February 11, 2018

The current status of complementary (supplementary) FM as of Feb 11 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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February 10, 2018

The verification card from the OBS Radio (Oita City, Japan)

Oita Prefecture is located in the northeast of Kyushu island (the most west island of Japan), borders Ehime pref., with the Hoyo Strait and the Bungo Channel in between, on the east and Yamaguchi pref. across the Sea of Suo...

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February 09, 2018

the WRTH2018 joins!

I received the 'WRTH2018' last week, known as the only almanac directory of global broadcasting.   It's one of essential matters for listening local stations worldwide, accordingly the part titled 'National Radio' makes myself useful. From it, state broadcasters are...

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February 08, 2018

The verification card from IBC radio (Morioka City, Iwate, Japan)

Iwate pre. Is located in the northeastern part of Japan, is an oval-shaped prefecture, about 122 km east-west and 189 km north-south. With an area of 15,378-km², Iwate is the second largest prefecture in Japan after Hokkaido. Morioka, the prefectural...

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February 04, 2018

Radio listening drops by 18% following FM switch-off, but…【Viva Digital Radio!】

Official statistics show a drop of 18% in radio listening during 2017. Total radio listening in week 1, 2018 was only 55.1% compared to 67.4% in week 1, 2017. NRK, the public broadcaster, has lost the biggest share of listeners....

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February 03, 2018

A book 'a bible for radio reception 2018 ' is going to be published on February 24

A book form titled 'A bible for radio reception 2018’ is going to be published on February 26 by Sansai-books. (Sorry! only in Japanese) It’s a re-editing book, consists of selected articles from past ‘Radio mania’s (an annual magazine) and...

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January 27, 2018

‘Across the pond’ -2

by Karl Zuk   Is AM, FM and HD Radio enough? No! There are many more audio sources! SiriusXM satellite radio is also available throughout North America by subscription. It is quite similar to WorldSpace and the Japanese MobaHo! services...

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January 26, 2018

‘Across the pond’ (about HD radio in the US) -1

A BDXC member, Karl Zuk, based in NY, the US, kindly allowed me to introduce his article titled ‘Across the pond’ (about HD radio) on a BDXC’s monthly magazine. The following description is extracted from this;   2017 has become...

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January 12, 2018

Brilliant! World Radio Map dot com

Our reception locations are worldwide. Why don't we savor 'simple listening' on the sidelines of travel?   In my opinion, in many cases, maps and atlases are key tools to facilitate intellectual curiosity. The 'World Radio Map.com' is a website...

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January 11, 2018

【Notice】 Caution of translation

Hi visitors!   Despite of technology evolution, especially in information technology, 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.  ...

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«A happy new year 2018!


DX International

  • DX International
    From 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.

Australian Radio DX Club

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.