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OE5JFE / JJ1FJK Japan update

Hello,

Short update about my trip.
I arrrived today to Rishiri island.
Mount Rishiri is covered in clouds today but forcast looks good.



Activation planned for tomorrow morning. Start local time about 5:30. See sotawatch for updates.
I will use aprs for my location.
www.Aprs.fi/JJ1FJK-7
Not sure if I have reception for APRS.
Plan is to use mainly 20m. And 40m if there is space for dipole.
2m FM and 70cm on JA call frequency.

73 Joe

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During the ascent

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I’m ready to call you whenever i found you on the air 20m . 40m & 17m

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Thanks for our QSO

Successfull activation done.
Now the way down.

73 Joe

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Wx was perfect today.
20m and 40m had a lot of QRN and QSB.
Will post more details later.
No contacts on 40m was a bit strange…

Way up via the Katsugata trail (Western ridgeline) in 4h 10min. Down in about 3h.

View back to Mount Rishiri

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Just looked at the SMS spots. Andy spotter added a /p that I did not send.
I would suggest to look at that again because I just added a /8 for Hokkaido.
That’s how it is done for Japan (and by the way also optionally in Austria instead of /P )

@MM0FMF Andy could you have a look at that please.
I send SMS as JJ1FJK/8 and got spotted as JJ1FJK/8/P.
Not correct at all but hopefully did not cause too much confusions for the chasers.
Thanks

73 Joe

As per the FAQ just add a period to the end of the call. i.e. JJ1FJK/8.

Thanks Andy. That’s than a feature (optional or as default) for Bogdan to implement in the Sotaspotter app. @YO8SAW

Ah yes… you could just type in the SMS for now. It’s an annoying detail not being spotted perfectly, I know that quite often when activating outside the UK I end up being spotted as MM0FMF/P when I’m probably F/M0FMF/P. as I just use the short cut of ‘!’. The important bit is what goes out on the air.

No worries. I hope everyone got it right. Will check sotadata of errors after I have upload my log back home. So in about 2 weeks :+1:

73 Joe

The special characters used by Andy’s SMS gateways are accepted by SOTA Spotter. I haven’t tested them recently, but I haven’t received any bug reports either.

73,
Bogdan YO3SAW

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Okay I will test it.

Short update for tomorrow:
Plan is Asahidake http://summits.sota.org.uk/summit/JA8/KK-001 but WX is not good. We will see how the weather develops.

I will update the alert and keep you updated.
Thank you

73 Joe

Hi Joe,

I will be up early and listen for you on 20m tomorrow morning! I currently have no antenna for 40m. The last storm took it down.
Good luck with the ascend and the WX!

73 Heinz

Hi Heinz,

Thanks for giving it a try agains all odds. :+1:

Same old story … I need to work on my CW skills to make most out of 5 Watts soon.

73 Joe

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Start from ropeway now (9:45) so I guess an hour earlier than alerted.
WX still okay
Hope to hear a lot of chasers

73 Joe

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Thanks so Joe san (^^♪ Two mountains i got … See you later … This is JA4RQO [Hay] Good luck sota…

Joe, I can see from your spot that you need one more QSO. I am sending good karma your direction. Good luck,
Paul
VA6MPM

Thank you for our QSOs Hay-san and thanks for the good wishes.
Got a total of 4 different callsigns in the log.

A really nice hike and wx was quite okay





73 Joe

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Joe san !

I was waiting for your QRV on Tuesday but condition between JA8 and JA7 was not good and I could hardly hear your signal on 20m nor 40m.
Today I put up IV-DP on my work-office and waited for your QRV with my FT-818.
On 20m I heard JA4RQO but your signal was unfortunately unreadable.
So I went back home during my lunch time and at last I GOT YOU on 40m IYYEEESS!!

Have a nice trip! Good day!

Atsu

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