JA SOTA QSO Party 2023 SPRING

Hi David!
Thank you for S2S!
A dream come true👍

de JG0AWE/p

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Thank you, Hiro! Your callsign is in my mental Rolodex.
There was no snow on my summit, just on and off light rain.
It finally stopped and I could concentrate on the QSOs.
You had a very good signal!
73, David N6AN

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Thanks for the SOTA party I had several QSO with JA ops today from my back yard. I tested 3 different antennas and got at least 1 QSO on each antenna tried. Because the higher bands from 15 to 10 metres were so busy I ended up putting up my End Fed Half Wave which is good on all 4 bands and I did not need to continually swap links in my dipoles or retune the OCF DP I tried. It was great to hear quite a lot of U.S. Activators chasing S2S as well unfortunately I could not bust their pile ups but nice to know the bands are in pretty good shape right now. I had fun chasing everyone.
Regards
Ian vk5cz …

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Ian,
I hope I wasn’t one of the activators who couldn’t hear you.
Working my birth country is always a treat.
73, David N6AN


To: N6AN No, unfortunately I wasn’t on the summit yet. Next time!
These are the two antennas I compared, though. The Magloop really held it’s own against the full-size parallel vertical.
73,
Steve

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No worries, Steve.
When I looked up the summit and discovered where it was I realized you could chase then activate in the space of an hour!
Thanks for the QSOs!
73, David N6AN

NJ7V was readable but he had a big pile up. He did send "Z …–… " but not sure if he heard me or not. NS0TA was a good signal on 10m also but likewise he was very busy with stronger stations. All good fun and I probably should have come back to my shack and used bit more power and log periodic.
Sorry can’t remember who else I heard but it was several other U.S. ops.
Regards
Ian vk5cz …

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Your activities for this year’s JA Sota Party were excellent. Very good participation and propagation on the high bands. Bravo!
73 Chris

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Because I had other obligations on Sunday but didn’t want to miss the JA QSOP I decided to camp on the summit so I could activate for a couple of hours of the event.
I couldn’t do many S2S but the signals in the high bands were spectacular!
Thank you all, chasers and activators!
73 de JP3PPL
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Well, not such a great result for me…
Started on 15 meters at 00:45, couldn’t hear any JA stations, then switched to 20 meters with the same result. Nearly froze to death as well. SSB certainly isn’t the mode to use for this event. However it was a beautiful sunset on the summit and the solitude of being alone under headlamp on the descent was invigorating. I will do it again!
Paul

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OK…my final results for the JA s2s event…
JA s2s contacts made: 12
JA unique summits worked: 11
JA Chasers worked: 2
Also worked: ZL and DU Chasers…non s2s contacts

JA QSO’s by band:
10 meters…10
12 meters…4
15 meters…0
17 meters…0
20 meters…0

So for Arizona 10 Meters was the best band. Tried other bands but zip on 15/17/20…

Also worked 7 USA chasers after the band died out to Japan

So this is the most JA summits I have ever worked in one day from the Home QTH or any location

Great fun! Thanks to everyone for participating.

Running a link dipole (inverted vee) 10 ft off the ground and 30 watts…all CW.

73
Pete
WA7JTM

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Hello all,
Chasing time limited, but did work 2 stations on 15M, 1 on 17M, and 1 on 10M.
Best, Ken

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With a slight break in the continuous rain, we had a bunch of folks on W7O/NC-051 Bald Peak for a “show-n-tell” get together. I focused on 10m with my KX3-KXPA amp at 50w. It was great fun to work 22 JA’s (12 S2S!) and 49 overall qsos. Always a pleasure to work some exceptional CW ops.

Thanks to the JA folks who organized this effort and the many summit ops!
Guy/nS0TA

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It’s always tricky chasing JA summits from my noisey Wellington NZ QTH, but with a bit of work last night I managed 4 JA summits, one US and good old Andrew (VK1DA) on a VK summit. I’m happy with that. Thanks for throwing the party!

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Hi all,
Really enjoyed in this weekend. I made two summits activation in the weekend. Thank you for all chase and S2S. 73
Toru K JA1CTV / JH0CJH

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It was fun to make and do so many S2S.
I had good results on 21MHz-28MHz both in NA in the early morning and EU in the evening.
Total 122 QSOs (including DX67)
S2S: 35 QSOs (including DX5)

thank you
Katsu JP3DGT

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Some pics from JA/HG-125 Minousan



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