Thursday, April 01, 2010


St Lucia (J6) and the Climb of Pitit Piton

Wow! What a great week in the Caribbean paradise of St Lucia. Chris/W6HFP, Steve/wG0AT, and myself "left the villa everyday" for beach, vista locations, or mountain-topping field HF portable operations. We rented some mountain bikes which let us explore nearby local beaches but one day we drove the 60km south to Soufriere to climb Pitit Piton, the classic photographer's icon of St Lucia. WHY you ask? The bottom line: I'm an adventure junkie...coupled with the desire to HF activate "memorable" locations! Crazy? Yes, but it was "more than fun!" See the wG0AT video of this "extreme QRP adventure!" The weather was perfect up top since the wind was blowing over the top of us. We spent two hours making contacts primarily with Eu and the US. Memorable...you bet! See our mini-dxpedition website for more information about St Lucia, our villa, and obtaining ham radio licenses.

1 comment:

stephen said...

Intersting expedition. I was the Radio planning manager for a company called Digicel who are the number one cellular provider in the Caribbean. I designed the cellular network in St Lucia in 2002 and 2003. I still live in the Caribean so if you think I can be of any assistance for your next trip pleae drop me an e-mail. sjcurran@o2.ie also known as ei9dzb stephen