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JOHN THEOFILOPOULOS

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NOTE: I receive many e-mails lately asking me "if the address appearing on this site is correct"

 

The address is 100% CORRECT!

 

 

 

Name here is John Theofilopoulos, SV3AQR, 10-x # 64628, born in 1969 in town of Amalias, Greece. Amateur activities began when I was first licenced (a dream since I was a child !) in 1988 at the age of 18.

I chase countries, prefixes, QSL's and photos of other hams. My logbook contains more than 200.000 QSOs (mostly on paper) since my first CQ in 1988.

Current QSL card (1999-TODAY) One of my first prints of QSL's (1989-1999)

 

 

"Born to Run!"

Dedicated Runner/Ham..... During 10Km race, holding a handheld V/UHF tranceiver, & listening on local repeater!

Patras Half-Marathon me & support HAM team!

left to right the gang:

SV3AQO, SV3ORU, SV3ITU, SV3CYL, SV3IDF, SV3AQN, SV3AQR, SV3MSQ, SV3DCX

 

 

 

 

"I'd Rather Be Flying!"

 

 

2nd hobby,airplanes! (I am chasing... Aeronautical mobile QSO's!)

?his is our local air club Piper PA-28-181 Archer III

(Hey...This is not mine, i am NOT the rich guy...)

Ready for another aeronautical mobile flight!

 

 

Low pass over J48LH team, during lighthouse activity - cape Doukato, Leukas island, Greece (Photo taken by Cliff,SV1JG)

 

see also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KysvZovSsf8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glznvHVr6wo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE7dsXW-2hE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCPuj9aAvOc

 

Other activities: Long distance running, listening music. Ex-calls: J43A('91), J43O ('92-'96-2K), J43TEI ('93). I spend much of my time working DX!

 

 

Awards received:

 

ARRL DXCC, Honor Roll (Phone) #20,601 (339 countries)

ARRL 10m DXCC#32,726 (301 countries)

DXCC Challenge (3144 Countries)

10m (Phone) W.A.S.#52,018

5BDXCC #6489

5BWAZ #1556

QRP DXCC

CQ DX Honor Roll

CQ WPX Honor Roll (2066 prefixes)

IARU 5BWAC

CQ ALL USA COUNTIES #3538

 

 

I have been very active in contests, as a matter of fact, during the CQ WW contest '91, I worked barefoot 125 countries (single band DXCC in 48hr contest period without cluster help!) fact that gave me the 4th World place single band low power , 1st place in Europe.

In 1993 I manage to use (upon request) a local medium waves (Radio Station of Amalias, A.M.1584KHz) 54m.top loaded tower, as TX antenna on 160m!

Top band DX'er dream...54m. tower! (Feb'93)

 

 

 

 

28MHz & 144MHz

B E A C O N S

I N F O R M A T I O N

H E R E :

Another activity is C.W. propagation beacons and runs one, since 1991 on 10m, (28.182,5MHz) on a vertical antenna with the power of 4 watts, and a second one, since 1998 on 2m (144.488,0MHz) with 5 watts power on a big wheel, both running (A1A), 24 hours a day from KM07QS, 80m.A.S.L.

I am also QRV on 2m SSB looking for Tropo-Sporadic-E propagation QSO's(144.300 +- QRM) with 20 DXCC countries already confirmed!

6 element 28MHz beam on... SV3AQR's favourite band (October '91)

 

I am working as a civil engineer and live in Patras, (KM08UF) Peloponese, Greece.

Beacons SWL reports, QSLs, are always very welcome!

Please NO eQSL's!

For direct requests please include S.A.S.E.

 

The shack in Amaliada,Greece. (July 2001)

My shack today (2014)

 

Working conditions:

RIG's:

IC-775DSPII , IC-970H, FT-650

 

AMP's:

RPA-1000B, DXP-V175

 

ANTENNAS:

A3WS@ 10m above the roof level & 30m above the ground level, Big Wheel, X-700H

 

ACCESORIES:

RE-20,EQ Plus+8 Band,G-1000DXA

My 3 element dual band beam (WARC's) antenna on the roof top of 6 storey's apartment, near at the new port (South) of Patras,Greece.(picture taken under high speed wind!)

At night with full moon antenna bearing 340° (looking for west coast)

LIVE: Aircraft traffic over Patras, Greece

What means to Be Greek :The video

 

I am proud Greek because:

Because we are a small, poor country full of people with big hearts
Because we never visit anyone empty-handed
Because there is no way to tell foreigners the word "Kapsoura" to properly (burning desire for someone)
Because there is still something valuable in Greek families
Because we always do, even if at the last moment
Because we were slaves for 400 years, but never take this as an excuse for our current state
Because we are scattered all over the Planet
Because we have the word "filotimo" (Honor for his friend?) In any other language
Because foreigners, if they can not find a word, use one of our
Because we share our problems and bad times with our friends and family and not with psychiatrists
Because Socrates, Plato and Aristotle were Greeks
Because we invented theater
Because we gave birth to democracy
Because we discovered logic
Because we made the start in the science
Because we are proud of our culture, not our war
Because when we started to make the Parthenon, the others still slept in trees
Because we have all these lights, which have made efforts to create peace through warBecause we see a difference between "eros" (in love) and "Agapi" (Love), while we feel both passionately
Because Eros was a Greek God
Because we gave the curse "Freedom or Death"
Because we already woven leash than any other are still attracted to wolf skin
Because "Greeks do not fight like heroes, but heroes fight like Greeks" (Winston Churchill, 1941)
Because we gave our ancient alphabet to the Romans and our Medieval alphabet to the Slavs
Because we are not ashamed to cry
Because we dance when we are sad
Because we work to live, not live to work
Because 97% of the star names are Greek
Because if we 'brother or cousin "on the road every scream turns
Because our churches are not dark inside full of special lighting
Because our parents do not forget that we exist when we are already 18
Because if we want to get a sun tan, we go to the beach
Because we confront every difficulty with humor
Because the Olympics were born in Greece
As we unite with our Olympic light the world and send the message of peace
Because our sky is blue white
Because 40% of the Oxford dictionary consists of Greek words
Because we know what "Kefi" (joy in the fun?) Means and how to live it.
.....PROUD GREEK SOUL!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 STAMPS WANTED!
I want to exchange/swap stamps with other collectors from Greece or World Wide.
Please Don't Throw Away Any Foreign Stamps. I am Collecting Them! Any Stamps Cut Off The Envelopes Are O.K. and easy to send to me! Please send me personal message and i will send a self address and stamped envelope to your address for your postage to send me your stamps.You can also sent your stamps on my address on QRZ (SV3AQR) or ask me on PM.

Thank you in advance! 73 de SV3AQR John.

 

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