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2006 IRCA Convention DXpedition
Grayland, WA
September 20-23, 2006

Several of us took the chance to get out to Grayland Wednesday night Sep. 20 through Saturday morning Sep. 23 before most continued on down the coast to the IRCA convention.

The sleep-deprivation crowd consisted of:
Craig Barnes - Wondervu, CO Eton E1, ICF-7600G
Chris Black - Cape Cod, MA ICOM 756 Pro II
Chuck Hutton - Seattle, WA R8B, AR7030
Neil Kazaross - Barrington, IL R71A
Bruce Portzer - Seattle, WA R8A, R75
Dennis Vroom - Vancouver, WA JRC 545, R8B

Chuck Hutton
Chuck Hutton

Overall notes from CH

Thursday evening Sep. 21 and Friday AM Sep. 22 were about as good for Alaskans as it gets. Last year, we were exalted to get the Alaskan graveyarder on 1230 by waiting a bit for it to rise on top. This year, no waiting was necessary and it owned the channel. Thanks also to Neil Kazaross whose sharp ears picked out NPR programming on 830, allowing us to eventually ID the needed Sand Point Alaska station. Another new Alaskan for me was Eagle River on 1020 who at times was way on top with classical music. At one point I noted 30 Alaskans had been heard in one evening, with a final tally unknown.

Friday night stunk, in revenge for good conditions Wednesday and Thursday.

It was a pleasure to welcome Craig Barnes, Chris Black and Neil Kazaross into the Grayland Order Of Dxers. See you next year, guys. I promise more advance notice next time.

Chris Black
Chris Black

A little note from Chris Black

After many years of listening vicariously to the exploits of the west coast TP GURUs, I finally had the opportunity, at the invitation of Chuck Hutton, to participate in the Grayland DXpedition on Sep 20 and 21st just prior to the IRCA convention. It was great to put faces with names such as Neil Kazaross, Craig Barnes, and Dennis Vroom whom I had not previously met, and see Bruce Portzer who joined us on the second night.

Never having attended one of these, I really didn't know what to expect, but everybody brought me up to speed quickly. One thing that became immediately obvious is that the prime DXing time for TPs is very different than for TAs here in the East! Here, the best DX is usually from about 4:00 pm to a few hours after sunset in the winter. At Grayland, you have to be up at zero dark thirty to get in on the action. This would take some getting used to for me! I got pictures of everybody which I will share with DXers here.

It was a real thrill for me to hear about 10 new MW countries as well as many Alaskan and Hawaii stations. I also heard about 110 new beacons and some pacific beacons including Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Papua New Guinea.

The awesome beverage antennas were very impressive and performed great. I definitely plan to make Grayland a part of my next West coast trip.

Other Graylandistas enjoying the Trans-Pacific reception

Bruce Portzer
Bruce Portzer
Craig Barnes
Craig Barnes
Neil Kazaross
Neil Kazaross
Dennis Vroom
Dennis Vroom

Antennas
Antennas between the motel and the Ocean

The antennas!

It's not too difficult to put out Beverages at Grayland. Here's a view of the space between the rear of the motel and the ocean. This view is west to east, so a 270 degree Beverage can be put out in no time as there's no brush to penetrate. Unfortunately, it's only about 650 feet long. Unseen brush to the sides makes the 310 and 220 degree Beverages (about 1300 feet) a bit harder.

DX can

Various Accessories

Yes, that's a can of DX in the middle. Heavy duty, too - what else would be strong enough for Grayland?

What's behind it is a reproduction of a 1925 issue of Radio magazine. Featured in that issue was the Beverage antenna!

The logs!

153 RUSSIA Radio Rossii at 1055 weak with music. 9/21. (Vroom Sep 2006)
153 RUSSIA Komsomolsk, FE R. Rossii 9/21/2006 1055 female w/ R. Rossii ID, instrumental mx. (Barnes Sep 2006)
180 RUSSIA Radio Rossii at 1056 fair signal and music with good audio 9/21. (Vroom Sep 2006)
180 RUSSIA Chita, Sib (t) R. Rossii 9/21/2006 1057 w/RR pop mx, S9 sig. (Barnes Sep 2006)
189 RUSSIA Radio Rossii at 1057 fair signal and music. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
209 MONGOLIA various (t) 9/21/2006 1207 weak audio, male & female speaking unknown lang. (Barnes Sep 2006)
234 RUSSIA Radio Rossii at 1058 fair signal music. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
234 RUSSIA Arman, FE (t) R. Rossii 9/21/2006 1058 w/ RR pop mx. (Barnes Sep 2006)
279 RUSSIA Radio Rossii at 1059 good signal and music 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
279 RUSSIA Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, FE (t) R. Rossii 9/21/2006 1059 w/ RR pop mx, S9.5 sig. (Barnes Sep 2006)
279 RUSSIA Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk, FE (t) R. Rossii 9/22/2006 1324 male in RR. (Barnes Sep 2006)
524 ALASKA Valdez, 0512 9/22 MNL beacon fair w/code IDs (bp Sep 2006)
524 ALASKA Valdez MNL 9/21/2006 0516 Valdez beacon. (Barnes Sep 2006)
531 JAPAN JOAK NHK1 woman in JJ, 1245 better signal than //594 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
531 AUSTRALIA 2PM Kempsey notable because of its very good signal 1441 Sep 23 with country music. I don’t recall a better signal from this guy. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
540 AUSTRALIA 4QL Longreach with mention of Longreach and alone on the channel 1417 Sep. 23. This was about half an hour after local sunrise, so everything including the little BC Canadian was gone. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
550 ALASKA KTZN Anchorage Sep. 22 0558 with ESPN Sports but 2nd on the channel under an unid strong domestic. Good later on at 1055 with Alaska mentions to differentiate this from a possible Hawaii reception as they are also ESPN Sports. (Hutton Sep 2006)
558 SOUTH KOREA HLKQ Yeong-il 1110 Sep. 22 fair-poor with fast pop mx then woman in KK, // 603. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
567 JAPAN JOIK NHK 1 good signal at 1331, woman JJ //531 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
567 JAPAN 1106 Sep. 22 fair with man talking in JJ. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
570 CANADA Yellowknife 0605 Sep. 22 owning the channel with CBC programming (featuring Aaron Copeland and music of northern Spain) but no local ID. (Hutton Sep 2006)
585 AUSTRALIA 7RN Hobart must be the ABC National parallel to 621 at 1409 Sep. 23. This was under someone playing mx that from past experience would be Outback Radio from Bourke, NSW. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
590 ALASKA Anchorage, KHAR 0611 9/22 dominant w/standards, ID between songs (bp Sep 2006)
590 ALASKA KHAR Anchorage 0612 Sep. 22 “The Home of America’s Best Music” xlnt with old favorites and ads for Alaskan Winter Recreation Show at Sullivan Arena. Awesome. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
594 JAPAN JOAK NHK 1 fair at 1116 man/woman in JJ 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
594 JAPAN Tokyo JOAK 9/21/2006 1053 male & female in JJ, S25+. (Barnes Sep 2006)
594 JAPAN Tokyo JOAK 9/21/2006 1402 female in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)
603 SOUTH KOREA HLSA KBS2 Seoul1108 Sep. 22 fair at best with fast pop mx // 558. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
603 AUSTRALIA 2RN Nowra with ABC National jazz program at fair level 1353 Sep. 23 parallel to 576 from Sydney. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
612 AUSTRALIA 4QR Brisbane at 1347 with good signal. Pop mx. ABC ID 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
612 AUSTRALIA Brisbane, 4QR, 1402 9/22, ABC news by woman, good (bp Sep 2006)
612 AUSTRALIA Brisbane 4QR 9/21/2006 1330 ABC R ID @0630, men. Brisbane (Barnes Sep 2006)
612 AUSTRALIA Brisbane 4QR 9/22/2006 1359 w/ABC ID. (Barnes Sep 2006)
620 ALASKA Homer, KGTL, 0615 9/22, o/u KPOJ w/standards, same satellite feed as KHAR-590, ID, string of national & local ads (bp Sep 2006)
620 ALASKA Homer KGTL 9/21/2006 0515 CL ID & into Your Song by Elton John. (Barnes Sep 2006)
621 UNID a little after 1100 Sep. 22 with programming not // NHK1 or North Korea and I could not get 711 up enough to check for a South Korean parallel. Maybe Bill Harms can get a language ID. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
621 AUSTRALIA 3RN Melbourne: Good EE talk with numerous mentions of New Zealand over some background cl mx. Later paralled to other ABC Nationals. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
630 ALASKA Juneau, KJNO, 0549 9/22 dominant w/local ads, then back to Lars Larson show (bp Sep 2006)
630 ALASKA Juneau KJNO 9/21/2006 0349 Jim Bohannon Show, ID @2052. (Barnes Sep 2006)
639 FIJI Drasa Radio Fiji 1 assumed the station with mention of Radio Australia at 1359 Sep. 23 and onward with Australian accented English. Schedule show R. Australia news at different times, but what else could it be except the fairly-normal Fiji? (Hutton Sep. 2006)
648 RUSSIA Voice of Russia Ussuriysk very good 1308 with Korean service and assumed news, solid signal. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
648 AUSTRALIA 2NU Tamworth fair with tele-talk and Australia mention at 1422 Sep. 23. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
650 HAWAII Honolulu KRTR 9/22/2006 1413 w/This is Hawaii's place for great music, KRTR, AC/EZL format, w/west bev. (Barnes Sep 2006)
650 ALASKA Anchorage KENI 9/22/2006 1414 w/650, KENI ID, w/NW bev. (Barnes Sep 2006)
657 NORTH KOREA 1148 w/good signal and Asian language. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
657 NORTH KOREA Pyongyang, 1155 9/22 inst music //3320 good (bp Sep 2006)
657 NORTH KOREA 1124 Sep. 22 with an old-fashioned song and a good signal – clearer than usual. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
657 N. KOREA Pyingyang 9/21/2006 1120 instr. mx w/ pop beat. (Barnes Sep 2006)
657 N. KOREA Kangnam PBS 9/22/2006 1234 Ezl mx, //3320. (Barnes Sep 2006)
666 JAPAN JOBK Osaka 1310 Sep. 22 quite good and equaling powerhouse 594 which is a very unusual thing. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
670 ALASKA KDLG Dillingham 0530 Sep 22 mixing evenly with KBOI but rising on top for a nice call letter ID. A sure sign of a good Alaskan night. (Hutton Sep 2006)
670 ALASKA Dillingham KDLG 9/21/2006 0530 KLDG CL ID w/Rock/AC format. (Barnes Sep 2006)
675 N. VIETNAM Hanoi 9/21/2006 1355 male & female in Viet., pp 5975 kHz. (Barnes Sep 2006)
684 FIJI Labasa Radio Fiji 1 assumed the source of fair news in Australian English 1402 Sep. 23. (Hutton)
684 AUSTRALIA unid with the same tele-talk I heard on 648 at1423 Sep. 23. I don’t know who would be carrying the same program as Tamworth. Advice needed! (Hutton Sep. 2006)
693 JAPAN JOAB NHK 2 0941 fair signal and man in JJ. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
693 JAPAN JOAB piano music at 1117 with fair signal. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
693 JAPAN Tokyo, JOAB, 1056 9/22 better than normal //774 (bp Sep 2006)
693 JAPAN Tokyo JOAB 9/22/2006 1430 w/EE & JJ language lesson. (Barnes Sep 2006)
700 ALASKA Anchorage, KBYR 0443 9/22 dominant in CBU splat, local ad, promo mentioned kbyr.com, 700 KBYR ID, into talk show (bp Sep 2006)
700 ALASKA Anchorage KBYR 9/21/2006 0534 w/AM 700, KBYR into Dennis Crager show. (Barnes Sep 2006)
702 JAPAN one of the two stations here with NHK 2 with English lessons 0946 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
702 AUSTRALIA 2BL, Sydney good w/rock mx. ABC ID, sw bev. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
702 JAPAN NHK2 outlets // the big guy on 774 but only at a poor level 1128 Sep. 22. By 1313, it had improved to fair+. (Hutton)
729 JAPAN JOCK Nagoya fair with man talking 1315 Sep. 22 and parallel NHK1 on 594. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
729 AUSTRALIA 5RN Adelaide 1426 Sep. 23 at the end of the sunrise rush with a few words of EE then unclassifiable music. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
738 JAPAN JORR tentative with JJ talk and fair signal at 0950 9/2 (Vroom Sep 2006)
738 SOUTH KOREA KBS1 HLKG Yeongsan fair-poor but parallel KBS1 on 711 1137 Sep. 22. In a big jumble with CC and another station. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
738 TAIWAN BEL2 Baisha fair 1330 Sep. 22 with nice “Yuye guangbo diantai” ID. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
738 FR. Polynesia Tahiti RFO(t) 9/22/2006 1157 male in FF. (Barnes Sep 2006)
747 JAPAN JOAK NHK 2 0956 Strong with EE lessons 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
750 ALASKA KFQD Anchorage 0535 good signal over KXL with local weather. 9/22. (Vroom Sep 2006)
750 ALASKA KFQD 0607 Sep. 22 very, very good with Alaska news about an Anchorage policeman sentenced for having child porno. Alone for a while with no sign of Portland but later KXL was underneath. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
750 ALASKA Anchorage KFQD 9/21/2006 0434 AM 750, KFQD jingle. (Barnes Sep 2006)
756 CHINA CNR1 various locations 1143 Sep. 22 fair with man talking in CC and parallel to 981 which is the big gun here. In a bit of a jumble with someone that was not Japan as not parallel to NHK1. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
770 ALASKA Valdez, KCHU 0540 9/22, probably the loud NPR jazz show, 0601 NPR Blues Before Sunrise show. Doesn't match the schedule on KCHU's website, but nothing else fits (bp Sep 2006)
770 ALASKA KCHU Valdez on top of anything that might have been there from the rest of NA 0533 Sep 22. Program of fairly modern jazz. (Hutton Sep 2006)
770 ALASKA Valdez KCHU 9/21/2006 0559 w/KCHU,770. (Barnes Sep 2006)
774 JAPAN JOUB NHK 2 Akita Good signal at 1105 with JJ classical mx. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
774 JAPAN Akita JOUB 9/21/2006 1730 NW bev, male w/JJ, S20 sig. (Barnes Sep 2006)
790 ALASKA KCAM Glenallen at 0510 fair signal, weather and ID 9/2 (Vroom Sep 2006)
790 ALASKA Glenallen, KCAM, 0505 9/22 dominant w/Alaska news, ID & local weather 0509 (bp Sep 2006)
790 ALASKA KCAM Glennallen 0510 Sep. 22 on top and powerful with Fairbanks weather. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
790 ALASKA Glenallen KCAM 9/21/2006 0509 mixing w/KABC, AK envir. Nx, W/Good Evening, this is KCAM, Glenallen. (Barnes Sep 2006)
793 SOUTH KOREA HLSQ Seoul1153 Sep. 22 man and woman talking in Korean, fair-poor. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
800 ALASKA KINY Juneau in with good signal at 0429 w/Hometown Radio & Oldies 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
800 ALASKA Juneau, KINY 0340 9/22, loud w/local ads, promo for Seahawks football, Hometown Radio KINY ID, adcon music (bp Sep 2006)
800 ALASKA KINY Juneau 0329 Sep 22: twilight at Juneau and this was already on top of 800 with Canadian hockey under it. (Hutton Sep 2006)
819 NORTH KOREA Pyongyang 1207 Sep. 22 man in KK poor, parallel to 2850. (Hutton Sep 2006)
820 ALASKA Fairbanks, KCBF 0536 9/22, good o/KGNW w/ESPN sports, KCBF, Fairbanks Sports Leader ID (bp Sep 2006)
820 ALASKA KCBF Fairbanks ads for Fairbanks businesses at good level – often on top of 820 but often fading to 2nd place – 0538 Sep 22. Ads of outdoor power equipment then 820 Sports ID. (Hutton Sep 2006)
820 ALASKA Fairbanks KCBF 9/21/2006 0537 w/Sports Leader, the Game, CL ID @2359. (Barnes Sep 2006)
828 JAPAN JOBB Osaka NHK 2 Good signal at 1107 with JJ talk // 774. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
830 ALASKA Sandpoint, KSDP, 0655 9/22, briefly atop w/ music, KSDP Sandpoint Alaska ID mixing w/2 other stns (bp Sep 2006)
830 ALASKA KSDP Sand Point with NPR programming spotted by Kaz 0629 Sep. 22 which turned into a fair KSDP ID later. This was one of my most wanted Alaskans. Another one falls. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
846 UNID fair-weak signal at 1121 with jazz music. SW beverage 9/21.(Vroom Sep 2006)
846 KIRIBATI R. Kiribati tentative at 1013 w/Island drum music. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
850 ALASKA KIVY Nome 0545-0600 w/ KICY ID TOH S-9+20 db (0600) 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
850 ALASKA Nome, KICY 0602 9/22 loud with ID & weather (bp Sep 2006)
850 ALASKA KICY Nome thunderous 0541 Sep 22 with music that sounded like “modern Christian” then a PSA from state senator Donny Olsen for breast feeding followed by mention of local hospital. Not a trace of any other station. Local level! (Hutton Sep 2006)
850 ALASKA Nome KICY 9/21/2006 0601 This is KICY AM 850 w/Nome wx. (Barnes Sep 2006)
855 NORTH KOREA 1153 weak and //3320. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
855 UNID 1015 woman talking & Island music, low audio. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
855 NORTH KOREA 1431 9/22 good w/vocal music //3250 (bp Sep 2006)
855 NORTH KOREA Pyongyang fair-poor 1151 Sep. 21 // to 3320. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
855 N. KOREA Sangwon PBS 9/21/2006 1152 female in KK. (Barnes Sep 2006)
864 SOUTH KOREA HLKR presume the station at 1125 with fair signal. Asian language 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
864 SOUTH KOREA HLKR Gangweon-do 1200 Sep. 22 fair to good with man in KK 1159 Sep. 22, musical filler for a few seconds, one long pip on the hour and suddenly they were gone. (Hutton Sep 2006)
864 JAPAN HBC outlets 1159 Sep. 21 poor-fair under South Korea and identifiable because it was parallel to 1287. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
873 JAPAN Kumamoto, JOGB 1218 9/22, English lessons, father and daughter discussing chocolate cake, strong //828 (bp Sep 2006)
873 NORTH KOREA unknown location on top 1202 Sep. 22 with programming parallel to 2850. Fair. (Hutton Sep 2006)
890 ALASKA KBBI Homer owning the channel with maritime and terrestrial weather 0508 Sep 22 followed by modern Christian music. Strong! (Hutton Sep 2006)
891 SOUTH KOREA HLKB Busan 1215 Sep. 22 man and woman talking in KK, fair at best but parallel 711. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
891 JAPAN JOHK Sendai doing very well for 20 kw 1421 Sep. 22 with man in JJ alone on the channel and just as good as big guy JOAK’s 300 kw on 594. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
900 UNID weak oriental language behind Victoria (a station so interesting I’m tempted to stop DXing) and not good enough to ID the language. A tough channel from Grayland where only Hawaii is a definite log. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
909 JAPAN JOCB Nagoya 1350 Sep. 22 with Japanese talk that was quickly paralleled to NHK2 on 774. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
909 CHINA unid 1400 Sep. 22 mixing with Japan, had 5 medium and 1 very high pips across the hour but no “renmin guangbo dientai” ID or any other sort of helpful identifiable material. Too bad. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
910 ALASKA Galena, KIYU, 0701 9/22 dominant o/KISN w/World Café program (bp Sep 2006)
910 ALASKA Galena KIYU(t) 9/22/2006 0701 w/World Café NPR program. (Barnes Sep 2006)
918 CHINA ? Woman in CC, good signal 1040 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
918 JAPAN JOEF Yamagata tentatively assumed only because of 5 kw power whereas the other JJ has two 1 kw outlets. Clear standard late night Japanese format of laughing female and lead male at 1416 Sep. 22. I should have checked 765 to see if it was parallel – the 2 1 kw guys are // 765. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
918 CHINA various CNR2 stations 1413 Sep. 22 with usual echo on the signals. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
920 ALASKA Soldotna KSRM 9/22/2006 0705 w/KSRM wx forecast, ad for Jersey Subs – hiring. (Barnes Sep 2006)
927 JAPAN NHK1 outlets to fair level 1424 Sep. 22 but – as always – esay to ID because they were parallel to 594. Two 5 kw and 2 1 kw outlets listed. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
927 CHINA unid 1341 Sep. 22 woman fair to poor with CC talk. No idea which of the many Chinese stations this is. Mixing with assumed Japan over the hour. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
930 ALASKA KTKN Ketchikan starting the Alaskan deluge at 0320 Sep 22 – totally on top of the channel at entertainment level with ID & Meatloaf song. 0339 like a local with ads and weather and maybe as good as anything on the band. If I’m exaggerating, it’s not by much. (Hutton Sep 2006)
954 JAPAN JOKR Tokyo 1431 Sep. 22 so good I had to stop and listen instead of DXing like I was supposed to. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
963 CHINA fair-good Sep. 21 1207 with Russian service. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
963 RUSSIA Zakamensk, Sib. R.Rossii 9/21/2006 1130 RR pop mx. (Barnes Sep 2006)
970 ALASKA Fairbanks KFBX 9/21/2006 0630 w/970, KFBX ID. (Barnes Sep 2006)
972 SOUTH KOREA HLCA 1113 in KK “First Liberty Program”, good signal 9/22. (Vroom Sep 2006)
972 SOUTH KOREA HLCA Dangjin 1433 Sep. 22 doing so good I threw the bandwidth out to 4 kHz just to listen to almost a perfect signal. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
972 UNID an unusual occurrence: someone was trying to sneak in under 750 kw worth of South Korea 1104 Sep. 21. Tough to be sure, but it sounded like Mandarin Chinese. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
981 CHINA 1050 9/22 CNR1 fair-good w/CC talk (bp Sep 2006)
990 CHINA unid 1226 Sep. 22 on top of a weak pile on 990. Not parallel to CNR2 on 639 so I’m not sure what this was. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
999 UNID 1200 Sep. 23 with unusually long pips (3 low and 1 high). Talk afterwards sounded Chinese but slop was tough. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1008 CHINA CNR 1 man in CC //4460 fair signal, 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1017 JAPAN JOFK NHK 2 //774 JJ under China 1116 9/2 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1017 CHINA 1120 F/S KK CNR8 good signal. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1020 ALASKA Eagle River, KAXX 0448 9/22 classical music dominant, ID for KAXX & KLEF-FM 0459 (bp Sep 2006)
1020 ALASKA KAXX Eagle River on top of the channel often from first check about 0500 through the rest of the Sep 23 night. Long classical music selections followed by a canned announcement: “This is KLEF Anchorage 98.1 FM and KAXX Eagle River 1020 AM now serving south central Alaska 24 hours a day”. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1020 ALASKA Eagle River KAXX 9/21/2006 0459 CL ID w/Classic mx format. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1026 CHINA tentative with strong signal with Asian music. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1026 CHINA 9/21/2006 1329 male & female talking CC?, weak sig. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1035 CHINA CNR 1 at 1150 fair //4460 woman CC, over ?? 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1035 UNID 9/21/2006 1431 male w/nx in EE. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1044 CHINA F/S at 1131 JJ with good signal a top ??? 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1044 SOUTH KOREA 1150 9/22 KBS1, Korean talk //1305 o/presumed CRI (woman in Japanese) (bp Sep 2006)
1044 UNID 9/21/2006 1343 threshold audio. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1044 CHINA Changzhou 9/22/2006 1423 female in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1053 SOUTH KOREA 1155 strong. Fighting it out with the jammer. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1053 CHINA 1426 9/22 Chinese talk briefly mixing w/Japan, then faded (bp Sep 2006)
1071 JAPAN JOFK NHK 1 man in JJ //594 heard in LSB. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1071 UNID poor 1223 Sep. 21, not parallel to NHK1 so not the usual JJ but I forgot to check 1440 for the other JJ. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1080 ALASKA Anchorage KUDO 9/21/2006 0602 Rich M---? On KUDO. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1080 N. KOREA Haeju KCBS 9/21/2006 1142 male & female in KK?(t). (Barnes Sep 2006)
1089 UNID 1435 Sep. 22 poor level, woman talking, had just enough time to see it was not parallel NHK before it faded. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1110 ALASKA KAGV Big Lake – Houston with strong “modern Christian” music (“Help Me, Jesus”) often on top of the channel and one of the better Alaskans overall. 0520 Sep. 22. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1134 JAPAN JOQR Strong signal at 1135 with JJ talk. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1134 SOUTH KOREA fair at 1415 //6015 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1134 CHINA QH, Golmud CNR1 (t) 9/21/2006 1126 female in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1140 ALASKA KSLD Soldotna 0528 and onwards Sep. 22 with classic rock (Led Zeppelin, Foreigner, etc). Quite strong and squashing the stuff below it. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1140 ALASKA Soldotna KSLD 9/21/2006 0526 Classic Rock on 1140 AM, KSLD. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1143 TAIWAN 1423 9/22, strong w/woman interviewing another via phone in Chinese, references to Taiwanese (bp Sep 2006)
1143 TAIWAN BEL3 Baisha 1330 Sep. 22 poor and just rising above the jumble, parallel to 738. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1143 JAPAN assumed, if I got the language right. Poor-fair signal 1243 Sep. 22 that was not parallel 738 Taiwan as is the normal case. Seemed Japanese, but the only JJ station is not an NHK station so no easy paralleling this time. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1161 UNID 1226 Sep. 21, sounds CC but will need some more listening. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1170 ALASKA North Pole KJNP 0603 9/22 dominant, woman with Alaska news (bp Sep 2006)
1170 SOUTH KOREA 1224 9/22, foreign service in Japanese o/domestics, 1313 Chinese FS dominant (bp Sep 2006)
1170 S. KOREA Gimje HLSR 9/22/2006 1211 female in KK. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1170 S. KOREA Gimje HLSR 9/22/2006 1304 female in KK, under KPUG. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1179 CHINA 1242 9/22 unid station in what sounded like non-Mandarin dialect o/u JOOR (bp Sep 2006)
1179 JAPAN JOOR Osaka 1242 Sep. 22 quite good for 50 kw when it was their turn, but when it wasn’t they were taking second place to an unid station that hopefully will yield an ID from an hour’s worth of recordings. Good to very good 1259 with standard format of man and woman chatting. Talked right over the top of the hour. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1179 UNID 1241 Sep. 21 (and all nights at Grayland since) sometimes mixing with Japan and sometimes alone with a good signal. Lang unid, but seems SE Asian and is definitely not another JJ or KK. I’ll need some native speakers to nail this one down. (Hutton Sep. 2006) 1330 Sep. 21 fair with endless tele-talk, taking turns with Japan on top of the channel. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1206 CHINA S-9+20db at 1101 F/S with JJ and music. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1206 CHINA Yunnan (t) 9/21/2006 1049 male in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1215 CHINA CRN 2 with fair signal 1236 //3985 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1224 UNID 1300 Sep. 21 fair-poor talk not parallel NHK, not sure about language, and a funny set of pips I’ve never heard before: 5 long low pips and 1 long high pip. Interesting, and I hope some native speaker can ID the language. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1230 ALASKA Sitka, KIFW 0344 9/22, dominant w/adcon music //KTKN-930, AM 1230, The Sound of Sitka ID (bp Sep 2006)
1230 ALASKA KISW Sitka Sep. 22 0648 and onwards usually (yes, usually) on top of the channel with a good (yes, good) signal playing a mix of mild rock mx. PSA’s and mentions of KISW.com and call letter ID’s. So good that there was little hope of getting anything else on the channel except during the occasional fade. It was thrilling to hear this for the first time last year and just as thrilling to hear it dominate 1230. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1230 ALASKA Sitka KIFW 9/21/2006 0355 //KCKN 930, C & W mx, CL ID @2055. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1251 RUSSIA assumed the source of fair Chinese at 1250 Sep. 21. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1260 JAPAN JOIR Sendai 1419 Sep. 21 went looking for more US channel Japanese and there was JOIR just on top of 1260 but not as good as 1350. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1260 JAPAN Sendai JOIR 9/21/2006 1415 female in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1269 JAPAN man in JJ, weak at 1243. 4 stations listed. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1269 JAPAN Esashi / Obihiro JOFM / JOHW 9/22/2006 1220 male in JJ, //1287. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1278 JAPAN Fukuoka JOFR 9/22/2006 1227 female in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1287 UNKOWN 1148 fair signal with man/woman CC or KK? 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1287 JAPAN JOHR 1246 with fast talking woman in JJ, fair signal. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1287 CHINA ? CNR1? 9/21/2006 1145 male & female in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1287 JAPAN Sapporo JOHR 9/21/2006 1407 male in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1287 JAPAN Sapporo JOHR 9/22/2006 1223 male in JJ, //1269. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1296 CHINA F/S 1254 fair signal, WRTH says VV. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1296 CHINA 1343 9/22 Chinese dominant, possible something dientai ID w/much fanfare, will need to replay recording. 1420 Chinese man w/flute music mixing w/another Chinese station (bp Sep 2006)
1296 JAPAN JOTK Matsue fair in a jumble when China faded down a little 1328 Sep. 21. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1296 CHINA unid fair to good 1324 – 1331 Sep. 21 with man and woman talking non-stop. Good with short musical interlude at 1333 and then back to man and woman talking. (Hutton-Sep. 2006)
1296 CHINA unid 9/22/2006 1258 male in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1305 CHINA various CNR2? 9/22/2006 1254 female in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1314 CHINA possible at 1327 woman in Asian language with fair signal. 9/21. (Vroom Sep 2006)
1323 CHINA Strong signal at 1158 F/S in KK. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1323 CHINA ? 9/21/2006 1154 male in KK, Chinese instr. Mx, good sig. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1332 CHINA 1112-1134 9/22, Chinese station battling JOSF, wasn't //listed Gannan-3990 (bp Sep 2006)
1350 JAPAN JOER Hiroshima 1418 Sep. 21 just great, owning the channel with domestics in the background. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1350 JAPAN Hiroshima JOER 9/21/2006 1423 male in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1359 CHINA 1109 9/22, CNR1, fair //4460, man & woman in Chinese w/short segments of English language songs (bp Sep 2006)
1359 CHINA CNR1 fair with an echo from different transmitters as a woman talked in Mandarin. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1377 CHINA CRN 1 1313 good signal, man /woman in RR. // 4460. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1377 CHINA Zhengzhou CNR1 9/21/2006 1256 fem in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1386 JAPAN NHK 2 good signal at 1205 with English lessons. // 774. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1386 JAPAN various 9/22/2006 1333 female in JJ, //774. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1404 SOUTH KOREA (t) with good audio 1420 Sep. 21 but unable to pin anything down, partially because it was in a big jumble of audio. Music was certainly “modern Christian” and maybe Bill Harms can say if the language was Korean. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1422 JAPAN JORF Yokohama fair at 1344 with woman singing in JJ 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1422 JAPAN JORF Yokohama 1416 Sep. 21: a frequently received station that I would not normally report, but this time they were excellent in 4 kHz bandwidth in spite of the proximity to 1420. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1422 CHINA unid 9/21/2006 1424 male & female in CC w/splatter from adj. channel. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1440 JAPAN Sapporo JOWF(t) 9/21/2006 1323 JJ pop mx, dominant sig. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1440 JAPAN Sapporo JOWF 9/22/2006 1242 male in JJ up briefly over KMED. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1467 JAPAN 1100 9/22, NHK pips, then Japanese talk //828, poor (bp Sep 2006)
1467 SOUTH KOREA 1305 9/22, Korean talk //1305 fair (bp Sep 2006)
1467 SOUTH KOREA HLKN Mokpo1347 Sep. 21 with man in KK and a short interlude of classical music, fair. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1467 JAPAN NHK outlets 1400 Sep. 21 with pips, NHK ID, news in EE, fair. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1476 CHINA unid 1403 Sep. 21 good on peaks with man talking away slowly. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1476 MALAYSIA ? Sabah 9/21/2006 1421 male in unknown Asian lang. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1494 UNID 1409 Sep. 21 poor audio and as usual nothing I could use to ID the stn. A tough channel. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1503 JAPAN JOUK NHF 1 good with woman in JJ at 1347. 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1503 JAPAN Akita JOUK 9/21/2006 1408 female in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1503 TAIWAN Fangliao RT1 9/22/2006 1215 female in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1512 UNID (2) mixing in slop at 1347 Sep. 21. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1512 CHINA unid 1341 Sep. 21 generally on top of Japan but usually killed by slop from 1510. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1512 JAPAN NHK2 outlets (1 at 5 kw and 2 at 1 kw) fair-poor with NHK EE news ar 1404 Sep. 21. (Hutton Sep 2006)
1548 AUSTRALIA 4QL Emerald 1214 good signal with jazz, ABC SW bev. (Vroom Sep 2006)
1548 AUSTRALIA Emerald 4QD (t) 9/21/2006 1228 EE EZL mx, SW bev. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1557 TAIWAN Kouhu CBS RT1(t) 9/21/2006 1225 male in EE. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1566 SOUTH KOREA HLAZ 1350 good signal man in Mandarin (summer WRTH) 9/22 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1566 SOUTH KOREA HLAZ Cheju only being reported as it was fabulous even with the widest filter of my Drake – 6 kHz. 1315 Sep. 21. This was also heard quite easily a few weeks ago on my $14 Softrock receiver with no RF stage. (Hutton)
1566 S. KOREA Jeju HLAZ 9/21/2006 1047 Twinkle,Twinkle on Piano, male in KK, S20+. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1566 S. KOREA Jeju HLAZ 9/21/2006 1227 KK mixing w/ EE. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1566 S. KOREA Jeju HLAZ 9/22/2006 1206 male in KK. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1575 THAILAND VOA in S-9 +10db with music. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1575 THAILAND Ayutthaya VOA 9/21/2006 1132 Thai gov't nx in EE. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1575 THAILAND Ayutthaya VOA 9/22/2006 1206 VOA in Thai? (Barnes Sep 2006)
1584 JAPAN NHK1 outlets (a stack of 100 Watters) 1310 Sep. 21 fair-poor but easily paralleled against 531 as 594 had taken a dive and 531 was far better.
1584 CHINA unid doing better than Japan with Chinese opera to a fair+ level 1308 Sep. 21. Back at 1400 Sep. 21 with a possible ID on the hour. Many low power outlets listed and only opera heard so this one stays unidentified but interesting as it is certainly amongst my lowest powered China receptions. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1584 UNID 9/22/2006 1204 hets on both wires. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1585.7 UNID putting fair het on 1584 1400 Sep. 21. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1593 CHINA CNR1 with CC talk at 1310 //5030 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1593 CHINA Heilongjiang CNR1 9/21/2006 1411 female in CC mixing w/ female in EE. (Barnes Sep 2006) (The EE must have been NHK2’s 1400 English broadcast – CH)
1593 CHINA Heilongjiang CNR1 (t) 9/22/2006 1202 female in CC. (Barnes Sep 2006)
1602 JAPAN one of the six here with NHK2 //774, fair signal. 9/21 (Vroom Sep 2006)
1602 JAPAN NHK outlets 1304 Sep. 21 about as good as ever with a fair to good signal from nine 1 kw and about the same 100 Watt stations. (Hutton Sep. 2006)
1602 JAPAN various NHK(2) 9/21/2006 1305 male in JJ. (Barnes Sep 2006)

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