MW lousy

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pe1etr
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MW lousy

Post by pe1etr » 08 Nov 2019 07:19

Just come in from my mini outdoor DXpedition, and conditions were very poor.
Even my New York 'locals' were struggling to get through. 590 VOCM was the only good audio.
Pouring down yesterday so I couldn't go outside.
Peter

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Re: MW lousy

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 08 Nov 2019 10:37

Agreed. TA was weaker, yet conditions were quiet overnight. I would have expected better too but two stations of note here were 1420 WOC Davenport IA and KXEL 1540 was booming in. I know a long-established MW DXer who would say that things are 'too quiet'. There were a few K0s overnight. We need a sudden bump of a K1 or a K2 after a lengthy quiet spell, then the good stuff should roll in.

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Re: MW lousy

Post by pe1etr » 08 Nov 2019 11:05

John Faulkner, Skegness wrote:
08 Nov 2019 10:37
Agreed. TA was weaker, yet conditions were quiet overnight. I would have expected better too but two stations of note here were 1420 WOC Davenport IA and KXEL 1540 was booming in. I know a long-established MW DXer who would say that things are 'too quiet'. There were a few K0s overnight. We need a sudden bump of a K1 or a K2 after a lengthy quiet spell, then the good stuff should roll in.
Thanks John.
Glad it wasn't just me. I saw the K0 so knew it wasn't an Aurora.
I had KXEL but weak and noisy. WAXY was slightly better at times.
Peter

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