TI – Hereida, Costa Rica

Dates: 30 and 31 March 2017

Callsign: TI2/WJ2O

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Downtown San Jose for my visit to operate ham radio from Costa Rica as TI2/WJ2O

San Jose has a nice variety of Victorian Houses.

I hit the airwaves in Costa Rica in March of 2017. We had a great stay with the XYL. Nice time to relax, go for a dip in the oceano!

Near the pool at the hotel in San Jose for my visit to operate ham radio from Costa Rica as TI2/WJ2O

I guess I wore the wrong shirt to blend in with the pool and sky in C.R.


Food and drinks


  • Dave having guacamole in Costa Rica.

    I love Central and South America, but this gringo still can´t figure out this guacamole thing.

  • Dinking Imperial cerveza during my visit to Costa Rica (San Jose) for my opearation as TI/WJ2O

    Imperial is the most popular beer in Costa Rica.

  • Dave, Wj2O and his XYL during dinner in Costa Rica.

    Waiting on the big yellow bus

  • Tour bus in Costa Rica, for my operation as TI/WJ2O

    I lied its mostly green.

  • Having some fried whole plantains in Costa Rica, for my operation as TI/WJ2O

    Another photo that sucks.

    • Costa Rican Gentry (TI/WJ2O).

      The Costa Rican Gentry

Costa Rican Dauer (TI/WJ2O)

The Costa Rican Dauer

  • WJ2O in Costa rica for the TI2WJ2O Dxp.

    I kind had a little too many cervezas and so I relieved myself in the largest WC in the world.. No big-gee.

TI2/WJ2O QSL Card Front

barbados

TI2/WJ2O QSL Card Back

dave

Getting license in Costa Rica was just a matter of getting in contact with the Supertintendencia de Telecomunicaciones (SUTEL) and filling out the application form you get at https://sutel.go.cr/pagina/radio-aficionados-y-banda-ciudadana.

After filling in all the regular info then add:

1) 2 passport size photos

2) Scan of your US  license (add the translation of you license)

3) Scan of your US passport.

and yes,  DO NOT FORGET TO SIGN YOUR APPLICATION ON THE LAST PAGE.

After you have you paperwork ready, just FEDEX it to:

Srs.  Viceministerio de Telecomunicaciones

Edificio Almendros, Barrio Tournón. Diagonal al Banco HSBC.

San José 10101,

Costa Rica

I actually operated from two places in Costa Rica

Dave, WJ2O actually operated from two places in Costa Rica, the Hotel and the ham radio statio of Carlos Paez, TI2CC.
First I gave it a try from my hotel room, but the conditions and my working conditions (my new Elecraft KX2 radio) didn’t give me much of a punch on the air.

A few days later I visited the home of TI2CC, Carlos Paéz. He was very gracious and let me operate from his home station. I spent the whole afternoon with Carlos and spoke ham stuff and operated during my visit. Extraordinary visit. Thanks Carlos!

TI2CC, Carlos Paéz, who was very kind to me during my visit to Costa Rica.

Station of TI2CC, Carlos Paéz.

Operating the station of TI2CC, Carlos Paéz, I operated as TI2/WJ2O.

So here I am with a decent signal from TI2 as TI2/WJ2O. Do you hear me now?

I used my miles to get us to SAn Jose, veruy unevetful flight, all great!

Points = First Class

Travel map to San José in Costa Rica, I went through New York directly to San Jose.Actually there are many flights out of the U.S. to Costa Rica. We took the plane out of Syracuse Hancock International Airport and landed directly to San José, the capital of Costa Rica .