AWARDS

WAC

My first award on amateur radio is WAC, the award was obtained in 1960.

The following QSL cards were used for the application to ARRL:

   Continent     Station Call     Date of QSO    Band     Mode   Remarks
   Aisia        JA1BTG       April 2, 1958     40m     AM    My local friend
   Europe       UC2OM       October 9, 1959   40m      CW    Mike, now 4Z5JU
   Oceania      DU7SV        August 17, 1959    40m     CW    Mr. Volt
   North America  K6KDS       March 6, 1960    40m     CW    Richard, now KH6RO
   South America  OA4FM       March 4, 1960    40m     CW
   Africa        FA8RJ       December 27, 1959  40m     CW          

I was first licensed in 1953 as JA1LZ at the age of 15.
The license was: output 10watts, a.m. mode and 40m band.
The frequency was limited to only 7050 and 7087.5 KHz then.
There was much QRM on the band, but I enjoyed domestic QSO.
My first DX was with KH6AWM, the nxet day I got W6MEL in 1954.
My rig was homebrew of X-tal oscillator 6AG7 and power amplifier 807.
In 1959, I got advanced license called "the new 2nd class amateur
radio operator" and began to operate cw mode.
At that time we could use between 7,000 and 7,100 KHz on 40-meter
band.

In 1961, I obtained advanced license "1st class amr operator" and I began to operate cw and ssb modes
on 20 meter band. I built a cubical quad antenna for 20 meter band up 8 meters, and made filter-type
SSB exiter using FT241 crystals
My amplifier was made of a pair of 4E27s, and provided 250 watts PEP output with 2,500 volts and 200m amp. plate current.
Many US stations I had talked to sent me useful QSL cards for the WAS award..

Rev. May 3, 2012

Thanks for reading all this - 73's
- Jiro, a 1937 model operator

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In 1998, I resumed my activity in ham radio. My new rig is ICOM's IC-746 and antenna is a V-dipole
on the roof.
Because of low output power and simple antenna, my operation is mainly for domestic QSO and a few DX QSOes by PSK31 and CW modes.
Now I have been chasing "JCA" (JAIA Club Award) , the award calls for contacting with amateur radio stations of 1000 different suffixes.
For the details of the JCA, please refer to JAIA web-pages
.
Although I have got the basic certificate requring 1000 points, I am trying to get the higher certificate.

My present points are: 12,269

JCA

The cubical quad antenna made of bamboo trees was weak in its strength and was broken 2-3 years after the construction. In 1961, after the graduation from my school, I became an emproyee of a chemical and petroleum plant engineering and construction company. My ham operation became inactive gradually.

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WAS

I was very glad to receive the WAS award in 1963. The following QSL cards were used for the application of the award:

 State  Station Call QSO Band  Mode       State  Station Call   QSO Band  Mode

To Radio JA1LZ
Ur cw sigs RST 569 on 7mc
on 09.10, 1959
TX INPUT 200 Wtts
RX 14 Tubes  Windom Ant
73! OP Mike   QTH: Gomel

QSL Card from UA3KBA
OP Victor in Moscow
    (UA3-27011)

QSL Card Gallery  Please drop in QSL Card Gallery

QSL Card from ISRAEL
Op: Michael Kaplan since 1948
ex: UC2OM, UA9OCD, UB5RAF
  and US7RA

QSL Card from WA2SFP later W2PV
Op: JIM Lawson, a famous contester
QSO: May 1, 1962, 14mc 2 way SSB

QSL Cards from K7IWH/MM sailing North Alaska
K7IWH/MM was the call sign of the historic US
Coast Guard Cutter Northwind WAGB 282 in the
1950's and 1960's.
Op: Russ,  QSO: Sept. 9, 1961, 14mc 2 way SSB
You may have seen these cards at the page of
K7IWH at QRZ.com.