Thanks for the QSO !
If you wish to QSL, I prefer ARRL LOTW, otherwise I will reply via the Bureau.
Equipment is an Elecraft K3 Transceiver with KPA500 solid state linear amplifier. Backup rig is an Icom IC-7000 and tuner.
The antenna is an Ultrabeam (Italy) motorized 40M-6M vertical with 6 each ground plane radials from ZeroFive Antenna of the US. The antenna is mounted on a 3 meter tower on the the 7th story (top floor) of the apartment buliding. Unfortunately, there is insufficient space for any sort of efficient antenna that would allow operation on 160M or 80M . I hope to have my OptibeamOB6-M installed at some time in the future. the added gain will help in pileups, and I suspect, be a little friendlier with our local QRN situation.
I operate primarily CW, but enjoy SSB too. I operate 40 meters to 6 meters, and 2M on local repeaters.
We have a pretty good path to most of the world, but Lima suffers from high QRN (lots of electrical noise), so weak signal QSO's are sometimes problematic. Being very close to the shore and the Pacific Ocean helps with good take-off angles.
If you're planning a trip to Lima, make a point to stop in at the Radio Club Peruano. The RCP has a well equipped station to support all modes of operation, and also has a great restaurant right on the premises! (Hey ARRL, how 'bout that !). Meetings are held on Wednesday evenings for the members, and visitors are most welcome, website: http://www.oa4o.org/
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