*HAM RENTAL* Josiah’s Bay B & B, British Virgin Islands

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Part of the striking Virgin Islands archipelago and considered “rare DX” regardless of your band of choice, the British Virgin Islands (NA-023) (128 Division) is a British overseas territory located in the Caribbean Sea to the east of Puerto Rico.

where-is-british-virgin-island-on-mapSituated on the largest and most populated of the British Virgin Islands, Tortola, is a sensational rental shack named Josiah’s Bay Bed and Breakfast; one where hams can lose themselves in the world of serious IOTA DX.

Josiahs Bay SurfingThose who have stayed there, some 700 feet above sea level on a hilltop overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and pristine Josiah’s Bay Beach, in fact, describe the special Bed and Breakfast as a contest-pedition and dxpedition dream location.  With take-offs like those pictured below, few guys would argue!

According to the website, the large ham radio shack of VP2VQ is available for serious contesting while separate guestrooms will soon be cabled for access to antennas and include CATS wiring for multi-operator venue connections.

vp2v georgeCurrent antennas for use include:

  • Hy-Gain TH-11DX, Five Band Yagi (20/17/15/12/10 Meters) on a 72 foot heavy duty motorized U.S. Tower
  • Cushcraft A3S Tri-bander (20/15/10 Meters) on a 30 foot self-supporting monopole
  • Cushcraft MR8 Trap Vertical (40-10 Meters)
  • G5RV Dipole/Inverted Vee (80-10 Meters)
  • They are also planning new additional antenna installations for 160m, 80m and 40m


  • Room/VP2VQ Radio Shack Nightly Rate $250
  • Room/VP2VQ Radio Shack Weekly Rate $1750
  • Weekly rates are based on occupancy for up to 2 persons.  The third person is an additional $50 per day.

What Else to Do?

wreck-of-the-rhoneWhen not behind the mic smashing through pile-ups, guests are encouraged to enjoy the peace and quiet of local surrounds, dive the fascinating Wreck of the Rhone among a rainbow of marine life, go sports fishing, sailing, have in house massages and more!

Contact vp2vq@surfbvi.com for more infos!