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                 CT3, Madeira Holiday- DX- Pedition 2005

              IOTA: AF-014                              WAG Contest

Ant set up 
DL1DAW, Achim in front of the shack with a free view over the Atlantic Ocean to DL

Above you see the gorgeous QTH in Santana on Madeira Island. Walter, DJ6QT (SK) placed this QTH at my disposal without any complications in order to take part at the WAG Contest (Worked All Germany) in 2005. I have booked the summer residence "Casa da Tia Clementina" with the "Olimar" travel agency (via the German motoring organisation ADAC). I rent a car as well, because it is essential on Madeira Island. The flight was booked with AIR BERLIN from Münster via Nürnberg to Funchal. The landing was dramatic because the pilot needed 2 attempts due to the "flanged" runway. If you would like to use the existing antenna equipment you have to ask Walter, DJ6QT beforehand. You will find feeder cables and any other needed stuff in this nice characteristic Madeira house.
Walter, many thanks for your great assistance!

Casa da Tia Clementina 

Here you see the noble summer residence and I set up my station on the first floor left. The house offers several guestrooms, a large country-specific lounge , a fireside and a playroom in the basement. We spent most of the time almost reclusively in this house and we felt ourselfs like a"duke"! The treasure of this house was Maria who provided us with food and beer daily. I recommend the restaurant over the road- great meals and vines!


Here I try to sort all the dipole- and guy wires at the down-winded mast. The beam has a free shot to DL via the Atlantic Ocean. Super working conditions!
I set-up a vertical GP from Fritzel for 40m as an alternative for the dipole (see the top picture).

Contest de CT3/DL1DAW

At last!
WAG Contest

RIG: FT-897 result: 214119 Points

Continental winner of Africa!

Somehow I look crucify after almost 24h contest,don't I?
Many thanks to my XYL Monika for enduring my holiday ham radio operation and for her active assistance. I have spent a fair and beautiful hiking holidays with her on Madeira!

XYL at Pico Ruivo Casa de Colmo


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