Thank you for stop by on my page and glad that you found my call sign on the bands.
I got first call sign as JA3JYX in 1965, operated on only phone(AM!) with home brew 807 transmitter and wire antenna. After learn CW,I found this mode is really good for low power DX then became crazyon CW and it is really fun to have a CW rag-chew with DX stations. Got first class license in 1971 and my station was licensed to 500W with pair of 813. Operated from Kingdom of Laos as XW8HP 1974-1975, but forced QRT by revolution of the country. After long time QRT, come back on the band in 2006 with current call sign. DuringQRT, business trip gave me a opportunity to visit hams in HS,YB,JY, SU, YV, PY and put some article to Japanese CQ magazine. Currently active on all bands.
Picture above shows shack layout , the lamp is home brew by AK4RS using 803 tube which fit to my shack, thanks Roger. Key, I use a Himond(made in Japan) and Bencher paddle, electronic key is home brew using PIC which has 4channel memory, and Vibroplex bug key which BV2DA gave me in 1976. Current rig is Kenwood TS-950S, TS-590S and ICOM IC-756PRO2, those rigs drive THP HL-2K 3-500Z amplifier to 1KW output. Two amplifiers and three radios are cross connected by home brew switch unit, it switch not only RF lines but also key, control, phones and microphone.
Picture below shows four (4) elements home brew cubical quad which cover 20m through 10m including WARC bands and 2 elements shorten (about 30% shorten) yagi for 40m and 30m. For 80m, modified ground plane is installed. The picture took in winter, you can see some snow on the trees.
Below is a photo of my granddaughter(age 3 and half years old) who is now under an exercise of CW.
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