Grayland DXpedition Report - November 11-12, 2001

Bruce Says:

On November 11-12, Chuck Hutton and I made another DX pilgrimage to Grayland. This time, we put up two terminated Beverages, a 700 foot aimed west, and a 900 foot aimed at about 220 degrees. The results were rather interesting, especially with the intense solar storm a few days earlier. The solar activity was apparently still having an effect, because medium wave stations from Asia were missing in action, nowhere to be found, completely absent, and just plain not there. Not even a hint of a het or carrier from any of them. The only high latitude station we heard was KBBI-890, which was in for a few minutes around sunrise 11/11.

Down Under DX, on the other hand, was nothing short of amazing. Plenty of Aussies were in, as well as many Pacific Islanders and Zedders. I had unusually good luck with stations 1 or 2 kHz removed from strong domestics, like 2QN-1521, National Radio-819/981, 2NZ-1188, NZ-909, unid Aussies on 1071 & 981, etc. 4BC-1116 was astounding at times, possibly the strongest DU of the trip, usually rivaling the 50 kw ABC stations. I added one new country, Micronesia-1503. Overall, this was one of the best Down Under sessions I've had in 20 years of Beverage expeditions. I also did a bit of SW listening when the MW wasn't in, see the end of the listing.

We had several interesting unids, which I'm hoping some Aussie Dxers can help us with. The most mysterious ones are summarized here. See further down for more details.

1017/1071 - two stations in parallel with soft-rock oldies, at the top of the hour they ran 6 pips and a woman saying "Today's Easy Hits" or something phonetically similar. Hrd the same ToH thing on 2PM-531 if that helps. (Note from CH: Australian DX’er David Martin and (later) 2KY have confirmed that Racing Radio 1017 has a late night EZL music (I use the term loosely) program now, and that 1071 3CV (also known as 3EL) is in parallel.

1386 - Pacific Island programming at various times. Could be Solomons, but was heard w/what could pass for locally-produced programs long after 1035/5020 went into their BBC-WS relay. (Note from CH: could this also be 1XOR with their Hindi program???) (BP: Further replay shows one segment 11/11 sounding like Polynesian talk/music like on Tonga/Kiribati, etc, but another on 11/12 had speech inflections like those on Solomon Islands. Might have been different stations, or different target audiences on a multi-lingual station)

981 - Southern Cross Network //4BC-1116, obviously 2NM or 3HA, but please don't anyone say both! (Note from CH: we’ve gotten no info on this one and would love to have someone tell us who is parallel to Southern Cross.)

1314/1341 - Two stations in parallel w/talk. I would think it was Racing Radio, but the parent station on 1017 was either inaudible or was the one w/the lame oldies format (see above) (Note from CH: Australian DX’er John Wright later told us that 1314 and 1341 are not always parallel to 1017, so we definitely had 2KY on 1017 and the two Racing Radio outlets on 1314 and 1341.)

1215/1287 - Two stations briefly // with a pop vocal. (Note from CH: And who might this be? It is unlikely that New Zealanders 1ZE 1215 with Classic Hits and 3ZW community radio would be in parallel, although it’s possible. Australia has only a 100 and 400 watt station on 1215 and 2TM on 1287 with news / talk. So Australia seems unlikely if the current lists are accurate. Would a New Zealander tell us whether 1ZE and 3ZW could be in parallel?)

1179 - the rock music station we heard in September was in again, with one announcement in something other than English. (Another note from CH: Did you check to see if this was parallel the SW outlets for Vanuatu? I know I forgot to do it…..) (I check a couple of times but never heard the SW //. BP)

Chuck Says

And then there was the Pacific. I’ve never, ever been able to catch the complete s/off of Solomon Islands 1035 so that it could all be understood. This time I did. There was a short period where the MW signal was almost as good as the SW // on 5020, and the SW was pretty good at the time. Fiji was as good as I’ve ever heard it on 1152 and made me search for the other Radio One outlets (558, 639, 684 and 927) but with no luck except 558. New Caledonia was fair and easily // to Tahiti on 738 and the best I’ve ever heard them.

I haven’t even detected a carrier from Kiribati – 846 which is of course an old reliable with the Beverages with usually a fair signal. Gone? I’ll never forget Al Merriman’s log in Virginia of some 30 years ago with Rome – 845 and Kiribati – 844 in at the same time.

Australia was everywhere. Pretty much the same for New Zealand. Sunday morning (local time) was definitely the best Australian listening I’ve had and there wasn’t enough time to stop on every channel. It was so good that we heard our first news of the New York plane crash on Australian stations and had absolutely no reason to stop and tune in the domestics to get information. The Australian Broadcasting Commission was doing a great job of getting the news on the air.

On any night, you can hear a handful of Hawaiians from our Grayland Dxpedition site. If it’s a good night, you will likely hear a dozen stations. But we’ve really been on a roll the last few years; we’ve encountered nights when 720 and 620 were so far on top and strong that they could be used for entertainment with that sweet slack key guitar and other Hawaiian music. There have been a few nights when 16 or so stations have been heard. That left me with only a few remaining targets as we went into this season: 790, 1380, 1270, 1060 and 1080. In September, 790 was caught without too much trouble as it was // to 620. This time around the luck held out and 1380 and 1270 were both bagged. The latter was actually on top of 1270 and very easy with a complete, good level ID! But oddly enough, none of the big guys was at anywhere near record strength. It seemed everyone had a very good signal, but no one was entertainment quality.

Overall……There was something to listen to on every channel with at most a few exceptions. That’s pretty remarkable since there was absolutely nothing from Japan, Russia, China, Taiwan, Philippines, or the rest of Asia. For the DU and Pacific island stations to fill up the dial like that is pretty mind-boggling.


Just for grins, here’s what the world looks like from Washington state with an azimulthal equidistant projection. In other words, all great circle bearings are on a straight line. Our main antenna for the DU DX was about 220 degrees which puts the bore right to New Zealand. It was just a hair to the south of other antennas we have installed at Grayland, and although it’s dangerous to jump to conclusions with one DXpedition, I think it was a good choice for maximizing signal strength from the real NZ / AU DX targets and minimizing interference from other areas. Of course the remnants of auroral conditions that knocked out Asian signals helped a good bit.

This time around, the antennas were all terminated into 450:50 Ohm matching transformers and then coaxed into DX headquarters where we passively split the signal 4 ways. No preamp was used, and there was plenty of signal. On the recent Grayland DXpeditions, we’ve been using 20 dB preamps (ARR) and 8 way splitters. With our receivers, we didn’t need the gain. Both Bruce and I were using phasing – he with an MFJ1026 and me with a Radio Plus phasing unit. Receivers: R8A (Bruce) and R8B (Chuck) plus the usual recording accessories.

I continued to use my R8B controller SW that directly records everything as a RealAudio file with a "clip info" tag every 10 seconds that includes current frequency, time, date and signal strength. It’s so handy later to know exactly what you were recording!


531 AUSTRALIA, Port Macquairie, 2PM, 11/12 1258 fair w/EZL music, local ads, 6 pips & "Today's Easy Music" (?) slogan by woman at 1300, also see 1017/1071. (BP-WA)

550 HAWAII, Wailuku, KMVI, 1229 11/12 & other times, loud w/ESPN sports talk, no ID but format and conditions leave little doubt. (BP-WA)

558 FIJI, Naulu, R Fiji 1, 1453 11/11 fair-poor w/island music //1152. Loud w/island mx 1314 11/12. (BP-WA)

567 NEW ZEALAND, Wellington, 0958 11/12 talk //756 fair-poor. (BP-WA)

590 HAWAII, Honolulu, KSSK, 0922 11/11 local-like with light rock, "Hawaii's best mix of yesterday & today, 92.3 KSSK" (BP-WA) 1215 11/12 on top with ad for chocolate covered Macadamia nuts and ID. (CH-WA)

594 AUSTRALIA, Horsham, 3WV fair w/Aussie talk w/splatter from domestics. (BP-WA)

620 HAWAII, Hilo, KIPA, 1338 11/12 monster 20db/S9 signal w/oldies, "620&790, it's Rainbow Radio" ID. (BP-WA)

650 HAWAII, Honolulu, KHNR, 1124 11/12 local news/wx "AM 650 Hawaii's News Radio" ID mixing w/mainland stns. (BP-WA)

666 NEW CALEDONIA, Noumea, 1425 11/11 good w/woman in French //Tahiti-738. (BP-WA) Good and sometimes a bit better than that around1824 11/11 with a woman in FF. Nice level and little to no slop from adjacent channels. Parallel to 738 making this an easy ID. Briefly there was a man in another lang under them; I assume this was one of three possible Australians but I didn’t take the time to find parallels. One of them had a single long, high pip on the half hour. (CH-WA)

670 HAWAII, Hilo, KPUA, 0520 11/11 ads, "67 AM KPUA" ID, Univ of Hawaii football game. (BP-WA)

702 AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 1231 11/12 Aussie Talk good w/heavy KIRO-710/CBU-690 splatter. (BP-WA)

720 HAWAII, Eleele, KUAI, 1230 11/11, KUAI ID by woman u/KDWN, then Fleetwood Mac song. Dominant w/KDWN off 1113 11/12 w/mix of pop/cw/Hawaiian mx. (BP-WA) 1449 11/11 way over domestics but lightning crashes were still a problem. Getting in the way of real DX like western Australia. (CH-WA)

729 AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, 5RN, 1234 11/11 ABC news, Radio National ID, into country music program, fair w/CJNW-730 QRM. (BP-WA)

738 FRENCH POLYNESIA, Papeete, 0523 11/11, island music good with KCBS-740 splatter, French talk good 1007. 11/12 already in w/FF talk 0506, fair-strong at several rechecks. (BP-WA)

738 FRENCH POLYNESIA / AUSTRALIA even mix of French from Tahiti and English from 2NR Grafton 1314 11/11 with fair-good signals. (CH-WA)

747 AUSTRALIA, Towoomba, 4QS, 1313 11/12 fair w/jazz //774. (BP-WA)

756 NEW ZEALAND, Auckland, 1YA, 11/12 1001 strong w/news & weather, then jazz piano. 1100 11/12 time pips & RNZ news good. (BP-WA)

765 UNID, 1040 11/12 what sounded like rap music in non-EE briefly, then lost. (BP-WA)

774 AUSTRALIA, Melbourne, 3LO, 1240 11/11 talk pgm good. 11/12 1235 good w/discussion. Loud w/talk 1356 11/12. (BP-WA) 1452 11/11 still with their talk program, initially at very good level but a bit of a slop problem from 770 / 780. (CH-WA)

774 AUSTRALIA, Townsville, 4TO, 1044 11/12 pop mx, ads, "The best songs of all times….4TO" ID, fair, soon lost in 770/780 splatter. (BP-WA)

792 AUSTRALIA, Brisbane, 4RN, strong 1241 11/11 w/talk pgm. (BP-WA)

819 NEW ZEALAND, Rotorua, 1YZ, 1343 11/12 briefly good //756 w/inst mx & female operatic in heavy KGNW-820 splatter. (BP-WA)

846 KIRIBATI not a trace this time and I don’t think they were there during our September Dxpedition either. (CH-WA) (BP: I heard them for sure in September, didn't hear them either this time but I believe it was because of KSWB-840 QRM, which was much stronger than past expeditions)

850 HAWAII, Hilo, KHLO, 0537 11/12 strong w/Filipino program, ad for business next to Hawaii Community College. (BP-WA)

855 AUSTRALIA 4QB and / or 4QO fair on peaks 1316 11/12 with man talking, talking, talking….. (CH-WA)

870 HAWAII, Honolulu, KAIM, monster signal both nights w/religion, ID "The Right Choice Every Time, KAIM" 1129 11/12. (BP-WA)

890 ALASKA, Homer, KBBI 1520 11/11 fair-good w/Weekend Edition program, the only northern path DX catch of the night, strong het from 5AN-891. Not hrd 11/12. (BP-WA)

891 AUSTRALIA, Adelaide, 5AN 1518 11/11 Aussie talk, still good. 1531 11/12 good w/ABC news, brief mx 1540, then went into coverage of plane crash in New York, alternating between CNN feed and local announcers which continued until after they faded out around 1615. (BP-WA) 1433 11/11 nice signal but still bothered by slop from 890 domestics. By 1530 the domestics were almost gone leaving this a bit clearer. (CH-WA)

900 HAWAII, Maui, KNUI, 1356 11/12 strong w/local ad into Hawaiian song. (BP-WA) 1204 11/12 on top with Amy Hanalei Gilliom song that I enjoyed. (CH-WA)

909 NEW ZEALAND, Napier, Southern Star, 1113 11/12 lite music //657, briefly good then gone. (BP-WA)

927 AUSTRALIA, Gladstone, 4CC at various times 1010-1500 11/11, 70's rock songs, finally hrd 4-double-C ID 1506. (BP-WA) Really poor and no ID for me around 1431 11/11. (CH-WA)

936 AUSTRALIA, Brisbane, 1233 11/11, Newsradio ID good. 11/12 didn't appear until 1440 w/BBC coverage of US plane crash //SIBC-5020. Still there 1607 but no longer relaying BBC, gone by 1610. (BP-WA) 1456 11/11 men talking but quickly faded down. Terrible lightning crashes at the time. Much better 11/12 with coverage of the plane crash and a lot less static. (CH-WA)

936 AUSTRALIA 7ZR Hobart assumed 1159 12/12 with weak instrumental mx and a man talking. The music should rule out 4PB with their news format. This faded at the top of the hour. (CH-WA)

940 HAWAII KJPN 1037 11/11 fair to good, mixing with Mexico. 1254 11/12 JJ pop mx way on top of the channel followed by "hula-ized" K-J-P-N jingle and an assumed ad in Japanese mentioning Molokai and Maui. This is not an unusual reception, but is not normally so good. (CH-WA)

954 AUSTRALIA 2UE Sydney assumed with two men in what sounded like tele-talk, poor 1516 11/12. (CH-WA)

972 UNID 1512 11/12 poor talk – too weak to understand what was being said. Either R. Rhema or Australians 5PB or 2MW. (CH-WA)

981 UNID, 1248 11/11 DU talk poor in 980 splatter, 6 pips 1300 weakly, then talk too poor to decipher. (BP-WA)

981 NEW ZEALAND, Kaikohe, 1YE, 1340 11/12 piano & female operatic //756/819 poor w/horrific 980 splatter. (BP-WA)

981 AUSTRALIA, unid, 1502 11/12 fair in 980 splatter w/ Southern Cross Network nx, 1504 went into network coverage of American Airlines crash in NYC //4BC-1116. Either 2NM or 3HA, which one carries this network? (BP-WA) Signal strength was sometimes good but the splatter was hell at the same time Bruce was listening. At 1503 I heard what I think was a mention of ABC which confuses things somewhat as no ABC station is listed on 981. Around 1506 the signal rose to quite a good level with an American man and woman (CNN?) giving the first details on the crash. (CH-WA)

990 HAWAII, Honolulu, KHBZ (tentative) 1238 11/12 investment ads & business nx atop freq, no ID but format & conditions match. (BP-WA)

1017 AUSTRALIA, unid 1300 11/11 good w/70's soft rock, 6 pips at ToH, then woman said "Today's Easy Hits" or something phonetically similar //1071, both in well at times w/nonstop music, only break noted was 1321 when man talked about the songs he'd played. Again 1400 11/11 w/weak ad, 6 pips, & same slogan. Had same thing or similar on 2PM-531. (BP-WA)

1017 AUSTRALIA Unidentified station with good signal 11/12 from around 1100 to sunrise at around 1530. The only ID’s I heard (and heard often) were "Today’s Easy Hits" between light pop mx. There’s only 1 NZ station listed in Portzer’s Pacific Asian Log: "Canterbury On Air" (yes, that’s the name) with 2.5 kw. Parallel to 1071 which was not nearly as strong. Since - with that name - Canterbury would seem to be a private station, it would not be parallel 1071 which would be either National Radio or Radio Pacific. I’m guessing there’s a new Australian outlet on 1017. (CH-WA) (See notes at top – this is 2KY. CH)

1017 TONGA, Nuku'alofa, 0935 11/12 very good w/island vocals, soft voiced woman DJ. (BP-WA)

1026 UNID, 1202 11/12 nx w/NZ accent into EZL mx dominant, low growl noted here most of the night as though someone slightly off freq. (BP-WA)

1026 UNID 1415 11/12 good to very good with "Afternoon Delight" then straight into a Rod Stewart pop song and into Diana Ross. Likely 4AA Mackay with Easy Listening Australia but I suppose possibly one of the two Classic Hits stations in New Zealand. (CH-WA)

1035 SOLOMON ISLANDS, Honiara, 1029 11/11 fair w/talk //5020. Good w/discussion about local elections //5020 1020 11/12, s/off strong w/anthem 1100, then BBC relay the rest of the night w/good signal o/2ZB. (BP-WA)

1035 SOLOMON ISLANDS 11/12 1100 totally clear and parallel to 5020 SW. The SW // had a great signal and was a better than MW but not by a whole lot. It was easy to follow the EE sign-off announcement word for word and hear the accent of the female anncr. First was a prayer, then " " followed by the national anthem. I sat around waiting for the carrier cut so I could see who else was on the channel, but surprise… After 10 or 15 seconds they returned with what sounded like BBC World Service news and a few later rechecks found it still there interfering with more DX like weak 2ZB. Not a trace of anyone else since there is no Aussie on the channel. (CH-WA)

1060 UNID 1530 11/11 with a religious program that rolled through the half-hour with no ID. Alone on channel as sunrise wiped out the domestics. This is either a semi-distant groundwave or Hawaii. Can anyone tell me the current format of KAHU? (CH-WA)

1062 AUSTRALIA, Renmark, 5MV, 1531, woman w/nx weak & fading fast, seemed //5AN-891, weak mx in background probably 4TI. (BP-WA)

1071 AUSTRALIA, unid, 11/11 1300-1400 70's pop songs //1017 (see 1017 for more details), good-nil in 1070 splatter . (BP-WA) 11/12 1451 pop songs at fair strength but fortunately there’s almost nothing hearable on 1070 on the Beverage. (CH-WA)

1080 HAWAII? Mixed with Oregon was somebody with a news program at 1500 11/12 but I got no further with this. (CH-WA)

1098 MARSHALL ISLANDS, Majuro, 0958 11/11 loud with woman in island language. Good w/country music song 1107 11/12. (BP-WA)

1107 AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 2EA, (tentative) 1048/1152 11/11 good w/talk in unid language. Good w/BBC nx 1201 11/12 o/unid. BBC nx //SIBC-5020 1523 11/12. (BP-WA) 1044 11/1 2EA SBS Radio assumed the one with a woman talking away in an unid lang that sounded Oriental to me but is Samoan according to the Special Broadcasting Services web site at Not a hint of an ID. (CH-WA)

1116 AUSTRALIA, Brisbane, 4BC, very good 1122 11/11 w/ads 4BC ID & telephone talk, also 1250 w/ID, ads, "Psychic Encounters" talk pgm. Spectacular signal 1150 11/12 & other times w/telephone talk, possibly the strongest Aussie of the night! Still good w/coverage of US plane crash 1524 11/12 & promo for pgm "on Brisbane's 4BC". (BP-WA) 11/11 1048 with very good discussion of a recent Iranian soccer game. Very, very good in 4 and 6 KHz bandwidths 11/12 with word perfect copy of an ad for IT training at IT&T and ID at 1151 11/12. (CH-WA)

1125 UNID, telephone talk 1253 11/11, NOT//1332. (BP-WA)

1134 AUSTRALIA, unid, 1405 11/11 telephone talk //1143, may have been //1206 but not sure, probably 2AD-1134/2HD-1143. (BP-WA)

1134 AUSTRALIA 2AD Armidale with ads and nice ID at 1526 11/12. (CH-WA)

1152 FIJI, Rakiraki, R Fiji1 1255 11/11 island music good, loud 1419. Loud all night 11/12. (BP-WA)

1179 UNID, 1452 11/12 briefly good w/rock music & man in unid language. (BP-WA)

1188 AUSTRALIA, Inverell, 2NZ, 1128 11/11 presumed the one w/teletalk //1206, then ads, broke for James Taylor's "Candy Man" 1134, fair-nil in KEX-1190 splatter. Quite good w/nx report on plane crash in New York //1206 1511 11/12. (BP-WA) 1529 11/12 fair-poor with man talking, not as good as Bruce’s earlier reception. (CH-WA)

1206 AUSTRALIA, Grafton, 2GF, 1128+ 11/11 2SM network teletalk, good at times, used it to check other freqs for //s. Often good w/teletalk 1105-1500+ 11/12. (BP-WA)

1215 UNID, 1353 11/11 female vocal //1287, not sure if Aussie or NZ. Nothing seems to fit. (BP-WA)

1215 UNID, 1411 11/12 briefly good w/pop music, & possible "------ hits" ID or slogan. Gone by 1413. (BP-WA)

1251 UNID, 1138 11/12 music not //1206 briefly hrd, also briefly hrd 1448, NZ or 2DU? (BP-WA)

1269 AUSTRALIA, Sydney, 2SM, 1134 11/11 poor in 1270 splatter, IDed by checking 1206 etc for //. (BP-WA)

1270 HAWAII, Honolulu, KNDI, 1501 11/11, dominant w/ID "KNDI Honolulu, the Broadcast House of the Pacific", best signal ever for them. (BP-WA) 1459 11/11 ID, program schedule mention, ad, recycling and diabetes PSA’s. 1500 program introduction by Maggie Domingo then the long-awaited KNDI ID and "Broadcast House of the Pacific" slogan. Definitely one of the tougher Hawaiians and the first time I’ve heard it from Grayland. And believe it or not, it was on top of the channel with no real interference from anyone at all. (CH-WA)

1278 UNID, telephone talk fair 1119 11/11 & 1444 11/12. Coverage of American Airlines crash not //1206 1514 11/12, then gone 1515. (BP-WA)

1287 AUSTRALIA, Tamworth, 2TM, 1120 11/11 good-nil w/70s rock song "1287 2TM" ID, into Abbott & Costello routine, mixing w/another station, probably NZ. Also 1139 w/James Taylor song //other 2SM network stns. (BP-WA) 11/11 1126 with what sounded like tele-talk beginning with a "..ello mayt" ("hello mate"), ads, sometimes fair but normally poor-fair as would be expected with 2 kw. (CH-WA) 1135 mixing with another EE DU but hard to tell who was who.

1296 NEW ZEALAND, Hamilton, 1ZH, 0928 11/12 teletalk //1035 briefly good, the lost in splatter. (BP-WA)

1314 AUSTRALIA, unid, either 3BT or 2ZW 1209 sports news fair-nil, couldn't find // on 927 or 1017. (BP-WA)

1332 NEW ZEALAND, Auckland, R Sport, 1216+ 11/11, ads, Radio Sport ID, telephone talk, good. Mixing w/unid 70s rock (probably 4BU) good-fair at several rechecks. Also 11/12 1147 & other times w/sportstalk. (BP-WA)

1332 AUSTRALIA, Bundaberg, 4BU probably the one battling NZ various times 11/11 & 11/12 w/oldies & Aussie DJ, never hrd ID. (BP-WA)

1341 AUSTRALIA, Newcastle??, 1257 11/11 Aussie talk //1314 fair-poor, Possibly Racing Radio, but wasn't //1017. (BP-WA)

1380 HAWAII, Pearl City, KIFO, 1201 11/11 light jazz atop, Chuck hrd ID a minute earlier. (BP-WA) 11/11 1135 – 1202 with NPR programming and the NPR sounder on top of the hour. I couldn’t catch a local ID but it counts anyhow! (CH-WA)

1386 UNID, 1303 11/11 fair w/talk & singing in island language, still there 1414 w/island music. Also 1024 & 1206 11/12 w/island language. Possibly SIBC but wasn't //SIBC-1035/5020 & was hrd after SIBC went into BBC relay. Maybe NZ but they're supposedly all Hindi. (BP-WA)

1386 UNID 1356 11/11 pop sounding mx but too weak to get the language. Just before the hour I heard a short passage of flute based mx, no pips over the hour, back to pop mx with a few words spoken. Poor-fair until 1406 when I gave up. There’s no way this was a Hindi pgm so who was it? (CH-WA)

1413 AUSTRALIA, Newcastle, 2EA, 0950 11/11 telephone talk in Chinese, talk in Russian-sounding lang (listed as Czech on their website) 1103, woman in Asian lang 1222, BBC news in EE 1302. (BP-WA) 1056 11/11 man non-stop in a lang that is listed as Czech as per the same website Bruce went to assuming that the Newcastle or National schedule is followed; there is no listing for 2EA Newcastle on 1413 or any other freq. Signal was fair-poor and I wouldn’t have known the language without the help of the website. Over the hour a "….. Radio News" was heard but I couldn’t make out any more. (CH-WA)

1422 AUSTRALIA, Melbourne (very tentative) 11/11 1029 Greek music briefly audible, then lost in 1420 splatter. (BP-WA)

1422 AUSTRALIA assumed 11/11 1414 with flute based music that sounded Arabic rather than the Greek you would assume on 3XY Radio Hellas. The other possibility would be 4AM but I do not know their format. (CH-WA)

1467 FIJI, Rakiraki, R Fiji 2, 0936 11/11 loud with Hindi program. Also loud at several times 11/12. (BP-WA) 1506 11/11 good to occasionally vy good with Hindi pgm. This and 1152 and 558 were all in well but the rest of Fiji was either absent or weak enough that it did not draw my attention. (CH-WA)

1503 MICRONESIA, Kosrae, V6AJ, 0952 11/11 island music (sounded religious) with no announcements between songs good-nil in KGA-1510 splatter, best on western wire, woman in island language 1043-1047, more island music to 1055, then same woman w/apparent s/off in EE, seemed to mention V6AJ, then anmt in island language & song (anthem?), gone after 1100. Again 11/12 0938 w/upbeat island vocals, male ancr, good at times but usually lost in domestic splatter, seemed to s/off in island language 1101, then anthem(?). Confirmed it was them by calling station a couple days later and describing what I heard. Ex-1584, still listed there in WRTH. New country. (BP-WA)

1503 NEW ZEALAND, Radio Sport, 1202 11/11 fair-poor w/sportstalk //1332. (BP-WA)

1512 AUSTRALIA, Newcastle, 2NA, 0932 11/11 Aussie EE & what sounded like Aboriginal chanting good. (BP-WA) (listed as 2RN in your Pacific-Asian Log – CH) (Okay…2RN it is, but they used to be 2NA up until a few years ago. BP)

1512 AUSTRALIA 2RN Newcastle good on peaks with not too much problem from 1510 splatter 1337 11/12. The program was piano jazz. (CH-WA)

1521 AUSTRALIA, Deniliquin, 2QN, 11/11 1104 weak-fair in KKSN-1520 splatter w/news, ID as "1521 2QN" then woman w/weather, into Michael Jackson song, then lost when 1520 went back into music. (BP-WA)

1540 HAWAII, Honolulu, KREA, 0931 11/11 Korean talk atop KXPA. (BP-WA)

1548 AUSTRALIA, Emerald, 4QD, 0927 11/11 already in with sporting event, good. (BP-WA)

1557 AUSTRALIA, unid teletalk, 1019 11/11, probably 2RE. (BP-WA)

1566 AUSTRALIA, 1022 & 1223 11/11, oldies, probably 3NE. (BP-WA) 11/11 1105 briefly clear with what sounded like an ad ending with a mention of Great Alpine something or another then quick fadeout. (CH-WA)

1593 UNID, 1225 11/11 several hundred Hz het between 2 stns, neither was audible except for brief bits of music. Paul Ormandy says R Samoa in NZ is off-freq here. (BP-WA)

2310 AUSTRALIA, 1325 11/12 fair-good //2485/2325, man interviewing women. (BP-WA)

2325 AUSTRALIA, 1325 11/12 good w/interview //2310/2485. (BP-WA)

2485 AUSTRALIA, fair-poor w/Aussie woman 1323 11/12. (BP-WA)

3250 NORTH KOREA, 1328 11/12 woman in Korean, fair signal but shallow modulation. (BP-WA)

3280 UNID, Chinese music good 1329 11/12, Voice of Pujiang listed. (BP-WA)

3320 NORTH KOREA, 1330 11/12 good w/woman in KK, either //3250 or similar program (couldn't decide). (BP-WA)

4000 CHINA, 1539 11/11 Chinese talk good, Nei Menggu listed. (BP-WA)

4460 UNID, Asian talk 1537 11/11 fair u/RTTY QRM. (BP-WA)

4820 INDIA, Calcutta, 1528 11/11 talk in unid language, the 6 pips and news in English, best of the 60 meter Indians, weaker parallels noted on 4775 4800 4880 4895 4970 4990. (BP-WA)

4850 CHINA, strong 1555 11/11 Chinese talk, 5&1 time pips 1600, anthem, then woman w/ZRGD ID & apparent s/off anmt, carrier cut 1603. (BP-WA)

4890 PNG, strong much of the night 11/12, noted w/Fundamentalist Preacher 1352 11/12, left carrier on after 1400 s/off. (BP-WA)

4915 BRAZIL, 0152 11/12 many ads, woman DJ, R Anhaguera ID, suddenly off 0202 (matches listed s/off). (BP-WA)

4919 ECUADOR, SS talk & R Quito ID 0240 11/12. (BP-WA)

4965 ZAMBIA, 0228 11/12, vocal mx, "Radio Christian Voice" ID fair-good. (BP-WA)

4985 BRAZIL, 0143 11/12 good-fair w/Portuguese version of "California Dreaming", 0146 ads & "Brazil Central" ID. (BP-WA)

5020 SOLOMON ISLANDS, Honiara, 11/12 strong the entire night, noted 1020+ w/interested pgm about upcoming election, apparent interviews w/politicians, one talked about leading the country out of its "dark period", Signoff with Anthem 1103, then relayed BBC-WS the rest of the night. (BP-WA)

6010 MEXICO, 0515 11/11 Radio Mil ID & SS covers of pop standards like "Unchain my Heart". (BP-WA)

8700 AFGHANISTAN (non), 0237 11/12 Information Radio in USB fair-good w/talk & subcontinent music. (BP-WA)