After a long time QRT , I restart an Amateur Radio Station from 2013 .
When I was a student of secondary school (about 1969) , I got a license of Phone-class that is not required CW skill . This class was only permitted in Japan . And in my days at high-school , I was a member of the high-shool Radio Club , JA0YCR .
After that , I got a licence of Telegragh-class , which needs CW skill of 5 words/min .
In my university days , I got licenses of 2nd class and 1st class , and , I enjoyed CW contests , especially ARRL CW Contest .
JA0JHQ : from 1970 and now ( Fixed = 200w , Mobile-able = 50w )
⇒ In Japan , for over 50w powered station , only fixed-address license
JD1BOW : from Aug/2014 Ogasawara
AH0CO : from Dec/2013 Saipan
JR7ROG : finished
JH1QJU : finished
VK8NH : finished (1990 only)
T88ZD : from JUL/2013 until JUL/2014
T88PB : from Aug/2014 until Aug/2015 , Jan/2018-Jan/2020
V63XP : from Aug/2014 until Aug/2015
A35JR : from Mar/2015 until Mar/2016
YJ0NH : from Sep/2015 until Dec/2015
A52NH : Mar/2016 and Nov/2016
HL4ZHC : from Apr/2016 for 5 years
E6AC : May/2016 During Staying Days
9N7NH : Jun/2016
JT5NH : Sep/2016
5W0JHQ : Sep/2016
9H3NH : Feb/2017
EI4VYB : May/2017 for 4 monthes
S79NH : Jul/2017 During staying days
V73NC : Mar/2018 During Staying days
3W9NH : May/Jun2018 for 1 month
E51JHQ : from Sep/2017 until Oct/2018
T32NH : from Oct/2018 until Sep/2019
KX-2(10W)＝from 12/2017 、DJ-G7 =from 05/2018
I have 4 Japanese Lisenses : Phone class , Telegragh class , 2nd class , 1st class
The examination for JA 1st class License was difficult . We had to pass the CW testing .
1) Receiving and Sending CW Test at the speed of 45 letters/min (English) .
2) WABUN ( Japanese styled words CW . For example : イ=・－、ロ＝・－・－ ) at the speed of 60 words was so difficult ! I failed once for receiving .
3) Nowadays , We are not requied to pass the examination of CW skill in Japan .
The way changed .