SV2RSG/A - DX news and calendar
DX news and calendar: SV2RSG/A
Added/updated on
June 10, 2021
Callsign(s) SV2RSG/A   
Event start-end date May 7, 2020 - May 10, 2020
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DXCC   SV/A - Mount Athos     
CQ zone 20
Planned modes CW, SSB
Planned bands 20 m
Source 425DXN & DX-World & DXNews           Tags: Information, DXCC

Information

Update June 10: DXNews publishes the following information: "The QTH of SV2RSG/A experienced a strong storm and was flooded.
New QSL manager SV1RP, George, says everything was lost, including QSL cards and the transceiver. There is now no working rig there. QSL manager George does have some blank cards he had previously been sent, so if you are waiting for your card from Monk Iakovos you will need to request it again."


Update June 4: DXNews publishes the following information from SV1RP: "Due to many and important monastic obligations but also due to daily forced changes in his schedule due to covid-19, monk Iakovos (SV2RSG/A) assigns me the QSL. Please those radio amateurs who have confirmed contact with SV2RSG/A (Mount Athos) but also those who will be able to contact him in the near future, to send their QSL cards to SV1RP via QRZ. For any other information, please refer to the SV2RSG/A page in the QRZ. Thank you in advance for your good cooperation and patience and be ready to contact the monk Iakovos in the future.
73 George, SV1RP."


Update April 28: After a period of over 5 months without activity, a quick heads-up to report that Monk Iakovos plans to be QRV on 20m CW/SSB during period May 7-10, 2020. QSL: Holy Monastery Koutloumousiou, Karyes 63086, Greece.


Update November 26: The next Mt Athos activity from Monk Iakovos (SV2RSG/A) should be on or around December 1st. A dipole for 80 & 160m is planned for then. Currently he uses a dipole for 20 & 40m.


Update November 8: Michael G7VJR comments in Twitter: News in from Bart, W9JJ at ARRL: "Operations by SV2RSG/A (if from Mount Athos must identify “/A”) are accepted by ARRL DXCC."


Monk Iakovos, SV2RSG, based  at the  Koutloumousiou Monastery  on mount Athos, was active as SV2RSG/A on 20 and 40 metres CW on 25-27 October.

He said this was a "new start" in his amateur radio activity. His operations are not acceptable for  DXCC credit  for the time being,  but work him first and worry later, as they say.


     

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