As this thread developes to a story of my "Adventures in Revalia" I have to tell that I got my Alinco DJ-V446 back tonight and eagerly called cq from various places in downtown Tallinn, i.e. in Rootermanni area, Merekeskus area, a park near Kalev Spa Hotel, a park near Hotel Reval Olümpia. Then I had Tiina to make some excellent Estonian traditional food for me - pizza. It seems to be that we, both you Estonians and we Finns, do share similar traditions of food (!). After üks pizza Fanta-ga ja üks kohvi koorega I continued calling cq from various places, with no joy, however. At one time I managed to pick some noise from some office or similar mansion full of computers, so the RX obviously works in my Alinco. I returned to Roseni, but I shall take out my Alinco later in the evening, perhaps 10 p.m. Then I'll have a cup of coffee somewhere, call once again and go to bed.
Tomorrow morning I'm going to take a bus to Pölva and visit the hardware store there. Thanks for the information regarding the Tehnoturg in Tartu. I was completely off-line during the day, so I didn't know this until I arrived Roseni. But don't worry, Edelaraudtee AS railoading company will most certainly be obliged to carry me with their DR1B units to Tartu should I buy a ticket. And then I will pay a visit to Tehnoturg. Unfortunately I couldn't persuade any other radio "maniacs" or "enthusiasts" from Finland to accompany my. Even the folks with whom I arrived here (that was a different hobby group) were not interested making some "third party extension" to the normal Tallink-Silja Ltd. cruising and sightseeing tour programmes. So, when the bus left the Museum of Occupations, I was not aboard. One very clever lady in that group noticed that "one of us was missing" and called my cellphone before I switched completely to the EMT Simpel in order to avoid unnecessary questions. By the way, our excellent tour guide, Ms. Jaanika, recommended visiting Pölva and Tartu when I told her about my plans.
So, I think that in any case I'll have to pay a visit to Tartu as well as to Pölva before Xmas this year. One thing which interests me and many other enthusiasts is the availability of 68 MHz land mobile two-way radios. In Tehnoturg there is one, or I have seen one on their website.
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