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    Welcome to the DX dialogue/Roundtable page. These are basically comments or reactions sent at the end or along with your loggings to DX-midAMerica! Rather than going through everything posted, you can get a general "feel" for how things are, or have been of late, or what you might have missed! Comments will be kept up a few months as conditions change day to day and minute to minute!
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Posted 5/26 @ 947CDT as in 94.7 WLS-FM Chicago,IL
May 26: It was VERY choppy, and hit or miss; mostly miss during the main part of it, as the best ones were logged by the others prior to 20.00. DXers in Detroit had VERY LITTLE to show for it.
May 26: Began when 99.3 x-latr in Houghton (30 miles away) and Tigers BBL got wiped out by E's! Ended abruptly at 2024.
May 19: That's all. We got our two-minute Es tease, then it went back to nothing. (May18th-ed)
May 18: Cx Tuesday (May 16 -ed) were hit or miss: Mostly miss. Still, Es season has now officially started at Carleton!
May 17: To sleep at 1am after listening to Tigers in 13 inning game. Lost, but good pitcher's duel. Not expecting much in mid May, but in years' past, as we all know, there can be surprises! Still need 1590 KDJS after 50 years in hobby! hi.
May 13: Also SS on 1440 (KTNO?) -1410 had UNIDs OLD C&W and 70s OLD stn. All lost.
May 1O: A bit better than yesterday which was a wash. Few & far between at this point.
May 6: First new one of the season! (CKLQ 91.5)
Apr 26:A lot of SS was hrd but couldn't be IDed. Its been a year since the first beverage was strung. Here's a list of the problems dealt with in that time. Deer breaking thru the wires, deer chewing thru the wires, mice chewing the insulation off the BOG beverage wires, ground rods losing electrical contact with the earth, building ground and rod ground not the same, minute nicks in insulation causing high resistance ( 10 megohm or more ) shorts to ground when wet, and rf hiss like interference from lap top, sdr, lap top's power supply when plugged in, and the satellite TV power supply. Frequency congestion and lack of IDs were irritating. The biggest problem seems to be the bad luck of dxing when skip conditions and openings are fair at best. I'll keep trying.
Apr 22:HORRIBLE morning with only these two noted. Rest of band dead! Up since 2:45. Nap & sit on deck to listen to Tigers baseball. 67 and sun, after a walk with the dog. She walks me!
Apr 2O:Weird morning where sig were in close or rapidly going up/down. Trying for needed close in stuff. No luck.
Apr 19:Still chasing some interesting stuff but mostly w/o success. Unfortunately the lightning static has returned.
Mar 30:Condx were somewhat auroral the last few days. I logged a few new ones.
Mar 22:I didn't focus at all on TA/TP dx other than quickly checking some TA hets and founding no audio. Antenna problem was the ground. The problem was fixed by pulling out, cleaning, and reinstalling all the ground rods. The west/east wires still need replacing. They're a patchwork of various size wires and splices. Some of those slices were needed because of the deer breaking thru and chewing thru the wires. Uniform replacement wires should provide deeper nulls . Many of the former dx catches are now considered pests, i.e. most of the stations in southern Minnesota.
Mar 14:Always nice to log a target station.