Masanobu Yamao appeared on 40m with a BIG signal
and asked for UK stations only.
Yamao is a man of mystery and I can find very
little about him on the internet other than a story of a DXped
to Vietnam where this picture was posted.
After I explained what a UK station was
to the European usual scrum, I had the best Japan QSO yet, on
the most unexpected band. Although that said, VOA wasn't as
surprised as I was, and the call corresponded to the predicted
QSO screen recording...
Here's a new feature for those really special
contacts. The twente SDR meter was ~12dB down on the local
receiver in this instance.
At 7 mins,
another Japanese station of equal strength - quite why the whole
of 40m was not full of Japanese stations is a mystery. It was
perhaps a tad early at around 6.30am, but I would have expected
more to pounce. There were depressingly few UK stations able to
take advantage of being handed this opportunity on a plate.
Continuing on after the above. You won't
get a better recording of a long Japan call than this very