Monthly Archives: January 2014

Pretty cool QSL: CKOC Hamilton, ON-1150

ImageA couple of days ago, I received an e-mail from Ted Yates on CKOC, who confirmed my reception of the station in November 2012. Ted writes:

Hello Hans,

Thank you for your reception report. This email is to confirm that the signal you received on your portable receiver from Norway is that of 1150 CKOC AM radio station in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada.

I would also like to thank you for your very interesting background information.

1150 CKOC is Canada’s oldest operating radio station. CKOC first went on the air in 1922 and has been serving Hamilton and Southern Ontario ever since. Our music format is Great Oldies, Classic Hits of the 60s, 70s and 80s.

Best regards,

Ted Yates”

Not only did Ted confirm my reception, he also presented me with an audio clip, where he mentioned me and my report in one of his shows on the station. The audio clip can be monitored by clicking this link.

The audio clip with my reception if CKOC is found here.



AIH22 log update, January 20, 2014

Well, it seems that “re-examining” IQ-files is a good idea, and very rewearding. Just spent a few hours with listening to recordings from the morning the 1st of December 2012, and I found no less than five(!) new stations between 1580 and 1640 kHz, that I didn’t hear during my first examination of the IQ-file. Quite a few surprises and all very nice loggings in my opnion:

KIRT Mission TX on 1580, WCGO Evanson IL and WGBW Denmark WI on 1590, KEPN Lakewood CO on 1600 and finally WKSH Sussex WI on 1640 kHz.

Hm. Guess I already know what I will do tomorrow. Yes, continue down in frequency in the very same IQ-file. I’m pretty sure there is more good stuff just waiting to be found. However, this also tells me that there never will be a “final log” of the AIH22-expedition.

Speaking of logs: the last updated AIH22-log is, as usual, found here.

By the way, if weather permits, I’m going to the “DX-caravan” next weekend. Perhaps propagation is good enough to bring in some interesting signals. Who knows.



AIH22 log update, January 11, 2014

Well, the Aihkiniemi log is definetely growing, but there’s still a whole bunch of files left to be examined. I don’t really have any really “fancy” stations to report this time, even if WTMJ Milwaukee WI on 620 kHz and CJME Regina SK on 980 kHz both was new stations for me. Saskatchewan is generally a bit tricky, for some reason, so it was indeed nice to get yet another SK-station in the log.

Last updated AIH22-log is found here.



AIH22 log update, January 3, 2014

Hi all!

Exactly as I suspected yesterday, the IQ-file recorded between 15:35-15:40 UTC, November 25, did contain quite a number of NHK2-stations with c/d-procedures and local ID’s. Managed to snug four new ones; JOCC NHK2, Asaikawa on 1602 kHz, JOID NHK2, Oita on 1467 kHz, JORB NHK2, Kochi on 1152 kHz and JOLB NHK2, Fukuoka on 1017 kHz – with an excellent signal!

In addition, I also found two new chinese stations with good and clear ID’s: Anhui RGD Xiashuo Pingshu on 1395 kHz and Sichuan RGD, Shengdu on 1116 kHz.

Chinese stations are tricky to identify, right? Yes, they indeed are. However, this excellent article by Mika Mäkeläinen is a great help, and I recommend that all who are interested in Asia and China DX-ing reads it.

To the article.

Last updated AIH22 log is found here.



AIH22 log update, January 2, 2014

Well, the work with examining IQ-files from the AIH22-expedition continues. Recently, I have listened through some files from the morning hours and early afternoon, November 25. Although conditions wasn’t very good, I found some nice signals from the US, Canada and Alaska: KCJB Minot ND-910, CKBI Prince Albert SK-900 and CHAB Moose Jaw-800 was new ones for me, although not really any rare catches, and from Alaska KCHU Valdez-770, KBBI Homer-890, KSRM Soldotna-920 and KSLD Soldotna-1140 were all new additions to the AIH22 log. A rather funny curiosity was that I, for the first time in my 33 years as a DX:er, managed to copy an ID from BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal on 990 kHz – And this happened at the same time as when the signals from Alaska was at their best!

The early afternoon produced some nice signals from Asia and the Far East. Stations worth noting: Shandong RGD-1548, Chifeng RGD-1512, TPBS Shenghuo Pindao, Yangliuqing-1386, Taizhou RGD-1341, Nei Menggu RGD Mongol Sce.-1152, Liaoning Zonghe Guangbo-1089, Hulun Buir RGD Mongyol-954, Liaoning RGD Rural-927, HLKR KBS1, Gangneung-864 and Hubei RGD, Wuhan-774 with a massive signal at 14:00 UTC.

Tomorrow I will work through a couple of files recorded around 15:40 UTC. Perhaps there will be some NHK-stations with nice local ID’s, we’ll see.

As usual, the last updated AIH22-log is found here.