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Shoichi Kimitsuka

272-0142 Ichikawa-city

image of ja1syc

Call data

Last update:2021-10-10 02:12:58
QTH:Chiba Japan
Main prefix:JA
DXCC Zone:339
ITU Zone:45
CQ Zone:25

QSL dataUp to date!

Last update:2021-07-14 02:00:02
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 still remember the excitement I felt when I made a crystal(ore) radio and heard it with a crystal earphone.
That was when I was in elementary school.
In junior high school, I was a so-called radio-boy, loved making vacuum tube radios and amplifiers.
And I became very interested in amateur radio.

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.
It's an unforgettable memory that I spent so many hours late at night finally completing them.
Even now, I have the feeling that it was fun when I remembered those days.

However I couldn't continue 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 done it for more than half a century for a really long time.
I studied trying to get an advanced qualification if I was going to do it again.
And then passed the exam in 2017, the call sign given was JI1KEH.

I first checked what kind of products are currently in use.
I got simply surprised at the high performance of modern equipment.
It's no longer possible to make such a high-performance transceiver by myself.
So I decided to at least try to make my own antenna.

I thought a lot about where to build the antenna because my house and site are small.
Even so, I managed to put up a hand-made dipole antenna using the laundry pole on my balcony.
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 home-brew, which makes me happy.
It's a lot of fun to see radio waves flying from my antenna and reaching far away.

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've been using it since April 2020.
It's been several years since I restarted Ham radio, and it's as exciting as i expected.
Actually I'm attracted by the charm of the radio waves arriving to the far-off places and it's pleasant to be able to talk with the people who've not met.
I feel it's just magical and mysterious !.

I've loved summer since I was little and swimming in pools and oceans.
This picture shows hibiscus blooming on my balcony in summer. I really like hibiscus.
It starts blooming in the morning and fades in the evening. They bloom for a short time,
and for some reason I'm fascinated by the hibiscus as it tries to bloom to its fullest.

As I get older I'm surprised to discover new beauty in the small scenery around me.
It's interesting. In addition, the fun of Ham radio remains the same as when I was a student.
I'd like to continue to enjoy my life, my hobby, Ham radio.

Thanks so much for reading !
I'm looking forward to seeing you again.
And have a nice day !


Transceiver ; Yaesu FT-991 (100W )
Antenna 1 ; Inverted V Dipole / hand-made ( 14MHz & 21MHz ) 10mH ( at the feed point )
Antenna 2 ; Inverted U Dipole / hand-made ( 7MHz & 50MHz ) 9mH ( at the feed point )

Other images

second pic
JA1SYC / Pic 2

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