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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 antennas and radios, i finally took the step in 1988 at  age of 18.

I spend much of my time working DX!

I chase DXCC countries, prefixes, US states & counties and aeronautical mobiles!

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.
After many years of running, I finished my first Marathon in Athens Greece.
It went right up there to the list of biggest achievements of my life.
 I became a Marathoner...

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...
quit working on your dream!

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:






"I'd Rather Be Flying!"



2nd Hobby:


Τhis is our local air club

Piper PA-28-181 Archer III

(Hey...This is not mine, i am NOT the rich guy...)

With my cousin Bill, ready for another aeronautical mobile flight!



Low pass over J48LH team, during lighthouse activity - cape Doukato, Lefkas island, Greece. (Photo taken by Cliff, SV1JG)


see also:






Other activities: Long distance running, listening music.

Ex-calls: J43A('91), J43O ('92-'96-2K), J43TEI ('93).



Awards received:


ARRL DXCC, Honor Roll (Phone) #20,601 (339 all time countries)

ARRL 10m DXCC#32,726 (307 all time countries)

Total DXCC Challenge points worked (2239 Countries)

10m (Phone) W.A.S.#52,018

5BDXCC #6489

5BWAZ #1556


CQ DX Honor Roll

CQ WPX Honor Roll (3220 prefixes)





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



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.Both beacons are temporarily QRT.

6 element 28MHz homemade 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 in 2014


Working conditions:


IC-775DSPII , FT-650



RPA-1000B, DXP-V175



3 Elem. homemade 28 MHz yagi monoband @ 10m above the roof level ~ 30m above the ground level!


Big Wheel





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
Because we never visit anyone empty-handed
Because there is no way to tell foreigners the word "Kapsoura" to properly (burning desire for someone)
Because there is still something valuable in Greek families
Because we always do, even if at the last moment
Because we were slaves for 400 years, but never take this as an excuse for our current state
Because we are scattered all over the Planet
Because we have the word "filotimo" (Honor for his friend?) In any other language
Because foreigners, if they can not find a word, use one of our
Because we share our problems and bad times with our friends and family and not with psychiatrists
Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greeks
Because we invented theater
Because we gave birth to democracy
Because we discovered logic
Because we made the start in the science
Because we are proud of our culture, not our war
Because when we started to make the Parthenon, the others still slept in trees
Because we have all these lights, which have made efforts to create peace through warBecause we see a difference between "eros" (in love) and "Agapi" (Love), while we feel both passionately
Because Eros was a Greek God
Because we gave the curse "Freedom or Death"
Because we already woven leash than any other are still attracted to wolf skin
Because "Greeks do not fight like heroes, but heroes fight like Greeks" (Winston Churchill, 1941)
Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs
Because we are not ashamed to cry
Because we dance when we are sad
Because we work to live, not live to work
Because 97% of the star names are Greek
Because if we 'brother or cousin "on the road every scream turns
Because our churches are not dark inside full of special lighting
Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we are already 18
Because if we want to get a sun tan, we go to the beach
Because we confront every difficulty with humor
Because the Olympics were born in Greece
As we unite with our Olympic light the world and send the message of peace
Because our sky is blue white
Because 40% of the Oxford dictionary consists of Greek words
Because we know what "Kefi" (joy in the fun?) Means and how to live it.













I want to exchange/swap stamps with other collectors from Greece or World Wide.
Please Don't Throw Away Any Foreign Stamps. I am Collecting Them! Any Stamps Cut Off The Envelopes Are O.K. and easy to send to me! Please send me personal message and i will send a self address and stamped envelope to your address for your postage to send me your stamps.You can also sent your stamps on my address on QRZ (SV3AQR) or ask me on PM.

Thank you in advance! 73 de SV3AQR John.


Αν κάποιος φίλος μου ραδιοερασιτέχνης η μη, εχει γραμματόσημμα και δεν τα θέλει,η έχει διπλά και θέλει να τα ανταλλάξουμε, ας έλθει σε επαφή μαζί μου με PM και θα τού στείλω φάκελο με προπληρωμένα τα ταχυδρομικά του έξοδα ώστε να μπορέσω να τα παραλάβω.Οσα πιό πολλά τόσο το καλύτερο! Η διευθυνσή μου ειναι στο QRZ:SV3AQR.

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!)


John Theofilopoulos

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