NHK Radio Japan (Portuguese Language Service): September 5, 2017


Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Davi Sousa, for sharing the following recording and notes:

Date of recording: 9/5/2017
Starting time: 2130 UTC
Frequency: 17.54 MHz
Location: Southeast Brazil
Receiver and antenna: MORPHY RICHARDS MR 27024 WITH LONG WIRE

Radio Japan, English language service: October 4, 2014

Many thanks to SRAA contributor, Andre Bagley, for this recording of Radio Japan (NHK World). Andre writes:

The English service of Radio Japan from their transmitter site in Palau, which targets South West Asia. This recordings was made from North America, which is in the exact opposite direction of where the broadcast is meant to be received. Despite this, the reception of this station is rather strong and thus very listenable in my location in the Mid-Western US.

This recording was made on October 4, 2014 at 14:00 UTC on 11705 kHz. This recording was made with a Tecsun PL-600 with telescopic antenna with a length of wire attached.

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NHK Radio Japan: April 21, 2014

SWLing Post reader, Chris, has just shared a recording of NHK World he made while traveling in Peru on Monday (April 21st, 2014).

He took the photo above where he made this recording in the picturesque coastal town of Máncora.

Chris recorded this broadcast starting at 10:00 UTC on 9,625 kHz with a Sony ICF-SW7600G and using a Sangean ANT-60 antenna. The actual recording was made with Chris’ Sony ICD SX712digital recorder and he uploaded it using a Dell Windows 8.1 (8 inch) tablet.

Click here to download his recording as an MP3, or simply listen via the embedded player below. 

NHK World - Radio Japan, English: February 8, 2014


For your listening pleasure: NHK World English language service. This broadcast was recorded on February 8, 2014 starting around 05:00 UTC on 9,770 kHz. This broadcast originated from the Issoudun transmitter site (500 kW).

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NHK Radio Japan

For you listening pleasure: thirty minutes of NHK Radio Japan's English language service.

This broadcast was recorded an hour ago, at 10:00 UTC on 9,625 (April 19, 2013).  Though NHK has dropped their English language services into North America, you can still receive their broadcasts targeting other regions quite easily.

Click here to download the full recording, or simply listen via the embedded player below. note that I include a full five minutes of their interval signal: Enjoy!

Tokyo, Japan (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

NHK World Radio Japan


This past weekend, I recorded several stations on the 25 meter band, including (recently posted) All India Radio and Radio Nacional da Amazonia. Though I noted Radio Nacional's booming signal into North America, Radio Japan's audio fidelity was simply amazing; very clear, no sign of transmitter hum nor distortion, and only the slightest QSB. Their signal emanated from the Montsinery site in French Guiana--a mere stone's throw away in the shortwave world. I recorded a little over an hour of their broadcast on 11.935 MHz, January 6th, 2013 starting around 02:30 UTC. The recording features Japanese commentary and a variety of music--it starts with the show tune Memory from the 1981 Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats.

Click here to download the MP3 of the recording, or listen below: