Meeting wid K6ZB

We had an eyeball meeting with K6ZB, Bruce last Saturday.
We met him at Shinjuku Japanese restaurant with JE1RZR, Manabu.
We enjoyed pleasant talk about ham radio especially CW operation.

Next Sunday, I attended Bruce and his wife Cathy to visit JA1NUT Shin san.
We had precious time at Shin's home.

Bruce at operation desk of JA1NUT.

Then, myself at the desk.

Bruce and Shin

Shin san's Chevron paddle was shining silver.
Surprising observation at Shin san's shack;
1) No PC, hand-writing notebook for log.
2) Very Simple. only FT2K + VL1K amp.
3) Gap for paddle finger tips are much wider than mine.
I can't imagine how to send accurate Morsecode with 40wpm+ speed.

So, my regret was that I could not see his operating scene this time.

After nice talking mainly about politics at living loom,
Shin san took us to Mashiko.
After shopping at Mashiko-Yaki pottery, we moved excellent Japanese style restaurant at Mashiko and enjoyed delicious Kaiseki-Ryori.
Around 9PM we said 73+88 at Utsunomiya.

What a nice experience!


John said...

Hi Atsu San,

I noticed Shin-san's radio set-up was simple too when I visited a couple of years ago. I don't think he is interested in contests or awards, so there is no need to use a PC. I don't use one either.

I just got home but the house is being renovated so maybe no CW operations for a few months. Give my regards to Nao san please.

The photos of Autumn you posted are beautiful.

Atsu JE1TRV said...

Hi John san
Thanks for your comment time to time.
Yes, simple is the best!
I still need PC and many rigs and keys. :-)
Hope to find you on the air!

I'll QSP your words to Nao san.