NEWS UPDATE — Masa, JA0RQV will retry to activate Niaufo’ou Island OC-123, Kingdom of Tonga as A35JP/P between 22 to 28 March 2017. His Majesty Armed Forces of Tonga (NAVY) will officially cooperate this activation by transporting Masa to OC-123 as their personal mission.
October 1, 2016 NEWS by JA0RQV – I am writing this in Nuku’alofa Tonga (OC-049). It is so sad to announce that my trip to OC-123 (Niuafo’ou Island) from 1st October 2016 had to be postponed to next year. This is all caused by very simple miss-operation of aircraft and pilot in Tongan domestic airline [REAL TONGA]. They suddenly and canceled everything at last this important flight without enough explanation even there is our chartered flight for the return from OC-123 in next week which we have already paid and secured. However, I will retry OC-123 in 2017. Next time I will take reliable ship/boat. Not that terrible unreliable airline. Please let me keep received donations and prepare for the charter boat. Thank you for your understanding.
August 12, 2016 – Masa, JA0RQV will be active from Niuafo’ou Island OC-123 as A35JP/P between September 28 to October 4, 2016. QRV on 40-6m; CW, SSB. QTH: Esia village. QSL via H/c.