St Barthélémy : Jan/Feb 2008
The FJ/G3TXF log was uploaded on 4-Apr-08.
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|Nigel G3TXF operated from St Barthélémy as FJ/G3TXF for just under six days in late Jan/early Feb 2008 making 8,000 CW QSOs using only three HF bands : 40m (3,800), 30m (2,700) and 17m (1,500). He had previously operated as FJ/G3TXF in Oct 1998.|
|View to the North from Baie St Jean to Ile Frégate, one of the several off-shore islands around the main island of St Barthélémy.||FJ/G3TXF shack: an ancient Kenwood TS-570, Acom 1010 amp, ETM-SQ paddle, Stepp-IR control box, MicroHam and Tosh laptop.|
|Recent change of status of St Barths from being part of a French overseas department (DOM) into a Collectivité Territoriale||The high hill just in front of the touchdown point of the St Barths airport (SBH) runway makes for an interesting final approach.|
|Car hire is extraordinarily expensive (like everything else on St Barths!) for the short distances covered around the tiny island.||View through the cockpit of the spectacular final approach to touch-down on the easterly runway at St Barths airport (SBH).|
|FJ/G3TXF/m : Small jeep with equipment case (aluminium) for the ACOM amp, ski-bag for the antenna and two other suitcases.||Gustavia (the main town of St Barth, named after King Gustav III of Sweden) has a harbour and waterfront.|
|So how do you spell it? Three variations of acute accents (é) were seen : St Barthélemy, St Barthelémy and St Barthélémy.||FJ/G3TXF QSL from the Oct 98 operation -- i.e in the days when FJ was just an adjunct to FS St Martin and not a DXCC entity.|
|Loading the ski-bag (with the antenna) and luggage onto an ancient Winair Britten Norman Islander PJ-AIW for the flight back to V2.||View of the west end St Barths (Colombier beach) when arriving on the short ten-minute commuter flight from neighbouring St Martin.|
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