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Author Topic: KXEL 1540 AM 0250 UTC 6 Jan 2022  (Read 116 times)

Online ErikMattson

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KXEL 1540 AM 0250 UTC 6 Jan 2022
« on: January 06, 2022, 0255 UTC »
KXEL AM 1540 w/ University of Northern Iowa Panthers basketball game in progress SIO 444 @025O..

Drifting away quickly now @0259.
Slight return @0301 w/ KXEL ID and back to game.

Tecsun PL-990 w/ internal ant.
« Last Edit: January 06, 2022, 0321 UTC by ErikMattson »
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Re: KXEL 1540 AM 0250 UTC 6 Jan 2022
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2022, 1313 UTC »
Hey Erik,

Nice catch.

I had a pair of Iowa stations I wanted to log this winter : KXEL and KCJJ.

I copied KCJJ "good"  ("at times") last night :).

KXEL may be more problematic here. I am working on a new home brew  loop that (in initial mock up tests) seems to have a fair amount more kick than the Select-A-Tenna.I may wait for it to be  fully ready before I go   for KXEL (outside, in the RF quiet dog park). 'XEL may need all the help it can get.

We   ("probably") still have around 2 months  (or more) before increasing  daylight  begins to  very gradually  shift the band toward Spring conditions . Hopefully the Solar cycle will also pep  up a bit more before Spring as well .

"One down , one to go ".

K
« Last Edit: January 09, 2022, 1358 UTC by NQC »
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Re: KXEL 1540 AM 0250 UTC 6 Jan 2022
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2022, 0517 UTC »
NQC,
Thanks. Yeah, I'm really liking this little Tecsun PL-990 for MW dxing, just kicked back in the living room recliner. I'm sure there's plenty of luck involved but it does pretty good.

Happy hunting & Good luck.
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