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Messages - Todd KC0IVX

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Decent reception (333) to Colorado from Voice of Korea (Kujang) for a few minutes then abruptly terminated broadcaster in mid-sentence. 

10/11 meters / Re: UNID 26585 AM 2044-55 4 March, 2022
« on: March 12, 2022, 1606 UTC »
Thanks for the tip, I'll try it.

10/11 meters / UNID 26585 AM 2044-55 4 March, 2022
« on: March 04, 2022, 2055 UTC »
Unidentified on 11 meters.  Spanish conversation between hams (?) or other operators.  I heard about 3-4 different individuals. Signal was sporatic (232) with sometimes an echo in the voices and other times a digital sequence heard.  Reception did not improve if I switched to USB/LSB. I should learn Spanish.

Wow, 5 watts, impressive.  Thanks.

Speed QSLing from V31XX station in Consejo, Belize operated by Bill K4XS.  Signal improved to 333.  He said he does about 200-250 QSLs an hour when he is contesting. I heard more than 20 in as many minutes.  The station has several large antennas, but primarily uses a 4 element 136 foot Yagi.

Clandestine Stations / Nippon no Kaze 9800 AM 1510-1530
« on: February 08, 2022, 1522 UTC »
Rather strong signal (333) from Nippon no Kaze this morning in Korean.  Some background wind hiss; but otherwise very clear.

Longwave Loggings / Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« on: February 03, 2022, 2349 UTC »
Continuing to hear this CW on 400 kHz; but weak.  Heard from 2345 to 2348.

Other / Re: UNID 10138 2355-0010 AM 1 Feb 2022
« on: February 02, 2022, 1502 UTC »
The sound has definitely changed from yesterday:  less null, more tones.  It has 4-5 tones not two together.

Other / UNID 10138 2355-0010 AM 1 Feb 2022
« on: February 02, 2022, 0019 UTC »
Strange buzz-hum:  About 12 seconds on and 17 seconds off continuously repeating.  Two tones, one low and one mid tone, aharmonic.  A kind of grinding sound similar to a low frequency buzz saw or a slow tooth drill or wind blowing through an underground tunnel (spooky).  Heard on my Tecsun S-2000  in Colorado with its internal antenna.  Exterior antenna did not improve sound.  On USB and LSB the the sound had a higher tonality but not substantially improved.  Will try to get an audio of it, if it continues.

Kris, I heard the same station at about the same time on January 26th.  Rather rare for me to hear Brazil.

Equipment / Re: SW Receiver Recommendations
« on: January 27, 2022, 2257 UTC »
I DXed SWL for 10 years with a Realistic DX-300; but recently bought a tabletop Tecsun S-2000 which is the same radio as a Grundig 750; but less expensive.  I got mine for $330 from www.Anon-co.com.  A good antenna is important to get weaker stations. I use an Eavesdropper/C long wire. Works well. 

Thanks Ct,  I don't have a QSL from RN da Amazonia.

Longwave Loggings / Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« on: January 27, 2022, 1718 UTC »
Hearing it slightly stronger today 27 January, 2022 at 1710 and repeating: ... , --, .  (ditditdit dah dah dit)  (SME).

Latin hip hop playing away at Radio Nacional da Amazonia from Brazilia.  Reception improved after 0004.  SINPO:24442 toward 34333.

Longwave Loggings / Re: 400 kHz on January 26, 2022 @2315
« on: January 27, 2022, 1616 UTC »
Yes, I believe there was a long dash (pause) after ID.  The transmission stopped before I could record it.

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