Friday, December 31, 2010

VP2V/NY6X British Virgin Is. Card Arrived

Tortola island of British Virgin Islands, VP2V/NY6X card arrived today. His QSL come from in Japan via direct.

We contacted this November on 20m band CW.

I have a few cards of Caribbean sea islands, Cuba, Bahama, Anguilla, etc.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

TK5MP Corsica Card Arrived

TK5MP Corsica station's card arrived via bureau this December.

We contacted July 2009 on 30m band CW.

Stations of Mediterranean sea islands seem to sound well for Japan.

Monday, December 20, 2010

9K2HN Kuwait Card Arrived

We contacted this October on 15m band CW. This is my first Kuwait card, but already confirmed by LoTW.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

CE1URJ Chile Card Arrived

This is my first Chile's QSL on present QTH.

Chile seems easy entity to get, but I did not get Chile until this.

We contacted this October on 15m band CW.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

HP3DX Panama Card Arrived

HP3DX Paso Ancho, Panama station contacted this November on 40m band CW.

Central America, no QSO is El Salvadol, QSL no yet is Honduras. Other countries are worked and confirmed.

Monday, December 6, 2010

RI1FJ Franz Josef Land Card Arrived

RI1FJ in HEISS Island, Franz Jozef Land of Arctic Russia, we contacted this October on 15m and 20m band CW.

This QSL changes via Russian QSL manager.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TI5XP Costa Rica Card Arrived

Central American Costa Rica Station TI5XP contacted this September on 40m band.

As back side of the card, he heard on 6m band Japanese station "JH1 something" station's signal. But I don't have good antenna of 6 meter band as him, it of mine is only discone of VHF & UHF 6m to 70cm bands, for my QTH among the mountains - not opens passes of VHF & UHF.

Monday, November 29, 2010

5V7TT Togo Card Arrived

Big crocodiles are there. 5V7TT DX pedition station from Togo in west Africa, contacted this October on 30m band.

QSL direct via Italian QSL manager.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

9H1SP Malta Card Arrived

9H1SP of Malta in Mediterranean sea, QSO this October on 30m band.

No QSO European small countries are Andorra and Vatican. No QSL yet is Liechtenstein.

Monday, November 22, 2010

This is the just true COWBOY !

Usually cowboy herds cow by riding a horse, I think. But in this picture, they parade riding cows. then I'll say "This is the just true COWBOY !".

KD5JWC on car operating station, with him we contacted this November on 15m band.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

PZ1DV Suriname Card arrived

Suriname station, north of South America, PZ1DV contacted with me this OCT. on 15m band. He is the my first Suriname station.

QSL returned very fast within 1 month.

Now no QSO countries of South America are Guiana and French Guiana. No QSL are Venezuera, Peru and Chile.

Friday, November 19, 2010

H74LEON Nicaragua Card arrived

The city of Leon, Nicaragua, in where H74LEON is oprated by YN4SU-Bengt.

We contacted OCT. this year on 30m band. QSL returned very fast within 1 month.

In Central America, no contact country remains only El Salvador. No QSL are Panama, Costa Rica and Honduras.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

7X4AN Algeria Card arrived

We had QSO twice, this 20m band and 40m band at past.

Monday, November 8, 2010

V31BD Belize Card arrived

Belize of Central America station V31BD, we contacted OCT. 2010 on 40m band. My first paper QSL of this zone without LoTW.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

My Equipment Collection (4) -- Keyers

My keyers now using are MFJ-490 (this side) and Vibroplex BRASS RASER + home brew memory keyer (the other, base board of keyer is a supplement of CQ hamradio magazine of JARL).

Usually I am using MFJ, but when two Transceivers are active I use both.

Other I have a few straight keyers and Bencher Paddle.

I am almost all operate by CW, then Keyers are my very important equipments.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

JY4NE Jordan Card arrived

JY4NE Jordan station we had QSO in September this year on 15m band. Card exchanges via manager of USA.

Other my QSO for Arabia peninsula countries are Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Iraq, Qatar and Israel.

Monday, November 1, 2010

9J2FM ZAMBIA Card arrived

My first AFRICA on 17m band, ZAMBIA. Operator is a Japanese -right side, and perhaps his Students.

There is a lady in them. so fair and seems to clever, then she joins students only one female member, I think.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

DL6ZFG Germany Card arrived

He is riding a horse. This horse seems to younger yet.

we contacted oct. this year on 15m band. He says first CW on 15m.

Now 15m band for Europe seems to downward to close this season. Fall DX season of this year may be closing.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

CU3HQ Azores Card arrived

Azores Islands are solitary islands in the middle of the Atlantic which belong to Portugal.

CU3HQ operates at Terceira Island one of this islands. We contact September of this year on 20m band CW.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Autumn Condition 2010

It seems to begin Autumn DX season. From the end of September, condition of propagation changes.

Now my operation style is, on 1000-1200JST(+9UT) for North America 20m band and at this time occasionally opens 17m band, 1600-1800 for Europe 15m band, 2000-2200 for North America 40m band.

30m band opens later about 0600-0700 for Europe and more DX, Africa or Atlantic.

Often early morning in gray zone times, 80m band begins to open DX, for example, VK, OH, etc.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

4S7KM SRI LANKA Card arrived

4S7KM Sri Lanka, we contacted in April, 2010 on 40m band.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

GU4CHY Guernsey of Channel Islands Card arrived

GU4CHY Guernsey Island, we contacted May 2010 on 20m band.

This Island in Channel Islands between England and France. This Islands is a own possession of Queen of UK. Then Guernsey, also Jersey has original government and postal stamps.

But military affairs and diplomacy belongs to government of UK.

Monday, September 13, 2010

3A2MD Monaco Card arrived

3A2MD Laura of Monaco, we contacted on 20m band in April 2010.

She is so active, many Japanese HAMs seem to contact with her.

Her rig which used to contact with me was YAESU FT-990 same to FT-1011 named in JAPAN, I also use this machine to the QSO with her !

Monday, September 6, 2010

EA6NB Balearic Islands, Spain Card arrived

EA6NB is located Mallorca Island of Balearic Islands, Spain.

We contacted on 20m and 30m band in 2009.

Friday, September 3, 2010

T77Z Republic 0f San Marino Card arrived

My first get of this entity Republic of San Marino.

Small countries of Europe, no contact remains Andorra and Vatican. No QSL remains Liechtenstein, Monaco and Malta.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

MJ0ASP Jersey island Card arrived

MJ0ASP Jersey in Channel Islands of UK near France QSL arrived.

We contact on 20m Band.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

My Equipment Collection (3) -- Other Tranceivers

YAESU FT-817 portable transceiver is a tiny and light weight, but all band all mode (below 430MHz) 5W equipment. We can this for field use by wide scenes, driving, hiking, mountain criming, outdoor sports, etc.
Many HAMs operate QRP DXing by this, I sometimes contact DX stations who operates at his home shack by this FT-817.

YAESU FT-857 small size all band all mode 100W equipment, suitable for mobile or field operation. And this is fit to main rig for beginners.

This ICOM's IC-706 was a first small size HF and VHF 100W equipment below 144MHz.

This ICOM IC-729 Below 50MHZ 100W machine was used my CW beginning, practical 7 MHz domestic QSO.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

US east coast opens today

US east coast opens today after a long intervals. on 20m and 30m band opens from 1100z 8,august.

I got contacts Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Florida, Alabama, etc.

Today sunspot number ups 47, so opens DX ?

Friday, August 6, 2010

My Equipment Collection (2) -- Tranceivers of beginning HAM Radio

In 1991 I was first licensed as low end 4th class license of JAPAN - 10w not CW below 40m bands and above 15m bands.

My first HF tranceiver is YAESU FT-747SX, simple and low end 10w equipment. But by this machine I contacted overseas stations at first on air day !

Now, added CW filter, sometimes I play this equipment.

My first VHF, UHF FM equipment is KENWOOD TH-77 handheld transceiver.
By this I learn contact skill and made many friends on the air.
Now this is a my main handheld VHF, UHF FM equipment.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

My Equipment Collection (1) -- Tranceiver - 1

From my collection of HAM equipments, I try to take up Photographs and Impression.

At first, I will talk about some of transceivers.

YAESU FT-1011 is equipment of my CW DX beginning. One of my favorites.

YAESU FT-2000 is new one of mine. But I use few times. This is a My first IF DSP processing Equipment.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

QSL round-the-world(7) -- North America

W7SW Scotty from Arizona USA, we contacted several times.
He says his home in desert, wild animals are lived around, coyote, wild rabbit etc.
I hear him repeatedly, so he is very active on air !

VY2OX Lowell from Prince Edward Island of Canada, this island is well known as a field of "Anne of Green Gables".

C6AKX of BAHAMA is operated by Kappy - KE7X.

End of this series, Thank you.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

QSL round-the-world(6) -- Europe

GM0IMF is Orkney islands, north of Scotland. UK is consist of parts, England, Wales, Scotland, Isle of Man, North Ireland, Guernsey island and Jersey island.
I contacted all of these parts. Last part was Jersey.

GM0IMF contacted at 2007 on 20m band.

PA5GU Netherlands station contacted 2008 on 20m band. Windmill appears very well !

LX/PA6Z is worked in Luxembourg by Netherlands ham at 2006, I contacted on 20m band.

Monday, July 12, 2010

QSL round-the-world(5) -- South America

South America

Colombia - HK3Q, Daniel ter Wengel, we contact in 2009 on 20m band cw.

Uruguay - CX7CO, Carlos Rodriguez Coronel, contact in 2006 on 40m cw.

Argentina - LU1DP, Daniel Dottori, contact in 2006 on 40m cw, operates mobile track.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

QSL round-the-world(4) -- Oceania

DXpedition for Daru island of Papua New Guinea, P29VCX contact at 2006 on 20m CW.
Photo 3 is antenna and members, photo 4 is market of Daru, photo 5 is crocodile farm !

VK4PN Sava 0f Australian station was ex.YU1AHI, contact at 2009 on 40m CW.

New Zealand station ZL1BYZ John contact several times 20m or 40m cw.

Monday, July 5, 2010

9G5ZZ Ghana Card arrived

On card written 2003, but we contact at 2008. He operates again, and uses same card.
Date record is written 2008.

He is a Deutch ham, we contact on 30m band.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

AP2TN Pakistan QSL Card arrived

Amature radio station of Islamic Republic of Pakistan, AP2TN Tariq in Karachi and I contact on jul-20m and aug-30m 2008.

This card is my first of Pakistan.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

EI8DD Ireland Card arrived

EI8DD Ireland station, Galway bay Hookers, West coast of Ireland, We contacted july 6 2009.

It is the first getting Paper QSL of Ireland.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

At last, DXCC (mixed,cw) is completed !

DXCC is completed. 101 entities confirmed on LoTW today. DXCC mixed and CW class is completed, then I'll effort for other class, each bands or challenge course.

Last confirmed entities is not so DX entities, OGASAWARA and Mariana islands.

Otherwise only QSL card not LoTW entities are about 25 entities.