My radio facility is the Rig@
This is my antenna system
The antenna tower is ATK-20 from
In DX QSO, my QRA isgTOMYh. My first name is Φ. This kanji character is used
as part of Φΰ=Dun Huang=@which is a city in the northwest of China.
TOMY is taken from the characters, as we Japanese pronounce them as gTOM KOUh
My QTH is 19-84, Minamii-cho, Yamatokohriyama-city, Nara 639-1024 JAPAN
Sketch of my personal history
February 11, 1934: born in Taipei, Taiwan.
iMy official domicile has been in Kagawa prefecture in Japanj
December, 1962: obtained Telephone-class HAM radio operator license.
September, 1963: started JA3GFA at Dekijima-cho, Nisiyodogawa-ku, Osaka-city.
April, 1973: started QSY at my present address.
June, 1987: obtained Second-class HAM radio operator license.
November, 1987: received Yomiuri all Japan 10,000-station Award.
June, 1988: obtained First-class HAM radio operator license.
November, 1989: obtained 500-watt output power radio station license.
April, 1991: became a member of NDXA=Nara DX association.
June, 2005: passed the screening for Yomiuri DX 10,000-station Award.
July, 2005: ready and waiting for the Yomiuri Award ceremony for Yomiuri
DX 10,000-station Award.
When I started QRV, I had focused on domestic QSO using 10-watt standard output
power with the aim of achieving the Yomiuri all Japan 10,000-station Award. However,
due to low power, it took about 24 years to emit enough radiation at radio wavelengths.
If I had used a higher wattage, the time before achieving the award would have been
considerably shortened. However, as I firmly stuck to 10-watt power, I wasted my time accordingly.
One year before receiving the Award, I set my next goal to the Yomiuri DX10,000-station
Award. For this purpose, I obtained the First-class
HAM Radio operator license and took English
for the 500-watt output power HAM radio station.
It was in early 1990 that I started QSO in earnest with DX stations.
Due to being a high power radio station,
I created a lot of radio-frequency interference
for my neighbors.
As for the Yomiuri DX 10,000-station Award,
because I did QSO when called by DX stations
instead of calling DX stations, I could not
from ITU zones (75 in total) and 200 confirmations from DXCC countries (335 in total)
among those 10,000. I got 71 confirmations from ITU zones and
308 confirmations from DXCC countries.
Award office. After 6 months, in June 2005, I received their letter of acceptance.
However, as I heard that the Award ceremony
would be held in December 2009 at Yomiuri headquarters in Tokyo,
For the remainder of my HAM radio life, I would like to obtain confirmation from the
remaining 27 DXCC countries that I have not yet got. I would like to dedicate myself to
collecting DX information and watching for special DX stations with the goal of receiving the Honor Role Award. Hi, Hi.
I am a self-employed electronic maintenance engineer. If I was a salaried man, I would
have already retired and would be leading a leisurely life spending a lot of time enjoying
HAM radio. However, I believe that I can maintain my good health by keeping busy and
managing stress appropriately. While believing so, I would like to continue working.
A job must be interesting and life must be fun. I also believe that I can extend my
enjoyment of life while I am trying to achieve the balance between job and hobby.
TX88A and SV1(VFO) line and operated in A3 mode on 10-watt output power. The book
placed in front of the desk is my JA Callbook issued in 1970 featuring 100,000 stations.
The photo on the left, above, is my current
QSL card, which I bought in large quantities
10 years ago.
black and white at the price of 4.3 yen each, which was an absurdly low price them.
Modern radio facilities are incomparably better than those in use when I started QRV
about 40 years ago. I feel keenly the 40 years time-lag and the human avarice that has
no bounds.You are welcome to BK. @I am anxiously looking forward to FBDX.
2005AJULD@JA3GFA@@ Best 88 & 73