2016: Suriname (PZ5V)
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
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
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.
(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.