V31JZ/P – Turneffe Islands, Belize

    Art, NN7A, will operate as V31JZ/p from Turneffe Islands, Belize (IOTA NA-123) from 24 February-3 March, 2010. This will be a one-person operation using a 100 watt transceiver with vertical and wire antennas. Operation will be mostly cw on 40-17 m including WARC bands, with some 80 m and 160 m. Some ssb on 20 m and 15 m IOTA frequencies is possible, conditions permitting. No skeds, please. No online logs.

    Operation will be from a cottage on the beach using generator power. The coral atoll is located in the Caribbean Sea about 25 miles (40 km) east of Belize City. It is shaded by coconut palms and mellowed by soft tropical breezes.

    This will be Art’s fourth trip to the Turneffe Islands. Previous trips were in 1996, 1999, and 2000.

    QSL direct via NN7A (Art Phillips, P.O. Box 73, Eckert, CO 81418 USA), or via the ARRL bureau. Bureau cards sent to Belize cannot be answered (there is no active V3 bureau). There will be no on-line logs, and email contact will not be possible while on the island.