We were a group of nine operators being organized by our leader Vance, W5IJU.
(I learned in 2005 that he is now silent key.) We set up two camps, the upper
camp was in the lighthouse ruins which had been nicknamed by hams a long time
ago as the Navassa Hilton. The lower camp was down by Lulu Bay and the famous ladder.
Each camp had it's own 5000 watt generator.
The operators at the upper camp were:
Vance, W5IJU, team leader
Don, VE1AOE, our satellite guy
Bob, K0IYF (now N0RN), he loved 160
Dave, KB4VLO (now N9DI), a friendly southern voice
Dave, WJ2O, a general nuisance
The lower camp operators were:
Larry, NF6S (now W4UAT), excellent CW op.
Jun, JH4RHF (also KH2S), pile-up expert
Kumiko, JR4DUW (also KH2W), 1st YL on KP1
Toshi, JR8RUZ, digital modes
The Navassa Hilton
We had a Jamaican crew who did an excellent job of getting us there, ferrying
equipment to the island and toting it up the hill. They also prepared our meals.