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Sunday, 10 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-10 (MW: Transatlantic)

1290 0734 USA WTKS Savannah GA. Thank you Simon Beavan for the tip. A struggle, but 
              "Savannah's News Radio" heard down in mush in accordance with Simon's own 
              recording. High offset at 1290.0012. V weak  6668 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 E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-05 (Meteor Scatter)

103.5 0536  E  Onda Cero, Palencia/Monte Viejo (CAL-P) E2EE ????CE?? 1297km
103.9 0800  F  France Bleu La Rochelle, Saintes/le Clone-Flanquet (17) Perfect timing once 
               again! This time with YL ID.  835km
104.0 1042 POR RFM, Guarda/P.Vento (gua) 8231 1517km

** 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

Monday, 4 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-04 (Meteor Scatter)

103.0 0550  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) "Su RDS" ID 
               in one second burst  1568km **
107.9 0550  I  Radio 24, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5245 RA????24 1568km **
103.8 1610 POL VIA - Katolickie Radio Rzeszów, Rzeszów/Wzg. Magdalenka (PK) 
               3401 ??:1???? 1540km
105.3 1737  I  Dimensione Suono Soft, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5E49 1568km
105.6 1737  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Rocca di Papa (rm) 5220 R.?????? 1568km

Unidentified:
104.8 0608  I  UNID ? 5396 ??????ST Blank carrier  

** 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, 3 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-03 (Meteor Scatter)

103.5 0739  I  Radio Venezia - Un amore di radio, Mestre-Marghera/via Rampa
               Cavalcavia (ve) Presumed, but with new PI code 53C1 ??NE???? 1211km **


** Personal First


53C1 is the correct PI code for Radio Venezia, but FM List has it with 5A7E on 103.5. Maybe an old code?

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

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-31 (Meteor Scatter)

103.7 0604  I  Radio 103 (Rutigliano), Rutigliano/Corso Cairoli, 13/A-tetto sede (ba)
               503E RA????03 1840km **

104.7 0636  I  Radio Toscana, Multi-tx 5AA7  
107.2 0713  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) Presumed site
               in ten second burst. As 107.5.  1816km **

107.5 0713  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na)
               Ten second burst 5264 1751km

107.0 0755  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Marsciano/La Volpe (pg)
               Very likely this tx. 5264 1442km **

107.0 0755  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Multi-tx 5264
107.2 0755  I  Radio Deejay, Castel San Pietro Terme/Monte Grande (bo) 5214 ????JA?? 1272km
107.4 0755  I  Radio 105, Campello sul Clitunno/Monte Serano (pg) Presumed site.
               OM, as 107.9  1469km **

107.6 0755  I  Radio Maria, Maybe Montescudo 51CC R.??????
107.9 0755  I  Radio 105, Castel San Pietro Terme/Monte Grande (bo) 5211 __105_??
               1272km **


** Personal First

A change in antenna direction this morning, aiming the antenna south-east, still keeping it vertical. LOTS of Italian stations. So many in fact that the usual sporadic E type of soup appeared. There were some very decent signals, but few produced RDS. French local stations were in abundance too weak for RDS. My (Skegness) all-time meteor scatter log: http://www.g1vvp.co.uk/fm-log-meteor-scatter-skegness.php

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

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-30 (Meteor Scatter)

107.3 0802  S  Mix Megapol, Göteborg/Lärje (vg) E243 895km
107.2 0829 POL Radio Maryja, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3232 1436km
104.2 0837  S  Mix Megapol, Uddevalla/Hässleröd Oxeskallen Europolitan RM (vg) 
               EB42 923km **
104.5 0837  S  Mix Megapol, Alingsås/Munkaberg TM (vg) Murray Head song, as 104.2  939km **
105.5 0837  S  NRJ, Stockholm/Nacka TM (st) Jingle ID. Odd, as FM List says this 
               has closed.  1292km
106.5 0837  S  NRJ, Uppsala/Rickomberga TM (up) Jingle ID  1290km **
106.9 0837  S  Mix Megapol, Trollhättan/Vänersborg/Hunneberg (vg) Murray Head song, 
               as 104.2  947km **

** 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

Monday, 28 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-28 (Meteor Scatter)

104.6 0746  S  Mix Megapol, Gnosjö/Gamlebo Europolitan (jo) Pops, as 106.1  971km
106.1 0746  S  Mix Megapol, Visby/Sion Träumla RM (go) E243 1232km **

** 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

Friday, 25 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-25 (MS: DNK S)

106.0 0620 DNK Nova, Ålborg/Frejlev/Svenstrupvej 25 (njy) 9205 ??NO???? 740km
104.0 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Lidköping/Silotorn (vg) YL, as others  996km
104.7 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Örebro/Almby (or) E243 ??GA???? 1145km
105.2 0653  S  NRJ, Örebro/Lockhyttan TM (or) E220 __NRJ_?? 1142km **
105.3 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Uppsala/Rickomberga TM (up) YL, as others  1290km
105.4 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Karlstad/Svinbäcksbacken VT (vr) YL, as others  1068km
106.1 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Västerås/Nya vattentornet Skallberget (vm) YL, as 104.7  1226km
107.3 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Eskilstuna/Vilsta VT (so) YL, as others  1209km **
107.4 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Kristinehamn/Ämtheden Europolitan Mast (vr) E243 MEGA???? 1095km **
107.6 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Köping/silo (vm) YL, as others  1192km **

** 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

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-02 (MW: Transatlantic)

1430 2254 USA KZQZ St. Louis MO. Jingle and vocal ID. Oldies format Weak 6713 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 Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 30 November 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-11-30 (MW: Transatlantic)

680 0055 CAN CJOB Winnipeg MB. 6-80 CJOB ID. Settling in early this evening and audible 
             before local midnight! Weak  6228 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 Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag