Tuesday, August 4, 2015

YF1AR/p, YBFF-016 Mount Halimun Salak National Park


YBFF-016  Mount Halimun Salak National Park, New WWFF
Salak Endah Natural Park 
OC-021 Java Island
August 8 - 9, 2015 rescheduled to be August 21-23, 2015
6'48"S 106'43"E OI33fg CQ28 ITU54

Mount Halimun Salak National Park is a 400km2 conservation area in the Indonesian province of West Java on the island of Java. Established in 1992, the park comprises two mountains, Mount Salak and Mount Halimun with a 11-kilometer forest corridor.[2][3] It is located near the better known Mount Gede Pangrango National Park, but the National Park should be accessed from Sukabumi, 2 hours drive to the administration post and then 2 hours drive (30 kilometers) again to Cikaniki post gate. The park contains water catchment areas shielded from urban populations and agricultural areas to the north,[4] as well as several endangered animals and rare birds.[5]

Its mountain tops reach 1,929 metres and are often mist-shrouded, while its valleys are thought to hide much that remains to be discovered.[4]Mount Salak is a critical water catchment area for its very high rainfall.[6] The park is an amalgamation of two important ecosystems at Halimun and Mount Salak, which are connected by an 11-kilometer forest corridor.[7] The Kesepuhan traditional community is a group of around 5,300 people who live in the southern part of the park. Their main village is Ciptagelar.[8]

The lower zones hold secure populations of the endangered West Javan Gibbon (Hylobates moloch moloch) - a sub-species of the Silvery Gibbon. Mount Halimun is its most secure habitat, but its range is restricted to a thin ring around the park as the species is not found above 1,200 metres.[4]Javan Lutung (Trachypithecus auratus), and other endemic species are evident; about half its 145 known bird species are rarely seen elsewhere in Java.[4]. 3 animals are known to breed:[3] Silvery gibbon, Javan Hawk Eagle , Javan Leopard



Radio Yaesu FT 450D with tuner FC 707 power 100W
Antenna Vertical 43 feet 40 m band and HB9CV 20-15-10 m band
Mode mainly on Phone as well as on CW n Digital
QRV 10m - 40m band

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OQRS via YF1AR Clublog
QSM via N2OO Bob Schenck


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Salak Endah radio setup
using  FT450D and CW Skimmer

Salak Endah radio setup, second round

Salak Endah antenna setup
using 43ft and 30 ft dual bander vertical antenna with tuner IC-2AH

Salak Endah antenna setup, second round

YBFF-016 Mount Halimun & Salak National Park 

sunrise at Salek Endah Park

Special Thanks
thank you very much for hospitality from Mr H Kari & his family

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