The effects of the coronal hole continues to hammer down on our battered DX souls. It's not all bad though. Short periods are in fact DX-able, and interesting stations to hear. Last night had a short peak towards mostly central US and Mexico peaking just before 01:00, and another, weaker peak around 05:00. Stations noted in passing were KPOF-CO 910, KDMR-MO 1190, KUBR-TX 1210, KBIZ-IA 1240, KLIK-MO 1240, KLWN-KS 1320, KCLN-IA 1390, KLTI-MO 1560. Some of the Mexicans heard were XETUL-1080, XERED-1110, XECD-1170 and XEBS-1410.
In the afternoon, the season's first NZL station finally surfaced with a good signal as we heard Newstalk ZB on 1035. Nothing else of interest from Asia or Pacific though.
However, dinner is always interesting here. For starters we had roasted artichocke hearts on roasted slices of sourdough bread and pesto (the latter was a mistake but quite a tasty one). Main course was woked salmon with woked vegetables and bacon and sour cream. Dessert was grilled pineapple slices with chili. The wine selection was simple but well chosen, a Condes de Albarei from Spain.
Mentioning sourdough: OJ Sagdahl is a certified (by me) world class sourdough bread maker, and this is yesterday's creation.
Weather has been good to us the past few days, dry and not too much wind. Temperatures from 2-6 Celsius. The days ahead will bring more wind, and some rain, according to the weather service.