Thanks for the sunrise TP-DX report from Victoria, Nick, which was very interesting by comparison.
<<< Just about the time the sun came up so did some pretty unusual DX, and it was in an out for another half hour. NHK1 on 1224, CNR6 on 1089, that sort of thing. Not quantity perhaps, but certainly quality. At times 1098 was the strongest overseas signal on the band with Chinese. >>> As you guessed I really didn't stick around to notice or investigate this later TP opening, having already pushed my luck by staying up until 1300 UTC to do some A/B antenna testing, 657's signal around 1230 was pretty exceptional, though, making me wonder what sunrise enhancement would bring. Since the focus here was on 657, 603 and 972 , when they started to bail out around 1430 the feeling was pretty contagious. The back yard was completely frozen at the time, and the portable DXing gear (modified ICF-2010, modified CC Skywave and IC recorder) all had started going on the blink (along with their operator) after three hours of arctic-like exposure. Gary > On February 12, 2018 at 8:48 AM Nick Hall-Patch <n...@ieee.org> wrote: > > > There's sunrise enhancement, and then there is sunrise > enhancement. You're right about things fizzling out Gary, > especially past 1500UT. Sunrise is at 1530UT here. > > Just about the time the sun came up so did some pretty unusual DX, > and it was in an out for another half hour. NHK1 on 1224, CNR6 on > 1089, that sort of thing. Not quantity perhaps, but certainly > quality. At times 1098 was the strongest overseas signal on the band > with Chinese. > > So, sometimes you have to stick around, or at least check the DX > Fishbarrel while doing something else. > > best wishes, > > Nick > > > At 16:06 2018-02-12, Gary DeBock wrote: > >Hi Craig and All, > > > > > >Unfortunately, sunrise enhancement seemed to be somewhat of a dud > >here. TP signals seemed to be scared off by the light, like in a bad > >vampire movie. > > > > > >The Korean signals on 603 (S6), 657 (S9) and 972 (S7) that were so > >potent from 1200-1300 fizzled down to barely readable around 1430, > >and were long gone by 1500 here. 657 had a very strong run in the > >predawn darkness, though-- its best performance in about 2 years at > >this lackluster location. > > > >Female vocal music at 1223 (around > >S6) https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/5uc0074bymj1dns92mnc3xfmgfq9re7v > > > >Female and male tirades at 1235 (S7 to > >S9) https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/s4rsvo21bslch8bc9yfn3fs2mlvvm3yc > > > >Female vocal music at 1254 (around > >S6) https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/8fdjlcgezovz7awn85ssdh5wds1jl30d > > > > > >73 and Good DX, > > > >Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA) > > > >7.5" CC Skywave (base model) + > > > >15" FSL antenna > > > >_______________________________________________ > >IRCA mailing list > >IRCA@hard-core-dx.com > >http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca > > > >Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the > >original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of > >the IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers > > > >For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org > > > >To Post a message: email@example.com > > Nick Hall-Patch > Victoria, BC > Canada > _______________________________________________ IRCA mailing list IRCA@hard-core-dx.com http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca Opinions expressed in messages on this mailing list are those of the original contributors and do not necessarily reflect the opinion of the IRCA, its editors, publishing staff, or officers For more information: http://www.ircaonline.org To Post a message: firstname.lastname@example.org