We seek to understand and document all radio transmissions, legal and otherwise, as part of the radio listening hobby. We do not encourage any radio operations contrary to regulations. Always consult with the appropriate authorities if you have questions concerning what is permissable in your locale.

Author Topic: Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019  (Read 114 times)

Offline skeezix

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3640
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • What does 'RNO stand for?
    • View Profile
Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019
« on: October 09, 2019, 0159 UTC »
0155Z 15551 S3 Picking up YQ from Churchill, MB. Due to static crashes & other nonsense on the band, had to tune to 305.400 kHz CW to get the ID. Very clear there. In AM on 305, its a jumbled mess of noise.
0208Z 15551 S- Faded significantly and is just barely above the noise.
0221Z 15551 S- Slightly above the noise.


It will be going QRT (officially) on Oct 10, 2019 at 0901 UTC.






« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 0221 UTC by skeezix »
Minneapolis, MN

Offline jFarley

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 5794
  • near Chicago
    • View Profile
    • Email
Re: Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 1825 UTC »
Much as we hate to see any NDB go silent, I'm OK with this one.  YQ blocks reception of the Holy Grail of NDBs for NA DXers, LT 305 in Alert, NU. 

Although there are hundreds of LT logs by European DXers, AFAIK there is only one log of it here in NA.
Joe Farley, Near Chicago
SDR-IQ / R8 / R7
Remote Resonant Loops for HF and LF / ALA 1530
Active 60" Whip / PA0RDT
QSLS appreciated to:    jfarley44@att.net

Offline skeezix

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3640
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • What does 'RNO stand for?
    • View Profile
Re: Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2019, 0014 UTC »
10-OCT-2019
0011Z No stations heard on 305.400 CW.
0025Z 15541 Can hear the CW ID & the tone on 305.400. Some lightning in the region.
0157Z 35543 Signal pretty good. Still on CW for the ID. When on AM, can hear it, but its distorted. Might be due to a nearby DGPS station.
1105Z 35543 Still coming in (0605 CDT)


I'm not happy to see it go, as I've been to Churchill. However, I do understand LT and I've just add that to my list of things to catch. We have the same problem in the DGPS realm, but only for another year.

YQ will block LT on AM, but on CW, should be able to hear both.

« Last Edit: October 11, 2019, 0011 UTC by skeezix »
Minneapolis, MN

Offline ChrisSmolinski

  • Administrator
  • Marconi Class DXer
  • *****
  • Posts: 23606
  • Westminster, MD USA
    • View Profile
    • Black Cat Systems
Re: Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2019, 0943 UTC »
Much as we hate to see any NDB go silent, I'm OK with this one.  YQ blocks reception of the Holy Grail of NDBs for NA DXers, LT 305 in Alert, NU. 

Although there are hundreds of LT logs by European DXers, AFAIK there is only one log of it here in NA.

Now you have given me a NDB target, jFarley.
Chris Smolinski
Westminster, MD
eQSLs appreciated! csmolinski@blackcatsystems.com
NRD 545 / netSDR / AFE822x / AirSpy HF+ / KiwiSDR / 670 ft horizontal loop / 500 ft northeast beverage / 58 ft T2FD / 300 ft south beverage / 43m / 20m / 10m  dipoles / Crossed Parallel Loop

Offline skeezix

  • Global Moderator
  • DX Legend
  • *****
  • Posts: 3640
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • What does 'RNO stand for?
    • View Profile
Re: Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2019, 0012 UTC »
11-Oct-2019

0111Z Not heard. It should be gone, but was hoping that since it was still on a couple of hours after it was scheduled to be off, they forgot to turn it off like a bunch of the U.S. DGPS stations that should be long gone by now, but are not.

0403Z 25542 S3 YQ is not off. Hearing it fine on 305.4 kHz CW.


12-Oct-2019
0244Z 15541 S3 YQ is still coming in. 305.4 CW

14-Oct-2019
0237Z Nothing heard.

All is not lost (just mostly) - The Hudson Bay aviation sectional has CHFC 1230 plotted on there. Its a 250W station relaying CBC Radio One.

« Last Edit: Today at 02:43 by skeezix »
Minneapolis, MN

Offline pinto vortando

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 462
    • View Profile
Re: Churchill YQ 305 kHz 0155 UTC 08 Oct 2019
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 0834 UTC »
10-12-19 @ 0830Z...  YQ still pounding in... good sigs in here.
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 0836 UTC by pinto vortando »
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan