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Messages - Paul B. Walker, Jr.

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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.

They boom in here on and off over a few hours most nights

Never mind, I did some digging and found out it was Rabaul in 1994. A city of 50,000 built inside a sunken caldera, turned sheltered bay on New Britain. Largest city in the province, but luckily they'd been prepping for an eruption for years and casualties were low.

Never live in the volcano.

One of the NBC PNG shortwave outlets was an easy catch in alaska when i lived here earlier in 2016. Here's some audio:


I even got a nice qsl on letterhead by email since the postal system was so poor then. i contacted the director of the company .. directly. .and he graciously obliged me.

0515UTC the signal suddenly got clearer and stronger until 0522UTC sign off

0501UTC with real deep fades long noisey fades, but up on peaks it is very clear and understandable, between S6 and S9+10

Ats25 max, Dxe preamp, Emtech ZM2 tuner and 15 Ft wellbrook loop

Posted this while out DXing at the park in my crappier than you can imagine 2G cellular connection (itís slower then dialup)

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: CFVP Calgary
« on: May 30, 2023, 0411 UTC »
Up here, i usually hear a combo of the cuban jammy jam jammer masheen and cuba.. but i have heard CFVP a few times

NEW SW LOG!! World Music Radio on 15700khz with 200W beamed at 180 deg. az from Randers, Denmark logged at 1914UTC Mon May 29th in McGrath, Alaska. Heard with several songs including "Rock The Casbah" several minutes in. 

SINPO was teetering close to 35444 on fade ups but down to 23333 or worse 20 minutes in.  ATS 215 Max Radio, 15 foot wellbrook loop, DXEngineering Preamp and EmTech ZM2 tuner

RNZI just slams in like a ton of led shit bricks.

13840 and 11725 are so strong and solid, theyre way better then 50kw AM's 250 miles away.. and get to strong,m that 11725/13840 distorts on my radio at S9+60

7425 isnt too far behind but not quite as good

15720 isnt as good, but isnt bad

Here's 13840 from a month or so ago:

Shortwave Broadcast / Re: Radio Vanuatu with new promo
« on: May 29, 2023, 1720 UTC »
VANUATU. 11835 (3rd harmonic), Radio Vanuatu, on May 29, at 0855 UT, heard a new promo for RV, with
some of their history ("proud history . . .established back in year 1966," etc.); then at 0900, actually had the
correct time ("eight o'clock") and into today's edition of "Vanuatu Focus"; especially good reception; 3945
(blocked by ham QRM), 7890 (very poor), 15780 (best ever reception, better than 7890) and 19725 (not
heard). My audio is at https://app.box.com/s/eqefvdygqfa8g8od52x1w5st1aweklsw .

Have been enjoying this station for many years! My 1980 QSL card - https://app.box.com/s/hnuulribb8isifp9fg7722s6j9sfnikf .

Asilomar State Beach, Calif. (near Monterey)
Etůn E1, external antenna: 30m long wire

3945 was moderately listenable the other day here for the first time in over a year.

ive never heard 7890 or whatever that 8mhz harmonic was once.

11835 is freakin solid here.  Just bangin in like a local AM

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