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Monticello, Prince Edward Island
VY2ZM Contest/DX Station for Sale

Price Reduced as of June 20, 2022

Most Competitive Lowband & Contest Station in NA
Executive Designed Home – Furniture Included
Overlooks Gulf of St. Lawrence, Atlantic Ocean

Monticello, Prince Edward Island, Canada

Asking Price: $650,000 USD

For More Pictures and Details, see below. For any questions, use the Inquiry Form below.

Update: June 20, 2022

To DX’ers, Contesters and Friends:
VY2ZM on Prince Edward Island is again available for sale at a reduced price of $650,000 USD.
Briefly, here are the most important facts about this opportunity:
  • The station sits on 38+/- acres and includes an executive 3500SF home with 4BR and 3.5 baths in immaculate condition
  • It is offered TURNKEY which means this includes all furnishings, linens, towels, tools, etc. – you just move in with a ready-made station that is also included.
  • The parcel has 333 feet of salt water ocean frontage with concrete steps to a private beach
  • The offering includes 11 existing and fully permitted towers with capability from 160m-10m.
  • The home has a 22KW GENERAC generator with a 200A automatic transfer switch
  • There are (3) independent thermostatically-controlled heating systems to heat and protect the home and a DISC alarm system that is monitored 24/7/365.
  • Access is via a well-maintained gravel driveway and will include a snowmobile/sled combination for the winter months
  • Over the course of 21 years this station has a history of top-ranked scores on the lowbands to include at various times several world records, North American records and legendary performance on 160m.  Something like 15 top W/VE scores have been achieved in ARRL DX and 3 top national scores in ARRL SS Phone.
  • Starlink Internet has been installed to enable high speed internet access in the home which can be used to allow for REMOTE access should the new owner wish to consider installing it.
Additional useful information:
  • Under existing treaty, US amateurs can freely travel to CANADA for 6 months per annum on their US passport.  Covid rules have already been largely lifted and this unfortunate situation will soon be a memory.  US amateurs can operate immediately using their home callsigns/VY2 under treaty and, with a Canadian Advanced Amateur license, can legally operate remotely from the USA into Canada.  (I happen to be a CANADIAN VEC and can provide testing for anyone interested.)
  • Reaching the station by car: Travel times from Cape Cod to the station are roughly 13 hours by car over good roads through New England, New Brunswick and over the Confederation Bridge into PEI.
  • Reaching the station by air: We have a nice airport in the capital city of Charlottetown, which is 50 mins west of the station. To get to PEI via air usually means that one flies initially to either Montreal, or Toronto or to Halifax from the US, and then connects to Charlottetown from one of those connecting cities. In the summer season, some US airlines do come into PEI directly but this is usually only a seasonal summer service that is offered.
  • Your US dollar is worth more than the Canadian dollar allowing many things at a 20% discount – although Canada does have an HST akin to the VAT system in Europe.
  • The capital city of Charlottetown offers excellent restaurants, shopping akin to the USA in almost every way, eg: Walmart/Home Depot and is roughly 50 minutes away from VY2ZM as is the PEI airport.
  • You may have heard the news that Canada has developed some rules to restrict the ability for foreign investors to purchase Canadian homes. The rules, fortunately, will not prevent foreigners from purchasing our property. The site has more information on this, but the main focus is where it says “Notably, the ban wouldn’t include recreational property, such as cottages, cabins and other vacation homes.” 
  • VY2ZM is available as a complete, turnkey situation and is priced at $650,000 USD.
This is a very special, unique opportunity to own one of the most competitive DX and Contest stations in North America – where European signals on 160m sound like those on 20 meters all year long.  During the Winter months, it is possible to work into Europe on 160m for upwards of 20 hours a day.
I would dearly love to have the legacy of this place continue – it would be a shame to see it all come down
If you have any questions, or want to discuss the property further, please contact me by using the Inquiry Form below.
Thanks for your consideration.
Jeff Briggs, K1ZM/VY2ZM

Property Description:

  • 38 Acres of Land; 333 feet of oceanfront, built in 2001
  • 4 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths
  • Attached 2 Car extra-large Garage
  • 3400+ Square Feet of Living Space
  • Large Shack with heat & AC
  • Large detached Barn (+364 square feet)
  • 3 Separate HVAC High-Efficiency Systems (Central heat/ac, Heat Pumps, Propane Fireplaces)
  • 22 KW Generac Generator ( 2 years old)
  • Lightning rod protection system on house roof
  • Security system
  • Your own private beach, manicured trails and lots of wildlife and bird sightings right off the deck

Ideal income producing property:

  • Weekly rentals in season estimate $3,000 per week
  • Bed and Breakfast: 3BR’s allowed under PEI regulations; estimate at $200-250 potential per night, in season.

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