Gary, that was More FM at on 531 kHz around 1258-1300 on our wild DXing session 
from the cliff. Location "Alexandra" mentioned at end of Curtain store 
commercial, and then "More FM" by announcer. 
https://app.box.com/s/5enl8w5c6rn4ztbodqbqnjzhy5uonvly 

As for the ABC affiliate 6DL on the same frequency, I was unable to get a match 
with 6WA as Fiji 1 was trashing it to the point of not being able to decipher 
but a few words and then 531 had faded down. However, on 531 they were 
discussing "racing" and the announcer says."..and ABC will go there". Has to be 
6DL https://app.box.com/s/bo7ejkop0eklkt5pa931ea24wkjuvel2 

A good and satisfying session was had today, Aug 5 although it could not match 
yesterday's dazzling session, it was better than any of the 3 we attended last 
year with our Japanese DXer guests. 6WA was in strongly at 1315. 

73 from Tom Rothlisberger K7WV 
Delta loop with 60 feet of wire with FLG100LN and Perseus SDR 
Rockwork 4 DXpedition 2017 





----- Original Message -----

From: d1028g...@comcast.net 
To: "Mailing America" <irca@hard-core-dx.com> 
Sent: Saturday, August 5, 2017 2:51:23 AM 
Subject: [IRCA] Oregon Cliff (Rockwork 4) Ultralight DU's for 8-4 

As reported earlier it was a pretty wild ocean cliff session, with both Tom and 
I judging it to have been the most thrilling ever at Rockwork 4. There was 
enhanced propagation to both Australia and New Zealand, with Fiji joining in 
the bonanza as well. Some highlights were the best-ever signals from both 
558-Fiji and 558-6WA (in a snarl much of the time), the best-ever signal from 
the 2.5 kW Radio Kahungunu, unusual Kiwi-Oz mixes across the band, and 558-Fiji 
sticking around at an S5 level until 1350, 15 minutes after Oz and NZ had 
bailed. The underperforming Fiji of the past 2 years has suddenly become a 
DU-DX powerhouse. 

There is no way to make a detailed report of such a wild session without 
extensive file review (which I assume that Tom will be doing for weeks), but 
some of the highlight signals are linked below. While still in total darkness 
Tom and I both noticed that Kiwi propagation was unusually good around 1200, 
and we thought it would turn out to be a great Kiwi morning. It was, but in the 
increasing daylight the Australian signals also got a major boost, along with 
558-Fiji. Snarling frequency fights broke out across the band as enhanced DU 
propagation kicked in throughout the entire South Pacific. Neither Tom or I had 
ever heard anything like it., but it certainly more than made up for Tom's 
dicey luck the past two days. His Perseus recordings from today may become real 
classics. 

531 More FM? Sounds like another Kiwi ad string (minus the "Sheila") at 1258, 
but I'm certainly no expert on Kiwi English. In a mix with PI and an Oz talk 
station throughout the session 
https://app.box.com/s/jtq9cyi0te4bbri3tv7puzvt289fpsmx 

531 UnID-Oz ABC-sounding talk hanging around at 1253 over and under PI and the 
rest. 558-6WA was in at the time but I didn't think to check for a parallel. 
Maybe 6DL? https://app.box.com/s/688ujh8qu23t7jl5dfuvwzsc6iudsw0e 

558 Radio Fiji One Suva, Fiji, 10 kW The real star of the session, pounding in 
with serious strength after its recent rejuvenation. Was still easily audible 
at 1350 during final antenna dismantling. These two MP3's (at 1307 and 1323) 
were the strongest recordings ever made of the station at the ocean cliff 
https://app.box.com/s/13ra6q2edyniegz3jnwii1nlu6dcoz05 
https://app.box.com/s/ykjkqqfa59l7h2rfcedhudikwn8ayfye 

558 6WA Wagin, Australia, 50 kW In a snarl with Fiji for much of sunrise 
enhancement, the Western Australian station (with programming matching the 
"Overnights" podcast on the ABC website) made a return appearance at 1319 to 
repeat the North American Ultralight DXing distance record of 9,138 miles / 
14,705 km. First heard at this cliff in August of 2015 
https://app.box.com/s/cze5omzc1x01p28gpdo44wylhdl61l6y 

603 Oz-Radio Waatea Mix For the first time ever, at 1254 an Oz station 
dominates the NZ Maori powerhouse Radio Waatea at the "Kiwi Cliff." Prior to 
this I had never even heard any competition for Radio Waatea on the frequency 
(during 12 ocean cliff DXpeditions here) 
https://app.box.com/s/i3mgrjxw0dwadrtc2c69x7f2f7h6qzua 

765 Radio Kahungunu Napier-Hastings, NZ, 2.5 kW Yikes! The Kiwi Maori station 
melting down my CC Skywave's front end is running only 2.5 kW of power! Even 
with its reputation as an overachiever, this signal is straight out of science 
fiction. There is apparently a new Maori net ID at 1:30 into the recording at 
the 1300 TOH, but no Maori translator is currently available at the cliff 
https://app.box.com/s/qvu2atw8b22qvi8xwkgp95riigd5mlca 

73 and Good DX, 
Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff near Manzanita, OR, USA) 
7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywave and Tecsun PL-380 Ultralights + 
17 inch and 15 inch "Weightlifter Required" FSL antennas 











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