Istanbul Tomorrow Sept 11/12

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Just left Troy. Crusing to Istanbul tonite. Picked up a Turkcell SIM in Canakalle Reasonable 3 G

It cost me 18€ or $20 for 5GB of data compared to outrageous AT&T rate of $150 per GB data when roaming under their so called Bargain Passport a plan

Anyone interested in how to roam internationally cheaply drop me a line

Should be in Instanbul at 0500Z and plan to be at the hotel (Four Seasons Bosphorous) by 1100Z.

I will post times when I will be remoting once I get set up. Will be in Istanbul until 09/12 then off to Marseille so should have lots of time. Unless XYL needs to shop. Yes I have a Turkish Visa.

My last DXpeditions to Turkey was 1965. 40M Mobile all the way to Syria.
Worked at least 110 separate DX entities on SSB then. I suspect that would be rather dangerous today.
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U pick a frequency
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Anyone who thinks this is easy should try it sometimes.

Very frustrating
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I realize you and Ken are trying for a q, but 14.240 looks clear..not any more
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Finally.

AA6SC ON 7.204. Jefferson Net. Everyone was excited until they understood the relay.

Country #27

TNX everyone. I wish the bands were better
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Were you just talking abt the grand bazaar??
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Yes
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Just worked. Ken on 14240
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Yes I heard, ru still on?
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Ken - NM9P

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Fun contact, Howard! Thanks.
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Apparently not, Ken, good to hear you!
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And you too Howard
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I also just made the contact.
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Reports

Ken. 5x7

Walt 3x3

Larry 5x 6

Thanks guys. First QSO With each of you

Rather special to sit by the Bosphorous in Instabul and work friends over the air

I only have 73 more countries to visit for Remtong DXCC

I wonder if I could get it into Guiness Book of Records
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I received you better long path, how weird is that?
Long path you were 5x5. There was a Moroccan station I was hearing off the back,. After I figured you were gone I swung the beam around. Thats when I heard you really well. Ken, at one point you were 5x7.
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I told my site favors Pacifiv.