I have been pretty quiet recently but I thought it’s be time to see if I can try to activate a couple of JA summits in the winter time. In the next 2 or 3 days before the w/e I will see if I can activate Nippaku (JA/NI-021) and Naeba-san (JA/NI-005).
I will be on skis for Nippaku and probably ski + ice crampons for Naeba-san. I will have to gauge the snow conditions before committing. There is a lack of snow cover in general in Japan this year so I am not so sure I’ll be able to do Nippaku (it can be a bit bushy) but Naeba-san should be ok. I may have spotty DPRS coverage as JG1XMV-7 on aprs.fi if you want to try to follow me. I am hoping for good weather in the next few days. The activation will be solar with a FT-817 as usual, SSB & HF. I am guessing my go-to band will be 20m with possible tries on 40m & 15m.
I still have bronchitis so I hope I will not be coughing my lungs up too much on the way up. A non-ham friend will be coming along, who knows, maybe he’ll get the radio virus along the way.
I doubt I’ll have an internet connection up there on either summits so I’ll try to put the exact summits in the ALERT section the night before but I will not be able to put live spots most likely.
I should be on my way this afternoon planning to activate a summit tomorrow. Wish me luck and hopefully I’ll be able to make it to the summit. If worse comes to worse I’ll just do some radio in the field somewhere.