Station VR2ZQZ/p operates code in clandestine manner from hidden hills of Lamma island portable.
Station is powered by two 90 Ah batteries charged by 150 w solar panel with NO FOOT PRINT ON THE EARTH
HAMs LETS USE LESS POWER IN CONTESTs and keep EARTH GREEN !
DXers LETS STOP USING USA and EUROPEAN QSL MANAGERS WHO CHARGE 2 USD FOR A CARD
QSL Collectors DO NOT ENTERTAIN VR2 OPERATORS WHO ASK 2 USD FOR A CARD !
Lamma Island ( www.lamma.com.hk ) is situated 2 miles south of HongKong Island and separated by an Eastern Lamma Channel. Non -stop marine traffic of container carries, fishing vessels, smagling sampans and US Navy entertains the view as well as makes Eastern Lamma Channel the bisiest in the world . The last remarkable issue was a departure of USS RONAL REAGAN (CVN-76) with escort of 4 ships and a submarine .
VR2ZQZ, Lamma Island, is a GREEN ENERGY Amateur Radio Station which uses FT-450 AT powered by two 90 Ah batteries CHARGED BY 150 w SOLAR PANEL. Multi band 80 to 12 m antenna is 83 m triangle slopping loop, 160 m antenna is a dipole and 10 m antenna is 6 el W2PV home made Yagi at 135 m ASL.
CONTACTS until present ( july 2013 ) ( about 19000 ) had been confirmed by QSL cards via the bureau.
VR2ZQZ / p was
CQ WW SSB 2008 10m LP Asia #1 and World #3
CQ WW SSB 2009 10m LP Asia #1 and World #5
CQ WW CW 2009 10m LP Asia #1 and World #8
CQ WW SSB 2010 1om LP Asia #1 and World #8
CQ WW CW 2011 10m LP Asia # 5 World #18
CQ WW CW 2012 10m LP Asia #3 World # 15
Home made array of 6 el W2PV over 5 el YU7EF at 142 m ASL won for VR2ZQZ/p
CQ WPX CW 2009 10m QRP World #1
CQ WPX SSB 2010 10m QRP World #1
After a tropical typhoons in year 2009 antenna looks much better.
During scheduled night missiom May 9-th 2010 portable position came under the very heavy torrential rain.
Emergency evacuation caused the LOSS of FT-450AT when K8RA Morse Key partly survived.
Now VR2ZQZ/p is BACK TO AIR.
Thanks to Jerry K8RA for key spare parts.
His exellant Morse Keys are VERY relaible for heavy portable use and fully supported by manufacturer
Visiting VR2ZQZ/p position is getting popular. It was visited by more then DX 25 HAMm and just only a few locals VR2 and OFTA Officials
Any HAM Radio Operator who wishes to visit Hong Kong is welcome to stay in Lamma Island at Igor's place and to operate his position.
VR2ZQZ sends QSLs 100 per cent via the buro first. Please e-mail if you did not receive a card.
When we answer direct we use Lamma Island post card with colonial Hong Kong coin. .
Return postage is NOT REQUIRED - HONG KONG AIR MAIL COST ONLY 0.4 USD!
YOU KNOW THAT It is not easy to receive a paper QSL from a DX station One of the reason is that air mail in EUROPE and USA costs almost 2 USD. Printing cards is also not cheap there Understanding this we kindly like to help with DX QSL exchange. Dear DX men - IT IS TIME TO STOP USING EUROPE and USA QSL MANAGERS WHO ASK FOR 2 USD FOR A CARD.
For serious DX stations we offer QSL service which includes printing QSL cards , receiving incoming QSL cards in Hong Kong P.O. Box and fast reply direct or via the bureau.
Why Hong Kong? Receiving incoming QSLs is 100 per cent save. Sending overseas airmail from Hong Kong costs only 0.4 USD. Printig double side full color QSLs costs USD 150 USD \ 8000 pcs.
ONE IRC or a GREEN STAMP covers all expences of QSL exchange including printing and airmail postage worldwide. For details please e mail to VR2ZQZ
See you soon over airways.
Mr. Igor ( UA3QJC / KC5VFV / JT1FDD )
P.S. Operated had a great priviledge to meet Fidel Castro in 1972 in Russia.
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