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.


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.


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. 



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