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DX Tip: KCKK 1510  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 15 2019

IRCA

 

DX Tip: KCKK 1510  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 15 2019

IRCA
It appears KCKK Littleton, CO has been off the air since sometime Wednesday
night. I would assume power is out or some other major failure and because
there were two massive pile ups on the highway their AM tower site is
unreachable. I've heard usual KFNN Phoenix from here in Laramie, WY. KFNN
uses shows up multiple times a week at sunset. This morning, I'm hearing
new log KMSD Milbank at (528am mountain) 628am central. sunrise for KMSD is
545am mountain, 645am central.

Paul

 

Exotic Sunrise DX Targets in Hawaii- the Japanese "Cheat Sheet"  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 15 2019

IRCA


Gary,

There are kiwisdr receivers in Shenzen and Hong Kong, which can give a
good idea of the DX environment prior to getting there.

Looking at a map, Manila, Taipei and Hanoi are only about 600 miles from
Hong Kong and the paths are mostly across salt water. During the evening
hours, I would expect to hear some very strong signals from
Philippines/Taiwan/Vietnam on channels that aren't dominated by Chinese
behemoths. Many of them sign off at midnight or later, so your best
opportunities for long haul DX may be from 1 am until the QRM comes back
on at about 5 o'clock.

Bruce

On 3/14/2019 6:04 PM, Gary DeBock wrote:


<<< Except for 990 (with an assumed strong null towards us), they've all (not just some) been heard in Newfoundland.
I'd add Saudi Arabia 1521 to the list. Perhaps UAE also. >>>
Chuck,
Yes, these are all fairly common in Newfoundland, but receiving any of them in Hawaii would be at ranges at least twice as great, with all of Asia (and the local Hawaii QRM) in play at the same time. I guess that's what makes it so challenging. 702-BBC in Oman was received at 8,400 miles, with 6 other transoceanic DX stations logged on the same 702 kHz frequency during the trip.
<<< Good luck with the Hong Kong QRM. I expect it will be tough. >>>
Well, Hong Kong is one of the worst possible DXing venues on the planet, with a wicked combination of severe overcrowding and the highest real estate prices on the planet. But since my Hong Kong Chinese wife insisted that we go there for a week, at least I should give DXing my best shot. Who knows-- maybe 567-Laos and 918-RNK will be daytimers?
Gary


On March 14, 2019 at 5:08 PM Chuck Hutton <charlesh3@msn.com mailto:charlesh3@msn.com > wrote:


Gary:

Except for 990 (with an assumed strong null towards us), they've all (not just some) been heard in Newfoundland.
I'd add Saudi Arabia 1521 to the list. Perhaps UAE also.

Good luck with the Hong Kong QRM. I expect it will be tough.

Chuck

________________________________
From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com mailto:irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com > on behalf of Gary DeBock <d1028gary@comcast.net mailto:d1028gary@comcast.net >
Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:47 PM
To: America, Mailing
Subject: [IRCA] Exotic Sunrise DX Targets in Hawaii- the Japanese "Cheat Sheet"

In preparation for a trip to Hong Kong early next month I asked my Japanese DXer friends to suggest a few long range African, Middle East and European MW stations that I could try to track down on a Hong Kong beach around sunrise. Of course this is something that I should have done prior to the November Hawaii DXpedition-- but hindsight is always 20/20.

Rockwork DXpedition partner Satoshi Miyauchi and long-term DXer friend Hiroyuki Okamura were extremely helpful in introducing the following list of long range big guns, which have an excellent record of showing up in the tough Japanese DXing environment. One of them (702-BBC) was actually received in Hawaii at good strength last November, but that was by blind luck.

Gary-san,ããããããæããããããäæããããããããããããäåãåãæéåãã
702-BBC-Oman,720-BBC-Oman
990-SAWA,999-TWR,917-Nigeria,950-Eritoria,1233-Monte Calro,1134-Kuwait,936-Iran,ããããèãã

Gary-san, wishing you best DXing there!
æãããããï
èåãããæèäèäåãåäãããããã
1449kHz IRAN as early as 1530UTC
1548kHz TWR-Mordova *1900 UTC starts ..

East coast TA-DXers will probably recognize several of these as big gun regulars, but the challenge of tracking them down in Hawaii during a "hit and run" DXpedition is likely to be a real thrill. Hawaii local QRM is tough, but that only adds to the thrill of the chase. At least we have a "master plan" of long range exotic targets-- the first step for DXing success. Having an experienced TA-DXer like Chris in our group is another plus. If and when we can track down a local Kauai island contact to store gear for us in between trips, the "Frequent Flyer" DXers could become quite a bit more ambitious and fanatical.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)


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Exotic Sunrise DX Targets in Hawaii- the Japanese "Cheat Sheet"  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 15 2019

IRCA
<<< Except for 990 (with an assumed strong null towards us), they've all (not just some) been heard in Newfoundland.
I'd add Saudi Arabia 1521 to the list. Perhaps UAE also. >>>
Chuck,
Yes, these are all fairly common in Newfoundland, but receiving any of them in Hawaii would be at ranges at least twice as great, with all of Asia (and the local Hawaii QRM) in play at the same time. I guess that's what makes it so challenging. 702-BBC in Oman was received at 8,400 miles, with 6 other transoceanic DX stations logged on the same 702 kHz frequency during the trip.
<<< Good luck with the Hong Kong QRM. I expect it will be tough. >>>
Well, Hong Kong is one of the worst possible DXing venues on the planet, with a wicked combination of severe overcrowding and the highest real estate prices on the planet. But since my Hong Kong Chinese wife insisted that we go there for a week, at least I should give DXing my best shot. Who knows-- maybe 567-Laos and 918-RNK will be daytimers?
Gary

> On March 14, 2019 at 5:08 PM Chuck Hutton <charlesh3@msn.com mailto:charlesh3@msn.com > wrote:
>
>
> Gary:
>
> Except for 990 (with an assumed strong null towards us), they've all (not just some) been heard in Newfoundland.
> I'd add Saudi Arabia 1521 to the list. Perhaps UAE also.
>
> Good luck with the Hong Kong QRM. I expect it will be tough.
>
> Chuck
>
>
>
> ________________________________
> From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com mailto:irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com > on behalf of Gary DeBock <d1028gary@comcast.net mailto:d1028gary@comcast.net >
> Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:47 PM
> To: America, Mailing
> Subject: [IRCA] Exotic Sunrise DX Targets in Hawaii- the Japanese "Cheat Sheet"
>
> In preparation for a trip to Hong Kong early next month I asked my Japanese DXer friends to suggest a few long range African, Middle East and European MW stations that I could try to track down on a Hong Kong beach around sunrise. Of course this is something that I should have done prior to the November Hawaii DXpedition-- but hindsight is always 20/20.
>
> Rockwork DXpedition partner Satoshi Miyauchi and long-term DXer friend Hiroyuki Okamura were extremely helpful in introducing the following list of long range big guns, which have an excellent record of showing up in the tough Japanese DXing environment. One of them (702-BBC) was actually received in Hawaii at good strength last November, but that was by blind luck.
>
> Gary-san,ããããããæããããããäæããããããããããããäåãåãæéåãã
> 702-BBC-Oman,720-BBC-Oman
> 990-SAWA,999-TWR,917-Nigeria,950-Eritoria,1233-Monte Calro,1134-Kuwait,936-Iran,ããããèãã
>
> Gary-san, wishing you best DXing there!
> æãããããï
> èåãããæèäèäåãåäãããããã
> 1449kHz IRAN as early as 1530UTC
> 1548kHz TWR-Mordova *1900 UTC starts ..
>
> East coast TA-DXers will probably recognize several of these as big gun regulars, but the challenge of tracking them down in Hawaii during a "hit and run" DXpedition is likely to be a real thrill. Hawaii local QRM is tough, but that only adds to the thrill of the chase. At least we have a "master plan" of long range exotic targets-- the first step for DXing success. Having an experienced TA-DXer like Chris in our group is another plus. If and when we can track down a local Kauai island contact to store gear for us in between trips, the "Frequent Flyer" DXers could become quite a bit more ambitious and fanatical.
>
> Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
>
>
>
>
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Exotic Sunrise DX Targets in Hawaii- the Japanese "Cheat Sheet"  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 15 2019

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<<< Looking at a map, Manila, Taipei and Hanoi are only about 600 miles from
Hong Kong and the paths are mostly across salt water. During the evening
hours, I would expect to hear some very strong signals from
Philippines/Taiwan/Vietnam on channels that aren't dominated by Chinese
behemoths. Many of them sign off at midnight or later, so your best
opportunities for long haul DX may be from 1 am until the QRM comes back
on at about 5 o'clock. >>>

Thanks Bruce,

Since this will be an anniversary trip with my wife, serious DXing time will be probably be limited-- but who could pass up the chance to investigate the Southeast Asian exotic stations at very close range?

I agree that the band should be dominated by China, Taiwan, Vietnam and the rest of Southeast Asia, but a healthy dose of salt water around sunrise can often work wonders. Unfortunately a lot of the exotic station sign offs like 918-RNK and 693-Bangladesh occur from 1700-1800, which is a very inconvenient DXing hour in Hong Kong. Even the AIR track down trick that worked so well in Hawaii (the switch to English news across the network at 1530 UTC) will occur very late at night, when sensible tourists should be in bed.

Gary

> On March 14, 2019 at 9:02 PM Bruce Portzer <portzerbt@gmail.com mailto:portzerbt@gmail.com > wrote:
>
>
> Gary,
>
> There are kiwisdr receivers in Shenzen and Hong Kong, which can give a
> good idea of the DX environment prior to getting there.
>
> Looking at a map, Manila, Taipei and Hanoi are only about 600 miles from
> Hong Kong and the paths are mostly across salt water. During the evening
> hours, I would expect to hear some very strong signals from
> Philippines/Taiwan/Vietnam on channels that aren't dominated by Chinese
> behemoths. Many of them sign off at midnight or later, so your best
> opportunities for long haul DX may be from 1 am until the QRM comes back
> on at about 5 o'clock.
>
> Bruce
>
> On 3/14/2019 6:04 PM, Gary DeBock wrote:
>
> > > <<< Except for 990 (with an assumed strong null towards us), they've all (not just some) been heard in Newfoundland.
> > I'd add Saudi Arabia 1521 to the list. Perhaps UAE also. >>>
> > Chuck,
> > Yes, these are all fairly common in Newfoundland, but receiving any of them in Hawaii would be at ranges at least twice as great, with all of Asia (and the local Hawaii QRM) in play at the same time. I guess that's what makes it so challenging. 702-BBC in Oman was received at 8,400 miles, with 6 other transoceanic DX stations logged on the same 702 kHz frequency during the trip.
> > <<< Good luck with the Hong Kong QRM. I expect it will be tough. >>>
> > Well, Hong Kong is one of the worst possible DXing venues on the planet, with a wicked combination of severe overcrowding and the highest real estate prices on the planet. But since my Hong Kong Chinese wife insisted that we go there for a week, at least I should give DXing my best shot. Who knows-- maybe 567-Laos and 918-RNK will be daytimers?
> > Gary
> >
> > > > > On March 14, 2019 at 5:08 PM Chuck Hutton <charlesh3@msn.com mailto:charlesh3@msn.com mailto:charlesh3@msn.com mailto:charlesh3@msn.com > wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > > Gary:
> > >
> > > Except for 990 (with an assumed strong null towards us), they've all (not just some) been heard in Newfoundland.
> > > I'd add Saudi Arabia 1521 to the list. Perhaps UAE also.
> > >
> > > Good luck with the Hong Kong QRM. I expect it will be tough.
> > >
> > > Chuck
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > ________________________________
> > > From: IRCA <irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com mailto:irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com mailto:irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com mailto:irca-bounces@hard-core-dx.com > on behalf of Gary DeBock <d1028gary@comcast.net mailto:d1028gary@comcast.net mailto:d1028gary@comcast.net mailto:d1028gary@comcast.net >
> > > Sent: Thursday, March 14, 2019 4:47 PM
> > > To: America, Mailing
> > > Subject: [IRCA] Exotic Sunrise DX Targets in Hawaii- the Japanese "Cheat Sheet"
> > >
> > > In preparation for a trip to Hong Kong early next month I asked my Japanese DXer friends to suggest a few long range African, Middle East and European MW stations that I could try to track down on a Hong Kong beach around sunrise. Of course this is something that I should have done prior to the November Hawaii DXpedition-- but hindsight is always 20/20.
> > >
> > > Rockwork DXpedition partner Satoshi Miyauchi and long-term DXer friend Hiroyuki Okamura were extremely helpful in introducing the following list of long range big guns, which have an excellent record of showing up in the tough Japanese DXing environment. One of them (702-BBC) was actually received in Hawaii at good strength last November, but that was by blind luck.
> > >
> > > Gary-san,ããããããæããããããäæããããããããããããäåãåãæéåãã
> > > 702-BBC-Oman,720-BBC-Oman
> > > 990-SAWA,999-TWR,917-Nigeria,950-Eritoria,1233-Monte Calro,1134-Kuwait,936-Iran,ããããèãã
> > >
> > > Gary-san, wishing you best DXing there!
> > > æãããããï
> > > èåãããæèäèäåãåäãããããã
> > > 1449kHz IRAN as early as 1530UTC
> > > 1548kHz TWR-Mordova *1900 UTC starts ..
> > >
> > > East coast TA-DXers will probably recognize several of these as big gun regulars, but the challenge of tracking them down in Hawaii during a "hit and run" DXpedition is likely to be a real thrill. Hawaii local QRM is tough, but that only adds to the thrill of the chase. At least we have a "master plan" of long range exotic targets-- the first step for DXing success. Having an experienced TA-DXer like Chris in our group is another plus. If and when we can track down a local Kauai island contact to store gear for us in between trips, the "Frequent Flyer" DXers could become quite a bit more ambitious and fanatical.
> > >
> > > Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
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