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TP 20 Jan Victoria version  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 21 2018

IRCA
There were big guns this morning....and there were some extremely
little guns. Read on. A fair bit of upper band Japanese action today.

pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker,
at least briefly):

774 JOUB woman in Japanese 1510UT
1566 HLAZ female vocal 1545UT; pretty near this strong at 1607UT with
piano music after man in Chinese.


Reasonable audio at times during the period (much of it
understandable by a native speaker, though often battling w/splash or noise):

594 JOAK man in Japanese 1514UT
1593 NHK2 man in Japanese 1544UT //828; mixing with CNR1


not so reasonable audio, occasional words or phrases in splash or
noise could be understood by a native speaker:

693 JOAB woman and man in Japanese //774 1530UT; CBU nulled as well as possible
747 JOIB woman in Japanese 1527UT //774
828 JOBB woman in Japanese //774 1511UT
1314 JOUF likely with man and woman in Japanese 1508UT
1386 NHK2 man in Japanese 1505UT //774, and better strength. Heard
best on North Flag.

Burbles in the splatter and noise (if lucky, language might be
guessed at by cadence of talk, or parallel established by changes in
talk or music)

972 man talking, possibly Korean? 1523UT
1242 JOLF heard a number of times with Japanese sounding talk, but
the cuckoo pips at 1500UT clinched it


1332 JOSF man talking //1242, slight echo; 1513-1514UT
1422 JORF likely. Japanese inflected talk by woman at 1557UT, but had
been fighting with splash for the previous hour
1458 man preaching? 1544UT. Unforuatley DZJV.ph stream is just a
placeholder at present.

1512 NHK2 s/off music box. Strongest one on this channel is 5kw directional
1539 NHK2 traces of sign off music box...most powerful NHK2
transmitter on this channel is 100 watts...
1575 unID. Beethoven's Fur Elise on piano 1559UT and across
hour. There was a note on the MW Circle list that AFN stations were
playing classical piano due to gov't shutdown....so wonder if this
was AFN rather than usual VoA.
1584 NHK1 pop vocal, then deep voiced man talking, then more pop
vocal. //594 but echoey,1545UT; a collection of 100 watt
transmitters on this channel
1593 CNR1 mostly being beaten up by NHK2 today at least until 1605UT
NHK2 shurdown.

Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or
ravaged by splatter)

558 567 603 1053 1179 1494 1503 1557 seemed to be Asian;
846 seemed to be DU

best wishes,

Nick


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada

 

CARIBBEAN DX  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 21 2018

IRCA

 

IRCA CARIBBEAN REPORT, Part 2  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 21 2018

IRCA
890 - UNID 12/2 10am EST between the Cay and PR. Seemed to give calls, HIâ (I missed the last two letters). Would appear to have been R. 8-90, La Consentida, Mao, DR
900 - CBC St. Michael, Barbados poor level 12/3 9am from St. Thomas. Signal level increased as we headed south but didnât hold up that well as we headed west from Grenada. A per ads, CBC has a monopoly in the communications business. Reggae Christmas carols were fun!
920 - SS local-like in Grenada. Presumed YVOX Porlamar. 12/5 9am.
940 - WINZ Miami - best FL signal at Princess Cay. No Cuban under/over it. Interesting because WINZ has an STA for 25kw night because of Cuban interference.
1000 - Cuban bubble wobbler. Only here one night (11/30, 4 hours out of Ft. Lauderdale). It was also noted here last year.
1030 - Port-au-Prince, R. Ginen. Taped 12/2 10am (heading to PR) but no ID heard.
1060 - WIXC Titusville is back on relaying WWBA-820 and yes, they do give an ID a minute or two before the WWBA ID. Heard in Orlando, St. Thomas 9am 12/3, Martinique (very weak 12/4 11a) and also off of north central Cuba 11am 12/9.
1090 - Deportes, Caracas, one of the earlier YVs to boom in as we approached Grenada. Apparently YVSZ Caracas.
1130 - My hearing must be grim because just as I did while in Boston in Sept., I heard this as âRadio Cinco" 12/3 10:15pm from south of PR.
1150 - âCMX R. Guaymasâ is what I heard 11/30 9pm 4 hrs. out of Ft. Laudedale but that doesnât hold up in deference to WRTHâs R. Bayamo, Entronque Bueycito.
1160 - Caribbean Radio Lighthouse, St. Johnâs, Antigua & Barbuda fairly good in Grenada but not memorable from anywhere else.
1200 - It sounded like R. Pinto to me but more than likely was R. Tiempo, Caracas, 12/6, 9a, 40 miles E of Bonaire.
1240 - Radio Maria, Santo Domingo, DR. No âde la alta graciaâ ever heard. Good level between PR & St. Thomas, 10pm EST 12/2 and 12/3 9am AST in St. Thomas. It was heard quite a ways as we headed south. It was also surprisingly strong as we left Grenada for Bonaire. The web site says (essentially) variety programming but all I ever heard was religious chanting and hymns.
1260 - WISO Ponce relaying WAPA 12/8 9am between Haiti/Cuba
1260 - SS w/Christmas music around 9a 12/6 nearing Bonaire. Presumably Caracas.

Pete Taylor
Tacoma, WA
12225w 4719n
HQ180 & ICF2010
Kiwa aircore & Palomar loops
DX398, SRF-59 & M37V
Eton E100 + Tecsun PL-300/380

 

Alberta TPs for 20 January 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 21 2018

IRCA


Just the Japanese big guns along with Korea on 972 today:

594 JOAK Tokyo, JAPAN Man in Japanese at 1401.

693 JOAB Tokyo, JAPAN Woman in Japanese at 1404.

747 JOIB Sapporo, JAPAN Woman in Japanese at 1404, //693

774 JOUB Akita, JAPAN Woman in Japanese at 1402.

828 JOBB Osaka, JAPAN Very weak, but traces of man in Japanese at 1432.

972 HLCA Danjing, S.KOREA Man in Korean at 1402.

Rather unusually during mediocre conditions, 603 had a solid carrier
this morning, very close to audio at times. Also out of the norm - 1566
never reached audio today.


Nigel Pimblett
Dunmore, AB
Perseus SDR with Wellbrook phased array

 

Unusual Daytime DX  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 20 2018

IRCA
Jim Renfrew, Clarendon NY

JAN 19 2017
1030 EST
1330 WHGM Classic hits and call letters while in the car. Not a new
reception but I'd add it to my daytime records if I still maintained that
list.

WSPQ Springville NY is now off the air, so I've been watching this
channel. Dayime reception now is usually WEBO Owego NY. At sunset and at
night I've been hearing WBTM Danville VA, WESR Onley VA, WFNN Erie PA
(surprisingly poor during the day), WHBL Sheboygan WI, WWRV New York NY
(easy to spot with Spanish), WHAZ Troy NY, and most dominant at night has
been WYRD Greenville SC. I'm sure there's more to be found, especially if
I could find some time in the late afternoon to listen.

 

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