Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread Nick Hall-Patch
Thanks Gary.   I've seen it here after 1400UT; it 
certainly can sit on other potential DX.


best wishes,

Nick




At 23:28 2018-04-13, d1028g...@aol.com wrote:


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  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,NickAt 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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread Gary DeBock via IRCA
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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  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."  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  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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread R. Colin Newell
Original owner of my XCR-30 is none other than Ian McFarland of CBC RCI. 

Colin Newell - Victoria - B.C. CANADA -

> On Apr 13, 2018, at 9:24 AM, Bill Whitacre  wrote:
> 
> In re-reading my WRTH article from 1981 I’m reminded that the XCR-30 also 
> went to Europe a few times.  Pretty sure I travelled without the dozen or so 
> D-cells it craved.  Evereadys didn’t catch on fire like LiOn cells but they 
> were just as heavy.  ;-)
> 
> Not so long before I joined VOA, in 1982, story goes that monitors lugged 
> 51J’s along on reception surveys.  Can you imagine?
> 
> Thank goodness for the Sony 2001 and later 2010!
> 
> —
> 
>> On Apr 13, 2018, at 11:53 AM, R. Colin Newell  wrote:
>> 
>> Hey! I've a functioning Barlow-Wadley XCR-30!
>> And I assure you, it has never picked up Radio Cook Islands!
>> 
>>> On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 5:37 AM, Bill Whitacre  wrote:
>>> 
>>> Oh, oh … now you did it — opened up the door to ‘memory lane!’
>>> 
>>> Here’s a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I
>>> can recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap
>>> little portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way
>>> around the island from the airport:
>>> 
>>> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav <
>>> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav>
>>> 
>>> Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.
>>> 
>>> I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981
>>> WRTH about my visit.
>>> 
>>> Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!
>>> 
>>> Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!
>>> 
>>> Bill Whitacre
>>> Alexandria, VA
>>> 
>>> 
>>> 
>> 
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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread Bill Whitacre
In re-reading my WRTH article from 1981 I’m reminded that the XCR-30 also went 
to Europe a few times.  Pretty sure I travelled without the dozen or so D-cells 
it craved.  Evereadys didn’t catch on fire like LiOn cells but they were just 
as heavy.  ;-)

Not so long before I joined VOA, in 1982, story goes that monitors lugged 51J’s 
along on reception surveys.  Can you imagine?

Thank goodness for the Sony 2001 and later 2010!

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> On Apr 13, 2018, at 11:53 AM, R. Colin Newell  wrote:
> 
> Hey! I've a functioning Barlow-Wadley XCR-30!
> And I assure you, it has never picked up Radio Cook Islands!
> 
> On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 5:37 AM, Bill Whitacre  wrote:
> 
>> Oh, oh … now you did it — opened up the door to ‘memory lane!’
>> 
>> Here’s a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I
>> can recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap
>> little portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way
>> around the island from the airport:
>> 
>> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav <
>> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav>
>> 
>> Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.
>> 
>> I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981
>> WRTH about my visit.
>> 
>> Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!
>> 
>> Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!
>> 
>> Bill Whitacre
>> Alexandria, VA
>> 
>> 
>> 
> 
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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread R. Colin Newell
Hey! I've a functioning Barlow-Wadley XCR-30!
And I assure you, it has never picked up Radio Cook Islands!

On Fri, Apr 13, 2018 at 5:37 AM, Bill Whitacre  wrote:

> Oh, oh … now you did it — opened up the door to ‘memory lane!’
>
> Here’s a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I
> can recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap
> little portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way
> around the island from the airport:
>
> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav <
> http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav>
>
> Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.
>
> I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981
> WRTH about my visit.
>
> Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!
>
> Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!
>
> Bill Whitacre
> Alexandria, VA
>
>
>

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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread Bill Whitacre
Oh, oh … now you did it — opened up the door to ‘memory lane!’

Here’s a cut from Radio Cook Islands from July 1980 recorded, as far as I can 
recall, on a Barlow-Wadley XCR-30 [which I still have] and a cheap little 
portable cassette recorder at the Orange Grove Lodge about half way around the 
island from the airport:

http://realmonitor.com/Cook_Islands_Jul1980.wav 


Out of RA news with ID mentioning both 630 and 5045 kHz.

I almost forgot all about these tapes and the article I wrote for the 1981 WRTH 
about my visit.

Thanks for stirring up some happy memories Gary & Guy!

Now if I can only FIND my copy of the 1981 WRTH!

Bill Whitacre
Alexandria, VA

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> On Apr 13, 2018, at 12:37 AM, Guy Atkins  wrote:
> 
>> 
>> ​Hi Gary,
> 
> Thanks for the RCI sign-on routine recording! I had to laugh when I heard
> the tail end of the audio, when the announcer's voice kicks in. Radio Cook
> Islands is still sounding over-modulated and bass-heavy, just like they
> were *25* years ago when I visited!​ Audio from their tapes or carts were
> fine, but announcer's voices tended to sound really distorted.
> 
> Anyone interested in hearing a vintage Radio Cook Islands sign-on should
> check out my recording #1 from this article on the SWLing Post:
> https://swling.com/blog/2015/07/radio-cook-islands-guys-1993-visit-and-recordings/
> 
> 73,
> 
> Guy Atkins
> Puyallup, WA
> 
> 
>> -- Forwarded message --
>> From: Gary DeBock 
>> To: "America, Mailing" 
>> Cc:
>> Bcc:
>> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:24:12 -0700 (PDT)
>> Subject: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)
>> 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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-13 Thread Gary DeBock
<<< 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. >>>

I'll see what I can find out for you, Nick. 846-Kiribati is practically a local 
pest here.

Gary

> On April 12, 2018 at 9:13 PM Nick Hall-Patch  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."  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  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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-12 Thread Guy Atkins
>
> ​Hi Gary,

Thanks for the RCI sign-on routine recording! I had to laugh when I heard
the tail end of the audio, when the announcer's voice kicks in. Radio Cook
Islands is still sounding over-modulated and bass-heavy, just like they
were *25* years ago when I visited!​ Audio from their tapes or carts were
fine, but announcer's voices tended to sound really distorted.

Anyone interested in hearing a vintage Radio Cook Islands sign-on should
check out my recording #1 from this article on the SWLing Post:
https://swling.com/blog/2015/07/radio-cook-islands-guys-1993-visit-and-recordings/

73,

Guy Atkins
Puyallup, WA


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> From: Gary DeBock 
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> Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2018 18:24:12 -0700 (PDT)
> Subject: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)
> 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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-12 Thread Nick Hall-Patch
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."  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  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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-12 Thread Gary DeBock
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." 
>  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  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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Re: [IRCA] 630-Cook Islands Sign On Routine (1555 UTC)

2018-04-12 Thread Paul B. Walker, Jr.
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  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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