Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Tropo log 15/2/15

With a cool change coming through Adelaide Sunday afternoon, dropping temperatures from 39 degrees to a more comfortable mid-20's, the evening saw tropo coming in.  First started listening from 7pm, with Western Victoria and Hamilton strong. Port Lincoln and Tumby Bay were initially in at that stage, but were weak and didn't last long.

88.5 7NT King Island
88.9 3HFM Hamilton
89.9 5CCC Port Lincoln
91.5 5PNN Tumby Bay
91.7 3PNN Western Victoria
92.5 3ABCRN Western Victoria
93.3 3ABCFM Western Victoria
94.1 3ABCRR Western Victoria
94.5 3RPH Warnambool
94.9 3JJJ Western Victoria
95.3 3YFM Warnambool
95.7 3ABCRN Nhill
97.9 3RMR Mildura/Sunraysia
99.5 3MDA Mildura/Sunraysia
101.1 3JJJ Mildura
101.3 3WWM Horsham
102.1 3MIL Murray Valley
102.7 3ABCFM Mildura/Sunraysia
103.7 3ABCFM Murray Valley
105.3 3JJJ Murray Valley
105.9 3ABCRN Mildura/Sunraysia
107.5 8SAT Hallett
107.7 5YYY Whyalla

King Island is a first time catch. Though weak, I was able to hear the programming was parallel to 94.1 Western Victoria. Surprisingly, no sign of Mount Gambier.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

E-Skip 10/2/15

A strange evening for E-skip on Tuesday, February 10, with openings lasting for minutes at a time, before finally getting something a bit stronger, even then, not lasting that long.

Started around 8.05pm with of Queenslanders, who then disappeared minutes later, then heard 93.3 at 8.18pm and again a couple of times over the next two hours. Grafton made an appearance from 8.32pm, again for only minutes. Next came Richmond/Tweed approx 9.28pm...again, a few minutes. Grafton returned for about 25 minutes from 9.55pm, with best reception roughly 10.05 - 10.15pm, gone by 10.20pm. At this time, Richmond/Tweed re-appeared and stayed around to about 11pm or so.

The log....

8.05 - 11pm (last checked just before midnight, everything gone)
88.5 ? Suspected 2NWR Walcha
90.5 ?
90.7 2PNN Grafton/Kempsey
91.5 2JJJ Grafton/Kempsey
91.7 ?
92.3 2MRR Grafton/Kempsey
93.3 ? Suspected 2BBB Dorrigo
94.3 ?
94.5 4PNN Gympie
94.5 2NNR Richmond/Tweed
95.3 4SCR Gympie
95.3 2ABCFM Richmond/Tweed
96.1 2JJJ Richmond/Tweed
96.9 4ABCRN Gympie
96.9 2ABCRN Richmond/Tweed
97.9 2ABCFM Grafton/Kempsey
98.5 2PNN Richmond/Tweed
99.5 2ABCRN Grafton/Kempsey

Friday, February 6, 2015

This week's DX logs

After a long, quiet period, and thinking the DX seasons was over, finally got more to report. Tropo Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, and then E's on Thursday from Northern NSW. On with the logs....

Tropo, late night 3/2/15
89.5 3PNN Bendigo
91.1 3ABCRR Bendigo
91.7 3PNN Western Victoria
92.5 3ABCRN Western Victoria
93.3 3ABCFM Western Victoria
93.5 3BBO Bendigo
94.1 3ABCRR Western Victoria
94.9 3JJJ Western Victoria

Morning 4/2/15 around 6am
94.5 3JJJ Goulburn Valley
96.1 3ABCFM Goulburn Valley
96.5 2JJJ Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
97.3 2ABCFM Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
98.1 2PNN Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
98.9 2ABCRN Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
99.7 2RGF Griffith

E-Skip 5/2/15, 2.15 (in progress) - 2.50pm
88.5 2NWR Walcha
88.9 2YOU Tamworth
90.1 2ABCRN Walcha
90.5 Racing Tamworth
90.7 2PNN Grafton/Kempsey
91.5 2JJJ Grafton/Kempsey
91.7 2PNN Tamworth
92.3 2MRR Grafton/Kempsey
92.9 2TTT Tamworth
93.3 ?
93.5 ? Suspected 2PM Port Macquarie
93.9 2ABCRN Tamworth
94.7 2JJJ Tamworth
95.5 2MRR Manning River
96.3 2JJJ Manning River
97.1 2ABCRN Manning River
97.9 2ABCFM Grafton/Kempsey
98.7 2ABCFM Manning River
99.5 2ABCRN Grafton/Kempsey
100.3 ? Suspected 2NEB Armidale, mixing with permanent Power FM Murray Bridge
104.1 2CHY Coffs Harbour
105.1 ? Suspected Kempsey, but could also be Glen Innes or Walgett
106.7 ? As with 105.1

Adelaide (Enfield) - Griffith: 683km, Bendigo 553km, Tamworth 1,222km, Grafton 1,462km, Coffs Harbour 1,448km.