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Sunday, 29 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-29 (Es: IRAQ, Turkey, Balkans, etc.)

OIRT Sporadic E:
 70.94 0739 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Ushachy/RTPS Astravenec (VI) YL, as web  1844km
 71.33 0741 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) OM, as web  1805km

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 88.5 1153 ROU Digi FM, Resita/Semenic (CS) E059 Digi_FM_ 1801km
 88.4 1155 BUL Darik Radio, Pleven/Panoramata (plv) 824D 2083km **
 92.2 1157 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, RRTS Botev vrah (pld) 8220 ___BNR__ HR.BOTEV 2152km
 91.2 1158 MDA Jurnal FM, Rezina (RZ) 1001 SMS_???? 2099km **
 87.6 1208 BUL BNR Horizont, Lom/RRS Lom (mnt) 8210 ????NR?? 1969km
 88.1 1216 UKR Radio 24, Ternopil'/zavod Orion, vul. 15 Kvitnya, 6 (TE) 1021 1793km
 91.1 1218 UKR Russkoye radio - Ukraina, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) Vocal ID  1674km **
 87.7 1219 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Lozova (TE) YL, as web  1792km **
 91.2 1222 UKR Radio Pyatnytsya (Pyatnitsa), Ternopil'/zavod Orion, vul. 15 Kvitnya, 6 (TE) 
               Jingle ID  1793km
 87.6 1224 POL PR 2, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) 3222 1605km
 88.2 1226 POL RMF FM, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3F44 1436km
 89.8 1232 POL Radio Maryja, Mielec/Stadion MOSiR (PK) 3232 R-MARYJA 1482km **
 90.7 1232 POL PR 1, Solina/G.Jawor II (PK) 3211 JEDYNKA_ 1591km
 87.8 1233 POL PR 1, Przemysl/Tatarska Góra (PK) 3211 POLSKIE_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ __14:34_ 
               1592km
 89.1 1233 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Baneasa/Dobrogea Sud (CL) EE01 CULTURAL 2237km
 89.9 1235 POL Radio ZET, Rzeszów/Baranówka (PK) 3205 1529km **
 91.1 1235 POL PR 1, Tarnów/Lichwin (MP) Martika song, as 90.7  1465km
 92.0 1236 POL PR 3, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3233 _Polskie __Radio_ 1530km
 88.0 1237 POL PR 1, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3211 POLSKIE_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ __14:38_ 1530km
 96.7 1240 ROU Digi FM, Botosani/Saveni (BT) E059 1948km **
 96.3 1242 ROU SRR Radio Iasi, Iasi/Pietrarie (IS) EE03 IS_96.3_ 2046km
 88.2 1243 ROU Radio Europa FM, Botosani (BT) E299 1947km
 88.4 1244 POL PR 2, Lubaczów/Boble (PK) 3222 1607km
 90.5 1244 POL PR Radio Rzeszów, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3417 Polskie_ Ra?????? 1530km
 91.4 1251 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Drobeta-Turnu Severin/Balota (MH) EE00 RRACTUAL 
               1888km
 90.2 1254 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Calafat (DJ) EE00 1938km
 87.6 1255 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Shumen/RRTS Venets (shm) 8236 2220km
 87.6 1257 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Györ /  Szabadhegy (Gyo) B203 1368km
 91.3 1259 ROU Digi FM, Timisoara/Urseni (TM) E059 Digi_FM_ 91,3_FM_ 1715km **
 93.4 1259 ROU Radio Europa FM, Alexandria (TR) E299 ??RO???? ????.4?? 2091km
 87.5 1301 TUR Damla FM - Istanbul, Istanbul/Camlica (mam-ist) Shouting OM, as web  2534km
 87.8 1302 TUR Best FM, Adana-Alihocali (akd-ada) 321D 3244km **
 88.7 1302 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Craiova (DJ) EE00 RRACTUAL 1971km
 89.2 1303 TUR TRT 3 Radyo Üc, Adana/Misis Dag (Davududag/Yüregir) (akd-ada) 3203 3267km **
 90.6 1303 TUR Radyo Gimsa - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 4598 ??????__ 2857km **
 92.4 1303 TUR Meteorolojinin Sesi Radyosu, Three sites listed Unsure, but maybe Malatya as more 
               on-path  **
 92.7 1303 TUR Radyo Ses - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) ID by phone nos. Ad for Imar 
               Emlak, real estate in Ankara. Thanks Kurt Zscherp  2857km **
 92.9 1303 TUR Radyo Özgür - Düzce, Düzce/Aktepe (kdz-duz) 30FF 2674km **
 93.0 1303 TUR Radyovizyon (Ankara), Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 3839 2857km **
 93.3 1303 TUR TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) 3202 2857km **
 87.5 1304 TUR Radyo a - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 307A RADYO_A_ ??ni???? 2857km **
 87.6 1304 ROU Radio Vocea Sperantei, Craiova (DJ) E2F8 ????io?? 1971km
 88.0 1304 TUR TRT FM, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) 3201 TRT-???? 2857km **
 87.5 1305 TUR Pal FM, Adana-Alihocali (akd-ada) 3235 3244km
 90.6 1305 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Petrosani/Parâng (HD) EE01 1877km
 88.3 1306 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Mezökovácsháza / Silo (Bek) Vocal ID  1649km
 89.5 1307 HNG Music FM, Budapest - Széchenyi-hegy (Bud) B418 MUSIC_FM 1460km
 88.2 1308 TUR Diyanet Kuran Radyo, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 3220 RADYO___ 2857km **
 88.2 1311 TUR Radyo Mega - Istanbul, Adana-Alihocali (akd-ada) OM vocal ID jingle  3244km **
 91.1 1311 HNG Sirius Rádió, Kiskunfélegyháza/toronyház (BaK)B955 _SIRIUS_ 1563km
 91.6 1311 HNG Dankó Rádió, Szentes (Cso) OM vocal ID  1596km
 94.2 1313 HNG Trend FM, Budapest - Gellért-hegy (Bud) B988 TR??D_FM 1465km **
 88.3 1316 HNG Mária Rádió, Komárom / Bem József str. (KoE) B1CC 1392km
 88.0 1317 TUR Radyo Karacadag - Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa/Toptepe (gda-urf) 8800 0414____ SIZI____ 
               3442km **
 88.6 1319 ROU Radio Orion Alba, Sebes (AB) E070 RADIO___ ORION___ ALBA____ SEBES___ 88,6FM__ 
               (order may not be correct) 1849km
 89.8 1319 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Faget (TM) EE00 1762km
 90.8 1319 ROU Magic FM, Bucuresti/Turnul IFMA (BU) Pops, as 91.2  2103km
 91.1 1319 ROU Magic FM, Iasi/Dealul Paun (IS) E210 __?????? 2047km
 92.1 1319 ROU Vibe FM, Bucuresti/Turnul BRD (BU) E222 _9?????? 2104km
 92.4 1319 ROU Digi FM, Sibiu/Paltinis (SB) E059 92.4??M_ 1890km **
 93.3 1319 TUR TRT Türkü, Kayseri-Bünyan/Korumaz Dagi (ica-kay) 3207 TRTTURKU 3124km **
 88.5 1320 ROU Radio Trinitas, Bucuresti/RDF Herastrau (BU) E24D 88,50MHz 2100km
 89.0 1320 ROU Radio ZU, Bucuresti (BU) E2AA Radio_ZU _89,0_FM 2107km
 89.4 1320 TUR TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Kayseri-Bünyan/Korumaz Dagi (ica-kay) 3202 3124km **
 90.3 1320 TUR TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Multi-tx OM, as 89.4   **
 90.7 1320 TUR Radyo Seymen, Kayseri-Mimarsinan (ica-kay) 3481 3118km **
 89.1 1321 TUR Radyo Life (Kayseri), Kayseri-Mimarsinan (ica-kay) 5158 3118km **
 92.2 1322 HNG Aktív Rádió, Szolnok / Toronyház (JNS) OM vocal ID between pops  1556km **
 92.7 1322 ROU Radio Tananana, Bucuresti/Piata Victoriei (BU) E067 2104km
 87.8 1324 ROU National FM, Sibiu (SB) 9250 1894km
 88.1 1324 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Petrosani/Parâng (HD) EE00 RRACTUAL 1877km
 88.4 1324 ROU Radio Impuls, Sibiu/Dealul Gusteritei (SB) E0D6 ????_F?? 1897km
 89.2 1324 TUR Dost FM - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 38E3 2857km **
 89.6 1326 ROU Radio Reîntregirea, Alba Iulia (AB) E021 1842km
 90.7 1327 HNG MR 3 Bartók Rádió, Kékes (Hev) B202 _BARTOK_ 1504km
 91.2 1327 TUR TRT 3 Radyo Üc, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) OM and YL, as 88.0 
               Double Hop 2857km **
 91.4 1327 TUR X Radyo Nostalji - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) Jingle ID 3A0C 
               2857km **
 92.5 1327 TUR TRT FM, Adana/Misis Dag (Davududag/Yüregir) (akd-ada) 3201 YAKIN___ 3267km
 89.0 1330 ROU RFI Romania, Sibiu (SB) EEEE 1894km **
 89.0 1330 IRQ BBC WS Arabic, Baghdad (bgh) Presumed with Arabic BBC News, as per available 
               podcast. BBC News jingle and ID heard.   4105km **
 91.1 1330 ROU Radio Sibiu, Sibiu (SB) E077 91?????? 1894km
 92.8 1330 TUR TRT 3 Radyo Üc, Van/Harabe Tepe (dad-van) .Y, CT and OR appear in Group Analyser 
               0000 ??????IA 3646km **
 91.0 1331 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Bihor/Vârful Curcubata Mare (BH) EE00 1760km
 91.7 1333 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Štúrovo/Modrý vrch (NI) 5560 REGI??_Z 1419km
 88.5 1334 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Modrý Kamen/Španí Laz (BB) 5960 RE??NA_S 1436km
 89.9 1337 HNG Dankó Rádió, Komádi / Heréskert (HaB) B206 1649km
 88.6 1339 UKR Radio ERA FM, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) Presume. Talking about Ukraine
               6000 ps????0_ 1674km **
 89.2 1343 ROU Radio Europa FM, Brasov (BV) E299 ??RO??FM ????.2FM 1995km
 92.5 1343 ROU Radio 21, Brasov (BV) Vocal ID  1995km **
 92.6 1416 BUL Radio Vitosha, Varna/RPTS UKV Praktika (vrn) 8389 VITOSHA_ 2308km **
 90.6 1417 BUL Radio N-Joy, Varna/m. Borovets-RPS Varna (vrn) 837E 2307km **
 92.4 1621 BLR Radio Minsk, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) YL, as web  1805km

Unidentified:
 92.8 1330  ?  UNID, ? Accented English BBC ID Baghdad?

** Personal First

What a day! The third period of double hop into Turkey in less that a week and we're still only in the early stages of the season!

It began with simultaneous openings to Poland, Slovakia, Moldova and the Balkans. Istanbul appeared briefly on 87.5. Then Ankara and Adana appeared, cross fading with each other. It was clear to see which areas of Turkey were received as the two different areas of skip faded in and out independently, demonstrating that there was more than one Es opening in place.

Sanliurfa and Kayseri appeared in the south of the country, then Duzce in the north-west. Then things started getting serious with the appearance of the Van transmitter in south-eastern Turkey.

Was it going to extend further? Arabic appeared on a few frequencies. Clearly something unusual was happening. At 13:30, the biggest surprise of them all came in, right at the end of the opening. The BBC World Service's Arabic programme appeared on 89.0! I wasn't sure what I was hearing to begin with, but the words "London", "BBC" and "bbcarabic.com" were all there. Ian Kelly came to the rescue with a link to the BBC World Service Arabic podcast for the same time and, after cross-referencing everything, it became clear that what I had heard was "BBC World Service Arabic". The transmitter in Baghdad was inline with my reception, so it seems safe to assume that this was definitely double hop Es to Iraq. Two other transmitters of BBC WS Arabic are also listed on the frequency, but the Baghdad transmitter was the closest. I can't rule out this being one of the others but Baghdad may make more sense due to other Arabic stations received at the time which were also potential Baghdad transmitters.


Since this was an unusual opening, I decided to back up all my FDM-S2 files which contain the Turkish and Arabic DX. I created two Mediafire accounts where I have stored 18 files. I feel sure other stations may be identified from these in the future. They can be accessed at:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cywdn3b7i4awh27/2016_05_29_13_02_24_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2fpp24lbmf7x8vp/2016_05_29_13_03_33_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/d1b1cfwoulqij38/2016_05_29_13_05_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/687nn64f34q7se6/2016_05_29_13_05_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/jc04h7cczgrdd75/2016_05_29_13_11_20_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8jv39vr1fcubg39/2016_05_29_13_18_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1y2497u02pwzgty/2016_05_29_13_18_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/3x83stksqn7dy7g/2016_05_29_13_18_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_002.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/5dyyr78frb3d2yj/2016_05_29_13_21_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/cmondh77wyr12fm/2016_05_29_13_21_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/kgn18bing4jgg9d/2016_05_29_13_24_06_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/3d52kp98p1141g0/2016_05_29_13_24_06_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/9nwsls65waceap9/2016_05_29_13_27_24_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/akhqaa539apd3k7/2016_05_29_13_28_47_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/w9j3jirsadh7zic/2016_05_29_13_28_47_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1m97y4oijv852m6/2016_05_29_13_32_03_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/nycrhbcevnnu12o/2016_05_29_13_32_03_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8x8pqp4xb2bliu2/2016_05_29_13_43_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape

You'll need Monkey's Audio to decompress the files: www.monkeysaudio.com/


I would like to say a BIG thank you to Kurt in Istanbul for his help with my many Turkish recordings.

For the record, here are recordings of a few unidentified Arabic stations I have been trying to track down. Hopefully I may find an Arabic speaker one day who will be able to listen and spot a few clues.

89.9 possibly Baghdad? 1319 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/ab3r6agqfr4aa4y68ew8re6t9cbsc4fo

88.3 unid language 1330 29-05-16 (Arabic?)
https://app.box.com/s/d13pmwl78bgy9phrqcezd8wo1aj1rxor

88.3 unid Arabic 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/omu14gopddbgnzbhkfpkooh36jg4r946 (Radio Orient, Lebanon?)

88.0 unid language 1302 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/8tf86uj25oqx8kduuyw7pv9eygupreb9

91.1 Brief Arabic or similar 1327 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/bogqba4975nkho1au80w3qff4cqo0v1a

87.7 Brief Arabic (audio looped) 1324 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/98lgi2lpr8gqo558e5qr40745iz7nons

93.3 unid language and unid music stations 1324 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/k4tchf3xgkoa9c3bv0rurgtmnrfqkwc5

93.3 More unid eastern music over Turkey 1322 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/0cp1q3n7oiare3wa3uauvj1iuvrzammr

87.7 unid language 1303 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/xj4rpvekodgsejjfof7qchgmhb0esvem

92.8 unid accented English station mixing TRT Van. Baghdad? 1330 29-05-16 (Maybe Farsi cuts in briefly)
https://app.box.com/s/vm6hir6tdpw2yt0t4x5zv57sa4vnod4i

92.5 Possibly Arabic 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/402mvyvgjq84rreq6ku03szda2ams3uy

91.4 unid language 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/16i7dpwvvk8s8apqewq1umb0fgwx6k5b

91.1 young person's Koran 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/pxjunqwm7wp02c2fehwthittfchlk3eg

92.5 Possibly Arabic 1330 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/3g4xc222q31ol1x4z6ob05yh2hflzz2h


Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
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Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

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

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