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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Brookman Spark » 25 Jan 2018 00:06

> Something Spanish on 1660 kHz

Even more lively in Dominican Republic: http://dr.twrmon.net:8073/?f=1660.00amz7

So Puerto Rico Faro de Santidad back again?

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 25 Jan 2018 01:41

Possibly WGIT in Puerto Rico? http://www.farodesantidad.org/envivo/ Coming in here now.

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Post by satnipper » 25 Jan 2018 15:38

WZAN ID on 970 at 0700. Quite rare for me to hear this as in the SE Premier on 972 splashes all over.

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Post by sleeper77 » 25 Jan 2018 16:44

1377 kHz CNR1 being received here again this evening.

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Post by Nick Gilly » 25 Jan 2018 21:20

sleeper77 wrote:
25 Jan 2018 16:44
1377 kHz CNR1 being received here again this evening.
I received this between 5.15 and 5.30 pm driving home from work on the car radio with music and an OM in Chinese. Conditions must be good.
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Post by Nick Gilly » 27 Jan 2018 12:08

Is this cheating? As MW is useless here I've been using remote SDRs. Currently on the Kongsfjord SDR (Arctic Norway) KFBX is coming in on 970 kHz from Fairbanks, Alaska. Is this usual propagation up there?
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 27 Jan 2018 12:50

The simple answer is "yes" to some people and "No" to others. It's completely unforgivable to some and you should be shot at dawn if you are found to be partaking in such vile practices.

It wasn't that long ago that some people considered the use of recordings totally immoral. You should ALWAYS be DXing LIVE in front of the receiver. There are people today who consider the use of SDRs as cheating. I sympathise with some of these things as I think we need standards, but this is a hobby.

Over the years, I have developed my own rules. I have separate logbooks for different locations. I even have separate logbooks for different propagation modes on FM List. Does it really matter? Not sure. Perhaps. Each to their own.

After DXing on one of the Canadian Perseus receivers the other month, I received some amazing low power US graveyarders, I was so blown away that I thought about creating a new logbook for it.

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Post by Nick Gilly » 27 Jan 2018 13:43

Well they should get with the 21st century ;-)

What I'm most curious about though, is that sort of propagation to Alaska unusual in Arctic Norway or is is common?
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Post by Brookman Spark » 27 Jan 2018 14:18

Yes Nick, Alaskans have been heard there on many days. 680 especially.

Geomagnetic disturbances take their toll though with subjectively greater effect than on more southerly receivers. Because the receiver is so far north signals from the south get absorbed during a disturbance as well as over-the-pole signals. Like looking out of a window and seeing fog in all directions.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 27 Jan 2018 15:41

Alaskans are probably pests up there. Same for west coast USA.Canadian stations. Their 1070 KNX and 1510 KGA are probably our 1130 WBBR and 1560 WFME pests.

I think the areas where the northern Scandinavians do less well than us is the 'deep south' of the USA and some parts of Latin America. This was said to me a few years ago, however, I'm never quite so sure after seeing their loggings. Quite simply, they are a lot closer to the USA and Canada than us when signals are able to travel over the pole.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Nick Gilly » 27 Jan 2018 16:24

Thanks John & Brookman Spark. Lots of Asians on there now from China and India.
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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by sleeper77 » 27 Jan 2018 18:37

Africa seems enhanced this evening. I am seeing a carrier on 840 kHz, most likely Eritrea. Also 891 kHz briefly heard African music before Portugal - Radio Sim - dominated again.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by satnipper » 27 Jan 2018 18:37

It is "cheating" if you try and pass off these DX catches as your own without explicitly stating you were using a remote SDR.

It doesn't matter two hoots at all, of course, Just a matter of integrity - personal or otherwise.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 27 Jan 2018 19:06

Yes, an excellent point. State your location! Credit those who have provided the service if possible.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by tvdxrools » 28 Jan 2018 11:36

if anyone needs it very strong WBAP 820 0700 0800 this morning , David

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Jan 2018 12:13

Sometimes I hear what you hear but not a thing audible on 820 overnight here David, but thanks.

I notice 1380 is quite lively about 15 minutes either side of 0600 with a couple of Latins. One is a lively rhythms format and the other is an OM talker. I'm guessing at Chile and Texas, judging by the offsets, but both are very weak. There's a lively ID at 06:01:23 if anybody can resolve it.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Jan 2018 12:20

1470 Radio Capital, Lima doing OK at 0543.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Jan 2018 12:43

Interesting! OM (just audible!) on 1540.1112-1117.

Jaguar keeps flashing this as Bolivia. That would be quite a catch if so. One of two South American countries I have never received on MW, the other being Paraguay.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by simbeav » 28 Jan 2018 22:02

1540 - Carrier on your offset, but very weak - No audio.
There were quite a few latins floating around, but as usual difficult to ID.

I had been puzzling over the 1380 signal with the ID at 06:01. I had at least 3 signals mixing, there were lots of mentions of Puerto Rico.

This is what it sounded like here.

https://app.box.com/s/rdukypcgxu4wg3l4dq6cw0ywo8l2xg2s

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by simbeav » 28 Jan 2018 22:30

Nice ID for Radio Capital Acre on 1350 at 0601'45 as well. Simon

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