Pacific-Asian Log

Hello everyone:
The August 2022 edition of  the Pacific Asian Log (PAL) is now available.  It can be downloaded from the Radioheritage website
As usual, many changes and updates have been incorporated into this latest edition.  I’ve also reorganized some of the information.  The changes should make it easier to use.

Comments and updates from users are welcome and encouraged.  They can be sent to

First issued in 2001, The PAL lists medium wave and domestic shortwave broadcasting stations in southern and eastern Asia and the Pacific.   It lists nearly 5000 stations in over 50 countries, with frequencies, call signs, locations, power, networks, schedules, languages, formats, networks and other information.

Bruce Portzer to irca iog (2022-08-27)

TP DX in Seattle

This morning’s session was my first attempt at hearing TP’s this season. The results were slightly better than what I would have expected for late August.  Times are 1220-1305z except as noted.

The Koreans on 972 and 1566 were the strongest and most consistent stations of the morning, with really good signals much of the time. They both faded in around 1100z and stayed around until just past
Seattle sunrise (about 1330z).

The high-powered low-band NHK stations were generally underwhelming. JOIB-747 had some good moments.  JOAK-594 JOUB-774 and JOBB-828 made brief appearances but were mostly buried under domestic splatter.

Upper band commercial and NHK stations were heard occasionally. Those heard included JOLF-1242 JOHK-1287 NHK2-1386 and maybe a couple of others. Yanbian was weak-fair with Korean programming on 1205.96.  CRI’s Russian service was good-nil.  It peaked at 1235z with Russian talk.  Some of the music and ID was audible at 1300, but most of it was buried under 1320 splatter.  CRI-963 was briefly heard //1323 around 1245 .

Equipment: Perseus with crossed delta loops aimed at 50 and 320 degrees.  Jaguar software.

Bruce Portzer in Seattle to irca iog (2022-08-26)

“Grey Line” Dx Scotland-Brazil

At this time of year there is an effective greyline between the BDMR at Clashmore and east coast Brazil at 2100utc. Look for Fortaleza, Recife and Salvador (for example 1350kHz & 1380kHz both good tonight apart from static interference).

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-08-26)


Someone is testing/operating on 594kHz.
Using BDMR  at 1700utc good reception of stable signal with back to back 80s pop tunes. No announcements IDs heard yet.
Still daytime so looks like groundwave signal from south. My guess is Ireland but could be UK.

Steve Whitt to mwcircle iog (2022-08-26)

Conditions to the North

Good conditions to the north overnight with Greenland 650 and 570 noted along with 1230 CFFB Iqaliut. All at 0300.
The antenna wasn’t pointing that direction either!

Paul Crankshaw, Troon, Scotland to mwcircle iog (2022-08-26)


Radio Nacional Argentina will make a historic broadcast. There will be 52 uninterrupted hours on the air, with the participation of the 50 stations from all over the territory and as a tribute to the 102 years of Radio in our country.

The transmission will begin next Friday , August 26 at 8:00 p.m. and will end on Sunday, August 28 at 11:59 p.m.

In preparation for this historic event, a draw was held to determine the time slot that each of the stations that make up the State broadcasting system would have to produce and broadcast. It was chaired by the executive director Alejandro Pont Lezica and the station managerJuan Martin Ramos Padilla.

It will be a historic transmission, with the federal imprint that this management has given to the operation of Radio Nacional. Stations from all over the territory will participate, including LRA36 Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel from Base Esperanza in Argentine Antarctica.

It will have the participation of more than 500 workers from all the stations, covering the technical operation in studios and transmission plants, journalistic production, locution, airing and coordination.

Throughout the 52 hours of transmissionwe will be able to enjoy the varied texture of the voices that give life to the air of Radio Nacional throughout our territory. There will be the record of the voices that made the Radio, the music that filled the silences and the recorded testimonies of the events that marked these 102 years of history in our country.

The music, the voices and the history of our country synthesized in the air of the 50 stations of Radio Nacional, throughout 52 hours , in homage to the 102 years of Radiophony.


Steve Whitt to mwcricle iog (2022-08-26)