J6 Portable will be portable (essential) with the call J64SLI this February the 20 to 22nd of February in celebration of our 36th year of independence! The special call will be active from the 20th to the 27th of february!
It is the first year for the special call J64SLI ! and the it is also a the first J64 prefix so the perfect ocassion for prefix hunters.
This is the second first and new prefix assigned to our group, j62yota was the first J62 assigned to j69ds.
watch this space for more info.
Nobby (g0vjg) is in Saint Lucia for a 14 day vacation with radio! Nobby arrived here with his lovely wife Maxine on Wednesday the 4th of June. He operated from j69ds Frans’ shack on Saturday the 7th June. and on Monday the 10th (a holiday here) he went portable with the J6 Portable group of course! We got it all planned out on the Saturday evening. On Monday J69DS went and set up at the beach by 9 am, at the same time J69AZ (Ernest) went to pick him up at Marigot Palms.
By the time they got to the beach 15 meters buddipole was up and the 12 meters was in process. Ernest setup one of his antennae on ten meters. Continue reading
Juergen, n9rd, was in Saint Lucia today for the day. He came in on a cruise ship and was met by j69az Ernest and his wife. Ernest took Juergen and friends and family to the Sulphur springs for a visit. they came back up to Castries for 1 pm where they met up with j66ca Francis, and j69ds Frans and their families, at the Vigie beach where they had antennae up on 10 and 17 meters.
j69ds Frans was on 15 meters running a nice little pile up which after introductions he handed over to Juergen to run as J6/N9RD for the next couple of hours. Juergen worked the pile up and made many fun contacts right there from the beach on the Kenwood ts430 (belonging to J66CA) and a buddipole as a vertical with a wire radial.
When 4 pm rolled around it was time for Juergen and family and friends to head back to the ship. J69AZ Ernest brought them back safely to the ship.
J69DS continued with the pile up after Juergen left, and Ernest took it over on his return to the beach.
We all had a fun day and made some real nice contacts.
Some photos below,
73 de J6 Portable Group.