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MUF just over 87.5 MHz – 26052016

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JMN toukokuu 26th, 2016

As the title says, today MUF was not very high. In the morning I had to decide if I went to work today, or leave it tomorrow. At 06 UTC got news from Southern Finland: TUR. At first it seemed an error to stay at home, but in the end who knows of tomorrow which could be even worse. For our Finnish-speaking readers: Parempi pyy pivossa kuin kymmenen oksalla. MUF was all the time promising, and even rising close to 100 MHz couple of times. Today’s highlight was the good reception of Radio Crne Gore from Montenegro, which is new-for-me heard radio country. Against Murphy’s law there was a jingle ID over the endless beat. Montenegro has been on my catch list since Janne heard this pretty rare country! So tomorrow I have to go to the museum and the late night France today indicates something for tomorrow too. Let’s see what will be coming! I will complain only if I would lose Andorra, Azores or Azerbaidjan! 😉

RDS RCG

Here are some notes from my logbook:

0701 UTC 88.7 TUR
0712 UTC 89.7 ROU
0740 UTC 87.8 Quran. TUR?
0800 UTC 89.3 BIH? & ROU
0810 UTC 89.5 HNG, 90.3 Balkan, 87.8/89.7 CZE
0825 UTC 88.6 Delta Uno over YLE 1 Pihtipudas
0829 UTC 89.0 KISSKISS & RUS!
0917-0923 UTC Low band Crimea 88.5 89.0 89.2 89.5 90.4
1015 UTC 88.7 Balkan music
1019 UTC 88.9 RADIO S2
1021 UTC 92.1 Ljubic(?) Radio
1034 UTC 95.7=95.8. Radio AS FM?
1035 UTC 94.5 SRB Pozdrav programa
1037 UTC 93.4 Commercials, concert stadion Tuzla
1043 UTC 94.5 RADIO-F RDS
1046 UTC 87.9 I football Verona
1048 UTC 91.7=89.0 Gianna Gianna Gianna aveva un coccodrillo
1050 UTC 89.5 Maroon 5
1101 UTC 90.3 HNG news about recent research which says that children need quality time with father too…
1120 UTC 89.5 country music in Czech (Country Radio?)
1120 UTC 90.2 I ”misericordia” Radio Maria?

RDS RTRS-RRS

1610 UTC 91.7 Bulgarian ”narodna muzika”
1615 UTC 88.5 I
1642 UTC 89.0 ”You are listening to (fade-out)”. Radio ZU based on music style?
1725 UTC 88.5 Marx & Engels in French
1727 UTC 90.4 I
1729 UTC 90.3 F
1738 UTC 89.0 & 89.5 MX
1832 UTC 90.1 INTER -RDS =88.7/89.0
1833 UTC 91.2 Accordion music

RDS INTER

Visual log of identified stations can be seen here!

Today brought also two new FM QSL’s. Nice e-mail in Serbian from Radio Vladimirci and look-a-like card from Fréquence 10, Dinan (22), France!

Frequence 10 QSL

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Weak opening to France and UK 25052016

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JMN toukokuu 25th, 2016

Third Sporadic E opening noticed this year here in Uurainen. Also this time pretty weak signals from both sides of English Channel. Mostly high power transmitters with MUF 98. Janne had common BBC stations in Jyväskylä with same MUF, no France at all. Full log can be found here.

Couple of recent pirate QSL’s:

#201 Radio Astronaut, Wierden (Ov.), the Netherlands

J-M Finland

#202 Rock ’N Roll Radio, Central Italy

RRR QSL

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Logs for May

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JMN toukokuu 10th, 2016

7.5.2016

Preparing for ES season, but this has been totally silent season. Some OIRT conditions from Swedish Lapland. Lot’s of meteor reflections on Es monitoring frequency 88.7 MHz. The goal is to catch NRK Oslo before it will leave FM.

6290 CZE: Radio Caroline
6305 G: Radio Merlin
6325 HOL: Radio Montferland 2100. New-for-me.

4 element Yagi on the 2nd floor balcony
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10.5.2016

Today’s maximum was +22.2 degrees Celsius. Same than Las Palmas, Amsterdam or Warsaw. Yesterday’s maximum was +20.8 (same than Las Palmas, Warsaw, Vienna and Zürich). Both days were warmer than in Bucharest, Istanbul, Lisbon, Madrid, Malaga, Nice, Paris, Prague, Varna or Venice. Just to break the prejudice of ”cold north”

6280 HOL: Radio Witte Reus 2030
6290 CZE: Radio Goofy 1940
6300 HOL: Radio Mazda 1930

11.5.2016

Getting colder (+14.4’c) but still warmer than Lisbon (+12), same than Madrid or Tallinn. Checked SER break around 2055 UTC, only few frequencies open with dominant stations.

12.5.2016

No SW conditions to Latin America this morning… Today’s maximum temperature was +16.9’c. Warmer day than in Lisbon, Madrid, Moscow, Prague, St. Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Vienna or Zürich.

1044 E: SER Radio Valladolid, Valladolid. Finally San Sebastián gave space for this. 2155
1224 E: COPE Lugo, Lugo. ”88.9, 101.2, 96.6, 100.1 fm, 1224 onda media, Cope Lugo” 2227
1287 E: SER Radio Lleida. Lleida. Commercials for Burgos at 2233 without ID. 2054
1620 HOL: Radio Poema, Veluwe. 2015

150 m Afro backlope feed to 2nd floor window
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13.5.2016

Today +17.7c in Central Finland. In Malaga and Nice was measured +18, Lisbon, London, Palma de Mallorca, Venice and Vienna +17 degrees Celsius. Madrid (13), Moscow (16), Oslo (10), Stockholm (16), Zürich (10) were clearly colder today. That’s for today’s weather logs, couple of listening logs will follow:

6205 IRL: Coast FM (Tenerife) 2125
6320 G: Little Feat Radio. s9+10dB. 2040
6920 I: Key Channel Radio. 2105

No new catches from Spain on MW.

14.5.2016

Today +17.5 degrees Celsius in Central Finland were comparable with the temperature in Madrid, Moscow or Rome (+18) and clearly warmer than in Oslo or Zürich (10), London (11), Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen or Paris (12), Frankfurt (13), Berlin or Tallinn (14), Lisbon, Prague or Warsaw (16). ES season was officially opened today in Central Finland with weak and fading conditions to France (later to Benelux). MUF was 108 but most of the stations were high power stations or the most common catches. Visual log: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2016-05-14&omid=1183 OIRT trying in the evening, more to come tomorrow?

1143 E: COPE Jaén, Jaén. 2230
1224 E: COPE Lugo, Lugo 2155

15.5.2016

Rainy, cold and teasing day. Only +11.3 degrees Celsius measured, similar than in Frankfurt or Oslo (11). Colder in Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen, Prague, Stockholm or Zürich. No local breaks noted on SER or COPE for Sunday late evening.

6390 D: Radio Orion 2000 0916
70.43 RUS: Radio Rossii, Volgograd-tx 1015
88.7 BUL: tent. Radio Varna, Dobrich. Talk about classical music compositors in Bulgarian. JJH got a PI code. 1232
88.7 G: BBC Radio 2. Meteor scatter. 1245
88.7 RUS(?): UNID under Radio Varna. ”Slushate vesti radija”. Promoting coming radio news? 1254
6850 I: Radio Bandido, Lago di Varese. Country music and horses! A new-for-me Italian. 1815
6210 HOL(?): Music Wave, probably via Sluwe Vos Radio. ”musicwave.ru” 1905
6280 HOL: Quadzilla Radio. A new-for-me station again on the 48 mb. Nice evening! 1915
6195 HOL: Radio Python – the shortwave snake. S9+20 dB. 1950
6040 UNID: Eighties Radio. 80’s music with jingles. Must be a pirate project. 2000

16.5.2016

Since today I work again in the Petäjävesi radio museum – an excellent touristical attracion ;). Warm day (+19.4 degrees Celsius), similar than Nice (+19). Especially compared to Prague, Warsaw or Zürich: +9, Amsterdam, Brussels, Frankfurt: +12, Copenhagen, Moscow, Oslo, St. Petersburg, Vienna: +13, Berlin, Tallinn: +14, Beograd +15, London, Paris, Venice +16, Bucharest +18. Choose your next summer holiday destination and come to Central Finland 🙂

Spain totally gone on MW, but good conditions to Middle East. Instead of COPE, Radio Kuwait 1134 kHz was very strong for more than half an hour, s9+20-40dB. FM-QSL collecting has started and new QSLs can be found here.

#198 free radio QSL: Radio Bandido, Lago di Varese (VA) 6850 kHz

Bandido_QSL107_jan

17.5.2016

+15.2 degrees Celsius measured in Uurainen, like in Frankfurt – beating again half Europe. Prague +10, Warsaw +11, Berlin, Stockholm, Tallinn +12, Copenhagen and Zürich +13, Moscow, Oslo and Vienna +14. MUF map was promising but CCIR didn’t open. Spanish stations were strong on MW. 2055 UTC SER on 1287 kHz gave ID as Radio Lleida, 2155 UTC instead SER Catalunya as usually in this last local window. Also Burgos was audible but not enough clear ID for a report. Next time better luck. Also pirate conditions were good tonight!

88.7 G: BBC Radio 2. Meteor scatter. 1435
6040 UNID: 80th Radio, audible continuously tonight.
6310 HOL: Radio 102, Groningen (Gr.) 6 watts. 2115
1625 HOL: Zender Napoleon. 2258

18.5.2016

Today’s maximal temperature +15.2 degrees Celsius was warmer than +12 in London, +13 in Copenhagen and Tallinn or +14 in Warsaw or Moscow. No Sporadic E, so there is plenty of time for house maintaining and other garden work. Couple of pirate logs for tonight, COPE and SER were concentrated on match between Liverpool and Sevilla.

6318 CZE: Radio Green Frog. Studio in Calau, tx via Goofy, RPT via Doc. 2105
6210 I: tent. Radio Barraquda, Milano. Later on 5896 USB. Only nonstop music. 2118

19.5.2016

Noisy conditions on 48 mb, but still couple of new-for-me stations were audible on the waves! Today’s +17.8 C were warmer than +11 in Zürich, +14 in Paris, St. Petersburg or Venice +15 in Brussels or +16 in Amsterdam Copenhagen, Frankfurt, London, Moscow or Oslo. In Warsaw +18 C.

6230 AUS: VMW, Wiluna WA. USB-mode. Marine weather forecasts. Covering Panda Radio surprisingly. 1800
6300 HOL: Mike Radio. S9+10dB. 1820
6307 CZE: Radio Caroline. 1855
6210 HOL: Panda Radio. 14 watts. Not very good signal, because of the conditions were not so perfect. 1900
6318 CZE: Radio Bílá Díra (via Goofy). Announced e-mail address not working!? 1935

20.5.2016

Noisy conditions on 48 mb. Today’s +19.1 were more than in Benelux, Germany, London, Paris or Zürich for example.

6265 20.5. 2132- I: Rock’n’roll Radio. New station? At least new name.
6307 20.5. 2045-2131 CZE: Radio Green Frog (Grüne Frosch). Relay via Goofy.

21.5.2016

Pretty ok conditions on 48 mb, not so much noise. I took part to the biggest annual radio flea market organized in Finland: see the pictures here.

6308 CZE: Radio Goofy. S9+5dB. 1905
6290 HOL: Radio Astronaut, Twente. Max S7 with 10 watts. 1945-2001
6424 HOL: Radio Ramona. Long time no hear. 2030
6320 HOL: Radio Powerwave, (via SkyWave). 2110
6381 HOL: Radio Etherfreak (Dr.) 2235

22.5.2016

Warm day with Mediterranean temperatures (+20.1 degrees Celsius, same than Athens or Lisbon)! Warmer than for example in Amsterdam, Brussels, Istanbul, London, Nice or Paris. Weak but long Sporadic E opening to Balkan. Heard Macedonia here for the first time, but no luck with ID. The sound of national radio made me avoid these frequencies most of the time, even the combination 92.3/94.5 was strange.. Just couple of logs from 48mb.

91.8 SRB: TDI Radio. ID: TDI 1456
89.5 SRB: Radio Vladimirci, Vladimirci 1506
88.7 ROU: Itsy Bitsy, Satu Mare. 1555
88.9 KOS: Radio Kosova, Zatric 1600
88.5 ROU: Digi FM, Resita-tx. 1616
91.7 SRB: Radio Beograd 1, Besna Kobila -tx. 1628
89.0 BUL: Radio Focus. Not listed. 1632
6295 HOL: Black Bandit Radio. 2215
6319 HOL: Radio Caroline International 2230

23.5.2016

Warm day +23.8 C, as warm as in Berlin, Malaga, Rodos or Tel Aviv. Warmer than in Benelux (13-14), Frankfurt (15), Copenhagen, Istanbul or London (18), France (12-23). Madrid or Moscow (19). Lisbon (21), Mallorca, Prague or Varna (22), Italy (20) or Zürich (8). No logs for today.

24.5.2016

No logs for today, but 25.5 degrees Celsius have beaten the most of Europe:

Weather 2405

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Summer is here!

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JMN toukokuu 8th, 2016

Summer is here.

Dacha is open to the guests.

Uurainen is signing on.

Today was as warm as in Athens, Paris or Tel Aviv (+24), beating the temperatures in such Mediterranean localities like Madrid, Malaga, Rome, Venezia, Nice, Lisboa, Istanbul etc.

The Sporadic E season has been opened already in Finland with marginal conditions in April and May. Finally today, May 8th, the monitoring station of Uurainen is activated. Everything is working well, when meteor reflections come throughout the noise. Janne has been suntanning in Turkey, so no logs so far from Central Finland for this season.

AM antennas are still up. During last 10 years I have been spending too many summer nights waiting for a single sign of ES.. It’s time to go back to the habit in the early 2000 when I used to enjoy African short wave stations. Also MW band might offer surprising signals as it’s way clearer compared to the situation still in 2001-2005. If the conditions will be favorable, Spanish AM stations will remain on catch list.

Latest QSL from Saturday evening, #195 verified free radio, #109 from the Netherlands
Jan-Mikael,-Finland

Small guest house seen from the 2nd floor balcony is ready for the guests
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QSLs of the month: March, April, May

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JMN toukokuu 6th, 2016

March:
Vilradio QSL

April:
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May:
SER San Sebastián QSL picture

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