*HAM SHACK* YN2N Rental Shack, Nicaragua

Bordered by Honduras to the northwest, the Caribbean to the east, Costa Rica to the south, and the Pacific Ocean to the southwest, the Republic of Nicaragua is a rare DXCC which always demands a huge pile up — regardless of whichever band you operate on.

Great news is that the YN2N Rental Shack, on the shores of Lake Nicaragua, makes this eagerly sought after Central American DXCC more accessible to serious DXpeditioners.

This ham friendly accommodation, with an impressive pre-existing antenna farm and rental shack, is located in Granada, a colourful city in western Nicaragua.

In addition to a well-stocked radio room with transceivers, amplifiers and a range of DXcessories, there are 2 bedrooms at the YN2N Rental Shack which can accommodate a total of 4 people.

The cost of 3 meals a day per person is included in the cost which is very reasonable.

There is also free Wi-Fi.

Transport to and from the airport from the YN2N Rental Shack is not included in the price below.

Grenada is the oldest city on the continent and the most developed tourist destination in Nicaragua.

Away from the shack, dx adventurists have been known to visit the classic colonial architecture and postcard cathedrals.

Granada’s key architectural gems include its three impressive churches: the significant Cathedral Iglesia Guadalupe — located on Calzada, the ornate Iglesia la Merced, and the canary yellow Catedral de Granada.

It’s also home to an array of appealing eateries, museums, galleries, markets and more.

Please see the summary of information below…


  • Yaesu FT 950 (people usually bring their radios with modems etc.)
  • Amplifiers:  Drake L4 and Heath SB 220


  • Dipole for 160 M
  • Dipole  for 80 M
  • Dipole for 40 M
  • 2 el quad for 40M beaming Europe
  • 3 el wire beam for 40 M beaming pacific
  • Dipole for 30 M
  • 3 element tribander A3 for 20, 15 and 10 M
  • 2 el quad for 17 M
  • 3 el yagi for 12
  • 3 el for 6 M


  • Shack Name:  YN2N Rental Shack
  • Continent:  North America
  • Ham Prefix:  YN
  • 11m Division:  126
  • WX: Significant rainfall most months, with a short dry season.
  • Longitude / Latitude:  12°6′N / 86°14′W
  • WAZ Zone:  7
  • ITU Zone:  1
  • CQ Zone:  7
  • Grid Square: EK53
  • Owners:  YN2N Octavio
  • Address: PO Box 144, Granada, Nicaragua
  • Website:  http://www.yn2n.com/
  • Cost:  USD $110.00 a day per person
  • Email:  yn2n@gmx.com