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Turbocharged Tonga

Friday, August 10 2018


Tonga had a new transmitter installed about a year ago, which wouldÂ
explain why it's been heard so well lately.

There's a brief story about it at http://www.tonga-broadcasting.net/?p=7192

Bruce

On 8/9/2018 20:53, Gary DeBock wrote:


Hi Guy (and Mark),

<<< You are so right about Tonga since itâs gone 24/7! This re-energized
station has been a powerhouse into Grayland this week too, and like you
said the vibrant signal is a welcome replacement for Tahiti 738. It makes
for enjoyable wide-bandwidth listening! >>>

Yes, we were all amazed to hear 1017-Tonga at such a potent level. It showed up on all 9 days for me, usually with some extended S9 strength. Craig even had it at S9 level on his 3.5" Baby FSL

Despite the squatter issue we all had a lot of DU-DXing fun at the Cliff, and as far as I know, Craig, Tom, Nick and I are all booking our return trips for next August. Unfortunately those guys left without hearing Western Australia, but it certainly seemed like 558 was making a return appearance this morning around 1256 during my very last session (DU English female speech in between the Fiji music). Now comes the hard part-- matching the recorded content with ABC's byzantine, contradictory website.

73, Gary (back in the DU-DXing wasteland of Puyallup)


On August 9, 2018 at 11:08 AM Guy Atkins <dx@guyatkins.com> wrote:


Hi Gary,

You are so right about Tonga since itâs gone 24/7! This re-energized
station has been a powerhouse into Grayland this week too, and like you
said the vibrant signal is a welcome replacement for Tahiti 738. It makes
for enjoyable wide-bandwidth listening!

For any carrier chasers out there, after calibration my SDR's software
reports their signal as 5.5 Hz on the high side of 1017. At least a couple
other station peaks were noted slightly lower than 1017.

Good DX,

Guy


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