May 18, 2015

the verification card from Hiroshima FM

I've just received the verification card from Hiroshima FM, traditional high-powered (1KW) station on 78.2MHz, call-sign is JOGU-FM.  

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May 17, 2015

the verification card from FM-Chupea

I've received the verification card from FM-Chupea in Hiroshima, new style low-powered community FM station on 76.6MHz, call sign is JOZZ8AG-FM. The description is as follows; 'Verification card Thank you for your reception report. We confirmed the following details. date...

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May 10, 2015

Sporadic E Openings on May 10, 2015 (In Japan)

In today's evening (around 7pm JST) , I'd heard a lot of Chinese stations on FM band. I'm so excited, by reason of the very first moment in this year. A few station identification announcements were recognized, however sometimes couldn't...

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May 06, 2015

The flower festival and local FM stations

The festival is one of the biggest annual events held in this city. It’s a celebration of many things, taking place along Hiroshima Peace Boulevard (central part of this city), over a three-day period, attracting well over 1,000,000 visitors. We’re...

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May 05, 2015

The three specialities in Hiroshima

I think there're three specialities in this city except Hiroshima Peace Memorial museum. 1. Hiroshima style Oko-no-mi-yaki 'Okonomiyaki' is thin and flat pancake cooked on a hot plate with bits of meat, seafood and chopped cabbages. In genrral, easily available...

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May 03, 2015

my PL-310ET in front of the Atomic Bomb Dome

As I posted, I'd been to Hiroshima during 'Golden Week' vacation with my wife and son. This city is the capital of Hiroshima Prefecture, and the largest city in the 'Chugoku' region. ( means western 'Honshu' , which is the...

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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) 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

New style FM (low-powered community FM) 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 is 20W and must use the frequency on FM band of Japan. (76 –...

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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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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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