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Other than Amateur Radio , I aslo enjoy Bicycle Riding and Make Holy Pilgrimages and Journey
Due to limited space , I can only install vertical antennas at my QTH , They are : - 1. CUSHCRAFT R8 and R6000 for 6,10,12,15,17,20,30,40M 2. DIAMOND CP62 for 6M 3. DIAMOND X50A for 2M/70CM .
Antenna installed at the right hand side of my courtyard - R6000
Antennas installed at the left hand side of my courtyard - R8
MY LITTLE SHACK
My Station Consists of : I am using Yeasu FT DX 5000MP and FT 950 as my primary HF rigs . Currently local call for 2m and 70cm I am using Yeasu FT 897D .
My Microphone Consists of : I am using Heil Sound PR-781 and Yaesu MD -200A8X
CQ CQ CQ DX Victor Romeo Two Zulu Lima Kilo Calling CQ Delta X-Tray And Listening For Your Call
My QSL Policy : I will QSL 100% to any DIRECT QSL received , no NEED for IRCs , STAMP or MONEY .***
I am not member of ANY amateur radio association in Hong Kong and for this reason , I can not receive the QSL card via Bureau .***
My Bicycles : - They are MOUNTAIN CYCLE - Short Wave , ELLSWORTH - Truth , TREK- Y50 Carbon and MERLIN ECHO - Titanium
MY HOMETOWN : Long Life Bakery , Victorias City , Manapla Negros Occidental .
Hong Kong is one of the Special Administrative of the People's Republic of China
One Country Two Systems to 2047 but up to this moment there are already happened a lot of problem and contradiction etc.
Ferry Boat in Victoria Harbour
Victoria Harbour at Night
MY HOLY PILGRIMAGES : -
VR2ZLK @ THE MOUNT OF THE BEATITUDES
The Mount of the Beatitudes is the traditional site where Jesus uttered the immortal works of the beatitudes and the most wonderful principles of the blessed life . In 1937 the Franciscans built the church over the mount with a superb view of the lake - Lake of Galilee .
Inside The Eight-Sided Church Of The Mount Of The Beatitudes :- The eight sides of the light and airy represent the eight beatitudes , and these are also shown in Latin in the upper windows
VR2ZLK @ THE LAKE OF GALILEE
Then Jesus go into the boat and his disciples followed him . Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake , so that the waves swept over the boat . But Jesus was sleeping . The disciples went and woke him , saying ," Lord , save us ! We're going to drown !" He replied , " You of little faith , why are you so afraid ?" Then he got up and rebuked the winds and waves , and it was completely calm . The men were amazed and asked , " What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him !" Matthew 8:23-27
VR2ZLK @ THE WEDDING CHURCH
At Cana , just outside Jerusalem , Jesus entered public life at a wedding feast by performing the first miracle - The Changing Of Water into Wine .
Renewing our marriage vows at the Wedding Church at Cana
VR2ZLK @ THE CHURCH OF THE HOLY SEPULCHRE
" So they took Jesus and he went out , bearing his own cross to the place called the place of the Skull , which is called in Hebrew Golgotha " ( John 19:17 ) . The church of the Holy Sepulchre , which is the most sacred place of Christianity , stands over Golgotha , the place of the Crucifixion and the tomb where the body of Jesus was laid .
VR2ZLK @ THE STONE OF ANOINTING
The Stone of Anointing , where Jesus' body is said to have been anointed before burial .
VR2ZLK @ THE TOMB OF THE CHRIST
" Why do you seek the living among the dead ?" Luke 24:5
VR2ZLK @ STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Stations of the Cross in Old City of Jerusalem at early morning .
VR2ZLK @ THE GARDEN OF GETHSEMANE
The Garden of Gethsemane is one of the most impressive sites in the Holy Land . It lies at the foot of the Mount of Olives . It appears today as it was twenty centuries ago . On the opposite hill across the Kidron valley , city followed city but this garden is still kept almost as it was at the time of Jesus , maybe with the same olive trees . St. John spoke of it as a garden over the Kidron brook . It was a spot favoured by Jesus : " It was a place where Jesus often went for His retreats and prayer " . This is the garden where Jesus on His last night underwent the most sorrowful hour of His passion , the hour in which He trembled in His nature , choosing to suffer and die on the cross , taking upon Himself the sins of all mankind . " Father , if thou be willing , remove this cup from me , nevertheless not my will , but thine be done ".
VR2ZLK @ THE CHURCH OF ANNUNCIATION
This magnificent church was designed by the Italian Architect Muzio , who achieved great architectural renown . He conceived a plan of two interconnected churches , one above the other , preserving in full the remains of the ancient churches . The outer walls of the lower church followed the lines of the Crusaders' Basilica , except that they were moved a few yards from the west to separate the building from the busy main road . The two churches are 80 feet high and 130 feet long . The western and southern facades are decorated with statues illustrating the Incarmation and the Annuncaition . The striking majestic dome is 170 feet high and is made of reinforced concrete with stone . Its roof is covered with copper and the cupola is surmounted by a lantern .The Grotto of the Annunciation is situated at what was the extreme southern end of the anncient willage . This grotto is believed to be the traditional site of the Annunciation . The Annunciation of the Lord , is the Christain celebration of the annuncement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that She would conceive and become the mother of Jesus , the Son of God , making his Incarnation .
VR2ZLK @ EMMAUS
Emmaus is a town mentioned in the Gospel of Luke from the New Testament . Luke reports that Jesus appeared , after his death and resurrection , before two of his disciples while they were walking on the road to Emmaus .The two disciples have heard the tomb of Jesus was found empty earlier that day . They are discussion the event of the past few days when a stranger asks them what they are discussing . " Their eyes were kept from recognizing Him ."He soon rebukes them for their unbelief and explains prophecies about the Messiah to them . On reaching Emmaus , they ask the stranger to join them for the evning meal . When he breaks the bread " their eyes were opened " and they recognize him as the resurrected Jesus . Jesus immediately vanishes .
VR2ZLK @ LOURDES
Lourdes - A town in SW France , a leading place of pilgrimage for Roman Catholic after a peasant girl , Bernadette Soubirous , had visions of the Virgin Mary in 1858 . ( starting from February 11 to July 16 ) . The message of Our Lady was " Pray to God for sinners . Kiss the ground as an act of penance for sinners . "
Saint Bennadette Soubirous : 7th January 1844 - 16th April 1879 ( aged 35 )
VR2ZLK @ MESSE A' LA GROTTE
VR2ZLK @ MESSE INTERNATIONALE AT PIUX X UNDERGROUND CHURCH
VR2ZLK @ STATIONS OF THE CROSS : -
FOURTH OF THE CROSS - JESUS MEETS HIS BLESSED MOTHER
VR2ZLK @ FATIMA
Our Lady of Fatima ( or Our Lady of the Rosary ) In 1917 , Mother Mary appeared to three children in Fatima , a small village in Portugal . Her first appearance was on May 13 and she asked them to pray the Rosary daily for the conversion of sinners . Her last appearance was on October 13 and she identified herself as " Our Lady Of Rosary " and a great miracle happened when the sun danced before thoudands of people . The three children were Lucia Santos and her cousins Jacinta and Francisco Marto . Our Lady was sent by God with a message of " Prayer , Repentance and Consecrations . "
VR2ZLK @ OUR LADY OF FATIMA VIRGIN MARY PROCESSION
VR2ZLK @ THE HOUSE OF LUCIA SANTOS
Saint LuciaSantos : 28th March 1907 - 13th February 2005 ( aged 98 ) . Saint Jacinta : 11th March 1910 - 20th February 1920 ( aged 10 ) . Saint Francisco Marto : 11th June 1908 - 4th April 1919 ( aged 11 ) .
VR2ZLK @ OUR LADY OF THE PILLAR IN ZARAGOZA
Our Lady of the Pillar is the name given to the Blessed Virgin Mary for her miraculous appearance in Zaragoza , Spain at the time of the emergence of Christaianity . Virgin Mary miraculously appeared before James ( one of the original Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ ) atop a pillar accompanied by angels . Virgin Mary assured James that the people would eventually be converted and their faith would be as strong as the pillar she was standing on . She gave him the pillar as a symbol and a wooden image of herself . James was also instructed to build a chapel on the spot where she left the pillar .
VR2ZLK @ SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Santiago de Compostela , commonly known as Santiago is the capital of the autonomous community of Galicia in northweatern Spain. The city its origin in the shrine of Saint James the Great , now the city's catherdral , as destination of the Way of St. James , a leading Catholic pilgrimage route originated in the 9th centurty . In 1985 the city's Old Town wass designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site .
VR2ZLK @ OUR LADY OF MONTSERRAT , SPAIN 718
The mountain named Montserrat rises 20 miles northweat of Barcelona , in the region of Catalonia , which takes it names from the Spanish , Catalan , for " sawn mountain " probably because its rock outgrowths seem to be lthe teeth of a saw from a distance . These most unusual lofty cone-shaped jags are almost perpendicular .The highest cone rises to a height of nearly 4,000 feet , while the circumference around the entire base of the mountain is measured at about 12 miles . The church which contains the miracle-working statue of the Madonna and Child sits about halfway up the mountain .
Blackened by candles that burned before the statue day and night this particular image dates back to at least the twelfth century . St. Ignattius of Loyola made an annual pilgirmage ot Montserrat as have a million or more pilgirms every year in modern times .
VR2ZLK @ OUR LADY OF KNOCK
The people of Ireland were going through some dark times when the apparition occureed . They were still trying to recover from the most devastating natural disaster in their history - the potato famine that had killed more than one million Irish people about 30 years before and many of the Irish were losing their homes and farms as landlords exploited thier poverty and raised beyond what they could afford. Into this discouraging darkness , an apparition of Virgin Mary in the town of Knock shone the light of encouragement on August 21 ,1879 . The apparition featured Virgin Mary ( clothed in a long white cloak , with her eyes and hands raised upward as if in prayer ) , Saint Joseph ( to Mary's right , also wearing a white cloak , and looking at Mary ) , Saint John the Evangelist ( to Mary's left , wearing white bishop's white bishop's clothing , and holding an open book in his left hand ) , and behind them and to the left , a plain alter featuring a cross , a lamb and angels flying around the altar in adoration . None of the figures ( including Mary ) delivered a message of any kind in words . But the image they presented was symbolic of serving Jesus Christ , whom the Bible calls the " Lamb of God " because of his sacrificial death to pay for humanity's sins and connect them to a Holy God .
On September 30th 1979 Pope John Paul II Honoured Knock Shrine By His Visit And By His Gift To The Shrine Of The Golden Rose
VR2ZLK @ FRANK DUFF CEMETERY
Servant of God Francis Michael " Frank " Duff ( 7 June 1889 - 7 November 1980 ) was a native of Dublin, Ireland , the eldest child of a wealthy family . He is best know for bringing attention to the role of the laity during the Second Vatican Council of the Roman Catholic Church . On 7 September 1921, Duff founded the Legion of Mary . This is a lay apostolate organisation at the service of the Roman Catholic Church, under ecclesiastical guidance. Its twofold purpose is the spiritual development of its members and advancing the reign of Christ through Mary.
VR2ZLK @ CAIRNRYAN
Cairnryan is a small village in Dumfries and Galloway , Scotland . It lies on the eastern shore of Loch Ryan , 6 miles north of Stranraer . The village is important in maritime history , with two ferry services connecting Scotland and North Ireland .
VR2ZLK @ WADOWICE
Wadowice is a city in southern Poland , 50 kilometers from Krakow , and is best known for being birthplace of Pope St. John Paul II . Pope St. John Paul II ( 1920 - 2005 ) was the head of the Catholic Church from 1978 to 2005 . He was an inspriging leader with great faith and love for the people of God . He travelled to many countries to bring the message of Jesus to the world . He even forgave the person who tried to kill him . He loved children and young people , and they loved him too . His feast is on 22 October .
Holy Father Saint John Paul II Family Home In Wadowice .
Under the protection of Pope St. John Paul II
VR2ZLK @ AUSCHWITZ - CONCENTRATION CAMP
Auschwitz 1 . The camp gate , with the cynical inscription " Work Makes You Free " , led to the first , oldest part of the camp , known as the Main Camp . The site of Auschwitz - Birkenau , the Nazi death camp in Oswiecim , is the best known place of martydom and destruction in the world . This camp has become a symbol of the Holocaust , of genocide and terror , of the violation of basic human rights and of what racism , antisemitism , xenophobia , chauvinism , and intolerance can lead to . The name of the camp has become a sort of cultural code that defines the most negative interpersonal relations . It is a synonym for the breakdown of contemporary civilization and culture .
VR2ZLK @ CELL FOR FATHER MAXIMILIAN KOLBE IN AUSCHWITZ
Cell in which in 1941 died prisoners sentenced to death by starvation as a result of collective responsibility for escapes . One of them was Father Maximilian Kolbe , the polish priest who sacrificed his life to save another prisioner . St. Maximilian Maria Kolbe ( 8 January 1894 - 14 August 1941 ) was canonized on 10 October 1982 by Pope St. John Paul II . He is the patron saint of drug addicts , political prisoners , families , journalists and prisoners . St. John Paul II declared him " The Patron Saint of Our Difficult Century " .
VR2ZLK @ LAGIEWNIKI IN KRAKOW
The Divine Mercy Sanctuary in Krakow . Poland is a Roman Catholic basilica delicated to the Divine Mercy devotion , as the resting place of Saint Faustine Kowalska canonized on April 30 ,2000 . In 1985 , Pope John Paul II called Lagiewnike " The capital of the Divine Mercy devotion " since the beatification of Saint Faustina in 1993 , her remains rest on the alter , below the image of Divine Mercy .
VR2ZLK @ JASNA GORA MONASTERY IN CZESTOCHOWA
The Jasna Gora Monastery ( Polish : Jasna Gora , Luminous Mount ) in Czestochowa , is a famous Polish shrine to the Virgin Mary and one of the country's places of pilgrimage - for many the monastery is a spiritual capital . The image of the Black Madonna of Czestochowa , also known as Our Lady of Czestochowa , to which miraculous powers are attributed , is one of Jasna Gora's most precious treasures .
OUR LADY OF CZESTOCHOWA
According to tradition , this Holy Icon was painted by St. Luke the Evangelist . It has been in the care of the Pauline Monks at Czestochowa since 1382
HONG KONG -
VR2ZLK @ CHEUNG CHAU
Our Lady Of Fatima Catholic Church
October Month of The Holy Rosary
UNITED KINGDOM :-
VR2ZLK @ LONDON
VR2ZLK @ BATH
Bath is a city in Somerset , South West England , 97 miles west of London and 12 miles south-east of Bristol that is known for the curative Roman-built baths that still exist there . In 2011 , its population was 88,859 . It became part of Avon in 1974 ; since Avon's abolition in 1996 , it has been the principal centre of Bath and North East Somerset . The city , in the valley of the River Avon , became a World Heritage Site in 1987 .
Immaculate Heart of Mary Church
Greece - Turkey Pilgrimage 2015 - Walking with Jesus for His Holy Churches
VR2ZLK @ WHITE TOWER IN THESSALONIKI
The White Tower of Thessaloniki is a monument and museum on the waterfront of the city of Thessaloniki , capital of the region of Macedonia in northern Greece . The present tower replaced an old Byzantine fortification which was mentioned around the 12th century and reconstructed by the Ottamans to fortify the city's harbour , it became a notorious prison and scene of mass executions during the period of Ottoman rule . It was substantially remodeled and its exterior was whitewashed after Greece gained control of the city in 1912 . It has been adoped as the synbol of the city .
VR2ZLK @ CORINTH
The Apostle Paul visited Corinth in the 50s AD and later wrote two letters to the Christain community at Corinth ( the books of 1 and 2 Corinthians in the New Testament ) . When Paul first visited the city ( 51 or 52 AD ) , Gallio , the brother os Seneca , was proconsul of Corinth . Paul lived in Corinth for 18 months , working as a tentmaker and converting as many Jews and pagans as he could . Here he first became acquainted with Aquila and Priscilla , who became his fellow-workers . Although Paul intended to pass through Corinth a second time before he visisted Macedonia , circumstances were such that he first went to Troas to Macedonia before stopping at Corinth for a " second benefit " ( 2 Corinthians 1:15 ) . This time he stayed in Corinth for three months ( Acts 20:3 ) . It was probably during this second visit in the spring of 58 that Paul wrote the Epistle to the Romans . Paul's First Epistle to the Corinthians of maintaining a Christain community in such a cosmopoitan city .
PHOTO TAKEN AFTER THE HOLY MASS IN CORINTH
VR2ZLK @ MYKONOS ISLAND AND SANTORINI ISLAND
Mykonos is one of the top most tourist dentinations in Europe . It belongs to the Cyclades group and it is located between Tinos , Syros , Paros and Naxos . With a surface area of 86km2 and a population of approximately 6,200 inhabitants , it is considered one of the smallest island of the group . Mykonos , except for being the most famous island of Greece , is also the most expensive one .
VR2ZLK @ PATMOS ISLAND
Entrance to the steps leading down to the Grotto of Apocalypse
Patmos is a small island in the Aegean Sea . One of the northernmost islands of the Dodecanese complex , it has a population of 2,998 and an area of 34.05km2 . Patmos is mentioned in the New Testament Book of Revelation . The book's introduction states that its author , John , was on Patmos when he was given a vision from Jesus . Early Christian tradition identified this writer John of Patmos as John the Apostle . As such , Patmos is a destination for Christain pilgrimage . Visitors can see the cave where John is said to have received his Revelation ( the Cave of the Apocalypse ) , and several monasteries on the island are dedicated to Saint John .
VR2ZLK @ GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE
HOLY MASS TAKEN OUTSIDE THE GROTTO OF APOCALYPSE
Patmos - it is believed that St. John wrote the book of the Acpocalypse on the island
VR2ZLK @ ST. JOHN MONASTERY IN PATMOS ISLAND
ST. JOHN MONASTERY COURTYARD
VR2ZLK @ SAMOS ISLAND
A small customs control point set up overthere for people entering and leaving between two countries ( Greece / Turkey )
The Island of Samos is linked by ferry to Kusadasi ( Turkey ) . The duration of the trip is approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes .
VR2ZLK @ KUSADASI
VR2ZLK @ THEOTOKOS
Under the protection of Theotokos
VR2ZLK @ MERYEMANA ( SHRINE OF OUR LADY )
House of Virgin Mary is located on the top of the " Bulbul " mountain 9 km ahead of Ephesus , the shrine of Virgin Mary enjoys a marvelous atmosphere hidden in the green . It is the place where Virgin Mary may have spent her last days . Indeed , She may have come in the area together with Saint John , who spent several years in the area to spread Christianity .Virgin Mary preferred his remote place rather than living in crowned place . Paul VI was the first pope to visit this place in the 1960's . Later , in the 1980's , during his visit , Pope St. John Paul II declared the Shrine of Virgin Mary is a pilgrimage place for Chritains .
VR2ZLK @ CELCIUS LIBRARY IN EPHESUS
This library is one the most beautiful structures in Ephesus . It was built in 117 A.D.
Ephesus was one of the seven churches of Asia that are cited in the Book of Revelation . The Gospel of John may have been written here . During Second Missionary Journey around 50-52 , in Corinth Paul the Apostle met Priscilla and Aquilla who became faithful believers and helped Paul through his other missionary journeys . The couple followed Paul and his companions to Ephesus , and stayed there to start one of the strongest and most faithful churches at that time .
VR2ZLK @ THEATRE GYMNASIUM IN EPHESUS
VR2ZLK @ SAINT ANTOINE CHURCH IN ISTANBUL
VR2ZLK @ TROJAN HORSE
VR2ZLK @ MYEONGDONG CATHOLIC CATHEDRAL CHURCH ( 11.9.2015 )
Myeongdong Catholic Catherdral is located in the neighbourhood of Myeongdong in Jung-gu , Seoul . It was designed as National Historic Site #258 on November 22nd , 1977 . Myeongdong Cathedral is the main Catholic Church in Korea and the church of the Archdiocese of Seouln . In 1892 Fr. Coste began working on plans for the construction of a church . Construction began on August 5th , 1982 and was completed on May 29th , 1898 .
VR2ZLK @ n.GRILL IN N SEOUL TOWER
n.Grill sits on the 5th floor , the highest level of Namsan Seoul Tower , providing a 360 degree panoramic view of Seoul as the restaurant rotates . * Rotation speed : 1 complete clockwise revolution every 2 hours .
VR2ZLK @ THE NUNOIKE CATHEDRAL ( NAGOYA )
This Catholic church is the cathedral of the Diocese of Nagoya , with parishes located throughout Aichi , Ishikawa , Toyama and Fukui Prefectures . The gothic style edifice was constructed in 1962 . Its bells ring every Sunday to call the faithful to Mass .
JOURNEY FOR ENJOYING OF LIFE : -
VR2ZLK @ OKINAWA 47 - NAGASAKI 42 - HIROSHIMA 34 - KOBE-shi HYOGO 28 - OSAKA 27 - KYOTO 26 - NAGOYA 23 - TAKAYAMA shi 21 >go >go
VR2ZLK @ CAPE MANZAMO IN OKINAWA
Cape Manzamo is a scenic rock formation on Okinawa Island , Japan . It is located near Onna Village in the Kunigami District of Okinawa Prefecture . Cape Manzamo is one of the most popular places among both Japanese and international travelers who visit Okinawa Isalnd .
VR2ZLK @ MONUMENT AT THE ATOMIC BOMB HYPOCENTRE IN NAGASAKI
VR2ZLK @ ATOMIC BOMB DOME IN HIROSHIMA
VR2ZLK @ KOBE-shi HYOGO
KOBE BEEF STEAK @ MOURIYA
VR2ZLK @ OSAKA CASTLE
VR2ZLK ENJOYING THE KAISEKI RYORI @ ZEN-EN IN SHINSAIBASHI
VR2ZLK @ KIYOMIZU - DERA
VR2ZLK @ TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INN ( SEIKORO ) IN KYOTO
VR2ZLK @ NAGOYA CASTLE
VR2ZLK @ SCMAGLEV AND RAILWAY PARK IN NAGOYA
VR2ZLK @ NAGOYA TV TOWER
VR2ZLK @ NAGOYA TV TOWER FROM OBSERVATION DECK AT THE HEIGHT OF 90 METRES LOOKING OUTWARD
NAGOYA SUNSHINE SAKAE
NAGOYA TV TOWER AND OASIS 21
VR2ZLK ENJOYING THE FAMOUS AND DELICIOUS FOOD IN NAGOYA
The four steps to enjoying this delicious " Hitsu-mabushi " are as follows : 1. Please eat 1/4 of this delicious grilled eel without adding any seasoning . 2. Please eat the second 1/4 by adding seasoning . 3. Please eat the third 1/4 adding seasoning and bouillon . 4. Please enjoy the last 1/4 with your favorite of the above step .
VR2ZLK @ OLD TOWN IN TAKAYAMA
Takayama's old town has been beautifully preserved with many buildings and whole streets of houses dating from the Edo Period ( 1600 -1868 ) , when the city thrived as a wealthy town of merchants . The southern half of the old town , especially the Sannomachi Street , survives in a particularly pretty state witgh many old homes , shops , coffee house and sake breweries , someof which have been in business for centuries . The shops in the area are typically open daily from 9:00 to 17:00.
VR2ZLK @ TRADITIONAL JAPANESE INN ( OYADO KOTO NO YUME ) IN TAKAYAMA
VR2ZLK ENJOYING THE FAMOUS AND DELICIOUS FOOD IN TAKAYAMA
VR2ZLK @ HISTORIC VILLAGES IN SHIRAKAWAGO
The Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites . The site is located in the Shogawa Sites . The site is located in the Shogawa river valley stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures in the central Japan . Shirakawa-go ( White River Old District ) is located in the village of Shirakawa in Gifu Prefecture .
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Noah was instructed by God to " make an ark " and fill it with two of every sort of living thing and gather " all food that is eaten " for provision for them all during the flood .
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