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August 2019 Rockwork Cliff DXpedition

Gary DeBock
 

Once again the largest FSL antenna collection on the planet made its way across the Columbia River bridge during an overnight trip to NW Oregon, finally being deployed at the original Highway 101 plunging cliff turnoff-- Rockwork 4. There has been a drastic decrease in the squatter population, so that Craig Barnes and I were able to easily set up all four PVC bases for all-out DU-DXing at the dream site this morning (see photo). Unfortunately Chris Black came down with a health issue at the last minute, and needed to cancel out.

Craig and I had some excellent signals from the regulars (including 531-More FM, 558-Fiji and 1017-Tonga), although it wasn't quite a stellar morning for rare DX. We were kind of spoiled last year with 1017-Tonga staying a S9 practically throughout the session, but this morning it was "only" at S9 for a few minutes at a time. This meant that as soon as I notified Craig of 1017's potent status, the signal tended to nosedive. Maybe the cumulative effects of humidity and salt water exposure are beginning to take their toll on the Tongan big gun? 558-Fiji showed up with decent signals for a couple minutes at a time, which meant that Craig got the short end of the stick after I notified him of the potent signal. 531-More FM hit an awesome S9 peak around 1312 (including the usual split-second female ID), making it once again seem totally bizarre that no trace of the 2 kW modern rock station has ever been received at Grayland for the duration. The Rockwork Cliff is typically focused in like a laser on New Zealand, and this was a typical morning!

531   More FM   Alexandra, NZ  2 kW   The star of the session-- potent S9 modern rock signal from this Rockwork regular, with female "More FM" ID at 19 seconds  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ew1w1ukdwbpndr80tjpb5vc10ldj92a0

558  Radio Fiji One   Suva, Fiji  10 kW   Island music at temporary potent level at 1257; typically hit the skids after reaching this level  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/2gc5jvz16hw04pbrpg82tcjhwtbn7sz6

702  2BL   Sydney, Australia   50 kW   Oz big gun with meltdown level signal at 1315; Auckland apparently ran out of Magic  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/1d01x2womxzqacy1f1ooqf91zqbqwn0p

1017  A3Z   Nuku'alofa, Tonga   20 kW   Female Tongan speech at S9+ level at 1317  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/e5ks9f27zqofjhonqmpnup88v6ml4yzh

1017  Newstalk ZB   Christchurch, NZ   10 kW   Presumed the one under A3Z's meltdown-level signal at 1321  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/jacrz1jc8c9vjzpwbbjoxwewrvn50tv1

1503  Radio Sport   Wellington/ Christchurch, NZ   5/ 2.5 kW   Yankee-accented relay of Fox Sports Network after midnight NZ time (1315)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/cebgbgw96tepsp2atq2ezw4tbrcjcs4i

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing with Craig Barnes at the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff near Manzanita, Oregon)
7.5" loopstick CC Skywave SSB and XHDATA D-808 Ultralights
15", 15" and 17" Airport Unfriendly FSL antennas (see photos)


Long Term FM Radio Project - 26/07/2019

Paul Blundell
 

https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com/2019/07/long-term-fm-radio-project-26072019.html
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Re: Wanted: Digitech ar1780 original

Rémy Friess
 

OK. But apart from that they seem to be strictly identical.

Rémy.

Le 26/07/2019 à 12:18, Paul Blundell a écrit :

I think that does not use AA batteries.

On Fri, 26 Jul 2019, 5:39 p.m. Rémy Friess, <rfriess@...> wrote:

And what's the diffrence with the XHDATA D-808?

Rémy.

Le 26/07/2019 à 04:59, Paul Blundell a écrit :
What is the difference between the two versions?

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:44 PM Dypete via Groups.Io <dypete=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello all....
Looking for a NEW first version of the Digitech ar1780 original . Not interested in the newer no name version. 
Thanks!
Pete


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Re: Wanted: Digitech ar1780 original

Paul Blundell
 

I think that does not use AA batteries.


On Fri, 26 Jul 2019, 5:39 p.m. Rémy Friess, <rfriess@...> wrote:

And what's the diffrence with the XHDATA D-808?

Rémy.

Le 26/07/2019 à 04:59, Paul Blundell a écrit :
What is the difference between the two versions?

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:44 PM Dypete via Groups.Io <dypete=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello all....
Looking for a NEW first version of the Digitech ar1780 original . Not interested in the newer no name version. 
Thanks!
Pete


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Re: Wanted: Digitech ar1780 original

Rémy Friess
 

And what's the diffrence with the XHDATA D-808?

Rémy.

Le 26/07/2019 à 04:59, Paul Blundell a écrit :
What is the difference between the two versions?

On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:44 PM Dypete via Groups.Io <dypete=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello all....
Looking for a NEW first version of the Digitech ar1780 original . Not interested in the newer no name version. 
Thanks!
Pete


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Re: Wanted: Digitech ar1780 original

Paul Blundell
 

What is the difference between the two versions?


On Fri, Jul 26, 2019 at 12:44 PM Dypete via Groups.Io <dypete=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
Hello all....
Looking for a NEW first version of the Digitech ar1780 original . Not interested in the newer no name version. 
Thanks!
Pete



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Wanted: Digitech ar1780 original

dypete
 

Hello all....
Looking for a NEW first version of the Digitech ar1780 original . Not interested in the newer no name version. 
Thanks!
Pete


April 2019 Hong Kong Ultralight DXpedition Article

Gary DeBock
 

     Hong Kong has been in the news a lot recently, but for me the major excitement happened in April, as I decided to accompany my Hong Kong Chinese wife to one of the toughest DXpedition venues on the entire planet. Hong Kong has a well-deserved reputation of being a DXing wasteland, with an overload of Chinese pest stations, overcrowded public beaches, prolific RFI and the most skyscrapers and high rise buildings to be found anywhere.
     Ultralight radios and portable antennas have one key advantage in such a tough venue, however-- they can go practically anywhere, and track down exciting DX in the most unusual and bizarre locations. For me, this meant setting up on a polluted waterfront beach in the gambling enclave of Macau, on an awesome plunging cliff at the southeastern tip of Hong Kong island, on a wild waterfront beach with multiple Chinese spectators, and by shoving a souped-up Ultralight radio outside the security window on the 12th floor of a downtown high rise apartment building. These wild and wacky locations were the key to tracking down a diverse haul of 103 DX stations, including several from eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East, as well as many exotic Southeast Asian stations. For those interested, a full 19-page article with multiple photos, narrative and 120 DX MP3 recording links is posted at https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/85pzdmvuzgzi2rwsghqubyxvi5rwj9t0

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA, but shifting to the "Cliffhanger" mode next week)


Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Paul S. in CT
 

On my Vite VT111 (Dirt-Cheap DSP) or Tecsun R9012 any/all 5 from Chicago at 775 Miles, WSB Atlanta at 820 miles, KMOX St. Louis at 920 miles or WHO Des Moines at 1050 miles. These are Clear and 50Kw at night. About twice or 3 times each winter, KPNW "the mighty KP" from Eugene, OR. A real transcontinental from Oregon to Connecticut at 2500 miles. Skip happens!

Regards
Paul S.in CT FN31nl


Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Peter Laws
 

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 12:07 AM Andy ZL3AG via Groups.Io
<zl3ag@...> wrote:


After having a wee think about this...

For AM - anything that you can't hear every night of the year.
For FM - anything that you can't hear 24/7/365.
I look at everything as a ham and broadcast DXer (and any other band -
i.e. FDNY on 154 MHz when I lived in Boston in the 80s). I think what
is above is a good, succinct description. For amateur stuff, it's
always distance for me (DX being very early telegraphy shortcut for
that word) but it's distance modulated by what Andy says - I am more
excited to work a station 1000 km away on 144 MHz than I am to work a
station 10000 km away on 14 MHz. The former is rare while the latter
is .. pretty much every day.



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Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks.

As I am focusing more on the FM band this makes sense. 

On Fri, 19 Jul 2019, 3:07 p.m. Andy ZL3AG via Groups.Io, <zl3ag=radioengineering.com@groups.io> wrote:

After having a wee think about this...

For AM - anything that you can't hear every night of the year.
For FM - anything that you can't hear 24/7/365.

Andy
CHCH NZ
Life Member, NZRDXL




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Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Nick Hall-Patch
 

and with medium wave and shortwave, it is dependent on the time of day, and the season, and even the strength that it is heard,  so "anything that you can't hear every night of the year" can be subdivided into "anything you don't normally hear at this strength, at this time of day, or this month", or even "this point in the solar cycle".

Examples:  CBK-540 from Saskatchewan can be pretty regularly heard here on the Canadian west coast at night, particularly in the winter.   But it has also been heard here at 2pm on a July afternoon; that's DX.  But perhaps I'm wrong....I haven't listened for it every July afternoon ever since, but when I have, it hasn't been there.

Hearing JOUB-774 from Japan at this location is also DX, but not really if it is around sunrise on a fall or spring morning.   Around sunrise on a summer morning, particularly at good strength, that's DX, but not quite so much during the last couple of summers at the bottom of the solar cycle.

It gets complicated....

best wishes,

Nick


Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

K7DWI Art
 

Replying to Andy's comment....
In 1961, I heard on my 6-Traansistor radio from my front yard in Houston Texas clear channels WHO, WMAQ, WLS, WLW, WSM, KDKA and many others.
It was DX for me :)
It is, what it is for you.
73 Art
K7DWI ex-KA5DWI Oregon 


Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Andy ZL3AG
 

After having a wee think about this...

For AM - anything that you can't hear every night of the year.
For FM - anything that you can't hear 24/7/365.

Andy
CHCH NZ
Life Member, NZRDXL


Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Paul Blundell
 

Thanks for the excellent reply.

I am focusing on the FM BCB and have been getting some interesting results. I need to spend more time logging what is "normal" to know what is abnormal. 

On Fri, Jul 19, 2019 at 5:41 AM Paul S. in CT via Groups.Io <ferrite61=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
Rather tricky, and unique answers abound. Since you didn't post ANY information, there are two basic ways... by distance, or a formula that factors distance and TX power. Some folks think a 50kW station at 500km is NOT the same as 1kW at 500km. Thats why formulas abound. Theres a measure of sensitivity using a formula. But I would also state catching R. Australia in the North East USA is DX no matter what. (And I have using a barefoot Tecsun R911 and R9012, a distance of 16750 km 10400 mi)

Regardless of choice, the easy way by distance is to take the total number of receptions, divide by 19, then multiply by 3. Thats what "qualifies" by statistics as being outside of the main body of RX. So, the furthest 3/19 ths of all your RX is DX.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl





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Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Paul S. in CT
 

Rather tricky, and unique answers abound. Since you didn't post ANY information, there are two basic ways... by distance, or a formula that factors distance and TX power. Some folks think a 50kW station at 500km is NOT the same as 1kW at 500km. Thats why formulas abound. Theres a measure of sensitivity using a formula. But I would also state catching R. Australia in the North East USA is DX no matter what. (And I have using a barefoot Tecsun R911 and R9012, a distance of 16750 km 10400 mi)

Regardless of choice, the easy way by distance is to take the total number of receptions, divide by 19, then multiply by 3. Thats what "qualifies" by statistics as being outside of the main body of RX. So, the furthest 3/19 ths of all your RX is DX.

Regards
Paul S. in CT FN31nl


Re: What do you class as 'DX"?

Russ Edmunds
 

If a station is not commonly heard, it is DX.  Distance isn't a condition.



Russ Edmunds

WB2BJH

Blue Bell, PA

Grid FN20id


From: main@UltralightDX.groups.io <main@UltralightDX.groups.io> on behalf of Paul Blundell via Groups.Io <tanger32au@...>
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:59:14 PM
To: main@UltralightDX.groups.io
Subject: [UltralightDX] What do you class as 'DX"?
 
What is the measure / point that you use to class a signal as DX or not?




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What do you class as 'DX"?

Paul Blundell
 

What is the measure / point that you use to class a signal as DX or not?




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Portable Radio Go Case - July 2019

Paul Blundell
 


I have been looking for a way to carry my portable radio collection and my other ultralight related items. I have used a variety of bags and cases in the past.

I started searching both online and locally for a suitable case. Yesterday I was out doing some shopping when I called passed my local Super Cheap Auto. Here I found this case on special for $22, I decided to replace my previous case as I found it was not working as well as I would have liked and as it didn’t keep the radio the right way up it added the risk of the aerial breaking off.

Last night I had some spare time so I sat down and set up this case. I cut the included foam to fit my radios after doing a test run to ensure it will fit as I had planned.

Overall, I am very pleased with how well this case has come out, I am able to carry and store four radios plus log sheets, pens, notes, spare batteries and ear phones, everything I need for portable sessions. It is also small enough to fit in my back pack.
While this case was designed for ultralight DXing the same ideas could be used for amateur radio, radio scanning or any other storage need.

Photos can be seen here:https://tassieradiorxer.blogspot.com/2019/07/portable-radio-go-case-july-2019.html

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April Hong Kong Ultralight DXpedition-- 774-1593 kHz Loggings & MP3's

Gary DeBock
 

     This is the final group of Hong Kong loggings and MP3 recording links, finishing out a list of over 100 DX stations and many additional recordings. Highlights in this group were the four long range DX stations received by shoving a 7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywave SSB Ultralight outside a security window in a 12th floor apartment around sunrise (1413-BBC in Oman, 1413-Vesti FM in Moldova, 1431-Radio Sawa in Djibouti (east Africa) and 1548-TWR in Moldova) and clear 918-RNK (Kampuchea) sign on and sign off messages (2200 and 1700 UTC, respectively).
     DXing in Hong Kong was a wild and wacky activity, with a "perfect storm" of overcrowded beaches, overcrowded frequencies, mystery languages and prolific RFI. The only way to make any real progress was to take advantage of the extreme portability of the "supercharged" Ultralight, and head for daytime DXing trips to Macau, and HK's awesome Cape D'Aguilar. That plunging cliff alone was enough to inspire any DXer, with numerous S9+ signals from Taiwan over hundred of miles in bright daylight.
    Special thanks is in order to my Japanese DXing buddies Satoshi Miyauchi and Hiroyuki Okamura, who gave me an "intelligence list" of long range DX targets in eastern Europe, Africa and the Middle East to try for. Nobody was more astonished than me when a 7.5 inch loopstick Ultralight successfully tracked down four of them! As always, any comments or corrections are most welcome.

774  UnID's-Taiwan   Two apparent Taiwan stations mixing together (one with Chinese music and the other with female speech in a Chinese dialect) during daytime DX at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0843 on 4-6, with some minor splatter from the 783 kHz local as well. With three Taiwan stations on the frequency and no apparent identity clues, these two will probably remain a mystery  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/wx4myuteuw223d3mkplje3whreq1r5ql

783   RTHK (5)   Golden Hill, Hong Kong   20 kW   Powerful local blaster with Cantonese Chinese opera at 1528 on 4-5  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/oxjyye1j4yz0lq72oyun8tu5s56sngkb

Female speech in Cantonese during daytime DXing at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0844 on 4-6; some Chinese opera music is in the background, but unclear if this is a co-channel (the 600 kW station 783-Voice of Strait is within daytime DX range at Fujian)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/4l7loxnmzojif2ays5j9d29jw00vgsvf

792  UnID-Chinese  Mystery station at good strength with male Mandarin speech at 1630 on 4-6; this station failed to show up during daytime DXing in 783 splatter, so it could be either Taiwan or the Mainland (multiple possibilities)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/21demzb0xlpf14is3vg9o7tkah8hdzjr

801  V.O. Kuanghua   Kuanyin, Taiwan   250 kW   Mainland-directed propaganda blaster with excellent signal during daytime DX at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0845 on 4-6; apparent radio drama in a Chinese dialect  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/t9d3402tiizs06cf9edjx4mxou37h8ez

810  Kuo Sheng BC   Changhua, Taiwan   10 kW   Another excellent Taiwan signal with female speech in Chinese dialect during daytime DX on HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0847 on 4-6; this station had a strong presence day and night  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/gm2cwf4uwe23ah94vxgfqxgnsnex049c

810  UnID-China   Female Mandarin speech mixing with dominant music from Taiwan's Kuo Sheng BC at 2128 on 4-8; only heard once during sunrise DXing  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/b69ftfofe70yctmikp4rqogynois74w4

819  UnID-Taiwan   Weak male Mandarin speech during daytime DX at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0850 on 4-6; this sounds more like a news format from BCC than Cheng Sheng's typical Taiwanese  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/o62h3jkvng6h2x3xae4wb01z7rhucq2g

909  CNR6   Quanzhou, China   300 kW   Taiwan-directed classical music blaster dominant at 1656 on 4-6; wek co-channel underneath at times  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/s9478trdebt9911fiq2hrwfbw31ckf5u

909  UnID-Asian   Weak male-voiced speech and music under CNR6 at 1656 on 4-6; the music would indicate VoV as a good possibility  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/s9478trdebt9911fiq2hrwfbw31ckf5u

918  RNK   Phnom Penh, Kampuchea   600 kW   Far and away the dominant 918 station in Southeast Asia, with Shandong a poor second. Excellent recordings of both the 2200 sign on message and the 1700 sign off message were make in HK, with lots of S9 signals in between. This was the sign on message at 2200 on 4-8  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/wye9lgqn73xnhwc6krylj70wh9uv3dez

This was the S9 sign off message (with a new format National Anthem) at 1659 on 4-3, preceded by typical Kampuchean music  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8f29q278jckhwlkx14d1pj7pphzropq7

Typical Kampuchean female vocal music at a strong level (over Shandong) at 1639 on 4-5  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/axpamu4xt5fjiq4znpznqxc1flht3fvk

Kampuchean female speech at S9 level over Shandong during HK waterfront DXing at 1301 on 4-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/vn5fokytck3qdt1yr2fmnj3zci1nzrcg

918   Shandong Synchros   China   Rarely competitive with RNK, one very brief moment of superior strength was at 1627 on 4-6  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5kwmr6avvrnko64ijnchz915033c7ciz

The Shandong network synchros are not well coordinated, with the 5+1 pips at 1700 on 4-5 (from 5 seconds to 11 seconds in the recording) not in unison  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8l8m69qada9jy5a7vk3bnqvdrn6q6eys

936  V.O. Han BC   Taoyuan, Taiwan   5 kW   Based on this network's programming on other frequencies, this is most likely the dominant male voice in a non-standard Chinese dialect at 2119 on 4-8  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/3z18uwfev8alhgs7ohob0cx83fkywlyh

936  UnID-Chinese   Female Mandarin speaker at a weak level under V.O. Han at 2119 on 4-8; most likely a Mainland station  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/3z18uwfev8alhgs7ohob0cx83fkywlyh

990  Cheng Sheng BC   Taichung, Taiwan   20 kW   Presumed the male speaker in a non-standard Chinese dialect at 1837 on 4-7 (early morning in HK)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/3jtz0pq29d7emczbpyzqpg8vbmlvmtgk

999  Tien Nan BC   Taipei, Taiwan   1 kW   With female speech in likely Amoy dialect at 1841 on 4-7 (Hong Kong's early morning), this is likely the 24 hour station showing up at a modest level when others should be silent  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/gt66p5faxtk4vpvq00hte307dmm20k3n

1134  Zhejiang Zhi Sheng Synchros   Zhejiang, China   Non-CNR1 format with moderate echoes during sunrise session at 2122 on 4-8  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/m4yz57g52vrhie1f225m3647r2qkg4ss

1143  BEL3 (Yuyeh BS)   Penghu, Taiwan   100 kW   Awesome signal over hundreds of miles in bright daylight at HK's Cape D'Aguilar at 0836 on 4-6; this was the strongest Taiwan station during daytime DXing in HK  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/cq408aemu5jzl2ew8j0cme03nrckecjb

1233  Chung Hua BC   Juifang, Taiwan   1 kW   Distinctive Taiwan pop music dominant over UnID during early morning DXing at 1856 on 4-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/hpxoa5gdyq04zl67v0b7gf5sqiw8l1ba

1233  UnID-Asian   Male speaker in SE Asian language dominant at the end of this recording; I'm fairly sure this is Thai, but with two Thai stations on the frequency the identity remains a mystery  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/hpxoa5gdyq04zl67v0b7gf5sqiw8l1ba

1413  BBC World Service   A'Seela, Oman   800 kW   This powerful Middle East blaster was typically dominant over the Jiangsu co-channel in the early morning in HK. This strong recording in Pashto was made at 1827 on 4-7 (thanks to C.K. Raman for language and station identification)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/r79ii0pb5n1u8empa0pmxdpwnq3o8ozx

A mystery horse race (in English) over the Jiangsu co-channel at 1627 on 4-6 was solved by awesome detective work by Mauno and Andrew Brade, who determined it was the BBC broadcasting the Grand National race over the 1413-Oman relay  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/a1b9iegaqfj0l95ghsi1v0xjris4xr8b

1413  Jiangsu  RGD Synchros   China   Dominant over a rising BBC (with unusual horse racing) at 1626 on 4-6  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/4v7ygkurhg3nkmi339s5ek39u3sr3ear

1413  Vesti FM   Grigoripol, Moldova   500 kW   One of two Moldovan stations showing up at peak sunrise enhancement on a 7.5 inch loopstick, this was the first long range station received in Hong Kong. At 2206 on 4-6 Russian speech and conversation was received at a modest level without any Chinese interference around local HK sunrise (thanks to Dmitry and Mauno for language identification)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/38vm67oda2jysgwlbyn03ra0etnrakv9

1413  UnID's-Chinese   Two Chinese stations (one strong and one weak) mixing together at 2122 on 4-8; one of these is probably the Jiangsu station, dominant in the evening in HK  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/o1wxaeo3eaf6o51h4fi2l8qbyj7i001r

1431  Radio Sawa   Djibouti (east Africa)   600 kW   An early morning surprise at 2141 on 4-7 (based on a Japanese tip), music from this long range station actually fought it out with the Chinese co-channel for almost 5 minutes until a clear, female-voiced "Radio Sawa" ID was heard in Arabic at 4:59 into this recording (thanks to Bill and Chuck for language and station ID)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ktcgc5i4lixvgrh7ef8a1ueur14i98kh

1431  UnID-China   Mandarin pest which typically made it rough to chase DX around sunrise-- mixing with Djibouti in the above recording (most likely the 24 hour Fujian RGD)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ktcgc5i4lixvgrh7ef8a1ueur14i98kh

1449  UnID-China   Strong signals from this mystery music station at 2156 on 4-8, shortly before local sunrise in HK  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/hh75dnqdfflet9jm5fvqlarpi6yafbns

1494  Educational BC System   Taizhong, Taiwan   10 kW   Presumed the one with American English male speech at 2134 on 4-8 over a weaker co-channel (which may also be in English)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/hfg28y75elndpsvlbpbc923yiqpk1i3x

1494  UnID   Weaker co-channel mixing with Educational BC in Taiwan at 2134 on 4-8; seemingly with English intonation https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/hfg28y75elndpsvlbpbc923yiqpk1i3x

1512  DZAT   Lucena, Philippines   10 kW   Presumed the one with Christian music format over a Chinese co-channel at 2202 on 4-6  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0okmrp2r96qbhbckzxe6my06lg6kj2wo

1512  Jinan Gushi Guangbo   Jinan, China   Heard prior to 2200 on 4-6, this is the only Chinese station on the frequency that should be operating prior to 2200  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0okmrp2r96qbhbckzxe6my06lg6kj2wo

1530  DZME   Quezon City, Philippines   25 kW   The booby prize for the worst transmitted audio in Southeast Asia goes to this fine broadcaster, the only Filipino on the frequency. This garbled Tagalog was received at 2153 on 4-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/expghtmcwzb45y9txl4pt6dk7vyi124u

1530  UnID-China   Top of the hour ID at 2200 on 4-6; possibly clear enough for a native speaker to decipher  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/d7mbl5fhnxlsyxl33xdzkpqfnnujbm6w

1530  UnID-China   Mandarin language music at 2155 on 4-7; either Zhejiang or Jilin  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ree5oous83eg9ruykscxobxf55mcp55c

1548  Shandong RGD Synchros   China   Poorly coordinated network sounded like a spooky Halloween movie at 1617 on 4-6  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/a1jcsk4onxi0eg2clvrnop1e3ymshfqb

Another recording of the garbled Shandong synchros at 2130 on 4-8  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/nj3wmjiuzd13iddlqukc0dfcne6qnl77

1548  TWR   Grigoripol, Moldova   500 kW   The last of the long range recordings was made at 1903 on 4-7, about three hours prior to sunrise in HK. Presumed Bulgarian at a modest level, following a tip from Japanese friends  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/6vbkqauxw6l3bsa0t9fha5ewk8t0v4jy

1593  CNR1   Changzhou, China   600 kW   Dominant with music at 2147 on 4-8 shortly before HK sunrise over a weaker co-channel  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/puun667bobxlnl8hy6187qql21sxxnv1

1593  UnID-Chinese   Much weaker co-channel under CNR1, possibly Yuyeh BC in Taiwan  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/puun667bobxlnl8hy6187qql21sxxnv1

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