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Turbocharged Tonga

Friday, August 10 2018


Mark I am no more than 100 miles basically WNW of you and over the past few
years have had well over a dozen DU's using a DKAZ aimed west. When one
considers the great circle paths to these, most come from the W or WSW and
aiming SW is too far southerly,

73 KAZ Barrington IL

On Thu, Aug 9, 2018 at 11:43 PM, Bruce Portzer <bportzer@comcast.net> wrote:

> Tonga had a new transmitter installed about a year ago, which would
> 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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