Tuesday, 12 December 2006

JJC Kyodo News Agency, Japan, HF-Fax

How a newspaper looks like if faxed through shortwave? My receiver gives an answer!

12746 kHz 1200z

That's how it looks like! Kyodo News provides weather, news & sports in Japanese & English via HF-Fax. Probably it is the only HF-Fax station which provides such info.

One thing to note, the service uses 60 RPM, in contrast to 120 RPM which is more common. Here and here (hi Chris!) you can read more about HF-Fax reception instructions and jargon.

Additional info can be found in Wikipedia's entry about Radiofax.

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