April 30, 2016

the 2016 Spring festival in Atsugi air base

Today, I went to the 2016 Spring festival with my wife, (NAF Atsugi and JMSDF Atsugi Air Base) in between Ayase City and Yamato City in Kanagawa pref. It is the largest the U.S. Navy air base in the Pacific...

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April 27, 2016

the PL-680 joins!

The PL-680 arrived yesterday!  It’s similar to an PL-660 and it’s basic ability is also same level as PL-660’. I think it has great sensitivity and selectivity in this price class. (around 10000JPY)  I’m looking forward to making the best...

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April 26, 2016

ordered a Satellit (Grundig Edition) by Eton

I ordered a Satellit by Eton, new ‘Grundig Edition’ today. It has been available since last year. I already have previous model ‘Satellit’, however I’d like to purchase a latest model and replace.   From their ad, the Sync Detector...

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April 24, 2016

The verification cards of complimentary FM services

In Fukuoka area, a north part of Kyushu island, a few complimentary FM services have been available since last month. I'd heard them during my stay in Fukuoka city in last week, after that, have just received the following verification...

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April 21, 2016

ordered a PL-680 (Tescun)

I ordered a PL-680 today. It has been delivering by Tecsun since last year. From a distributor named 'Anon-Co's site, the specifications are as follows,   http://www.anon-co.com/product/pl680   Special Functions: Dual Conversion (SW/MW/LW) SW Single Side Band (SSB) with BFO...

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April 17, 2016

'Golden Week' in 2016

'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...

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April 16, 2016

the ER-C57WR's air band

This model includes the Air band for travelers, as a means to listen to air traffic control while in an airport or awaiting a flight’s arrival. I have two portables (PL-660 and Eton Satellit) with the AIR band, but most...

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April 15, 2016

returned from Fukuoka without any trouble

I'd stayed in Fukuoka (near Kumamoto) city the past a few days on business, returned home today without any trouble. Yesterday evening around 21:30 a magnitude-6.2 quake struck near Mashiki, Kumamoto, in Kyushu island.   In Fukuoka city, we felt...

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April 14, 2016

【Notice】 Caution of translation

Hi visitors! Despite of technology evolution, especially in IT, the translation of language isn't always properly even now. Please do not trust the translated contents, it is so awful and sometimes it shows totally opposit meanings. I'm afraid that I've...

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April 08, 2016

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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April 02, 2016

My latest PL-380 works well

I think a PL-380 is really great value. My current PL-380 is the third of my own, however the previous had already sold in a few years ago. My first PL-380 was broken in Rabat, Morocco in 2011.   So...

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April 01, 2016

The Shonan-daira hilltop

Today, I went to 'Shonan-daira' highland, in Hiratsuka city, south part of 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....

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March 28, 2016

cherry blossoms viewing week

This 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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March 20, 2016

the event in the U.S. navy base in Yokosuka

Today, I went to the spring festival in the U.S. navy base in Yokosuka city with my wife and son. Their mission is to maintain and operate base facilities for the logistic, recreational, administrative support and service of the U.S....

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March 12, 2016

My current receivers (Mar 12, 2016)

My radio storage 1     Sangean : WFR-28C, ATS-405 Degen    : DE1103-old, DE1103-DSP Eton      : Sattelit ELPA     : ER-C56F, ER-C57WR Tescun   : PL-380 Sony      : ICF-SW7600GR   My radio storage 2     Tescun : ...

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«The WFR-28C joins!

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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