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Oklahoma TP DX 4/8/16.

bbwrwy
 

Because of the increased geomagnetic activity last evening, I didn't expect to hear any signals from Asia this morning. However, there was a good carrier signal on 702 kHz (approximately 245°) at 1151 GMT, fading away by 1209 (LSR 1205). I suspect it was from 2BL, Sydney NSW.
Receiver: Tecsun PL-606 with 8-inch FSL.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.
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3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 TP-DX for 4-7

Gary DeBock
 

This morning's Asian propagation wasn't bad overall, although what sounded like a promising band around 1300 failed to get much of a sunrise enhancement boost. Energetic audio was once again limited to the NHK big guns, 972-HLCA and 1566-HLAZ.
 
An initial band check at 1300 showed a serious carrier from 1206-Yanbian, which soon fizzled before the FSL-enhanced PL-380's could be set up in the back yard. At my 1305 start time it was once again 594, 693, 747, 774, 972 and 1566 as the only TP's with fair to good audio, although the CRI stations on 1017, 1044 and 1206 were at threshold levels in and out for much of the session. Like yesterday the 1053-Jammer was on a roll, reaching one of its best signals ever on these hot-rodded PL-380's at 1317. And also like yesterday a presumed 738-BEL2 was in and out with weak Chinese speech and music, to be joined at 1320 with 603-HLSA, having similar weak signals. Weak audio from 657-Pyongyang around 1310 fizzled quickly, and increasing daylight didn't help bring up anything new, although the Japanese big guns on 594, 693 and 774 sounded a little more vibrant. Overall it was a fairly typical April session, which might have been pretty exciting on the ocean coast but pretty routine here.
 
1053  Korean Jammer   One of its best jams of the season at 1317 (very good)
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
Stand-alone 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight
 
 


Re: Oklahoma TP DX 4/7/15

Paul Juarez
 

Hi  Richard,
Thanks for the reports. I cannot believe you are hearing trans Pacific 🌏 📻 radio stations.
Here in the Chicago suburbs I cannot achieve TP or TA 📶 reception. However, it is nice to know someone in the middle of the US can. As the weather warms I may go to a forest preserve and try. Again, thank you for the updates.
Thank you and best regards,
Paul Juarez
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On Apr 7, 2016 7:39 AM, "Richard N Allen richarda@... [ultralightdx]" <ultralightdx@...> wrote:
 

TP signals only audible briefly here this morning. Barely audible JJ talk heard on JOUB 774 at 1144-1145. The jamming signal on 1053 faded in and out at 1205.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.



Oklahoma TP DX 4/7/15

bbwrwy
 

TP signals only audible briefly here this morning. Barely audible JJ talk heard on JOUB 774 at 1144-1145. The jamming signal on 1053 faded in and out at 1205.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Oklahoma TP DX 4/6/16

bbwrwy
 

Indicative of TP DX for this time of year there is little to report for this morning, only a couple of signals were observed here on the Skywave and 8-inch FSL.

1153 JOUB 774 with barely audible talk fading out at 1156.
1205 ROK Jammer with barely audible to poor signal (LSR @ 1208).

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


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Grayland, WA Ultralight TP's for 4-4

Gary DeBock
 

Walt certainly picked the right date to return to Victoria. Yesterday's DU propagation was long gone, and the anemic Asians that did manage to show up didn't stick around for long. There was a lackluster sunrise enhancement which brought up some second-tier Asians from 1315-1400 but none of these sounded especially healthy. What was energetic was the wind and rain-- which pounded the makeshift ocean beach DXing site to make up for the calm weather of the previous three days.

A predawn check of TP carriers at 1030 revealed the distinct possibility of an infamous Grayland shutout session, with neither Asians nor DU's managing any carriers. By 1230 the NHK big guns on 594, 693 and 774 did show up weakly, though, so the Ultralight DXing gear was set up as usual on the ocean beach at 1300. It was probably a mistake. Stiff wind kicked up in addition to the steady rain, while nothing on the band except for 1566-HLAZ was especially strong. In search of DU propagation one of the hot-rodded PL-380's was set up on 531 kHz around 1315, and a signal on the frequency around 1320 provided some hope-- until some distinct Japanese speech was made out from JOQG. About this time the stiff wind was shaking the entire DXing setup so viciously that I wondered whether the 15" FSL (about $1 K in construction cost) would survive the session. Two of the "Science Fiction PL-380's" threatened to go airborne, and fly away to Mars. Although 531-JOQG, 558-HLQH and 603-HLSA were managing fair to good peaks they were doing much better than the soaked and shaken DXer, who couldn't see the wisdom in finishing out this dead-end session. In Chinese the number 4 has the same sound as "death," and I reminded myself that today's date was 4-4 (meaning that the Chinese would consider this date especially prone to disasters). That was enough motivation for me to pack up all the DXing gear at 1355, and make a quick retreat back to Puyallup.

Overall the 4-day Grayland DXpedition wasn't bad at all, though. The first day (4-1) had exceptional Asian propagation, and after listening to my 1377-UnID TP recording made at the end of the session a couple of Japanese DXers say that it sounds like RRI Toli Toli (not bad for a 3" x 4" antenna). The DU propagation yesterday was very good (congratulations to Walt for his 1152-6PNN reception), and it was a thrill to receive 531-4KZ not only on a "Science Fiction PL-380" model but even on a stand-alone 7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight. Antenna A/B test recordings for all of these different antennas were made, so DXers can actually hear the difference between receiving 531-4KZ on a 15" FSL, a 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 and a 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave. Antenna testing was the main objective of the trip, and from that standpoint it was highly successful!

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)






Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Logs // Month of March 2016

Allen Willie
 


Hello To All,


March was quite an amazing month for adding new entries to the Ultralight Radio DX Logbook. Here are some of the 23 new ones added during the month




1550 khz - WITK - Pittston, Pennsylvania 23:40 UTC 3/3/16 w/ Religious talk by Sister Coreson , Reading from Matthew :Chapter 20,
 Station ID at 23:55 UTC , Weather Forecast
 "Radio That Changes The Way You Live, 1550 WITK Pittston, Scranton and Wilkes-Barre " // Streema web audio feed also


1560 - KNZR - Bakersfield, CALIFORNIA 9:45 UTC 3/4/16 w/ Coast to Coast AM , Taxi ad, San Joaquin Valley Accounting Ad, "1560 KNZR 97.7 FM Bakersfield " ID

( heard under WFME New York on signal peaks and quiet periods)



1110 - WJML - Petoskey, MICHIGAN 8:50 UTC 3/4/16 w/ Overnight America program w/ John Grayson, talk about Astronomy , ad for Hamel's Floor Coverings in Petoskey, Mill Street Pizza ad , "Petoskey's News Giant, 1110 & 1210 " ID ,


 576 khz - ALGERIA - Radio Algerienne Chaine 1 , Kenadsa/ Bechar 3:20 UTC 3/7/16 w/ two men in discussion in Arabic about current world affairs and mention of some Middle East countries // Streema online audio feed


1600 khz - WMQM - Lakeland , Tennessee 9:50 UTC 3/7/16 w/ "The Power Hour" with host speaker Joyce, religious talk , various ads, "Liberty News Radio"
 " WMQM Lakeland - Memphis " ID at 10:00 UTC then into Town Hall program

( heard on peaks under and mixing with WUNR Brookline, Mass at times


1420 khz - WBEC - Pittsfield, Massachusetts 7:50 UTC 3/12/16 w/ Fox Sports Radio programming , Station ID mentioned on break
 " AM 1420 WBEC". ads and promos

(Signal mixing with and peaking over CKDY Digby, Nova Scotia at times )



1550 khz - WKBA - Vinton, Virginia 10:30 UTC 3/18/16 w/ Enjoying Everyday Life program with Joyce Meyer,

talk about "relieving your stress, delegate tasks to others and don't do things all yourself, let people help you" , ID before show , mention of 1390 AM and 106.7 FM as well // tunin(dot)com audio online feed


1410 khz - KQV - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 8:00 UTC 3/21/16 w/ ID "KQV Pittsburgh" then into ABC News, promo for World News Tonight , Health Hotline promo , then into Red Eye Radio program // online audio feed

Signal mixing with and peaking over WPOP Hartford, Connecticut at times



1230 khz - WNEZ - Manchester, Connecticut 1:10 UTC 3/25/16 w/ Spanish talk, easy listening song vocals in Spanish , Latina Romantica ID's by man // tunein(dot)com online audio feed
 ( Signal peaking for a few minutes at a time then fading again repeatedly, mixing with WGUY Maine and CFGN Port-Aux-Basque , NL on the frequency )



1161 khz - EGYPT - ERTU Mid Delta Radio, Tanta 21:55 UTC 3/28/16 w/ Arabic talk by man until 21:59 then Egyptian National Anthem and sign off



1330 khz - WYRD - Greenville, South Carolina 1:10 UTC 3/29/16

w/ "ESPN Upstate" ID's , ads on breaks for Jersey Mike's, Stamps dot com, ESPN program promos , talk about Basketball

(heard through WRCA Massachusetts and mixing with at times )



1320 khz - WDMJ - Marquette, Michigan 9:30 UTC 3/29/16 w/ Coast to Coast AM program, " Newstalk 13-20 WDMJ / WIAN 12-40" ID's , ShelterPet(dot)org promo, ads, return to Coast to Coast AM

Signal very strong all alone on the frequency for a while.



1224 khz - IRAN - IRIB World Service Arabic Radio, Kish 21:40 UTC 3/30/16 w/ man in Arabic commentary , numerous mentions of Iran // MWList(dot)org link to webpage audio feed (with delay)
 Signal in strong for a brief 5 minutes, then still audible but weaker under COPE Spain.



1467 khz - MONACO - Radio Maria via Col de la Madone relay, 5:25 UTC 3/31/16 w/ religious talk in French by woman, ID, short musical interludes between talk // Streema online audio feed




Receivers:  Sony SRF-37W and Sony SRF-39FP  barefoot mode



Ultralight Radio Total as of April 4/ 2016

Stations Heard @ 1367


  Allen Willie VOPC1AA
  Carbonear, Newfoundland



Re: Grayland, WA Ultralight DU's for 4-3

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Auroral propagation provided another thrilling session on the cold ocean beach at Grayland this morning, with powerful Australian signals booming in during a sharp sunrise enhancement from 1300-1400. 531 kHz especially was a real circus, with 4KZ hitting S9 peaks after temporarily dispatching PI around 1305, only to have the Samoan Kiwi station come back with yet another co-channel to make the frequency a total zoo by 1345. In comparison to a typical Rockwork 4 Kiwi-slanted opening this Grayland session was heavily dominated by Australia, and the lack of any solid rock cliff to provide domestic signal attenuation was noticeable in the increased splatter.
 
An initial carrier check in my motel room at 1030 confirmed that Asian propagation was on the skids, but DU signals hadn't yet hit their stride, either. My ocean beach session started at 1255, by which time Australian signals were already potent in the clear and cold conditions. 531 kHz already featured a wild snarl between 4KZ and New Zealand's PI, a competition which continued for a full hour. 4KZ went on a monster run with its Cassowary Coast weather report and pop music around 1310, hitting an awesome S9 level before falling back down into a 3-station DU mix. One of the 855 LR network stations had a huge peak at 1317 before falling back into the splatter, while the RN network big gun parallels on 576 and 792 boomed in with jazz music at 1327. 585 had a strong rock music station not // 576 (probably 2WEB) around 1333, while 603-Waatea was one of the few Kiwis to dominate temporarily over an Aussie with its Maori music at 1337. A return check to 531 kHz at 1345 revealed 3 DU stations in a graveyard mix-- obviously with 4KZ and PI, but the third one was a mystery (Theo, are you there?).


Grayland, WA Ultralight DU's for 4-3

Gary DeBock
 

Auroral propagation provided another thrilling session on the cold ocean beach at Grayland this morning, with powerful Australian signals booming in during a sharp sunrise enhancement from 1300-1400. 531 kHz especially was a real circus, with 4KZ hitting S9 peaks after temporarily dispatching PI around 1305, only to have the Samoan Kiwi station come back with yet another co-channel to make the frequency a total zoo by 1345. In comparison to a typical Rockwork 4 Kiwi-slanted opening this Grayland session was heavily dominated by Australia, and the lack of any solid rock cliff to provide domestic signal attenuation was noticeable in the increased splatter.
 
An initial carrier check in my motel room at 1030 confirmed that Asian propagation was on the skids, but DU signals hadn't yet hit their stride, either. My ocean beach session started at 1255, by which time Australian signals were already potent in the clear and cold conditions. 531 kHz already featured a wild snarl between 4KZ and New Zealand's PI, a competition which continued for a full hour. 4KZ went on a monster run with its Cassowary Coast weather report and pop music around 1310, hitting an awesome S9 level before falling back down into a 3-station DU mix. One of the 855 LR network stations had a huge peak at 1317 before falling back into the splatter, while the RN network big gun parallels on 576 and 792 boomed in with jazz music at 1327. 585 had a strong rock music station not // 576 (probably 2WEB) around 1333, while 603-Waatea was one of the few Kiwis to dominate temporarily over an Aussie with its Maori music at 1337. A return check to 531 kHz at 1345 revealed 3 DU stations in a graveyard mix-- obviously with 4KZ and PI, but the third one was a mystery (Theo, are you there?). There were many modest Kiwi signals (567, 657, 675, etc.) and 558-Fiji which were victims of domestic splatter-- a situation which would probably have not occurred on Rockwork 4 (with its splatter-limiting solid rock cliff). During the wild Aussie conditions the single monster FSL antenna (15" model) taken along on this trip was used with a 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave model to record all of the MP3's below. A single 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 model generally could receive the same DU's, but at somewhat weaker levels. A/B antenna testing proved that the monster FSL did provide significantly better signal strength in this long-range challenge (relative strength MP3's will be provided later).
 
531  4KZ   Innisfail, Australia   Clearly the star of the session with its best signal ever (S9 peak during pop music)
 
531  Wild 3 DU snarl at 1345 (4KZ, PI, and a third mystery station)
 
576  2RN   Sydney, Australia   Strong jazz music // 792 at 1327
 
585  2WEB  Bourke, Australia  (Presumed)   Pop music not // 576 at 1333; format matches that of station
 
603  R. Waatea   Auckland, New Zealand   One of the very few Kiwis to dominate over an Australian; Maori music at 1337
 
792  4RN   Brisbane, Australia   ABC news at a potent level // 576 at 1401
 
855  Australia   One of the 10 kW LR network stations with a strong peak at 1317 https://app.box.com/s/qro77sfx73h6ebpq2o10mz3bnqj4cvdy
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Grayland, WA)
7.5" loopstick CC Skywave + 15" FSL antenna
Grayland ocean beach Ultralight DXpedition session photo posted at https://app.box.com/s/3rp3mvk90sw9lv1iel8prpzlrxoqd9pv 
 
 


Oklahoma Latino DX 3/3/16

bbwrwy
 

I took advantage of the high K-index last evening (3/3/16) to listen for Latin American DX hearing mostly Cuban stations.

0107 GMT 670 Radio Rebelde, good signal // 5025 kHz. Sounded like a baseball game.
0117 GMT 710 WAQI Miami FL, fair with moderate Radio Rebelde QRM.
0121 GMT 770 XEACH, Radio Formula, good with slight unID QRM.
0130 GMT 530 Radio Enciclopedia, fair with light music.
0136 GMT 540 XEWA, good.
0147 GMT 590 Radio Musical Nacional, fair with orchestral music.
0207 GMT 610 Radio Rebelde, poor.
0211 GMT 640 Radio Progresso, fair with ID and música Cubana.
0220 GMT 720 YNRC, Radio Catholic, poor to fair, fading under XEJCC @ 0229.
0231 GMT 730 KKDA, fair with popular music and Korean language announcements. No sign of usual XEX.
0257 GMT 760 unID signal from southeast with música romantica, poor to fair, fading under WJR at 0321. It wasn't Radio Progresso.
0353 GMT 760 Radio Progresso, //640 poor u/WJR.

Heard on barefoot SRF-T615 and Skywave receivers.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Grayland 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 TP & DU-DX for 4-2

Gary DeBock
 

As predicted Asian signals dropped off considerably this morning, although there were a couple of exceptions. Except for the big gun TP's nothing really sounded energetic until a fairly decent sunrise enhancement kicked in at 1330, which brought 603-HLSA up to its best level of the DXpedition so far (very good). Except for the big guns most of the Asians bailed early around 1400, although once again there was a one-frequency-only DU opening on 531, which brought up 4KZ and PI in their usual snarl just prior to 1400. 4KZ's signal was even improved over yesterday's, with its mix of call-in talkback and classic pop music.
 
At my 1140 start time the Grayland beach was cold and windy, and the band was pretty dreary. Only the NHK big guns and 1566-HLAZ sounded healthy, with yesterday's potent CRI stations practically missing in action. It didn't help matters when even the Japanese big guns started to slide around 1200, leaving 1566-HLAZ's Chinese service as the only really vibrant TP signal on the band until 1300. The NHK big guns and the other usual Japanese on 1134 and 1287 started somewhat of a comeback from 1300-1330, although they never did reach the potent levels of yesterday, and the second-tier Japanese struggled to get out of the noise all session long. On the other hand 603-HLSA seemed to get a sunrise enhancement boost all by itself, reaching a very good level at 1321 that was much stronger than it managed yesterday. During peak sunrise enhancement 603-China mixed weakly with HLSA, and both 657-Pyongyang and 1575-VOA came out of the noise to reach fair levels (which Pyongyang never managed yesterday). Despite this the Asians sounded pretty anemic in general, and most of them checked out by 1400. The late DU drama on 531 started about 1355 with an equal mix of PI and 4KZ, but the Aussie took over completely by 1358, and stayed dominant until fade out around 1415. A search for other DU's at the time came up empty-- once again proving that 531 can have DU propagation in a class by itself.
 
531  4KZ   Innisfail, Australia   Call-in talk program at a fair to good level at 1357; occasional mix with co-channel PI
 
603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   Classic pop music with very good peaks at 1321, "I Love How You Love Me"
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (temporarily in Grayland, WA)
Stand-alone 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight
7.5" loopstick CC Skywave Ultralight + 15" FSL antenna (used for above two recordings, during A/B testing)
 
 
 


Oklahoma TP DX 4/2/16

bbwrwy
 

Only two Japanese stations heard here on PL-606 with 8-inch FSL, 4/2/16.

JOIB 747 was barely audible briefly at 1140.
JOUB 774 was barely audible to poor at 1145-1151.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Big Gun TP Signals at Grayland, WA

Gary DeBock
 

Some awesome S9 signals testing the "crunch resistance" of the stand-alone 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 model on the ocean beach at Grayland, WA this morning.
 
594  JOAK   Tokyo, Japan    Female Japanese police report (just like she is in downtown Tokyo) at 1324
 
972  HLCA  Dangjin, S. Korea   Korean pop music at thunderous level at 1340
 
1053  Korean Jammer   Monster jam session at 1210
 
1566  HLAZ   Jeju, S. Korea   Chinese Christian service female announcer at blowtorch level around 1201
 
1575  VOA   Ban Phachi, Thailand   Female announcer with overwhelming signal at 1259
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Grayland, WA, enjoying the best $95 bargain in radio history)
 
 


Salt Water-Enhanced 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 TP-DX for 4-1

Gary DeBock
 

In one of the wildest sessions imaginable an FSL-enhanced Tecsun PL-380 model proved once again that it is fairly competitive with the large, inductively coupled FSL antennas that have performed so well at Oregon cliff sites. During a 4-hour session at Grayland it tracked down all sorts of unusual DX, including 531-PI (a New Zealand DU), almost all of the mid-band CRI stations (at potent levels), and a mystery TP on 1377 mixing loudly with CNR1. The performance of the stand-alone FSL PL-380 was so surprising that the single monster FSL taken along on this trip (a 15" model) wasn't even required until very late in the session, when it sorted out a 531 DU snarl to provide a pretty nice logging of 531-4KZ.
 
My session started off (kind of) right in my room at the Walsh Motel, with 1566-HLAZ already at an S9+ level at the bizarre hour of 1030 UTC. After setting up on the beach at the end of Grayland Beach Road at 1145 I discovered that almost all of the mid-band CRI stations were pounding in at serious levels, and managed to record all of them on the $95 hot-rodded portable within the next hour. Right in the middle of this activity I noticed a serious carrier on 531 which wasn't coming from the Asian direction, and decided to record it as well. After checking it out later on it had the distinct voice of the Samoan lady announcer on 531-PI, a station which shows up frequently at Rockwork 4. After recording various Japanese, Chinese and Korean signals over a two hour period a mystery station showed up on 1377 mixing at a powerful level with CNR1, having music which sounded unlike anything CNR1 would play. After a vibrant 1377 recording I went back to the 531 DU frequency, and found a snarl between PI and an Australian talker station. It was finally time to use the 15" FSL and CC Skywave combination, and they did manage to clear up the mystery with a nice recording of an apparent 531-4KZ.
 
The original master plan had been to check signal strength levels between a single stand-alone 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 model and the 15" FSL + CC Skywave combo on various TP signals-- but that plan went out the window immediately when the "Science Fiction PL-380" was receiving almost every target station at near S9 levels. With only one of these hot-rodded PL-380's managing such astonishing results on the first day, it's easy to understand how a "squadron" of these $95 monsters could track down much more DX on different high-priority frequencies, and dramatically boost the effectiveness of Ultralight ocean beach DXpeditions.
 
531  4KZ   Innisfail, Australia   Presumed the Aussie talker station with weather report and call-in talk show at 1413
 
531  PI   Auckland, New Zealand   Samoan female announcer a pretty big surprise at 1225
 
1017  CRI   Changchun, China   CRI Korean service at very good level at 1255
 
1035  CNR1   Synchros (presumed)   Strong female speech with echoes at 1146
 
1206  CRI   Yanbian, China   CRI Korean service at S9 level at 1206
 
1323  CRI   HJ, China   Russian service female announcer with serious strength at 1253
 
1377  UnID-TP   The mystery of the morning-- very strong exotic music and a female announcer mixing with CNR1's male Chinese speech at 1345. The 6125 kHz CNR1 // was checked, and this certainly wasn't it. Does this sound like RRI Toli Toli?
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (temporarily at Grayland, WA)
Stand-alone 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight (all recordings except for 531-4KZ, which was made on the 15" FSL and CC Skywave)
 


Re: Oklahoma TP DX 4/1/16

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On Fri, Apr 1, 2016 at 5:35 AM, Richard N Allen richarda@... [ultralightdx]
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Only JOUB 774 was heard today, fair at 1155 tune-in but the signal was gone by 1157. Heard on PL-606 with 8-inch FSL.

Good DX to all, and especially to those gathered this weekend at Grayland WA.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


Oklahoma TP DX 4/1/16

bbwrwy
 

Only JOUB 774 was heard today, fair at 1155 tune-in but the signal was gone by 1157. Heard on PL-606 with 8-inch FSL.

Good DX to all, and especially to those gathered this weekend at Grayland WA.

Richard Allen,
near Perry OK USA.


3" FLTecsun PL-380 TP-DX for 3-31

Gary DeBock
 

While I was still in Puyallup it was a great morning for the NHK big guns and 1566-HLAZ but certainly lacking the variety of Asians showing up yesterday. Except for the usual regular 603-HLSA my results were almost identical to those reported by Bruce. A very late rally by the CRI stations on 1044, 1206 and 1323 around 1345 provided a little variety but the band folded before they could come close to yesterday's levels.
 
At my 1250 start time both 594 and 1566 had very good signals, and these were joined by 693, 747 and 774 during the predawn darkness. First daylight around 1320 didn't change propagation much, except for 603-HLSA and 972-HLCA coming out of the noise to reach fair levels in and out. By the 1330 start of the NHK2 Chinese lessons the signal from 747-JOIB was the strongest that it's ever been on these hot-rodded portables, and 594 and 693 weren't far behind.  603-HLSA reached a slightly stronger level than yesterday (fair) around 1340, and 1575-VOA was also slightly improved, keeping steady fair audio during sunrise enhancement. The late mid-band CRI rally might have gone somewhere except for the band's general collapse at 1350, another example of Puyallup's lackluster propagation in comparison to ocean beach areas. That won't be a problem for the next 4 days, as a collection of hot-rodded PL-380's, FSL antennas and digital recorders is eager to hit the salt water beach next to the Walsh Motel in Grayland ($180 for 4 days, as long as you don't set up large external antennas or put ground stakes through water lines).      
747  JOIB   Sapporo, Japan   Very good level Chinese lesson start at 1330; strongest signal ever on these models
 
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (temporarily in Grayland, WA)
Stand-alone 3" FSL Tecsun PL-380 Ultralight
 
 


Re: DX ing Catches - KSL & KFI Rec'd on 3" FSL

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Glad to be of assistance.
The firefighter driving the rig suffered a medical emergency and struck several vehicles while others in the truck eventually stopped the truck. He was the only injury and is expected to make a full recovery.
73,
kevin
kc6pob
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Thanks to a great tip from Kevin Asato
I searched for for station KSL / Salt Lake City, Utah / 1160
kHz and was able to capture it at 5:40 AM  yesterday
morning with a fantastic local station signal level of 63 /
25 on the Tecsun PL-380 with attached 3"
FSL from here in
Winnipeg - distance is 953 air miles.
 The announcer said conditions in Utah country were cloudy
with a temperature of 37 degrees. KSL started fading out at
6:45 AM. 
At 6:30 AM Los Angeles Station
KFI  / 640 kHz / 1532 air miles distance was again picked
up for the 2nd time in 3 days with a strong clear signal
level of 47 / 25 - Coast To Coast show was on. The news
broadcast mentioned something about a fire truck crash in
North Hollywood or Van Nyes. Temperature in Burbank was 48
degrees and they were requesting listeners to sign a
petition at: KFIAM640.com to prevent the FCC from cutting
back their sunrise conditions Transmit power. KFI completely
faded out at 7:05 AM CST Winnipeg time. Hope they are
successful with the petition so that us DXers can still
pickup KFI which is an amazing catch. 
Jerry

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