Tom was fully set up and DXing at 1200 (in the predawn darkness) as I drove up 
to the cliff, but for the first time during this DXpedition a "sleeping 
squatter" had the temerity to park overnight in "my" usual antenna setup space. 
Of course nobody actually owns any real estate at these Highway 101 ocean cliff 
turnoffs, and it's truly the "wild, wild west," with no guarantees of anything 
(except that it will continue to be pretty wild). 

Yesterday's exceptional DU propagation cooled off somewhat this morning, but 
Tom and I still found some interesting signals. 558-6WA made a return 
appearance around 1315, which would have thrilled us in years past except that 
we had already received both it and 531-6DL yesterday. 558-Fiji seemed to be 
putting in a ghostly signal at times, but couldn't quite seal the deal. I had 
an interesting mix on 1026 around 1250 (the 2 kW Newstalk ZB and a presumed 
4AA) while Tom mentioned that he found quite a few other unusual signals. After 
a phenomenal session like yesterday morning's I guess the main challenge is not 
becoming "spoiled," and reminding yourself that any of these DU's would be 
outstanding catches back home (especially for me, living in a "DU dead zone" 
like Puyallup, WA ). 

531 PI Auckland, NZ, 5 kW Relaxing Samoan island music at a good level around 
1223; in a mix with an apparent More FM later in the session 

558 6WA Wagin, Australia, 50 kW Not as strong as yesterday, but definitely 
there with ABC talk at 1315 (and paralleled by Tom for confirmation) 

657 Star Wellington/ Tauranga, NZ, 50/ 10 kW As usual, one of the best 
performers on the cliff with great-level Christian music at 1310 

765 Radio Kahungunu Napier-Hastings, NZ, 2.5 kW Another overwhelming signal 
from this low-power overachiever at 1259; a Maori net ID is given 35 seconds 
into the recording (at the 1300 TOH), followed by apparent Maori-accented Kiwi 
English (just what a sleep-deprived Yankee DXpeditioner needs) 

855 UnID-DU Male DU English speaker at a pretty good level with ABC-sounding 
format at 1319, but getting diced up by my home semi-local KHHO 

1026 Newstalk ZB (mix) Kaitaia, NZ, 2 kW The low-powered Kiwi station (with 
talk) in a mix with an apparent 4AA (playing music) 

73 and Good DX, 
Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 4 ocean cliff near Manzanita, OR, USA) 
7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywaves and Tecsun PL-380 + 
17 inch and 15 inch (TSA-spooking) Monster FSL antennas 

Ocean cliff site DXpedition session photo from this morning (kindly taken by 
Tom) is posted at 

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