Re: Rockwork 2 Portable DU's for 10-18-- Yikes!


Paul Blundell
 

Mode amazing results and it is always nice to see a photo of your enjoying your DXING time.

Paul

On Tue, 19 Oct 2021, 6:47 pm Gary DeBock via groups.io, <D1028Gary=aol.com@groups.io> wrote:
The ionosphere delivered a meltdown DU session yesterday morning with several stations exceeding their best-ever audio, even in the summer Rockwork 4 DXpeditions. 531-2PM and 1017-Newstalk ZB were two such stations, although there were probably many more that couldn't be tracked down with live DXing. The DU's were pounding in even on the Asian side of the cliff at my 1330 start time, and all three FSL's were carried over to the DU side (in between the "squatters," who had been there all night long). 531-2PM's SRN talk was freakishly loud at 1410, continuing for a full half hour. 558-Fiji made a modest appearance (with ID) at 1423, while 1017-Tonga was as meltdown level for most of the session, only to be replaced by Newstalk ZB at 1430, also at a meltdown level.
Chasing DU's in October wasn't exactly part of the DXpedition master plan, but signals like this definitely get your attention, regardless of your preferences. Wild and wacky!

531  2PM   Kempsey, Australia   SRN call-in talk freakishly loud at 1407; best signal ever at Rockwork  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/3mwuaps37vs259pb5y252h0p4vkg5hx0
558  Radio Fiji One   Suva, Fiji   Island music and native language ID ("Radio Fiji One, na domoiviti") at 14 seconds into this recording at 1433  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/gn8jb515wgknndp02w8i5lnl1yocxyl2
         Island music at 1422  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/xpjy3f6uicf0fufet8lz6ae29x530o6t
1017  A3Z   Nuku'alofa, Tonga   Female speech at blaster level at 1421; same signal for much of sunrise enhancement  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/nhvk33rtitpty93y84m2rhk5kpbyn5y1
1017  Newstalk ZB   Christchurch, NZ   Call-in talk at another meltdown level at 1430; best signal ever at Rockwork  https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/h04c6j8yzog9p9gortm3hld6niwmo4tw

73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (DXing at the Rockwork 2 ocean cliff near Manzanita, OR, USA)
7.5 inch loopstick CC Skywaves and XHDATA D-808 portables + two 8 inch FSL antennas and one 5 inch FSL antenna (see photo)

 

 

 

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