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Tuesday, 31 December 2019

Skegness / Holbeach Log: 2019 December

 639 1800 2019-12-12 CHN CNR 1, Beijing/NRTA542 (BJ) Time pips and ads, as 1377. 
                         Weak  7994 km
 680 0950 2019-12-03 ALS KBRW Utqiagvik AK. Oldies, as web stream Fair and regular lately. 
                         Weak  6061 km
 680 0428 2019-12-28 CAN CJOB Winnipeg MB. "All News Radio, 6-80 CJOB"  6228 km
 920 0501 2019-12-05 CAN CFRY Portage La Prairie MB. Tentative with country music  6264 km
 920 0600 2019-12-10 USA WDMC Divine Mercy Radio, Melbourne (D) (FL) OM WDMC ID V weak 
                         6966 km **
 930 0327 2019-12-17 CAN CJCA Edmonton AB. The law of the Lord. No ID but religion. 

                         Good signal! 6687 km
 936 1700 2019-12-12 CHN Anhui RGD Xinwen Zonghe Guangbo, Hefei/Sanshitou (AH) TENTATIVE. 
                         I am assuming this is Anhui RGD based on log info obtained from 
                         RealDX. Nothing else it could really be. Lively ad before toh 
                         then Chinese time pips and ... silence! as per reports. No ID 
                         however. V weak  8770 km ** (HB)
 936 1700 2019-12-12 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan, Mirpur (ajk) OM and time pips 45 seconds 
                         after the hour, as 585 V weak  6061 km **
1040 0500 2019-12-06 USA WHO Des Moines IA. "Newsradio 10-40 WHO" ID just before the hour 
                         Weak  6649 km
1110 0351 2019-12-20 USA WBT Charlotte NC. pf Newstalk 11-10 WBT ID at exactly 03:51:05 
                         as the 1107 splatter suddenly dipped down. Good signal! 
                         Good  6408 km **
1140 0400 2019-12-31 CAN CHRB High River AB. The Gospel Hour .ca addresses mentioned. 
                         Presume CHRB. No ID over the hour. Good!  6915 km
1270 0358 2019-12-31 USA KNWC, Sioux Falls SD. Numerous Faith Radio IDs. 
                         Good!  6710 km (HB)
1380 0500 2019-12-27 USA KLIZ Brainerd MN. KLIZ AM, The Fan ID Weak  6325 km (HB)
1380 0559 2019-12-30 USA KOTA Rapid City (SD) KOTA Radio news, mention of FM frequency 
                         100.7. ABC News    6995 km (HB)
1380 0400 2019-12-14 USA WOTE Clintonville WI. ID "WOTE Clintonville" and "Fox Sports 
                         Trending ... Now!" heard 
                         V weak  6155 km **
1390 0701 2019-12-09 USA WLCM Charlotte MI. Several 13-90 WLCM IDs around the hour 
                         V weak  6079 km
1400 0256 2019-12-20 CLM Antena 2, Santa Bárbara (ant) Jingles and ID Weak  8541 km **
1420 0700 2019-12-06 USA KTOE Mankato MN. Top of the hour sung jingle "Information Radio 
                         14-20 KTOE Mankato". ABC News. V weak  6480 km
1420 0608 2019-12-05 USA WOC Davenport IA. TEST  6490 km
1490 0117 2019-12-11 CLM Emisora Punto 5, Bogotá (bdc) "La Emisora Punto 5 en los 14-90 
                         de la AM". Thank you to Mauricio Molano at Real DX for spotting 
                         the ID  V weak 8568 km **
1510 0618 2019-12-11 USA KCKK Littleton CO. "15-10 The Rock" IDs. Fair peaks. 7442 km

** Personal First

The month, so far. Updates and additions along the way.

Nothing logged on the Asiatic mini-Beverage at my girlfriend's farm so far due to severe flooding which has destroyed the directivity. I've been hearing more at home.

I hope to add a new mini-Beverage to the north-west at 330 degrees this weekend. It is hoped that conditions will improve over the Christmas period. This direction has considerably less flooding. (The 'Asiatic field' is currently 80% under water and 12 inches (30 cm) deep in places.)

Good DX!
(HB) Holbeach

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
Antennas: Skegness: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag. Holbeach: 410ft mini Beverage at 330 degrees

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Skegness / Holbeach Log: 2019 November

 540 0700 2019-11-05 USA WFLF Pine Hills FL. WFLF and Pine Hills Florida heard in brief 
                         Kossuth silence V weak  6998 km **
 560 0700 2019-11-05 USA WGAN Portland ME. V weak WGAN ID and mention of CBS News on the 
                         hour V weak 5099 km **
 590 0700 2019-11-05 USA WEZE Boston MA. AM 5-90 The Word .... Boston and the 
                         world, and wezeradio.com Almost equal levels VOCM. Better in LSB. 
                         Weak  5237 km **
 603 1500 2019-11-06 CHN China Radio International [603], Dongfang/SARFT871 (HA) CRI 
                         interval signal and ID Weak  9493 km
 612 1600 2019-11-13  J  JOLK NHK Radio 1 Fukuoka, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time signal and OM NHK 
                         ID V weak  9242 km
 680 0700 2019-11-05 CAN CJOB Winnipeg MB. News Radio, 6-80 CJOB heard under WRKO Weak  
                         6228 km
 680 0700 2019-11-20 CAN CJOB Winnipeg MB. ID - CJOB Winnipeg's news and information leader 
                         Weak 6228 km
 680 2155 2019-11-19 ALS KBRW, Utqiagvik (Barrow) (AK) Various pops, as web stream Weak  
                         6061 km
 693 1545 2019-11-13  J  JOAB NHK Radio 2, Shobu/Kuki (kan-sai) Sign-off jingle clearly 
                         heard under 5Live Weak  9345 km
 702 2100 2019-11-08 CHN Jiangsu RGD Xinwen Pinlü, Nanjing/Gulizhen (JS) Beijing time check. 
                         Familiar music and ID Weak  8851 km **
 711 1700 2019-10-30 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan, Dera Ismail Khan (kpk) Top of the hour brass 
                         jingle and delayed time signal Weak  5972 km **
 747 1545 2019-11-13  J  JOIB NHK Radio 2, Sapporo/Ebetsu (hok) Sign-off jingle Weak  
                         8692 km
 750 0125 2019-11-21 CAN CKJH Melfort SK. No actual ID heard but all songs as per their 
                         playlist. Gone by 03:00 V weak  6354 km
 774 1540 2019-11-01  J  JOUB NHK Radio 2, Akita (toh-aki) Jingle closing down theme mixing 
                         BBC Leeds V weak  8960 km
 774 1544 2019-11-13  J  JOUB NHK Radio 2, Akita (toh-aki) Sign-off jingle. Equal strength 
                         BBC Leeds Weak 8960 km
 783 1400 2019-11-09 CHN Haixia zhi Sheng Minnanhua Pindao, Fotan/Houxu Cun (FJ) Chinese 
                         time signal and ID. Thank you to Gary De Bock at RealDX for 
                         identifying this. V weak 9536 km ** (HB)
 819 1500 2019-11-24 CHN Shanxi RGD Zonghe Guangbo, Yuci/SXTS528 (SX) Shanxi mentioned in
                         OM speech to 
toh but no actual ID. Beijing time check. (HB)
                         No time pips. Little doubt this is Shanxi. 
thanks to Matthias
                         Gatzke for help. Fair  8006 km **

 828 1544 2019-11-08  J  JOBB NHK Radio 2, Osaka/Habikino (kns-osk) NHK2 closedown jingle 
                         V weak  9349 km
 828 1545 2019-11-13  J  JOBB NHK Radio 2, Osaka/Habikino (kns-osk) Sign-off jingle V weak  
                         9349 km
 873 1542 2019-11-13  J  JOGB NHK Radio 2, Kumamoto (kyu-kum) Sign-off jingle under Norfolk 
                         V weak  9320 km
 873 2058 2019-11-08  J  JOGB NHK Radio 2, Kumamoto (kyu-kum) Crystal clear xylophone 
                         sign-on music. Time signal and YL ID on the hour. Weak  9320 km
 891 1500 2019-11-15 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. (Radio Thailand), Saraburi (srb) Music and ID on 
                         the hour. Time signal similar to UK's six pips. Weak  9426 km
 918 2000 2019-11-17 CHN Shandong RGD Xinwen Pindao, Jinan (SD) Shandong Guangbo 
                         Dian(zhi?)tai ID. (Not sure of correct spelling.) Equal levels 
                         Spain. Good  8320 km
 920 0701 2019-11-20 CAN CFRY Portage La Prairie MB. This is CFRY 9-20 AM, 
                         Portage-la-Prairie, a Golden West Radio Station. YL Weather. Weak  
                         6264 km
 927 1800 2019-11-13 TWN BCC Country Network, Taichung (TC) Toh jingle V weak 9692 km (HB)
 930 0644 2019-11-20 CAN CJCA Edmonton AB. Presumed. Religious promo and ID 9-30 The Light 
                         V weak 6687 km
 950 0600 2019-11-20 CAN CFAM Altona MB. Presumed with classical music from 06:00 - 08:15 
                         Fair 6315 km
1008 1545 2019-11-13  J  JONR ABC Asahi Hoso, Osaka/Takaishi (kns-osk) Sign-off jingle 
                         V weak  9348 km
1010 0600 2019-11-20 CAN CBR  Calgary AB. CBC News jingle equal CFRB Weak 6920 km
1017 1546 2019-11-13  J  JOLB NHK Radio 2, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Sign-off jingle just audible 
                          V weak 9242 km
1017 2058 2019-11-08  J  JOLB NHK Radio 2, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Xylophone sign-on, as others 
                         V weak 9242 km
1044 1500 2019-11-16 CHN China Radio International [1044], Changzhou/NRTA623 (JS) CRI 
                         interval signal Weak  8937 km
1060 0600 2019-11-20 CAN CKMX Calgary AB. Presumed. Comedy sketch over the hour. Fair 
                         6919 km
1125 2058 2019-11-08  J  JOAD NHK Radio 2, Naha/Tomigusuku (kyu-oki) Xylophone interval 
                         signal, as others V weak 9840 km
1179 2100 2019-11-01 CHN Hubei GDT Hubei Zixun Guangbo, Wuhan/Dadongcun (HU) 
                         Many thanks 
to PFM and to Chris Kadlec for confirming this
                         station. Chopped time 
signal and Beijing time check. YL matches
                         recorded stream. 
Weak 8739 km **
1188 2000 2019-11-17 KOR FEBC Korea, Incheon (inc) HLKX ID and time signal. Weak 8702 km
1200 0559 2019-11-20 USA WOAI San Antonio TX. Newsradio ... WOAI ID Weak  7950 km
1206 2100 2019-11-03 CHN Yanbian RGD Korean News General, Yanji/Longjing (JL) Yanbian IDs 
                         after long instrumental music. Very low offset at 1205.9621 Fair **
1269 1700 2019-11-04 CHN China Radio International [1269], Xuanwei/SARFT726 (YN) CRI 
                         interval signal V weak  8561 km
1269 1800 2019-11-13 CHN CNR17 Qazaq Radiosu, Kaba=Habahe/XJTS8114 (XJ) Kazakh time check 
                         after six pips. Recording confirmed by RAL Finland, SkywavesDX. Fair  5724 km **
1270 0400 2019-11-05 USA WIWA Eatonville FL. WIWA Eatonville, the new Serving the greater 
                         Orlando area. AM 12-70 ... Weak  6975 km
1290 0500 2019-11-20 CAN CFRW Winnipeg MB. Sports and references to TSN 12-90 Fair  6221 km
1323 2100 2019-11-08 CHN China Radio International, Multi-tx Interval signal Weak
1380 0600 2019-11-20 USA KOTA Rapid City SD. Mention of Dave Johnson company on KOTA Radio 
                         13-80 V weak 6995 km **
1386 1542 2019-11-08  J  JOJB NHK Radio 2, Kanazawa (chu-ish) NHK2 closedown jingle V weak  
                         9189 km **
1386 1548 2019-11-13  J  JOJB NHK Radio 2, Kanazawa (chu-ish) Sign-off jingle. Presumed 
                         site V weak  9189 km **
1386 2159 2019-11-06 KOR HLAM MBC, Mokpo/Samho (jen) MBC Jingle before the hour V weak  
                         8946 km
1422 1600 2019-10-30 CHN CRI/CNR 1/CNR 8/CNR 13, Kashgar=Kashi/SAFRT2022 (XJ) CRI interval 
                         signal V weak  5715 km
1431 2300 2019-10-30 DJI Voice of America, Djibouti/Doraleh (djb) VOA news Good  5972 km **
1510 0703 2019-11-13 MEX XEPBGR Origen Radio, Guadalajara (jal) XEPBGR ID at 07:03:37. 
                         Offset 1510.0003 V weak  9999 km **
1548 1540 2019-11-07 CLN Adventist World Radio, Trincomalee (tcm) Good peak at 15:40. 
                         Station ID and address in India at 16:00 Good  8617 km **

** Personal first
(HB) Holbeach


Trying a new format as I don't have the free time I would like to create daily logs.

I'll keep adding to this when I can. and I will probably keep things in frequency order for now. I think most people prefer the chronological approach to logs these days.

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
Antennas: Skegness: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag. Holbeach: 410ft mini Beverage at 330 degrees

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  J  JOHP NHK Radio 1 Takamatsu. Presumed. All other NHK1 transmitters on 1368
              are 1kW or less. Time pips and OM ID. J
ust 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