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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July 20, 2015

the Inter-FM is going to QSY to 89.7MHz

The 'Inter-FM' is one of my favorite stations. This station is the only multilingual FM station in Tokyo area, going to shift from 76.1MHz to 89.7MHz from October 2015, and change station name 'InterFM897'. When The Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake struck...

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July 19, 2015

the ER-C57WR's air band

This model includes the Air band for travelers, as a means to listen to air traffic control while in an airport or awaiting a flight’s arrival. I have two portables (PL-660 and Eton Satellit) with the AIR band, but most...

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July 18, 2015

Sporadic E Openings on July 18, 2015 (In Japan)

Today’s afternoon, a strong Sporadic E had been available for a long time. I’d heard many Chinese and Taiwanese stations. Also I confirmed a few stations. It seems that the main opened area was Shanghai and Zhejiang province. The Hangzhou...

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July 10, 2015

Summer vacation in 2015

On the whole, globally, summer school vacation begins from June to end of August. As for Japan, in general, it starts from the third week of July  (21th in 2015) until the end of August. My wife was born and...

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July 03, 2015

the 'Radio Mania 2015' will appear on July 28

An annual book form titled 'Radio Mania's 2015 edition will be launched on July 28 by Sansai-books, ltd. I've the great pleasure to contribute to no less than 15 pages for this edition. I've just finished writing and emendation. I’ve...

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June 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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June 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'. 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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«How Radio Japan changed your life?

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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