Three hams from Western New York traveled to Suriname to operate in the ARRL DX CW Contest. We stayed at the shack rental of Ramon Kaersenhout, PZ5RA.
Ramon offers a complete package as he took care of everything and did a wonderful job at it. He provided airport transportation, all meals, use of the shack, arranged for the license and even spend a day giving us a driving tour of Suriname. Additional information can be found by clicking this link to DXHoliday.
Additional information can be found by clicking this link to DXHoliday.
Inside The Shack
PZ5RO QSL Card Front
PZ5RO QSL Card Card Back
Our host, Ramon, PZ5RA, made all the arrangements for our license.
Elecraft K3 Transceiver
Acom 2000A Amplifier
HP NC6120 Laptop Computer
Green Heron Radio Boss Keyer Interface
Mosley PRO-67-B Yagi
Dipoles for 80 and 160
Below is the contest results over the weekend:
For a US Citizen to enter Suriname you need to first obtain a visa. I obtained mine by sending in all the requirements to their Embassy in Washington, DC.
Here’s a photo of everything I sent to the embassy:
1.) Completed Application
2.) Printout of Round Trip Airline Ticket
3.) $100.00 Money Order
4.) My Passport
After less than a week I had my passport returned with this visa attached
First we flew to Aruba (see section on P4). Then we boarded a flight to Suriname via Surinam Airways (yes, that is correct, they don’t use the ‘e’ in their name).