The photo on the left is actually an islet less than a mile away in front of San Andres called Johnny Cay (pronounced Johnny Key).
The language is creole, which in San Andres is a mixture of Spanish, English and French creole. When you hear them speak you begin to understand but just when you think you know creole, you are left scratching your head!
Dinner… seafood anyone?
5J0NA QSL Card
QSL By KB3IFH
Getting a license was easy. Tim, LU9EOC was in charge of HKØ licensing and he got in contact with Rob – HK3CW, who did all our paper work in Bogotá with the Ministry of Communications (which I walked by a week later in Bogotá). I only needed my American license, a letter stating who, when, where and how and my U.S. passport. Each operator got a HKØ/ license and temporary permission to operate 5JØNA. If you want to operate from San Andres Island try to file your request a few months before (at least three) as the Ministry always takes a little time to issue your paperwork.
Below is actual front page of the license . . . Tim,LU9EOC and Bill, AA4NC, and I, Wj2O were all included in the license.
We operated as 5J0NA in San Andrés Island NA-033. My partners were Tim, LW9EOC with WJ2C and AA4NC. We were active on 160 – 6m CW, SSB, RTTY and the ARRL DX CW, contest.
I came in first through Bogotá and then traveled to San Andres. Same thing back, all the way to Bogotá and back to the U.S.