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Messages - Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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I've logged 23 of their frequencies here in Alaska :)
Listing them all would be useful for comparative purposes.

When I get a few minutes I will, I had a list somewhere.. Have to go through the notes on my recordings again.

I've logged 23 of their frequencies here in Alaska :)

S9+ exotic music playing, very good actually

Very well could be CNR/CRI, anytime I hear something on a frequency listed as SOH, it's always been someone else. CNR and CRI jam them.. look for other CNR and CRI frequencies, and youll likely hear matches.. in some cases, multiple matches

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: A Very Unique DX Location...
« on: June 26, 2016, 2207 UTC »
never mind.
you are camping out at an old AM radio tower.
(that answered my question about what was on the left side)

No, that's the radio station I work for.. with our 100 watt fm transmitte.r Our no longer used AM tower site is several miles south of town.

Shortwave Broadcast / A Very Unique DX Location...
« on: June 26, 2016, 2139 UTC »
This is my spot by the banks of the Yukon River, taken at 3:15AM Saturday morning.

I am in Galena, Alaska which is a village of 500 people. We are 300 miles west of Fairbanks, 300 miles eats of Nome. The AM bAnd is absolutely 150 percent empty here during the day as I am 250 miles form the nearest operating AM station.

I DX with a Tecsun PL880, 225 foot longwire with EmTech ZM2 Tuner and a Wellbrook ALA1530LNP.

I will be going about 10 miles south of Galena this summer sometime for a night of camping out at an old AM radio tower tower. The nearest power line is 4-5 miles away and is very RF/electrically quiet out there.

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: AIR 11670 2154 UTC 6/18/2016
« on: June 26, 2016, 0326 UTC »
SIO 333, music.
2159 YL, OM w/news

Is All India Radio still planning to shut down?

No one said they were totally shutting down shortwave, they were re-evaluating things and their budget... but with their horrible audio and signals and their dry boring content on the air, its no wonder they have very little audience.

Shortwave Broadcast / The Chinese Firedrake Jammer
« on: June 25, 2016, 2155 UTC »
I once heard the Chinese Firedrake on 10005khz with such wide audio it was beating the snot out of WWV and WWVH on 10000khz.

Audio links are below!

It abruptly signed off in mid note of their "music" and I've never heard it there since!

There was likely no reason for it to be there, as there's nothing there for them to jam. Something somewhere drifted a bit and it was likely shut off when they noticed it;)

Here's the Firedrake on 10005khz:


Here's 10000khz with the Firedrake vs WWVH and my audio filter set at 3.5khz with my Tecsun PL880:


Paul Walker
Galena, Alaska

Shortwave Broadcast / Voice Of Korea/KCBS Pyongyang
« on: June 24, 2016, 2348 UTC »

I'm mailing a reception report to Voice Of Korea/KCBS Pyongyang.

I'm sending out the same one twice, but addressing them slightly differently and sending them out a day or two apart so there's no way both can lost.

Included is a cd with 22 audio tracks of 22 different frequencies I've heard with limited program content details, a QSL card from my SW broadcasts, my business cards, a local greeting card with local photo by local photographer, and some return address labels.

The postage, my time preparing the reports, the material in the envelope (cd, QSL card, business cards, stickers, greeting cards) all come to a grand total of about $85 for both packages. ($42.50 per package)

Well worth if if I get a QSL card from them.

Another 2 hour broadcast of rock n roll music during "The Classics Experience" happen tonight via the Transmitters of Shortwave Service in Kall, Germany.

6005khz Friday June 24th 1800-2000
3985khz Saturday June 25th 0000-0200

Both broadcasts will have the MFSK32 text and picture as well.  However, the picture will NOT decode properly and it isn't a problem on your end. All it is is a rebroadcast of the WINB/WRMI, complete with WRMI/WINB mentions and no mentions of 3985/6005khz.

 By the way, you can also expect my show on Laser Hot Hits in the 49 meter and 75 meter band sometime next month, airing on nearly a daily basis for a month or so.

QSL Information:

$2 is appreciated to cover costs

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
PO Box 353
Galena, Alaska 99741 USA

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Radio Vanuatu off air
« on: June 15, 2016, 1857 UTC »
This is the best I've ever heard Radio Vanuatu:


They often sound a lot worse.. and the modulation is barely above the noise floor most times

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Radio Vanuatu off air
« on: June 15, 2016, 1622 UTC »
They were back on the air a day after being shut off when Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation reached a deal with the power company to turn them back on.  They were silent for about 24 hours after spending several days on generators.

Here are some Shortwave logs from the central interior region of Alaska. I used a Tecsun PL880 and 225 foot long wire with Emtech ZM2 Tuner or a Wellbrook ALA1530LNP.

I've only used the Wellbrook for two days so I can't really offer a thorough comparison yet. There was one case in particular where the 225 foot long wire and ZM2 tuner beat the Wellbrook by a large margin.

I don't log everything I hear, but everything I do log gets recorded into an mp3 format audio clip. The audio recording helps tremendously with my QSL return rate, especially when I am hearing a broadcast in a language I don't understand

I hear China Radio International, China National Radio, Radio Nacional de Brasilia/Amazonia, FEBC, World Harvest Radio and others regularly so I don't log them because I try and keep my logs to what is interesting for one reason or another (programming, music, etc) or rare/interesting.

I have a question at the end of these logs that I could sure use some help/advice on!:)

3260 & 3325 Papua New Guinea, NBC Radio. 1027 to 1034 UTC. 3325 Bouganville is carrying a man talking in a combination of Pidgin and English discussing mines, mine safety and mine regulations. Better then average signal with only light fading and interference. 3260khz Mandang is running music followed by an announcer talking about what I think are upcoming programming highlights. Fair signal, way better then usual

NBC Radio Mandang 3260khz audio: https://goo.gl/pmB8DD
NBC Radio Bouganviulle 3325khz audio: https://goo.gl/WKKEPJ

4870 Indonesia, Radio Republik Indonesia Wamena. June 12 1001 UTCA regular visitor in the early morning hours here. not daily, but here often. Today's signal is fair but with a moderate amount of fading and static crashes/interference. Usual fair of what I think is local music is being played.

Radio Republik Indonesia Wamena 4870khz audio: https://goo.gl/hjF1JL

5020khz Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. June 12 1011UTC. Higher side of good signal with all factors taken into account. Only a little bit of fading during christian music.

Audio of Solomon Islands BRoadcasting Corporation 5020khz here: https://goo.gl/d8BFX2

5745 US, VOA Radio Gram. June 11 0943. The first time I logged VOA's Radio Gram broadcast. There was something creating a loud buzzing noise but I could still hear the digital data. Only a little Russian text and text in english decoded for me. I will definately try again!

VOA Radio Gram 5745khz audio here: https://goo.gl/LfxJ6w

6070khz DPRK, Voice of Korea.June 11 1005UTC. FAir signal, but low modulation. Announcers voice is lower then the music. Fair amount of fading. I heard their usual marching/patriotic music. This is not a frequency I usually hear them on, wether owing to I am not out when this frequency is on, conditions or I hear usually CFRX Toronto.

Voice Of Korea 6070khz audio here: https://goo.gl/SzXuEg

6115 China, Voice of Strait. June 11 1008UTC. Fair signal with a fair amount of fading. Sounds like a man talking, could be a news broadcast or interview. Not sure.

Voice Of Strait 6115khz audio here: https://goo.gl/V92tlD

7260 Vanuatu, Radio Vanuatu. June 7 0857UTC. Low side of fair signal with interview in english and mentions of Vanuatu. Interview ends and music plays, one song sounds like it's a kids chorus. There is a fair amount of fading and static crashing/atmospheric noise. Radio Vanuatu is habitually, chronically, woefully under modulated on a daily basis. Just a few days after this logging was made, I had what my radio signal meter showed as a good signal but NO audio. The signal was so under modulated I had no audio but I had a signal! I would actually listen to them if they played more music and had better modulation

Radio Vanuatu 7260khz audio here: https://goo.gl/V1GMQS

9545 Solomon Islands, Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation. June 11 0835. SIBC was on over 3 hours late on 9545khz, it's supposed to sign off at 0500UTC and switch to 5020khz but at 0835UTC this night it was still on. 9545khz staying on late has been happening alot lately. 9545khz is used as SIBC's workday frequency with 5020khz being used in the early to mid morning and afternoon/evening. In this recording SIBC is fairly strong here with light fading and static. Whenever 9545khz is on late, it seems to be stronger then 5020khz would be. My logging tonight starts with an interview then music is being played.

Audio of SIBC 9545khz here: https://goo.gl/0AIj5n

12035 Mongolia, Voice of Mongolia. June 11 1018UTC. NEW! This is a new logging for me. weak signal playing music. Was able to match the interval tune and the announcers voice heard during my logging with a clip of a recent broadcast on their website.

Audio of Voice of Mongolia 12035khz here: https://goo.gl/Y2QXH7

15400khz Romania, Radio Romania International. June 12 1006 UTC. News broadcast in French. Somewhat weak, but steady signal with only light fading.

Audio of Radio Romania International 1540khz here: https://goo.gl/OBK0Q9

17770 Phillipines, Radio Liberty targeting Siberia. June 12 0948. What sounded like a man in Russian during a news broadcast or interview. Weak but steady signal.

Audio of Radio Liberty 1770khz here: https://goo.gl/5fxzxJ

I could use some opinions and inputs from others on something. I am Dxing about 500 feet from the transmitter sites for KXES-LPFM 92.9 and KIYU-FM 88.1 along with K10LJ Channel 10. The FM's are only 100 watts and the TV station is only 10 watts of Digital RF. However, the FM's overload my Shortwave radio around 9.4 to 9.6mhz along with the lower to mid part of the tropical bands. I have a MCM Electronics and Radio Shack FM trap and they help a bit, but don't do nearly enough. I am willing to spend $100 or so for a good FM Trap/Filter. I'll spend a little more if I have to and the product is proven at works. I can null out the interference by rotating my Wellbrook ALA1530LNP, but I may be nulling out the signal I want to hear at the same time. Returning things for me is a hassle so I'd rather pay good $ for something that works. Feel free to email me, walkerbroadcasting@gmail.com or reply to this thread.

BOUGAINVILLE. 6020, NBC Bougainville, 0634-0642*, June 3.
Pop American hit song and Pacific Island pop song; suddenly off;

Ron, listening ocean side in Pacific Grove, Calif.
Etón E1, antenna: Par Electronics EF-SWL

An NBC PNG signal suddenly going dead carrier or completely off is likely due to a power outage, which they have problems with out there from time to time, an NBC staffer told me

Shortwave Broadcast / Rock & Roll Music on Shortwave to Europe
« on: June 06, 2016, 0614 UTC »
2 hours of "The Classics Experience" with Paul Walker will hit the airwaves in Europe via the Kall, Germany based transmitters of 6005khz and 3985khz.

6005khz will broadcast the show Friday June 24th 1800UTC to 2000UTC and 3985khz will broadcast the show on Saturday June 25th from 0000UTC to 0200UTC

These are both 1kw outlets.

I am currently evaluating where I get good response from, so even if you don't want a QSL card, let me know you are listening, on what frequency, your location and how good the signal was.

Reception reports are only accepted by regular postal mail. $2 appreciated to cover the costs of the QSL cards I had printed up and the postage.  Reports can be sent to:

Paul B. Walker, Jr.
PO Box 353
Galena, Alaska 99741 USA

May fave afternoon listen in at poor level as contrasted with the last couple of years which yielded reception often reaching S9+10 with the relatively higher sunspot activity.  Nevertheless, occasional peaks making soukous and East African rumba enjoyable while melting solder.

2000 5+1 TOH pips, pres ID (sev ments Tanzania), brief interlude of taarab, then YL talk
2020 Up to a respectable S7 now, but occas QRM from a wideband ute; program of classical taarab
2100 off abruptly per usual

I'm up in Alaska, 300 miles west of Fairbanks in what's considered the central interior and I can hear The Zanzibar Broadcasting Corporation on 11735khz daily.. somedays poor, often fair at best. But some days, it is very very listenable.

Like here on April 21, 2016 at 1650UTC

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