Abroad » France (FAA-FZZ)

  • The French flag

    The French flag.

  • Location of France

    Location of France within Europe.
    Call sign prefixes: FAA-FZZ, HWA-HYZ, THA-THZ, TKA-TKZ, TMA-TMZ, TOA-TQZ and TVA-TXZ.

  • Map of France

    A small map of France with all the major cities and the capital city Paris.

  • REF

    REF, Reseau des Emetteurs Francais (Association of French Radio Amateur Network).

  • Departments/overseas areas

    Map with departments and overseas areas. Departments and overseas areas are combined into groups with colors. Each group has its own REF contactperson.

  • St. Jean-Pla-de-Corts, July 1988

    Situated at St. Jean-Pla-de-Corts (locator JN12mm). Three 'angry young men' at work. Marcel (PDØM), Peter (a friend) and myself (left). Antenna preparation; hanging up the W3DZZ antenna.

  • St. Jean-Pla-de-Corts, July 1988

    Situated at St. Jean-Pla-de-Corts (locator JN12mm). Must have been under the callsign F/PA3GCL. That's me on the left together with Marcel (PD0M). Using the analog Yaesu FT-101E and a W3DZZ antenna, which was lend to us by a French HAM.

  • Ste. Eulalie-en-Born, August 1993

    The mobile station in Ste. Eulalie-en-Born near Bordeaux (locator IN94jh), while travelling in France. The mobile station comprises the Kathrein 1/4 Λ antenna for VHF and the FDK Fukuyama Multi-700E radio.

  • Onzain, August 1993

    Portable station in Onzain (locator JN07ol) near Blois. Operating as F/PA3GCL. Using a small alu-mast and on top of it the Fritzel GPA-30 triband vertical for 20/15/10 metres.

  • Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, August 1994

    Setting up the portable station in Saint-Pair-sur-Mer, Normandy (locator IN98ft) near St. Malo. Operating as F/PA3GCL. Hanging the G5RV antenna between two trees.

  • St. Savin, August 1994

    Portable station in St. Savin (locator JN06kn) near Poitiers. Operating as F/PA3GCL. Using a small alu-mast and on top of it the Fritzel GPA-30 triband vertical for 20/15/10 metres.

  • St. Savin, August 1994

    Portable station in St. Savin (locator JN06kn) near Poitiers. Using the Kenwood TS-940S HF transceiver and the Kenwood AT-200 antennatuner, both still in use.

  • Chambon-sur-Lac, August 1994

    Portable station in Chambon-sur-Lac (locator JN15kn) near Clermont-Ferrand. Using the Kenwood TS-940S HF transceiver and the Fritzel GPA-30 triband vertical.

  • Artignosc-sur-Verdon, July 1995

    Portable station in Artignosc-sur-Verdon (locator JN33bq) near Lac de Sainte-Croix. Using the Kenwood TS-940S HF transceiver and a G5RV antenna.

  • Le Lavandou, July 1995

    Portable station in Le Lavandou (locator JN33ed) near Saint-Tropez. Using the Kenwood TS-940S HF transceiver and a G5RV antenna. Feedline of the antenna right next to the tent. The balun just above ground level.

  • Andance, July 1995

    Portable station in Andance (locator JN25jf) near Lyon. Trying to hang the G5RV antenna between two trees. It took me a while before I found the right branches.

  • Andance, July 1995

    Finally the G5RV antenna in position. Ready to go and call CQ on HF with the Kenwood TS-940S.

  • Chorges, August 1996

    Portable station in Chorges (locator JN34em) near Lac de Serre-Poncon. Hanging the G5RV antenna between an alu-mast and a barn at a 'camping a la ferme'.

  • Entrechaux, August 1996

    The mobile station in Entrechaux (locator JN24nf) near Vaison-la-Romaine. The mobile station comprises the Kathrein 1/4 Λ antenna for VHF and the FDK Fukuyama Multi-700E radio.

  • Entrechaux, August 1996

    The portable HF station in Entrechaux (locator JN24nf) near Vaison-la-Romaine. Using the Kenwood TS-940S HF transceiver, the Kenwood AT-200 antennatuner and a G5RV antenna.

  • Entrechaux, August 1996

    Situated at Entrechaux (locator JN24nf), campsite 'Les trois rivieres' at the foot of the Mont-Ventoux, visible at the background.

  • Mont-Ventoux, August 1996

    The famous Mont-Ventoux, the lonely mountain, with its mountain top (locator JN24pe). Due to strong winds at this hight (1909 metres) there is no vegetation.

  • Mont-Ventoux, August 1996

    The famous Mont-Ventoux, the lonely mountain, with its mountain top (locator JN24pe). Communication-centre and many towers (TV, radio, militairy) at the mountain top.

  • Sainte Marie, July 2000

    Situated in a summerhouse on a hill top near the 'Gorges de la Truyere' at Sainte Marie near Saint-Flour (locator JN14kv). Picture of the summerhouse a.k.a. portable radioshack.

  • Sainte Marie, July 2000

    Situated in a summerhouse on a hill top near the 'Gorges de la Truyere' at Sainte Marie near Saint-Flour (locator JN14kv). View from the balcony. Nice take-off for radiosignals.

  • Sainte Marie, July 2000

    Situated at Sainte Marie near Saint-Flour (locator JN14kv) on a hill. Antenna preparations and experiments with a dipole with 600 ohm feedline: finding the right antennaspot and how to get the feedline in the shack?

  • Sainte Marie, July 2000

    Situated at Sainte Marie near Saint-Flour (locator JN14kv) on a hill. Experiments with an open dipole with 600 ohm feedline. The classical antenna in its final position, ready to work the waves.

  • Puy-de-Dome, July 2000

    The famous Puy-de-Dome (locator JN15ls) with its mountain top at 1464 metres. The mountain is a large lava dome. Communications centre and many towers (TV, radio, militairy) at the mountain top.

  • Puy-de-Dome, July 2000

    The famous Puy-de-Dome (locator JN15ls) with its mountain top at 1464 metres. View from the garden of our summer house. Communication-centre and many towers on the mountain top.

  • Les Ollieres-sur-Eyrieux, July 2002

    Situated at Les Ollieres-sur-Eyrieux near Valence (locator JN24ht). The antenna is an L-antenna (2 times 10 metres) fed with symmetrical feedline.

  • Les Ollieres-sur-Eyrieux, July 2002

    Situated at Les Ollieres-sur-Eyrieux (locator JN24ht). PA and the 2P's (PA+2P) behind the Kenwood TS-940S and the Kenwood AT-200 antennatuner.

  • Gassin, July 2002

    Situated at Gassin near Saint Tropez (locator JN33gf). The antenna is an L-antenna (2 times 10 metres) fed with symmetrical feedline. The base of the 10 metres alu-antenna is visible behind the trailer-tent.

  • Lagnes, July 2002

    Situated at Lagnes near Avignon (locator JN23nv). The antenna at the left side of the trailer-tent is the L-antenna (2 times 10 metres) fed with symmetrical feedline. The Kenwood TS-940S transceiver was used for HF operation.

  • Pointe-du-Raz, May 2003

    Spring holiday in France, Brittany, departement Finistere (locator IN78pa). Visiting the famous Pointe-du-Raz. Lighthouse and communications centre at Pointe-du-Raz.

  • Ramatuelle, May 2004

    Spring holiday in France, the Provence, Ramatuelle near St. Tropez (locator JN33he). Using a dipole (2 * 10 metres) with symmetrical feedline and also the Fritzel tri-band vertical (GPA30) on the right.

  • Ramatuelle, May 2004

    Ramatuelle (locator JN33he). Assembling the alu-mastmast and the Fritzel tri-band GPA30 vertical for 20, 15 and 10 metres.

  • Ramatuelle, May 2004

    Ramatuelle (locator JN33he). The dipole (2 * 10 metres) with symmetrical feedline on the telescopic fibreglass mast and also the Fritzel tri-band vertical (GPA30) on the right.

  • Ramatuelle, May 2004

    Ramatuelle near St. Tropez (locator JN33he). The antenna's as seen from another viewpoint.

  • Ramatuelle, May 2004

    Ramatuelle near St. Tropez (locator JN33he). Ready for digital modes with the Kenwood TS-940S transceiver, the Kenwood AT-200 antennatuner and a laptop computer.

  • Ramatuelle, May 2004

    Ramatuelle near St. Tropez (locator JN33he). Typical campsite scenery: CQ laundry, CQ laundry.

  • Chalon-sur-Saone, May 2004

    Situated at Chalon-sur-Saone (locator JN26jq) departement Saone-et-Loire, Bourgogne. Spring holiday in France. Very nice place and a lot of space for antennas.

  • Chalon-sur-Saone, May 2004

    Situated at Chalon-sur-Saone (locator JN26jq). Very nice place and a lot of space for antennas. The telescopic fibreglass mast (DK9SQ a.k.a. Spieth-mast) in full glory.

  • Chalon-sur-Saone, May 2004

    Situated at Chalon-sur-Saone (locator JN26jq). Ready for digital modes with the Kenwood TS-940S transceiver, the Kenwood AT-200 antennatuner and a laptop computer.

  • Paris, July 2012

    Situated at Paris, the famous Eiffel tower and communications centre (locator JN18du). Also used for FM radio and TV broadcasting. For further information have a look here.