Station News

New Towers, Antennas

2019. Our second major overhaul, even more exhaustive (and exhausting than in 2008). New towers and a shift from F12 to JK antennas. An abridged story with many pictures is in the NCCC JUG, Jan. 2020. Link to JUG. Full Story

New Paint, Furniture

2017. Time for new couches and drapes, and removal of old carpet. The place has a spiffy, new look. Also, Cris repaints the house every few years; this time she chose a terrific magenta trim color. Much more interesing than the usual green or blue. View from Outside. View from Inside

Hot Water Heater

2016. Houses on Aruba traditionally don't have water heaters, which can make for tepid showers. That was our style for the last 13 years, but thanks to a major effort by JP, we now have an on-demand water heater in the shower -- hoo boy!

Cottage Refurbishment

2011. Chris and JP give the cottage a major freshening and overhaul. New drapes, some carpets, paint, lighting fixtures, front door, and a new ceiling in the living room and the porch (a neat plastic interlocking Dutch product). The place looks great and the former slightly musty odor is gone.

Revised 160m Antenna

March 2010. John (W6LD) and Ed (W0YK) move the 160m C-Dipole out from the back tower and run the ends into the cunucu (the public open space behind the cottage), instead of to the pole out front. Seems to work much better.

New Beverage Antennas

2008. Using Google Earth, Denny (KX7M) and John lay out 4 500-foot-long "beverage" antennas in the cunucu from a common feedpoint 800 feet from the house. Using a K9AY switchbox, these work great!

New Towers, Antennas

Feb. 2008. In a week-long effort, John, Andy, Ed (W0YK), Tom Schiller (N6BT) and Jean-Pierre (P43A) replace all towers and antennas, and raise two of the towers. Whew!



Welcome to our Aruba

Cottage -- Home of Ham

Stations P40L and P49Y

This is the home page for the Aruba QTH of P49Y and P40L. P49Y is Andy, AE6Y, while P40L is John, W6LD. Our Aruba QTH was originally established by Carl, AI6V, P49V, and is now once again fully operational as a contest station (occasionally available for rental by licensed amateurs).

Over the years this has been an award-winning site for many major radio contests. Please browse the site and let us know if you have any comments or suggestions to make it more helpful.

John, W6LD

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Andy, AE6Y

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