The end results as listed below are quite typical, but the route to
get there was remarkable this morning. When I first checked the dials
just before 1300 it was if someone had stolen my antenna in the night.
Not only were the TPs missing, so were most of the domestic stations.
I'd say at least 2/3 of the domestic channels were empty. After
checking my antenna connections I checked the 1200 recording, and I was
getting signals then, so evidently it was a blackout caused by solar
shenanigans of some sort. After about 15 minutes things starting coming
back, and I wound up with a lot of DU carriers, and some audio,
including Newstalk ZB at its best level of the season. I'm sure my
recording has a few other snippets of audio, but I don't have time to
check it today, as the job has me back on the road today. Interestingly
the DU signals seemed to recover from the disturbance more rapidly than
the North American ones.
774 3LO Melbourne, AUSTRALIA Talk by man at 1345
792 4RN Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Bits of music at 1348
1035 Newstalk ZB Wellington, NEW ZEALAND Briefly up to good level with
phone number and "Newstalk ZB" ID at 1340.
1107 unID Traces of audio at 1341
1116 4BC Brisbane, AUSTRALIA Usual talk programming with man
talking at 1338.
1251 Radio Rhema NEW ZEALAND Presumed the one with Christian music
Perseus SDR with Wellbrook Phased Array
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