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2020-12-05 22:27:45 UTC









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Shoichi Kimitsuka

272-0142 Ichikawa-city

image of ja1syc

Call data

Last update:2020-10-31 05:12:09
QTH:Chiba Japan
Main prefix:JA
DXCC Zone:339
ITU Zone:45
CQ Zone:25

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2020-07-13 22:11:36
Bureau QSL:YES
Direct QSL:YES


Hello friends!
How's it going?
I hope you are all well.

Let me introduce myself.
I was born in 1948. ( Oh, how long ago that was!)
I was a so-called radio-boy who loved making vacuum tube radios and amplifiers when I was a student.
While I enjoyed making radios, I became more interested in amateur radio in particular.
I got an amateur radio license in my first year of high school.
The call sign given was JA1SYC, and enjoyed Ham radio during high school life.
I of course made the transmitter and receiver by hand.
The joy of completing them, many times late at night is an unforgettable memory.
Even now, I have the feeling that it was fun when I remembered those days.

However I was not able to continue doing Ham radio afterwards.

Shortly after retiring from office work, I started to want to do Ham radio again,which I was a student.
You may be surprised, but I hadn't been doing it for more than half a century for a really long time.
I studied to get an advanced qualification if I was going to do it again.
And then passed the test in 2017, the call sign given was JI1KEH.

I was pondering the location of the antenna because my house and site are small. Even so, I managed to set up a hand-made dipole antenna.
I made my own antenna with a single feed point in dual band ( 14MHz & 21MHz ).
You can think of it as just an antenna, but for me it's hand-made, which makes me happy.
Still, I really like this antenna I think it's wonderful that radio waves fly with it.

While doing Ham radio for a few years, I found out that I can switch to the original call sign(JA1SYC) by applying.
The old call sign feels nostalgic and marvelous, so I have been using it since April 2020.

I am attracted without a step by the charm of the radio waves arriving to the far-off places and it is pleasant to be able to talk with the people who have not met.
I feel it's just magical and mysterious.

Now I'm old, but as for me, the charm of Ham radio remains the same as when I was a student.
I will continue to enjoy my hobby, Ham radio.

Thanks so much for reading!
And have a nice day!


Transceiver ; Yaesu FT-991 (100W )
Antenna ; Dipole ( hand-made ) 10mH ( at the feed point)

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JA1SYC / Pic 2

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