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Operating in Japan


#1

From Twitter:

Japan has joined CEPT T/R 61-02. You can apply for a JA call with a CEPT license. NB: not CEPT T/R 61-01, not JA/G7VJR yet. TU @JQ2GYU, fb!


#2

Oooooh! Now to persuade my employers to send me to JA on business so I can bag me a new continent.


#3

How (in G) does one go about getting a HAREC? I know they hand them out with the Advanced Exam passes nowadays, but otherwise I think existing licensees are meant to apply to Ofcom. The Ofcom Web site doesn’t shed any light on this.


#4

I just emailed Ofcom and asked for one and they put one in the post to me the next day.

73,
Walt (G3NYY)


#5

ABW Anne GM4UXX (XYL) and myself off JA next April (2018). Do intend to try and activate a summit or two. So looks like it will be easier to obtain a JA licence. Great! Oh wait a minute were about to BREXIT and pull out of CEPT - next (only kidding - silly though if it wasn’t so serious :scream: )

さようなら

Jack(;>J
GM4COX


#6

Thanks Walt. Even better than that Ofcom have replied (within about 2 hours) by email with a .doc to print out.

Now I just need work to send me to Japan!


#7

I asked first… Get in the queue!


#8

There is certainly no shortage of activity in Japan. I worked 17 JA’s on 20m this morning and 10 JA’s yesterday morning. All between 07:30 and 09:30 UTC.

They are very disciplined operators in Japan. If you reply to one, all the others remain silent until you have finished the QSO. That is a lesson that we could learn here in Europe!

73,
Walt