September 27, 2015

International tourism into Japan is booming

'Just arriving Japan!'  Gon (left) and her co-workers in Narita airport Today, our family met my younger brother-in-law's wife, named Gon, has stayed in Tokyo since last Thursday for company trip. She was born and brought up in Kuala Lumpur,...

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September 24, 2015

airports in Tokyo and in Seoul

In this travel, our outward flight was from Tokyo-Haneda (HND) to Seoul-Gimpo (GMP) and return flight was from Seoul-Incheon (ICN) to Tokyo-Narita (NRT) as it happens. HND is challenging rival NRT status as the primary gateway to Japan, attracting a...

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September 21, 2015

MW on September 21, 2015 (In Korea)

The long-distance MW loggings in Seoul. The time was around 10pm. At a hotel near Gimpo airport, the room was 6 th floor of 14 stories. The receiver was my ER-C57WR and internal antenna.   kHz / station and call-sign /...

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September 20, 2015

Now in Seoul, Republic of Korea

Thanks to 'Silver week' holidays, I stay in Seoul with my wife and son. This is a new Japanese period applied to a string of consecutive holidays in September. Korea is close to Japan, though, my previous and first travel...

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September 11, 2015

My impression of ATS-405

I like it’s display because of easily viewable and clear, can easily be seen straight-on or at low angles, like when it is resting on its back stand. For instance, if you look at the front panel from a higher...

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September 05, 2015

comparison with other receivers (ATS-405)

with Eton Sattelit and Degen DE1103 you can see they're nearly same size with Sony ICF-SW7600GR with Sangean ATS-909X as same manufacturer with Tescun PL-880

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September 04, 2015

The ATS-405 joins!

My newly ordered ATS-405 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.It looks like this radio has good performance....

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September 02, 2015

Appears on BDXC 'Communication' in Sep 2015

I'm the only Japanese BDXC member, who contribute to monthly club's magazine 'Communication' on a regular basis. From the September 2015 issue (edition 490) ,on page #14-15, my latest contribution titled ‘Two remarkable Japanese FM stations' appears. the main part...

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August 29, 2015

30th anniversary of ICF-EX5 family (2)

The most powerful ICF-EX5mk2’s point is its AM performance. It has large ferrite rod antenna and sensitive electronics pulls in week AM stations, and almost as sensitive as the top-level radios but super selective. It seems that plenty of reviewers...

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August 28, 2015

30th anniversary of ICF-EX5 family

I think the ICF-EX5 family is the strongest portable receiver for MW-DX in the world. It has been made by Sony since October 1985. Surprisingly just 30 years! The existing model is named ‘ICF-EX5mk2’, but its physical appearance, performance and...

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August 24, 2015

【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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August 15, 2015

my current receivers (2015-08-15)

main medium-sized  receivers are 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 Skywave) Sangean ATS-405 (ordered) recordable receivers Sony ICZ-R250TV (brand-new domestic model), Degen DE1128...

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August 14, 2015

ordered an ATS-405 !

I ordered an ATS-405 by Sangean. It's a Digital Multi-band world receiver with full shortwave 14 meter bands. It has the following functions; •Four tuning methods: 10 Key Pad direct frequency access, auto scan, manual  tuning, and memory recall. •SW...

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August 09, 2015

Sporadic E Openings on August 8, 2015 (In Japan)

I’m not so-called ‘DX-er’, however excited to hear long distance FM stations by Sporadic E propagation. On August 8, the strong Sporadic E had been available for a long time. I could hear plenty of Chinese-mainland stations and a few...

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August 08, 2015

my impressions of ER-C57WR

I've used this model for two months, so I'd like to make remarks of it. I think it has considerable design, compact-sized and lightweight now therefore useful for travelers like me. I guess it has great sensitivity and selectivity in...

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August 07, 2015

Shonan Beach FM on 78.9MHz

'Shonan' is the name of the region along the coast of Sagami Bay near Tokyo- Yokohama metropolitan area.. It is said that the central is the 'Enoshima' island, locates 50 kilometers southwest of Tokyo, the region generally stretches from Oiso...

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August 03, 2015

FM loggings in April 2015 (in Utah, the US)

One of my English friends, Chrissy, in Manchester UK, who is a regular column contributor to 'Radio User'. She'd a family holiday in the US for two weeks over the Easter holidays. They’d started from NY, Niagara-Fall, Las Vegas...

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August 02, 2015

Appears on BDXC 'Communication' in Aug 2015

I'm the only Japanese BDXC member, who contribute to monthly club's magazine 'Communication'. From the August 2015 issue (edition 489) ,on page #18-19, my latest contribution titled ‘Holiday Report – Okinawa' appears. Okinawa is a very unique and attractive island...

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August 01, 2015

The numbers of this blog (Aug 1, 2015)

Thank you very much for your visit and attention. I'd like to report the numbers of this blog, at the present day. It has been since May 10th, 2011. The number of accumulated hits is around 35,000. hits per one...

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July 22, 2015

Two 'Hot's in Japan now

In this week, some areas in Japan, temperatures have reached the 'triple digits' (more than 38 degree C) dangerously hot for us. Tatebayashi-city, in central Honshu's Gunma Prefecture, topped out at 100.8 degrees F on July 22. The Japan Meteorological...

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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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