Excuse me while I sort a mess out that’s been created by yours truly! At the same time as receiving my new SDRPlay RSP2 I decided to buy and erect a new Diamond D130J Discone antenna. In order to put up the discone I sacrificed a mast used with my HF dipole and converted that dipole to an inverted V. What a disaster! Reception on HF has gone severely southward at the expense of very nice V/UHF coverage. So as an interim I’m using the discone for HF reception, far from ideal but as soon as a weather window opens I will re-erect the HF dipole and see what I can achieve as far as V/UHF reception goes with the discone.
- 0737Z 8867kHz Jetstar 205 (Sydney-Auckland) calls Auckland and reports ESKEL 0735 FL350 LUNBI 0823 Auckland next. Auckland advises this is primary secondary 5643 and at LUNBI contact Auckland on 123.9. A SELCAL check followed but alas I did not have my decoder on
- 0750Z 8867kHz Velocity 184 calls Brisbane (Nadi-Melbourne) and reports UBLIN 0749 FL360 NATLI 0835. Brisbane advises primary 8867 secondary 13261 squawk 1135, maintain mach decimal 78 and at NATLI monitor Centre on 124.95. A good SELCAL followed on MQLR (VOZ B738 VH-YIF)
- 0802Z 8867kHz Jetstar 1 (Melbourne-Honolulu) calls Nadi. Nadi advises secondary 5643 continue CPDLC and sends a SELCAL check on AHDQ (JST B788 VH-VKI)
- 0843Z 8855kHz Jetsar 216 (Auckland-Melbourne) calls Jetstar Dispatch and advises Ops Normal ETA Melbourne 1201 and have received amended flight plan. Jetstar Dispatch reads back and wishes them a good flight