Another long-time amateur radio operator has decided to exit the hobby. Shin Onisawa, JA1NUT recently announced his decision not to renew his now expired license. Having joined the hobby in 1963, he has frequently lamented changes that, in his opinion, have rendered CW merely a contact mode and no longer a conversational form of communication.

Also cited for his decision:

“The other reason for quitting radio was the mess in licencing system in our country. I won’t repeat it here. This is an event typical for such dysfunction or corruption in administration widely observed in various aspects in our country. It is inactivating our society in bad manner, I am afraid. If you should be interested in such a problem, pay a look to this previous post in this blog…”

JA1NUT holds memberships FOC #1529, A1OP, and is CWops #15.