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When an emergency like a pass of a Hurricane or after an earthquake happens and the telephone and internet services are interrupted, that is when amateur radio operators enter to offer their voluntary service to help the emergency agencies and the community. That is why the 4th ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention is dedicated to Emergency Communications to be held on January 30 and 31, 2016 on the Francisco “Pancho” Deida Coliseum in the city of Hatillo.

The event will count with the first official visit from the new ARRL President Rick Roderick –K5UR, Southeastern Director Doug Rehman - K4AC, Western Pennsylvania Section Manager and Contester Tim Duffy-K3LR and General Counsel Chris Imlay - W3KD..

There will be exhibits from ICOM, YAESU, ALPHA ANTENNAS and R & L. Amateur Radio license testing and renovation offered by the Puerto Rico ARRL/VEC Team both days. Also there will be the first Amateur Radio IRONMAN event in Puerto Rico, special event station KP4AW on the air inside the event, emergency communications related conferences as well equipment exhibitions from various security agencies like FURA, AEROMED and Hatillo EMA.

Also prize raffles, the Amateur of the Year award, Coquifest 2016 Saturday night and more! More than 1200 amateurs are expected to be present in the biggest amateur radio event of the Caribbean. The general public is invited to join the Convention. Entrance is FREE.

The Convention is sponsored by the Caribbean Amateur Radio Group, the Puerto Rico Amateur Radio Group and the municipality of Hatillo. For more information visit the webpage www.arrlpr.org           


Taking a break, Meeting New Friends, and enjoying Paradise! Thanks to the Organizing Committee of the 3rd ARRL PUERTO RICO STATE CONVENTION in the city of Hatillo for another unforgettable weekend! The 4th Convention will be on January 29-31, 2016.

Our Resident Commisioner (Congressman at Large) Pedro Pierluisi has joined to co-sponsor H.R.1301. Has yours done it?


Took a break from the Centennial QSO Party to operate as part of the team of the second W1AW/KP4 Operation from November 26 - December 2, 2014. Here on Dec.2 @ 1745 UTC on 24.965Mhz

Want one of these? Drop me an e-mail for info.   ¿Desea un de estos? Envíame un correo electrónico para más información.


Total success! The 2nd ARRL Puerto Rico State Convention held January 24-26, 2014 in the Francisco "Pancho" Deida in Hatillo, Puerto Rico. In the ARRL booth is ARRL CEO Dave Sumner-K1ZZ, ARRL President Kay Craigie-N3KN, New ARRL Southeastern Division Director Doug Rehman-K4AC, the Mayor of the city of Hatillo José "Chely" Rodriguez, Puerto Rico Section Manager René Fonseca-NP3O, Puerto Rico Public Information Coordinator Angel Santana-WP3GW and Convention organizer José "Coki"  Montijo-WP4OV. Photo by José Osuba - WP4DT 

Thanks all fellow hams who went to the 1st Puerto Rico ARRL State Convention in 2012, with W1AW/KP4 on-the-air!

NOTE: We still have QSL cards for those who want to confirm the April 12-13 2011 N4S activation.

Amateur Radio Operator (Radioficionado) since March. 23, 2000.

Public Information Coordinator ARRL Puerto Rico Section Winner: 2011Silver Antenna Award http://www.arrl.org/news/arrl-board-names-angel-santana-wp3gw-winner-of-silver-antenna-award

QSO Today Show Interview # 3. Podcast is in: http://www.qsotoday.com/podcasts/wp3gw

Activities: 2 meter nets, DXing, Contesting, Field Day and Special Events. Work SSB, RTTY, APRS, SSTV and satellites.

Awards: CQ WPX SSB 2001-Rookie (#25 Worldwide) and 2004. CQ WW SSB 2003-04, 2006-07; WAE 2001-02; Russian Activitry Contest 2004, SAC 2001-02, 2006; IARU 2001-02 and 2005-13; WAC on 2003, WAS on 2007 (SSB) and 2009 (Mixed); DXCC Phone #32.979 on January 28, 2003, eDX100 and ARRL International DX contests 2002-03 and 07. CQ DX Marathon 2009 /2010 for Country and Zone. My wall says it all.

Achievements: Participation on Field Day since 2001, ISS voice contacts with Valery Korzun, Mike Fincke, Bill McArthur and Charles Simonyi. Three ARRL internet courses: Level 1 Emergency Communications, Amateur Radio Satellites, and VHF Beyond the Repeaters. Qualification of Isla de Cabras PUR012S for the USi program on WARD 2008 via KP4DJ now with the call KP4FD

Equipment: ICOM-718, Yaesu FT-840; Kenwood TH-D7(G). Antennas: Cushcraft AR-2, MA5B, 20/40/80m wire dipoles.

Watch my ham related videos on http://www.youtube.com/wp3gw and if visiting the island,you may contact me on:

147.480 Mhz Simplex ------------------------145.370 Mhz KP4IA-R--------------------------- dxc.kp4jrs.com


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