AM DX In alaska 2022-2023

DXerPaulAK

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I do SW in the spring and summer, but move to AM when it begins to stay dark late enough in the morning...... and today (Fri Aug 5th) I had to get up at an ass o clock time thats way earlier then Id like, but I was chompin at the bit to get some AM DX in.

My first log of the 2022-2023 AM DX Season is...............

the 5kw non directional 1107khz Tauranga relay of "Today FM" New Zealand. About 7000 miles give or take a few dozen miles. Not very strong, but between 1115 and 1200UTC, I had several understandable fade ups including a long snippet of "Danger Zone" by Kenny Loggins leading into news at 1200UTC.

1107kHz Tauranga, NZ isn't new or even uncommon for me. In early fall (which is what were really in, based on temps) through late fall and again in late winter, this signal whose tower is right near the water is a regular catch and sometimes, very good too.

I will use this thread to update everyone with my logs/catches and audio that I record of what I hear.

I use a CC Crane Skywave (non SSB model) and this antenna:
 

pb_lonny

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Great to hear of your first logging of the season. I look forward to reading more about your loggings.

Paul From Tasmania
 

DXerPaulAK

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NEW Log! KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA 1KW 24/7, the tower is right on the water, 2300 miles form my QTH. Heard between 315 and 405am AK Time with several classic hits songs.
 

DXerPaulAK

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Well, here's some AM DX Audio from McGRath, Alaska 250 miles NW of Anchorage using a portable CCrane Skywave 5" Tunable FSL antenna.

"Today FM" 1107kHz Tauranga, New Zealand Sat Aug 5 at 1159UTC with Kenny Loggins "Danger Zone" into news. Audio: Today FM 1107kHz Tauranga, NZ Fri Aug 5, 2022 1159UTC


"News Talk Zed-Bee" New Zealand, 1026Khz, 2KW Non Directional from the very tip of the north island with an ad, Zed-Bee mention and then weather. Audio: NewsTalk ZB 1026 Thu Aug 11, 2022 1203UTC



Fri Aug 12 at 344AM AK Time with Country music from KSTN 1420 Stockton, CA. THere's a bit of a fade down but it comes back up very nicely. Audio: MediaFire

KMKY 1310 Oakland, CA with Punjabi music Fri Aug 12 at 328AM AK Time. Audio: KMKY 1310 Oakland, CA Fri Aug 12, 2022 328AM AK Time

KVTO 1400 Berkley, CA Fri Aug 12 at 403am AK Time. The soft voiced female singing is KVTO. Audio: KVTO 1400 Berkley, CA Fri Aug 12, 2022 403am AK Time

KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Fri Aug 12 at 341AM AK time with "It's All Right". Audio: KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Fri Aug 12, 2022 341AM AK Time

And here';s KMBY again from August 6th. Audio: KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Sat Aug 6, 2022 321AM AK Time

KLTX 1390 Long Beach, CA Thu Aug 11 at 348AM AK time with spanish christian music. Audio: KLTX 1390 Long Beach, CA Thu Aug 11, 2022 348AM AK Time

KTKZ 1380 Sacramento, CA with the Hugh Hewitt Show Thu Aug 11 at 337AM AK time. Audio: KTKZ 130 Sacramento, CA Thu Aug 11, 2022 337AM AK Time (. I think KHTK is audible every night under banging in like a ton of bricks local KSLD 1140 Soldotna, AK 10KW, 300 miles away)
 

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KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Fri Aug 12 at 341AM AK time with "It's All Right". Audio: KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Fri Aug 12, 2022 341AM AK Time

And here';s KMBY again from August 6th. Audio: KMBY 1240 Monterey, CA Sat Aug 6, 2022 321AM AK Time
That one is as impressive as the New Zealand stations.

KMBY is a little pip-squeak of a station, 1KW into a single vertical antenna that is sitting behind an ice cream shop on Cannery Row. When the tide is in, the concrete base is sitting in the Monterey Bay.
I live not too far away and it's nearly impossible for me to hear at night due to so many other low power stations on the same frequency all bouncing off the upper atmosphere and vying for access to my radio.
 

DXerPaulAK

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That one is as impressive as the New Zealand stations.

KMBY is a little pip-squeak of a station, 1KW into a single vertical antenna that is sitting behind an ice cream shop on Cannery Row. When the tide is in, the concrete base is sitting in the Monterey Bay.
I live not too far away and it's nearly impossible for me to hear at night due to so many other low power stations on the same frequency all bouncing off the upper atmosphere and vying for access to my radio.

I'm probably the only one who says "Ehh" at 1kw from 2200 miles away... lol. I love my logging of KMBY, but I like my NZ logs better :)
 
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