About me : It is a characteristic of most amateurs (perhaps most people!) that they feel  that what they  do is more important  than what anybody else does. Moreover , within their own circle of advocates, they feel that the way they do it is superior to the way anybody else does it.  This applies to DXing, working in contests, rag chewing,  experimentel and construction pursuits even to non-operating- and especially  to the direct public service operating pursuits which all too many of us neglect. But perhaps the characteristic  is not really unfortunate. We all should feel that what we do is important; it inspire us to do it better, to strive for perfection, and this has a salutary effect on all of amateur radio.  Where the unfortunate  part comes in is that too often we tend to fight among ourselves over matters which are strictly  internal to the amateur  radio fraternity and which should be kept on a level-headed plane, been twenty-seven years since my first IOTA DXpedition, I hope one day that this DXpedition will be remembered for the next twenty yearsNever let it be said that my family is obsessed with amateur radio. because it's not true, Not entirely. 
we have another hobbies, trekking, bird watching, photos , etc. , with radio amateurs you need waste no time with brittle , social niceties before making friends. That he shares your obsessionist hobby makes the newcomer O.K. You may have talked to
him for years, so an eyeball QSO is only putting a face and personality to a voice.                          I pointed out some of the advantages of DXpeditions and promised to illustrate just how DXing could be put to use actively promote and preserve amateur radio. First we must consider from what quarters amateur radio has received support in the past. Our government has recognized two basic advantages, the use of amateur radio in emergency and disaster situation. In this case, amateur radio can no longer be realistically considered as essential: this is not to say that there won't always be isolated instances, where amateur radio may "come to a rescue"  .          

One of the most frustrating problems I faced before leaving Portugal was obtaining statements in writing and valid short period licensing . how many government officials do you know who have ever heard amateur radio DXpedition?
At first i was optimistic wishing to inquire about such places as Comoros, Zanzibar, Ascension , ST.Helena, Seychelles, Mauritius, . I learned at the outset of the DXpedition that in these instances e-mails, telephone calls are generally waste of the time and much less successful than even an unannounced personal visit, or series of visits.
The irritating thing about both emails and phone calls or even visits particularly the former, is the number of times you have to repeat your request or story. It isn't easy to explain what a DXpedition is all about in a few minutes, and such a story invariably loses a bit with each translation.                      

Everyone who has known me for many years knows that I always look for something different, it may even be simple but it is not without enthusiasm, of  course that we are scout we can have a good perspective on these feelings.  

Most DXers dream of being "on the other end" one time. I am no different except i made it and giving a new country to many other amateurs on my previous islands adventures, was one of the most satisfying experiences of my life.
Give a new one to all stations !to have a lot of fun ;  to work as many stations as possible We are not concerned with pile-up. Get records or reach number of QSO's
Our amateur radio philosophy has changed considerably in the last years since Mozambique with C91BWW or C98BWW,Most of the amateur radio community only looks for 59 or 599 forgetting the operator that is .... on the other "side" 
On the other hand we know who has accompanied us in recent years, in our activities, who has sent us a friendly word, a thank you.
Those who in the middle of the QSO i like to ear ; ... "Thanks MARQ! See you again!" "good job MARQ is NOT a NEW ONE ...but it's Great to see you! " ...." Well Done Marq ! Thanks for NEW Band!" ........ "Great to ear you Marq ! thanks for CW QSO !"
For us it is also a joy and satisfaction to recognize some indicatives that are fam
iliar to us-   Amateur Radio  is a mixture of feelings.
We should try to give more of ourselves without anything in return .. then we know that more day less day we will be compensated.                              

They will remember Fernando de Noronha PYØF/CT1BWW , or the first radio amateur activities at the Rolas Islet which is crossed by Ecuador with S92BWW as well as the latest valid activities for Sint Maarteen as PJ7/CT1BWW or Saint Martin as FS/CT1BWW.
Many know of the perils of the
VK9XWW expedition to Christmas Island in which we made 10 Flights or the Adventure of Mozambique and Bazaruto Island with C91BWW and C98BWW.
Others will remember the Three Islands of the Azores with CU5X, CU7X and CU4X.

Then the oldest will remember CT
ØB, CT7B of Berlenga Island and CT1BWW/P in the first and only Expedition to the Farillions Island. Back to Africa on 2010 as   S79BWW from Seychelles Islands   .When in 2009 we had in the Aland with OHØ/CT1BWW and in Market Reef we thought that we had to visit other lands of the "Vikings"last year we have ben  on Faroes Islands OY/CT1BWW, NOW we return, but to Norwegian Lofoten Isalands

                                IOTA operations from CT1BWW Op.MARQ

Island Name Country Callsigns IOTA REF


BUGIO Portugal CT1BWW/P EU040  
INSUA Portugal CT2I, CT8I, CT1BWW/P EU150 3
ARMONA Portugal CT1BWW/P EU145  
CULATRA Portugal CS6C, CT1BWW/P EU145 4
ROLAS S.Tomé & Princípe S92BWW AF023 6
FAIAL Azores CU7X EU175 8
PICO Azores CU6X EU175  
S.JORGE Azores CU5X EU175  
BAZARUTO Mozambique C98BWW AF072 9
SINT MAARTEEN The Netherlands PJ7/CT1BWW NA105  
CHRISTMAS Australia VK9XWW OC002 11
ALAND Finland OHØ/CT1BWW EU002 12
VÁGAR Faroes Islands OY/CT1BWW EU018 14
Vestvagsoya Lofoten Islands LA/CT1BWW EU076 15
Hadsloya Lofoten Islands LA/CT1BWW EU033 16

Just for complete inf I've some several Spiderbeam Mast also a DX Wire Mast and VDA System , also a Spiderbeam

BUT my point of view on DX TRIP Change at all.

1) I don't care about Efficience Antennas

2) I don't care about QSO Rekords

3) Nowadays Mostly HAMS don't listenning... they just go to the web Cluster and moving Antenna , swithing AL and starting making QRM giviing the callsign


The better polities ... Just making radio for fun,You work who listens to you and who deserves you.

Who is really interested in the QSO Reduce the baggage.

Thanks for your answer very appreciated info.

When i said I PRO Antenna i forgot to tell that thos oNE TravellerI think the  PRO Antenna  (big one) is like Sigma XK40 you must use a Golf BagNOWAdays is NOT necessary carying with Big Antennas

I Don't care about Biog Pile ups or something with lot of QRM, I prefer to work as a vacation style" ...if you earming you can call me! ..."

Also the more important on these day is air luggage .On my Trip to OH0/ I pay EXTRA 70 Euros for a golf Bag on flight. For S79BWW I pay on return 120 Euros for Golfbag That's why i prefer to take a small antenna.et VOILÁ!

Hams are a funny bunch of people. They will work for days with their beams antenna orientation to make sure it is pointed to within one-half degree of the indicated direction - never considering the fact that beam width of the antenna is 40 degress.  They will overload their transceiver  by factores 50% or more, and milk that last watt out  of it.-when it takes a power increase of four times to make one S-unit diference.

Some of them will crank their final amplifiers up a little and run 2 or 3 kW PEP, never thinking abouit the fact that they would have to run more than 5 KW to make a significant difference in signal strenght above 2 kW PE. A few oif these Hams haver time to think this over during their license suspension period.

They will spend hours every day talking with people all over the world, but never say hello to their next door neighbor.

They will tell their wivesd they can't afford a new Table or Chairs for the living room while they are writting out the order for a new equipment .

They will stay out of a ham club and complain until the cows come home about how poorly it is run.

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