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v47ja@ G8CYK - 2018-02-16T17_21_47Z_18128.0kHz
St Kitts and Nevis

Saint Kitts and Nevis is a dual-island nation situated between the Atlantic Ocean and Caribbean Sea. It's known for cloud-shrouded mountains and beaches. Many of its former sugar plantations are now inns or atmospheric ruins. The larger of the 2 islands, Saint Kitts, is dominated by the dormant Mount Liamuiga volcano, home to a crater lake, green vervet monkeys and rainforest crisscrossed with hiking trails.

From v47ja's QRZ comments: St. Kitts is the smallest and least populated sovereign country in North or South America and the Western Hemisphere, with a land area of 65 sq.mi, and a population of about 47,200. The island of St. Kitts is 23 miles long and 5 miles wide, at its widest point.

It is a member of the British Commonwealth - and various regional alliances.

John Abbruscato - v47ja - is also w5jon, also J68JA (St.Lucia), V31FB (Belize), P40DX (Aruba), G0AOH (UK)

John and his also licensed wife Kathy V47HAM (W5HAM) live part-time in paradise, and also in Hockley, Texas..

"Our Calypso Bay, St Kitts home is located about 200 feet to the Caribbean Sea from the front door (see below view), and one mile to the Atlantic Ocean from the back door, with great views and a constant Caribbean breeze."

The good news is that  St Kitts QTH is available to rent for a modest $200 a night. The entire immediate family appears to be "licenced to ham",

But now this paradise island is under threat from its first traffic light. Stop the rot, John!



And here it is in more detail

More QTH envy

This is available on special terms for Radio Amateurs - direct flights aren't available - but via Miami for around 600 for the round trip.

This is a community sundeck and infinity pool available to residents.

Spotted on a cluster...

I must have turned up late as there was almost no queuing and I got straight in. Conditions were just starting to wane, but no problems. However, there was not enough signal to snap a waterfall image.

No problem...




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