If you visit here during or after QSO with me by CW " Morsecode", you are most welcome to join the A1 CLUB.
A1 CLUB is the largest community of CW enthusiasts in Japan.
My station: K3, K2, KX3, K1, KX1, IC706
Antenna: Broadband Vertical at balcony
Paddles:Begali Sculputure/Graciella/Stradivarius, HCD Chevron, Shurr, Hex Paddle, etc...
My favorite Straight Keys: JA1CQJ Helios, SKCC Pro-Pump Key, Swedish Pump Key and Himound HK-1Z,etc.
My favorite Bug Keys: A1CLUB Mizuho, K4VIZ Horizontal VIZBug, I1QOD Alberto Bug and GHD GN207, etc.
my Blog (Japanese) http://cw.at.webry.info/
I was born in 1961 in Hyogo-pref. Japan. Around 10-13 years old, I used to play 27MHz CB with elder brother and got interested in radio communication.
L to R: Elder Bro with CB HT, Younger Bro and me
At junior-high school (1974), I joined the school club station JA3ZGB and got started from SWL. My SWL number was JA3-8724.
At the roof of Junior Hi school
I got my 1st hamradio operator's license in 1975.
My first license was "Denshin-kyu" that means CW only license. Photo below shows my Operator Licese of Denshin-class issued in July, 1975.
Following photo shows my 1st hamradio station license. JA needs both operator license and station license for hamradio :-(
My callsign was JE3UWU licensed in Oct. 1975 with limitted bands, A1(CW) mode only, max.10Watts output power.
During junior and high school days, I've been enjoyed hamradio with school mates day and nights. Sometimes we have been staying over nights with chatting on 6m band. At that time, who would have imagined the cell phone and internet spreads so rapidly and expel ham radio.... So do us, unfortunately, most of school mates have quitted hamradio now. Folloing pic shows my school mates at the culture festival.
Soon after getting Denshin-class license, I've been fascinated by CW. I was the youngest member of KCJ (Keymens Club of Japan) . Folloing pix shows the 2nd general assembly meeting of KCJ in 1978 held in Osaka. I was standing 2nd from the upper right side.
At age 17, I got the 1st Class Amateur Radio Operator License in 1978.
This was my 1st HF set-up in my birth home in Hyogo-pref. Yaesu FT-101-ES with Hi-Mound HK-702 straight key and Katsumi paddle.
1980-1984, I studied engineering at University. Forutunately or unfortunately my main interest was not directed to the radio but to the sports those days. I've been a member of crew of the University's Rowing Club.
After graduation of the univ, joined an electric company in Tokyo, so that I left my home town and lived in Yokohama.
In 1986, I've got married and moved to Sagamihara city, Kanagawa-pref. and renewed station license as JE1TRV.
JE1TRV was a recycled callsign since callsign in JA1 area had run out.
In 1997, I moved to Fukushima city in JA7 area. JN7WNB was my callsign in JA7 but I've been mainly operating as JE1TRV/7.
In 2000, I returned to JA1 and settled in Machida-city, Tokyo.
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