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Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« on: August 05, 2022, 1714 UTC »
I do SW in the spring and summer, but move to AM when it begins to stay dark late enough in the morning...... and today (Fri Aug 5th) I had to get up at an ass o clock time thats way earlier then Id like, but I was chompin at the bit to get some AM DX in.


My first log of the 2022-2023 AM DX Season is...............


the 5kw non directional 1107khz Tauranga relay of "Today FM" New Zealand. About 7000 miles give or take a few dozen miles. Not very strong, but between 1115 and 1200UTC, I had several understandable fade ups including a long snippet of "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins leading into news at 1200UTC.


1107kHz Tauranga, NZ isn't new or even uncommon for me. In early fall (which is what were really in, based on temps) through late fall and again in late winter, this signal whose tower is right near the water is a regular catch and sometimes, very good too.


I will use this thread to update everyone with my logs/catches and audio that I record of what I hear.


I use a CC Crane Skywave (non SSB model) and this antenna:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XMDOETx4qcI
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2022, 2356 UTC »
Thanks Paul. Keep us updated.

I had a friend who was stuck at Dutch Harbor during a stint in the Air Force. He had long beverage and claimed to have picked up all sorts of trans-Pacific dx. I could understand his East Asian catches, he was nearly there, but when it came to the South Pacific, I thought he was full of it. If I ever run across the guy, I'll have to apologize to him.

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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2022, 0014 UTC »
Thanks Paul. Keep us updated.

I had a friend who was stuck at Dutch Harbor during a stint in the Air Force. He had long beverage and claimed to have picked up all sorts of trans-Pacific dx. I could understand his East Asian catches, he was nearly there, but when it came to the South Pacific, I thought he was full of it. If I ever run across the guy, I'll have to apologize to him.

I think some of the deep south pacific stuff like my 8000 mile log of 7ZR 936khz, 10kw from Hobart Tasmania, Aus might be over the pole stuff.

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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2022, 0014 UTC »
NEW Log! KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA 1KW 24/7, the tower is right on the water, 2300 miles form my QTH. Heard between 315 and 405am AK Time with several classic hits songs. 
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2022, 1941 UTC »
Well, here's some AM DX Audio from McGRath, Alaska 250 miles NW of Anchorage using a portable CCrane Skywave 5" Tunable FSL antenna.

"Today FM" 1107kHz Tauranga, New Zealand Sat Aug 5 at 1159UTC with Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone" into news. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/pml4wcy7ptgyoqo/Today_FM_1107kHz_Tauranga%252C_NZ_Fri_Aug_5%252C_2022_1159UTC.mp3/file


"News Talk Zed-Bee" New Zealand, 1026Khz, 2KW Non Directional from the very tip of the north island with an ad, Zed-Bee mention and then weather. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/xak3o8q0odzbfy8/NewsTalk_ZB_1026_Thu_Aug_11%252C_2022_1203UTC.mp3/file



Fri Aug 12 at 344AM AK Time with Country music from KSTN 1420 Stockton, CA. THere's a bit of a fade down but it comes back up very nicely.  Audio: http://www.mediafire.com/folder/xak3o8q0odzbfy8,ke5h2z14ph95493/shared

KMKY 1310 Oakland, CA with Punjabi music Fri Aug 12 at 328AM AK Time. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/foomoesg5wibhb7/KMKY_1310_Oakland%252C_CA_Fri_Aug_12%252C_2022_328AM_AK_Time.MP3/file

KVTO 1400 Berkley, CA Fri Aug 12 at 403am AK Time. The soft voiced female singing is KVTO. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/ah2c2xq43urnei1/KVTO_1400_Berkley%252C_CA_Fri_Aug_12%252C_2022_403am_AK_Time.MP3/file

KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Fri Aug 12 at 341AM AK time with "It's All Right". Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/atkdvgadhquyob7/KMBY_1240_Monterey%252C_CA_Fri_Aug_12%252C_2022_341AM_AK_Time.MP3/file

And here';s KMBY again from August 6th. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/w006taupw6e8gcl/KMBY_1240_Monterey%252C_CA_Sat_Aug_6%252C_2022_321AM_AK_Time.mp3/file

KLTX 1390 Long Beach, CA Thu Aug 11 at 348AM AK time with spanish christian music. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/gkj3n7xcij9gws7/KLTX_1390_Long_Beach%252C_CA_Thu_Aug_11%252C_2022__348AM_AK_Time.mp3/file

KTKZ 1380 Sacramento, CA with the Hugh Hewitt Show Thu Aug 11 at 337AM AK time. Audio: https://www.mediafire.com/file/mui0un44ccv28da/KTKZ_130_Sacramento%252C_CA_Thu_Aug_11%252C_2022_337AM_AK_Time.mp3/file (. I think KHTK is audible every night under banging in like a ton of bricks local KSLD 1140 Soldotna, AK 10KW, 300 miles away)
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2022, 1907 UTC »
SEN Trackside Sydney 1539kHz, 3KW non directional, 7000 miles, 1330 to 1415UTC Tue Aug 30th with horse racing matches


Will post audio and a picture later when my internet is better
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2022, 1952 UTC »
SEN Trackside Sydney 1539kHz, 3KW non directional, 7000 miles, 1330 to 1415UTC Tue Aug 30th with horse racing matches


Will post audio and a picture later when my internet is better

I've got some audio to post finally.. its not bad for only 1KW non directional at 7000 miles, its getting hit hard by a het from KKEA 1540 Honolulu and I just couldnt quite null it out despite my second FSL.
SEN SYdney Trackside 1539khz Tue aug 30 1330 to 1415 UTC:

Audio clip #1, from Tue Aug 30th at 1332UTC:https://www.mediafire.com/file/jcneev968k3i7z7/SEN_TRackside_Sydney_1539kHz_Tue_Aug_30%252C_2022_1332UTC.mp3/file
Audio clip #2 from 1337UTC:https://www.mediafire.com/file/4ptuyyed7ufl4k0/SEN_TRackside_Sydney_1539kHz_Tue_Aug_30%252C_2022_1337UTC.mp3/file

Audio clip #3: https://www.mediafire.com/file/jq00ptc7p0xb473/SEN_TRackside_Sydney_1539kHz_Tue_Aug_30%252C_2022_1349UTC.mp3/fileThis is a 35 minute clip ,but it gets alot better in the last 10 to 11 minutes
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #7 on: September 12, 2022, 1454 UTC »
Itís been pretty dismal till today here in Alaska.

Iíve had my first logging this season if A3Z 1017 in Tonga.

Of note, Iíve also had 2NC 1233 Newcastle, NSW at just the right time with the ABC News top of hour fanfare. 

Iíve had short but decently ok snippets of 4BH 1116, Today FM 1107KHz and 4TAB 1008Khz


And thereís Today FM on 1107kHz again with a live service for Queen Elizabeth from the UK at 1432UTC

I wouldn't call this mediocre, but close.. I've had all of these signals before and much stronger for longer periods of time than I had them today
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2022, 1752 UTC »
Wed Sept 21.. Japan, Japan and oh my, more Japan!!


Not usually what i go for, but I could tell stuff was way better then normal so I started tuning around

One of the Japanese 1404's, running one of those all night laugh track shows as i call it. Likely JQOL.

NHK repeaters on 1386, 1521,  1593 and 1602.. and very very well at that. 

1197 JOWL, confirmed thanks to matching audio to 1287 and getting a top of hour time tone and ID.

1368 JOTS thanks to matching audio to 1287 JOHR, and this being the only possible 1368.


Alot of what was heard today was upper band and pretty low power!
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2022, 1524 UTC »
DX From Thu night Sept 22


KHHO doing nicely to beat semi local KICY

KKOH wiping the floor with semi local KNOM

XEKAM 950 coming in nicely over never very strong KJR Seattle

KGB 760 mostly loud and clear for a few mintues in the second half of the 9pm hour.



DX for Fri. morning Sept 23

1206 Yanbian was super great most of the morning.  945 was great some of the time. 981 was super great most of the time.  I had CNR1 on 1251 fair well on and off. 

I had some Japan stuff, the usual JOHR was mostly great most of the time, JOWF was kinda ok some of the time.   The other Japanese werenít very good except some of the big guns.
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Re: Alaska AM DX 2022-2023
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2022, 2344 UTC »
Wednesday night here in the west central interior of Alaska, I logged KMES 1430 Ogden, Utah the spanish religious station in the SLC market. It gets real clear at the 8 minute 30 second mark, the english talk station competing with it is KYKN Keiser/Salem, Oregon.

Here's audio of what I heard:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1MV0nwjFz8NBk4vnjCz8oOrIKlikwlkd1/view?usp=sharing
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