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Kia Orana Nick  

846-Kiribati does indeed run a open carrier overnight.On the SSB-equipped CC 
Skywave it has a huge carrier around 1100, but that doesn't stop Radio Veritas 
from showing up in its null.

Gary


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On Thursday, April 12, 2018 Nick Hall-Patch <n...@ieee.org> wrote:
Which leads to a question about the Christmas 
Island transmitter on 846. Are they running it 
at full power, even when there is no programming? 
It certainly seems that way, judging by a strong 
signal on 846 and lack of programming before sunrise here on the west coast..

Possibly that's a good idea to keep the tropical 
rot at bay, but it must add a substantial hit to their electricity bill.

best wishes,

Nick


At 04:00 2018-04-13, Gary DeBock wrote:

>Hi Paul,
>
>A lot of these Pacific island transmitters 
>suffer for lack of maintenance and repair parts. 
>The salt water environment, hot weather and 
>cyclone damage take their toll. 630-RCI is 
>apparently one of the worst for an 
>underperforming signal-- I tried hard to hear it 
>in Kona, Hawaii twice last year, but came away empty both times.
>
><<< B.) isn’t it non directional? then there’s no nulls, that applies to
>directional stations >>>
>
>By nulls, I meant the null when you direct the 
>loopstick on a portable radio to null out a 
>station. Both the hot-rodded Ultralights and 5" 
>FSL antenna can do this very effectively here, 
>completely nulling out any MW station on the 
>band. Frequently S9 signals appear in the null 
>of another S9 signal, such as for 630-RCI and 630-4QN at night here.
>
>Gary
>
> > 

On April 12, 2018 at 6:25 PM "Paul B. Walker, 
> Jr." <walkerbroadcast...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
>
> > A.) I would suspect Radio Cook Islands isn’t running full power
>
> > B.) isn’t it non directional? then there’s no nulls, that applies to
> > directional stations
>
> > On Thu, Apr 12, 2018 at 9:24 PM Gary DeBock <d1028g...@comcast.net> wrote:
>
> > > 630-Radio Cook Islands in Rarotonga is one of the most exotic Pacific
> > > island stations on the MW band, with a reputation of being a real
> > > underperformer. Here in Aitutaki (about 200 km to the north) you can even
> > > hear the Australian co-channels 4QN and 2PB in its null at night.
> > >
> > >
> > > Here is the sign on routine for 630-RCI, 
> recorded at 1555 UTC this morning
> > > (April 12). In the 35 seconds before sign on you can hear the Oz
> > > co-channels before the horns sound at 35 
> seconds, starting the day off for
> > > RCI https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/ac25a13oykoc3jmk4e9i898pb8cea0k4
> > >
> > >
> > > 73, Gary DeBock (in Aitutaki, Cook Islands)
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