Remembering a heartbeat

Here comes the spring !  Revisiting beloved places to view the really loved one..

Samothrace Island (EU-174 !):
"At the foot of Feggari Mountain I would live and never leave again. Not to any foreign land nor any dazzling city. From here, I would embark upon my little journeys with the power of the mind and go wherever I wished.

At the foot of Feggari Mountain, like in any place to which one gives one's heart, are contained all the secrets of the world. This is home. Being able to find in each molecule of the atmosphere, all the rest. This is love. Being able to see through one man all the others, and through a woman, all humanity. And being able to share with her your soul, receiving her thoughts and her aura, as they are dispresed in the wind. This is love..."
The glorious highest summit of Feggari (=Moon) Mt, reaches 1611m above sea level.

Mount Athos:

It's rather unusual, but when such WX conditions occur, there is excellent visibility and four gems show up over northern Aegean Sea horizon to sparkle their immense beauty and can be seen from my university QTH, Alexandroupolis:
Imvros island (turkish name: Gökçeada - can be barely seen on the first picture), Samothrace island, Thassos island and Mount Athos (highest summit at 2033m) which is the hardest one to be seen, lying approximately 150km away !
Thanks to my buddy Manos (soon-to-be-ham !) I enjoyed an awesome evening ride. His oldie-yet-goldie Lada, turned out to be a mighty fighter once more !  :-)

P.S. I do visit Samothrace (almost) every year. I plan to activate it while camping the forthcoming spring/summer. See you then !  73 !

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Ραδιοερασιτεχνισμός ΚΑΙ Βαρβαρότητα !

A nice weekend spent with a young friend !

It was so much fun, I had a lovely radio session along with my 15 y.o. radiobuddy Panos (SV2BFN's son and SV2BFN shack actual owner, HIHI) this weekend !

We do meet once in a while, mostly during contests. He loves contesting endeavors, working on the radio til the twilight catches him early in the morning, keeping up his dad's passion and tradition. This weekend, Panos offered the SV mult to a few tens of dutch contesters who were on for PACC. You go boy !

I really do enjoy his company (when not fighting on who's gonna take over the major operating seat !!), I love being around young people.

Lucky enough to enjoy a rather short (4hrs) yet awesome CW run on 20m while SV2BFN took a break from CQWPX RTTY. YL-OM Contest was also simultaneously on: saw quite a few stateside YLs spotted and I worked DL2FCA - awesome to meet you again dear Rosel, vielen Dank für das nette QSO ! Auf Wiederhören !

I will catch you up girls soon - this time I was just too lazy to switch the TRX to single sideband and stay on voice for a reasonable timeframe, but next year I will !

Thanks to all the guys who called me in, I really really enjoyed it and looking so much forward to the next one coming up !! VY 88 ES CU AGN !
Di dit !