Did I hear HOKS from Korea


kg4ruw <p_weiss@...>
 

Hello,

I have been having a lot of fun logging stations with my new E100.

On Saturday between 0541-0606 CST I heard a station on 1080 in Korean.

0541-0555 CST - Male speaking Korean
0555-0600 CST - Female speaking Korean
O600 CST - Male speaking English ID'd with "HOKS Korea"
0601 CST - Female in English
0606 CST - deep fade (then gone)

The radio was pointing to the west from my home near Huntsville, AL
and I could null by turning the radio and pointing to the north and
hear WKJK (Louisville, KY).

I could also hear this with the same nulls from my Sony SRF-59.

So, I either heard HOKS from Korea or a relay.


Can anyone help clear up this mystery?


Thank you,
73's Paul


kg4ruw <p_weiss@...>
 

--- In ultralightdx@yahoogroups.com, "kg4ruw" <p_weiss@...> wrote:

Hello,

I have been having a lot of fun logging stations with my new E100.

On Saturday between 0541-0606 CST I heard a station on 1080 in
Korean.

0541-0555 CST - Male speaking Korean
0555-0600 CST - Female speaking Korean
O600 CST - Male speaking English ID'd with "HOKS Korea"
0601 CST - Female in English
0606 CST - deep fade (then gone)

The radio was pointing to the west from my home near Huntsville, AL
and I could null by turning the radio and pointing to the north and
hear WKJK (Louisville, KY).

I could also hear this with the same nulls from my Sony SRF-59.

So, I either heard HOKS from Korea or a relay.


Can anyone help clear up this mystery?


Thank you,
73's Paul
I forgot to mention when they ID'd they also said it was 8'oclock.

That would have been at 0600 AM CST with is 1100 GMT which would have
been 2000 L in Korea. I think my calculations are correct.

Paul


Gary DeBock
 

Hello Paul,
 
     I'm glad you are having fun with your new E100, and hope that you will enjoy lots of great DX with it.
 
     Concerning whether you received Korea on 1080 at 1100 UTC, it would be the first reception of this station by Ultralight DXers anywhere in America, or Canada.  Only three Korean stations have been logged by ULR DXers here on the west coast:  HLCA-972 (by many), HLAZ-1566 (by many), and the Korean Jammer-1053 (by Nick Hall-Patch).  Also, Korean stations in Korea typically do not ID in English at the top of the hour, unless they are affiliated with the USFK miliotary forces.  They typically ID in Korean, with the time also given in Korean.
 
     Thanks again for the report, and I hope this information will be useful. Good luck in chasing DX with your E100.
 
                                                                    73, Gary 
 
                                                                 




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bbwrwy
 

WFTD, 1080 kHz, Marietta-Atlanta GA, broadcasts in a Korean language
format.

Their web address is http://www.atlantaradiokorea.com/

Richard Allen