PJ7/G3TXF - Sint Maarten - December 2013
Nigel G3TXF operated as PJ7/G3TXF from Dutch Sint Maarten from 4 to 12 December 2013.

8,800 (net of dups) CW QSOs were made on the three WARC Bands:
30m : 3,400
17m : 2,600
12m : 2,800

QSL via G3TXF : Logs and OQRS QSLing are on ClubLog: PJ7/G3TXF

The PJ7/G3TXF logs were uploaded to LoTW frequently during the operation.

The station was located on the east side of the island close to Oyster Pond Bay, with an excellent take-off to Europe.

The antenna was three separate horizontal dipoles (30m-17m-12m) fed by a single coax feeder. The great take-off did all the work! The front entrance to the PJ7/G3TXF location was just a few metres from the FS/Saint Martin and PJ7/Sint Maarten borderline.
PJ7/G3TXF operated using a much-travelled and oft-repaired Elecraft K3 with the small Tokyo High Power HF-550X amplifier. St Barths (FJ) just visible in the distance, with the French side (FS) of Oyster Pond bay to the left and the Dutch side (PJ7) to the right.
Nigel G3TXF walks the short distance from his PJ7/G3TXF shack in Dutch St Maarten (PJ7) to the border with French St Martin (FS). Frank G3YQA/mm (who just happened to be in St Maarten for a day while on an Caribbean cruise) visits the PJ7/G3TXF shack.
Nigel PJ7/G3TXF cools off between working the WARC-band CW pile-ops. Tintamarre (IOTA NA-199) can be seen in the far distance. Breton crêperie, just across the border in French St Martin, provided an excellent meal time venue for PJ7/G3TXF and xyl Anneliese!
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