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   Barbados - Country and People

  Barbados is a small island state in the southeastern Caribbean, 20 miles from the north to the south and 14 miles from the east to the west.
  This is only half the size of the German capital Berlin. Barbados is one of the most advanced islands in the Caribbean.

  Capital City

  Bridgetown  (10.000 inhabitants)

  Inhabitants

  266.000, 91%  of them black, 5% mulattos and 4% white

  Language

  English; but  also "Bajan", a Barbadian dialect

  Climate

  24 - 27C  (75 - 80F) throughout the year
  Hurricane season - May until October

  Voltage

  110V (sometimes  220V)

  Currency

  Barbados Dollar (1BDS$ ~ 0,5 US$)

  Vaccination

  Not necessary - but better ask your Doctor

       Actual time and temperature
  in Bridgetown / Barbados

 

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   How to get an amateur radio guest license?

Send your licence application, together with copies of your passport and own licence, a list of your equipment and if known, your location in Barbados, to the following address:

Frequency Management Division
Ministry of Telecommunications and Works
Mrs. Roach
The Business Center
Upton Road
Wildey
St. Michael
Barbados
West Indies

Licence fee is 25 US $ (1999).

Send your application well in advance; 8 weeks before you enter Barbados should be enough.

Mrs. Roach is a very helpful Lady. To avoid problems with the customs please ask her to send a fax with receipt if you can't get the licence right in time. It may happen, that you have to leave your equipment at the airport if you don't have the licence available.
You may miss your first contest !!! 

   Useful addresses, phone numbers and email-addresses

  Licences:
  Frequency Management Division
  Ministry of Telecommunications and Works
  Mrs. Roach
  The Business Center
  Upton Road
  Wildey
  St. Michael
  Barbados, W.I.

  Tel:  (246) 430 2200
  Fax:  (246) 426 0960

  8P6RY, Carlo - President of the Barbados Amateur
  Radio Society (BARS)

  Tel: (246) 422 3584

  William  Burton (ICOM Dealer)
  The Business Center
  Wildey
  Upton Road

  Tel: (246) 427 3442