HC2/AL1O qrv from Ecuador

 During my stay in Ecuador I was able to operate two days under my US Callsign as HC2/AL1O. Special thanks to my host Alberto, HC2AQ who offered me his shack. Within two days, 1700 QSOs found their way into the log.

 Read on for pictures, online log & QSL information.


During my stay I tried to work on all bands from 10m down to 80m. I had great pileups on 15m and 20m from JA and the US. In the evening I enjoyed very much the operation on 80m CW. During the time of the European sunrise (06:00Z – 08:00Z) I worked EU, NA, JA and ZL at the same time!

Online Log & LoTW

Thanks to everyone who gave me a call. The check your callsign in the online log below. The log will soon be submitted to LOTW as well.

Check out the Log & request your QSL card here

QSL Cards

In case you are interested in a QSL card please request it through the Clublog OQSL system. The more expensive way is to send it to my address. If you can wait, then send it through the buro via my German Callsign DH1TW.


Here are a few pictures of the operation:

Albertos great Station with Monoband antennas from 10m to 160m. Usually the group of HD2A operate from the station. If you hear them the next time, give them a call!

DH1TW operating CW on 80m with a Kenwood TS-450 and a SB-220.

My host Alberto, HC2AQ (right) and me (left)

About Tobias (DH1TW)

Self-confessed Starbucks addict. Loves to travel around the globe. Enjoys the technical preparations of Amateur-Radio contests as much as the contests themselves. Engineer by nature. Entrepreneur. For more, follow him @DH1TW


  1. Alberto / HC2AQ says:

    Glad to know you had a good time at “La Guadalupe”. Always qrv. 73. Alberto /HC2AQ

  2. SM5COP says:

    Tobias! Great seeing you in Alberto’s shack. We hade a great time there in the CQ WW CW Contest 2010. Thanks for the CW QSO on 80 m. I have just a simple dipole and I am glad that you could here me. 73 de Rune SM5COP (HC2/SM0COP)

  3. Serge says:

    Alberto, how we can rent your shack in Feb 2013 ? We are going to visit Ecuador. Please contact me or give me your e-mail or skype. Thanks Serge UT5JCW

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