There're two private (commercial) MW stations in Hokkaido, HBC
radio and STV radio.
I already posted about HBC, so I'd like to
describe the other, STV.
(The post of HBC Radio and Hokkaido on this
As I and my son like traveling by high-speed train, let me introduce 'Hokkaido Shinkansen'.
It's the very
first high-speed railway in Hokkaido and just opened in this year.
We'd like to get on next year.
(Traveling by high-speed trains on my blog)
A JR Hokkaido's H5 type train (from Wiki)
It's a Japanese high-speed shinkansen rail
line that links up with the Tohoku Shinkansen in northern Aomori Prefecture in
Honshu and continues on into the interior of Hokkaido through the undersea
Construction started in May 2005, and the
initial Shin-Aomori to Shin-Hakodate-Hokuto section opened in March 2016.
Extension of the line to Sapporo is
scheduled to open by 2031
The line is operated by the Hokkaido
Railway Company (JR Hokkaido).
The planned (dotted) and on-going (solid) route from Wiki
In February 2014, JR Hokkaido placed an
order for four 10-car H5 Series Shinkansen trainsets for use on Hokkaido
Shinkansen services from March 2016.
Based on the E5 series trainsets operated
by JR East since 2011, the order for 40 vehicles.
The first two sets of the order are scheduled
to be delivered to Hakodate Depot by road from Hakodate Port in October 2014,
with test running commencing before the end of the year.
The vehicles feature the usual upper green
and lower white livery, with a purple stripe in the middle.
The color purple was chosen to represent
the purple flowers of Hokkaido: lilacs, lupine and lavender. Inside, the
ordinary-class cars feature wood paneling and carpet with a snowflake motif.
The Sapporo Television Broadcasting, Co.,
Ltd. (STV) is headquartered in Sapporo.
Their TV station was established in 1958, usually called ‘STV’ for short, which is used as a name in a number of
Since 1962, the company has
worked as both television and radio station until 2005, when the radio
section was split into the STV Radio Broadcasting.
The license of the radio
broadcasting was succeeded to the STV Radio, and started radio broadcasting on
Their primary radio service is from near
Sapporo, the call sign is JOWF, the frequency is 1440 kHz (50kW).
Because Hokkaido is very wide, (same as HBC
radio) a lot of relays and repeaters are located, they are as follows;
1) On 639kHz is only from Hakodate City JOWN
2) On 882kHz
Kushiro City JOWS (3kW)
3) On 909kHz
Abashiri City JOVX (5kW)
4) On 1062kHz is only from Nemuro City JOXS
5) On 1071kHz is only from Obihiro City
6) On 1197kHz
Asahi-kawa City JOWL (3kW)
Wakkanai City (1kW)
Nayoro City (1kW)
Rumoi City (100W)
7) On 1440kHz
main transmitter (50kW) from Ebetsu City (near Sapporo) JOWF
Muroran City (3kW)
Toma-komai City (1kW)
8) On 1485kHz is only from Kitami City JOYS
The complementary (supplementary) FM service commenced on Oct. 19 2016 from Mt. Teine (Sapporo City) on 90.4MHz (5kW). Right now, no relay (repeater) is available.
(the complementary/supplementary FM -
explanations on this blog)
(the posts related my travel to Hokkaido)
I went to Sapporo last month and tried to
listen local FM stations from the 'JR Tower T38' by my PL-380 with its
a surface of timetable