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Author Topic: Northern California Winter NDB Logs  (Read 130 times)

Offline ThElectriCat

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Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« on: December 03, 2018, 1649 UTC »

   Beacons heard between 0400z and 0630z on 12/2/2018 in Shasta Lake CA
TCY  203 Tracy CA  USA
HLE  220 Hailey ID  USA
LWG  225 Corvallis OR  USA
YZA  236 Ashcroft BC  CAN
ZT   242 Port Hardy BC  CAN
YCD  251 Nanaimo BC  CAN
ZSJ  258 Sandy Lake ON  CAN
SZT  264 Sandpoint ID  USA
VR   266 Vancouver BC  CAN
SLE  266 Salem OR  USA
XS   272 Prince George BC  CAN
YYF  290 Penticton BC  CAN
DC   326 Princeton BC  CAN
YLD  335 Chapleau BC  CAN
RYN  338 Tuscon AZ  USA
OIN  341 Oberlin KS  USA
XX   344 Abbotsford BC  CAN
YC   344 Calgary AB  CAN
MNC  348 Shelton WA  USA
NY   350 Enderby BC  CAN
RG   350 Oklaholma City OK  USA
LLD  353 Lanai HI  USA
MEF  356 Medford OR  USA
PND  356 Portland OR  USA
ON   356 Penticton BC  CAN
YQZ  359 Quesnel BC  CAN
YAZ  359 Tofino BC  CAN
RPX  362 Roundup MT  USA
YMW  366 Maniwaki QC  CAN
ZP   368 Sandspit BC  CAN
SX   368 Cranbrook BC  CAN
YK   371 Yakima WA  USA
OT   378 North Bend OR  USA
GC   380 Gillette WY  USA
YPL  382 Pickle Lake ON  CAN
PI   383 Pocatello ID  USA
CNP  383 Chappel NE  USA
JW   388 Jumping Pound Creek AB  CAN
YWB  389 Kelowna BC  CAN
DPP  391 Munoz Marin Intl. Airport PR  PTR
QQ   400 Comox BC  CAN

Really happy with puerto rico and cayman islands. didnt think I would hear these

Had to move my radio in to the bedroom because my shop is about 45 degrees F in the middle of the day and worse at night.(I know everyone not from California is laughing at that number).  I thought it might be time to work on the antenna too.
The radio is a WJ DMS-105a-2, antenna is an upside down V (top hat, not a dipole) fed against ground by a 50 ohm to 20,000 ohm balun . The top hat is about 20 feet higher than it used to be and significantly farther from metal objects, and the ground I am feeding the antenna against is better. seems to work well. lots of new beacons in this list for me.
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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 2039 UTC »
The ks and ne catches are nice too, well done. I suppose the salt water was reason you got the islands.
Conveniently located near Vincennes Indiana.

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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2018, 2122 UTC »
YPL in ON and YMW in QC, nice ones from CA... 
your antenna works seems to be producing good results.   :)
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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2018, 2126 UTC »
I suppose the salt water was reason you got the islands.
Not to mention that island beacons are often well over a kilowatt as opposed to the 25 to 100 watts of a small inland beacon.
I think Puerto Rico is a reasonable skip distance from me as well. Local 10 pm, and it was coming in almost as clearly as MOG here in California.
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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 0022 UTC »
Nice logs, ec!
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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2018, 0704 UTC »
12/3/18 beaconlogs 0400 to 0650 UTC

UAB 200 Anahim Lake BC CAN
YBL 203 Campbell River BC CAN
TCY 203 Tracy CA USA
EF  206 Castlegar BC CAN
LU  214 Abbotsford BC CAN
PR  218 Prince Rupert BC CAN
HLE 220 Hailey ID USA
YKA 223 Kamloops BC CAN
CG  227 Castlegar BC CAN
VG  230 Vermillion AB CAN
YZA 236 Ashcroft BC CAN
XC  242Cranbrook BC CAN
QL  248 Lethbridge AB CAN
YCD 251 Nanaimo BC CAN
LW  257 Kelowna BC CAN
XD  266 Edmonton AB CAN
YK  269 Castlegar BC CAN
XS  272 Prince George BC CAN
GEY 275 Greybull WY USA
YYF 290 Penticton BC CAN
LGO 296 La Grande OR USA
TV  299 Turner Valley AB CAN
DC  326 Princeton BC CAN
ZU  338 Whitecourt AB CAN
RYN 338 Tuscon AZ USA
XX  344 Abbotsford BC CAN
SBX 347 Shelby MT USA
MNC 348 Shelton WA USA
NY  350 Enderby BC CAN
RG  350 Oklahoma City OK USA
IN  353 International Falls MN USA
MEF 356 Medford OR USA
YQZ 359 Quesnel BC CAN
BF  262 Seattle WA USA
RPX 362 Roundu MT USA
ZP  368 Sandspit BC CAN
YK  371 Yakima WA USA
ZIN 376 Inagua Island BAH
OT  378 North Bend OR USA
GC  380 Gillette WY USA
YPW 382 Powell River BC CAN
MR  385 Monterey CA USA
PI  383 Pocatello ID usa
MM  388 Ft. McMurray AB CAN
YWB 389 Kelowna BC CAN
TK  391 Smithers BC CAN
DDP 391 Munoz Marin Intl. Airport PR PTR
QQ  400 Comox BC CAN
MOG 404 Montague CA USA
AZC 403* Colorado City AZ USA (actual carrier freq is 403.35, USB sidetone at 404.45)
MW  408 Moses Lake WA USA
CBC 415 Cayman Brac CAY
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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2018, 1809 UTC »
First Off, LGO is a typo. it's actually LGD
and here is a map of my logged beacons. There are actually a couple more, but they will be updated eventually.
https://drive.google.com/open?id=1MKFgNxkgMsbqfWhvSyGSP7jl_cFEGaBR&usp=sharing
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Re: Northern California Winter NDB Logs
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2018, 2206 UTC »
Interesting propagation, lots of West Coast stuff as would be expected and then the big skip to the Caribbean.
All part of the NDB adventure.   ;)
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