Radio Japan on 5975 in the midwest?

Radio Japan on 5975 in the midwest?

Post by Mike » Tue, 24 Feb 2004 14:33:25

0500 UTC, and I'm picking up 5975 here in podunk,IN (the middle of
nowhere).  Passport to WB Radio says this is the signal for europe so I
wasn't sure who the heck I was hearing. I scrolled over to 6110 and yep,
it's the same.  6110 comes in about S1 (very faint & scratchy) while 5975
is a good S9 + 40 on this ancient NC 125 with 20 foot of wire thrown on the
floor for an antenna.  This old tube gear never ceases to amaze me!

Mike

 
 
 

Radio Japan on 5975 in the midwest?

Post by Maximu » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 03:39:16


Passport, sad to say, isn't nearly as complete as it has been in the past.
That makes it less than useful at times.  I see listings for 5960
04:00 -05:00 via canada to north america in japanese and  6110 05:00-06:00
western north america in english via canada. It is not unusual to be able to
hear even the most distant stations in your hometown - that's how shortwave
works when conditions permit. In this case, the program is being broadcast
from sackville, canada rather arriving at your location directly from
Japan - they are using a relay. It makes good economic sense if you are
going to broadcast and want the target audience to be able to hear you.
 I heard several intersting signals last night, but reception was very noisy
and there was a lot of rapid fading and fluctutations, so I had to guess in
my own mind, who they were. I will check the same frequenciesfor a while
until conditions will be right to tell who they were.

Best Wishes and happy hunting !

Il Dolce Far Niente

Quote:

> 0500 UTC, and I'm picking up 5975 here in podunk,IN (the middle of
> nowhere).  Passport to WB Radio says this is the signal for europe so I
> wasn't sure who the heck I was hearing. I scrolled over to 6110 and yep,
> it's the same.  6110 comes in about S1 (very faint & scratchy) while 5975
> is a good S9 + 40 on this ancient NC 125 with 20 foot of wire thrown on
the
> floor for an antenna.  This old tube gear never ceases to amaze me!

> Mike

 
 
 

Radio Japan on 5975 in the midwest?

Post by N8KD » Wed, 25 Feb 2004 03:53:08


> 0500 UTC, and I'm picking up 5975 here in podunk,IN (the middle of
> nowhere).  Passport to WB Radio says this is the signal for europe so I
> wasn't sure who the heck I was hearing. I scrolled over to 6110 and yep,
> it's the same.  6110 comes in about S1 (very faint & scratchy) while 5975
> is a good S9 + 40 on this ancient NC 125 with 20 foot of wire thrown on the
> floor for an antenna.  This old tube gear never ceases to amaze me!

> Mike

Radio Japan is on 5975 from 0500-0600, relayed from the UK, 6110 is relayed via
Canada.

5975 is directed to Europe and 6110 is intended for Western NA.

The reason 6110 might not have been well received by you is that you may
possibly  be located in the skip zone.

Steve
Holland, MI
Drake R7, R8 and R8B