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Alaska Now!

Posted: 19 Nov 2019 21:50
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Just had a tip from MW DX ace Barry Davies to say that KBRW Barrow 680 is coming through.

I just swung my flag to the overnight position (NNW) and I have a weak KBRW here as I type. Toronto/Boston is/are also there.

Good DX!

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 02 Dec 2019 20:55
by John Faulkner, Skegness
It's back! Oldies on 680 as web stream https://www.kbrw.org/wp-content/themes/ ... _popup.php Popped up at 20:00 with weak peaks.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 03 Dec 2019 21:52
by John Faulkner, Skegness
... and again this evening with almost fair levels.

For the first time this season I have seen the Solar wind speed drop below "300" in the Jaguar BB applet. Are we to expect better conditions overnight? Time will tell.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 10:05
by tvdxrools
STOP JINXING IT LOL everytime you say that its a bust up hee lol David

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 10:30
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Haha. ;) I always used to think the same when you posted. But you also posted about the blow-outs. Yes, I agree 100%. Posting about good conditions usually kills it. I won't repeat what the forecasts say for the next few days. It looks like things are gong to ...... well ..... let's see what happens. :lol:

Great signal from 1420 WOC this morning, IDing as KWQC at times - their TV station. 1280 dominated by WNAM. What's happening your way? Should be some good stuff there, surely?

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 11:15
by tvdxrools
not really ,just usual stuff i have had a million times before , Paul over at troon is getting it a wee bit better than me , a sea path is a huge help

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 11:29
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Certainly is. I am grateful for that here, but Asia has probably done now for the season. It has always tapered off come November/December. I don't know why that should be.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 19:01
by klausm
KBRW came through on the Donegal sdr around 1800 today

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 19:22
by John Faulkner, Skegness
We have quiet conditions again Klaus. Asia is poor, but the transatlantic path is improving.

I can barely hear KBRW at the moment but the carrier is there. It should improve here over the next hour+.

Good DX!

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 04 Dec 2019 19:26
by John Faulkner, Skegness
I see the carrier of KFBX Fairbanks on 970. If I imagine hard enough I think I can hear audio, lol. Needs to be better than this before I can log it. No web stream to check against though.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 05 Dec 2019 23:17
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Not sure whether this is still of any use, but Alaska has been in here since 20:00 and still is! Playing a selection of oldies as per their web stream. Peaks are only weak but it's clearer than the last few days.

680 KBRW - now a regular catch! Did I really just type that? I'm still pinching myself.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 09 Dec 2019 21:55
by Julius63
Lovely writing John, DX literature. I was listening too on the 5th, heard tlk on 680 just after 2200, it wasn't English . Heard the same on the webstream, than fem ann on the radio, yes as well on the webstream of KBRW a few seconds later. Music starts on the radio, signal fades out. the webstream starts with Dr Hook. But the radiosignal has faded too deep to ID the song.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 09 Dec 2019 22:52
by John Faulkner, Skegness
If you're getting music (oldies) on 680 in the middle of the evening, there's little doubt that you've got KBRW. CFTR and WRKO are talkers.

The language you sometimes hear on KBRW will be Eskimo.

Reminiscing again, I remember how CFTR was a rarity back in the 80s.

Worth checking 850 for KICY and 1230 for CFFB when this northerly path is open.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 17 Dec 2019 14:27
by klausm
KBRW heard around 1420+ today 17 Dec

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 17 Dec 2019 14:54
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Wow! Good going! and I just moved my flag to the north-east/Asia position. Will look around for that later.

You could also try for KICY 850 KFBX 970 and CFFB 1230.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 17 Dec 2019 19:37
by John Faulkner, Skegness
I moved my flag back early this evening to the North American position and KBRW is there on 680 with a YL talking, as per web stream at 19:30.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 18 Dec 2019 08:44
by klausm
nice one, I often see the pre audio carrier in the afternoons Not heard any other Alaskans in December but logged KCAM last month.

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 03 Jan 2020 23:19
by John Faulkner, Skegness
Easy to check against a web stream, but nice to catch an actual ID by chance. Recorded at 21:19:56 this evening.

https://app.box.com/s/o7s2rmlm7638i14h72fe5yhh197x2jzq

Re: Alaska Now!

Posted: 15 Jan 2020 20:45
by John Faulkner, Skegness
It's there again! Playing music, as per their website.