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Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-06-06 (Es: Madeira)

 88.0 1833 MDR Rádio Renascença, Pico do Silva (md) OM talk, as web  2656km

** Personal First

This evening's reception came as a surprise. I had friends round for dinner and I was showing the more 'geeky' one of them my new-look shack after having done a lot of woodwork and cabinet/shelf making. The computer was switched on, DX Maps sporadic E map showing on the monitor, when I noticed the path was open from the UK to Madeira. I swung the antenna in the appropriate direction and, lo and behold, there was Radio Renascenca, just fading out on 88.0. I caught the web stream just in time to confirm that it was indeed Radio Renascenca.

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

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