Suriname: 2016

 

This year’s operation was made possible by Ramon PZ5RA, whose station and lodgings we hired for a week leading up to the contest.

Suriname lies on the northern coast of South America bordered by French Guyana to the east, Guyana to the west, Brazil to the south. The interior highlands are covered by thick tropical forests, intersected by rivers. The southernmost border region is savanna. The highest point is 1,225m (4,120ft) in the Wilhelmina mountain range.

Area – 603,036 sq. miles

Population – 500,000

Station Details:

QTH: 25km south of Paramaribo (the capital city)

CQ Zone: 9

QRA Square: GJ25JQ

Station Coordinates: 5° 40′ 22.626″N,  55° 13′ 53.1342″W

Contest Category: Multi/2, High Power

Operators on the 2016 PZ5V team in Suriname were:

AA7A – Ned, Phoenix AZ

G4IRN – John, Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK.

KY7M – Lee, Phoenix AZ

N4QS – Dave, Paducah KY

N7CW – Bud, Prescott AZ

The PZ5V Support Team consisted of:

M0URX – Tim, QSL Manager

PZ5V OQRS now open: http://www.m0urx.com/oqrs/logsearch.php

K7WP – John, US support

Equipment Used:

Antennas

Mosley PRO-67_C (30-10) @ 20m

Mosley PRO-67_B (40-10) @ 22m 

Inverted-V dipole for 80m @ 20m apex

T-antenna for 160m, top @ 18m between the towers

Beverage antennas on JA and EU (the former proved to be ineffective).

Radios and Amplifiers

3 x Elecraft K3

1 x Kenwood 922

1 x Acom 2000

1 x KPA500

Logging with N1MM+ worked perfectly.

Claimed Score:

(Also available here: http://www.3830scores.com/showrumor.php?arg=5latz1gifmymp)

Band    QSOs  Zones Countries

160:     108      12        49

80:       857      26        99

40:       2547    37        137

20:       2552    37        126

15:       2490    31        125

10:       391      19        44

Totals: 8945    162      580

Total Claimed Score  19,476,758

 A further 4,086 QSOs were made outside the contest.