NEWS UPDATE – Important updates by V6J QSL manager here

JUNE 29 – You must be sick and tired of listening to another delay news. The ship will be delayed again. We would arrive at Mokil island on July 2nd, if the ship sales out on July 1st. The procedures here in Southern islands are not swift at all, slower than Molasses in January. We don’t think you could guess it. If everything goes well, we would start our operation on July 2nd and end the operation on July 6th. We rescheduled our returning day to Japan. Since we will be operating for full four days, the chances of working you will increase, as well. We are looking forward to working you on the bands.. [V6J Team]

JUNE 4 – QRV: 24-29 June V6J OC-226. The team will fly to Pohnpei from Japan on June 20th. Then, they will stay there until the ship sails out. The ship will leave port on June 23th and arrives at Mokil Island OC-226 on June 24th. Team will to stay in Mokil island for 6 days. Then we return back to Japan via Pohnpei and Guam. V6J will try to upload logs to Club Log in Pohnpei and Guam, but the internet connection in Pohnpei and Guam is not so good. If you need to contact the team, please go via Joe, JJ3PRT who is their pilot. V6J will have schedule with him everyday on the radio.

APRIL 28 – Our V6J IOTA expedition schedule will be fixed soon. We finally received the ship schedule information from Pohnpei Micronesia. The ship will leave for Mokil island at the end of June 2017. We have already prepared all pieces of equipment. Please just wait for our final schedule for a while. We will announce our accurate operation schedule here soon. See you soon on the air.

Rig: FT-857, FT-991 and IC-7000
PA : KPA500(500W) and homemade PA(500W)
Ant: 2EL VDA for 20m, 17m and 15m. GP for 30m and 40m (All is full size)
Mode: CW, SSB, RTTY, PSK and JT65
Call sign: V6J (only for IOTA OC-226 Mokil island)
Members: Almost all of the members belong to Nara DX Association in Japan.
V63GJ (Tosy, JA3FGJ), V63GF (Hid, JA3KGF), V63SS (Sanny, JJ3CIG), V63YL (Mami, JP3AYQ) and a coordinator Kenny who lives in Pohnpei.

* We will use our individual V6 call sign in Pohnpei island. (IOTA OC-010)
Our pilot: JJ3PRT Joe who is the president of Nara DX Association.
Please contact him if you have any requests or questions with regards to V6J IOTA pedition.
His e-mail address is as follows.
QSL information: QSL Manager is JP3AYQ. OQRS 3USD(recommended), SASE 2USD with SAE, No Buro
If you are not in the log, just contact our QSL Manager.

* We do not have internet and phone access in Mokil island.(OC-226)
* We will upload our log to the Club log when we get internet access either in Pohnpei island or Japan. We cannot upload our log to the Club log during our IOTA pedition. (OC-226)
* We are going to use two generators for electric power.
* This is IOTA pedition, so please make only one QSO in one band.

Your donation will be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your help.
PayPal address:
Please do not forget to put your call sign and the IOTA number (OC-226) when you make
donation through PayPal.

Best regards.

V6J team