May 20, 2018

A ‘Definitive edition of BCL bible` will be published on May 29

A book form named 'Definitive edition of BCL bible' is going to come out on 29th May by Sansai-books.

In Japan, a book related to Short Wave listening haven`t been published for the past four years.

In my opinion, SW listening seems quaint and outdated, so I already haven`t heard SW for several years.

 

Actually I`d written for SW related magazines and book forms from 2010 to 2014.

In this edition, my contributions are no less than 20 pages however they`re reuse of my past activities.

 

1. How to use digital maps for SW radio listening

2. A short lecture of place-names for SW radio listening

3. The trip to Mumbai, India and local radios

 

Anyway, I hope they`re going to be interesting and acceptable for all readers.

 

the cover

Bclbible

February 03, 2018

A book 'a bible for radio reception 2018 ' is going to be published on February 24

A book form titled 'A bible for radio reception 2018’ is going to be published on February 26 by Sansai-books. (Sorry! only in Japanese)

It’s a re-editing book, consists of selected articles from past ‘Radio mania’s (an annual magazine) and ‘Radio Life’s (a monthly magazine).

 

The first issue was published in Jan 2017 and also gotten so many favorable reviews.

(A book 'a bible for radio reception' is going to be published on January 28)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/a-book-a-bible.html

 

Unfortunately SW and international MW-DX related are unavailable in it, I mean only domestic (FM and MW) connected descriptions are stringently selected.

I think, chasing SW broadcasts and foreign MW ones (like intercontinental) might be obsolete!

Of course, I have never owned any communication receivers nor SDRs, heavy external antennas.

 

I’ve written for their books since 2010, so many pages!

So I feel really privileged to be picked out my past two contributions. 

I also updated the page of my profile.

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/about.html

Since I'd specialized in geography, local radio listening heard worldwide is a very interesting hobby through a perspective of regional studies.

I assume that I'm the only writer who can create such kinds of articles and columns both in English and in Japanese.

I do my best to live up to the expectation of readers!

 

the cover of `A bible for radio reception 2018'

 

Radio_bible

August 25, 2017

A book 'Radio Mania 2017' is going to debut on August 29

An annual book form titled 'Radio Mania' (2017 edition) is going to be published on 29 August by Sansai-books. (Sorry! only in Japanese)

I've the great pleasure to contributed to no less than 25 pages on this issue, as the following three articles;

 

1. The collection of new verification cards from 'Wide-FM' stations.

2. The current outlook and forecast of digital radios in the world.

3. The FM band-scan reports in ten major cities, Japan.

 

(the complementary/supplementary with Wide-FM - explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

My contributions have been seen on the latest six consecutive editions.

 (2016, 2015,2014, 2013, 2012-2011,2010)

 

I convince myself that I'm the only person who can create such kinds of articles both in English and in Japanese. 

I do my best to live up to the expectations of readers!

 

a cover of 'Radio Mania 2017'

Radio_mania_2017

January 24, 2017

A book 'a bible for radio reception' is going to be published on January 28

A book form titled 'A bible for radio reception’ is going to be published on this weekend by Sansai-books. (Sorry! only in Japanese)

It’s a re-editing book, consists of selected articles from past ‘Radio mania’s (an annual magazine) and ‘Radio Life’s (a monthly magazine).

 

Unfortunately SW and overseas MW related are unavailable in it, I mean only domestic (FM and MW) connected descriptions are stringently selected.

I think, chasing SW broadcasts and foreign MW ones (like intercontinental) might be obsolete!

 

I’ve written for their books for seven years, so many pages!

So I feel really privileged to be picked out my past three contributions, no less than 24 pages, as the following reports;

 

1. ‘Which is the best SONY’s ongoing receiver for MW long distance reception?’ extracted from a ‘Radio Mania 2015’  (in July 2015)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/07/radio-mania-201.html

2. ‘the study of Low Power MW transmission sites in Japan (regional analyzing)’  extracted from a ‘Radio Mania 2013’ (in Nov. 2012)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/11/the-study-of-lo.html

3. ‘the useful 3 aspects for MW long distance listening by geographical point of view’ extracted from a ‘Radio Mania 2010 (in Oct. 2010)

 

I also updated the page of my profile.

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/about.html

 

Since I'd specialized in geography, local radio listening heard worldwide is a very interesting hobby through a perspective of regional studies.

I assume that I'm the only writer who can create such kinds of articles and columns both in English and in Japanese.

 I do my best to live up to the expectation of readers!

 

the cover

Rbible_2

October 14, 2016

A book 'worldwide listening guide' - 2

I think it's a very unique book, in fact I've never seen anything like it.

 

The editor's guide includes AM, FM, Satellite services and ‘Internet Radio’ programs.

He said ‘listening to the radio’ means a number of things that it didn’t just a few short years ago, and Radios now manifests itself through various ‘platforms’.

 

I deeply agree this!

 

Above all, Short Wave broadcastings are clearly on the decline and useless in contemporary world.

He limits the number of media outlets and further restricts the listings to English language programming.

The result is fascinating and informative.

I particularly enjoyed the section named ‘Classified Progam Lists’ which programming by topic -- everything from healthcare to philosophy.

For instance, I haven’t known Radio Australia offers a program on philosophy titled ‘The Philosopher's Zone’.

 

You could spend considerable time browsing the topics and sampling the actual program on the air or over the Internet.

It is the content of the media that matters most in this book, not necessarily the broadcast point of origin.

  

October 13, 2016

A book 'worldwide listening guide'

I'm a casual radio listener and not interested in so-called ‘SW DX'.

SW broadcastings are clearly on the decline.

I don't have any SDR nor communication receiver nor heavy external antenna.

 

Traveling worldwide with listening local broadcasts are always enjoyable experience.

The book focuses on programs’ content rather than distribution platforms, and contains some 4000 individual broadcasts in English, not only in SW but also a lot of platforms.

These are presented in time order, but also indexed by subject category, so if you're looking for a program on a particular topic, you don't have to look through the entire list. Music programs are sub-divided into categories such as Folk and Traditional Music, Rock Music etc.

 

A brief description of each program, indexed by title, is also included.

The main target market for the book is those in the US and Canada who want to listen to broadcasts from outside the US, but a substantial part of it is relevant worldwide, so times are given in UTC as well as Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) and in the local time of the broadcaster.

There are concise and well-written explanations of the different delivery platforms used by the broadcasters.

 

I think the author John Figliozzi is a long-time user of the WRTH and has clearly gone out of his way to make his book a complement rather than a competitor to it.

There is now also a website for the Worldwide Listening Guide, on which will be posted a consolidated program listing sorted by station, so that users interested in listening to specific stations can more easily find program of interest to them.

The wire-bound format of the book makes it perfect for placing beside a computer or radio.

I really like as a book worth buying, for any radio lovers listening worldwide.

 

the book and other my favorite books with my PL-680 

Books

August 27, 2016

A book 'Radio Mania 2016' is going to debut on August 29

An annual book form titled 'Radio Mania' (2016 edition) is going to be published on next Monday by Sansai-books. (Sorry! only in Japanese)

I've the great pleasure to contributed to no less than 20 pages on this issue, as the following three articles;

 

1. Let's chase the 'Wide-FM' stations and collect their new verification cards.

2. The analysis of complementary/supplementary FM broadcasts' waves, based on actual reception results.

3. The travel for having an experience of Japanese Wide-FM stations vs Korean FM ones in Tsushima island, Nagasaki pref.

(This island belongs to Japan, but so close South Korea)

 

(the complementary/supplementary with Wide-FM - explanations on this blog)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-relay-statio.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/the-supplementa.html

 

My contributions have been seen on the latest five consecutive editions. (2015,2014, 2013, 2012-2011,2010)

 

Because I'd specialized in geography in Univ, radio listening in the course of my travels is intriguing.

I convince myself that I'm the only person who can create such kinds of articles both in English and in Japanese.  

I do my best to live up to the expectations of readers!

 

the cover of ‘Radio Mania 2016’

Rm2016

May 01, 2016

contributed to a Radio Life June 2016 issue. (published on Apr. 25, 2016)

'Radio Life' is a regular (monthly) magazine issued by Sansai-books, Japan.

(Sorry! only in Japanese)

I contributed no less than 12 pages to the latest issue, named ‘Radio Mania 2016 Spring’.

The first six pages are titled ‘Best buy from China-made compact sized four receivers.’

(An ER-C56F, an ER-C57WR, a PL-310ET and a PL-380)

The next six pages are titled ‘The best buy for premium four receivers.’

(An ICF-SW7600GR, an ATS-405, a DE1103-DSP and a PL-880)

 

the cover of this magazine

Rl_cover

 

Rl_1

 

Rl_2

 

February 20, 2016

A book 'corpus of nostalgic BCL' will be published

An independent book titled 'Natu-ka-shi BCL Tai-zen' which means 'corpus of nostalgic BCL', will be launched on Feb 29 by Sansai-books, ltd.
(Sorry, only in Japanese)
I've the great pleasure to involved in planning and designing it.


'BCL' is the abbreviation of Broadcasting Listener.

In the 1970's in Japan, BCL began to be fashionable. (so to speak a 'BCL boom')

I mean listening to foreign SW broadcasts became a national fad primarily among junior and high school students (aged from 12 to 18)

It's said that the number of followers was more than three million.

I think that Japanese people have another side to their character which can be described as 'easily warmed up but just as easily cooled down'.

Thus the boom fell out of favor in the early 1980's.

  

Now, in Japan, especially after 2000's, BCL as a hobby or adults (former teenagers now adults who resume BCL) remain perennial favorites.

This book mainly introduces old 'BCL receiver's.

 

I do my best to live up to the expectations of readers.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

the cover of this book

Natukasi

October 31, 2015

Appears on the 'Shortwave Monthly' 2015-11 version

One of a well-known and enthusiastic Japanese radio DXers, Mr.Takahito Akabayashi introduces this blog and my activities on his web site titled 'Shortwave Monthly' in Nov 2015 edition.
In Japanese,'Gekkan Tampa'
http://www5a.biglobe.ne.jp/~BCLSWL/     (Only in Japanese)

I'm flattered and honored to get his appreciation.
His web site is informative at any time, among all Japanese radio DXers and BCLs.

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