DX STATION FOR RENT
Marina Del Rey Tower
Cartagena,Colombia – Zone 9
Apartment 12-06 Penthouse
In the beautiful area of El Laguito with spectacular views of the Lagoon, the beaches, the Caribbean Sea , the city and the walled Old City . (The wall offered protection against Pirates) Cartagena de Indias was settled in 1533 and is full of history, beautiful beaches, interesting architecture and warm, fun loving people.
Notice the tower on top of the building in the upper left corner picture.
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If you are a radio amateur...
This Cartagena condo is available for rent - furnished - including a station which includes the TH7DX and 2 Element 40 at 230' and 240' also 80 and 160 meter dipoles at 210'. Equipment will include a Kenwood TS930 and Alpha 76 or Kenwood TL922 amplifier. Visitors will furnish their own key/keyer and/or microphone. You are welcome to bring your own equipment. High speed internet service will be available for a slight additional charge. It may be possible to erect additional temporary antennas for a contest weekend or other special circumstances. However, most will be satisfied using some of the tallest antennas in the world which have a totally unobstructed 360 degree view mostly over water!!!
Getting permission to operate in Colombia is not difficult although the ARRL web site would lead you to believe it's next to impossible. We will assist you in obtaining permission once your reservations have been made and a deposit has been received. You will be required to operate as HK1/your call unless a special call sign is requested and received. Special calls ARE difficult to obtain and we will not be involved in applying for one however we'll give you the necessary contact information.
The condo is air conditioned and located in ‘Laguito' the best area of Cartagena . Shopping is excellent, the seafood and local cuisine is delicious and very inexpensive and taxi's are ridiculously cheap so transportation is not a problem. The airport is within 5 miles at a cost of under $5. Daily maid service can be arranged for $50 weekly. There is a laundry in the same building which charges about $1.00 per kilo to wash and fold clothing. The pool is open from 8AM until 6PM daily - it is on the roof just above the condo. As in all private buildings in Colombia there is 24 hour security.
The Old City is not to be missed and there are a few other attractions for those who like to play tourist. Beaches are nice and the water is always warm. Cartagena is a very popular vacation spot for Colombian residents who either fly or drive here for every holiday - and there are many! Being close to the Equator the weather is always nice. It rains more at certain times of the year but not enough to "dampen your spirits"! Casual clothing is the order of the day unless you choose to dine at one of the more exclusive restaurants. I seldom wear anything more than shorts, tee-shirts and tennis shoes or loafers. The Cartagena Hilton is only 200 meters away and offers a lovely setting for dinner and drinks.
Contrary to what most people believe Colombia is not dangerous. If you want to hike up into the mountains where they're growing Cocoa plants you're taking a great risk but I personally have no desire to do that. The "Costeños" (Colombians who live on the Caribbean Coast ) are laid back and enjoy life - typical of most Caribbean islanders. Avianca Airlines offers very inexpensive fares from Ft. Lauderdale , Miami and New York City . They also fly to Spain and offer connections to all other European countries.
Email me with your questions or for reservations.
Tower view from the street below
Tony and the Aguila Beer Girls
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