If in daylight, you can easily see the 60' Rohn Tower. Building is painted yellow
On January 1, 1986, Aruba gained it's Status Apartus status. Aruba separated from the Netherlands Antilles, and was added to the DXCC list as a new country. Aruba, remains in the Dutch Kingdom with close ties to the Netherlands, and the Netherlands Antilles.
CQ9, ITU 11, IOTA: SA-036
The club station will be available in the near future again free of charge to all members. Lisandro is the station trustee, and you are requested to make arrangements, as the radio (IC-746) is not kept in the clubhouse for security reasons. Given his work commitments, please contact him 48 hours in advance. (P43L, tel. 593-6161)
The incoming bureau is a free service to all members.
Anyone wishing to mail directly to a foreign bureau may do so. IARU keeps a list of current bureau addresses.
P4 Bureau address: AARC, P.O.Box 614, Oranjestad, Aruba
Note: Many visitors do not leave SASE to receive their cards. If you send a card through the bureau, indicate the visitor's homecall clearly, and in LARGE letters in order that YOUR bureau can forward it accordingly. If you were a visitor and would like to receive your bureau cards, please contact us.
The club's repeaters are located on Sero Yamanota. The P43P repeater is located in Wayaca (across the airport). The repeaters can be triggered from anywhere on the island, including some parts of Curaçao and Venezuela.
On our 2m repeater we have access to IRLP since October 2004. To contact us enter the Aruba Node #: 7898, and wait to get the message "link connected," and then just call us.
Other Scanner Frequencies
From time-to-time, we get requests about scanner frequencies. These may be of interest. Not all are in English.Government:
There are many daily non-stop flights from around the world, mostly from USA and South America. The following list gives an indication of who flies to Aruba's Queen Beatrix Airport (AUA.) Charter flights are not included.
From USA/ Canada: (All flights are daily, unless otherwise noted)
Latin/ South America
Double check with your travel agent as these flights may change. Or you can also check the Aruba Airport's website: www.airportaruba.com.
PASSPORT/ VISA REQUIREMENTS
The Aruban Florin (AFL) is the local currency. It is pegged to the US Dollar (US$), which is widely accepted (1 US$= AFl.1,75)
Our drinking water comes from the sea, and it is processed at a desalinization plant. Needless to say, water is totally safe to drink, and one of the best worldwide. The only disadvantage is the high cost.
The standard is 110V/ 60Hz for general use (American standard). However, our airco system runs on 220V, and thus only limited outlets throughout a house are running on 220V. If you are bringing in equipment (working on 220V) prepare to bring a transformer as well; it is needed.
Restaurants serve a wide variety of chicken, beef and seafood. Rice or potatoes and vegetables are common side dishes. While you may expect fish to be the staple food, chicken is a big seller here. For anyone having special dietary needs, the supermarkets carry a wide variety of health food products (including soy and tofu) and the current diet craze. Most products arrive from the USA and Holland, and to a lesser extent South America, but there is an impressive variety of imported Asian food (Chinese, Japanese, Malaysian, Indonesian, and Indian).
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