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 I began operating from our Calypso Bay, St Kitts vacation home. 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.
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 home and 6 months at our Hockley, Texas, USA home.
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 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 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 F. (32/24 C.), Winter 84/72 F. (29/22 C.).
LoTW - All logs are uploaded to LotW. 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/BURO QSL's. NOTE: DO NOT SEND QSL's TO ABOVE ST. KITTS ADDRESS. QSL to W5JON: http://www.qrz.com/db/W5JON
Please Spot Me On The DX Cluster
St Kitts: CQ Zone: 8, IOTA: NA-104, ITU Zone: 11, Grid: FK87pg.
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).
Radio: Kenwood TS-590S. Yaesu FT-857D. Amp: Elecraft KPA-500. Antenna Tuner: Palstar AT-AUTO.
Antennas: On 10-80m: S9, 31' Vertical, 40/80m: 35' top loaded Vertical, and shortened 160m Dipole. On 6 Meters - 3el Yagi.
73 and DX,
John Abbruscato V47JA
S9 31' Vertical mounted on 2nd floor balcony.
S9 31' Vertical,mounted on 2nd floor balcony, with Balun Design 4:1 Unun, uses the metal roof as groundradials.
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..........
V49J is my CONTEST CALL
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