One could add that when a non-NA ham realizes all the ARRL contests are
made for those in NA, the enthusiasm wanes for waiting around just to work
(again!) some USA guys ... that is just not so much fun............ not
nearly the fun of "everyone work everyone" especially as paths get harder
under SFI 95.
PS, people ask about my name spelling......... well I took the "lie" out of
former nickname, "Charlie" when I swore not to lie upon Buddhist vows.
On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 10:06 PM, David Siddall <email@example.com> wrote:
> Some pretty good JA rates are still available from the west coast. Last
> September N6RO in the CQWW RTTY reported that from his 2-operator
> multi-multi that 780 JA QSOs were completed out of 2806, or about 28% of
> all QSOs.
> But yes, not like it used to be, especially on the more difficult path to
> the east coast. I remember those "good old days" , working even 5- and
> 10-watt mobiles in downtown Tokyo during multiple 100-hour runs in from the
> east coast during the late 1970's sunspot peak; and listening to W7RM
> running JAs with his second antenna part-way down the cliff to lessen
> stateside QRM off the back!
> Is it just a coincidence that the number of licensees and activity
> decreased as economic troubles overtook the prosperity of the 1970's &
> Dave K3ZJ
> On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 7:29 AM, Katsuhiro Kondou <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > In article <BLU404-EAS8080DBBCDC60A897EB07809EBB0@phx.gbl>,
> > Ken K6MR <email@example.com> wrote,
> > on "Mon, 29 Feb 2016 20:38:30 -0800";
> > > I have no idea. I got inactive about 1974, and when I returned in the
> > 2000s they were gone.
> > >
> > > Someone lurking here must have gone through the change, perhaps a
> > history lesson?
> > >
> > > Ken K6MR
> > >
> > > From: Ktfrog007@aol.com<mailto:Ktfrog007@aol.com>
> > > Sent: Monday, February 29, 2016 20:14
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com>;
> > <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > > Subject: JA's long time passing
> > >
> > > What happened to all that JA activity?
> > The number of amateur radio station license in Japan is about one third
> > the
> > peak in mid 90's, and the current number is almost like what was in early
> > 80's.
> > At the moment, I don't see so much activities for those who were teenage
> > around
> > 1980. Likewise, please correct me if I'm wrong, I don't see so much
> > activities
> > from west cost like what was about 30 years ago. Now it's quite
> > to
> > be a continental winner for CQWW(SOABHP) from JA.
> > --
> > Katsuhiro 'Don' Kondou, JH5GHM(JH1GBZ)
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