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[HCDX] GRAYLAND 2004 FALL DXPEDITION: Compiled Loggings for Oct 15-17 (part 2)

--------LOGGINGS CONTINUED FROM PART 1 -------------------

1071	JAPAN JOMW Obihiro, Hokkaido , Oct 15 1140 - Was trying for NHK1, JOFK,
Hiroshima and stumbled on yet another repeater station for Sapporo TV,
JOWF-1440. Here with pops and talk show at fair level. New station for me.

1071	JAPAN JOFK NHK1 Hiroshima , Oct 16 1338 - After the basu baru coverage,
heard a typical weekend entertainment program, featuring a Japanese
classical flamenco guitarist. Sometimes this signal was at very good level
and sometimes it was over/under co-channel JOWM from Hokkaido. Very pleased
as both stations are new to me. (Bryant-WA)

1071	JAPAN Obihiro, JOWM. 1256 16 Oct. Likely a JJ baseball game //1440.
Lots of splash nil-poor. (NHP-WA)

1089	CHINA but don't know who, 1322 10/15. (Hutton)

1089	SOUTH KOREA HLCH Chungju seemingly // one of the stations mixing on
1044 at 1320 10/15. I'm not 100% convinced yet - gotta listen to the tapes
again. (Hutton)

1089	JAPAN JOHB, 1433 10/16 Italian lessons //774, mixing w/Chinese music
station (bp)

1098	MARSHALL ISLANDS, Majuro, 1038 10/16 huge signal, island music, woman
in local language (bp)

1098	MARSHALL ISLANDS R. Marshalls V7AB Majuro, Oct 15 0937 - Nice island
music at tune-in, but frequent fades. Woman in probable Marshallese language
0940, then fading again. Female announcer with 'V7AB' ID at 0944:20. The ID
is 11 seconds into this recording:
http://www.guyatkins.com/files/R_Marshalls_1098_ID.mp3 . Occasional fades to
good level. On Oct 16, Marshalls faded up to a fair-good level at 1013 with
female talk in Marshallese and island music choruses. Noted Oct 17 at 0918
with island music choruses and Marshallese announcer. Fair to good, but took
a quick dive into the noise at 0920. Back up at
1026 with Black Gospel or R&B vocal music; female announcer 1029, and into
soft music. Marshalls must have signed-off during a fade, as it disappeared
by 1035. (Atkins-WA)

1098	JAPAN JOFN HBC Imagane , Oct 16 1409 - This noted at poor level with
entertainment program (pops/talk) . Was clearly parallel to HBC key station
JOHR, Sapporo. Only 100 watts. (Bryant-WA)

1098	MARSHALL ISLANDS (t) Marshalls (t). 1026 16 Oct. Island chanting; fair.

1098	MARSHALL ISLANDS 0923-, V7AB Oct 17 Nice ID given by same YL announcer
I've heard the past few mornings with a good fade up after an EZL south
pacific selection.  V7AB clearly heard and then immediately into another
selection (same style but a religious hymn).  Went past their sked close
down of 1030.  Heard to at least 1035.  Gone shortly thereafter when
rechecked. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1098	MARSHALL ISLANDS V7AD Majuro here as usual 1058 10/15 with mx. Not
particularly strong but omnipresent. (Hutton)

1098	CHINA but unid 1510 to 1523 10/15 fair in CC. not a clue which.

1098	JAPAN JOFN Kitahiyama unknown power 1553 10/16 up just enough as the
last of the sunrise DX disappeared. Got a clear parallel against 1287 to log
another new one. Can't be running much power, but there is no power listed
in Portzer's Pacific Asian Log. (Hutton)

1107	UNIDS 1358 10/16, weak jumble of audios, mix of pips & chimes 1400 (bp)

1107	JAPAN JOCF Kagoshima, Oct 17 1238 - Poor-fair level at tune-in,
parallel to 1062 (but didn't find 1449 parallel). Japanese talk by male.

1107	JAPAN Kanazawa, JOMR. 1433 16 Oct. ballad //1440; way under another JJ;
poor. (NHP-WA)

1107	UNIDS 1327 10/17 fair to good with jazz music and talk mixing with
semi-classical music. Parallel to 1062 which is weird - there's a 100 watt
repeater of JOCF-1107 on 1062 but I am not going to believe that's what it
was. (Hutton)

1116	AUSTRALIA 4BC Talkradio 1116, Oct 16 1120 - Male announcer taking phone
calls from listeners, discussing family, how long in the country of
Australia, etc. Presumed, as 4BC is the usual talk radio 'blowtorch' on
1116, according to Chuck Hutton. Good signal  on peaks. (Atkins-WA)

1116	AUSTRALIA 1204-, 4BC Oct 16 Nice sudden fade up with Radio 1116 and 4BC
ID after weather, and into a light variety show with bantering between a YL
and OM. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1116	AUSTRALIA Brisbane, 4BC, 0945 10/16, nice w/teletalk & local ads.  Same
thing 1044 10/17 (bp)

1116	JAPAN 1337 10/16, classical music & Japanese talk fair-nil, presume RNB

1125	JAPAN NHK2, 1459 10/17, Japanese talk, ...- pips, local ID lost under a
blast of CKWX splatter, then National Anthem & music box IS (bp)

1125	CHINA 1509 10/17, 2 Chinese stations battling, one had echo chamber
announcement 1512, then ad(?) using opening from Beethoven's 5th, 0814 had
one with Star Wars theme (bp)

1125	JAPAN JOAD Okinawa NHK2, Oct 16 1326 - Likely this stronger NHK2 outlet
on 1125 with march music, and male and female announcers with English
lessons ('The power outage paralyzed the railway network; I made a mad dash
for the train but the door closed in my face!'), parallel 774 Akita.

1125	CHINA (t) to good+ level briefly with talk that sounded Chinese 1421
10/17 but not ID'ed. (Hutton)

1134	JAPAN JOQR Tokyo, Oct 15 1333 - Good level with romantic Japanese pop
music, female announcer in Japanese. Mixing with possible KBS Liberty 1
station playing orchestral music & male vocals in Korean. JOQR still
barreling in with fair-good audio at 1710, 2-1/2+ hrs. past local sunrise,
with Korean in background at 1640. I left a hard drive recorder running on
1133.5 kHz to catch the final disappearance of carrier-- it didn't drop
completely until 12 noon local time, which is 1900 UTC, 4-1/2 hours past
sunrise! On Oct 16, heard JOQR again with fair-good audio at 1141.

1134	JAPAN JOQR Tokyo , Oct 15 0930 - Heard with typical classical Japanese
programming throughout the DXpedition, sometimes at excellent level.

1134	SOUTH KOREA Kimpo, KBS Social Education . 1122 15 Oct. Fair w/woman in
KK //972 followed by mx; trading places w/JJ talk.  (NHP-WA)

1134	JAPAN Tokyo, JOQR. 1633 15 Oct. Japan & S. Korea mixing it up; JJ woman
still there at 1657 w/fair strength.  (NHP-WA)

1134	SOUTH KOREA 1624-, KBS 1 Social Education network Oct 16 Great
reception // to 972 usually over JOQR Tokyo cochannel with Korean  talk,
non-stop.  This is at 9:30 local, at least 2 hours after local sunrise!.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1134	SOUTH KOREA, 1437 10/16 dominant w/KK talk //972, Japan in background

1143	TAIWAN Baisha, BEL3. 1357 15 Oct. Woman talking //738.  (NHP-WA)

1143	TAIWAN BEL3 1016 10/17 poor but parallel 738 and 1593. (Hutton)

1152	JAPAN JOUB Akita NHK2, Oct 15 1340 - English lessons at tune-in: 'Are
you sure you've never played golf before?' and 'Your slice is wicked!'.
Noted parallel to 774. Good level on peaks. (Atkins-WA)

1152	JAPAN NHK2 Synchros , Oct 15 0935 - Noted at Fair level, //774.

1170	REP. OF (SOUTH) KOREA HLSR KBS Gimje , Oct 16 1446 - Noted in passing
with a HUGE signal. KK talk by men. (Bryant-WA)

1170	SOUTH KOREA Gimje, HLSR. 1146 15 Oct. //5975 in RR, woman.  (NHP-WA)

1170	SOUTH KOREA, 1437 10/16 dominant w/KK talk //972/1134, way atop
domestics.  LOUD 1542 w/rap music(!) //972, only slightly weaker than locals
KXRO & KWOK, stronger than local KBKW (bp)

1179	JAPAN JOOR Osaka, Oct 16 1014 - Male and female announcers in Japanese,
replacing Vanuatu on the frequency. Fair level. Heard again Oct 16 with a
fair-good signal of Japanese talk. (Atkins-WA)

1179	VANUATU R. Vanuatu, Oct 16 1002 - Very tough copy of man with speech or
political talk, parallel to 7260. Into island music with chorus 1005. Weak,
and barely identifiable through the shortwave parallel. At 1012, presumed
JOOR Osaka was starting to fade up on the frequency. (Atkins-WA)

1179	JAPAN JOOR Osaka , Oct 15 0933 - Heard at good level with JJ popular
tunes and talk. (Bryant-WA)

1179	JAPAN Osaka, JOOR. 1157 15 Oct. JJ talk by woman, mx interlude //1287.

1188	RUSSIA FEBC Khabarovsk, Oct 15 1349 - While trying to ID a Chinese
lang. station on 1188, another station rose up with 'A Mighty Fortress is
Our God' hymn, followed by another hymn. Presumed, but FEBC is the usual occ
upant of 1188 with Christian programming. No announcer heard before the
inevitable fade. (Atkins-WA)

1188	SOUTH KOREA, Seoul, 1367 10/17 FEBC probably the one with Chinese
religious program in KEX splatter (bp)

1197	JAPAN 1237 10/16, 2 stations in Japanese, pop music on top, talk in
background //1440 (bp)

1197	JAPAN JOWL Ashikawa, Hokkaido , Oct 15 1145 - Noted here all three
mornings of DXpedition, sometimes at good level. Repeater for 1440 JOWF.

1197	JAPAN Mito, JOYF. 1150 15 Oct. JJ talk //1440, fair to good; noted many
other times as well.  (NHP-WA)

1197	JAPAN 1622-, JOWL, STV Sapporo Oct 16 Fair to good reception at 0922
local! with Japanese talk, in parallel to JOWF 1440.  Great signal for 3
kw!. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1205.98	CHINA Yanbian RGD, Oct 16 1146 - Presumed, with Korean talk at 1146.
This has been noted off-frequency before. Fair level on peaks. Also heard
Oct 17 at 1217 with a strong level of Korean language. (Atkins-WA)

1205.98	CHINA Yanji, Yanbian RGD. 1218 15 Oct. Likely this w/KK talk by man;
often at good level.  (NHP-WA)

1206	CHINA CNR Korean Service Yanji , Oct 15 0938 - Noted here throughout
the DXpedition, usually at moderate level. Korean lang. only. (Bryant-WA)

1206	CHINA Yanbian, 1141 10/17 Korean talk strong.  Strong w/folk melody
1305 (bp)

1215	CHINA CNR 7, Oct 15 1210 - Probably this with definite commercial
sound; mentions of 'Coca Cola' and 'radio' by male and female announcers in
Chinese; CC pop music. Not CNR 2, as SW parallels were not parallel 1215.
Tuned back to 1215 at 1255, and heard mentions of 'Guangdong' region at
1259:26, and a deep-voiced, pitch-lowered 'Enjoy the radio...' announcement
or promo by male in English. Fair at tune-in, but very good by 1255. On Oct
16, CNR7 in again with Chinese pop music and talk. (Atkins-WA)

1215	CHINA CNR 7, Guangdong Province , Oct 15 1157 - This station serves the
New Economic Zone of Shenzen, as well as Canton, Hongkong and Macao and is a
very 'with-it' western-style station with commercials, etc. The long ID at
1200 UTC contained quite a few EE words, including 'AM' an 'FM' along with
'WWW' etc. Heard sporadically throughout DXpedition, somtimes at moderate
levels. (Bryant-WA)

1215	CHINA Guangdong, CNR7. 1210 15 Oct. Commercial CC pop mx, sounders etc;
"Voice of Old China" sounds more like "new commercial Asia".  (NHP-WA)

1215	CHINA CNR7, 1140 10/16 man & woman in Chinese.  Strong w/pop music,
mand & woman in Chinese (bp)

1224	JAPAN Kanazawa, JOJK. 1425 16 Oct. Man talking JJ  //594  nil-fair

1242	JAPAN JOLF Tokyo , Oct 15 1220 - Noted in passing with JJ pops show at
good level. Heard all three AMs of DXpedition. (Bryant-WA)

1251	CHINA (t) Chinese Unid , Oct 15 1255 - Woman talking in standard CC
continuously until 1259, then one minute of open air followed by 4+1 CNR
time pips. Was unable to find a SW //. Qinghai??. (Bryant-WA)

1251	RUSSIA Ussuriysk, VoR. 1241 15 Oct. Tentatively this /w/CC talk by man,
but no //6145; 7305 had CC but was not //1251.  No ID at 1500.  Noted many
other times, but no success with parallels.  (NHP-WA)

1251	CHINA 1045 10/17 unknown station w/Chinese talk, fair 1100 w/man &
woman talking, pips in background possibly from another station, then talk
using Mexican Hat Dance as background(!).  Woman spoke across ToH 1200 (pips
in background), then traditional Chinese music, a second Chinese station in
background (bp)

1278	JAPAN 1439 10/16 fair-good //1287 (bp)

1278	JAPAN JOFR Fukuoka , Oct 15 1222 - Noted in passing with JJ pops show.
Fair to poor level. (Bryant-WA)

1287	JAPAN JOHR Hokkaido Hoso, HBC, Oct 15 1408 - Male and female talk,
parallel to 1368. Excellent signal. Still in with fair-good audio at 1650.

1287	JAPAN JOHR Sapporo , Oct 15 0940 - Noted here throughout the
DXpedition. Sometimes at spectacular levels. The usual informal JJ talk and
pop tunes. (Bryant-WA)

1287	JAPAN (t) Sapporo, JOHR. 1134 15 Oct. JJ talk by woman;  by 1136 there
was an internet address given by man as part of an ad?  .  (NHP-WA)

1296	JAPAN 1519 10/16, phone talk //594 fair-good (bp)

1305	SOUTH KOREA, 1620 10/16, audible most of the night, still there //3930.
Teletalk //3930 1234 10/17 (bp)

1305	SOUTH KOREA HLSV, Uijin , Oct 15 0949 - Good at times in KK throughout
the morning. (Bryant-WA)

1305	SOUTH KOREA Uljin, HLSV. 1638 16 Oct. Briefly fair w/KK talk by man
//3930;  poor-fair. (NHP-WA)

1322.9	CHINA Govorit Pekin , Oct 15 1356 - China's FS in Russian noted here
all three mornings of DXpedition. Was on channel on 10/16 & 10/17. Was // to
963Khz. (Bryant-WA)

1322.9	CHINA CRI. 1407 15 Oct. Woman in RR //963.  (NHP-WA)

1323	CHINA CRI, 1556 10/16, strong ending Russian program, then Chinese
music o/loud growl.  Loud in Russian 1111 10/17 o/unid talk (bp)

1332	AUSTRALIA 0938 10/16 unid oldies music & ad in Aussie English.
Probably unneeded 4BU (bp)

1332	JAPAN 1234 10/16, good w/ads & Tokai Radio ID (bp)

1332	JAPAN JOSF Nagoya, Oct 15 1105 - Hoping for Philippines here, but
language turned out to be Japanese. Most likely JOSF at 50 kw, as the other
JJ on frequency is only 0.1 kw. Fair-good at peaks. Still hanging in with
poor-fair audio at 1651. (Atkins-WA)

1332	JAPAN JOSF Nagoya , Oct 15 1106 - Noted in passing with a pop music
show. Good throughout the night. (Bryant-WA)

1359	CHINA CNR1 Unkn. Loc. , Oct 15 1450 - Heard here with general CC talk
programming. // 5030, but with a distinct satellite delay. Generally fair
level only. At Top of Hour, there were clear mentions of 'WWW dot' followed
by a URL in standard CC and 'e-mail' also followed by an address in standard
Chinese. That sure sounded strangely satisfying to this old Cold Warrior.

1359	CHINA CNR1. 1514 15 Oct. Woman in CC //5030, then man, o/u splash.

1359	CHINA CNR1, 1506 10/16 poor in splat //6030 (bp)

1368	JAPAN NHK1, 1233 10/16, fair //594 (bp)

1368	JAPAN 1455 10/16 piano music //594 o/u unid talk (bp)

1368	JAPAN 1555 10/16 2 stations still audible, woman //594 NHK, ads //1287

1377	CHINA CNR1 , Oct 15 1310 - Heard here at good level swamping the NHK2
signal. Man talking continuously. // to 5040. Heard also late on 17th. Refer
to 1593//828 log.(Bryant-WA)

1377	JAPAN NHK2 Synchros , Oct 16 1249 - Heard here intermittently
throughout the DXpedition. Sometimes at very good levels. (Bryant-WA)

1377	CHINA CNR1. 1323 15 Oct. CNR1 //6030 two men in CC slightly delayed
from 6030.  (NHP-WA)

1377	JAPAN 1402 10/16, English news //1386 fair (bp)

1386	JAPAN NHK2, 1232 10/16 Japanese talk good (bp)

1386	JAPAN Unidentified NHK2, Oct 16 1238 - Female announcer speaking in
Japanese, parallel to 747, 774, and 828. Good level. One of four possible
10-kw NHK2 stations on 1386. At 1641 retune, I caught the music box sign-off
music for NHK2 stations at a fair level. (Atkins-WA)

1386	JAPAN NHK2 Synchros , Oct 16 1250 - Heard here intermittently
throughout the DXpedition. Sometimes at very good levels. (Bryant-WA)

1386	TAIWAN Hsinchu, BED87. 1430 15 Oct. Musical interlude then more EE
lessons //1539; mixing w/NHK2.  (NHP-WA)

1386	JAPAN NHK2 synchros. 1640 16 Oct. s/off w/anthem and music box, pretty
poor in splash, but amazing so late; several 10 kw to choose from. (NHP-WA)

1386	JAPAN 1640-, NHK 2 Oct 16 4 10kw stations to choose from with their
sign-off procedures.  Unfortunately, the initial speech portion was in the
mud, then faded up nicely for the music box ending. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1395	CHINA (t) seemingly CC at 1150 on 10/15, a good China morning. 5 low
and 1 high pips on the the hour, nut I was not able to pull an ID as the
signal was poor and the slop was not. (Hutton)

1404	JAPAN JOQL HBC Kushiro, Hokkaido , Oct 16 1400 - This noted at good
level with multiple IDs as 'HBC' at TOH. Was clearly parallel to HBC key
station JOHR, Sapporo. (Bryant-WA)

1404	JAPAN JOQL Kushiro fair 1348 10/16 in a mix, parallel 1287 making for
an easy ID. (Hutton)

1413	JAPAN JOIF Fukuoka KBC, Oct 16 1243 - Tentative, with Japanese sports
(baseball?), possibly parallel a very weak Japanese station on 1485. Also
possibly parallel the NHK1 baseball game on 594. Poor level. (Atkins-WA)

1413	JAPAN JOIF Fukuoka , Oct 15 1235 - Heard here at poor level with JJ
discussion by ladies. (Bryant-WA)

1413	JAPAN Fukuoka, JOIF. 1336 15 Oct. Man and woman in JJ // 1197 which was
excellent. (Allnight Nippon program) (NHP-WA)

1413	JAPAN Fukuoka, JOIF. 1501 16 Oct. Woman and man in JJ //1440; nil-fair.

1413	UNID 0958 10/16 fair-poor unusual female vocal, sounded middle eastern,
possibly the Aussie SBS station (bp)

1422	JAPAN JORF Yokohama , Oct 15 1012 - Heard with JJ talk here at fair
level underneath an unid off-channel signal on 1422.1. (Bryant-WA)

1422	JAPAN Yokohama, JORF. 1400 16 Oct. JJ talk by man leading to a single
tone on hour, can't dig out an ID; poor-good. (NHP-WA)

1440	JAPAN JOWF STV Sapporo , Oct 16 1257 - Noted here with Japanese
sporting event (basu baru?) at good level. This formerly exotic logging was
pretty much available at will throughout the DXpedition. (Bryant-WA)

1440	JAPAN Sapporo, JOWF 1231 10/16, Japanese talk dominant.  Way atop freq
1330 10/16 w/STV Radio ID  Still dominant 1602 (bp)

1440	JAPAN Sapporo, JOWF. 1148 15 Oct. JJ talk by man and woman; dominant.

1449	JAPAN JOQM HBC Abashiri , Oct 16 1407 - This noted at fair level with
pops and talk program similar to 'All-Night Nippon.' Was clearly parallel to
HBC key station JOHR, Sapporo. (Bryant-WA)

1449	JAPAN JOQM Abishiri poor 1412 10/16 but I just punched 1287 into VFO B
and voila, a parallel for an easy ID. (Hutton)

1458	CHINA Nei Menggu, 1412 10/17, Mongolian talk //4785 fair.  Very good at
1527 recheck, stronger than 4785 SW! (bp)

1458	CHINA Nei Menggu RGD Baotou? , Oct 17 1452 - Noted here with mixed
programming of music and talk at fair level // 4785 kHz. (Bryant-WA)

1458	CHINA Inner Mongolia, Nei Menggu fair 1414 10/17 pleasantly on top and
quite easily parallel 4785 for a surprise log. Thanks to Bruce Portzer for
checking the SW parallel after noting an unid language here. (Hutton)

1475	MALAYSIA (EASTERN) RTM Kota Kinabalu , Oct 16 1301 - This propaganda
station in Tagalog noted here in audio only briefly at fair to good level.
Remains off-channel. (Bryant-WA)

1475	MALAYSIA Kota Kinabalu, RTM . 1236 16 Oct. Just a beefy carrier; at
1301, noted singing and woman in Tagalog .  (NHP-WA)

1494	UNID mix of two stns 1243 10/15, one seemed Japanese and the other I
can not be sure about. A tough channel that rarely yields audio at Grayland.

1494	CHINA (t) woman in seeming CC but without hearing the standard "guangbo
dientai" ID I am lost and helpless. 1253 10/15. (Hutton)

1494	UNIDS two in a weak mix 1418 10/16, one of which may have been // 1287
but was just too weak to even imagine being sure. (Hutton)

1494	JAPAN 1442 10/16 fair in KWOK splat //1350/1287, then faded under
someone w/Eagles song (bp)

1503	MICRONESIA Kosrae, 0921 10/17 loud w/chorale island music (bp)

1503	MICRONESIA V6AJ Kosrae, Oct 17 0913 - Fair signal of island music at
0913; male announcer in island language 0926. Island choral music at 1040
retune, but unfortunately the signal faded for good before the 1100 sign-off
time. Last August at Grayland I was able to catch a V6AJ callsign at 1100*
sign-off. (Atkins-WA)

1503	JAPAN NHK2 Synchros , Oct 15 0955 - These were the usual, but not only,
dominant throughout the DXpedition. Usually at fair level. //774, etc.

1503	JAPAN Akita, JOUK. 1355 16 Oct. Fast talking JJ man //594 nil-good

1503	MICRONESIA (t) Kosrae, V6AJ. 1022 17 Oct. Woman in unID language after
island mx nil-fair (NHP-WA)

1503	MICRONESIA 1044-, V6AJ Voice of Kosrae Oct 17 Sudden fade up to good
levels with islands music.  Very enjoyable early Sunday listening. Weak
Korean or Japanese cochannel just audible, but V6AJ dominates nicely.  No
luck on the other Micronesian on 1449 yet. Faded away by 10:50. (Salmaniw,
Grayland, WA)

1503	MICRONESIA 0917 10/17 good mx for a while. (Hutton)

1521	JAPAN NHK2 synchros. 1455 15 Oct. Woman in JJ, followed by stringed mx
//774.  (NHP-WA)

1521	JAPAN NHK2 synchros. 1328 16 Oct. Lively light opera mx poor-fair

1521	JAPAN various NHK2 stations fair-poor the big guy on 774 1330 10/16.

1521	JAPAN NHK2, 1326 10/16 classical music fair in splatter //774/1152 (bp)

1530	unID. 1545 16 Oct. Woman talking JJ, under somewhat phased KFBK
poor-fair (NHP-WA)

1530	CHINA unid 1537 10/16 way under KFBK but clearly Chinese. (Hutton)

1539	TAIWAN BCC Information Network, Tainan, Oct 15 1420 - English lessons,
with discussion and comments on the subject of mortgages and home buying, by
man and woman announcers. Into Chinese language
1424 and music in the background. 'Worship Jesus Now' hymn 1426. Noted
parallel frequencies of 1062, 1386 and 1467 with discussion about computers
in schools and education by two men in English. Warnings about emails and
spam 1438. Good level when not in a deep fade. (Atkins-WA)

1539	TAIWAN Tainan, BED78. 1420 15 Oct. EE lessons on buying a house,
interspersed w/CC.  (NHP-WA)

1539	TAIWAN (t) an English discussion program (not the NHK2 style language
lesson) and I seem to recall that Taiwan is known to carry EE. 1444 10/15.

1548	AUSTRALIA 4QD Emerald , Oct 16 1302 - ABC Hourly News heard here at
fair level only. (Bryant-WA)

1557	CHINA-TAIWAN WYFR Family Radio, Kouhu , Oct 15 1015 - Noted here at
moderate levels throughout the night, with CC Christian programming.

1557	TAIWAN 1528 10/17, WYFR probably the one w/religion in American English

1557	TAIWAN Kohou, WYFR. 1339 17 Oct. Seemed to be a CC broadcast, with
vocal mx, but not //WYFR Mandarin broadcasts on SW 7250.  1512 16 Oct had
slow EE religious discussion, not able to find //.   6280 was EE but not
this.  (NHP-WA)

1557	AUSTRALIA 2SM Taree one of only a few DU's and it was in only because
WYFR Taiwan was not in yet, 1004 10/16. Had 2SM's country music show.

1566	SOUTH KOREA HLAZ Cheju, Oct 15 1239 - Excellent signal with presumed
sermon in Japanese. Background audience sounds, etc.  Beautiful Chinese
language signal at 1500 retune, listenable in wide bandwidth S-AM mode.

1566	SOUTH KOREA HLAZ Cheju Island , Oct 15 1016 - Heard at studio quality
S-9+30 during peak times and always at an excellent level. Christian FEBC
programming in various Asian langs. (Bryant-WA)

1566	SOUTH KOREA Cheju Island, HLAZ. 1636 15 Oct. Back after its pattern
change at 1630, fair signal, vocal mx.  (NHP-WA)

1566	SOUTH KOREA, Cheju, HLAZ, 1225 10/17, quite loud 35db/S9, in Japanese

1566	SOUTH KOREA HLAZ Cheju 1422 10/15 xlnt as usual and just for fun I was
messing around with the wide filters (6 kHz) in the Drake. Didn't matter -
there still was no interference and the signal was still awesome. (Hutton)

1575	JAPAN Unidentified American Forces Network Station, Oct 16 1530 - Heavy
rock music, very strong at times, over/under VOA Bangkok's News in Special
English. VOA dominated 1532-1535, then the music station began to strengthen
again to challenge Thailand. (Atkins-WA)

1575	THAILAND VOA Ayutthaya, Oct 15 1242 - Noted this regular in passing,
with powerful signal in possible Vietnamese. At 1505 retune, noted news in
special English by male announcer. On Oct 17, VOA 'News Now' in English was
heard at a good level at 1202, and at 1400 with 'VOA' ID and mentions of UN
Secretary General Kofi Anan in Vietnamese or other language. (Atkins-WA)

1575	THAILAND VOA Ayuthaya , Oct 15 1017 - Heard throughout the DXpedition,
often at good to excellent level, with usual VOA Asian programming. News in
Special EE was particularly interesting... and how DO you explain the US
presidential race, anyway???. (Bryant-WA)

1575	JAPAN AFN Japan Misawa (pres.) , Oct 16 1504 - Almost certainly this
800 watter with EE pops records and EE PSAs, over/under VOA Thailand. This
one at northern tip of Honshu most likely rather than 200 watter at Sasebo
Navy Base in southern Japan. First time for me to hear the network that was
my life-line when we lived near Tokyo 25 years ago. (Bryant-WA)

1575	THAILAND Ban Phachi, VOA. 1259 16 Oct. "welcome to Voice of America
special English; good-fair. (NHP-WA)

1575	unID. 1532 16 Oct. Rock mx o/VoA, possibly AFN synchros in  Japan;
fair. (NHP-WA)

1575	JAPAN 1537-, AFN Oct 16 Great clash between VOA Thailand (at 1000 kw)
with news in special English and AFN Japan with 3 stations listed at 250,
600 and 1000 watts.  The latter (presumed) had non-stop rock music,
occasionally coming up to very decent levels.  At 15:40 there was some talk,
but not at a level that I could be certain of the contents.  I thought that
I had heard an AFN ID at 15:30.  Will need to check the MD.  At 15:42 there
was definitely English noted under VOA. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1575	THAILAND VOA, 1501 10/16 VOA News Now in English good o/another station
in American English (probably AFN).  News Now good 1218 w/talk about HIV

1575	JAPAN AFN (tentative), 1107 10/17 R&B music atop freq (bp)

1575	THAILAND 1200-, VOA Oct 17 Strong reception with VOA news now program.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1575	JAPAN AFN stations (3 at 1 kw each) apparently the source of English
1440 10/15 with ads for Microsoft products (Word 2003, etc). (Hutton)

1584.02	unID. 1505 15 Oct. Possible Palau w/ pop mx.  (NHP-WA)

1584	PALAU (assumed) with fair pop mx 1430 10/15. Songs almost always lead
right into the next song and the songs are a mix of US r&b, reggae
standards, an Oriental pop song, and ??? (Hutton)

1584	CHINA unid sometimes rising up out of the growl on the channel 1432
10/15. (Hutton)

1584	CHINA 1105 10/17 Chinese talk fair atop channel (bp)

1584	JAPAN NHK1 big handful of 100 watt stations nicely parallel 594 1429
10/16. If only I could get a local ID. (Hutton)

1584	CHINA but unid 1557 10/16 with Chinese-ish classical mx, pips and ID at
top of the hour but I can't make it out. (Hutton)

1593	CHINA CNR1, Oct 15 1540 - Chinese opera music  heard here, and parallel
to 6030. Fair to good signal level. (Atkins-WA)

1593	CHINA CNR1 Heilongjiang?, Oct 17 1420 - Dreamy, Chinese orchestral
music on vibra harp parallel to 1134, 5030 and 6030, in place of the
possible Russian language station heard on 1593 earlier in the evening. Fair
level, but reception made tougher by unid. Japanese station on the
frequency. (Atkins-WA)

1593	RUSSIA Russkoe Radio, Angarsk, Oct 17 1320 - Very tentative, with poss.
Russian language beneath NHK2 Japanese (JOTB/JOQB). The Russian male speaker
occasionally challenged the Japanese station for strongest on the frequency,
but mostly it lurked in the background. (Atkins-WA)

1593	JAPAN NHK2 Synchros , Oct 16 1251 - Heard here intermittentantly
throughout the DXpedition. Sometimes at very good levels. (Bryant-WA)

1593	CHINA CNR1 , Oct 15 1315 - Heard swamping usual dominant NHK2 Synchros
with CC talk. // 5040. (Bryant-WA)

1593	CHINA CNR1 , Oct 17 1420 - This surfaced from the 1593 furball, clearly
//5060 and 6030. Later, after NHK2 sign-off at 1500, this noted //CNR1 1377
and, until 1510, //828 (probable Beijing News Station.) All at fair level
only. (Bryant-WA)

1593	RUSSIA Russkoe Radio Angarsk (t) , Oct 17 1317 - Three signals were
present on 1593: the NHK2 synchros, CNR1 and what sounded clearly RR which
dominated for several minutes 1315-1320. The only relevant PAL listing is
Angarsk. Tentative this at fair level. (Bryant-WA)

1593	CHINA CNR1. 1324 15 Oct. //6030 w/two men in CC, slightly delayed from
6030.  (NHP-WA)

1593	TAIWAN 1016 10/17 poor but parallel 738 and 1143, only 1 kw! (Hutton)

1593	CHINA CNR1, 1208 10/16 Chinese talk o/Japan (bp)

1593	JAPAN NHK2, 1319 10/16, weather, local ID I think for JOQB (need to
replay minidisc) (bp)

1602	JAPAN NHK2 synchros. 1404 15 Oct. Woman in EE nx //774.  (NHP-WA)

1602	JAPAN NHK, 1229 10/16 Japanese talk //1593 (bp)

1611	AUSTRALIA 1014 10/16 pop music, "Radio 2" ID fair-poor (bp)

1611	unID. 1128 16 Oct. Light pop mx, poor in murk; no ID across the hour.
Carriers also noted 1629 1665 1683.3 1701.1   (NHP-WA)


2959.95	INDONESIA 1317-, RPDT Manggarai Oct 16 Powerful signal at times, but
with deep fading as we approach local dawn.  Some Western music, and a fair
amount of dead air between selections.  Brief talk.  I did hear 'Makassar'
earlier, but no IDs as yet.  Guy Atkins and I tried for about 2 hours in
July, never to hear an ID, but reception is much better today.  Long
monologues by the same OM, with brief musical interludes.  At 1350, I noted
the same Indonesian vocal on 4790 RRI Fak Fak, as here, but not in parallel.
A coincidence, I assume, as there were different announcers afterwards.
Another announcer came on after this...a woman with a very penetrating
voice, with announcements.  Very commonly heard in the South Pacific.
Likely person to person messages, as they were repeated twice.  Often at
armchair level!  Still going strong at 14:12! Many names heard like Anton,
Katerina,  Marta, etc.  Mentioned Makassar and Bali at 14:13.  I'm sure I
heard 'Riverside' a few times too.  Finally finished at 14:23, with EZL
filler, and then a more lively piece at 14:23:45.  More long monologue by
the same YL announcer, and then into a C&W song at 14:32:30.  Call in at
14:34 with mention of Manggarai.  More static crashes noted as we approach
dawn.  Caller again mentioned Manggarai, and then back to the same C&W song.
Another caller at 14:39 with immediate mention of Manggarai.  Someone within
the motel switched on a TV at 1442 spoiling the signal during fades.  Big
fade up at 14:50 barelling through the TVI.  Again faded up at 14:58.  Love
Ambon at 1500 without any apparent announcements, and a big increase in
noise, but carrier seems off by 1503. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

2960	INDONESIA, RPDT2 Manggarai, Oct 16 1310 - Male announcer in Indonesian
with a monotone delivery at tune-in. Many mentions of Indonesia. Soft
Indonesian pop music 1352 (same artist & song as on 4790, but not parallel,
just a coincidence). Female announcer 1356 reading a long list of items
twice-- likely personal ads, with mentions of various Indo cities like Fak
Fak and Manggarai. No ID at top of hour, but continued messages.
Announcement by a different woman (I think) 1423 with mentions of
Kalimantan, and into orchestral music. More messages to 1432 jaunty (almost
country western) music bracketing a male phone caller or reporter 1434;
multiple mentions of Manggarai 1439-1441. Lagu romantik tune at 1450 and pop
music 1457. Love Ambon sign-off music noted at 1459:45, and sign-off 1501*
without break-in announcement or ID. Signal initially fair at 1310, but
improved to good later-- except for some TV harmonics QRM. A short clip of
Manggarai can be heard here:

3223	INDIA, AIR Shimla, Oct 16 1338 - Tentative. Very weak signal of Hindi
talk which seemed parallel to 4840. (Atkins-WA)

3905	PAPUA NEW GUINEA, R. New Ireland, Oct 17 1250 - Melanesian pops at
tune-in; male announcer in Pidgin with phone interview or caller at 1255;
more PNG pop music 1256. Announcer at top of hour with frequent mentions of
'program'. Radio New Ireland ID at 1205 and 'come up long 9:05' time check,
and then off at 1306*. Very good signal. (Atkins-WA)

3905	PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1300-,  Radio New Ireland Oct 17 Great reception from
this old friend with typical western oldie EZL instrumental music following
a male announcer in Tok Pisin.  Good to very good reception.  Again mention
about National Service, Sunday night, and 3905 , meters, and 5 kw,
studios....Radio New Ireland mentioned.  Off the air shortly after without
NA.and carrier off.  Nice to hear them again.  I'm sure he said 5 kw, as
opposed to listed 10, but I'll have to confirm the MD recording to be sure.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

3960.95	INDONESIA, RRI Palu, Oct 16 1320 - Presumed, with a strong signal of
Indonesian male announcer and phoned-in news or other brief segments by male
reporter. (Atkins-WA)

3976	INDONESIA 1557-, RRI Pontianak Oct 15 Strong S7 to S9 signal with Koran
recitation.  Off without announcements at 1605. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

4604.86	INDONESIA 1306-, RRI Serui Oct 16 Excellent reception of network
news in Bahasa Indonesia.  Business news at 1306.  USB spoiled by a ute.  At
1309, the talking continued under music!  I heard this several times after
the TOH.  Stopped a minute later.  Mentions of Malaysia, 'bomba'.  C & W
music again over the YL at 13:13. When rechecked at 1316, no music again.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

4750	INDONESIA 1356-, RRI Makassar Oct 17 Armchair copy of this powerful
Indonesian.  I should have a very good MD over the ToH. Call to prayer just
before.  Ramadan has started I believe.  Mentions of kHz at 1506.  Lovely ID
for RRI Makassar at 1506:30. (see MD2-3). (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

4790	INDONESIA 1338-, RRI Fak Fak Oct 16 Superb armchair level with EZL
music.  Very nice!  Interesting how all Indo stations have that somewhat
muffled audio.  Very characteristic.  Off sometime before 13:58 recheck.
Will listen to the MD. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

4840	INDIA 1359-, AIR Mombai Oct 17 Good reception with talk in presumed
Hindi.  Some CW interference on USB. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

4910	ZAMBIA, ZNBC, Oct 16 1624 - Tentative. Noted faint scraps of African
music and talk here, at Lusaka sunset, two hours past Grayland sunrise.
Announcement or ID by woman at 1730. Only audible on the NW Beverage,
because it was the quietest antenna. A strong het was also heard on R.
Christian Voice's frequency of 4965. (Atkins-WA)

4960	PAPUA NEW GUINEA, Catholic Radio Network, Oct 16 1347 - Continuous soft
EZL music, Christian contemporary music, and instrumental versions of hymns
from 1347 to 1507 uninterrupted by announcers or IDs. I reviewed a recording
of this and could not find anything but nonstop music. Presumed CRN due to
the programming; excellent signal strength-- 4960 continued until well past
sunrise before fade out. (Atkins-WA)

4960	PAPUA NEW GUINEA 1415-, Catholic Radio Network Oct 16 While monitoring
2960 Manggarei, I've been watching 4960 in the background, with a very nice
strong signal.  It's being recorded, so I'll have a review on my way home
from Grayland tomorrow. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

5019.90	SOLOMON ISLANDS , 1539-, SIBC Oct 15 Good reception at 0845 local
time! with BBCWS news relay.  Surprisingly strong for almost 1 1/2 hours
after sunrise. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

5020	SOLOMON ISLANDS SIBC Honiara, Oct 17 1048 - Very good signal with hymns
in Pidgin; Sermon by man in English, reading Bible verse (in English &
Pidgin) about the unjust judge who granted a widow's request. Male announcer
1100 with sign-off announcements, ID, and mentions of returning to the air
at 6 o'clock tomorrow. Further announcements and AM & SW frequencies given
by woman, and into Solomons national anthem 1103. Brief pause, then BBC
relay began. (Atkins-WA)

5102	KASHMIR 1417-, Voice of Freedom of Jammu and Kashmir Oct 16 Using my
second receiver, I noted a decent signal on 5102.0, and assume the
clandestine Jammu and Kashmir station.  Only USB is useable, as there was a
ute on LSB and CODAR as well spoiling the show. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

7260	THAILAND, R. Thailand, Oct 16 1057 - While monitoring R. Vanuatu
towards their 1100* sign-off, R. Thailand's interval signal began at 1058.
At 1100, a male announcer indicated 'This is Radio Thailand's Foreign
Service broadcasting from Bangkok... The following program is in
Vietnamese.' Good signal with Vanuatu underneath until Vanuatu's national
anthem and sign-off. (Atkins-WA)

7260.11	VANUATU R. Vanuatu, Oct 15 0950 - Reggae song 'Africa Unite' at
tune-in; pop music, then female announcer with R. Vanuatu ID at 0957. Good
to very good signal. (Atkins-WA)

7260.13	VANUATU 1038-, Radio Vanuatu Oct 16 Strong reception, so obviously
back to their previous reception, measuring S9 + 10 to 20 with lovely south
seas music in Bislama.  A live concert from the sounds of things, with brief
intro by a Male between selections.  Should propagate much further afield!
Spoiled by Radio Thailand coming on at 11:00.  Still relatively strong,
however and still going at 11:05.     Into NA shortly after and then OC.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

9960	ARMENIA 1805-, Voice of Armenia Oct 16 Fair reception of French
programming, and into same old IS, and into German at 1806.  Into presumed
news.  Many mentions of Armenia.  English is scheduled at 18:25.  Only able
to use LSB, since USB is destroyed by utility. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

11720	PHILIPPINES 1731-, Radio Filipinas Oct 16 Crash start after open
carrier and very short orchestral piece into Tagalog, without any ID that I
could hear. Very good reception with parallels of 15190 and 17720 also heard
weakly. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

11900	CHINA 1701-, CRI Oct 16 Very powerful English news transmission re
Vladimir Putin's visit to  China.  During fades, RCI's DRM broadcast can be
clearly heard grinding in the background. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

11960	MALI 1712-, Radio Mali Oct 16 Very strong reception with Arabic
speaker, well over 2 cochannels (BBC in Albanian and CRI in Russian listed).
I'm surprised how well this station has been received over the years about
the same time (up to their sign-off at the TOH).  Not commonly reported.
Must take the cake for boring programming, however.  Same male announcer
droning on and on and on.  Not a single musical break.  Must be lecturing or
something.   He was cut-off in mid sentence and followed the canned sign-off
announcement in French, which itself was yanked a few seconds after 1800.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

13865	ICELAND 1756-, Iceland Radio Oct 16 Violin piece from 1755 tune-in
until talk by YL over phone quality audio a few minutes later.  All in
Icelandic, of course.  Fair to good at times. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

17635	FRANCE 1734-, Voice of Africa, Tripoli Libya Oct 15 English
programming with thickly accented male discussing Libyan issues.  Relatively
easy to follow due to the speaker's care to enunciate each vowel.  'The
leader of the revolution'....'Libyan people'.  'The British prime minister,
Tony Blair has sent a message....about cooperation between the Jamahiriya
and Britain'.  At 17:43 concluded with 'this is the end of the news?.  Thank
you for listening.'  Immediately into French.  Fair at times. (Salmaniw,
Grayland, WA)

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