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AND11 – October 30 update

October 30, 2015 Leave a comment

With one day remaining of AND11 and not a great propagation outlook for the last day, we can already look back at October 25-29 as excellent days for DXing North America. We recorded up to 18 hours a day and we expect to find lots of interesting DX, especially during the evenings with a great number of signals from stations on daytime power (one example: 1470 KYYW). Reception was wiped out after 06:30 UT on October 29 due to a proton event, and, although conditions are slowly improving, we don’t expect a full recovery before the end of AND11.

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AND11 – the first week in review

October 26, 2015 Leave a comment

Propagation conditions varied a lot from mediocre to fair during the week. We had a few really nice openings. The best ones were October 18-19 for La Plata and southern Brazil (very weak European signals allowing DXing in AM mode instead of SSB, actually several stations were much better in AM so that choice wasn’t difficult. We’ve mentioned one of the new Argentine stations in a previous post, from Brazil we noted an amazing signal from Sarandi AM on 1310 kHz) and October 19-20 for most of North America and Mexico (east coast US daytimers were noted before 22 UTC, one example being 1540 where WXEX was the sole station on the hour with a good signal and then disappeared exactly when they should as they switched to the very low nighttime effect). October 22 had a nice opening in the morning on the rejuvenated 286 degrees antenna, for instance 1400 WGIL was noted, and signals didn’t disappear until near noon local time, again with best reception in AM mode.

The current week is looking very good with superb signals all night from North America October 25-26.

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AND11 in progress

October 19, 2015 Leave a comment

AND11 began two days ago. We were welcomed by lots of rain and not the best of reception conditions. Still, as we’ve learned before, there are always chances to hear something new at this QTH. The first night was mostly uninspiring, yet 1570 WTRB Ripley TN was a new one for us. The last night has been much more interesting with lots of stations from both South and North America audible. One example: 1550 EstaciĆ³n Quince Cincuenta, Nueva Pompeya (BA).

The log from AND10 has been delayed as we found quite a few unusual stations recently including 1460 KCNR Shasta CA, 890 KMJE Olivehurst CA, 1280 KWSX Stockton CA and 1370 KRAC Quincy CA (truly amazing signal!) We do hope AND11 will be able to match the huge log from AND10 (about 25% larger than any previous of our logs), although improving on the huge opening we had to New York state (leaving very few stations unheard), the fabulous Oklahoma conditions and hearing 3 Mexicans on 1370 kHz in an hour will be very difficult.

Instead enjoy the AND9 log

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