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Week 42 by JJH

By the beginning of the week (14. Oct), early in the morning there were reasonable signals from Canada (check of my previous post from 22utc). A little later in the morning, the signals increased further until the sunrise destroyed TA contacts.

17. October 2019

Nothing super special today. Some Latin American stations in the morning, mostly from Argentina. One new for me was ZNS-1 Radio Bahamas. Later some high power U.S. stations from West Coast.

0501 870 ARG LRA1 Radio Nacional, Buenos Aires/General Pacheco
0700 1540 BAH ZNS-1 Radio Bahamas, Nassau/South Beach
0708 1520 USA KKXA Classic Country, Snohomish

…and some UTE stations logged as well, NDB beacons.

0749 432 FIN AKU, Ivalo / Akujärvi
0739 328 FIN KIT, Kittilä
0745 390 S PAJ, Pajala
0747 404 FIN Y, Kemi-Tornio / Ketolanperä

16. October 2019

0419 1330 CJYM Rosetown SK

15. October 2019

0426 1150 USA: WHBY Newstalk 1150, Kimberly WI
0530 1420 USA: WOC Talkradio 1420, Davenport IA
0550 1360 USA: WMOB 1360 AM, Mobile AL
0603 1470 USA: WMBD Peoria IL
0618 1650 USA: KCNZ 1650 The Fan, Cedar Falls IA
0623 1630 USA: KCJJ The Mighty 1630, Iowa City IA
0632 1270 USA: WLIK Newport TN
0644  880 USA: WCBS Newsradio 880, New York NY
0659 1180 USA: WHAM NewsRadio 1180, Rochester NY

14. October 2019 (Time is in UTC)

0344 1000 USA: KOMO Seattle WA
0419 1280 USA: WWTC The Patriot, Minneapolis MN (220 from North America)
0423  730 CAN: CHMJ AM730, Vancouver BC
0425  770 CAN: CHQR Calgary AB
0430  850 USA: KOA The Voice of Colorado, Denver CO
0439 1380 USA: KRKO Everett WA
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Week 41 by JJH

AM conditions have gradually improved for the TA contacts. Nothing special yet but some good signals from USA and Canada in 12.10.2019. Also lot of stations from Latin America.  Lot of unidentified stations but below is some of identified…

 

13. October 2019 (Time is in UTC)

Some good TA signals to great lakes from 04utc to 07utc. Nothing special, but one new for me: WMBD

0428 1580 CAN: CKDO Oshawa ON
0431 670 USA: WSCR 670 CBS Sport Radio, Chicago IL
0436 840 USA: WHAS Newsradio 840, Louisville KY
0453 1220 USA: WHKW AM 1220 The Word, Cleveland OH
0505 1540 USA: KXEL Waterloo IA
0700 1470 USA: WMBD Peoria IL (219 from North America)
0701 1500 USA: KSTP SKOR North – ESPN Skor North, Saint Paul MN
2200 1400 CAN: CBG CBC Radio 1, Gander NL
2204  930 CAN: CJYQ KIXX Country, Saint John’s NL
2207  950 CAN: CKNBCampbelltonNB
2221 1030 USA: WBZ Newsradio 1030, Boston MA
12. October 2019

0351 1548 G: City Talk, Liverpool

0357  918 E: Radio Inter, Madrid

0402  860 CLM: W Radio, Valledupar

0414 1500 USA: WFED Washington D.C.

0424 1090 USA: WBAL Newsradio 10-90, Baltimore MD

0456 1120 USA: KMOX St. Louis MO

0459 1210 USA: WPHT Talk Radio 12-10, Philadelphia PA

 

 

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Week 40, Janne Heinikangas JJH

 

4. October 2019 (Time is in UTC)

 

AM season is starting and few TA signals received this morning. Mainly highpower stations from Colorado. Also good signals from British Isles. New for me was BBC Radio Norfolk. Antennas and receivers are up and running. First snowfall today in central parta of Finland. Oh my!

 

Logs:

0311 855  G    BBC Radio Norfolk, Postwick

0345 1510  USA    KCKK 93.7 The Rock, Littleton CO

0402 1040 USA WHO NewsRadio 1040, Des Moines IA

0407  850 USA    KOA The Voice of Colorado, Denver CO

 

QSL’s

Got some verifications for last year reports:

USA WMGE Dry Branch GA 1660

USA WQLR Kalamazoo MI 1660

CAN CJEU Gatineau QC 1670

USA WLAC Nashville TB 1510

USA KMOX St. Louis MO 1120

USA WBAL Baltimore MD 1090

USA KNWC Sioux Falls SD 1270

USA WSB Atlanta GA 750

 

…and live reply from BBC Radio Norfolk

Hello!!!

Receiving you loud and clear this end!

Great to have you with us! What a nice hobby to have. Finland is on my bucket list to visit.

Have a lovely day

Anna

xxx

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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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JJH: AM Season 2018-2019 (Full Log)

Janne Heinikangas
Jyväskylä & Petäjävesi
Logs: 2018 – 2019

New stations:

USA: 93
CAN: 36
ALS: 9
HWA: 2
Total: 140
Alltime: 216 (all time log)

FQCTRCALLCITYStateUTCDate
550USAKARIBlaineWA132924.12.18
550USAWGRBuffaloNY055616.01.19
560USAKMONGreat FallsMT131527.12.18
560CANCFOSOwen SoundON062513.01.19
570USAKVISeattleWA130124.12.18
570USAWSYRSyracuseNY042719.01.19
580CANCFRAOttawaON061424.11.18
590CANVOCMSaint John’sNL042101.11.18
590USAKXSPOmahaNE092824.12.18
600CANCJWWSaskatoonSK065824.11.18
600CANCKATNorth BayON065313.12.18
600USAWMTCedar RapidsIA063024.01.19
610USAWTELPhiladelphiaPA042220.02.19
620CANCKRMReginaSK081223.12.18
630CANCFCOChatham-KentON091614.12.18
630CANCHEDEdmontonAB130424.12.18
640CANCFMJRichmond HillON071424.11.18
640USAKFILos AngelesCA071014.12.18
650ALSKENIAnchorageAK115404.11.18
650USAWSMNashvilleTN072213.12.18
670USAWSCRChicagoIA043713.12.18
680CANCJOBWinnipegMB055421.10.18
680ALSKBRWBarrowAK125804.11.18
680USAWCBMBaltimoreMD055714.12.18
680USAKNBRSan FransiscoCA054426.02.19
680USAWRKOBostonMA055909.03.19
690CANCKGMMontrealQC065713.12.18
700CANCJLICalgaryAB061502.11.18
700USAWLWCincinnatiOH050313.12.18
710USAWORNew YorkNY060616.01.19
720USAWGNChicagoIL050421.10.18
720ALSKOTZKotzebueAK134327.12.18
730CANCHMJVancouverBC071901.11.18
730CANCKACMontréalQC043819.01.19
740CANCHCMMarystownNL074102.11.18
740CANCFZMTorontoON043913.12.18
750USAWSBAtlantaGA040701.12.18
750ALSKFQDAnchorageAK133327.12.18
760USAKFMBSan DiegoCA092614.12.18
770USAWABCNew YorkNY060613.12.18
780ALSKNOMNomeAL074424.11.18
780USAKKOHRenoNV043030.11.18
790USAKFGOFargoND062324.11.18
800CANCHABMoose JawSK040204.11.18
810USAWGYSchenectadyNY071213.12.18
820ALSKCBFFairbanksAL064419.11.18
820USAWBAPFort WorthTX073224.12.18
830USAWCRNWorcesterMA045113.12.18
840USAKXNTNorth Las VegasNV071023.02.19
840USAWHASLouisvilleKY063927.11.18
850ALSKICYNomeAL170029.10.18
850USAWEEIBostonMA060114.12.18
880CANCHQTEdmontonAB071521.10.18
890CANCJDCDawson CreekBC053925.11.18
900CANCHMLHamiltonON075826.12.18
900CANCKBIPrince AlbertSK064216.11.18
910CANCKDQDrumhellerAB063321.10.18
920ALSKSRMSoldotnaAL092125.11.18
920CANCFRYPortage La PrairieMB072303.11.18
940CANCJGXYorktonSK061417.11.18
940HWAKKNEWaipahuHI132827.12.18
970ALSKFBXFairbanksAL073001.11.18
1010USAWINSNew YorkNY070409.01.19
1030USAKTWOCasperWY073223.02.19
1050CANCJNBNorth BattlefordSK070329.11.18
1060CANCKMXCalgaryAB074701.11.18
1060USAKYWPhiladelphiaPA083815.12.18
1070USAKNXLos AngelesCA035304.10.18
1070CANCHOKSarniaON083915.12.18
1090USAWBALBaltimoreMD064726.12.18
1090USAKAAYLittle RockAR071624.12.18
1100USAWTAMClevelandOH063903.11.18
1100USAKFAXSan FransiscoCA094429.11.18
1110USAKBNDBendOR105724.12.18
1140USAWRVARichmondVA080424.12.18
1140USAKGEMBoiseID065823.03.19
1150USAWHBYKimberlyWI042204.10.18
1170USAKBOBDavenportIA074424.12.18
1170USAWWVAWheelingWV080024.12.18
1190USAWLIBNew YorkNY045518.11.18
1200USAWXKSNewtonMA040018.11.18
1210USAWPHTPhiladelphiaPA070604.11.18
1210USAKMIAAuburnWA075024.12.18
1220CANCJRBBoissevainMB063417.11.18
1220USAWHKWClevelandOH063213.12.18
1230USAWFXNMolineIL065715.01.19
1250CANCHSMSteinbachMB025515.11.18
1250CANCJYEOakvilleON052823.02.19
1260CANCFRNEdmontonAB100503.11.18
1260USAWNDEIndianapolisIN064715.01.19
1270USAKNWCSioux FallsSD025916.11.18
1310USAKNOXGrand ForksND055921.11.18
1310USAWTLCIndianapolisIN051230.01.19
1320USAKIFMWest SacramentoCA125824.12.18
1330USAKNSSWichitaKS081116.12.18
1350CANCHMBVancouverBC045915.11.18
1350USAKRNTDes MoinesIA031421.11.18
1360USAWTAQGreen BayWI023515.11.18
1370USAWDEAEllsworthME070202.11.18
1380USAKOTARapid CitySD034905.10.18
1380USAKKOOOntarioOR065423.02.19
1410USAWNERWatertownNY101104.11.18
1420USAKTOEMankatoMN040416.11.18
1430USAWENEEndicottNY080404.11.18
1440CANCKJRWetaskiwinAB073621.10.18
1460USAKXNODes MoinesIA071901.11.18
1470CANCJVBVancouverBC040220.11.18
1480USAWGVUKentwoodMI100526.11.18
1510USAWLACNahvilleTN073922.12.18
1520USAWWKBBuffaloNY085015.12.18
1520USAKOKCOklahoma CityOK072122.11.18
1520USAKQRROregon CityOR070024.02.19
1540CANCHINTorontoON093002.11.18
1550USAWSDKBloomfieldCT035701.12.18
1560USAWFMENew YorkNY045928.10.18
1560USAKNZRBakersfieldCA071129.11.18
1570HWAKUAUHaikuHI142729.10.18
1590USAKLFESeattleWA095830.11.18
1590USAWCGOEvanstonIL073213.12.18
1600USAKGYMCedar RapidsIA102015.12.18
1600USAWAAMAnn ArborMI110315.12.18
1620USAKOZNBellevueNE085828.11.18
1630USAKRNDFox FarmWY023421.11.18
1640USAKDZRLake OswegoOR052030.11.18
1640USAWSJPSussexWI060019.11.18
1650USAKBJDDenverCO021621.11.18
1650USAWHKTPortsmouthVA062005.02.19
1660USAKQWBWest FargoND110004.11.18
1660USAKWODKansas CityKS053405.02.19
1660USAWQLRKalamazooMI054105.02.19
1660USAKBREMercedCA112026.12.18
1670CANCJEUGatineauQC063224.12.18
1670USAWMGEDry BranchGA061705.02.19
1670USAWOZNMadisonWI222215.01.19
1680USAKRJOMonroeLA042927.11.18
1680USAWOKBWinter GardenFL070518.01.19
1690USAKDMTAvardaCO114004.11.18
1690USAWPTXLexington ParkMD044802.11.18
1690USAWVONBerwynIL070424.12.18
1700USAKBGGDes MoinesIA065520.01.19
[Total: 4    Average: 5/5]

Back to Basics

Tämä bloggaus on siintänyt jo pitkään mielesäni ja kun sopivasti tuli mitta täyteen on hyvä hetki muuttaa hauduttelu todeksi ja kirjoittaa muutama sananen. Heti alkuun voinen todeta, ettei tällä kirjoituksella hyökätä ketään kohtaan, eikä tämä ole osoitettu erikseen kenellekään. Se on vain tämä yleinen negatiivinen ja kateellinen mielensäpahoittamisilmapiiri, joka allekirjoittanutta alkoi tökkimään.

Siispä on aika palata rivikuuntelijaksi. Back to basics. Varmasti monia vuosia kuunnellutta saattaa riivata tämä samainen olotila. Mikään harrasteessa ei oikein tunnu enää miltään. Älkää käsittäkö väärin. Edelleen kuuntelu ja uuden aseman “löytämien” antaa ne suurimmat “kiksit” ja se on se tunne mihin haluan palata. Ilman soraääniä, kateutta ja nimetöntä tahi nimellistä vinoilua. Haluan palata siihen tunteeseen, kun voin aidosti iloita siitä, että kuulen itselleni uuden aseman, olkoonkin se sitten kuultu, lokattu ja sillattu sen tuhannen kertaa. Minulle se on uusi kokemus ja elämys.

Meidän harrastetta riivaa nykyään naurettava puskista huutelu ja turha dissaaminen: Lokaat väärin. Kuuntelet väärin. Raportoit väärin. Tallennat kaistaa. Et tallenna kaistaa. Kuuntelet perinteisillä radioilla. Kuuntelet SDR-vastaanottimilla. Järjestät kisoja väärin. Saat aseman vastauksia väärin. Vedät antennisi väärin. Kuulet asemia, joita muut eivät kuule ja se jos mikä on vähintäänkin väärin tai jätät lokaamisen väliin, koska saat vaan silkkaa keljuilua väärin lokaamisesta ja sekin on väärin, koska tilastot kärsivät. Teet niin tai näin, teet sen kuitenkin väärin.

Siispä oman mielenkiintoni säilyttämiseksi päätin palata perusasioiden äärelle. Mies ja radio. Oma juttuni, omalla tyylilläni. Olkoon se sitten oikein tai väärin. Se on minun tyylini.

Kiitos ja ilon kautta 🙂

[Total: 6    Average: 4.8/5]

Pirate Hunt 2019

Yes! Pirate Hunt Comes Again! Traditional Easter contest will be held 4th time during Easter 2019 (April 19th – April 21st).

We try to keep rules simple:

-log as many PIRATE stations as possible between April 19th 0000 UTC and April 21st 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. QSL or recording is not necessary.

-post your full logs on forum (http://bbs.fmdx.tk/index.php?topic=478.0), FMDX.tk Facebook group or by e-mail staff @ radioaktiiviset.info, during or after the contest (but until May 21st, 2019)

-participating is free for anyone and all participants will receive a diploma later

-results will be published in end of May

Pongaa piraatti pääsiäisenä 2019 is organized by a local radio club Sisä-Suomen Radioaktiiviset (Radioactives of Middle Finland)

Like Our Page in Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PirateHuntDX/

Everyone is warmly welcome!

Radioactives/Radioaktiiviset

[Total: 2    Average: 3.5/5]

Week 37, 2018

810 14.9. 1830-1911 UAE: Pravasi Bharathi, Maqta.
5030 12.9. 1808-1858 BEL: Radio 319.
6270 15.9. 0608-0642 G: Focus International.
6275 12.9. 2034-2100a IRL: Charity Radio, Dublin. Striimissä ohjelmaa ilmeisesti 247 ja kuulutteli edelleen lyhytaaltotaajuuttakin puolen yön jälkeen, vaikka se ei enää ollutkaan päällä. Verifioi 19 minuutissa ja lähetti vielä liveterveiset. Lähetin ei välttämättä ole vihreällä saarella? Mutta studiot ja katuosoite on..

QSLs this week

833. SRB: BB Radio Plus, Odzaci 89.7 16062017 fb

Thank you for the recording. We confirm that you received the signal of the radio.

—. IRL: Charity Radio, Dublin 6275 12092018 em (probably via FRSH)

Hi Jan-Mikael,

Thank you for your reception report! We’re delighted you can receive our test broadcasts. We’ll say hello to you on air!
 
Best wishes,
Mark

247. BEL: Radio 319, 5030 12092018 em + eQSL

834. RUS: Radio Tikhiy Don (Nashe), Rostov-na-Donu 73.76 15072018

QSLs from the weeks 29-35

WRNO

Kiss FM Sarajevo

Radio Kaj

Poštovani dobro ste čuli!Pozdrav od ekipe Radija Kaj.

Radio Den, Mikhaylovka (VG)

GTRK Kalmykija

Yumor FM Voronezh

GTRK Voronezh

UR Radio Karpaty

Signal Rádió Praha

RUS Radio Taganrogskii Universitet (Радио Таганрогский Университет) 67.58 15072018

Timur

добрый день!

отвечу вам немного позже 😊

Jan-Mikael 17:18

Timur 17:36

да, действительно похоже на наше радио

к сожалению, кроме частоты 67.58 и фразы “Таганрогский университет” других подтверждений нет – идет шум и на его фоне слабая музыка, но скорее всего это действительно мы!

поздравляем вас с принятием нашего сигнала! 🎉🎉🎉

мой начальник интересуется, есть ли у вас радио позывной

Jan-Mikael 18:01

Привет, спасибо за хорошее подтверждение! Замечательно! К сожалению, сигнал был очень слабым. В то же время сигналы Радио России были сильнее и лучше слышны. Мой приемник – Sony XDR-F1HD, модификация «GTK», прием антенн Yagi 4 и 5 элементов. Мой звонок OH6001SWL, но я не передаю, только прослушивание)))

Наше расстояние 1898 км

http://www.fmdx.tk/week-19-spe-season-opened/ Некоторые фотографии оборудования, все лучшее для вас и приветствия для всей команды, 73!

Week 19: Dacha QRV and SpE season opened

www.fmdx.tk

Timur 18:12

очень интересно и круто! особенно когда сигнал прошёл почти две тысячи километров.

удачи вам в дальнейшем в радиолюбительском деле! 😊😊

Jan-Mikael 18:20

Время от времени это случается, но теперь я впервые услышал вашу станцию. Я надеюсь услышать это с лучшим сигналом следующим летом) Все хорошо с учебой!

Timur 18:24

Timur 18:30

Руководитель нашей радиостанции также передает вам наилучшие пожелания

И просит передать, что его радиолюбительский позывной RV6LNZ

Radio Galaxy, Drobeta Turnu Severin

Radio Grodno

Radio Eska Zary, Zary

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Logs of February 2018

 

05. Febryary 2018

930 0601 CAN: CJCA Edmonton AB

 

10 February 2018

660 0638 USA: WFAN New York NY

770 0459 CAN: CHQR Calgary AB

880 0614 USA: WCBS New York NY

950 0633 CAN: CKNB Campbleton NB

1110 0705 USA: WBT Charletton NC

1630 0650 USA: KKGM Fort Worth TX

 

11 February 2018

1160 0658 USA: KSL Salt Lake City UT

1190 0811 USA: KEX Portland OR

1280 0751 USA: WNAM Neenah-Menasha WI

 

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Week 6, 2018

Loads of work and duties here, but every week at least a bit of radio activity is on the air..

10.02.2018

6315 1400 DNK: Radio OZNRH. Jazz and top of the hour ID. Best signal was S4.

QSLs this week: Shortwave Radio, Winsen an der Aller 3975 kHz

QSLs this week: World Music Radio, Randers 5840 kHz

 

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