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Offline Looking-Glass

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Sep 2018 NDB & VLF Log
« on: September 23, 2018, 0125 UTC »
The last couple of weeks have delivered some good DX openings, usually between 1100-0400hrs local time, the majority of loggings were made on the new Icom IC-R75 receiver and the Yaesu FT-2000D base.  The path to New Zealand late night/early morning has been exceptional, however to the north west towards Indonesia right up until Grey Line has delivered nothing as yet, heard some light pings but nothing strong enough, even with preamp engaged, to fully ident.

The wire antenna was renewed last weekend and raised three feet with an extension to around 450 feet in total length. Eleven new loggings made the cold early mornings all the more worth it, many of the new ones were low power 25w New Zealand beacons rarely heard this way... ;)

Many other beacons noted, but I only log beacons around the 2,000kms plus.

VLF log:

1015z  54.0KHz   NDI  US Navy, Awase Peninsula, Okinawa, Japan with data transmission, 250Kw transmitter for 7,078kms 419 report.
1610z  60.0KHz   JJY   Time Signal, Mount Hagane, Saga Prefecture, Japan, 50Kw transmitter for 7,725kms 549 report.
1856z  66.66KHz RBU  Time Signal, Taldom, near Moscow, Russia, 10Kw transmitter for 14,415kms 219-319 report with pre-amp engaged. Best distance so far this month.
1518z  68.50KHz BPC  Time Signal, Shangqui, Henan Province, China, 90Kw transmitter for 8,373kms 539-559 report.

NDB log:

1522z  350KHz   SY  Surrey, New Zealand for 2,262kms 419 report, new logging.
1508z  230KHz   AP  Taupo, New Zealand for 2,393kms 419 report.
1443z  326KHz   WR Whangarei, New Zealand for 2,211kms 529-539 report.
1431z  242KHz   PP  Paraparamu, New Zealand for 2,344kms, new logging.
1429z  278KHz  WS  Westport, New Zealand for 2,096kms 519 report.
1404z  386KHz  LX   Alexandra, New Zealand for 2,099kms 319-419 report, new logging.
1349z  254KHz  WI   Waiuku, New Zealand for 2,263kms 519 report, new logging.
1345z  238KHz  KT   Kaitaia, New Zealand for 2,119kms 559 report.
1236z  366KHz  SF   Springfield, New Zealand for 2,183kms 519 report.
1511z  287KHz  KG  Kalgoorlie, Western Australia for 2,722kms 529 report.
1559z  240KHz  ABA Albany, Western Australia for 2,962kms 319-419 report.
1525z  382KHz  WG  Wanganui, New Zealand for 2,325kms 519 report.
1549z  310KHz  HK  Hokitika, New Zealand for 2,081kms 559 report.
1520z  278KHz  FRT Forrest, Western Australia for 2,191kms 419 report.
1517z  293KHz  CUN Cunderin, Western Australia for 3,088kms 419 report.
1813z  242KHz  KOW Kowanyama, Queensland for 2,190kms 539 report.
1814z  260KHz  PD   Port Hedland, Western Australia for 3,434kms 419 report, new logging.
1235z  377KHz  WP  Weipa, Queensland for 2,468kms 319-419 report.
1828z  377KHz  LEO Leonora, Western Australia for 2,793kms 419 report.
1824z  392KHz  LHR Lockhart River, Queensland for 2,421kms 319 report.
1824z  404KHz  COE Coen, Queensland for 2,286kms 539 report (good for a 15w low power beacon).
1802z  404KHz  KA   Karratha, Western Australia for 3,581kms 319-419 report.
1805z  326KHz  ESP Esperance, Western Australia for 2,619kms 319 report.
1227z  322KHz  CI   Chatham Island, New Zealand for 3,095kms 519 report.
1258z  378KHz  HL   Henley, New Zealand for 2,195kms 519 report, new logging.
1146z  366KHz  SF   Springfield, New Zealand for 2,207kms 519 report.
1843z  296KHz  LM   Learmonth, Western Australia for 3,742kms 419 report, new logging. Best distance so far this month.
1409z  356KHz  TN   Tindal, Northern Territory for 2,785kms 539 report.
1348z  233KHz  AYE  Ayres Rock, Northern Territory for 2,071kms 519 report.
1555z  251KHz  MEK Meekatharra, Western Australia for 3,143kms 319 report.
1511z  274KHz  GB   Great Barrier Island, New Zealand for 2,320kms 519 report, new logging.
1557z  362KHz  WK  Whaktane, New Zealand for 2,467kms 419 report, new logging.
1506z  254KHz  AS   Ashburton, New Zealand for 2,196kms 529 report, not heard for over one year.
1525z  358KHz  NL   Newlands, New Zealand for 2,316kms, 319-419 report.
1600z  330KHz  ?O   Swani, Fiji Islands for 3,406kms, 219-319 report, couldn't get full ident out so not claimed as new logging.
1424z  366KHz  TU   Timaru, New Zealand for 2,184kms, 419 report, new logging.
1526z  390KHz  HN   Hamilton, New Zealand for 2,315kms 419 report, new logging.

Updated: 26th September 2018.




« Last Edit: September 27, 2018, 0450 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: Sep 2018 NDB & VLF Log
« Reply #1 on: September 24, 2018, 0853 UTC »
Nice.  :)

Wish there was 450' available at my QTH for an antenna.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: Sep 2018 NDB & VLF Log
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2018, 0431 UTC »
Pinto Vortando:  I don't have the space either but my neighbours either side have allowed me to run my wire through their properties, one even helped the other weekend with my extension and renewal activity... ;)
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