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SV2/SV1RP/A Greece

SV2/SV1RP/A Not Mount Athos

My name is George.
My amateur radio call sign is: SV1RP

SV1RP Greece QSL
SV1RP. Greece. QSL.


I live a quiet life without nightmares and I have never been hospitalized in a psychiatric clinic.
I usually do not fly in the clouds.
Surprisingly, however, I have read recently on many international amateur pages that at the last WPX contest, where I participated, I was on Mount Athos !!! And I transmit from there !!!
I also found that being on Mount Athos was not only mentioned by one person, but more than that, I was even tough criticized for this.

What I want to clarify is this:
In the last WPX contest, I also took part with the SV2/SV1RP/A call, and I transmit from my alternative shack, which is located in the north. Greece and specifically in Giannitsa City.
So my international scorn was deliberately done by people who acted fraudulently to expose me internationally.
All the necessary legal procedures have already begun, so that those responsible for this deceptive act can apologize to the Greek authorities but also for the complete restoration of the truth.

From now on, be more careful with the "information" you publish, especially when it comes from low-intelligence people and who are moving to the limits of legality.
In any case, however, I am cautious about my next actions.
Thank you.

73, SV1RP, George

Information from Bernie, W3UR The Daily DX

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Henryk
  • Callsign: SM0JHF
  • 2017-06-03 05:31:52
Confusion. According to the information from the appropriate ministry in Greece, quoted at the website of the national organization R.A.A.G., foreigners who stay longer than 6 months in Greece will be given a special licence with SV0 prefix. However, during my recent visit to Crete I met at least two non-Greek residents who have regular SV9 call signs. So the authorities in some countries do not follow the rules they set up? Another example: The Wireless Institute of Australia writes on their website (http://www.wia.org.au/licenses/licensing/visitorlicence/): This visiting privilege covers most holiday or business trips. Simply prefix a home callsign with the VK call area located. For example W2ABC/VK3. To prefix something means in English that you place something in front of something else. Apparently not down-under. We are the Information Societies in the age of Information Technology and still have problems with delivering simple information. The confusion with Mount Athos operations could be simply avoided by providing straightforward information by the appropriate ministry and the local Amateur Radio society. Additionally, the DXCC rules are not clear, adding to the total confusion. I personally do not care about the entities...
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Henryk
  • Callsign: SM0JHF
  • 2017-06-03 04:30:01
It seems to me that the operator of SV1RP does not understand the use of a country or area prefix in front of the call sign. If you are in a different call area (in countries where there are call areas and it is required) the call area figure is placed after the call sign. Example: SM0JHF/1 indicating the island of Gotland. However, operating in another country under any agreement, such as CEPT, IARP or reciprocal , the host country prefix (and call area figure, if required) is placed in front of the visitors's call sign. Example: F/SM0JHF anywhere in France, OE1/SM0JHF in Vienna, etc. Operating in the second call area (or region) of Greece should be indicated as SV1RP/2 to avoid doubts. Placing SV2/ in front indicates that you are a foreigner visiting the second call area of Greece. It can also be assumed that you are in another DXCC entity. So blame yourself. Your organization R.A.A.G. gives appropriate instructions to foreign operators staying up to 3 months in Greece here: http://www.raag.org/displayITM1.asp?ITMID=11&LANG=EN and by the IARU here: https://www.iaru-r1.org/index.php/operating-abroad
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KOS
  • Callsign: RY6A
  • 2017-06-03 04:00:35
MORE SURPRISING,HAM RADIO PROVIDED THE DOCUMENTS FROM THE GREEK SIDE,NEEDS TO PROVIDE AND FROM THE HOLY SYNOD TO WORK ON THE AIR,WHICH IS LED BY THE MONK APOLLO.AND WHEN WILL NOT HE WHO IN THE LAW WILL ALLOW THE AIR MONASTERIES MONK APOLLO..IT BRINGS IN THE BUSINESS WITH THE HUNTING $$$$$$$.
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Wayne
  • Callsign: N0UN
  • 2017-06-02 06:15:21
So it appears that SV2/SV1RP/A operated from his "Alternative" location in DXCC Entity "Greece". And it also appears when SV1RP operated the exact same call SV2/SV1RP/A a couple years ago, he was on Mount Athos. Talk about confusing... George's QRZ page at this time does nothing to sort it out. Maybe he'll update it. I did find this tidbit on unrelated SV2BBO's QRZ page: "SV2BBO/A Lisenced Alternative location KN10ve, Camping Rea Vourvourou Chalkidiki. /A not necessarily Mount ATHOS !! It is alternative location in the same geographical area under Greek Law, Υ.Α.38200/1136 since Septemper 2, 2011." From the producers of the original Olympic Games in 776 BC. I see nothing has changed, more games.