*HAM RENTAL* Cook’s Radio Retreat, Aruba

Dx Adventure Radio Club (DA-RC) members, here’s your chance to enjoy the beauty of Aruba Island and the world-class ham radio station of Carl and Sue Cook, P49V and P40YL.

ArubaAruba is a 33 kilometer long island of the Lesser Antilles in the southern Caribbean Sea, located 27 km north of the coast of Venezuela.

Together with Bonaire and Curacão, it forms a group referred to as the ABC islands of the Leeward Antilles, the southern island chain of the Lesser Antilles, some of the most exciting IOTA DXstinations anywhere in the world.


About 10 minutes from the main town and only two blocks from the nearest grocery store, Carl and Sue’s house is located on the north end of the island, approximately one mile inland from the high rise hotels and beaches.

Apart from an outstanding shack, the house comes with a completely equipped kitchen, two bedrooms with king beds, bedding and towels (including beach towels).

The house is fully air-conditioned, has a washer and dryer, a large flat-screen TV with VHS/DVD player and cable (receives CNN and HBO).

It also has Wi-Fi Internet.

The Shack

The house and station are available for weekly rentals for up to 4 people, from April through December.

Your rental fee includes use of the fully-equipped, air conditioned ham radio room and antennas for 6 through 160 meters.

Equipment includes:

  • FT-1000D HF radio, with microHAM Interface/Keyer
  • FT-950 HF + 6m radio
  • Rotor controllers, Antenna Switches, etc.
  • Computer
  • Alpha 86 amplifier


  • Two-stack TH7, top antenna rotates, bottom is Fixed on Europe (10/15/20m)
  • Two-stack TH7, top antenna rotates, bottom is Fixed on USA (10/15/20m)
  • 4-element Stepp-IR at 60′ (6-20m)
  • Cushcraft 2-element 40 at 70′
  • Inverted V’s for 80 and 160

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