Dear Friends,

We would like to announce our second SOTA DXpedition to Svalbard. JW9DSA (LA9DSA), JW/HB9DQM, JW/LB1RH and JW/LB8CG will be active at JW from 1 to 5 May 2022. We plan to activate 2 summits; exact summits will be selected based on the weather conditions and amount of snow left on the site. Possible candidates for activation are:

We will setup a tent and have 2 hours of radio time at each summit. While on the summits, we would like to prioritize SOTA program participants, thus we would like to ask our correspondents to only spot us on the SOTAwatch cluster, unless asked otherwise.

  • JW/LB1RH and JW9DSA will focus on SSB in 15/17/20m.
  • JW/LB8CG and JW/HB9DQM will focus on CW in 15/17m/20m/30m.

Most likely the 20m band will be active all the time. Depending on conditions/pile-up size we will probably work split on CW, so please listen for an “UP” instruction.

We will use an Elecraft KX2 + JUMA PA-100D amplifier and Yaesu FT-857D radios and run 100w, and two trapped vertical three-band antennas with elevated verticals: 15/17/20m at the SSB station and 17/20/30m bands at the CW station. We hope for good DX performance.