Just a little info about my planned trip to JA
Flight from OE via DL will depart tomorrow 30th August 2017.
My JA guest license I have in hands and my callsign in JA will be JJ1FJK.
Saturday I will visit the Tokio Ham Fair 2017 and hope to meet fellow SOTA enthusiast there? Anyone visiting too?
The “big” adventure is to summit the highest mountain in JA - the world famous - Mount Fuji aka Fujisan Kengamine
And do a SOTA activation of course. Alert on sotawatch is set.
Typical way is to ascend from the hut (the so called 8,5th station, 3400m) during the night to see the sunrise. So pls expect an early morning activation. I guess 20:30 UTC (5:30 local time, +1 or 2 h).
WX forecast is windy and cold (with chillfactor down to -5°C) so I will not stay on the summit for a long time. The two friends of mine that will join me for that hike will probably also not be that patiently waiting
- FT817ND + 5Ah LiFePO4 + 6m telescope pole
- FT1XD for 2m/70cm and APRS
Lambdahalbe.de 5 Band vertical dipole (20/17/15/12/10 m band)
- Antenna that comes with the FT817nd for 6m band
- 2m/70cm J-pole wire antenna
Will see how much time I have to work all bands but plan is 70 cm SSB, 6m FM/SSB, 2m SSB and 20m SSB.
Don’t know if it can work out but VK could be in reach using the 817ND 5 Watt if the 20m band is open? Watch out for my spots.
I will try to activate other summits too whenever time allows.
Wish me luck
Will keep posting in this thread whenever I have news.
73s de Joe