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Author Topic: Japan - HFD Radio Station JG2XA, 5006 // 8006 kHz., now with about 60W of power  (Read 158 times)

Offline Ron - Calif.

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JAPAN[non-log]. 5006, HFD Radio Station JG2XA. Sept 4 (Saturday), at 1150+ UT. Have not checked on this
frequency or // 8006 recently, but today clearly off the air. What is the status of these low powered stations
carrying out the HF-Doppler (HFD) project?

Sent off an email to Professor Keisuke Hosokawa (University of Electro - Communications) reporting the
absence of both 5006 and 8006 kHz. Received the following informative email on Sept 6. He is now
broadcasting with about 60W, so much lower than the former 200W.

Email received from <keisuke.hosokawa@uec.ac.jp> and <hfd-all-ml@uec.ac.jp>:

"Dear Ron,

Thank you very much for your message!

During the last weekend, our institute had a planned power outage. We have restarted the transmission
since ~15:30 JST [~0630 UTC] on Monday [Sept 6]; thus, I guess you are able to listen now. If you do not
hear our morse, please let me know.

You may know very well, but JG2XA had been operative since 2001 by Prof. Tomizawa at my institute, who
retired a few years ago. After his retirement, I took over his project and have continued operating the Tx station.
For the power being, the power of the transmission is ~60W for both the frequencies.

You may get some information about the project at the following web site:

http://gwave.cei.uec.ac.jp/~hfd/index.html

If you have any questions, please let me know.

Keep in touch!

Keisuke"