YN – Granada, Nicaragua

Dates: 22 to 30 April 2015

Callsign: YN/WJ2O

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Dave and his hosts in Nacaragua, Martha and Octavio, YN2N

Dave, WJ2O, Martha and Octavio, YN2N

Octavio, YN2N, and his wife are the most gracious hosts. They made my stay very enjoyable and comfortable. Martha is a most excellent cook and prepared wonderful abundant meals every day.

Logo of Nicaragua

A guestroom and his shack are available for rent at a very reasonable rate to visiting hams. You can contact Octavio directly at YN2N@gmx.com for additional information.


The QTH


House in Granda, NIcaragua.

QTH of Martha and Octavio YN2N

Kitchen of the QTh of Martha and Octavio in Nicaragua.

The magical kitchen. Where all Martha’s nice meals come from.

Living room of the house I operated as YN/WJ2O in Nicaragua.

Very spacious living room.

Driveway leading to the house in Granada , Nicaragua, where I operated as as YN/WJ2O.

The driveway here is lined with an assortment of fruit trees. This is the dry season. Everything needs water.

Buganvilia plant with red flowers.

Flowering Bush. This nice flowering plant is known as Buganvilia, although it has a variety of names in several countries.

Yellow fruit of a tree in Nicaragua.

Name The Nut. A nut is derived from this fruit. Guess which one?

Car in the driveway in fron the the house of Octavio YN2N


Antennas


A dipole and a quad antenna at the Granada QTH.

Dipoles and Yagis and Quads . . . oh my!

Tribander of the QTH of Octavio YN2N.

Check out this driven element is where the QSB starts.

Another antenna at the granada Nicaragua home I operated as YN/WJ2O.


I’m beaming a signal in your direction. Do you copy? Over . . .

Principal tower of the QTh of YN2N, Octavio.with

Main tower

Anotehr perspective of the tribande at YN2N

Closeup of the tribander


Home Cooked Meals


Marthat cooks great I had great meal in Nicaragua.

Just a light lunch. Good home light cooking.

Octavio fried eggs made by Martha.

Huevos Octavio. You gotta love these eggs in the morning named after it’s inventor, Octavio.

Home cooked lemon pie, made by Martha XYL of Octavio YN2N.

Homemade lemon pie. With the fruit grown on premises.

We really enjoyed the lemon pied made by Martha.

Pie eating contest. Not really, however Octavio and I sure did enjoy it.


Visiting Granada


Large church in the middle of Granada.

Like most small towns in Latin America the church is always in the main plaza.

Flogpole in the center of Granda, Nicaragua.

Downtown Granada, Nicaragua.

Old church in Granada, where I operated as YN/WJ2O in Nicaragua.

The oldest church in Granada.

Steet vendor (painter) in Granada, Nicaragua.in

This vendor is taking the painting I just purchased off the frame for easy transport.

Horse and carriage rides in Granada.

Horse and carriages rides are offered in Granada downtown.


Day Trip to San Juan del Sur


Pacifica cosat beah in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Pacific Coast beach.

Fish and shrimp lunch in San Juan del Sur Nicaragua.

Great lunch fish and shrimp. That’s my salad in the goblet.

Taxi drive in San Juan del Sur, where I operated as YN/WJ2O in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua Gentry.

Nicaragua Gentry with 2 DXCC entities in the background.

Nice building in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Mousntain side near San Juan del Sur.

Mountain side, probably rich in iron due to the red color.

Local guide in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua.

Our guide in YN

Statue of Jesuschrist in San Juan Del Sur.

Jesus statue in San Juan del Sur.

El timon restaurante sign, in Nicaragua.

El Timon Restaurant sign, El timón es helm.


Day Trip to Lake Granada and The National Volcano


Visit to Lake Granada and boat ride.

Drive to the Volcano and Lake Granada.

Boat drive with Freddy.

Boat house in Lake Granada.

Monkey reaching to the boat.

Boat pòrt in Lake Granda.

Rocks with Stork in Lake Granada.

Dicotea turtles in Lake Granada

Vultures near the rocks in Lake Granada, Nicaragua.

Pottery artisans in Lake Granada, Nicaragua.

Pottery store in Granada, Nicaragua.

Woman making pottery in Granada Lake in Nicaragua.

Taxi drive in San Juan del Sur, where I operated as YN/WJ2O in Nicaragua.

Hug with a local girl in Nicaragua.

Huging a shope girl in Granada Nicaragua.

Playground and our guide in Playa del Sur, Nicaragua.

Volvano museum in Nicaragua.

Masaya Volcano Natioal Museum.


Returning Home


Riding back home to Granada.

Traffic circle. Finding our way home.

Overhanging trees on the highway on our way back to Granada, Nicaragua.

Overhanging trees. This is a lovely stretch of road where the trees grew over the road and intertwined.

Airport terminal in Managua.

Managua International Airport.

Saying good-bye to our firend and guide.

Saying Good-bye. Going to miss this very nice gentleman and friend.

shops inside the terminal in Managua, Nicaragua.

Shops. Inside the terminal and at the gates it’s just like any other modern day airport with shops.

YN/WJ2O QSL Card Front

YN/WJ2O QSL card front.

YN/WJ2O QSL Card Back

YN/WJ2O QSL card back.

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Equipment
Yaesu FT950 Transceiver
Drake L4 Amplifier
Green Heron Radio Boss Rig Interface
Dell Inspiron Mini Laptop
Bencher Paddles

Antennas
80 m Dipole for 80 & 40 M
40 m 2 el cubical quad beaming 30 deg Europe
40 m wire 3 el yagi beam the pacific 290 deg
60 m sloper dipole
30 m sloper dipole
20, 15, 10 m beam A3S
17 m 2 el quad
12 m 3 el yagi
6 m 3 el quad

Operating

Operating

Boarding pass from the US to Managua , Nicaragua.

I used some of my American Airlines points and was fortunate to get First Class/Business Class seats.