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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #15 on: February 11, 2020, 1843 UTC »
Recent logs from Downers Grove, IL

There is still life in this season...

2020-01-09  0607  209.0  CYT  -1032    +1032     Yakataga, AK, ALS  4171 Km    NEW
2020-02-08  0750  230.0  TBT  -1027    +1028     Tabatinga, , BRA  5439 Km
2020-01-09  0607  233.0  ALJ  -410               Johnstone Point Island, AK, ALS  4403 Km
2020-02-08  0750  235.0  URB  -1026    +1019     Uberaba (MG), , BRA  7997 Km    NEW
2020-01-07  0738  245.0  ATF  -1032              Alta Floresta (MT), , BRA  6608 Km
2020-02-08  0621  251.0  SV   -1034              Silver City, NM, USA  2037 Km
2020-01-27  0741  260.0  AVZ                     Terrell, TX, USA  1235 Km  noted w/ neg keying at 259.924
2020-02-11  0824  266.0  ICK           +1038     Annette Island, AK, ALS  3473 Km
2020-02-11  0611  283.0  DUT  -1032    +1032     Unalaska, AK, ALS  5708 Km
2020-02-09  0746  284.0  FHR  -1022              Friday Harbor, WA, USA  2823 Km
2020-02-11  0655  285.0  MOZ  -1091              Moz, , BRA  6043 Km    NEW
2020-02-11  0655  310.0  PSN           +1024     Piracununga (SP), , BRA  8240 Km
2020-02-08  0706  320.0  AI            +1020     Aitutaki, , CKS  9979 Km    NEW
2020-01-27  0529  329.0  IA   -1035              Niagara Falls, NY, USA  767 Km
2020-02-11  0655  330.0  RPR           +1009     Ribeirau Preto (SP), , BRA  8138 Km
2020-01-27  0529  332.0  BG   -1053              Binghamton, NY, USA  1008 Km
2020-01-19  0636  336.0  AA   -401               Aasiaat, , GRL  3638 Km  NEW
2020-02-11  0526  336.0  QQ   -410               Qaanaaq, , GRL  4068 Km
2020-01-27  1038  341.0  AA   -1042              GA, USA  1035 Km
2020-01-27  0529  341.0  HVS           +1025     Hartsville, SC, USA  1074 Km
2020-01-27  0741  347.0  4Q   -1031              Brochet, MB, CAN  2037 Km
2020-01-09  0607  355.0  AUB  -1038              King Salmon, AK, ALS  4988 Km    NEW
2020-02-11  0655  355.0  URC  -1025    +1024     Coari, , BRA  5681 Km
2020-01-27  0741  365.0  MA            +399      Mayo, YT, CAN  3897 Km
2020-01-09  0522  379.0  IWW  -1045    +1034     Kenai, AK, ALS  4654 Km    NEW
2020-01-27  1038  385.0  OCC  -1035              Yakutat, AK, ALS  4013 Km    NEW
2020-02-11  0655  390.0  HBT  -1035    +1032     Sand Point  (Borland), AK, ALS  5292 Km
2020-02-11  0526  391.0  EEF  -1038              Sisters Island, AK, ALS  3741 Km
2020-01-27  0529  395.0  SL   -1021              Saranac  Lake, NY, USA  1169 Km
2020-02-11  0526  397.0  SB            +985      San Bernardino, CA, USA  2700 Km
2020-02-09  0532  400.0  GJM  -1025              Guajara (RO), , BRA  6295 Km
2020-01-27  0741  403.0  AZC           +1023     Colorado City, AZ, USA  2208 Km
2020-02-09  0532  403.0  SV   -1039    +1038     , , VCT  4109 Km
2020-02-11  0824  410.0  ZQ            +405      CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier, BC, CAN
2020-02-11  0824  415.0  PCL           +1023     Pocos de Caldas (MG), , BRA  8272 Km
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 1244 UTC »
Feb 15-16 and 16-17 were fairly good in DGPS Land. Processing last night's IQ files now, it does not look encouraging so far (0400z).
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 1634 UTC »
From an NDB viewpoint, the 16th and 17th were very good.  The 16th had props to deep into BRA which is very difficult from Chicago, and the 17th had some of the strongest props from NU I have ever seen.  The numbers from last nite did not look encouraging, but I am going thru the recording now and I note strong props from northern BRA and good props from the PAC after 0800.  Logs later...

A couple of ALS also.
« Last Edit: February 18, 2020, 1637 UTC by jFarley »
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #18 on: February 18, 2020, 1926 UTC »
Recent Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

I guess we can copy PACs here in the midwest...

DA is at this point still unknown and has been heard in NS, IL, and TX in that order in the last week.  It is believed to be a beacon at the Calcanhar Lighthouse near Natal, BRA.  Local BRA DXers are working to verify this via close in listenening and email to the responsible agency.

2020-02-08  0706  220.0  RBJ  -1032    +1026              Tucson, AZ, USA  2331 Km
2020-02-17  0807  233.0  VHN           +1019              Van Horn, TX, USA  1911 Km
2020-02-17  0553  236.0  YHK           +415               Gjoa Haven, NU, CAN  3027 Km
2020-02-08  0706  238.0  K5            +990               Maple Creek, SK, CAN  1882 Km
2020-02-17  0807  240.0  BVS  -1027                       Burlington / Mt Vernon, WA, USA  2779 Km 
2020-02-13  0729  245.0  ATF  -1032             6.89      Alta Floresta (MT), , BRA  6608 Km
2020-02-18  0807  250.0  YUB  -1054    +1043    9.92      Itaituba (PA), , BRA  6060 Km
2020-02-18  0807  284.5  MH                     20.196    Manihi Atoll  (Tuamoto Archipelago), , TUA  8626 Km   NEW
2020-02-16  0644  305.0  DA                     7.655     UNID, , XUU   NEW
2020-02-13  0850  316.0  MAJ           +1020    8.483     Majuro Atoll (Dalap Island), , MHL  10372 Km    NEW
2020-02-08  0750  352.0  RG   -1022    +1015    4.245     Nikau  (Rarotonga Island), , CKS  10166 Km    NEW
2020-02-13  0729  355.0  AUB  -1039                       King Salmon, AK, ALS  4988 Km
2020-02-13  0858  400.0  OLM  -990              7.19      Olmedo, , EQA  4741 Km
2020-02-13  0729  410.0  ZA            +401               CCGS -Martha L Black, , CAN


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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #19 on: February 25, 2020, 2226 UTC »
Recent Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

2020-02-20  0545  205.0  PTT    -1022    +1024     7.832     Trombetas, , BRA  5775 Km    NEW
2020-02-20  0927  206.0  EF              +409                Castlegar, BC, CAN  2436 Km 
2020-02-25  0427  263.0  MOQ    -1033                        Fort Stewart, GA, USA  1250 Km 
2020-02-25  0725  270.0  NAS    -1024    +1023               Puntas Arenas, , CHL  10680 Km  very strong
2020-02-19  0519  274.0  SAL    -5                 10.30     Sal Island / Amilcar Cabral, , CPV  6737 Km
2020-02-21  0727  282.5  RT                        19.91     Avera  (Rurutu Island), , AUI  9667 Km   NEW
2020-02-19  0434  322.0  COC    -1025    +1015     7.375     Coca, , EQA  4834 Km   NEW
2020-02-20  0500  338.0  PST    -1012              7.20      Porto Santo / Ilheu De Baixo, , MDR  6229 Km   NEW
2020-02-21  0727  358.0  OA              +400      9.97      Rangiroa, , TUA  8780 Km    NEW
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #20 on: March 10, 2020, 1611 UTC »
Recent Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

2020-03-10  0912  238.0  KT   -1021               Kaitaia, , NZL  13178 Km    NEW
2020-03-10  1006  260.0  NF            +396       Anson's Point  (Norfolk Is), , NFK  13220 Km   NEW
2020-03-07  0726  283.0  DUT  -1032    +1031      Unalaska, AK, ALS  5708 Km
2020-03-01  0456  310.0  MCL           +1069      Montes Claros, , BRA  7939 Km
2020-03-07  0939  320.0  AI            +1020      Aitutaki, , CKS  9979 Km
2020-03-07  0556  322.0  COC  -1025    +1015      Coca, , EQA  4834 Km
2020-03-07  0726  325.0  SKB           +1019      Bradshaw, , SCN  3637 Km
2020-03-01  0752  327.5  RE                       Reao, , TUA  8352 Km    NEW
2020-03-06  1057  330.0  WOB  -403     +396       UNID, , XUN
2020-03-10  1006  332.5  AA                       Tukuhora  (Iles Tuamotu), , TUA  8835 Km   NEW
2020-03-07  0556  336.0  QQ   -410                Qaanaaq, , GRL  4068 Km  very strong
2020-03-07  0258  338.0  PST           +1010      Porto Santo / Ilheu De Baixo, , MDR  6229 Km
2020-03-07  0556  339.0  UAM  -1076    +1070      Santiago De Cuba, , CUB  2687 Km
2020-03-07  0855  347.0  4Q   -1031               Brochet, MB, CAN  2037 Km
2020-03-10  1006  349.0  TP                       Fakatopatere, , TUA  8599 Km   NEW
2020-03-07  0556  385.0  OCC  -1035               Yakutat, AK, ALS  4013 Km
2020-03-07  0726  390.0  HBT  -1035    +1033      Sand Point, AK, ALS  5292 Km
2020-03-07  0726  391.0  EEF  -1038               Sisters Island, AK, ALS  3741 Km
2020-03-06  1057  404.0  MOG  -1052    +1024      Montague, CA, USA  2840 Km  back on the air
2020-03-07  0343  405.0  MAS           +1018      Macas, , EQA  5009 Km
2020-03-07  0810  410.0  ZQ            +404       CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier, BC, CAN
2020-03-07  0258  414.0  LOJ  -1024               Loja, , EQA  5168 Km
2020-03-07  0258  418.0  TLC           +1018      Tulcan  (Carchi), , EQA  4676 Km



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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2020, 1605 UTC »
Ok, got some unfamiliar country codes there, who are CKS, SCN, TUA ? 
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #22 on: March 11, 2020, 1707 UTC »
South Cook Islands, St Kitts-Nevis, and Tuamotu Archipelago
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #23 on: March 13, 2020, 1638 UTC »
Recent Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

Found one more in the recording.

2020-03-10  1006  348.0  HN    -1023    +1018    8.124     Honiara, , SLM  12533 Km   NEW

 
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2020, 1205 UTC »
Looks like Ontario took a big hit in Phase 3, not hearing these usually strong beacons:

201  ZXU  London
272  YQA  Muskoka
326  VV    Wiarton
382  XU    London
404  ZR    Sarnia
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2020, 1229 UTC »
Got a chance to do some longwave listening over the weekend and heard some of the usual Canadian beacons:
FD, RL, YYW, MO, YTL, QT, YLD, YY, YXL, YKQ, QG, ZHU, SN.
However, was greeted mostly with poor propagation and wall to wall T-storm static.
Surprisingly, 415 CBC Cayman Brac CYM and 198 DIW Dixon NC had good sigs in here,
otherwise nothing heard to the South.
So, gonna say winter longwave season is over for me at this QTH. 
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2020, 1337 UTC »
Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

A little bit of prop bounce-back with only moderate QRN.

2020-04-02  0344  250.0  STR  -1021              Santa Rosa, , EQA  5097 Km
2020-04-02  0428  270.0  NAS  -1024              Puntas Arenas, , CHL  10680 Km
2020-04-02  0344  280.0  SOL  -401     +400      Guayaquil  (Guayas), , EQA  4964 Km
2020-04-02  0428  285.0  DOU  -1025              Dourados (MS), , BRA  7894 Km
2020-04-02  0344  300.0  SCR  -1021    +1020     San Cristobal, , GAL  4752 Km
2020-04-02  0428  302.0  CAI  -1013    +1027     Canouan Island, , VCT  4142 Km
2020-04-02  0344  305.0  BNE  -1021              Hewanorra, , LCA  4071 Km
2020-04-02  0344  309.0  GPI  -409     +403      Guapi, , CLM  4481 Km
2020-04-02  0344  315.0  UBR  -972     +1084     Cayo Las Brujas, , CUB  2290 Km   ID as 'UBN'
2020-04-02  0344  323.0  TAB  -412     +403      Crown Point, , TRD  4315 Km
2020-04-02  0344  327.0  FXC  -403               Cayenne, , GUF  5425 Km
2020-04-02  0428  329.0  FOF           +404      Fort De France, , MRT  3986 Km
2020-04-02  0344  330.0  SJ            +1031     Patty, PR, PTR  3330 Km
2020-04-02  0428  340.0  PTP  -1020    +1021     Ponta Pora (MS), , BRA  7899 Km
2020-04-02  0344  345.0  CLM           +1011     Unknown, , XUU
2020-04-02  0428  360.0  JAC  -1037    +1046     Jacare-a-Canga  (PA), , BRA  6165 Km
2020-04-02  0344  360.0  OAS           +1012     Andoas, , PRU  5099 Km
2020-04-02  0344  369.0  ZDX  -1032    +1019     Coolidge  Saint Johns, , ATG  3710 Km
2020-04-02  0344  375.0  CUB           +1008     Corumba (MS), , BRA  7457 Km
2020-04-02  0428  380.0  FIL           +1022     Horta / Faial Island, , AZR  4962 Km
2020-04-02  0344  382.0  TRI           +1017     Port of Spain, , TRD  4331 Km
2020-04-02  0344  385.0  PTP  -401     +402      Pointe a Pitre, , GDL  3799 Km
2020-04-02  0344  393.0  EVG           +1109     El Vigia, , VEN  4029 Km    ID as 'EVO'
2020-04-02  0344  405.0  MAS  -1022              Macas, , EQA  5009 Km


NDBs this report 24  New NDBs 0
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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #27 on: May 21, 2020, 1316 UTC »
Logs from Downers Grove, Illinois

I had been hoping for enough free time this spring to do a final review of recordings from last season based on notes I had jotted down in the log book.  I guess you have to be careful for what you ask for...

These are the final logs from the Winter season, and represent a deep dive into files.  In retrospect, it was a truly amazing season.  I was able to learn a couple of lessons, and I had a couple of assumptions on my part torn to shreds.

First, capture of European and African TAs is possible in the USA midsection.  TAs were noted in the first week of December, January, and February.  While the vast majority of these could only be regarded as tentative logs, a handful were solidly IDed, and could be considered as solid logs.  An apparent monthly periodicity is definitely something to keep in mind next season.

Secondly, I had been reading the logs of listeners on the west coast and in the southwest who routinely log NDBs from the Pacific and I had assumed that reception here in the central USA was not possible.  Not true.  It took a ton of searching and digging but I was able over time to obtain definite logs for about 17 of these.  Again, the DX juices are already flowing and their are still a large number of targets in the crosshairs for next season.


2019-12-23  0702  205.0  AAQ          +1046     Araraquara (SP), , BRA  8185 Km   
2019-12-07  0806  233.0  ZFD          +377      Fond-du-Lac, SK, CAN  2362 Km
2020-02-08  0621  251.0  SV   -1034             Silver City, NM, USA  2037 Km   
2020-01-09  0949  266.0  GH           +404      Fort Good Hope, NT, CAN  3685 Km
2020-02-08  0835  266.0  SLE  -1040             Salem, OR, USA  2828 Km   
2019-12-12  0731  275.0  URG          +1043     Uruguaiana, , BRA  8577 Km   
2020-02-16  0644  305.0  DA   -1188             Calcanhar Lighthouse, , BRA  7453 Km
2019-12-07  0851  332.0  YTE          +397      Cape Dorset, NU, CAN  2607 Km
2020-01-19  0636  336.0  AA   -401              Aasiaat, , GRL  3638 Km   
2020-01-06  0104  345.0  CSD          +397      Daouarat, , MRC  6894 Km   
2020-02-08  0920  345.0  HH           +401      Fare  (Huahine Island), , AUI  9168 Km   
2020-03-10  0922  346.0  TG           +1037     Tauranga, , NZL  13114 Km   
2020-01-08  0308  347.0  NQY  -400    +401      Newquay, , ENG  6147 Km   
2020-01-05  0634  351.0  PD   -1040             Ponta Delgada, , AZR  5238 Km   
2020-01-08  0138  352.0  NT           +413      Newcastle, , ENG  6131 Km   
2019-12-08  0304  360.0  HT   -1031             Horta / Faial Island, , AZR  4969 Km   
2020-01-09  0607  361.0  HI           +407      Holman, NT, CAN  3632 Km
2020-03-10  0837  370.0  HAO  -401              Tuamotu Archipelago, , TUA  8598 Km
2020-02-08  0920  372.0  RU           +408      Raiatea  (Iles Sous le Vent), , OCE  9201 Km   
2019-12-08  0732  376.0  PVQ  -1040   +1031     Put River Deadhorse, AK, ALS  4598 Km   
2020-01-06  0149  382.0  LAR  -1015             Arruda, , POR  6461 Km   
2019-12-07  0851  390.0  AES          +1027     Northway, AK, ALS  4176 Km   
2020-03-08  0739  400.0  1L   -401    +398      Fort MacKay/Firebag, AB, CAN  2370 Km
2020-01-06  0149  421.0  GE           +1019     Madrid / Grinon, , ESP  6771 Km   




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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2020, 1623 UTC »
Who are MRC, AUI, OCE ?
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: Winter 2019 NDB Logs
« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2020, 1645 UTC »
More obscure country codes from the RNA database...

Morocco, Austral Islands (Iles Tubuai), and Society Islands (Tahiti)
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