- By Guy N7UN
The “Buddies in the Caribbean” DXpedition group which specializes in 100 watt or less low power radios and the Buddipole portable antenna systems is back again to St Lucia (J6) on Dec 4– 12, 2011.
The north shore villa location was magnificent on our first visit in Feb 2010 and we want to demonstrate “ultralite” dxpeditioning into magnificent “vista” locations, operating a field portable battery-only radio with backpackable, lightweight antennas and most of all “having fun” with a new group of operators who have never experienced the “other side of a pileup!”
The eight operators are: Budd/W3FF, Guy/N7UN, David/WD9CMD, Joe/N7BF, Steve/WF2S, Tom/K9CJM, Bill/AA4OC, and Barclay/WU1B. There will be 3 villa stations in operation on 160-10m using CW, SSB, and RTTY or PSK. At the same time, several teams will be battery-only, field portable either from St Lucia beaches or scenic mountain tops. They group will participate in the ARRL 10m contest (callsign: J68UN) on Dec 10-11th.
QSL via LoTW, eQSL or mail to the operatorâ€™s home callsign (SASE required).
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