SV9-VHF-Expedition 1998 KM35cf - IOTA EU015
Ever been to the island of Crete? Its a MUST - not only for DX but to relax, meet friendly people, learn about the famous Retzina Wine" and discover ancient places where the european culture has its roots.
KM35cf is a superb place to work from, a great take-off
all around with the horizon to most of Europe 100 kilometers away across
the sea. Its a lot of fun to work 4X4, 5B4, I8 and I7 just with
a small Handy across the water like I did few times. 800 kilometers running
3 watts, thats something!
How to go: From Central Europe taking the ferry boat from Ancona, Italy, is the most common way. Go to Patras (Peloponnes), next stop is Pireaus (harbour of Athens), take the ferry boat to Heraklion, Crete. Some 2 hours to drive frome Heraklion to Palekastro where you will find very cheap and comfortable holiday flats. By plane: Heraklion airport, at mid 2004 Sitia will have an international airport too.
Palekastro ist THE place to stay, very few tourists, a nice small town and great beaches all around, even during high-season (July/August) you may have whole parts of the beach on your own. More on Paleakstro and Eastern Crete Isl. [here].
The 1998 HF/VHF Dxpedition by DK5YA, DF7KF, DC9KZ, DF9OX, DF3KV and SV1BTR/9 was the first ever to that square! There are still a lot of hams which are in need of KM35 and, of course, SV9 too. So go there, have fun and big pile-ups!
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More about the 1998 VHF DXpedition here.