VP2E – Little Harbour, Anguilla (Trip 1)

Dates: 16 to 23 February 1994

Callsign: VP2E/WJ2O

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Accommodations: We stayed at the ham station rental that is offered by Dave and Dorothea Mann, VP2EHF and VP2EE. It is attached to their home in Anguilla.

We rented the housr of Dave and Dorothea Mann, VP2EHF and VP2EE

House where I operated VP2E/WJ2O

Dave and Dorothea Mann
P.O. Box 599
The Valley
Anguilla, West Indies

(809) 497-2150 Phone
(809) 497-3557 Fax

I recommend that you rent a car so you can tour the island. The rental place next to the airport offers one for the week for about $230.00 (US). If you have a valid US drivers license they can issue you an Anguillian license for a $6.00 US fee. As is with former British Colonies, the driving is on the left.


Our Hosts


Dorothea, VP2EE out host in Anguilla.

Dorothea, VP2EE

Dave, VP2EHF, Dorotheas husband and out host in Anguilla.

Dave, VP2EHF

Rental shak in Anguilla.

Rental house in Anguilla where I operated as VP2E/WJ2O

Another view of the rental in Anguilla for my ham radio opearation.

Another perspective of out ham radio for rent house in Anguilla

Dave, VP2EHF making coffing in the rental house.

Dave, VP2EHF, making some coffee


The Shack


Entrance to the rental ham radio shack in VP2E.

This is the entrance to the ham radio shack.

Beds of the rental house in Anguilla.

Room and beds at the rental house.

Kitchenette in the ham radio rental in Little Harbour , Anguilla.

Kitchenette

VP2E/WJ2O ha radio station configuration ready to opearate the ARRL contest.

VP2E/WJ2O station set-op

Ham radio station operated by VP2E/WJ2O in Anguilla.

Dave, WJ2O, operating the ham radio station.


Stringing A Beverage In The Bushes


Placing a beverage antenna for reception in Little Harbour , Angiuilla.

Stringing a beverage near the rental place in Anguilla

Putting up a beverage antenna for the contest operation

Stringing the beverage.

Dave, WJ2O placing a beverage antenna near the station in Anguilla (VP2E/WJ2O)

Preparing to flying my beverage kite!


Around The Island


Having a cold one before the ARL contest.

Schoal Bay. Beaches and beer, two things I like almost as much as pile-ups. This is on the NE side of the island.

VP2EC antenna near Schoal Bay, in Anguilla.

VP2EC. Monster antenna farm at VP2EC which is on the way to Schoal Bay.

Little Harbour Beach in Little Harbour Anguilla.

Little Harbour Beach. This is on the SW side near the shack


Anguilla Airport


Tarmac of the Anguilla airport.

Anguilla airport from tarmac.

We tok a plane from San Juan Puerto Rico to get to Anguilla.

Plane from San Juan (P.R.)

Another perspective of the Anguila Little Harbour, airport in Amguilla.

Anguilla airport view from the roadside

VP2E/WJ2O Card Front

VP2E/WJ2O card front.

VP2E/WJ2O QSL Card Back

VP2E/WJ2O card back.

You can acquire a ham license to operate in Anguilla by visiting the Telecommunications Officer and paying the fee of $100.00 EC (about $37.50 US). Your callsign will be VP2E followed by your home call. Actual VP2E callsigns are reserved for residents.

License to operate from Anguilla.as VP2E/WJ2O.

VP2E/WJ2O license to operate from Anguilla.

Trip Statics Report

VP2E/WJ2O ha radio station configuration ready to opearate the ARRL contest.

VP2E/WJ2O station set-up

Equipment:
Kenwood TS-940 Transceiver
486 DX Laptop Computer
CT Contesting Software
Heathkit Micromatic Keyer
3-Element Beam 10 through 20
R7 Vertical for 30
Cushcraft 2-Element 40 Meter Beam
Slopers on 80 and 160

WJ2O operated Single Operator , Low Power CW.

Achieved 2d place in the world in the ARRL International DX contest.

We traveled from New York, stopped in San Juan (Puerto Rico) and then to Anguilla.

Travel map to Little Harbour, Anguilla.

VP2E travel Map

Tarmac of the Anguilla airport.

Anguilla airport from tarmac.

We tok a plane from San Juan Puerto Rico to get to Anguilla.

Plane from San Juan (P.R.)