been twenty-seven years since my first IOTA DXpedition, I hope
one day that this DXpedition will be remembered for the next
twenty years. During past five years
I couldn't travelling
due lot of family responsibilities affairs , finally I'm back to
my adventures . This is another IOTA operation after all this is
my dream. from
the last trip to Indian Ocean as S79BWW (Seychelles) , this time
i decide to return Northern Atlantic. My first plan was Iceland
(TF) but with difficulty on answers about permissions to mount
antennas on cottages we decide to Faroes Islands.
Never 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
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.
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 Falklands, 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.
They will remember Fernando de Noronha PY0F / CT1BWW's 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 CT0B, CT7B of Berlenga Island and
CT1BWW / P in the first and only Expedition to the Farillions
When in 2009 we
had in the Aland with OH0 / CT1BWW and in Market Reef we thought
that we had to visit other lands of the "Vikings"
IOTA operations from CT1BWW Op.MARQ
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!