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I got a real test this morning on the new EWE antenna and it does work!
No doubt about it now. I can't complain. I went out an disconnected the
counterpoise between the vertical and the ground system and it was a bit
better without the counterpoise.
The DX started out being completelt "Pacific", but by 1000 UTC it was
Drake R8, EWE antenna
180 .... RUSSIA, man here fair in Russian with light Inst mx at
0945 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
189 ..... Russia // to 180, but weaker with light inst mx 0946
9/7. Did not hear any others. I wonder if the rest are now all off?
531 1XPI NZ, Auckland, good with Island mx and man in var.language
at 0815 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
540 2AP WESTERN SAMOA, topping the CBC with man in Samoan with
light Island inst. mx at 0819 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
549 JOAP JAPAN, Okinawa fair in splash with man in JJ at 1030 UTC
558 ..... FIJI, fair in splash with man in Fijian in passing at
0920 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
558 JOCR JAPAN, Kobe, very good with excited female ancr in JJ at
1035 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
558 HLQH REP. OF KOREA, Taegu, man in KK poking through JOCR at
times at 1038 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
567 JOIK JAPAN, Sapporo, good with man in JJ at 1051 9/7 (PM-OR)
576 ...... RUSSIA semi clas. mx at 1106 UTC 9/7, and woman in RR.
585 UNID Station here with deep fades and woman in unk language at
1042 9/7. (PM-OR)
594 JOAK JAPAN, Tokyo, good //567 man in JJ at 1110 UTC 9/7.
603 HLSA REP. OF KOREA, fair with man in KK at 1121 9/7 (PM-OR)
621 T2U2 TUVALU, fair in KIPA splash with woman in var. lang.
Presume Gilbertese or something sim. At 0840 9/7. (PM-OR)
648 UNID Station here with soft almost Clas. mx at 1109 9/7. Poss.
The Russian. (PM-OR)
657 SOUTHERN STAR NZ, Wellington, very good with soft MOR Christian
mx at 0915 UTC 9/7 and "This is Southern Star" ID by man. (PM-OR)
666 JOBK JAPAN, Osaka, very good at 1022 UTC 9/7 with man in JJ.
693 JOAB JAPAN, Tokyo good with discussion pgm in EE at 1024 UTC
702 JO.. JAPAN // to 693, only weaker with discussion pgm at 1023
UTC 9/7 (PM-OR)
720 KUAI HAWAII, Eleele, very good on top of KDWN with Hawaiian
pops and reg. pops, Spot for a garden show, mentioning KUAI at 0815 UTC
729 JOCK JAPAN, Nagoya good with man in JJ at 1037 UTC 9/7. Their
50KW gets out well. (PM-OR)
738 ....... TAHITI, Papeete, very strong, holding well next to
KCBS-740, with woman in FF and Island mx. Noted at 0739 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
747 JOIB JAPAN, Sapporo, good with man in JJ at 1117 UTC 9/7.
765 UNID Very loud "Pop music" commercial station at 0920 9/7, but I
could not catch the ID, into unid rock song. Maybe 2EC Bega? (PM-OR)
774 JOUB JAPAN, Akita, good // to 747 at 1118 UTC 9/7 (PM-OR)
792 HLSQ REP. OF KOREA, Seoul, with discussion on Korea's role
in the World in EE at 1045 9/7. I have heard this station in EE often.
The SBS network. (PM-OR)
801 UNID UNID station with low key ansr at 1055 9/7, but buried by
KGO-810 splash. (PM-OR)
828 JOBB JAPAN, Osaka good // 747 at 1017 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
855 ...... DEM. REP. KOREA, man in KK distorted audio at 1008 9/7.
873 JOGK JAPAN, Kumamoto good with man in JJ at 1051 9/7 (PM-OR)
891 HLKB REP. OF KOREA, PUSAN, man in KK mixing with JOHK at 1027
900 KNUI HAWAII, Kahului, very nice island mx and low keyed
ancr. Cluster of spots for internet Maui service at 0715 9/7. Best heard
in a long time. Totally on top of CKMO. (PM-OR)
909 SOUTHERN STAR NZ, Napier weak // 576 with soft Christian mx at
0841 9/7. 910 splash. (PM-OR)
918 JO.. JAPAN, UNID JJ talk here at 1031 9/7. Commercial
954 JOKR JAPAN, Tokyo, very good with JJ pop mx and woman and
man in JJ at 1055 9/7 (PM-OR)
972 HLCA REP. OF KOREA, woman in KK here at several checkings.
Noted at 1047 9/7. (PM-OR)
1008 JONR JAPAN, Osaka good on top with woman in JJ at 1034
1017 A3Z TONGA, Nuku'alofa, very good with woman in Tongan at 0833
UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
1017 JOLB JAPAN, Fukuoka, good with man in JJ at 1054 9/7 (PM-OR)
1035 H4B1 SOLOMON ISLANDS, Honiara, fair on top of 2ZB NZ with
minister talking about morals at 0935 UTC 9/7. Prog break at 0959 with
"Radio Hapi Islands" . This used to be more regular, but haven't heard
it in a year or so. (PM-OR)
1044 ....... CHINA, prog in Japanese FS at 1145 9/7 (PM-OR)
1053 ...... REP. OF KOREA, still note the jammer here u/o JOAR at
1015 UTC 9/7 (PM-OR)
1062 HLKQ REP. OF KOREA, Ch'ongiu, good with woman in KK, ending
mx at 0959 and "H-L-K-Q" ID in EE, followed by time pips and then news
in KK 9/7. (PM-OR)
1098 WSZO MARSHALL IS, Majuro fair with US pops, Rod Stewart,
woman ancr in Marshelese (presumed) at 0836 9/7 (PM-OR)
1107 HLAV REP. OF KOREA, Po'hang, MBC station with woman in soft
sounding KK with ezl. mx at 1019 9/7 (PM-OR)
1125 UNID Station with woman ancr in unk lang briefly peaking at
0950 UTC 9/7. (PM-OR)
1134 JOQR JAPAN, Tokyo good with man in JJ at 1006 9/7 (PM-OR)
1179 JOOR JAPAN, Osaka, fair at 1022 9/7 man and woman in JJ.
1188 HLKX REP. OF KOREA, Inchon. Interesting that this 100 KWer
was doing much better next to KEX than HLAZ. Heard with hymns and man in
KK at 1020 9/7. KEX splash at times. (PM-OR)
1197 JO... JAPAN, STV station here with JJ pops and woman
"S-T-V" at 1147 9/7. (PM-OR)
1206 ..... CHINA, very good with woman in CC & KK at 1111 9/7.
Best CC of the morning. (PM-OR)
1278 JOFR JAPAN, Fukuoka, weak JJ talk at 1018 9/7 (PM-OR)
1287 JOHR JAPAN, Sapporo, good with JJ talk at 1019 9/7 in
1323 ...... CHINA, slightly off freq. China here with talk in
Russian (FS) at 1027 9/7. (PM-OR)
t1557 .... TAIWAN, presume the rel station here in terrible
splatter from 1550/1560 with man in CC, organ mx. Not decent enough for
a report. Deep fades, peaking in the splatter at 1230 UTC 9/7. Will have
to try again. No other Taiwan stations were noted though. Probably would
be fine on a Taiwan morning. No Filipinos noted either. (PM-OR)
1566 HLAZ REP. OF KOREA, Cheju, fair with man in CC and Christian
hynns at 1026 9/7. Lots of fading though. 1188 was more stable. (PM-OR)
1575 VOA THAILAND, fair with fast fades with man in American
accented EE at 1044 9/7 in passing. (PM-OR)
Seaside OR (USA)
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