The project “Ham for Love” has become one of our major activities and fully supported by our team members also in this year. As announced, at the second year of the project the scope and period are extended to cover all year and the general concept of “Love”. The official web site www.ham4love.org is serving the details about the international project.
We are supporting the project with the special callsign TC4LOVE at the second activation. You may get information about our first activation from here.
This year we completed the first phase with February operations. We have reached more than 3500 QSO’s with five separate stations located in Izmir, Balikesir, Canakkale, Kutahya and Istanbul. Almost all team members operated at the stations during February 2017. One pleasing QSO was with II0LOVE that is another participant and initiator of the project.
In spite of the poor propagation we have reached 3514 at the first phase mostly on the fairest 20m band. The Band Mode distribution of the operation is given in the table below.
Most of the QSOs had been done with European countries as usual. Fed. Republic of Germany was the most worked country of the operation, followed by European Russia and Italy. We have reached some DX stations in America and few in Africa. The gegraphical distribution of QSOs are given below.
|Continents and Countries||QSOs|
|Central African Republic||2|
|Republic of South Africa||1|
|United Arab Emirates||3|
|Fed. Republic of Germany||535|
As indicated, we have worked from five separate locations in cities Izmir, Balikesir, Canakkale, Kutahya and Istanbul. The distribution of the cities are given below. Please note that TC4LOVE is counted as in Asia and the grid locator is KM38nk where the headquarter station is located.
We are planning to reactivate the callsign TC4LOVE within the year for covering more bands and modes if the conditions gets better. A final report will be published at the end of the year.