V47GU - 1999

 

 

 

National Flag of St. Kitts & Nevis

 

 

 

   Saint Kitts & Nevis - Country and People

  Saint Kitts and Nevis is a Two-Island-State which is located between Montserrat in the southeast and St. Eustatius (Dutch Antilles) in the northwest. Wonderful beaches, good hotels and restaurants (not even cheap), high mountains up to 1000m, and some nice places of interest like "Brimstone Hill", the biggest fortress of the Caribbean and good snorkelling and diving sites are worth at least a side trip to St. Kitts and Nevis.
  We, that means Ben, V47BY (DL7BY) our XYLs Margitta and Erika and me, Gerd, V47GU (DL7VOG) - had the "luck" to meet hurricane "Lenny", which stood with us for four days. The  Airport closed two hours before our flight to Montserrat. So we had to stay involuntary another four days.
  No electricity, no water - just storm and rain, rain, rain ... at a time, the "normal" hurricane season was already over !
  And the worst: NOT a single QSO during this time !!!
  Of course we also have lots of good memories. Our friends Karl (V44NK), Lawson (V44KO), Henry "Kilo Whisky" (V44KW) and Terry (V44KBP) made our vacation an unforgettable experience.

Hurricane “Lenny” on November 19, 1999

  Capital City

  Basseterre (18.500 inhabitants)

  Inhabitants

  48.000. 97% black, 3% white or asian people

  Language

  English

  Climate

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

  Voltage

  110V

  Currency

  East Caribbean Dollar (1 EC$ ~ 0,37 US$)

  Vaccination

  Not necessary - but better ask your Doctor

       The actual  temperature
  in Basseterre / St. Kitts

 

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   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 your amateur radio equipment
- Date and place of your stay in St. Kitts

to the following address:

Mr. Glenn Dear
Head Telecommunication Officer
Basseterre
St. Kitts
West Indies
 

Send your application well in  advance; 8 weeks before you enter St. Kitts & Nevis should be enough (better  more).

Licence fee is  25 US $. 

   Useful addresses, phone numbers and email-addresses

  Licences:
  Mr. Glenn Dear
  Head Telecommunication Officer
  Basseterre
  St. Kitts
  West Indies

  Tel.: (001-869) 465 2521
   Fax: (001-869) 465 0604

  Karl D. Sage, V44NK

  Tel.:  (001-869) 465 6729
  Tel.  Nevis: (001-869) 469 5006
   e-mail:  v44nk@hotmail.com

  Accomodation

 

  "SeaLofts", North Frigate Bay
  Basseterre
  St. Kitts and Nevis

  Tel.:  (001-869) 465 1075
   Fax: (001-869) 466 5034
   e-mail: sealofts@caribsurf.com
   WWW:  www.sealofts.com