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Kuukausi: elokuu 2019

Pirate Hunt 2019 results and announcement.

The organizers of the Pirate Hunt competition has decided this year to publish the results of the competition without the rankings.  It has been alleged that listeners with SDR receivers are in a better position than listeners with normal receivers, so in order to avoid unnecessary displeasure, we decided to solve the problem this way.  Many thanks to all participants.

When we first decided to run the competition, our idea was to have a nice Easter activity without strict rules. Just relaxing and having fun.  Over the years, perhaps the right criticisms have been made of competition: our choices were to either renew the competition or put the competition to a break.  Since both of the organizers do not organize competitions for the day job and we noticed that our original idea is disappearing into the requirements jungle.  So far we have decided to put the competition on hold.

We warmly thank all the competitors who have participated over the years, as well as those who thankfully published our competition announcements on their website.  Thanks and FFFR!

Pirate Hunt is not organized in the 2020

Farewell…

Pirate Hunt 2019 results:

Ten competitors from four different countries took part in the competition. The names are in random order:

Ismo Kauppi, Lohja, Finland. UK DXer Paul, Swindon, England. Rick Random, Raisio, Finland. Janne Heinikangas, Jyväskylä, Finland. Staffan Crona, Sweden. Lennart Weirell, Västerås, Sweden. Kari Helopaltio, Nurmijärvi, Finland. Jouni Kilpinen, Helsinki, Finland. Patrick Robic, Leibnitz, Austria. Kari Kallio, Lahti, Finland.

Thanks to the participants and everyone will receive a diploma for participating.

 

 

 

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RUS/UKR 108 – 33 new stations

What a big day – in August! Usually we are closing the Sporadic E season little by little at this time of year. When I was setting up a 5-el Triax on OG6M a week ago, I never believed something like this would be still coming on – after the total flop called ”Season 2019”.

Definitely the season’s best conditions took place on Aug 15, 2019. The MUF reached 108 MHz for 4 hours. The skip was hitting to the border region of RUS and UKR, to a relatively small area. There have been many changes in Donetsk/Lugansk region and new stations popping up, so this opening brought me 33 new reception reports with only one Sony XDR-F1HD. Personally, this was probably the best ES day ever, what comes to the number of new identified stations. Luckily I have no SDR all band receiver – such a day with SDR would mean a total no-life for the rest of year!

UTC FQ CTR STN TX Comment KM
1. 0818 100.50 RUS Avtoradio, Temryuk (KD) Local reclama 2048
-. 0822 103.80 UKR Radio NV, Berdyansk/ZFKRRT, vul. Rudenka, 4a (ZP) Reklama, not yet checked if local. Ex. Radio Era FM.
2. 0828 106.00 UKR Radio Azovska khvylya 106 FM, Berdyansk/Budynok Druku, Melitopolske shose, 20 (ZP) 1875
-. 0829 107.40 RUS Russkoye Radio, Novorossiysk/RTPS Markotskij Hrebet (KD) 2103
-. 0832 106.70 RUS Pervoye Radio, Temryuk (KD) PS logged: PERVOE 2048
-. 0833 106.10 UKR Avtoradio – Ukraina, Pavlohrad/DFKRRT, vul. Kharkivska, 17a (DP). Network commercials, 2 tx, this fits better, 1666
3. 0836 103.10 +RUS Radio Portal, Novovoronezh (VN) 1483 FFF
-. 0840 105.00 UKR Radio Shanson, Poltava/PFKRRT, prosp. Pershotravnevyj, 26a (PO) 1527
-. 0846 102.30 UKR Hit FM – Ukraina, Poltava/TRK Kvadrat, vul. Kotlyarevskogo, 1/27 (PO) 1525. A new-for-me network!
4. 0850 104.30 UKR Radio Slaviya, Polohy/vul. Lomonosova, 36 (ZP) Reklama na Radio Slaviya… 2-36-76, 1789
5. 0853 105.60 UKR Nashe Radio, Zaporizhzhya/ZFKRRT, vul. Matrosova, 24 (ZP) ”105 y 6, reklama slushba v Zaporizhzhya…”, 1724
-. 0858 106.80 UKR Kiss FM, Dnipro/DFKRRT, prosp. Oleksandra Polya, 93 (DP) RDS-ID. 1656
6. 0900 107.30 UKR Informator FM, Dnipro/vul. Chernyshevskogo, 24a (DP) 1657 SFF
-. 0903 102.70 UKR Radio NV, Zaporizhzhya/ZFKRRT, vul. Matrosova, 24 (ZP) tentative, only this PS logged: ZAPORIZH 1724
7. 0912 106.60 UKR Stylnoye radio Perets FM, Bakhmut/vul. Chajkovskogo, 105 (DO) Local reclama. 1718
-. 0914 104.00 UKR Avtoradio – Ukraina, Mariupol/AzovGypromez, prosp. Lenina, 68 (DO) 1860
-. 0916 103.80 UKR Hromadske Radio, Volnovaha/DFKRRT, vul. Shevtsovoj, 1a (DO) 1808
-. 0916 104.00 UKR Radio Maksymum, Kharkiv/RPTS Proton, Maydan Povstannya, 7/8 (KA) Maksymum.fm 1526
8. 0917 104.60 UKR Radio Terra, Lozova (KA) Tentative, no ID, only commercials for Lozova, 1640
9. 0921 103.80 +RUS Evropa Plus, Rossosh (VN) ”telefon reklamnie slushba 5-35-05, Yevropa Plus” 1604 FFF
10. 0922 103.80 +RUS Radio Dacha, Belaya Kalitva (RO). ID as Radiokanal Matriks FM, located in Belaya Kalitva, 1846 FFF
-. 0927 106.70 RUS Radio Dacha, Volgodonsk/Pr. Stroitelej 7 (RO). Network ID. 1958
11. 0932 104.20 RUS Malina FM, Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy (RO) Audio ID. 1815 FFF
-. 0934 104.20 RUS Russkoye Radio, Salsk/KPO (RO) Network ID 2042
-. 0936 107.30 RUS Love Radio, Yelets/RTPS (LI) Network ID. 1333
-. 0949 91.20 RUS Yumor FM, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) Network ID. 1905
12. 0952 107.30 RUS Russkoye Radio, Shakhty/RTS (RO) Local ID. 1873
13. 0954 91.80 RUS Radio Mayak, Rostov-na-Donu/ORTPC (RO) 1908
14. 0959 103.10 +RUS Evropa Plus, Stary Oskol/RTPS (BE). Local news. 1439 FFF
-. 1004 104.10 RUS Avtoradio, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) 2 tx, sounded like a local programme 1905
-. 1009 91.50 RUS Radio Mir, Novocherkassk (RO) Network ID.
-. 1014 105.40 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., 2 possible tx.
-. 1015 91.50 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Bakhmach/Tynytsya, CHFKRRT, vul. Bakhmatska, 186 (CH). Network ID. 1323
15. 1016 89.40 RUS Marusya FM, Korocha/Behteevka (BE) 1471
-. 1021 104.10 RUS Avtoradio, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) Local ID. 1905
16. 1022 103.20 RUS Russkoye Radio, Zheleznogorsk (KU) Local ID. 1260
17. 1028 96.20 UKR: UA Radio Puls. Lugansk -tx. ”Ukrayinske Radio Puls”. Unlisted in FMList.de. RAL found home for this, TNX!
-. 1029 98.00 RUS Radio Shanson, Kursk/ORTPC (KU) 1342 Network ID.
18. 1030 103.70 RUS Radio Kurs, Kursk/ORTPC (KU) 1342
19. 1034 107.60 RUS Serebryanyi Dozhd, Kursk (KU) Local reclama. 1342
20. 1038 106.20 +RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Kursk/ORTPC (KU) Local reclama, no ID. 1342
21. 1040 107.40 UKR Hit FM – Ukraina, Kramatorsk/vul. Parkova, 16 (DO) Local reclama. 1692
22. 1047 106.20 UKR Radio Relax, Kramatorsk/vul. Parkova, 16 (DO) (ex DJ FM) 1692
23. 1051 107.80 UKR Russkoye radio – Ukraina, Kramatorsk/vul. Parkova, 16 (DO) 1692
-. 1059 106.10 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Kholmy/CHFKRRT (CH) Audio ID, more probable tx. 1241
-. 1059 107.90 UKR Radio Melodiya, Kharkiv/RPTS RA Simon, hotel Kharkiv, vul. Trinklera, 2 (KA) Or Russian Melodiya? ID as Melodiya FM. 1524
24. 1101 106.60 UKR Biznes-Radio 106.6, Kharkiv(KA) Audio ID Radio 106 y 6, Biznes Radio. PS: _BUSINESS_.
-. 1103 106.00 UKR Russkoe Radio Ukraine, Unknown unlisted tx.
25. 1104 103.90 UKR Klassnoe Radio, Kramatorsk/DFKRRT, gora Karachun, vul. Livoberezhna, 699a (DO) 1683
-. 1111 107.70 RUS/UKR Avtoradio, Unknown unlisted tx
-. 1113 106.60 UKR Stylnoye radio Perets FM, Bakhmut/vul. Chajkovskogo, 105 (DO). Local reclama. 1718
-. 1115 103.30 UKR Radio Pyatnytsya (Pyatnitsa), Pokrovsk/DFKRRT, vul. Dnipropetrovska, 1 (DO). 1730
26. 1117 96.90 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Zheleznogorsk (KU) 1260
-. 1124 105.50 RUS Russkoye Radio. Many TX, possibly Stary Oskol/Kazackie Bugry (BE) 1439
27. 1130 99.00 +RUS Zhelezo FM, Zheleznogorsk (KU) Audio ID 1260 FFF
-. 1138 98.80 UKR Retro FM, Pokrovsk/DFKRRT, vul. Dnipropetrovska, 1 (DO) 1730
28. 1140 98.10 RUS Radio Rus, Borisovka (BE) PS logged: RUS 1459
29. 1144 98.80 UKR Retro FM, Pokrovsk/DFKRRT, vul. Dnipropetrovska, 1 (DO). Retro FM 98 y 8 reklama, 1730
-. 1148 97.50 UKR Dorozhnoye Radio [RUS], Donetsk (DO) PS logged: DORO*NOE RADIO DONETSK 97.5 FM REKLAMA (062) 3032663
30. 1155 101.90 RUS Radio Shanson, Zheleznogorsk (KU) 1261
31. 1158 103.00 RUS Retro FM, Orel/ORTPC (OL) Victor confirms the local ad for Orel. 1226
32. 1200 102.30 UKR Khomyak FM, Luhansk/hotel Arena, vul. Khersonska, 7a (LU) ID to check 1760
33. 1200 101.80 UKR Kazachye Radio, Luhansk/vul. 21-go MYUDa, 205p (LU) 1756
-. 1205 105.50 RUS Russkoye Radio. Many TX, possibly Stary Oskol/Kazackie Bugry (BE) 1439

Maybe this dope gave a bit advance…

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Activating new FMDX QTH in Central Finland

After so many missed FM openings during work days, a crazy idea of setting up a Yagi in work has finally come true. Just few steps from Petäjävesi Radio and Telephone Museum, where I do work, is located an amateur radio station OG6M.

The station building is now equipped with a 5 element Yagi and Sony XDR-F1HD (with GTK modification, but currently running without it).

After first test listening the location seemed to be fair for FMDX. The band is surprisingly free from local stations compared to my home QTH, even it is just 27 km away. During the test listening Estonian Radio Elmar 91.7 (372 km / 7.5 kW) could be added to the bandscan (must be a regular station there). Such a distance indicates always good. Only in the next day I happened to hear already first SpE stations in this new QTH during a short opening to Benelux. So no more missed ES openings because of the work! In addition there are many free frequencies, which are blocked in my home QTH. FMDX results from radio museum can be found here.

Central Finland is going to have a thick forest of Yagis, when JJH’s remote station will be rocking and ready, just 8 kilometres from OG6M.

 

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