shortly after this news a donating fund was set up to assist Kadek, raising over 6000 USD.
The following email was received today from Steve W2FB – courtesy of 425 DX News – and is displayed in full.
Kadek, YB9BU called me this morning and we had a nice long chat. As you know, because of the fire tragedy in 2007, he lost all of his logs and QSL cards. He never got a chance to apply for DXCC or WAZ or WAS. He would like to get these awards.
I propose – if you could publish in the next bulletin – asking readers to check their logs and see if they ever worked Kadek YC9BU or YB9BU since 2003 and to re-issue a QSL card to Kadek via direct or via buro. It would be much appreciated.
Kadek said that he thinks he has enough cards to claim DXCC on 15M from buro cards he has received, but not (enough) for 10, 20, 40 or 80M.
If any reader or DXer contacted Kadek YB9BU / YC9BU please encourage them to send a QSL to Kadek.
Remember to check for both YC9BU and YB9BU.