Came Back to This Place

Having been away from CW world for over 4 years, I managed to have my Ham Radio License reissued on 19th February 2016.

Installed a simple 2 band vertical antenna at my front yard and started QRV with 5 watts.

My old FT817 and Elecraft K1 sounded nice CW tones and I have worked with my friend stations in JA and also a USA station near San Francisco on the first day. My weak signal reached to ZL1BYZ and 9N1ZAK, too.

I am going to update this blog again from time to time and want to be active on the air.


About Leo JJ8KGZ
Born in Hokkaido Japan. Name; Hiroto Tsukada I'm an enthusiast of a communication utilizing CW, Morse Code. An amateur radio operator since 1992. Have 3 children. An importer of Agricultural Machinery. Love traveling.

4 Responses to Came Back to This Place

  1. SV1GRN says:

    Well come back and good dx. 73 de SV1GRN

  2. John K3TN says:

    Good to see you are back and active, Leo – but, of course, your return is coinciding with a very deep drop in the solar conditions! 10m and even 15m are starting to sound like VHF bands, but 30 and 40 meters are always fun.

    73 John K3TN

  3. Leo JJ8KGZ says:

    Hi John,

    I have never experienced peaks of SSN in my life.
    So I do not care so much about the solar conditions.
    It’s good enough for me to QRV on the bands.
    I can still hear some DX STNs on 21 and 18Mhz and try to call them with 5W almost everyday..
    I could contact with FK8CE on 15m a couple of minutes ago and the RST was 579 / 559.
    it was really impressive.

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