Japan's Class 4 ham radio licence

Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by G4TUT, Oct 11, 2019.

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  1. VK3VM

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    Wow what a bunfight here ! Typical of the way that Amateurs play with each other.

    G R O W U P !!! Smell the roses. Work TOGETHER to KEEP ON SMELLING THE ROSES. Support ALL AR EFFORTS ....

    I restate I am a HF man; yet I spend a considerable amount of effort trying to save VHF, UHF and SHF modes that Amateurs use. I will never use most UHF and SHF as my interests and resources do not lie here- but If I do not support these efforts then where will be the users of these bands be when HF is attacked with technologies that I have seen and have participated in the development of ???

    I am also very much a QRO man; yet I also actively support QRP and SOTA rights ! QRO is QRP's greatest ally !

    As I stated the infighting and bitchiness is what is driving AR backwards. The base story here DEMONSTRATES how entry level licenses CAN BE AND ARE a success.

    Yet the warning is there and is heard loudly ... we cannot give access to AR spectrum via tokens in "Cornflakes Boxes"....

    HAM - Help All mankind. And drop the arrogance. Work together ! Support each other. Use stories like the one here to unify and focus on the positives and advancement !!!!
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
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  2. JL1DCA

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    It is widely known ten-watt-powered, Japanese-made radios sold at home are fairly limited compared to class-4 licencees in number.

    JL1DCA (class 2)
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  3. VK3VM

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    Yes... who with an intro licence buys a 10W radio ! They are sold predominantly to those with higher classes of licence and used with amps ;-)
  4. JL1DCA

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    A 10-watt exciter will sure answer the best to drive a Kw when thinking of the cost.
    I'd suppose Ham dealers in Akihabara don't have 10watt models in stock.

    Last edited: Oct 13, 2019
  5. W5TXR

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    Late 50s? I think this news is ooohhhhhh about 60 years too late??
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  6. W9EBE

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    Perhaps you should say, "Because (most) people follow the power limit rules on bands like 30m and 60m just like they're told to do all the time." As an avid 30m CW op, I sometimes wonder when I hear some U.S. stations calling a rare DX station in the heat of a pileup and their signals are way above the normal level of 200W stations using multi-element yagis. Just sayin'.

    Getting back to the OP, thank you for the information. And I applaud you, VK3VM, for your positive and constructive comments. Well said!
  7. KI1Y

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    It's a mixed bag of benefits and liabilities but I don't believe taking the risk of intra/inter-band interference and misuse from what are basically sub-amateurs is a sound decision. It invites laziness in an age where people don't need an excuse to be unmotivated.
  8. N0TZU

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  9. K7JEM

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    Anyone with a license can't be a "sub-amateur", since having a license is what defines an "amateur radio operator". A sub-amateur might be a CBer or GMRS operator that has some interest in ham radio, but has never studied for, or taken the test.

    I'm not sure what this has to do with laziness, since that has always existed in all walks of life, including amateur radio.
  10. W6KKO

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    Hmm...I am now curious about how many current Station Licenses there are in Japan. (Not operator licenses)

    Additionally, this thread has provided a few more to the ignore list. Selective squelch is very nice.

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