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D44TWQ Boa Vista Island Story

I operated from the island of Boa Vista in Cape Verde for just three days whilst on holiday there in November 2013. Unfortunately there weren’t any places to easily put up an antenna, however after bribing the owner of the holiday apartments with a bottle of nice Portuguese wine, he allowed me to place the 10m long fibre-glass pole supporting the vertical, trapped dipole onto the roof of the building, which was actually in his living area.


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ QSL

QRA: HK86ME

IOTA: AF-086 : Cape Verde – Windward Islands.

WLOTA: 0972 (Morro Negra Light, Ilha da Boavista)

Equipment was a K2 plus KPA500 but I did not crank the amp up over 250 watts. Logging, as usual, was with Win-Test. Some pictures of the trip are below (the log search and QSL info are at the bottom).
73 John G4IRN

Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Local Beer
The local brew.


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Fiber glass pole
My fibre-glass pole can be seen on top of the building


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Radio


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Beach


Boa Vista Island Cape Verde Cabo Verde D44TWQ Ocean


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Boa Vista Wind Club
Boa Vista Wind Club



Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Wind


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Beach 2


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Sal Rey Beach
Boa Vista Island Sal Rey Beach


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Beach Bar
Sal Rei Beach Bar



Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Dive Snorkeling Water Sport
Boa Vista Water Sports Centre Dive Kite Surf Snorkeling


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Sal Rey Harbour
Boa Vista Island Sal Rei harbour



Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Sal Rey Harbour 2


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Sal Rey Down Town
Sal Rei Down town



Boa Vista Island Cape Verde Cabo Verde D44TWQ Police
Boa Vista Police



Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Sal Rei Down town 2


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Sal Rei Cafe
Sal Rei Cafe



Boa Vista Island Sal Rei Bar


Boa Vista Island Beach Life
Boa Vista Island Beach life



Boa Vista Island Sal Rei Beach Life

Boa Vista Island Planet all sports
Boa Vista Island Planet all sports



Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde Baracuda shark
Boa Vista Baracuda shark


Boa Vista Island Cabo Verde Cape Verde D44TWQ Airport
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