October 01, 2013

Greek Island of Samos 2nd October

Hi Folks,

Just a very few words about another DXpedition that consists of 4 members of SANDS Amateur Radio Contest Group on the Greek Island of Samos.

Barrie tells us Members are:
Steph G1LAT
Frank G8BME
Steve G1TLQ

Nearly Double the SANDS membership of the BIG ONE :)

Talking with Frank G8BME last night at the Sands weekly meeting, time will be spent exploring the Island on bikes, enjoying the local food and drink and they aim to take part in some radio activity thanks to the local radio club on the Island and the fantastic antenna array left over from a commercial radio station.
Barrie says: We will be leaving on 2nd October for 14 days and will be operational from Zervou Mountain Radio Shack, so watch the E mails and Facebook if you want to work us.

Tongue in cheek Baz says "You should hear us because we have use of a 3 kW Linear amp and 25 element StrideIR multi band rotating antenna which is chromium plated to bounce the rays of the Sun off" :)

Baz has packed 6 pairs of Anti Dandruff Shreddies, 6 pairs of odd coloured Socks and 2 gallons of SUN Tan Cream. We will of course be taking 25 ~ K3 Radios, 24 as spares as we don't want to be beaten by that Irish lot.

Ok I think that draws a humorous volley on the Battle off the Beams..... Just a point worth making is that The Dx-pedition to the Island of Arranmore is a dedicated Dx-pedition with 9 stations running unless I am told different that 8 K3's with linear amps and an FT2000D with a maximum output of 200w.

G0RDH (The Reluctant Contester)

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