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Winter NDB's at VK2XQ...
« on: September 10, 2016, 0450 UTC »
Not a very exciting winter season here with high noise levels and poor propagation paths plus a "machine gun" style transmitter that covers the entire band, send in CW "E" then "R" and a huge burst of machine gun like noise for a few seconds then stops, on and off all night and morning, up to plus 20dB over.  Suspect it may be from the army or air force bases close to hear but not certain.

Hard to get anything over 3,000kms, only new logging was Esperance, in Western Australia on 326KHz for 2,618kms at 1824z.  Better than nothing.  Thought I heard MOE on 212KHz from Momote in Papua New Guinea on the Grey Line but not enough to make a new logging claim or ident 100%.  Some further Australian NDB's have been turned off in the last few weeks due to the new modern technology being introduced to the NavAids system.  Another new logging on 10th Sep with 3,663kms to Carnarvon, Western Australia, see below.

Sep 10  1518z  CAR 326KHz Carnarvon, Western Australia, 3,663kms 319-519 report, deep fades. New logging!

Sep 09  1429z  TG  346KHz  Tauranga, New Zealand 2,357kms 419 report.
Sep 09  1427z  CC  286KHz  Cape Campbell, New Zealand, 2,293kms 319 report.
Sep 09  1422z  KT  238KHz  Kaitaia, New Zealand, 2,119kms 419-529 report.
Sep 09  1420z  WR  326KHz  Whangarei, New Zealand, 2,211kms 419 report.
Sep 09  1419z  HK  309KHz  Hokitika, New Zealand, 2,071kms 319-419 report.

Sep 03  1524z  GIG  372KHz  Gingin, Western Australia 3,221kms 419 report.
Sep 03  1504z  AYE  233KHz  Ayres Rock, Northern Territory, Australia 2,072kms 419 report.

Aug 31  1759z  NTN  311KHz  Normanton, Queensland, Australia 1,993kms 419-519 report.
Aug 31  1757z  TN    356KHz  Tindal, Northern Territory, Australia 2,785kms 419-519 report.

Aug 29  1824z  ESP  326KHz  Esperance, Western Australia 2,618kms 319 report. (new logging).
Aug 29  1807z  GIG  372KHz  Gingin, Western Australia 3,221kms 519 report.
Aug 29  1807z  HUG 371KHz  Hughenden, Queensland, Australia 1,618kms 539 report.
Aug 29  1803z  NF    260KHz  Norfolk Island, Australia 1,755kms 519 report.

Here's hoping that the coming summer DX season will bring some new loggings and thus better distances...Jack VK2XQ  Mount Piddington NSW
« Last Edit: September 10, 2016, 2311 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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