NEWS UPDATE by Nob, JF2MBF.

We have given up both 160m and 80m. All bands are full of noise around 6pm till morning.

This is my 4th visit to Tuvalu and 1st time to stay at Vaiaku Lagi Hotel where many hams have enjoyed in the past.

BUT I do NOT recommend this QTH any more to those who plan to operate in T2. A view from the hotel is not the same as T2GM’s QSL card. They made huge ground in front of hotel (toward lagoon) with white sand. It is owned and managed by T2 government.

There are many lamps on the ground. When they are ON around 6pm, all bands through 160m to 10m become full of S9+ noise in USB mode. (S7 in CW mode).

Because of above reasons, we have GIVEN UP to put up 80m and 160m antenna. We feel very sorry for those who have expected T2 on the bands.

August 1, 2016 – Nob, JF2MBF and Ken, JA2FJP will be active from Funafuti, Tuvalu as T2J between October 4-10, 2016. QRV on 160-10 CW, SSB & RTTY. QSL via JA2FBY direct, Club Log OQRS, LoTW.

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