March 24, 2023

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Via Southgate: Tonga update

Masa, JA0RQV, has announced the following on My travel schedule in Tonga will be changed… due to the unstable operations of the domestic flights.

The latest schedule might be like below:
Term-1: From July 10-16th, 2022; callsign A35JP/P (QTH: Niuatoputapu Island (OC-191))
Term-2: From August 7-20th, 2022; callsign A35JP/P (QTH: Niuafo’ou Island (OC-123))
Term-3: From August 28th to September 25th, 2022; callsign A35JP (QTH: Nuku’alofa, Tongatapu Island (OC-049))

Since there is no commercial power available in the island on Term-1 and Term-2, it will be a quite limited operation in terms of output power as well as time. I apologize in advance for the very weak signal and short time QRV!”

Remember activity will be on 80-6 meters using CW, SSB and FT8. Equipment is an IC-7300 w/100W into a Vertical antenna.

QSL via LoTW and ClubLog, or direct w/2 USDs or by the Bureau via his home callsign JA0RQV. He states, “If you need paper QSL, please be patient to receive it because I will be able to issue paper QSL after I return to Japan in October 2022. Please do not send SASE to my home address.”

He also mentions, “Sorry but I can not activate any outer islands this time such as Niuatoputapu (OC-191), Niuafo’ou (OC-123), Vava’u (OC-064) and Ha’apai (OC-169) due to restriction of transportation of COVID19.”

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