2009 ARRL DX Phone from VP9I

On 7-8 March 2009, K3PH and I operated the ARRL DX Phone contest from the QTH of Ed Kelly, VP9GE.  Ed has an oustanding location on the North Shore of Bermuda in Hamilton Parish (not Hamilton city, which is in Pembroke Parish -- very confusing).  The antennas consist of a 160-meter inverted L, a G5RV (which we used on 80 meters), a "kick butt" 40-meter dipole, and a Cushcraft A4S tribander for 20 through 10 meters.

This was our very first DXpedition, so we weren't really sure what to expect.  For that matter, we didn't really know what to do in Bermuda either!  No problem, Ed took us "under his wing" and made sure everything went smoothly.  Plus, he was a most gracious guide to what to do in Bermuda and an amazing source of information!  Truly a gentleman.

We operated for a little over 40 hours, with the following results:


Call:      VP9I
Category:  Multi Single
Power:     Low Power
Band:      All Band
Mode:      SSB
Country:   Bermuda

160      286         38
 80      523         48
 40      824         54
 20     1643         59
 15      294         40
 10       36          9
Totals   3606       248  =   2,682,864