The front cover of my QSL is the photo of one old Portuguese hand-painted tile panel, existing in the garden of my house in Carnaxide, eventually dating from 19th century (unknown artist) , representing our Discovery odyssey during 15th and 16th centuries. AZULEJO (tile in English) is one of the most characteristic manifestations of Portuguese culture. It attained great importance in ornamental composition of peninsular architecture, particularly in Portugal where its continued application carried out for well over five centuries.
http://gpdx.blogspot.com/- GPDX-PORTUGUESE DX GROUP (Contest Call CS5DX)
Started on hamradio hobby 18th November 1977 (VHF), having made FIRST qso on HF 28th October 1978, without interruptions until this date so far...DX, Prefixes, IOTA Chaser and Contester, mainly on Phone and RTTY, and lately most CW.
.Holder of following (most known) Awards: - WAZ certicate # 2780 - 5BWAZ Award (200 zones) # 107 - 5BWAC - 5BDXCC Award # 1518 - DXCC # 10915 - DXCC HR 337/346 (P5 missing) - WPX certificate # 1356 (SSB) - WPX All bands and Continents endorsement - WPX HR (SSB) since 1983 - no interruptions... # 3.260 prefixes - WPX Award Excellence + 160 meter endorsement - IOTA CC-100 # 160 - IOTA Honor Roll 877 islands (OCT 2014)
IOTA activator: CT0BI...EU-040 Berlenga Isl - (I forgot number of times...)- CS4B...EU-040 Bugio Isl - 1st operation - (1st World IOTA Contest 1993) - CU8IOTA...EU-089 Flores Isl - CT0NH...EU-145 Culatra Isl (1st valid operation) CS5C...EU-145 Culatra Isl (1st World IOTA Contest 1994)CS2B...EU-040 Berlenga Island (1st World IOTA Contest 1995)- CT4NH/p...EU-145 Barreta Isl - 1st valid operation - CQ7P...EU-167 Pessegueiro Isl - XX9TNH...AS-075 Coloane isl - CS4B...EU-040 Bugio Isl (13th World IOTA Contest...only SSB)...CR6W (IOTA Contest 2010, INSUA Isl. EU-150), 3rd Place World (EXPEDITION cat.)...CR6W(IOTA Contest 2011, INSUA Isl. EU-150), 5th Place World (EXPEDITION Cat.) < in this one MURPHY travelled with us to the island!... CR6W (IOTA Contest 2012, INSUA Is. EU-150, 4th Place World (DXpedition Category) < Murphy stayed on shore...... CS5DX (IOTA Contest 2013, BUGIO Is. EU-040, 15th Place World (Island DXpedition Category) ... CT4NH/P , Pessegueiro Island , EU-167 (31/August - 01/September/2013) ... CU8NH and CU8NH/P , FLORES Isl EU-089 and CORVO Isl. also EU-089 (21/July - 27/July 2014)... CR2V (26 - 27/July 2014 - IOTA Contest 2014) - Murphy showed up but stayed away during Contest!! ...
.Prefix hunter and activated following call/prefixes:
CQ2NH, CR2NH, CS2B, CS2NH, CQ4NH, CR4NH, CS4B, CS4NH, CQ5NH, CR5NH, CS5NH, CS5C, CT5P, CQ6NH, CR6NH, CS6NH, CQ7NH, CQ7N, CQ70, CR7NH, CS7NH, CT7N, CT7NH, CQ0N, CQ0NH, CS0NH, CT0NH, CQ8NH, CR8NH, CS8NH, CT4A, CT8N, CT8NH, CT0BI, CU8IOTA, CS98NH, CU7/CT4NH, W6/CT4NH, LX/CT4NH, XX9TNH, CQ44NH (EURO 2004), CT3YA CQWW SSB (Madeira Contest Team) Multi-Multi 1st place World (2005), CT9/CT4NH (October 23th 2009), CR3A CQWW Phone (Madeira Contest Team) - Multi-Single 3th place World (2009), CR6W (several IOTA Dxpeditions from Insua Isl EU-150), CR2V (IOTA Contest 2014 from FLORES Isl EU-089)
CQ WAZ Award Check Point for Portugal (CT4NH)
DIP - Diploma das Ilhas Portuguesas (Portuguese Islands Award) - via CT1DIZ
. REP - Rede dos Emissores Portugueses member .... GPDX - Grupo Portugues de DX member ... MCR - Mini Cooper Register (UK) registered member.
Station (2014) : Antenna Optibeam OB 13-6 @ 20 m , Tower AB-105 (military tower), Dipoles, Shunt fed Tower (160m) , KENWOOD TS 990S, ICOM IC 756PRO, MicroHam Keyer II, ACOM 1000 + ALPHA 87A
If you have worked any of the above mentioned calls, send me the QSL card the usual way > BUREAU , DIRECT (SAE + 1 valid IRC** or 2 USD ) or via my QSL-manager W3HNK, or drop me an e-mail. I will QSL 100%.
** PLEASE , I ONLY accept new IRC (expiring 31-December-2017) duly stamped on the left hand side
Some old photos...
Hey ! Human !
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