6 metre amateurs conduct their operation in a most gentlemenly fashion
for they will keep your frequency clear if
asked to standby while you call QRZ for a DX station from another country.
JA stations run from very low power to high power stations with huge antenna arrays, sometime mobile stations are worked during good openings.
Working JAs on six I find most enjoyable and lot of them have put in a lot of work into 6 with some obtaining their DXCC.
ever have a look at a great circle map centred on Tokyo you will see that
they do have the "box seat" for 6m DX.
There are many very attractive awards that can be earned on six metres, some are easy while some requires more work to obtain, but like the old saying "the more you put in the more you will get out", it adds more interest to the hobby.6M J.A.R.L AWARDS
are sample awards with brief describtion on each - more information can
be obtained from the
JARL WEB SITE
Contacts to 100 cities required with
endorsements for additional 100 cities
Contacts with 100 different "
being regional congregation of towns
One contact from
each JA call areas
JA1 to JA0.
Contacts to 100
different JA stations.
Japan is divided into 47 administrative
or prefectures - 1 QSO from each prefectures is
required for this award.
Click hereFor a list of JA prefectures