São Sebastião Island and Ponta das Canas Lighthouse DXpedition by PY2XB (ZX2S) and PT2OP (PV2PC)
Ponta das Canas lighthouse is located on the north entrance of São Sebastião Channel. The site is in the north edge of the island.
Car loaded !
Ferry used to get to the island
The Lighthouse !
Station location : uninhabited house used as ham station.
PY2XB (Fred) working on the BigIR steppIR vertical. We need to use pants and repellent to protect us from a very painful mosquito bite.
PT2OP (Orlando) attaching the SteppIR guywire to the rocks during low tide. He is getting mosquito bite right there!
SteppIR BigIR assembled
SteppIR BigIR mounted very close to water
SteppIR BigIR detail
SteppIR BigIR in a beautiful sunset
S9v43 43ft Vertical mounted very close to water as well
S9 vertical and the lighhouse
S9 vertical detail
S9 and the lighthouse flashing
Shot of both antenas, S9 is in the foreground and BigIR in the background
Another view of both antennas
Station #1 Icom 706MII plus THP HL-450B amp
Orlando (PT2OP) operating
Station #2. Notice that it was assembled on an old sink. TS850S plus Acom 1010
This is the wonderful house in the property. This property used to be a cane sugar plantation and distillery.
The lighthouse and turist boat
End of operation. In the middle Mrs Cybelle Lemos our host