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1390 Salem Oregon  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 19 2019


This email reminded me that I won an IRCA DX contest back around 2006,
received a gift certificate and promptly forgot. I must be getting old!

Mike Hawkins

On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 11:54 AM Phil Bytheway via IRCA <
irca@hard-core-dx.com> wrote:



Alberta TPs for 18 January 2019  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 19 2019

ÂÂÂÂÂ The up and down week continues, with today being an up day
(unlike Victoria apparently).ÂÂ Several of the big Japanese signals made
a return to audio levels, and a few Australians also put in an appearance.

594ÂÂÂ ÂÂ JOAKÂÂÂ Tokyo, JAPANÂÂÂ Man in Japanese at 1457

693  JOAB Tokyo, JAPAN  Woman in Japanese and English during
language lesson at 1416

774ÂÂÂ ÂÂ 3LOÂÂÂ Melbourne, AUSTRALIAÂÂÂ ABC news fanfare at 1400 mixing
with pips from Japan and woman speaking in Japanese. It was JOUB by
itself at 1500.

828 Â JOBB Osaka, JAPAN  Time pips at 1400, then musical
intro to language lesson.

1116ÂÂÂ 4BCÂÂÂ Brisbane, AUSTRALIAÂÂÂ Popped up at 1414 with oldies
vocal, then talk by woman.

1422ÂÂ JORFÂÂÂ Yokohama, JAPANÂÂÂ Traces of man in Japanese at 1502

1548ÂÂÂ 4QDÂÂÂ Emerald, AUSTRALIAÂÂÂ ABC news by woman at 1503

1566ÂÂ HLAZÂÂÂ Jeju, S.KOREAÂÂ Â Feeble today, but heard traces of
Chinese talk at 1501


Nigel Pimblett
Dunmore, AB
Perseus SDR with Wellbrook Phased Array


TP 18 Jan Victoria version.  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 19 2019

Oooog. Somebody short circuited the ionosphere.

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

pretty darn impossible

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

today, traces of audio would be considered reasonable perhaps, but there are standards to be maintained...

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

774 JOUB pips on hour 1500UT, into man in Japanese, then faded into long lived obscurity. The sign off at 1540UT was barely heard

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)

828 JOBB sign off music box 1541UT

972 man talking to another man on phone, possibly/likely Korean 1546UT

Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or ravaged by splatter)
594 603 639 1566 1575 1593 seemed to be Asian;
612 1017 seemed to be DU

best wishes,


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC


Milestone QSL  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 19 2019

ÂÂÂ Got a QSL from Japanese station 1116 JODR for my MW station #1600
QSLed.ÂÂÂ QSLing any station is getting harder, but Japanese are still
about the most reliable.ÂÂ Was happy to get JODR as it took luck to hear
it given 4BC's dominance of the frequency, and then some effort and
further luck to even identify it.


Nigel Pimblett
Dunmore, Alberta, Canada


DX ALERT - FAROES ISLAND 531  View Printable Version 
Saturday, January 19 2019

Nice to see it re-appear. It's a sign of exciting bottom of the cycle times.



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