Sunday, October 14, 2012

KONG22 - Sunday Morning

OK, so we didn't hear much yesterday, but we did find out about the 1610 TIS, as it turned out to be WQLE259 in Prudhoe Bay, AK. 10 watts according to the FCC. Being somewhat (or totally) ignorant that it had been heard in Aihikiemi last year, we posted a query to the RealDX reflector and eventually found out what it was. It's only 10 watts, and was heard yesterday at all three on-going Arctic DX-peditions (Kongsfjord, Aihkiniemi and Parkalompolo).

Also noted from recordings was 40-watt CBC Tuktoyaktuk alone on 1150.

Conditions towards Asia later that day was uninspiring. More inspiring was social activities like having reindeer stew for dinner. Reindeer stew is thin reindeer shavings, red chili and mashed potatoes, accompanied by a bottle of 2006 Weinert Carrascal red wine. For dessert we had chocolate pudding with vanilla custard, a small glass of Grappa Amoroso and a small glass of Amaretto.

The geomagnetic conditions are awful with a C-flare early in the night, but some signals manage to sneak over the North Pole. Our expectations for today are modest: Keep the proton level down!

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