Between work and being sick for a week, I haven’t had a chance to post anything about the current trans-Pacific reception season. But, it has been a pretty good one, and this day provided the best audio of the season.
Here’s what I posted to the IRCA mailing list:
This was my 14th and last TP session of the month and it was quite good, particularly Japan. 10’x18′ Conti Superloop pointing 300 degrees (a bit south of Japan). I was listening live during part of the SDR recording and had armchair quality from 774-JOUB at times, the best TP audio of the season. I checked my SDR recording for the interval 1135-1305 before running out of steam, but I doubt anything was better after that. I may have lost out on some audio due to strong splatter from California stations. I hope to post some audio at some point.
774 at 1213-1215UT and 1255-1257UT (with much good audio); EE lessons (JOUB)
828 at 1203UT after weak TOH pips; EE lessons (JOBB)
693 at 1237UT; EE lessons (JOAB)
972 at 1157UT; sedate man talking into music (presumed HLCA)
1053 at 1203UT and later times; Korean jammer
[I accidentally left out 747-JOIB, which was ravaged by splatter from adjacent domestic stations]
558 at 1136UT (could be HLQH Korea)
594 at 1259UT into TOH pips (JOAK)
657 at 1136UT (??) [Likely Pyongyang North Korea based on IRCA mailing list]
666 at 1201UT after TOH pips (JOBK)
1566 at 1202UT and later with various music and man or woman talking (presumed HLAZ)
I also had a lot of carriers but didn’t bother to tabulate them all. Anyway, here are some audio samples, mostly from Japan during their nightly English lessons on NHK Radio 2:
594-JOAK Japan into the 1300UT TOH pips:
693-JOAB Japan with English lessons at 1237UT:
774-JOUB Japan with English lessons at 1255UT, with the quality rising to excellent shortly into the recording. If only there was no splatter from 770-KKOB. These lessons can be humorous at any time, but this one is particularly good as they are studying tongue twisters!
828-JOBB Japan at 1202UT with English lessons:
972-HLCA Korea at 1157UT:
Finally, for some perspective on just how strong the 774 signal was, here is a screen shot from the SDR software: