Saturday, 18 April 2015

Skegness Log: 18-04-15 (FM)

Band 2 Tropospheric:
 97.2 0834 DNK DR P3, Rangstrup/Gammel Tøndervej 28 (sdk-sjy) ID and pops  617km
 87.9 0835  D  NDR Info, Heide/Welmbüttel (shs) YL talk, as web  599km
 90.2 0839 DNK DR P1, Holstebro - Mejrup/Kalsgårdvej 11 (mjy) Danish OM, as web  644km
 92.9 0840 DNK DR P3, Holstebro - Mejrup/Kalsgårdvej 11 (mjy) OM talk, as web  644km
 95.1 0841 DNK DR P1/DR P2, Rangstrup/Gammel Tøndervej 28 (sdk-sjy) OM, as 90.2  617km
 96.4 0842  D  NDR Info, Aurich (nds) YL, as web  478km
 98.4 0844  D  NDR Info, Visselhövede (nds) YL, as web  620km
 98.5 0846 DNK DR P4, Holstebro - Mejrup/Kalsgårdvej 11 (mjy) OM and YL as web  644km
 98.7 0847  D  NDR 2, Morsum (Sylt) (shs) German pops, as web  565km
 99.9 0848 DNK DR P4, Rangstrup/Gammel Tøndervej 28 (sdk-sjy) Song from a musical, as web  617km
100.3 0848 DNK Radio 24 syv, Holstebro - Mejrup/Kalsgårdvej 11 (mjy) Danish OM, as web  644km
102.1 0851 DNK Radio 24 syv, Rangstrup/Gammel Tøndervej 28 (sdk-sjy) OM, as 100.3  617km
101.8 0858  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Aurich (nds) D210 __DLF___  478km
 96.3 0901  D  NDR 2, Heide/Welmbüttel (shs) YL news, as web  599km
 94.3 0902  D  NDR Kultur, Morsum (Sylt) (shs) YL news, as web  565km
 99.4 0905  D  NDR Kultur, Heide/Welmbüttel (shs) YL and OM talk, as web  599km
 97.7 0925 DNK DR P4, Ølgod/Baunshøjvej 7/Baunshøj (sdk-sjy) Danish OM and pops, as web  608km
102.5 0927 DNK Radio 24 syv, Varde/Nordenskov/Kærgårdsvej 41B (sdk-sjy) OMs talking,
               as web  607km

 92.7 1033  D  NDR Info, Morsum (Sylt) (shs) German OM on phone, as web  565km
 93.2 1033  D  NDR 2, Flensburg-Engelsby (shs) Pops and ID  627km
 96.1 1038  D  NDR Kultur, Flensburg-Engelsby (shs) Depressing opera, as web  627km
105.6 1047  D  delta radio, Flensburg Freienwill (shs) JIngle ID in announcements  626km
 89.6 1048  D  NDR 1 Welle Nord, Flensburg-Engelsby (shs) Light pops, as web  627km
 90.5 1057  D  NDR 1 Welle Nord, Heide/Welmbüttel (shs) ID and pops  599km
 94.0 1115  D  Radio Ostfriesland, Aurich-Haxtum (nds) Old 78 song and OM, as web  475km
 88.7 1136 DNK DR P1/DR P2, Ølgod/Baunshøjvej 7/Baunshøj (sdk-sjy) OM, as web  608km
 93.4 1139  D  Deutschlandradio Kultur, Emden (nds) German OM, as web  458km
106.8 2112  D  alster radio 106!8, Hamburg-Rahlstedt (ham) Slades Far Far Away, as web  656km
105.1 2123  D  Antenne Niedersachsen, Rosengarten-Langenrehm (nds) Jingle ID  634km
100.6 2126  D  Radio ffn, Rosengarten-Langenrehm (nds) Pops, as web  634km
 88.3 2131  D  Nordwestradio, Bremen-Walle (bre) Light pop song, as web  565km
 87.6 2132  D  NDR 2, Hamburg-Moorfleet (ham) Pops, as web  650km
107.1 2134  D  Deutschlandfunk (DLF), Bremen-Walle (bre) D210 __DLF___  565km

The tropo peaked in the morning. Conditions tried to recover mid-evening but never amounted to much. It was all a fairly half-hearted affair with mostly weak or very weak signals. Only Aurich and Bremen reached RDS levels.

My overnight meteor scatter failed as I forgot to transfer the antenna from my XDR to my S2. Ooops!

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
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Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

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.

Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

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

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