This text as follows
just a description about the QTH of HP1XVH, to inform you about the reason
why since years HP1XVH is participating in int.
Ham-competions and to show
you some nice exotic pictures.
ARS-HP1XVH on a smale 1 sqm big Island called Contadora Island in the Gulf
of Panama. Contadora is one of
the Pearl-Island in the Archipielago de las Perlas of the
Republic of Panama and 35 miles offshore Panama/City
and the Canal and is located in the Pacific.
Contadora has the IOTA number:
The Amateur-radio-Location of
Panama : WAZ 07- ITU 11- Loc.
The precise Coordinat,s of HP1XVH
North and 79.02.221West
Contadora is connected
to the mainland with two daily flights from two different airliners. The
flight-time is 17 minutes.
***OM-Gunter since 1987a
In the year 1987/88 I was a absolutely
newcomer in the field of Amateurradio and even with the help
of my friends it was not so easy for me to learn this Ham-
lessons when your age is already 57.
With my int. success in European Rallies ( Races
on regular roads ) with Porsche 911RS there was
a good platform for me to connect this
with my new Hobby and to participate with my friends also in international
It is not necessary to name that this
participation in international contests
is connected with a
hell of a preparation on the Island, with
a lot of material, equipment, time and financia l resources
and on top of it with a lot of necessarily enthusiasm for this
kind of Hamoperation.
Another criterion is that with the
Island of Contadora in the Gulf of Panama we had and have a top location
for this kind of events.
It was a long stony road for
a newcomer with a simple radio on his desk and a antenna on a light-mast
to what I have as equipment today.
Thunderbolts, brocken PC,s, burned Radios and Amps, brocken
4-Element Mono- bander and nibbled cables from my Cats did
not stop us to enjoy each of the contests.
The handicap that Panama
is the last country in the continent NA –we get only
two points for each contact in the US instate of 3 points
the caribbean Hams get for US contacts- did also not harm our enthusiasm.
Under this circumstances
you should see also our results of this events.
The pictures shown in this my homepage will tell you about
what I have named to you before. You will see wild and
other animals we are taking care of, a lot of metal in my palm-garden
and a lot of Equipment needed for competitions.
In another page there is also a list of how
ARS-HP1XVH Radio Ocelot did with several special calls in different
international events and in the last years.
The work of HP1XVH on Contadora Island is
in a good relation to the fun my friends and I
we have had during this competitions.
Our first places, our existing World- North-America- and Zone-Records are
also an indicator that our great setup was =worth=
A Hobbyist has always an excuse
for the money he spends for his Hobby. Hi
***WE WHERE WITH THE FOLLOWING
CALLS =ON AIR=***:
(HP1LR)- HP1/DL7AA- HP1/DL5XX
3E1DX- and 3E1CW and
In the time from 1998 to 2003
we did about 120.000 QSO,s
I take the opportunity to say thank’s to all international
Hams who did helped us to get this our good results out
of this international events.
See you in the next contest.
Best 73,s from HP1XVH-Günter.
***The PACIFIC ISLAND-NET***
HP1XVH is also running a yearly/daily Net for Sailboats called Pacific
My contest-equipment and Monoband antennas are very helpful in this case.
German TV -DW-Deutsche Welle did a nice filming
about this activities in my radio-shack.
It was published in 2002 and in 2003 in german and in english. GSH.
to lead Sailors from the
Panama-Canal via Galapagos, Marquesas Isl. and Tahiti
to New Zealand and Australia.