AIH22 Day #2, November 25

002Nothing really spectacular to report from the previous night. Conditions was quite on the disturbed side, which drove propagation a bit to the eastern side of North America. WMVP Chicago IL was dominating on 1000 KHz throughout the night and even if quite a number of NA’s found their way into my log, it was mostly the most common stations that was monitored in “real time”. I haven’t yet examined my Excalibur IQ-files, maybe something interesting is to be found on the graveyard frequencies.

As I was pretty tired after the day before, I went to bed at around 01:30 UTC,  and didn’t got my feets on the floor again until 05:30. However, 4 hours of sleep makes wonders sometimes, and I got up to a MW-band in just about the same shape as I had left it a couple of hours before. East coast stations was dominating on just about all frequencies, but I noticed that stations from the lakes and the mid-west begun to get audiable at around 06:30. One funny thing was to hear both WCRN Boston MA and WCCO Minneapolis MN deliver excellent legal ID:s at the same time and on the same antenna on 830 kHz at 07:00 UTC. At 08:10, WQAM Miami FL was logged on 560 kHz at the same time as the first prairie stations begun to reach acceptable signal levels elsewhere on the band. Peculiar indeed.

As the day went on, propagation was driven more to the west, and quite a number of stations from Alaska was logged troughout the day. KIAM Nenana AK was a huge signal almost the whole day on 630 kHz, completely vaporizing CHED.

Nothing remarkable to report from the Asia/Pacific regions today. I was recording the band at 13:19 and 15:40 UTC, hoping to get one or two new NHK’s with local ID:s. I may have got some, but again – the IQ-files is still to be examined.

At the present time (22:30 UTC), the first East Coast NA’s are beginning to get audiable on the 290 and 305 degree antennas. Not as early as yesterday evening, and not as strong. Quite much EU QRM at the moment, as well. We’ll see what happens this night. The unsettled to active conditions is presumed to last for yet another day or two.

@00:10 UTC: A=13, K=1, Velocity=361.2, Density=5.4

@06:10 UTC: A=13, K=1, Velocity=361.6, Density=9.5

@21:10 UTC: A=4, K=1, Velocity=442.9, Density=3.0




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.

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