Located approximately 250 kilometres (160 mi) east of Puerto Rico and the nearer Virgin Islands, St. Barts lies immediately southeast of the islands of Saint Martin and Anguilla.

It is separated from Saint Martin by the Saint-Barthélemy Channel.

It lies northeast of Saba and St Eustatius, and north of St Kitts.

Saint Barthélemy, is a volcanic island fully encircled by shallow reefs, has an area of 21 km² and a population of 8,823

Its capital is GustaviaThe island covers an area of c. 21 km².

The language, cuisine and culture, however, are distinctly French.

The island is a popular tourist destination during the winter holiday season, especially the rich and famous during the Christmas and New Year period.

The eastern side is wetter than the western. Though an arid terrain, the rainfall still averages 1000 mm but varies very widely.

Summer is from May to November which is also the rainy season.

It has an average temperature of 25°C with day temperatures rising to 32°C.

The average temperature in January is 28°C (22°C) while in July it is 30°C (24°C).

The lowest night temperature recorded is 13°C.

The Caribbean sea waters in the vicinity generally maintain a temperature of about 27°C

Between May and November, brief showers of 10 to 15 minutes are commonplace.

The island faces frequent catastrophic threats of cyclonic storms.



This is how a 20 meter band pile up sounds like in Sainth Barthelémy :


Antenna and equipment during a rest pauze:





























Saint Barthelemy Photo's:


Leaving to Airport Shiphol (Netherlands)

for KLM flight to Sint-Maarten --> Saint Barthelémy.        



The Expert 1K-FA liniar amplifier packed in one suitcase




Fixing the mast to a three for the Hexbeam          





Antenna assembly















































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