A bit of a disappointing night. I have reverted back to using the ALA 1530 for my Navtex dxing. From my location here in The Hague I certainly do have hit and miss propagation. I certainly think that until I can get my antennas high up onto the roof and away from apartment noise, then I will only have average logs, apart from the days when propagation is very good.


20121221 0002 518 $02A FRC Corsen,FRA      805
20121221 0011 518 $03B 7TA Alger,ALG       1745
20121221 0030 518 $01D OXJ Torshavn,FRO    1291
20121221 0040 518 $01E GNI Niton,ENG       426
20121221 0100 518 $01G GCC Cullercoats,ENG 503
20121221 0130 518 $03J LZW Varna,BUL       1972
20121221 0132 518 $01J SAA Gislovshammar,SWE 749
20121221 0200 518 $01M Lxx Jeloya,NOR      914
20121221 0223 518 $01O GPK Portpatrick,SCT 718
20121221 0231 518 $01P PBK Den Helder,HOL  105
20121221 0241 518 $03Q 9AS Split,HRV       1323
20121221 0300 518 $01S DDH47 Pinneberg,DEU 411
20121221 0310 518 $01T OST Ostend,BEL      133
20121221 0320 518 $03A IQM Mondolfo,ITA    1129
20121221 0325 518 $01U ESA Talinn,EST      1483
20121221 0339 518 $03W FRL LaGarde,FRA     946
20121221 0351 518 $01X TFA Grindavik,ISL   2023
20121221 0530 518 $01J SAA Gislovshammar,SWE 749
20121221 0557 518 $01W EJK Valentia,IRL    955
20121221 0559 518 $01Q EJM Malin Head,IRL  842

 





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    Navtex

    With Navtex Dx I tune to 518 and 490 khz. 

    I use Yand 6.3 and SeaTTY 2.36 software. I use the Icom R75 in RTTY mode with a filter of 1.9. The Perseus I use in RTTY with a filter around 400 hz. 

    I use both the ALA 1530 loop antenna and also the PA0RDT Mini Whip. Both at a height of 6.5 metres.

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