NOTE: I receive many e-mails lately asking me "if the address appearing on this site is correct"
The address is 100% CORRECT!
Name here is John Theofilopoulos, SV3AQR, 10-x # 64628, born in 1969 in town of Amalias, Greece.
For as long as I can remember, I've always wanted to be a ham radio operator.
When I was a small child I was very interested in learning as much as I could about electronics,
i finally took the step in 1988 at age of 18.
I chase countries, prefixes, QSL's and photos of other hams. My logbook contains more than 200.000 QSOs (mostly on paper) since my first CQ in 1988.
Current QSL card (1999-TODAY) One of my first prints of QSL's (1989-1999)
"Born to Run!"
Sunday, 9 November 2014
I made a dream come true since i was a child.
It's very hard in the beginning to understand that the whole idea is not to beat the other runners. Eventually you learn that the competition is against the little voice inside you that wants you to quit...
Dedicated Runner/Ham..... During 10Km race, holding a handheld V/UHF tranceiver, & listening on local repeater!
Patras Half-Marathon me & support HAM team!
left to right the gang:
SV3AQO, SV3ORU, SV3ITU, SV3CYL, SV3IDF, SV3AQN, SV3AQR, SV3MSQ, SV3DCX
"I'd Rather Be Flying!"
2nd hobby,airplanes! (I am chasing... Aeronautical mobile QSO's!)
Τhis is our local air club Piper PA-28-181 Archer III
(Hey...This is not mine, i am NOT the rich guy...)
Ready for another aeronautical mobile flight!
Low pass over J48LH team, during lighthouse activity - cape Doukato, Lefkas island, Greece. (Photo taken by Cliff,SV1JG)
Other activities: Long distance running, listening music. Ex-calls: J43A('91), J43O ('92-'96-2K), J43TEI ('93). I spend much of my time working DX!
ARRL DXCC, Honor Roll (Phone) #20,601 (339 countries)
ARRL 10m DXCC#32,726 (301 countries)
DXCC Challenge (3144 Countries)
10m (Phone) W.A.S.#52,018
CQ DX Honor Roll
CQ WPX Honor Roll (2066 prefixes)
CQ ALL USA COUNTIES #3538
I have been very active in contests, as a matter of fact, during the CQ WW contest '91, I worked barefoot 125 countries (single band DXCC in 48hr contest period without cluster help!) fact that gave me the 4th World place single band low power , 1st place in Europe.
In 1993 I manage to use (upon request) a local medium waves (Radio Station of Amalias, A.M.1584KHz) 54m.top loaded tower, as TX antenna on 160m!
Top band DX'er dream...54m. tower! (Feb'93)
28MHz & 144MHz
B E A C O N S
I N F O R M A T I O N
H E R E :
Another activity is C.W. propagation beacons and runs one, since 1991 on 10m, (28.182,5MHz) on a vertical antenna with the power of 4 watts, and a second one, since 1998 on 2m (144.488,0MHz) with 5 watts power on a big wheel, both running (A1A), 24 hours a day from KM07QS, 80m.A.S.L.
I am also QRV on 2m SSB looking for Tropo-Sporadic-E propagation QSO's(144.300 +- QRM) with 20 DXCC countries already confirmed!
6 element 28MHz beam on... SV3AQR's favourite band (October '91)
I live in Patras, (KM08UF) Peloponese, Greece.
Beacons SWL reports, QSLs, are always very welcome!
Please NO eQSL's!
For direct requests please include S.A.S.E.
I am NOT bureau member!
The shack in Amaliada,Greece. (July 2001)
My shack today (2014)
IC-775DSPII , IC-970H, FT-650
A3WS@ 10m above the roof level & 30m above the ground level, Big Wheel, X-700H
RE-20,EQ Plus+8 Band,G-1000DXA
My 3 element dual band beam (WARC's) antenna on the roof top of 6 storey's apartment, near at the new port (South) of Patras,Greece.(picture taken under high speed wind!)
At night with full moon antenna bearing 340° (looking for west coast)
What means to Be Greek :The video
I am proud Greek because:
Because we are a small, poor country full of people with big hearts
Thank you in advance! 73 de SV3AQR John.
Ευχαριστώ εκ των προτέρων! 73 de SV3AQR
I'm also on Facebook!
Feel free to add me as a friend!
(actually "I like" to make Radio friends from all over the world!)
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