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A35JP/P Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123) DXpedition 2016

2016-08-16 | DX news

I will QRV from Niaufo'ou Island (OC-123), Kingdom of Tonga as A35JP/P between 28 September to 4 October 2016. It has been 6 years since last activation of A33A  (by K6HFA). OC-123 is located 570km north of the capital Nuku'alofa, and is shaping volcanic rim approx. 8km in diameter with 650 population.

  • Callsign:    A35JP/P
  • Operator:  JA0RQV, Masa
  • Schedule:  28 September - 4 October 2016
  • QTH: Esia village, Niuafo'ou Island (OC-123)
  • Band/Mode: 80m-6m/CW&SSB
  • Rig/Ant:      IC-7300 100W/Vertical/VDA
  • QSL info.: via my home call JA0RQV, SASE (US$2)/Bureau/LoTW/Clublog
  • Mailing address:
    Masato Tamura, 2086-13 Daitakubo, Minami-ku, Saitama-city 336-0015 JAPN

It will be the most challenging DXpedition in my ham life ever because:

  • There is no water supply (only rainwater is available)
  • There is no commercial power (have to find generator in the Island)
  • There is no accommodation facilities. (not sure where will I stay...)
  • There is no internet (I will upload log after I return to civilization)
  • Lots of mosquitoooooo...
  • Very few schedule flight (only once in 3 weeks. I have to ask charter flight from Niuafo'ou to Vava'u)
  • Can not expect enough food (I must take food for a week)
  • Unreliable flight. Apology in advance that I might cancel this plan if flight canceled
  • and, sorry to say but this is business trip therefore I can QRV only in spare time.

In case flight for OC-123 canceled, I might QRV from Vava'u Is. (OC-064) or Ha'apai Is. (OC-168) instead.

Donation welcome!  Please inquire to ja0rqv@jarl.com 

 See you on the air!!


Many thanks for donation to A35JP/P OC-123!

2016-08-16 | 日記

[Donor's Call sign/ご支援いただいた皆さん] 2016年8月18日現在

TNX for warm donation!!!   暖かいご支援ありがとうございます。




今回、Niuafo'ou 島(OC-123)運用計画発表時にDonation welcome と控えめに表明したのはこれらの自腹を減らしたい、という理由ではありません。この危険で難易度が高いチャレンジを「支援したい」という局がいらっしゃり、そのような局があるならその気持ちに応える受け皿があることをお知らせして、自らはより高い成果を目指す、というモチベーションがあっても良いのではと考えたからでした。ですから金額は関係ありませんし、いただいた金額に見合う特典もありません。お互いに気持ち良くやれればと思います。





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