MI LOG - LONGWAVE Non Directional Beacons


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9OCT2010 SAT SFI=75-4-2 sr0739 ss1900 sunspots 0

371 GW KUUJJUARAPIK QUE 500W 350EDT 913 MI ON HUDSON BAY
254 5B SUMMERSIDE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND 250W 411EDT 980 MI
350 DF NEWFOUNDLAND 428EDT DUPE
218 YUY ROUYN QUE 500W 455EDT 439 MI
273 ZV SEPT QUE 500W 536EDT 951 MI *** YQA also on freq
332 YFM LA GRANDE 4 QUE 2000W 555EDT 648 MI
376 YAG FORT FRANCES ONT 40W 619EDT 658 MI
434 SLB STORM LAKE IOWA 25W 640EDT 624 MI
341 CCJ SPRINGFIELD OH ??W 658EDT 185 MI *** YYU also on freq


TOTAL 87 in 12 days
rcvr: Kenwood TS-450S, ant: Indoor loop 38 in sq
Byron WA8LCZ nr Detroit MI

this is the 3rd day with no sunspots

Beacons ID continuously, have no boring programs, are all over the world and easy to copy, just 3 letters in morse code. And you can use your MW antenna. how great is that ! In less than 2 weeks, i've copied 6 Canadian provinces from British Columbia to Newfoundland, Puerto Rico, and 8 states, using a 18 yr old ham transceiver and an indoor MW loop antenna. DX is actually easier to copy than nearby states. I wish someone had turned me on to Longwave years ago. 198 to 520 khz. you could even use an ultralight....

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