Tokyo Ham Fair 2017

September 2-3, 2017 at Tokyo Big Sight….

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Preparing the booth of Japan Shortwave Club.

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Show starts!

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ICOM

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JT65 lovers.

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Magnetic loop antennas…

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Icom’s prototype model IC-9700, which is a tribander of 2m-70cm-1.2GHz.

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Japan Shortwave Club Booth

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Another SWL booth “BCL is the King of Hobby” hosted by Asuka Sekiyama.  He organizes “Akihabara BCL Club” (ABC) and has issued its first publication journal “ABC 50’s,” where I also contributed a chapter.

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A D-STAR Booth

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Another D-STAR booth.

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ID-31s are now Plus model.

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Perhaps a unique point in the Tokyo Ham Fair is that many singers and personalities contribute the show.  They are of course hams.

JARD promotes “e-Learning” system to obtain an operator license.  Presentation given by Momoka Matsuda (actess, JI1NYO).

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Live show of Masaco (singer-songwriter, JH1CBX) and Kaori Mita (traditional singer, JI1BTL).  Kaori also hosts a radio program “CQ Ham For Girls” in a local FM station.

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Chanson singer Sayoko Aoki (JJ3WWS).  She also used to be a radio personality for such as long-run program “FM Variety,” as well as some radio shows for hams.

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“Theme-song singer” Maiko Watabe (JJØSDQ) singing a theme song of a radio program for hams, with a dancing costume character Watamai-chan, who has just obtained (surprisingly) a callsign of JJ1FUL.

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See you all again next year!

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“Propagation” Ed. 5 Released!

This year too, Totsuka DXer’s Circle (TDXC), a local SWL/DXing club in Yokohama Japan, has published a 157-page club journal “PROPAGATION.”    This is the 5th edition as TDXC previously published once per year since 2013.  The journal 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.

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

  • US-JA joint DX-pedition to Oregon Cliff
  • Radio tour to Lima, Peru
  • Equipment and camping goods for MW DX-pedition
  • Visit report of local communty FM stations
  • Detailed report on Flag Antenna
  • Test reports on small loops and bar antenna for MW DXing
  • Old-day DXing life
  • Each club member’s unique DXing activity

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

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

Radio Malabo (Presumed) 2

5250 kHz. Received in northern New Jersey, USA.

27-July-2016, 2251 UTC (6:51 PM Local Time)   Language: Spanish and others

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus   Antenna: MFJ-1899T whip

In the following video, at 00′ 30″ , I hear the announcement like “Radio Malabo” but I am not sure if it is in Spanish or not.  Can anybody take dictation for me?

Radio Malabo (Presumed)

5250 kHz. Received in northern New Jersey, USA.

27-July-2016, 0112 UTC (9:12 PM Local Time)   Language: Spanish

Receiver: Microtelecom Perseus   Antenna: MFJ-1899T whip

Can anybody explain what the Spanish talk is saying about?  Otherwise they kept playing African music.

RAE (Argentina) via WRMI

Received in Fort Lee, NJ, on 26-June-2017 at 6:32PM Eastern Time (2232 UTC). 11580kHz.

Receiver:  BST-1 Car Shortwave Radio

Antenna: Whip

RAE, which has been broascasting in Japanese langurage for a very long time, is the most difficult station for SWLs in Japan to receive.  Now it is transmitted via WRMI, and can be heard with a very strong signal, at least in USA.