JH1GEX "Yutaka" since Sept. 2012
[ Recent Event #4 ] Get "Century" only via buro --- June 2014
I don't send direct-QSL for DXCC. In Japan, we accept the QSL's from the buro every two months. Today(June 26th), QSL's parcel arrived and my confirmed entity reached to over 100! Thanks to everyone.
#PS. When I get a direct-QSL, I reply directly.
[ Recent Event #3 ] Defense against the next threat --- Apr. 2014
This week, garden snow has been gone at last! The next threat is invasion of deers. They eat up the buds and flowers. So today(Apr.26th), I stretched the net around the garden. The length of the net is 100 meters.
[ Recent Event #2 ] New antenna --- Apr. 2014
I had broken my 7MHz V-Dipole last October. So today(Apr.12th), I stretched a new Inverted V-Dipole at the height of 8meters. I mounted the pole to the trunk of a tree in the garden. Then I worked on 7MHz for a test, confirmed its good performance. SWR is also good.
[ Recent Event #1 ] Heavy snowfall --- Feb. 2014
Heavy snowfall on February 14th. Snow piled up two meters on the ground in a day! For this reason, I was not able to come to the shack for two weeks. Photo is taken on March 8th. It is possible to climb to the roof through the snow mountain that is slipped off from the roof.
[ My History ]
I was born in 1964 at Nagoya-city and was named "Yutaka". This name means "abundant", and it is one of the popular names of Japanese men.
I was originally licensed in 1979 at the age of 15 in JA2-area, and devoted myself to DX, Contests, Portable-operations, during high school and university.
After graduation, I became a radio-wave engineer. Since work was very busy, I was forced to quit ham-radio activity.
After quarter century, in 2011, I suddenly decided to resume ham-radio. Then I started constructing of ham-radio shack in Yamanashi-pref.
In September 2012, the shack was completed. Then I took the new callsign JH1GEX, and started ham-radio again with 1kW & Dipole antenna.
Then in October 2012, I constructed a crank-up tower and Yagi-antennas for 20/15m.
My shack is close to Mount Fuji most in all JA's. Its altitude is about 1,200m from sea level.
Mount Fuji is the most famous and highest mountain(3,776m) in Japan, and it was registered as the "World Heritage" in June 2013. It is a very beautiful and sacred mountain, all the Japanese people have a reverence for Mount Fuji.
My shack is surrounded by the extensive forest. The trees are higher than my antennas. However, there is no problem with the transmitting and receiving of ham-radio. Rather, they are protecting my antennas from the wind.
--- 15m 5elements Yagi 15mH. (NAGARA A-515BL)
--- 6m 5elements Yagi 15mH. (Creative Design CL6A)
--- 20m 6elements Yagi 15mH. (NAGARA A-620)
--- 12m/17m/30m Rotatable Inverted-V Dipole 15mH. (Creative Design 830V-1)
--- 40m Wired Inverted-V Dipole 8mH.
My ham-radio activity is only at the weekend, because I live in Tokyo at weekdays.
Every Friday night, after the job, I come to the shack. It takes about an hour and a half through the highway distance of 110km. I enjoy the ham-radio until Sunday morning, then I go back to Tokyo.
Since I don't use the PC-logging system, I can't refer the past QSO's, my CW-Contest operation is slow speed and has some errors. Please understand my old style operation(hi).
I am not good at English, because I had no need to speak English in my life and job. So English-speaking QSO is a hard job for me. When you work with me, please speak slowly and use easy words. Thank you.
73's from the beautiful country JAPAN.
See you on the air !
JH1GEX KOMATSU "Yutaka"
Simple shack : Yaesu FTDX5000MP+VL1000 1kW output
[ Results of the first year] Sept.1,2012 - Aug.31,2013
--- QSO's : 11,140
--- DXCC : Worked 275 / Confirmed 51 (Bureau only)
[ Results of the 2nd year] Sept.1,2013 -
--- QSO's : 10,708
--- DXCC : Worked 276
[ Flag Counter since Aug. 2013 ]
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