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Thursday, 30 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-30 (Es: Scandinavia, Baltics)

 88.6 1171 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Pihtipudas/Ilosvuori-Viitasaarentie (ks) 6201 YLE_YKSI 1842km
 87.6 1200  S  SR P1, Visby/Follingbo TM (go) E201 SR_P1___ 1238km
 87.8 1200  S  NRJ, Oskarshamn/Lilla Marksvägen/Comviq Mast (ka) Blank carrierE220 NRJ_____ 
               1116km **
 88.6 1200 EST Raadio 7, Pärnu - Tammiste (Pae) 2485 RAADIO_7 1614km
 89.4 1200  S  Mix Megapol, Oskarshamn/Lilla Marksvägen/Comviq Mast (ka)Jingle ID. E243 
               MEGAPOL_ 1116km **
 89.9 1200 EST Raadio Kuku, Pärnu 2323 __KUKU__ 1610km **
 91.0 1200 EST My Hits, Pärnu - Tammiste (Pae) 2321 1614km **
 88.1 1202 EST Star FM, Paide, Pärnu tn. 13 (Jae) 2301 STAR_FM_ 1680km
 88.2 1202 EST Retro FM, Orissaare - Muhu (Lae) 23EB RETRO_FM 1543km
 90.5 1202 EST Raadio Kadi, Toodangu (Saa) 2404 1492km
 91.7 1202 EST Raadio Elmar, Koeru (Jae) 2322 ELMAR___ 91,7_MHz 1708km
 92.6 1202 EST Sky Plus, Anna (Jae )22EE SKYPLU?? 1684km **
 92.7 1203 EST Tre Raadio, Pärnu - Seljametsa (Pae) 2070 1618km
 92.7 1203  S  Rockklassiker, Lärbo/Stora Vikers Telia TM (go) E2A0 1270km **
 93.4 1203 EST Raadio 4, Koeru (Jae) 22E4 RAADIO_4 1708km
 87.7 1204 EST Sky Plus, Kehtna (Rap) 22EE SKYPLUS_ 1639km
 89.0 1204 EST Kuressaare Pereraadio, Vanamõisa (Saa)Presumed site. No RDS  1501km **
 91.3 1205 EST Tre Raadio, Raikküla (Rap) 2014 TRE_91.3 1637km
 92.2 1205 EST Star FM, Pada (L-V) Pops, as 88.1  1757km
 89.1 1206 EST Klassikaraadio, Rapla - Alu (Rap) 22E3 KLASSIKA ..RAADIO 1639km **
 89.8 1206 EST My Hits, Rakvere - Vinni (L-V) 2321 __UUNO__ 1738km
 91.2 1206 EST Vikerraadio, Körgessaare (Hii )22E1 VIKER___ 1511km **
 92.5 1206 EST Power Hit Radio, Rakvere - Vinni (L-V) 2402 POWER___ 1738km **
 88.2 1207 EST Tartu Pereraadio, Ahtme (Ida) 2377 1794km **
 88.3 1212  S  SR P1, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) E201 SR_P1___ 1132km
 89.4 1216 EST Klassikaraadio, Narva (Ida) Classical, as 89.1  1831km
 92.4 1217 FIN Play, Kankaanpää/keskusta (st) 63AE __PLAY__ 1620km **
 88.3 1218 EST Hit FM, Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) (Har) 2466 1657km
 90.2 1218 EST DFM, Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) (Har) 2079 1657km
 90.3 1218 FIN Play, Parkano (pi) 63AE 1663km **
 90.4 1218 EST Klassikaraadio, Kohtla-Nõmme (Ida) 22E3 KLASSIKA 1781km
 90.6 1218 EST Russkoe Radio, Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) (Har) 23ED RR______ 1657km
 91.8 1218  S  SR P2, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) E402 SR?????? 1132km
 88.9 1219 EST Tartu Pereraadio, Pada (L-V)Music, as 88.2  1757km **
 89.0 1219 EST Tartu Pereraadio, Rõõmu (Tar) 2377 1741km
 88.7 1220 EST Kuressaare Pereraadio, Kärdla - Palukula (Hii) Presumed with English 
               Christian song, as 89.4. No RDS  1529km **
 89.4 1220 EST Kuressaare Pereraadio, Härmla (Lae) Presumed with English Christian song, 
               as 88.7. No RDS  1586km **
 87.5 1258 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7827 DOPO*HOE _87,5_FM 
               _SPB____ 1967km
 88.0 1258 RUS Retro FM, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7704 RETRO_FM_ __88,0__ 70/80/90 
               1967km
 88.4 1258 RUS Avtoradio, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7761 *_ABTO_* 1967km
 90.6 1258 RUS Radio Dlya Dvoyikh, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7734 1967km
 89.5 1340 FIN Radio Dei, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) 6266 
               1610km **
 89.8 1709 NOR NRK Petre, Salten/Klettkovfjell (Skjerstad) (no) F203 1748km **
 87.7 1712 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Eurajoki - Euraåminne/Korvenkulma-Porintie 899 (st) YL and 
               OM, as 88.6  1561km
 87.9 1712 FIN Järviradio, Pihtipudas/Ilosvuori-Viitasaarentie (ks) 6255 ??????AD 1842km
 88.9 1712 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) 6201 
               ????YK?? 1610km
 89.5 1712 FIN Iskelmä, Iisalmi/Partala-Iimäentie (ps) 62AD 1923km
 91.0 1712 FIN YleX, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) 6202 1610km
 91.1 1712 FIN YleX, Pihtipudas/Ilosvuori-Viitasaarentie (ks) 6202 __YLEX__ 1842km
 87.6 1735 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Posio/Susivaara-Ylentie 15 (la) 6201 YLE_YKSI 2068km
 90.8 1735  S  SR P1, Örnsköldsvik/Åsberget TM (vn) E201 1547km
 91.5 1735 FIN YleX, Posio/Susivaara-Ylentie 15 (la) 6202 __YLEX__ 2068km

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Skegness Log: 2016-06-30 (Sporadic E: S, EST, FIN, NOR)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.6 1200  S  SR P1, Visby/Follingbo TM (go) E201 SR_P1___ 1238km
 87.8 1200  S  NRJ, Oskarshamn/Lilla Marksvägen/Comviq Mast (ka) Blank carrier 
               E220 NRJ_____ 1116km **
 88.6 1200 EST Raadio 7, Pärnu - Tammiste (Pae) 2485 RAADIO_7 1614km
 89.4 1200  S  Mix Megapol, Oskarshamn/Lilla Marksvägen/Comviq Mast (ka) Jingle ID. 
               RDS by 1206 E243 MEGAPOL_ 1116km **
 89.9 1200 EST Raadio Kuku, Pärnu (Pae) 2323 __KUKU__ 1610km **
 91.0 1200 EST My Hits, Pärnu - Tammiste (Pae) 2321 1614km **
 88.1 1202 EST Star FM, Paide, Pärnu tn. 13 (Jae)  2301 STAR_FM_ 1680km
 88.2 1202 EST Retro FM, Orissaare - Muhu (Saa) 23EB RETRO_FM 1543km
 90.5 1202 EST Raadio Kadi, Toodangu (Saa) 2404 1492km
 91.7 1202 EST Raadio Elmar, Koeru (Jae) 2322 ELMAR___ 91,7_MHz 1708km
 92.6 1202 EST Sky Plus, Anna (Jae) 22EE SKYPLU?? 1684km **
 92.7 1203 EST Tre Raadio, Pärnu - Seljametsa (Pae) 2070 1618km
 92.7 1203  S  Rockklassiker, Lärbo/Stora Vikers Telia TM (go) E2A0 1270km **
 93.4 1203 EST Raadio 4, Koeru (Jae) 22E4 RAADIO_4 1708km
 87.7 1204 EST Sky Plus, Kehtna (Rap) 22EE SKYPLUS_ 1639km
 89.0 1204 EST Kuressaare Pereraadio, Vanamõisa (Saa) Presumed site. No RDS  1501km **
 91.3 1205 EST Tre Raadio, Raikküla (Rap) 2014 TRE_91.3 1637km
 92.2 1205 EST Star FM, Pada (L-V) Pops, as 88.1  1757km
 89.1 1206 EST Klassikaraadio, Rapla - Alu (Rap) 22E3 KLASSIKA ..RAADIO 1639km **
 89.8 1206 EST My Hits, Rakvere - Vinni (L-V) 2321 __UUNO__ 1738km
 91.2 1206 EST Vikerraadio, Körgessaare (Hii) 22E1 VIKER___ 1511km **
 92.5 1206 EST Power Hit Radio, Rakvere - Vinni (L-V)  Thank you Janpeter and Jukka 
               Kotovirta for help. 2402 POWER___  1738km **
 88.2 1207 EST Tartu Pereraadio, Ahtme (Ida) 2377 1794km **
 88.3 1212  S  SR P1, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) E201 SR_P1___ 1132km
 89.4 1216 EST Klassikaraadio, Narva (Ida) Classical, as 89.1  1831km
 92.4 1217 FIN Play, Kankaanpää/keskusta (st) 63AE __PLAY__ 1620km **
 88.3 1218 EST Hit FM, Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) (Har) 2466 1657km
 90.2 1218 EST DFM, Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) (Har) 2079 1657km
 90.3 1218 FIN Play, Parkano (pi) 63AE 1663km **
 90.4 1218 EST Klassikaraadio, Kohtla-Nõmme (Ida) 22E3 KLASSIKA 1781km
 90.6 1218 EST Russkoe Radio, Tallinn TV Tower (Teletorn) (Har) 23ED RR______ 1657km
 91.8 1218  S  SR P2, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) E402 SR?????? 1132km
 88.9 1219 EST Tartu Pereraadio, Pada (L-V) Music, as 88.2  1757km
 89.0 1219 EST Tartu Pereraadio, Rõõmu (Tar) 2377 1741km **
 88.7 1220 EST Kuressaare Pereraadio, Kärdla - Palukula (Hii) Presumed with 
               English Christian song, as 89.4. No RDS  1529km **
 89.4 1220 EST Kuressaare Pereraadio, Härmla (Lae) Presumed with English Christian 
               song, as 88.7. No RDS  1586km **
 87.5 1258 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7827 DOPO*HOE _87,5_FM _SPB____ 
               1967km
 88.0 1258 RUS Retro FM, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7704 RETRO_FM_ __88,0__ 70/80/90 1967km
 88.4 1258 RUS Avtoradio, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7761 *_ABTO_* 1967km
 90.6 1258 RUS Radio Dlya Dvoyikh, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7734 1967km
 89.5 1340 FIN Radio Dei, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) 6266 
               1610km **
 89.8 1709 NOR NRK Petre, Salten/Klettkovfjell (Skjerstad) (no) F203 1748km
 87.7 1712 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Eurajoki - Euraåminne/Korvenkulma-Porintie 899 (st) YL and 
               OM, as 88.6  1561km
 87.9 1712 FIN Järviradio, Pihtipudas/Ilosvuori-Viitasaarentie (ks) 6255 ??????AD 1842km
 88.9 1712 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) 
               6201 ????YK?? 1610km
 89.5 1712 FIN Iskelmä, Iisalmi/Partala-Iimäentie (ps) 62AD 1923km
 91.0 1712 FIN YleX, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) 6202 1610km
 91.1 1712 FIN YleX, Pihtipudas/Ilosvuori-Viitasaarentie (ks) 6202 __YLEX__ 1842km
 87.6 1735 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Posio/Susivaara-Ylentie 15 (la) 6201 YLE_YKSI 2068km
 90.8 1735  S  SR P1, Örnsköldsvik/Åsberget TM (vn) E201 1547km
 91.5 1735 FIN YleX, Posio/Susivaara-Ylentie 15 (la) 6202 __YLEX__ 2068km 

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Monday, 27 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-27 (Es: Portugal)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
  87.6 1241 POR RDS, Seixal (set) 8042 ___RDS__ 1770km
  87.9 1241 POR RDP Antena 1, Serra da Lousã/Trevim (coi) 8201 1588km
  88.1 1241 POR Rádio Comercial, Monchique/Fóia (agv) 8203 1891km
  88.2 1241 POR RDP Antena 1, Viseu / Repeses (vis) OM and YL, as 87.9  1523km
  88.9 1241 POR RDP Antena 1, Monchique/Fóia (agv) OM and YL, as 87.9  1891km
  89.3 1241 POR RDP Antena 2, Serra da Lousã/Trevim (coi) 8202 1588km
  89.9 1241 POR RFM, Arrábida (set) 8231 __RFM___ 1778km
  90.8 1241 POR Rádio Comercial, Serra da Lousã/Trevim (coi) Portuguese song, as 88.1  1588km
  91.4 1241 POR Iris FM, Benavente (san) 801B _IRIS_FM 1723km
  91.7 1241 POR RFM, Serra da Lousã/Trevim (coi) Portuguese song, as 89.9  1588km
  92.8 1241 POR Smooth FM, Figueiró dos Vinhos /Serra de São João (lei) 842F 1594km
  93.2 1241 POR RFM, Lisboa/Monsanto (lis) Portuguese song, as 89.9  1760km
  87.8 1404 POR Rádio Montemuro, Cinfães (vrl) 849C 1483km
  88.7 1404 POR RDP Antena 2, Serra de Montejunto (lis) 8202 1711km
  89.1 1404 POR Rádio Leziria, Vila Franca de Xira (lis) Jingle ID  1732km
  89.5 1404 POR TSF Rádio Notícias, Lisboa/Monsanto (lis) 8343 _T_S_F__ 1760km
  90.0 1404 POR Mega Hits, Coimbra (coi) 844E ????HITS 1586km
  90.2 1404 POR Rádio Renascença, Serra de Montejunto (lis) 8221 __??R___ 1711km
  90.4 1404 POR Rádio Nostalgia, Lisboa/Monsanto (lis) 8059 NS?????? 1761km
  91.6 1404 POR Cidade, Lisboa/Monsanto (lis) Jingle ID  1760km
  92.0 1404 POR Rádio Amália, Odivelas (lis) 8407 _AMALIA_ 1753km
  92.4 1404 POR Mega Hits, Lisboa/Monsanto (lis) 844E MEGAHI?? 1760km
  92.6 1404 POR Rádio Sim, Rio Maior (san) 8467 ????_RM_ 1688km
  93.0 1404 POR M80 Rádio, Leiria (lei) 8332 __M80___ 1650km
  93.3 1404 POR Marcoense FM, Marco de Canaveses (prt) 8015 1470km
  95.5 1405 POR Rádio Cister, Alcobaça (lei) 801A _CISTER_ 1666km
  96.4 1405 POR M80 Rádio, Serra de Montejunto (lis) 8332 __M80___ 1711km

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Friday, 24 June 2016

The EU Referendum and "British" politics. Disgusted with the whole thing.


The word which comes to mind here is "concerned", but I would have said the same thing had we voted to stay in the EU. 

I don't vote as I have never taken an interest in politics until recently. Quite simply, I have never felt qualified to vote, plus I have never found any politician or political party body I would want to vote for. "Shame on me" for not voting. Perhaps. But I feel slightly more inclined to want to vote after this fiasco. 

Firstly, our politicians have let themselves down very badly in the way they have behaved in their campaigning. If our overseas friends don't already know this, our politicians have been using scaremongering tactics and outright lies to scare us into voting one way or the other. That is totally unacceptable, not to mention embarrassing. Telling us that we are all racist if we vote LEAVE is one example of something which is completely wrong. The whole campaigning has been childish on all sides. 

Secondly, it is thought that the vote for LEAVE has been influenced by our lack of trust in our own political parties (mostly the conservatives) and LESS SO us actually WANTING to leave the EU. I would rather have the EU running certain aspects of this country than our own corrupt politicians. But are the European politicians any more trustworthy? I don't know who to believe in politics, which is one reason I never vote. Party A says one thing, Party B says the opposite is true. How do I know who is telling the truth? Politicians don't do much more than just have a go at each other. Forget about hearing the the actual facts! 

As I see it, the BREXIT (stupid word! What's the opposite? BRAYIN?) campaigners simply want us to be in control of our own country. Nothing more, nothing less. Also to get rid of some of the restrictive and unfair rules and regulations the EU impose on us. 

Common sense tells me two things. 1. "better the devil you know". 2, Strength in numbers as a team and, hopefully, a willingness for us all to get along together nicely". So my immediate leaning was more towards REMAIN. Then I started to read a bit more into the detail of the EU thing. Some things did not seem to be fair at all. I then started leaning towards LEAVE. 

At the end of it all, I was back to being undecided, but possibly still favouring REMAIN, but I could see good and bad if we stayed in the EU or left. Surely safer to stay as we are for many reasons. 

At the end of the proverbial day, I think all sides need to get their act together and the EU should stop being so dictatorial. "Fair's fair", but some people did not find everything completely fair. Quite the opposite in fact. So the bottom line is that something needed to be done. My concern is that this exit will cause a lot of unnecessary trouble. 

For whatever the above is worth, these are my personal views.

2016 Mid-term Es (& Weather) Analysis

We're about half way through the 2016 Es season, so time to post my personal opinion on this year's Es season. These are my own experiences and differ from other DXer's experiences.

Like last season, this year's Es have been the worst and the best for me. "The worst", based on the sparse number of openings, the lack of intensity/lower MUF of the openings and the number of stations received. "The best" because of the frequent double-hop conditions to Turkey, plus the phenomenal opening to Iraq and elsewhere in the Middle East on May 29th! So the contrasts have been quite extreme.

Being on the east coast places me closer to the European action, so I am often lucky to experience some Es openings which don't penetrate further inland.

What I am still struggling to get my head around is the fact that I have received Turkey more than twice as often as I have received Italy this season and almost four times as frequently as I have received Spain! That just doesn't happen .... well, clearly it DOES happen. This is the nature of sporadic E. You just never know what to expect, even when you think conditions are poor. It only takers a few minutes and the Es clouds can develop in the right places. But such DX is rare.

Also, just like last summer, there have been more Es openings in Eastern Europe and which didn't reach this far west, so DXers in eastern parts of Europe may argue that their season has been OK, but even there, you can see that the openings have been less frequent.

There have been many days with no Es at all here. The same could be said for the sun. Yes, I am going to moan about the weather. Cold northerly winds have often dominated our weather here on the Lincolnshire coast. The sun has been quite scarce too, with many days of cloud cover. Unusual for the east coast.

We sometimes use the term "British summer" hee to describe the weather. This is usually taken to mean "two sunny days then a thunder storm". That's about right, but storms never seem to come overhead in Skegness and are drawn into the Fenlands or into the Wolds. We are exposed to many elements in these Islands due to our geographical location. It can be oppressively hot due to high humidity levels sometimes, or the opposite, though we don't really have extremes here. It's a fairly 'temperate' and pleasant climate on the whole. Not too hot and not too cold. Personally, I do not like hot weather.

The eastern side of England usually benefits from drier, sunnier weather than the rest of the UK. Not so this season! Weather systems have been in the wrong place, so we have had a lot of cold northerly winds for most of the British summertime. It's been hard to believe that the east of England has been struggling to reach 9C at times when it should have been more than double this.

So, in conclusion, it's largely "RUBBISH" but with rare and unusually good highlights. The season has a few weeks to redeem itself, but I am not holding my breath.

Monday, 20 June 2016

Preview: Skegness Log: 2016-06-20 (Es: Baltic)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 92.1 1100 LVA Super FM, Ošani (Sla) 949A 1662km
 88.5 1102 LTU XFM, Rinkuškiai/LRTC Biržu RRS (Bir) FFF2 -XFM-___ 1596km
 89.4 1102 LTU LRT Radijas, Radikiai/LRTC Joniškio RRS (Jon) C321 __LRT___ and scrolling PS
               1525km **

 87.5 1103 LTU LRT Klasika, Rinkuškiai/LRTC Biržu RRS (Bir) C322 __LRT___ Klasika_ 1596km
 90.7 1103 LTU M-1, Raseiniai/LRTC Raseiniu RRS, Vilniaus g. 1 (Ras) CA01 __M-1___ 1495km
 92.8 1103 LTU M-1, Dovydiškiai (Ked) CA01 __M-1___ 1528km
 88.3 1104 LTU Relax FM, Naujasodis/LRTC Utenos RRS (Ute) CA72 ??LA???? 1649km
 93.3 1104 LTU LRT Radijas, Mažeikiai/LRTC Mažeikiu RRS, Žemaitijos g. 36 (Maz)
               C321 1449km

 94.7 1106 LVA Radio Skonto Vidzeme, Jekabpils (Jek) 906C _SKO???? 1671km
 95.4 1106 LVA TOPradio, Kalna Titini (Pla) 924A TOPradio 1648km
 95.8 1106 LVA Latgolys Radeja (Latgales Radio), Jekabpils/Zilani,
               Sporta iela 1 (Jek) 9407 1671km

 98.8 1107 LTU LRT Radijas, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) C321 Scrolling PS 1440km
103.1 1108 LTU Lietus, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) C265 1440km **
102.9 1109 LTU LRT Radijas, Visaginas/ LRTC Visagino RTS, Taikos pr.1 (Vis) C321 1702km
100.9 1110 LTU LRT Radijas, Bubiai/LRTC Šiauliu RTS (Sia) C321 1497km
 88.2 1112 LTU ZIP FM, Bubiai/LRTC Šiauliu RTS (Sia) CA94 ??IP???? 1497km
 88.6 1112 LVA Radio 88,6 Jumor FM, Riga/Agenskalns, Nometnu iela 62 (Rig) 8860 JUMOR_FM
               __88,6__ 1561km

 90.6 1113 LVA LR 1, Daugavpils/ LVRTC Daugavpils RTS, Drujas iela 38a (Dau) 9211 1708km
 91.1 1114 LVA LR 4 Doma Laukums, Viesite/LVRTC Viesites NRTS, A. Brodeles iela 40a (Vie)
               9244 1647km

 89.2 1116 LVA Radio SWH Rock, Riga/Zakusala/LTV, Zakusalas krastmala 3 (Rig)
               9007 SWH_???? 1564km

 89.5 1117 LVA Radio TEV, Aizpute (Azp) 906A 1409km
 90.7 1117 LVA LR 1, Riga/Zakusala/LVRTC Rigas RTS, Zakusalas krastmala 1 (Rig)
               9211 __LR-1__ 1565km

 91.5 1117 LVA LR 2, Riga/Zakusala/LVRTC Rigas RTS, Zakusalas krastmala 1 (Rig)
               9222 __LR-2__ 1565km

 92.4 1119 LVA Kurzemes Radio, Tukums (Tuk) 9705 1508km **
 93.9 1121 LVA Radio Baltkom, Riga/Agenskalns, Nometnu iela 62 (Rig) 9390 BALTKOM_ 1561km
 91.1 1122 LVA LR 1, Dundaga/LVRTC Dundagas RTS (Dun) 9211 __LR-1__ 1466km
 91.2 1122 EST Raadio Elmar, Valgjärve (Plv) 2322 ELMAR___ 1718km
 92.0 1123 LVA LR 3 Klasika, Kuldiga (Kul) 9233 1434km **

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Sunday, 19 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-19 (Es: Turkey & The Balkans)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.5 1105 TUR Damla FM - Istanbul, Istanbul/Camlica (mam-ist) YL singing, as web  2534km
 88.0 1106 TUR Radyo 34 - Istanbul, Istanbul/Camlica (mam-ist) Turkish music, as web  2534km
 88.4 1107 TUR Lalegül FM - Istanbul, Istanbul/Camlica (mam-ist) Chanting or singing, as
               web  2534km

 87.7 1848 HRV HRT-HR 1, Licka Plješivica (gs) C201 HRT-HR_1 1456km
 88.1 1848 BIH BH Radio 1, Livno/Tušnica (k10) F201 BHRADIO1 1615km
 88.4 1848 BIH RSG Radio, Bihac (usk) F091 RSG_____ 1459km
 90.0 1848 HRV HRT-HR 1, Skrad/Kupjacki Vrh (ri) C201 HRT-HR?? 1357km **
 90.5 1848 HRV HRT-HR 2, Licka Plješivica (gs) C202 HRT-HR_2 1456km
 91.1 1848 SVN Radio 94 / Radio NTR, Logatec (lj) 9309 RA????94 1282km **
 91.3 1848 HRV HRT-HR 1, Mirkovica (ri)   C201 HRT-HR_1 1374km
 92.5 1848 BIH Federalni Radio, Livno/Tušnica (k10) F209 1615km
 93.3 1848 BIH Radio Studio N, Ivovik/Borova glava (k10) F493 STUDIO_N 1613km
 92.9 1911 ALB Radio Klan, Tiranë (Tirana)/Fushë Dajt (tir) 5E0F KLAN____ 92.9_MHz 1964km

** Personal First

Yet more Turkish reception. Turkey is being heard more frequently than Spain and Italy this season!

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Saturday, 18 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-18 (Es: Various Central & South-East Europe)

OIRT Sporadic E:
 70.91 1353 RUS Radio Rossii, Roslavl/RTPS (SM) OM, as web  2134km **
 68.54 1358 RUS Radio Rossii, Smolensk/RTPS (SM) Radio Roman ID? As web stream anyway so 
                local programme perhaps  2065km
 69.86 1839 RUS Radio Rossii, Dedovichi (PS) Music and YL, as web  1922km
 67.10 1846 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Pinsk/RTPS Posenichi (BR) YL and choir  1729km
 69.08 1847 BLR BR Radio Brest/OIRT, Pinsk/RTPS Posenichi (BR) Pops, as web  1729km
 71.30 1848 UKR UR 2 Radio Promin', Kyiv/KFKRRT, vul. Dorogozhyts'ka, 10 (KC) Pops, as web  
                2077km

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.7 1058 SRB Radio Novi Sad 1, Novi Sad/Iriški Venac (Voj)  D2F3 1668km
 88.3 1100 HRV HRT-HR 1, Vinkovci/Borinci (vu)  C201 HRT-HR_1 1590km
 90.0 1100 HNG Mária Rádió, Várpalota / Tési-domb (Ves) Maria Radio ID  1425km **
 90.5 1100 SRB Radio Novi Sad 2 (Újvidéki Rádió), Novi Sad/Iriški Venac (Voj)  D2F0 1668km
 92.9 1100 SRB Radio S1, Fruška Gora/Brankovac (Voj)  D249 RADIO_S_ 1661km **
 93.3 1100 HRV HRT-HR 1, Beli Manastir/Belje-Banovo Brdo (os)  C201 HRT-HR_1 1552km
 87.7 1101  D  Bayern 1, Passau/Kühberg (bay)  D311 Bayern_1 1051km **
 88.5 1102 SRB Radio AS FM, Vrbas/Vital silos (Voj)  D3AF ??????Hz 1624km
 92.2 1103 SRB Radio 021, Novi Sad/Bulevar oslobodenja 81 (Voj)  D084 021_____ 1659km
 88.5 1104 ROU Digi FM, Resita/Semenic (CS)  E059 Digi_FM_ 88,5_FM_ 1801km
 89.4 1105 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Csávoly (BaK)  B201 ??ET???? 1553km
 89.9 1107 AUT Radio Wien, Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie)  AC0C RADIO-W_ 1247km
 91.1 1107 HNG Sirius Rádió, Kiskunfélegyháza/toronyház (BaK)  B955 1563km
 91.3 1107 ROU Digi FM, Timisoara/Urseni (TM)  E059 Digi_FM_ 91,3_FM_ 1715km
 91.7 1107 HNG Magyar Katolikus Rádió, Kiskörös / Petöfi Sándor sq. 3. (BaK)  B0AA 
                KATRADIO 1534km
 92.0 1107 AUT Ö1, Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie) Classical, as 87.8  1247km
 92.5 1107 SRB Play Radio, Beograd/Torlak (Srb)  D25C 1737km
 97.9 1107 AUT Radio Niederösterreich, Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie)  A602 RADIO-N_ 1247km
 93.9 1108 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Kab-hegy (Ves)  B201 1405km
 94.3 1108 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Nagykanizsa/Újudvar (Zal)  B201 ????OF?? 1398km
 95.3 1108 AUT Radio Wien, Wien 2/Himmelhof (wie) Dross, as 89.9  1247km **
 96.5 1108 HNG Gong Rádió, Kecskemét / High-rise, Megyeháza (BaK)  B996 __GONG__ 1541km
 96.8 1108 HNG Rádió 7, Makó / ATI-VIZIG tower (Cso) B9BB 1634km **
 97.0 1108 AUT Ö1, Sankt Pölten/Jauerling (nie)  A201 1181km
 97.2 1108 SRB Hit FM, Fruška Gora/Brankovac (Voj)  5000 1661km
 97.6 1108 HNG Rádió 7, Hódmezövásárhely / High-rise, Kistópart str. 3. (Cso) Ads, as 96.8  
                1613km
 98.2 1108 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Vasvár - Hegyhátsál (Vas) Pops, as 98.8  1349km
 98.8 1108 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Szentes (Cso)  B201 _PETOFI_ 1596km
103.8 1108 AUT FM 4, Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie) A213 __FM4___ 1247km **
 87.8 1109 AUT Ö1, Wien 2/Himmelhof (wie)  A201 1247km **
 99.9 1109 AUT Hitradio Ö3, Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie)  A203 __OE_3__ 1247km
100.1 1109 HNG Györ+ Rádió 100,1, Györ - Erzsébet-liget, water tower (Gyo)  B35F 1366km
100.7 1109 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Timisoara/Urseni (TM)  EE01 CULTURAL 1715km
101.3 1109 AUT Hitradio Ö3, Wien 2/Himmelhof (wie) Pops, as 99.9  1247km **
102.5 1109 AUT Radio Ö24 (Wien), Wien 1/Kahlenberg (wie)  AC41 __?????? 1247km **
 87.6 1116 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Györ /  Szabadhegy (Gyo)  B203 1368km
 91.0 1117 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Bihor/Vârful Curcubata Mare (BH)  EE00 1760km
 88.2 1131 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Belogradcik/RRTS Karneva livada [NURTS Belogradchik] (vdn)  
                8220 HR_BOTEV 1950km
 87.6 1138 BUL BNR Horizont, Lom/RRS Lom (mnt) Maybe Lom 8210 __BNR___ HORIZONT 1969km
 88.2 1210 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Lucenec/Blatný vrch (BB)  5960 REGINA_S 1464km

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Friday, 17 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-17 (OIRT Es: Italy & The Balkans)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.6 2035 GRC Laikos 87.6, Thessaloniki/Hortiatis (cmc-tsk) 00A8 2207km
 88.5 2038 ROU Digi FM, Resita/Semenic (CS) E059 Digi_FM_ 1801km
 91.3 2038 ROU Digi FM, Timisoara/Urseni (TM) Pops, as 88.5  1715km
 88.1 2039 BIH BH Radio 1, Tušnica (k10) F201 ????DI?? 1615km
 91.4 2039 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Drobeta-Turnu Severin/Balota (MH)
               EE00 RRACTUAL 1888km

 87.5 2043  I  Radio Radicale, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara (ta) 5210 1894km
 87.8 2044  I  Ritmo 80, Corato/Contrada Murgetta (ba)   5A72 1797km
 88.0 2045  I  Radio Studio 24, Ancona/Forte Montagnolo-Via del Golfo (an) 55D6 1435km

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-14 (OIRT Es: Belarus)

OIRT Sporadic E:
 72.11 1732 BLR BR Radius FM, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) Jingle ID  1805km
 72.89 1732 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) Rock, as web  1805km
 71.69 1735 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Brest/RTPS Rakitnica (BR) Classical, as web  1593km
 71.54 1736 BLR BR Radio Grodno/OIRT, Geranyony/RTPS (HR) Offensive dance track,
                as web  1658km

 66.02 1737 BLR BR Radio Mogilev/OIRT, Bobruysk (Babrujsk)/RTPS Yasny Les (MA) Local
                pops, as web  1922km

 71.45 1737 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Bobruysk (Babrujsk)/RTPS Yasny Les (MA) Local
                music, as web  1922km

 66.20 1738 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Grodno (Hrodna)/RTPS (ul. Gorkogo, 85) (HR) YL,
                as web  1551km

 66.98 1739 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Grodno (Hrodna)/RTPS (ul. Gorkogo, 85) (HR) Pops,
                as others  1551km

 67.07 1740 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Berezino (Berazino)/RTPS (MI) ++ Local music,
                as web  1883km

 67.25 1740 BLR BR Radio Mogilev/OIRT, Kostiukovichi (Kastsiukovicy)/RTPS (MA)
                Local pops, as web  2092km

 67.76 1741 BLR BR Radio Grodno/OIRT, Grodno (Hrodna)/RTPS (ul. Gorkogo, 85) (HR)
                Local music, as web  1551km

 68.03 1741 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Kostiukovichi (Kastsiukovicy)/RTPS (MA)
                Classical, as web  2092km

 68.39 1742 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Geranyony/RTPS (HR) Casslcal, as others  1658km
 68.90 1742 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Grodno (Hrodna)/RTPS (ul. Gorkogo, 85) (HR) Local
                song, as others  1551km

 68.96 1743 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Bobruysk (Babrujsk)/RTPS Yasny Les (MA) YL, as
                web  1922km

 69.26 1743 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Geranyony/RTPS (HR) YL ID  1658km
 69.38 1743 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Kostiukovichi (Kastsiukovicy)/RTPS (MA)
                YL, as others. Audio fault  2092km

 70.43 1744 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) Piano music, as web  1805km
 70.79 1744 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Berezino (Berazino)/RTPS (MI) OM and pops, as web
                1883km

 70.91 1745 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Brest/RTPS Rakitnica (BR) Pops, as web  1593km
 71.03 1746 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Zhlobin/RTPS (ul. Marksa 1a) (GO) YL, as web  1973km
 71.33 1747 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) Pops, as web  1805km
 71.96 1750 BLR BR Kanal Kultura/OIRT, Mogilev (Mahilyow)/RTPS Polykovichi (MA) YL, as
                web  1968km

 72.32 1751 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Geranyony/RTPS (HR) YL, as web  1658km
 72.74 1751 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Mogilev (Mahilyow)/RTPS Polykovichi (MA) YL, as
                web  1968km

 66.47 1756 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Kostiukovichi (Kastsiukovicy)/RTPS (MA)
                YL, as web  2092km


Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

Monday, 13 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-13 (Es: Iceland)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 97.1 1152 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Vestmannaeyjabær/Vestmannaeyjar-Klif (sl)  A201 _RUV_R1_ 1648km **
 88.0 1557 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Stykkishólmsbær/Stykkishólmur-símstöð (ve) Jazz, as 89.8  1844km **
 99.9 1557 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Esju/Skálafell (ho) A202 RUV_R2__ 1745km **
100.9 1557 ISL Bylgjan, Stykkishólmsbær/Stykkishólmur-símstöð (ve)  A203 BYLGJAN_ 1844km **
101.7 1557 ISL FM957, Stykkishólmsbær/Stykkishólmur-símstöð (ve)  A205 _FM957__ 1844km **
102.9 1557 ISL Lindin, Kópavogur/Vatnsendi (ho) Pops, as 103.9  1750km **
104.3 1557 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Árborg/Selfoss-símstöð (sn) YL, as others  1707km **
104.5 1557 ISL Kiss FM, Reykjavík/Geitháls (ho)  F999 KISSFM__ 1747km **
104.7 1557 ISL Bylgjan, Þingvellir (sl) Pops, as 100.9  1732km **
105.1 1557 ISL Lindin, Árborg/Selfoss-símstöð (sn)  A20D  __LINDIN 1707km **
106.6 1557 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Árborg/Selfoss-símstöð (sn) Presume with same YL as on RAS1. Only 
               Icelandic listed on frequency  1707km **
 92.9 1559 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Mýrum/Miðhús-Girðisholt (ve)  A201 _RV__R1_ 1787km **
103.9 1559 ISL FMX Klassik, Reykjavík (ho)  A666 FMX_____ 1756km **
105.5 1559 ISL Útvarp Boðun, Kópavogur/Vatnsendi (ho) OM ID before the toh  1750km **
 88.1 1603 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Vestmannaeyjabær/Vestmannaeyjar-Klif (sl)  A202 _RUV_R2_ 1648km **
 90.1 1603 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Kópavogur/Vatnsendi (ho)  A202 1750km
 92.4 1603 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Esju/Skálafell (ho)  A201 RUV_R1__ 1745km
 93.3 1605 ISL Suðurland FM, Vestmannaeyjum (sl)  A219 SUDURLAN 1647km ** 
 89.1 1604 ISL Hringbraut Útvarp, Reykjavík (ho) Tentative. Probably this station based on 
               conditions.A2B2  1755km **
 93.5 1605 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Kópavogur/Vatnsendi (ho) Vocal ID. As 93.8  1750km **
 93.8 1605 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Háfell (sn)  A201 _R?????? 1590km **
 94.5 1605 ISL Bylgjan, Háfell (sn)  A203 BY?????? 1590km **
 95.3 1605 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Borgarbyggð/Borgarfjörður-Skáneyjarbunga (ve) Vocal IDs  1813km **
 96.3 1605 ISL Suðurland FM, Vestmannaeyjabær/Vestmannaeyjar-Klif (sl) Pops, as 93.3  1648km **
 97.7 1605 ISL X-ið 977, Kópavogur/Vatnsendi (ho) Presumed. Icelandic OM, as 90.4  1750km **
 98.7 1605 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Háfell (sn)  A202 _RUV_R2_ 1590km **
103.5 1605 ISL BBC World Service, Mosfellsbær/Víðines (ho)  A204 BBC_WS__ 1752km **
 99.1 1606 ISL Útvarp Saga, Árborg/Selfoss-símstöð (sn) Confirmed by Icelandic friend Geir 
               Flóvent Jónsson in Reykjavík  1707km **
 99.9 1606 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Esju/Skálafell (ho)  A202 RUV_R2__ 1745km **
 89.5 1607 ISL Retro 895, Reykjavík/Geitháls (ho) Presumed with this PI code. PI not listed 
               in FM List. A252  1747km **
 89.8 1607 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Borgarbyggð/Borgarfjörður-Skáneyjarbunga (ve) Jazz, as web  1813km **
 90.4 1607 ISL X-ið 977, Vestmannaeyjabær/Vestmannaeyjar-Klif (sl)  A206 __X-ID__ 1648km **
 99.4 1609 ISL Útvarp Saga, Reykjavík/Hús verslunarinnar-Kringlan 7 (ho)  YL, as 99.1  1756km **

Unidentified:
 89.1 1604 ISL UNID A2B2 ( I included this in the log above as "Hringbraut Útvarp" as it's almost certain this was the Reykjavik station. 

** Personal 'First'

Nice to have Iceland in again and almost to the top of the band!

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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

New Web Hosts - 1&1 Internet. Here We Go Again! :O(

Some years ago, a good friend told me that all web hosting companies are, more or less, exactly the same. The message he was putting across said that any one was equally as bad as the next. They all have their problems and they all offer a level of customer support which can best be described as poor or worse. In my own experience, his comments were completely correct.

My first experience of a web hosting company was with Web Mania. Their service was unreliable at times and their customer support was a joke. I stuck with them for a few years, but I decided to move to new hosts when things went from bad to worse. They literally refused to let me go and ignored all my attempts to migrate to new hosts.

The last straw with Web Mania was taken when I realised that they were trying to steal the top level domain I owned at that time, which was hosted with them. I had to get NOMINET (the OFCOM of the web world) to force them to release me. NOMINET were excellent and sorted out all the problems in less than one hour - something I had failed to achieve in six weeks.

Next came Dataflame. To be fair, I had several years of fairly reliable service with them, with the odd hiccup. then a couple of CMS websites I had been running were hacked. One day, my hobby domain, g1vvp.co.uk was hacked and turned into an illegal Lloyds TSB Bank login page. It was quite a shock to find that my domain suddenly became what looked like the front page of Lloyds TSB's customer website. Dataflame threatened me with the police over this, but a little digging told me that it was their servers which had been hacked, yet that didn't stop them trying to pin the blame on me. There was no apology.

Earlier this year, I chose to leave them, but they insisted on billing me for excessive amounts of money I did not owe. Luckily, I managed to sort that out myself.

Dataflame's service had collapsed. about two weeks after I left Dataflame, I received an email to say that Dataflame were no more and that a new company were taking over.

After some research, I moved to 1&1 Internet. A company which did not have a good reputation for customer support, but they are a large and established company, which told me that they should at least have the power to deliver. But only a few weeks into the contract and I find that their system is failing me spectacularly. My FTP accounts have not worked for about six weeks, despite phone calls to their hopeless telephone support service, based in the Philippines.

Following my last telephone call to them yesterday regarding my FTP problems, their operators demonstrated once again just how clueless they really are and sent me 'around the houses' for an issue I did not have - email. I don't have problems with their email service, only with FTP access. I had to abandon the phone call due to serious language barrier issues. My message was not getting through to the girl who took my call. She would not listen to a word I said, talking over me all the time. I hung up.

Another problem I have is that my g1vvp account has disappeared from my Control Panel. They deny that I have ever had one! Well look here www.g1vvp.co.uk I most certainly do!

My initial problem, six weeks ago, was a simple case of losing access to my FTP accounts. After a telephone call to their operators, I discovered that my FTP password had been changed. I had definitely NOT changed this myself.

Complaining to 1&1 Internet is far from simple. It took me an hour to research who to contact.

Why am I complaining about this here? Because I am going to need some muscle in getting this sorted. 1and1 Internet do not like their customers making their problems public. So I may be writing yet another blow-by-blow account of the shoddy service I have been receiving from yet another useless, 'don't-give-a-shit' company I have encountered.

I will add more as I go along as necessary.

To get the ball rolling, I submitted an email of complaint yesterday to their complaints department at complaints@1and1.co.uk It's about 12 hours since I contacted them and I have not received an acknowledgement as I had expected. That is fairly customary with these companies, but nothing so far. Next I will write to their head of support at m.wolf@1and1.co.uk

Sunday, 12 June 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-06-12 (Es: Baltics, Germany, Italy, Balkans)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 90.1 1543  I  Radio Deejay, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H (ta) 
               5214 ??EE???? 1894km
 90.8 1547  I  Radionorba, Alberobello/Contrada Curcio Rubini (ba) Vocal ID  1873km
 93.8 1553  I  Radio Maria, Bari/Strada vicinale San Giorgio Martire (ba) Presumed. Religion  
               1823km
 98.8 1616  I  Radio Maria, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 51CC R.MARIA_ 1730km
 87.5 1625 LTU LRT Klasika, Rinkuškiai/LRTC Biržu RRS (Bir) C322 __LRT___ Klasika_ 1596km
 87.6 1625  D  Antenne Brandenburg, Frankfurt (Oder)/Booßen (brb) D631 Antenne_ vom_rbb_ 
               951km
 87.9 1625 POL PR 2, Walbrzych/G.Chelmiec (DS) 3222 Dwojka__ 1117km
 88.0 1625 LTU LRT Radijas, Truikiai/LRTC Plunges RRS  (Plu)  C321 __LRT___ 1418km **
 88.3 1625 POL PR 1, Opole/Chrzelice (OP) 3211 POLSKIE_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ __18:25_ Studio5_ 
               EURO_20_16______ 1229km
 88.6 1625 POL PR 2, Tarnów/Lichwin (MP) 3222 ??oj???? 1465km
 88.7 1625 LVA LR 4 Doma Laukums, Daugavpils/ LVRTC Daugavpils RTS, Drujas iela 38a (Dau) 
               9244 1708km
 89.1 1625  D  RBB Radio Eins, Frankfurt (Oder)/Booßen (brb) D332 951km
 89.4 1625 POL PR 1, Kraków/Choragwica (MP) 3211 JEDYNKA_ 1406km
 89.6 1625 LTU Radiocentras, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) CA45 
               1630km
 90.3 1625 POL PR 3, Opole/Chrzelice (OP) 3233 _TROJKA_ 1229km
 90.6 1625 LVA LR 1, Daugavpils/ LVRTC Daugavpils RTS, Drujas iela 38a (Dau) 9211 __??-1?? 
               1708km
 90.7 1625 LTU M-1, Raseiniai/LRTC Raseiniu RRS, Vilniaus g. 1 (Ras) CA01 __M-1___ and song 
               info 1495km
 91.2 1625 LTU Radiocentras, Tryškiai/LRTC Tryškiu RRS, Bokšto g. (Tel) CA45 1463km
 91.3 1625 LTU Extra FM, Raseiniai/LRTC Raseiniu RRS, Vilniaus g. 1 (Ras) On air! (Listed 
               as "planned"). Scrolling partial song info in PS  CCC3 1495km **
 91.4 1625 LTU XFM, Klaipeda/Vetrunges Pasažas, Taikos pr. 28 (Kla) 9140 91,4_MHz Klaipeda 
               1371km
 91.6 1625 LTU Marijos Radijas, Skuodas/LRTC Skuodo RRS, Vytauto g. 20 (Sku) 71CC MARIJOS_ 
               RADIJAS_ 1399km
 92.6 1625 LTU LRT Opus, Rokiškis/LRTC Rokiškio RRS, Panevezio g. 7-d (Rok) C333 LRT_Opus 
               1649km
 92.7 1625 LTU Marijos Radijas, Mažeikiai/LRTC Mažeikiu RRS, Žemaitijos g. 36 (Maz) 71CC 
               1449km
 92.8 1625 LTU M-1, Dovydiškiai  (Ked) CA01 __M-1___ 1528km
 93.0 1625 POL RMF FM, Katowice/Kosztowy (SL) 3F44 1333km
 93.3 1625 LTU LRT Radijas, Mažeikiai/LRTC Mažeikiu RRS, Žemaitijos g. 36 (Maz) ++ C321 
               __LRT___ 1449km
 94.2 1625 LTU Pukas, Liktenai (Ras) ++ 4300 ??EN???? 1511km
 94.4 1625 LTU LRT Klasika, Radikiai/LRTC Joniškio RRS (Jon) ++ C322 Scrolling PS 1525km
 94.6 1625 LTU Pukas, Vaitkuškis (Ukm) YL, as 94.2  1600km **
 94.7 1625 LVA Radio Skonto Vidzeme, Jekabpils (Jek) ++ 906C _SKO???? 1671km
 95.0 1625 LTU Marijos Radijas, Viešintos/LRTC Anykšciu RTS, Televizijos g. 16 (Any) 71CC 
               ??????S_ 1611km **
 95.2 1625 LVA Latgolys Radeja (Latgales Radio), Daugavpils/ LVRTC Daugavpils RTS, (Dau) 
               9407 ????al?? 1708km
 95.4 1625 LTU Pukas, Paliepkalne (Tel) ++ 4300 PU?????? 1447km
 95.4 1625 LVA TOPradio, Kalna Titini (Pla) 924A 1648km **
 95.8 1625 LVA Latgolys Radeja (Latgales Radio), Jekabpils/Zilani, Sporta iela 1 (Jek) 9407 
               Latgales Radio___ 95,8MHz_ 1671km
 96.0 1625 LTU Žiniu Radijas, Rinkuškiai/LRTC Biržu RRS (Bir) ++ C158 1596km
 96.4 1625 LTU Žiniu Radijas, Mažeikiai/LRTC Mažeikiu RRS, Žemaitijos g. 36 (Maz) ++ C158 
               1449km
 96.5 1625 LTU M-1 Plius, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) C20B M-1Plius 1440km **
 97.4 1625 BLR Minskaya Volna, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) Many thanks to Victor Rutkovsky 
               for help with ID. 1805km **
 98.5 1625 LTU Extra FM, Šiauliai /Šiauliu senasis TV bokštas, Tilžes g. 7 (Sia) Exact PS 
               sequence: CCC3 _RADIJAS EXTRA_FM 98,5_MHZ SIAULIAI _GERO___ _SKONIO_ 1504km **
 98.8 1625 LTU LRT Radijas, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) ++ C321 Lietuvos radijas_ 
               Kaunas". Radijas_ _Alio,__ _alio___Lietuvos radijas_ Kaunas". Iskilmin 
               ilmingas __LRT___ 90-mecio 1440km
 99.0 1625 LTU Marijos Radijas, Ignalina/LRTC Ignalinos RRS, Bokšto g. 1 (Ign) ++ Religious, 
               as 95.0. No apparent RDS  1687km
102.1 1625 LTU LRT Radijas, Juragiai/LRTC Juragiu RTS, Virbališkiu g. 54 (Kau) C321 Various 
               partial PS 1538km
 99.6 1626 LTU LRT Klasika, Ignalina/LRTC Ignalinos RRS, Bokšto g. 1 (Ign) C322 __LRT___ 
               Lietuvos 1687km
 99.9 1626 LTU Radiocentras, Raseiniai/LRTC Raseiniu RRS, Vilniaus g. 1 (Ras) ++ CA45 
               _-_RC_-_ 1495km
100.1 1626 LTU ZIP FM, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) CA94 1630km **
100.4 1626 LTU LRT Klasika, Visaginas/ LRTC Visagino RTS, Taikos pr.1 (Vis) C322 1702km **
100.7 1626 LTU LRT Radijas, Varena/LRTC Varenos RRS, Pramon's g. 4-a (Var) C321 1594km **
100.7 1626 LVA LR 2, Daugavpils/ LVRTC Daugavpils RTS, Drujas iela 38a (Dau) 9222 ??????__ 
               1708km **
100.9 1626 LTU LRT Radijas, Bubiai/LRTC Šiauliu RTS (Sia) ++ C321 Lots of partial PS 1497km
101.8 1626 BLR Radio Mir, Vitebsk/RTPS Jurjeva Gorka (VI) F016 Vi?????? 29?????? 1940km **
102.6 1626 LTU Gold FM, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) Playing Jive 
               Bunny!  948A 1630km **
102.9 1626 LTU LRT Radijas, Visaginas/ LRTC Visagino RTS, Taikos pr.1 (Vis) C321 Various 
               partial PS 1702km **
103.0 1626 BLR Radio Roks, Vitebsk/RTPS Jurjeva Gorka (VI) F010 1940km **
103.1 1626 LTU Lietus, Visbutai or Vilnius C265 Various partial PS **
103.6 1626 LTU Gold FM, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) 948A Various partial PS 1440km **
104.1 1626 LTU ZIP FM, Juragiai/LRTC Juragiu RTS, Virbališkiu g. 54 (Kau) CA94 1538km
104.2 1626 LVA LR 4 Doma Laukums, Rezekne/Griskani (Rez) 9244 __LR-4?? 1762km **
103.4 1627 LTU LRT Klasika, Bubiai/LRTC Šiauliu RTS (Sia) C322 Various partial PS 1497km
104.7 1627 LVA LR 2, Viesite/LVRTC Viesites NRTS, A. Brodeles iela 40a (Vie) 9222 1647km **
104.8 1627 LTU Žiniu Radijas, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) ++ C158 _19-27__ 1440km
104.9 1627 LTU Žiniu Radijas, Juragiai/LRTC Juragiu RTS, Virbališkiu g. 54 (Kau) ++ OM and 
               YL, as 106.0  1538km
105.1 1627 LTU LRT Klasika, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) C322 
               Various partial PS 1630km
105.3 1627 LTU LRT Klasika, Varena/LRTC Varenos RRS, Pramon's g. 4-a (Var) ++ Classical, 
               as 103.4  1594km
105.4 1627 LTU Marijos Radijas, Visaginas/ LRTC Visagino RTS, Taikos pr.1 (Vis) 71CC 1702km
106.0 1627 LTU Marijos Radijas, Klaipeda/Giruliai/LRTC Klaipedos RTS, Vasarotoju g. 2-b (Kla) 
               OM, as 105.4  1368km **
107.5 1627 LVA LR 1, Rezekne/Griskani (Rez) 9211 __LR-1__ 1762km **
107.6 1627 LVA LR 1, Viesite/LVRTC Viesites NRTS, A. Brodeles iela 40a (Vie) OMs, as 107.5  
               1647km
107.9 1627 BLR Alpha Radio, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) F075 1805km **
 96.5 1629 POL Radio Maryja, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) 3232 R:MARYJA 1605km **
 96.7 1629 POL PR Radio Lódz, Sieradz/Elewator (LO) ++ 387A __LODZ__  1262km
 97.0 1629  D  Radio B2, Potsdam/Horstweg (brb) 1735 radio_?? ??HL??ER 862km **
 97.3 1629 LVA Radio Marija, Riga/Ulbroka (Rig) 907A 1574km **
 97.6 1629 LTU M-1 Plius, Juragiai/LRTC Juragiu RTS, Virbališkiu g. 54 (Kau) C20B 1538km **
 98.0 1629 POL RMF FM, Kalisz/Mikstat (WP) ++ 3F44 _RMF_FM_ _Kalisz_ 98,0_MHz 1210km
 98.5 1629 POL Radio Elka, Leszno/Komin kotlowni Zatorze (WP) 3857 1106km **
 99.5 1629 LVA Radio 99,5 Mix FM Dance, Riga/Agenskalns, Nomet'u iela 62 (Rig) 9050 DA?????? 
               1561km **
100.2 1629 BLR BR Radius FM, Orsha/RTPS Obukhovo (VI) Jingle ID  1963km **
101.4 1629 POL PR Radio Kielce, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3434 1436km **
102.5 1629 POL PR 3, Kalisz/Mikstat (WP) 3233 _Polskie _TROJKA_ __18:29_ 1210km **
103.2 1629 POL PR Radio Lublin, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) ++ 3900 ??blin?? 1605km
103.7 1629 LVA LR 3 Klasika, Riga/Zakusala/LVRTC Rigas RTS, Zakusalas krastmala 1 (Rig) 
               9233 1565km **
104.0 1629 POL PR 4, Zielona Góra/Wilkanowo (LU) ++ 3223 _CZWORKA 1031km
104.4 1629 POL Radio ZET, Kalisz/Mikstat (WP) Ads, as 105.3. Squashing BBC Norfolk  1210km **
105.0 1629 LVA LR 2, Cesvaine/LVRTC Cesvaines RTS, Rigas iela 8 (Csv) 9222 __LR-2__ 1696km
105.3 1629 POL Radio ZET, Koszalin/Gologóra (ZP) ++ 3205 RadioZET _18:29__ 1085km
105.6 1629 POL Radio Maryja, Kalisz/Chelmce II (WP) 3232 1217km **
105.7 1629 POL PR 1, Zamosc/Feliksówka (LB) 3211 1592km **
106.4 1629 POL Radio Centrum, Kalisz/Mikstat (WP) ++ 3049 1210km
107.4 1629 LTU LRT Klasika, Visbutai/LRTC Taurages RTS (Tau) ++ C322 1440km
107.7 1629 POL RMF FM, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) ++ 3F44 1605km
 87.9 1630 POL Radio Maryja, Lódz/Komin EC-4 (LO) 3232 1307km
 90.7 1630 LVA LR 1, Riga/Zakusala/LVRTC Rigas RTS, Zakusalas krastmala 1 (Rig) 9211 __LR-1__ 
               1565km
 90.8 1630 POL PR 1, Lublin/Piaski (LB) Footie, as 92.0  1548km
 91.1 1630 POL PR Radio Merkury, Kalisz/Mikstat (WP) 3755 _MERKURY 1210km **
 91.3 1630 POL PR 3, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) 3233 _Polskie  __Radio_ 1605km
 91.5 1630 LVA LR 2, Riga/Zakusala/LVRTC Rigas RTS, Zakusalas krastmala 1 (Rig) 9222 __LR-2__ 
               1565km
 92.0 1630 POL PR 1, Przysucha/Kozlowiec (MW) 3211 __18:30_ nia_repo_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ 
               1388km
 93.9 1630 LVA Radio Baltkom, Riga/Agenskalns, Nomet'u iela 62 (Rig) 9390 BALTKOM_ 1561km
 93.9 1630  D  Sender KW, Fürstenwalde/Rauener Berge (brb) ++ 1538 radioSKW 926km
 94.2 1630 POL PR 4, Kalisz/Mikstat (WP) 3223 _CZWORKA 1210km **
 94.8 1630  D  BBC World Service, Berlin/Schäferberg (brb) ++ D02E BB??orld 864km
 95.2 1630 LTU Radiocentras, Šingaliai (Ked) CA45 1541km **
 95.3 1630 POL PR 4, Zamosc/Feliksówka (LB) 3223 ????ad?? 1592km **
 95.3 1630  D  Babelsberg Hitradio, Potsdam/Horstweg (brb) ++ 1738 862km
 95.5 1630 LTU Gold FM, Raseiniai/LRTC Raseiniu RRS, Vilniaus g. 1 (Ras) ++ Jive Bunny song, 
               as others  1495km
 95.8 1630  D  RBB Radio Eins, Berlin/Alexanderplatz (brb) ++ Vocal ID after weather  880km
 96.2 1630 LTU LRT Klasika, Juragiai/LRTC Juragiu RTS, Virbališkiu g. 54 (Kau) C322 1538km
 87.8 1631  D  MDR Aktuell, Stendal-Borstel (san) ++ D3D5 ??TU??L_ 773km
 88.2 1631 POL RMF FM, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3F44 _RMF_FM_ 1436km
 88.3 1631 LTU Relax FM, Naujasodis/LRTC Utenos RRS (Ute) CA72 1649km
 88.4 1631 POL PR 2, Lubaczów/Boble (PK) 3222 1607km
 88.4 1631  D  88vier, Berlin-Schöneberg (brb) ++ 152E 877km
 88.4 1631 POL PR 4, Szczecin/Warszewo (ZP) Thanks to RADIACJA blog for ID help  944km **
 88.5 1631 LTU XFM, Rinkuškiai/LRTC Biržu RRS (Bir) FFF2 88?????? 1596km **
 88.6 1631 LVA Radio 88,6 Jumor FM, Riga/Agenskalns, Nomet'u iela 62 (Rig) 8860 JUMOR_FM 
               1561km **
 89.2 1631 LVA Radio SWH Rock, Riga/Zakusala/LTV, Zakusalas krastmala 3 (Rig) 9007 SWH_ROCK 
               1564km
 90.2 1631  D  Radio Teddy, Berlin/Alexanderplatz (brb) ++ Presumed with childrens story  
               880km
 90.3 1631 LTU Classic Rock FM, Juragiai/LRTC Juragiu RTS, Virbališkiu g. 54 (Kau) C0E5 Song 
               info 1538km
 91.1 1631 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa, Braslaw/RTPS (VI) ++ YL ID  1737km
 91.4 1631 POL PR 2, Lódz/Komin EC-4 (LO) 3222 1307km
 91.6 1631 POL Radio ZET, Ryki/Janiszewska (LB) 3205 1473km
 92.0 1631 POL PR 2, Suwalki/G.Krzemianucha (PL) 3222 Dwojka__ 1483km
 92.3 1631 POL PR 1, Bialystok/Krynice (PL) ++ 3211 JEDYNKA_ 1506km
 92.5 1631 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa, Geranyony/RTPS (HR) YL vocal ID  1658km **
 92.6 1631 POL Radio ZET, Lódz/Komin EC-4 (LO) 3205 1307km
 87.5 1635 POL PR 1, Czestochowa/Wreczyca (SL) 3211 JE????A_ 1291km
 87.8 1635 LTU Classic Rock FM, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) C0E5 
               1630km
 88.3 1635 POL Radio ZET, Zielona Góra/Jemiolów (LU) 3205 1008km
 88.5 1635 LTU Extra FM, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) CCC3 1630km
 88.9 1635 POL PR 1, Wloszczowa/Dobromierz (SK) 3211 ??DYNKA_ 1356km
 89.0 1635 LTU LRT Radijas, Vilnius/LRTC Vilniaus RTS, Sausio 13-osios g. 10  (Vil) C321 
               Lots of partial PS 1630km
 89.1 1635 POL PR Radio dla Ciebie - RDC, Radom/Wacyn (MW) 3B3B _RDC____ 89,1_FM_ 1422km
 89.2 1635  D  89.2 Radio Potsdam, Berlin/Schäferberg (brb) ++ 103B 864km
 89.3 1635 POL RMF FM, Lublin/Piaski (LB) 3F44 1548km
 89.9 1635 POL PR 2, Zielona Góra/Jemiolów (LU) 3222 1008km
 89.9 1635 POL Radio Freee, Lublin/Raabego (LB) 3007 1523km
 90.5 1635  D  Sputnik (MDR), Jerichow (san) ++ D3D4 _SPUTNIK 789km
 90.6 1635 POL PR 2, Czestochowa/Wreczyca (SL) 3222 Radio___ Radiki__  1291km
 90.7 1635 POL Radio Plus, Radom/Komin CM Pólnoc (MW) 321F __RADIO_ __PLUS__ __RADOM_ 1427km
 90.7 1635  D  88vier, Berlin/Schäferberg (brb) ++ YL, as 88.4  864km
 91.2 1635 POL PR 1, Zagan/Wichów (LU) 3211 1037km
 91.7 1635 POL PR 3, Czestochowa/Wreczyca (SL) 3233 1291km
 91.7 1635 POL Radio Plus, Zielona Góra/Wieza Cisnien (LU) 321F 1034km **
 92.1 1635  D  Radio Cottbus, Guben (brb) ++ 1437 978km
 92.3 1635 POL PR 1, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) ++ 3211 POLSKIE_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ __18:35_ 
               1436km
 94.6 1637 POL RMF FM, Poznan/Srem (WP) ++ 3F44 _RMF_FM_ 1127km
 96.4 1637 POL PR 3, Poznan/Srem (WP) ++ 3233 _Polskie __Radio_ _TROJKA_ __18:36_ 1127km
 98.6 1637 POL Radio Niepokalanów, Lódz/Komin EC-4 (LO) 3566 BLEK???? 1307km
 99.2 1638 POL PR Radio Lódz, Lódz/Komin EC-4 (LO) 387A 1307km **
 99.6 1638 POL Radio ZET Gold, Konin/Elewator (WP) ++ Jingle ID  1209km
100.3 1638 POL PR 2, Radom/Wacyn (MW) 3222 1422km **
100.9 1638 POL PR Radio Merkury, Poznan/Srem (WP) 3755 POLSKIE_ RADIO___ MERKURY_ 1127km **
102.4 1638 POL PR 1, Warszawa/Raszyn (MW) ++ 3211 1388km
102.7 1638 POL Radio Niepokalanów, Skierniewice/Bartniki (MW) 3566 1346km **
102.8 1638 LTU LRT Klasika, Alytus/Likiškiai/LRTC Alytaus RRS, Aukštakalnio g. 7 (Aly) C322 
               Klasika_ 1555km **
102.9 1638 POL Radio ZET Gold, Slupca/Mlyn Gorczycy (WP) Jingle ID  1181km **
103.1 1638 POL PR Radio Lublin, Ryki/Janiszewska (LB) 3900 Polskie_ Radio___ Lublin__ 
               103.1_FM Telefon_ 801_____ 501022__ 1473km
104.6 1638 BLR Radio BA, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) ++ Jingle ID  F104 Ra?????? MAGIC___  
               1805km
107.1 1638 BLR Radio Mir, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) F016 ??????__ 1805km **
105.1 1639 POL PR 1, Ryki/Janiszewska (LB) 3211 1473km **
107.9 1639 POL Radio Maryja, Ryki/Janiszewska (LB) 3232 1473km
 88.5 1820  I  m2o, Bari/Via Principe Amedeo, 25 (ba) 5233 1823km **
 88.7 1820  I  Radio Maria, Corato/Contrada Murgetta (ba) Presumed. Religious  1797km
 89.1 1820  I  RAI Radio1, Martina Franca/Masseria Trasconi (ta) 5201 __RAI___ _RADIO1_ 
               1885km
 90.3 1820  I  RAI GR Parlamento, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H 
               (ta) 5206 1894km
 91.1 1820  I  RAI Radio2, Martina Franca/Masseria Trasconi (ta) 5202 __RAI___ _RADIO2_ 
               1885km
 87.5 1821  I  Radio Radicale, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara (ta) 5210 RADIO_*_ RADICALE 
               1894km
 88.2 1821  I  Radio 24, Bari/Strada Santa Teresa (ba) 5245 RADI??24 1828km
 88.3 1821  I  Radio 24, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H (ta) 5245 
               RADIO_24 1894km
 88.9 1821  I  Radio Maria, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H (ta) 
               Presumed. Religious  1894km
 89.4 1821  I  Radio Radicale, Martina Franca/Masseria Trasconi (ta) 5210 RADIO_*_ RADICALE 
               1885km
 89.9 1821  I  TRBC - Tele Radio Buon Consiglio, Bari/Strada Santa Teresa (ba) 5263 1828km
 90.2 1821  I  Radio Puglia, Bari/Strada Santa Teresa (ba) 5356 R<PUGLIA 1828km
 92.5 1821 GRC ERA Diktyo Peloponisou - Patra, Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh) 1411 ER______ 
               229654__ 2336km
 93.4 1821  I  Radio 105, Taranto/Piazza Dante (ta) ++ Jingle ID  1901km
 94.7 1821  I  RAI Radio1, Palmariggi (RAI) (le) 5201 1988km **
 97.2 1821  I  Radio Activity, Grassano (mt) ++  51FF RADIO___ ACTIVITY 1842km
 97.5 1821  I  Radio Centrale Caccamo-FM Italia, Caccamo/Monte Rotondo (pa) 5DA1 1978km
 93.9 1841  I  Radio Quinta Rete, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 552B _R?????? 
               1730km
 94.8 1841  I  Radio Ibiza, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) Mention of Ibiza  1730km
 96.4 1841  I  Radio Margherita, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 5242 MARGHRTA 1730km
 96.6 1841  I  R101, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 5215 1730km
 96.8 1841  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5220 ????AL?? 
               1751km
 97.2 1841  I  Radio 24, Genova/Monte Fasce (ge) 5245 RADI???? 1161km
 97.8 1841  I  Onda Verde (Campania), Lettere (A) (na) 59B6 1748km
 98.0 1841  I  Radio Deejay, Specchia (le) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 2000km
 98.1 1841  I  RAI Radio3, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (RAI) (na) Classical, as unid 5203 97.5  
               1751km
 99.5 1841  I  Radio Deejay, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) Pops, as others  1730km
 99.7 1841  I  Radio 105, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 5211 __105___ 1730km
100.7 1841  I  Radio Margherita, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5242 MARGHRTA 1751km
101.2 1841  I  Radio Yacht, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 524A _YACHT__ 1751km **
101.75 1841 I  Radio FM Music, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) Thank you Franco Martelli for 
               help.  5497 1751km
102.0 1841  I  Radio Maria, Bari/Via Principe Amedeo, 25 (ba) Jesu this, Jesu that. As others  
               1823km
102.0 1841  I  Radio Punto Zero, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) ++  523C ??RP??__ 1751km
102.3 1841  I  RTL 102.5, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5218 RT??02.5 1751km
102.6 1841  I  RTL 102.5, Napoli/Camaldoli-Eremo (na) Presumed site. Pops, as 102.3  1718km
102.8 1841  I  Radio Evangelo (Napoli), Napoli/Camaldoli-Eremo (na) 5387 radio___ evangelo 
               .com 1718km
103.3 1841  I  Radio 24, Cassano delle Murge/Contrada Pozzo Maccheroni (ba) 5245 1841km **
104.6 1841  I  Radio Capital, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) OM ID  1730km
103.0 1842 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Komádi / Heréskert (HaB) B203 ??SSUT?? 1649km
105.1 1842 HNG MR 3 Bartók Rádió, Komádi / Heréskert (HaB) B202 1649km
105.1 1842  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) Pops, as 105.7  
               1730km
105.3 1842 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Bucuresti/RDF Herastrau (BU) EE00 R ACTUAL 
               2100km

Unidentified & Unlisted:

 89.5 1625  ?  Sky Radio, Unlisted? Jingle ID  
 93.3 1625  ?  UNID, ? UNID pop music. Band open to POL D LTU LVA  BLR at the time  
 96.8 1625  ?  UNID, ? 3968  
101.9 1626  ?  UNID, ? 7210 Kaliningrad? Group Analyser suggests ra as part of the PS name.  
106.1 1627  ?  UNID, ? CF23 ra______ ______FM _stotis_  
107.7 1627 LTU Marijos Radijas, Unlisted site? OM and YL, as 105.4 **
 98.7 1629 POL UNID, ? 337E ????rt??

** Personal First

A busy day to the Baltic states and possibly the biggest opening I have experienced to Latvia and Lithuania. Also many new Polish stations were received today. 

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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Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

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

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