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>From bytheway@xxxxxxx Fri Mar 15 01:54:35 1996
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 1996 15:51:08 -0800
From: bytheway@xxxxxxx (phil bytheway)
Subject: AM DX NewsFlash 3-14-96
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THE EDITOR SPEAKS!
What do you folks think of the idea of developing a membership data base
listing such things as receivers, antennas, etc... so other members who have
a question would know who to contact? I could prepare a brief questionaire
and send it out with a future issue. Of course, participation would be on a
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or whatever makes sense. An example of what I think would work for my entry
Phil Bytheway - Seattle WA - bytheway@xxxxxxx
RX: Drake R-8, ICOM R-70, R-390A, SPR-4, R-392, etc
Ant: KIWA MW loop, Sanserino 15" air-core loop, 70' longwire, etc.
Other: Mini-MWDX-6 phasing unit, reel-to-reel tape recorder
Other bands DX: none
Another though, ideas concerning combining Individual Loggings into a
single or double column. Would require some more work on my part... but
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CPC DX tests summary
Lynn Hollerman - Huntsville AL - Ircacpc@xxxxxxx
Here's a reminder of upcoming DX tests from IRCA and NRC. If anyone has any
additions or corrections, please contact me.
Please note: Also, the QSL addresses for these stations are posted in
rec.radio.shortwave. All times EST. * - new this week
3/16/96 Sat - 0300-0330 - 1250 - KBTC - Houston MO (NRC)
0430-0500 - 1290 - KALM - Thayer MO (NRC)
0530-0600 - 1290 - WOPP - Opp AL (NRC)
3/18/96 Mon 0100-0130 - 1340 - WOOW - Greenville NC (IRCA)
3/23/96 Sat - 0000-0030 - 1490 - WEAG - Starke FL (IRCA)
0030-0100 - 900 - WMOP - Ocala FL (IRCA)
0100-0130 - 1370 - WOCA - Ocala FL (IRCA)
0230-0300 - 1290 - WTMC - Ocala FL (IRCA)
3/25/96 Mon - 0000-0030 - 720 - WRZN - Hernando FL (IRCA)
0030-0130 - 910 - WSBA - York PA (IRCA)
0030-0100 - 1390 - WZZB - Seymour IN (NRC)
0100-0130 - 930 - WKXY - Sarasota FL (IRCA)
0130-0200 - 1280 - WTMY - Sarasota FL (IRCA)
0200-0230 - 850 - WRUF - Gainesville FL (IRCA)
0230-0300 - 980 - WLUS - Gainesville FL (IRCA)
0330-0400 - 1440 - WBLA - Elizabethtown NC (NRC)
0400-0430 - 1320 - WAMR - Venice FL (IRCA)
3/31/96 Sun - 0000-0030 - 1270 - WLIK - Newport TN (NRC)
4/ 1/96 Mon - 0100-0130 - 1360 - KNIR - New Iberia LA (IRCA)
0515-0545 - 1110 - WTBQ - Florida NY (IRCA)
4/ 7/96 Sun - 0015-0030 - 690 - HCJB - Quito, Ecuador
4/ 8/96 Mon - 0000-0030 - 1570 - WYTI - Rocky Mount VA (NRC)
0300-0330 - 940 - KSWM - Aurora MO (IRCA)
5/ 5/96 Sun - 0145-0200 - 690 - HCJB - Quito, Ecuador
6/ 2/96 Sun - 0200-0215 - 690 - HCJB - Quito, Ecuador
Please remember, what's listed as being on, say, Monday "may" be what you
consider Sunday night!
If you try for (or hear) any of these tests, PLEASE post a message letting
me know! Also, for brevity's sake, I didn't post the QSL addresses; if you
need these, let me know!
J.D. Stephens - JSteph6711@xxxxxxx
In reply to Al Merriman's post which appeared in the latest Newsflash:
<<I pass the following along for what it is worth. Supposedly KXBT-1190 in
Vallejo, CA is going to begin operation on 1640 kHz on MAR 12. This info is
supposed to come directly from ABC Radio - KXBT is a recent affiliate of
theirs. This is not confirmed - if I get more info will pass it along.>>
In the post on this station that I recently saw , David R. Alpert (KB2LUM)
of ABC News confirmed that this expanded band operation would happen. His
E-Mail address is dra@xxxxxxxxxxxx (home) or alpert@xxxxxxxxx (work), for
(TRH-CA) Tim Hall, Chula Vista, CA (ICF-2010, KIWA Loop, Delco car rx)
1640 KXBT CA, Vallejo 3/9 2040-2100 (ELT) Testing with rock oldies, very
clear morse code IDs on the hour. Fair signals on my lousy car rx.
Patrick Martin - rrusk@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Thanx for the tip. Larry Godwin and I have been hearing a pirate on 1639.9,
running anything from ez listening to ac. The announcer sounds at least
middle-aged, talking about current affairs. It has been heard off and on
from LSS to 0600 ELT. This catch of yours doesn't sound like the pirate.
I'll check out KXBT.
Mark McMillan - MARKN7EIJ@xxxxxxx
Lee and gang Have a loud stn on1640 playing mor mx and up to 30db over s9
and per Robert Kramer should be KXBT but no ID yet heard last night also .
Doug Smith - 72777.3143@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
At this hour (0230ELT Tuesday 3/12/96) KXBT is about S7 at my central
Tennessee location on 1640KHz. Programming is satellite black oldies, with
an excellent (and long!) blues number at 0200. Occasional call IDs. This
one may be tough on the East Coast, it's certainly no stronger than any of
the other California stations and about 3 S-units below WJDM.
Robert S. Ross VA3SW - radiorob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
YES!!!... as you may have already heard... KXBT 1640, in VALLEJO, California
is on the air testing. This morning... Wed. March 13/96 at 0030-0125 EST I
heard them with a poor signal at tune in but a fair signal by 0100 EST...
with some real nice peaks. They were playing continuous Soul Oldies... one
song right after another. No breaks and no talk between songs... JUST
MUSIC. Selections by Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson... "second that
Emotion", Supremes... "Someday, we'll be together", Michael Jackson... "I'll
be there" and other soul hits of the 60's and 70's.
I called the station at 0107 EST at 707-644-8944 and spoke to the on air DJ
at KUIC FM 95.3... this is the FM affiliate of KXBT. She confirmed that
KXBT was on the air at that time playing continuous Soul Oldies. She was
quite amazed that I was hearing them in Canada!!! She confirmed that the
official on air date was March 19/96.
I was given the following address to write the station.....
KXBT AM c/o KUIC PLAZA
600 E. Main
This is Station #5 from California for me on AM BCB!!! Glad to add this one
to the log books... now if we can just get a station in Washington, Oregon,
Idaho, and Montana to show up on the Expanded Am Band... before it is all
plugged up, I can complete my all Continental USA heard on AM BCB!!!! Good
luck hearing this one... it should be fairly easy anywhere in North
America!! 73... ROB.
Steve Ratzlaff - Steve_Ratzlaff@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
New station, ex 1190, testing currently. Black oldies format, continuous
music, very few breaks, no regular format or ID, except occasional ID about
starting Mar 19 with 24 hr programming, 10KW power, "Classic Soul". Was on
all nite last nite; at this moment is off air past 15 min. '96 NRC log:
3267 Sonoma Blvd, Vallejo, CA 94590 707-644-8944.
Frederick R. Vobbe
From Bill Shaffer (N8WPH) in Toledo, OH: "Who is the station on 1120
kHz that has been on the air on Sunday's only? For the past ten Sundays
from morning to Sunset, somebody has been on 1120 kHz playing a tape of
Oldies music. The same tape each week, there are a few seconds of silence
between songs. There are no voice announcements or station ID's at any
time. Who is this? Is Nelsonville running some kind of tests? The signal
is steady all day but fades a bit near sunset until it disappears under
KMOX. The signal in Toledo is about 10 dB over S9.
Signed, Bill Shaffer
Frederick R. Vobbe
706 MacKenzie Drive
Lima, Ohio 45805-1835
1996 M STREET RADIO DIRECTORY
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DL - Doug Lamerson, 1777 East-West Rd., Honolulu, HI 96848
Hammarlund HQ-180AX, 2' air core box loop
730 KBSU ID, Boise 3/4 0235-0300 unid appliance QRN wiped out first half
of this test. When they switched off whatever it was @ 0235 code was
heard u/ CKLG. Another full minute of code @ 0248. In between sounded
like C&W rather than the advertised march mx. Signal never got above
CKLG; very difficult to separate them on loop bearing from here.
Heavy atmospheric noise this am compounded the problem. Apparently
off @ 0300 per sked w/ mention of ". . . AM, 730."
Report from: Mark Connelly - WA1ION - MarkWA1ION@xxxxxxx
[Connelly-MA] = Billerica, MA <home> (GC = 71.22 W / 42.54 N)
Receiver used: Drake R8A
Antenna systems: two 37 m slopers (east, west) to DL-2 phasing unit with
50 m horizontal loop as floating ground for noise
reduction via transformers; MWT-3 regenerative preselector
[Connelly*P-MA] = Plymouth, MA
<Robbins Road: field near beach> (GC = 70.68 W / 41.98 N)
Receiver used: Sony ICF-2010 (w/ Gerry Thomas filter mod.)
Antenna systems: RTL-2 Remotely-Tuned Loop, controlled by MWT-3 regen.
tuner / controller
DATES: 1996 (UTC/GMT) TIMES: UTC/GMT
* TRANS-ATLANTIC DX *
549 ALGERIA, Les Trembles / unID, MAR 11 0010 - flutes, then AA talk; o/
possible GG station & CFNB slop. [Connelly*P-MA]
558 SPAIN, RNE5, Valencia et al., MAR 11 0012 - monotone SS talk by man;
in WGAN slop. [Connelly*P-MA]
567 IRELAND, Radio 1, Tullamore, MAR 11 0104 - Irish C&W female vocal;
excellent. Possible SS station way under. [Connelly*P-MA]
576 SPAIN, RNE5, Barcelona, MAR 11 0014 - fair w/ man in SS.
585 SPAIN, RNE1, Madrid, MAR 11 0015 - man in SS (not // 576); excellent,
like a local (nearly as good as WBNW-590). [Connelly*P-MA]
594 PORTUGAL, Muge / unID's, MAR 11 0016 - cluster w/ woman in PP slightly
o/ classical music (Germany ?) & possible AA: a messy channel !
603 MADEIRA / SPAIN, MAR 11 0018 - Madeira // 666 w/ light PP & US rock
mixed evenly w/ Spain (SS talk // 585). [Connelly*P-MA]
612 MOROCCO, Sebaa-Aioun, MAR 11 0019 - man in AA; o/ 2 others (likely
Ireland / Spain). [Connelly*P-MA]
639 SPAIN, RNE1, La Coruna et al. / unID, MAR 11 0020 - man in SS o/ unID
music that may have been the Czech station. [Connelly*P-MA]
657 SPAIN, RNE5, Madrid, MAR 11 0021 - SS talk, in WFAN slop.
666 PORTUGAL, RDP, Lisbon et al., MAR 11 0022 - folk-style vocal // 837;
666 unID's, MAR 11 0102 - quite a few stations noted under Portugal, so be
on the look-out. [Connelly*P-MA]
675 FRANCE, France-Inter, Marseille, MAR 11 0025 - man in FF; loud /
dominant; music (from Netherlands) way under. It was good to hear
this. At home, it's blocked by WRKO. [Connelly*P-MA]
675 NETHERLANDS / FRANCE, MAR 11 0101 - Dutch talk and FF talk mixing;
France slightly stronger. [Connelly*P-MA]
684 SPAIN, RNE1, Sevilla, MAR 11 0026 - SS teletalk at monster level; bits
of music (Yugoslav ?) way in the background. [Connelly*P-MA]
693 UNITED KINGDOM, BBC R. 5 synchros, MAR 11 0027 - man & woman
discussing marriage; excellent signal, better than CBF-690.
+ MAR 11 0034 - golf scores, report about Nick Faldo; signal was
massive, local quality. [Connelly*P-MA]
702 SLOVAKIA, Slovensko 1, Banska Bystrica/Presov, MAR 11 0107 - Slavic
talk by man; poor in slop. [Connelly*P-MA]
711 WESTERN SAHARA (Occupied by Morocco), Laayoune, MAR 11 0108 - AA talk
/ music, through killer WOR slop that would have been easily nulled
with a cardioid-type antenna set-up. [Connelly*P-MA]
729 SPAIN, RNE1, Oviedo et al., MAR 11 0047 - bits of SS talk in CKAC
738 SPAIN, RNE1, Barcelona, MAR 11 0047 - SS talk // 684; good. UnID tone
tester was also present. [Connelly*P-MA]
747 NETHERLANDS Flevoland, MAR 11 0050 - US mellow vocal (sounded like
Jackson Browne); huge signal, totally killing 750. [Connelly*P-MA]
756 GERMANY, Braunschweig / Ravensburg, MAR 10 0519 - classical violin
music // 1269; huge, local-like. [Connelly-MA]
756 GERMANY / unID, MAR 11 0051 - classical music mixed w/ talk (likely
Spain or Romania). [Connelly*P-MA]
765 SWITZERLAND, Sottens, MAR 11 0051 - presumably this w/ orchestral
music; surprisingly, this was quite a bit weaker than normal.
774 SPAIN, RNE1 synchros, MAR 11 0052 - SS teletalk to good peaks (but
WABC slop that would be easily dumped w/ 2-wire phasing could not be
eliminated w/ the loop). [Connelly*P-MA]
783 SYRIA, Tartus, MAR 11 0052 - AA vocal o/ others; some CFDR slop.
819 EGYPT, Batra, MAR 11 0053 - HUGE (smoking WNYC-820) w/ AA Koranic
vocal; apparent SS talk way under. [Connelly*P-MA]
828 SPAIN, OCR, Barcelona, MAR 11 0054 - bits of SS talk through growl and
pesky WCRN slop. [Connelly*P-MA]
837 AZORES, RDP, Barrosa, MAR 11 0022 - folk vocal // 666; fair, atop the
837 SPAIN // CANARY ISLANDS, COPE synchros, MAR 11 0041 - SS talk came way
up, rolling o/ Azores & others. Stronger than WHAS/Cuba - 840.
837 unID, MAR 11 0024 - EE talk & jazz / blues music briefly popped up
over Azores and Spain-Canaries. This may have been one of the UK
846 ITALY, Rome, MAR 10 2355 - baritone II vocal // 1035; good.
855 SPAIN, RNE1 synchros, MAR 11 0039 - jazz-pop vocal // 864, then man &
woman in SS; local-type signal, way o/ others. [Connelly*P-MA]
864 SPAIN, Socuellamos, MAR 11 0038 - Deodato-type jazzy instrumentation &
a male vocal, // 855; o/ AA music (Egypt). [Connelly*P-MA]
864 EGYPT, Santah, MAR 11 0040 - AA vocal rose atop Spain. [Connelly*P-MA]
873 SPAIN, Zaragoza, MAR 11 0040 - SS talk in jumble; AFN Germany & 2 or
more others audible under. [Connelly*P-MA]
873 GERMANY, AFN, Frankfurt, MAR 11 0111 - US basketball game; good, atop
882 UNITED KINGDOM / SPAIN-CANARY ISLANDS / unID, MAR 11 0037 - man &
woman w/ EE talk, o/ SS talk and third station (Yugo. or German ?)
with Muzak. [Connelly*P-MA]
891 ALGERIA, Algiers, MAR 11 0036 - huge w/ slow AA talk by man.
909 UNITED KINGDOM, BBC R. 5 synchros, MAR 11 0035 - EE talk mentioned "on
909", then discussion of recent newspaper articles; to good peak.
954 SPAIN, R. Espana, Madrid / unID, MAR 11 0059 - SS talk o/u music that
was probably the Czech. Big-band slop from WPEN (a total non-
performer on the phased wires) was raising havoc on the loop.
963 FINLAND (t), MAR 10 0032 - unfamiliar-language talk by man & woman
(quite possibly Finnish); atop second station (Portugal, apparently)
that had music // 594. [Connelly*P-MA]
981 ALGERIA, Algiers, MAR 11 0110 - flutes, big het clobbering WCAP-980.
1008 NETHERLANDS, R. 5, Flevoland, MAR 11 0055 - likely this with tone
tests; loud, similar to WINS-1010 strength. [Connelly*P-MA]
1017 GERMANY, SWF, Rheinsender, MAR 11 0030 - GG female vocal; to good
1035 ITALY, Florence & Milan, MAR 10 2355 - II male vocal // 846; fair,
another station was way behind (maybe a UK local ?). WBZ, at a right
angle to Europe, was easily nulled with the loop. [Connelly*P-MA]
1044 SPAIN, SER, San Sebastian et al., MAR 10 2356 - man in SS; o/ growl.
1053 UNITED KINGDOM, TalkRadio UK synchros, Start Point et al., MAR 10 2350
- EE teletalk w/ female presenter; excellent, o/ music station that
may have been Morocco, Spain, or Romania. [Connelly*P-MA]
1071 unID, MAR 11 0113 - huge het, but too much CBA for audio. I needed
Drake filters here, instead of the ICF-2010. [Connelly*P-MA]
1089 UNITED KINGDOM, TalkRadio UK synchros, Brookmans Park et al., MAR 10
2357 - EE teletalk // 1053; good to excellent, wasting WBAL.
1098 SPAIN, RNE5 synchros / SLOVAKIA Nitra, MAR 11 0115 - SS talk mixed w/
Muzak. Spain generally atop. Growl was noted at times.
1107 SPAIN / others, MAR 11 0116 - SS talk bubbling up out of a very
graveyard-like jumble on the channel. [Connelly*P-MA]
1116 ITALY, synchros, MAR 11 0117 - opera, apparently // 846, o/ Spain; in
tough slop. [Connelly*P-MA]
1116 SPAIN, SER synchros, MAR 11 0117 - SS talk u/ Italy. [Connelly*P-MA]
1125 / 1134 = too much WBBR on loop
1143 RUSSIA (KALININGRAD), Bolshakovo, MAR 10 2358 - mellow RR vocal, then
Russian chime interval signal and pips at 0000 (MAR 11).
1143 SPAIN, COPE, Burgos et al., MAR 11 0000 - very fast SS talk, generally
behind Kaliningrad. [Connelly*P-MA]
1152 SPAIN, RNE5, Malaga et al., MAR 11 0119 - SS talk o/ others in severe
1215 UNITED KINGDOM, Virgin Radio synchros, MAR 10 0512 - good w/ Bob
Marley's "No Woman No Cry". [Connelly-MA]
1251 LIBYA, Tripoli, MAR 10 0516 - male a cappella AA vocal; loud, atop
1251 LIBYA / PORTUGAL, MAR 11 0121 - AA music o/ fast PP talk.
1269 GERMANY, Neumunster, MAR 10 0518 - classical violin music // 756; o/u
apparent SS talk & growl. [Connelly-MA]
1314 NORWAY, NRK, Kvitsoy, MAR 10 0534 - woman in Norwegian; excellent.
1332 ITALY, Radiouno, Rome, MAR 10 0530 - man in II // 1575. [Connelly-MA]
1341 NORTHERN IRELAND, BBC, Lisnagarvey, MAR 10 0533 - EE newstalk by man;
o/ possible SS vocal. [Connelly-MA]
1349 MAURITANIA, Nouakchott, MAR 8 0010 - chanting vocal breaking through
the slop. [Connelly-MA]
1422 GERMANY, Heusweiler, MAR 10 0538 - classical music // 756, 1269;
1440 LUXEMBOURG, Marnach, MAR 10 0541 - woman in GG w/ religious- sounding
discussion came rolling in atop the domestics. [Connelly-MA]
1512 BELGIUM, Wolvertem (t), MAR 10 0543 - undoubtedly the one here w/ test
tones getting by pest local WNRB. [Connelly-MA]
1521 SAUDI ARABIA, Duba, MAR 8 2230 - AA talk, badly trashing WWKB on car
radio at Route 3A / Shawsheen River marsh area in Billerica, MA.
Many other TA hets noted at the time. [Connelly-MA]
1529 unID, MAR 11 0124 - het here, only on 1529 (not 1531) so not 1 kHz Sao
Tome tone-test. Ideas ? [Connelly*P-MA]
1530 VATICAN, R. Vaticana, MAR 10 0527 - man & woman in GG w/ Vatican
mentions; way atop WSAI. [Connelly-MA]
1557 FRANCE, R. Bleue, Nice, MAR 10 0544 - FF light-rock vocal; to good
peaks despite adjacent WQEW-1560. [Connelly-MA]
1575 ITALY, Radiouno, Genova et al., MAR 10 0530 - II talk by man, // 1332.
Atop Spain. [Connelly-MA]
1575 SPAIN, SER synchros, MAR 10 0545 - SS talk // 1584; fair, surfacing o/
1584 SPAIN, SER and other, MAR 10 0546 - two SS talkers, one was SER //
1575, and the other was a separate program. [Connelly-MA]
1602 SPAIN, SER synchros, MAR 10 0549 - SS talk, then emotional vocal
music, // 1575 & 1584. Fair w/ some WUNR slop. [Connelly-MA]
Jorma Mantyla - Kangasala, Finland - jmantyla@xxxxxxxxxx
Greetings from Lemmenjoki from the Finnish arctic. I was just there one
week during our LEM95-DXpedition with Mika Makelainen.
Here I have some preliminary tips and some mysteries. If somebody can help
me, please mail (jmantyla@xxxxxxxxxx) or write to AMNF.
kHz date UTC Stn+info
1494 4.3 1515 DWSS Manila. Many clear id's: "D-W-double -S...
K-love..." Religious format and rel. phone in. This must be
the stn listed in WRTH as "DWLR" but what is the correct address
& network? This stn was logged in January by SPUD (South
Pacific Union of Dx'ers) DXpedition. Are you sure about the
610 8.3 0255 "Radio India" clear ID. NA stn with ethnic format from the
Eastern part of the continent. What is this? Used
AIR-interval-signal in their jingle! LEM95
990 8.3 0210 "Montreal Sports radio" was id - is the call now CKGM?
1350 7.3 1352 CKCI Parksville, BC. "This is CKCI (CKTI?) Parksville
Qualicum Beach" (ex 1370 kHz). Is the call CKCI or CKTI? LEM95
1380 5.3 0223 "13-80 WMTR" was id. New stn or call changed? LEM95
1430 5.3 0015 CKYC Toronto ON. In Vietnamese, then "Country music
radio". No call-id - have they changed call when format was
1430 6.3 1221 "Stereo 14-30 KDOK" (or "KDOA"). New stn from WA/OR/
1590 4.3 1030 Bloomberg information radio. Who is this during
WA/OR/CA-skip. KLIV? LEM95
Any help is greatly appreciated!
Nick Hall-Patch, 1538 Amphion St., Victoria, B.C. V8R 4Z6 (nhp@xxxxxxxxx)
--DXing from the CSS John P. Tully in the North Pacific Ocean during an
oceanographic field trip using a homebrew receiver, SONY ICF-2010, Dymek
DR-333; 8 metre vertical antenna with matching transformer
--latitude and longitude of loggings is noted after each one.
1314 NORWAY, Kvitsoy. Just a carrier 0610 Feb 21. (48N 123W) 0350 Mar 1.
Traces of music only in minimal splatter. Carrier also noted on
1215. (50N 145W) Both 1215 and 1314 carriers noted in lots of
splatter 0314 Mar 6. (49N 129 14W)
532 TURKS AND CAICOS, R. Vision Cristiana. 0332 Feb 22. Choral mx
followed by upbeat SS talk. Fair signal. 1610 was also delivering mx
at poor strength at this time.( 48 40N 126 40W)
1024.0 TURKS AND CAICOS. Caribbean Christian Radio. 0348 Mar 7. Canned
religion from Texakarna, Arkansas, fair strength, then several ID's
as "super power 1020" and "Caribbean Christian Radio", mention of
Grand Turk and British West Indies, then into another religious
program. (49N 129 06W)
531 JAPAN, Morioka, JOQG. 1556 Feb 28. Orchestral mx //594, poor strength
and mixing with DU talk by man (49 48N, 142 08W)
540 JAPAN, NHK1 synchros. 1623 March 2. Almost Arabic sounding vocal mx,
poor, //594. (50N 145W)
549 JAPAN, Okinawa, JOAP. 1614 March 2. Very poor signal, but alone on
channel, melismatic vocals //594. (50N 145W)
t558 S. KOREA, Taegu, HLQH. 1513 Mar 3. Woman in KK, fair to good, but no
parallel available.(50N 145W)
567 JAPAN, Sapporo, JOIK. 1604 Feb 28. Fair signal w/chimes s/off. This
was one of the better strength NHK1 signals through the trip. (49
48N, 142 08W)
567 S. KOREA, Chongju, HLKF. 1713 March 1. Man in KK, poor strength,
//711. (50N 145W)
585 JAPAN, Kushiro, JOPG. 1604 Feb 28. Poor signal w/ s/off chimes in
domestic splash. (49 48N, 142 08W)
585 RUSSIA, Belogorsk. 1216 Mar 1. Woman in CC, //7125, fair to good
signal. (50N 145W)
594 UNID.. 1514 Mar 3. Woman in KK(?), and seemed //702, but nothing
listed that would fit the bill.. Fair to poor u/JOAK. (50N 145W)
603 S. KOREA, Namyang, HLSA. 1600 Feb 25. Nice call ID on hour by
woman, along with 3 short and one long pip on the hour. Fair signal
strength. (49N 133W)
612 JAPAN, Fukuoka, JOLK. 1552 Mar 4. Woman in JJ //594, fair strength
(50 40N, 136W)
639 CHINA, CNR1. 1601 Mar 2. CC talk by woman //4460, fair strength.
657 N. KOREA, Kangnam. 1132 Feb 22. Nil to fair w/woman talking in KK
//6400 (48 40N, 126 40W)
666 JAPAN, Osaka, JOBK. 1603 Feb 28. Poorish signal w/chimes s/off in
splatter. (49 48N, 142 08W)
675 JAPAN, Yamaguchi/Hakodate, JOUG/JOVK. 1603 Feb 28. S/off chimes poor
in splash. (49 48N, 142 08W)
693 AUSTRALIA? 1604 Mar 2. Man in DU English, u/local interference,
mentions of Australia. Likely Brisbane? (50N 145W)
693 JAPAN, Tokyo, JOAB. 1040 Feb 22. Big signal w/EE lessons //774 which
was also strong. (48 40N, 126 40W)
702 JAPAN, Hiroshima/Kitami, JOFB/JOKD. 1026 Mar 6. Woman talking
//693, poor to fair strength. (49N 131W)
702 N. KOREA, Ch'ongjin. 1553 Mar 2. Vocal mx, fair to poor //3320.
711 S. KOREA, Seoul, HLKA. 1554 Mar 2. Fair to good signal w/man in KK
//3930. (50N 145W)
720 UNID. 1532 March 3. Very good strength w/CC talk by woman, but was
not able to find any RR foreign service parallels to match....Soon
faded to Hawaiian mx., (KUAI?) (50N 145W)
729 JAPAN, Nagoya, JOCK. 1555 Mar 2. Woman in JJ, good strength //666.
738 S. KOREA, Taegu, HLKG. 1608 Mar 2. Woman in KK, poor strength
//3930. (50N 145W)
747 S. KOREA, Kwangju, HLKH. 1609 Mar 2. Woman in KK, fair strength,
//3930 (50N 145W)
756 S. KOREA, Suwon. 1610 Mar 2. Woman in KK, fair strength, //3930. (50N
774 AUSTRALIA, Melbourne, 3LO. 1706 Feb 28. "Melbourne 774" mention by
man after wx forecast. Poor and unstable signal. (49 48N, 142 08W)
819 N. KOREA, Pyongyang. 1704 Feb 28. Male choral singing down in the
murk //2850. (49 48N, 142 08W)
837 JAPAN, Niigata, JOQK. 1602 Feb 28. Fair signal w/chimes s/off. (49
48N, 142 08W)
850 ALASKA, Nome, KICY. 1721 Mar 1. ID and weather forecast by man,
strong signal. (50N 145W)
864 JAPAN, unID. 1638 Feb 27. JJ talk by man, fair strength. (49 30N,
873 RUSSIA. unID. This one often noted w/RR talk and pop mx, at very good
signal strengths. ID's were not obvious. Apparently had a quickie
s/off at 1800 Mar 1, w/carrier switched off 40 seconds later. Took
this tape to a local DXer who knows Russian, but he said that the
"s/off" sounded like an ad, and that the station sounded much more
polished than other private Russians he'd heard. (50N 145W)
882 PHILIPPINE IS., Navotas, DWIZ. 1729 Feb 28. Man in Tagalog with big
production ID "DWIZ....50000 watts". good strength. (49 48N, 142
t882 SRI LANKA, Puttalam. Trans World Radio. 1559 Mar 3. Rapid talk by
man in sub-continental language; ran over the hour, and ended in
"amen", so perhaps a prayer, followed by choral mx accompanied by
flutes and tabla. Sounds like a man then said "Vishwa Vani", but that
may be wishful thinking. Will send a report. (50N 145W)
891 JAPAN, Sendai, JOHK. 1555 Feb 28. Light orchestral mx, poor strength
//594 which was even worse. DU signals seemed better just then. (49
48N, 142 08W)
909 CHINA? 1657 Feb 28. CC talk by man, no //'s (49 48N 142W)
909 S. KOREA, Kumi, HLKY. 1555 Mar 3. Poor strength, man in KK //711.
918 CHINA, ?, 1500 Mar 3. CC pips across hour, (there had been a woman in
CC about 10 minutes before), but melismatic mx also continued across
the hour. (50N 145W)
918 JAPAN, UnID. 1640 Mar 2. Mixture of JJ talk and mx., fair strength.
918 S. KOREA, Yonch'on, 1554 Mar 3. Man in KK //711. Briefly fair in
splatter. (50N 145W)
920 ALASKA, Soldotna, KSRM. 1608 Feb 28. Good signal w/Soldotna and
Kenai mentions in news and ads, but no ID. (49 48N, 142 08W)
927 JAPAN, Fukui/Kofu, JOFG/JOKG. 1553 March 3. Light jazz at fair
strength //945. (50N 145W)
936 AUSTRALIA, unID. 1658 Feb 28. Piano mx, then DU talk by man, poor
signal. (49 48N, 142 08W)
936 JAPAN, UnID. 1641 Mar 2. JJ talk by two men, poor strength. (50N
945 JAPAN, NHK1 synchros. 1641 Mar 2. Discussion between man and woman
in JJ //837. Fair strength. (50N 145W)
954 CHINA, 1700 Feb 28. CC pips heard u/likely JOKR with its own pips
(very like NHK's), but no ID from either of them. (49 48N, 142 08W)
963 JAPAN, NHK1 synchros. 1553 March 3. Light jazz, poor to fair //945.
972 S. KOREA, Tangjin, HLCA. 1608 Feb 25, big signal w/orchestral mx
//6015. (49N 133W)
981 CHINA, CNR1 synchros. 1615 Mar 1. Operatic mx and woman in CC
//4460 but with a delay. Fair to poor signal. (50N 145W)
990 UNID. 1618 Mar 1. Oriental stringed mx, poor to fair and dominant on
channel, perhaps China. (50N 145W)
999 JAPAN, NHK1 synchros. 1223 Mar 1. Poorish signal, orchestral mx
//666; some splash from 1000 kHz (50N 145W)
1008 JAPAN, Osaka, JONR. 1712 Mar 2. JJ talk, poor strength but clear.
1017 CHINA, unID. 1646 Feb 27. CC talk by man, not //Chinese National
Radio 1, which was playing rock mx at the time on 4460. Several
listed. (49 30N 138 40W)
+ 1620 Mar 1 and other times w/CC talk (50N 145W)
t1026 RUSSIA, Oyash. 1552 Mar 3. RR talk by man, poor strength. (50N 145W)
1035 JAPAN, NHK2 synchros. 1505 Mar 3. Music box at poor to fair
strength. (50N 145W)
1035 S. KOREA, Pohang, HLCP. 1632 Feb 27. Man in KK, fair to nil,
//3930. (49 30N, 138 40W) Again w/good signal, KK pop //3930, 1624
Mar 1 (50N 145W)
t1053 JAPAN, Nagoya, JOAR. 1727 Mar 1. JJ talk by man over usually
dominant Korean jammer. (50N 145W)
1053 S. KOREA, jammer. Usual distinctive whooshing 1625 Feb 27. Generally
one of the stronger signals on the band once the NHK2 stations were
off, but often mixing with others after 1600. (49 30N, 138 40W)
1062 S. KOREA, Ch'ongiu, HLKQ. 1626 Mar 1. KK pop, poor but discernible
signal //3930. (50N 145W)
1134 CHINA? UnID. 1629 Mar 1. Instrumental mx followed by CC talk by
woman and fanfare. Fair to poor u/JOQR..(50N 145W)
t1134 INDIA, Calcutta. 1607 Mar 3. Slow subcontinental instrumental mx
mixing it up with about three others; was only there for a few
minutes around local sunrise... (50N 145W)
1134 JAPAN, Tokyo, JOQR. 1702 Feb 27. Monster signal with man in JJ.
This finally faded to a carrier by 1835 and was gone by 1930. These
times are long after local sunrise of 1545. (49 30N, 138 40W)
t1134 S. KOREA, Hwasong 1606 Feb 27. Sounded like KK talk by man good
strength and dominant (usually JOQR ruled the roost), but not //3930.
Never noticed this signal //3930, though listed as KBS. (49 30N 138
1143 CHINA, unID. 1633 Mar 1. CC talk, poor to fair, u/Taiwan. (50N
1143 TAIWAN, Penghu, BEL3. 1629 Feb 28. Flute mx then man and woman in
CC. Poor to fair and //738 which was at a similar strength by this
time. (49 48N, 142 08W)
1152 JAPAN, Kushiro/Kochi, JOPC/JORB. 1404 March 3. S/off music box
chimes. Fair to good. (50N 145W)
1161 JAPAN, NHK1 synchros. 1653 Mar 3. Light orchestral mx //594. Poor
strength. (50N 145W)
1179 JAPAN, Osaka, JOOR. 1605 Feb 27. Rapid fire talk and laughter in JJ
by several people, good strength (49 30N, 138 40W)
1188 JAPAN, Kitami, JOKP. 1652 Mar 3. Light orchestral mx //594, poor
strength. (50N 145W)
t1215 JAPAN, Maizuri/Hikone, JOBO/JOBW. 1638 Mar 1. JJ talk by man, fair
strength. (50N 145W)
1215 CHINA? 1700 Mar 2. CC talk and oriental mx fading across the hour
from fair to poor. No pips or ID. (50N 145W)
t1233 AUSTRALIA, Newcastle, 2NC. 1702 Mar 2. DU accented talk by man. fair.
1233 JAPAN, unID. 1639 March 1. Western pop mx, fair strength, //1242.
JOLF was usually dominant on 1242; does either JOGR or JOUR relay it?
t1242 JAPAN, Tokyo, JOLF. 1633 Feb 28. JJ rock and high powered announcer,
fair strength. (49 48N, 142 08W)
t1269 JAPAN, JOHW or JOJR here w/JJ talk by man, fair signal, 1733 March 1.
t1278 JAPAN, Fukuoka, JOFR. 1635 Feb 28. Weak signal, man in JJ. (49 48N,
t1287 JAPAN, Sapporo, JOHR. 1636 Feb 28. Fair signal w/JJ talk. (49 48N,
1305 S. KOREA, Uljin, HLSV. 1656 Feb 27. KK talk by man //3930. Faint but
clear, w/virtually no domestic splatter. (49 30N 138 40W)
t1314 AUSTRALIA, Wollongong, 2ZW. 1637 Feb 28. Fair w/DU talk by man. (49
48N, 142 08W)
1323 UNID. 1407 March 3. Woman in what sounded like Tagalog, then
oriental flute mx. However, by 1500, there was a woman talking in RR
and chimes on the hour. Chimes were unrecognizably distorted by a
hum on the channel. Is there a Russian foreign service here? (50N
t1332 JAPAN, Nagoya, JOSF. 1602 Feb 27. Rapid JJ talk by man, fair (49 30N
1377 JAPAN, NHK2 synchros. 1503 Mar 3. Music box chimes for s/off, good
strength. (50N 145W)
1386 JAPAN, NHK2 synchros. 1100 Feb 28. Pips on the hour and JJ talk by
man //774. Poor strength. (49 50N 142W)
1395 PHILIPPINE IS., Cebu? DYCH?. 1623 Mar 3. Man giving out the ID of
the century: "one nation, one station DZRH AM stereo" then a big
list of frequencies, (990, 576, 1440, 981, 693, 567, 855, 531, 1035
etc.) each with the DZRH call sign and a city, including this one,
with the slogan repeated again and again. DYCH is listed with the
same address as DZRH- 666, so presume it is this one. Only other city
immediately obvious on the tape was 972--Cagayan de Oro. Good to
poor signal. (50N 145W).
+ Likely the one w/man reading out various numbers in what sounded like
an EE/SS mix (Tagalog?) 1645 28 Feb, fair strength but quickly faded.
(49 48N, 142 08W)
1404 CHINA? 1649 Mar 1. CC mx and talk, fair signal, not //4460. (50N
t1422 JAPAN, Yokohama, JORF. 1431 Mar 3. Fair to good w/pop mx and JJ
talk. (50N 145W)
t1440 JAPAN, Sapporo, JOWF. 1635 Mar 3. Big signal, dominant on channel,
w/JJ talk by woman followed by solo piano mx. (50N 145W)
t1449 JAPAN, Takamatsu/Abashiri, JOKF/JOQM. One of these was in w/JJ talk by
man, then laid-back singing. 1643 Feb 28. Poor to fair strength.
(49 48N, 142 08W)
1458 UNID. 1418 March 3. Vocal mx sounding vaguely Arabic; no parallels
and nothing else to ID it.... (50N 145W)
1512 AUSTRALIA, Newcastle, 2RN. Likely the one with DU talk, poor, 1642 Feb
28. (49 48N 142 08W) Again w/ man and woman reading nx 1707 Mar 2
1503 JAPAN, Akita, JOUK. 1601 Feb 27. Fair signal w/JJ national anthem.
(49 30N 138 40W)
1566 S. KOREA, Cheju, HLAZ. 1647 Mar 1. Monster signal w/RR talk. This
was usually the last to fade out, e.g. still there with reasonable
strength audio at 1850 March 2. (50N 145W)
1584 JAPAN, NHK1 synchros. 1600 Feb 27. Poor signal w/pips on the hour,
then JJ national anthem. Not sure if this was a s/off; it happened
on Feb 28 as well, but didn't happen on other mornings. (49 30N 138
1614.3 N. KOREA, the young soldiers station 1556 Feb 27. Choral mx, fair to
nil, many similar loggings in the mornings after this. (49 30N 138
Guy Kudelmyer - Eugene OR - Gwkuddles@xxxxxxx
WANTED: Main tuning knob for McKay-Dymek DA-5 or DA-7 amplified loop
antenna. Will pay reasonable price plus shipping.
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Prices of International Reply Coupon (needed for getting QSLs from small
radio stations) vary extremely from country to country.
Here a survey on recent prices (most of March 96) in some countries:
country price in local currency price USD
Bolivia 5,5 Bs. 0,97
Belgium 45 BEF 1,45
Brasil 1,05 RS$ 1,08
COSTA RICA 150 colones 0,76
GRENADA about 0,20 !
Honduras 10 Lempiras about 1
Hungary 200 Forint 1,44
Ireland 77 pence
Japan 150 Yen about 1,5
Lithuania 13 crowns 1,2
Netherlands 2,5 Gulden
UK 60 pence
Please mail prices of International Reply Coupons (IRCs) of other countries
and corrections to me at: europesurf@xxxxxxx
I guess that prices in Venezuela, China and Jamaica could be even cheaper
than Grenada! So these prices and other cheap prices are most welcome. I
WILL COMPILE AN UPDATE of this list after ENOUGH INFORMATION WILL HAVE BEEN
Any comments or ideas on getting more prices are also welcome.
If you note any AM changes (call, format, slogan, etc), please send them to
the NRC Log coordinator (Wayne Heinen) @ nrclog@xxxxxxxxxxxx and the IRCA
Almanac coordinator: Rich Toebe, 2550 Hilborn Rd #34, Fairfield CA
END of March 14 1996 IRCA's "AM DX NewsFlash" - bytheway@xxxxxxx
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