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Offline NM8R

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« on: November 29, 2018, 0326 UTC »
I'm hearing music on 153 Khz, so will repost my earlier question.   Who occupies that channel, now?  I assume not Algeria as their modulation level was always so low as to rarely produce audio in spite of decent carrier strengths (that in the past).  Is this Romania?

Scott 

(Last few nights have been quite good for LWBC here in chilly N. Michigan.)

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Re: LWBC
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2018, 0949 UTC »
or maybe Norway ?
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Re: LWBC
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2018, 0108 UTC »
P.V.,

Thanks for the reply.  Is there a reasonably accurate LWBC log available?  Hepburn's used to be accurate.  Is it still?  It may be moot as I can't get it to even load a webpage fully, now.

Scott

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Re: LWBC
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2018, 0350 UTC »
The only thing I have (no mention of Romania in my sources) here for 153KHz is:

153KHz  NRK-P1 Ingoy, Norway
in Norwegian language, omni directional aerial, guy latticed steel mast 352m height, fed at top, ex Omega Navigation System transmitter at 100Kw. Primarily used for Norwegian fishing fleet operating in Barents Sea.

153KHz  Radio Algeria, in Arabic/French from Kenadsa, Algeria with 357m tower X two guyed masts. 500Kw transmitter utilised, noted for "all carrier and poor/weak modulation".

153KHz  "Unidentified" heard in Australia Nov/Dec 2017 in hour leading up to dawn Grey Line approach (1730-1830z), no other details, probably one of the above previously listed.

About three weeks ago I had Radio Medi-1 at Nador in Morocco on 171KHz AM during the morning Grey Line approach but it all coincides with advanced reception of harmonics from high powered Australian medium wave stations.

The Time Signals have been regular with the two VLF stations JJY in Japan, BPC in China and just twice RBU near Moscow audible most mornings.

Yes, there is a distinct lack of accurate and frequently updated Low Wave or VLF listings, same applies to the LW aero NavAid NDB's in the Asia/Pacific region.  Most of the lists about are so out of date they are just time wasters... ::)
« Last Edit: December 01, 2018, 0357 UTC by Looking-Glass »
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Re: LWBC
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2018, 1449 UTC »
  Is there a reasonably accurate LWBC log available? 

The new 2019 edition  WRTH is due shortly.
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Re: LWBC
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2018, 0401 UTC »
Thanks Looking Glass.

It looks like more investigation on 153 Khz is warranted.

Tonight the high end of the LWBC band is working well.   On 252 Khz I heard a stn with French hosts playing what I would call a Mexican/Central American music playlist, and it faded out to be replaced by a weaker station playing a Whitney Houston song.  Nothing on the lower LWBC channels.  A few nights ago I was watching 171/183/189 play hide and seek as the paths changed.  198 was downright strong, pretty much all the evening. 

Thanks for sharing your morning gray line reception.  I was surprised to watch 189 Iceland peak up nicely a bit before local sunrise here in Michigan, when reviewing an overnight recording.  And 171 Morocco sometimes stays in here past there sunrise.

73,  Scott

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Re: LWBC
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2019, 0243 UTC »
Scott, those are inpressive LWBC catches. Can I ask your receiver/antenna setup?
Best I do here in FL is 171 Medi 1 and 252 Algeria semi-regularly. Once caught 216 Monaco as my only Euro.

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Re: LWBC
« Reply #7 on: January 20, 2019, 1814 UTC »
I use MWLIST for LW & MW.
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