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Take Off to the Great White North
« on: December 14, 2017, 1927 UTC »
Some Canadian NDBs heard here recently with cool sounding names:

201  GL    La Grande Riviere  QC
224  MO   Moosonee  ON
244  DG   Chute des Passes Dangereuses  QC
256  YXN  Whale Cove  NU
328  YTL   Big Trout Lake  ON
329  YEK   Eskimo Point  NU
340  YY     Mont Joli  QC
341  YYU   Kapuskasing  ON
344  YGV  Harve St. Pierre  QC
346  YXL   Sioux Lookout  ON
351  YKQ   Fort Rupert  QC
371  GW    Great Whale River  QC

Bunch more exotic sounding ones in NWT still trying to DX.

Thank you Canadians for keeping your NDBs in service. 
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2017, 2043 UTC »
Some awesome names there!
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2017, 1226 UTC »
some Canadian NDBs heard here 12-6 & 12-17

206  QI     Yarmouth  NS
208  YSK   Sanikiluaq  NU
209  IB     Atikokan  ON
230  YBM  St. Bruno de Guigues  QC
254  5B    Summerside  PEI
261  2H    Lebel sur Quevillon
275  R1    Thetford Mines  QC
332  YFM  La Grande 4  QC
341  ZLP   Toronto  ON
373  2Q    Mont Laurier  QC
382  7P     Iroquois Falls  ON
391  3B    Brockville  ON
 
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2017, 0154 UTC »
Some Canadian NDBs  12-23-17  1000-1100Z

Heard only one Maritime, 254  5B  Summerside  PEI.

Best QC DX,  323 KR  Schefferville   and 360  PN  Port Menier.

Best ON DX,  334  Fort Severn.

Otherwise, the action was all from the Prairies this morning:
244  TH    Thompson  MB
248  WG   Winnipeg  MB
250  FO    Flin Flon  MB
284  QD    The Pas  MB
317  VC    LaRonge  SK
370  YBV  Berens River  MB
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2017, 2009 UTC »
12-24-17

Several Maritimes and a NU this morning.

206  QI    Yarmouth  NS
208  YSK  Sanikiluaq  NU
254  5B    Summerside  PE
350  DF    Deer Lake  NL
« Last Edit: December 24, 2017, 2236 UTC by pinto vortando »
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2017, 0140 UTC »
Double hat trick !  12-25-17  early afternoon

Got the 3 NDBs at Hamilton: 221  HM,  266  ZHM,  and 397  ZHA.
Also the 3 NDBs at Toronto (Pearson Intl.): 341  ZLP,  368  ZYZ,  and 403  ZTO.  (385  ZDH apparently decommissioned).

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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2017, 1703 UTC »
12-27-17   0510-0520Z

Coast to coast DX !

364  ZHZ   Halifax  NS
400  QQ     Comox  BC   

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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2017, 1559 UTC »
12-28-17   1220Z

Really The Great White North

350  RB   Resolute Bay  NU

We are experiencing record low temps here in MI.
It was colder here (-10F) than there (-8F) at 1200Z.   ???
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2018, 1657 UTC »
All along the St. Lawrence

263  YGK   Kingston  ON
336  BV     Quebec City  QC
340  YY     Mont Joli  QC
344  YGV   Harve St.Pierre  QC
360  PN     Port Menier  QC
373  YXK   Rimouski  QC
392  ML     LaMalbaie  QC 
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2018, 1815 UTC »
I notice that Port Asbestos is no longer operational since Buzz Sherwood moved to California to take advantage of the loosening of laws on medicinal plants.

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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2018, 1515 UTC »
1-13-18  1010 - 1130Z

Heard both NDBs at London  ON:  201  ZXU  and  382  XU.
Heard both NDBs at Sudbury  ON:  344  ZSB  and  362  SB.
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2018, 2307 UTC »
Good thing that YXL (Sioux Lookout) is not in the U.S., or they would be required to change their name.

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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 1636 UTC »
I notice that Port Asbestos is no longer operational

Looks like you may be right, can't seem to find an approved published approach for Port Asbestos.  ;)
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #13 on: January 14, 2018, 1706 UTC »
Good thing that YXL (Sioux Lookout) is not in the U.S., or they would be required to change their name.

Shhhh... don't tell anybody but...
414  SU     Sioux City  IA
368  SOY   Sioux Center  IA  (this one has been miskeying as SOO)
245  FS     Sioux Falls  SD 
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #14 on: January 14, 2018, 2254 UTC »
Good thing that YXL (Sioux Lookout) is not in the U.S., or they would be required to change their name.

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414  SU     Sioux City  IA
368  SOY   Sioux Center  IA  (this one has been miskeying as SOO)
245  FS     Sioux Falls  SD

You got me curious as to why a town in northwest Ontario would be named "Sioux" since AFAIK this is Ojibway territory.  Some quick research shows that this location was probably an Ojibway "lookout" for advancing Sioux. 

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