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Turbocharged Tonga

Friday, August 10 2018


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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