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Istanbul, Turkey - TA2/K3LP DX-Pedition May 1, 2014

 

Photo 1.1 - David (K3LP), Taskin (TA2ST) and Deniz Kahvecioglu(TA1CQ) at Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 1.2 - David (K3LP) and Taskin (TA2ST) at Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 1.3 - David (K3LP) and Deniz Kahvecioglu (TA1CQ) at Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 1.4 - David (K3LP) and Taskin (TA2ST) at the Station Istanbul Atasehir, Turkey
Photo 1.5 - David (TA2/K3LP), Taskin (TA2ST) and Deniz Kahvecioglu (TA1CQ)with DGES Flag at the Istanbul, Turkey airport Photo 1.6 - Taskin (TA2ST) with DGES Flag at the Istanbul, Turkey airport Photo 1.7 - David (K3LP) with DGES Flag at the Istanbul, Turkey airport Photo 1.8 - David (TA2/K3LP) operation 20 meter CW
Photo 1.9 - Turkey Country Map Photo 1.10 - Aya Sofya Photo 1.11 - Blue Mosque Photo 1.12 - DGES Flag at the Istanbul, Turkey airport with man from Bagdad,Iraq on flight from Washington Dullas, VA to Istanbul, Turkey for 9.5 hrs
Photo 1.13 - Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 1.14 - Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 1.15 - DGES Flag at the Istanbul, Turkey airport with man from Saudi Arabia standing Passport line for 2.5 hrs Photo 1.16 - DGES Flag at the Istanbul, Turkey airport with man from Baltimore, MD standing Passport line for 2.5 hrs

TA2/K3LP Dx-pedition to Istanbul, Turkey - May 1, 2014; and I visited and operated from the QTH of Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) located in Istanbul Atasehir, Turkey.

 

I flew on Turkish Airlines from Washington Dullas Airport, Virginia, FLT TK008, 11:45 PM, on April 30, 2014 and arrived 9.5 hrs later in Istanbul, Turkey at 4:40 PM local time on May 1, 2015. My departure was on May 2, 2014 at 12:45 AM giving me only 8 hrs of layover in Turkey. I was able to get a VISA for $30 USD at the airport then got back in line for Passport Control taking 2.5 hours of waiting. I was lucky that Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) stayed and waited until I cleared customs. We were picked up by TA1CQ at the airport and taken to the Atakoy Marina in order to catch a Ferry Ride then a taxi to Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) home on the asian side of Istanbul, Turkey. After a quick meal, we arrived at Taskin's home in Istanbul Atasehir, Turkey at 9:30 PM and I was able to operate for 1 hour before it was time to depart back to the airport.

 

Coveted by empires across the centuries, straddling both Europe and Asia, Istanbul is one of the world's great metropolises. Founded around 1000 BC, the colony of Byzantium grew into the Byzantine Empire's great capital of Constantinople and after the Ottoman conquest of the city, retained its glorious place as the heart of their empire. The city (officially renamed Istanbul after the founding of the Turkish Republic) is liberally scattered with glorious remnants of its long and illustrious history ,and the sightseeing here will impress even the most monument-weary visitor.

As well as the big four (Aya Sofya, Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque, and Grand Bazaar) leave enough time to explore the many other sights. Although many tourist attractions are located in, or near, the old city district of Sultanahmet, there is a dazzling array of other tourist attractions throughout the further reaches of the city.

 

Photos from visit to TA2ST, Taskin Akansel's QTH in Istanbul,Turkey

Photo 2.1 - Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) Photo 2.2 - Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) station, IC-7800,ICOM PW-1, and FT-2000 Photo 2.3 - Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) at his station Photo 2.4 - Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) and XYL (Ozlem -TB2YHP) at ham station
Photo 2.5 - IC-7800 rig and the K3LP Keyer at it's new home at the TA2ST station; K3LP Keyer donated Photo 2.6 - David (TA2/K3LP) operating from the TA2ST station Photo 2.7 - David (TA2/K3LP) operating from the TA2ST station Photo 2.8 - David (TA2/K3LP) with Taskin (TA2ST) operating from the TA2ST station
Photo 2.9 - David (TA2/K3LP) operating from the TA2ST station Photo 2.10 - David (TA2/K3LP) operating from the TA2ST station Photo 2.11 - David (TA2/K3LP) arriving at the TA2ST station Photo 2.12 - TA2ST station book case
Photo 2.13 - David (K3LP) at the Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 2.14 - David (K3LP) at the Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 2.15 - David (K3LP) at the Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 2.13 - David (K3LP) waiting for ferry boat ride from the Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey
Photo 2.14 - David (K3LP) and Taskin (TA2ST) having dinner at the Donerci Cemal Photo 2.15 - David (K3LP) and Taskin (TA2ST) having dinner at the Donerci Cemal Photo 2.16 - Taskin's (TA2ST) dinner at the Donerci Cemal Photo 2.17 - David's (K3Lp) dinner at the Donerci Cemal
Photo 2.18 - Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 2.19 - Taskin Akansel (TA2ST) - Station Location in Istanbul, Turkey Photo 2.20 - Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey Photo 2.21 - David (K3LP);  ferry boat arrived at the Atakoy Marina, Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

 

     

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