AFN Tokyo “Eagle 8-10”-810 kHz
Friday the 5th of october offered a pretty good opening into the Far East and Japan. One of many stations heard this afternoon was AFN Tokyo on 810 kHz, which was heard simoultaneously with a couple of chinese stations on the frequency. However, I was able to pick up, and record, an “Eagle 8-10” ID together with a PSA from National Public Radio in the growl on the frequency and after some “detective work” with finding a useable e-mail adress to the station, I got an answer from MSgt Greg Bluethmann, the station manager at Eagle 8-10, who told me to send the report directly to him. After a few days I got the very much appreciated QSL from him:
Thanks for resending that clip to my civilian e-mail address. I can confirm that’s is our radio station, “Eagle810” on AM 810. We use a 50K watt transmitter, so I know it’s amazing how far the signal can go when the atmospheric conditions are just right. Thanks for engaging with us, and I’ll be sure to let the rest of the station personnel know how far reaching our signal is. Take care.
MSgt Greg “Blue” Bluethmann
American Forces Network (AFN), Tokyo”
The audio clip is found here. Yes, you need to listen carefully to hear the ID. Greg managed, and so will most of you guys.