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Week 26, 2018

Full week in work, except Saturday.

2018-06-25 RUS, ISL, FRO, G, BeNe, F. Monday was a silent day, so not at all Estressful to be in work on a dayafter 😉 Surprisingly second half of Iran vs. Portugal was interrupted by a Komi alert. But this time Vorkuta was alerted also on 88.0 MHz. CCIR reception is not that ordinary, not even from Komi, so it was a sign of something better… The band was weakly open up to 108 MHz, but in this direction are very few stations. Some of the Usinsk transmitters were heard tentatively. As often with Komi, also this time came a mirror reflection to Iceland, which went down to Faroe Islands, Orkney and Scotland. Surprisingly this time it reached even England, the Netherlands, Belgium and finally France!

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
68.60 1910 RUS Radio Rossii, Troitsko-Pechorsk (KO) most probable tx 1558km
69.08 1912 RUS Radio Rossii, Inta (KO) 1695km
100.00 1940 RUS Radio Yugra, Saranpaul (KY) most probable tx 1754km
66.44 1953 RUS Radio Rossii, Ukhta (KO) 1421km
71.06 1958 RUS Radio Rossii, Vuktyl (KO) 1589km
66.38 2011 RUS Radio Rossii, Urdoma/RTPS (AR) 1192km
66.86 2023 RUS Radio Rossii, Kirs/RTPS (KV) or Yakutino VO-tx closer. Both from same AZI. 1113-1480km
66.80 2048 RUS Radio Orfey, Perm (PR) 1750km
66.74 2100 RUS Radio Rossii, Galich (KS) most probable tx 1029km
89.70 2129 ISL(?) K100. UNID-TX. Not listed in FMList or station’s web page. Lonely on the band, FRO?

88.50 2201 G BBC Radio 2, Skriaig (SC-HIL) MULTI TX 1834km
89.00 2204 G BBC Radio 2, Kirkton Mailer (SC-PEK) PI logged: C202 1753km
89.30 2205 G BBC Radio 2, Holme Moss (EN-WYK) PI logged: C202 1872km
89.70 2215 G BBC Radio 2, Tacolneston (EN-NFK) most probable tx PI logged: C202 PS logged: BBC_R2__ 1810km
96.80 2223 HOL NPO 3FM, IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) PI logged: 8203 1680km
95.70 2225 BEL VRT Radio 1, Egem (vlg-wvl) PI logged: 6301 PS logged: RADIO_1_ 1844km
93.70 2227 BEL VRT Radio 2, Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) PI logged: 6302 1824km
93.20 2229 HOL Waterstad FM, Jirnsum/Rijksweg (fri) 1555km
94.70 2230 F France Bleu Nord, Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) 1922km
93.60 2232 HOL Wild FM, Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) 1658km
95.40 2235 HOL BNR Nieuwsradio, Gilze/Prinsenbosch (nbr) 2 TX PI logged: 83D1 PS logged: __BNR___ 1728km
93.30 2238 HOL Radio 10, Breskens/Graansilo Vissershaven (zee) PI logged: 83D2 1797km
91.80 2240 HOL NPO Radio 1, Smilde/Alticom Toren (dre) PI logged: 8201 PS logged: NPO_R1__ 1545km
96.30 2241 HOL Wild FM, Alkmaar/Alticom Mast (nho) PI logged: 86EF PS logged: WILD_FM_ HITRADIO 1639km
96.30 2242 BEL VBRO, Gent/Lieven Bauwens Gebouw (vlg-ovl) 1821km
95.50 2246 HOL BNR Nieuwsradio, Tjerkgaast/Alticom Toren (fri) PI logged: 83D1 1574km
98.80 2251 G BBC Radio 1, Wrotham (EN-KNT) 1948km
96.70 2300 G BBC Radio Kent, Wrotham (EN-KNT) No real ID, BBC mentioned in the news 1948km
98.00 2302 F France Culture, Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) most probable tx PI logged: F202 PS logged: _CULTURE 1922km
96.80 2305 G BBC Radio Cymru, Wenvoe (WA-VGL) BBC 5live -ID. 2103km

2018-06-26 ROU, BUL, SRB, later I and D. Also today a fully silent day, but soon after arriving to dacha, I heard loud pop music from the balcony.. Kiss FM PI code indicated a ROU opening, which started within an half hour. The second round started to Italy mixed with some German.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
103.90 0609 S SR P4, Skellefteå/Prästfäbodsberget TM (vb) 337km
100.00 0634 S SR P3, Skellefteå/Prästfäbodsberget TM (vb) 337km
88.70 1614 ROU Kiss FM, Focsani (VN) PI logged: 515A 1871km
70.31 1620 MDA RFE/RL, Edinet/SRTV (ED) 1596km
70.46 1621 UKR UR 2 Radio Promin’, Khmel’nyts’kyj/KHFKRRT, prosp. Myru, 43 (KM) 1454km
89.00 1639 ROU Radio ZU, Bucuresti (BU) PI logged: E2AA PS logged: Radio_ZU _89,0_FM 2009km
88.10 1641 BUL BNR Horizont, Kavarna/RPS Kaliakra (dob) 2 tx PI logged: 8210 2133km
89.50 1647 ROU Pro FM Dance, Bucuresti/Bul. Pache Protopopescu 109 (BU) PI logged: E019 2008km
90.30 1651 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Silistra/RRS Medžit tabija [NURTS Silistra] (sil) PI logged: 8236 PS logged: __BNR___ _SHUMEN_ 2049km
88.90 1658 BUL BNR Horizont, Royak (vrn) PI logged: 8210 PS logged: HORIZONT 88.9 MHZ TEL.0700 17144 2161km
89.10 1701 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Baneasa/Dobrogea Sud (CT) PI logged: EE01 2057km
90.80 1702 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Tsarevo/Papia [NURTS Ahtopol] (bur) PI logged: 8220 2272km
92.20 1710 F France Musique, multi tx, maybe Nice/Mont Chauve (06) Multi tx, 2392km
90.60 1717 BUL Radio N-Joy, Varna/m. Borovets-RPS Varna (vrn) PI logged: 837E PS logged: N-JOY___ 2157km
90.10 1720 BUL BNR Horizont/BNR Türkçe yayinlar, Shumen/RRTS Venets (shm) PI logged: 8211 PS logged: BNR_____ 2115km
93.00 1722 ROU Radio Trinitas, Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) 2 tx PI logged: E24D 1790km
96.40 1726 ROU Radio Galaxy, Râmnicu Vâlcea/Cozia (VL) PI logged: E068 PS logged: GALAXYFM 1912km

96.90 1728 SRB RTS-Radio Beograd 1, Jastrebac (Srb) RTS mentioned 2141km
96.80 1732 ROU Favorit FM, Bechet/Dabuleni (DJ) PI logged: 9251 PS logged: __vorit_ 2078km
98.40 1734 SRB Max FM, Jagodina/Durdevo brdo (Srb) No ID but tel no. 233 984 2079km
103.80 1738 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Arad/Șiria (AR) PI logged: EE00 PS logged: RRACTUAL 1821km
103.70 1740 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Sibiu/Paltinis (SB) 3 tx PI logged: EE01 1877km
89.30 1927 I Radio Studio Delta, Montescudo/Monte Godio (rn) PI logged: 53FB 2228km
89.50 1927 I RAI Radio1, Bologna/Colle Barbiano (RAI) (bo) MULTI TX PI logged: 5201 PS logged: *Radio1_ 2201km
88.70 1928 I Radio Deejay, Bologna/Colle Barbiano/Via Santa Liberata , 4 (bo) PI logged: 5214 PS logged: __EEJAY_ 2201km
101.80 1930 I Radio 24, Cesena/Lugoraro di Cesena-Via Lugarara (fc) PI logged: 5245 PS logged: ____O_24 2218km
102.00 1930 I Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Montescudo/Frazione Albereto-Via Piana (rn) 5 tx PI logged: 5220 PS logged: R_IT____ 2228km
107.90 1931 I Radio 105, Castel San Pietro Terme/Monte Grande (bo) PI logged: 5211 2209km
98.40 1933 I Radio Budrio, Brisighella/Via Rontana,40 (ra) PI logged: 5089 2216km
97.80 1935 I Radio Piterpan, Galzignano Terme/Monte Gallo (pd) 2104km
96.80 1936 I Radio Stella (Modena), Serramazzoni/Case Mazzoni-Ca’ del Vento (mo) PI logged: 584E PS logged: R.STELLA 2220km
98.70 1937 I Radio Company Easy, Teolo/Monte Grande (pd) 2 tx PI logged: 5359 PS logged: COMPANY_ E_A_S_Y_ 2098km
100.20 1938 I Radio Bruno, Bologna/San Luca/Via Monte Albano, 3 (bo) PI logged: 5E4D PS logged: R.BRUNO_ 2201km
101.00 1939 I Radio Maria, Bologna/Colle Barbiano/Via Santa Liberata , 4 (bo) PI logged: 51CC PS logged: R.MARIA_ 2201km
103.10 1940 I Radio LatteMiele, Serramazzoni/Case Mazzoni-Ca’ del Vento (mo) PI logged: 5355 PS logged: LATMIELE 2220km
103.80 1940 I Radio Bruno, Serramazzoni/Monfestino-Case di Sotto, 6 (mo) PI logged: 534D PS logged: R._B__NO 2219km
104.10 1941 I RDS – Radio Dimensione Suono, Scandiano/Monte Evangelo-Via Bottegaro, 2 (re) 2208km
98.50 1943 D Bayern 3, Wendelstein (bay) PI logged: D313 PS logged: __YE___3 1846km
99.00 1943 I Radio Birikina, Bologna/San Luca-Basilica via San Luca, 36 (bo) PI logged: 536E 2201km
103.10 1944 I Radio Monte Kanate, Pellegrino Parmense/Monte Canate (pr) PI logged: 58A6 PS logged: ASCOLTO_ 2210km
95.70 1946 I RDS – Radio Dimensione Suono, Serramazzoni/Monfestino-Case di Sotto, 6 (mo) MULTI TX PI logged: 5264 PS logged: __RDS_*_ 2219km
94.80 1948 I Radio Deejay, Serramazzoni/Faeto-i Boschi (mo) PI logged: 5214 PS logged: ______Y_ 2221km
93.10 1949 I m2o, Marano sul Panaro/La Lama-Ospitaletto (mo) PI logged: 5233 PS logged: _M_DUE_O 2216km
93.40 1949 I RAI GR Parlamento, Prignano sulla Secchia/San Pellegrinetto (mo) PI logged: 5158 PS logged: RAI_____ 2220km
92.70 1950 I Modena Radio City, Guiglia/Via per Serravalle (mo) PI logged: 5371 PS logged: M*R*CITY 2214km
99.00 1952 I Radio TRV – Tele Radio Veneta, Conco/Rubbietto (vi) 2 tx PI logged: 53EB 2053km
92.10 1957 I RAI Radio1, Viano/Querceto-Ca’ del Vento (RAI) (re) 5 TX PI logged: 5201 PS logged: *Radio1_ 2210km
88.70 2000 D Bayern 2, Grünten (Allgäu) (bay) PI logged: D312 PS logged: Ba_____2 1911km
98.00 2000 I Radio 24, Travo/Pigazzano [25.5] (pc) 2205km
98.70 2000 D SWR1 Baden-Württemberg, Grünten (Allgäu) [bay] (bwü) PI logged: D301 PS logged: _____BW_ 1911km

Log will be updated when recording is checked.

2018-06-27 BUL – ROU – RUS – UKR – BLR – MDA – BIH – I – HRV – HNG – RUS – G – F. The first SpE alert came as early as 0431 UTC, so I decided to have a free day instead of going to work today. Usually early morning ES is promising for the rest of the day. One of the best OIRT (and only OIRT) openings ever was followed by HRV/I up to 108 MHz and a peak to Budapest. In the evening OIRT RUS and late night UK/F, highest noted on 95.8 MHz.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
90.30 0501 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Silistra/RRS Medžit tabija [NURTS Silistra] (sil) PI logged: 8236 PS logged: __BNME__ 2049km
89.00 0520 ROU Radio ZU, Bucuresti (BU) Ascultats la ZU PI logged: E2AA 2009km
70.94 0559 RUS Radio Rossii, Kletskiy/RTPS (VG) most probable tx 1818km
66.83 0600 RUS Radio Rossii, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) 1753km
70.82 0600 RUS Radio Rossii, Borisoglebsk/RTPS (VN) VN px before top of the hour 1585km
70.07 0604 RUS Radio Orfey, Lipetsk/ORTPC (LI) 1382km
72.41 0609 RUS Radio Rossii, Kshenskiy (KU) 1389km
71.51 0613 RUS Militseyskaya Volna, Aleksin (TL) 1111km
67.97 0700 RUS Radio Rossii, Novorossiysk/RTPS Markotskij Hrebet (KD) 2 TX IN KD 2116km
70.28 0709 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Smetanichi/RTPS (GO) 1156km
72.98 0724 UKR Golos Nadiyi, Cherkasy/CHFKRRT, vul. Pal’okhy, 2 (CK) 1504km
67.88 0754 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Pinsk/RTPS Posenichi (BR) 1148km
69.02 0811 UKR Yaskrave Radio, Kyiv/KFKRRT, vul. Dorogozhyts’ka, 10 (KC) ID finally 1371km
69.56 0829 UKR UR 3 Radio Kul’tura, Kryvyj Rih/DFKRRT, vul. Televizijna, 8a (DP) 1696km
70.52 0830 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Odesa/OORTPTS, vul. Fontans’ka doroga, 3 (OD) UR -ID only 1815km
71.57 0855 MDA Vocea Basarabiei, Milestii Mici (IL) Bessarabia direkt 1746km
68.12 0859 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Tomashpil’/Yarishivka (VI) UR Radio Kultura ID 1565km
72.47 0919 UKR Yaskrave Radio, Vinnytsya/VFKRRT, vul. Maksymovycha, 23 (VI) 1485km
88.70 0953 BIH RTRS Radio Republike Srpske, Sarajevo/Trebevic 2 (srp) 2126km
93.60 0955 UNID “more music” jingle between the songs
89.50 1000 I RTL 102.5, Casacalenda/Contrada Cerro del Ruccolo (cb) 2413km
87.50 1003 I Radionorba, Casacalenda/Contrada Cerro del Ruccolo (cb) 2413km
88.70 1003 BIH Radio Antena Tešanj/Trebačko brdo znc 2044 km commercial for Jelah with city code 032.
89.10 1010 HRV Radio Kaj, Novi Marof/Gornje Makojišce-Sedlinski vrh (vz) 1908km
89.60 1011 BIH Radio HIT, Majevica/Udrigovo (srp) ID as Mog(?) Radio Brcko 2026km
89.70 1016 HRV HRT-HR 1, Biokovo/Sveti Jure (st) PI logged: C201 PS logged: HRT-HR_1 2199km
90.20 1016 HRV Radio Vallis Aurea, Požega/Kamen (pz) PI logged: C469 1973km
100.10 1020 HRV Bjelovarsko-bilogorski Radio (BBR), Moslavacka Gora/Humka (sk) PI logged: C308 PS logged: BBR100.1 1957km

107.30 1026 I R101, Ancona/Forte Montagnolo-Via del Golfo (an) MULTI TX 2241km
107.30 1026 HRV Otvoreni Radio, Celevac (zd) 3 TX PI logged: C205 PS logged: OTVORENI 2122km
96.40 1038 HNG Rádió 1, Budapest – Gellért-hegy (Bud) Audio ID too PI logged: B417 PS logged: RADIO_1_ 1717km
99.50 1044 HRV Novi Radio (Dakovo), Dakovo/Mandicevac-Vinarija (os) PI logged: C427 1960km
67.04 1656 RUS Radio Rossii, Bobrov/RTPS (VN) most probable tx 1539km
70.67 1657 RUS Radio Rossii, Veshenskaya/RTPS Kalininskiy (RO) most probable tx 1754km
71.90 1657 RUS Radio Rossii, Boguchar/RTPS (VN) most probable tx 1668km
70.28 1700 RUS Radio Rossii, Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy/RTPS (RO) 1826km
67.97 1814 RUS Radio Rossii, Novorossiysk/RTPS Markotskij Hrebet (KD) 2 tx both in KD 2116km

Log will be updated when recording is checked.

2018-06-28
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
88.70 0548 FIN Radio City, Tampere – Tammerfors/Särkänniemi-Laiturikatu 13, n (pi) 143km (tropo)

2018-06-29
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
96.80 1555 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Utsjoki/Karigasniemi-Ailigas (la) No ID, merisäätä (sea wx rpt) 771km (meteor)

Suviseuraradio (temp.) started on June 25, 2018, blocking 89.3, 91.8, 95.7 (which was free less than 24 hours after Radio Gospel), 95.9 and 105.4. In addition morning scatter brought Mikkeli 93.4 MHz with RDS.

Aito Kajaus Plus started in Jyväskylä on June 27, 2018 around 07 UTC. A day before 91.8 MHz Pihtipudas appeared on the band.

19 June 2017: evening opening from TUR to Wales

Again a relatively good opening, best moments were for Czechia and Hungary, when some stations beated local transmitters! So far this season has been extremely good, till today total number of my logs is 377. Compared to full seasons 2016 (417) and 2014 (566) it can be that this will be the best ever, at least if July won’t be totally silent. 2013 (364) and 2015 (324) are not totally comparable, because I was off in August. Visual log here.

8 June 2017: BIH, CZE, POL, D, AUT, later Benelux, G, F with DNK!

From the bed to the band. Morning opening was already going on at 0550 UTC on lower band, bringing Bosnian, Czechia, Poland, Germany and Austria. Mostly basic stations. I had to leave QTH for 40 minutes, between 0640-0720 UTC, and when driving, I enjoyed the selection of songs CRo 1 on 89.7, including “I wasn’t expecting it now”. Fits perfectly to the feeling 🙂 The band closed a bit after I came back, afterwards it was annoying to notice an arab on blind recording which I roughly changed to the other frequency, because the signal was “too weak”.. Next time then!

An hour later the strongest BBCs appeared and soon band was open to BeNeLux. Next 30 minutes of DNK MUF 108 were definitely the best half an hour of my DX history! It is pretty rare to have a widely open band for such a short distance (1100-1200 km!)

Guys in Utö pedition described today as “second best day ever in Utö” which is not hard to believe!

My personal visual log is here: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2017-06-08&omid=1183

 

 

6 June 2017: small F opening, new MS country

Late night conditions indicate usually a morning start. DX Sherlock looked fine in the morning, and soon French stations faded in. The highest noted frequency was 94.5 MHz. Not long lasting opening, all gone before I even left to work around 0730 UTC. Blind recording (95.7 MHz) during work day was practically empty, except multiple meteors. In one of them bright id as “Radio Een” brought new heard MS country BEL! In the evening some Komi on OIRT. Identified stations visually: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2017-06-06&omid=1183

Today’s highlights (once again)

New meteor country BEL (clip: Radio 1)
A new-for-me French station Sweet FM

5 June 2017: from BEL to BUL

For 2 hours short-lasting but strong reflections from West to East Europe, very difficult to follow and MUF was moving 80-100-80-100-80 continuously. Band was silent for 5 minutes, and open for another 5 minutes, then same again.. Still one new-for-me station Ritmo 80 from Bari on 87.8. Bari needs a bit overlong skip (2453 km) which happens every now and then during weak Balkan openings. Maybe Adriatic sea and tropospheric ducting helps a bit!?

Full log here: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2017-06-05&omid=1183


24 May 2017: OIRT Russia and Benelux, F and D

First WhatsApp alert came already around 9.00 local time from TV Voice on 65.75 MHz, but conditions didn’t start yet. After full 7 hours work day next alert came during my way home, and made me push gas pedal a bit deeper. It took some time to open the rx, because a (wanted) guest arrived to dacha just a bit after me, bringing a bike I bought.

 

Finally to the balcony, a fading OIRT opening offered many GTRK stations during the regional window 1510-1559 UTC, with shorter skip to Belarus. After 16 UTC another opening started suddenly bringing stations from Benelux and nearby, unfortunately it was very short.. Today’s personal log can be found here. 48 logs so far are an average start for this season!

Today’s highlights:

Radio Latina 101.2 MHz (LUX) broadcasting in Portuguese(!)
A new-for-me GTRK station “Chuvash Radio”

ES July 31 and August 1-5

After a flop July ES seems to be activating little by little. On July 31, morning conditions offered some UKR and MDA on OIRT. Highest log was Radio Shanson with rolling RDS on 88.8 MHz. Next day continued with OIRT conditions to Komi. Conditions were good, also Radio Rossii transmitters listed as 100 W and 400 W were audible, but unfortunately there is nothing much to hear from Komi under 100 MHz. All signals disappeared around 0900 UTC, so I couldn’t confirm, if GTRK Komi-Gor has a regional bulletin from 0910 to 1000 UTC.. maybe next time!

On August 2, surprisingly good evening opening to Benelux and France up to 108 MHz for one hour, with some double hop to Spain! (NB: Could have been prelonged Tropo over Bay of Biskaya too!). Spain will be difficult to identify, but guys on South-Western coast had better condx towards Iberian peninsula! Only some of the Spanish signals reached inner Finland. From France mostly networks as France Inter, Fun Radio, MFM, Nostalgie and NRJ. From Belgium Radio Contact and a new-for-me network Joe FM.

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During inactive July many of us have found new hobbies: sailing, fishing, stamp collecting or picking up berries and mushrooms (it’s the best season now for them!). In this picture you can see some of 20-30 porcinos (penny buns) under my old abandoned Alfa Romeo, which seems to be optimal athmosphere for such a mushroom (enough humid and probably soon rusty!)

July 4th brought no conditions at all, but MUF was 108 literally next day, just after midnight on the South Coast. Unfortunately the best skip didn’t reach inner Finland, but some low band stations were audible for short time (i.e tentatively RAI 87.8).

July 5th, the summer meeting day started with 30 minutes OIRT conditions in the morning to UKR/BLR. A new-for-me station Svitle Radio Emmanuel 67.82 ided. Last time night conditions trigged super day June 8, this time we were expecting a little bit more than this, but even MUF 74 is good compared to MUF24.

November Pirate DX

Dark nights, long dusk mornings and twilight are good for AMDX. Nothing much on BC-bands, but pirate bands offer always something new to catch. Snow has reached Central Finland on November 15th.

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Log 8.11.-15.11.

3009 14.11. 2239- BLR: Integral Radio, Minsk. Antoi raportteja, QSO Barhan. Konekivääritahdilla “Eta Integral Radio Minsk” raporttien alkuun. Nimi aukeni vasta Barhanin vastauksesta.
3009 14.11. 2212- RUS: Barkaz, Lipetsk 3-i raion. Välillä on vaikea erottaa kumpaa mainituista asemista kutsutaan ja kumpi kutsuu, kun venäjä ei taitu niin paljon. Tässä kohti selkeä aloitus “Nashe stantsii Barkaz..”. Raportti Granitille Luganskiin ja taisi kutsua vasta-asemaa Sampalitia(?) Voronezhista. Muita taajuudella raportin saaneita olivat Albatros, Tishina Luganskista, ja Kolektiv. Kaikki QSOt ei tulleet läpi, mikä vaikeutti entisestään seuraamista.
3009 14.11. 2246- RUS: Proton, Kursk. QSO Barkaz.
3053 14.11. 2142- KAZ(?): Astana. Aseman nimi oli Astana, mutta eri asia onko sitten kazakki.. Tambovilaisia huterampi kuuluvuus sopisi kyllä semmoiseen.
3053 14.11. 2147- RUS: Radio Planeta, Tambov.
3053 14.11. 2148- RUS: Radiostantsiya Kurier, Tambov. Moskova ja Keski-Venäjä on kolmatta piiriä (3-i raion).
3053 14.11. 2143- RUS: Radiostantsiya Pokhtakor? Luultavasti venäläinen tämäkin.
3053 14.11. 2156- RUS(?): Radio Propko? “..rabota Radio Propko..” erottui.
3060 14.11. 2325- RUS: Bulvar Radio, Orjol.
3095 13.11. 2013- RUS: Radio Standard, Ryazan. Selkeää idailua vahvasti “Govorit Radio Standard, gorod Ryazan(?)”. Kestojutunjuurena säätiedot näillä asemilla.
3095 13.11. 1957- RUS: Radiostantsiya Teremok, Belgorod.
3115 13.11. 1938- UKR: Veteran, Donetsk. Kusolla tämäkin, vasta-asemista ei ottanut tolkkua.
3135 14.11. 2316- RUS: Kommers, Voronezh. QSO Inspektor
3903 15.11. 2013- HOL: Radio Alice. Ensimmäistä kertaa kuuluvilla täällä. Tämän taajuuden seutu on usein häiriöinen ja ihmeellistä rousketta oli nytkin tarpeeksi, mutta ID:t tulivat juuri ja juuri läpi. Musiikki ajoittain ihan kuunneltavasti.
3930 13.11. 2221- UKR: Radio Evropa, Donetsk. Ja rokki soi. Vastasi e-kortilla ennen kuin ehdin varsinaisesti raportoidakaan (livenä chattiin antamieni kuuluvuustietojen perusteella).
5800 15.11. 1940 HOL: Zender Akenzo, Zwolle. Painoi reippaat S9+20dB stabiilisti.
6213 14.11. 1547- HOL: Radio 42. Saunaillan alkumainingeissa kuului uusi hollantilainen. Monikielistä idailua eurooppalaisilla valtakielillä koneäänellä.
6235 8.11. 0945-1050 HOL: Radio Casanova, Winterswijk (Ge). Paljon muuta ei sitten kuulunutkaan antennitestin aikana. Noh, kaiketi Cupido kuppaisesti kuuskolmenollaviis.
6290 14.11. 1530- HOL: Ronalisa Radio, Emmen. Aiemmin kuulemani Ronnie AM on tämän nimialias.
6319 8.11. 1505- CZE/POL: Radio Goofy. Chatin mukaan näillä nurkilla piti olla Cosmic Radio, mutta enemmän jinglet tuntuvat Goofylta. Jäljet johtavat Carolinen sylttytehtaalle Tsekin ja Puolan rajalle. Ekaa kertaa kuulen tällä nimellä. Cosmic tosiaan ei kuulunut tänne asti.
10460 13.11. 0639-0705 RUS: (Alexey) Kilowatt, Krasnodar. Mode LSB. Kusoringin aktiivisin ja selkeimmin idaava, sekä Alexeyn kanssa että ilman. Vasta-asemina mm. UKW, Antena 2 ja Sajuz. Mahdollisesti myös Kropotkin ja Rostova. Katsotaan saisiko näiltä verifiointeja…

QSL from the Netherlands, Radio Casanova, Winterswijk (Ge.)

QSL Radio Casanova-2 Jan Mikael
QSL from Ukraine: Radio Evropa, Donetsk

Radio Evropa QSL

 

 

07 & 08 July 2015

July 7th was a good day for FMDXers, all day long. I was not at home, but here are some loggings by Janne in Jyväskylä (30 km SE from me). Jim from Bromarv (South-West Finland) reports:

0930 utc aloitettiin puolen tunnin Ranskakelillä, mukana myös Galician kulma. 1120-1200 utc oli vuorossa lisää Ranskaa, muf 108. Ranska rysähti kunnon menoon taas 1410-1450 utc, muf koko ajan 108. 1715-1735 tykitti vuorostaan Venäjän Balakovo muffin 108:aan. Ja lopuksi 1900 utc vielä vartti Romaniaa ja Bulgariaa, muffi noin 97 megaa.

July 8th was even better, at least what comes to the amount of loggings. Janne’s results can be seen here. My personal log is here. We both got around 10 new stations.

Denmark is a rarity here

Denmark is a rarity here

I was not at home 0839-1207 UTC, so I missed the ROU/MDA/TUR opening. We were visiting the old church of Petäjävesi that belongs to the UNESCO world heritage list. This year is the 250th anniversary.

Petäjävesi old church

Petäjävesi old church

On the way we stopped on Radio and Telephone Museum which is always an interesting pit stop. Petäjävesi is located 37 km from Uurainen.

Some of the receivers in the museum were for sale

Some of the receivers in the museum were for sale

July 9th we visited Aviation Museum in Tikkakoski (15 km from here).

Old Finnish planes

Old Finnish planes

It has also a small exhibition of military receivers and transmitters.

Transceiver used in Fokker planes

Transceiver used in Fokker planes

26 Jun 2015: Germany, France, Czech Republic, Ireland, Benelux

All day long ES was trying on low band, and lots of UNID stations were noted at various times. Around 11 UTC I heard 88.9 RTL Luxemburg, 88.7 Chérie FM and 89.7 France Musiques. Juha heard Spain around 12 UTC. A bit later Radio Dallas Loisirs from France showed the RDS on 89.1 MHz, unfortunately only music was audible. Around 1515 UTC I heard that someone was talking loudly upstairs in German. Obviously Sony XDR had caught a foreign signal on an empty frequency. Also RDS was seen on the screen (MDR_SACH). During a quick bandscan the highest log was 106 MHz. That was the beginning of the best conditions this summer, which were favorable to Germany and France with some Czech stations. This opening lasted for more than 2 hours, with Maximal Useful Frequency (MUF) 108 MHz most of the time. After a 30-minute-long break the conditions started again, this time to the British Isles. Exceptionally Ireland was heard too. MUF was up to 100 MHz but only few stations on the band. Later 1924-1945 UTC we had Benelux on low band. Waiting for more to come tomorrow!!!

Janne’s visual log for today (Jyväskylä)

J-M’s visual log for today (Uurainen)

French Radio Liberté came strong with it's 200W

French Radio Liberté came strong with it’s 200W

RTÉ's 2nd network was new to me.

RTÉ’s 2nd network was new to me.

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