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 THE STORY OF NP2VI/100 


Special event station in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of the Danish West Indies which created the Virgin Islands of the United States 

  


NP2VI is the call sign of the St. Croix Amateur Radio club.  The ‘/100’ designator signifies an important day in Virgin Islands history.  More specifically, to commemorate the centennial of the transfer of the Danish West Indies (as they were formerly called) to the United States.  Amateurs on all three virgin Islands (St. John, St. Thomas & St. Croix) may be using the call.   

Reaching back in history, the Danish West Indies consisted of three small Caribbean islands located near Puerto Rico, namely Saint Thomas since the 1660s, Saint John since 1718, and Saint Croix from 1733.  The colony was characterized by trade and shipping in Saint Thomas and sugar plantations in Saint Croix, whereas Saint John was considered as just an appendix to the neighboring Saint Thomas. The three islands stayed a Danish colony until 1917 when they were sold to the United States.

In 1916, the Treaty of the Danish West Indies created the official cession from the Danish empire.  The treaty transferred sovereignty of the DWI Virgin Islands from Denmark to the United States in exchange for 25 million dollars in gold.  By today’s standards, this was equal to a sum of 550 million dollars, and 1.4 billion dollars in the worth of gold!  (Figures are based on values in January 2017) 

On March 31, 1917, in Washington, D.C. a warrant for twenty five million dollars in gold was presented to Danish Minister Constatine Brun by Secretary of State Robert Lansing.  


(Picture from www.danmarkshistorien.dk)

On April 1, the formal transfer of the islands took place.  March 31st is recognized every year in the U.S. Virgin Islands as Transfer Day, commemorating the day that the U.S. Virgin Islands were born.  March 31, 2017 will mark the 100th anniversary of Transfer Day, so special centennial events will be held to commemorate this auspicious anniversary.

 


   THE SISTER STATION - OZ100DVI  

 

Our sister station is operating from the 'mother country', also in celebration of the transfer.  OZ100DVI operates from St. Thomas island in Denmark.  To learn more about their operation, please visit:

http://www.qrz.com/db/oz100dvi  

Their operating schedule is available at:

http://www.oz7skb.dk/oz100dvi-aktivietskalender/ 


   QSLs

QSLs are available for either station by following the directions on their QRZ.com webpage. For NP2VI:

  • A self-addressed envelope is REQUIRED
  • The USVI is part of the United States and uses the regular US Postal Service
  • Postage
    • For domestic USA QSLs, regular US postage is required on a SASE  (Currently US$0.49)  
    • Foreign QSLs will require US$2.00 for postage or the equivalent in VALID IRCs.  
  • Bureau QSLs will be handled via the regular QSL bureau operated by the American Radio Relay League
  • All QSOs will be uploaded to LoTW, but please do not send e-mails requesting LoTW upload status

Thank you for your interest in NP2VI/100 and OZ100DVI!


For additional details on the history of the US Virgin Islands, please visit:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Treaty_of_the_Danish_West_Indies 

Want to see what the weather is like now in the USVI?  smiley   

Webcam live stream http://www.gotostcroix.com/live/   yes

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