Monday, 29 December 2014

Skegness Log: 29-12-14 (FM)

Band 2 Meteor Scatter:
 87.7 0409 SVK Fun Rádio, Košice/Dubník (KE) 5340  1544km
 88.5 0417  F  France Culture, Bourges/Neuvy (18) F202  672km **
 91.8 0417  F  France Musique, Bourges/Neuvy (18) Classical, as Lille 88.7  672km **
 88.3 0418 HRV HRT-HR 1, Vinkovci/Borinci (vu) C201  1590km
 92.1 0418 HRV HRT-HR 1, Zagreb/Sljeme (zg) C201  1381km
 87.6 0438 CZE Radio Impuls, Brno/Kojál (JM) 2203  1219km
 91.7 0445 POL PR 3, Czestochowa/Wreczyca (SL) 3233  1291km
 87.7 0455 POL PR 1, Konin/Zólwieniec (WP) 3211  1211km
 92.2 0455 POL PR 1, Plock/Rachocin (MW) 3211  1289km
 95.4 0525 AUT Ö2 - Radio Steiermark, Graz 1/Schöckl (ste) Jingle ID  1261km
 93.3 0551 HRV HRT-HR 1, Beli Manastir (os) C201 HRT-HR_1  1552km
104.0 0833 SRB Radio Beograd 202, Beograd/Avala (Srb) D2FA  1740km
 93.3 0933 POL RMF FM, Bydgoszcz/Trzeciewiec (KP) 3F44  1186km

Band 2 Tropospheric:
 97.4 0640  D  SWR4 Rheinland-Pfalz, Linz (Rhein)/Ginsterhahner Kopf (rlp)
               "SWR4 Rheinland Pfalz" ID and Modern Talking song  560km

100.8 0640  D  WDR 2, Aachen/Stolberg (nrw) OM ID and Cher song  483km
101.0 0640  D  WDR 2, Bärbelkreuz (Eifel) (nrw) OM ID and Cher song  519km
104.0 0846  D  big fm (Rheinland-Pfalz), Koblenz/Kühkopf (rlp) Frequent mentions of
               "Big" in ad break  590km

104.7 0846  D  WDR Eins Live, Nordhelle (nrw) ID and alternative pops  553km
103.8 0847  D  WDR 4, Nordhelle (nrw) La Bionda song and ID  553km

There was some light tropo during the early hours. Signals were stable but it didn't last for long. I wouldn't have been awake at that time anyway so it's all thanks to the FDM-S2 recordings. This makes up for a poor meteor scatter session. I know it's still a fair long compared to single frequency DXing but the activity has been very much down on recent nights with hardly any pings. There were a few longer bursts to make up for it though. You just never know what to expect with meteor scatter.

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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