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Sunday, 21 October 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-10-21 (Tropo: F)

107.6 0909  F  Légende FM, Plouguernau/Grouanec (29) ID after French song  607km **
106.6 0926  F  Radio Classique, Brest/Lescaouidic (29) Classical, as web  629km **

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Antenna:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-10-09 (Tropo: POL D)

105.8 0833  D  Ostseewelle, Helpterberg (mev) YL ID  881km
107.6 0840  D  Ostseewelle, Garz (Rügen) (mev) YL ID and pops  865km
105.0 0844 POL Radio ZET, Gdansk/Chwaszczyno (PM) Pops, as web  1195km
101.7 0848 POL Radio Plus, Gdansk/Chwaszczyno (PM) Abbas Dancing Queen, as web  1195km
107.2 0936  D  Deutschlandfunk (Dlf), Warendorf (nrw) YL, as web  534km
103.7 0952 POL PR Radio Gdansk, Gdansk/Chwaszczyno (PM) YL, as web  1195km
 95.7 0958 POL PR 1, Gdansk/Chwaszczyno (PM) Ads, as web  1195km
 98.4 0959 POL RMF FM, Gdansk/Chwaszczyno (PM) Ads and traffic, as web  1195km
 99.9 1001 POL PR 3, Gdansk/Chwaszczyno (PM) YL news  1195km
 97.4 1003 POL PR 3, Koszalin/Gologóra (ZP) OM and YL  1085km
107.9 1015 POL PR 1, Koszalin/Gologóra (ZP) OM, as web  1085km
 92.5 1017 POL PR Radio Koszalin, Bialogard/Slawoborze (ZP) YL and OM, as web  1017km

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Antenna:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Saturday, 1 September 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-09-01 (MW: Americas)

1360 0500 PRU OCU4I Radio Bienestar, Lima (lim) IDs and adverts for Medicina Natural. **
                   Thanks to Mauricio Molano at RealDX for confirmation. Weak  10255 km
1440 0500 DOM HIAK Radio Impactante, Santo Domingo (sdo) OM ID and time signal 
                   V weak  7061 km **
1470 0500 PRU OAU4B Radio Capital, Lima/Pantanos de Villa (lim) Discussion, mentioning 
                   Capital on the hour.  Weak  10266 km
1500 0500 PRU OBX4I Radio Santa Rosa, Lima/San Miguel (lim) Best signal I've heard 
                   from this. Clear ID Weak  10259 km
1670 0500 USA WMGE Fox Sports 1670, Dry Branch (GA) Clear ID just before the hour 
                   Weak  6768 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 31 August 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-08-31 (MW: Asia)

1566 2000 KOR HLAZ FEBC, Jeju=Cheju (jej) Huge signal! Clear IDs, usual top of the 
              hour routine.  Good  9067 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Thursday, 23 August 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-08-23 (MW: South America)

1190 0308 CLM HJCV Radio Cordillera, Bogotá D. C. (bdc) ID and lively Latin rhythms 
              V weak  8566 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 6 August 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-08-06 (MW: Asia)

1521 1959 CHN China Radio International [1521], Ürümqi/Hutubi-SARFT654 (XJ) 
              Making its 2018/2019 seasonal debut, dominant over Saudi Arabia prior to 
              sign-off. Very early in the season. Fair  6040 km
 972 2100 KOR HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangjin (ccg) Only time pips heard. 
              Very early in the season. V weak  8740 km
 981 2100 CHN CNR1, Multi-tx Only time pips heard. Very early in the season. V weak
1098 2100 CHN CNR 11, Golmud/SARFT916 (QH) Crystal clear with time signal and ID. 
              Very early in the season. Weak  7136 km
1143 2100 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha/Chiangmei Ts un (PG) Time pips, 
              steel drum interval signal and YL ID. Very early in the season. 
              Weak  9675 km
1359 2100 CHN CNR1, Multi-tx Only time signals heard. Echo suggests at least two txs 
              received. Very early in the season. V weak
1377 2100 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang/SARFT554 (HE) 100% copy! Pips, ID, etc. Fair levels. 
              Fair  8306 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 5 August 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-08-05 (Tropo: F BEL)

101.7 0003 BEL Bel RTL, Oignies-en-Thiérache/Rue d'Olloy (wal-nam) News and ID  457km
104.7 0003 BEL Radio Contact (Wallonie), Oignies-en-Thiérache/Rue d'Olloy (wal-nam) 
               Rapcrap  jingle ID  457km
103.4 0004 BEL Bel RTL, Mons/Cimenterie Holcim (wal-hnt) ID  390km **
 90.6 0012  F  Fun Radio, Maubeuge/château d'eau (59) Alternative pops, as web  406km

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Antenna:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Saturday, 4 August 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-07-04 (Tropo: D)

107.5 0024  D  Deutschlandfunk (Dlf), Uelzen/Sprakensehl (nds) OM and YL documentary, 
               as web  684km
106.6 0027  D  Antenne Brandenburg, Pritzwalk (brb) D831 Antenne_ vom_rbb_ 790km
106.2 0028  D  Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Schiffdorf [nds] (Bremerhaven) (bre) Music, 
               as web  554km
104.2 0030  D  Antenne Niedersachsen, Visselhövede (nds) Ads, as 104.9  620km
104.0 0032  D  Radio RST, Tecklenburg (nrw) ID after advert  517km
103.7 0033  D  NDR Info, Molbergen-Peheim (Cloppenburg) (nds) ID between soft songs  504km
103.5 0034  D  NDR Info, Malchin/Hardtberg (mev) Simon  Garfunkel song, as 103.7  820km
106.5 0036  D  radio leinehertz 106.5, Hannover/Telemax (nds) Guitar folk song, 
               as web  642km
106.9 0037  D  Antenne Niedersachsen, Braunschweig-Broitzem (nds) Jingle ID  691km
107.0 0037  D  NDR 2, Röbel (mev) Pops, as 87.6  807km
 96.9 0046  D  Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Dequede (san) YL song, as others  761km **
 92.1 0055  D  Bremen NEXT, Schiffdorf [nds] (Bremerhaven) (bre) Rap, as web  554km
101.0 0056  D  Radio Brocken, Dequede (san) OM spoken jingle ID  761km
101.3 0058  D  Antenne MV, Schwerin (mev) OM over classical music, as web  739km
107.6 0104  D  Radio 21, Bremen-Walle (bre) ID after news  565km **

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Antenna:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Sunday, 8 July 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-07-08 (Tropo: HOL)

107.2 1704 HOL Midvliet FM, Leidschendam/Zaagmolenstaraat (zho) ID and pops  300km

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Antenna:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Saturday, 7 July 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-07-07 (Tropo: D F BEL)

104.0 0042  D  MDR Kultur, Wittenberg/Gallunberg (san) Classical music, as web  839km
107.0 0043  D  NDR 2, Röbel (mev) Back to back music, as web  807km
 88.2 0054  D  NDR Kultur, Rostock-Toitenwinkel (mev) Classical music, as web  785km
107.5 0356  D  Radio Gütersloh, Oelde-Stromberg (nrw) ID between pops  555km
107.6 0357  D  Antenne Thüringen, Remda (Saalfeld) (thü) ID - "Hits fur der nachrichten, 
               Antenne Thuringen"  788km
105.0 0403  D  Radio Lippe Welle Hamm, Hamm/Gallberger Weg (nrw) ID before and 
               after news  534km
107.5 0413  D  BB Radio, Berlin/Alexanderplatz (brb) Pops and ID  880km
107.3 0418  F  Cherie, Arras or Lens Jingle ID **
107.5 0419 BEL VBRO, Poperinge (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  304km
107.4 0425 BEL Stadsradio Oostende1, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  278km
105.5 0430 BEL TOPRADIO, Staden/Stadenberg (vlg-wvl) 630B Jingle ID630B 299km
105.0 0431 BEL Wradio, Zonnebeke/Passendale (vlg-wvl) Pops, as web6B8F 310km
104.8 0432 BEL Westradio, Koksijde/Residentie 21 (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID - "Westradio, 
               je radio voor de westkust."  276km
104.5 0434 BEL Stadsradio Vlaanderen, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) 
               Jingle ID  278km
103.7 0442  D  NDR Info, Molbergen-Peheim (Cloppenburg) (nds) OM, as web  504km
102.9 0443  D  Radio PSR, Leipzig Wiederau (sac) Jingle ID  843km
106.9 0446  D  Antenne Niedersachsen, Braunschweig-Broitzem (nds) Jingle ID. 
               Fighting against Skyrock  691km
105.6 0447  D  MDR JUMP, Remda (Saalfeld) (thü) Pops, as web  788km
106.2 0449  D  Antenne Brandenburg, Belzig (brb) Tima Turner song, as web  831km
106.6 0450  D  Antenne Brandenburg, Pritzwalk (brb) Tina Turner song, as 106.2  790km
107.1 0812 BEL Family Radio, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) Presumed site. 
               Jingle ID  278km

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Antenna:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation