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Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-23 (MW: Asia)

 594 1800  J  NHK Radio 1 Tokyo, Shobu/Kuki (kan-sai) Time pips and OM NHK ID Weak  9346 km
 612 1800  J  NHK Radio 1 Fukuoka, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time pips and OM NHK ID Weak  9242 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL)
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-22 (MW: Asia Transatlantic)

1430 0352 USA KEZW Aurora CO. String of oldies, no ID, but station confirmed 
              based on the playlist I reported via Facebook. Offset 1429.9910. 
              Weak 7469 km **
1040 0600 USA WHO Des Moines IA. Lots of WHO IDs above 
              local QRN. Weak at this time, but fair peaks. Fair  6649 km
1350 0600 USA KRNT Des Moines IA. Several ESPN Des Moines IDs after 
              local ads. Weak  6670 km
1390 0600 USA WRIG Schofield WI. OM WRIG and WB230BU 93.9 ID.  V weak  6183 km **
1350 2000  J  JOER RCC Chugoku Hoso, Etajima/Okimi (chg-hir) Time pip, YL ID and 
              classical jingle. V weak  9251 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL)
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 21 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-21 (MW: Asia Transatlantic)

 774 1544  J  JOUB NHK Radio 2, Akita (toh-aki) NHK Jingly thing. V weak  8960 km
1510 2300 USA WRRD Waukesha WI. YL WRRD ID. Another male ID with 
              mention of Waukesha and Milwaukee  V weak  6242 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL)
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 20 October 2019

Holbeach Log: 2019-10-20 (MW: Asia)

1368 1800 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. (Radio Thailand), Nan/Ban Khowang (nan) Distinctive time 
              signal and OM just audible with Manx Radio V weak  9023 km **
1440 1800  J  JOWF STV Sapporo TV Hoso, Sapporo (hok) Single time pip and YL in Japanese. 
              Best signal heard to date! https://youtu.be/udsU2KnXgWQ Weak  8684 km
1170 1900 KOR HLSR KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 2/KBS World Radio, Gimje=Kimjae (jeb) 
              Booming in with KBS jingle and OM ID, time signal and top of the hour music.  
              Good  8862 km
1467 1900 KOR HLKN KBS 1 Radio, Mokpo/Yeongam (jen) YL frequencies and HLKN ID, 
              also mentioning Mokpo! Great signal! Good  8948 km **
 711 2000 TWN BCC Country Network, Tainan (TN) BCC jingle V weak  9753 km
 720 2000 TWN BCC News Network, Taichung (TC) BCC jingle V weak  9692 km
1224 2000 TWN BCC Country Network, Kaohsiung (KH) BCC jingle V weak  9816 km
 918 2100 CHN Shandong RGD Xinwen Pindao, Jinan (SD) Early time pips and ID, followed by 
              delayed time pips and ID. Multiple sites! Fair  8320 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Holbeach, Lincolnshire
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: 150 metre BOG

Saturday, 19 October 2019

Holbeach Log: 2019-10-19 (MW: Asia)

1278 1659  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Talk show, ad, top of the hour 
              jingle, more ads. Good signal! Good  9226 km
 927 1700 TWN BCC Country Network, Taichung (TC) Jingle and YL ID Weak  9692 km
1062 1700 TWN BCC Local Taichung, Taichung (TC) Jingle clearly audible under Euros 
              Weak  9692 km **
 711 1900 TWN BCC Country Network, Tainan (TN) Top of the hour jingle Weak  9753 km
 891 1900 TWN BCC Local Tainan, Tainan (TN) Top of the hour jingle and YL Weak  9753 km
1188 1959 KOR HLKX FEBC/TWR Asia/VOA, Incheon (inc) OM HLKX ID and time signal Weak  8702 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Holbeach, Lincolnshire
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: 150 metre BOG

Thursday, 17 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-17 (MW: Asia)

 612 2000  J  NHK Radio 1 Fukuoka, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time signal and jingle. OM ID 
              Fair  9242 km
 891 2000 KOR HLKB KBS 1 Radio, Busan (bus) OM HLKB ID and time signal V weak  9009 km
1008 2000  J  JONR ABC Asahi Hoso, Osaka/Takaishi (kns-osk) Japanaese YL over the hour 
              with single deeper tone time signal. No ID heard this time. Weak  9348 km
1188 2000 KOR HLKX FEBC/TWR Asia/VOA, Incheon (inc) OM HLKX ID and time signal 
              V weak  8702 km
1125 2059  J  JOAD NHK Radio 2, Naha/Tomigusuku (kyu-oki) NHK2 interval signal before 
              the hour, time signal. V weak  9840 km **
 927 2100 TWN BCC Country Network, Taichung (TC) BCC jingle V weak  9692 km
 945 2100 CHN CNR 1, Jiaohe/SARFT953 (JL) Dominant over Euros. As 1377. Fair  8130 km
 639 2200 CHN CNR 1, Beijing/SARFT542 (BJ) Zhongyang renmin guangbo diantai ID, as 1377. 
              Briefly dominant over Spain! Fair  7994 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-15 (MW: Asia)

1008 1901  J  JONR ABC Asahi Hoso, Osaka/Takaishi (kns-osk) ABC ID at 19:01:42 
              Weak  9348 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 14 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-14 (MW: Asia)

 891 2000 KOR HLKB KBS 1 Radio, Busan (bus) OM HLKB ID before time signal Weak  9009 km **
1350 2014 PHL DWUN-AM UNTV Radyo La Verdad, Malabon/Muzon (ncr) Jingle ID, OM ID 
              Weak 10600 km
1188 2100 KOR HLKX, Incheon (inc) HLKX ID and time pips. Dominant Weak  8702 km
1008 2200 CHN CNR 1, Kunming/Anning-SARFT501 (YN) OM ID at 22:01 Weak  8580 km **
1278 2200  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Jingle on the hour, OM & YL, 
              RKB Radio ID.  Fair  9226 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 13 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-13 (MW: Asia)

 585 1700 IND AIR West Nagpur, Nagpur (MH) Indian music, etc. as others.  V weak  7401 km
 585 1700 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan, Faqirabad (pjb) Late time pips at 17:00:43 and OM 
              Radio Pakistan ID Fair  5922 km
 621 1700 IND AIR East Patna, Patna A (BR) Indian music, etc. as others.  Weak  7438 km
 720 1700 IND AIR South Chennai A, Chennai A=Madras (TN) Indian music, etc. as others.  
              V weak  8163 km
 747 1700 IND AIR North Lucknow, Lucknow A (UP) Indian music, as others. English ID at 
              17:30. Fair  7047 km
 756 1700 IND AIR East Jagdalpur, Jagdalpur (OR) Indian music, as 747. V weak  7771 km
 846 1700 IND AIR West Ahmedabad, Ahmedabad A (GJ) Indian music, Id, etc. as others.  
              Weak 6825 km
 900 1700 IND AIR South Kadapa, Kadapa=Cuddapah (AP) Indian flute style music, as others, 
              clearly heard under Italy. Weak  7954 km **
 918 1700 IND AIR North Suratgarh, Suratgarh (RJ) Indian music, English ID at 17:30, 
              etc. as others.  Weak  6378 km
 927 1700 IND AIR South Visakhapatnam, Visakhapatnam A (AP) Indian music, as others. 
              V weak  7970 km
 945 1700 IND AIR East Sambalpur, Sambalpur (OR) Indian music, etc. as others.  
              Weak  7706 km
 963 1700 IND AIR West Jalgaon, Jalgaon (MH) Indian music, etc. as others.  V weak  7184 km
 972 1700 IND AIR East Cuttack, Cuttack A (OR) Indian music, etc. as others.  V weak  7923 km
1008 1700 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan Hyderabad I, Hyderabad (shd) Late time signal (45 seconds 
              after the hour) and OM, as 585. V weak  6320 km **
1035 1700 PAK PBC Hayya alal-Falah Punjab, Multan (pjb) Late time signal (45 seconds after 
              the hour) and OM, as 585. V weak  6153 km **
1152 1700 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan/NBS News, Rawalpindi (pjb) Late time signal (45 seconds 
              after the hour) and OM, as 585. V weak  5972 km **
1206 1700 IND AIR East Bhawanipatna, Bhawanipatna (OR) Indian music, etc. as others.  
              V weak  7771 km
1260 1700 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan Peshawar, Peshawar (kpk) Late time signal (45 seconds 
              after the hour) and OM, as 585. Weak  5851 km
1341 1700 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan/NBS News Lahore, Bahawalpur (pjb) Late time signal (45 
              seconds after the hour) and OM, as 585.  V weak  6221 km **
 954 1701 IND AIR North Najibabad, Najibabad (UP) Indian music, etc. as others.  
              Weak 6646 km
 657 1707 IND AIR East Kolkata, Kolkata A (WB) Indian music, as others V weak  7904 km
 801 1707 IND AIR West Jabalpur, Jabalpur (MP) Indian music, as others V weak  7282 km
 981 1707 IND AIR West Raipur, Raipur (CG) Indian music, as others V weak  7557 km
1269 1707 IND AIR, Agartala or Madurai Indian music, as others V weak **
 612 1709 IND AIR South Bengaluru, Bengaluru A (KA) Indian music, as others V weak  8014 km
 594 1730 IND AIR Maitree Channel/All India Radio GOS, Chinsurah/Magra (WB) Presumed. 
              Newsy type programme in unidentified language with Indian music, discussing 
              Pakistan and Bangladesh. Abrupt sign-off at 17:30. Fair  7851 km
 594 1800  J  JOAK NHK Radio 1 Tokyo, Shobu/Kuki (kan-sai) Four time pips and OM NHK ID 
              Weak 9346 km
 612 1800  J  JOLK NHK Radio 1 Fukuoka, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Four time pips and OM NHK ID 
              Weak 9242 km
1350 2100  J  JOER RCC Chugoku Hoso, Etajima/Okimi (chg-hir) YL, Four time pips and OM ID 
              Weak 9251 km
1017 2200 CHN China Radio Int./CNR 8, Changchun/SARFT523 (JL) CRI interval signal 
              V weak 8011 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 11 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-11 (MW: Asia)

 621 1730 IND AIR East Patna, Patna A (BR) Indian music to top of hour. YL India news in 
              English until 17:34:45. Fair  7438 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Wednesday, 9 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-09 (MW: Asia)

 927 1900 TWN BCC Country Network, Taichung (TC) BCC jingle on the hour V weak  9692 km
 711 2000 TWN Han Sheng GD Kuanghua zhi Sheng, Hsinfeng (HC) Ads over the hour, jingles and 
              ID on the hour. Good signal! Good  9626 km
 711 2000 TWN BCC Country Network, Tainan (TN) Jingle ID under Han Sheng V weak  9753 km
 891 2000 TWN BCC Local Tainan, Tainan (TN) Jingle, YL Zhong guang xinwen ID and lively 
              music intro Weak  9753 km
 981 2000 TWN Han Sheng GD Kuanghua zhi Sheng, Hsinfeng (HC) Ads and YL ID, as 711. 
              Fair  9626 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-08 (MW: Asia Transatlantic)

1600 0623 USA KLEB Golden Meadow LA. The Rajun Cajun! KLEB ID and Spanish music. Very weak 
              for ID but fair peaks! Fair  7473 km **
 918 2059 CHN Shandong RGD Xinwen Pindao, Jinan (SD) Shandong mentioned in full ID before 
              time signal. Two transmitters audible producing echo.  Fair  8320 km
1206 2100 CHN Jiangsu RGD Jinling zhi Sheng, Nanjing/Gulizhen (JS) ID confirmed by 
              Mika Mäkeläinen at RealDX - thanks! YL ID after time check. Fair peaks  **
              Fair  8851 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 7 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-07 (MW: Transatlantic)

1390 0559 USA WMER Meridian MS OM WMER ID, mentioning 93.1 FM.  V weak  7128 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-10-06 (MW: Asia)

 747 2019  J  JOIB NHK Radio 2, Sapporo/Ebetsu (hok) Sign-on jingle, as 1017. 
              V weak  8692 km
 873 2059  J  JOGB NHK Radio 2, Kumamoto (kyu-kum) Sign-on jingle, as 2017. Weak  9320 km
1017 2059  J  JOLB NHK Radio 2, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Regular sign-on jingle and time signal 
              on the hour. Lost to Spain. Weak  9242 km
1116 2059 CHN CNR 5 Zhonghua zhi Sheng, Shaowu/SARFT751 (FJ) YL IDs before the hour 
              Weak  9226 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Thursday, 26 September 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-09-26 (MW: Asia Transatlantic)

1390 0312 USA WFBL Syracuse NY. 1390.0062. Oldies. YL mentioning 94.1 95.3 103.9 
             "The Dinosaur Weak  5505 km **
1350 0405 PTR WEGA Vega Baja PR. ID as 'Vega' (WEGA) and 'Candelita Siete' Weak  6830 km **
1470 0500 USA WMBD Peoria IL. OM ID - 1470 100.3 WMBD V weak  6512 km **
 729 2000  J  JOCK NHK Radio 1 Nagoya, Nagoya/Yatomi-Shi (chu-aic) JOCK and NHK IDs before 
              four time pips.  Fair  9346 km **
              864 2000 KOR HLKR KBS 1 Radio, Gangneung (gan) HLKR ID and four time pips.  Weak  8758 km
1296 2000  J  JOTK NHK Radio 1 Matsue, Matsue/Izumo-Shi (chg-shi) Time signal and 
              xylophone style jingle, as 612, etc. V weak  9155 km **
1350 2000  J  JOER RCC Chugoku Hoso, Etajima/Okimi (chg-hir) Japanese YL and time signal 
              Weak  9251 km
1422 2000  J  JORF RF Radio Nippon, Yokohama (kan-kgw) Radio Nippon ID. Thank you to 
              Fumiaki Minematsu and Satoshi Miyauchi in japan via RealDX for confirming 
              the ID.  V weak  9402 km **
 945 2100 CHN CNR 1, Jiaohe/SARFT953 (JL) Good signal. YL time check and ads. Dominant 
              over Europe. Good  8130 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Wednesday, 25 September 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-09-25 (MW: Asia)

1287 1900  J  JOFR HBC Hokkaido Hoso, Sapporo (hok) Japanese YL. Mentions of Hokkaido. 
              Single time pip. Dominant on frequency! Weak  8685 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 23 September 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-09-23 (MW: Asia)

1017 2058  J  JOLB NHK Radio 2, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Sign-on with familiar jingly music. 
              Time signal. Then squashed by CRI. V weak  9242 km
1188 2100 KOR HLKX FEBC/TWR Asia/VOA, Incheon (inc) HLKX ID heard before time signal 
              V weak  8702 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 20 September 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-09-20 (MW: Asia)

 666 2000  J  JOBK Osaka/Sakai-Shi (kns-osk) YL JOBK ID before four time pips, then OM 
              Weak  9349 km
1008 2000  J  JONR ABC Asahi Hoso, Osaka/Takaishi (kns-osk) ++OM ABC Radio ID before 
              YL just before the hour, then single low time signal and back to YL. 
              Weak  9348 km **
1224 2000  J  JOJK Kanazawa (chu-ish) Clear JOJK ID and time signal Weak  9189 km **
1350 2000  J  JOER RCC Chugoku Hoso, Etajima/Okimi (chg-hir) RCC Radio ID and time signal 
              Weak  9251 km
1017 2100 CHN China Radio International, Changchun/SARFT523 (JL) Down in the noise. 
              Same musical routine as heard on 1521. V weak  8011 km
1323 2100 CHN China Radio International, Ürümqi/Hutubi-SARFT654 (XJ) Down in the noise. 
              Same musical routine as heard on 1521. V weak  6040 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Wednesday, 18 September 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-09-18 (MW: Asia)

1134 2100 KOR HLKC KBS 3 Radio, Hwaseong (gye) Beautiful signal with HLKC ID before time 
              signal Fair  8723 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 30 August 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-08-30 (MW: Transatlantic)

1390 0300 USA WLCM Charlotte MI. Victory 13-90 WLCM. Then Pastor James somebody or other 
              with Christian talk. V weak  6061 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Thursday, 29 August 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-08-29 (MW: Transatlantic)

1390 0047 PTR WISA Noti-Luz, Isabela (PR) ++ID of La Voz Del Noroeste. Thank you 
              Mauricio Molano and Thomas Nilsson at RealDX for this. Offset is 1389.9989. 
              Weak  6870 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-07-16 (MW: Asia)

1278 2100  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Top of the hour rising music jingle 
              just getting through the noise. V v weak V weak  9226 km
1413 2100  J  JOIF KBC Kyushu Asahi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Amazing. I can just hear the 
              familiar three tone time signal on the hour. V weak V weak  9224 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 14 July 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-07-14 (MW: Asia)

1575 2200 THA Voice of America/Radio Saranrom, Ban Phachi/Rasom (pay) Again with decent 
              signal. Yankee Doodle and Voice of America ID. So early in the season and 
              still better than anything I have heard in the autumn or winter.  
              Fair  9410 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 12 July 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-07-12 (MW: Asia)

1575 2240 THA Voice of America/Radio Saranrom, Ban Phachi/Rasom (pay) Speechless at the 
              signal strength, better than anything I have heard from them even in 
              mid-winter. Fair - good levels with Yankee Doodle and Voice Of America ID. 
              Programme in Khmer. Fair  9410 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Saturday, 29 June 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-06-29 (Tropo: DNK NOR)

107.1 0939 NOR Radio Lyngdal, Raumsland (va) Norwegian country music! FC80 Lyngdal_  696km
106.9 0955 NOR Radio 102, Steinsfjell (ro) Pops and ads, as web  762km
107.3 1008 DNK Classic FM, Bramming/Hedemarksvej 1A (sdk) YL and irritating whistling song,
           as web  601km
107.6 1015 DNK Radio Globus, Tinglev/Navervej 8 (sdk) Danish rock song, as web  614km **
104.0 1026 DNK Classic FM, Rødekro/Knivsbjerg/St.Bovbjerg/Genner/Haderslevvej 494 (sdk) 
               Pops and YL, as 107.6  633km
103.5 1037 NOR Jærradion, Elgane (ro) Morwegian rap/pop, as web  694km
105.6 1040 NOR Radio Haugaland, Steinsfjell (ro) Pops, as web  762km
104.8 1041 NOR Radio Haugaland, Stord/Kattnakken (ho) Pops, as 105.6  811km
106.5 1047 DNK Classic FM, Svendborg C or Stoholm J Jingle ID and ZZ Top song  
103.3 1054 NOR Radio Haugaland, Lysenut (ro) YL pops, as web  787km
104.7 1108 DNK Radio Limfjord, Nordmors/Flade/Salgerhøjvej 52 (njy) Pops, as web  680km
105.4 1113 DNK Skala FM, Esbjerg N/Møllegaardsvej 13/Social og sundhedssko (sdk) 
               Jingle ID  587km **
105.9 1114 DNK Classic FM, Esbjerg N/Møllegaardsvej 13/Social og sundhedssko (sdk) 
               YL with IDs  587km
106.8 1118 DNK Skala FM, Esbjerg N/Møllegaardsvej 13/Social og sundhedssko (sdk) 
               Jingle ID  587km
107.5 1120 DNK Skala FM, Ribe - Spandet/Toftlundvej 167 (sdk) Pops, as others  605km **
107.8 1125 DNK Radio Sydvest, Rødding/Brændstrup/Ramsherred 11A (sdk) Schlager style and 
               YL, as web  616km
104.2 1138 NOR Radio Lyngdal, Lista/Floråsen (va) FC80 Lyngdal_  685km
105.0 1251 DNK Radio Max, Skjern/Bækgårdsvej 32 (mjy) Jingle ID after ads  612km
104.1 1255 DNK Globus Guld, Skærbæk/Industrivej 36 (sdk) Jingle ID  593km
104.0 1256 DNK VLR, Vejen/Industrivej Vest 30 (sdk) Jingle ID  626km **
103.7 1303 DNK DR P4, Esbjerg/Amerikavej 7/Esbjergværket blok 3 (sdk) ID after news  586km
106.3 1304 DNK Radio Victoria, Esbjerg/Nordre Dokkaj 3/Valsemøllen (sdk) 
               Pops, as web  586km **
101.7 1305 DNK Skala FM, Esbjerg/Nordre Dokkaj 3/Valsemøllen (sdk) Pops, as web  586km **

** Personal First

As yesterday, I was away from the receiver for most of today's tropo, so I am unable to give a more complete picture, but I think I caught the peak of the reception.

I was briefly by the receiver around 06:00 and had a quick listen, but the Scandinavian tropo was non-existent.

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)

Antenna:
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

Friday, 28 June 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-06-28 (Tropo: BEL D CZE)

107.7 0046  D  big FM (Rheinland-Pfalz), Betzdorf/Weißenstein (rlp) OM ID  581km **
104.2 0100  D  Landeswelle Thüringen, Inselsberg (thü) ID and news  739km
105.0 0102 BEL Radio Media, Ronse/Kluisbergen (vlg-ovl) Vocal IDs after news  347km
107.1 0121  D  B5 aktuell, Ochsenkopf (bay) YL, as 105.3  865km
100.5 0132  D  WDR 4, Teutoburger Wald/Bielstein (nrw) Toppling Belmont!  591km
 91.4 0934 CZE Radio Impuls, Plzen/Krašov (PL) Pops and ID  947km
101.7 1041 CZE CRo Dvojka, Plzen/Krašov (PL) V weak Robbie Williams song, as web, now 
               Germans are fading  947km
105.0 1044  D  Hit Radio FFH, Krehberg (hes) Pink song and jingle ID  698km
107.1 1320 BEL NRJ Belgie, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) Rap song, as web  278km **
106.8 1823 DNK Skala FM, Esbjerg N/Møllegaardsvej 13/Social og sundhedssko (sdk) 
               Jingle ID and pops  587km

** Personal First

A welcome return to tropo conditions after a long drought here.

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)

Antenna:
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

Saturday, 22 June 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-06-21 (MW: Transatlantic)

1400 0200 USA WOND Pleasantville NJ. Newstalk Fourteen Hundred WOND ID V weak  5673 km
1540 0231 USA KXEL Waterloo IA. Newstalk 15-40 KXEL ID. Midsummer DX! Weak  6547 km
1490 0240 USA WBAE Portland ME. The Bay ID after Whitney Houston warble. V weak  5098 km

Midsummer DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 21 June 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-06-21 (MW: Asia)

1098 2100 CHN CNR 11, Golmud/SARFT916 (QH) Chinese time signal V weak  7136 km
1359 2100 CHN CNR1, Multi-tx on longest day, Chinese time signal heard. V weak
1539 2100 CHN CNR 1, Golmud/SARFT916 (QH) Chinese time signal V weak  7134 km

Midsummer DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Saturday, 8 June 2019

SkywavesDX: 'Intellectual Property' Theft


Oh to be a normal, average, everyday person. Well, funnily enough, that's exactly what I am. Some might say "A nobody". I am certainly nobody special. Just an average kind of person, probably quite boring to some people. But we are all somebody too of course and indeed everybody matters. We should all be treated equally. That was my philosophy when I started Skywaves back in 1995, though back then it was known as the British FM & TV Circle. Skywaves was our monthly publication.

I have lost count of the number of times I have heard people use the expression "It's a thankless job." Now, does that imply that I want to be thanked and praised for my work on Skywaves? Of course it doesn't. Other people were involved. I would never have got it off the ground without the help of other radio enthusiast friends. It was an idea I had back in 1995 when magazines like the now defunct Contact ceased to cover FM and MW DX and the MWC were becoming more and more elitist.

I became annoyed with the Medium Wave Circle when they continued to print their bank balance at the end of each year, always making a profit out of its members, which I believe it continues to do. That's fine. Each to their own. But why should money be made out of a simple hobby? I have always believed that the hobby should be free in all respects.

Back to Skywaves and everything flowed along smoothly until 2009, when my work commitments left me with precious free time to oversee the various e-lists. I needed to hand over the reigns to somebody else who was keen and had a lot more free time. A promising new member joined around that time by the name of Will Rittman. He seemed to have all the credentials needed to manage the groups and we agreed to have over the responsibilities to him. What happened next surprised everybody. Suffice to say that Will was a con artist and he didn't just con me, but also various group members and radio groups, initially closing down the Skywaves groups and re-branding everything for his own marketing needs. He eventually ended up in prison after he was found stealing radio equipment from an amateur radio group. I accept that I made a mistake.

Shortly after this, Julian Hardstone re-started the Skywaves Yahoo groups. He did not allow me to be 'owner' but Julian told me that I would have the final say in any group matters. He insisted in being in overall control as he felt that I was not in a sound state of mind back then. He may have been right. I speak my mind. I hold nothing back. I have always had a respect for those who say things how they are, and that describes me perfectly.

The new Yahoo group worked well, with members old and new joining and that's how things continued for a few years until Yahoo decided to adopt the Neo platform and screw everything up. It was a mess. Posts suffered delays and sometimes just didn't arrive at all. This was not ideal when you needed instantaneous messaging for DX alerts. We considered that it might be necessary to create an alternative platform.

On September 17th, 2014, a new group was started. This was the SkywavesDX bulletin board, residing at http://skywavesdx.org/ Julian's plan was to close the Skywaves Yahoo groups and move everybody over to the new bulletin board system, but a few members were particularly vocal and demanded that Yahoo stay put.

Meanwhile, the new bulletin board became the most successful platform we have operated. It remains in the hands of Julian Hardstone to this day and I am the chief administrator, though a few odd things have changed recently and I find myself losing one or two admin privileges and I don't know why.

Next, Julian added Günter Lorenz as co-owner of the new bulletin board. I had no knowledge of this at the time, but wheI heard about this I though it was a good idea to become partners in the interests of friendship and the promotion of the hobby.

Still, everything flowed smoothly, apart from the dreaded Yahoo groups. We thought about creating an io group to replace the Yahoo groups, but posting to Yahoo was dwindling, unsurprisingly. Most Yahoo members migrated to the http://skywavesdx.org/ bulletin board system. It was assumed that the e-list system was dead.

Surprisingly, come May 2019, the Skywaves FM Yahoo group saw a surprising revival. I tried to post but seemed to be blocked. I later noticed that my admin moderation status had been removed. Members still had problems posting, only things were getting considerably worse, with several members being unable to access the groups at all, myself included. I had tried to post several times but none of my posts got through.

The next event dumbfounded me. Fellow FM and MW DX enthusiast Stuart Heathcock created a new SkywavesDX io group. What was wrong with that? It's all very well Stuart creating his own group of course, but to steal the SkywavesDX name? He had no right to do that. I telephoned Julian and informed him and he too was not amused by Stuart's actions. Julian also considered that Stuart had effectively stolen the Yahoo group. Julian said he would contact the head of io Groups and request that the new group be closed as it had been stolen. This never actually happened. Another piece of hot air.

Next, Julian told me that he had written to Günter to seek advice on what action to take regarding Stuart. Meanwhile I also wrote to Günter to discuss the situation. He replied, briefly, and said he would get back to me, but he never did. Meanwhile, Julian posted on the Yahoo group to give Stuart his full approval and backing for the new io group. It's not even Julian's place to do this. The name resided with me and that was always the bottom line.

Let me give all this some more perspective. Can you imagine what would happen if I had taken on the name of another well-known radio group? Shall we consider WRTH? How about MWC? I can assure you they would be have been down on me like a ton of bricks if I had stolen their name. Does this not get the point across succinctly?

Stuart Heathcock has upset many members over the years with ill-considered comments. He has been removed from various forums. Personally, I consider him to be an obnoxious, arrogant and truly selfish person and he has now stolen the SkywavesDX group name. For the record, Stuart has been the most consistently moderated member in Skywaves' history.

Now, I remember something Julian told me a few years ago after meeting Günter. He commented on how focused he was in a business sense and how he wanted to take over all the world's radio groups. Hmm. Maybe I'm being too conspiratorial. What could possibly happen in the future? NO one person should have overall control of an entire organisation. It should be put in the hands of those who use it, providing they use it in the best interests of its users. Nothing is ever perfect though and never will be. Shit happens.

Those are the facts. What of the future?

Perhaps some of you reading this might consider that I should put everything into perspective and move on.
That expression I mentioned at the beginning of this post comes back to mind. "It's a thankless job." Of course it is. Whenever anybody becomes involved with the running of a group or a committee, etc., they might have the best intentions, but might end up being in a minority or voted down through no fault of their own. That's the nature of the beast. What I always wanted from the start was a free group where people could share their interests in this wonderful hobby and that's what we had. We probably still do! But it has been snatched from under my nose. Julian was the first person to do this back in 2009. Consider.

Do I want thanks and praise for my work? No, of course not. Recognition perhaps? Well ... no, not really. This post is about my frustration with the chain of events and which led to the blatant theft of the SkywavesDX name. Whether this is a serious issue in the scheme of things is debatable. Of course it isn't, but I wanted to set the record straight. Yes, from my perspective it feels like I have been kicked in the teeth and people have agreed, shocked by how things have suddenly changed.

I am out of it. It is now left in the hands of those who think they can do the job. In the interests of the hobby, I hope they do the job well and that Skywaves continues, but I will be taking a comfortable back seat, safe in the knowledge that I can still enjoy the hobby, but without the frustration of running things.

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October 2019 Update: As of October 2019, Julian decided to drop the hosting company who host the
http://skywavesdx.org/ domain so this has now been transferred to the hosting company I use and I have therefore taken over the running of the SkywavesDX bulletin forum once again. This is the first time since 2009.
http://skywavesdx.org/ is maintained by a small team of administrators who will ensure the smooth running of Skywaves. Daily backups are created and we have adequate technical experience to see that this forum will continue for as long as it is needed.

At the end of it all, this is merely a hobby and we can all do without the unpleasantness, but I will not tolerate fools. I am still debating whether to remove Stuart from the SkywavesDX group, but that would be malicious. In view of what he has done I think it could be argued that it would be reasonable to do so, but I show tolerance as much as possibly can, albeit with gritted teeth.

Good DX to all!

Saturday, 11 May 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-05-11 (MW: Transatlantic)

1510 0223 PRU Radio Alegría, Arequipa (are) Thanks to Thomas Nilsson and Matthias Gatzke for 
              help with the ID. Weak  10306 km **
1470 0300 PRU OAU6E Radio Victoria, Arequipa (are) 1469.9507 with Radio De Arequipa ID 
              Weak  10306 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 3 May 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-05-03 (MW: Transatlantic)

1390 0325 USA WSPO Charleston SC YL with ID at 03:25:04 on 1390.0035 - with a slight wobble. 
              Playing soulful music. Weak  6535 km **
1440 0406 PRU Radio Solar, Espinar (cus) OM announcement, ID and mention of Espinar. 
              1510.0123 (Drifts a little) V weak  10151 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Wednesday, 1 May 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-05-01 (MW: Transatlantic)

1510 0425 USA WFAI Salem NJ OM Faith 15-10 ID 04:25:15. Offset is 1510.0028. 
              V weak  5719 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 23 April 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-04-23 (MW: Transatlantic)

1510 0344 USA KCKK Littleton CO Numerous 93-7 The Rock IDs around 0300-0400. 
              "I love 93-7 The Rock" at 03:44:40. Clear and dominant. Weak  7442 km
1350 0356 USA WOYK York PA 03:56:17 13-50 WOYK ID. ESPN flavour. Offset is 1349.9993. 
              V weak  5780 km **
1350 0414 USA KRNT Des Moines IA ESPN Sportsradio Des Moines heard at 04:14:35. 
              Offset is 1350.0003. Weak  6670 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Friday, 5 April 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-04-05 (MW: Transatlantic)

1510 0500 EQA Radio Naval, Guayaquil (gua) Heard between 04:50 and 05:20 with time signal, 
              music and announcements.  V weak  9553 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-03-30 (MW: Transatlantic)

1470 0534 USA WVOL Berry Hill TN. ID at 05:34:33. Back to back Gospel V weak  6693 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 25 March 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-03-25 (MW: Transatlantic)

1490 0342 USA WBSS Pleasantville NJ. ID WBSS Pleasantville at exactly 03:42:27. 
                   Offset is 1489.9965. V weak  5673 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-03-21 (MW: Transatlantic)

1400 0601 PRU Radio Agricultura, Cajamarca (caj) Presumed with mention of Agricultura. 
              Offset 1400.2716.  V weak  9906 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-03-05 (MW: Transatlantic)

1490 0428 PTR WDEP Radio Isla, Ponce PR. ID at 04:28:22. Several mentions of Puerto Rico 
              V weak  6887 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 4 March 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-03-04 (MW: Transatlantic)

1480 0628 USA WDJO Cincinnati OH. Must be running day power. Followed for a good half hour. 
              Oldies and WDJO jingles. Weak  6313 km **
1530 0630 USA WCKY Cincinnati OH. Absolutely BOOMING in. Not a European in sight!  Good  6332 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-27 (MW: Transatlantic)

1290 0100 USA WHKY Hickory NC. WHKY call heard. Thanks to Simon Beavan for help
              with ID.  V weak  6387 km **

1280 0330 USA WWTC Minneapolis MN. AM 12-18 The Patriot ID. Full WWTC ID heard at
              0600 Weak  6387 km

1280 0400 USA WNAM Neenah-Menasha WI. WNAM Neenah-Menasha ID heard Weak  6179 km
1500 0451 USA KSTP, Saint Paul MN. Presumed with ESPN ID Weak  6364 km
1420 0500 USA KTOE Mankato MN. Sung jingle on the hour. "Information Radio,
              14-20 KTOE" heard at 05:06. Weak  6480 km

 670 0558 USA WWFE Miami FL. La Poderosa IDs V weak  7139 km **
1380 0600 USA KLIZ Brainerd MN. 13-80 KLIZ AM, Brainerd ..... (Warriors?)
              V weak  6325 km **

1510 0610 USA KCKK Littleton CO. Mentions of The Rock and 937therock.com
              Weak  7442 km

1430 2343 USA KZQZ St. Louis MO. At KZQZ 14-30 AM ID heard before Please Mr Postman
              song. ID at exactly 23:43:29 Weak  6713 km


** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Thursday, 21 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-21 (MW: Transatlantic)

1470 0505 USA KYYW Abilene TX. Don't forget, you can listen to Newstalk 14-70 KYYW
              online..." etc. Several KYYW IDs. Weak  7788 km **

1320 0544 USA WILS Lansing MI. 13-20 WILS ID clear. Plus several other IDs before
              returning to Jim Bohannon. Weak  6061 km **

1590 0600 USA WCGO Evanston IL. WCGO Evanston ID in the mess.  V weak  6290 km

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd. 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 10 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-10 (MW: Transatlantic)

1290 0734 USA WTKS Savannah GA. Thank you Simon Beavan for the tip. A struggle, but 
              "Savannah's News Radio" heard down in mush in accordance with Simon's own 
              recording. High offset at 1290.0012. V weak  6668 km **

** Personal First

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar E-Type Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-05 (Meteor Scatter)

103.5 0536  E  Onda Cero, Palencia/Monte Viejo (CAL-P) E2EE ????CE?? 1297km
103.9 0800  F  France Bleu La Rochelle, Saintes/le Clone-Flanquet (17) Perfect timing once 
               again! This time with YL ID.  835km
104.0 1042 POR RFM, Guarda/P.Vento (gua) 8231 1517km

** 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)

Antenna:
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

Monday, 4 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-04 (Meteor Scatter)

103.0 0550  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) "Su RDS" ID 
               in one second burst  1568km **
107.9 0550  I  Radio 24, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5245 RA????24 1568km **
103.8 1610 POL VIA - Katolickie Radio Rzeszów, Rzeszów/Wzg. Magdalenka (PK) 
               3401 ??:1???? 1540km
105.3 1737  I  Dimensione Suono Soft, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5E49 1568km
105.6 1737  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Rocca di Papa (rm) 5220 R.?????? 1568km

Unidentified:
104.8 0608  I  UNID ? 5396 ??????ST Blank carrier  

** 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)

Antenna:
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

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-02-03 (Meteor Scatter)

103.5 0739  I  Radio Venezia - Un amore di radio, Mestre-Marghera/via Rampa
               Cavalcavia (ve) Presumed, but with new PI code 53C1 ??NE???? 1211km **


** Personal First


53C1 is the correct PI code for Radio Venezia, but FM List has it with 5A7E on 103.5. Maybe an old code?

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)

Antenna:
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

Thursday, 31 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-31 (Meteor Scatter)

103.7 0604  I  Radio 103 (Rutigliano), Rutigliano/Corso Cairoli, 13/A-tetto sede (ba)
               503E RA????03 1840km **

104.7 0636  I  Radio Toscana, Multi-tx 5AA7  
107.2 0713  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) Presumed site
               in ten second burst. As 107.5.  1816km **

107.5 0713  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na)
               Ten second burst 5264 1751km

107.0 0755  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Marsciano/La Volpe (pg)
               Very likely this tx. 5264 1442km **

107.0 0755  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Multi-tx 5264
107.2 0755  I  Radio Deejay, Castel San Pietro Terme/Monte Grande (bo) 5214 ????JA?? 1272km
107.4 0755  I  Radio 105, Campello sul Clitunno/Monte Serano (pg) Presumed site.
               OM, as 107.9  1469km **

107.6 0755  I  Radio Maria, Maybe Montescudo 51CC R.??????
107.9 0755  I  Radio 105, Castel San Pietro Terme/Monte Grande (bo) 5211 __105_??
               1272km **


** Personal First

A change in antenna direction this morning, aiming the antenna south-east, still keeping it vertical. LOTS of Italian stations. So many in fact that the usual sporadic E type of soup appeared. There were some very decent signals, but few produced RDS. French local stations were in abundance too weak for RDS. My (Skegness) all-time meteor scatter log: http://www.g1vvp.co.uk/fm-log-meteor-scatter-skegness.php

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)

Antenna:
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

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-30 (Meteor Scatter)

107.3 0802  S  Mix Megapol, Göteborg/Lärje (vg) E243 895km
107.2 0829 POL Radio Maryja, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3232 1436km
104.2 0837  S  Mix Megapol, Uddevalla/Hässleröd Oxeskallen Europolitan RM (vg) 
               EB42 923km **
104.5 0837  S  Mix Megapol, Alingsås/Munkaberg TM (vg) Murray Head song, as 104.2  939km **
105.5 0837  S  NRJ, Stockholm/Nacka TM (st) Jingle ID. Odd, as FM List says this 
               has closed.  1292km
106.5 0837  S  NRJ, Uppsala/Rickomberga TM (up) Jingle ID  1290km **
106.9 0837  S  Mix Megapol, Trollhättan/Vänersborg/Hunneberg (vg) Murray Head song, 
               as 104.2  947km **

** 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)

Antenna:
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

Monday, 28 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-28 (Meteor Scatter)

104.6 0746  S  Mix Megapol, Gnosjö/Gamlebo Europolitan (jo) Pops, as 106.1  971km
106.1 0746  S  Mix Megapol, Visby/Sion Träumla RM (go) E243 1232km **

** 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)

Antenna:
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

Friday, 25 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-25 (MS: DNK S)

106.0 0620 DNK Nova, Ålborg/Frejlev/Svenstrupvej 25 (njy) 9205 ??NO???? 740km
104.0 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Lidköping/Silotorn (vg) YL, as others  996km
104.7 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Örebro/Almby (or) E243 ??GA???? 1145km
105.2 0653  S  NRJ, Örebro/Lockhyttan TM (or) E220 __NRJ_?? 1142km **
105.3 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Uppsala/Rickomberga TM (up) YL, as others  1290km
105.4 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Karlstad/Svinbäcksbacken VT (vr) YL, as others  1068km
106.1 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Västerås/Nya vattentornet Skallberget (vm) YL, as 104.7  1226km
107.3 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Eskilstuna/Vilsta VT (so) YL, as others  1209km **
107.4 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Kristinehamn/Ämtheden Europolitan Mast (vr) E243 MEGA???? 1095km **
107.6 0653  S  Mix Megapol, Köping/silo (vm) YL, as others  1192km **

** 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)

Antenna:
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

Wednesday, 2 January 2019

Skegness Log: 2019-01-02 (MW: Transatlantic)

1430 2254 USA KZQZ St. Louis MO. Jingle and vocal ID. Oldies format Weak 6713 km

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Pro
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag