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fg4nn@ G8CYK - 2017-05-27T21-42-51Z_21240.0kHz.


I never cease to be impressed by the number of small islands that lie dotted around the oceans  where radio amateurs show up and attract pileups.

Jules Periac is one of the few Gaudeloupe hams, and there are pictures of him to be found anywhere.

The French know how to hang on to the right overseas territories, no permafrost, penguins and disused whaling stations,

Guadeloupe, an overseas region and department of France located in the Caribbean, has no flag with official status other than the French national flag. Next to the French flag an inscribed regional logo on a white field is often used as regional flag similar to the flag use in Mayotte and Réunion.




About Guadeloupe

Guadeloupe is an insular region of France located in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean. Administratively, it is an overseas region consisting of a single overseas department. With a land area of 1,628 square kilometres (629 square miles) and an estimated population of 400,132 as of January 2015, it is the largest and most populous European Union territory in North America.

Guadeloupe's two main islands are Basse-Terre to the west and Grande-Terre to the east, which are separated by a narrow strait that is crossed with bridges. They are often referred to as a single island. The department also includes the Dependencies of Guadeloupe, which include the smaller islands of Marie-Galante and La Désirade, and the Îles des Saintes. Guadeloupe, like the other overseas departments, is an integral part of France.

As a constituent territory of the European Union and the Eurozone, the euro is its official currency and any European Union citizen is free to settle and work there indefinitely. As an overseas department, however, it is not part of the Schengen Area. The prefecture (regional capital) of Guadeloupe is the city of Basse-Terre, which lies on the island of the same name. The official language is French, and virtually the entire population except recent arrivals from metropolitan France also speak Antillean Creole (Créole Guadeloupéen).



15m performs

Straight in there...

The loveliness of 15m - quiet, even BT can't flood it with mush here!


Enough signal for a 5/8 17m contact.

The prop forecast is on the money again


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