Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Skegness Log: 10-12-14 (FM)

Band 2 Meteor Scatter:
100.1 0055  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Brotjacklriegel (bay) D210  1021km **
100.2 0055  ?  Hitradio, ?  UNID Hitradio ID
100.2 0301 POL PR 3, Wroclaw/G.Sleza (DS) 3233  1147km **
100.0 0639  D  Radio PSR, Chemnitz/Geyer (sac) Vocal ID  904km
101.3 0644  I  Radio Castel Bolognese-RCB, Brisighella/Angugnano-Via Rontana 50 (ra) 6FF3
               1295km **

100.9 0726 POL PR Radio Merkury, Poznan/Srem (WP) 3755 POst_tak  1127km **
 99.1 0814 AUT Antenne Steiermark, Graz 1/Schöckl (ste) A943  1261km
 91.3 1410  F  France Inter, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13) F201  1149km
 93.8 1410 POL PR 2, Koszalin/Gologóra (ZP) 3222  1085km
 94.2 1410  F  France Musique, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13) F203  1149km
 95.3 1415 SRB Radio Beograd 1, Beograd/Avala (Srb) D2FF RTS  1740km **
 91.6 1426  F  France Musique, Mulhouse/Belvédère (68) Classical, as 91.4, which had RDS
               781km **

 92.4 1426  F  France Musique, Lyon/Mont Pilat (42) Classical, as 91.4, which had RDS  917km **
 92.9 1426  F  France Musique, Besançon or Montpellier Classical, as 91.4
 93.2 1426  F  France Musique, Avignon most likely. Classical music, as others **
 92.5 2100  I  Radio Maria, Multi-tx 51CC **
 89.9 2104 AUT Ö2 - Radio Wien, Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie) AC0C  1247km
 91.6 2104  D  Bayern 2, Hoher Bogen (bay) D312  975km
 92.8 2120  E  RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, O Páramo/M. Páramo (GAL-LU) E615  1287km **
 93.0 2132  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Multi-tx,  E212 **
 91.1 2134  F  France Musique, Niort/Maisonnay (79) F203  774km **
 93.0 2143  F  France Bleu Breizh Izel, Brest/Roc Trédudon (29) F205  604km **
 91.7 2147  D  MDR 1 Radio Thüringen, Sonneberg/Bleßberg (thü) D6F1 MDR_THUE  793km
 92.5 2147  D  MDR 1 Radio Thüringen, Inselsberg (thü) D4F1  739km **
 93.1 2147 CZE CRo Radiozurnál, Votice/Mezivrata (ST) 232F R-ZURNAL  1069km **

** Personal Skegness 'First'

At last, I think the Geminids are making inroads. MS bursts are more frequent and slightly stronger and occasionally they are lasting up to a minute.

Another Belmont frequency bites the dust as the Czech Republic squashes 93.1 flat! Although, to be fair, BBC R4 was very weak and noisy after being mostly phased out with the HS Publications Antenna Phaser and a Triax FM3 as the "deaf" antenna deliberately situated in a spot on the garden just one metre above the ground.

I am wondering if the "Hitradio" ID I recorded on 100.2 is Hitradio O3 from Sankt Katharein in Austria. The ID is incomplete and mentions little more than "Hitradio", so I was hoping a German speaker may recognise the jingle or perhaps the accent. As I understand it, Austrian German sounds quite different to the language spoken in Germany. I don't think there is a station in Germany carrying the "Hitradio" slogan on 100.2, though I could be wrong, and I am not aware of any station in Switzerland which does. So, if this *is* Hitradio O3 from Sankt Katharein, the transmitter power is only 10 watts.

I strongly suspect that the Radio Maria heard on 92.5 is from the Lesignano de' Bagni transmitter in the province of Parma. Only two stations were received on this meteor burst, the other being a pop station on 91.2, where Radio 101, also from Lesignano de' Bagni just happens to reside. But there was no RDS on 91.2 so 92.5 will have to be credited to the familiar "multi-tx".

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
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Elad FDM-S2

Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Triax FM3, one metre above the ground as a phasing antenna.
Fringe Electronics 20dB & Labgear 30dB band 2 pre-amps.
HS Publications Antenna Phaser.

Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

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