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I got my first amateur radio license in 1964 when I was 16 years old. Since then I have been operating under the same callsign JA9APS from the same QTH as I live now.

Soon after getting my ticket, I started listening CW and I found the great world of DXing.

My QSO : CW 50%, Data 30%, SSB 20%

My station,

Rigs #1: ICOM IC756Pro3+PW1 1kW

Rigs #2: Kenwood TS570S+JRC JRL2000F 1kW

My Antennas,

1.8MHz Sloper,3.5/3.8MHz Rotary DP at 26m,

7MHz 2el phased array at 27m,10-18-24MHz 3el Tri-bands Yagi at 18m,

14-21-28MHz 6el Tri-bands Yagi at 25m,50MHz 7el Yagi at 20m

DXCC :Mixed(#1HR),Phone,CW,Digital,160m to 10m (9Bands),5B-DXCC,DXCC Challenge(above 2600).

In 2012, I participated in the Diamond DXCC Challenge and made QSOs with 204 countries, I enjoyed this award program and I am satisfied with the result.

On Feb. 2014, I completed Triple Play WAS Award , I thought it was more difficult than DXCC ! 

On 27th Aug 2014 I worked W1AW/1-Maine which was the last state for W1AW - WAS. Thanks for many wonderful operators who gave me each state !

On 18th Dec 2014 I worked W1AW/4-Georgia in RTTY which was the last slot for Triple Play WAS with only W1AW/1 - 0.  So far, it is not announced that we can apply for such special Triple Play Award, that was just my own target. 

Many thanks for everyone who gave me W1AW/n QSO contact in 2014, I enjoyed calling you on the bands/modes. 


My dream is to complete DXCC on 6m and DXCC Challenge 3,000 while I am alive !

On 1st Jan 2015 I have 81 confirmed on 6m and 2682 for DXCC Challenge, still long way to go ! 

Now I am retired and I have enough time for DXing.

From time to time , I travel with my XYL Hiroko(JR9GTD) and we enjoy meeting Ham friends there.

Where I can get the radio permission, I like to operate the radio even in very limited time.

<< JA9APS/DL(1974), KF6G(1979), JA9APS/VE3(1979), 8Q7KN(2007), T88KF(2012), JA9APS/TF(2012), SJ0APS(2012) >>

If you hear me, please give me a call, your call is always welcome.


I QSL 100% via the bureau, I also upload my log to LoTW, clublog and eQSL(AG) more than once a week. LoTW is a very good system to confirm QSOs, but we can use it for very limited awards, therefor I also exchange QSL cards simultaneously. 


Thank you for visiting my QRZ.com page and having read my short story.

Ham radio is great , have fun !

Narumi "Al" Kawai JA9APS/KF6G



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QRZ Logbook Summary for - JA9APS
Latest Contacts for JA9APS at QRZ.com
dedateband mode grid Country op
XU7AGA 2015-06-09 15m PSK31 OK10SO37 Cambodia Jarrad Mitchell
BM6GJL 2015-06-06 6m CW PL02cx Taiwan Bill Huang
T6T 2015-05-01 15m CW MM44nl Afghanistan VYACHESLAV GUBIEV
R120R 2015-05-01 40m CW JJ00aa Russia JACK YATSKIV
A52IVU 2015-05-01 12m RTTY JJ00aa Bhutan Jusei Kitai
C5YK 2015-04-30 17m RTTY IK13pk The Gambia ANDRE BOURBON
R120RL 2015-04-30 20m PSK63 MO27rd Russia RK9LWA
R120RW 2015-04-30 17m PSK63 NO14kx Russia Alex Pashkov UA9OA SK 29.03.2015
TF5B 2015-04-30 17m PSK63 IP05wq Iceland Billi
R120RL 2015-04-30 17m CW MO27rd Russia RK9LWA
GJ3YHU 2015-04-30 17m CW IN89ve Jersey DENNIS ROBINSON
R120RQ 2015-04-30 15m SSB JJ00aa Russia 120 Years of Radio
LZ883PI 2015-04-30 15m SSB JJ00aa Bulgaria Bulgarian Club Blagovestnik
R120RC 2015-04-30 15m PSK31 KN94ws Russia RA7A
R120RZ 2015-04-30 17m SSB MO25pl Russia RM9RZ

Book Totals: 50435 qso's   2697 confirmed Get a free logbook at QRZ.COM

World Continents Award#8625
Granted: 2015-04-29 12:15:02   (JA9APS)

  • 5 Band CW
  • 40 Meters CW
    30 Meters CW
    20 Meters CW
    17 Meters CW
    15 Meters CW
    12 Meters CW
    10 Meters CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    30 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    12 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    6 Meters Mixed
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 12 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
  • 5 Band Phone
  • 40 Meters Phone
    20 Meters Phone
    17 Meters Phone
    15 Meters Phone
    10 Meters Phone
Grid Squared Award#7272
Granted: 2015-04-29 12:10:02   (JA9APS)

  • Mixed CW
  • 5 Band Mixed
  • 40 Meters Mixed
    20 Meters Mixed
    15 Meters Mixed
    10 Meters Mixed
    17 Meters Mixed
  • 10 Meters Phone
  • 20 Meters Digital
  • 15 Meters Digital
  • 10 Meters Digital
DX World Award#1873
Granted: 2015-04-29 12:05:02   (JA9APS)

  • Mixed CW
  • Mixed Phone
  • 20 Meters Mixed
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