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