Re: Oregon Cliff DXpedition-- South Pacific UnID's (and Mysteries)

Paul Blundell

Hi Garry,

For 531, it could be any of these stations, the recording makes it a bit hard to tell.

Frequency : 531
  Callsign : 3GG
     Notes : [area] Warragul [purpose] Commercial [power] 5000 [site] Radio 3GG AM Array Midpoint Resonate Bcing Site Brandy Ck & Old Sale Rds 1.5km WSW of BULN BULN [state] VIC

 Frequency : 531
  Callsign : 2PM
     Notes : [area] Kempsey [purpose] Commercial [power] 5000 [site] Radio 2PM AM Array Midpoint Pacific Hwy 2 km S of SOUTH KEMPSEY [state] NSW

 Frequency : 531
  Callsign : 4KZ
     Notes : [area] Innisfail [purpose] Commercial [power] 5000 [site] Broadcast Site 3 km East of INNISFAIL [state] QLD

For 639, I think it is 2HC.

Frequency : 639
  Callsign : 2HC
     Notes : [area] Coffs Harbour [purpose] Commercial [power] 5000 [site] Radio 2HC AM Array Midpoint Yellow Rock Rd 3km SE of RALEIGH [state] NSW

For 666, these are the possible suspects.  Based on the mixing it could be either of the QLD stations.

 Frequency : 666
  Callsign : 2CN
     Notes : [area] Canberra [purpose] National [power] 5000 [site] Main AM Mast Broadcast Australia Site Cnr Barton Hwy and Bellenden St GUNGAHLIN [state] ACT

 Frequency : 666
  Callsign : 4CC
     Notes : [area] Biloela [purpose] Commercial [power] 2000 [site] Radio 4CC AM Array Midpoint Prime Radio Site Burnett Hwy 2.4km WNW of BILOELA [state] QLD

 Frequency : 666
  Callsign : 4LM
     Notes : [area] Mount Isa [purpose] Commercial [power] 2000 [site] Radio 4LM AM Mast Macquarie Reg Radio Site Abel Smith Drv PIONEER [state] QLD

I hope this has helped.


On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 6:55 AM, <D1028Gary@...> wrote:

Hello All,

As usual during a major ocean beach DXpedition, several mystery South
Pacific DX stations were received during the recent Ultralight radio
sessions on the 400 foot "Rockwork 4" Cliff on Oregon's ocean coast.
Unlike most of the typical mystery stations, though, most of these were
received at fairly vibrant levels.

I would greatly appreciate any assistance in identifying these UnID
stations, either by Ultralight radio DXers in Australia or New Zealand,
or by TP-DXing experts like Bruce, Chuck or Patrick here in the

531- UnID Australian This rock music station was received at a strong
level at 1311 UTC on 8-22, but the only identity clue seems to be a
very brief slogan in between the two songs. 531-PI in New Zealand is
received weakly during the recording, indicating that the station is
definitely Australian. Not too much to go on, but any help from down

639-UnID Australian Mixing with New Zealand's 639 Radio National (2
kW) station throughout the DXpedition was this classic pop music
station at a pretty vibrant level. The station was isolated during the
following recording at 1339Z on 8-24:
The RNZ relay (// 567, with voice) is heard mixing with the UnID music
station during the following recording:
The 638-RNZ relay all by itself is heard in the following recording:
Does someone know if 2HC in Coff's Harbour (or some other Aussie
station) plays this type of music?

666 kHz This frequency was a real circus throughout the DXpedition. In
the following recording on 8-24 there are two English voices, one
female (presumed ABC in Canberra) and one male, but no French that I
can make out. Can anyone suggest the identity of the male-voiced
English station in the mix?
This is another 666 recording made on 8-21, hopefully with enough
evidence to dig out a few clues:

936-UnID-DU This bizarre music was received at a vibrant level at 1341
on 8-21 all by itself. The Japanese-sounding music seems strange for a
DU station, and there was absolutely no propagation to Asia at the
time. Does anyone know if the format would fit either 4PB, or Radio

1503-UnID-DU Unlike the recording last month at Cape Perpetua, this
one is clearly English-- but still no ID's. Can anyone suggest the
identity, perhaps by matching voices or the format?

Thanks very much for any and all assistance!

73, Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)

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