VP5 – Providenciales, Turks and Caicos (Trip 5)

Dates: 18 to 25 February 2009

Callsign: VP5DF and VP5/WJ2O

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After taking 1st Place in 2008 in the ARRL DX CW Low Power Category, I thought it would be appropriate to hang the plaque in the shack.

Jodi receiving the 2008 ARRl DX Contest award from Dave, WJ2O

Jody, VP5JM and Dave, WJ2O presenting the 2008 plaque.

Three plaques that are currently on display in the “Hamlet”. The plaque wording says (top) VP5DF (WJ2O, op), 2008, World Single Operator Low Power CW, Sponsor: Jim Stevens, K4MA (bottom left) VP5A, Multi-Single, North American Phone, 1997, Donor: Nick G Lash, K9KLR, (right) VP5A (KQ3V, op), World Low Power Phone, 2000.

Three plaque form previous DX contests including the 2008 plaque won my Dave, WJ2O (VP5/WJ2O)

This year (2009) I must sadly step back as I slid into 2nd place. P40LE (K2LE, op) caught a brief 10 meter opening on Sunday afternoon that never came my way.

 

VP5/WJ2O QSL Card

VP5/WJ2O qsl card.

QSL By
W4MPY

 

I had two licenses. VP5DF is only for the contest. VP5/WJ2O is for other operating.

VP5DF license to operate the 2009 ARRL DX Contest.

Trip Statistics Report

Taking 2nd place World wasn’t so bad when you consider I was beaten by Andy, K2LE, who is a terrific operator and an all around nice guy. It also worked out that he was technically in South America allowing me to get the plaque for North America.

ARRL DX Contest award plaque

The plaque wording says . . .
VP5DF (WJ2O, op), 2009, North America Winner, Single Operator Low Power CW, Sponsor: John Patterson WC0W/V31TP

2009 ARRL INternational DX Contest working as VP5DF, taking 2nd place worldwide.2009 ARRL DX Contest Claimed score summary sheet.