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Call: LA0BY/p | Loc: JP21MX-JP22MA | Date: 2020-07-11 - 2020-07-17 | Activity: MS-TR | Band: 50-70-144 | Updated: 2020-07-12 16:54 | Status: Active

VHF activity from north-west Norway
NEWS by LA0BY, dated 2020-07-12:

NEWS by LA0BY, dated 2020-07-11:

I have arrived at the QTH and everything looks fine. I plan to operate on 2m FSK from JP21MX for some hours on Sunday morning. This site has good take-off from 170-220 degrees. One some of the following days I will go to JP22MA where the horizon is even better. I will call on 144.370 MHz and QSY to 355 if clear.
73 & GL, Stefan

NEWS by LA0BY, dated 2020-05-22:

Change notice: Due to travel restrictions issued in course of the Covid-19 pandemic the activity cannot be performed as planned. In short, the participants from DL will not be able to get to LA.

However, as I am based in Norway I will still go to the location and operate in single-OP style on 144 MHz only. Note I will travel with family and non-HAM friends, so the on-air time will be constrained to perhaps 1-2 days from each square. I guess I will probably operate MS early mornings rather than evenings, but plan to monitor DX-Maps and adapt to any propagation enhancements.

We hope that we will be able to perform the activity as a team and on multiple bands in another year.

We are planning a trip to activate two rare squares in north-west Norway this summer. The team will involve Horst DF9PX, Uli DK2BJ, Norbert DK5WO and myself. We have rented a house in JP21MX, but intend to set up portable stations in JP22MA and perhaps at another location in JP21MX (for 2 m). From the house we will be QRV at least on 6 m and 4 m at all times, whereas activity on 2 m may be limited to certain periods. We hope that at least the hilltop locations will have good take-off over a wide azimuth range (East over South to West). We will be on KST for more info and skeds during the activity.

Some team members may be QRV also from other squares later.

73, Stefan (LA0BY)