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Hawaii DXpedition Loggings & MP3's (567-630 kHz)


Gary DeBock
 

     This is the second group of loggings and MP3 links from the November 2-8 Poipu, Hawaii DXpedition with Craig Barnes and Australian Chris Rogers. Highlights in this group included an intriguing 594 kHz UnID, six stations received on 603 kHz alone and an S9 Filipino on 630 that made me wonder if Hawaii had a new local pest.

     File review from this trip is proving to be quite interesting, with 44 stations already recorded on the frequencies from 530-630 kHz alone, and almost all of the band yet to come. For those interested in the full logging list so far (along with additional trip photos and narrative), a basic DXpedition file is posted at  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ce392abiuf312qpkuc35emhgiw4cgvdt
    
567  JOIK   Sapporo, Japan   100 kW   Splatter-challenged reception // 729 only 3 kHz away from Kauai local on 570 at 1545 on 11-5 

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5a0ngpxqp9tuotjpbx8bdqyh5lker2u0

585  2WEB   Bourke, Australia   10 kW   Presumed the one with the usual late night music format not // 792 at 1536 on 11-7; some 590 Honolulu splatter  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/dggp27pj8k9hyxw53hdhe3eof7er87vz

585  7RN   Hobart, Australia   10 kW   Good level female conversation // 792 through 590 Honolulu splatter at 1513 on 11-6  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/0q9o6xeuvdt95gt2h8fe694i23nh0mmm

585  JOPG   Kushiro, Japan   10 kW   Splatter-challenged reception // 594 at 1548 on 11-5; modest signal, and unable to null 590-Honolulu  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/jaqd8uzolxg1a8q0x6t0dhnkvnrmrreo

594  3WV   Horsham, Australia   50 kW   Male-female conversation // 702 through 590 splatter at 1540 on 11-7; UnID female speaker underneath in mystery language  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/erswva5bnqn60ffw0mrriq0ktx7haj1i

594  JOAK   Tokyo, Japan   300 kW   Getting through 590 splatter fairly well with music and speech // 585 at 1555 on 11-5  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/epvmwv8h5c04f8hcoan29qsvs6yulnyg

594  UnID-Asian   Female speech under 3WV at 1540 on 11-7; doesn't sound like Japanese-- more like an unusual Asian language  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/erswva5bnqn60ffw0mrriq0ktx7haj1i

603  2RN   Nowra, Australia   10 kW   Female speech // 792 under 4CH male speech at 1546 on 11-7; only heard once during the trip 

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/9w6lbb5wtn6yr7iry5cgzy0x4c4f0z5n

603  4CH   Charleville, Australia   10 kW   Male conversation // 612 at good level over R. Waatea at 1547 on 11-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/jin6omczdvtegmuuiuiovjw2etoqbjcr

603  CRI   Dongfang, China   300 kW   Vietnamese service signing on with TOH chimes at 1600 on 11-4, temporarily wiping out HLSA  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/e1lfk4d7192ekg2wf6biget5f3oituj1

*603  HLSA   Namyang, S. Korea   500 kW   Strong Korean female and male speech during TOH routine at 1558 on 11-5  

https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/l8r47bvlrum24g8m256g0hhrkmfw1j3j

603  Radio Waatea   Auckland, New Zealand   5 kW   The usual male Maori announcer playing Maori music at 1545 on 11-7, until losing the battle with 4CH https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/kjsooaujh131kw9f1rlhtxouaax22yxy

603  UnID- China   Chinese-inflected female speech mixing with rock music from HLSA at 1543 on 11-4-- maybe Hulun Buir? Doesn't sound like CRI https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/tkepm0hot1t0vi426cwr4k1t4ko5o1gr

        The K-Pop song on HLSA during the recording is "Summer Love" by Ulala Session (thanks to Chris Kadlec)  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzbqvZj4BGY

*612  4QR   Brisbane, Australia   50 kW   Call-in quiz at overwhelming strength at 1548 on 11-7; this station and 630-4QN were at S9 strength every morning  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g4hsaogp8no36i0e582otbdepbpt86p5

612  JOLK   Fukuoka, Japan   100 kW   Good-strength Japanese stock report // 729 at 1610 on 11-5  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ppvmrja5clw1odjdqiww4fh9lu3p5ldt

612  UnID-DU   Instrumental music nulling southwest under 4QR during DU-slanted conditions at 1619 on 11-2; Star synchros?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ep6rnycy5sp41bq8romy68rzb15dh55n

621  3RN   Melbourne, Australia   50 kW   Male conversation about western civilization // 792 on a noisy frequency at 1558 on 11-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/l7tur9fv88rbno2o3462bga8w73ekvll

621  Pyongyang BS   Chongjin, N. Korea   500 kW   Typical female vocal music and Korean speech at good level at 1521 on 11-2 (with somewhat degraded audio due to an off-frequency transmitter, a long term issue)  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/g2nfia19yxvxhgrklcwjfjghituf71vd

*621  Radio Tuvalu   Funafuti, Tuvalu   5 kW   Typical island choral music at a typically strong level at 0828 on 11-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/cl2ho45963me9x4a9xf4hcavurstp8af

          Male speech in the island language at 0821 on 11-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/lyre51bpbticqj15e3c0y9aryks5wt22

*630  4QR   Townsville, Australia   50 kW   ABC fanfare at typically overwhelming strength at 1600 on 11-7; an UnID station with 5 + 1 pips is underneath  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c1yskeq6k6prsdek43f4dt6ch7eln2f0

          Australian weather report and ABC promo at an S9 level at 1603 on 11-7  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8g7vxlxa2ifzbmzg3xgu4adv9334mh86

630  BCC (News)   Ilan, Taiwan   10 kW   BCC chimes at the TOH, with both Chinese and “News Radio” English ID’s (at 53 seconds) at 1500 on 11-4  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/7j4x3c3vhvpz5ismeg4uzqjjcqcds9pg

*630  DZMM   Quezon City, Philippines   50 kW   S9 strength all alone with female ID at 53 seconds (“DZMM, 55 years in the service of the Filipino”) at 1623 on 11-2  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/pytyd1r42mbi6tynnhqnrum1d90cb9p4

630  UnID-DU   5 + 1 Time pips under 4QR’s ABC fanfare at 1600 on 11-7; probably RNZ in Hawkes Bay  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/c1yskeq6k6prsdek43f4dt6ch7eln2f0

630  UnID-TP   Female Chinese-inflected speech under BCC’s male Chinese speech around 3:45 in the recording at 1500 on 11-4; CNR2?  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/7j4x3c3vhvpz5ismeg4uzqjjcqcds9pg

 

(TO BE CONTINUED)