My radio storage 1
My radio storage 1
The recent (a half year) posts of 'travel_and_listening' category are as follows;
Posted yyyy/mm, location, (contributor)
2016/06 Corfu, Greece (Keith C Howells)
2016/05 Omaezaki, Shizuoka, Japan (Koji)
2016/05 Takaoka-city, Toyama, near Kanazawa (Koji)
2016/04 Tsushima, Kyushu, Japan (Koji)
2016/04 Fukuoka, Japan (Koji)
2016/02 Kagoshima, Japan (Take Sekiguchi)
2016/01 Tsim Sa Tsui, Hong Kong (Koji)
I completely forget to post the report of MW and FM reception in Tsushima island in April.
I’ll go live on this blog in the near future.
the following list is in the last half of 2015;
2015/11 Sydney, NSW, Australia (Richard Jary)
2015/11 Vilnius, Lithuania (Stephen Howie)
2015/10 Cornwall, the UK (Simon Hockenhull)
2015/10 Puerto Plata, the Dominican republic (Stephen)
2015/09 Sankt-peterburg, Russia (Chrissy Brand)
2015/09 Seoul, Republic of Korea (Koji)
2015/08 N.Y., the U.S. (Chrissy)
2015/08 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (Chrissy)
2015/08 Cedar city, Utah, the U.S. (Chrissy)
I should say 'Many thanks!' to all contributors.
Unfortunately, no Short Wave reception is included above.
Because SW broadcastings are clearly on the decline and useless in contemporary world, especially in advanced countries.
I don't have any SDRs nor communication receivers, also heavy external antennas.
The locaton of Tsushima island (from Wikipedia)
WRT MW from Nissaki, N-E Corfu 11 May – 18 May, daylight hours.
Daytime reception on MW appeared to be concentrated mainly on 1008kHz which was carrying mostly the 'Proto Programma' or First Program from public broadcaster ERT with 17 local Corfu material at other times in parallel with FM 99.3 MHz.
Very weak but discernible was ERT Rhodes on 1260kHz.
Other than that the band was dead during daylight hours.
There were only two MW stations audible in daylight hours: 1008 kHz ERT Proto Programma, QTH Corfu was very strong; and 1260 kHz, Poss ERT Rhodes, very weak.
As for FM, the band was full from 87.6 right up towards 108MHz with a variety of local programming especially traditional Greek music.
Only four stations evaded him ID wise unfortunately, but other than that the list is more or less complete.
Of course, with Albania just a few miles away from this part of the island, a few stations could be heard on FM.
Strangely he didn't seem to pick up Radio Tirana though.
-Middle East and African MW stations
kHz / UTC / Station details / Condition(SIO)
531 2049 Jil FM, Algeria OM w/ talk in AA 333
621 1940 ERTU, Batra, Egypt, Voice of Arabs, Arabic chanting 333
711 2023 ENRT, Sebaa Aiyoun, Morocco, Talk in AA w/ mx 232
774 2031 ERTU, Egypt, Middle East prog. mx 222
783 1806 ERTU, Cairo, Middle East Prog in AA. mx // 774kHz 121
819 1952 ERTU, Batra, Egypt, General Prog in AA OM talk 333
864 1956 ERTU, Egypt, Koran programme Arabic chanting 444
936 2046 SBC Saudi Arabia, Quran Prog Arabic chanting 212
1053 1921 Voice of the Homeland. Tripoli. Libya, Arabic mx. 545
1071 2059 ERTU, Cairo, Mx & nx prog in AA 222
1161 2105 ERTU, Egypt. Reg prog Tanta mx & AA talk 222
1233 2111 RMC / Doualiya Cyprus, talk in AA 212
1521 2205 SBC Riyadh, YL and OM with talk 454
1566 2211 Poss IRIB Iran Bandar Abbas, Arabic mx 322
-European MW stations
540 1804 Kossuth Radio. Budapest. OM w/talk 222
558 0000 Radio România Actualitati. ID, nx prog 343
576 2006 Vidin, Bulgaria. Traditional mx OM 333
630 2012 Radio Timisoara, Romania. OM w/ball game commty 232
729 2026 ERT Proto Programma. Athens w/talk & mx 233
756 1945 Radio România Programme 1, mx and talk 343
855 2033 Radio România Actualitati, ID, mx and talk 232
909 2040 Radio România multilingual service w/trad mx 222
1008 1854 ERT app new freq. QTH Corfu? Proto Programma Talk w/OM/YL. 555
1053 1930 Radio România Iasi Prog. 2 Mx and talk 222
1062 1922 RAI Radio Uno. Talk w/OM & YL 333
1152 2102 Radio România, nx prog in Romanian 323
1179 1934 Radio România Acualitati Prog 1 w/ OM 323
1260 1809 ERT Rhodes, pres,Greek mx 343
1287 2117 Unknown QTH but poss Greece w/trad Greek mx 323
1296 2121 Poss RTS Radio Beograd 1. Mx 323
1314 2123 Radio România, Romanian folk mx w/OM 322
1332 2126 Radio România 1. 50 kW, Nx prog w/YL 333
1395 2132 TWR Albania relay in Czech. OM w/talk 232
1404 1755 ERT Proto Programma Komotini, Ball game in Greek 232
1413 1930 Vesti FM Grigoripol. Moldova. YL with nx in RR 222
1431 2136 UNID Arabic lang channel 322
1458 2152 Radio România, Nx & politics prog in Romanian 434
1467 2156 UNID, OM in unknown lang poss TWR Roumoules. France 222
1512 2203 ERT Chania Crete, Mx prog w/YL 222
1566 2229 Pres local ERT station? Greek mx. Not listed 222
1593 2232 Radio România, OM/YL in drama 222
1602 2236 Unable to ID, OM/YL vocal Greek mx 222
MHz / station etc.
87.6 Studio Ena
88.4 Radio Liskada
88.8 Star FM
89.3 Eagle Radio
89.8 ERT Trito Programma
90.3 Kima FM
91.1 Agios Spyridon
91.8 ERT Proto Programma
92.6 Antena Corfu
92.1 Sounded like 'Radio Hintera', Albanian
93.1 Music Vibes Dee Jay
93.5 Unid Greek
93.8 ERT 2 Deftero Programma
94.2 Radio Igoumenitsa
94.5 UNID, Very weak and poor signal
95.8 KISS Extra
96.5 Diktyo FM
96.7 Radiofonikos Stathmos Karias
97.3 ERT Sport // 101.1
97.5 Radio Deejay
98.4 GAGA Radio
98.8 Radio Eptanisa
99.3 ERT Reg Kerkyra local px & rel. Proto Programma
99.7 Rythmos 997
100.1 Radio Kerkyra
100.6 Club FM, Albanian
101.1 ERT Sport
102.1 Pop FM
102.9 Life Radio
105.5 Radio Lefkimi
105.7 Deti, quite scratchy reception
106.0 UNID, quite poor signal
106.8 Radio Norba
A panoramic view of Corfu (city) from the New Fortress (from Wikipedia)
A member of BDXC, Keith C Howells, based in Wales, had stayed in 'Corfu', Greece in last month.
I'd like to introduce his reception records of MW and FM.
Corfu is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea.
It is the second largest of the Ionian Islands, and including its small satellite islands, forms the north westernmost part of Greece.
This island locates close to the border between Albania and Greece, also near south part of Italy (Puglia).
Keith and his wife had stayed there for one week in the north-east corner of the island in a sleepy little village called Nissaki.
No more than just under half an hour away from Corfu Town or City as some call it.
From a long-distance-receiving point of view, this location was very interesting and forthcoming as regards catches on MW.
He was amazed because could hear Saudi Arabia and a few Egyptian stations flooding in loud and clear!
Egypt came in almost like a local each night, particularly the stations on 621kHz, 819kHz and 774kHz.
Quite a contrast to back home in northern Europe where things are infinitely quieter at the present time.
Looking to Europe itself, there was quite a presence from some other south eastern European countries like Romania and Bulgaria.
Kossuth Radio in Hungary on 540kHz put in an appearance most nights down in this part of Greece.
As for Greece, a few stations were audible from other parts of the country and not drowned out by any stronger signals either which was good.
North Africa put in a good appearance on long wave with some of the powerhouses from Morocco and Algeria.
The receiver was a Tescun PL-380 with internal antenna for MW, telescopic for FM.
Corfu in Greece (from Wikipedia)
In last month, I went to 'Omaezaki' for chasing long distance FM broadcasts with my PL-880.
This is a city located in Shizuoka Prefecture, central part of Japan and is located at the tip of Omaezaki Peninsula on Japan's Pacific coast.
I wanted to chase new style commercial FM stations in Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka area.
This place locates nearly the halfway between Tokyo and Osaka, also close to Nagya, so has the possibility to catch major part of supplementary FM (Wide FM) stations in Japan.
Actually could confirm almost all FM broadcasts.
The results are as follows;
TBS radio (JOKR) Tokyo, 90.5MHz, the SIO was 353.
Bukna hoso (JOQR) Tokyo, 91.6MHz, 454
Nippon hoso (JOLF) Tokyo, 93.0MHz, 454
CBC radio (JOAR) Nagoya, 93.7MHz, 151
Tokai radio (JOSF) Nagoya, 92.9MHz, couldn't be confirmed
MBS radio (JOOR) Osaka, 90.6MHz, 121
ABC radio (JONR) Osaka, 93.3MHz, 252
Radio Osaka (JOUF) Osaka, 91.9MHz, 151
my PL-880 in Omaezaki
the location of Omaezaki (from Wikipedia)
Shizuoka-pref is famous for tea (from Wikipedia)
In last April, I traveled Fukuoka and Nagasaki in Kyushu island.
During the stay, mainly used my ATS-909X, because I tried to chase long distance Korean FM stations.
I prefer the FM on the ATS-909X over the Tecsun sets.
The RDS works flawlessly and the sound is to write home about.
I think you can also set the radio to automatically set the clock from the RDS data.
I do not listen much on LW or SW so I can't comment much on that except to say the SW sounds excellent on the speaker.
My main complaint with the 909X is that it was definitely less sensitive on the whip antenna than either the PL-680 and the PL-880.
This was discussed in the ‘ATS-909X Yahoo Group’, and one of the members came up with a 4:1 BALUN mod for the whip antenna which has resolved the problem.
If you have one of these radios, I highly recommend the module.
The instructions can be found in the files section of the Yahoo Group.
As far as the tuning knob, I have gotten used to it now, and I do not mind the detent at all.
In fact, it is quite useful in staying on frequency if you are moving the radio around.
The other things I like about the ATS-909X are the large display and classy looks.
It also has enough space on the inside to easily mod it.
I also feel the operation is more intuitive than the Tecsun's, and you don't have to remember the ‘hidden functions’ and deal with the soft mute issues.
The backlight on the display has a separate button to turn it on and off, and it is bright and makes the display easy to read from any angle.
I personally believe this is the best radio in its price class, and highly recommend it.
The RDS shows a KBS FM station on 103.7MHz at a park in Tsushima island, Kyushu Japan.