PZ – Paramaribo, Suriname

Dates: 15 to 21 February 2012

Callsign: PZ5RO

/PZ – Paramaribo, Suriname
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We operated as PZ5RO from paramaribo, Suriname.

PZ5RO Operators: Redd, AI2N; Ken, N2ZN; Dave, WJ2O

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.

You tube video to Ken N2Zn operating from Surinam as PZ5RO

Click image to the right to watch a
YouTube video of Ken operating PZ5RO.

Additional information can be found by clicking this link to DXHoliday.

 
 
  

Operators


Ken, N2ZN operating PZ5RO from Suriname.

Ken, N2ZN

Red, AI2N operating PZ5RO from Suriname.

Red, AI2N

Davem WJ2O operating PZ5RO from Suriname.

Dave, WJ2O

Ken, N2ZN and Red AI2N opeating PZ5RO from Suriname.

Operating table

ACom 2000A amplifier we used for the PZ5RO ham radio expedition from Suriname.

Our Acom 2000A amplifier is one solid amp!

Ramon's house

PZ5RA QTH. Ramon’s house is to the left with the shack on the right. Tower is in the middle.

Ramon, PZ5RA out host for the PZ5RO ham radio expedition from Suriname.

Ramon, PZ5RA and the vehicle that got us around.

Stringing of a a beverage on ground for the PZ5RO ham radio expedition from Suriname.

Stringing a BOG. Here’s Redd before the contest stringing a BOG (Beverage On Ground) down the street.

Celebration after the contest participation as PZ5RO from Suriname.

Rum and Coconut Salute. The start of our after contest celebration.

Mosley PRO-67-B Yagi used for our opeation from Suriname as PZ5RO-

Our antenna: a Mosley PRO-67-B Yagi.

Tower where the Mosley PRO-67-B was placed for our PZ5RO DXP.

Another perspective of the tower.


Inside The Shack


PZ5RA shack bedroom.

Bedroom. One of two almost identical bedrooms with 2 twin beds each.

Kitchen at Ramóns PZ5RA home for the PZ5RO ham radio expedition from Suriname.

Kitchen at PZ5RO

Room where we setup and opearted for the PZ5RO ham radio expedition from Suriname.

Ham radio operating room

Show at the ham radio shack of Ramon PZ5RA.

Shower

Waiting for the Surinam Airways flight to Aruba.

Waiting at the airport.
Our Surinam Airways flight back to Aruba was 4 hours delayed.


QSLing


Qsl card for the PZ5RA opearation from Suriname.

3,000 qsl cards arrived from Germany and ready to start qsling

Red, AI2N was the qsl manager for ope PZ5RA DX ham raio expedition.

QSLing station. This is a photo inside AI2N’s (Redd) house who has been very diligent in doing the QSLing chores

PZ5RO QSL Card Front

PZ5RA qsl card front image.

PZ5RO QSL Card Card Back

PZ5RA qsl card back image.

QSL By
QSL Shop

Licensing:
Our host, Ramon, PZ5RA, made all the arrangements for our license.

PZ5RO license for AI2N, Wj2O and NZ2N

License for PZ5RO from Suriname.

Trip Statics Report

Equipment:
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:

We operated PZ5RO from the station of Ramon PZ5RA operators were AI2N, N2ZN and WJ2O

ARRL DX CW Contest Results.

We operated PZ5RO from the station of Ramon PZ5RA operators were AI2N, N2ZN and WJ2O

Megapoint Award for the ARRL context.

Visa:
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.

Documents needed for the Suriname Visa sent by mail.

Documents sent for my Suriname Visa

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
5.) SASE

After less than a week I had my passport returned with this visa attached

Visa to travel to Paramaribo, Suriname.

Travel visa for Suriname.

Travel:
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).

Ken , N2ZV and Red AI2N waiting at the Aruba Airport for our flight to Paramaribo in Suriname

Ken and Redd waiting at an airport bar in Aruba for our Suriname bound flight.

e-ticket to fly to Paramaribo, Surinam for our DXP as PZ5RO with AI2N, N2ZN and WJ2O

Ticket from Aruba to Suriname via Suriname Airways