Rockwork 4 DXpedition 2017


Rockwork 4 after DX Aug 7, 2017
A drone's eye view of the Rockwork 4 pullout post-DX on Aug 06, 2017. Six mornings at the cliff this time, with the best conditions ever encountered there, especially on Aug 04.

 
The weather other than Aug 02 was foggy, misty, smoky (from the BC wildfires) or cloudy. The weather was not as nice as July but the DX was amazingly better. 113 DUs on MW!

   View from the drone Aug 06          Chuck's and my wires Aug 02         K7WV Setup on Aug 06

Six sessions at the cliff this time although I was only able to operate during five due to equipment problems. The lackluster Aug 02 session was not a great loss. Record hauls overall of both MW stations and LW NDBs. (Click pics for enlargement).

Perseus Display Aug 05 Gary and Giant FSLs 03 Aug  Tom R. At Rockwork 4 with 3.5 inch FSL   Cliffhanger DXing Aug 06



     K7WV MEDIUM WAVE  RESULTS AUG 02-AUG 07 2017 "ROCKWORK 4"  
Date UTC KHz Station Comments KW City State Country MP3
8/6/2017 1251 531 531 PI Samoan language talk by female announcer, "More FM" music underneath 5 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1259 531 More FM "…like us on Facebook, Google. Alexandra" then "More FM" ID 2 Alexandra   New Zealand   MoreFM
8/4/2017 1224 531 6DL ABC Midwest/Wheatbelt AFL Sydney Swans post game talk, replays, game stats // 594 (ABC LR) 10 Dalwallinu WE Australia   6DL
8/5/2017 1300 531 4KZ "4KZ National News" at TOH, all alone 5 Innisfail QLD Australia  
8/6/2017 1300 540 Rhema (1) Two distinct "Rhema, your Christian R." IDs from two stations slightly offset 3 3 Possibilities   New Zealand  
8/6/2017 1300 540 Rhema (2) Two distinct "Rhema, your Christian R." IDs from two stations slightly offset 5 3 Possibilities   New Zealand   Rhema 540
8/7/2017 1313 549 TAB Trackside Radio Marimba music // 828, 954 Putting the horses to bed 1 Napier-Hastings   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 549 2CR ABC Central West ABC fanfare //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Orange NSW Australia  
8/5/2017 1314 558 6WA ABC Great Southern Music talk, acoustic guitar and vocalist // 594 (ABC Saturday Night Country) 50 Wagin WE Australia   6WA
8/4/2017 1307 558 Fiji 1 All alone with male in Pacific lang followed by "Island" music 10 Naulu   Fiji   Fiji1
8/4/2017 1300 558 7BU TOH ID "7BU" by male announcer 2 Burnie TAS Australia   7BU
8/5/2017 1300 567 RNZ National Time pips and "RNZ News" with story about BC wildfires and NZ fire team 50 Wellington   New Zealand   RNZ National
8/4/2017 1300 570 KUAI "KUAI Eleele, K283CQ Lihue; Kauai's Country an Ohana Bcst Station" 1 Eleele, Kauai   Hawaii   KUAI
8/4/2017 1300 576 2RN ABC National ABC fanfare //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Sydney NSW Australia  
8/4/2017 1251 576 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 594/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 2.5 Hamilton   New Zealand  
8/3/2017 1245 585 7RN ABC National Two males in discussion of world events 10 Hobart TAS Australia  
8/5/2017 1300 585 2WEB "2WEB, bringing you the latest national and local news" 10 Bourke NSW Australia   2WEB
8/7/2017 1313 590 KSSK "92.3 KSSK Hawaii's best mix of yesterday and today" 7.5 Honolulu   Hawaii   KSSK
8/4/2017 1251 594 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 576/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 5/2 Timaru/Whanganui   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1300 594 JOAK NHK1 Time pips and JJ announcer along with 3WV's ABC fanfare at TOH 300 Tokyo   Japan  
8/5/2017 1305 594 3WV ABC W. Victoria Local and National Weather, start of "Saturday Night Country" Loud 50 Horsham VIC Australia   3WV ABC LR
8/4/2017 1258 603 2RN ABC National Two or more women in discussion, briefly good over Waatea music 10 Nowra NSW Australia   2RN Nowra
8/6/2017 1316 603 Radio Waatea Native Maori music with guitar, //765 5 Manukau   New Zealand   Waatea
8/4/2017 1300 612 4QR ABC Brisbane ABC fanfare //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Brisbane QLD Australia  
8/4/2017 1229 621 3RN ABC National Female ann // 729, fair 50 Melbourne VIC Australia  
8/4/2017 1312 630 RNZ National Up-tempo song, female singer // 567, 639, 675, 720, 756, 1458 10 Napier-Hastings   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 630 4QN ABC North QLD ABC fanfare //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Townsville QLD Australia  
8/4/2017 1312 639 RNZ National Up-tempo song, female singer // 567, 630, 675, 720, 756, 1458 2 Alexandra   New Zealand  
8/3/2017 1310 639 2HC SRN Network Women in talk format, no ABC parallels, briefly good 5 Coff's Harbour NSW Australia  
8/5/2017 1300 639 5CK ABC North & West "Saturday Night Country on ABC Local Radio" Half hour offset 10 Port Pirie SA Australia   5CK ABC
8/5/2017 1256 648 2NU ABC R New England Country music with female ann between songs // 738 10 Tamworth NSW Australia  
8/7/2017 1315 650 KPRP "#1 most powerful KPRP Pinoy Power Radio 650 AM" 10 Honolulu   Hawaii   KPRP 650
8/4/2017 1303 657 Star ID between songs "Star: Playing the Christian music you love to hear" 50 Wellington   New Zealand   Star 657
8/4/2017 1300 666 2CN ABC Canberra ABC fanfare //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 5 Canberra ACT Australia  
8/6/2017 1259 670 KPUA "AM 670 KPUA Hilo; Your source for news, sports and information" Loud 5 Hilo, Hawaii   Hawaii   KPUA Hilo
8/7/2017 1313 675 RNZ National Hawaiian music, female announcer: "RNZ National" mention 10 Christchurch   New Zealand   RNZ National
8/5/2017 1256 684 2KP ABC Mid-North Coast Country music by female singer // 738 and female ann. 10 Kempsey NSW Australia  
8/4/2017 1300 690 KHNR "You've found The Answer KHNR Honolulu" mixing with CBU 5 Honolulu, Oahu   Hawaii   KHNR
8/4/2017 1249 693 Radio Sport Rapid fire announcements // 1503 Fox Sports relay 5 Dunedin   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1300 693 JOAB NHK2 Time pips and female JJ announcer with background music 500 Tokyo   Japan  
8/7/2017 1310 702 Magic "Feelin Good" slogan by male announcer between oldies 10 Auckland   New Zealand   Magic 702
8/4/2017 1300 702 2BL ABC Sydney ABC fanfare //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Sydney NSW Australia  
8/4/2017 1302 711 TAB Trackside Radio Man reading racing news and upcoming races // 828 5 Wellington   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1312 720 RNZ National Up-tempo song, female singer // 567, 630, 639, 675, 756, 1458. 10 Invercargill   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1229 729 5RN ABC National Female ann // 621, fair 50 Adelaide SA Australia  
8/4/201713007382NR ABC North CoastABC News fanfare at TOH, news by male announcer50GraftonNSWAustralia  2NR (ABC N Coast)
8/4/2017 1306 738 Magic Song "Baby Come Back" (Player) // 702, on top of 2NR 5 Christchurch   New Zealand   Magic 738
8/4/2017 1300 740 KCIK "Listen now at ImmaculateHeartMusic.com" 5 Kihae, Maui   Hawaii   KCIK Maui
8/5/2017 1223 747 JOIB NHK2 JJ with male and female in discussion // 774 500 Sapporo   Japan  
8/4/2017 1249 747 7PB ABC NewsRadio "ABC" ID and news, not // ABC LR sports bdcst 10 Hobart TAS Australia   7PB ABC NewsRadio
8/4/2017 1312 756 RNZ National Up-tempo song, female singer // 567, 630, 639, 675, 720, 1458. 10 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 760 KGU "AM 760 and FM 95.1 You've found The Reason KGU Honolulu" 10 Honolulu   Hawaii   KGU
8/4/2017 1300 765 Radio Kahungunu TOH ID between US pop oldies, loud. 2.5 Napier-Hastings   New Zealand   Kahungunu
8/5/2017 1223 774 JOUB NHK2 JJ with male and female in discussion // 747 500 Akita   Japan  
8/4/2017 1246 774 Radio Sport Ad and woman announcer, sound effects // 792, 1332, 1503 over 3LO 5 New Plymouth   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 774 3LO ABC Melbourne ABC fanfare  //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Melbourne VIC Australia   3LO
8/4/2017 1300 792 4RN ABC National ABC fanfare  //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 25 Brisbane QLD Australia  
8/4/2017 1246 792 Radio Sport Commercial and woman announcer, sound effects // 774, 1332, 1503 5 Hamilton   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1305 801 Rhema Slow Christian song by female singer // 1251 2 Nelson   New Zealand  
8/5/20171256810RNZ NationalFolk music male vocalist/guitar // 567, 67510Dunedin New Zealand 
8/4/2017 1300 819 RNZ National Time pips and "RNZ News" // 765 10 Tauranga   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 828 3GI ABC Gippsland ABC fanfare  //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Sale VIC Australia  
8/5/2017 1250 828 TAB Trackside Radio Horse race being called in progress, racing action over 3GI 2 Palmerston N.   New Zealand   TAB Trackside
8/4/2017 1300 830 KHVH "Oakland Raiders football on Newsradio 830 KHVH Honolulu" 10 Honolulu   Hawaii   KHVH
8/4/2017 1240 837 RNZ National DU accented female speaking // 756 2.5 Kaitaia/Whanganui   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 846 2RN ABC National ABC fanfare  //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 10 Canberra ACT Australia  
8/5/2017 1254 855 4QO ABC Wide Bay (4QB) Country song by male vocalist // 738 10 Eidsvold QLD Australia  
8/4/2017 1300 864 Newstalk ZB "This is Newstalk ZB News" and TOH news 10 Invercargill   New Zealand   ZB Invercargill
8/5/2017 1308 873 Newstalk ZB Male speaking // 1008, 1017 another UNID music station underneath 1 Ashburton   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1257 882 Star Christian Music // 657, 963 10 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1248 891 Magic "Crazy" (Patsy Cline) // 702, "Magic" ID following song 5 Wellington   New Zealand  
8/7/2017 1330 891 5AN ABC Adelaide ABC Fanfare (half-hour offset for SA time zone), ABC News 50 Adelaide SA Australia  
8/4/2017 1300 900 KMVI "Maui's ESPN radio station KMVI AM 900 Kahului" 5 Kahului, Maui   Hawaii   KMVI
8/4/2017 1251 900 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 576/594/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 10 Dunedin   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1251 909 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 576/594/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 5 Napier-Hastings   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1252 918 RNZ National Broadway style show music // 675 2.5 Tim. /New Plymouth   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1250 927 Newstalk ZB Woman and man speaking extensively // 1026 2 Palmerston North   New Zealand  
8/7/2017 1320 936 Chinese Voice CC; commentary spoken by woman with reverb effect 1 Waiuku-Auckland   New Zealand   Chinese Voice
8/5/2017 1256 936 4PB ABC News Radio Man and woman in EE with news stories back and forth 10 Brisbane QLD Australia   4PB 936
8/4/2017 1300 940 KKNE "KKNE Waipahu, Hawaii streaming all traditional Hawaiian all the time" 10 Waipahu, Oahu   Hawaii   KKNE Hawaiian Music
8/5/2017 1309 954 TAB Trackside Radio Horse racing action being called. Fair to good. // 828 Khz 2 Hamilton   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1251 963 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 576/594/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 10 Christchurch   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1314 981 2NM Rock music ending, "981 2NM" ID by male announcer 5 Muswellbrook NSW Australia   2NM
8/5/2017 1300 990 KIKI "Sports 990 KIKI Honolulu an I-Heart radio station" 5 Honolulu   Hawaii   KIKI
8/4/2017 1257 1008 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" show leadout; //1008/1017/1035/1044/1053/1098 10 Tauranga   New Zealand   Newstalk ZB
8/4/2017 1257 1017 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" show leadout; //1008/1017/1035/1044/1053/1098 2.5 Christchurch   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1251 1026 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 576/594/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 2.5 Invercargill   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1257 1026 4MK 4MK ID announced by male between oldies, briefly on top 5 Mackay QLD Australia   4MK
8/7/2017 1300 1026 Newstalk ZB ZB News // 1035 male announcer and audio clips 2 Kaitaia/Whangarei   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1257 1035 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" show leadout; //1008/1017/1035/1044/1053/1098 20 Wellington   New Zealand   Newstalk ZB
8/6/2017 1302 1040 KLHT "KLHT Honolulu" by female announcer and into song 10 Honolulu   Hawaii   KLHT
8/4/2017 1257 1044 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" show leadout; //1008/1017/1035/1044/1053/1098 10 Dunedin   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1257 1053 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" show leadout; //1008/1017/1035/1044/1053/1098 2 New Plymouth   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1241 1062 Radio Sport Fox Sports relay with NFL talk // 1503 1 Wanganui   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1319 1071 TAB Trackside Radio Horse race being called, // 828 6 Ashburton   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1257 1098 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" show leadout; //1008/1017/1035/1044/1053/1098 7.5 Christchurch   New Zealand  
8/6/2017 1306 1107 RadioLive Discussion between two men, briefly fair // 1368 1 Tauranga   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 1110 KAOI "KAOI AM 1110, 96.7 and 96.5 West Side" 5 Kihea, Maui   Hawaii   KAOI
8/6/2017 1252 1116 4BC Brisbane Live call-in Talk show, good 50 Brisbane QLD Australia  
8/5/2017 1307 1134 2AD  New England R. (SRN) Talk and song "Both Sides Now" (Judy Collins) // 639 5 Armidale NSW Australia   2AD (SRN)
8/5/2017 1301 1134 JOQR 'Bunka Hoso' JJ; Excited rapid fire talk by female 100 Tokyo   Japan  
8/5/2017 1310 1143 2HD (SRN Network) Men and a woman speaking // 1134, briefly fair 2 Newcastle NSW Australia  
8/4/2017 1256 1152 Newstalk ZB Male announcer speaking slowly and precisely, //1008/1017 2 Timaru   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1248 1161 Te Reo Irirangi o te Upoko… Maori pop with Maori announcements, fair and all alone 5 Wellington   New Zealand   Te Reo Irirangi...
8/4/2017 1248 1161 7FG ABC N. Tasmania AFL post-game sports talk // 594 1 Fingal TAS Australia  
8/6/2017 1302 1179 Radio Ake US oldies/pop with Maori announcements, fair to good 5 Auckland   New Zealand   Radio Ake
8/6/201713051197Newstalk ZBMan speaking // 1017, 1026; Fair2Wanganui New Zealand 
8/4/2017 1258 1206 TAB Trackside Radio Horses lining up for race start // 828, 1476 2 Dunedin   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1307 1215 Newstalk ZB Sporting match broadcast // 1017, 1026, 1035 2 Kaikohe   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1243 1224 TAB Trackside Radio Horses lining up for race start // 828 1 Invercargill   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1304 1251 Rhema Slow Christian song by female singer // 801 5 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1256 1287 Newstalk ZB Commercial and male speaking // 1017, 1044; Weak 2 Greymouth   New Zealand  
8/5/2017 1301 1296 Newstalk ZB Male announcer // 1035 2.5 Hamilton   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1246 1314 Star Slow song // 657 5 Invercargill   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1247 1323 Coast Presumed with slow EZ listening oldies 3 Hawara   New Zealand   Coast
8/4/2017 1246 1332 Radio Sport commercial and woman announcer, sound effects // 774, 792, 1377, 1503 10 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/6/201713061368RadioLiveDiscussion between two males, // 11071Napier-Hastings New Zealand 
8/4/2017 1246 1377 Radio Sport commercial and woman announcer, sound effects // 774, 792, 1332, 1503 2 Levin   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1252 1386 R. Tarana Hindi language commercial and talk by woman 10 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1257 1413 Newstalk ZB "What a Wonderful World" music leadout; //1008/1026, weak 2 Tokoroa   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1312 1458 RNZ National Up-tempo song, female singer // 567, 630, 639, 675, 720, 756 2.5 Westport   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1258 1476 TAB Trackside Radio Horses lining up for race start // 828, 1206 5 Auckland   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1251 1494 Star Distinctive slow song by male singer // 576/594/657/900/909/963/1026/1494 5 Hamilton   New Zealand  
8/3/2017 1300 1500 KHKA "This is KHKA Honolulu NBC Sports Radio AM 1500" 5 Honolulu   Hawaii   KHKA
8/4/2017 1258 1503 Radio Sport Relaying Fox Sports; "Fox Sports Radio" ID, PSA 5 Wellington   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1257 1521 Radio Sport Male announcer // 1503 1 Tauranga   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1300 1540 KREA "This is KREA Honolulu 1540 on your AM dial" 5 Honolulu   Hawaii   KUAU
8/4/2017 1300 1548 4QD ABC Central QLD ABC fanfare  //549/576/594/612/630/666/702/738/774/792/828/846/1548 50 Emerald QLD Australia  
8/4/2017 1248 1566 3NE Presumed: DU-accented talk in EE, not // ABC LR's sports talk. 5 Wangaratta VIC Australia  
8/3/2017 1300 1570 KUAU "This is KUAU Haiku 1570... AM Dial" 15 Haiku, Maui   Hawaii   KUAU
8/4/2017 1300 1575 2RF (Presumed) Time pips, garbled ID by female, man announcing news in EE, weak 5 Wollongong NSWAustralia  
8/6/2017 1248 1629 Vision Radio Network Slow religious music by male singer 0.4 Several Affiliates NSW Australia   VRN
8/4/2017 1257 1630 TM Aeronautical Beacon "TM", offset +985, CW Morse 0.2 Taumarunui   New Zealand  
8/4/2017 1252 1638 Radio Lebanon (2ME or 3ME) Up-tempo Arabic music at good level 0.4 Several Affiliates NSW Australia   R. Lebanon
8/4/2017 1252 1701 Radio Brisvaani Loud spoken speech in Hindi or Arabic, Music station (3VMV?) under 0.4 Brisbane QLD Australia   Brisvaani
8/4/2017 1230 1710 KHMB "KHMB 1710 and 100.9 KHMV Half Moon Bay" (multiple 0.1 watt xmtrs) .0001 Half Moon Bay CA California   KHMB (100 Milliwatts)



 






K7WV LW/MW NDB RESULTS AUG 02-AUG 07 2017 "ROCKWORK 4"
     Pacific / Asia NDBs received during 'Rockwork 4' DXpedition 2017 
UTC DATE UTC KHz CALL KM Location Country
8/4/2017 12:52 238 KT 10966 Kaitaia - Waimanoni - Awanui NZL
8/4/2017 12:54 260 NF 10773 Norfolk Island - Anson Bay NFK
8/4/2017 12:55 270 FA 8189 Apia (Upolu Island) SMO
8/5/2017 13:06 276 TVL 11472 Townsville Apt - RAAF Garbutt, QD AUS
8/6/2017 12:52 282.5 RT 8071 Avera (Rurutu Island) AUI
8/6/2017 12:22 284.5 MH 7050 Manihi Atoll (Tuamoto Archipelago) TUA
8/4/2017 13:06 316 MAJ 7500 Majuro Atoll - Amata Kabua IAP MHL
8/4/2017 12:59 320 AI 8036 Aitutaki - Amuri CKS
8/5/2017 13:05 322 CI 11239 Chatham Islands NZL
8/4/2017 12:59 327 VYI 4043 Valley Island - Kahului, Maui HWA
8/3/2017 12:52 327.5 RE 7250 Reao Apt TUA
8/3/2017 11:58 332 POA 4065 Pahoa, Hawai'i HWA
8/5/2017 12:03 339 FN 7054 Fangatau TUA
8/5/2017 12:58 343 ML 7507 Minami Torishima JPN
8/4/2017 13:16 346 TG 11034 Tauranga Apt NZL
8/5/2017 12:12 347 TB 8108 Tubuai Apt AUI
8/4/2017 12:56 348 HN 9692 Honiara SLM
8/4/2017 12:39 349 TP 7055 Takapoto Apt - Fakatopatere TUA
8/4/2017 12:57 352 RG 8278 Nikau - Rarotonga IAP CKS
8/3/2017 11:58 353 LLD 4087 Lanai HWA
8/4/2017 12:57 355 NI 8451 Nauru - Nauru IAP NRU
8/6/2017 12:23 358 OA 7158 Rangiroa Apt TUA
8/5/2017 12:57 359 NDJ 7637 Bucholz AAF - Kwajalein MHL
8/4/2017 13:06 366 SF 10977 Springfield  NZL
8/4/2017 13:01 366 PNI 8509 Pohnpei - Pohnpei Island FSM
8/6/2017 12:55 372 UK 6276 Ua Huka MAR
8/6/2017 12:25 372 RU 7478 Raiatea Apt Uturoa OCE
8/4/2017 13:00 373 HHI 4098 'Wheeler' Wahiawa, Oahu HWA
8/4/2017 12:41 376 NP 6886 Napuka Apt TUA
8/6/2017 12:21 377.5 MO 7496 Moorae - Temae Apt OCE
8/5/2017 13:04 382 WU 11296 Wanganui NZL
8/6/2017 12:53 383 MK 7209 Makemo Apt TUA
8/4/2017 12:47 384 BB 7459 Bora Bora IAP OCE
8/4/2017 13:16 385 AL 9200 Malolo - Nadi FJI
8/6/2017 12:54 393 FK 7210 Fakarava (Iles Gambier) TUA
8/5/2017 12:57 395 PMQ 11967 Port MacQuarie Apt AUS
8/4/2017 12:59 400 MDY 5022 Midway - Henderson Field MDW
8/4/2017 13:05 403 TUT 8160 Pago Pago IAP SMA
8/4/2017 12:57 1630 TM 11190 Taumarunui Apt NZL
Results reported to NDBlist for inclusion in the RNA (Received from North America) database
Click HERE for a "Station Radar" map of all LW stations received during the Rockwork 4 2017 DXpedition
 

Amateur "LowFER" Beacon Received:
UTC DATE UTC KHz CALL KW Location
08/04/2017 1258 183.5 WH2XVN 0.001 Burbank, CA

This Amateur beacon operates at just under 1 watt ERP and is 793 miles (1269 km) from Rockwork 4


      LW DGPS DECODES RECEIVED AUG 04-AUG 05 2017 "ROCKWORK 4"
UTC DATE UTC Khz ID REF ID # DECODES LOCATION
8/4/2017 11:47 286 #879 (258 3045 Upolu Point - Hawaii Island, HWA
8/4/2017 11:47 288 #892 (285 276 Gustavus Apt, ALS
8/4/2017 11:47 295 #891 (282 1562 Level Island, ALS
8/5/2017 12:48 300 #880 (260 21 Kokole Point - Kauai Island, HWA
8/5/2017 12:26 302 #881 (262 25 Point Loma, CA, USA
8/4/2017 11:47 305 #890 (280 397 Biorka Island, ALS
8/5/2017 13:07 306 #708 (008 26 Ingham, QD, AUS
8/4/2017 12:41 308 #703 (003 1418 Sydney, NW, AUS
8/4/2017 11:50 310 #896 (292 44 Kenai, ALS
8/4/2017 11:48 313 #897 (294 157 Kodiak - Kodiak Island Chiniak, ALS
8/4/2017 12:41 313 #706 (006 1775 Gladstone, QD, AUS
8/4/2017 12:49 316 #710 (010 29 Corny Point, SA, AUS
8/4/2017 12:41 318 #713 (013 1287 Mallacoota, VI, AUS
8/4/2017 11:47 323 #889 (278 180 Annette Island - Ketchikan, ALS
Results reported to DGPSlist for inclusion in the RNA database.
Mallacoota and Corny Point, AUS are decoded here for the first time from North America. Unusual NSW-centered DX favored more southerly AUS stations than is typical on both LW and MW.


MW results compiled and are posted above............#1 target "More FM" Alexandra, NZ 531Khz captured on Aug 04 at 1259!   MoreFM
"More FM" ID heard again on Aug 06 at 1242 with quick "More FM" announcement by woman between contemporary songs.
MoreFM

No question about 6DL 531, broadcasting the post game comments and replays from the AFL Sydney Swans vs Geelong Cats match on Aug 04 and // 594 3WV.  ABC has exclusive rights to the AFL (Can't be 2PM "Super Network") [BTW, Sydney defeated the Cats 107-61].
Same certainty with 6WA 558 with a parallel on 594 as well, broadcasting "Saturday Night Country" on Aug 05. That's two from Western Australia.

This is my best MWDX log ever from the ocean cliff. Highlights: I have solid IDs from 7BU 558 and 2WEB 585, solid parallel on 594 (3WV) for 6DL 531 with an AFL post-game wrapup show (ABC L/R),  Two "More FM" 531 IDs on two different days, Seven 1-KW Kiwis6WA 558 Wagin (ABC LR), Fiji 1 585 amazingly loud, 2NM 981 with ID, 4MK 1026 with ID, Chinese Voice 936, 4 Tasmanians including 7FG 1161 (1KW) and 16 Hawaiians with IDs. 72 NZ stations and 41 AUS total, a new cliffside record for me by a wide margin. That's 113 DU's! The ratio of NZ to AUS stations for this DXpedition is 7 to 4, showing the impressive NZ targeted enhancement that Rockwork 4 provides.
The Australian DX was unusual in that the propagation was not QLD-centered, with many more NSW stations heard and a record 4 TAS. The usual QLD semi-regulars were weak or absent while 7BU, 2NM, 2AD, 2HD and other 2-5kw stations to the south prevailed.

KHMB 1710 using "Part 15" unlicensed 100 mw transmitters was heard better than ever during this DXpedition, with solid IDs. At 578.5 miles distant, this represents 5785 miles per watt (There ought to be a "1000 Mile-Per-Watt" reception certificate as in Ham Radio!)

Congrats to DXpedition partner Gary DeBock who now holds the Ultralight World Record for distance received from a 10 KW station thanks to his Aug 4 reception of 6DL 531 at the cliff!
Gary should also hold the 2KW record as well for 7BU 558 from Tasmania, received during this DXpedition.

 

Location:

Rockwork 4 Pullout on Neahkahnie Mountain just north of Manzanita, OR
Coordinates: N 45° 44' 36.5" W 123° 57' 28.9" Elevation 575 feet (175.4 meters)

GPS Coordinates: N 45 44.608 W 123 57.482
Maidenhead Grid Square CN85AR 58AK

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2017 Participants (The Cliffhangers):

Chuck Hutton (Aug 01 - 03) Well known and accomplished Trans-Pacific and Trans-Atlantic MW DXer. Record holder for NZ stations received at Rockwork 4.
Gary DeBock (Aug 01 - 08) Top Ultralight DXer and FSL antenna developer for MW and LW; Discoverer of the Rockwork 4 site.
Tom Rothlisberger (Aug 02 - 07) MW and LW SDR DXer and author of this web page.
 


My Equipment:

Perseus SDR
Dell "2 in 1" 11.6-inch netbook (Win 10) 500 GB internal SSD.
MSI Wind U-100 Netbook (Win XP) with 500 GB internal SSD (Backup netbook, needed and used Aug 7)
Wellbrook FLG-100LN broadband amplifier modules
60 feet (18.3 meters) of #18 multi stranded copper wire, jacketed (Deployed as a rear-fed delta)
16-foot segmented fiberglass fishing pole and weighted (with concrete) stand
Folding stand (from a drum kit, for the cymbal), 6-foot solid fiberglass rod
50 feet RG8X coax with BNC connectors


Links:

K7WV MW Log as Excel spreadsheet (Downloadable for inclusion in Rockwork master logs, sorting, etc)
Bill Whitacre arrived about the time I left OR and used a 160' DKAZ at 2 locations for these results
Gary's final session at the cliff, 2017 DXpedition (video)
Map of LW stations received during the 2017 DXpedition

Rockwork August 2019 DXpedition K7WV Results
Rockwork August 2018 DXpedition K7WV Results

Rockwork 4 2016 International DXpedition K7WV results
Rockwork 4 2015 II DXpedition K7WV results
Rockwork 4 2015 I DXpedition K7WV results

Grayland DXpedition October 2018 K7WV Results
Grayland DXpedition October 2016 K7WV Results
Grayland DXpedition October 2015 K7WV Results

K7WV Main Radio Page