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.

May 03, 2017

The past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category (except Japan) as of May 3

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

The following list is all past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category, except heard in Japan, amounts to no less than 25 countries/regions and six continents.

 

Posted yyyy/mm, location, (the cooperator)

 

Europe

France, Greece, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and the UK

 

2011/09 Paris, France (Koji Hoshi)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/09/loggings-of-rad.html

2016/06 Corfu, Greece (Keith C Howells)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/fm-and-mw-in-ma.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/fm-and-mw-in--1.html

2015/11 Vilnius, Lithuania (Stephen Howie)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/fm-in-nov-2015.html

2015/09 Sankt-peterburg, Russia (Chrissy Brand)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/10/fm-loggings-in.html

2016/12 Bratislava, Slovakia (Chrissy)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/fm-in-november.html

2017/01 Canary islands, Spain (John Hoad)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/fm-in-december.html

2016/09 Majorca islands, Spain (Keith)

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

2015/10 Cornwall, the UK (Simon Hockenhull)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/fm-in-oct-2015.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/fm-in-oct-201-1.html

 

Africa

Morocco and on the sea near South Africa

 

2011/11 Rabat, Morocco (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/11/mw-loggings-in.html

2014/02 on the sea near South Africa (Rob Shepherd)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listening.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listeni-1.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listeni-2.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listeni-3.html

 

Asia

China (PRC), Hong Kong, India, Macau, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka and Taiwan

 

2012/08 Beijing, China (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/08/japanese-langua.html

2016/01 Hong Kong (China) (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/08/mw-loggings-in.html

2011/08 Mumbai, India (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/fm-on-jan-5-201.html

2016/01 Macau (China) (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/one-day-trave-1.html

2013/08 Singapore (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/08/long-distance-m.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/08/many-linguistic.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/03/fm-band-on-15-f.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/02/heard-mw-in-sin.html

2017/01 Busan, South Korea (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/fm-in-december.html

2017/02 The special report ‘Seoul AM listening guide’ (Chris Kadlec)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/the-seoul-am-ra.html

2015/09 Seoul, South Korea (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/09/mw-on-september.html

2017/04 Colombo, Sri Lanka (Axel Roese)

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

2015/01 Taipei, Taiwan (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/01/now-in-taipei-i.html

 

North America

Canada and the US

 

2015/08 Hamilton, ON Canada (Chrissy)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-on-april-201.html

2015/08 NY, the US (Chrissy)

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

2015/08 Cedar city, UT the US (Chrissy)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/08/fm-loggings-in.html

 

Central and South America

Chile and Dominican Republic

 

2016/07 Valparaiso, Chile (Rob)

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

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

2015/11 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Stephen)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-and-mw-in-oc.html

 

Pacific

Australia, French Polynesia(Tahiti), New Zealand and Northern Mariana islands(Guam)

 

2015/11 Sydney, NSW, Australia (Richard Jary)  - Sporadic E openings

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

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/sporadic-e-op-1.html

2013/03 Perth, WA, Australia (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/03/air-on-mar-22th.html

2016/07 Tahiti, French Polynesia (Rob)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/fm-in-feb-2016.html

2016/07 Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand (Rob)

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

2014/08 Guam, Northern Mariana islands (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/08/mw-on-aug10-201.html

 

Thank you very much for all cooperators!

 

Chrissy Brand (East Sussex, the UK),

Axel Roese (North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany),

Chris Kadlec (MI, the US),

John Hoad (Kent, the UK),

Keith C Howells (Wales, the UK),

Richard Jary (NSW, Australia),

Rob Shepherd (QLD, Australia),

Simon Hockenhull (South West England, the UK),

Stephen Howie (London, the UK). 

 

April 30, 2017

The past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category (in Japan) as of April 30

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

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

 

Right now, no post is available.

 

3.KantoTokyo and surrounding prefectures

 

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

 

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

 

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 The ‘Kuchu-Teien’ in 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

 

my ER-C57WR in the US NAVY base, Yokosuka, Kanagawa

Yos_us_01

April 29, 2017

FM in April 2017 (in Kobe, Hyogo, Japan)

Kobe is the sixth-largest city in Japan and is the capital of Hyogo Prefecture.

It’s located on the southern side of the main island, on the north shore of Osaka Bay and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka central.

Also the city is part of the 'Kei-han-shin' metropolitan area along with Osaka and Kyoto.

 

I’d stayed in Osaka for a few days last week, by air, via Kobe airport, so I heard local FM stations for a short while.

(Kobe Airport terminal)

http://www.kairport.co.jp/eng/index.html

(Kobe Airport)

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

 

=The FM band-scan on the observation floor of Kobe airport, Hyogo Japan=

On a day of April 2017, around 1700JST

My PL-380 with it’s telescopic antenna

The position is approx. latitude 34-38, longitude 135-13

 

'THP' is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK.

'NLP' is a new style low-powered community FM station.

'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 / Transmitting location / SIO )

 

76.1 FM MOOV KOBE / NLP / Kobe, Hyogo / 454

76.5 FM-Cocolo / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

77.6 Kiss-FM (Hyogo FM broadcasting) / THP / Himeji, Hyogo / 353

78.7 Sakura FM / NLP / Nishi-no-miya, Hyogo / 353

78.9 Be Happy 789 / NLP / Osaka / 252

80.2 FM802 / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

84.2 NHK-FM / THP / Himeji, Hyogo / 353

85.1 OH!FM (FM Osaka) / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

86.5 NHK-FM / THP / Kobe, Hyogo / 555

88.1 NHK-FM / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

89.4 alfa-station / THP / Kyoto City / 252

89.9 Kiss-FM / THP / Kobe, Hyogo / 555

90.6 MBS Radio / WFM / Higashi-Osaka, Osaka / 555

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

91.9 OBC Radio (Radio Osaka) / WFM / Higashi-osaka, Osaka / 555

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

93.3 ABC Radio (Asahi-hoso) / WFM / Ikoma, Nara / 555

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

94.2 WBS Radio (Wakayama-hoso) / WFM / Kainan, Wakayama / 252

 

A view from the observation floor

Kobe_apt_1

 

Kobe_apt_4

 

April 28, 2017

FM in April 2017 (in Osaka, Japan)

Why don't we savor 'simple listening' by a small receiver, on the sidelines of travel?

 

I’d stayed in Osaka for a few days last week, went to the ‘Kuchu-Teien’ while this travel, with my PL-380.

The word ‘Kuchu-Teien’ means ‘the Hanging garden’, located near JR (West Japan Railway Company) Osaka station, also be called ‘Umeda’area.

The name of this building is 'Umeda Sky Building', which is known worldwide for its dynamic and outstanding form.

In 2008, it was introduced as the British newspaper ‘THE TIMES’ Taj Mahal and the Sagrada Familia and well as in the ‘buildings of 20 to represent the world’.

Later, is also recognized by the foreign tourists and overseas architects, it has been attracting attention as an Osaka landmark to visit.

 

Wow… very interestingly shaped building!

Osaka_4

 

 

(Kuchu-Teien observatory)

http://www.kuchu-teien.com/observatory/

Birth / 1993 July 2

size / 54m × 54m

area / 3,000 square meters (two-layer structure)

height / ground 173m

position / latitude - 34.705302, longitude - 135.4906

 

The band-scan report of the observatory is as follows;

On a day of April 2017, around 1400JST with my PL-380 with it’s telescopic antenna.

 

a view, toward JR Osaka station and surrounding area 

Osaka_1

 

(MHz / Station / Style / Transmitting location / SIO )

 

‘THP’ is a traditional high-powered regional FM station, including NHK.

‘NLP’ is a new style low-powered community FM station.

‘WFM’ is a new style complementary (supplementary) service by traditional MW broadcaster, mainly aired between 90MHz and 94.9MHz, sometimes called ‘Wide-FM’.

 

76.5 FM Cocolo / THP / Osaka / 555

77.0 e-radio / THP / Otsu, Shiga / weak

77.6 Kiss FM (Hyogo FM broadcasting) / THP / Himeji, Hyogo / weak

77.9 Hirakata FM? / NLP / Hirakata, Osaka / weak

78.1 Yes-FM / NLP / Osaka city / 555

78.7 Sakura FM / NLP / Nishino-miya, Hyogo / 252

78.9 Be Happy 789 / NLP/ Osaka city / 555

79.2 FM-Chao / NLP / Yao, Osaka / 353

79.4 Happy-FM Itami / NLP / Itami, Hyogo / 353

80.2 FM802 / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

81.6 Tukky816? / NLP / Minoo, Osaka / weak

82.0 FM aiai / NLP / Amagasaki, Hyogo / 353

82.4 FM Hanako / NLP / Moriguchi, Osaka/ 252

82.8 NHK-FM? / THP / Kyoto city / weak

83.1 NHK-FM? / THP / Kawanishi, Hyogo / weak

83.4 NHK-FM? / THP / Ikoma, Nara / 252

83.7 FM Senri / NLP/ Suita, Osaka / 353

84.0 NHK-FM / THP / Otsu, Shiga / 252

84.2 NHK-FM / THP / Himeji, Hyogo / weak

84.5 FM845 (Kyoto living FM) / NLP / Kyoto city / weak

84.7 NHK-FM / THP / Wakayama / weak

85.1 FM OH! (FM-Osaka) / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

86.0 NHK-FM / THP / Takamatsu, Kagawa / weak

86.5 NHK-FM / THP / Kobe, Hyogo / 454

87,1 Kiss-FM / THP / Ashiya, Hyogo / weak

88.1 NHK-FM / THP / Daito, Osaka / 555

89.4 alfa-station (FM-Kyoto) / THP / Kyoto city / 454

89.9 Kiss-FM / THP / Kobe, Hyogo / 555

90.6 MBS-Radio / WFM / Higashi-osaka, Osaka / 555

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-2.html

 

91.9 OBC Radio (Radio Osaka) / WFM / Higashi-osaka, Osaka / 555

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-1.html

 

93.3 ABC Radio (Asahi-hoso) / WFM / Ikoma, Nara / 555

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/08/the-verificat-3.html

 

94.2 WBS Radio (Wakayama-hoso) / WFM / Kainan, Wakayama / 454

 

a view toward kyoto direction

whew, my PL-380 on the transparent desk!

Osaka_2

 

on the upper deck

Osaka_3

April 27, 2017

FM in February 2017 (in Colombo, Sri Lanka)

Why don't we savor 'simple listening' by a small receiver on the sidelines of travel?

 

A BDXC member, Axel Roese, based in North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany), went to Sri Lanka on a business trip for a few days in last February.

He kindly allowed me to introduce his band-scan result.

 

a part of Colombo (from Wiki) 

Colombo

 

He said really much more than he expected and also different types of music and programs.

One strange observation he made is that many stations transmit on two frequencies at intervals of only 0,2 MHz (!).

Also remarkable was the fact there was not one station from the state company SLBC to receive, however, his list claims not to be complete by any mean.

The receiver was his ATS-909X with telescopic antenna on 13 Feb 2017 local late evening hours.

The location was at a room of Cinnamon Lakeside Hotel in the center of Colombo.

 

(MHz / Station / Language / Style / RDS indicated ) ‘EE’ means ‘in English’

 

87.6, Lite FM, EE, talk, pop, LITE_FM_

87.8, Lite FM, EE, talk, pop, LITE_FM_ 87.6

88.3, E FM, EE, pop, E_FM____

88.6, Sitha FM, Vernacular, religious, 88.8

88.8, Sitha FM, Vernacular, Vn, pop,

89.1, E FM, EE, pop, 88.3

89.6, City FM, Vernacular, Vn pop

89.8, City FM, Vernacular, Vn pop 89.8

90.4, Varnam FM, ?. modern pop, 90.6

90.6, Varnam FM, ?, modern pop

90.9, Shaa FM, Vernacular, Vn pop, SHAA_FM_

91.1, Shaa FM, Vernacular, Vn pop, SHAA_FM_ 90.9

91.4, Fox 91.4, EE, pop, FOX_91.4

92.4, FM Derana, Vernacular, Vn pop, FMDERANA

92.7, Y FM, EE, Vn pop, __Y_FM__

93.0, Gold FM, EE, oldies, GOLD_FM_

93.5, Lakhanda, Vernacular, religious

93.7, Lakhanda, Vernacular, religious, 93.5

94.8, Neth FM, Vernacular, religious, NETH_FM_

95.0, Neth FM, Vernacular religious, NETH_FM_ 94.8

96.1, Hiru FM, Vn pop, HIRU_FM_

96.6, Legends 96.6, EE, pop, LEGENDS_

96.9, Kiss, EE, modern pop

97.1, Real R, EE, pop

98.2, Siyatha FM, ?,folk

98.4, Siyatha FM, ?, folk, 98.2

98.7, Sun FM, ?, pop, SUN_FM__

98.9, Sun FM, ?, pop, SUN_FM__ 98.7

99.2, TNL R, ?, rock

99.5, Shree FM, ?, religious

100.0, Shree FM, ?, religious, SHREE_FM 99.5

100.5, RanOne FM, ? ,Vn pop, RANONE__ FM______

101.0, RanOne FM, ?, Vn pop, RANONE__ FM______ 100.5

103.6, Sooriyan FM, Vernacular, Vn pop, SOORIYAN

106.0, Lak FM, ?, ?

106.2, Lak FM, ?, religious, 106.0

106.5, Sirasa FM, ?, religious, _SIRASA_ ___FM___

 

In my opinion, so many local broadcasters are available in English, but Sinhalese and Tamil are the two official languages in this country.

According to Wiki, the Constitution defines English as the link language, so English is widely used for education, scientific and commercial purposes.

Because of a Malaysian citizen (Chinese origin), my wife has several friends of Tamil origin and can speak Tamil a little bit.

However, she said can’t understand any Tamil letters.gawk

 

Sinhala letters (from Wiki)

Shinhala

 

April 02, 2017

The past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category (in Japan)

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

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

 

Reference : the following post includes global listenings (except in Japan), amounts to no less than 24 countries/regions and six continents.

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/the-past-posts.html

 

 

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

 

Right now, no post is available.

 

3.【KantoTokyo and surrounding prefectures

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

2016/05 A travel to Kobe, Hyogo

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/05/a-tvel-to-kobe.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

 

My ATS-909X in Sapporo, Hokkiado

Ats909x_sap_2  

March 31, 2017

FM in March 2017 (in Hakata / Fukuoka City)

I’d stayed in Fukuoka City, Kyushu in this week.

I'd lived in a central part of this city for one and a half years in seven years ago.

It's a big city and nice place because of a lot of unique things, has a diverse culture and a wide range of cultural attractions.

Fukuoka hosts more than 2 million foreign visitors annually, with the majority coming from neighboring South Korea and Mainland China.

(Fukuoka Pref)

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

(Fukuoka City)

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

 

In my spare time, tried to chase FM stations from the observation terrace of the 'JR Hakata City', close to the JR Hakata station, by my PL-380 with its telescopic antenna.

(JR Hakata City)

https://www.jrhakatacity.com/translation/

 

I was able to confirm no less than 20 stations, classified them into the following four types.

 

1) New style low powered community FM stations, usually own one transmitter.

2) Traditional prefectural (commercial) FM stations with a lot of relays and repeaters.

(In Fukuoka, FM Fukuoka, Cross FM and Love FM)

3) NHK's (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) stations with a lot of relays and repeaters

4) Complementary (supplementary) FM services of MW stations

(In Fukuoka, RKB radio and KBC radio)

 

Fukuoka related posts on this blog are as follows;

(RKB Radio)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/the-verificatio.html

(KBC Radio)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/11/the-verificatio.html

(The Love FM and Mega-Net)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/03/english-domes-2.html

(the band scan in Tsushima island near Fukuoka)

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

(the reception comparison between Fukuoka and Busan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/11/comparison-two.html

(Fukuoka and Busan)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/07/fukuoka-and-bus.html

(my past receiver (Grundig G3) in Fukuoka)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/photos/reception_locations/6.html

 

【FM in Hakata / Fukuoka City

'NLP' is a broadcast of new style low powered community FM station

'TFS' is a broadcast of traditional style high powered commercial station, including NHK

'WFM' is a complementary (supplementary) station of traditional MW radio

 

(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

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

 

(MHz / station / style / location / SIO)

the time duration was from 2pm to 4pm

 

76.1 Love FM TFS / Fukuoka 555

77.0 Corss FM TFS / Kita-kyushu 454

77.7 Kote-min NLP / Fukuoka 252

78.7 Cross FM TFS / Fukuoka / 555

79.3 FM tanto NLP / Fukuoka. Omuta / 151

80.0 FM Fukuoka TFS / Kita-kyushu / 353

80.7 FM Fukuoka TFS / Fukuoka / 555

81.3 FM Fukuoka TFS / Fukuoka, Itoshima / 151

82.5 Love FM TFS / Fukuoka-nishi / 353

82.7 Love FM TFS / Kita-kyushu / 353

84.2 NHK-FM TFS / Oita? / 151

84.8 NHK-FM TFS / Fukuoka / 555

85.4 NHK-FM TFS / Kumamoto / 151

85.7 NHK-FM TFS / Kita-kyushu / 252

90.2 KBC Radio WFM / Fukuoka/ 555

91.0 RKB Radio WFM / Fukuoka / 555

91.5 RKB Radio WFM / Kita-kyushu / 353

93.0 KBC Radio WFM / Itoshima / 454

94.0 KBC Radio WFM / Kita-kyushu / 454

94.6 RKB Radio WFM / Itoshima / 454

 

My PL-380 on a table in the observation terrace of JR Hakata City bldg.

Hakata

 

 

February 12, 2017

The past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category

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

The following list is all past posts of 'travel_and_listening' category, except heard in Japan, amounts to no less than 24 countries/regions and six continents.

 

Posted yyyy/mm, location, (the cooperator)

 

Europe

France, Greece, Lithuania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain and the UK

 

2011/09 Paris, France (Koji Hoshi)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/09/loggings-of-rad.html

2016/06 Corfu, Greece (Keith C Howells)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/fm-and-mw-in-ma.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/06/fm-and-mw-in--1.html

2015/11 Vilnius, Lithuania (Stephen Howie) 

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/fm-in-nov-2015.html

2015/09 Sankt-peterburg, Russia (Chrissy Brand)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/10/fm-loggings-in.html

2016/12 Bratislava, Slovakia (Chrissy)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/12/fm-in-november.html

2017/01 Canary islands, Spain (John Hoad)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/fm-in-december.html

2016/09 Majorca islands, Spain (Keith)

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

2015/10 Cornwall, the UK (Simon Hockenhull)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/fm-in-oct-2015.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/fm-in-oct-201-1.html

 

Africa

Morocco and on the sea near South Africa

 

2011/11 Rabat, Morocco (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/11/mw-loggings-in.html

2014/02 on the sea near South Africa (Rob Shepherd)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listening.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listeni-1.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listeni-2.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/04/radio-listeni-3.html

 

Asia

China (PRC), Hong Kong, India, Macau, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan

 

2012/08 Beijing, China (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/08/japanese-langua.html

2016/01 Hong Kong (China) (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2011/08/mw-loggings-in.html

2011/08 Mumbai, India (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/fm-on-jan-5-201.html

2016/01 Macau (China) (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/01/one-day-trave-1.html

2013/08 Singapore (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/08/long-distance-m.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/08/many-linguistic.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/03/fm-band-on-15-f.html

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2012/02/heard-mw-in-sin.html

2017/01 Busan, South Korea (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/01/fm-in-december.html

2017/02 The special report ‘Seoul AM listening guide’ (Chris Kadlec)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2017/02/the-seoul-am-ra.html

2015/09 Seoul, South Korea (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/09/mw-on-september.html

2015/01 Taipei, Taiwan (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/01/now-in-taipei-i.html

 

North America

Canada and the US

 

2015/08 Hamilton, ON Canada (Chrissy)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/06/fm-on-april-201.html

2015/08 NY, the US (Chrissy)

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

2015/08 Cedar city, UT the US (Chrissy)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/08/fm-loggings-in.html

 

Central and South America

Chile and Dominican Republic

 

2016/07 Valparaiso, Chile (Rob)

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

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

2015/11 Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic (Stephen)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/11/fm-and-mw-in-oc.html

 

Pacific

Australia, French Polynesia(Tahiti), New Zealand and Northern Mariana islands(Guam)

 

2015/11 Sydney, NSW, Australia (Richard Jary)  - Sporadic E openings

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

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2015/12/sporadic-e-op-1.html

2013/03 Perth, WA, Australia (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2013/03/air-on-mar-22th.html

2016/07 Tahiti, French Polynesia (Rob)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2016/07/fm-in-feb-2016.html

2016/07 Auckland and Wellington, New Zealand (Rob)

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

2014/08 Guam, Northern Mariana islands (Koji)

http://listening-overseas.air-nifty.com/radio/2014/08/mw-on-aug10-201.html

 

Thank you very much for all cooperators!

Chrissy Brand (Manchester, the UK),

Chris Kadlec (MI, the US),

John Hoad (Kent, the UK),

Keith C Howells (Wales, the UK),

Richard Jary (NSW, Australia),

Rob Shepherd (QLD, Australia),

Simon Hockenhull (South West England, the UK),

Stephen Howie (London, the UK).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

より以前の記事一覧

RevolverMaps

DX International

  • DX International
    From the UK. Contains a selection of Chrissy's articles mostly published in Radio User (the 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

World Radio Map

Seoul Radio Listening Guide

  • The Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide
    This is a three-hour documentary broadcast narrated by Chris Kadlec (based in MI, the US) that looks at the AM band as heard in Seoul, Korea after dark.
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