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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #45 on: October 27, 2018, 1155 UTC »
There is no LW broadcasting in the U.S.  Pretty much limited to Europe and Africa.

Okay! SO...what's with these Michigan NDBs? Oh...NDBs is not "broadcasting"?

Yeah I'd sure like to hear Radio Polska 225 KHz but I'm dreaming! So, LW is popular in Europe + Africa bcuz of its "ground propagation"? Since there are so many different countries and languages  right next to each other?

What about real "satellite" radios? ...is all that European LW broadcasting available via satellite radio?
« Last Edit: October 27, 2018, 1217 UTC by [tRMZ] »
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #46 on: October 27, 2018, 1601 UTC »
There is no LW broadcasting in the U.S.  Pretty much limited to Europe and Africa.

Yeah I'd sure like to hear Radio Polska 225 KHz but I'm dreaming!

This is the year, this is the season.  Try each nite between approx 0000 and 0400.  Astounding things happen down there.
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #47 on: October 27, 2018, 1810 UTC »
Good propagation all directions this morning:

206  QI    Yarmouth  NS
208  YSK  Sanikiluaq  NU
232  GP    Gaspe  QC
235  9H    LaGrande 3  QC
242  XC    Cranbrook  BC
254  5B    Summerside  PE
305  YQ    Churchill  MB
332  YFM  LaGrande 4  QC
334  YER  Fort Severn  ON
338  YPX  Puvirnituq  QC
350  DF    Deer Lake  NL
350  NY    Enderby  BC  (heard mixing with DF...  coast to coast DX)
360  PN    Port Menier  QC
371  GW   Great Whale River  QC
390  VP    Kuujjuaq  QC
395  YL    Lynn Lake  MB
396  YPH  Port Harrison  QC
 
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #48 on: November 03, 2018, 2016 UTC »
Good band conditions early this morning,  highlights were several new ones for me
to the far northeast:

265  YKO   Akulivik  QC
277  YLC   Lake Harbor Kimmirut Baffin Is.  NU
281  CA    Cartwright  NL

Otherwise, logged lots of Prairie beacons:

212  YGX    Gillam  MB
269  UDE    Delta  MB
284  QD     The Pas  MB
290  QR      Regina  SK
300  YIV     Island Lake  MB
305  YQ      Churchill  MB
336  LF       LaSalle  MB

Finally, logged the far west as the propagation seemed to shift that way
about an hour before local sunrise:

368  ZP    Sandspit  BC
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #49 on: November 19, 2018, 0045 UTC »
204  YFY    Frobisher Bay  NU
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #50 on: November 20, 2018, 1606 UTC »
Nice one!
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #51 on: November 21, 2018, 2253 UTC »
214  K8  Nemiscau  QC 
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #52 on: December 16, 2018, 1527 UTC »
Propagation has been so-so recently but have managed to log some Canadians heard here for the first time...

200  UAB   Anahim Lake  BC
205  YRQ   Trois Rivieres  QC
206  XBE   Bearskin Lake  ON
213  YRC   Saguenay  QC
230  ZUC   Ignace  ON
347  PA     Prince Albert  SK 

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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #53 on: December 22, 2018, 1556 UTC »
Some beacons heard this morning in the really Great White North:

Heard this one last month for the first time but it seems a regular in here lately:
204  YFY  Frobisher Bay  NU

Been looking for this one for quite a while.  Never had a solid ID on it in the past
but had nice sigs in here this morning:
214  YIO  Pond Inlet  NU

This one was booming in here stomping out the more local to me SB Sudbury ON:
(Sudbury usually heard here day and night with strong sigs but was buried this morning.)
362  YZS  Coral Harbor  NU   

So... Take Off to the Great White North...
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #54 on: December 29, 2018, 1900 UTC »
LW band conditions mediocre at best here this morning with propagation
mostly to the east featuring lots of Quebec for some reason
including these not heard here very often:
 
241  DG    Chute des Passes Dangereuses
261  2H    Lebel sur Quevillon
275  R1    Thetford Mines
291  9Q    Amos
343  ZBM  Bromont 

Otherwise, heard only 2 beacons west of Ontario:

269  UDE    Delta  MB
400  QQ     Comox  BC
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #55 on: December 30, 2018, 1829 UTC »
Pipeline to Nova Scotia this morning:
 
206  QI     Yarmouth
263  QY     Sydney
266  YZX   Greenwood
all with good sigs

Still hearing lots of Quebec including:

220  BX    Lourdes de Blanc Sablon
230  YBM  St. Bruno de Guigues

Propagation also shifted somewhat to the West
since yesterday allowing these Prairie beacons
to be heard with nice sigs:

212  YGX    Gillam  MB
244  TH      Thompson  MB
284  QD     The Pas  MB
290  QR      Regina  SK
300  YIV     Island Lake  MB (only got the "V" clearly on this one
                                          mixing with YOG in the soup)
305  YQ      Churchill  MB

Propagation North-South practically nonexistent
« Last Edit: December 30, 2018, 1832 UTC by pinto vortando »
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2019, 1914 UTC »
Northern Ontario loud in here this morning.
The following beacons had especially strong sigs:

326  VV    Wiarton
328  YTL   Big Trout Lake
334  YER   Fort Severn
335  YLD   Chapleau
346  YXL   Sioux Lookout
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #57 on: February 06, 2019, 1059 UTC »
235  9H  La Grande 3  QC and 332  YFM  La Grande 4  QC  both with good sigs here this morning.
YFM especially loud, covering QT Thunder Bay ON also on 332.
These beacons are associated with airports located near Hydro-Quebec generating stations,
looks like a massive project.
« Last Edit: February 06, 2019, 1107 UTC by pinto vortando »
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Re: Take Off to the Great White North
« Reply #58 on: March 17, 2019, 2024 UTC »
Log 'em while you can.
Looks like many Canadian NDBs are scheduled to be decommissioned
beginning in April and continuing in phases over the next seven years.
Log 'em while you can.
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