[HCDX]: Re: Scandinavian MW DX feeding-frenzy
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[HCDX]: Re: Scandinavian MW DX feeding-frenzy

The superb cx continue here in Illinois... fell asleep last night 0530 z  dec
27  listening to
Finland 963 which had mx and talk audible about 25 % of the time.Also Denmark
and several more Brits.. I guess more GG on 531 must be Switzerland.. tonite
evening I had RNE5 there w/ID seemingly //bits of audio from 1107.. also
some Croatia on 1125 //the big gun on 1134!.. had Slovakia 1098. At sunset
Saudi 1521 w/AA and big signal from TWR on 1467... many other carriers in
well at
near audio levels incl 1188.
    Can you tell me how to subscribe to hard core dx..?  Managed to drive
truck thru snow to back end of my 65/245 deg mini beverage tonite(190 meters)
and it is a bit
better than the loop for all but extreme northern ta's like 1314.. hope to
get to other
side of my property tommorow to use the proper end and also my 45 deg 140
long minibev.  73  KAZ

Mark Connelly wrote:

> from Mark Connelly (WA1ION) Billerica, MA, USA
> Neil Kazaross mentioned "absolutely the best ever" European DX
> from his home near Chicago, IL a couple of nights ago.  He listed
> stations that he hadn't even heard in Newfoundland a month earlier !
> His latest report spurred me to do some listening during the 0500 to
> 0800 UTC time period (midnight to 3 a.m. local).  Generally I've
> neglected this time block because (a) I usually like to sleep then.
> and (b) with cold weather, meddling non-DXers (police, etc.) operation
> from the car at high-quality shore locations doesn't usually work out
> too well.  Neil's report of good high-latitude propagation and some
> really good sunset-period reception here of stations such as Sweden-1179
> gave me the idea to do some tuning from the home QTH in Billerica, MA
> (25 km from the seashore) between 0500 and 0800 UTC on 27 DEC '97.
> It paid off !  I had my best-ever reception of Finland-963 and, at 0715
> UTC, a nice sign-on from Faroes-531, a station I'd heard only once before
> from a US site (Harwich, MA ... a much better location than home for
> Euro's).  Finland had a great signal for over an hour (before 0630 to
> after 0730).  Kaliningrad-1386 blasted in with a great "This is the Voice
> of Russia World Service" ID at 0600.  Of course the usual Scandinavian
> big-guns (Norway-1314, Denmark-1062, Sweden-1179) were booming in at
> near-local quality.  Even at 0800, when I did decide to "pack it in"
> for a night's sleep, Norway and Denmark were still putting in good
> signals.
> Southern Europeans (e.g. Spain) were heard, but the more-northerly
> stations had the edge this time around.  I'd suspect that, if conditions
> stay this good, there will be more US and Canadian receptions of Baltic
> countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, etc.), Russians, and other less-
> frequently-logged northern and eastern European stations.
> 73 to all and good DX in 1998 ... Mark Connelly

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