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Author Topic: Mid May Australia & New Zealand NDB log.  (Read 1771 times)

Offline Looking-Glass

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Mid May Australia & New Zealand NDB log.
« on: May 19, 2018, 2242 UTC »
Propagation has been very erratic on the NDB band, some nights/morning the band lacks distance and another morning or night well over 2,000kms.  Things are much easier this season with the installation of a MW filter to eradicate harmonics and carriers from high powered MW stations.

18th May 0906z  310Khz  HK   Hokitika, New Zealand for 2,071kms 319 report.
              0905z  238KHz  KT   Kaitaia, New Zealand for 2,119kms 319 report.

17th May  1908z  335KHz  AS  Alice Springs, Northern Territory for 1,915kms 319 report. (New logging)
               1906z  356KHz  TN  Tindal, Northern Territory for 2,785kms 319-419 report.
               1859z  326KHz  CAR Carnarvon, Western Australia for 3,363kms 419 report.
               1839z  272KHz  TNK Tennant Creek, Northern Territory for 2,224kms 519 report.
               1837z  233KHz  AYE  Ayres Rock, Northern Territory for 2,072kms 319-419 report.

15th May  1633z  276KHz TVL Townsville, Queensland for 1,631kms with terminal information "Z" 539-559 report.
               1632z  260KHz NF   Norfolk Island for 1,755kms 559 report.

14th May  1737z  240KHz ABA Albany, Western Australia for 2,962kms. (New logging)

11th May  1911z  364KHz CS    Cairns, Queensland for 1,900kms 319 report.
               1904z  392KHz  LHR  Lockhart River, Queensland for 2,421kms 419 report. (New logging)
               1901z  407KHz  WDH Windorah, Queensland for 1,154kms 519 report. (New logging)
               1858z  413KHz  BDV  Birdsville, Queensland for 1,357kms 529 report.

Always nice when you get some first time new loggings, or as some call them, ATNO's.... :D
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Re: Mid May Australia & New Zealand NDB log.
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2018, 1746 UTC »
Looks like your MW filter is working.   :)
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: Mid May Australia & New Zealand NDB log.
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2018, 0949 UTC »
Pinto Vortando:  Hopefully I will break the 4,000km barrier into the Pacific or Asia as a result of the filters introduction.  However, not too many high powered NDB's left, plenty of 15 watt through to 100 or so watts but very hard to catch due to other noise on the band plus interference from Australian and New Zealand beacons.

Fingers crossed for some decent paths, propagation permitting! ;)
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Re: Mid May Australia & New Zealand NDB log.
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2018, 1815 UTC »
Best of luck, Looking-Glass. Just twiddling thumbs amid very high summer storm noise here.
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