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P4ØXM in ARRL DX CW this weekend

All antenna work finished. 😎 Even built a small beverage today and renewed the 160 m dipole, too, so well prepared for doing M/2 in ARRL DX CW this weekend. Only have a bit of interstation interference between 80 and … Continue reading

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Contester’s dinner on Aruba

We had a great dinner with some well known contesters tonight. Interesting talks (all these secrets 😎) and a very enjoyable time! Good luck in the contest, everybody. 😉 Left to right: Tom, DL5LYM/P4ØXM, Paul, P4/DL5CW, Olli, DH8BQA/P4ØFA, Ben, P4/DL6RAI, Andy, … Continue reading

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Antenna work on Aruba

Quite good progress on antenna work during the last two days. Pictured left are Ben, DL6RAI (left), and John, W2GD (right), on two of the towers. They both arrived Monday evening here on Aruba to take care of the antennas. Ben is … Continue reading

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Meeting THE guy of RTTY contesting fame on Aruba

Enjoyed a nice after-contest dinner in Arubaville Sunday evening with Ed, WØYK/P49X, and buddies Paul, P4/DL5CW, and Tom, DL5LYM/P4ØXM, who are accompanying me on this trip. Ed’s done a great job again during the contest running up 3.800+ QSOs in just 30 … Continue reading

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CQ WPX RTTY from Aruba

Had to change plans for several reasons so “just” an SOSB15 entry by myself. Sorrily only had one working Tribander pointed fixed to Southern Europe. Mid and western USA & JA were not workable on that one. So had to improvise a bit, … Continue reading

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Aruba license

Cristina brought our licenses today. On Aruba you have to apply for a CEPT style callsign, i.e. P4/DH8BQA, which is valid for 1 year. It came in a stamped envelope as can be seen right (click to enlarge). The stamp … Continue reading

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Arrived on Aruba …

DL5CW, DL5LYM & myself safely arrived on Aruba. 🙂 Unfortunately DL9USA couldn’t join us on short notice due to health problems. 🙁 Keeping fingers crossed for a quick recovery, Andi! Already met with Cristina, P43C, who’s taking care about the … Continue reading

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QRV from P4 – Aruba soon!

Finally some holidays! 😎 Will be travelling to P4, Aruba, later this week to participate in WPX-RTTY and ARRL-DX-CW from the Caribbean. Will be joined by good friends DL5CW, DL5LYM & DL9USA. Rented the P49V rental shack. Should be great fun! … Continue reading

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Trophy with a difference :-)

I had an information in my post box yesterday that a parcel was waiting for me at the local post office. I was very curious what it was as I could not remember having ordered something. 😉 So I went … Continue reading

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