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[HCDX] GRAYLAND 2004 FALL DXPEDITION: Compiled loggings for Oct 15-17 (part 1)

(presented in two parts due to length)

GRAYLAND 2004 FALL DXPEDITION: October 15th to 17th (UTC)

Grayland, Washington, USA


(group loggings compiled by Chuck Hutton... thanks, Chuck!)

Brought to us by these very important copper structures:  three Beverage
antennas 700 to 900 feet at SW, W and NW bearings.

And received by these happy recipients:

Guy Atkins (dx@xxxxxxxxxxxxx) - Puyallup, WA
Modified RA6790GM, R-75, Kiwa MAP, ERGO software and DSP-59+ audio

John Bryant (bjohn@xxxxxxxxxxxx) - Orcas Island, WA
Tentec 340, Tentec 320

Nick Hall-Patch (nhp@xxxxxxxx) - Victoria, BC
R8, NRD525, DX Radar software

Chuck Hutton (charlesh3@xxxxxxx) - Seattle, WA (editor)
R8B, AR7030, software that writes freq & time & bandwidth into a RealAudio
file every 10 seconds so I never have to be awake enough to take notes!

Bruce Portzer (bportzer@xxxxxxxxxxx) - Seattle, WA

Walt Salmaniw (salmaniw@xxxxxxx) - Victoria, BC
Collins HF-2050, AOR AR7030


Why might we be so happy? We stumbled onto Inner Mongolia on 1458, Guam on
801, Vietnam on 783, and lots of other stuff. Overall, we were pretty lucky.
Due to the poor the geomagnetic "A" and "K" indices, the first night should
not have had good high latitude paths but things were actually pretty good.
Go figure.


Clams-- the secret to DX success? On the same evening Mark Connelly and
other DXers enjoyed Cape Cod clams and tuned an abundance of TAs, our
Grayland gang was hauling in Asian TPs and scarfing up a surprise snack of
freshly fried Washington-style clams.

This past weekend was an official clam digging weekend, as clamming is only
allowed on the occasional dates that the state government determines is
appropriate (based on clam population and sizes). So, when the states says
"Go for it", thousands of clam diggers descend up the beaches including

Early Saturday night, a group of clammers at the motel knocked on the door
of DX Central (room #15) and offered some cooked clam strips in exchange for
a peek at our radio equipment! A short Q&A session followed-- like usual,
they wanted to know what the *\&*#! heck we were up to. Of course, there
were the requisite comments like "Oh yeah, my brother has a ham rig!" or
"Yep, I used to be into CB years ago... worked skip with some dude in

If it was clams on Saturday night, what brought in the parade of DX late
Thursday evening? It must have been the fact that John, Walt and I managed
to lock ourselves out of our #14 motel room at 2:00 in the morning. What's
left to do but prop up the eyelids in DX Central, hoping the sleep
depravation would be worth it? Fortunately it was-- many Asian and Pacific
signals were logged and the DX lingered until much later than usual for this
time of year.

Friday evening was good in it's own right for DX, but I just can't think of
anything that would be responsible for it. There's an outside chance,
though, that a low solar flux number and low "K" and "A" indices *might*
have had an impact.

Mediumwave highlights for me included another log of V6AJ Kosrae
(Micronesia) on 1503; a good "V7AB" ID on Radio Marshalls, 1098; a first
logging of KTWG The Cornerstone, Agana, Guam on 801; and Taiwan's BCC
Information Network from Tainan on 1539.

Because MW was so good I rarely ventured into shortwave, but the most
interesting intercepts were the 300-watt RPDT2 Manggarai from Indonesia on
2960, and a good signal from recently reactivated R. Vanuatu on 7260.11.

Saturday's "Show and Tell" session was another high point of the DXpedition,
and it has become a tradition at Grayland. This was an opportunity for
everyone to present the latest DXing gadget they've acquired or talk about a
particular technical topic of interest.

Best of all was the experience of sharing the ups and downs with good
friends who appreciate our peculiar hobby. Even when DX conditions are poor,
there's always talk, laughs, and wisecracks that makes losing sleep so much

Next time at Grayland? I'm bringing my *own* clams, thank you.


Thursday, October 14 and Friday AM, Oct. 15

Guy Atkins and I arrived at the Grayland site in mid-afternoon and managed
to get our traditional three Beverage antennas erected in the fog, just
before the arrival of both dusk and most of the other DXers. We all spent a
couple of hours connecting equipment, accessories, and arranging our DXing
stations. For most of us, it was then off to bed for a few hours. We all
planned to get up at 0900 UTC (2 AM local time) to check for stations from
the Pacific nations and to celebrate sunset arriving in Japan and the
Koreas. Usually most of us return to the warm covers after a half-hour of
DXing to catch at least two more hours of shut-eye before dawn enhancement
starts. NOT THIS TIME! Those of us who made that 2AM wakeup call were
rewarded by being witnesses to the start of one of the finest DX experiences
of our lives. When we tuned in, the dial was already full of fantastic
signals. It took me a full hour to work my up the dial just logging the most
obvious "usual" big guns. They were almost ALL there!!! After that first
trip up the dial, things really got interesting. In the next six hours we
were graced with more DX than we could possibly cover. . . though try we
did! I logged 24 Japanese stations, with only one being a totally new one
for me: JOMW-1071, Obihiro, Hokkaido, a small relay station for STV. My own
interest for the remainder of the morning was the Middle Kingdom: China. By
1000UT, channels where we normally hear Japanese or just noise sported
various Chinese dialects. Of the Chinese, by for the most interesting was on
1215. The programming was formatted very similarly to American popular
stations-with commercials, promos, etc. Indeed, at the station ID. It seemed
strange to this old Cold warrior to hear the terms "AM" and "FM"
interspersed with rapidly spoken Chinese. Thanks to logs of this station in
September by Bruce and Chuck - and subsequent translations - we knew this to
be the CNR7 network, with the actual station located in Guangdong Province
near Canton, Shenzen and Hong Kong. Most of the DX faded out about an hour
after sunrise in Grayland. However, a few of the strongest stations were
detectable until nearly noon local time! This was particularly shocking,
since we are neither that far north nor is it anywhere near mid-winter. For
all for of us, it was truly a memorable morning!! We were fortunate that the
DX was so stimulating, since Walt, Guy and I had managed the nearly
impossible... we all managed to lock ourselves out of our shared bedroom,
Rm. 14 and would have been laying on the mangey carpet of Rm. 15, DX
Central, had the DX not kept us glued to the dials.

Saturday, Oct. 16

Conditions on Saturday morning were in the same general "wonderful" range,
but different DXing targets seemed to present themselves. Although I heard
no new stations from Down Under, it was nice to hear several of the Big
Guns... Down Under stations are most usually present during our summers,
with things switching to East Asia about Equinox. I was very pleased by
logging four new Japanese stations during the morning. Three were small
relay transmitters of Hokkaido Broadcasting Corporation, including one that
reportedly only runs 100 watts. The fourth new Japanese was the tentative
logging of AFN Misawa-1575, at the Misawa AFB on the coast at the northern
tip of Honshu Island, just opposite Hokkaido. The signal was running
over/under VOA Thailand with almost continuous USA pop rock very late in the
morning. The only other likely source of that programming would be
co-channel and largely synchro AFN Sasebo, at the US Navy Base in southern
Japan. I'm going to send a tentative report to Misawa and say a prayer.
Saturday afternoon we held our traditional "Show and Tell" session with
discussions of dawn enhancement and the latest in computer/DXing tools being
highlights this year. Well known Oregon DXers, Dave Williams and Patrick
Martin, joined us for Show and Tell, with Patrick bring along what has to be
best collection of New Zealand QSLs ever amassed by an American DXer. Wow!

Sunday AM, October 17

Overall propagation conditions on Sunday morning were not as good as the
previous two mornings; levels were down on many of the normal residents of
dawn enhancement. However, the ionosphere still delivered some special, in
some cases unique, DX on this last morning. My own highlight was listening
to parallel Chinese broadcasts that were revealed on 828//1377//1593 after
the early weekend sign-off of co-channel NHKs from Japan. One of these, the
station on 828 (likely Bejing News Station) was totally new for me.
Unfortunately, Guy and I had to quit before the very last of the DX died and
missed some unique catches by Bruce and Chuck... oh well, the wise fisherman
always leaves a few fish in the sea for "next time."


153	RUSSIA 1014 10/17 woman in Russian fair (bp)

153	RUSSIA Komsomolsk. 1104 17 Oct. RR talk by man //279 etc. Good strength.

180	RUSSIA Petropavlovsk. 1227 15 Oct. Woman in RR //279.  (NHP-WA)

180	RUSSIA 1015 10/17 weak-fair //153 (bp)

189	RUSSIA 1015 10/17 weak-fair //153 (bp)

189	RUSSIA Blagoveschensk. 1227 15 Oct. Sounder, woman in RR //279.

234	RUSSIA Arman. 1225 15 Oct. RR talk //279 in among the beacons.  (NHP-WA)

234	RUSSIA 1015 10/17 weak-fair //153 (bp)

279	RUSSIA Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk. 1222 15 Oct. RR talk by man.  (NHP-WA)

279	RUSSIA 1017 10/17 strongest LW Russian, woman w/piano music in
background. (bp)

279	RUSSIA , 0931-, Radio Rossii Oct 15 Presumed logging of
Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk and R. Rossii in Russian at fair level. (Salmaniw,
Grayland, WA)

355	ALASKA 1125-, Bristol Bay, AK Oct 17 NDB with continuous weather
forecast at fair level. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

524	ALASKA Valdez, 0356 10/17 MNL beacon weak (bp)

529	ALASKA Level Island, "SQM". 0506 16 Oct. Just the code, fair, least
interference on NW wire. (NHP-WA)

529	ALASKA Level Island, 1044 10/16 SQM beacon good.  Strong 0324 10/17 (bp)


530	TURKS AND CAICOS R. Vision Cristiana Internacional. 0503 16 Oct. SS
talk, ID on hour, best on ALA 100.  Fair. (NHP-WA)

530	ALASKA Adak, "ADK". 1151 16 Oct. Code, fair and dominant on channel.

530	TURKS & CAICOS, RVCI 0436 10/16 strong w/SS religion.  Fair w/religion
0325 10/17 (bp)

531	JAPAN JOQG Morioka NHK1, Oct 15 1014 - Female and male announcers,
parallel 594 JOAK Tokyo. Fair. (Atkins-WA)

531	NEW ZEALAND 1XPI Auckland, Oct 16 0920 - Presumed, with usual fare of
Maori-styled island music. Poor-fair. (Atkins-WA)

531	JAPAN JOQG NHK1 Morioka , Oct 15 1039 - Noted here sporadically
throughout the DXpedition, usually at moderate to good levels. //594.

531	JAPAN Morioka, JOQG. 1208 15 Oct. Pop songs //594 in thunderstorm QRN.

531	AUSTRALIA 2PM Kempsey assumed the one 1219 10/16 with a promo for the
Saturday Night Party Time program. (Hutton)

531	JAPAN Morioka, 1439 10/17 fair w/Japanese talk //594 (bp)

540	SAMOA SBS Samoan BCing Service (2AP), Oct 17 0941 - Island music, and
male announcer in accented English 0941, competing with CBC station
(relaying BBC) on 540. Seemed to be sermon in English with mentions about
politician running for office, earthly versus spiritual pursuits, etc.
Later, the CBC station was relaying a sermon also, which made identification
difficult-- island-accented English sermon mixing with a British-accent
English sermon! I had to review my recording a few times to sort this out.
Good level during peaks on Samoa. (Atkins-WA)

558	JAPAN JOCR Kobe, Oct 15 0920 - Poor-fair signal of a male announcer in
Japanese to Japanese traditional or folk music 0924. Best on NW Beverage. At
0926, an unid. station began to be heard beneath, at a very low level.

558	JAPAN JOCR Kobe , Oct 15 1041 - Man talking in in JJ. Fair. (Bryant-WA)

558	SOUTH KOREA Jeonju, HLKF. 1300 17 Oct. KK talk by man at top of hour,
but no ID; fair strength. (NHP-WA)

558	JAPAN (t) Kobe, JOCR. 1200 15 Oct. Woman in JJ up to hour, followed by
soft chimes leading to one tone on the hour, followed by more talk.

558	SOUTH KOREA HLKH Yeong-il 1315 10/15 parallel to 603, both at fair-poor
level. (Hutton)

567	JAPAN JOIK Sapporo NHK1, Oct 15 0934 - Male announcer with possible news
report, parallel to 594 JOAK Tokyo. Fair level. (Atkins-WA)

567	UNIDENTIFIED , Oct 16 0944 - Variety show or talk program with two male
announcers in Kiwi or Aussie accent. 2YA Wellington? At 0952 I also heard a
moment of Japanese talk, presumed JOIK Sapporo fading in. Poor-fair at
peaks. (Atkins-WA)

567	JAPAN JOIK NHK1 Sapporo , Oct 15 0910 - Noted in parallel w/other NHK1s
throughout the DXpedition. (Bryant-WA)

567	JAPAN Sapporo, JOIK. 1118 15 Oct. JJ talk poor in splash //594.

567	JAPAN JOIK Sapporo 10/15 1340 fair and clinched by paralleling with NHK1
on 594, a real blowtorch here. (Hutton)

567	JAPAN JOIK Sapporo 1047 10/17 parallel 594. Somebody else there under
Japan, likely South Korea. (Hutton)

567	JAPAN 1348 10/16 talk //594 (bp)

570	CANADA CFWH White Horse, Yukon Territory, Oct 17 0340 - Over/under 570
KVI Seattle with oldies music and male announcer, parallel to 690. Good
level; thanks to Bruce Portzer for tip on this. (Atkins-WA)

570	CANADA 0355-, CBWH Whitehorse, Yukon Oct 17 Thanks to Bruce Portzer
pointing out Whitehorse cochanelling with KVI Seattle with CBC network
programming parallel to CBU 690 Vancouver.  Unfortunately faded to nothing
during the TOH news program. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

570	CANADA Whitehorse, CFWH, 0349 10/17 oldies show //690 u/KVI (bp)

576	RUSSIA 0933-, Mayak Oct 17 Nice signal with Russian programming,
presumably RV668 from Petropavlosk. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

576	JAPAN JOHG Kagoshima (assumed due to power) 10/15 1342 parallel to NHK1
on 594. (Hutton)

576	RUSSIA Petropavlovsk fair-poor 1025 10/17. Low band Russians were all
there but not at really good levels. I think there was just enough residual
auroral activity from the previous day to weaken them. (Hutton)

576	RUSSIA 1022 10/17, Russian male DJ w/1940s pop tunes (bp)

585	JAPAN JOPG NHK1 Kushiro, Hokkaido , Oct 16 1500 - Time pips, network ID
and after midnight program. Heard at fair/poor level //594. (Bryant-WA)

585	JAPAN JOPG Kushiro (assumed due to power) 10/15 1342 parallel to NHK1 on
594. (Hutton)

594	JAPAN JOAK NHK1 Tokyo , Oct 15 0920 - Noted throughout the DXpedition //
other NHK1 outlets. Sometimes at excellent levels. (Bryant-WA)

594	JAPAN Tokyo, JOAK. 1116 15 Oct. Beatles song "Yellow Submarine",
followed by JJ talk by man, good level some splash; completely dominant w/JJ
talk by 1256. Still hanging in there, S6  w/piano mx 1614 15 Oct.  (NHP-WA)

594	JAPAN Tokyo, JOAK, 1233 10/16 loud w/Japanese World Series broadcast,
could hear crows noise & PA system in background (bp)

603	SOUTH KOREA HLSA KBS 2, Oct 15 1325 - Female pop music, male & female
announcers parallel to 558 HLQH. Fair level but fading in and out. Thanks
Chuck Hutton for tip. (Atkins-WA)

603	SOUTH KOREA Seoul, HLSA. 1329 15 Oct. Man and woman in KK with musical
interludes //slightly stronger 558.  (NHP-WA)

603	SOUTH KOREA HLSA Namyang 1315 10/15 parallel to 558, both fair-poor
level but little slop. (Hutton)

603	SOUTH KOREA, 1441 10/17, good w/pop music //much weaker 558 (bp)

612	AUSTRALIA Brisbane, 4QR. 1255 15 Oct. EE teletalk likely this, in some
splash.  (NHP-WA)

612	AUSTRALIA Brisbane, 1216 10/16 strong w/pop music, weather, DJ chatter
//1548 (bp)

639	AUSTRALIA 8RN Katherine, Oct 15 1025 - Briefly noted at very weak, noisy
level with interview, parallel to 2485 ABC network programming. (Atkins-WA)

639	CHINA CNR1 1513 15 Oct. Man and woman in CC //5030.  (NHP-WA)

639	CHINA CNR1 assumed the CC with good pips at 1500 10/16 but I did not
catch the ID. (Hutton)

639	CHINA CNR1 very good 1528 10/17 parallel to 6030. Nice signal! (Hutton)

639	CHINA 1529 10/17 CNR2 good w/string of ads (bp)

640	UNID 10/16 0437 US or Mexican station w/ nortena music way u/KFI (bp)

647.96	RUSSIA Ussuriysk. 1317 16 Oct. Man in KK //7215; VoA KK relay;
nil-poor.  (NHP-WA)

648	RUSSIA (t)V. of Russia, Primorskiy , Oct 15 1048 - Tentative this in
probable KK at fair level. Discussion. (Bryant-WA)

648	RUSSIA Ussuriysk, VoR. 1251 17 Oct. Piano mx //7355 fair-poor (NHP-WA)

648	RUSSIA 1034-, Voice of Russia Oct 17 Korean programming at strong level
from presumed VOR with 1000kw RV445 Ussuriysk, Primorskiy krai (Russian Far
East). (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

648	RUSSIA Ussuriysk good 1027 10/17 but my notes don't say what
programming - they relay all kinds of stuff and are listed as Voice of
Russia in Korean at this time. (Hutton)

648	RUSSIA,  1344 10/16 good w/Russian talk, songs by Queen, Peter Paul &
Mary, etc //7215.  VOR Korean service 1028 good w/Korean woman & piano music

655	NORTH KOREA Pyongyang 10/15 1351 good with their usual dry music program
ranging from marches to opera. (Hutton)

657	NORTH KOREA Kangnam, t. 1341 16 Oct. Man and woman in KK, no // (neither
3320 nor 3250 had same program, though same as each other). Poor-fair

657	NORTH KOREA, Pyongyang, 1308 10/16, angry Korean man //3250 fair-poor.
Good w/inst music //3250 1525.  Monster signal //3250 o/unid 1443 10/17 (bp)

666	JAPAN JOBK NHK1 Osaka , Oct 17 1203 - Noted here in passing with
presumed news in JJ by male announcer. Fair level. (Bryant-WA)

666	JAPAN Osaka, JOBK. 1454 16 Oct. Soft instrumental mx //594; fair-good

666	RUSSIA 1100-, Mayak Oct 17 Mayak IS at 10:59 from presumed Komsomolsk,
Khabarovskiy, which is listed as silent (at least in 2001).  Cochannel
Japanese NHK1 Osaka JOBK. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

666	JAPAN JOBK Osaka fair 1502 10/16 must have been the Japanese (it's the
only station listed) but I forgot to parallel it against the NHKnetwork
which stays programmed into memory and could have proved it in a
second...... (Hutton)

666	JAPAN 1525 10/16 phone talk //594 good (bp)

675	CHINA Chinese Unid , Oct 15 1520 - Chinese talk NOT // 4000 or 6045
kHz., so likely not Nei Menggu. I suspect this was the listed Shanghai
Traffic Station. Fair to poor level at band fade. (Bryant-WA)

675	VIETNAM (t) Hanoi good+ (!) on peaks with pop mx at 1534 to 1547 10/17
at the end of the dawn enhancement. No ID this time, and too far away from
the top of the hour to hang around for an ID. Mixing with someone else,
likely Japan. (Hutton)

675	SOUTH KOREA, 1311 10/17, Korean talk fair in splat (bp)

675	UNID 1533 10/17 unid strong w/talk in unid language & Asian pop tunes,
likely Vietnam but need to confirm language (bp)

684	FIJI R. Fiji 1, Oct 17 1214 - Soft island vocals fading in at 1214; best
on SW Beverage. (Atkins-WA)

684	FIJI Radio Fiji 1 Labasa (p) , Oct 17 1215 - Presume this with nice isl.
music at fair level. (Bryant-WA)

684	FIJI 1240-, Radio Fiji 1 Oct 17 Good reception, except for the splatter
from adjacent channels, with south islands music.  Almost armchair at 12:44.
I could listen to this soothing music all day!  None of the other Fiji 1
outlets audible.  Female announcer at much lower modulation at 1245.
Unfortunately faded right down at the TOH to prevent a positive ID.
(Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

684	FIJI (t) Labasa with island mx 1229 10/17. Later, fair+ religious
sounding mx. The only Fijian that I noted, assuming it truly was Fiji.

684	AUSTRALIA 1220 10/16 fair w/pop music //1548 (bp)

684	FIJI 1221 10/16 island music faded atop Aussie (bp)

693	JAPAN JOAB Tokyo NHK2, Oct 15 1120 - Very good signal of male announcer
with Japanese talk, and parallel 747 and 774. Noted at good levels all three
nights of DXpedition. (Atkins-WA)

693	JAPAN JOAB NHK2 Tokyo , Oct 15 0912 - Noted here at good level //774,
with usual NHK2 programming. (Bryant-WA)

693	JAPAN Tokyo, JOAB. 1128 15 Oct. Man talking //693, but sounded almost KK
//828 also.  (NHP-WA)

693	JAPAN Tokyo, JOAB, 1032 10/17 woman in Japanese w/inst music (bp)

702	JAPAN NHK2 Syncros , Oct 15 1039 - Noted in passing at fair level //774.
Probably the Kitami, Hokkaido outlet. (Bryant-WA)

702	AUSTRALIA 2BL Sydney , Oct 16 1233 - Sports talk by two men with DU
accents and mentions of Australia at fair level. (Bryant-WA)

702	JAPAN Kitami, JOKB. 1133 15 Oct. JJ talk by man //774, likely this one
of the two.  (NHP-WA)

702	AUSTRALIA Sydney, 2BL. 1104 16 Oct. Aussie male talk //774 poor-fair.

702	JAPAN JOFB Hiroshima and JOKD Kitami 1059 10/17 parallel to 774 NHK2 but
mixing with an unid. (Hutton)

711	SOUTH KOREA, Seoul, 0937 10/17 fair //3930 w/Korean talk in  KIRO splat
0937 (bp)

720	HAWAII Elelele, 1245 10/16, assume was the one w/Hawaiian music,
practically the only trace of Hawaii this weekend (bp)

720	UNID 0940 10/17 sounded like Russian talk & pop music, not //R Rossii
7140 u/KDWN (bp)

729	JAPAN JOCK Nagoya 10/15 1352 fair and parallel to NHK1 on 594. (Hutton)

738	AUSTRALIA 2NR Grafton, Oct 16 1024 - Apparent panel discussion between
man and woman, parallel to 828 3GI Sale. Poor signal. (Atkins-WA)

738	AUSTRALIA 2NR Grafton , Oct 16 1234 - Talk programming with DU-accented
men noted in passing here at good level. (Bryant-WA)

738	UNID fair with pips at 1400 and ".... guangbo dientai" ID on the hour. I
couldn't catch the complete ID and can't tell if it is Taiwan or China.

738	TAIWAN BEL2 1016 10/17 poor but parallel 1143 and 1593. (Hutton)

738	FRENCH POLYNESIA, Papeete, 0410 10/16 fair w/island music (bp)

747	JAPAN JOIB NHK2 Sapporo , Oct 15 0915 - Noted throughout the DXpedition.
Often excellent level. (Bryant-WA)

774	JAPAN JOUB Akita NHK2, Oct 15 1340 - Excellent, clear signal of business
English lessons, parallel to 1152. At 1640, Nick Hall-Patch found JOUB going
into their signoff with ID, so I tuned in to 774 in time to catch the
Japanese national anthem and music box closing tune 1645*. Good signal, even
at 2-1/4 hours past local sunrise! On Oct 17 at 1500* sign-off, 'JOUB' ID,
anthem, and music box tune was heard at very good level. (Atkins-WA)

774	JAPAN JOUB NHK2 Akita , Oct 15 0913 - Main NHK2 signal throughout the
DXpedition. Somethines running 20 and 30 over S-9. (Bryant-WA)

774	JAPAN Akita, JOUB. 1640 15 Oct. Amazing S7 signal, then sign off with
call ID, anthem and mx box.  (NHP-WA)

774	AUSTRALIA Melbourne 3LO. 1024 16 Oct. Mentions of Australia by man
//702, trading places w/NHK lessons; poor-fair. (NHP-WA)

774	JAPAN 1643-, JOUB NHK2 Oct 15 Sign off procedure.  Over 2 hours past
local sunrise, Nick Hall-Patch noted the call sign.  I missed that but noted
the slow Xylophone sign off tune until 1645.  There's still an open carrier,
but not sure if it's them or someone else.  An incredible morning for China,
Japan and Korea!. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

774	AUSTRALIA 1233-, 3L0 ABC Melbourne Oct 16 Interesting clash with
normally dominant JOUB NHK2 from Akita.  The Aussie is mostly dominating
this morning with a call-in program. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

774	CHINA Hubei RGD 1541 10/17 available for reception due to the NHK2
stations signing off at 1500. Fair level, and assumed as it's the only
Chinese station listed. (Hutton)

774	JAPAN Akita, JOUB, 0955 10/16, fair w/English lesson about astronomy,
said it's unlikely a comet would hit the earth any time soon (that's a
relief), 3LO in background.  Italian lessons 1418 10/16.  Strong w/time pips
& Porguguese program 0900 10/17.  Local ID 1319:50 10/17 (bp)

774	CHINA 1529 10/17 unid with Chinese talk (bp)

783	VIETNAM Thoi Long 1540 10/17 the surprise of the morning. Fair to fair -
level mixing with someone (Chinese?) on 783 but easily paralleled to 5925 by
Bruce Portzer to nail this one. (Hutton)

783	CHINA Zhonggou Huayan BC mixing with Vietnam at fair level 1544 10.17
with a parallel to 6185 to clinch it. (Hutton)

783	CHINA Fuzhou, 1544 10/17 Chinese phone talk //6185SW, then faded under
Vietnam (bp)

783	VIETNAM 1550-1553 10/17, Asian music & woman in SE Asian language
//5925SW (bp)

792	NEW ZEALAND Radio Sport, Hamilton, Oct 16 1030 - Kiwi male announcer
with Radio Sport ID at 1031. Couldn't locate any parallels, though.

800	ALASKA Juneau, KINY, 0357 10/17 "Super Gold" oldies show, legal ID 0400

801	GUAM KTWG The Cornerstone, AM 800, Agana, Oct 16 1510 - Religious/family
program in English, with two men discussing dealing with the death of an
infant, and finding support through Scripture. Fading signal 1513, but back
up at 1517, with references to the death of King David's child and how he
dealt with the loss. Still in at 1553 with sermon. Good level during peaks
in the signal. Pleased to catch this station in Guam-- thanks to Chuck
Hutton for tip. (Atkins-WA)

801	GUAM 1510-, KTWG Oct 16 American religious programming at a very strong
level before fading into near oblivion.  KTWG now 24 hours (thanks to John
Bryant for pointing out the change, and to Chuck Hutton  for pointing out
the station!. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

801	GUAM KTWG Agana at fair+ level (!) with religious program in US English
1505 10/16. Listed as being off earlier but John Bryant mentioned they are
now 24 hours. A nice surprise for me and a new station - Guam is a tough
catch from Grayland. (Hutton)

801	GUAM(?), 1513 10/16, US religion, strong at first, then faded, probably
much-wanted KTWG (bp)

819	NORTH KOREA KCBS Pyongyang , Oct 15 1056 - Noted in passing at fair
level. KK talk by males. (Bryant-WA)

819	NORTH KOREA Pyongyang very good 1411 10/15 parallel 2850, and the MW
outlet was better! (Hutton)

819	NORTH KOREA, 1122 10/17 Korean talk fair (bp)

828	CHINA CNR1, Oct 17 1506 - After JOBB Osaka's sign-off, a weak Chinese
station with male & female announcers was found left on the frequency
(parallel 1377), with an even weaker 3rd station playing slow music on a
vibraharp or xylophone. (Atkins-WA)

828	JAPAN JOBB Osaka NHK2, Oct 15 1157 - Female talk in Japanese to 3+1 time
pips and 'NHK' IDs at 1200. Parallel 774 and 747. Very good signal. I also
caught JOBB on Oct 17 during their NHK2 sign-off at 1500*, parallel to JOUB
774's sign-off. (Atkins-WA)

828	JAPAN JOBB NHK2 Osaka , Oct 15 0915 - Heard throughout the DXpedition,
sometimes at excellent levels.// all of the other NHK2s. (Bryant-WA)

828	CHINA Beijing News Station (p) , Oct 17 1503 - While monitoring the post
1500UT sign-off of Japan's NHK2 network, I noted CC programming behind NHK2
on 828, 1377 and 1593. After NHK2 cleared those frequencies, it became
apparent that all three were // with news in CC. At 1510, the CNR1 stations
continued in parallel, but presumed Beijing News did not. Moderate level at
best, a half-hour after Grayland Sunrise. (Bryant-WA)

828	JAPAN Osaka, JOBB. 1346 15 Oct. Business English lessons; monstrous
signal S9+20.  (NHP-WA)

828	JAPAN JOBB Osaka with good EE lessons1405 10-15. (Hutton)

828	JAPAN Osaka, JOBB, 1305 10/16 loud //774 etc bp)

828	CHINA 1518 10/17, unid Chinese talk good after JOBB signoff, faded by
1520.  Posssibly Beijing.  Chinese time pips 1600, but too much splatter to
get a vocal ID (bp)

846	KIRIBATI R. Kiribati, Oct 17 0920 - Presumed with island music peaking
at fair level, while Kosrae V6AJ was also in. (Atkins-WA)

846	KIRIBATI Tarawa, 0925 10/17 island music fair (bp)

855	AUSTRALIA UNID. Metro Service, Oct 16 1038 - Male announcer with
play-by-play sports coverage, with another male commentator. Language
sounded English, but I'm not positive. Very low level signal. At 1050
recheck, 855 was found parallel to 702 2BL Sydney and 891 5AN Adelaide with
more sports coverage. Who is this on 855?. (Atkins-WA)

855	CHINA CNR2 Synchros , Oct 15 1059 - Classical Chinese music to TOH, then
CNR time pips and into presumed news in Standard CC. Fair to poor.

855	NORTH KOREA NK. 1307 15 Oct. Likely this with KK talk by man and woman;
actually 855.06 accounting for hum often heard on channel.  (NHP-WA)

855	NORTH KOREA Sangwon 1405 10/15 very good! They usually are not a
powerhouse signal - they've declined over the years it seems. (Hutton)

864	JAPAN Fukui, JOPR. 1423 16 Oct. Woman talking // 1332 in mix; some
splash also poor-fair. (NHP-WA)

864	JAPAN 1420 10/18 jumble of stations, none was //1287, one //1332,
Chinese talk in there as well (bp)

873	JAPAN JOGB Kumamoto NHK2, Oct 15 1205 - Two men in Japanese with
interview or discussion, parallel to 774. Fair-good level. (Atkins-WA)

873	RUSSIA Khabarovsk russia. 1130 17 Oct. Chimes on half hour, then RR talk
by man.  Poor-fair. (NHP-WA)

873	unID  1300 15 Oct. 3 & 1 pips on hour, likely JJ but still not much
audio, then off-frequency growl started to dominate.  (NHP-WA)

873	JAPAN Kumamoto, JOGB. 1339 15 Oct. EE lessons over/under growl //774.

873	JAPAN JOGB Kumamoto 1130 10/17 at poor level in spite of listed 500 kw,
a power which ought to make them local-like here. (Hutton)

873	JAPAN Kumamoto, JOGB, 1342 10/16 fair w/language lessons //774 (bp)

873	UNID 1554 10/17, talk in unid language, then rousing March music strong.
Need to replay recording and ID the language (bp)

890	ALASKA Homer, KBBI, 1424 10/16 good w/NPR news (bp)

891	JAPAN JOHK NHK1 Sendai , Oct 15 1115 - Atypical NHK 1 programming heard
this morning with the 'Yellow Submarine' standard by the Beatles on the 15th
and the Japanese World Series at about this time on 10/16. Very good level
at times. (Bryant-WA)

891	THAILAND Nong Khae assumed the source of talk in a language I could not
recognize, plus music of a different sort. This was fair to good in full
sunrise 1612 10/16. I only hear this stn at sunrise - the rest of the time,
it is Korea, Japan or Fiji. (Hutton)

891	CHINA unid 1557 10/17 fair, ID at the top of the hour as "xxxx guangbo
dientai" but I can't decipher it. (Hutton)

891	JAPAN Sendai, 1607 10/16 fair //594 o/presumed Thailand (bp)

891	THAILAND Bangkok, 1608 10/16, probably the one w/exotic music & talk in
SE Asian language (bp)

900	UNID 1037 10/17 woman in Chinese weak but dominant on  NW wire, don't
think it was CKMO (bp)

908	JAPAN JOCB Nagoya 10 kw NHK2 1443 10/16 parallel to the NHK2 net, fair
level. Next goal on 909: the 5 kw Japanese STV station that is parallel 1440
which is pretty easy DX itself - often on top of 1440 domestics. (Hutton)

909	JAPAN Nagoya, JOCB. 1430 16 Oct. Italian lessons w/accordian interlude
//774.  Poor-fair (NHP-WA)

909	JAPAN 1426 10/16, Italian lessons poor in splat //774 (bp)

918	SOUTH KOREA Yeoncheon KBS1 poor 1130 10/15 and hard to follow but
seemingly // 711 which is my reference point for KBS1. Not heard before.

918	SOUTH KOREA Yeoncheon 1115 10/17 fair-poor but ID'ed by being parallel
711. (Hutton)

930	ALASKA 1657-, KTKN Oct 15 Good clean S7 to S9 signal with mentions of
Ketchikan and KTKN.  Political ad for Jim Elkin.  ABC news at TOH, but no
local ID. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

936	CHINA Anhui RGD 1, Oct 15 1227 - Presumed with Chinese language fading
in and out; male and female announcers. (Atkins-WA)

936	SOUTH KOREA KBS 3 'Voice of Love', Oct 17 1438 - Tentative. Low level
talk in possible Korean and soft music, seemingly parallel to 1224. A real
jumble barely above threshold on 1224, making paralleling very difficult.

936	CHINA Anhui RGD (presumed) , Oct 15 1108 - Presume this in standard CC,
with talk by man and woman. Sounded like a news cast. Only fair level.

936	JAPAN JO??. 1551 16 Oct. Pop mx //1287, but two stations listed after
1500UT; JOTR Akita more likely nil-poor (NHP-WA)

936	UNID and interesting 10/15 from around 1520 to 1540. US pop mx, a bit of
tele-talk, and more talk in a lang that did not seem Chinese or Japanese but
I could not get further. No real likely candidates here. (Hutton)

945	CHINA CNR1. 1520 15 Oct. Man and woman in CC //5030 but slightly
delayed.  (NHP-WA)

945	CHINA CNR, 1423 10/17 pop song & Chinese talk //4460, good signal but
heavy domestic splatter (bp)

963	CHINA Govorit Pekin , Oct 15 1357 - China's Foreign Service to Russia is
the dominant station on this frequency from Grayland and from my home on the
Canadian/US border this season. During the Grayland DXpedition, the signals
were sometimes quite good. (Bryant-WA)

963	CHINA CRI. 1341 15 Oct. RR talk by man and woman //5915, somebody
slightly off channel.  (NHP-WA)

963	CHINA CRI, 1119 10/17 fair in splat //1323 (bp)

972	SOUTH KOREA HLCA KBS Radio Liberty 1, Oct 15 1109 - Very strong level of
female announcers in Korean. Also heard Oct 16 with strong signal at 1115,
and Oct 17 at 1231 (with Merengue music sung in Korean!). (Atkins-WA)

972	SOUTH KOREA HLCA Dangjin , Oct 15 2313 - KBS programming heard
throughout the DXpedition. Once or twice to 20 and 30 over S-9. True studio
quality. (Bryant-WA)

981	CHINA CNR1 stations fair 1441 10/16 parallel to 6030. Quite a noticeable
echo assumedly from satellite delivery. (Hutton)

981	CHINA CNR1, 1432 10/16 fair in splat w/dreamy music //6030.  Echoey
signal, apparently getting 2 or more outlets 1117 10/17 (bp)

990	JAPAN JORK Kochi NHK1, Oct 15 1248 - Quick fades in and out, with male
talk in Japanese. Noted parallel 594. Mixing with Mexican station.

999	UNID Chinese type flute music poor at 1137 10/17. A little later, talk
to fair+ level. Mixing with a second station at 1156. All should be
interesting - this is not a channel where TP's roll in. (Hutton)

999	UNID 1209 10/17, woman in unid language, possibly Chinese, in bad KOMO
splat (bp)

1008	JAPAN JONR Osaka , Oct 16 1239 - Noted here at good level with JJ
sporting event. I believe that this was the league championship series of
Japanese basu baru. (Bryant-WA)

1008	NEW ZEALAND Tauranga, 0951 10/16, phone talk //1035 fair (bp)

1008	JAPAN Osaka, JONR, 1339 10/16 w/Japanese pop music (bp)

1026	CHINA Beijing, 1427 10/17, string of ads, "Beijing Jinli Guangbo
Dientai" ID by woman fair-good, thenfaded under another Chinese station (bp)

1035	SOLOMON ISLANDS SIBC Honiara, Oct 17 1107 - Poor-fair signal with BBC
news report from Bagdad, parallel to 5019.9 BBC relay. A few minutes earlier
I listened to SIBC's local sign-off on shortwave, and there was no sign of
1035 MW then. Thanks Walt Salmaniw for tip. (Atkins-WA)

1035	NEW ZEALAND 2ZB Wellington (pres.) , Oct 16 1242 - Presume this with
typical NewsTalk ZB format at fair level. (Bryant-WA)

1035	NEW ZEALAND Wellington, 0948 10/16 nice w/talk show & ads (bp)

1035	SOLOMON ISLANDS, 1102-, SIBC Oct 17 Weakly audible with relay of BBCWS
news in English in parallel to SW 5019.87.  Impossible without checking the
SW which was at very good level.  Again audible in parallel at 11:25.  945
not heard. (Salmaniw, Grayland, WA)

1044	SOUTH KOREA HLCD KBS 1, Oct 15 1318 - Heard with female announcer and
orchestral music, parallel to 1089 HLCH. After 1320, a Chinese station was
heard mixing with the KBS station, then dominated the frequency. Fair-good,
but quick fades into the noise. (Atkins-WA)

1044	CHINA CRI JJ FS Changzhou , Oct 15 1130 - CRI Japanese Service heard
here at good level with time tone at half-hour and then female talk in JJ
//7190. Heard also on 16th. (Bryant-WA)

1044	CHINA CRI Chamgzhou assumed the Chinese at fair level 1320 10/15.
Mixing with something else that seems to be Korea; 2 KBS1 outlets at 10 kw
each are listed. (Hutton)

1044	SOUTH KOREA HLCD & HLCI seemingly // 1089 at 1320 10/15. I'm not 100%
convinced yet - gotta listen to the tapes again. (Hutton)

1044	CHINA Shanghai, 1000 10/17, man & woman in Japanese //7190 fair (bp)

1053	SOUTH KOREA, 1043 10/17 jammer good (bp)

1053	JAPAN JOAR Nagoya, Oct 15 1328 - Up and down signal beneath strong
Korean jammer. Pop music and announcers in Japanese, and parallel to 1062.
Must have been a music countdown program, as announcers mentioned 'today's
number one...' and 'number four' in English. Good on peaks. (Atkins-WA)

1053	SOUTH KOREA Jammer , Oct 15 0920 - Heard throughout the DXpedition.
Often very strong. (Bryant-WA)

1053	SOUTH KOREA jammer. 1131 15 Oct. dominant, over JJ talk.  (NHP-WA)

1053	JAPAN Nagoya, JOAR. 1141 15 Oct. JJ talk by man; was still at S6
w/woman in JJ at 1653, over two hours after sunrise.  (NHP-WA)

1062	UNIDENTIFIED , Oct 15 1125 - Tagalog-sounding male announcer; mixing
with unid. R&B music station 1128; slowly rising to the top again 1129.
Definite Japanese language also on frequency... a real mess here at a low
level, peaking to fair. Hoping for DZEC Manila. On Oct 16 I definitely noted
Korean here (HLKQ KBS 1) at 1118, with two or more weak stations mixing
beneath. (Atkins-WA)

1062	PHILIPPINES DZEC Manila , Oct 15 1126 - Heard at fair level with a
phone-in program in Tagalog. Heard most of the rest of the morning.

1062	SOUTH KOREA Ch'ongju, HLKQ. 1435 15 Oct. Man in KK //3930.  (NHP-WA)

1062	UNID 1558 10/16 fair music and talk as the last of the sunrise rush
disappeared. 3 low and 1 high pips on the hour but could not catch the ID.


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