Sunday, 16 October 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-10-16 (MW: East Asia)

1521 1600 CHN China Radio Int., Ürümqi/Hutubi-SARFT654 (XJ) Presumed. Enormous
              signal! Fade-in 1600 but STRONG by 2000 with abrupt sign-off.  Strng  6040 km

 693 1700 BGD Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka A/Dhamrai (dha) Interval clearly signal behind BBC
              Weak  7895 km **

 819 1700 BGD Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka Gha OM ID, interval signal and further ID. Weak but
              clear and dominant on channel Weak

** Personal First

After some very unsettled conditions, it was very pleasing to hear Bangladesh again, this time with much better signals on 819, allowing two identifications to be heard clearly. But I was blown away when I heard their interval signal behind BBC Radio 5 Live on 693. Bangladesh Betar on 693 is a potential UK first.

This concludes a week of exceptional Asiatic DX and a week in which I identified four new countries: Oman; Pakistan; Afghanistan and Bangladesh.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
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Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

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