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Good to see that things on 855khz are still the same.

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> On Sep 22, 2016, at 4:03 PM, R. Colin Newell <coffeecan...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> ON October 6th 1996 (almost 20 years ago) Nick Hall-Patch and I were on a
> logging road on the West coast of Vancouver Island - running
> a terminated beverage (if I recall correctly) being somewhere around 1500'
> in length and little more than 5' above the ground.
> 
> Here was my single morning logbook from that day.
> 
> Interesting how some things have changed and others... not so much.
> 
> JORDAN RIVER October 6 1996
> 
> ---------------------------------------------------------
> 
> Receiver: DX440 Radio Shack     KENWOOD R2000 (stand-by) 1200' Beverage
> 
> ------------------------------
> 
> 
> 
> *153 Khz* 0752 Russia FE-Komsomolsk RR talk and music in and out of the
> mud. Huge strength by 1250 UTC // to 279khz and 234khz
> 
> 
> 
> *180 Khz* 0805 Russia Petropavlovsk 180khz usual mix of chatter & lite
> Russian pops  // 234khz at the time. Fair to good.
> 
> 
> 
> *234 Khz* 0730 Russia FE-Siberia RR talk and lite-pop music down in the
> mud--way up in strength by 0800  pr-fr
> 
> 
> 
> *279 Khz* 0815 Russia FE-Yukhno-Sakhalin By far the pick of the morning w/
> loud Russian Tom Jones wanna-bees. gd-exc up to 1200 UTC
> 
> 
> 
> *576 khz* 0845 Japan Kagoshima JOHG  more of the same network-1 stuff  up
> and down the dial-- excellent levels!
> 
> 
> 
> *657* *Khz* 1300 Korea DPR Sabre-rattling KK diatribe up to hour.. Used to
> hear this all the time in Victoria when it was a MW - much quieter
> now--Huge signal however. Gd to exc+
> 
> 
> 
> *693 Khz* 1052 Japan Tokyo JOAB NHK2 politely pushing CBU-690 "out of the
> way" w/ more of the endless and tiresome network NHK-stuff. Exc levels
> 
> 
> 
> *747 Khz* 0755 Japan JOIB Sapporo Off the scale w/ JJ OM talk //774
> Excellent
> 
> 
> 
> *837 Khz* 1249 China PR finally a big mainlander w/ BEIJING opera--
> gd.signal
> 
> 
> 
> *855 Khz* 1254 Korea DPRK martial harangue over-top of growl on channel -
> 
> 
> 
> *864 Khz* 1220 Unid - looking for India, this LANG speaker caught our
> attention. This was one channel that we were paying close attention to.
> pr-fr.
> 
> 
> 
> *873 Khz* 1247 Russia FE-regional HUGE w/ Beatles Maxwell Silver
> Hammer!! Amazing! One of the loudest Russians all night .. gd-exc++
> 
> 
> 
> *954 Khz* 0842 Japan Tokyo JOKR - One of the 'all-nighters' w/ the usual
> rounds of animated JJ chatter and music-- fr-gd.
> 
> 
> 
> *963 Khz* 1245 Russia FE-regional not sure of the location but have heard
> this from Victoria-- fr.gd on peaks w/ RR YL chatter
> 
> 
> 
> *972 Khz* 1201 Korea HLCA The big ticket signal of the morning w/ soft-KK
> YL talk and background music-- never faded out ... exc+++ levels
> 
> 
> 
> *1008 Khz* 1058UTC Japan Osaka JONR ABC-radio HUGE JJ speakers and
> music--all started sounding the same after a while.
> 
> 
> 
> *1053 Khz* 1210 South Korea Jammers Hyper-loud echo-jammers here most of
> the morning.
> 
> 
> 
> *1125 Khz* 1159 Unid - no idea what the lang-spkr here up to the hour on
> top of a jumble of signals-- pr-fr.
> 
> 
> 
> *1134 Khz* 0742 UTC Japan  Tokyo JOQR chatter and pop music w/o adj.channel
> interference. fr.
> 
> 
> 
> *1134 Khz* 1103 UTC S.Korea Hwasong KBS Giant but sombre KK OM yakking over
> JOQR Tokyo-- a real battle for this channel would shortly ensue.
> 
> 
> 
> *1143 Khz* 1115UTC Philippines Poro VOA English/Cantonese lessons at
> monster levels here fighting it out w/ god knows who--
> 
> The single most crowded channel on the dial..Taiwan, China, Japan fighting
> it out ..
> 
> 
> 
> *1152 Khz* 1157 Japan one heck of a mess of stuff w/ JJ talk surfacing from
> time to time.. overall, very loud..
> 
> 
> 
> *1152 Khz* 0810 Japan NHK2 Syncros JJ spooky vocals // 774,747,828 et al
> 
> 
> 
> *1179 Khz* 1110 Japan Osaka JOOR Fast JJ stock market sounding OM creaming
> 1180. fr.gd levels most of the morning.
> 
> 
> 
> *1206 Khz* 1155 Taiwan CBS periodic snippets in the wrestling match on this
> channel-- one more of the cluttered ones that was usually little more than
> a rumble of sub-audible hets and growls..
> 
> 
> 
> *1287 Khz* 0840 Japan Sapporo JOHR extra-huge JJ OM speaker here gd-exc++
> 
> 
> 
> *1305 Khz* 1129 Korea KBS  KK talk over & under the jumble here. pr-fr
> 
> 
> 
> *1314 Khz* 1127 Japan JOUF Osaka 1314khz assume the deep fading JJ speaker
> alone here-- fr-exc. levels
> 
> 
> 
> *1332 Khz* 1125 Japan JOSF Nagoya assume the animated JJ sports talk way
> over top of 1330 QRM-- huge signal and only one here..
> 
> 
> 
> *1386 Khz* 0812 Japan NHK2 Syncros Huge levels // to network-2 w/ mix of
> local music--by far one of the loudest "low-power" NHK2 channels. gd-exc+
> 
> 
> 
> *1413Khz* 1150 Japan JOIF Fukuoka JJ talk dominating an otherwise cluttered
> channel-- fr.
> 
> 
> 
> *1422 Khz* 1147 Japan JORF Yokohama - Assume the JJ talker up and down in
> the mud..pr.
> 
> 
> 
> *1548 Khz* 1120 Australia Emerald 4QD assume the EE/Aussie-accented talk
> here-- the only evidence here of DU reception-- this same channel a
> graveyard-like jumble by 1220UTC
> 
> 
> 
> *1593 Khz* 1140 Japan NHK2 Massive signal w/ usual JJ OM  up to 1225UTC-
> Exc++
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