Hi welcome to my pages.
My name is Frans van Santbrink, and my call sign is J69DS. Amateur radio is my hobby. I have my shack but also love doing portable from the beach (J6 Portable Crew). In the shack I use a Elecraft K3, or an Icom IC-706mkII, which is also used for portable with a buddipole with a few extra bits and pieces. to tune my antennae (specially the buddipole) I use a YouKits FG01 Analyzer.
My Favourite modes are digital, rtty – psk – digital voice – sstv, but I do also enjoy ssb. I am also on air mobile on 10 meters (28.430 Mhz) and 2 meters.
I also enjoy making and trying out antennae. My club numbers: EPC 2114, DMC 460 and 30MDG 0915
I also run a repeater on 442.530 [+5.000 tone 118.8], and a DMR MMdvm based repeater on 442.690 [+5.000 CC 1]. I also still run an echolink connection from the shack through my Kenwood TMv71A to the analog repeater. Just search for J62DX [also my call] on echolink.
!! If you are coming to vacation here in J6 Land and are wishful of operating from Saint Lucia you will have to apply for a license. The procedure is as follows fill out the Amateur Radio Application in triplicate and then post it directly to them or if you wish I can assist. In that case contact me for further info at my call at hotmail.com. The process usually takes about two to three months so it is best to start the process way ahead of your visit just in case of delays.
My QSL information:
Please NO bureau!
If you do require a paper card, send a SAE and two US dollars to cover return. Please no IRC (post office here has no idea what they are for 🙂 ).
Frans van Santbrink,
P.O. Box BB29,
Hope to meet you on the air!! 73 de j69ds