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Saturday, 20 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-20 (MW: Transatlantic)

1290 0600 USA WKBK Keene NH. "WKBK Keene" ID just before the hour  Fair  5276 km **
1420 0600 USA WBSM New Bedford MA. ID and ABC News Weak  5279 km **
1200 0700 USA WXKS Newton MA. Bloomberg IDs. Stations on network mentioned. Fair  5251 km
1590 0700 USA WARV Providence RI. Clear with ID "Life Changing Radio WARV 
                   Warwick-Providence". Fair  5308 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

Saturday, 30 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-30 (MW: Transatlantic)

1280 0027  B  ZYJ455 Super Rádio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro (RJ) Lively OM talk after ads, as web 
              stream. Noted in CFMB fades. Weak  9420 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

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-23 (MW: Transatlantic)

1650 0759 MEX XEAZR AM ZER Radio 1650, México D.F. (dif) "Zer Radio ID", followed by 
              instrumental version of Frank Sinatra's My Way. Weak  8898 km
1530 0800 MEX XEUR AM Éxtasis Digital, México D.F. (dif) Difficult copy under
              Pulse 2, but 
matches David Hamilton's recording 100%. I can just hear
              the ID, but the music 

              either side is much clearer. Thanks for the tip David. V weak  8900 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

Thursday, 21 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-21 (MW: Transatlantic)

1430 0300 USA WENE Endicott NY. Usual "14-30 ... sports station, WENE Endicott ... Fox 
                   Sports Trending ... Now!" ID on the hour. Weak  5572 km
1020 0359 CUB CMAM Radio Artemisa, Artemisa (ar) Music // DX clip of Barry Davies' Thanks 
                   for the tip!  Weak  7546 km **
1620 0500 USA WNRP Gulf Breeze FL. Snippets heard. "WFM 92.3 Newsradio WNRP Gulf Breeze 
                   Pensacola." V weak  7193 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, 20 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-20 (MW: Transatlantic)

690 0503 CAN CKGM Montréal QC. Montreal sports info getting through the 5Live splatter 
             nicely. Fair  5203 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

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-13 (Meteor Scatter)

101.1 0627 BEL RTBF Pure, Wavre (wal-bra) 6355 396km **
104.8 0808  D  delta radio, Westerland (Sylt) (shs) Pops, as 105.6  556km
105.6 0808  D  delta radio, Flensburg Freienwill (shs) D3E9  *_d??ta?? 626km **
104.2 0844  D  Berliner Rundfunk 91.4, Frankfurt (Oder)/Booßen (brb) 
               D32C *BRF_91.4 951km


** Personal First

This year's Geminids was not the enormous shower the media were predicting, but it was pretty good on the whole. Lots of regulars, so I ignored those and only logged two personal firsts (via this mode) and two rarer catches.

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, 12 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-07 (MW: Asia)

1557 1400 TWN Radio Taiwan Int., Kouhu (YL) Only the time signal audible at this point, 
              but nice and early! V weak  9715 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, 10 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-10 (MW: Transatlantic)

1510 0300 USA WLAC NewsRadio TN. Newsradio 15-10 WLAC ID V weak  6686 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, 3 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-03 (MW: Asia)

 945 1800 CHN CNR 1, Jiaohe/SARFT953 (JL) Time signal, Beijing time check and Zhungkuo zhi 
              Sheng ID. Thank you to Mauno for help.  V weak  8130 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

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-02 (MW: Asia & Transatlantic)

 700 0050 USA WLW Cincinnati OH Seven Hundred WLW ID Weak  6293 km
 580 0204 CAN CFRA, Ottawa ON Ottawa weather. Fair peaks Weak  5333 km
1557 1500 TWN RTI, Kouhu (YL) In the clear. Time signal and ID Fair  9715 km
 711 1600 TWN BEC72 Han Sheng GD Kuanghua zhi Sheng, Hsinfeng (HC) Kuang Hua ID after 
              fanfare, under Romania V weak  9626 km
1413 1600  J  JOIF KBC Kyushu Asahi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time signal and KBC ID V weak  
              9224 km
1630 1630 USA KKGM Fort Worth TX OM ID 16-30 KKGM in noise V weak  7605 km
1170 1900 KOR HLSR KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 2/KBS World Radio, Gimje=Kimjae (jeb) Time signal 
              and familiar music Fair  8862 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