Bordi, a coastal hamlet is just 17 km from a small town called Dahanu, in Maharashtra state, India. It is situated 145 km north of Mumbai. It is situated beside the Arabian sea. This region has a serene, virgin, beautiful landscape. The drive from Dahanu to Bordi is very scenic and it is a feast for travelers’ eyes. The region is enriched with Parsi culture and cuisine.

Beach:

The beach in Bordi is spread with blackish, sticky sands. Casuarinas and Chikoo Orchards form a picturesque background for the beach. Moreover, the Bordi area has low tide, where water will never raise above waist level. So tourists can have a good time in the water. Maharashtra Woods Preservation controls and maintains the area.

Our team members assembled at MARI headquarter on 26 October 2013 at 07:00 HRS. After breakfast, the team prepared for trip to Bordi at 08.00 HRS.

After checking in at 14.00 HRS we had a small break for refreshment. After refreshment, we were on our way to set up the stations and mounting the HF and VHF antennas. We had faced a small challenge of grounding at electric power supply. We started diagnostic on wiring and found the root cause of improper grounding. We dig a pit and provided external grounding and made our radio gears safe to operate.

Finally we operated HF radio and established contact with multiple stations.

Acknowledgements:

We would like to thank OM VU2HOT, Jagdish Bhat for offering the farmhouse and all other arrangements for the team. 

Special thanks for guiding the team on CQ WW - SSB contest. 

Participant:

OM VU2HOT, OM VU2JRT, OM VU2CKI, OM VU2LKI, OM VU2ISH, OM VU2TOO, OM VU2FAC, OM VU2CMI, OM VU2IVV, OM VU2LOC.


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