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TP 10 Apr Victoria version  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2018

Still almost all Asian, but the Chinese were gone. Not much lasted beyond local sunrise, at 1330UT, though both JOHR and HLAZ made a reprise of it well over an hour later.

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

594 JOAK man in Japanese1302UT

828 JOBB English lessons 1255UT

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

774 JOUB English lessons 1255UT //828

972 HLCA two men in Korean 1248UT

1566 HLAZ man in Japanese1308UT; a reprise at 1440UT yielded man talking, Chinese intonation

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

693 JOAB woman talking //828 1301UT

747 JOIB Chinese lessons 1307UT

873 JOGB Chinese lessons 1301UT

1287 JOHR woman in Japanese 1449-50UT, only appearance of this one this morning, long after sunrise

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)

531 JOQG woman talking //594 1302UT; possibly someone else nosing around there also

585 7RN faint ABC fanfare 1300UT

612 woman talking, DU English intonation 1303UT

666 JOBK man and woman talking //594 1304UT

954 woman talking Japnese intonation 1312UT

1116 man talking DU English intonation 1323UT

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

558 603 891 1008 1053 1098 1179 1206 1242 1332 1359 1386 1422 1503 1593 seemed to be Asian;
846 891 909 1017 seemed to be DU

best wishes,


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC


Exotic-Sounding 693 UnID at 1652  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2018

I hear music I'd expect from Bangladesh and a mention of Bangladesh at :09.



Cook Islands (Aitutaki) Ultralight DU's for 4-10  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2018


Here in Aitutaki I usually have both an evening session (0800-1000) and a morning session (1600-1700). The major difference between here and Kona (in December) is the complete lack of Asians during the 0800-1000 session. I know it's related to the later sunset times in Asia this month, but in December the Pacific island DU's were getting hammered by overwhelming Asian signals as early as 0830. Only 846, 1017 and 1098 typically managed to survive the onslaught without getting swallowed up. The Asians are showing up from 1600-1700, though.


> On April 10, 2018 at 10:49 AM Chuck Hutton <charlesh3@msn.com> wrote:
> As it is just getting to twilight at 1000 in mainland Asia, maybe a later check will get some Asians.
> Chuck


Cook Islands (Aitutaki) Ultralight DU's for 4-10  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2018

Hi Guy,

Yes, the propagation and weather have both been wild and wacky in Aitutaki so far.

<<< BTW, have you logged Niue yet? I tried every day and evening to hear them
but without success. >>>

I didn't know Niue had any MW station (the WRTH only shows a single FM one). But if it does have anything on MW it should be a piece of cake from here..


> On April 10, 2018 at 4:03 PM Guy Atkins <dx@guyatkins.com> wrote:
> âHi Gary,
> âYou're obviously having a blast there on Aitutaki, and getting blasted by
> wind, too!
> When Rochelle and I went to the Cook Islands, it was also during the 2nd
> week of April. We encountered crazy weather too but without the high
> winds...just moderately windy. We'd have torrential downpours for a few
> minutes, then a parting of the clouds and the blazing sun would cause
> billowing steam to rise from the streets and taro fields. After a while
> we'd be seeking shade, and happy when the cloud cover reconvened. This
> cycle repeated over and over every few hours, and for each day of our trip.
> I only wish we had sought out Aitutaki as you have; we stayed on Rarotonga
> the entire time.
> BTW, have you logged Niue yet? I tried every day and evening to hear them
> but without success.
> Kia Orana,
> Guy
> â
> >
> > From: Gary DeBock <d1028gary@comcast.net>
> > To: Volodya S <canswl@gmail.com>, "America, Mailing" <
> > irca@hard-core-dx.com>
> > Cc:
> > Bcc:
> > Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2018 02:34:59 -0700 (PDT)
> > Subject: Re: [IRCA] Cook Islands (Aitutaki) Ultralight DU's for 4-9
> > Kia Orana, Walt!
> >
> >
> > Yes, I heard the cyclone update on Tony Ward's 990-Fiji Gold at 0855
> > tonight-- pretty scary. We are getting pounded by heavy rain and wind every
> > day here in Aitutaki, but they say that this is normal here for early
> > April. Fortunately the DU propagation has been so phenomenal that even a
> > 7.5" loopstick Ultralight provides huge signals on almost every target
> > station, even without the 5" TSA-friendly FSL. Stay safe!
> >
> >
> > Gary
> >
> >
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Alberta TPs for 10 April 2018  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 11 2018

Got a bit of a later start today, as the cats didn't wake up up on
time! It was back to all Australia this morning. Having the
Commonwealth Games on certainly makes it much easier to pick out the ABC
stations that are carrying it.

576 2RN Sydney, AUSTRALIA Woman interviewing a man at 1247

585 7RN Hobart, AUSTRALIA //576 with woman interviewing man at 1248

612 4QR Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Games coverage at 1250

675 2CO Corowa, AUSTRALIA Presumed the one here, Very weak, but
definitely traces of Commonwealth Games coverage at 1245

684 2KP Kempsey, AUSTRALIA Commonwealth Games coverage at 1245

702 2BL Sydney, AUSTRALIA Games coverage at 1254

774 3LO Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Games coverage at 1250

1026 4MK Mackay, AUSTRALIA Pop music at 1242, nearly at 4BC levels.

1116 4BC Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Regular talk program at 1242.

1512 unID Traces of talk at 1252. Very likely 2RN in Newcastle, but
didn't have a good // at that moment.

1548 4QD Emerald, AUSTRALIA Two men with Games coverage at 1254

1611 Vision synchros, AUSTRALIA Tentatively the one with woman talking
(as it sounded very similar to programing I've heard before), but didn't
bother checking.

Also did some overnight recording for the first time in a while. Only
had DU carriers, other than faint traces of man and woman talking on 621
at 0802. Perhaps Tuvalu? Since KOJM's IBOC has been off (hurray!!)
621 has become listenable.


Nigel Pimblett
Dunmore, Alberta
Perseus SDR and Wellbrook Phased Array


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