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LWBC in Michigan
« on: March 18, 2017, 0007 UTC »
It's  a few minutes before local sunset and 252 (presumed Algeria) is coming in nicely already.  Also 171 is copyable. 

Good DX, to all.

Scott

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2017, 0031 UTC »
Scott,

FB on ur LWBC DX.   :)

Nothing but noise on both freqs here near Detroit.   :( 
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2017, 0044 UTC »
Pinto,

Earlier: The Pet Shop Boys.  Now, Donna Summers.  (Not exactly what I typically think of for music from Algeria.)

Signals are on a QSB rollercoaster; not as strong as earlier. 

Hope propagation smiles on your QTH yet tonight.

Scott

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2017, 0048 UTC »
Now: Boogie Nights.  This Algerian DJ is rockin'.   

Male announcer speaking in French. 

Signal up nicely right now (0048Z).

Scott

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2017, 2033 UTC »
Reviewing the overnight LWBC recordings.  Conditions were quite good. 

As usual, 171 (Morocco) and 252 (Algeria) rode the QSB see-saw, toggling back and forth. 

Algeria had a rockin' DJ.  His pop mx selection was outstanding.  Maybe he (or she) will be back tonight. 

Iceland even made an appearance around 05Z or so, in spite of its northerly path.  They are kind of rare here.  K index was low though...

Sunset is still about 3 hours off, but the party did start well before s/s, yesterday.

Stay tuned here, for details. 

Scott

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 0057 UTC »
If you have any interest at all in LWBC, fire up the radio.

252 (Algeria) is BIG, and 171 (Morocco) is nearly so.

0055Z

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2017, 2357 UTC »
They're back.  171 and 252 both very nice into Michigan, at 2355Z - yet a few minutes before local sunset.

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2017, 0120 UTC »
252 is making the trip to Kentucky tonight with good copy, a rare feat.
Nothing on 171 though.
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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2017, 0138 UTC »
Just slightly above the noise floor here on 252. About an S2.
Tried assembling a transmitter 10 years ago, still missing a diode.

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2017, 0141 UTC »
Making an account of themselves tonight in Michigan:

171 good signal
183 weak
198  vy weak - never strong here
252 fair to good signal (QSB)

0138Z

Thanks for checking in REFMO and RRr.  I was kind of thinking I was talking to myself last few nights...  What are your radio and antenna setups?

Scott

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 0155 UTC »
Most of my equipment is in the signature below.
I almost always use the Afedri SDR's.
252 khz was best with the Wellbrook loop antenna.
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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 0218 UTC »
Sorry - I overlooked the signature line. 

My whip and loop are on par at 252 KHz and right now show Algeria at -84 dBm (approx. S7), at 0213Z.

Below that, the active whip far outperforms my loop.  There's little contest, in spite of the advertisement spec's.  Mine a PRO-1B. 

I think your Wellbrook may exceed my Pixel, from what I have read.

Good DX!

 


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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 0146 UTC »
3/21/2017 -- 252 doing even better tonight, steady S7 @ 0130 with various American rock music.  UGS beacon in the background.
Getting some audio on 198 also, but DIW beacon is pretty strong here.
Still nothing on 171.
« Last Edit: March 21, 2017, 0210 UTC by refmo »
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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 0212 UTC »
A small thunderstorm kept me away from LW Sunday evening - in spite of propagation being superb.

Tonight conditions are good, though not quite as optimal as last evening.

At any rate, 171 and 252 are riding the usual see-saw of signal strength I seem to observe often here.  One is up and the other down, then they reverse roles.  252 is the stronger at this point.

183 a whisper; no other broadcasters present.

Good DX, all.

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 0252 UTC »
Update: 

Took a quick excursion away from LWBC as the WWLN MTU site showed TACAMO was banging away on 17.8 KHz.  But it was gone by the time I got dialed in down there. 

Back in the upper reaches, we find 252 nicely copyable right now (0250Z), at 17 dBm above the noise floor.  Signal strength reads -76 dBm presently.