Welcome to the website of Chris Kadlec! This site is actively under construction with new pages in 2024 and sections being added to the best of my current ability. I hope you will check out some of the content that resides in this online home and check back in the future for what is to come.
The Seoul AM Radio Listening Guide (Jan. 2017) is a 3-hour documentary broadcast that looks at the AM band as heard in Seoul, Korea after dark. In addition, it takes a look at propaganda and signal jamming as part of the radio wars between Seoul and Pyongyang, including more than 8 hours of audio.
The China AM ID Database (Jan. 2024) is a radio database archiving top-of-hour station IDs and time pips of 636 AM stations and networks in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan for educational and historical archiving purposes. It includes 53 hours of audio covering more than 95% of the AM band.
Songtan, Korea Chinese FM Radio Log (Apr. 2018) outlines the Chinese tropospheric propagation and Asian E-skip signals on the FM band as heard in Korea over a period of five years. Included is a 123-page guide, station logs and maps, photos, site information, and more than 3 hours of audio
Korea & Japan FM Bandscans (2011-15) is a collection of scans from the region. Among these is an historical 2012 bandscan from Songtan, Korea with 124 top-of-hour station IDs, a 2015 34-min. audio bandscan, Japanese FM reception from Busan in 2013, an a 2012-13 Tokyo area bandscan.
The art of going mobile (Nov. 2021) is a comprehensive look at DXing in the outdoors and 20 tips to make it successful. This article covers the ins and outs of using portable devices in the radio hobby, highlighting two decades of personal experience and drawing from more than 25 others.
Korea: The Good and Bad (Jan. 2015) is a detailed article exploring 15 cultural oddities and things Korea could work on, as well as 10 reasons Korea is among the world’s leading countries in which to live, as noted from a foreigner’s perspective after living in the country from 2009 to 2016.
500 Top-of-Hour Station IDs (Feb. 2019) is a project including a 6+ hour audio documentary of top-of-hour station IDs as heard from Fremont, Michigan. More than 500 stations are included, plus a 55-page guide, map and regional audio compilations of nearly every station audible from this location.
A Foreigner’s Guide to Songtan, Korea (Sept. 2012) is a collection of local content of Songtan, Korea that was posted online to help newcomers to Osan Air Base and USAG Humphreys at the time. The highlight is my hand-drawn map, walking every street, alley, and forest trail in the city.