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Offline Looking-Glass

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NDB Logs for July 2018
« on: July 19, 2018, 0457 UTC »
July has not been a good month, some nights/early mornings the band has been very poor with distances above 1,500kms hard to achieve.   On odd occasions there have been some good openings, some deep fade downs have been noted, so sitting on particular frequencies for four or five minutes often pays a result:

1537z  HK   310KHz  Hokitika, New Zealand 529 report for 2,081kms
1532z  TN   356KHz  Tindal NT 519 report for 2,785kms
1530z  AYE  233KHz  Ayres Rock NT 519 report for 2,072kms
1520z  AS   335KHz  Alice Springs NT 419 report for 1,915kms
1509z  HML 203KHz  Hamilton VIC 519 report for 875kms. (Low powered beacon of 15 watts)
1944z  TNK 272KHz  Tennant Creek NT 419 report for 2,208kms
1924z  ABA 240KHz  Albany WA 419 report for 2,962kms
1926z  GV   380KHz  Gove NT 419 report for 2,783kms (New logging)
1207z  WU  382KHz Wanganui, New Zealand 319 report for 2,216kms
1906z  FRT  278KHz  Forrest WA 519 report for 2,191kms (New logging)
1908z  ESP  326KHz  Esperance WA 319 report for 2,619kms
1403z  AP   230KHz  Taupo, New Zealand 419 report for 2,393kms
1347z  KT   238KHz  Kaitaia, New Zealand 519 report for 2,119kms
1338z  WR  326KHz  Whangarei, New Zealand 419 report for 2,211kms
1600z  COE 404KHz  Coen QLD 419 report for 2,286kms

Condobolin, NSW.

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Re: NDB Logs for July 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2018, 0913 UTC »
L-G,

Are these loggings with ur new R-75 ?
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: NDB Logs for July 2018
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2018, 0937 UTC »
Pinto Vortando...I wish they were, only got the Icom up and running the other day, NDB band has been poor last three days with little over 1,500kms.  I made a comparison yesterday by tuning the "local" beacons I hear during the day on the FT-2000D.

The little Icom pulls its weight with the same beacons heard around the same strength, maybe half an 'S' point at the most with the weaker ones heard on the FT-2000D, overall I am happy with it.

Found crappy audio on MW band in AM mode with the Noise Blanker switched in, take the NB off and AM stations audio 100%.

Radio sounds a lot better through the SP-8 Yaesu external speaker with its selectable filters too.

Crunch time for the Icom will come when the Western Australia, Northern Territory and New Zealand (over 2,000kms plus distance) beacons come in as I will switch across to the Icom from the big Yaesu for a comparison. :D
Condobolin, NSW.

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