NEWS UPDATE — Masa departs Nuku’alofa port for Niuafo’ou OC-123 at 05:00z on March 21st and is scheduled to arrive there on Thursday 23rd March.
MARCH 11 – Masa updates that he and radio gear safely arrived in Tonga on 2nd of March 2017, and he’s now waiting for voyage to Niuafo’ou Island. He will leave Nuku’alofa port on 20th March, and planned to arrive Niuafo’ou on 22nd. Masa says “Please pray for me No Tropical Cyclone this time!”
FEBRUARY 16 — 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.