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 the Icom 706mkIIg and a few antennae, when portable I use the Icom IC-706mkIIg and a buddipole with a few extra bits and pieces. to tune my antennae (specially the buddipole) I use a YouKits FG01 Analyzer.
when operating from the shack I sometimes stream using ustream (video/audio) live via ustream.
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
My QSL Cards are printed by Emil, LZ3HI. His Gold Print Service is tops
and with excellent service and pricing! Check his site out.
If you 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 three months minimum so best to start the process way ahead of your visit just in case of delays. The license is granted for a year from date of issue.
My QSL information:
Please NO bureau!
If you 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