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TP 1 Dec Victoria version.  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 02 2018

IRCA
This morning wasn't a "deer in the headlights" morning at all. More like the deer lying down and having a good nap.

Oddly, there was a smattering of Chinese as the sun rose.


pretty darn good audio (all of it understandable by a native speaker, at least briefly):

pretty darn unlikely


Reasonable audio at times during the period (much of it understandable by a native speaker, though often battling with splash or noise):

774 JOUB briefly with Portuguese news 1432UT


not so reasonable audio, occasional words or phrases in splash or noise could be understood by a native speaker:

828 JOBB NHK mentions by woman, website address, 1425UT

Burbles in the splatter and noise (if lucky, language might be guessed at by cadence of talk, or parallel established by changes in talk or music)

594 woman talking, Japanese intonation 1438UT

639 CNR1 //945, not much more than mumbling 1544UT

702 woman talking DU English intonation 1507UT

747 //828 1425UT; also noted weakly with music box s/off at 1543UT

756 man talking, DU English intonation 1428UT

891 woman talking, DU English intonation 1438UT

945 CNR1 //639 1544UT

1422 woman talking, Japanese intonation 1547UT


Strongish het, no or "near imaginary" audio (either undermodulated or ravaged by splatter)

567 693 972 1098 1566 1575 1593 seemed to be Asian;
558 603 837 846 1017 1503 seemed to be DU


best wishes,

Nick


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada

 

TAs, sigh, yet again  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 02 2018

IRCA


It has been certainly a much poorer evening here
Barry, but the Iranian jammer is still making an
appearance, and quite a few TA carriers, though haven't managed any audio yet.

best wishes,

Nick

At 23:02 2018-12-01, Barry Davies via IRCA wrote:



Hello Nick


Conditions blown out here with Tromsø up to K4 @ 2100 UTC. : - (
Best wishes
Barry
Carlisle UK. Lat. 55.0119N Lon. 2.9668W

On Saturday, 1 December 2018, 22:12:23 GMT,
Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@ieee.org> wrote:

How quickly the 1575 jammer became part of the landscape, eh?

Next stop, Puyallup? Gary, I think that a
barefoot ultralight might hear it. After all,
didn't Guy Atkins hear Farda on an ultralight?

Nick

At 20:42 2018-12-01, Bruce Portzer wrote:

>Actually, I have been hearing that one a lot
>lately. I apparently haven't been mentioning it enough.
>
>Bruce
>
>On 12/1/2018 12:33, Nick Hall-Patch wrote:
>
>
>>The one that surprises me by its lack in your
>>location is the jammer on 1575,
>>Bruce. Sometimes, that can be downright loud here, morning and evening.
>
>>73
>
>>Nick
>
>
>
>>At 06:53 2018-12-01, Bruce Portzer wrote:
>
>>>Nick
>>>
>>>My experiences have been very similar to
>>>Gary's. I get lots of carriers but not a lot
>>>of audio.  I hear little bits of audio when
>>>you guys are reporting good audio on the same
>>>frequencies. Some of it may be a higher noise
>>>floor at my house, but that's not necessarily the whole story.
>>>
>>>It's not just limited to TAs. A few years
>>>ago you and Walt heard a DX test on 960 from
>>>Ontario, which was a total no-show here, so it
>>>would appear that Victoria has an advantage in
>>>that direction. On the surface, the salt water
>>>path seems to be an advantage for you.
>>>
>>>Bruce in Seattle
>>>
>>>That's really interesting, Gary.  I will
>>>not make any jokes about the US border
>>>protection agency, and move directly into the realm of real speculation.
>>>
>>>Victoria city looks out over about 20-60km of
>>>salt water along the bearings for Europe and
>>>the Middle East. I would have thought that
>>>the fact that I'm 5 km or so from the water on
>>>those bearings would negate that advantage,
>>>but perhaps there is more to learn. I think I
>>>feel an experiment coming on:Â we have a park
>>>with about a 40m high cliff (a little one, I
>>>know) facing out in a TA direction...
>>>
>>>best wishes,
>>>
>>>Nick
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>At 03:51 2018-12-01, Gary DeBock wrote:
>>><<< Have managed 1539 UAE, Asianet Indian pop,
>>>//657 on the Qatar KiwiSDR, poor at 0239UT
>>>
>>>And, 1278 IRAN Kermanshah IRIB, man and woman
>>>talking in long phrases // Qatar KiwiSDR on 1278
>>>where Oman is a problem, but a few minutes later
>>>verified that the same program is being streamed
>>>on IRIB Kermanshah, poor to fair 0254-0310UT
>>>
>>>both new here >>>
>>>
>>>Great job with the new catches from the Middle
>>>East, Nick! Unfortunately most of what is
>>>being reported in Victoria seems to be held up
>>>at the border crossing. Some threshold audio
>>>on 864 showed up here about an hour ago, but
>>>other than that it's just been carriers at this challenged location.
>>>
>>>Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
>>>On November 30, 2018 at 7:20 PM Nick
>>>Hall-Patch <<mailto:nhp@ieee.org>nhp@ieee.org> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>Have managed 1539 UAE, Asianet Indian pop,
>>>//657 on the Qatar KiwiSDR, poor at 0239UT
>>>
>>>And, 1278 IRAN Kermanshah IRIB, man and woman
>>>talking in long phrases // Qatar KiwiSDR on 1278
>>>where Oman is a problem, but a few minutes later
>>>verified that the same program is being streamed
>>>on IRIB Kermanshah, poor to fair 0254-0310UT
>>>
>>>both new here
>>>
>>>best wishes,
>>>
>>>Nick
>
>>Nick Hall-Patch
>>Victoria, BC
>>Canada
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Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada

 

Alberta TPs for 1 December 2018  View Printable Version 
Sunday, December 02 2018

IRCA


Here also, in Victoria, conditions looked much better before about
1400UT, though it was primarily strong signals on the big guns,
rather than Chinese.

There seem to be a at least a couple of modes of propagation from
East Asia, an overnight gradual increase, then drop off in signal
strength as dawn approaches, and then a second boost near
sunrise. Sometimes, they run together, sometimes one is there and
not the other, and sometimes neither. The sunrise boost is when
more interesting DX happens usually, but, as always, anything is possible...

Unfortunately, this morning, sunrise boost just wasn't there.

best wishes,

Nick

At 19:59 2018-12-01, Nigel Pimblett wrote:

They decent TP conditions of yesterday did not extend into the first
morning of December. Only the Japanese powerhouses and HLAZ made
it from Asia during the 1400-1500 listening time, joined by a few
Aussies. 4BC would have deep fades, but on peaks it was by far the
strongest overseas signal this morning. Interestingly I had
inadvertently done a ToH recording at 1100 and the Japanese signals
were much stronger then. Perhaps a solar hiccup sometime between
1100 and 1400?


612 4QR Brsibane, AUSTRALIA Traces of woman talking at 1459,
then ABC news fanfare

792 4RN Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Weak, with talk by woman at 1457, //1512

1116 4BC Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Ad string at 1427, then back
into "Overnight" program

1512 2RN Newcastle, AUSTRALIA Talk by a woman at 1457, //792.

1548 4QD Emerald, AUSTRALIA End of country song at 1455,
then talk by man. Presumably Saturday Night Country pgm.

1566 HLAZ Jeju, S.KOREA Traces of talk at 1437. A far cry
from yesterday.

Plus the regular Japanese on 594, 693, 747, 774, 828 (at uninspiring levels)

73,


Nigel Pimblett
Dunmore, AB
Perseus SDR with Wellbrook Phased Array

 

TAs, sigh, yet again  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 01 2018

IRCA


How quickly the 1575 jammer became part of the landscape, eh?

Next stop, Puyallup? Gary, I think that a
barefoot ultralight might hear it. After all,
didn't Guy Atkins hear Farda on an ultralight?

Nick


At 20:42 2018-12-01, Bruce Portzer wrote:

Actually, I have been hearing that one a lot
lately. I apparently haven't been mentioning it enough.

Bruce

On 12/1/2018 12:33, Nick Hall-Patch wrote:


The one that surprises me by its lack in your
location is the jammer on 1575,
Bruce. Sometimes, that can be downright loud here, morning and evening.


73


Nick


At 06:53 2018-12-01, Bruce Portzer wrote:


Nick

My experiences have been very similar to
Gary's. I get lots of carriers but not a lot
of audio.  I hear little bits of audio when
you guys are reporting good audio on the same
frequencies. Some of it may be a higher noise
floor at my house, but that's not necessarily the whole story.

It's not just limited to TAs. A few years
ago you and Walt heard a DX test on 960 from
Ontario, which was a total no-show here, so it
would appear that Victoria has an advantage in
that direction. On the surface, the salt water
path seems to be an advantage for you.

Bruce in Seattle

That's really interesting, Gary.  I will
not make any jokes about the US border
protection agency, and move directly into the realm of real speculation.

Victoria city looks out over about 20-60km of
salt water along the bearings for Europe and
the Middle East. I would have thought that
the fact that I'm 5 km or so from the water on
those bearings would negate that advantage,
but perhaps there is more to learn. I think I
feel an experiment coming on:Â we have a park
with about a 40m high cliff (a little one, I
know) facing out in a TA direction...

best wishes,

Nick

At 03:51 2018-12-01, Gary DeBock wrote:
<<< Have managed 1539 UAE, Asianet Indian pop,
//657 on the Qatar KiwiSDR, poor at 0239UT

And, 1278 IRAN Kermanshah IRIB, man and woman
talking in long phrases // Qatar KiwiSDR on 1278
where Oman is a problem, but a few minutes later
verified that the same program is being streamed
on IRIB Kermanshah, poor to fair 0254-0310UT

both new here >>>

Great job with the new catches from the Middle
East, Nick! Unfortunately most of what is
being reported in Victoria seems to be held up
at the border crossing. Some threshold audio
on 864 showed up here about an hour ago, but
other than that it's just been carriers at this challenged location.

Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
On November 30, 2018 at 7:20 PM Nick
Hall-Patch <<mailto:nhp@ieee.org>nhp@ieee.org> wrote:


Have managed 1539 UAE, Asianet Indian pop,
//657 on the Qatar KiwiSDR, poor at 0239UT

And, 1278 IRAN Kermanshah IRIB, man and woman
talking in long phrases // Qatar KiwiSDR on 1278
where Oman is a problem, but a few minutes later
verified that the same program is being streamed
on IRIB Kermanshah, poor to fair 0254-0310UT

both new here

best wishes,

Nick


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada

 

TAs, sigh, yet again  View Printable Version 
Saturday, December 01 2018

IRCA

 

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