The uncoorporative sun…

Yesterday morning I thought that we might have an improvement in propagation towards North America. KOMO-1000 was quite good around sunrise, but disapperared just after sunrise and this morning the MW-band was totally silent, except for the semi-local russian stations on the Kola-peninsula. It seems that it will take a while before the band recovers after the last proton-storm, and even worse, there may be another one around the corner…

Anyway, I was listening for a while this late afternoon, and there was a few interesting signals from the area around Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. On 1008 KHz Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad was present around 1700-1730 UTC and on the same frequency I also managed to get a nice local-ID from the IRIB Regional Semnan at 1730 UTC. On 1242 KHz All India Radio, Varanasi was quite strong for a while between 1730-1740 UTC. I haven’t yet checked my recording for a possible local-ID at 1740 after the Delhi-news, though. And finally, on 1341 KHz Radio Pakistan, Bahawalpur was dominating the frequency just before c/d at 1809 UTC. I even got a solid ID after the news at 1806.

Since I had quite some work to do, I didn’t have the time to continue listening after 1830 this evening, but if there still are “better than average” propagation into this area tomorrow, I will pinpoint 792 KHz around 1700 UTC, hunting for Nepal.



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 8. November 2011, in Condx, DX. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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