The purpose of this post is to remind SOTA activatorts the next VK/ZL/JA <> EU HF S2S event is planned for Saturday 21 October 2017 from 06:30 to 08:30 UTC. The timing suits long path propagation between stations in VK/ZL/JA and Europe, south and north hemispheres. Sunset on the east coast of Australia is at 08:25 UTC with last light at 08:50 UTC. Local VK sunset times will vary for activators in VK5 and VK6.
This event is free and open to activators in VK, ZL, JA and Europe who are encouraged to use any mode. Given the capability of CW versus voice, interest in CW for international S2S QSOs is growing. Activators operating in past VK/ZL/JA <> EU S2S events have enjoyed numerous S2S QSOs on 20m and 17m, SSB and CW.
Chasers no matter where you are in the world, if you have time please join in for a chance to chase international SOTA peaks in both hemispheres.
I trust local weather conditions will allow you to participate in this planned international SOTA S2S event. Get your alerts posted early, alerts are starting to appear on SOTAWatch.