Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Skegness Log: 31-12-14 (FM)

Band 2 Meteor Scatter:
 87.7 2003 SVK Fun Rádio, Košice/Dubník (KE) 5340  1544km

Well, that was 2014 going out with a "pfffft" as opposed to a 'bang'. One solitary MS ID made during the evening. The overnight recordings were made with the 9.2 beamed south-south-west. This was done in the hope of catching some of the French and Spanish tropo. The only thing which made it in the end was a Brest on 89.4. 93.0 was struggling against Ridge Hill while 95.4 and 97.8 were severely splattered out by signals from the Midlands, which were enhanced. There was a second station on 105.0 mixing with Cambridge 105, but it was too weak to hear. I guess it was Lierganes as the web stream sounded very similar, but just too weak to commit to.

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
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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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