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Activation Report BV/TP-003

On Christmas Day of 2018, I activated on Nakang Mountain, BV/TP-003.

Back to 2010 I was also there during the New Year Eve for the Taipei 101 New Year Firework, so I am pretty familiar with the terrain.

The trail entrance:

The ground is wet so it took more time (an hour) than I expected (40 minutes) to ascend to the summit:

I began the activation with FT8, not only because the data S2S invitation by @M1EYP but also to secure four QSOs before switching to SSB, since I want to safer descending in the daylight.

I did SWL Tom’s CW transmission, but my CW skill is too rusty to QSO with him.

During this activation I made contacts with @ JK1XMR, @JA2MOG, @JH1PXH, @JA5CBU and @JH1MXV from Japan, @HS0ZNR from Thailand and @ZL1BYZ from New Zealand, which set my personal record for furthest QRP SSB contact.

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Don’t forget you can claim SWL points in SOTA, so you may log your SWL of my CW on Christmas Day in the SWL section on the SOTA Database.

Please let me know when we may try a S2S on 20m FT8. Probably around 0700-0900z.

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Tom, I will activate on 0700UTC tomorrow (Sunday). See you then.

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Great! I have posted my alert.