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 30 anos de DX 1984 -2014 nas bandas de amador
 30 years of DX 1984-2014 on the ham bands

My VHF/UHF antennas at 15m high and the 

 Aero Tracking &        Maritime antennas


since 1984
Praia da Vitoria * Terceira island
Valid for the following awards
DCA (diploma dos concelhos açorianos) PV
DIA (diplomas das ilhas açorianas) CU3
DIP (diploma das ilhas portuguesas) AZ003
DMP (diploma municipios portugueses) 1905
DDFP (diploma divulgação freguesias portuguesas) VPV-07
PIP (placa das ilhas portuguesas) AC-003
CTWPX (Portugal prefix award) CU3

Praia da Vitória


Praia da Vitoria Jul 31 2016. From the last week of july until the end of the first week of august, we have the biggest festival in the Azores, called  "PRAIA" 2016.

31 de julho 2016. A foto foi tirada aquando o maior festival dos Açores denominado Praia 2016. Tendo como data o último fim de semana de julho até ao final do primeiro fim de semana de agosto



Terceira island


Hi Fans of BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN ... I have this VINYL LP album edited in 1986 by CBS inc./Printed in Holland. Total 5LP's never used, brand new, in the plastic cover wich is torn on the back. If you are interested email me.


How beautiful is the marine life in AZORES Islands

The Azores in 5K - Atlantic Ridge Productions from Atlantic Ridge Productions on Vimeo.


 Praia da Vitoria (with english subtitles)


Central group of the Azores -- Terceira - Graciosa - São Jorge - Faial - Pico island -- Beautiful video in english. Enjoy my country :)


Angra do Heroismo 22km from Praia da Vitoria


Terceira island 


ATTENTION for all my qso's outside CU3 (CU3AK) island I don't need your qsl card. If you wish to receive this card PSE only via DIRECT. You can make the payment via PAYPAL, cu3ak@sapo.pt (ask for info) This rule is for CU1/CU3AK; CU2/CU3AK; CU4/CU3AK; CU5/CU3AK; CU6/CU3AK; CU7/CU3AK; CU8/CU3AK; CU9/CU3AK

This is my new qsl card that I will send for all the above qso's. The qsl background shows a sperm whale, one of the many that cross the Azorean sea


Hello USA friends:  I need the following states to complete my Phone; CW & Digital qso's for my WAS award on LoTW. Tnx for your help.


Updated 21 august 2016


If your call is not on my CLUBLOG and LoTW, pse email me with details, I will check it for you.


CU3AK/P ( 06 July 2013) WWFF (12 July 2013) ( 21 July 2013)

CUFF-129 // CTFF-052 // DMP 1905 // DDFF VPV-07


This photo was taken from my QTH / Just across the street

Esta foto foi tirada do meu QTH. Fica do outro lado da rua.


Censored by qrz

This was my 1st QSL, printed in

1984. Out of stock

My 2nd QSL, printed at home. Only have a few


My 2nd QSL
My 3rd QSL, printed in 2010 by IT9EJW, Alfio.



My 4th QSL, printed in july 2012 by LZ1YE Nasko (front side & back side)

It shows the flag of the Azores with background the city of  Praia da Vitoria. The back side it shows a photo of my tower

& antenna and myself in my radio room


This card I will send it out to everyone who will QSL direct


If you collect flag stickers I have avaiable 90mmx60mm printed in vynil permanent (excellent quality). Pse add $1US for this item only and refer it in the qsl card you sent.


The flags have 12,5cmx5cm (4.92inchesx1,97) printed in vynil permanent (excellent quality). Pse add $2US for 1 flag (one pair) or $3US for 2 (two pairs) flags of your choise (you may choose 2 or more of the same). Refer it in the qsl card you sent.


My 1st visit to REP (Rede Emissores Portugueses) 15 Set 2012. I meet Carlos Nora, CT1END the President, we pass a very good afternoon at the Club Station. I must say that it has a suberb view to Lisbon from the balcony of the Club.



1986 (23 years old) 1992 (29 years) with my son Rodrigo


2003 (40 years old)


After 2 days and many hours of work (13 & 14 october 2012) we manage to do the maintenance and swap the 6m antenna to a new one a M2 6m5X. Thank you Rui, CT8/K0RUI for your help.



CT8/K0RUI and an A10 from USAF flying over the tower





5Mhz do you need a sked send an email  


Finally on 160m. After all these years I did put up my antenna for 160m. An inverted L. So far so good, made already good DX's.

If you need a sked for this band let me know, just e-mail me.



CU8/CU3AK EU-089 Flores Island
On may 11, 2013, I was in Flores Island and thanks to CU8AF, Julio I made about 200 qso's as CU8/CU3AK for IOTA EU-089. This are the cards I will send out to confirm CU8/CU3AK. Printed at home. New card is now avaiable. See above

Photo shows the town of Santa Cruz, the runway cuts the town in 2

Photo taken (2003 when I was there for CU9X) from Corvo island, Flores in the background.


11 Mar 2013
Santa Cruz * Flores island
Valid for the following awards
DCA (diploma dos concelhos açorianos) SCF
DIA (diplomas das ilhas açorianas) CU8
DIP (diploma das ilhas portuguesas) AZ008
DMP (diploma municipios portugueses) 2006
DDFP (diploma divulgação freguesias portuguesas) SCF-04
PIP (placa das ilhas portuguesas) AC-008
CTWPX (Portugal prefix award) CU8




Arriving at the island ARSM (Associação Radioamadores Santa Maria) this is the local club station
Me at NAV * Aeronautical Command Center  NAV * Aeronautical Command Center * HF comunications


Thanks to CU1AAD, Sergio, member of the local club to all the help and friendship
27 Mar to 29 Mar 2015
Vila do Porto * Santa Maria island
Valid for the following awards
DCA (diploma dos concelhos açorianos) VP
DIA (diplomas das ilhas açorianas) CU1
DIP (diploma das ilhas portuguesas) AZ001
DMP (diploma municipios portugueses) 2106
DDFP (diploma divulgação freguesias portuguesas) VPT-05
PIP (placa das ilhas portuguesas) AC-001
CTWPX (Portugal prefix award) CU1


On January 1st, 2015, I took my Icom 706MKIIG and went to Serra de Santa Bárbara. It was a fog day and with some rain.

World Fauna Flora - CUFF-007 & CTFF-111

I took a selfie smiley CU3AK/M


This is one of the most beautiful photos I have seen from the Azores Isl.. Photo was taken by Paul Luna (congratulations) on the 30 August 2015 at sundown. Photo was taken in Faial Isl (CU7) in front you have Pico Isl. (CU6) with the highest mountain, 2351m, on the left of Pico you have São Jorge Isl (CU5) and on the left corner is Graciosa Isl. (CU4). Terceira Isl. (CU3) is behind the end of the right side of São Jorge Isl., but not in the picture, the weather did not help :( 


Become a FREE member of the Thracian Rose Club and participate in all the TRC contests


1940 at Lajes (Praia da Vitoria) this was during WW II. The english RAF began the construction of the airport along with the portuguese. There is an english cemitery from WW II in Praia da Vitoria. On the left of the photo show our armed veicule at the time :) 

U.R.A. (CU3URA) local club presented in april 2016 to their members in their club station an "Civil protection course" 


U.R.A. (CU3URA) local club presented in april 2016 to their members a "First interventation fire course"








It was a good experience and course.


  The Local Club U.R.A. managed along with Protecção Civil the Basic life support course on July 02, 2016. The most gratifying course I took. CU3GQ  --  CU3AP  --  CU3ABX  --  CU3FV  --  CU3BL  --  CU3HU  --  CU3AT  --  CU3AK  -- Fernando Leite (instructor)




A cadeia televisiva japonesa NIPPON TV, que tem um famoso programa chamado "ItteQ Let's Challenge the World", tem como objetivo mostrar diferentes culturas, desafios e costumes com um toque de humor enviou à Terceira o famoso comediante Japonês, Mr Chan Kawai, para capiar e desafiar os toiros e de uma forma geral participar na nossa tourada à corda.

Esta é uma tradição única no mundo.

The Japanese television network NIPPON TV , which has a famous program called " ItteQ Let 's Challenge the World" , which aims to show different cultures , challenges and practices with a touch of humor sent to Terceira Island the famous comedian Japanese , Mr Chan Kawai to play and challenge the bulls and generally participate in our bullfight rope .

This is a unique tradition in the world. 




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