May 01, 2015

Introduced on ‘Shortwave Monthly’ (May 2015 edition)

One of a well-known Japanese radio DXer Mr. Akabayashi introduced this blog on his web site titled ‘Shortwave Monthly’. (May 2015 edition) In Japanese , ‘Gekkan Tampa’  (only in Japanese) http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~BCLSWL/ I'm flattered and honored to get his appreciation too...

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Apr 25, 2015

'Broadcasts in English' A15 edition

The 'Broadcasts in English' is a magazine, twice in a year, issued by BDXC. The A15 version has been available from this week. It's one of my favorite and useful references It includes not only Short-Wave broadcasts but also streaming,...

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Apr 23, 2015

'Golden Week' in 2015

'Golden Week' often abbreviated to simply GW and also known as 'Ougon-shukan' in Japanese or 'Ougata-renkyu' means 'Large consecutive holiday' is a Japanese term applied to the period containing the following public holidays; April-29 Showa Day May-3 Constitution Memorial Day...

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Apr 19, 2015

Community FM (Low power FM) broadcasting stations in Japan

I sometimes tune in a local community FM. In April 1st 2015, there're about 290 stations in all over Japan. In usual, the maximum output power (in 1992) is 20W and must use the frequency on FM band of Japan....

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Apr 18, 2015

Eton Satellit vs DE1103 (2)

It looks like all four of the Eton replacement radios of older Grundig model have a new type of display. It’s an amber on black display. I prefer it than that of DE1103, especially for dark viewing but it does...

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Apr 17, 2015

Eton Satellit vs DE1103

I think my Eton Satellit performs well compared with my DE1103 on most signals although my notes show it did out pull them on a few stations – excellent performance. This radio seems to have very good SW whip sensitivity and...

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Apr 11, 2015

Double-flowered cherry trees

Double-flowered cherry trees (in Japanese ‘Yaezakura’) are in full bloom now. Late blooming double-blossom cherry trees that from which the flowers fall in complete corollas. However, ‘Somei-yoshino’ are the most common type of cherry trees in Japan  In school grounds...

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Apr 08, 2015

Cherry blossoms with snow in Tokyo

The very cold air flowing over eastern and northern Japan, had caused some local temperatures to fall to midwinter norms and brought snow and sleet to the Tokyo region n April 8!!! The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) said, this is...

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Apr 07, 2015

The numbers of this blog

Thank you very much for your visit and attention. I'd like to report the numbers of this blog. It has been since May 10th, 2011. The number of accumulated hits is around 34,000. The hits per day is around 27....

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Apr 05, 2015

The Shonan-daira hilltop

Today, I went to the ‘Shonan-daira’  highland, Hiratsuka-city, in south Kanagawa Prefecture, with my wife and son. The radio tower and observation deck are available. The cherry blossoms were well in bloom on the cold and windy weather. This is...

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Apr 01, 2015

FY2015 starts

April 1 is the special-occasion of Japanese culture. In Japan、the government's financial year runs from April 1 to March 31. The fiscal year is represented by the calendar year in which the period begins followed by the word 'nen-do' for...

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Mar 31, 2015

JICA boosts FBC Radio in Fiji

Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide a grant aid of FJ$15m for the construction of a new mediumwave transmission system to the Fiji government. The signing ceremony was held the past week between JICA, the Ministry of Public Enterprises...

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Mar 30, 2015

cherry blossoms viewing week

The next week is cherry blossom viewing period in Tokyo area. The most important factor in determining the blooming time of them is the geographical location. Basically, the milder the climate, he earlier the blossoms open. On Japan's southern, subtropical...

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Mar 22, 2015

The new 2015 Ultralight Radio Shootout

I’ve just received the following mail from Gary, who is one of the evangelists of Ultralight DX. I really appreciate his activities and ‘Ultralight’ DXing’. I don’t have any SDRs nor communication receivers. I think, they are little value to...

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Mar 15, 2015

My impression of the ICZ-R250TV (1)

The built-in memory is available (no less than 8GB!) and can use further SD card. So I added an 32GB SD card. The booking functions are rich, date and time specified (only once), day of the week setting, daily specified...

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DX International

  • Chrissy Brand
    From Machester, UK. Contains a selection of Chrissy's articles mostly published in Radio User (UK based monthly magazine)

British DX Club

  • BDXC official web site
    Since 1974 (as the Twickenham DX Club) The more appropriate current title was adopted in 1979. We now a large UK-based membership as well as a substantial number of overseas members.

Australian Radio DX Club

RSGB IOTA program

  • RSGB IOTA homepage
    I've been the only authorized Japanese country assistant of RSGB IOTA committee since 1998. RSGB is the abbreviation of Radio Society Great Britain. The only amateur radio organization in UK and one of major org like ARRL(USA), DARC(Germany), WIA(Australia) , REF(France) JARL(Japan) …
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