|1978||: ||Obtained the 4th-class amateur radio operator license|
|1979||: ||Started to operate JH0MRP|
|1984||: ||Obtained the 2nd-class amateur radio operator license|
|1990||: ||Started to operate 7K1NCP|
|1996||: ||Obtained the 1st-class amateur radio operator license|
|1998||: ||Obtained the U.S. General class license: KD5EYI|
|1998||: ||Obtained the U.S. Advanced class license|
|1999||: ||Obtained the U.S. Amateur Extra class license: AC5TB|
|2003||: ||Started to operate JQ2KQN|
|2005||: ||Accredited as ARRL/VEC Extra Class Volunteer Examiner|
|2007||: ||Accredited as W5YI-VEC Extra Class Volunteer Examiner|
At the dawn of my HamRadio life, I was active on 6m SSB. Even now, of course,
I love 6m band very much. During summer season, I often enjoy QRVing on 6m
band with a temporary antenna.
From 1983 to 1988, I was a member of
Tohoku University Amateur Radio Club, which was famous as a "Contest Gang",
however, I was not very interested in contests --- my interests were focused
on V/UHF and Satellite Communication.
In 1986, I came across Amateur Packet Radio and joined
PRUG, Packet Radio User's Group.
My interests then were gradually shifted to Packet Radio. Since 1992 to
1998, I had been running a TCP/IP Amateur Packet Radio Station as a branch
of AMPRnet-JA. During those days, I had been engaged in the development
of High Speed Packet Radio System, especially employing Spread Spectrum
technology, as a member of the
Recently, I am facinated by the traditional HamRadio again.
Every now and then, I enjoy CW/SSB QSO on 20/15/10m bands, with a
barefoot transceiver and
small antennas mounted on a balcony.
On the other hand, I sometime enjoy long-distanse voice communication
using the combination of VoIP and HamRadio. I would like to continue
to touch new technologies for the next era of HamRadio, as far as
I have a chance.