VQ9X Club Station
Diego Garcia Ham Radio club is sponsored by US NAVY Diego Garcia MWR.
The location of the Shack is BLDG 1078 located behind the T-shirt shop. All Hams are welcome to use the shack but must hold a call sign issued by the British Indian Ocean Brit Rep, and also checked out on the proper use of the Equipment in the shack. Note Diego Garcia is not a Tourist Destination so the shack can not be use for DX Vacations. Please do not Email me and request the use of the shack for a DX Vacation. You can not fly to Diego Garcia without the proper paperwork. The VQ9X shack can be use by all personal that live and work on the Island with a valid VQ9 license issued by the Brit Rep. It is very easy to get your own VQ9 license follow the steps below:
(Note if your ham radio license issued by your country expires in less then 1 year the Brit Rep will not issue you a call.)
(Note Admin Bldg is across the street from Cable and Wireless)
(Note No mail in applications. You must show up in person to apply)
VQ9X is a very good station and is setup for contest and DX. The main antenna is the 14EL Hygain LP-1010A Log Periodic 10-30Mhz nested at 90 feet. The station is setup for CW, Digital, and SSB operations from Topband-6mtrs. VQ9X also has a 2mtr FM repeater 144.300 +600 the repeater has a patch to the local phone line. Click the hyperlinks below to look at pictures of the station.