A few curiouscontacts: There are manycurious QSO´s made bymy stationthroughoutthe years, here aresomepeculiar
I havea pair of contactsmade withthe Spanish Royal House in theZarzuela Palace(Madrid)emitting asEA0JC
Several contactswiththe Vatican City Statein differentbands and modesasHV0A, with theVatican'sPontificalUniversityHV5PULandVatican Radio's headquartersHV50VR
Multiplecontacts made atHF4U1VICUN Headquartersin Vienna,4U1ITUUN in Geneva, UN New York4U1UN I have alsocontacteda couple oftimes with theWorldBank Headquartersin WashingtonDC as 4U1WB
I havea lot of APRS contacts viaISS,at times Ihave connected viapacketand Ileft messagesfor the astronautson board, sometimesthe International Space Stationhas been usedas a repeater,SSTVimage transmitter,and so onbut mostinteresting iswhen the crew appear on the air and wecontact them. In my case I contacted astronaut Luca Parmitano (KF5KPD) on board ISS as IR0ISS on August days 4 and 7, 2013.
In 2011 March frommymobile stationI contactedviaAO-51Satellite with Portuguese Space CenterCS5CEP
Anotherfunnyfrom mymobile stationwas theAeronautical Mobile, It was aGerman pilotaboard aBoeing 737in flight from theAzoresto Germanyup to thePortugueseAlgarve,DF1CHB/AMcontact him in twobandsthe same evening,also a few days ago at home. I have severalcontactswith stations/AM, oneof them was aparamotor.
AlsoI have more than 20 QSO'swithmaritime mobile stations, egUR7FM/MMin the middleof the Atlantic, I contacted him indigital modes, with4L1QX/MMsame way, toUT1FG/MMcontactedhimvia satelliteAO-27,etc.
On two occasionsI have contactedthroughtelegraphy with V85SS, he is aretired lieutenant colonelwho livesin the Sultanate ofBrunei,a small countryin Oceaniarather exotic
Onemost recent wason January 2015 with RI1ANR in Antartica or RI1ANT on December 2014. Before I contacted DP0GVN a german Base. March 2013 I contacted with russian operator Chief of Bellingshausen Base on King George Island, South Shetland Islands, before in October 14, 2011 also with8J1RL,SYOWABasein Antarctica, aJapanesescientific expeditionoperating fromEastIslandOngle.
Another one have been on April 2013 with Jim E51JD, long and great QSO, He is on Rarotonga, Cook Islands in South Pacific:
Years 2013 and 2014 I contacted FK8DD/M operator Sam in New Caledonia from his car (mobile station) :
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You can learnmore aboutthose stationsseeking theircallsingns in qrz.comAll thesecontacts arecuriousbut there aremany more in my LOG, such as those withsmall countrieslike SanMarino, Andorra,Monaco, Liechtenstein, Bahrain, Belize,HongKong, Mauritius,etc.Without citingthosefar away, for examplein the PacificIslandsDucie, Kiribati, Hawaii, French Polinesia, Guam,Belau...Orexotic asSri Lanka, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Taiwan, Galapagos Islands, Cayman,Falkland, Cambodia, Vietnam,etc.
Above you can seea contact usingROSdigital modewithAustraliamadeusingonly35Wofpowerwhichreadcuriositiesasthe correspondentindicatesjust startingthe winterwhilewe are startingspringhere,thereare the6 pmtime while tome are the10amor he is using asolarpowered station.
Other courious contacts would be if you meet a famous HAM as EA0JC H.M. King Juan Carlos de Borbón, a politic as LU1SM Carlos Menem Argentinaex-president,actors such asthe lateMarlonBrandowhenoperated fromthe United States hadthe callsignKE6PZHand when he wason his private islandin French PolynesiacalledasFO5GJ.Another famous spanishTVjournalistisEA4JIJoseMariaIñigoorrecently deceasedAstronautNeil Armstrong KB2RTP wasthe first one towalk on the moon,etc..
Radio amateursareall over the globeon every continent, inthe most unlikely places,What are you waitingforcontact us?