TC4LOVE First Phase Completed

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.

Band   MODES     Total
SSB CW DIGI SSTV
15m 111 111
17m 12 111 123
20m 2286 638 9 77 3010
30m 15 15
40m 126 102 228
80m 27 27
GRAND TOTAL 3514

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
AFRICA 12
Algeria 1
Angola 1
Canary Is. 4
Central African Republic 2
Guinea 1
Lesotho 1
Republic of South Africa 1
Rodrigues Is. 1
ASIA 88
Asiatic Russia 46
Bahrain 1
Cyprus 2
Georgia 1
India 1
Iraq 3
Israel 5
Japan 4
Kazakhstan 3
Kuwait 1
Kyrgyzstan 1
Oman 4
Qatar 2
Turkey 10
United Arab Emirates 3
Uzbekistan 1
EUROPA 3344
Austria 89
Azores 1
Balearic Is. 1
Belarus 28
Belgium 75
Bosnia-Herzegovina 6
Bulgaria 2
Corsica 4
Croatia 36
Czech Republic 132
Denmark 27
England 70
Estonia 12
European Russia 518
Fed. Republic of Germany 535
Finland 54
France 119
Greece 8
Hungary 44
Ireland 10
Italy 439
Jersey 1
Kaliningrad 5
Latvia 16
Lithuania 22
Luxembourg 2
Macedonia 1
Malta 4
Moldova 1
Netherlands 108
Northern Ireland 4
Norway 29
Poland 359
Portugal 15
Romania 26
Sardinia 7
Scotland 10
Serbia 14
Slovak Republic 34
Slovenia 49
Spain 97
Sweden 34
Switzerland 48
Ukraine 245
Wales 3
NORTH AMERICA 68
Canada 8
Italy 1
Puerto Rico 1
United States 58
OCEANIA 1
Philippines 1
SOUTH AMERICA 1
Chile 1
Grand Total 3514

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.

TeamPapa Locations CW DIGI SSB SSTV Total
Izmir 754 1072 1826
Balikesir 139 693 832
Kutahya 647 647
Canakkale 9 123 132
Istanbul 77 77
Grand Total 893 9 2535 77 3514

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.

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