Kia Orana, Walt!

Yes, I heard the cyclone update on Tony Ward's 990-Fiji Gold at 0855 tonight-- 
pretty scary. We are getting pounded by heavy rain and wind every day here in 
Aitutaki, but they say that this is normal here for early April.  Fortunately 
the DU propagation has been so phenomenal that even a 7.5" loopstick Ultralight 
provides huge signals on almost every target station, even without the 5" 
TSA-friendly FSL. Stay safe!


Gary


> On April 10, 2018 at 2:14 AM Volodya S <can...@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>     Gary, I was going to ask about RCI, too.  Perhaps ZB is temporary with 
> the cyclone.  We’re NW of New Zealand and encountering near hurricane force 
> winds.  With all the movement of my ALA 100 loop, there is an introduction of 
> a noise, making DXing more difficult.  So far, no sign of RCI from here.  I, 
> too, remember the expensive cost of internet there.  We paid NZ$10 for a 
> measly 50 Mb.  Ouch!  Proves to me, there’s still a place for radio!  73, 
> Walt 
> 
>     On Tuesday, April 10, 2018, Gary DeBock <d1028g...@comcast.net 
> mailto:d1028g...@comcast.net > wrote:
> 
>         > > Thanks Bruce, I'll give both of them a try.
> > 
> >         630-Cook Islands doesn't sign off at local midnight any more; it 
> > abruptly switches to a Newstalk ZB feed at 2358 local time (0958 UTC). It 
> > apparently runs the Newstalk ZB programming all night long, then resumes 
> > its local programming around 0600 local time (1600 UTC). Unfortunately the 
> > Internet is so slow on this island (and they nail you so many $$ to use it) 
> > that I can't post an MP3 of it currently.
> > 
> >         Gary
> > 
> >         > On April 9, 2018 at 8:41 PM Bruce Portzer <bport...@comcast.net 
> > mailto:bport...@comcast.net > wrote:
> >         >
> >         >
> >         > Way to go, Gary.
> >         >
> >         > Nice going on 6DL.  Maybe Indonesia and Philippines are next? 
> > They're
> >         > not that much different from Western Australia in terms of 
> > bearing and
> >         > distance.
> >         >
> >         > Bruce
> >         >
> >         > On 4/9/2018 11:57, Gary DeBock wrote:
> >         > > The rain and wind were pounding the ocean beach this morning 
> > but a ruggedly-built 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave SSB model once again 
> > provided all the sunrise DXing excitement that anyone could hope for. 
> > Ocean-boosted propagation right next to the surf brought in a lot of weird 
> > stuff that normally would seem unlikely on a hand-held portable.
> >         > >
> >         > >
> >         > > 531-6DL was probably the star of the session, shutting down the 
> > usual More FM/ PI snarl from the "Mother Country" around 1625. The Kiwis 
> > were once again pounding in during most of the session, with even the 
> > extremely rare 585-Radio Ngati Porou making an appearance // 603 at 1612. 
> > With 540-2AP not yet signing on Rhema in NZ was ruling the roost, and the 
> > Kiwi Radio Sport relays on 774 and 792 were sending the Aussies to the 
> > showers. 936 was all ABC, though, with the awesome Sunset Skip signal from 
> > 936-Chinese Voice long gone. Despite repeated attempts to track down 
> > anything north of the Equator only 972-HLCA managed to show up-- and it 
> > have a pretty potent signal at 1630. Not a single Japanese, North Korean or 
> > Chinese signal, though. Go figure!
> >         > >
> >         > >
> >         > > 73 and Good DX,
> >         > >
> >         > > Gary DeBock (DXing in Aitutaki, Cook Islands)
> >         > >
> >         > > 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave SSB Ultralight
> >         >
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