Because I was travelling, I was not on air much. I did make a contact via Echolink with Father KD8ZFF.
I made a non-radio contact with Father F5SNJ in Rome, Fr. William Barker, FSSP. We are working on a couple projects. We would like to organize a couple special events for the Year of Mercy that would involve the activation of the call signs of the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta (SMOM) which is 1A0C (or a special event call, perhaps) and of the Vatican itself, HV___.
We met with highly placed figures in the SMOM and in the Vatican City State (SCV).
Here is a shot of the palace of the administrative offices for the SCV.
Looking the other direction from the steps.
We ran into two serious hard walls in our venture. But there are now chips in those walls.
And Fr. Barker and I had a couple good meals over it.
My plotting and scheming is not yet over.
I am also plotting on a local level to get a serious station set up. More on that later.
Lastly, my call sign may change in the next couple days.
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