Hello! I just read of your upcoming trip to H40 and H44, and was very
excited to learn that you will be opertating digital modes and also are
taking a 6 element yagi for 6m :-) Will you also have an amplifier for
6m, or will you only have 100w? More power would really make a
difference on EME, but I would be willing to try it even if you have
only 100w. I would like to make some JT65A mode skeds with you during
your moonrise. Do you know what your grid locator will be from H40 and
H44? Will you have a good clear horizon looking out over the ocean on
your moonrise to the east?
I have worked 48 DXCC so far on 6m EME, and most of those contacts were
made with single yagi stations during their moonrise or moonset. More
information about 6m EME and the powerful new weak signal mode of JT65
can be found on my website:
I also still need HL, so I would be VERY anxious to practice with you on
your moonrise before you leave for your trip ;-) There also are some
very active 6m EME stations in Japan you can practice JT65 with locally.
I look forward to hearing more about your 6m station!