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Offline Treehouse SWL

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NDB loggings from Washington state
« on: February 16, 2021, 2316 UTC »
I ventured back down to the sub-500 kHz part of the band last night for the first time in months and logged the following on Feb. 16 UTC:

223 kHz: YKA in Kamloops, British Columbia, at 0818 UTC. Weak but clear signal, not too much fading.

290 kHz: YYF in Penticton, British Columbia, at 0809 UTC. Fair signal at the peaks with fading.

312 kHz: UNT near Penticton, British Columbia, at 0804 UTC. Weak, sometimes barely audible.

344 kHz: XX near Abbotsford, British Columbia, at 0759 UTC. Weak to fair signal, faded up a little in cycles.

350 kHz: NY near Enderby Airport in British Columbia, at 0757 UTC. Weak to fair signal, faded up and down in cycles. Listed as being decommissioned on Feb. 25?

355 kHz: PND near Portland, Oregon, at 0752 UTC. This one's tentative because it was so weak, but definitely a U.S.-based beacon based on the Morse pattern.

368 kHz: SX near Cranbrook, British Columbia, at 0748 UTC. Very good signal.

382 kHz: AW in nearby Arlington, Washington, at 0737 UTC. Very good with YE in Fort Nelson, B.C., in the background. This beacon was off when I last checked in the fall months.

382 kHz: YE in Fort Nelson, British Columbia, at 0739 UTC. Heard fair but clear behind AW on this frequency. This one's 748 miles from my QTH. 

388 kHz: JW in Pigeon, Alberta, at 0708 UTC. Weak to fair, with some interference from YWB on 389 kHz at times. This one's about to be decommissioned, too?
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Re: NDB loggings from Washington state
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2021, 0953 UTC »
Those two beacons you mentioned are part of phase 5 of 12 phase decommissioning...
ooops "modernization" program,
Das Radiobunker somewhere in Michigan


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