Some Asia and Far East…
Yesterday afternoon and evening did show some pretty decent conditions into Asia and Far East. Nothing spectacular in the log (I haven’t yet received my HDLA-amplifiers, but they’re released from customs so I expect them to arrive pretty soon), but a few of the more potent Japanese stations was present, together with the usual bunch of Chinese stations all over the band. I must admit, that I spent most of the time hunting on frequencies housing Japanese stations, so I may have missed some other interesting stations on other frequencies while doing so. I haven’t yet get used to the idea of recording 192 KHz of raw bandwith for later analyze, but I guess I will start doing that quite soon – when I find some time to do the actual file analyzes… Anyhow, local sunset is now around 14:00 UTC, and already at 13:45 UTC JOLF Tokyo was present with a decent signal on 1242 KHz. Other Japanese stations logged was JOFR Fukuoka-1278, JOER Hiroshima-1350, JOHR Sapporo-1287 and JOIF Fukuoka-1413. All the Japanese stations was logged between 13:45 and 16:55 UTC. No Japanese stations was heard below 1242 KHz.
Another interesting station was heard on 1350 KHz KHz as well. I’m not sure, but I beleive that it may be Choibalsan, Mongolia. Asiawaves is currently listing the station as inactive, but it may be reactivated. I will examine the recording from 1350 KHz carefully, and get back with info as soon as I know more.
I went to bed quite early yesterday, as I was pretty tired due to the trip and last weeks “hospitalization”. Got up around 04:30 UTC, only to find the MW-band very quiet. Big disappointment! Hope the coming night/morning will offer some more. A-index is on a steady 3, and K-index on a likewise steady 2, the band is currently quiet so there should be opportunities to snag one or two North Americans later on.