Sunday, 6 May 2018

Logs of Sunday 6th May 2018

Poor conditions on 48 metres. This evening there were snatches from 6285, 6205 and 6275, but not enough to make any IDs, although 6205 will be Laser and 6285 Coast FM. 
We have probably had our one day of good conditions this year (yesterday!)

Freq Time
6850 1954 Arcadia - 25322-3 Various types of jazz style music, ID, “The Secret Garden” by Brian Culbertson @ 2019

A index = 20, K index = 3
SN = 14, SFI = 68 @ 2018 UTC

6 comments:

  1. Completely abnormal you don't get a good signal on 6205 and 6285. Take a portable Rx, a bit of wire for antenna and go down away from any house and overhead wires. Something wrong in your home ?

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    1. I don’t know who you are, but clearly you do not understand propagation. The band was closed under 400 Km or thereabouts this evening. If you read my reports you would see that I usually get excellent signals from the Irish transmitters. My antennas are working just fine, thank you.

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  2. I agree, that during this weekend geomagnetic storms together with all European static crashes have been one of the worst this year. Long days naturally have an effect to propagation, which begins first during late evening. There is no need to suspect, that one's gear or local interference has anything to do with this.

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    1. Hi and thanks for your message. Clearly you are someone who has taken time to study propagation. Indeed there were geomagnetic storms yesterday which had a severe effect on the SW bands. I should have explained that all signals that I heard on 48 had the sound that I can only describe as flutter and echo. Hopefully the bands will be a little better today.
      73 and thanks again.

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  3. Fancy not thinking of checking your rx and antenna, Terry. You would never have thought of that if it hadn't been so kindly pointed out...

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    1. You are absolutely correct! I could of course take all my antennas down and listen on a web SDR ...

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