Huatulco, Mexico VE3IPS/XE3 – A Radio Odyssey

I had a blast operating QRP in Huatulco, Mexico

Contacts were made on 11m, 20m and D-Star using the DV Dongle off a tablet

No local ham repeaters and there was the usual hotel, marine, cruiseship chatter

Many of the LPU radios are Kenwoods

I used the MFJ-1820T and Norcal Doublet with a T1 tuner

CB still rules down here

I heard Marty VE3MR of Electrosonic operating  as P49MR in his Aruba home everyday on 18.160 but no luck busting through the pile ups with 5 watts on the beach

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Running the Norcal Doublet as a longwire over the palm tree. I used a water bottle as a launcher. Security staff was looking at it one morning with a puzzled look

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My favourite cabbie had a Cobra under the dash and his CB antenna was front mounted on a 45 degree angle. I suggested he apply for his International 11m number to be #016110

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The real Mezcal

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Corner bars everywhere in town

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Many Bugs

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Another CB . looks like a Realistic 5/8 base

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Calling Card friendly. I tried calling into Allstars but the number kept ringing fast busy on the Asterisk

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Local Military running Shotgun

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Jammers for Jesus

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Another CBer

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No chance for Islands on the Air

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UFO landing point identified

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Local Taxi stand using RG6 coax on a very old Midland Antenna

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Local Marina set up will for Marine Traffic

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Country Wide Tetra Radio Tower

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We took Motorbikes up into the hills and found the Naval Military Base

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Abandoned Lighthouse with no NDB or working lights

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These kids took me for $10 US. That is a weeks wages for the locals plus they enjoyed the ice creams so it was the best $20 ever spent. They are CHESS sharks – Beware

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3 Wheeler mobile or Vintage Pick Up

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Taxi stand at Cruise Ship Terminal with a similar antenna set up

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The wind knocked these Ubiquity W-LAN antennas off axis so I had poor wifi into the room and the beach so management had me work with Juan to move them. I had to use my WiFi analyzer on my cell phone to help. The 3 reboot approach didnt work on the server and it really was an antenna pointing issue. Its really a point to point LAN set up

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Can we move this 3 inches over Juan?

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Bartender understands the worm brings bigger tips!! I think from what I recall I had 5 of these worms

 

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