6Y5/DL7VOG 1998/99


Unser QTH - “Sunflower Hotel”
in Runaway Bay


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   Jamaica - Country and People

  Jamaica is a beautiful mountainous island with nice beaches, lush green vegetation, big palm tree forests, waterfalls and many places of interest, a good infra structure and large tourist centers. It is located in the northern Caribbean, some hundred kilometers south of Cuba.
   Tourism is one of the main economic sources. Big cruise ships arrrive daily in the Jamaican harbours and are closely surrounded from taxi drivers and hawkers.
   Unfortunately that mass tourism has also slightly negative  aspects for individual travellers like us. One mostly has a guide on his heels, who knows good shopping facilities or extraordinary places of interest. But they always have open hands - nothing is for free.
   One always has to haggle for anything or you leave "feathers".
   The most important export hit is Reggae, ... or is there anybody who does NOT know Bob Marley?

  Capital City

  Kingston (104.000 Einwohner)


  2,5 Millions; 77% Black, 19% Mulatos, 9% Asians, 1% White




  Around 80F (27C) throughout the  year
  Hurricane season - May until October


  220 Volt


  Jamaica Dollar


  Not necessary but better ask your Doctor

       Actual time and temperature
  in Kingston / Jamaica


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Click the button to find the weather forecast for Jamaica

   How to get an amateur radio guest license?

Send your licence application, together with the following items

- Photocopy of your passport
- Photocopy of your own licence
- List of equipment
- Date and place of your intended stay in Jamaica

to the following address:

Post and Telecommunications Department
Mr. Matheson
South Camp Road
POB 7000

Send your application well in advance; 8 weeks before you enter Jamaica should be enough (but better more).

Licence fee is 10 US $. 

   Useful addresses, phone numbers and email-addresses

  Post and Telecommunications Department
  Mr. Matheson (in 1999)
  South Camp Road
  POB 7000

  Tel: (001-876) 922 1588
  Fax: (001-876) 922 9449

  Sunflower Villas, Runaway Bay

  Tel: (001-876)-973 2171