LU – Buenos Aires, Argentina

Dates: 15 to 17 September 1995

Callsign: WJ2O/LU

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Hote Crillón in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Hotel Crillón in Buenos Aires

Hotel Crillón
Avenida Santa Fe 796
1059 Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone: 541-312-8181
Fax: 541-312-9955

This is an older hotel right in the heart of the city. Crillon is pronouced like cre-shone in Argentinean accent, Cre-own in neutral Spanish.

From my window on the seventh floor I was completely surrounded by other buildings. I placed the Hustler mobile whips out the window and heard absolutely nothing. I decided this wasn’t a hotel for hamming and spent more time sightseeing.


Argentina Radio Club


Front door the the Radio Club Argentino in Buenos Aires as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Very impressive front entrance. The address is 1424 Carlos Calvo.

Antennas of the the Radio Club Argentino in Buenos Aires as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Antennas. The dipoles where strung across the street and attached to the buildings there.

Radio Club Argentino bulletin boardin Buenos Aires as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Bulletin board. Inside the club.


Around Town


Avenida 9 de Julio in Buenos Aires , in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

9th of July Avenue
Avenida Nueve de Julio is the main thoroughfare in Buenos Aires. That date is significant as their independence day in 1816. The street is also famous as it is the widest in the world measuring 144 meters.

 
Cityscape of Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Times square? Many of the buildings along the 9th of July Avenue light up at night resembling Times Square in New York City.

Oblaskin Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Oblask. This is the center of Buenos Aires which is marked by an Obelisk that was built in 1936. It commemorates 300 years since the first settlement.

Street artisan in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Street Artisan. I purchased a drawing from her.

A lot of new construction in in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

New construction. There was a lot happening in this city!

President´s house in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

The President’s house. The flag is up which means the president is in.

Statue in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Statue. I previously had thought Iceland had a lot of statues. But here in Buenos Aires there is a statue to symbolize most anything.

Human statue Lin Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Human Statue

Tall ship in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU

Tall ship.

Street musicians in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU.

Street musicians


Airport


Airport tarmac in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU.

Airport From Tarmac. Sorry for the bad focus.

Inside the airport terminal in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled form my operation as WJ2O/LU.

Inside, A gate waiting area inside the terminal

Airplane to Miami in Buenos Aires, Argentina as I traveled back from my operation as WJ2O/LU.

The plain to Miami. Aerolinas Argentinas only 8 hours to Miami.

WJ2O/LU QSL Card Front

WJ2O/LU QSL card front from Argentina.

WJ2O/LU QSL Card Back

WJ2O/LU QSL card back from Argentina.

Licensing: You can get an application from the ARRL.

It just asks basic information that you send to:
Radio Club Argentino
Carlos Calvo 1424
1102 Buenos Aires


The club is the national amateur radio society in Argentina, and it mediates between the applicant and the administration for smooth issuance of a permit. My stay in Argentina was a last minute addition to my trip so I didn’t apply until the 4th of August. The permit was dated 5 September and my office had it shortly thereafter. As I was already on my trip at this point I had my office fax a copy to me.

 Trip Statistics Report

Operating conditions in Buenos Aires, Argentina for my operation as WJ2O/LU.

Operating

Equipment:
Kenwood TS-940 Transceiver
486-DX laptop
Heathkit Micromatic Keyer
Hustler mobile whips

I worked as WJ2O /LU from Buenos Aires in Argentina.Customs:
Customs had me open my cases. They said something in Spanish and all I could respond was “Radioaficionado” (Radio Amateur) which seemed to work as they waved me through.

Aerolineas Argentinas

I took a Aerolineas Argentinas flight from Miami. It was only 8 hours to Buenos Aires.