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Tomo Coide

321-4216 Mashiko

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Call data

Last update:2013-07-23 04:16:30
QTH:100km North of TOKYO
Main prefix:JA
Federal state:TOCHIGI
US county:Haga
Latitude:36.491577 (36° 2
Longitude:140.074208 (140°
DXCC Zone:339
ITU Zone:45
CQ Zone:25…

QSL data

Bureau QSL:no
Direct QSL:YES


Thank you very much for looking me up.

ABOUT ME : private school teacher, outdoor activities
I'm 44, and running a small private school. I sometimes show my students how to make DX QSO. This seems to greatly interest them in world-wide communication and motive some of them to learn English. I hope them to flourish all over the world someday.
I also like outdoor activities, especially camping and fishing. I mainly fish for char for "catch and eat". The average size in my area is around 20-27cm(8-11 inch), too small to fill my stomach!

OPERATION STYLE : ragchewer, easygoing
I mainly enjoy ragchew on 20m SSB, not so much interested in DXCC, IOTA nor contests.

HAM HISTORY : started in 1978, antenna crazy
A bad boy who couldn't catch up well with the classes in junior high school, has started his ham life with 10W and a dipole on 21MHz in 1978. I was completely absorbed in DX QSO soon. This was the most important turning point in my life. I became a DX crazy and studied harder to get a higher grade license of radio operator. Soon after that, my academic report improved dramatically. My parents deeply thanked God, not me. Then I got confidence in studying, went to a college, worked in the U.S When I lookback those days, I still can't imagine that the bad boy became a teacher. All happiness I have now are brought from one DX QSO. That's why I am still enthusiastic in DX QSO.

In 1983, the news of VK9NS's dx-pedition to Heard Island encouraged me to make a bigger antenna to work with. And I made a 10ele yagi for 21MHz. The boom is 20m(66ft), 16dB front gain and 26dB F/B ratio with 2 reflectors. I cloud work with him, of course. The experience taught me how important the antenna is for DXing and what a big antenna is. Now making antennas is one of my major activities.

RECENT HAM ACTIVITIES : made a new antenna
I've made a 6ele yagi for 14MHz. Previously I used a 7ele homemade yagi with 20m long boom shown in the picture above. It worked amazingly for DX, but it seemed a little painful for my concreteLESS tower. So I made a smaller one, 6ele with 16m long boom. It's working really well as 7ele, much better than 5ele I made before.

Please visit my web page,too.
Most of contents are written in Japanese language but you can see lots of pictures

Thank you for reading.
I'm looking forward to seeing you (again). Good DX!!

updated on July 23, 2013
I haven't visited since a half year ago. The quite busy days have prevented me from any ham activities. But I'm still in good health condition and every things around me also seem to be going on ok, except ham activities, hihi. I'll be back on the air again. hope to catch you soon!

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