VP9GE

Bermuda

 
VP9GE
   Ed Kelly

P.O. Box 1555, Hamilton HM FX, Bermuda
Voice: 441-293-2525 Fax: 441-295-3559
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Assistance in obtaining a /VP9 license is given on a no-cost basis (and the reciprocal licence costs nothing too) - I (Ed - VP9GE) only need a copy of your operating permit and the dates and (my - Ed - VP9GE) place of operation. You must have a General Class licence or higher. Further information on licensing can be obtained here. Full licence information is also available here.

 Rigs (You can bring your own rig* or we can make a rig available)

Yaesu FT-920 (with IRC CW filter) - control through DB-9 connector (works with N1MM fb)

(to avoid disappointment, check availability first, the Bermuda climate takes a heavy toll on radios)


Antennae (Cushcraft originals before MFJ by-out)
160m Inverted L
10-160m G5RV

40m Dipole
Cushcraft R-6000 Vertical
Cushcraft A4S Triband (20/15/10 metre) Four Element Yagi (on Strumech tower and HAM-M rotator [manual control box])
6 metre Yagi

Antenna switching
 Ameritron RCS-4 (includes AC o/p adapter)

Power Supplies
MFJ-4245MV MFJ 12V/45A
JTPS45 Jetstream 12V/45A


Bermuda uses 120VAC/60Hz reliable power.
All outlets at Tarrafal are 3 prong (modern) grounded outlets.

 We also provide:
An operating desk (a couple available)
An operating chair
(a couple available)
A customised "hutch" which carries accessories on shelves which will be clear of your notebook display

NOTE: Some other older locations on the island may use 2 prong (symmetrical) un-grounded outlets. Bring an adaptor in case you run your notebook (or something else) somewhere else.
It you don't, you may have to take pliers and break off the ground pin(!)
Adaptors can be bought at Ace Hardware, TruValue, Home Depot, Lowes, etc. in the USA 3 to 2 prong adapter
Too late? Ace Hardware in Bermuda is at Gorhams. TruValue is here.

Important Notes:
Maintainance of most antennae, rigs and power supplies partly made by the webmaster, VP9KF.

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