VP9KF

VP9KF
Paul Evans, Baileys Bay
Bermuda

F:216 A:14 K:2 SSN:123

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Welcome to VP9KF and Bermuda   (more)

Full QSL Information
Propagation Predictions  PEAK JA/UA0/HL TIME: 21:00z to 22:00z
2013-11-06 to 2013-11-20 - Propagation Predictions
VOACAP Online Point-to-point Area
Live Data: RBN DXWatch  
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Best operating periods: 20:00Z to 00:00Z and 08:00Z to 12:00Z
Chance on air now:
 0% (Off Island)
Bermuda is very isolated in the Atlantic
The red dots on the map show where I have been active from. The green ones, where I have lived.
We lived at: Arlington Heights, Middle Road, Smiths (location);
4th Avenue, Cavendish Heights,  Pembroke (location);
Philston, Whale Bay Road,  Southampton (location)
Shorelee Cottage, Tween Walls, Mangrove Bay, Sandys (location)
I attended Whitney Institute (location) and Bermuda College (Academic Sixth Form Centre) (old location).
I have lived in Smiths, Pembroke, Southampton and Sandys Parish.
Latest activity is from Hamilton Parish.

Info on QTH
Continent: North America
CQ Zone:5
ITU Zone: 11
Time Zone: Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
Daylight Saving Time - Yes
IARU Area: 2 
IOTA: NA-005 
WLOTA: Gibbs Hill 0201, St. David's 1480 
ARLHS: Gibbs Hill BER010, St. David's BER009
Lat: 32.21.12N Lon: 64.32.135W
Maidenhead Locator FM72PI
Live view over VP9
Live view over JA


Operator
Paul Evans: VP9KF, G4BKI, 8P9FT, J37KF, V31WJ  
Paul Evans: VP9KF, G4BKI, 8P9FT, J37KF, V31WJ

Station
FT-920
MFJ-4245 45A Switched Mode Power Supply or Jetstream JTPS45 45A Switched Mode Power Supply
Asus Eee Netbook PC running N1MM logging (DXpedition mode), & ICECAP/ICEAREA/HamCAP 
Winkeyer USB keyer (K1EL)
Bencher Paddle (my 18th Birthday present while in VP9)
Sony MDR-NC20 full ear, noise cancelling, headphones
Ameritron RCS-4 antenna switch
Antennas Cushcraft A4S, G5RV, 40m dipole, 160m inverted-L       

Licence
The Radio Society of Bermuda callbook is by no means complete. Many older callsigns are missing and so is was mine!
For a more complete record visit here.
For reference:
Bermuda Class Three Licence - Advanced (that is not the same as the FCC Advanced Class, it's the same as EXTRA Class)
Amateur Radio Service (HAM)
Dept.of Telecommunications Number: 3125
Callsign: VP9KF
Licensee: Paul Evans
Valid from: Monday July 01, 2013
Valid to: Saturday June 30, 2018
(originally issued in 1979)
See licence (address witheld)

Visiting Bermuda
Your licence will have <homecall>/VP9 on it. Please obey DXCC rule 7 or your contacts will not count:
7. Any Amateur Radio operation should take place only with the complete approval and understanding of appropriate administration officials. In countries where amateurs are licensed in the normal manner, credit may be claimed only for stations using regular government-assigned call signs or portable call signs, where reciprocal agreements exist or the host government has so authorized portable operation.

The World from VP9

 

 BWS Wx CAM Radar (St. David's/Airport) Satellite.  Real time Flights I (II) in and out of Bermuda. Wx station [I] [II (inc.CAM)]
Track local shipping (cruiseliners, ferries and general shipping)

 Current weather
 Courtesy Kellyfoto

Activity: 1974-1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
2006 March & November,
2007 May/June & October/November,
2008 April & November,
2009 April & November,
2010 April & November,
2011 April & November,
2012 April & November,
2013 November.
We visit about twice a year and stay here for about 5 weeks in total, or ~10% of the time.

 
Shorelee - Ethel & Catherine Tucker

I operate only CW. | A1 Club (JA) A1 Club (JA) - No. 1745, SOC - No. 1000, NOC - No. 1, WAB 1496 CW LINKS
Please don't confuse me with my friend John, VP8KF [G3VPW]
 I recommend to you the QTH I use: VP9GE, whose web site I also maintain (we have been friends since 1968!) - Reviews

Supporters of the Agape House Rubber Duck Derby
Bermuda roof Red Hole, Paget - Ethel Tucker

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Callsigns: G4BKI, G4BKI/VP9, VP9KF, 8P9FT, J8/VP9KF, W4/G4BKI, G4BKI/J3, J37KF, W4/VP9KF, V31WJ, TK/G4BKI, F/G4BKI

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