SOTA update Jacky Jacky VK9/NO-002
This afternoon we have been given the go-ahead for this Saturday morning local time. We board the boat at 0700 local for a 20 min trip followed by a 90 minute hike and climb to the summit. Equipment will be a KX3 into a 20m dipole.
On this basis we expect to be active approx 9am local time - 2130z 1st May. The guide has given us the ok to work until 0030z 2 May at which time we need to pack up and hike back to meet the boat. Note a change in the weather could change these plans.
As with all such ventures, there are a number of factors that could impact our schedule, so please be patient and listen for us. There will be 3 of us on the summit and we will be using the callsign VK3QB/9, so we’ll do our best to be on the air for as much of the 3 hour window as possible. Note a change in the weather could change these plans.
Freq will be 14.023, 21.023 and 28.023 CW, with SSB on 14.173, 21.273 and 28.473.
We hope to work you - and we will move around the bands and modes as propagation and contacts permit.
Oly will remain on Norfolk Island and keep VK9NT active. For more detailed info please visit our web site vk9nt.odxg.org
We also plan to activate Mt Bates VK9/NO-001 on Sunday morning local time; we’ll use the same frequencies. Again, this will depend on the weather.
73, Chris VK3QB. Vk3qb@hotmail.com