I think we all need more than 100 replies in a thread and this one for sure needs to keep going…
Yap, I will also QRV on SSB at this time with spotting on SOTA watch. But my rig is 5W PEP. See you mate.
DD5LP Ed wrote
Hi Toru, can we expect an alert for you in Sotawatch please. Also will you be running SSB? as at present the two alerted JA activators are CW only.
From my tests yesterday there was a good (Wspr) path from Europe to Japan on 17m between 0700-0730 UTC.
“Good on yer Mate fur SSB!”
PS it looks like you are going to be ouit a long time as you’ve alerted for 0100 UTC, please take care out there so long, I hope it’s not too cold.
And thanks to you Guru (and everyone that follows you), it is indeed keeping going right here!
Oh no it isn’t!
Replying to Pedro’s post here: VK JA ZL - EU S2S 10 March 2018
All understood as regards weather cancelling your activation.
From me a BIG PLEA to all activators tomorrow - NO HEROICS! SAFETY FIRST. If the weather turns bad or you are challenged by a situation that you are not sure you can conquer - PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE cancel the activation and return (or stay) safely home.
The band conditions do not look good for tomorrow, the last thing any of us want if for someone to have an accident! The mountains will be there another day, make sensible decisions so that you are as well!!
Thanks Ed DD5LP.
Current updated spreadsheet - who have I missed? (updated with additional Australian, Spanish, Japanese, Northern Ireland, Polish and Slovak Republic stations and those who have had to cancel removed 20:00 UTC).
|Call sign||Cont.||Summit||UTC||HF Mode||Band(s)|
|ZS5APT + ZS5AYC||AFR||ZS/MP-004||06:30||SSB||40,30,20,17,15|
|VK2GPL/P + VK2ARI/P||ANZ||VK2/IL-005||06:30||SSB||40,30,20|
|ZL2KGF + ZL2EA + ZL4AV||ANZ||ZL1/TN002||06:30||SSB||40,20,15,2|
|JI1IHV/1 + JI1UPL/1||ASIA||JA/ST-017||05:00||CW+SSB||40,17,15,2,70cm|
|RA9WJV/8 + RK8A + UB9WLJ/8||ASIA||R9U/SO-103||06:30||SSB+CW||20,17|
|OE5AUL/P + OE5YYN/P||EUR||OE/OO-330||06:30||SSB+CW||20,17|
|2E0YYY/P + G7LAS/P||UK||G/CE-002||06:30||SSB||20,2|
|GI0AZA/P + GI0AZB/P||UK||GI/SM-009||06:30||SSB||20|
Sort sequence Region / Time / Call Sign.
The Commonwealth Contest takes place from 10am, a little later. This is a great opportunity to work VKs etc, as only other Commonwealth QSOs are valid. It also means there may be more VKs than usual testing out in our direction in the hours beforehand, although of course outside of the contest times, they may have big pile-ups.
Entirely coincidentally, I had a QSL card through yesterday (in an envelope from the Buro) from arguably my best ever SOTA DX contact - FK - New Caledonia, worked from G/SP-015 one morning. FK has a SOTA association too these days, but sadly no alerts for tomorrow morning (yet).
He’s behind you!
Yes I meantioned this on the earlier thread what I’ve just realised is that this is a CW only contest, so hanging around for it if you don’t opearte CW is not going to get you anything.
Another good incentive to learn CW though.
14 MHz was very good to JA between 0800 and 0930 UTC this morning.
I am on the summit now. Good conditions on 20m,got one qso with a dx chaser in USA and could barely hear a US SOTA station on 20m (no qso sadly)
Raining here now…
It doesn’t look too good for tomorrow morning.
The good thing was the QSO with Kjetil LB4FH/P at 14h53 utc on 20m SSB.
Nice to see the picture of your current location and set-up by the Ocean.
I hope your wx turns better. Thanks for qso! 73
My trousers and my cap are freshly waxed, so let’s go!
The same here Guru, but I have had a bad week work-wise, so the S2S event will hopefully be the best antidote.
Bring it on!
73, Gerald G4OIG / G8CXK
According to the forecast for tomorrow, there’s a thunderstorm predicted righ at the time we should be starting the activations. 7h local is 6h utc.
I’m fearing for the worst…
Well, If I cancel the activation, I’ll be trying to chase you all from home.
yes, WX not promising, but I’ll try to join the event activating from EA2/NV-092.
GL everybody and look forward good DX and fun.
73 de Ignacio