Saturday, September 30, 2017

KongSDR Finances

I'm not seeking profit for my KiwiSDR, so I've decided to be transparent on the economic part of the project. Of course, you will never know if I'm telling the truth or not...

Looking fine through September then, with an accumulated balance of NOK 679, or around USD 85. Thanks to my donators! Take a listen to the world's northernmost KiwiSDR here! Today, September 30 the sun sets at 15:27 UTC, sunrise tomorrow 04:19. Today still unsettled geomagnetic conditions due to lingering effects from CH826. Quiet conditions are likely on October 1-2 (solen.info).



Saturday, September 23, 2017

KongSDR Offline

The KongSDR is currently offline, due to the ISP doing upgrades at the local base station. I don't know when it will be online again, but hopefully within a few hours. I assume they are upgrading from 3G to 4G mobile broadband.

UPDATE: Online again.

Friday, September 22, 2017

KongSDR: Good Signals to MEast, Spain, SEAsia - No Transatlantic Yet

The effects of the past solar disturbance continue to attenuate MW signals from North America, but signals from the south, southwest (partly) and southeast have very good signal levels. So, African, Middle East and Indian stations should be possible to catch. Yesterday I also heard a number of Spanish MW stations. Sunset today is 16:02 UTC, sunrise is 03:42.

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Conditions Slowly Improving

The Proton Flux is slowly coming back to normal, and quite a few SE Asian signals on MW now on the KongSDR.

By the way, the KongSDR antenna was put up to a test with the Wellbrook ALA1530LF today. Read the results here!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Radio Blackout

The sudden X flare on Sunday really wiped out the signals, just as we were preparing for an evening with possible Australian loggings. Sunday morning, not even carriers were noted anywhere on MF and HF. Except this CODAR which is probably quite close to me.

Radio paints a picture. To me it resembles an ocean ridge with valleys and gorges down to the ocean floor. Screen dump from my KiwiSDR.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Asian MW Stations Coming Up

Asia is beginning to show on MW, over one hour before sunset. So far mostly China, South Korea and Thailand.

Friday, September 1, 2017

KongSDR Is Online

Seems like it's been on the local network all the time, but not visible outside. I don't know why.