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Messages - Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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Shortwave Broadcast / An Interesting Day On SW In Alaska....
« on: September 10, 2023, 2107 UTC »
WELLLLL.. it's been a VERY interesting day on Shortwave radio so far!

I heard World Music Radio on 15700khz from Denmark at 2002UTC playing a spanish merengue type song followed by a station jingle then a slower more laid back yet not a ballad type spanish song. Station is licensed for 2KW beaming at 180 degrees azimuth but only runs 300 watts! SINPO was 45344.

Then I had VOA Afrique with hit music on 9470khz via Botswana at 2024UTC, they switch to Hausa at 2030UTC also on 9470khz via Sao Tome & Principe. Well, STP signed on 2 minutes early with the french transmission still playing music and STP fired off the "This is the Voice Of America, Washington DC signing on" followed by Yankee Doodle.

Shortwave Broadcast / HCJB 6050 Quito, Ecuador 9/9 0436UTC In ALASKA!
« on: September 09, 2023, 0535 UTC »
SHORTWAVE LOG OF THE WEEK IN ALASKA!! ECUADOR 6050khz 9/9 at 0436UTC with HCJB in Quechua, woman talking then music. Very strong, clear signal.. about S9+10! Darn good for 10KW beamed at 18 deg. az. (Walker-AK)

QTH:  McGrath, Alaska
Picture is the radio as im listening to the HCJB signal and a look out into the ether from my listening post.
TEF6686 radio, 15 foot wellbrook loop, EmTech Zm2 antenna tuner and DXEngineering preamp

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: More R. Havana Cuba Shenanigans
« on: August 28, 2023, 0635 UTC »
HM01 was messed up according to some facebook users
one of her frequencies was broadcasting english tv audio .. 10860khz before switching over to Suzy cubano countin em down.. another HM01 freq. 10365 was broadcasting Suzy/.HM01 with a cukcpoo clock

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: More R. Havana Cuba Shenanigans
« on: August 28, 2023, 0631 UTC »
5025 Rebelde is broadcasting some tv audio tonight too

Shortwave Broadcast / More R. Havana Cuba Shenanigans
« on: August 28, 2023, 0511 UTC »
Tonight, one of their transmitters is 100khz off.  9700khz is missingÖ itís down on 9600khz. Second time in a week I've heard it 100khz off, but I also heard it back on 9700 after the first night I heard it on 9600!

ANDÖ itís broadcasting some English language horror movie!

About 2 weeks ago, 5025khz Radio Rebelde did British then German tv audio of some sort, the domestic Rebelde network was normal.

And a few days before 5025, 9700 broadcast a Robin Williams movie.

MW Loggings / SD In AK!
« on: August 26, 2023, 2325 UTC »
......And no, Iím not talking about San Diego.

I do primarily SW DX now and bought a TEF6686 radio to use with my 15 foot wellbrook loop.

It apparently does AM real well with the loop.

I was tuning across the AM dial, and suddenly heard the voice of a weatherology.com/weather eye meteorologist I recognized on 1060Khz Ö who ended the forecast with ďfrom the South Dakota state lottery weather centerĒ Ö followed by some generic national commercials and a KGFX liner!

1kw at 2500 miles.. and might I add fairly clear for a minute or two.

Tonight, it isnt RHC but its Rebelde's SW outlet, 5025 broadcasting TV audio.

At first, it appeared to be a British tv show, but have an interlude that included the little drummer boy, it's some german tv show or movie    0700UTC Aug 20

...I'm not sure what to call what I heard last night/this morning

They were broadcasting english language movie audio last night in the 0700UTC. Not just snippets, but an entire Robin Williams movie.

The slightly odd but not shocking thing was, RHC program audio was heard under the movie audio. The movie audio was quite well heard, clean, easy to understand.. the program audio was way way under that barely rising to barely detectable levels.

Even after 9700 should've signed off, it continued on.. but solely with audio from another movies audio.

Not sure what in the world was going on!

Shortwave Broadcast / Shortwave Australia 4835khz
« on: August 16, 2023, 1525 UTC »
Logged "Shortwave Australia" on  4835khz around 0840UTC or so Aug 16th here in McGrath, Alaska. (Dont have exact time, as my notes arent near me) But the station was playing older non rock n roll music and there was a mention by the male announcer of "weather".. was being chewed up by WWCR on 4840.

I use a TEF6686 radio, EMTech ZM2 tuner, Wellbrook 15 foot loop and DXEngineering preamp.  I'm 370 km nw of anchorage, in the west central Alaskan interior.

4835 uses Antennas a dipole about 60 feet off the ground, running approx. 100 watts, plate-modulated AM transmitters. ERP is maybe a few hundred watts, if that.. according to comments on the Amateer Radio Australia facebook page

Shortwave Broadcast / BBC Singapore Transmitter To Close
« on: July 05, 2023, 1717 UTC »
BBC Singapore to close down on July 16,2023, news from monitor Jose Jacob Via AWR Wavescan

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: MISSING: Radio Vanuatu
« on: June 14, 2023, 0132 UTC »

Yep - back on last night (6/12 UTC). Since Vanuatu's had semi-readable to fair audio here in recent nights, I've been checking it nearly every night between 0600-0700 UTC on 7260 kHz.

I might be able to detect it just after 0600, but its not really what *I* consider good till after 0700.  11835 was fantastic all night

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: MISSING: Radio Vanuatu
« on: June 12, 2023, 1431 UTC »
Checked slightly after 0700UTC June 12th and 7260 was noted on

Ifrijya FM isny owned by the algerienne government as i recall, either. I've heard them on 9470 too as wel las 13790

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: MISSING: Radio Vanuatu
« on: June 12, 2023, 0515 UTC »
Checked again UTC morning on the 11th and nothing from 7260/3945/11835/5040

Shortwave Broadcast / MISSING: Radio Vanuatu
« on: June 10, 2023, 0901 UTC »
Iíve checked the last two nights (6/10, 6/9) and Vanuatu hasnít been heard anywhere ..5040, 7260, 3935, 9960 or 2485(the last two theyíre actually registered but Iíve never heard and I havenít heard 5040 in awhile.

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