June 23, 2017

FM in May 2017 (in Niigata, Japan)

Last month, I went to Niigata City.

Niigata Prefecture (‘Niigata-ken’ in Japanese) is located on the island of Honshu (main island) on the coast of the Sea of Japan.

The capital is Niigata City.

 

Nii_pref

 

(Niigata Pref on Wikipedia)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niigata_Prefecture

(Welcome to Niigata on Prefecture site)

http://www.pref.niigata.lg.jp/en/

(Enjoy Niigata, official travel guide in English)

http://enjoyniigata.com/en/index.html

 

The ‘Toki’ is the prefectural bird of Niigata.

It (scientific name, Nipponia Nippon), similar in appearance to the heron, has a white body with a red tint on its wings and tail feather, a sharp beak, and unique eyes. Although toki used to be found in many areas of the Hokuriku (North Central) region, there no longer exists any native Japanese toki in the country and it is now recognized as an endangered species

I tried to do FM band-scan at the observation room (31th floor) of the ‘Toki Messe’, as the Niigata convention centre as located at the mouth of Shinano-river, in the heart of Niigata city, which is the landmark in Niigata City.

 

(the official site of Toki Messe)

https://www.tokimesse.com/english/

 

Three regional commercial radio stations are available in Niigata, as the BSN (Broadcasting System of Niigata / MW / JODR / 1116kHz / 5kW) and the FM Niigata and FM Port.

BSN have seven relays/repeaters on MW, their complementary / supplementary FM service is on 92.7MHz.

(the 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

 

FM Niigata is headquartered in Niigata City and their main frequency is 77.5MHz (JOXU-FM / 1kW), seven relays/repeaters.

FM Port is a new FM station in Niigata, their main is 79.0MHz (JOWV-FM / 1kW) and two relays/repeaters.

 

The receiver was my PL-380 with its telescopic antenna, the time was around 3pm.

The word ‘THP’ is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK, ‘NLP’ is a new style low-powered community FM station and ‘WFM’ is a new style complementary (supplementary) service by traditional MW broadcaster, mainly aired between 90MHz and 94.9MHz, sometimes called ‘Wide-FM’.

 

(MHz / station / style / location / SIO)

 

76.1, FM Niitsu - Radio Chat, NLP, Akiba Niigata City, 555

76.5, FM KENTO, NLP, Niigata City, 555

76.9, Radio Agatto, NLP, Shibata Niigata, 353

77.5, FM Niigata, THP, Yahiko Niigata, 555

79.0, FM Port, THP, Yahiko Niigata, 555

82.3, NHK-FM, THP, Yahiko Niigata, 555

92.7, BSN radio (Niigata hoso), WFM, Yahiko Niigata, 555

 

the building of Toki Messe

Toki_1

 

What's Niigata confident

Toki_5

 

the views from the room

Toki_2

 

Toki_3

 

Toki_4

June 22, 2017

FM in June 2017 (in Fukui, Japan)

I’d stayed in Fukui City for a few days last week.

The Fukui Prefecture (‘Fukui-ken’ in Japanese) is located in  ‘Hokuriku’ region on Honshu (the main island).

The capital is Fukui City.

There are three prefs in Hokuriku as Toyama, Ishikawa (the capital is Kanazawa City) and Fukui.

 

Fukui_pref

 

(Fukui pref. on Wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fukui_Prefecture

(The English page of Fukui Prefectural Government)

http://www.pref.fukui.jp/english/

(Fukui tourism guide in English)

http://www.fuku-e.com/lang/english/

(The verification card from KNB radio, Toyama City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-4.html

(Now in near Kanazawa City, Ishikawa)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/05/now-in-near-kan.html

 

Many dinosaur fossils have been discovered in the northern part of this pref.

It is the Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum that has made research on these fossils as the hub of dinosaur fossil research in Japan.

You can see the dinosaur painting on a part of JR West (West Japan Railway Company) Fukui station building’s wall.

 

Fukui_st1

 

on a platform of JR Fukui station

Fukui_st2

 

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Fukui, as the FBS (Fukui Broadcasting System / MW / JOPR / 864kHz / 5kW ) and the FM Fukui.

FBS have two relays/repeaters on MW, their complementary / supplementary FM service is on 94.6MHz.

(the 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

 

FM Fukui is headquartered in Fukui City and their main frequency is 76.1MHz (JOLU-FM / 1kW), six relays/repeaters.

I tried to do FM band-scan in the observation floor (8th floor) of the ‘Aossa' located near JR Fukui station.

 

The receiver was my PL-380 with its telescopic antenna, the time was around 1pm.

The word ‘THP’ is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK, ‘NLP’ is a new style low-powered community FM station and ‘WFM’ is a new style complementary (supplementary) service by traditional MW broadcaster, mainly aired between 90MHz and 94.9MHz, sometimes called ‘Wide-FM’.

 

(MHz / station / style / location / SIO)

 

76.1, FM Fukui, THP, Fukui City, 555

77.3, Radio Island, NLP, Fukui City, 555

79.1, Tannan-FM 791, NLP, Sabae Fukui, 454

83.4, NHK-FM, THP, Fukui City, 555

94.0, MRO Radio (Hokuriku-hoso), WFM, Kanazawa Ishikawa, 252

94.6, FBC Radio (Fukui-hoso), WFM, Fukui City, 555

 

on the 8th floor of the 'Aossa' with my PL-380

Fukui_st3

 

Fukui_st4_2

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 11, 2017

The past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category (in Japan) as of June 11

Why don't we savor 'simple listening' on the sidelines of travel?

  

Since I'd specialized in geography, travel with local radio listening (band-scan) is a very interesting hobby through a perspective of regional studies.

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

 

The following list is almost all past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category, heard in Japan, sorted them by ten geographical regions.

 

1.Hokkaido  the northern main island, near Russia

 

2016/10 FM band scan in Sapporo, the capital of Hokkaido

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/10/fm-in-october-2.html

 

2.Tohokunorth-east part of Japan

 

2017/06 FM in Morioka, Iwate

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-june-2017.html

 

3.KantoTokyo and surrounding prefectures

 

2017/05 MW in Saitama

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/mw-in-may-201-1.html

2016/08  Heard the AFN’s MW service in the restraining area, Yokosuka, Kanagawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/heard-an-afns-m.html

2016/08 The 'Enoshima Bali Sunset 2016', Fujisawa, Kanagawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/at-enoshima-isl.html

 

4.Hokuriku and Shinetsua central part of Japan's Japan Sea side

 

2017/05 MW in Komoro, Nagano

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/mw-in-may-2017.html

2016/05 Now in near Kanazawa, Ishikawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/05/now-in-near-kan.html

 

5.Tokaia central part of Japan's Pacific Ocean side

 

2017/05 FM in Gifu City

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/06/fm-in-may-2017.html

2016/07 MW in July 2016 in Gotmba, Shizuoka

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/mw-in-july-16-2.html

2016/06 FM in May 2016 in Omaezaki, Shizuoka

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/radio-listening.html

2015/06 FM in June 2015 in Jukkoku pass, Atami, Shizuoka

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-logging-on-a.html

 

6.Kinki Kansai area, including Osaka, Kyoto, Hyogo, etc

 

2017/04 in the ‘Kuchu-Teien’ , Osaka city

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/fm-in-april-201.html

2017/04 in the Kobe airport, Hyogo

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/04/fm-in-april-2-1.html

 

7.Chugoku the five prefectures: Okayama, Hiroshima, Yamaguchi, Tottori and Shimane 

 

2015/06 The flower festival and local FM stations in Hiroshima

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/05/the-flower-fest.html

 

8.Shikoku the four prefectures: Kagawa, Ehime, Tokushima and Kochi

 

2014/05 Return from Takamatsu, Kagawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/05/return-from-tak.html

 

9.Kyushu Kyushu and surrounding islands

 

2017/03 Hakata, Fukuoka City

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/fm-in-march-201.html

2016/09  Tsushima island, Nagasaki

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/mw-and-fm-in--1.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/09/mw-and-fm-in-ap.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/chased-korean-f.html

2016/02  MW in Mar 2015, in Kagoshima

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/02/mw-in-mar-2015.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/02/mw-in-mar-201-1.html

 

10.Okinawabetween the halfway of Kyushu and Taiwan

 

2013/12 and 2014/01 in Okinawa

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/12/aw-and-radio-ok.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/12/tried-to-long-d.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/01/the-daytime-log.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/01/the-nighttime-l.html

 

a view in the observation room in Fukuoka airport (FUK)

Fukuoka_airport

June 10, 2017

FM in May 2017 (in Gifu, Japan)

I went to 'Gifu' City in last month.

Gifu prefecture is located the central part of Japan, the capital is Gifu City, near Nagoya Aichi.

(Gifu pref.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gifu_Prefecture

(The location of Gifu pref.)

http://www.pref.gifu.lg.jp/foreign-languages/English/info/gifu/2.html

 

Gifu

 

One of the several landlocked prefectures in Japan, Gifu shares borders with seven other prefectures: Aichi, Fukui, Ishikawa, Mie, Nagano, Shiga and Toyama.

Gifu is endowed with rich natural environments. 

In the Hida Region, located in northern Gifu, the mountain peaks exceed 3,000 meters above sea level. 

 

Among foreign tourists, the Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama are widely known for one of Japan's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

The cultural property consists of three historic mountain villages over an area of 68 hectares (170 acres) in the remote Shogawa river valley, stretching across the border of Gifu and Toyama Prefectures.

 

(Historic Villages of Shirakawa-go and Gokayama on wiki)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historic_Villages_of_Shirakawa-%C5%8D_and_Gokayama

 

A part of Shirakawa villages from Wiki

Shirakawa

 

Two regional commercial radio stations are available in Gifu, as the ‘Gifu-chan’ (GBS-Gifu Broadcasting System / MW / JOZF / 1431kHz / 5kW ) and the ‘FM Gifu’.

Gifu-chan have five relays/repeaters on MW, their complementary / supplementary FM service is now under preparing.

(the 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

 

FM Gifu is a very new station as commenced their service in 2014, headquartered in Ogaki City (near Gifu City).

Their main frequency is 80.0MHz (JOXV-FM / 1kW) and six relays / repeaters are active right now.

The south part of this pref., including Gifu City is near Nagoya area, so can hear several Nagoya (Aichi) based stations.

I tried to do FM band-scan in the observation room of the ‘Gifu city tower 43' located near JR Gifu station and 'Shin-Gifu' station of 'Mei-testu' (Nagoya based private railway) line.

 

views in the observation room  

Gifu_1

 

Gifu_2

 

Gifu_3

 

The receiver was my PL-380 with its telescopic antenna, the time was around 1pm.

The word ‘THP’ is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK, ‘NLP’ is a new style low-powered community FM station and ‘WFM’ is a new style complementary (supplementary) service by traditional MW broadcaster, mainly aired between 90MHz and 94.9MHz, sometimes called ‘Wide-FM’.

 

(MHz / station / style / location / SIO)

 

77.8, ZIP-FM, THP, Nagoya Aichi, 353

78.5, FM WATCH, NLP, Gifu City, 555

78.9, Radio Cube FM Mie, THP, Tsu Mie, 252

79.5, Radio NEO, THP, Nagoya Aichi, 353

80.0, FM GIFU, THP, Gifu City, 555

80.7, @FM (FM Aichi), THP, Nagoya Aichi, 454

81.8, NHK-FM, THP, Tsu Mie, 353

82.5, NHK_FM, THP, Nagoya Aichi, 252

83.6, NHK_FM, THP, Gifu City, 555

90.6, MBS radio, WFM, Osaka, 353

91.9, OBC radio, WFM, Osaka, 353

92.9, Tokai radio, WFM, Seto Aichi, 454

93.3, ABC radio, WFM, Osaka, 353

93.7, CBC radio, WFM, Seto Aichi, 454

 

the external view of this bldg.(43 floors)

Gifu_4

 

June 09, 2017

FM in June 2017 (in Morioka, Iwate, Japan)

Last week, I went to Morioka City, the capital of Iwate Prefecture.

It’s located in the ‘Tohoku’ (North-East) region of Honshu (main) island and contains the island's easternmost point.

Iwate has the lowest population density of any prefecture outside Hokkaido.

(Iwate pref.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iwate_Prefecture

 

Iwate

 

There are various historical sites such as those representing ‘Hira-izumi’ Culture.

Also numerous hot springs and tasteful inns which are perfect for relaxation after long hours of traveling.

The coastal area, called ‘San-riku’, is designated as ‘Riku-chu’ Kaigan(coast) National Park.

San-riku boasts a variety of scenic landscapes and is also one of the best fishing grounds in the world, famous for its fresh, wholesome seafood.

 (A trip to Iwate)

http://www.japan-iwate.info/

 

In Morioka, I tried to catch long-distance FM at the observation room (20th floor) of ‘MALIOS’ multi-purpose building directly across from JR Morioka Station.

https://www.malios.co.jp/english/

 

The Malios bldg.

Mori_1_2  

  

At the observation room

Mori_2

 

Mori_3_2

 

Mori_4

 

 

The 'Morioka FM band-scan' was done in June 2017, around 4pm, used my PL-380 with telescopic antenna.

There are two traditional commercial radio stations in Iwate, as Iwate-hoso (IBC radio / MW) and FM Iwate.

The IBC's main MW is on 684kHz (JODF / 5kW) , seven relays/repeaters on MW and also five relays/repeaters on FM.

FM Iwate (main 76.1MHz) have more than 10 repeaters/relays.

 

The word ‘THP’ is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK, ‘NLP’ is a new style low-powered community FM station and ‘WFM’ is a new style complementary (supplementary) service by traditional MW broadcaster, mainly aired between 90MHz and 94.9MHz, sometimes called ‘Wide-FM’.

(the complementary / supplementary 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

 

(MHz, station, style, location, SIO)

 

76.1, FM Iwate, THP, Morioka (main) , 555

76.9, Radio Morioka, NLP, Morioka, 555

77.1, Date FM, THP, Sendai Miyagi, 151

78.7, FM One, NLP, Hanamaki Iwate, 353

80.5, IBC radio (Iwate-hoso), WFM, Ninohe Iwate, 252

82.2, FM Iwate, THP, Ninohe Iwate, 252

83.1, NHK-FM, THP, Morioka, 555

84.9, NHK-FM, THP, Ninohe Iwate, 252

90.1, ABS radio (Akita hoso), Akita City, 151

90.6, IBC radio, WFM, Morioka, 555

93.5, TBC radio (Tohoku hoso), Sendai Miyagi, 252

 

in front of the JR Morioka station

Mori_5

 

June 01, 2017

FM and MW in May 2017 (in Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Japan)

In last month, I stopped over the 'Act City Tower' in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka pref, on the way to Nagoya, Aichi.

 

Map_shizu

 

This prefecture is an elongated region following the coast of the Pacific Ocean at the Suruga Bay.

In the west, the prefecture extends deep into the Japan Alps.

In the east, it becomes a narrower coast bounded in the north by Mount Fuji, until it comes to the Izu Peninsula, a popular resort area pointing south into the Pacific.

I'd lived in this prefecture for several years, so am well-informed about there.

 

(Shizuoka pref.)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shizuoka_Prefecture

 

This city is the largest city in Shizuoka, located half way between Tokyo and Osaka and is situated at the center of Japan.

The city’s industrial and tourist activities take advantage of this central location. Bordered by the ocean, a river, mountains and a lake, Hamamatsu offers its residents and visitors various seasonal sceneries and leisure activities.

Local cuisines exemplified by eel (or 'unagi') dishes and Hamamatsu 'gyoza' (Chinese style dumplings) also attract visitors from around Japan.

 

This city is widely known for the birthplace for companies with a global brand such as SUZUKI, YAMAHA, and HONDA.

It is also the technological mecca of 'mo-no-zukuri' (creative manufacturing), where a number of the world’s very first products and technologies were born.

While Hamamatsu is one of the leading manufacturers of musical instruments in the world, the city has promoted itself as the town of music in recent years.

 

(Hamamatsu)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamamatsu

(Hamamatsu Tourism Guide)

http://hamamatsu-daisuki.net/lan/en/

 

The Shizuoka-related posts on this blog

 

(the verification card from the SBS radio (Shizuoka, Japan))

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/the-verificatio.html

(The SBS’s test transmission)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/tried-to-catch.html

(in Gotemba City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/mw-in-july-16-2.html

(in Omaezaki City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/radio-listening.html

(in Jukkoku Pass, Atami City)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-listening-at.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-logging-on-a.html

 

The tower is Hamamatsu's only skyscraper, situated next to JR Hamamatsu Station, is a symbol of the city.

It was designed to resemble a harmonica, a reminder that Hamamatsu is sometimes known as the ‘City of Music’.

The building houses shopping and a food court, the Okura Hotel, and an observatory on the 45th floor overlooking all of central Hamamatsu, even down to the sand dunes at the shore.

 

The appearance of the tower

Act_city

 

The FM and MW results at the observation floor of the tower are as follows;

 

The time was around 11am and the receiver was my PL-380 with telescopic antenna only.

The word ‘THP’ is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK, ‘NLP’ is a new style low-powered community FM station and ‘WFM’ is a new style complementary (supplementary) service by traditional MW broadcaster, mainly aired between 90MHz and 94.9MHz, sometimes called ‘Wide-FM’.

 

(the complementary / supplementary 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 PL-380

Act_city1

 

FM (MHz / station / style / location / SIO)

 

76.1, FM Haro!, NLP, Hamamatsu Shizuoka, 555

77.1, ZIP-FM, THP, Toyohashi Aichi, 454

77.8, ZIP-FM, THP, Nagoya Aichi, 444

78.1, Radio Cube FM Mie, THP, Shima Mie, 444

78.4, K-Mix, THP, Hamamatsu Shizuoka, 555

78.9, Radio Cube FM Mie, THP, Tsu Mie, 343

79.2, K-Mix, THP, Shizuoka City, 252

79.5, Radio NEO, THP, Nagoya Aichi, 353

80.3, K-Mix, THP, Kakegawa Shizuoka, 252

80.7, @FM (FM Aichi), THP, Nagoya Aichi, 353

81.3, @FM (FM Aichi), THP, Toyohashi Aichi, 353

81.8, NHK-FM, THP, Tsu Mie, 353

82.1, NHK-FM, THP, Hamamatsu Shizuoka, 555

82.5, NHK-FM, THP, Nagoya Aichi, 454

83.0, NHK-FM, THP, Shimada Shizuoka, 252

84.3, FM Yashino-mi, NLP, Toyohashi Aichi, 232

84.5, NHK-FM, THP, Haruno Shizuoka, 222

85.3, NHK-FM, THP, Toyohashi Aichi, 353

85.9, K-Mix, THP, Shimada Shizuoka, 353

88.8, NHK-FM, THP, Shizuoka City, 252

92.9, Tokai Radio, WFM, Seto Aichi, 353

93.7, CBC Radio, WFM, Seto Aichi, 353

93.9, SBS Radio, WFM, Yaizu Shizuoka, 353

 

MW (kHz / Station / location / SIO)

 

558, Radio Kansai-CRK, Kobe Hyogo, 454

576, NHK_radio_1, Hamamatsu Shizuoka, 555

666, NHK_radio_1, Osaka City, 353

729, NHK_radio_1, Nagoya Aichi, 555

828, NHK_radio_2, Osaka City, 252

864, Tokai radio, Toyohashi Aichi, 252

882, NHK_radio_1, Shizuoka City, 353

909, NHK_radio_2, Nagoya Aichi, 252

1008, ABC radio, Osaka City, 252

1053, CBC radio, Nagoya Aichi, 555

1161, NHK_radio_1, Toyohashi Aichi, 252

1242, Nippon Hoso (Tokyo), Kisarazu Chiba, 252

1332, Tokai radio, Nagoya Aichi, 454

1359, NHK_radio_2, Toyohashi Aichi, 252

1404, SBS radio, Shizuoka City, 555

1521, NHK_radio_2, Hamamatsu Shizuoka, 555

 

wow! so nice views! 

Act_city3

 

Act_city4

  

Act_city2

May 26, 2017

MW in May 2017 (in Saitama, Japan)

Take also went to the Mt. Dou-dai-ra for domestic MW-DX in this month.

Doudaira is a mountain with an altitude of 875m at the boundary between Ogawa, Tokigawa and Higashi Chichibu. (all in Saitama Pref.)

 

This prefecture is part of the Greater Tokyo Area, and most of Saitama's cities can be described as suburbs of Tokyo, to which a large number of residents commute each day.

 

Doudaira_2

 

Doudaira_1

 

His reports on this blog are as follows;

(MW in Komoro, Nagano)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/mw-in-may-2017.html

(MW in Kagoshima - 1)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/02/mw-in-mar-2015.html

(MW in Kagoshima - 2)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/02/mw-in-mar-201-1.html

 

He used an ICF-SW7600GR and an ICF-M780N, with external loop style antennas.

The daytime report is as follows;

 

(kHz / station / location / SIO)

 

594, NHK_radio_1 (Tokyo), Kuki Saitama, 555

693, NHK_radio_2 (Tokyo), Kuki Saitama, 555

765, YBS radio (Yamanashi hoso), Kofu Yamanashi, 544

774, NHK_radio_2, Akita, 544

810, AFN (Tokyo), Wakou Saitama, 555

819, NHK_radio_1, Nagano City, 211

846, NHK_radio_1, Koriyama Fukushima, 433

882, NHK_radio_1, Shizuoka City, 333

918, YBC radio (Yamagata hoso), Yamagata, 453

927, NHK_radio_1, Kofu Yamanashi, 554

954, TBS radio (Tokyo), Toda Saitama, 555

1026, NHK_radio_1, Komoro Nagano, 343

1053, CBC radio, Nagoya Aichi, 121

1062, CRT_radio (Tochigi hoso), Ashikaga Tochigi, 433

1098, rfc Radio_fukushima, Koriyama Fukushima, 333

1134, Bunka hoso (Tokyo), Kawaguchi Saitama, 555

1161, NHK_radio_1, Atami Shizuoka?, 222

1179, IBS radio (Ibaraki hoso), Mito Ibaraki, 454

1242, Nippon hoso_JOLF (Tokyo), Kisarazu Chiba, 555

1260, TBC radio (Tohoku hoso), Sendai Miyagi, 151

1314, OBC radio (Radio Osaka), Osaka, 151

1332, Tokai radio, Nagoya Aichi, 252

1341, NHK_radio_1, Ueda Nagano, 222

1404, SBS radio (Shizuoka hoso), Shizuoka City, 352

1422, RF radio Nippon, Kawasaki Kanagawa, 555

1440, STV radio (Sapporo TV), Sapporo Hokkaido, 454

1458, IBS radio (Ibaraki hoso), Tsuchiura Ibaraki, 444

1467, NHK_radio_2, Nagano City, 443

1485, Tokai radio , Takayama Gifu, 222

1530, CRT radio (Tochigi hoso), Utsunomiya Tochigi, 555

1584, NHK_radio_1, Okaya-Suwa Nagano, 544

1593, NHK_radio_2, Niigata City, 343

1602, NHK_radio_2, Kofu Yamanashi, 544

May 25, 2017

MW in May 2017 (in Nagano, Japan)

Take Sekiguchi is an editor-in-chief of a monthly magazine named ‘Radio Life’ by Sansai-books in Tokyo.

He likes traveling and long-distance MW/FM radio listening, has just kindly informed me of his travel and listening report in Komoro City, Nagano Pref two weeks ago, so I’d like to introduce his MW loggings.

 

We’re not interested in SW broadcasts and inter-continental MW-DX (I think it might be obsolete!), so don't own any SDR (Software Defined Receiver) nor communication receiver.

 

Nagano is a landlocked prefecture of Japan located in the central region on the island of Honshu (mainland).

Due to the abundance of mountain ranges in this area, the land available for inhabitance is relatively limited.

 

Map_nagano

 

The capital is the city of Nagano, famous as it hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, the third Olympic Games and second winter Olympics to be held in Japan.

Komoro is a city located in eastern Nagano, a lot of mountain hiking places, close to the active volcano Mt Asama.

 

Mt.Asama from Wiki

Asama

 

The band-scan was done from 2pm(JST) on May 11 by an ICF-M780N (by Sony) with internal antenna , at the ‘kurumasaka’ pass (1,973 meters above sea level) near the border between Nagano pref and Gunma pref.

 

Take at the Kurumasaka pass

Komoro

 

(kHz / station / location / SIO)

 

540, NHK_ radio_1, Matsumoto Nagano, 555

558, Radio Kansai_CRK, Kobe Hyogo, 544

594, NHK_radio_1 (Tokyo), Kuki Saitama, 555

621, NHK_radio_1, Iida Nagano, 533

648, NHK_radio_1, Toyama , 555

666, NHK_radio_1, Osaka, 433

693, NHK_radio_2 (Tokyo), Kuki Saitama, 555

729, NHK_radio_1, Nagoya Aichi, 555

738, KNB radio (kita-nihon hoso), Toyama, 533

765, YBS radio (yamanasni hoso), Kofu Yamanashi, 544

774 NHK_radio_2, Akita, 555

810, AFN_Tokyo, Wakou Saitama, 555

819, NHK_radio_1, Nagano City, 555

828, NHK_radio_2, Osaka, 543

837, NHK_radio_1, Niigata ,444

864, SBC radio (Shinetsu hoso), Matsumoto Nagano, 555

882, NHK_radio_1, Shizuoka City, 544

927, NHK_radio_1, Kofu Yamanashi, 555

954, TBS radio (Tokyo), Toda Saitama, 555

1008, ABC radio (Asahi hoso), Osaka, 333

1026, NHK_radio_1, Komoro Nagano, 555

1053, CBC radio, Nagoya Aichi, 444

1062, SBC radio, Ueda Nagano, 555

1098, SBC radio, Nagano City, 555

1116, BSN radio (Niigata hoso), Niigata, 555

1134, Bunka hoso (Tokyo), Toda Saitama, 555

1143, KBS Kyoto, Kyoto, 222

1179, MBS radio (Mainichi hoso), Osaka, 222

1197, SBC radio, Suwa Nagano, 555

1224, NHK_radio_1, Kanazawa Ishikawa, 333

1242, Nippon hoso_JOLF (Tokyo), Kisarazu Chiba, 555

1314, Radio Osaka (OBC), Osaka, 333

1332, Tokai Radio, Nagoya Aichi, 444

1341, NHK_radio_1, Ueda Nagano, 555

1359, NHK_radio_2, Okaya-Suwa Nagano, 555

1386, NHK_radio_2, Kanazawa Ishikawa, 444

1395, rfc Radio Fukushima, Aizu-wakamatsu Fukushima, 444

1404, SBS radio (Shizuoka hoso), Shizuoka City, 444

1422, RF_radio_nippon, Kawasaki Kanagawa, 444

1431, Gifu_chan (Gifu hoso), Gifu City, 333

1458, SBC radio, Saku Nagano, 555

1476, NHK_radio_2, Iida Nagano, 444

1485, SBC radio, Karuizawa Nagano, 222

1503, NHK_radio_1, Akita City, 333

1512, NHK_radio_2, Matsumoto Nagano, 555

1530, BSN radio, Joetsu Niigata, 333

1539, NHK_radio_2, Komoro Nagano, 555

1584, NHK_radio_1, Okaya-Suwa Nagano, 555

1593, NHK_radio_2, Niigata City, 555

1602, NHK_radio_2, Ueda Nagano, 555

May 06, 2017

FM in April 2017 (in Wellington, NZ)

Wellington is the capital and second most populous urban area of New Zealand, with approx. 405,000 residents.

It is at the south-western tip of the North Island, between Cook Strait and the Rimutaka Range, is the major population centre of the southern North Island and is the administrative center of the Wellington Region.

Interestingly, it’s the world's windiest city, with an average wind speed of over 26 km/h and the world's southernmost capital of a sovereign state.

 

Adam reported his FM band-scan while sitting in his car parked at the Wellington Botanic Gardens, the receiver was Pioneer KEH-1550.

 

(The Wellington Botanic Garden)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington_Botanic_Garden

【the position : latitude 41.2829 S, longitude 174.7660 E】

 

a cable car in Wellington from Wiki 

Wel_cable

 

the posts of NZ related on this blog are as follows;

(MW in March 2016 in NZ)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/mw-in-march-in.html

(The travel advisory radio trial – Auckland, NZ)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/05/travel-advisory.html

(Sporadic E Openings on Nov. 21, 2015 (In Sydney NSW Australia)

【It was toward the southernmost and westernmost city, Invercargill】

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/sporadic-e-open.html

 

(MHz / station)

88.0 TLC - The Little Country Radio

88.6 Radio Active

89.3 Newstalk ZB

90.1 The Hits

90.9 ZM

91.7 The Edge

92.5 RNZ Concert

93.3 Radio Hauraki

93.7 Mix

94.1 The Breeze

95.3 More FM

95.7 Coast

96.1 RNZ Concert (Hutt Valley/Eastern Bays)

96.5 The Rock

97.3 The Sound

98.5 The Breeze

98.9 Radio Live

99.7 More FM

100.5 Mai

100.9 Atiawa Toa FM (Hutt Valley and Wellington)

101.3 RNZ National

101.7 RNZ National (Hutt Valley/Eastern Bays)

103.7 Niu FM

104.1 Niu FM

104.5 George FM

105.3 Local Indian Radio

106.1 Wellington Access Radio

 

May 04, 2017

The travel advisory radio (trial) – Auckland, New Zealand

Adam Claydon, a member of New Zealand Radio DX League, based in Palmerston North – North Island of NZ, kindly informed me of the travel advisory radio trial in Auckland area.

 

According to the web site of the NZ transport agency, along with Auckland Transport, is trialling a new radio service for motorists on the move in this city.

The trial service, 102.2 On-Route FM, will run from 6 March to 1 September 2017 using a fixed-term, temporary FM license for a limited broadcast area.

(The NZ transport agency)

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/

 

the area (from the NZTA’s page)

Auck_fm

 

The aim of the trial is to test short-range radio as a tool for better informing people on route, including by advising them about things which may impact a current or future journey.

Everyone can hear 102.2 On-Route FM outside this zone but as the signal strength is lower audibility will be affected, while within the advertised broadcast zone there may be some spots where topography or other factors affect reception.

They say this service has worked well in countries such as the US and the proof-of-concept trial in Auckland, backed by customer research, is to see whether it could work well in NZ.

The information broadcast will help ensure motorists in the coverage area can access more detailed information about delays which may occur during their trip, such as when an incident has occurred or a road works closure is in place, and can potentially make more informed decisions about their journey, such as taking an alternative route.

In an effort to provide more predictable journeys, the station will also broadcast information about activity which may impact future journeys, which will enable people to plan in order to avoid delays if possible.

 

I've been to NZ once, only Auckland and Christchurch, on private in 1998.

I really have happy memories of visiting NZ.

One of my wife's friends' family have a plan to immigrate from Philippines to NZ and I look forward to meeting them in there.

In Auckland, I'd stayed at the 'Ascot Parnell', located near Stephens avenue, Parnell district.

It was the first time for me to put up a so-called 'B&B' style inn, savored talking with cheerful other visitors, mostly from the US.

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