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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2018, 0446 UTC »


SJX is listed for the scrap heap.



FWIW, NOTAM says it is supposed to be out of service until May ??? 
« Last Edit: November 23, 2018, 0449 UTC by pinto vortando »
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #16 on: November 28, 2018, 1722 UTC »
Recent logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

We are being pummeled by GRL nightly.

2018-11-28  1131  220.0  HLE  -1031             Hailey, ID, USA  2145 Km
2018-11-28  1103  236.0  ZHT           +387     Winnipeg, MB, CAN  1141 Km
2018-11-27  1248  268.0  ZWL           +406     Wollaston Lake, SK, CAN  2108 Km
2018-11-23  0147  272.0  BT   -1032             Battle Creek, MI, USA  243 Km 
2018-11-28  0120  279.0  SI            +402     Simiutaq (Kitaa), , GRL  3483 Km
2018-11-28  0141  298.0  KU   -396              Kook Islands (Kitaa), , GRL  3379 Km
2018-11-24  0517  341.0  SM   -398              Sisimiut, , GRL  3489 Km  NEW
2018-11-28  0115  367.0  JV            +405     Ilulissat (Jakobshavn) (Kitaa), , GRL  3728 Km
2018-11-28  0523  377.0  DA   -398              Kulusuk (Tunu), , GRL  4091 Km  NEW
2018-11-25  0917  391.0  MA  -405               Manitsoq (Kitaa), , GRL  3419 Km  NEW
2018-11-24  0042  399.0  UP            +324     Upernavik (Kitaa), , GRL  3848 Km


NDBs this report 11  New NDBs 3
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2018, 1905 UTC »
Recent logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

Happy to get YEU which is just 400 km shy of the Holy Grail of NDBs for NA DXers, LT 305 in Alert NU.  Happy also to log GH 314 which is GRL #12 for the season, and now all known currently active GRL have been logged here this season.  Hopefully we will be able to push the envelope out to Iceland, but only the Right Coast guys are hearing those. 

Sunspots?  We don't need no stinkin' sunspots!

2018-11-30  0437  205.0  YEU          +412     Eureka, NU, CAN  4254 Km
2018-11-30  0702  225.0  X5           +399     Vegreville, AB, CAN  2208 Km
2018-11-30  0141  269.0  LOR  -1035            Fort Rucker (Ozark), AL, USA  1178 Km  NEW
2018-11-30  0213  270.0  ZNF          +377     Saint John's, NL, CAN  2833 Km
2018-11-30  2132  272.0  IK   -1038   +1034    Kankakee, IL, USA  85 Km  Back on the air after some R&R
2018-11-30  0151  314.0  GH   -404             Nuuk (Godthab) (Kitaa), , GRL  3400 Km
2018-11-29  0112  356.0  YBG          +1001    Bagotville, QC, CAN  1514 Km
2018-11-30  0147  359.0  MS   -1019            Monticello, NY, USA  1086 Km  NEW
2018-11-29  2307  359.0  NA   -396    +404     Narsarsuaq (Kitaa), , GRL  3564 Km  Has trailing dit
2018-11-29  1217  407.0  CHD  -1015            Chandler, AZ, USA  2291 Km


NDBs this report 10  New NDBs 2
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 1907 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2018, 1921 UTC »

  Happy also to log GH 314 which is GRL #12 for the season, and now all known currently active GRL have been logged here this season. 

FB on "Worked All Greenland".   :)

My first long haul DX on LW was in GRL (391 MA) which got me hooked on this NDB thing.
Only have heard one other GRL since... 382 SF.
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2018, 0019 UTC »
Well done with 359KHz NA and 314KHz GH for the 3,500kms mark to Greenland.  You have some good loggings there but sadly things are going backwards down this way in Australia.  Battling to get over 2,000 last three weeks. 

Sep/Oct/Nov were our best openings this way being Winter & Spring seasonal wise. Keep up the good work, maybe you will reach across to Iceland... 8)
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #20 on: December 04, 2018, 0028 UTC »
If you logged MA 391 and SF 382, you should have no problems with SI 279, KU 298, and UP 399, all of which are coming up with fair to strong signals lately in the 2300 to 0100 time slot.  At times, these can be heard all night until local SR.  Problem is, right now conditions are crap, but hopefully will be better soon.  Beware that the UP USB is at +324.
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #21 on: December 04, 2018, 1807 UTC »


SJX is listed for the scrap heap.



FWIW, NOTAM says it is supposed to be out of service until May ???

SJX had strong sigs in here early his morning.
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2018, 2041 UTC »
Recent Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

ATA and CW are both back on the air after absence.

2018-12-05  0054  281.0  IL             +1024     Wilmington, NC, USA  1227 Km  NEW
2018-12-04  1103  332.0  HK             +1021     Hickory, NC, USA  888 Km
2018-12-05  0931  339.0  UAM            +1163     Santiago De Cuba, , CUB  2687 Km
2018-12-04  0338  347.0  ATA            +1026     Atlanta, TX, USA  1107 Km
2018-12-05  0857  380.0  YUB            +400      Tuktoyaktuk, NT, CAN  4009 Km   
2018-12-05  0756  405.0  CON            +1024     Concepcion, , PRG  7913 Km
2018-12-05  1107  418.0  CW   -1050     +1017     Lake Charles, LA, USA  1357 Km   


NDBs this report 7  New NDBs 1
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #23 on: December 07, 2018, 1803 UTC »
Recent Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

Very nice conditions to SA last nite.

2018-12-06  0057  227.0  CPC  -1027    +1023    Whiteville, NC, USA  1168 Km
2018-12-06  1153  233.0  OKS           +1000    Oshkosh, NE, USA  1193 Km
2018-12-07  0511  250.0  STR  -1020             Santa Rosa, , EQA  5097 Km
2018-12-07  0717  280.0  SOL  -397              Guayaquil (Guayas), , EQA  4964 Km
2018-12-07  0417  285.0  DOU  -1021             Dourados (MS), , BRA  7894 Km  Very strong
2018-12-06  0122  293.0  UI            +1021    Quincy, IL, USA  344 Km  Back on the air
2018-12-07  0721  307.0  M5            +398     Manning, AB, CAN  2695 Km
2018-12-07  0351  340.0  OIA  -1021             Oiapoque (AP), , BRA  5549 Km
2018-12-07  0411  340.0  PTP  -1019             Ponta Pora (MS), , BRA  7899 Km
2018-12-07  0517  370.0  AYA  -1049    +1028    Ayacucho, , PRU  6276 Km
2018-12-07  0557  418.0  TLC  -1019             Tulcan (Carchi), , EQA  4676 Km

NDBs this report 11  New NDBs 0

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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2018, 1349 UTC »
jf,

Amazing DX !
What is the LF noise floor at your QTH ?
Here this morning noise floor was -100 dbm.   :(
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2018, 1917 UTC »
pv;

The floor varies here with time and freq, but generally falls between -95 and -115 dBm.

The SA logs come from deep searches in overnite SDR recordings.  Knowing what the DST is doing gives major clues as to what to look for.  I constantly refer to:   https://www.hfunderground.com/propagation/

It is absolutely astounding how these weak ones pop up out of the noise for a few ID cycles, only to quickly disappear.  Forensic DXing is tedious and mind-numbing work, but it is amazing how your DX blood will boil as you find that point in the recording at which a piece of visible lint or fuzz in the waterfall begins to resolve into an ID.  I think it is also imperative to have fresh offsets for your search targets to aid in pulling things out of a pile up.
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2018, 1952 UTC »
jf,

Tnx for the link,  good stuff.  Your noise floor about as bad as mine.
Have seen it drop as low as -125 dbm late night, early morning but that is unusual.

Some sigs will suddenly fade in and then just as quickly disappear so it pays to copy the ID right out of the box.
IDK,  maybe D-layer refraction ???
What do you think ?
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2018, 0055 UTC »
jf,

Tnx for the link,  good stuff.  Your noise floor about as bad as mine.
Have seen it drop as low as -125 dbm late night, early morning but that is unusual.

Some sigs will suddenly fade in and then just as quickly disappear so it pays to copy the ID right out of the box.
IDK,  maybe D-layer refraction ???
What do you think ?

pv;

Just don't know for sure, and I don't know of any NDB DXers who know what goes on up there with certainty.
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2018, 0057 UTC »
Recent logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

The Brazilians have been performing lately.

2018-12-08  1141  201.0  GV   -1055             Greenville, TX, USA  1191 Km
2018-12-12  0817  215.0  SGC           +1034    Sao Gabriel da Cachoeira (AM), , BRA  5125 Km  NEW
2018-12-08  0514  220.0  TUI           +1028    Tucurui (PA), , BRA  6381 Km  NEW
2018-12-09  1121  257.0  ME   -1030             Maxton, NC, USA  1084 Km
2018-12-08  0637  329.0  FOF  -395              Fort De France, , MRT  3986 Km
2018-12-08  0715  330.0  SJ   -1033    +1033    Patty, PR, PTR  3330 Km
2018-12-12  1046  360.0  GP            +1017    Gulfport, MS, USA  1261 Km
2018-12-12  0049  362.0  EW   -1048             New Bern, NC, USA  1217 Km
2018-12-12  0211  366.0  IS   -1048             Islip, NY, USA  1246 Km


NDBs this report 9  New NDBs 2
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Re: Winter 2018 NDB Logs
« Reply #29 on: December 14, 2018, 1544 UTC »
jf,

Tnx for the link,  good stuff.  Your noise floor about as bad as mine.
Have seen it drop as low as -125 dbm late night, early morning but that is unusual.

Some sigs will suddenly fade in and then just as quickly disappear so it pays to copy the ID right out of the box.
IDK,  maybe D-layer refraction ???
What do you think ?



pv;

Just don't know for sure, and I don't know of any NDB DXers who know what goes on up there with certainty.

When it comes to longwave propagation, many radio textbooks talk about ground wave and leave it pretty much at that.
Granted, LW sigs can travel a long way over water but that doesn't explain much of the other LW propagation.
There are various LW propagation studies out there but they seem to rely on computer models rather than empirical data.
Most of the interest and action is on the higher frequencies.  LW truly is the basement. 
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