AIH22 Day #3, November 26
An interesting day, I must say. In general, the propagation has been driven more towards the east coast of North America the last 24 hours, and today west coast and Alaskan stations was not present on the MW-band, with useable strength’s, until around lunchtime – local time. Instead, prairie- and midwest stations was dominating the band until the early afternoon, which was quite a new experience for me.
During the early morning hours, I noticed that conditions was rather unstable, as propagation was driven due south. I noticed stations from Brazil on 840, 850 and 940 kHz, but since stations from that area are out of my “perimeter” of interest, I decided that the bed was a better place for me and at 03:00 UTC I pulled the plug. Got on my feets again at 06:30 and found the band in good shape and with the propagation as mentioned above. Stations worth noticing, so far today, is WGAN Portland ME-560, KGNW Burien Seattle WA-820, KBRV Soda Springs ID-800, KLZ Denver CO-560, KDLG Dillingham AK-670, KNSA Unalakdeet AK-930 and KSKO McGrath AK-870. All of these was received in real time, and I have no idea of what’s in my Excalibur IQ-files. Examining the files will have to wait until I’m back in Vardø again, as I’m saving the real “goodies” until X-mas, hi!
Nothing much to report regarding Asia this afternoon. I did the “daily 13:19 recording” in hope of finding some new NHK’s with local ID:s. Around 17:00 UTC, 5RN Adelaide was audiable on 729 kHz behind Jiangxi PBS and AIR Guwahati. Also did a short IQ-recording around 17:40 UTC in hope of catching some new AIR stations with local ID:s before s/off. Went to bed again at 18:00, and just got my feets on the floor again. The band is open and the first Newfoundland and Labrador stations begun to get audiable an hour ago or so. Here we go again 😉
@00:15 UTC: SFI=121, A=4, K=1, Velocity=432.3, Density=2.3
@06:05 UTC: SFI=121, A=4, K=2, Velocity=532.5, Density=3.2
@12:10 UTC: SFI=121, A=4, K=1, Velocity=499.9, Density=4.4
@18:05 UTC: SFI=121, A=4, K=1, Velocity=483.2, Density=3.0
73 de Hans