Hard-Core-DX.com - Probably the best DX site in the world Feb 18, 2019, 00:07:44 UTC  
Calendar  | Subscribe to our Mailing List  | Search our site & web  | Polls  | About  | Antenna Books  | Archives  | Copyright  | Hard-Core-DX store  | Radio Books  | Write To Us
Be first -- subscribe!
Get all DX news directly to your email inbox.
Subscribe to the HCDX mailing list

HCDX Channels
Front page
DX News
Logs


Special:
Antennas
DX Lab

Latin America:
Andes DX

Partner Channels
QSL News
Clandestine Radio
Russian DX
Shortwave Bulletin
Signal DX
World of Radio

Medium wave:
IRCA

In Finnish:
Suomi DX
DX Usenet

In French:
DX Philately

In German:
A-DX

In Italian:
BCLNews
Radioascolto
FMDX Italy

In Portuguese:
@tividade DX

In Russian:
Русь-DX
Сигнал

In Spanish:
Conexion Digital

Radio Stations:
SWR Radio News


Do you want to have your
own HCDX Channel?

We would like to see
your channel here.
Please email to
HCDX Staff


HCDX Online Log
The latest logs on
HCDX Online Log
Add yours as well!

DXing Events
There are no upcoming events




a tale of two conditions?  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 30 2019

IRCA
>From the chicago suburbs, I worked about 100 QSOs on and off during the
contest. My condx are T top loaded 40 foot vertical TX was running between
500 and 1KW. RX antennas various: 4 square, k9ay, a couple of beverages.
For some reason I cant figure out, my reversible DHDL antenna set not
working properly. Anyway, I worked every NA station I could hear with no
problems. I worked several mexican stations, several VI stations, and
several caribean stations with no problem. I heard no european stations. I
will say, for me, those stations usually come thru later in the evening and
into the morning and this year, I was asleep by 10 :). From my half hearted
observations, there wasnt anything spectacular about condx from here in the
midwest.

Mike

On Mon, Jan 28, 2019 at 11:23 PM Mark Connelly via IRCA <
irca@hard-core-dx.com> wrote:

>
>
>

 

a tale of two conditions?  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 30 2019

IRCA

 

TP 29 Jan Victoria version.  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 30 2019

IRCA
In some ways worse (the lower band was almost completely dead), in some ways better (there was a lift at the upper end of the band around local sunrise)

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

no


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


1566 HLAZ woman in Chinese followed by female vocal music 1542UT. This first showed about 1530UT, and lasted until after 1600UT, but not at this good a level


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

1593 CNR1 woman talking //6175 1539UT


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)

972 woman talking, maybe Korean? 1527UT

1557 man talking, Chinese intonation at 1540 and 1545UT


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

1242 1359 1422 1503 1575 seemed to be Asian;
1017 seemed to be DU


best wishes,

Nick


Nick Hall-Patch
Victoria, BC
Canada

 

a tale of two conditions?  View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 30 2019

IRCA
Haven't seen any IRCA replies on this Mark, but
N7DF recently walked back his comments a bit
after seeing quite a few of the other 160m
contestants saying how poor conditions had been.

My own comments that you quoted were from Sunday
morning, traditionally a time when contests on
160m are winding down, and people throw in the
towel if it doesn't look like they'll add any
more contacts to what they've already
made. Saturday morning here was a bit better
than Sunday, but still not anywhere up to what
one might expect from geomagnetic conditions.

Nick

At 05:23 2019-01-29, Mark Connelly via IRCA wrote:

I wasn't active but I'm very curious as to what
everyone else noted over the weekend based on the reports below.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION
South Yarmouth, MA

Exhibit A
<<
Date: Sun, 27 Jan 2019 16:03:56 +0000 (UTC)
From: N7DF <n7df@yahoo.com>
To: TopBand List <topband@contesting.com>
Subject: Topband: really good conditions

Unbelievable signals in CQ160 this weekend..many
stations 40 over on my FT1000 and several TX and
AZ signals pegged the meter at 60 over


PJ2T was 35 over most of the time
lost my receiving antennas to storms in December and had to use cage only
still have right wrist in cast so have to hunt and pounce only QLF but had fun
73 Larry
>>

Exhibit B
<<
From: Nick Hall-Patch <nhp@ieee.org>
To: Mailing list for the International Radio Club of America
   <irca@hard-core-dx.com>
Subject: [IRCA] TPÂ 27 Jan Victoria version.

This morning might take the title for the season's worst...

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

not by any means

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

the above passing through


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

not in the slightest
>>


 

West coast TP report... jan 29  View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 29 2019

IRCA

 

Previous 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 Next
IRCA
Hard-Core-DX.com IRCA Channel is provided by:
.


Join IRCA!


DX Search Engine



Radio Portal
is a highly specialized seach engine for radio aficionados.

More
on how best to use Radio Portal.


This page was created in 1.22 seconds