My QTH is in the south-eastern tip of Portugal; the Atlantic Ocean coast is 7 km south from here and the Guadiana river, that forms the border here between Portugal and Spain, can be seen from the shack in easterly direction on a clear day. The southern part of Portugal is a district called the Algarve, a name that stems from Arabic and hints at the rich and moving history of this region. My QTH is within the borders of the municipality Tavira. The city Tavira itself is very pitoresque and worth your visit. This part of the Algarve has beautiful and wide sandy beaches and the local cuisine specializes in a wide variety of fish dishes. Although there is not a large production quantity-wise the Algarve also produces some excellent wines.
My activity as a radio amateur started in 1969 at the age of 17 in the Netherlands where I operated with the call PA0MSM. Nine years ago I emigrated to Portugal and became active as CT1IQI. I like making QSOs in cw and ssb and the 40 mtr. long-wire antenna can be tuned anywhere from 80-10 meters.
The open feed line is 20 meter long and part is lined up with the antenna and part is guided along the house to the shack. The trees in the front are rubber trees.
The 40 meter wire antenna slopes slightly down in south-east direction. The QTH is at 200 meter altitude with unobstructed view to the east.
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