YDXC The Yokohama DX Club


My name is Takahiro Yoshizawa of JA1FDU and I have been appointed as the chairman from April 2024.
By the time YDXC was established, I had obtained a 500 watt license and was passionate about DX hunting with 14Mc, and was very active.When YDXC was established, I was recommended to the vice chairman and was unable to decline, so I supported the chairman for a while. I decided to do it.
After the 50th anniversary event ended last year, I would like to take a moment to look back on the past. (Titles will be omitted)

YDXC held a DXpedition to Chuuk Island in Micronesia as a 50th anniversary event that had been postponed in October last year, and operated V6Y (for WW DX SSB CONTEST) and his V6SX.
DXPeditions to the island were carried out in 1973 and 1974, several years after the club was established, and last year, 50 years later, it was carried out again.
Two stations, JH1ECG and JH1JGX, who participated in 1973 and 1974, also participated in this DXpedition, and both have played a central role in club management from the preparatory stage of YDXC's establishment to the present, and are the biggest team for YDXC. He is a person of meritorious service.
Both members created a website, started on-air meetings, created awards, created YDXC flags, created unified QSL cards, created polo shirts, T-shirts, hats, name badges, and many other goods, and were involved in the club's activities. It gave me vitality.

YDXC has recorded events since its establishment and has saved them as a database on our website, but here are some of the most memorable events.
The Prince Hotel, located on a hill in Isogo, held a beer meeting to watch the Las Vegas show, and I think the DX Convention Yokohama held in 1975 was a great event at the time and a great success.
Each member divided their roles and worked hard, but JH1ECG, JH1JGX, and JA1UQP were particularly active in the preliminary preparations.
And I don't think this event would have been possible without the Yokohama Sogo Ham Center and its owner, JA1GC.
I think it was great that we were able to hold a DX meeting with 5 owner role members, JA1ADN, JA1BN, JA1BK, JA1BRK, JA2JW, in attendance.
General meetings, New Year's parties, year-end parties, etc. will be held at the Minamiyoshida Hall, the British Consulate in Yamate, many shops in Chinatown, Isezaki Town, Yoshida Town, etc.
At times, joint meetings with SDXRC were held at the west exit of Yokohama Station, Kamakura, and New Akao in Atami.
We have even held events at members' homes.
We are grateful to JJ1LIB for their help in the conference room of Famm's headquarters, Orivieto in Yamashita Town, and La Porta in Tokaichiba.
Lots of memories such as JH1ECG villa in Zushi Hirozan, JH1APK's temple, senior meeting at JA1BRK's house, etc.
We also used online meetings using mailing lists and the online conference software Zoom.

The stations that participated in the preparatory meeting in 1969 were JA1CW, JA1GC, JA1EZL, JH1ECG, JH1JGX, and JH1UNS, and they worked hard to develop the club even after its inauguration.
Unfortunately, JA1CW, JA1GC, and JA1EZL have already passed away.
After the 50th anniversary events, I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to all those who worked hard to establish the organization.

For a while, the club's operations became stagnant and it became dormant, but JH1UNS started a mailing list and called out old members, and he was able to restart YDXC, so his contribution is also great.
Also, the achievements of JH1APK, who has been in charge of accounting operations for a long time, and JH1VUO, who has been working as MC for roll calls for a long time, are also great.
I think it's wonderful that over 50 years have passed thanks to the support of so many other members.
When we started, the main members were in their 20s and 30s, but now, 50 years later, they are in their 70s and 80s.
Unfortunately, 14 members have passed away in the last 50 years.
We hold social gatherings several times a year, such as the general meeting, year-end parties, and New Year's parties, and I look forward to hearing the speeches of the well-spoken members.
Although there are some members who do not attend the meeting at all, we would like to encourage them to attend and contribute their topics.
In order to revitalize the club, drastic measures may be necessary in the future.
That's all

The Presiden of Yokohama DX Club
Takahiro Yoshizawa

73’s and Good DXing,


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