…and the A-index raised…

Seems that conditions are quite unstable right now. Yesterday evening the A-index raised to 24 and the mediumwave band was very quiet. Signal-wise, that is. Not QRM-wise, unfortunately. I was monitoring 1548 KHz between 1700-1815 UTC in hope for ABC Emerald to show up, but nothing from Australia this evening. Instead, Deutsche Welle / Trinconmalee, Sri Lanka was the dominant station on the frequency with programming in german until 1800 UTC. Co-channel Radio Sawa was surprinsingly weak the whole evening. Well, we’ll see what happens with the band tonight… If nothing interesting is to be heard, I will continue my “file work” and upload a few more audio-recordings.

Just ordered a bunch of clip-on ferrites. Going to make a really serious effort to cancel all noise/EMC when I’m coming back here again in October.




About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 13. September 2011, in Condx, DX, QRM!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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