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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Amateur Radio Friends from Dominica Visit Floyd Virginia


Dominica Flag
It is a pleasure for my wife Gaynell and I to have Dominica friends visit our home in Floyd Virginia for 2 weeks. Gaynell and I have known Clement and Hetty Pierre Lewis for nearly 18 years. We stay in there home during our visit's (about 20 visit's during the last 18 years) to the  Island of Dominica in the Eastern Caribbean. The main purpose of our visiting is to assist the Island amateur radio operators establish & maintain a good emergency disaster radio communication system.  Our volunteer radio effort is with "The Foundation for Amateur International Radio Service" (FAIRS) located in Floyd Virginia. We feel at home when we visit Dominica and  leave our clothes and other items in the Pierre Lewis home from visit to visit. Clement and Hetty have a nice amateur radio station and we do a lot of ham radio DX operating  while on the Island. I could say a lot of great features about Dominica however to keep it short -- the Island is a beautiful natural  tropical Island.  It is small 15 x 30 miles and a population of about 75,000 folks.  Great place for you to visit if you like a real nature Island. Clement & Hetty do have a guest cottage they rent to Island visitors. Here is video of Hetty's cottage.

Dee KG4VMI interviews Hetty & Clement about Amateur Radio in Dominica - Video



LR Clement & Hetty Pierre Lewis,
David Larsen in
Bugbook Historical Computer Museum
Floyd Virginia


LR Hetty Pierre Lewis , Gaynell & David Larsen
Gaynell operating amateur radio DX from
Dominica as J79WWW video



LR Gaynell Larsen, Clement & Hetty Pierre Lewis
on the deck of our Chantilly Festival Farm Office





Clement Pierre Lewis amateur radio J73CPL operating
ham radio station N4USA at the Chantilly Farm Office
Floyd County Virginia.
Here is Clement in his tropical Garden Dominica Video


Gaynell KK4WWW tells about our visits to Dominica with Clement & Hetty- Video

"By David Larsen" KK4WW Computer Collector Historian  

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