June 28, 2022

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Via Southgate: Tonga update

Masa, JA0RQV, has announced the following on QRZ.com: 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.”

For more details and updates, visit his QRZ.com or his Blog page at: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/rqv

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