Hisao Shono, JA1AA, died on August 19. He was 100. Shono served two terms as vice chair of the Japan Amateur Radio League. He was licensed in 1938 as J2IB. In 1952, when Amateur Radio was again permitted in Japan, he became the first to be relicensed and became JA1AA. He enjoyed DXing and QRP operation.
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