Jun 26, 2015

FM band on April, 2015 (In Canada)

Chrissy's family spent two days in Niagara Falls, where late winter icebergs were still to be seen. It was fascinating for them to walk across the bridge from US to Canada and back, and to view the amazing waterfalls from...

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Jun 25, 2015

FM band on April ,2015 (In NY, US)

One of my English friends, Chrissy, in Manchester UK, who is a regular column contributor to 'Radio User'. http://www.pwpublishing.ltd.uk/radio-user/ She'd a family holiday in the US for two weeks over the Easter holidays. They started with five days in NY,...

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Jun 21, 2015

How Radio Japan changed your life?

【quoted from NHK World’s site】 Japan's international broadcast will mark its 80th milestone this year. It started as a short wave broadcast in Japanese and English on June 1935. It has continued until today with the exception of a six-year-period...

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Jun 20, 2015

ER-C57WR vs PL-505 (2)

Be labeled ‘PLL DSP MULTI BAND RADIO’. It looks like to use DSP (digital signal processing) technology as many latest models sourced from TECSUN, also under various brands. I think such kind of radios achieve pretty exceptional performance using a...

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Jun 19, 2015

ER-C57WR vs PL-505

I think, my PL-505's sensitivity and selectivity are better than those of my ER-C57WR's. It seems that PL-505's rod antenna is intentionally kept short (see the photo as below) but there is an outboard extension that bolts onto the end...

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Jun 15, 2015

FM logging on a top of Jukkoku Pass

Here is the logging on a top of Jukkoku Pass, only for low power new style community FM stations. MHz / station / transmitting site /signal strength 76.3 FM Nagisa Station, Ito-city Shizuoka-pref, very strong. 76.7 COAST-FM, Numazu-city, Shizuoka-pref, strong. 77.7 Voice Cue,...

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Jun 14, 2015

FM listening on the top of Jukkoku Pass

I went to 'Jukkoku Touge' today, with my wife and son. 'Touge' means 'pass' or 'ridge' in Japanese. This pass locates near Hakone Town, where has posted a new eruption alert level map on its website, that emphasizes that the...

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Jun 08, 2015

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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Jun 07, 2015

The ER-C57WR joins!

My newly ordered ER-C57WR arrived home yesterday, and I've used around with it a few times. I think it's good little radio, and the audio quality is just stunning even at narrow band-widths. I think it has good AM performance...

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Jun 03, 2015

ordered an ER-C57WR today!

I ordered an ER-C57WR by ELPA today. It's known as the Digitech AR-1733 in Australia and as the CC Skywave by C-Crane in US. The radio covers LW/MW/SW/FM and the AIR(aircraft) band. It appears to use DSP (digital signal processing)...

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May 30, 2015

My current receivers (2015-05-30)

main medium-sized  receivers are Sony ICF-SW7600GR, Tecsun PL-660, Tecsun PL-880, Degen DE1103,    Sangean ATS-909X, and Eton Satellit. secondary compact-sized receivers are Tecsun PL-310ET, and Tecsun PL-505. recordable receivers are Sony ICZ-R250TV (domestic model), Degen DE1128. pure domestic model receivers...

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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. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiroshima_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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«The three specialities in Hiroshima

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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