See you at the VISALIA DX CONTENTION, April, 2017
Just another day in paradise....
On the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts (aka St. Christopher), above and below are views of our Calypso Bay home.
St. Kitts is the smallest and least populated sovereign country in North or South America and the Western Hemisphere, with a land area of 65 sq.mi, and a population of about 47,200. The island of St. Kitts is 23 miles long and 5 miles wide, at it's widest point.
Although we have "Permanent Resident" status on St Kitts, wife Cathy, V47HAM (W5HAM) and I split the year by spending 6 months at our Calypso Bay, St. Kitts, West Indieshome and 6 months at our Hockley, Texas, USA home.
Our Calypso Bay, St Kittshome is located about 200 feet to the Caribbean Sea from the front door (see below view), and one mile to the Atlantic Ocean from the back door, with great views and a constant Caribbean breeze.
Our St. Kitts home is available for rental, seehttps://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p385600. If interested I may be contacted direct at:W5JON(at)SBCGLOBAL(dot)NET for a very reduced "Ham" weekly rate.
I retired in 2007 after almost 30 years traveling the world working for Schlumberger, and Omni FC, on hydrocarbon pipeline Flow Computers and Flow Instrumentation. A tough retirement, but someone has to do it .....
LoTW - All logs are uploaded to LotW, upon my return to Texas, USA. My preferred method of QSL is Logbook of the World (LotW).
GLAD TO QSL: ALL V47JA QSL'S DIRECT ONLY, TO W5JON.SASE PLEASE. NO BUREAU QSL's, ALL QSL's DIRECT ONLY TO W5JON. SASE PLEASE. I DO NOT REPLY or RETURN BUREAU QSL's.
NOTE: DO NOT SEND QSL'stoST. KITTS address.QSL to W5JON:http://www.qrz.com/db/W5JON
Thanks for all the QSO's, I now have my 7BDXCC (Phone) Award.
St Kitts: CQ Zone: 8, IOTA: NA-104, ITU Zone: 11, Grid: FK87pg. SKYPE: john.v47ja
US Callsign: W5JON http://www.qrz.com/db/W5JON
St Kitts CONTEST CALLSIGN; V49J http://www.qrz.com/db/V49J
Other foreign licenses: J68JA (St.Lucia), V31FB (Belize), P40DX (Aruba), G0AOH (UK).
Radios: Kenwood TS-590S, Yaesu FT-1000MP-MkV. Amp: Elecraft KPA-500. Antenna Tuner: Palstar AT-AUTO.
Antennas:6-40m:31' Vertical, 80m: 35' top loaded Vertical, 10-20m: DeltaLoop, 160m shortenedDipole, and6 Meters:3el M2 Yagi.
73 and DX,
John Abbruscato V47JA
The 31' 6-40MVertical mounted on 2nd floor balcony. The 35' Top loaded 80M Vertical is mounted on 2nd floor sundeck.
31' Vertical mounted on 2nd floor balcony.
35' Top loaded 80M Vertical ismounted on 2nd floor sundeck.
31' Vertical,mounted on 2nd floor balcony, with Balun Design 4:1 Unun, uses the metal roof as groundradials.
Same asabove pictured 31' Vertical, with coil added to operate on 160 Meters. Yes it really works great on 160M!
Our view of the Caribbean Sea, and the southern coast of St. Kitts. Nevis Island is visible in the background
Tough decision, would I rather be in the pool, or working a pile-up on 20 meters..........
Calypso Bay Resort, St Kitts
Cruise ships in at Port Zante, Basseterre, Saint Kitts
V49J is my CONTEST CALL