My US call is KD2AFE. When in France I operate as F/JG1XMV (profile in qrz.com). I have started doing some SOTA in France since the summer of 2014, operating as F/JG1XMV/P (a mouthful, especially when I add "QRP" at the end). When activating summits I am operating qrp using solar power with a FT-817nd. More details can be found under my F/JG1XMV profile.
Thank you to my Elmers: Dan, 7J1ABD / WA6URY and Thierry F4EGG. Also special thanks to Dick 7J1BBC / KD6AZN for getting me started in Digital modes.
I currently mostly operate SSB / PSK / RTTY / DSTAR / Echolink. My antenna is a multiband folded dipole (D2T) and I am always barefoot running a max of 100w. I am surrounded by tall buildings so my QTH can be tough to operate from.
Given the compatibility issues between Japanese G1 repeaters and G2 repeaters on DStar, I have set-up a hotspot in my Tokyo QTH making it a lot easier to inter-connect with the rest of the world.
With regards to Echolink, it is a great tool for me when going backcountry skiing or snowboarding. My better half (JH1DVF) can contact me anywhere via her tablet while I am hiking in the moutains. The addition of DStar will allow here to follow my DPRS tracks live via aprs.fi this winter (well at least it is the plan).
To sum things up, I now use the following:
Echolink node: JG1XMV-L. QRG: 144.515 CTCSS 123. (EL-JG1XMV on aprs.fi)
DStar Hotspot: JG1XMV B. QRG 430.750 simplex (Shift = 0.00).
DStar Hotspot: JH1DVF B. QRG 430.750 simplex (Shift = 0.00). Located near Tokyo Midtown.
I can be contacted on DStar via call sign routing or via CCS 8944 when using DTMF.
Looking forward to meeting you on the air.
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