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)


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




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




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


 Not necessary - but better ask your Doctor

    The actual temperature
 in Basseterre / St. Kitts


Click for Basseterre, St. Kitts Forecast


Click the button to see the weather forecast for St. Kitts

  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
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

 Mr. Glenn Dear
 Head Telecommunication Officer
 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



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

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