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Help Needed-- North American UnID from Japanese Cape Taitosaki DXpedition  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 24 2017

Duh! I need new glasses... right now there's a shortage of
glass-bottomed Coke bottles for re-purposing!

Yeah, 4QN would make more sense.


On 3/23/2017 4:54 PM, Chuck Hutton wrote:o

Agreed, and at :10 and :14 don't I hear "seven to nothing"?

The woman that rises on top by :18 is the Aussie accent I referred to, but I supposed it was Townsville not NewsRadio.



Puyallup, WA Ultralight TP's for 3-24  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 24 2017

Once again the Japanese big guns on 594, 693, 747 and 774 pounded in with serious force during sunrise enhancement, while the Koreans on 972 and 1566 had their usual potent moments as well. Unlike yesterday the second-tier Koreans on 603 and 657 were relatively subdued, though, but 738-BEL2 managed its best signal here since the fall season (all on a 5" FSL antenna). Haven't seen any other TP reports, so maybe it was another WA/ BC propagation exclusive?

594-JOAK and 693-JOAB were the main stars of the session, with both very vibrant at my 1320 start time (along with 1566-HLAZ's Japanese service). 972-HLCA was in and out of "Freedom 970," but generally pretty potent as well. Sunrise enhancement around 1340 boosted up 738-BEL2 to a fair level in and out, but didn't seem to do much for the other second-tier regulars on 603 or 657, or the high band TP's on 1575 and 1593. 1134-JOQR rode the Japanese-slanted propagation to a brief good level during sunrise enhancement, but the main attraction here during that period was 738-BEL2's Chinese pop music program, with the usual female announcer quite legible after the 740-Frisco splatter bit the dust around 1340. It was quite a thrill to track this down on an antenna not much larger than an Ultralight radio.

594 JOAK Tokyo, Japan Very good level Japanese female speech at 1322; along with 693-JOAB's Chinese lesson, the strongest signal of the session

738 BEL2 Penghu, Taiwan The usual Chinese female announcer at a fair level after pop music at 1353; best signal here so far in 2017

972 HLCA Dangjin, S. Korea Potent signal with male vocal music at 1343 , but can't seem to break free of "Freedom 970"

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
7.5" loopstick C.Crane Skywave Ultralight +
5 inch "Frequent Flyer" FSL antenna


Synchronous AM Boosters Could Help Revive Senior Band  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 24 2017


A really interesting article; I enjoyed the description of how the
old WBZ and WBZA were locked together over a phone line. Plus, it
features a Scott Fybush photo. Can't ask for more than that.

best wishes,


At 14:45 24-03-17, Dennis Gibson wrote:


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC


Alberta TPs for 23 March 2017  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 24 2017

ACMA gives two set of coordinates: -38 11 16, 147 5 33... and -38
11 23, 147 5 38.

Presumably two towers for the few secs difference?


On 3/24/2017 8:11 AM, Neil Kazaross wrote:

I remain amazed at how well 3GI gets out for 10 kW and while near the coast
isn't directly on the coast. Anyone know where in relation to Sale and the
coast their xmtr is? I tried googling but wasn't quite sure.

These guys made it to IL during a couple of the stunning mornings for DU's
from mid Sept to early Oct last year. 73 KAZ

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 7:13 PM, Nigel Pimblett <nige2730@telus.net> wrote:

Almost a shutout in terms of audio here today, but not quite:

774 3LO Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Poor, with time pips at 1300,
followed by the ABC news fanfare.

828 3GI Sale, AUSTRALIA Could make out the ABC news
fanfare at 1300, but that was about it.

Nothing from Asia today. Several DU carriers on the X-band, but none
that reached audio this morning.


Nigel Pimblett
Dunmore, AB
Perseus SDR with Wellbrook Phased Array


WFLI Chattanooga To Go Dark  View Printable Version 
Friday, March 24 2017

WFLI âJet Flyâ was the dominant Top 40 stations in our market when I was growing up in Eastern Tennessee. Spent many a great summer day and night listening to jocks like Tommy Jett.

Later as a young man just out of the Navy, I had a chance to work for Mr. Benz as an engineer helping to build WFLI-TV53. I remember getting the chance to spend a few days helping to verify the AM stationâs complicated antenna pattern with Mr. Benzâwe took FS measurements and did a lot of calculations. Even using my TI calculator, I couldnât keep up with Mr. Benz, who did the calculations in his head! It was a real education.

WFLI was widely heard, especially during infrequent DX tests. Theyâve been a low-rent religious outlet for years, but it will be sad for them to be gone from the dial.

On the downbeat, beat, beatâ..

Farewell, old friend.


Les Rayburn, N1LF
121 Mayfair Park
Maylene, AL

Member WTFDA, IRCA, NRC. Former CPC Chairman for NRC & IRCA.

Elad FDM-S2 SDR, AirSpy SDR2, Quantum Phaser, Wellbrook ALA1530 Loop, Wellbrook Flag, Clifton Labs Active Whip.


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