I love CW. I enjoy both International Morsecode and Japanese Morsecode. As a non-native English speaker, CW chat by English language is a big challenge for me. But QRQ chat by English sounds very cool!
Yellow flowers of Carolina Jassemine is now full bloom at wooden deck.
Full bloom of Double Cherry Blossoms (Yae-sakura) is aloso seen at the public park over the deck.
Yae-sakura means 8 layer petal. Literally, its flower is very thick and heavy.
So the trees look like drooping their heads.
Shakuyaku 芍薬 a kind of Peony in my garden.
Botan 牡丹 another kind of Peony is coming soon.
I made a Morse Codes Table and a Morse Tree which can be used for both International Morse and Japanese Morse.
Here your are !
As you see, Japanese Morse Code has almost double number of characters than for International Morse Code. Until 1996, we had to master both of them to get the 1st Class Amateur Radio Operator license.
In October, 2011, the Morse Code proficiency has completely deleted from the requirement of all sorts of amateur radio operators license.
Time flies. 2 years have been passed after the tragedy on 11th March, 2011.
The Great East Japan Earthquake is the worst largest disaster in Japan after the WW II. 15,881 people were killed, 2668 people are still missing.
The number of victims including related death counts over 20,000.
Two years ago, severe shock hit us at 14:46JST. I was in a meeting at the 21st floor of company office in Kawasaki city. The building was swaying heavily from side to side. We all had been clinging to the desk until the swaying comes calm. Few minutes after the first shock we got second shock which is same level of the first one. At that time, I thought this building might be collapsed and we are all going to die. As such, I felt the fear of death.
After two years passed, reconstruction of damaged cities and towns are still far away from expectation and also the crippled nuclear power plant in Fukushima is still in critical situation.
In order to keep these things in our mind and to prepare for the emergency
time, A1 Club has started the Emergency Roll Call (EMG-RC) practice since last year.
Yesterday from 10AM, the 4th EMG-RC was held on 7005KHz mode CW using international Morsecode.
A1 Club headquarter station JO1ZZZ controlled the roll-call.
The condition of participants is simple. They must use portable power source instead of commercial AC mains power.
So, some use car battery, some use engine generator, some other use just cell batteries, etc.
And many of them worked from outdoor using simple wire antenna, mobile whip, etc.
We remind with each other that it is always important to prepare for emergency time.
Here are the participants list on 2013-3-10 A1C EMG-RC;
JI0VWL's HST training program "CW FREAK" is now applicable for Windows 7 and 8 computer. It had been usable under Windows XP for years but finally Windows 7 & 8 version has been released on March 1, 2013 as "CW FREAK NET".
In this week, ending of 2012 and begining of 2013, I've noticed that I had made two big mistakes last year.
The first one is that:
I forgot to apply extension of my station license for fixed-hamradio-station.
That license is good through till 2013-01-29.
And we must apply its extension at least one month before the expiration date, that was 2012-12-29.
I noticed this mistake on 2012-12-30.
It was too late!!
So, I can QRV on the band with max. power of 200W till 2013-01-29, but after that I can QRV with max power of 50W since my another license for potable-hamradio-station with max. power of 50W is still valid.
In order to get high power station license, I must apply from the scratch with expensive application fee. My Tears (T_T)
The second mistake is that:
I had issued hundreds of QSL card which don't include important information needs for QSL card.
That is "RST report".
I'm very sorry but if you receive such imcompplete QSL card from me via the buro, please kindly inform me by e-mail or just send it back to me via the buro, then I'll issue new QSL card again.
I'm afraid if this a kind of aging effect.
S O R R Y