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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