Chuck, Here in Aitutaki I usually have both an evening session (0800-1000) and a morning session (1600-1700). The major difference between here and Kona (in December) is the complete lack of Asians during the 0800-1000 session. I know it's related to the later sunset times in Asia this month, but in December the Pacific island DU's were getting hammered by overwhelming Asian signals as early as 0830. Only 846, 1017 and 1098 typically managed to survive the onslaught without getting swallowed up. The Asians are showing up from 1600-1700, though.
Gary > On April 10, 2018 at 10:49 AM Chuck Hutton <charle...@msn.com> wrote: > > As it is just getting to twilight at 1000 in mainland Asia, maybe a later > check will get some Asians. > > Chuck > > > --------------------------------------------- > From: IRCA <irca-boun...@hard-core-dx.com> on behalf of Gary DeBock > <d1028g...@comcast.net> > Sent: Tuesday, April 10, 2018 2:28 AM > To: America, Mailing > Subject: [IRCA] Cook Islands (Aitutaki) Ultralight DU's for 4-10 > > Another sunset skip session brought in almost any desired Kiwi station, > with the low-powered signals on 549 (Trackside), 828 and 936 all making > extended S9 runs from 0900-1000. Tony Ward's 990-Fiji Gold was testing the > crunch resistance of my Ultralight, while the Pacific Island DU's on 630, > 846, 1017 and 1098 all had S9 co-channels from A/NZ in their nulls. All the > Magic stations on 702-738-891 were easy parallels, while the same was true of > the NZB stations on 1008-1017-1026-1035-1044-1053. For some reason the Kiwi > stations are kicking the Aussie stations all across the band, even after > sunset in NZ is long over. There is zero propagation to Asia during this > period-- a drastic change from December in Kona. Lots of overwhelming MP3 > links to post, if only the ultra-slow Cook Island "Blue Sky" Internet system > would cooperate. The going joke among both Kiwi and Yankee tourists is that > Aitutaki is the ideal place to reconnect with your partner-- since Facebook > is so slow that n > obody tries to use it as a substitute for real communication. > > > Gary DeBock (DXing in Aitutaki, Cook Islands) > > 7.5" loopstick CC Skywave SSB Ultralight > > > _______________________________________________ > IRCA mailing list > IRCA@hard-core-dx.com > http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca > IRCA Info Page - Kotalampi > http://montreal.kotalampi.com/mailman/listinfo/irca > > montreal.kotalampi.com > > > Your email address: Your name (optional): You may enter a privacy > password below. This provides only mild security, but should prevent others > from messing with your subscription. > > > > > > > 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 http://www.ircaonline.org > > To Post a message: firstname.lastname@example.org > > _______________________________________________ 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