My station operates from Ottapalam, in the middle of Kerala State (also known as God's Own Country) in South India.
My other callsigns are AK4EC (USA) and A92GK ( Bahrain). As of now I am the only ARRL VE from my state.
The antenna setup has a 5 Band home brewed HEX Beam , a W-8010 5 bander trap dipole, a 7 and 5 element stacked vhf beams and a dual band whip from Diamond. The picture on the right used to be my antenna setup at Bangalore.
5 Band HEX beam - Homebrewed.
Some of my friends I had met for an eyeball these years were S51GL - Miro at Dubai in 2002 , 5A1HA - Haytem , DL1BDF - Mustapha, DK7EQ - Wilfried at Tripoli ( for assisting the 5A7A Dxpedition team), SV1BJW - Vassilis, SV1ATS - Stefanos and Yiannis - SV1EEZ at Athens and 9K2AI -Ahmed at Manama.
Sat Moxon Antenna's for working the Oscars ( satellites ) like VO-52 and AO-51.
My shacks landmark is a 200 feet tower from the state owned telecom company - BSNL.
Ottapalam has a history of Ham Radio operators. Some of the first ham radio operators in this state operated here. Notable amongst them were
In a way the SDA hospital was the center for Amateur communications in the 1970's
I am active on HF and VHF. My Echolink node is 45352.
QSL confirmation via eqsl or LOTW is OK. QSL Direct is OK
No IRC or QSL's via bureau. I am not a member of any local club except the ARRL.
If you are planning to visit Ottapalam , please send me a mail.I'll only be happy to welcome you.
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