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[IRCA] TP from Victoria 8 May 2012
- Subject: [IRCA] TP from Victoria 8 May 2012
- From: Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 09 May 2012 06:37:09 +0000
Two Asian audios heard here this morning at 1200UT: HLAZ-1566 of
course with fairly good audio (also had audio after pattern change at
1230UT), and CRI turned up on 1323 with recognizable audio.. music
leading up to chimes on hour. Any Asian audio in May at home is
pretty unusual., and everything else was carriers, mostly mid to high band.
At 20:50 08-05-12, Guy Atkins wrote:
I'm across from the Westport harbor, checking email on my laptop and
searching in vain for a coffee shop! The only one I know of in
Westport changed hands, and then closed down :^( Fortunately I
lugged my <http://tinyurl.com/7x2ad24>Tassimo T65 "single-serve"
latte maker to Grayland.. It's as valuable as the receivers in my
DXpedition tent! Still, I'd rather be typing on my laptop inside a
coffee shop rather than from the driver's seat in my wife's Ford Explorer.
I got the second FLG100LN Delta Flag antenna put up yesterday,
oriented 310 degrees as a complement to the 240 degrees DU Delta
Flag. Midday checks on locals and regionals showed some amazing
directivity differences. Some frequencies had nulls of 55-60+ dB
when I switched between antennas! Because of this, I was all set to
expect any TPs on the NW antenna, and DUs on the SW antenna. Nope!
Either there were skewed arrival angles of the TPs due to the
disturbed geo-conditions, or the antennas' patterns are getting
messed up from being too close to each other. However, I don't think
that happens with these loops... only if one or both are verticals.
All the signals noted, both TP and DU were best on the SW delta
Flag. This morning, I never noticed that effect when all antennas
seem to lose directivity around sunrise, and switching between them
makes no difference...the SW loop was the best. (BTW, both antennas
are identical except for orientation.)
It was definitely Asiatics on the high band this morning. HLAZ-1566
was very strong. DUs were coming in mid- and low-band late (post
sunrise) but all fairly weak. This is only my initial observation,
as I have all my extended top of the hour and bottom of the hour
recordings still to go through. From my quick, after sunrise checks,
the mid tier JJs were in with fair to good audio (JOWF, JOSF, JOHR,
etc.). The DUs had weird fade in, fade out patterns that were very
rapid. Signals went from inaudible to good levels within 10-15
I have a full night of "extended top of the hour" (XX:58-XX:08) and
bottom of the hour (XX:29-XX:31) Perseus recordings to go through
with Jaguar. BTW, Bill, it was Mauno who told us about this software
and gave a URL in his email of April 13th. As I mentioned in
yesterday's email though, Ilpo has now locked down the program and
it will only work on licensed PCs. That is, since Jaguar is not open
source or freeware yet, the distribution is virtually nil... just
those few DXers who are using and giving feedback for it. I'm the
sole "North American Branch Office" right now. As Mauno knows, it's
not for everyone; Jaguar's interface and usage is totally different
from the stock Perseus software.
Attached is a photo of the DX Central tent and the two loops.
Gotta run... time to serve myself a latte and start listening via
the wonders of the "DXer's TIVO"... aka Perseus WAV recordings.
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