NEWS UPDATE – Look for Bill, XV9WJR to be active from Con Dao, AS-130 during October 12-15, 2018.

Con Dao

SEPTEMBER 21 – WA7WJR as XV9WJR will again be operating from Vietnam during October 3-27, 2018. QRV from Vung Tau, Con Son Island (IOTA AS-130) and Phu Quoc Island (IOTA AS-128) on 20m, 15m, and 40m. Primarily CW, some PSK31 and phone.

FEBRUARY 14, 2018 — XV9WJR will again be active in April & May 2018.

FEBRUARY 2, 2018 — Bill is again active as XV9WJR until February 14th.

JULY 27, 2017 — Bill, WA7WJR writes: I just received my 3 year Vietnamese Amateur Radio License. My next trip to Vietnam will be in late August – September 2017. I’ll be operating CW (5w to 100w @ 15 wpm) from Bien Hoa, Vung Tao, and possibly Phu Quoc Island. Equipment includes:

  • Elecraft K2
  • RM Italy HF Linear Amp
  • Buddipole Ant
  • EFHW Ant
  • Vibroplex Vibekeyer

Thanks to Mr. Nguyen Bac Ai (XV2A) for helping to make this happen!


  1. Bill you sure look familiar to me. We spend lots of time in VN mostly in Vung tau, Da Nang, and Phu Quoc. We stay at Hoa’s place in DaNang and Phuc Hues on Phuc Quoc. We are there most winters but not this one My call is km4zjr. I would love to hear from you by telephone. My number is 518-642-9449 mike and Christina. We live in Florida now.
    My hf antenna came down for the last hurricane and only have 2 meter up till I can climb again after hurting my hand. Mike.


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