I would like to announce our SOTA DX pedition to Svalbard (JW). Me JW/LB8CG and JW/LB1RH will be active at JW from 5 to 8 August 2021.
We plan to activate 3 summits and will come with more details closer to activation dates.
Update: second activation will take place 07.08, JW/MS-087 and JW/MS-051 will be attempted activated. ETA to the first summit ca. 9.30-10 UTC. It’s good mobile coverage where, thus no problems to self-spot.
We will have 2 hours at each summit, which means that depending on weather we will have about 1 hour for running radio.
When on summits we would like to prioritize SOTA program participants, thus we would like to ask our correspondents only spot us at SOTAwatch cluster, unless not asked otherwise.
JW/LB1RH will mostly focus at SSB at 20m band.
JW/LB8CG will focus at CW at 17m/30m and possibly at 40m bands depending on propagation.
Depending on conditions/pile-up size I would probably work split on CW, so please listen for “UP” instruction.
We will use Elecraft KX2, KX3 and Yaesu 857d radios, vertical and EFHW antennas.
We are open to suggestions and hope to see a lot of old firends in the log.
73 de LB8CG.