Ecuador Expat Forum - Amateur Radio

Ecuador Expat Forum - Amateur Radio

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hamman
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12/30/2010 11:00    
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Would like to contact any hams in Cuenca, Ecuador

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12/30/2010 11:25    
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12/30/2010 20:15    
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I am a ham thinking of retiring in cuenca also. Would like to know too if there is ham activity there.

dickdecker K6SUU

denalex89
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12/31/2010 11:37    
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There are ham radio clubs in Ecuador. Here is a link to the club in Cuenca.
http://www.dxzone.com/cgi-bin/dir/jump2.cgi?ID=4296

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Dennis K0daa

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12/31/2010 20:06    
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Hi Dick,
I'm also a ham AF6QH thinking of retiring in Cuenca. I did locate a couple of clubs in Ecuador, don't believe they are in Cuenca though. I live in San Diego, seriously thinking of full time retirement w/in the next year. Cuenca looks good. I'm an ex-Peace Corps Volunteer from Chile. How about you?

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1/2/2011 17:28    
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We are also planning on moving to Cuenca and as an avid ham radio operator, I hope to operate there. We are taking our first exploratory trip 1/15-30, 2011. Not sure when we will make the move. There is a an amateur club in Cuenca and I think you must join and operate portable /HC5. Don Sanders, W4BWS in Bahia has a lot of information. Do a google search and you will find information on the Cuenca Club.

dickdecker
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1/3/2011 21:55    
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I live in Turlock, CA up by Modesto. Last year I was in Cotacatchi and San Clemente on the coast. Cotacachi too quiet. Wife didn't like sand fleas in San Clemente. Planning to go to Cuenca for the first time March, 2011. I worked for Uncle Sam and travelled all over the world. Hablo un poco and love Andean flute music. Coming up on age 64. I also have a doctorate but in bus admin. Let's put up a repeater on top of one of the condo's. Either you or I will have to buy a penthouse to get the best antenna location!

Dick K6SUU

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1/4/2011 08:38    
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Hello Dick Decker - Was hoping to send you a personal message, but was unable to get a PM box to open up. Could you contact me please at carleidsness@gmail.com
Thanks, Carl

hamman
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1/4/2011 08:46    
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Thanks,
This is a good start
k4vdq

DrBob
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1/4/2011 11:49    
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I'd like to piggy-back on hamman's post(s) because I wasn't able to get a PM box to open up. I'd like to make contact with coulterj in particluar. Also hi to Dick Decker.
Glad to hear there is a radio club in Cuenca which is why these posts are so important for shared information. I've been experimenting with digital D-Star which also opens up some amateur possibilities.
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drbob AF6QH drbobmatusiak@yahoo.com

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1/6/2011 19:46    
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I am W0SD and my XYL W0OE will be in Cuenca for a winter vacation for a couple of months starting around January 20th. We hope to rent an apartment. I will certainly post here when we have a place in Cuenca.

I find nothing about any recent Cuenca Amateur Radio Club news. What I see ends about the year 2000.

Ed W0SD
Edith W0OE

denalex89
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1/7/2011 20:05    
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If you go to this site from the arrl, it will give the info for the Ecuador country radio club info for getting your radio license.

http://www.arrl.org/select-countries-e-h

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Dennis K0DAA

coulterj
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1/8/2011 07:53    
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I believe the information on operating in Ecuador on the ARRL site is for those who are planning a short term "Dx-pedition." It is my understanding that once you get your permanent visa, you can bring in your ham equipment duty free with your household goods as long as the total value is not more than $4000/person. Also this must be done within 3 months of obtaining your permanent visa. You can operate with your call/HC. Also, it is expected that you join one the ham radio clubs. I expect you also have the option of becoming licensed as a HC if you are fluent in Spanish and can take the test. Dr. Don Sanders, W4BWS/HC5 who lives in Bahia has good information and has published a book that is invaluable for expats.

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1/9/2011 10:55    
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I was W(zero)GMT until a couple of years ago. I am encouraged now that I have been in Ecuador five weeks to think about renewing my license and operating here when I get residence.

I pretty much stayed on HF CW and low power most of the time so a station would be easy to import. Thanks for the link, the Cuenca ARC would be the way to go for me, I really like Cuenca.

I think too it would be neat to exercise the Spanish in CW contacts! get the brain into second gear.

Thanks for the info and reminder. I got my general when I was twelve so getting back on the air in my second childhood seems appropriate.

sin undas cortas

DSanders
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3/22/2011 16:05    
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For those Ham Radio operators moving to Cuenca, I suggest making contact with my friend Pablo Zambrano HC5AI.
He is a professor and speaks English well and likes the practice.
His address is PO Box 0101-1300, Cuenca, EC
His phone is 093887382

I do not believe the Cuenca Radio club is still active but it may be that whom ever had the web page is no longer available to update it.

Dr Don HC4/W4BWS

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8/31/2011 13:38    
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We are thinking of moving to Manta area next year. 84 year old Father is Ham operator and he might come with us. Is there a club along the coast there that speaks english?
Victoria

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9/1/2011 12:11    
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I would be interested also in finding a club midcoast from Manta to Bahia. I'm K0VMZ and moving soon to San Clemente.

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