Thursday, December 29, 2011

VP2ETN Anguilla,British West Indies

QSL of VP2ETN Anguilla, British West Indies came via bureau. we had QSO in December 2010 at 20m band CW.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

J39BS My first Grenada QSL

J39BS Grenada, a card of him came via direct. My first getting of Grenada.

We contacted this October at 10m band CW.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

ZA1E Albania, my new one.

ZA1E Albanian station's card came via direct. I sent my QSL and SASE to Italian mail drop of him. Mail drop sent him my QSL and envelopes, but postal fee sent via bank. It is told that this is the safe method of sending postal fee.

We had contact May of this year at 20m band CW. This card is my first getting of Albania.

Monday, November 14, 2011

VO2NS Labrador Canada, CQ zone 2

VO2NS Labrador Canada, My first card of CQ zone 2. We contacted this October at 15m band CW.

Aurora lights in this card !

Saturday, November 12, 2011

CT3FT Madeira Islands

CT3FT Porto Santo Island of Madeira Islands, we had QSO October 2009 at 20m band CW.

He wrote that "one of the early inhabitants was Christopher Columbus who lived here in the 1460's before discovering America".

This card came via bureau.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

OJ0J Market Reef Finland

QSO was September 2008 on 30m band CW.

Friday, October 28, 2011

AX7GN, VK7GN Tasmania Australia

Cards of Tasmania came via bureau, above two callsigns are same person's. These are my first getting QSL of Tasmania.

We had QSO Jan and May 2010, 20m and 15m band CW.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

KB1NHV Vermont,USA 1st QSL of 10m this season

QSL of KB1NHV Vermont, USA came via direct. This is first QSL of 10m band this season. He wrote "You are my 1st Japan on 10meters" as above. Of course I replied just today.

We had our QSO 19,this October by CW. 10m band opens these every day world wide. QSO for 10m band WAS are 32 states now, at almost this season.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

DL1MDV Germany

Nice shot of a kingfisher !

We contacted this October at 15m band CW.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

10m band opens to worldwide in these days.

Now sunspot number rises over 150, 10m band opens to worldwide in these days.

In morning North and South America opens, then open area moves to west time by time. In near evening Europe opens, after hours of sunset signals fade out.

Contacts are whole areas of USA and North America, Panama, Grenada, Brazil, Argentina, New Zealand, Australia, and European countries, and few contacts with Africa.

Monday, October 3, 2011

G4CCG England and KI6FEN USA

G4CGG England, with him I had QSO this September on 20m band CW. He said that this is a first QSO from "7N" call sign. So he requests my QSL via direct, I replies just today.

KI6FEN USA, contacted also this September on 10m band CW. The day when we had QSO was "great day for 10m ! solar flux @ 190 SFU !" he wrote.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

DJ8WO Germany

We contacted this September on 20m band CW, his card arrived quickly and I reply just the day.

This picture is very interest where there are four cascaded reservoirs. It is written UNESCO world heritage. They are built by miners around 1570 era for water wheel plants of mining industry, he writes.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

10m band opens to North America this morning and evening to Europe

At this morning 0700-0900JST(2200-2400UT) 10m band opens to North America. Now solar flux activity climbs to high level, X-ray flux level is bottom C level, peaks often M level and very often X level.

Also this evening about 1730-1900JST(0830-1000UT) 10m band 0pens to Europe. GM,F,EA6,DL,PA,OK,SV,I,YL and SP are contacted with me, TNX !

When solar activity is high, high bands open to world wide. Cycle 24 seems to up really ?

Thursday, September 22, 2011

F5FDC France, PA3HCC Netherlands

F5FDC French card came via direct, we had QSO this July on 20m band CW.

PA3HCC Dutch card came also via direct, contacted this September on 20m Band CW. Below of this card written by Morse cord " CU 4(for)EVER ".

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

TF2JB Iceland my new one !

TF2JB Iceland QSL came via direct today. This is my first Iceland !

We contacted March 2010 at 20m band CW, I sent my QSL this August, so very fast return within a month.

EK6LP Armenia

EK6LP Armenia card arrived from Italian QSL manager via BURO. This is my first getting a paper QSL of Armenia.

We contacted May 2009 at 20m band CW.

Monday, August 22, 2011

5X1VJ UGANDA my new one !

5X1VJ Uganda card comes from his home QTH Ukraine. Uganda is my new DXCC entity.

We contcted May 2011 at 20m band CW.

LZ3LD Bulgaria

LZ3LD Bulgarian cards come today via direct, we had twice QSOs this August at 20m band CW.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

F5ARU France QSL came via direct

F5ARU French station's QSL arrived via direct today. I sent my QSL just today.
We contacted on September 2010 at 30m band CW.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Europe opens at 15m band in these days

15m band opens for Europe in these days at 0700 to 0930 UT. I contacted with EA6, I, 5B, TK, F, EX, UK, YO stations. South Europe may be well.

Other passes opens for Asia and Pacific, nearby areas.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

HB9ZV Swiss near Zurich

HB9ZV near Zurich station we contacted June and July this year at 20m band CW. He send me his cards direct, I reply QSL just today.

My contacts with Swiss stations over 100 at this July.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

JW/JQ2GYU Svalbard

Svalbard Norwegian Arctic island, we contacted October 2010 on 30m band CW. He is Japanese traveler operator at the island.

This is my first getting of the card of this DXCC entity.

Monday, June 27, 2011

HR9/WQ7R Honduras Roatan Island

My first Honduras QSL has come ! We contacted December 2008 on 40m band CW. This card came via bureau.

No contact and QSL at Central America remains El Salvador.

Saturday, June 25, 2011

ON6DW Belgium said I am the first Japanese !

This card came via Direct. We contacted this June on 20m band CW, this is the his first getting of Japan, he said.

His QTH is GENT, there is a watering boy except it of Brussels whose photograph seems right side of this card.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

4A4A DX-pedition for Socorro island of Revillagigedo, Mexico

DX-pedition group of Spain & Mexico worked at small island of Pacific, west side of Mexico, 3 to 20 March 2011.

We contacted on 10m band CW. This card came from Spanish QSL manager.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

T6JC Afganistan card arrived

T6JC Afganistan station card came from Slovenia QSL manager. We had contact May 2011 on 20m band CW. This card is the first my Afganistan card.

Monday, June 13, 2011

3B8MM Mauritius card arrived

3B8MM Mauritius, we contacted march 2011 on 20m band CW. He is the first work with Mauritius. Card came from his home QTH Germany.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

DM3MR German card Arrived

We contacted May 2011 on 20m band CW. He sent me his card via direct with SAE and 2 USDs, arrived today. I send him a my QSL just today.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

9N7AN Nepal DXpedition of German groupe

German Nepal DXpedition 9N7AN contacted march 2011 on 30m band CW.

This is a my first Nepal. QSL has arrived today via direct from German manager.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

SV2HTC Greece QRP station's QSL

SV2HTC Greece Thessaloniki station operates 5w QRP. His signals sounds well. He uses Yaesu FT-817, I have this rig too.

He seems to often operate at Mt.Athos SV/A.

Friday, May 6, 2011

VP5/W5CW Turks & Caicos Islands

Turks & Caicos Islands of West Indies, VP5/W5CW works very active. We contacted several times 15m or 20m band CW in spring morning JST.

Monday, May 2, 2011

LX30AK Luxembourg card arrived

LX30AK club station of Luxembourg, We contacted April 2010 on 30m band CW.

Saturday, April 30, 2011

SO200FCM International Chopin year 2010 memorial

SO200FCM Polish memorial station of International Chopin Year 2010 card arrived via bureau.

Chopin, one of great masters of Romantic Music, was born 1810. Then 2010 was his 200th years memorial.

We contacted August 2010 on 10m band CW. With other 2 Chopin memorial stations I contacted and received QSLs.

Friday, April 29, 2011

VK4PN my first 80m Australian card arrived

The card of my first contact on 80m band CW with Australia has come via bureau.

Our contact was on August 2010.

Monday, April 25, 2011

PY2ND Brazil card arrived

We had QSO on 12,April,2011 15m band CW.
Now 15m and 10m band often open to South America.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Recent Arrived QSL Cards

Cards of China and USA (above) are work at 15m band.

These cards came direct.

Monday, April 11, 2011

10m band opens to worldwide

Sunspot number rise to over 50 everyday this April. 10m band begin to open to worldwide.

I had QSOs with stations of North and South America, Australia, Asia and Europe.

Sunspot number of March was 56.2, cycle 24 condition seems to rising surely.

Monday, March 21, 2011

17m band opens to US east coast

In these days 17m band opens to US east coast. Contacted states are Maine, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.

My antenna of 17m band is poor, about 13m long wire and ATU. This antenna is using for 80m, 160m and 12m bands too.

Often 10m band opens to North and South America, contacted USA, Paraguay and Brazil.

Now solar activity seem to low, but at behind of Stereo satellite observatory, next sunspots will be come here side. Then activity will rise again.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Thank You Very Much anxiety for earth quake and tsunami

In the QSOs I caught many anxieties for Japanese earth quake and tsunami, thank you very much from my hart deeply.

At my QTH quaked level 4 (Japanese scale 1 - 7), no damages. But Tohoku (north east area of Japan) attacked severe very much, over 10,000 people maybe dead. Outer structure of Atomic power station was broken by hydrogen explosion, from lost control of reactor cooling.

North part of our Nagano prefecture, other earth quake occurred M6 class next morning. Maximum quake level was 6+. Some people injured and houses broke and rail way was damaged. At my QTH was level 3, no damages.

At now sometimes I feel quakes little yet.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

X1.6 Big Solar flare -- HF shut down !!

It happens big X1.6 solar flare 2246UT, 9th march. HF condition is blackout for about 40 minutes.

In this time I contacting North and South America stations at 15m band CW, suddenly all signals fade out.

Then I look web page of solar activities, it reports big solar flare data in just real time.

Now solar activities rises, sunspot number is over 100 in these days. Are Cycle 24 conditions ups ?

Sunday, March 6, 2011

My Equipment Collection (6) -- HEATHKIT VTVM

I have a Vacuum Tube Voltmeter (VTVM). I assembled this HEATHKIT IM-18 kit on 1970 era. Even now this meter works well.

Now I have this IM-18 assembly manual and HEATHKIT catalog of January 1974 edition.

Friday, March 4, 2011

SP200BCA Chopin Year 2010 Card Arrived

Chopin was born 1810, so 2010 was 200th Memorial year. This is card of Memorial station SP200BCA.

I also contacted another Memorial station SO0CHOPIN, but this card not arrived yet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

HB0/DJ2IA Liechtenstein Card has come

HB0/DJ2IA Principality of Liechtenstein, we contacted 02/July of 2010 at 30m band CW. This card came via bureau. This is my first confirmation of Liechtenstein.

Tiny countries in Europe, not contact yet are Andorra and Vatican, confirmed are San Marino, Monaco, Malta, Luxembourg and this Liechtenstein.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

15m band opens to world wide

After a big X2.2 solar flare happened, 15m band opens to worldwide.

Contacts are north and south America, Europe and other. On 10m band China and Mongolia.

Cycle 24 ups ?

Monday, February 14, 2011

US East coast opens this morning

This morning US East coast opens at 20m band.

Maine, New York. Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, contacted.

Spring DX season has opened ?

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

4W6AL Timor-Leste QSL has come

I contacted with Timor-Leste's 4W6AL operator AL August 2009 at 20m band CW.

This card come from QSL manager in Portugal.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

XW1B Laos QSL Arrived

As above we contacted December 2007 at 20m band CW, October 2010 at 15m band cw.

This card come from QSL manager of Thailand.

Monday, January 31, 2011

FG8AR Guadeloupe QSL Arrived

Guadeloupe French Island of Caribbean Lesser Antilles, I contacted FG8AR of this island on 1 January 2011 at 20m band CW.

My card sending 4 Jan. His card arrived 31 Jan. Very fast card exchanging !!

Friday, January 28, 2011

WP4U Puerto Rico QSL Arrived

We contacted December 2010 at 20m band CW. QSL come from him direct.

On the hill top, he sets up many big antennas !!

ZD7X St. Helena Island QSL Arrived

We had 3 times QSO on June 2008 at 20m band CW, July and August 2008 at 30m band CW.

QSL via US QSL manager.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

ZF2AH Cayman Islands QSL Arrived

QSL Card of Caribbean Sea Islands has come once more. This is ZF2AH Cayman Islands, we contacted November 2010 15m band CW.

Now DXCC Mixed, CW counts 163, Worked Entity are 191.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My Equipment Collection (5) -- Measurement

Some of my measurement equipments, front left is RF-1, right is noise bridge, both are antenna measuring equipment.

Center line left is digital frequency counter, right is analog multi meter, back is digital storage oscilloscope.

Monday, January 24, 2011

KP2/K3VA US Virgin Is QSL has come

At St.Croix island of US Virgin Is in Caribbean sea, he operated Nov 2010.

We contacted on 20m band CW.

Islands of Caribbean sea, worked but no QSL yet are Cayman Is, Turks & Caicos Is, Puerto Rico and Barbados. Cuba, Bahama, Anguilla and British Virgin Is already have QSL.

Monday, January 17, 2011

DL4FN German QSL Arrived

As above, he is 50W and dipole antenna, sounds well.

We contacted 08 Jan 2011 posted 11 Jan, arrived 17 Jan, I replied just today.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011