Thursday, October 30, 2008

Up and Running in Guatemala

After an interruption in ham radio activities and blog entries, I am back on the air, more or less. The interruption was due to several months of planning and executing a move to Guatemala and then getting settled here in my new digs and setting up a basic radio shack. At the moment I am only using a 26 foot vertical wire supported by a tree so my signal is not very good but I'm out there on PSK and Hellschreiber. You can usually find me evening and nights from 7070 to 7074, signing TG9/KW2P. Give me a call.

Once I collect the materials I plan to put up a 270 foot vertical loop. I have some tall trees here that will support a vertically oriented 80m full wave loop. I've had both vertical and horizontal loops of that size and they worked great so I expect good results, especially in the tropics where QRN can be a problem. The loop should improve things drastically but getting the materials down here takes some doing.

73 de Phil, TG9/KW2P

Friday, October 10, 2008

Moved to Rio Dulce, Guatemala

Sorry for the longish absence. I am back on the air, operating from Rio Dulce, Izabal, Guatemala. I will be signing TG9/KW2P. New QSL information is posted on the QRZ database.

Photos of the sail from Florida to Guatemala and lots of photos of the local area can be seen on my Flickr account at: