HP – Volcán, Panama

Dates: 7 to 12 January 2016

Callsign: HP3/WJ2O

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I had a very enjoyable visit to Casa Jay, HP3AK. Only having a few days, I spent them concentrating on the low bands.The weather was beautiful every day and the countryside offers many picturesque views.Jay offers his ham shack which includes a place to sleep for rent. He has a full amplified station and an assortment of antennas. Besides shuttle service to and from the airport, we toured the countryside to the many available restaurants. You can contact him via E-mail: HP3AK@JayMills.com.

HP3/Wj2O in Panama.

You have to like dogs if you’re going to visit and Jay has a wonderful family of them. Jay with his dogs, Rex, Sol and Luna.


Getting There


Dave at the airport for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

So Far So Good. I’ve made my first hop from Syracuse to Newark. Enjoying a libation while waiting for my overnight flight to Panama City.

at the airport for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Panama in the Morning. Now all I have to do is get on this flight to David.

Hams waiting for me for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Here we are. Just arrived in David.

Jay and his XYL waiting for me for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Here’s Jay Waiting. My first glimpse of Jay as I was in the baggage room.


The Station


Radio room for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Plug ‘n Play. I just come into the shack, plug in my K3 and laptop and I’m on the air in minutes.

Other perspective of radio room for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Here’s the other angle

Operating room for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Amplifiers. Plenty of RF here


Antennas


Jay working on the antennar for the HP3/WJ2O radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Working Hard. Here’s Jay tuning the 160m cage antenna.

Antenna tower 1 for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Tower 1. SteppIR for 20 through 6 meter and the 160m cage.

Antenna tower 2 for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Tower 2.
2 Elements on 40 and 4 on 6 meters. cage.

Antenna farm for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Delta Loop. I stole this image from Jay’s QRZ.com page.


About Town


Goery store for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Grocery shopping.
A fully stocked grocery store as you would expect at home.

Restaurante La Carbonera in Panama, Central America.

La Carbonera Restaurante. Quite an assortment of fine restaurants.

Mana Restaurate in Panama, Central America.

Mana Restaurante

Jay servming me lager in Panama, Central America.

Enjoy. Excellent local lager.

with Jay HP3Ak in Panama, Central America.

Dave, WJ2O and Jay, HP3AK.

Lots of hams live Panama, Central America.

Lots of hams live here. Kirby, KC1BSJ and Azel, WDØCAE.

 HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Rex and I.


Ever Important Ham Radio Poses


HP3/WJ2O Gentry

The Gentry

The Dauer

The Dauer

HP3/WJ2O QSL Card Front

 HP3/WJ2O qsl card from from Panama.

HP3/WJ2O QSL Card Back

 HP3/WJ2O,qsl card back from from Panama.

QSL By
KB3IFH

IARP international license

I used the same IARP that was issued by the ARRL for my 9Y (Trinidad) trip.To learn more about IARP licensing go to the ARRL website by following this link http://www.arrl.org/iarp

For operations in Panama I also had to submit a request to the licensing authorities there.Then in return I was sent my authorization.


Traveling to Panama


Travel map for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

The usual first leg of every trip is getting out of New York. During this trip it required that I drive to our local Syracuse Hancock International Airport. Then board a small jet to get to Newark International Airport in New Jersey.

Panam travel map for the HP3/WJ2O, radio operation in Panama, Central America.

Because you can’t get a late flight to David from Panama City you either have to spending the night in Panama City or do what I did. I took an overnight flight from Newark so I show up in Panama first thing in the morning.
Once in David I was picked up by my host and we are off to Volcán.