DXpedition to Tidra

5T5TI DXpedition logo by N2ESTSometimes the solution is obvious. DXpedition? From an island? With a pelican? And a hex beam? Coming right up!

Kuwaiti amateur Ahmad, 9K2AI/5T2AI, commissioned me earlier this year to create a logo for a DXpedition station on Tidra, an island just off the coast of Mauritania. The logo would be used on banners, websites, and, of course, QSLs. The only requirements: It must include the call sign, one of the great white pelicans native to the island, and a hex beam antenna. Done, done, and done.

Judging from Ahmad’s 5T5TI QRZ.com page, he and his cohorts have been there before and plan to return this December. Contact them on the air, and you can get a QSL with this groovy logo. Good luck!

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I draw logos too

Colorado Amateur Radio Team logoI draw ham-radio club logos, too. This is one of them.

When Jim, KC0JIM, asked me to create a logo for the Colorado Amateur Radio Team (CART), the solution was obvious: Make it a cart.

The final execution was more complicated. Jim and his club wanted a logo that would look good big, on banners and whatnot. That required that I convert my line drawing, created by hand, into vectors using Adobe Illustrator. Because I’ve never been happy with the results of auto-tracing a bitmap image, I traced this one manually to ensure the integrity of the drawing.

Jim was happy with the results. So was I.

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