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Monday, February 18, 2013

Tonga op

Werner, DJ9KH, is now active from Tongatapu Island (OC-049) until February 23rd, and then on Vava'u Island (OC-064) between February 24th and March 2nd. His callsigns will be A35WH on both islands.

He reported on February 14th: "Sorry to say, that we had to leave our mast-material in Auckland. Air New Zealand wanted us to pay a hell lot of money for 2kg fiberglass, incredible. Now we took a palm-tree instead, not that high, but good enough for a vertical-dipole for 20/17/15m. Tried to work CW this morning GMT. Some more will follow."

His equipment will be a K3 with 100 watts and wire-antennas (loops and
verticals). Activity will be on the HF bands, depending on propagation.
Suggested frequencies are:
CW - 1826.5, 3505, 7020, 10105, 14024, 18080, 21024, 24894 and 28024 kHz
SSB - 3799, 7070, 14190, 18145, 21290, 24950 and 28490 kHz
RTTY - 10140, 14080, 18110, 21080, 24920 and 28080 kHz

QSL via his home callsign, direct or by the DARC Bureau.

He plans to update on every day and give information about planned activities, modes and frequencies.
He doesn't use an online-log, LoTW and e-QSL.

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