Cyprus Visit January 2013

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Jan 2013, Nicosia Cyprus

In January 2013 I travelled to Cyprus on business, I had an afternoon free in Nicosia so I arranged to meet up with fellow contester and CUWS member Stavros 5B4AFM.

Here are some photos of the afternoon.

Stavros picked me up from the Electricity Authority in Nicosia and we drove to the old walled city. We parked in the D'Avilla Bastion car park at the foot of the old city wall.

We walked down Ledra Street to the city-centre checkpoint between Cypriot South and the disputed Turkish Occupied North.

We went into the Debenhams building and up to the 11th floor of the Shacolas Tower. There is the Ledra Museum-Observatory with panoramic lookout and video displays describing the history of Cyprus.
This is the view North over the occupied territory, the sea is only 18km away, just over the mountains.

After lunch in the old city we drove to the English School, and to the radio shack, 5B4ES.

I was allowed to operate 5B/G4AXX from the club station while Nestor 5B4AHZ and George 5B4AJZ looked on.

Stavros 5B4AFM & Mark G4AXX

As 5B/G4AXX I made 130 Qs on 20m in 75 minutes, in OC, NA & EU. That's 5B propagation!

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