DATE OCTOBER 10-23 2015
- Radio: FT950, TS2000, IC706.
- Amplicador: To be defined.
- Antennas: W5GI dipole (30, 40 and 80 meters) delta loop (10 to 20 meters).
The island of Araujo is the second largest island of Paraty Bay, second in size only to the island Cotton. Its highest peak is 198 meters and has about two kilometers long and one kilometer wide at its widest part. There there is a caiçara community, some still living from fishing, but most working in the vacation homes on the island or as a sailor vessels of the owners of these houses. This community is concentrated near the church of St. Peter, on the beach of Pontal (west side of the island). Virtually the entire east side of the island, overlooking the Bay of Paraty was sold to “outsiders”, where summer homes were built. Being close to the mainland (300 meters in the shortest distance) is the only island of Paraty Bay that has electricity.
To know the island, you can rent a whaling in Praia Grande, another caiçara community, but which is on the mainland ( located ten kilometers from Paraty by Rio-Santos highway).
There is a beautiful walk around the island, well marked trail. Starting at the Pontal beach, next to the church, this walk goes through beaches, caves, flour mills and a gazebo with fantastic view of the entire bay of Paraty. One suggestion is to hire a local guide to accompany the walk so he can explain some of caiçara way of life and indicate the best places to meet.
Wednesday, April 18, is World Amateur Radio Day (WARD), this year marking the 93rd anniversary of the International Amateur Radio Union (IARU), founde... Read more
Yaesu FT-857D The 857sprint is a self contained tacticlal portable battery pack system designed specifically for the yaesu FT-857D amateur radio. (rad... Read more
Icom have announced a significant firmware update for the IC-7600 HF Transceiver at the Dayton Hamvention 2015. The update provides a new range... Read more
The Radio Club of Argentina (RCA) and AMSAT-LU have announced the first satellite contact between Argentinean Antarctica and mainland Argentina on Feb... Read more
In Puerto Rico, Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES) volunteers continue to operate from the American Red Cross distribution center in Yauco — one o... Read more