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Sunday, 10 June 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-06-10 (Tropo: HOL BEL)

107.2 1959 HOL Midvliet FM, Leidschendam/Zaagmolenstaraat (zho) OM and oldies, as web  300km
107.4 2042 HOL RTV Hollands Midden, Ter Aar/Ringdrijk (zho) Dutch music, as web  315km **
107.0 2111 HOL Hofstreek FM, Markelo/Grand Cafe De Kroon (ove) Rousing classical music,
               as web  428km **

107.4 2115 HOL SLOS Radio, Steenbergen/Krommeweg (nbr) Jingle ID between songs.  323km **
106.9 2121 HOL LINQ FM, Hellevoetsluis/Opzoomerlaan (zho) Franki Valli song, as web  297km
107.7 2353 BEL Star FM (Formerly RGR FM, VMI FM, etc.), Oostkamp (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID
               Thank you PFM for help  296km



** 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)

Aerials:
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

Friday, 8 June 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-06-08 (Tropo: DNK HOL)

105.2 1841 DNK Radio Limfjord, Vemb/Stadionalle 3A (mjy) Pops, as web  625km **
107.5 1851 DNK Radio Viborg, Bjerringbro/Stendalen (mjy) ID and pops, almostnoise-free,
               briefly  698km

107.1 1905 NOR Radio Lyngdal, Raumsland (va) Norwegian songs and jingle, as web  696km
105.0 1952 DNK Radio Max, Skjern/Bækgårdsvej 32 (mjy) Jingle ID after ads  612km
104.2 2011 NOR Radio Lyngdal, Lista/Floråsen (va) Phone-in and discussion, as 107.1
               50 WATTS!  685km

 99.0 2146 DNK DR P4, Varde/Nordenskov/Kærgårdsvej 41B (sdk) Pops, as web  607km
 90.1 2148 HOL SLAM!, Wieringerwerf/Robbenoordbos (nho) Over Peterborough.
               Low power relay. As 91.1  318km


** 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)

Aerials:
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, 5 June 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-06-05 (Tropo: DNK D)

106.9 0024 DNK Radio Limfjord, Sydmors-Redsted/Sandvej 11A (njy) Pops, as web  665km
107.3 0027 DNK Limfjord Slager, Erslev/Sundby/Gadegårdsvej 2 (njy) 9927 Limfjord Slager__ [artist] 673km
104.9 0033 DNK Radio Skive, Spøttrup/Balling/Skivevej 49 (mjy) Pops, as web  669km
107.9 0042 DNK Solo FM, Skive/Havnevej 26 (mjy) Jingle ID between pops  674km **
104.3 0057 DNK Radio Skive, Roslev/Durup/Tønderingvej 14 (mjy) Pops, as 107.6  680km
 87.8 2027  D  Radio Jade, Wilhelmshaven (nds) Relaying NDR Info  518km
 94.0 2029  D  Radio Ostfriesland, Aurich-Haxtum (nds) Roxette track, as web  475km

** 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)

Aerials:
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

Monday, 4 June 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-06-04 (Tropo: DNK)

104.7 2057 DNK Radio Limfjord, Nordmors/Flade/Salgerhøjvej 52 (njy) Pops, as web  680km
104.6 2059 DNK myROCK, Nibe/Ejdrupvej 55 (njy) Hard rock music. as web  718km **
104.2 2102 DNK Radio Nordjyske, Års/Vestvej 5 (njy) Pops, as web  712km **
107.6 2105 DNK Radio Nordjyske, Arden/Rold/Roldvej 10A (njy)   PI logged: 9CFF 727km
106.0 2109 DNK Nova, Ålborg/Frejlev/Svenstrupvej 25 (njy)   PI logged: 9205 740km
105.3 2110 DNK Radio Nordjyske, Hobro/Jyllandsvej 5/Vandtårnet (njy) Pops, as web  719km **
106.7 2121 DNK Radio Nordjyske, Thisted/Thorstedvej 1C/vandtårnet (njy) Pops, as web  679km
107.1 2124 DNK Radio Nordjyske, Hanstholm/Bystrøget 8 (njy) Pops, as 106.7  686km
107.3 2134 DNK Limfjord Slager, Erslev/Sundby/Gadegårdsvej 2 (njy) Oldies. Jingle ID  673km **
106.8 2139 DNK Radio Viborg, Aalestrup/Testrup/Fladhøjvej 101 (mjy) Pops, as web  706km
105.1 2140 DNK Radio Øst FM, Århus S./Skanderborg/Virring//Vitved Bakker 5 (mjy) Jingle ID between pops  701km **
107.6 2300 DNK Din Radio, Århus N/Søften/Ølstedvej 18 (mjy)   PI logged: 9729 716km
105.7 2301 DNK Radio ABC, Langå/Jebjerg/Hammelvej 145A/Lysnet (mjy) Jingle ID  714km
107.1 2302 DNK myROCK, Silkeborg/Sorring/Terpvej 37A/Radiokæde Tårn (mjy) Jingle ID  695km
107.7 2302 DNK Radio Alfa, Allingåbro/Fjellerup/Rygårde/Rygårdevej 2 (mjy) Jingle ID  749km
107.8 2306 DNK Solo FM, Purhus/Østre Bjerregrav/Over Fussingvej 30 (mjy) Pops, as web  715km **
106.3 2307 DNK Radio ABC, Allingåbro/Fjellerup/Rygårde/Rygårdevej 2 (mjy) Pops, as 105.7  749km
105.4 2309 DNK Radio Nordjyske, Ålborg Ø/Storvorde/Sejlflod/Kirkebakken 14 (njy) Pops, as web  753km
105.0 2312 DNK myROCK, Three sites listed Rock, as 107.1 **

** 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)

Aerials:
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, 21 April 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-04-21 (Tropo: BEL F)

105.0 0814 BEL Radio Media, Ronse/Kluisbergen (vlg-ovl) 
               OMs talk then Dutch song, as web  347km **
106.9 0818 BEL Radio FM Gold, Meulebeke (vlg-wvl) Laid-back OM and oldies, as web stream. 
               Almost noise free.  317km **
107.1 0824 BEL Family Radio (Formerly S-Radio), Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) 
               OM ID and Dutch music  278km
107.4 0825 BEL Stadsradio Oostende 1, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) 
               Jingle ID 6334 278km **
107.6 0827 BEL IRO, Izegem/Lendeleedsestraat (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID and pops  318km
107.5 0837 BEL IRO, Unlisted transmitter Pops, as 107.6  
106.8 0846 BEL X-Ray FM, Torhout (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID and interesting club music  299km **
104.0 0849 BEL Bel RTL, Bruxelles/The Hotel (bru) Discussion, as web  377km
103.6 0852 BEL VBRO, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl)  637B 278km
105.8 0856 BEL Radio Kompas, Koekelare (Ichtegem/Vinkensveldstraat) (vlg-wvl) 
               63E9 _RADIO__ _KOMPAS_ 295km __100___ PROCENT_ __HITS__ 0495/___ 042.895_
105.7 0902 BEL T.R.O., Oostkamp (vlg-wvl) Jingle: TRO The Music Is Yours 6B89 296km
105.3 0906 BEL Urgent.fm, Gent/UG Complex Ledeganck (vlg-ovl) Pops, as web  330km
104.7 0916 BEL Radio Max, Aalter (vlg-ovl) Dutch pop song, Max jingle 6C21 314km
107.7 0929 BEL Star FM, Unlisted 6219 ????eI?? Jingle and vocal IDs. Dance music.   **
 88.0 1008 BEL Nostalgie Vlaanderen, Kortrijk/Diksmuidekaai 6 (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  327km **
 88.9 1011 BEL VBRO, Diksmuide (vlg-wvl) Dutch pops, as web  294km
104.8 1044 BEL Westradio, Koksijde/Residentie 21 (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  276km **
106.2 1050 BEL C-Fun, Knokke-Heist (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  287km **
106.5 1051 BEL Radio Oost West, Tielt/ITC (vlg-wvl) Soft music and OM, as web  316km
106.6 1053  F  Radio Campus Lille, Lille/Cité Scientifique (59) Over Waltham  342km
106.3 1103 BEL Radio Max, Eeklo/Leopoldlaan 88 (vlg-ovl) 
               Full ID before late news. Same as 104.7  308km
105.9 1107 BEL LRM Radio, Bree/Luytenstraat 48 (vlg-lim) News and ads, as web  426km **

** Personal First

It seems like a long time since I have had tropo this good. When was the last big tropo? I honestly don't remember.

Belgium was the main contender and signals were good from the regulars. Going vertical brought in several new locals at the top of the band.

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)

Aerials:
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

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-22 (MW: Transatlantic)

1560 0720 USA KGOW TX. Presumed, with YL in presumed Vietnamese!  Fair  7808 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

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-18 (MW: Transatlantic)

1480 0503 PTR WMDD Fajardo PR. Mention of Fajardo and Puerto Rico. Possibly WMDD
              call is there too. 
Thanks to Fredrik Dourén RealDX for help. V weak  6790 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, 15 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-15 (MW: Transatlantic)

1640 0559 USA WSJP Sussex WI. Live ... with Father ... on Relevant Radio. V weak, in the 
                   mush. V weak 6237 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

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-14 (MW: Transatlantic & Asia)

1490 0223 USA WBAE Portland ME. ID - Maine's Talk Radio .... 14-90 WBAE  5098 km **
1360 0400 USA WDRC Hartford CT. Tricky copy in 1368 splatter. Yes - Manx Radio Splatters 
                   like hell! Heard WDRC Hartford mentioned but also other stations on 
                   network mentioned. Not alone. Weak  5381 km
1150 0559 CAN CKOC Hamilton ON. Mention of TSN Sports, CKOC AM ID. Also mentioning Bell 
                   Media.  Weak  5736 km **
1413 1800  J  JOIF KBC Kyushu Asahi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time signal.   9224 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

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-13 (MW: Transatlantic)

 570 0100 CAN CFCB Corner Brook NL. Throughout the morning with pops, as 590 VOCM  3990 km
 580 0429 CAN CFRA Ottawa ON. Newstalk 5-80 CFRA ID Weak  5333 km
 670 0454 USA WSCR Chicago IL. " ... number one sports station in Chicago, Sportsradio 6-70 
                   The Score. 670thescore.com Chicago's sports station." **
                   https://youtu.be/cW2O9zpCtSA Weak  6318 km
 720 0503 USA WGN  Chicago IL. Competing nicely with BBC. No ID as such but who else? 
                   https://youtu.be/kvNa_d4m84Y Fair  6310 km
1510 2329 USA WRRD Waukesha WI. Lively OM in English with Newstalk 15-10 WRRD ID. 
                   Signing off. Best on USB. Weak  6242 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