VP9KF

VP9KF
Paul Evans, Baileys Bay
Bermuda

F:70 A:2 K:0 SSN: 0

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Welcome to VP9KF and Bermuda

IMPORTANT: Operation threatened by Power Workers Strike. More news as it occurs.

Full QSL Information. Home of the Amateur Radio RF Safety Calculator.
Propagation Predictions  PEAK JA/UA0/HL TIME: 21:00z to 22:00z
2018-10-31 to 2018-11-14 - Propagation Prediction map
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Live Data: RBN (VP9KF) DXWatch (VP9KF)  RBN (other VP9)  DXWatch (Other VP9)
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Best operating periods: 20:00Z to 00:00Z and 08:00Z to 12:00Z
Chance on air now:
 0% (Off Island)
Bermuda is very isolated in the Atlantic
The red dots on the map show where I have been active from. The green ones, where I have lived.
We lived at: Arlington Heights, Middle Road, Smiths (location);
4th Avenue, Cavendish Heights,  Pembroke (location);
Philston, Whale Bay Road,  Southampton (location)
Shorelee Cottage, Tween Walls, Mangrove Bay, Sandys (location)
I attended Whitney Institute (location) and Bermuda College (Academic Sixth Form Centre) (old location).
I have lived in Smiths, Pembroke, Southampton and Sandys Parish.
Latest activity is from Hamilton Parish.

Info on QTH
Continent: North America
CQ Zone:5
ITU Zone: 11
Time Zone: Atlantic Time (GMT-4)
Daylight Saving Time - Yes
IARU Area: 2 
IOTA: NA-005 
WLOTA: Gibbs Hill 0201, St. David's 1480 
ARLHS: Gibbs Hill BER010, St. David's BER009
Lat: 32.21.12N Lon: 64.32.135W
Maidenhead Locator FM72PI
Live view over VP9
Live view over JA


Local winner of Bermuda Contest in April 1976 and April 1979

Operator
Paul Evans: VP9KF, G4BKI, 8P9FT, J37KF, V31WJ  
Paul Evans: VP9KF, G4BKI, 8P9FT, J37KF, V31WJ

Station
FT-920
MFJ-4245 45A Switched Mode Power Supply or Jetstream JTPS45 45A Switched Mode Power Supply
Asus Eee Netbook PC running N1MM Classic logging (DXpedition mode), & ICECAP/ICEAREA/HamCAP (ops. 2006-2013)
Toughbook CF-53 rugged PC running
N1MM+ logging v1.0.7300 (frozen) (DXpedition mode), & ICECAP/ICEAREA/HamCAP
Winkeyer USB keyer (K1EL)
Bencher Paddle (my 18th Birthday present while in VP9)
Sony MDR-NC20 full ear, noise cancelling, headphones
Ameritron RCS-4 antenna switch
Antennas Cushcraft A4S, 160m dipole, 80m dipole, 40m dipole, WARC bands = parallel/fan dipole

Licence
The Radio Society of Bermuda callbook was by no means complete. It is now much better! Many older callsigns were missing and so was mine!
For my version, please visit here.
For reference:
Bermuda Class Three Licence - Advanced (that is not the same as the FCC Advanced Class, it's the same as EXTRA Class)
Amateur Radio Service (HAM)
Number: 3125
Callsign: VP9KF
Licensee: Paul Evans
Valid from: Monday July 01, 2013
Valid to: Friday June 30, 2023
(originally issued in April 1979 & continuously held)
See licence (address witheld)

Visiting Bermuda
Your licence will have <homecall>/VP9 on it. Please obey DXCC rule 7 or your contacts may not count:
7. Any Amateur Radio operation should take place only with the complete approval and understanding of appropriate administration officials. In countries where amateurs are licensed in the normal manner, credit may be claimed only for stations using regular government-assigned call signs or portable call signs, where reciprocal agreements exist or the host government has so authorized portable operation.

The World from VP9


The PERFECT greyline path to JA - look for me!



 
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 BWS Wx CAM Radar (St. David's/Airport) Satellite Lightning. Real time Flights I (II) in and out of Bermuda. Wx station [I] [II (inc.CAM)]
Track local shipping (cruiseliners, ferries and general shipping)

 Current weather
 Courtesy Kellyfoto

Activity: 1974-1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981,
2006 March & November,
2007 May/June & October/November,
2008 April & November,
2009 April & November,
2010 April & November,
2011 April & November,
2012 April & November,
2013 November,
2018 October/November.
We visit about twice a year and stay here for about 5 weeks in total, or ~10% of the time.

 
Shorelee - Ethel & Catherine Tucker

VP9KF
I operate only CW A1 Club (JA) [Challenge Degree, worked 204 members]A1 CLUB (JA) [2018-04-01 - 2019-03-31] CWJF - Life Member SOC NOC Worked All Britain - former CW Net controller - joined in 1972 CW LINKS

A1 Club (JA) - No. 1745 CWJF - No. 790 SOC - No. 1000 NOC - No. 1 WAB 1496

Please don't confuse me with my friend John, VP8KF [G3VPW]
 I recommend to you the QTH I use: VP9GE, whose web site I also maintain (we have been friends since 1968!) - Reviews

Supporters of the Agape House Rubber Duck Derby
In memory of our friends Ruth Paynter, Violet Wears, Ken Hubbard and Marian Holland

Bermuda roof Red Hole, Paget - Ethel Tucker

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Callsigns: G4BKI, G4BKI/VP9, VP9KF, 8P9FT, J8/VP9KF, W4/G4BKI, G4BKI/J3, J37KF, W4/VP9KF, F/G4BKI

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