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Offline NM8R

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LWBC in Michigan
« on: January 25, 2021, 2257 UTC »
This might be an interesting evening.

171 Morocco is at -75 dBm on peaks, and 252 (presumed Algeria at this point), is coming up.

It's a few minutes before local sunset here in cold northern Michigan.

Scott


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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2021, 0013 UTC »
Get those vacuum tubes warmed up, folks.  Both 252 and 171 are nicely audible now.

Confirmed 252 is Alger Chaine 3 from their web stream.

Say, where was this internet thing, back when we only had White's Radio Log?  Or if you heard some really odd signal on SW, you could only wait 3 months for the Utility column in Popular Electronics - in the hope someone else heard it also, and took the time to write in.

Admit it - got you other Old Timers thinking back, didn't I?

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2021, 0037 UTC »
Nothing heard from my location in Toronto, Ontario Canada but I just tuned in a Kiwi WebSDR in Ottawa with a 160 meter Beverage antenna and there it is, 252 kHz. I verified it with the Twente WebSDR and it is the same programming.

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2021, 0202 UTC »
Thanks for reporting in SIGINT.

All,  if you check and hear nothing try again in a few minutes.  I am seeing much QSB on LWBC tonight.

252 is well copied but 171 is nonexistent now, at 0200Z.


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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2021, 1006 UTC »
Still have an old copy (1963) of White's Radio Log,
was included in Radio-TV Experimenter Magazine.
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan

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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2021, 0440 UTC »
New night; new propagation.

171 and 252 are riding a QSB seesaw tonight here in chilly northern Michigan.

They are alternating with nice enough signals to make me hit the record button.

Hope I have enough of those megabytes left on that external hard drive thing.

Scott




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Re: LWBC in Michigan
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2021, 0442 UTC »
pinto vortando,

I can't bring myself to throw those old Logs away.  Too cool, weren't they?

Scott