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2021-06-21 13:01:16 UTC









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Shoichi Kimitsuka

272-0142 Ichikawa-city

image of ja1syc

Call data

Last update:2021-06-14 11:32:11
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 and loved making vacuum tube radios and amplifiers.
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.
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 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 was pondering the location of the antenna because my house and site are small. Even so, I managed to put 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 home-brew, which makes me happy.
It's a very simple antenna but I am glad that the radio wave is flying with this.

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'm really attracted 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.

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,
but for some reason I am fascinated by the hibiscus as it tries to bloom to its fullest.

Now I'm old, but as for me, the fun 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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