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This Evening's Orientals

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 15 Sep 2018 23:58

The nights are drawing in and the Asiatic signals are getting earlier and stronger.

Here is what I heard this evening. Those marked "Japanese style time signal" just have slightly higher pitched tones than a typical Asiatic time signal.

Potentially a couple of firsts in here, but better signals needed for IDs.

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19:00
603 Tentative Japanese time signal
738 BEL2
972 HLCA Good
1026 Japanese style time signal
1116 Japanese style time signal
1143 BEL3 Weak
1188 Japanese style time signal
1197 Japanese style time signal
1224 Japanese style time signal
1350 Presume JOER time signal Vocals just audible.
1395 Chinese time signal.
1566 HLAZ Good

20:00
603 Tentative Japanese time signal
612 Asiatic time signal
972 HLCA Weak
1026 Japanese style time signal
1107 V v weak Asiatic time signal
1143 BEL3 V weak
1188 Japanese time signal clear then swamped by Iran
1350 Presume JOER time signal
1359 3 x CNR1 txs
1413 JOIF time signal
1458 Asiatic time signal. A second early.
1521 CRI Strong
1566 HLAZ Fair

21:00
666 Japanese style time signal
972 HLCA Vweak
1008 CNR1, Probably Kunming. Time signal under Holland
1098 CNR11, Golmud
1143 BEL3 Weak
1377 CNR1, Xingyang Fair
1539 CNR1, Golmud
1593 CNR1, Changzhou. V weak

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 16 Sep 2018 09:22

well done, and condx not even that good according to Mauno
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 16 Sep 2018 12:34

This is what surprised me. Furthermore, Barry Davies in Carlisle had DWUN on 1350 the previous evening! I've never had a Philippino station on MW, other than the giant VOA Poro on 1170. That would have been a good pointer.

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Post by simbeav » 17 Sep 2018 10:08

John, I tried all of these, but virtually zip here ! I *may* have had the HLCA tune and 1521, but on 1026 after a strong TS which finished exactly on the hour there was a weak one running quite late - This was 1900.

https://app.box.com/s/2zsocxx9gsr37hso500knsru9crp80o8

Any idea who this is ?

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Post by simbeav » 17 Sep 2018 10:14

Forget that - I think it must be Spain. I hear it at other times with the usual echoes when there are multiple sites.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 17 Sep 2018 11:36

I haven't heard that late time signal before but it's definitely not Japanese. They would be absolutely spot on with their timing.

https://app.box.com/s/qxb1yxmc0xgsxcb4pz3swfny085l9bsn

The first time signal is Japanese (1413 JOIF in this case) and I have heard several Japanese stations with this slightly higher pitched tone sequence. Sometimes with two low pips, sometimes with three.

Then it's South Korea's HLCA 972, which in my experience has been more typical of the time signals heard from the far east.

Finally, the familiar Chinese six pips, with the sixth being one octave higher then the previous five. This is 1098. Note the fanfare of Radio Free Asia from Taiwan creeping in right at the end.

There is some interchanging of these time signals though, so you can't necessarily make assumptions.

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Post by simbeav » 17 Sep 2018 13:04

Thanks John. Very useful.

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Post by daveB » 17 Sep 2018 23:36

Thanks John,

I will copy/save that file for reference. The interference here disappeared sometime in the afternoon - in time for the evening DX (17/09/2018). My loop is disconnected but I tried the Tecsun portable. CRI on 1521 kHz was good prior to it's shut down before 2000 UTC and 2100 UTC I was getting clear Chinese on 1098 kHz.

Mind you I had to stand out in the garden - under the glare of the neighbors PIR security light - but at least I know that isn't the problem.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 18 Sep 2018 09:39

i'll try the garden, good idea
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Post by Tim Bucknall » 19 Sep 2018 07:45

I set up in the greenhouse with tuneable loop and sangaen ATS 505 (tecsun was still charging)
Last night and heard 1521 CRI 1755-ish utc with the usual cc Mx prior to toth.
TWN 1098 1833ut occasional peaks over pres. Slovakia minority SVC

I didn't expect the Coventry CR on 1521 to be as much of a problem as it was. Sometimes it faded but it was always dominant and mostly it was huge, whichever way I pointed.

I got a nice null on signal 1170 beaming east-west, there's definitely potential here.


I need to refamiliarise myself with the band, for instance who is the 2nd South Asian CR on 1602 under Manchester?
(Edit: desi radio,Southall. Would have thought that was a bit close to radio Kent)


1377 was empty last night, has Asian sound gone?
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Post by Brookman Spark » 19 Sep 2018 11:23

2nd South Asian CR on 1602 is Desi Radio from west London.

Just had a look at the daytime MW band on an Oldham remote receiver. I was surprised how much is going on. Probably not a suitable receiver for DX work because of Moorside Edge and Ashton Moss nearby but for regionals and locals it gives a useful check. Asian Sound 1377 is on at the moment:

http://g4bkhkiwi.ddns.net:8073/?f=1377.00amz5

Hope your local evening temperatures hold up for continued greenhouse expeditions!

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 19 Sep 2018 11:31

Two nights ago, 20C at midnight with high humidity is way too uncomfortable for sleeping. Bring on winter!

Nothing of interest noted from Asia yesterday evening.

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Post by satnipper » 19 Sep 2018 11:41

It is warm at the moment - the winds in the western coastal scouselands last night were bloody hot! Little bit fresher this morning but still t-shirt weather.

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Post by tvdxrools » 19 Sep 2018 12:16

blowing a gale up here lots trees down but beverages and yagi n vertical holding well and bloody warm too ,, David

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