Saturday, October 20, 2007

ENOX2: 10-20.10 (JVA,TUA)

TUA whole time, JVA 12-16.10

Friday 19.10

Last night began promising with some NF- and the US east coast stations audible already 20:30 UTC. Night continued with many common stations but nothing very special. However, I got loud and clear IDs from some decent stations including WKBK-1290 and WYOS 1360. Because of quite bad CH -disturbance cxs were quite poor in the morning and during the whole day.
The good news for today is KACH 1340 and KBLE 1050 which I found while checking the ENOX2 -files. This is my last report from ENOX2. I will conclude this pedition tomorrow morning. I wish all the best to PAX-, LEM- and KONG -crews. TuA

Thursday 18.10

Conditions got worse last night and that's why there is not much to report on that side. Instead of live listening I have checked a little bit the recordings of the previous days. I have found a couple of interesting stations; WILS 1320, KTSM 690, KFXX 1080, KWLM 1340 and KWVR 1340 are worth to mention. I guess that it takes now some days before the good NA conditions come back. However, I hope that some new stations will be fading in tomorrow and Saturday after all. TuA

Wednesday 17.10

Firstly, GONGRATULATIONS to the KONG17 crew for the outstanding loggings from New Zealand and Australia. Great! It has been raining all day here in Enontekiö and almost all the snow has faded away. it's foggy and wet outsaid.The night was quiet without many NAs on the band. However, the morning and afternoon were better and I managed to pick up some nice west coast stations like KLKI 1340, KPOW 1260 and KSRA 960. Hopefully next 24 hours will offer more... TuA

Tuesday 16.10

Very good, very good indeed! Nice west coast and Alaska conditions almost all day. The first stations from NF faded in about 21 UTC and after that there were stations with good signals all night and all day long until 15 UTC today. As Jari mentioned before we had lot of work with our rxs last night but luckily it all ended up OK.
We have checked some of our files but only on the TOH. Some of the most interesting stations from today's logbook: CKOV 630, CHNL 610, KTMT 580, KKXN 840, KVNU 610, KRTA 610, KFLD 870, KHHO 850 and finally after about 20 years of trying ....KVAK 1230 with super signal late in the afternoon! TuA
Just arrived from Enontekiö to Oulu. TUA is still in Enontekiö, where is snow however it rains whole time from Kolari to Oulu. However DX-conditions was still good. Again stations from 21utc and in the morning stations on almost every MW frequency. But we had some problems with SDR radio so we can't concentrate to listening from 21utc to 23utc - or have you ever read in DX-pedition manual of FTDI chip programme and programmed EEPROM?At first our PC didn't identify our IQ-radio. We think that it is broken, but Pieter told that there can be problems with EEPROM. So we loaded from net MProg programme and programmed EEPROM with file that Pieter send to us. Thanks to Pieter - fortunately we had internet connection and now IQ is OK.There was also crackle from usb-ports when we had two SDR-radios on same PC. This is big problem and I have no answer how to avoid it. Perhaps it would better to use desktop PC:s.The terrain around the QTH is not 100% ideal, but there our antennas are!! JVA

Monday 15.10

NA from 21 UTC to 15:50 UTC. In the night mostly from ON, ME, NY and OH. US west cost faded in about 10 UTC. Finally AK and HI very strongly.
From today's log: WKTY 580, CKAT-600, KMVI-550, KHPY-1670, KRJO-1680, KINY-800, KORL 1180, KRSA 580, KVOK 560. JVA TuA

Sunday 14.10

Sunday wasn't as good as we expected in the morning. In spite of the fact that many NF -stations were audible as early as 2100 UTC the night was a disappointment. In the morning stations faded out around 7 UTC but just before that many stations from MN, SD and ND came in strongly. Later at 9utc there was a short peak to the US west coast and finally starting at 1400 UTC very strong AK- and HI -opening.
From the logbook: KYKN 1430, KLAM 1450, KHBC 1060, KSHO 920, KMAS 1030, KSDN 930, KJJD 1170, WJOY 1230, KBKW 1450.
It was snowing in Enontekiö last night and temperature right now (05:40 UTC) is a couple of degres below zero . Quite nice cxs from Venezuela to west coast beginning from about 02 UTC. Plenty to listen to all the time and we guess we'll have busy day ahead... JVA TuA

Saturday 13.10

Nice weather with sunshine all day and so we had today some outdoor activities around the QTH. Cx were not very interesting - many stations but mostly the common ones.

Some stations from our logbook; KALL 700, KEYZ 660, KXNT 840, CHTM 610, KTCT-1050 and CJRS 1650. JVA TuA

Friday 12.10

Pretty good day with mainly west coast stations. Nothing very special but however some new ones for me - KUGN 590, KFMB 760 and WCCW 1310. JVA came in the evening with his impressive SDR equipment! JVA, TuA

Thursday 11.10

Arrived in Enontekiö on Wednesday evening to continue testing the PUDXK's new MW -QTH in the Arctic. Nice cx all day with many hours interesting recordings on the files. Cx were mostly towards Rockies and the west coast. Since our antenna array consists only two beverages towards NA you could not expect many rare catches from today's cx. As almost all files are unchecked at the moment I won't write any loggings this time. However I got a clear and loud ID from KOAC-550 in the morning! Quite promising day... PUDXKcrew/TuA

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