Friday, 24 April 2015

Skegness Log: 24-04-15 (FM)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.7 1912 TUN RTT Radio Culture, Djebel Trozza (kai) Chinese music! As web. Arabic
               YL presenter  2086km

 88.0 1914 ALG Radio Algeria International,  IDs in English  
 87.0 1923 TUN RTT Radio Gafsa, Kebili=Qibili (keb) 7206 GAFSA___  2265km

The first Es of the season here! Possibly the earliest I have heard Es, though I can't remember if I had some one year at the end of March? I think I might have done. Such is my memory.

It was very much a mediocre 'bottom of the band' opening, with only three stations heard intermittently, lasting about 15 to 20 minutes overall. I am guessing the Radio Algeria International on 88.3 will be Radio El Tarf as this site was in the vicinity of the opening.

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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