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!
We had a pleasant year end party with 13 A1 club members at AKIBA 秋葉 or AKIHABARA Electric Town in tokyo on 2009-11-28(SAT).
Due to heavy drinking I had hangover on Sunday. I managed to woke up before 7AM and checked in JBA's RT30. Thank you for nice short chat Leo-san JJ8KGZ. After that I have no energy to entry CQ WW Contest CW at all. Hi
At 5PM, I checked in FEA's NET part-2 on 18.085KHz today. I was the only one who checked in today. Thank you for nice chat Manabu-san JE1RZR. I'm very interested with new toy that he will get soon. It's something related to his KW license.
Here is the Elecraft News Update received on 2009-11-25 07:46AM here in JA. I've been interesting when they release linear amp KPA500, 800, 1500, etc. Unfortunately they are not shown in the news. But, Panadaptor P3 and Watt Meter W2 are also interesting though. Good luck Elecraft!
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Nov. 24, 2009
What's new at Elecraft? - K3 & K144XV 2-m module, P3 Panadapter, W2 Wattmeter
There's a lot going on at Elecraft, so we thought we'd get you caught up on our new and enhanced products. Thanks to you, we have had our best year ever. We've also just celebrated our 10th anniversary since shipping our first K2, and we have also just moved into a larger facility.
In less than two years, the Elecraft K3 has set a new standard for high performance HF/6-meter transceivers. It's one of very few rigs to offer true diversity receive, giving DXers the edge they need. The K3 has also become the rig of choice for many DXpeditions.
The world's top contesters have also given it rave reviews, thanks to its unsurpassed close-in dynamic range (see, for example, www.sherweng.com/table.html). Yet the K3 is still the most affordable rig in its class, starting at just $1899 for the K3/100 (no-soldering kit; also available fully assembled and tested). And at only 9 pounds, it's also the ultimate rig for Field Day, lightweight travel and more casual outings.
But the K3 just keeps getting better!
-- Starting in early 2010, we'll be shipping our new P3 Panadapter.
The P3 is a stand-alone DSP spectral/waterfall display unit that's a perfect match for the K3. It has a built-in, high-contrast color display (LCD), point and click QSY tuning and better integration with the K3 than is possible with PC-based panadapters. P3 features include signal averaging, peak hold, adjustable gain and adjustable reference level. It also includes a buffered IF pass-through for support of additional processing by other peripherals. for pictures and more info, see: http://www.elecraft.com/K3/K3.htm
-- Also shipping in December is the K144XV, an internal 2-meter module for the K3. With the K144XV you can now also use your K3 for 2M weak-signal and FM operation. It has outstanding receive specs, power output of up to 10 W (typical) in all modes, and can be used with both the main and sub receivers. With a K144XV installed, the K3 provides all-mode, full 160-2 m coverage.
-- New K3 firmware features include dual receiver diversity reception, synchronous AM detection with VFO auto-tracking; 1-button press automation of often-used switch sequences (such as SPLIT with VFO movement); selectable extended bass response; and enhanced noise reduction. For the latest K3 firmware downloads, see: http://www.elecraft.com/K3/k3_software.htm
We are now shipping the W2, our new autoranging HF / VHF / UHF Wattmeter/SWR bridge. Its microcontroller-enhanced feature set includes PC-readable power and SWR, programmable alarms, and free firmware upgrades via the internet. The W2 uses remote sensing, with up to two sensors that can be automatically selected as you transmit. Sensors are available in several power and frequency ranges (1.8-55 MHz up to 2 kW, and 144-450 MHz up to 200 W). The W2's compact size makes it ideal for tight spaces, and while it's styled to match the K3, it will work with any transmitter or amplifier.
Finally, we're offering a special price on the completely updated 2010 ARRL Handbook. This is in honor of the K3, which received the League's top rating in three of its "recommended transceiver" tables (Handbook pages 14.10 to 14.13). The limited time special price of the 2010 ARRL Handbook is just $29.95. To order, see our Books Page. http://www.elecraft.com/books/books.htm#hbarrl
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Today I and XYL went to Kamakura and walk around a small mountain called Kinubari-yama that is located anout 20 minutes walk from Kamakura station towards east side through Tsurugaoka hachimanguu. 鶴岡八幡宮の東，鎌倉駅から徒歩２０分程度に位置する衣張山に登りました． It's height is about 100m but view from the top of that mountain was very nice. We could see Enoshima-island. Unfortunately We couldn't see Mt.Fuji.
Today was very nice weather after cold rainy days. My ham friend JF1OSL who is also my big boss at office has been planning to install HEXBEAM since several months ago. However, he could not isntall it due to his busy work or bad weather, etc. Then, finally today, the HEXBEAM has been installed on his roof top. I visited his house 9:30AM, then started assembling. Another friend JR1NHD joind around 11AM, then we could finish assembly before 1PM. After that pro-worker made final installation on the top of the mast. Around 5PM, it's up and running successfully. Congratulations & FB DX!
Last weekend, I've been Hida-Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, etc by bus tour with XYL and daughter. We got up in the ver early Saturday morinig and went to Shinjuku terminal by train then get on the tour bus there. Tour started 7AM from Shinjuku. Before 1st destination Takayama we short stopped at a parking near Kamiko-chi. The mountains are already covered by colourful leaves.
At Takayama, we ate Takayama ramen. Delicious!
Then we walk around Hida-Takayama old town.
Very nice red leaves of "Momiji"a kind of maple.
Next we visited Shirakawa-go, a wolrd heritage, where old Japanese houses are preserved.
Next day (Sunday), we visited Kenroku-en, a traditional Japanese Garden in Kanazawa-prefecture.
Here is Kanazawa-jo castle.
The last one is Higashi-chaya-machi, a traditional amusement center in Kanazawa. HIGASHI means EAST.
Finally we drive along seaside of Nihon-kai or Japan sea.
It was very short but concentrated trip. It was fun but tired. zzz