Remember : Tsunami hitted South-Easth Asia, 26
The Tsunami hitted also Seychelles, exactly where I was 2
month before (10/04),
the waves have been about 5 meter high and two hotels have been hardly damaged.
It seems there isn't any death, but the TV says there is at
least 3 death in Seychelles.
I've contacted the housekeeper of
the guesthouse where I stayed and they are all ok,
but many material damages.
God bless all Indian Ocean !
Praslin Island Mini-dxpedition is successfully over.
Location: Praslin Island AF-024
LOG IS ALREADY ON LINE !! -->
Many Thanks to all HAM to have made QSO with me and thanks
for the patience.
The vertical HyGain DX77A has been blocked by Alitalia in
Malpensa Airport and there was no way to carry it on the flight, even as oversize
baggage, because it's in a carton !!! (It's the first time I've heard a so
stupid thing, and my surprise was that there was many cartons with the same
dimensions ready to be loaded on the airplane (picture
link!!) when I
entered the plane !)
A complete and descriptive story about our dxpedition will
follow as soon as possible. My wife has helped me by logging on Pile-ups and
made some QSO also, with me beside.
36 Zones !!!!
152 Spots on DXCluster:
178 PICTURES : this
Flight Milano Malpensa, 23.10.04, 1545z, AZ 1039 to Rome Fiumicino
Flight Rome Fiumicino, 23.10.04, 2150z, HM 9 to Mahe Island
Flight Mahe Island, 24.10.04, 0945z, HM 3096 to Praslin Island
Arrival at 1000z on Praslin Island
Flight Praslin Island, 06.11.04, 1020z, HM 3103 to Mahe Island
Flight Mahe Island, 06.11.04, 1210z, HM 4 to Rome Fiumicino
Flight Rome Fiumicino, 06.11.04, 2115z, AZ 1050 to Milano Malpensa
Arrival at 2235z to Milano Malpensa
L'Hirondelle Guest House at
- Icom IC-706MK2 - works great !
- MFJ G5RV Dipole 10-80 (installed on a tree, there was no high palms near,
at only 6m / 18 ft from
the ground. Direction Nord-Sud)
- MFJ Automatic Antenna Tuner MFJ 991 - works very fine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
- MFJ Voice Keyer 424 - an incredible tool for not loosing the voice
Time to get the Licence: about 2-3 month
Price to get the Licence: 100 USD
Request at: Seychelles Licensing Authority, PO Box 3,
Victoria Mahe,Republic of Seychelles
Contact person: Ms. Miranda Benoiton at :
Approx. Price/person for the stay 2 weeks in Seychelles including flight from Italy: USD
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