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MU/OE3YCB operates on HF from Guernsey


In May/June 1999 we, Barbara and Mike, visited the state of Guernsey, part of the so called CHANNEL ISLANDS, located between France and England.
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Swiss Air and Crossair flights brought us and all our ham radio equipment to this beautiful island. We rented an appartment in the north of the island. Mrs. Lane on BUNKERS HILL in VALE offered a nice place to stay and also a possibility for an antenna. Our brand new transceiver from YAESU, model  FT-100 mobile covering HF, 50Mc, 144Mc and 433Mc in all modes did a very nice job! It proofed to have a great receiver with good IMD and puts out a strong signal with 100Watts utilizing DSP digital signal processing on transmit and receive. During the flight I had studied the users manual and so the initial setup was no problem and we were on the air the evening we had arrived.
The Ultimate portable Dx-machine!
YAESU FT100 portabel multimode transceiver --100 Watt Power !
selfcatering apartement Mon Desir, close to the beach L'Ancresse Bay With our small rental car from Harlequin we toured around the green island for one week, having great views from some picturesce cliff paths, admiring the beautiful gardens and visiting most of the ancient monuments or more recent sight seeing places. Because of narrow road system the speedlimit is 35mph and driving is no stress with easy parking. You may travel from one side to the other coast of Guernsey in abt. 30 minutes.
Some places you should visit: 
  •         Castel Cornet St. Peter Port 
  •         Fresia farm 
  •         Lihou island   (only at low tide ) 
  •         Naval communication headquarter 
  •         Fermain Bay and The Ocean Steps 
  •         Bird garden and Butterfly farm 
  •         shipwreck museum 
  •         Little chapel and some German bunkers 

    and many more, including some restaurants & shops..
    foothpath - cliff paths overlooking the sea
    private gardens open During summer , along with the   
    Guernsey Floral Show, 
    you may visit many private gardens for a small fee. Because of moderate climate you will find unbelievable beautiful plants growing! 
    During our stay, we also met Jim and Mike, two local Ham radio operators and we expierienced their great hospitality! After just one week and about 200 QSO's on shortwave, we had to leave Guernsey, but we will definitely come back some time. going back, after great holidays on Guernsey Island !
    You may check the logbook of MU/OE3YCB/p and MU/OE3MZC/p  here: 
  • All QSL Cards have been sent via homecall/bureau. 
    Do not send any cards to Guernsey radio club ! 

    our new travel companion
    Fresia flowers from Guernsey
    Some more pictures from 
    Guernsey Island
    St. Peter Port City
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