On the Caribbean Island of St. Kitts (aka St. Christopher), above and below are views of our Calypso Bay home.
After many years of visiting and operating from many Caribbean islands, in 2010 we purchased our Calypso Bay, St Kitts vacation home. Located about 300 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.
Although we have "Permanent Resident" status on St Kitts, wife Cathy, V47HAM (W5HAM) and I split our time between our Hockley, Texas, USA, and Calypso Bay, St. Kitts homes. 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 .
St. Kitts is the least populated country in North or South America, with a population of about 38,900. The island of St. Kitts is 23 miles long and 5 miles wide, at it's widest point. Temperatures: High/Low Summer 90/76 degrees F., Winter 84/72 degrees F.
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St Kitts: CQ Zone: 8, IOTA: NA-104, ITU Zone: 11, Grid: FK87pg.
St Kitts CONTEST CALLSIGN; V49J http://www.qrz.com/db/V49J
Other foreign licenses: J68JA (St.Lucia), V31FB (Belize), P40DX (Aruba), G0AOH (UK).
US Callsign: W5JON http://www.qrz.com/db/W5JON
Radio: Kenwood TS-590S. Yaesu FT-857D. Amp: Elecraft KPA-500. Antenna Tuner: Palstar AT-AUTO. A SignaLink for the RTTY and PSK31 Modes.
Antennas: 10-80m Multiband Dipole, and 10-160m S9, 31' Vertical. 6 Meters - 3el Yagi.
73 and great DX,
John Abbruscato V47JA - W5JON
S9 Vertical mounted on 2nd floor balcony, uses the metal roof as groundradials.
The S9 Vertical's view of the Caribbean Sea, and the southern coast of St. Kitts. Nevis Island is visible in the background
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