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Week 46, 2017

648 13.11. 0100 G: Radio Caroline, Orfordness
1368 13.11. 0226 IRN: Radio Golestan, Gorgan.

#1253 verified BC station: SVN: Radio Maribor 93.1 MHz (Sporadic E)

#1254 

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Week 45, 2017

Conditions on MW and 48 mb have been weaker this weekend, someone called situation as ”normal” 😛

1300 06.11. 0700 USA: WOOD Grand Rapids MI. Even basic yankees are difficult in my QTH..
1350 07.11. 0541 ARG: Radio Buenos Aires
1629 11.11. 1900 GRC: Delta Radio Giannitsa. Gave number 694 884 4444.
1629 12.11. 1600 GRC: Radio Anatolia, Kilkis. ”Akoute Makedonias, stathmos Anatolia 1629”
1650 11.11. 2315 HOL: Monte Carlo Radio
1663 11.11. 2045 SRB: Romeo Radio Beograd. S5.
6265 11.11. 1730 D: Radio Uferlos.

#220 verified free radio station: Radio Titanic 6261 kHz, now all 9 Dutch provinces are QSLed!

#221 verified free radio station: Radio Zwarte Bizon 1646 kHz (HOL: 122, KG: 95, MG: 30)

#1249 verified BC station: Tele Radio Veneta 99.0 MHz (Sporadic E)

#1251 verified BC station: MDR Sachsen-Anhalt 94.9 MHz (meteor reflection)

#1252 verified BC station: Radio Nord 92.1 MHz (Sporadic E)

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Global HF Weekend November 3-5, 2017

Global HF Weekend started Friday night and runs through Sunday. Propagation has been good and some transatlantic stations are heard on both sides of the ”lake”. Possible schedules will be posted: http://hobbybroadcasting.blogspot.fi/ so have an eye for it!

Some logs from Uurainen, KP22RL:

1278 4.11. 1432 J: RKB Radio. Own ID.  Sport program was //1440.
1539 5.11. 1429 CHN: CNR Golmud
1611 4.11 2200 HOL: Radio Twentana
1629 4.11 1715 HOL: Zender Edelkampioen.
1632 4.11. -2258 HOL: Radio Polydor closing down this time
1646 4.11. 1649-1651 HOL: Zwarte Bizon.
1654 4.11 1700 HOL: Relmus Radio announced to be from Ameland. S9.
1655 1.11. 1945- HOL: Radio Batavier.
1684 1.11. 1753- SRB: Radio Balkan, Beograd area.
1705 4.11. 1920 SRB: Kolorado. QSO with other Serbian.
6225 4.11. 1534 D: Clinic Radio
6235 4.11. 1625-1630 F: Radio Waves International
6261 5.11. 1606 D(?): Radio Titanic. ID 1615 UTC. CD 1623.
6285 3.11. 1630-1710 HOL: Mohammed Radio Amsterdam. Smells like (Johnny) Tobacco
6285 4.11. 2330 HOL: Radio Romsdalen, Swedish music, said to be from Sweden (tobacco factory)
6290 1.11. 1549-1615 HOL: Radio Dolfijn. New-for-me at least with this name.
6295 3.11 1715 HOL: Pioneer AM. Nonstop music as usually, confirmed by chat.
6315 1.11. 1615- CZE: Radio Goofy.
6325 5.11. 1600 G: LittleFeat Radio, s6-7 as its’ best but deep fading.
6450 4.11. 1551-1623 HOL: Readymix. Rocks, greetings, ID and closing down.
6940 4.11 2120 USA: Wolverine Radio. USB mode.
6950 4.11 1500 I: Enterprise Radio.
7395 4.11. 1215 HOL: EDMR (verified by chat). Carrier + some audio with 10 W.

#218 verified free radio station: Balkan Radio from Serbia

#219 verified free radio station: Radio Twentana 1611 kHz (HOL: 120, KG: 94, MG: 29)

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Sept 1, 2017: SpE from Balkan to France

A late-season-opening after a long silent period, lasting for 4 hours. This was the first time during my FMDX history when I have logged something in September, though there has been missed openings even in mid September.. Thanks to this pretty good opening, the total number of season’s logs reached 500. Full log will come here: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2017-09-01&omid=1183&band=ALL&target=ALL&rxin=ALL

Couple of new-for-me receivers are already waiting for the autumn..

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Pirate Hunt 2017 results

SWL, QTH, home country, points

1. Risto Harjula, Raisio/Paimio/(Twente-SDR), Finland 70
2. Jouni Kilpinen, remote-QTH in FIN, Finland 63
3. Kari Kallio, Twente-SDR/(Bedford-SDR), Finland 47
4. Klaus Fuchs, Idar-Oberstein, Germany 43
5. Jan-Mikael Nurmela, Uurainen, Finland 35
6. David SWL, Sarrable, France 33
7. Janne Heinikangas, Jyväskylä, Finland 27
8. Patrick Robic, Leibnitz, Austria 26
Michel, 115 km south from Bordeaux, France 26
10. Alan Pennington, Longton (Lancashire), UK 19
11. Kari Helopaltio, Perttula, Finland 15
12. Lennart Weirell, Västerås, Sweden 9
13. Claudio Tagliabue, Vertemate con Minoprio, Italy 7
14. Hans-Joachim Pellin, Lübz, Germany 6
15. Ismo Kauppi, Lohja, Finland 5
16. Jim Helicaster, Valdosta, Georgia, USA 4
17. Timo Klimoff, Pori, Finland 2

-Participation from 8 countries
-WREC and Radio Enterhaken were relayed by same station = only 1 point
-German relays via Key Channel Radio = only 1 point
-Total: 102 different stations were logged between 14 and 16 April 2017!

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Logs for May 2017

01.05. 15690 1115 D: Radio Farda, Biblis. Lähettää tässä 05.30-16.00 UTC
01.05. 17755 1230 ROU: RRI Tiganesti. Romanialaista musiikkia, mutta juonto kiinaksi yllätti.
02.05. 17615 1310 ARS: BSKSA Riyadh. Koraanikanavan releointia vahvasti 16 metrin aaltoalueella. Taajuus voi olla myös 17625 kHz. SW.infon mukaan asema on tähän aikaan äänessä molemmilla taajuuksilla, ja tarkkaa taajuutta onkin mahdoton päätellä jälkikäteen nettitietojen avulla. Nämä vihjetason asemat on nimittäin kuunneltu roskalavalta löydetyllä analogisella Hitachi TRK-5030E:llä, joka tuli varsin vähällä vaivalla kuntoon. Radio on 1970-luvun puolivälin matkaradio, ja sentyyppisillä ovat monet varmaan DX-nousukaudella ahkerasti harrastaneet.
02.05. 15370 1615 CVA: Radio Vaticana, Santa Maria di Galeria. Paavillisia asioita venäjäksi.
02.05. 11810 1710 ROU: RRI Tiganesti. Häirikköaseman kainalossa englanniksi mm. Ukrainan euroviisuista.
02.05. 918 1957 E: Radio Inter, Madrid. Probably with ERTU in Arabic. SVN off air tonight!
05.05. 15220 1007 CHN: CRI Kashi-Saibagh. Kiinan terveydenhuollosta ohjelmassa ”Mai Kina” unkariksi.
05.05. 15130 1132 ROU: RRI Galbeni. Englanninkielinen lähetys.
05.05. 15390 1330 D: Athmeeya Yatra Radio, Nauen. Tangkhulinkielistä rukoilua.
05.05 15160 1347 ROU: RRI Tiganesti. Venäjäksi. ”Vy efire Inter Radio Romania”.
05.05. 11910 1425 ROU: RRI Tiganesti. ”Europäischen presseschau” (eurotopics.net) & ”Volksmusik”.
05.05. 11790 1500 CHN: CRI Urumqi. Venäjänkielisen ohjelman aloitus uutisin.
05.05. 11700 1503 PHL: Vatican Radio, Palauig-Zambales. Tamilinkielinen lähetys pienen nopean feidin kera.
06.05. 6135 0155 BOL: Radio Santa Cruz. ”Radio Santa Cruz, desde Santa Cruz de la Sierra”. QRM UNID carrier.
06.05. 514 0220 EST: GO Ämari.
06.05. 432 0225 EST: G Ämari.
06.05. 398 0230 FIN: ESS Esse.
06.05. 397 0230 EST: UM Tartu. Weak under ESS.
06.05. 365 0235 FIN: VS Tampere/Vesilahti.
06.05. 1539 2130 UAE: tent. Asianet Radio. Testing here! Unclear ID’s and announcements.
07.05. 1467 1949 F: TWR Polska, Roumoules.
16.05. 15130 1015 ROU: RRI Tiganesti. Ranskaksi 19 metrillä.
20.05. 11950 1330 ROU: RRI Galbeni. Kotimaanohjelman releointia, mainio kuuluvuus.
22.05. 13635 0813 TUR: TRT Emirler. Turkinkielistä ohjelmaa, ID ”Türkiyenin Sesi Radyosu”. Demokratia oli tapetilla. Kuului täällä puhtaammin kuin 25 metrillä (3-4).

Another kind of loggings will follow… Aside of DX catches, I like to give an idea to our international readers, where (in which kind of country) these catches are maden! So here it comes – just a quick view to some of our colourful birds seen this spring in my QTH garden.

An European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) has stayed here all winter long, which is pretty rare here in 62.5 degrees North. At the moment they are more numerous, because Southern European tourists have arrived!


Photo by André Karwath aka Aka – Oma teos, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=97455

Instead these guys (Turdus philomelos) have been probably in Iberian peninsula all winter long! A song thrush was identified on April 30, 2017 in the garden, unfortunately only passing-by.


Photo by Andreas Trepte – Oma teos, CC BY-SA 2.5, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22435708

The common chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs) is said to be second most common bird in Finland (must be millions!). The male is brightly coloured with a blue-grey cap and rust-red underparts. Some of them can be seen in Central Finland all year around, but usually they fly to Southern Scandinavia or Western Europe for the coldest season. ”Old people” use to say it takes ”half a month to the summer” after seeing first chaffinch of the year. Since female chaffinchs arrive a bit after the males, and I have seen already a week ago a female chaffinch in the garden, we can say that summer 2017 has officially begun in the dacha!


Photo by Thermos – Oma teos, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11534029

Eurasian blue tit (Cyanistes caeruleus, syn. Parus caeruleus) is easily recognisable by its blue and yellow plumage and its size. Central Finland belongs to the northernmost regions, where it lives regularly.


Photo by © Francis C. Franklin / CC-BY-SA-3.0, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=37675470

Blackbird (Turdus merula) is a common guest in dacha!


Photo by Malene Thyssen (User:Malene) – This image was copied from da:Billede:Solsort.jpg on the Danske Wikipedia.date/timeusernameresolutionsizeedit summary21. jul 2004 kl. 22:30Malene300x22377974(Bedre foto af solsort)8. okt 2003 kl. 09:38Malene302x21318437(Foto af solsort), CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=650945

The great tit (Parus major) is a distinctive bird with a black head and neck, prominent white cheeks, olive upperparts and yellow underparts. It lives here all around the year.


Photo by JMN, QTH balcony October 2, 2015

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Mayday, mayday!

April is (hopefully) the last winter month and May should be the first summer month! There are already signs of summer 🙂

So it’s time to switch off AM radios and turn to FM. Actually the Sporadic E season 2017 has been opened in South-Western Finland already in the end of April, so there she comes, once again!

A bunch of reports are still unsent, because of work, running from car dealer to another, garden work and other secondary duties. Here are still some QSLs from ”Antique Modulation”:

DX COUNTRY #145: Canal A de Radio Nacional de Angola 4950 kHz

FREE RADIO QSL #215: Radio Saturnus (HOL)

FREE RADIO QSL #216: Pirate Station Klabautermann (D)

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Easter Pirate Hunting

P.P.P Pirate Hunt 2017 contest is over, this time only three pretty intensive days with bad or average conditions. Last time 5 days in row were a bit too much, they say! Some logs of the contest will be seen here. Thank you for all participants and keep the logs coming on till the deadline (end of April)! A special thanks for listeners who have promoted the event and of course to the stations. Some free radios have even promised a special QSL for this event!

Personal log for Monday 17-04-2017
6320 kHz 0730-1010 Radio Enterhaken, maybe a relay from Scandinavia
6285 kHz 1825- HOL: Radio Telstar International. s9++
1640 kHz -1900 RUS: UNID songs and announcement. Signing off at 19 UTC.
1670 kHz 1920 HOL: Speedy Gonzales (Mexicano)


Free QSL #212: Radio Piraña Internacional, South American QTH 6930 kHz (only 10 watts)


Free QSL #213: Radio Professor Sickbock, Vroomshoop (Ov.) 1640 kHz


Free QSL: Enterprise Radio, Italy 6310 kHz

Free QSL #214: EDMR European Music Radio, Nijmegen (Ge.) 4970 kHz



 

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Pirate Hunt 2017


Pirate hunt ”Pongaa Piraatti Pääsiäisenä” 2017 will be held during Easter 2017 (celebrated in Finland on April 14th – 16th). We try to keep rules simple:

  • log as many PIRATE station as possible between April 14th 0000 UTC and April 16th 2359 UTC
  • all bands are accepted but only stations without license are counted (no relays by legal stations) Stations with many names shall be counted only once.
  • ID has to be heard or identification should be otherwise confirmed
  • post your full logs on forum (http://bbs.fmdx.tk/index.php?topic=436.0), FMDX.tk Facebook group or by e-mail staff @ radioaktiiviset.info, during or after the contest (but until April 30th, 2017)
  • participating is free for anyone and all participants will receive a diploma later
  • results will be published in May

Pongaa piraatti pääsiäisenä 2017 is organized by a local radio club Sisä-Suomen Radioaktiiviset (Radioactives of Middle Finland)

A warm welcome!

Radioactives/Radioaktiiviset

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Logs for March 2017 from JJH in Jyväskylä

Here is log for March 2017 – Jyväskylä Finland KP22TF

Mar 01.

0429 1540 USA: KXEL Waterloo IA

Mar 02.

0601 1557 G: BBC Lancashire, Oxcliffe

Mar 03.

1730 1548 G: City Talk, Liverpool

Mar 06.

1602 1026 G: BBC Jersey, Trinity
1607 1116 G: BBC Guernsey, Saint Peter Port
1626 1332 G: BBC Wiltshire, Lacock
1637 1413 G: BBC Gloucestershire, Bourton-on-the-Water

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