MORE ABOUT CT1BWW

I started on 1976 on Scout World Jamboree-on-the-air . I’m proud to be on-the-air with great hams like CT1FL, CT1OT, CT1LV CT1CWT and many others like CT4NH, CT4UW .

I was SWL station with callsign CT783. I’ve learned a lot listening, listening and... listening!

If is important for Jamboree on the air participation Hamradio operatores with scouts and girls scouts, is more important for Hamradio new operatores. Please promote Hamradio.

MY PARTICIPATION ON JAMBOREE ON THE AIR

  MY 1 ST "SCHACK" AS A SWL STATION  WITH SWL CALL : CT783

 

Finally in 1982 I started with my Heathkit line SB104 with a vertical 5 bands ground plane 18AVT from Hy-Gain.Very good days for Dxing . On that time was my QSL manager a old friend Dennis.WD4HRO/7. I start work lot of Awards:DXCC, WAS, WAZ, WPX, TCCA, USA-CA, CQDX, IOTA, ADXA, ADJA, CATCH 22,NINE DRAGONS,JCC, JCG, VE, MERIDIEN 21, POLSKA , ZONE 2, ZONE 8, ZONE 2, DTA, DDTOM, DFA, WSA, WCA, PACC, OZPREFIX, OHA, DIE, TPEA, ESPAA, CIA ORO, DFP, DCFP, DIP, VASCO DA GAMA HONOUR ROLL, EADX1, CTDX1, WAIP,LU Bases Antartida, etc.etc It’s nice when you are working for differents Awards Program envolved. You are inteteresting on Amateur Radio activities you Preserve our hobby..!

MY 1ST "SCHACK" AS A STATION CT1BWW

 

What sort a challenge is it that would lead a radio amateur on a convoluted course through all the world’s continents and oceans? Working DXCC Countries, or Islands for IOTA Program or Cities or Prefectures from JAPAN, or Counties of USA or Provinces of CANADA is not enough you must work much more. DXing its fun specially if you like geography or either different cultures or Languages of other peoples PLease try to said "BYE" on diffferent languages? You can start now!

It’s easy ! Please try it!

 

MY ex-ANTENNA 8 ELEMENTS C4 FORCE 12 , ABOUT 17 MH TOWER ON THE ROOF OF THE GARAGE DURING OVER PAST 10 YEARS

 

 My first real taste of DX come when I moved into my actual home building with a project of my cousin CT1BHG at north of the town. At the height of 17 mts. my rotative dipole brought the world into the shack, at the garret, and later with a tribander, I was able to compete successfully in the contest and pileups. Sometimes with special prefixes I was for the first time, the "chased" instead of "chaser" and one CQ could start a pileup. My favorites famous DXpeditioner operating from rare locations are Martti Laine OH2BH, Peter ON6TT,Ralph K0IR,Franz DJ9ZB Chris TR8SA,Aki JA5DQH, Kan JA1BK but there are many others I’ve never forget. If you want work a DXpedition don’t forget the others please limit one qso on each . Many times I listened some Hams working same DXpedition, day after day, night after night,while hundreds of others called in vain.  

         MY "SCHACK" IN 1984

I am not an "old-timer", especially not in DX Circles. My interest in DX began with my first license at SWL CT783 and then CT1BWW, while I was a "junior",but my activity was seriously. My only real exposure to DX came through neighbour Jaime,CT1LV, Ral CT1BBR and others like Luis,CT4NH (great DX’er!). Luis it was a very good teacher, and when we have this chance its much more easy to learn.

 

 

I PROMOTE DX BECAUSE I LIKE IT! AND IT'S FUN!

DXer's Helps to Save the Amateur Radio!

 

Another interesting thing is Telegraphy, finally after many years operating Phone , I find the great pleasure working CW. I must recognize it was a great challenge trying to operate CW without errors and confusion. I'm gratefful for following Teachers CT1TC, CT1DRE , EA4CQK and CR6NM. Also remember CT1BBR and CT1CWT(silent key). Finally a word of kindness a CT1DJE who give me strench to go ahed with CW. For those who are with afreid on CW I must say that if you decide learn Morse , only you have to do is spending 10 to 20 minutes everyday , during lunch time or during the night listening a recording tape and when you are copying some letters, some times you can go to your shack and try to copy some leters , don't be afrehad if you don't copy all the text. After a month you are copying well. After that time you can play    2 or 3 times a week with a key or a paddle but only with a oscilator. You will see you can do it.
Over past 20 years I was participating on 200 contestes: CQWW, CQWPX, ARRL, JIDXC, IOTA, COUPE REF, SP, WAE, UBA, IARU Championship , ALL ASIAN, MIR, YOVENEZUELA , ARI, OK-OM, SP, EA, YO, HELVETIA, RUSSIA, SLOVENIA, PACC, CANADA Day, VK-ZL Oceania, Seanet Contest - PORTUGAL Day, SCANDINAVIA, IBERO AMERICANO Contest, ,etc. Maybe you can work a new country on CQWW Contest! or new Island on IOTA Contest! or new Prefecture on JARL Contest! It was very nice to be participating and now I’m inviting you to be on : PORTUGAL DAY CONTEST every 2nd Weekend on June every Year.

  THE "TROPHY" JAPAN INT. DX CONTEST

 

 

MY ACTUAL "SCHACK" CT1BWW

3 HF RADIOS , 1 VHF RADIO, 2 COMPUTERS 1 DUMMY LOAD, 1 TRANS-MATCH, 1 CW KEY AND 2 CW PADDLES, 2 HEADPHONES, AND 1 -8BAND AUDIOEQUALIZER , 1 STUDIOMICROPHONE AND 2 SWR PWR METER

It's very important maintain everything working in good conditions. Every 5 years it's necessary check antenas, rotatores, towers, cables. Of course if your antenna system is very near of the sea use a good lubrification and plastic silicon and cover all screws and bolts. Because if you don't that next time you need to repair or make any modifications will be more difficult.                                              Amateur radio it's more than a simple hobby and if you're envolved on may projects some times you will realise that the time is NOT enough. What I want to say is if yoiu like Contest, DXpedirions Electronic , QSLsing, or even teaching it's too much complicate. Preparing a Contest or an DXpedition or dedicate time on QRP electronic Kits, Teacnhing on CW Course or preparing QSLs everything need time. So carefully planning each activity or procedure. Time is "Money"

MY FORCE 12 POINTING TO SOUTH AMERICA!

NR#1 HONOR ROLL PLAQUE, means all DXCC entities worked and confirmed

MY ACTUAL ANTENNA SYSTEM OPTIBEAM , 9  ELEMENTS (10 TO 20 INCLUDING WARC) , (ABOUT 17 MH) AND OPTIBEAM 1-40 ( 15 METERS LONG) ABOUT 19 MH ON THE  TOWER AT  ROOF OF THE GARAGE 

 In 2007 when i was envolved with REP Estoril Coast Section I thought NOW it's time to compensate when I spend time learning CW at CS1CRC Club in Cascais in year 2000 . At that time my CW Teacher were Maarico, CT1TC and Sebastio CT1DRE i Never forget those 6 months learming CW with partice. I can say that if those Hams don't decide to give the Course I've never do it. That Course Class had 14 students , i believe that from all students I'm the unique with sucess. NOW it's time to do the same and finally after long time I decide to give my 1st CW COURSE . During 6 months from October to May 2007 8 students were there 7 OMs and 1 YL were there learning CW . At the end two (2) has sucess on examination at ANACOM Henrique Figueiroa CT1ISH (ex CT2ISH) and Luis Costa CT1JUD (ex CT5JUD). I was very happy because i do my job. 
 It's very important maintain everything working in good conditions. Every 5 years it's necessary check antenas, rotatores, towers, cables. Of course if your antenna system is very near of the sea use a good lubrification and plastic silicon and cover all screws and bolts. Because if you don't that next time you need to repair or make any modifications will be more difficult.                                              Amateur radio it's good allied for Emergency Comunications for Civil Protection. Many Hams are really be prepared to contribute on Comunications . 
 

  

Operating from Christmas Island  in Oceania DX  Amateur Radio Adventure

 

 4W6R East Timor Project! Well done fellows!

In 2003 i was invited by Qufo,EA1QF from URE Union Radioaficionados Espaoles to start a Project for East Timor with Humaniatry purpose. This Project envolved also other Portuguese Amateur Jos Carlos Cardoso,CT1ERC . After 4 years with lot of burocracy work (URE offers a HAN Radio Sation to Dili University) ppers, Licenses, etc and finally 4W6R took place  on 2008. I was invioted to be there in East Timor but at same time I was on Christmas Island Project , so i couldn't be on both places. That I was envolved on preparation this project I receive the 4W6R recognition. I'm Very Proud on this Award. MY MESSAGE IS ! EACH PROJECT YOU START YOU HAVE TO FINISH!