Worked All-Time CQ zones on 50MHz from Japan

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Zone  DX Call  Date  UTC  First JA  Comments
1 KL7AUV 1957/11/05 23:19 JA6JY  
2 VY0HL 2013/06/15 00:15 JE1BMJ (#12)
3 K6EDX 1956/10/27 22:58 JA1AUH (#1)
4 ? 1956/11? 22:? ?  
5 W4GJO 1958/11/23 22:35? JA1AAT (#2)
6 XE2BC 1979/11/04 22:12 JA1RJU  
7 HP2XPW 1979/11/05 23:09 JA3JXJ  
8 NP4A 1980/03/10 00:41 JA4MBM  
9 PJ9EE 1982/03/28 12:50? JA1TGS? QSO?
  9Y4LL 1982/03/28 13:35 JA1RJU  
10 HC2FC 1958/03/17 ? JA1ATF?  
11 PY2AXX 1957/04/10 02:25 JA6FR  
12 CE3QG 1957/03/04 02:? JA1GP  
  CE1AH 1947/10/18 01:30 J9AAO (#3) (#4)  
13 LU9MA 1956/03/24 04:15 JA6FR  
14 ZB2BL 1980/04/10 00:12 JA1BK  
15 9H1BT 1988/10/08 21:45 JA2DDN  
16 UR5ZEL 1999/06/20 15:32 JF6EZY  
17 UL7GCC 1992/02/22 03:24? ?  
18 UA0SC 2001/12/30 03:09 JR6HI Only UA0SC and RW0SJ
19 EK0JA 1991/12/26 16:30 JA1BK  
20 5B4AZ 1981/10/31 05:40 JA1VOK  
21 HZ1AB 1990/10/16 10:48 JR6WPT  
22 9N1BMK 1979/05/01 13:18 JR6BU  
  VU2RM 1959/02? 13:? KR6AK (#3)  
23 JU1JA 1991/06/01 00:45 JJ3WXG  
24 VS6CJ 1958/03/01 13:04 JA3CE  
25 ? ? ? ? (#5)
26 XW8AL? 1972/05/13? 09:20? JA4THP?  
27 W5LIV/Iwo 1947/06/28 03:50 W2CDJ/J2 (#6)  
  DU1GF 1957/09/28 12:25 JA1VD (#7)  
28 VS2DQ 1958/03/13 ? JA6PJ  
29 VK6BE 1958/03? ? ?  
30 VK4NG 1956/01/22 04:30 JA1AHS  
31 KH6? 1956/11/15 23:05 ? (#8)
  KH6DD 1947/01/26 01:13 J9AAK (#3) (#9)  
32 ZL1ADP 1958/02/13 ? JA1AXE  
33 CT3AE 1958/10/08 23:51 JA3CE (#10)
34 ST2SA 1998/11/06 07:05 JR6HI  
35 EL2FY 1981/10/03 23:38 JH1GUL  
36 ZD8TC 1980/10/11 00:15 JA4MBM  
37 5Z4CS 1982/03/28 15:29 JA6IDJ  
38 ZS1SW 1958/05/15 10:25 JA1AXE  
39 VQ9QM 1989/03/24 14:18 JR6HI  
40 OX2A 2007/07/13 03:12 JG2BRI (#11)
  OX3LX 2014/07/03 23:13 JM1IGJ (#12)

(#1) This QSO was made at 22:52UTC according to "The World Above 50Mc" in the QST Dec.1956 and Jan.1957.

(#2) W4GJO was in Florida. JA1BIR worked W4UCH in Virginia at almost same time.

(#3) These QSOs are notable records from Okinawa as KR6-8 Ryukyu Islands era. J9AAK was by Major W.O. Brewer. J9AAO was by W3LSZ, Al Diem. They and KR6AK were U.S. military personnel at Okinawa (Ryukyu Islands). KR8 Okinawa Japanese operator's 6m activity began from Nov.5 1965.

(#4) This QSO was made at 08:30PM United States Eastern Standard Time on Oct.17 1947 according to "The World Above 50Mc" in the QST Dec.1947. It is 01:30UTC Oct.18 1947.

(#5) Genuine first 2way QSO on 6m band in Japan is unknown. Pre-World War II in 1937-38, some J2 (Tokyo-Yokohama area) pioneer amateur guys succeeded 2way QSOs on 56MHz. They were definitely scenes of "Genesis of VHF in Japan". After WWII, all Japanese amateur radio activities were prohibited by orders of Allied Occupation Forces until end of their occupation in 1952. Postwar first 2way QSO on 50MHz band in Japan was made by between Allied Occupation Forces personnel amateurs. Also first 2way QSO by between Japanese amateurs after restart in 1952 is similarly unknown.

(#6) W2CDJ/J2 QRVed from Yokohama, according to "The World Above 50Mc" in the QST Aug.and Sep.1947. He was a Allied Occupation Forces personnel in occupied Japan after WWII.

(#7) This QSO is maybe first time by Japanese amateur.

(#8) JA1AUH, JA1AXE, JA1GP, JA2IF, JA2GR and JA2AQ worked KH6PP, KH6NS and KH6BRG at 23:05 to 23:20UTC on Nov.15 1956 according to "About VHF" column in the Japanese "CQ Ham Radio" magazine Dec.1956.

(#9) This QSO was made at 03:13PM Hawaiian Time on Jan.25 1947 according to "The World Above 50Mc" in the QST Mar.1947. It is 01:13UTC Jan.26 1947.

(#10) This is World's First Ever 6m Long Path QSO.

(#11) This is EME QSO.

(#12) This QSO is by "Multi-Hop" Sporadic-E layers.


Notice! All contacts must have been made after January 1st 1973 for 6m WAZ award. Official rule is here.


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