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Kuukausi: huhtikuu 2018

QSL from a former jammer?

It is almost possible!

In Ukrainian capital Kyiv the FM transmitters are located in two different towers, roughly half of them are in TV tower, but another half is located in Щекавиця, Подільська радіовежа, which was formerly used for jamming of BBC, VOA and Radio Liberty. Now it is used for FM broadcasting.

Here is an audio sample from this tower, located on one of the numerous hills of Kiev!

Lux FM (103.1 MHz) was my first meteor catch ever and made me passionated to hunt more meteor reflections.

From the very same mast transmits also Jam FM 95.6 which verified Sporadic E reception after a short chat few years ago:

For more mast pictures from Kiev, you can visit this page: http://ukrtvr.org/efir-po-naselenikh-punktakh/32/279

Any of these towers wasn’t the well-known ”Kiev Woodpecker”. In this case the given name misleads a bit, because the origin of woodpeckers knocking was an OTH radar ”Duga” which is located near Chernobyl, nowadays not accessible area.

Thanks for infos ulx2 (Alexandr)

 

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Week 17, 2018

23.04.2018

1638 1940-2040 HOL: Melkbus Radio CD 2040. MW sounds extremely noisy tonight, is it about the antennas or propagation?
5150 2100 UNID: Charleston Radio International

QSLs:

#1269 BC station QSL: BIH: Radio Ljubic, Prnjavor 88.9 MHz

”Jeste, ispravno ste čuli naš signal. Veliki pozdrav”

#245 free radio QSL: Charleston Radio International 5150 kHz

”Hello Jan-Mikael
i thank you very much for your friendship request. And i am also happy about your e-mail report.
I read your e-mail and then i had to work.

Our QSL Cards are not printed yet, I expactet the QSL Cards in maybe 4 weeks. But i send you one soon as possible.

Best regards and greeting from
CHARLESTON RADIO INTERNATIONAL

Harry Richman”

#246 free radio QSL: HOL: Radio Casablanca International 1640 kHz 14.04.2017

”dat klopt jan mikael al even wat opsturen bekijk de filmpjes van mijn casablanca cafe en de studio maar eens groetjes”

 

 

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Week 16, 2018

16.04.2018

Station visit at RAI Veneto, a short article will come later.

 

19.04.2018

First weak OIRT signals were heard by JJH, nothing noted here

20.04.2018

7726 1906 GRC: Radio Zeppelin, Athens. Playing music and live DJ with ID and greetings to Holland.

22.04.2018

6260 1915 HOL: Mike Radio. S9+20 dB.
6300 1925 D: Radio Sofa King. 1934 Gute Nacht Freunde, ID 1938, 1939 Wedding Bells (BZN) SINPO 43232.
5150 2025 UNID: Charleston Radio International. SINPO 33333

QSLs:

Free radio QSL: Zeppelin Radio, Athens, Greece 7726 kHz

”Hello from Greece,thank your for the reception,i will send you a qsl card very soon for the reception.”

 

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Week 15, 2018

09.04.2018

7726 1945 GRC: tent. Radio Zeppelin. Nonstop music for more than an hour, then closed down or disappeared.

11.04.2018

Leaving to Venice so I will be away from the radios for the rest of this week

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Week 14, 2018

Back to the basics, the contest seems to be successful, several stations organized special transmissions for Global HF Weekend and Pirate Hunt 2018, both (accidently and luckily) held during the very same Easter weekend. From the Finnish point of view the propagation seemed to be very fine. The online results will be updated here and there is time till April 30, 2018 to send in your logs.

This week’s DXing results:

02.04.2018

6285 1745 IRL: Coast FM
6200 -2206 HOL: Radio de Technisce Man
1645 2206 HOL: Bluebird Radio, ”from North East Groningen”
6210 2330 IRL: Laser Hot Hits

03.04.2018

7505 1000 USA: tent. WRNO Worldwide, New Orleans LA. Testing, tnx for info MR!
279 1903 TKM: Watan Radio. Clear ID at 2000 but not more at 2100.

04.04.2018

7505 0651 USA: WRNO Worldwide, New Orleans LA. Call ID at 0707. RTTY QRM 0715 UTC-

06.04.2018

1242 2000 J: JOLF, Tokyo. ”Nippon Hoso”

07.04.2018

1242 1729 OMN: Radio Sultanate of Oman.
3900 1915 BRL(?): Radio Borderhunter
6217U 1954 G: Radio Oleg ”Radio Oleg 6-2-1-7”

08.04.2018

6320 1750 HOL: Radio Joey. S9+20 dB.
6310 1905 HOL: Radio 102. Max s9.
6375 1945 IRL: Radio Harmony
3460 2107 F(?): UNID music pirate. LSB mode.

Recent QSLs:

#1266 BC station QSL: Radio Company Easy 98.7 MHz heard 01092017 never actually replied, but published report in Internet.

#1267 BC station QSL: Amica Radio Italia 1206 kHz has no e-mail but I managed to get a brief ”thank you” in WhatsApp after short chat.

#241 Free radio QSL: Radio Harmony from Ireland 6375 kHz

Free radio QSL: Key Channel Radio from Italy 6915/6920 kHz

#242 Free radio QSL: Keizer en Keizerin from the Netherlands 1645 kHz

#1268 BC station QSL: Vatan Radio, Asgabat 279 kHz brings also verified DX country #147!

New BC station QSL: JMK Ralliradio 98.5 MHz from Jämsä, approximately 70 km from here.  It has licensed power as 25 watts.

#243 Free radio QSL: Radyo Oleg 6217 USB from somewhere in Ireland

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