Monday, January 31, 2011

A35AY Ready to go

All stuffs has been packed in these bags. Fotunately claimed luggage is 22.4Kg (23Kg max) and cabbin luggage is 6.7Kg (7Kg max). Extra bags are for PC and 6.3m fishing pole.
I will leave Tokyo for Tonga via Auckland tomorrow afternoon.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A35AY Weather forecast in Nuku'alofa

This is weather forecast in Nuku'alofa.
I am interested in weather in late evening on Feb 3 (my arrival) and in the morning on Feb 4.
I hope it will be good for me to install Antenna on the bearch.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A35AY about Fafa Island Resort

Fafa Island Resort is situated on an 18 acres palm covered offshore island 7Km north of Nuku'alofa, the capital of the Kingdom of Tonga.
It takes 30 minutes by car from international airport to wharf and another 30 minutes by boat from wharf to the island.

They allow me to operate HAM Radio there in the resort. Following is one of many reply emails from them.

> Hello Aki,
> thank you for your email and interest in staying here on Fafa with us
> No problem to bring your antenna with you
> In the past we had many ham radio operators here, from germany, italy, usa and australia.
> So you would be the first japanese on Fafa Island
> We can provide electricity for 24 hours, no problem.
> Best regards from Tonga
> Josef

Look at for details.

Friday, January 28, 2011

A35AY Packing

I will depart after a few days.
Very busy to pack all stuffs under weight limitations.
The fright between Tokyo and Tonga via Auclkland will be by New Zealand Air.
They say that claimed luggage should be under 23Kg and cabin luggage should be under 7Kg.
Extra luggage are allowed for fishing pole and PC.

This is Eagle, FT-857 and Z11 Pro ATU as cabin luggae. It is about 6.6Kg !

This is personal computer as extra cabin luggage. It is under 2Kg.

These are Power supply, a lots of wires for radials, tools, battery, coax cable (max 60m), 5.4m fishing pole etc etc as claimed luggage. Total weight may be 22.5Kg including suite case and clothes etc.
I will take another 6.3m fishing pole as extra claimed luggage.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011


I will arrive at Fafa Island Resort at about 2100 Local time (0800z), Feb 3.
It is possible ONLY to setup stuff in the room. Setting up Antenna will be in next morning.

QRV will start at about 1000, Feb 4 Local time (2100z, Feb 3).

QRV will end at about 1800 Local time (0500z), Feb 9 or 0800, Feb 10 Local time (1900z, Feb 9) 

Local time in Tonga is "GMT+13 Hours"

Thursday, January 20, 2011

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Operating Mode and Frequency.

Mode: CW and RTTY, mainly in CW

Frequency: 3505 7015 10115 14035 18075 21035 24895 28035 for CW  QSX up 1-3KHz
                10140 14085 18110 21085 24920 28085 for RTTY  QSX up 1-5KHz

Frequency will be changed a little bit depending on QRM.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

A35AY in Feb 2011

Fafa Island Resort
A35AY will be active during Feb 4 to Feb 9, 2011.
QTH is Fafa Island in Tongatapu group (OC-049) in Tonga.

Band: 3.5MHz - 28MHz
Mode: CW and RTTY

Transceiver: TenTec Eagle 100w    Antenna: Random wire on fishing pole with Z11 Pro ATU.
For my DX Vacation Eagle seems BEST. K3 and TS590 are too large, K2 is not stable in digital mode, FT857 and IC706 are too small to use with not good receiver.

QSL: via JA1NLX  Will QSL for all QSOs via Buro and LoTW. Direct QSL will be welcomed with SASE ($2.00 or 1 IRC)

OnLine Log: You can check your QSO at following site. I will upload Log every day only if good internet service is available.


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