Radio Amhara (Ethiopia)

6090 kHz.  Received in Niigata, Japan.

20-Feb-2017,  5:59 AM-Local Time (2059 UTC)   Language: Amharic

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus

Antenna: AAA-1 Small Loop (Indoor)

The video is the ending part of their broadcast.  ID sounds like “Yeh  ye-Amara Radio” (perhaps meaning “This is Radio of Amhara”).  There is some interference from CRI on the same frequency.  Their local music actually sounds very similar to Japanese traditional falk music.  I want to let people there listen to our music and hear their impression some day!

Radio Munansi (Broadcasting to Uganda, via WWRB)

15240 kHz.  Received in northern New Jersey, USA.

10-Dec-2016, Local Time – 1:05 PM  (1805 UTC)   Language: Unknown (Luganda?)

Receiver: BST-1 Car Shortwave Radio   Antenna: Whip

After sign-on, African music is continuously played for about 2 hrs and then suddenly Ugandan national anthem starts, followed by talk program in local language (sometimes I heard English speech as well).  The talk sounds like a lecture and the word “Uganda” is heard many times.  The following record is the national anthem and beginning of a talk program.  By the way, what does “Munansi” mean?

Voice of Hope – Africa (Zambia)

13680 kHz.  Received in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA.

26-Nov-2016, Local Time – 10:40-12:00   (1540-1700 UTC)   Language: English

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: MFJ-1899T Whip (Roof top of my car)

Nice signal here in Northern NJ during the late morning.   The following video was made by picking up IDs and the closing announcement.  FYI, the big signal on the right (13695kHz) is The Overcomer Ministry via WRMI.

Voice of Amara Radio (Broadcasting to Ethiopia)

15360 kHz.  Received in Edgewater, New Jersey, USA.

19-Nov-2016, Local Time – 12:00   (1700 UTC)   Language: Amharic

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus    Antenna: MFJ-1899T Whip (Roof top of my car)

Opening ID sounds like “Yeh Yamara Dimitsi Radyo New” (meaning This is Amhara Voice Radio).

A jamming came up at about 3 minutes after s/on (not recorded).

ELWA (Monrovia, Liberia) on 6050kHz

6050 kHz.  Received in Spain (via remote Perseus server).
22-Sept-2016, 0527 UTC
Language: English
Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus

Based on recent information from DXLD, I tried reception of ELWA on 6050kHz, starting at 0530 UTC.  Unfortunately my area does not seem to be a good location.  Then I accessed a remote Perseus server in Spain.  It has been a very long time since I heard this interval signal last time.


The following lovely QSL card attracted many young SWLs in Japan at that time.




Tokyo Ham Fair 2016!

During August 20-21, 2016 at Tokyo Big Sight, I came back to this bigget hamfest in Japan after my 25-year interval.   The total attendees were reported as 37000.  Here are some snaps.



The logo is pronounced “Ham Fair.”






Japan Short Wave Club Booth in preparation.



Kenwood gives a presentation on their new hand-held TH-D74.



Yaesu presentation on their new microphone M-1.




Icom’s new receivers:  IC-R8600 and IC-R30




They also revealed a new model IC-7610.  It says ” To DXers in the World.  This is the Icom’s Next Answer.”






Old-Kenwood Fan Club.



Good old days…..



Do you know “Hentenna,” develeloped by a Japanese ham long time ago?  It is very polular in Japan.  “Hen” means “Funny” in Japanese.



Live FM broadcasting.



136kHz/475kHz gears



Pronounced “ARDF Now!”



Guess who’s booth this is?   This is the booth of Japanese Government, promoting E-Filing of ham radio registrations



Singer Kaori Mita (JI1BTL) talks about her experience in a local FM radio station in a disaster area recently hit by earthquake.


She also sings the “Song of E-Filing” (!!)



DU1IVT (PARA COO) gives a presentation on disaster communication in the Phillippines.



Booth of a QSL-printing company (perhaps the best quality in the world).



Singer-songwriter Masaco (JH1CBX) promotes her song CDs with her autograph and photographing.  One of her songs is of course about ham radio!  Her own site is here (in Japanese).



At a night party with D-Star gangs in Japan.



The Japan Short Wave Club at Tokyo Ham Fair 2016! 


(Photo by K. Iwasa, courtesy of JSWC)