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Subject: LF: R: CT1/G3KEV
From: "Matteo" <[email protected]>
Date: Fri, 21 Nov 2003 13:26:08 +0100
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hi Hamilton ,
i read this with great intrest probably in police accademy teach to cover
the bad thing made by Prince Carlo Soon's and not teach something about amateur radio world ???????
how do you think ??
73 Matteo
Da: hamilton mal <[email protected]>
A: [email protected]
Oggetto: LF: CT1/G3KEV
Data: martedì 18 novembre 2003 18.14

Hi All
I have just returned from CT1/Algarve and had a great time dxing from
there. CT1 is fairly rare, the radio amateur population is low compared to
most other EU countries. I did work three LF operators on the higher
frequencies OK1DTN, G0MRF and G3YMC and several hundred others world wide
on various bands from 160 to 6 metres.
The 6 metre band was interesting from the south coast of Portugal. I worked
a number of ZS6 stations, V51E, TR8CA and RW1AY/MM in the South Atlantic
off the West African coast. I did hear the UK beacon GB3MCB but no UK
I took all the necessary radio equipment and antennas with me. The portable
station consisted of an ICOM 706 and a small 25A smpsu. The Antenna was an
80 metre doublet up at a height of about 18 metres and a suitable ATU to
match the antenna on all bands to the transceiver.
Everything worked well without snags. At my CT1 qth there was plenty of
room for antennas for the LF bands even 137 khz and next time I might try
it. I have arranged an even better qth next time with a villa and 20 acres
of vineyard for antennas plus the swimming pool for a good earth. No one around my qth seemed bothered by my antenna mast and antennas. Most
of the Algarve is covered by large 1- 2 metre satellite dishes and other
large poles with TV antennas attached. Antennas of all varities are the
norm there and the odd radio amateur mast and antennas just blends in hi .
A big difference from the UK where some Councils insist on planning consent
for small dishes that you could hardly see and a pole higher than the
normal washing line is prohibited!!!!!!!
It could be time to move South West to a villa with swimming pool, vineyard
and no planning needed for masts and antennas all at affordable prices,
plus good food, good beer and brandy and GOOD SERVICE at the right price. Airport security at LEEDS very thorough, when my equipment passed the xray
machine all the lights and buzzers went off because of one dangerous
looking item. I had to unpack one bag and the suspect item was my MORSE
key. They had not encountered one of these devices before. One the way back
at FARO airport the security xray light up just the same flashing lights
etc but the man just waved me on, he obviously knows all about amateur
radio and morse keys !!!!!!!!!!!!!

73 de Mal/G3KEV

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