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DXCC Award: Challenge(3062),  Mixed(361),  Phone(351) and CW(355)

RIG:KENWOOD TS-590SG and ACOM 1500 HF+6m LINEAR AMP.

ANT:Shunt-fed tower(160m),Dipole(80/40/30m),Log Peri(20/17/15/12/10m) and 9el Yagi(6m) up 20m.

Policy on my DX skills (Japanese) : https://yahoo.jp/box/hMmzBs

Japanese 3Y1VC document : https://yahoo.jp/box/Tel_LX

He worked 26 stations from Bouvet Island in 1977.
ZS5WT  JR6RRD  K6ID  OH2BH  SM3BZH  OE1ER  OZ1LO  OH2QV  SM3RL  LA2KD  SM3EVR  UL7LAW  OZ7HT

LA1KI  LA4HD  PY1HQ  SM3CXS  YU3DX  OH2BC  YU2RC  YU2RT SM3AUW  4X4FU  SM5AQB  YU2RCZ  OH2BGD

 

Bouvet Island is an isolated one, which belongs to Norway, and has been one of the toughest country all the time.
Around February 24th, 1977, a research ship of Norway was around the ocean area of Bouvet Island to set the beacon transmitter on the island.
The ship was staying on the West Wind beach, the northwest part of the island in the afternoon on February 23rd
Moving from the boat, 10 staffs landed on the island.
After setting the beacon, 3Y1VC (LA1VC) John was ready to operate.
However they had to leave for ship due to sudden change of weather.
On 24th, bad weather continued, so the wind condition allowed the staffs to land on the black sand beach of the southeast part of the island.
2 hours later, QRV of 3Y1VC was ready to launch around 15Z.
But the condition was so bad, that the contact of only ZS5WT at 15:45Z and JR6RRD at 16:07Z was successful.

About my QSO with 3Y1VC, I found CQ signal of CW on 14.025MHz at 16Z.
I tried several calls, but no response due to weak signal. At last I got a response on 14.028MHz at 16:07Z when I found CQ and tried to contact again. The QSO was a usual one, exchanging RST, name and QTH. My first impression was that it’s only an unfamiliar station and not more than that.
Until 17:40Z, Calling CQs, He got 29 QSO mainly in Europe including  W6ID.,. and got back to boat. (Includes 3 stations dupe QSO)
Although the landing was planned on February 25th, it was cancelled due to bad weather. After all, only 26 staions made the world history in DX world.

It seemed that no station in japan and US could contact to it, However, when 3Y1VC QSO list was announced at DX meeting , It was found to be included one Japanese station and one US station. It was a big surprise for DX user.
I’d got lots of inquiries of DX magazine editor that Japanese JR6RRD was a fake station and QSO was a fake one.
They asked me to send the copy when the QSO card was confirmed.
For the first time I found that was to be big one.
At that time, I didn’t know which country was the valuable one to me. And of course, I didn’t complete DXCC.
So I tried hard to stick to DXCC, and became an enthusiast of DX.
Come to think of it, that was my destiny God gave me.
QSO with 3Y1VC was the incredible event to me, as though I won the lottery of one hundred million yen. hi

              

 

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