VP9KF, Paul Evans, Baileys Bay, Bermuda


VP9KF, Paul Evans, Baileys Bay, Bermuda 

Welcome to VP9KF and Bermuda (more)
Full QSL Information.
Tarrafal Booked – Flights Booked
2012-11-05 17:35Z, (Monday) to 2012-11-19 (Monday)
Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
3 days 23h 00m 04s
Propagation Predictions PEAK JA/UA0/HL TIME: 21:00z to 22:00z
2012-11-05 to 2012-11-19 – Propagation Predictions

Bermuda is very isolated in the Atlantic

The red dots on the map show where I have been active from. The green ones, where I have lived.
We lived at: Arlington Heights, Middle Road, Smiths (location); 4th Avenue, Cavendish Heights, Pembroke (location); Philston, Whale Bay Road, Southampton (location); Shorelee Cottage, Tween Walls, Mangrove Bay, Sandys (location)
I attended Whitney Institute (location) and Bermuda College (Academic Sixth Form Centre) (old location).
I have lived in Smiths, Pembroke, Southampton and Sandys Parish.
Latest activity is from Hamilton Parish.
Info on QTH
Continent: North America
CQ Zone:5
ITU Zone: 11
Time Zone: Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
Daylight Saving Time – Yes
IARU Area: 2
IOTA: NA-005
WLOTA: Gibbs Hill 0201, St. David’s 1480
ARLHS: Gibbs Hill BER010, St. David’s BER009
Lat: 32.21.12N Lon: 64.32.135W
Maidenhead Locator FM72PI


Paul Evans: VP9KF, G4BKI, 8P9FT, J37KF, V31WJ

Icom IC-706 plus 250Hz filter,
TS-590S, TS-940S, FT-920 or FT-1000
MFJ-4245 45A Switched Mode Power Supply or Jetstream JTPS45 45A Switched Mode Power Supply
Toughbook CF-Y5 Notebook PC running N1MM logging, & ICECAP/ICEAREA/HamCAP or Asus Eee Netbook PC running N1MM logging, & ICECAP/ICEAREA/HamCAP Winkeyer USB keyer (K1EL)
Bencher Paddle (my 18th Birthday present while in VP9) Sony MDR-NC20 full ear, noise cancelling, headphones Home-brewed serial interfaces Ameritron RCS-4 antenna switch Antennas Cushcraft A4S, G5RV, 40m dipole, 160m inverted-L 
The Radio Society of Bermuda callbook is by no means complete. Many older callsigns are missing and so is was mine!  For a more complete record visit here.
For reference: Bermuda Class Three Licence – Advanced (that is not the same as the FCC Advanced Class, it’s the same as EXTRA Class) Amateur Radio Service (HAM) Dept.of Telecommunications Number: 3125
Callsign: VP9KF Licensee: Paul Evans Valid from: Tuesday July 01, 2008 Valid to: Sunday June 30, 2013
(originally issued in 1979) See licence (address witheld) Visiting Your licence will have <homecall>/VP9 on it. Please obey DXCC rule 7:
7. Any Amateur Radio operation should take place only with the complete approval and understanding of appropriate administration officials. In countries where amateurs are licensed in the normal manner, credit may be claimed only for stations using regular government-assigned call signs or portable call signs, where reciprocal agreements exist or the host government has so authorized portable operation.
The World from VP9

BWS Wx CAM Radar (St. David’s/Airport) Satellite. Real time Flights I (II) in and out of Bermuda. Wx station [I] [II (inc.CAM)] 

Activity: 1974-1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
2006 March & November,
2007 May/June & October/November,
2008 April & November,
2009 April & November,
2010 April & November,
2011 April & November,
2012 April ….. & November.
We visit about twice a year and stay here for about 5 weeks in total, or 10% of the time.
I operate only CW. | A1 Club (JA) – No. 1745, SOC – No. 1000, NOC – No. 1 CW LINKSPlease don’t confuse me with my friend John, VP8KF [G3VPW]I recommend to you the QTH I use: VP9GE, whose web site I also maintain (we have been friends since 1968!) – Reviews
Supporters of the Agape House Rubber Duck Derby

Callsigns: G4BKI, G4BKI/VP9, VP9KF, 8P9FT, J8/VP9KF, W4/G4BKI, G4BKI/J3, J37KF, W4/VP9KF, V31WJ