Saturday, August 27, 2011

JA1NLX/VK4 from OC-187 Story

This is a story of JA1NLX/VK4 OC-187

Arrived at Lizard Island Resort at 1200 Local time (GMT+10H) after 21H trip.

My room is located at at 30m high above beach. There are a lots of bush and trees between my room and beach. I decided to set up antenna at balcony. Vertical element is about 6m long wire wounded on fishing pole. 2.5m x 80 radials are raid on balcony flore. I have good match with Z11 Pro ATU. This is my Antenna and Transceiver etc with local beer.

QRV started at about 1400. As I was tired with long trip I worked only 100 QSOs today. Everything tomorrow.

It is Winter season here in Australia. Weather is very good with sun shine and low humidity everyday.

In the morning Band opened for NA and JA on 21MHz. In the afternoon 24MHz was good for JA and EU.
In the early evening I enjoyd many QSOs with JA and EU on 18MHz.

In the morining Band opend for JA and NA on 21MHz. In the afternoon I enjoyed QSOs with JAs on 28/24MHz and some EUs on 24MHz. In the early evening I worked JAs and some EUs/NAs on 14MHz. 2230 was best for East coast of NA.

Condx was very poor in the morning. I worked almost nothing. In the afternoon I worked some NAs and EUs on 14/18MHz. In the early evening I tried 10MHz and worked almost JAs. After that QSYed to 14MHz and worked some EUs.

I will QRT in the early evennig today and pack all my stuffs in bugs for tomorrow morning departure.
I added some more QSOs with NA on 18MHz and EU on 14MHz. Condx was not good for these area though.
Total QSOs 1500, including 200 with EUs and 100 with NAs. I tried SSB and RTTY a few times with no luck.

This is dinner with friend, Bill and his wife.

This is very friendly resort for HAM. I enjoyed very much thanks to thier great support.
As I said before there were a lots of bush and trees, They cut down a few trees for me to see great sunset from balcony this morning. Great serivece !!!

Generally speaking Eagle Transveiver and Random wire antenna worked very well. I had no RFI problem evenif ATU matching was stable.
I know quite well that my sigs is not strong. I apprecite your patience. For me it was not easy to pick up your sigs too. The sigs from EU and NA were weak with QSB. I did my best to pick up you.

JA1NLX/VK4 from OC-187 updated

Log has been uploaded on LoTW server and ClubLog..
Direct QSL will be welcomed with SASE. (1 IRC or $2.00)
QSL for all QSOs will be sent via buro from Global QSL.

I will post JA1NLX/VL4 OC-187 story later.


Tuesday, August 23, 2011


QRT at 06z Aug 23 and final Log has been uploaded on ClubLog. Check your QSOs. If you have problem then please let me know.

This was my last dinner with Bill and his wife. We talked each other for the first time at Welcome party when I arrived here.

Condx has been not good for EU and NA during my stay. Window is very limited. Sory for your patience.
See you next time. 73

Monday, August 22, 2011


The latest Log has been uploaded on ClubLog as of 00z Aug 23.

Operation desk...

Today is the last day. I will QRT at around 07z Aug 23. I hope 10 and 12m will open until QRT.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

JA1NLX/VK4 OC-187 QRV update

Just uploaded the latest Log on ClubLog.

We have a very nice winter weather here in Lizard Island. No rain everyday, max temp about 28c and min 18c. This is sunset shot.

73 and see you on the Band.

Saturday, August 20, 2011


I have uploaded current Log on ClubLog as of Aug 21 00z.

This is my antenna.Can you believe me ?

Although condx has been not good for EU and NA I worked many EUs on 12m and 17m yesterday.
Please look for me om higher Bands.  73

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

JA1NLX/VK4 from OC-187 updated

I will depart from Tokyo for Lizard Island tomorrow afternoon, 06z Aug 18 and arrive at Lizard Island at about 02z Aug 19.
If everything will go on schedule then I will be able to start QRV on 20m or 17m CW first at around 03 or 04z.

I hope to work as many as possible.
Please listen to announced frequency plus/minus a few KHz.


Sunday, August 14, 2011

JA1NLX/VK4 from OC-187 updated

I have uploaded dummy QSO on ClubLog.
Check if it works OK for you.

Dummy QSO: JA1NLX 17M CW

Monday, August 8, 2011

JA1NLX/VK4 from OC-187 updated

The latest plan as of Aug 9.

Arrive at Lizard Island at about 03z, Aug 19.
QRV will start at about 04z, Aug 19 if everything will be OK.
QRV will finish at about 10z, Aug 23.
Return home on Aug 25.

Mode: Mainly CW and RTTY/SSB if possible

Freq: 7015, 10115, 14040, 18088, 21040, 24905, 28040 for CW
        14085, 18110, 21085, 24920, 28085 for RTTY
        14260, 18128, 21260, 24950, 28460 for SSB

Equipment: TenTec Eagle Transceiver running 100w, Random Wire with ATU or Buddistic 1/4 wave vertical.

Propagation window by VOACAP online....
For EU...05-07z on 14MHz, 08-10 on 21MHz, 10-12z on 18MHz, 14-16z on 14MHz 21-23z on 14MHz
For NA..00-06 on 21MHz, 04-08 on 18MHz, 06-13z on 14MHz

QSL via JA1NLX. Will QSL for all QSOs via Buro/LoTW. Direct QSL will be welcomed with SASE.
Log will be uploaded on OnLine Log server daily if possible.
Topics will be uploaded daily on this page if possible.
Internet is only available at guest lounge. Please do not send request mail or request spot during stay. I can not read/see anything in the room.

Hope to work you from OC-187.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

JA1NLX/VK4 OC-187 updated

I am checking the station for JA1NLX/VK4 OC-187.
Transceiver: TenTec Eagle with Kenwood KPS15 PS.
Others: microHAM CW Keyer, Elecraft W1 power meter and mini-paddle.
PC: MSI, Logging by Logger32 software.