December logs by JMN

Dec 1

0540 1458 G: Lyca Radio

Dec 4

0456 1440 B: ZYG466 Rádio Independência, Santo Amaro BA.
0544 1512 HOL: UNID Radio Zender xxx. Gave also telephone number.
0546 1570 PRU: Bethel Radio, Lima
0609 1550 CLM: tent. G12, Bogotá. ID by PUL, for me only spiritual talk in Spanish.
0615 1580 CLM: Verdad Radio, Bogotá. ID or promotion after every song.
0645 1590 UNID
0649 1380 UNID SS. Commercials.
0653 1190 UNID ”Nothings gonna change my love for you.” And nothings gonna change my hate for HNG 1188 signing on 0655 UTC.
0658 1500 PRU: Radio Santa Rosa, Lima.

Dec 5

0551 1584 E: SER Radio Gandia. ”Hoy Por Hoy Comunidad Valenciana”
0557 1575 E: SER Radio Pamplona. ”Hoy Por Hoy Cadena SER Andalucia”
1728 1512 IRN: Radio Ardabil, Ardabil.
1835 1017 E: RNE 5 Castilla y Leon, Burgos.

Dec 6

0456 1143 E: COPE Jaen, Jaen.
0526 1134 E: COPE Navarra, Pamplona. Only ID.
0556 1224 E: COPE Lleida, Lleida.
0618 657 I: RAI Toscana, Pisa.
0629 999 I: RAI Piemonte, Torino.
1822 702 IRN: VOIRI Turkish Radio, Kiashar.

Dec 8

0608 1510 USA: WMEX Boston MA.
0625 558 E: RNE 5 Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia.

Have a look on November logs in Uurainen.

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December logs by JJH

Here I post logs for December.

QTH: Jyväskylä, Finland
RX: AirSpy Mini with SpyVenter, Magnetic Loop and random wire

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Dec 01

0525 837 E: COPE Sevilla
0549 1080 E: SER Radio Huesca
0754 1026 E: SER Radio Reus

 

Dec 02

0548 207 ISL: RÚV Rás 2, Eiðar
0617 1062 RAI Radio1 Sardegna

 

Dec 05

1259 1000 USA: KOMO Seattle WA
1341 680 USA: KBRW Barrow AK
1541 1566 KOR: HLAZ Cheju
1557 1557 TWN: RTI iLoveMusic 1557 / Radio Taiwan Int, Kouhu

 

Dec 06

 

0610 1470 PRU: OAU4B Radio Capital, Lima
0659 820 USA: KGNW Christian Radio, Seattle WA
0758 1660 PTR: WGIT Faro de Santidad, Canóvanas
1417 4010 KGZ: KTRK Birinchi Radio, Bishkek
1713 1296 SDN: SRTC Sudan Radio, Reiba

 

Dec 07

0700 1130 USA: WBBR Bloomberg Eleven-Three-O, New York NY
0801 1040 CAN: CKST Team 1040, Vancouver BC

 

Dec 08

0633 1510 USA: WMEX 1510 AM, Boston MA

 

Dec 09

0653 1179 E: SER La Rioja, Logroño
0709 792 G: BBC Radio Foyle, Londonderry

 

Dec 10

0714 1377 G: Asian Sound Radio, Ashton Moss

 

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QSL of the month: November 2016

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November logs by JJH

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Nov 02

0613 1575 I: RAI Liguria
0620  657 I: RAI Toscana
0627  900 I: RAI Lombardia

Nov 03

0617  999 I: RAI Piemonte

Nov 05

0258 1431 G: Smooth Radio, Only network commercials
1607 6950 I: Radio Voyager

Nov 08

1758 1287 E: SER Radio Castilla de Burgos

Nov 09

1500 1278 IRN: IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah
1729 621 IRN: IRIB Khorazan-e Jonubi, Birjand
1827 1224 E: COPE Mallorca
1928 1134 E: COPE Salamanca

Nov 10

0502 1107 G: MFR2, Tarbat Ness
0707 1485 G: BBC Humberside, Hull

Nov 16

1727 1224 E: COPE Mallorca, Palma
1731 837 G: BBC Asian Network, Leicester
1759 1287 E: SER Burgos, Burgos

Nov 17

1707 1368 BBC Lincolnshire, Lincoln

Nov 19

0404 657 ISR: IBA Reshet Bet, Yavne

Nov 20

1529 1026 IRN: IRIB Radio Tabriz

Nov 21

1400 774 EGY: ERTU Al-Sharq al-Awsat
1547 666 G: BBC Radio York
1552 1566 HOL: Vahon Hindustani Radio

Nov 26

1720 1670 GRC: Radio Vrazilianos, Leivadia

Nov 30

0513 1470 USA: WLAM, Lewiston ME
0553 1390 USA: WEGP, Presque Isle ME

 

Utility – NDB

02.11.2016

336 NOR: ULV, Ylvingen Br.sund
355 BEL: ONW, Antwerpen / Deurne
357 HOL: VZ, Eelde
360.5 BEL: MAK, Mackel for Brussels
363 S: OEM, Kristianstad
374.5 I: ANC, Ancona
376 D: HAN, Hahn
379 NOR: REK, Reksten
382 AUT: SBG, Salzburg
397 HOL: EHN, Eindhoven
421 S: MF, Halmstad
424 HRV: PIS, Zagreb
438 SVK: PE, Tatry
444 POL: NRD, Inowroclaw
448 CZE: HLV, Holesov
452 D: ANS, Ansbach

19.11.2016

326 HOL: LLS, Lelystad
354 D: PAD, Lippstadt
368 D: BYC, Bückeburg
371 D: MYN, Münster
383.5 HOL: GUL, Gulpen

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November logs by JMN

Nov 01

1420 106.4 FIN: Radio Suomirock. Jyväskylä-tx. New network here, replacing Radio Jyväskylä. //96.8.

Nov 03

0456 1269 E: COPE Badajoz. Always here.
0500 1422 ALG: tent RTA Ouled Fayet.
0550 1584 E: SER Radio Gandia. Regional ”Hoy por hoy Comunidad Valenciana”.

Nov 04

2226 1152 G: Metro 2 Radio, Newcastle. No sign of ROU here, probably off!?
2240 1152 E: Radio Nacional de España, multi-tx.

Nov 05

0005 756 UNID arab, possible ID. Recording to check. No sign of ROU here, off?
0045 1152 G: Smooth Radio. Network only.
0600 855 G: BBC Radio Norfolk. No sign of ROU here.
1500 6260 HOL: Telstar Radio International
1508 6950 I: Radio Voyager

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Nov 06

0955 7345 RUS: Radio Sakha, Yakutsk

Nov 07

2355 1224 E: COPE Más Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca.

Nov 10

0504 1140 CAN: CHRB High River AB. ”Southern Alberta’s Community Radio Station, AM 11-40”

Nov 12

0524 1035 G: North Sound 2, Aberdeen.
0540 1458 G: Lyca Radio, London.
0557 1170 G: TFM2, Stockton.

Nov 13

0506 1548 G: Forth 2, Edinburgh. ”The greatest hits for… Edinburgh..” Music was //1035, 1161, 1170
0515 1548 G: Gold, London. ”The greatest hits of all time. This is Gold”.
0534 1620 HOL: Radio Zonnenster.
0547 1548 G: Radio City 2, Liverpool. The playlist differs from other Bauer City 2 -stations.
0602 1170 G: TFM 2, Stockton. As always.
1450 6316 DNK: tent. OZNRH, Hilleröd.
-1500 6210 RUS: Radio Komintern, Rossosh. Only music, but regular schedule. Closing down this time.
1513 6325 AUT: Straightline Radio Austria.
1545 6387 D: Radio Orion 2000.
1605 6285 G: Radio Bogus.
1630 6205 IRL: Laser Hot Hits.

Nov 16

0618 936 I: RAI Veneto, Venezia.

Nov 17

0456 1134 E: COPE Jerez Radio Occidental.
0618 1575 I: RAI Liguria

Nov 20

0046 1440 ARS: Radio Riyadh

Nov 21

0455 1224 E: COPE Almeria.
2058 783 E: COPE Catalunya i Andorra

Nov 22

0556 783 E: COPE Catalunya i Andorra
0625 1017 E: RNE 5 Andalucia
1355 1017 CHN: CRI Changzhou

Nov 23

0455 1224 E: Cope Más Mallorca, Palma.

Nov 26

1600 6235 HOL: Radio Casanova
1630 6265 HOL: Zender Akenzo
1638 6315 HOL: Johnny Tobacco
1733 1080 ISR: Voice of Israel. Arabic, jingle as ”Sawt Israel”
2336 1638 HOL: Digitaal
2344 1638 HOL: Monte Carlo Radio
2353 1645 HOL: Radio Moby Dick, Veluwe.

Nov 27

1355 6325 HOL: Radio Blacklake. New station from North East of the Netherlands.

Nov 28

0505 1278 G: Pulse 2

Nov 30

0455 1224 E: COPE Huelva

Have a look on logs on October.

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QSL of the month: October 2016

QSL of the month is a full data PDF letter from Spirit Radio based in Ireland. Unfortunately reception location is incorrect – no remote reception, no SDR, no dxpeditions – only home DX here 🙂 Also the time indicated is local Irish Summer Time, not UTC. Anyway it’s rare to get such a QSL in these days.

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Back in the MW & SW – October logs

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Now when we moving towards the dark seasons it’s time to open good ol’ MW & SW. Early mornings are offered new radio stations. Here is my log for october:

Oct 09

1809 6295 IRL: Reflections Europe
1729 6317 G: Rock Radio Network

Oct 19

0524 747 E: RNE Andalucía
1754 1314 E: RNE Catalunya

Oct 20

0605 1503 G: BBC Stoke, dominating this fq in the morning
0616 1530 G: Pulse2
0620 1323 G: Smooth Radio, Didn’t catch local id or commercials :/
0624 1026 G: BBC Cambridgeshire
1747 1305 E: RNE Castilla-La Mancha

Oct 21

0447 1161 G: Tay 2
0603 1170 G: Swansea Sound, Finally received this!

Oct 22

1529 6308 D: Radio Marabu
1544 3930 HOL: Zender Kachelboer / Stove Farmer
1547 6530 AUT:Straightline Radio Austria

Oct 31

1604 6100 AFG: Radio Afghanistan, Back in the shortwaves

 

Utility – NDB Beacons

  • 311     D: LMA, Lima 23.10.2016
  • 330    HOL: SO, Eelde 24.10.2016
  • 344    D: HN, Hohn 23.10.2016
  • 350    FIN: LAA, Oulu / Laanila 23.10.2016
  • 406.5 D: BOT, Bottrop 23.10.2016
  • 413.5  D: DLS, Berlin 23.10.2016

 

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13.10.2016 Nice Aurora signals

After nice tropo signals to Sweden there was a great aurora signals. Geomagnetic activity was intensifying as Earth passes through the wake of a CME that was hit our planet. Below is short log:

73.49 1607 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa, Braslaw/RTPS 736km
72.98 1611 BLR BR Radio Vitebsk, Braslaw/RTPS 736km
71.48 1617 BLR BR Radio Vitebsk, Vitebsk/RTPS Jurjeva Gorka 824km
73.10 1638 RUS Grad Petrov, Sankt-Peterburg/Olgino (SP) 346km
71.69 1639 BLR BR Kanal Kultura, Brest/RTPS Rakitnica (BR) 1126km
67.64 1642 BLR BR Radio Vitebsk, Myadzel/RTPS Telyaki (MI) 818km
91.80 1700 S SR P2, Västervik/Fårhult TM (ka) 716km
100.30 1704 S SR P4, Skövde/Åsbotorp 2/Billingen TM (vg) 776km

+ plenty of OIRT Rossii stations.

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DXpedition to backyard – Lapland Tropo 11102016

Tropo forecasts promised good condx for Lapland, not much activity there, so results not known. Today’s ducting was favorable for Central Finland. In the morning just some typical SR stations for this QTH with fair signals (no RDS). However one personal new catch: Radio Rossii Karelia 72.17 just over the noise level with Tecsun, but clear ID. TNX JJH!

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In the work (driving van) I was lucky to follow signals from 350-450 km improving all the day with the car radio. The morning was foggy, lot’s of accidents because of zero visibility and icy roads. The fog was accompanying us all day long, even temperature reached plus degrees in the afternoon. Still nothing special on lunch hour at home. Unfortunately Triax 4el can see only AZI 100-280 from the balcony…

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As Janne (JJH) said: ”Kalix tulee niin lujaa, että sen pitäisi kuulua mummon hetekallakin” (culture-bound, impossible to translate). Thanks to my good old lad, I moved the Yagi from balcony to backyard and placed RX’s on a less-elegant garden chair. Between the pines, the Northern sky can be seen.

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Word, Kalix was so strong, that it could have come even with a whip!

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Usually here is YLE Lahti 50 kW / 166 km

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..and here Järviradio Jyväskylä 3 kW / 34 km

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Such a fresh autumn afternoon today, but with the hot coffee it was fun for two hours. Then it was already getting dark and conditions seemed to be stuck on this direction. New H stations ided and recorded, and nothing special was heard using V polarization.

SR-transmitters from Örnsköldsvik, Sollefteå, Vännäs, Lycksele, Arvidsjaur, Älvsbyn, Kalix, Överkalix and Gällivare were noted. Possibly also Storuman and Vuollerim (150 W!). For some loggings, please have a look: http://www.fmdx.tk/october-logs/

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October logs

Oct 2
1620 6320 HOL: Telstar Radio International
1625 6285 HOL: Zender Akenzo. s9+10 dB.
1645 6300 UNID. Jingles ”Nonstop music”. Playlist: Delilah, Popcorn. s9+
1709 7580 I: Radio Latino, Central Italy.
1715 6340 UNID playing Gazebo: I like Chopin and Alphaville: Forever Young
1808 6318 UNID playing Queen: I want to break free

Oct 5
0439 549 IRL: Spirit Radio.

Oct 6
0455 837 E: COPE Sevilla. ”91.4 y 99.6 fm, en onda media 837, COPE Sevilla”
1735 1305 E: RNE5 Castilla La Mancha, Ciudad Real. ”Radio Cinco, Castilla La Mancha”

Oct 8
1623 6290 HOL: tent. Johnny Tobacco. No ID but Jope Ruonansuu with S9+20 dB = ”ID”.

Oct 9
1720 6317 G: Rock Radio Network. Probably from the UK. Fluent English DJ’s.
1725 6205 HOL: Technische Man, Ruurlo. Announcing the phone number also in French
1754 6295 IRL: Reflections Europe.
1820 6265 HOL: Zender Akenzo S9+20 dB
-1840 6215 HOL: Radio Carbonade. Request songs Jope and Paranoid. From tobacco factory.
1915 6320 HOL: tent. Radio Quadzilla. Nonstop 80’s rock show.

Oct 11
0450 72.17 RUS: Radio Rossii Kareliya, Muyezerskiy -tx.
0700 103.9 S: SR P4 Västerbotten, Skellefteå. Also 100.0, 96.3.
1328 104.3 S: Mix Megapol 105.2 Norra Norrland. Kalix -tx.
1340 103.8 FIN: tentative YLE Sámi Radio, Kolari. 567 km. No ID, but px in Sami language.
1350 104.6 S: Rix FM 105.6 Luleå, Älvsbyn -tx. ID as Rix FM only, regional wx & spots.
1405 103.2 S: SR P4 Norrbotten, Överkalix. Also 91.7 and 99.0 from here.
1405 102.2 S: SR P4 Norrbotten, Kalix. Also 91.3, 93.6, 97.9 from this tx.
1405 102.9 S: SR P4 Norrbotten, Älvsbyn. //102.2, 103.2. No ID. Also 90.6, 94.5 and 99.4.
14xx 100.4 S: tentative SR P4 Norrbotten, Vuollerim. 150 W / 495 km. Only ”language ID”.
Also many other SR transmitters noted, but not ided or logged.

Oct 12

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1437 101.0 S: SR P4 Dalarna, Mora. I have been thinking this is impossible because of Radio Aalto, Jyväskylä -tx (34 km). But today it came with strong signal.
1518 100.7 S: SR P4 Gävleborg, Hudiksvall.
1520 101.2 S: SR P4 Västernorrland, Sollefteå.
1520 100.1 S: SR P4 Västernorrland, Örnsköldsvik. No ID // 101.2.

Also many other high power SR P1-3 transmitters were audible, from Skellefteå to Hudiksvall.

Oct 13

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0143 107.0 S: NRJ Hälsingland, Hudiksvall. ”NRJ Hälsingland 107.0”
0435 106.3 S: Vinyl FM Dalarna, Mora. Regional commercials 0445-0450
0908 104.0 LVA: Latvijas Radio 1, Valmiera-tx. ”Latvijas Radio” -ID

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1710 91.5 LVA: Latvijas Radio 2, Riga. ”Latvijas Radio Divi”
1719 105.2 LVA: tent. Radio SWH, Riga. Commercials in Latvian.
1725 107.7 LVA: Latvijas Radio 4, Riga. ”Latvijska Radio Chetyre” -ID
1745 95.7 POL: tent. PR 1, Gdansk-tx. Programme in Polish, no ID.
1830 105.3 LTU: tent. LRT Klasika, Klaipeda-tx. Classical music only, must be this one.

Oct 19

0446 711 E: COPE Murcia.
0452 549 ALG: Jil FM.

Oct 20

0456 1134 E: COPE Salamanca. ID at first. Jerez dominated rest of the break.
0510 666 G: BBC Radio York.
0513 765 G: BBC Essex

Oct 22

0517 1431 G: Smooth Radio. Network ID only.
0528 765 G: BBC Essex
1519 6305 D: Radio Marabu.
1537 3930 HOL: Zender Kachelboer / Stove Farmer. New station with this name (ex. Bluestar)
1623 6240 HOL: tent Radio Python.
2218 1044 E: SER Radio San Sebastián.
2219 1521 E: SER Radio Castellón. Multiple ID’s. Saturday night break at 2218 UTC.
2259 1584 E: SER Radio Gandia. Too weak for audio report.

Oct 23

1608 6385 HOL: Radio Zender Zodiac. ”broadcasting from Central part of the NL, nearly 100 W”
1700 5050 HOL: Sluwe Vos Radio.
1714 6285 HOL: Zender Akenzo.
1720 6322 HOL: tent. Radio Joey. Jingleistä ei saanut mitään tolkkua, chatin mukaan Joey.
1727 6240 CZE: Radio Caroline International / Radio Goofy.
1730 3905 HOL: Radio Station Relmus from the North of the Netherlands.
1745 6205 IRL(?): Coast FM.
1825 3905 HOL: Kachelboer.

Oct 24

0427 1269 E: COPE Badajoz. Dominant in my QTH.
0427 1296 E: COPE Valencia.
0450 1026 E: SER Andalucia. Jaen or Jerez. Regional at this time.

Oct 26

0455 1161 G: Viking 2, Hull
0500 1485 G: BBC Radio Humberside
0523 1026 G: BBC Radio Cambridgeshire
0525 747 E: RNE Andalucia, Cadiz

Oct 27

0448 1134 E: COPE Jerez Radio Occidental
0500 918 E: tent. Radio Intereconomia. No ID.
0512 774 G: BBC Radio Kent.
0525 747 E: RNE Andalucia, Cadiz.

Oct 30

0525 1071 CZE: CRo Plus. Surprisingly Czech here – earlier using shared tx’s with CRo2, now own tx’s!
0533 1071 G: TalkSPORT, Newcastle/Clipstone.
0559 738 RUS: Vsemyrniya Radioset, Moscow.
0601 828 RUS: Radiogazeta Slovo, St. Petersburg.
0602 882 G: BBC Radio Wales.
0605 999 I: RAI 1, Volpiano-tx.
0612 1107 D: AFN The Eagle. Still here, should have stopped broadcasting on this FQ.
0620 981 CZE: Radio Cesky Impuls.
0624 891 HOL: Radio 538, Hulsberg. Informative recording of closure of their service on this frequency.

Oct 31

0500 1017 G: Free Radio 80’s
1550 6100 AFG: Radio Afghanistan, Kabul.

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