Mt. Darumayama SOTA JA/SO-051

On Sunday, it was beautiful day!

We head to Izu city to hike up to Mt. Darumayama SOTA JA/SO-051.  This summit is easy one to get there, because the summits is very close to Izu skyline road.  From parking space aside of the road to summit of Mt. Darumayama, it is just 15 min.  Today JQ2GYU Yutaka, famous DX expeditioner, also joined SOTA activation.

After 15 min walk we got reached Mt. Darumayama 982m.

From summits Heda village shows beautiful shape.

Started activation from the summit.

Leo made a very good job for Eva and Andy operation support.  Well done Leo! Jun san your future is guaranteed!

Andy also made QSO from summit and he used Abu san’s presented antenna on this day and made a QSO with North America.

I also activated on 144MHz FM mode and made 5 QSOs from there.

All have made more than 4 QSO and activation has been finished successfully.

Really enjoyed these days of activation.  Eva and Andy stated very sincere appreciation to all chasers and friends during drink party and hiking, thanks for all.

Well, Eva, Andy please continue the remainder of your wonderful JA tour and enjoy a lot mates.  See you someday at somewhere, hopefully in HB9.

Ciao ciao mates.


Mt. Kintokiyama SOTA JA/KN-007

On Saturday 15 April, we planned to hike on Mt. Kintokiyama SOTA JA/KN-007 but after Thursday Mt. Ooyama hike, I got a small pain  on my right side knee.  Then I stopped hiking to Mt. Kintokiyama just to be in safety side.

We appointed at Ashigara pass at entrance gate to Mt. Kintokiyama.  When I got reached at 7AM, JP1QEC Abu, JI1IHV Jun, JI1UPL Leo (Jun san’s son) and JS2VVH Hoshi were waiting at meeting point.

After that JJ1VLY Miho arrived with JJ1CKE Eva and JJ1CKD Andy.

Enjoyed greeting chats they started hiking to Mt. Kintoki.  Unfortunately my knee made me waiting there.

This activation shall be memorial one for Eva, because she has already got accumulated 1996 points by Thursday success of Mt. Ooyama activation. Then if she get more than 4 QSO as activator, she will be “2000 Mountain Goat”!  Mt. Kintokiyama is 8 point summit.

This photo has been taken at Isehara station after Mt. Ooyama hiking on Thursday and she found an Ad of Farm park showing a photo of Goat!  “I will be that one on Saturday!!”

Eva duly success the Mt. Kintokiyama activation.  Congrat Eva!

After Mt. Kintokiyama activation, we visited JQ2GYU Yutaka and JJ2VLY Miho san’s shack near Mt. Fuji and enjoy dinner and wines. Yutaka and Miho are famous DX expeditioners and really enjoyed dialogues with regards to ham radio, DX peditions and SOTA, etc. We stayed overnight Yutaka and Miho’s shack.

Well tomorrow we are going to Mt. Darumayama because it is easier for my right side knee.