I had an invitation to stay at the beautiful home of Malcolm, ZP5RG. In return my job was to teach him all I know about computers in three days. This was my first stop on my “South American Tour” which included Easter Island, Chile and Argentina.
QTH of Malcom ZP5RG , in Asunción.
Above are my hosts Malcolm, ZP5RG, and his wife Zuni at the front entrance to their home.
Packing. This is my garage where I was trying to be very strategic with the packing for my South American trip.
Living out of suitcases. I guess I should have tidied up a bit before taking this shot.
Malcolm’s woodworking shack
ZP5RG at his station
The Basicilica of Caacupe
The pope visited and gave a service here in 1987.
Malcom’s Street Machine
Malcolm was very proud of his Montero. The spring loaded seats made an otherwise bumpy ride very smooth.
Doug’s Street. We visited the home of Doug and Dani Wooley who are ZP6CW and ZP6CU.
Doug, ZP6CW, Station.
Doug seated comfortably at his home station
ZP6CW, WJ2O, ZP6CU. Doug, Dave and Dani
ZP6CW, ZP6CU, ZP5RG
Doug, Dani and Malcolm
ZP5/WJ2O QSL Card Front
ZP5/WJ2O QSL Card Back
Any ZP licensed ham can grant a license holder from an approved third party country permission to operate for a period not to exceed five days. In other words . . . I didn’t need one.
Here is a “camp” owned by ZP5RG near the airport. In Paraguay they call these a Quincho. That is Doug, ZP6CW, to the left.
Trip Statistics Report
I made a total of 677 QSOs all on CW and I believe all in one night.
Kenwood TS-850S Transceiver,
Collins 30L-1 Amplifier,
long wire and a sloper.
WJ2O listening to the pile up at the shack of ZP5RG.
The only thing hard about this trip was the beam was
cut for the phone portion of the band.
WJ2O listening to the pile up at the shack of ZP5RG. The only thing hard about this trip was the beam was cut for the phone portion of the band.
Customs: I hired a bag boy/translator just as I got off the plane. He said the customs official asked if I had anything to declare. I responded, “no,” and that was that.
Here is the plane than took me the short hop over the Ande´s Mountains into Santiago, Chile.
A shot of the airport terminal at Asunción.