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630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 13 2018

IRCA
Oh, oh â now you did it â opened up the door to âmemory lane!â

Hereâs a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I can recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap little portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way around the island from the airport:

http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav <http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav>

Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.

I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981 WRTH about my visit.

Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!

Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!

Bill Whitacre
Alexandria, VA

â

> On Apr 13, 2018, at 12:37 AM, Guy Atkins <dx@guyatkins.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> âHi Gary,
>
> Thanks for the RCI sign-on routine recording! I had to laugh when I heard
> the tail end of the audio, when the announcer's voice kicks in. Radio Cook
> Islands is still sounding over-modulated and bass-heavy, just like they
> were *25* years ago when I visited!â Audio from their tapes or carts were
> fine, but announcer's voices tended to sound really distorted.
>
> Anyone interested in hearing a vintage Radio Cook Islands sign-on should
> check out my recording #1 from this article on the SWLing Post:
> https://swling.com/blog/2015/07/radio-cook-islands-guys-1993-visit-and-recordings/
>
> 73,
>
> Guy Atkins
> Puyallup, WA
>
>

 

630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 13 2018

IRCA
Hey! I've a functioning Barlow-Wadley XCR-30!
And I assure you, it has never picked up Radio Cook Islands!

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 5:37 AM, Bill Whitacre <bw@his.com> wrote:

> Oh, oh â now you did it â opened up the door to âmemory lane!â
>
> Hereâs a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I
> can recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap
> little portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way
> around the island from the airport:
>
> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav <
> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav>
>
> Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.
>
> I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981
> WRTH about my visit.
>
> Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!
>
> Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!
>
> Bill Whitacre
> Alexandria, VA
>
>
>

--
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<http://www.Coffeecrew.com> and DXer.ca <http://www.DXer.ca> -
VA7WWV | Twitter @CoffeeCrew | Victoria - Canada

 

630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 13 2018

IRCA
Oh, oh â now you did it â opened up the door to âmemory lane!â

Hereâs a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I can recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap little portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way around the island from the airport:

http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav <http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav>

Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.

I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981 WRTH about my visit.

Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!

Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!

Bill Whitacre
Alexandria, VA

â

> On Apr 13, 2018, at 12:37 AM, Guy Atkins <dx@guyatkins.com> wrote:
>
>>
>> âHi Gary,
>
> Thanks for the RCI sign-on routine recording! I had to laugh when I heard
> the tail end of the audio, when the announcer's voice kicks in. Radio Cook
> Islands is still sounding over-modulated and bass-heavy, just like they
> were *25* years ago when I visited!â Audio from their tapes or carts were
> fine, but announcer's voices tended to sound really distorted.
>
> Anyone interested in hearing a vintage Radio Cook Islands sign-on should
> check out my recording #1 from this article on the SWLing Post:
> https://swling.com/blog/2015/07/radio-cook-islands-guys-1993-visit-and-recordings/
>
> 73,
>
> Guy Atkins
> Puyallup, WA
>
>

 

630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 13 2018

IRCA
>
> âHi Gary,

Thanks for the RCI sign-on routine recording! I had to laugh when I heard
the tail end of the audio, when the announcer's voice kicks in. Radio Cook
Islands is still sounding over-modulated and bass-heavy, just like they
were *25* years ago when I visited!â Audio from their tapes or carts were
fine, but announcer's voices tended to sound really distorted.

Anyone interested in hearing a vintage Radio Cook Islands sign-on should
check out my recording #1 from this article on the SWLing Post:
https://swling.com/blog/2015/07/radio-cook-islands-guys-1993-visit-and-recordings/

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA

 

630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)  View Printable Version 
Friday, April 13 2018

IRCA
Which leads to a question about the Christmas
Island transmitter on 846. Are they running it
at full power, even when there is no programming?
It certainly seems that way, judging by a strong
signal on 846 and lack of programming before sunrise here on the west coast.

Possibly that's a good idea to keep the tropical
rot at bay, but it must add a substantial hit to their electricity bill.

best wishes,

Nick


At 04:00 2018-04-13, Gary DeBock wrote:


Hi Paul,

A lot of these Pacific island transmitters
suffer for lack of maintenance and repair parts.
The salt water environment, hot weather and
cyclone damage take their toll. 630-RCI is
apparently one of the worst for an
underperforming signal-- I tried hard to hear it
in Kona, Hawaii twice last year, but came away empty both times.

<<< B.) isnâ??t it non directional? then thereâ??s no nulls, that applies to
directional stations >>>

By nulls, I meant the null when you direct the
loopstick on a portable radio to null out a
station. Both the hot-rodded Ultralights and 5"
FSL antenna can do this very effectively here,
completely nulling out any MW station on the
band. Frequently S9 signals appear in the null
of another S9 signal, such as for 630-RCI and 630-4QN at night here.

Gary

> On April 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM "Paul B. Walker,
Jr." <walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com> wrote:


> A.) I would suspect Radio Cook Islands isnâ??t running full power

> B.) isnâ??t it non directional? then thereâ??s no nulls, that applies to
> directional stations

> On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 9:24 PM Gary DeBock <d1028gary@comcast.net> wrote:

> > 630-Radio Cook Islands in Rarotonga is one of the most exotic Pacific
> > island stations on the MW band, with a reputation of being a real
> > underperformer. Here in Aitutaki (about 200 km to the north) you can even
> > hear the Australian co-channels 4QN and 2PB in its null at night.
> >
> >
> > Here is the sign on routine for 630-RCI,
recorded at 1555 UTC this morning


> > (April 12). In the 35 seconds before sign on you can hear the Oz
> > co-channels before the horns sound at 35
seconds, starting the day off for

> > RCI https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ac25a13oykoc3jmk4e9i898pb8cea0k4
> >
> >
> > 73, Gary DeBock (in Aitutaki, Cook Islands)
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