SV2/YL7A Mount Athos dxpedition update (2)

From Ohio/Penn DX Bulletin #1215 

SV/A, MOUNT ATHOS (Update). If you have not heard, the SV2/YL7A operation is not going to take place. Kostas, SV1DPI, who talked with SV2ASP/A reported on May 19th: "Monk Apollo is outside MountAthos, working with the olives, but he offered himself to ask Holy Council and inform us about the operation. The official news is that Holy Council prohibited the entrance of the YL guys in Mount Athos because they announced a Ham Radio operation without a license from Holy Council. The YL guys have a visa to enter Mount Athos this morning as pilgrims but NOT a license to operate. After this they can not enter in Mount Athos either as pilgrims." The latest news is that the team was on their way home on May 21st.  

The complete details are now online at: http://www.lral.lv/exped/sv2/yl7a 

UPDATE: Unfortunately the YL7A team deleted this web page, where they published their version of the events relating to their attempted unlicensed Mount Athos operation and their virtual deportation. According to rumors circulating in Greece, there was much more behind the scenes activity, as well as involvement of a Greek radio amateurs. And they accused me of "publishing speculation"...


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