October 07, 2018

The P.S.A. by InterFM897

The InterFM897 (89.7MHz in Tokyo) is one of my favorite stations.   (The official web site – about InterFM in English) http://www.interfm.co.jp/about/ (InterFM897 – JODW-FM on Wiki in English) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/InterFM   My favorite program is the `Barakan Beat` by Peter...

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October 06, 2018

The OUJ ceased terrestrial FM and TV services

The Open University of Japan (`Hoso Daigaku` in Japanese) is a distance learning university which has students all over Japan since 1985.   (OUJ official web site in English) https://www.ouj.ac.jp/eng/index.html (OUJ on Wiki in English) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Open_University_of_Japan   All programs are...

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October 05, 2018

Radio Nikkei already reduced SW frequencies

Radio Nikkei is the only SW domestic broadcaster in Japan.   (Radio Nikkei on Wiki in English) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_Nikkei   They already ceased their 31m-band frequencies (9595kHz and 9760kHz) this month. They said that this is for `stability and effectiveness` of...

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September 23, 2018

The booth of NHK World was available.

NHK is Japan's sole public broadcasting organization, financed by receiving fees. Its international service delivers to the world the latest information about Japan and Asia through television, radio, and internet.   (NHK World official web site in English) https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/  ...

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September 22, 2018

Looked around the tourism EXPO in Tokyo through a curious eye

The tourism EXPO Japan 2018 is now held (on September 22th and 23th) at `Tokyo Big Sight` (Tokyo international exhibition center).   (Tourism Expo Japan) http://www.t-expo.jp/en/ (Tokyo Big Sight)         http://www.bigsight.jp/english/   I went to this event with my son...

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September 08, 2018

World Radio Map dot com

My reception locations are worldwide, so need to keep up with latest information of respective local radio services, accordingly have been a member of BDXC and ARDXC.   In many cases, maps and atlases are key tools to facilitate intellectual...

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September 02, 2018

A trip to Hakodate, Hokkaido

Hakodate is Hokkaido's third largest city, (The capital is Sapporo) located at the island's southern tip, as best known for the spectacular views to be enjoyed from Mount Hakodate and its delicious, fresh seafood. As one of the first Japanese...

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September 01, 2018

A workshop on DAB+ digital broadcasting 【Viva Digital Radio!】

I really appreciate digital radios, especially DAB+. It`s way better than traditional types. I`m not interested in SW broadcasts (I think it might be obsolete!) and I don't own any SDR (Software Defined Receiver) nor communication receiver nor heavy external...

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August 11, 2018

The impression of my HDR-14 (Sangean)

In my opinion, the HDR-14 is to get accustomed to with all of its controls easy to learn and intuitive. The display is bright, so no difficulty for reading. I mainly like the real that there is a thumb wheel...

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July 29, 2018

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of July 28, 2018

As I wrote, complementary (supplementary) FM services (including ‘Wide FM’) have been started one after another, among 48 commercial (private) MW stations in Japan. I'd like to describe the latest situation in this time, as this is the only English...

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«The verification card from the BSS Radio (Tottori, Japan)


DX International

  • DX International
    By Chrissy Brand, based in the UK. Contains a selection of Chrissy's articles mostly published in Radio User (the 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.

World Radio Map

Seoul Radio Listening Guide

  • The Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide
    This is a three-hour documentary broadcast narrated by Chris Kadlec (based in MI, the US) that looks at the AM band as heard in Seoul, Korea after dark.