November 22, 2015

ordered a DE1103 ’DSP’ version

I'm a casual radio listener, so don't have any communication receivers, SDRs, (Software Defined Radio) nor heavy external antennas. If I'd like to catch DX(long distance)station's broadcast, go near-by and listen!   But I'm always curious for high-end portable receivers....

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November 20, 2015

my current receivers (2015-11-20)

【main medium-sized  receivers】 Sony ICF-EX5mk2, Sangean ATS-909X, Sony ICF-SW7600GR, Tecsun PL-880, Tecsun PL-660 【secondary small-sized receivers】 Degen DE1103, Eton Satellit, Tecsun PL-310ET, Elpa ER-C57WR, (ref. C.Crane CC Skywave, Digitech AR1733) Sangean ATS-405 【recordable receivers】 Degen DE1128 【released】 Sony ICZ-R250TV  

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November 14, 2015

The typical posts of 'travel_and_listening' category

The following list is the typical posts of 'travel_and_listening' category in 2014 and 2015. yyyy/mm destination,(author)   2015/11 Vilnius, Lithuania (Stephen Howie)  *as planned 2015/10 Puerto Plata, the Dominican republic (Stephen Howie) 2015/09 Sankt-peterburg, Russia (Chrissy Brand) 2015/09 Seoul, Republic...

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November 12, 2015

【Notice】 re-organize the categories

Dear visitors! I've just finished re-organizing the categories in this blog. As you can see, the new categories are as follows;   1.‘Announcements’ 2 ‘BDXC’  BDXC is the abbreviation of British DX Club 3 ‘excerpts’  something related to my writing...

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November 06, 2015

FM and MW in Oct. 2015 (in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic)

A member of BDXC, Stephen Howie, had stayed in Puerto Plata, the Dominican Republic, in last month. This city is the eight-largest in this country, famous for resorts such as Playa Dorada and Costa Dorada, located east of San Felipe...

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November 03, 2015

learning Chinese and radio listening

  From last month, my previous co-worker (Japanese)'s wife (Chinese) has run a Chinese-language private school by her own capital and efforts. (the photo above)   I met her a few times, she comes from Liaoning province and has stayed...

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November 02, 2015

Appears on BDXC 'Communication' in Nov. 2015

I'm the only Japanese BDXC member, who contribute to monthly club's magazine 'Communication' on a regular basis. From the November 2015 issue (edition 492) ,on page #9, titled 'Listening to Japanese MW stations in Korea' apprears. the main part of...

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November 01, 2015

FM relay stations to complement MW radio broadcasting in Japan

FM relay stations to complement MW broadcasting are now increasing and  brand-new style in Japan. Our traditional FM band is from 76MHz to 90MHz. The upper coverage (from 90MHz to 108MHz) is mainly used for FM broadcasting in foreign countries...

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October 31, 2015

Appears on the 'Shortwave Monthly' 2015-11 version

One of a well-known and enthusiastic Japanese radio DXers, Mr.Takahito Akabayashi introduces this blog and my activities on his web site titled 'Shortwave Monthly' in Nov 2015 edition. In Japanese,'Gekkan Tampa'     (Only in Japanese) I'm flattered and...

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October 24, 2015

my ATS-405 and ICF-SW7600GR, DE1103

I have only used my ATS-405 for a few discontinuous days, however comparing it to my Sony ICF-SW7600GR and Degen DE1103. (Only used telescopic antennas)   WRT MW, I think it’s good as my ICF-SW7600GR and superior than my DE1103....

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October 17, 2015

Appears on BDXC 'Communication' in Oct. 2015 (2)

I'm the only Japanese BDXC member, who contribute to monthly club's magazine 'Communication' on a regular basis. From the October 2015 issue (edition 491) ,on page #36, the main editor Chrissy introduced the past post of this blog titled ‘FM-DX’....

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October 16, 2015

From Joerg Klingenfuss

I got a mail from Joerg Klingenfuss. (runs a publishing company in Germany) They're now working on their new products.   - 2016 Shortwave Frequency Guide - 2016 Super Frequency List on CD - 2016 Frequency Database for the Perseus...

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October 11, 2015

FM in Sept 2015 (in St.Peterburg, Russia)

My English friends, BDXC members, Chrissy, Alan and Dave have been to St. Peterburg, Russia for the EDXC's annual conference, in last month. Chrissy reports FM loggings during their stay.   However the following result is only two of the...

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October 10, 2015

an ATS-405's Soft Mute and Tuning Mute

  I find this model has a few unique on/off selections named Soft Mute and Tuning Mute. According to the manual in English, Soft Mute is to reduce background noise during weak signal, however it will also reduce radio reception....

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October 04, 2015

Appears on BDXC 'Communication' in Oct. 2015 (1)

I'm the only Japanese BDXC member, who contribute to monthly club's magazine 'Communication' on a regular basis. From the October 2015 issue (edition 491) ,on page #16-18, my latest contribution titled ‘ 30th Anniversary of Sony’s ICF-EX5 family ' appears....

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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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