St. Eustatius

PJ5/DL7VOG - 2011

National flag of Sint Eustatius

PJ5G - 2011




   Sint Eustatius - Country and People


   Sint Eustatius became a special municipality within the country of the Netherlands on October 10, 2010 and is one of the newest DXCC entities. It is located southeast of Sint Maarten and northwest of St. Kitts & Nevis. It is only about 21 km (8 sq miles) “big” and counts about 3000 inhabitants.

  During the 17th and 18th centuries, Sint Eustatius was a major trading center in the Caribbean with more than 20,000 inhabitants. At the end of the 18th century Statia lost more and more of its importance and many merchants and farmers emigrated, leaving their homes and warehouses.

  Nowadays Statia is a remote and quiet place far from mass tourism but always worth a visit.
  Statia is a paradise for SCUBA divers - real great stuff!!!

  Capital City



  Abt. 3.000


  Dutch / English


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


  110 / 220V




  Not necessary - but better ask your Doctor

   How to get an amateur radio guest license?

Sint Eustatius is a CEPT entity so you don’t have to apply for a guest license. Normally you can work with a PJ5/homecall call sign but if you want to get any PJ5(X) call only for any contest (usually 2 days) send an email to and he will send you an application form.

Send the license application together with a

- Photocopy of your own licence

to the following address:

Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post        
Mr. John Peters
Bonaire branch
Kaya Grandi 69
P.O.Box 791
Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

You can also send the application form and a copy of your license as a PDF file by email to

Licence fee is 56 US $ plus 5,40 US $ bank transfer fee.

   Useful addresses, phone numbers and email-addresses

  Bureau Telecommunicatie en Post
  Mr. John Peters
  Bonaire branch
  Kaya Grandi 69
  P.O.Box 791
  Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

  Tel: (+599) 717 3140
  Fax: (+599) 717 3554

  Hotel Country Inn

  Tel: (+599) 318 2484