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Offline pinto vortando

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NDB logs
« on: September 23, 2017, 1541 UTC »
Some mid-afternoon loggings from yesterday.   Heavy T-storm QRN but not bad results for daylight LW.  RX Tecsun PL-600 with homebrew loopstick hooked to a PAR EF-SWL antenna.

201  ZXU   London  ON
207  FD     Brantford  ON
221  HM    Hamilton  ON
227  GW   Auburn  IN
230  VQ    Detroit  MI
239  HKF  Middletown  OH
245  YZE  Gore Bay  ON
253  DD   Columbus  OH
257  MB   Saginaw  MI
263  GR   Grand Rapids  MI
266  ZHM Hamilton  ON
269  FN    Flint  MI
269  TII   Tiffin  OH
272  YQA  Muskoka  ON
276  YEL   Elliot Lake  ON
278  ADG  Adrian  MI
283  PT     Pelee Is.  ON
299  HW   Wilmington  OH
326  VV    Wiarton  ON
332  PH     Port Huron  MI
335  ZKF   Kitchener  ON
338  UMP  Indianapolis  IN
338  DE    Detroit  MI
341  CCJ   Springfield  OH
350  D7    Kincardine  ON
353  QG    Windsor  ON
362  AK    Akron  OH
362  SB    Sudbury  ON
368  ZYZ  Toronto  ON
372  CQD  Erie  PA
375  7B    St. Thomas  ON
376  LC    Columbus  OH
382  XU   London  ON
382  IRS  Sturgis  MI
397  ZHA Hamilton  ON
404  ZR   Sarnia  ON
407  IL    Wilmington  OH
417  HHG Huntington  IN
419  RYS  Grosse Ile  MI
423  PCW Port Clinton  OH


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Re: NDB logs
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2017, 1758 UTC »
hey pv;

been trying for VQ 230 all season w/o luck.  Gud to hear it's still chugging away!
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Re: NDB logs
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2017, 2302 UTC »
hey pv;

been trying for VQ 230 all season w/o luck.  Gud to hear it's still chugging away!

Sometimes these NDBs sadly just fade away.  We've lost 212 JX Jackson, 223 JZJ Detroit DTW, and 243 OZW Howell here in Michigan in the past year or so.
JZJ was the last beacon associated with Detroit Metro DTW...  IIRC at one time there were at least three.
Both beacons associated with Detroit City DET, 230 VQ and 338 DE are still operational although a recent NOTAM has the OM at DE permanently decommissioned.
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Re: NDB logs
« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2017, 2340 UTC »
hey pv;

been trying for VQ 230 all season w/o luck.  Gud to hear it's still chugging away!

just an update on this beacon...  have not heard it since early this month
don't see any NOTAM regarding this beacon
will post if it comes back on
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Re: NDB logs
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2017, 1644 UTC »
Looks like VQ 230 may be history.  A new NOTAM for DET seems to say it is permanently out of service.  Will try to confirm this... 
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Re: NDB logs
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2017, 2145 UTC »
Had an opportunity this afternoon to do some daytime NDB chasing.  Band was very quiet, low K index = 1.  Heard all the beacons originally listed (except VQ) plus the following:

257  YXR   Earlton  ON  ?  (never copied the "R")
263  LQL   Willoughby  OH
332  QT    Thunder Bay  ON
335  LUK   Cincinnati  OH
341  ZLP   Toronto  ON
365  TV    Traverse City  MI
371  AZ    Kalamazoo  MI
372  MF    Mansfield  OH
385  UWL  New Castle  IN
388  CFJ   Crawfordsville  IN
388  H7    Manitoulin  ON
391  OO   Oshawa  ON
394  AI     Anderson  IN
403  ZTO  Toronto  ON
408  SN    St. Catharines  ON
410  BA    Columbus  IN
515  OS    Columbus  OH 

230 VQ still missing,  still trying to reconcile a couple of confusing NOTAMs regarding this beacon.
Otherwise, a nice listening session with over 50 beacons heard in daylight. 
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