Well, anyone who knows me will already be aware of my interest in working Japan Stations on any mode. I am fortunate that I can work Japan very well from my QTH as and when band conditions are reasonable.
A quick look through my logbook and my JCC/JCG confirmations look quite healthy. I am however still 3 short of the total 47 Japanese Prefectures. Band slots are good for the ones I do have but I really would like to get Saga Prefecture, Miyazaki Prefecture and Nagasaki Prefecture safely in my log to give me the ‘full house’ of 47 Prefectures.
Nagasaki Prefecture may not be far away as I am sure somewhere in the log this has been worked and maybe not recorded correctly so more examination of the log needed to confirm that.
So, any JA station reading this, please pass the word around, ”MØOXO needs your Call in his Log, (especially if you are from Nagasaki, Saga or Miyazaki Prefectures hi)”.
I was born in the 1960’s and have lived all my life in the Coal Mining Town of Barnsley in South Yorkshire, Northern England. My parents were all from this area of Yorkshire and my father worked in the main Industry of the local Collieries as a face worker. I have been married to my wife Debbie for 35+ years and we have two children and two grandchildren.
I have been licensed for around 20 years after my interest was re-kindled when I retired from my role as a Police Officer within South Yorkshire Police Force. The latter few years were spent as Radio Operator in the Force Operations Control Room at Sheffield, before my career ended.
IOTA chasing is (and always has been) my real passion, as climbing the ladder to reach Honour Roll status was always my main aim. The 1000 Islands Trophy is still out of reach but I am heading in the right direction. I am currently a Board Member of IOTA Ltd and IREF.
In my free time I am a keen Photographer of Wildlife, Aviation, (anything really) but the QSL Manager role is my main passion within Ham Radio.