PROPAGATION Ed. 9 Released!

Totsuka DXer’s Circle (TDXC), a local SWL/MWL/DXing club in Yokohama Japan, has published an over-200-page annual club magazine “PROPAGATION” for this year.   This is the 9th edition as TDXC has published once a year since 2013.  The magazine is now downloadable in PDF format for free to EVERYBODY!   Sorry it is written in Japanese in most pages, but there are so many pictures that give you idea how they enjoy the radio hobby.  Some pages are written in English.

The following contents are just part of this year’s edition.

  • DXing activities during pandemic.
  • MW DXpedition report.
  • Online convention report.
  • Seven tips for successful MW DXing.
  • DXing at sporadic E-propagation
  • TECSUN PL-330 review.
  • HamSCI ionosphere investigation during solar eclipse
  • Better coupling method for TECSUN AN-200
  • For aged DXers…how to dispose your QSLs without losing memories.
  • Essay on local FM stations and handy radios
  • Book review
  • Club members’ unique listening and DXing activities

If you are interested in the “PROPAGATION” , visit the following site to download.

http://my-bcl-life.sakura.ne.jp/PROPAGATION.htm

Next year 2022 is the club’s 10th anniversary! Your celebrating messages will be welcomed.

FM Radio DXing by Sporadic E-Layer

During early summer time, many signals on FM radio band from overseas (about 1000 – 2000 km or more ) are coming to my radio by sporadic E-skipping.

Reception Data for the following video:

Time: During daytime around the end of May and the whole June.

Frequencies: 88.7 – 94.4 MHz

Receiver: AIRSPY R2

Antenna: Discone (indoor)

Location: Niigata, Japan (PM97cc)

“PROPAGATION” Ed. 8 Released!

Totsuka DXer’s Circle (TDXC), a local SWL/MWL/DXing club in Yokohama Japan, has published a 200-page annual club magazine “PROPAGATION” for this year.   This is the 8th edition as TDXC has published once a year since 2013.  The magazine is now downloadable in PDF format for free to EVERYBODY!   Sorry it is written in Japanese in most pages, but there are so many pictures that give you idea how they enjoy the hobby.  Some pages are written in English.

The following contents are just part of this year’s edition.

  • 2019 IRCA Convention and Grayland DXpedition
  • MW TP-DX and Radio Propagation
  • Seaside DXpedition logs
  • Review on Airspy HF+ Discovery
  • Useful accessories for SDRs
  • Influence of recent solar eclipse to propagation
  • Test reports on small loops
  • Entry report of “Top10 DX of Year” contest
  • Essay on local FM stations and handy radios
  • Gourmet report for DXing
  • Club members’ unique listening and DXing activities

If you are interested in the “PROPAGATION” , visit the following site to download.

http://my-bcl-life.sakura.ne.jp/PROPAGATION.htm

 

 

BCL Sound Clips in Indonesia

Video clips during my business trip to Bandung, Indonesia.

Reception Data (Medium Wave):

Received in Bandung, Indonesia on 23-Feb-2020

540kHz RRI-Bandung Prog.4   1655UTC (Local 11:55PM)
999kHz RRI-Bandung    2302UTC (Local 06:02AM)
1116kHz Radio Barani  1559UTC (Local 10:59PM)
1278kHz Radio Sonata    1700UTC (Local 00:00Midnight)
1458kHz Radio Fajri    1558UTC (Local 10:58PM)
1476kHz Radio Tarbiyah Sunnah  2203UTC (Local 05:03AM)

Language: Indonesian (Perhaps)
Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus
Antenna: Small Loop with ALAM amplifier, inside hotel room

 

 

RADIO NYAWA SARAWAK gave a strong signal on shortwave!

(Received in Bandung, Indonesia on 24-Feb-2020, 1059UTC / Local 5:59PM,  on 11890kHz  Language: Iban)

Winter Seaside DX Camping

At Chigasaki-City (about 50km southwest of Tokyo) Japan – Pacific Ocean side camping site.  The event was conducted on 12-13 January 2020 by Totsuka DX Circle (TDXC), based in Yokohama Japan.

Antenna:  TDDF (Twisted Double Delta Flag)

Many Australian stations were received on MW.

(Video Data)
5055kHz  4KZ (Innisfail QLD / 1.2kW) 1759 JST
1548kHz  4QD (Emerald QLD / 50kW) 0300 JST
1116kHz  4BC (Brisbane QLD / 17kW) 0259 JST
1530kHz  2VM (Moree NSW / 2kW) 0400 JST
1656kHz  2MM (Darwin NT / 0.4kW) 2334 JST
1665kHz R. Rhythm (Brisbane QLD / 0.4kW) 0001 JST
1575kHz VOA-Thailand (Bangkok / 1000kW) 2301 JST
5040kHz R. Vanuatu (Port Vila) 1835 JST

 

“PROPAGATION” Ed. 7 published!

Totsuka DXers Circle (TDXC), a local SWL/DXing club in Yokohama Japan, has published annual club e-magazine “PROPAGATION” Ed.7.   Yes, this is the 7th edition as TDXC previously published once per year since 2013.  This year it has over 200 pages!  The e-magazine is now downloadable in PDF format for FREE to everybody.   Please be advised that this journal is written in Japanese in most pages, but there are so many pictures that give you idea how they enjoy the hobby.  Some pages are also written in English.

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The follwoing contents are just a part of this year’s edition.

  • Reports of DXpedition /  DX-camping
  • Travel reports along with radio (including “Ultralight DXing in Hong Kong” by Gary DeBock, in English)
  • Visit to HCJB Quito
  • Expert interviews
  • Radio/receivers/antenna reviews
  • How to make common-mode chokes to avoid noise
  • Meeting with a famous radio personality
  • Gourmet report – nice cuisines for radio listeners

If you are interested in the “PROPAGATION” , visit the following site to download. Previous editions are also still available.

http://my-bcl-life.sakura.ne.jp/PROPAGATION.htm