Bert - V31GI


26 March - 29 March 2000: Little Water Caye, Belize

No. of QSO's: 2900. The best day was Tuesday 28 March with 1200 QSO's.
IOTA: NA180 on IOTA or DX frequencies (only SSB)  80-40-20-15-12-10M
Equipment: Kenwood TS-50, 100 W, Doublet.
Belize Local time: UTC - 6 hours.... Sunrise  11.25  Sunset  00.14  UTC
QRV from around  15.30 UTC  - 19.00 UTC
(Lunch   19.00 -20.00 UTC)
QRV  20.00 - 01.00 UTC
20M: the best time is propagation permitting 23.00- 01.00 UTC
(20M is very crowded)
(Dinner 01.00- 2.00 UTC)
Sometimes QRV 2.00 - 03.00 UTC

Previous activity: 28 March - 3 April 1999
  No. of QSO's: 4000
QSL's are on their way by the Bureau (see picture below)



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The nice cabana (one of the three) is surrounded by water, the antenna is on fishing rods IN the water!
QSL preferable by the Bureau to PA3GIO


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Art - V31JZ
I had eyeball QSO with Art V31JZ - NN7A & his XYL Dede, N7NUR on 25 March 2000 in Belize City.
Thanks to him NA180 & NA123 got on the IOTA Map!
He was a great help for me last year.
Art V31JZ was QRV again in CW on NA123 again from 26-31 March 2000 !

Visit his website at:
http://www.qsl.net/nadxa/v31jz/



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V31GI is on the map! Little Water Caye is a small island 33 km from the Belize coast at Placencia .

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My XYL is going snorkling around the Island, and she waves when she is passing by! There are only a few places you can go through the coral reef from the island. It is a wonderful place... despite the sandflies again!







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V31GI  19 March - 24 March 2000
NA180  Glovers Reef, Southwest Caye

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Last update: 10 August 2000