JA1NLX's DX Vacation

This page provide you general informations about JA1NLX's DX Vacation and Links.
Last update 2018/08/15

Yageta Island, Fiji in 2012



Year Date Callsign Island IOTA Log search
2007 11/5 -11/9 FK/JA1NLX New Caledonia Island OC-032 ClubLog
2008 11/21 - 11/27 3D2YA Maba Island OC-121 ClubLog
2009 6/29 - 7/3 3D2YA Mana Island OC-121 ClubLog
2009 11/19  11/23 FK/JA1NLX Ouvea Island OC-033 ClubLog
2010 9/17 - 9/24 JA1NLX/VK4 Dunk Island OC-171 ClubLog
2011 2/4 - 2/9 A35AY Fafa Island OC-049 ClubLog
2011 8/19 - 8/23 JA1NLX/VK4 Lizard Island OC-187 ClubLog
2012 3/15 - 3/21 3D2YA Yangeta Island OC-156 ClubLog
2012 10/18 - 10/23 JA1NLX/VK4 Hamilton Island OC-160 ClubLog
2013 12/1 - 12/6 P29VNX Lissenung Island OC-008 ClubLog
2014 10/3 - 10/9 3D2YA Mana Iskand OC-121 ClubLog
2015 9/23 - 9/30 3D2YA Yangeta Island OC-156 ClubLog
2016 10/21 - 10/25 3D2YA Maba Island OC-121 ClubLog
2017 no plan        
2018 no plan        

Check callsign to see details. Click ClubLog to see Log serach and QSL request page


QSLing policy

LoTW log will be uploaded as soon as I return home and finish final check.
If you want my QSL card then

a) Send me SASE, $2.00 please. I will send you QSL card as I receive your SASE. It is always in a few days.  Do not send me IRC.
b) or reqquest Direct QSL on my Log search page. pay at least $3.00 please.
c) or request Buro QSL on my Log search page. QSL card will be shipped to your QSL buro from GlobalQSL.

Do not send you QSL card via Buro. I am not a member of JARL.


Typical setup


Transceiver, Antenna etc

Equipment must be small and light for one man pedition. All euipments and clothes etc are packed in a medium size suitecase (under 20Kg)
and hand-carry bag (under 10Kg)


Logging and CW interface

I always use Logger32 for logging with WinKeyer.


Transvers, PSU and Small amps

Total weight should be under 5Kg for me.

Transceiver Power(W) Weight(Kg) Others
FT857 100 2.2 sold
IC706MK2G 100 2.5 sold
IC7000 100 2.3 sold
TS480HX 200 3.7 sold
Eagle 100 3.2 sold
K2/100 100 2.6  
KX3 10 0.7  
TS590 100 7.4 sold
K3/100 100 3.9 for base use
IC7300 100 4.2  

PSU Max current(A) Weight(Kg)
MFJ4230 30 1.4
SS-30DV 30 1.4
Powernax 45NF 40 sold

Amp for KX3 Power(W) Weight(Kg)
PA100D 100 sold
HL100BDX 100 sold
HF Super Packer Pro Ver2 100 sold
KXPA100 100 2.4
HLA150V Plus 150 sold


Added external FAN on IC7300


KXPA100 arrived


HLA150V plus Test


HF Super Packer Pro v2 Test



Sigma-5, Bravo-5, BuddiStic, HFp-Vertical and Home-brew vertical using fishing pole


Bravo-5 testing


Sigma-5 modification


HFp-Vertical Testing



Z11Pro ATU broken


MFJ-945E Antenna Tuner 0.8Kg

microHAM CW Keyer


ZLP Electronics CW Keyer
This unit is USB-CW interface where winKey2 tip installed. Only CW , no CAT interface. Powered by USB line.
Very small box, only under a half of microHAM CW Keyer. ZLP CW Keyer is just on microHAM CW Keyer.



It was 2007 and 2009 when I got FK/JA1NLX license. I asked travel agency to receive my license because they do not send copy of license via e-mail. License was only valid during stay !!! The first step is to fix travel schedule and reserve accommodation. Next step is to apply license.

They now ask us to submit "Police Clearance Report" together with application form. TAF (Telecommunicaton Authority of Fiji) issue each license only if Ministry of Defense give credit. Someone tell that he has not received license for a year or so. I know big DX Pedition team operated a few months ago. I do not know they have submitted "Police Clearance Report"
I sent application form, police clearance report and application fee by EMS for my renewal license on Dec 25, 2012. They received it on Dec 31, 2012. I do not know when I get license. Only God know when !!!
Finally I got 4.5 years renewal license on Jan 16, 2013. I have renewal license which is valid through Feb 2022.

It was 2009 and 2010 when I got A35AY license. They were very kind and issued one year license. They sent me copy of license via e-mail.

If we plan to stay within 90 days then we can operate with our license issued by our country. They suggest that we use callsign like JA1NLX/VK4 not VK4/JA1NLX

I sent application form and application fee by registered mail on Dec 21, 2012. The Post Office gave me a notification that they received it on Jan 17, 2013. I received copy of P29VNX license by email on Feb 7, 2013. Very good callsign !!!  Original license has been sent by mail. It took about 1.5 month.
This is 1 year license.


Picture gallery

3D2YA at mana Island in 2015


P29VNX at Lissenung Island in 2013


JA1NLX/VK4 at Hamilton Island in 2012


QSL gallery

inserted by FC2 system