Friday, October 20, 2017

JOAP - Nippon Hoso Kyokai 1 (Okinawa)

NHK-1 (JOAP) in Okinawa Prefecture was heard on the medium-wave frequency of 549 kHz, under poor but audible conditions, rating a SINPO of 14221. Despite severe scratchy atmospheric noise, a Japanese language broadcast of Japanese pop songs, hosted by a male announcer, was observed from 17.05 till 17.30 UTC, on 7 September 2017. On  nights when propagation is bad, the signal is detected but with no discernible content. That's not bad actually for a 10 kW station out of Japan.

HERE and HERE is JOAP as received on 8 March 2020, using a Tecsun S-2000 with a rooftop 1/4 wave aerial linked to the receiver's ferrite rod. Previous reception in 2017 was done using a Sangean ATS-909 with only the internal ferrite rod.

Reception report was posted to NHK-1/JOAP and emailed (to NHK World Radio). QSL card, station mascot stickers and postcards/programme guide of popular Japanese TV drama arrived in the mail on 20 October 2017.


  1. Can you please tell me which address you did use?

    Cheers, Sebastian

    2-6-21 Omoromachi
    Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture
    JAPAN 900-8535