Let me introduce NH7WN/Bob San to you, friends.
The picture is not Bob San but his grandson, hi hi.
I had some trouble with my antenna today. After repairing it, I tried watching 20m band. It was quiet but I found one good light line on my screen, which was BPSK signal.
Just after my calling, he gave me a reply. To my surprise, he wrote in Japanese, alphabetical Japanese.
He said, "Saru mo kikara ochiru."
Yes, just a few minutes before, I was on the roof and mending the wire in the foggy weather. It was a litle dangerous so that I knew I must be careful.
Anyway, he continued writing in Japanese. Every sentence was perfect.
It was the first for me to have Japanese QSO written in BPSK with a foreign amateur.
I know it's a challenge to write in foreign language. He did a great job there.
He wrote to me after the QSO, and he showed me his grand son who is now in Japan and whom he wrote of in our BPSK QSO.
Amateur Radio makes us even closer to each other.
This is what I found the charm of this hobby.