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Week 28, 2018

2018-07-11 OIRT RUS opening 

Morning OIRT conditions, which continued for some time after I left to work. Never reaching really CCIR range. Empty blind recording on 69.68 MHz – target Radio Pervyi Kanal, Ufa.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
73.10 0600 RUS Grad Petrov, Sankt-Peterburg/Olgino (SP) 374km
66.68 0658 RUS Radio Ashkadar, Ufa/RC Altay RS5 (BA) 1940km

2018-07-12 OIRT RUS UKR + Balkan 108

Finally a good ES opening, reported 50 minutes 108 MHz to Balkan and 40 minutes to Italy. At 0720 UTC, when leaving to work, I was nearly going to set a blind recording on 69.38, (target GTRK Adygeya regional window), but conditions jumped to West right that moment, so I have chosen CCIR frequency (92.7 MHz) and antenna AZI approximately 190 degrees. TNX to Mr. JY for GRC alarm at 0720 UTC, which definitely saved my day!! It was kind of hard day in work to follow red carpet on MUF map – great catches made in Inner Finland today!

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
70.28 0600 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Don-TR, Kamensk-Shakhtinskiy/RTPS (RO) 1826km
73.13 0604 RUS Evropa Plus, Volgodonsk/Pr. Kurchatova 14 (RO) 1970km
72.11 0631 RUS Radio Mayak, Cherkessk/RTPS (KC) 2293km
73.76 0636 RUS Nashe Radio, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) PI logged: 6000 PS logged: TUXUU 1918km
69.68 0644 RUS Radio N, Novocherkassk/RS3 (RO) 1909km
69.38 0709 RUS Radio Rossii, Krasnogvardeyskoye (AD) most probable tx 2130km
92.70 0841 tentative TUR Bloomberg HT Radyo, Istanbul Camlica -tx. PI 3408? and economical talk in Turkish
92.70 1000 ROU Radio Tanănana București/Piața Victoriei BU 2007 km
92.70 1043 ROU Virgin Radio Târgu Mureș MS 1777 km
92.70 1156 SRB iFM Radio, Topola/Bor (Srb) PI logged: DA92 Audio-ID + PS logged: IFM_92.7 2054km
92.70 1200 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) Audio-ID + PI: B201 PS: _PETOFI_ 1619km
92.70 1210 SRB Radio City (Ub) Ub/Vučjak Srb 2037 km
92.70 1247 BIH Radio Feral Kalesija/Jajići tuz 2049 km
92.70 1303 BIH Kiss FM, Fojnica/Cubren (sbs) PI logged: F303 Audio-ID + PS logged: KISS_FM_ 2123km
92.70 1346 SVK Rádio Expres, Nové Zámky/Komín Elektrosvitu (NR) or Zarnovica -tx Audio-ID + 521D ~1650km
92.70 1425 SVN Muravidéki Magyar Rádió (MMR) Lendava/Dolnji Lakoš ms 1862 km
92.70 1442 CZE Country Radio, 3 transmitters listed 1549-1592 km

PS comes from BIH but PI is from SVK Rádio Expres. This view was waiting on the screen when arrived in QTH.

Today’s log is based on GTK RDS log and partly checked recording. Roughly saying first 5 hours (1000-1450 UTC) were mostly noise, with few weak ROU/TUR reflections.

2018-07-15 RUS UKR – barely over 100 MHz for short time.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
69.65 0643 UKR UR 3, Pidgorivka (LU) No ID, studio no. 044-239-62-95 refers to this station 1682km
73.76 0648 RUS Nashe Radio Radio Tikhiy Don, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) PI logged: 6000 1918km
66.20 0654 RUS Radio Rossii, Tbilisskaya/RTPS Oktyabrskiy (KD) most probable tx 2110km
67.58 0657 RUS Radio Taganrogskiy Universitet, Taganrog/Zdanie TTI JuFU (RO) 1898km
89.00 0719 RUS Yumor FM, Goryachiy Klyuch (KD) 2173km
89.70 0724 RUS Elit FM, Salsk (RO) 2046km
89.50 0725 RUS DFM, Slavyansk-na-Kubani (KD) 2078km
91.70 0727 RUS Evropa Plus, Krymsk (KD) PI logged: 7213 2112km
101.90 0730 UKR Radio Format, Tokmak/ZFKRRT, vul. Shchavy, 1 (ZP) 1815km
89.00 0742 RUS Yumor FM, Goryachiy Klyuch (KD) Paikallismainontaa, kylä varmistettava 2173km
72.98 0759 RUS Radio Rossii, Otradnaya (KD) 2261km
65.76 0828 UKR Telekanal Inter, probably Mykolayiv/MFKRRT (MY) because 71.78 same time. 1774km
71.78 0823 UKR UR 3 Radio Kul’tura, Mykolayiv/Varvarivs’kyj RPTS, vul. Veselynivs’ka, 59 (MY) No ID, program name vy efire piridatse Moja Muzika 1772km
89.00 0915 UNID Kiss FM. “Kiss FM – I love this station”. UKR, ROU, or CYP also possible!? Also F and GRC listed.

QSLs this week

821. HRV: Novi Radio, Djakovo 99.5 27062018 fb


[Total: 1   Average: 5/5]

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.

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

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.

[Total: 1   Average: 2/5]

Week 23

2018-06-04 – Iberia, UK, France
Working day #7 in a row. DXMaps showed much activity during the day in South-Western Europe, but nothing to North. High possibility of double hop came surprisingly true. While driving home, got an alert of “E Sevilla”. Instead of post office, I decided to head to home as soon as possible. Luckily traffic officers weren’t around. It seems to be that these rare double hop conditions for Portugal just started a bit before I arrived. Unfortunately it turned soon to a single hop and toward the UK. After UK faded out, I found a silent moment for shopping, France-alert came meanwhile driving back into the yard. So not a bad timing in the end!

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km

89.50 1102 D hr3, Hoher Meißner (hes) 1565km (meteor)
88.70 1545 POR RDP Antena 2, Serra de Montejunto (lis) Tentative. No ID, classical music //89.3 3471km
89.30 1545 POR RDP Antena 2, Serra da Lousã/Trevim (coi) Tentative. No ID, classical music //88.7 3345km
88.70 1547 POR Rádio Comercial, Lamego (vis) 3233km
92.10 1605 G BBC Radio 3, Wenvoe (WA-VGL) most probable tx PI logged: C203 PS logged: BBC_R3__ 2103km
92.70 1606 G BBC Radio 4 FM, Sutton Coldfield (EN-WMD) most probable tx PI logged: C204 PS logged: BBC_R4__ 1942km
96.30 1613 G Heart Bristol, Bristol/Dundry (EN-BRI) 2077km
102.70 1624 G Heart Peterborough, Peterborough/Gunthorpe (EN-CAM) 1866km
95.50 1628 G BBC Somerset, Mendip (EN-SOM) “Somerset with Matt Faulkner” 2090km
88.90 1718 F Contact, Noyon/Maison Rouge (60) PI logged: F931 PS logged: CONTACT_ 1989km
90.30 1719 F Nostalgie, Compiègne/Mont d’Huette (60) PI logged: F218 2010km
93.40 1722 F Vibration, Vendôme/Villiers-sur-Loir (41) 2 tx 2228km
95.60 1727 F Radio Courtoisie, Paris/Fort de Romainville (93) PI logged: F228 PS logged: COURTOIS 2070km
92.10 1729 F Mouv’, Paris/Tour Eiffel (75) 2078km
90.20 1740 I Radio Deejay, Aviano/Bornass 2 (pn) Multi tx PI logged: 5214 2000km
89.50 1748 F France Bleu, Evreux/Tour de la Madelaine (27) 2112km


Free day from work, and waiting for much more, but only one identified station today. Several short lasting reflections on low band all day long. The coldest day of this summer, around +11 degrees, night temperature as low as +4.8 Celsius degrees.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
89.50 0934 I RAI Radio1, several transmitters. Only PI logged: 5201

2018-06-07 RUS-UKR
Weak morning opening, MUF 108 in Northern Carelia, but here only in low band.
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
66.83 0709 RUS Radio Rossii, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) 1753km
89.70 0722 RUS Elit FM, Salsk (RO) 2046km
88.70 0728 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Volnovaha/DFKRRT, vul. Shevtsovoj, 1a (DO) 1820km
66.80 0759 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Belgorod, Valuyki/Selivanovo (BE) 1558km
73.76 0803 RUS Nashe Radio, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) PI logged: 6000 PS logged: POCTOB 1918km
88.70 0840 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Volnovaha/DFKRRT, vul. Shevtsovoj, 1a (DO) 1820km
89.00 0845 RUS Yumor FM, Goryachiy Klyuch (KD) 2173km

Very cool weather continues, but it’s brilliant time for manual work in “hacienda” – especially when Sporadic E wont disturb you.

2018-06-09 RUS-UKR-Balkan
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
70.04 1236 RUS Radio Rossii, Shvedchiki/RTPS (BR) most probable tx 1263km
70.49 1240 UKR Radio Kometa (pirate broadcasting), Donets’k/DFKRRT, vul. Pikhotna, 4a (DO) Radio Kometa, 98.. 1786km
66.05 1242 UKR Hromads’ke Radio, Volnovaha/DFKRRT, vul. Shevtsovoj, 1a (DO) 1820km
89.70 1310 HRV Slavonski Radio, Našice/Vodotoranj (os) 1949km
89.00 1317 I Radio Kiss Kiss, Sassofeltrio/Monte San Paolo Nord (pu) 2235km
93.10 1329 HRV Krugoval Garešnica, Garešnica/Dišnik-Kovacic breg (bj) PI logged: C415 PS logged: KRUGOVAL 93,1_MHZ 1957km
90.30 1331 HRV Zabavni Radio – Radio Martin, Dugo Selo/Martin breg (zg) PI logged: C424 1944km
91.50 1331 BIH BIG Radio 2, Banja Luka/Krcmarice (srp) 2 possible tx PI logged: F421 2037km
90.60 1350 tent. POL PR 2. Quran recitation, logged earlier as “UNID arab”. PUL has solved that PR 2 had an ethnic show at this time. A minute later another Polish log verifies this guess.
88.70 1351 POL Radio Piekary, Radzionków/Komin KWK Powstanców Sl. (SL) 1404km
88.80 1354 BIH BH Radio 1, Velika Gomila (usk) PI logged: F201 PS logged: BHRADIO1 2045km
68.36 1610 UKR Radio M, Odesa/OORTPTS, vul. Fontans’ka doroga, 3 (OD) 1815km

QSLs this week

788. G: Peak FM, Chesterfield 107.4 11052018 (1433) em for report sent by contact form

Hi Jan

That is indeed a Peak FM jingle.


Joe Rawson
Broadcast Journalist
Peak FM

Tel. 01246 269 107

789. RUS: Avtoradio, Novomoskovsk (TL) 107.9 FFF 11052018 (1434) e-mail

Good day! Yes, it really was our radio! Just incredible. We wish you success in your work!

With respect,
Alexey Ermolaev
Avis Media
mobile: +7(999) 781-93-30
working: +7(48762) 6-92-35
ICQ: 717320282

790. G: Sunshine Radio, Hereford 106.2 11052018 (1435) fb

791. G: Gem, Nottingham 106.0 01062018 (1436) em

792. BEL: Joe FM 95.6/104.1 fup 02082016 (1437) em for contact form

793. G: Hull Kingston Radio, Kingston-upon-Hull 107.4 FFF 01062018 (1438) fb

794. RUS: Radio Zvezda, Tambov (TA) 101.8 FFF 11052018 korvaa rankissa ketju-Zvezdan keskiaalloilta

795. RUS: NRJ Syzran (SA) 104.6 17052018 (1439)

Да конечно сигнал был)

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Week 22

MHz UTC ITU Program
112.3 1609 FIN LNE
118.0 1558 FIN Jyväskylän torni

2018-05-31 Second half of May has been very silent. Based on Estruation cycle (appr. 3-4 weeks) next conditions might come in the small days of June. But surprisingly very last moments of May brought nightly condx moving South from Iceland (several RUV frequencies up to 99.8 MHz), later FRO tentatively on 94.3 MHz and soon after that reaching Orkney Islands and Scotland. 106.6 Two Lochs Radio seemed to relay Smooth Radio in the nighttime 🙁

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
91.20 2208 ISL RÚV Rás 1, Jökuldalur/Surtarkollur (au) 1957km
98.70 2211 ISL RÚV Rás 2, Háfell (sn) PI logged: A202 2198km
89.30 2310 G BBC Radio 2, Keelylang Hill (SC-ORK) 1586km
89.60 2320 G BBC Radio 2, Rosemarkie (SC-HIL) 1708km
104.20 2331 G BBC Radio Nan Gaidheal, Meldrum (SC-ABS) PI logged: C316 1637km
88.70 2336 G BBC Radio 2, Meldrum (SC-ABS) Audio ID too PI logged: C202 1637km

Surprisingly a peaceful day in work, although nightly condx often bring an opening for next day. After dinner at home conditions started suddenly and strongly to the UK up to 108, unfortunately soon turning to CZE/D (mainly networks). All was gone as soon as they appeared. After a short break another paneuropean opening brought stations from Italy to Benelux, but these reflections were short lasting and very hard to identify.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
95.70 1705 G BBC Radio Cambridgeshire, Peterborough (EN-CAM) 1879km
96.80 1706 G BBC Radio Cymru, Wenvoe (WA-VGL) …Cymru…radio… 2103km
96.30 1707 G Heart, Bristol/Dundry (EN-BRI) 2 tx, only network ID 2077km
94.80 1709 G BBC Coventry & Warwickshire, Meriden (EN-WMD) No ID. 7565200 thats the number to call 1944km
102.00 1713 G 102 Touch FM, Lark Stoke (EN-WAR) PI logged: C686 PS logged: Touch___ 1979km
107.40 1715 +G Hull Kingston Radio, Hull/Hull Clough Road (EN-EYK) 1777km
107.40 1717 G Peak FM, Chesterfield (EN-DRB) 1870km
106.20 1719 G Sunshine Radio, Hereford/Ridge Hill (EN-HER) 2024km
106.00 1722 G Gem 106, Copt Oak (EN-LEI) 1908km
105.50 1726 CZE Evropa 2, Votice/Mezivrata (ST) PI logged: 2204 PS logged: EVROPA_2 1578km
104.30 1729 CZE Hitrádio Faktor, Ceské Budejovice/Klet II. (u rozhledny) (JC) PI logged: 2550 PS logged: _FAKTOR_ 1665km
103.30 1731 AUT FM 4, Schladming 1/Hauser Kaibling (ste) PI logged: A213 PS logged: __FM4___ 1833km
104.00 1731 AUT FM 4, Linz 1/Lichtenberg (obe) PI logged: A213 PS logged: __FM4___ 1716km
102.20 1732 CZE CRo Dvojka, Nové Hrady/Dobrá Voda (farní kostel) (JC) 2 tx PI logged: 232E PS logged: R-DVOJKA 1667km
94.50 1734 CZE Rádio Dechovka, Tábor/Prumyslová ctvrt-U Cihelny 2128/9 (JC) PI logged: 24B2 PS logged: DECHOVKA 1597km
94.40 1736 D Bayern 3, Brotjacklriegel (bay) PI logged: D313 PS logged: BAYERN_3 1698km
93.50 1737 CZE Frekvence 1 Sever, Ústí nad Labem/Buková hora (US) Mainos ja eri täytemusiikki kuin 103.8 1479km
93.70 1740 D Bayern 1, Wendelstein (bay) PI logged: D311 1846km
103.80 1742 CZE Frekvence 1 Zapadni Cechy, Klatovy/Doubrava (PL) 1635km
104.50 1743 CZE CRo Vltava, Ústí nad Labem/Buková hora (US) PI logged: 232D PS logged: R-VLTAVA 1479km
107.40 1746 D Radio Trausnitz, Pfarrkirchen Postmünster (bay) 1749km
102.90 1749 CZE Radio Impuls, Ceské Budejovice/Klet – CRa (JC) PI logged: 2203 PS logged: _IMPULS_ 1664km
103.20 1749 CZE CRo Dvojka, Votice/Mezivrata (ST) PI logged: 232E PS logged: R-DVOJKA 1578km
105.60 1749 D Hitradio RTL Sachsen, Löbau/Schafberg (sac) PI logged: D3C9 PS logged: Hitr.RTL 1423km
101.90 1750 POL PR 1, Pila/Rusinowo (ZP) PI logged: 3211 PS logged: JEDYNKA_ 1169km
102.00 1750 CZE Radio Impuls, Ústí nad Labem/Buková hora (US) PI logged: 2203 PS logged: _IMPULS_ 1479km
100.90 1751 D BR Klassik, Brotjacklriegel (bay) PI logged: D314 PS logged: BR-KLASS 1698km
101.00 1751 D Radio PSR, Löbau/Schafberg (sac) 1423km
105.00 1757 POL PR 1, Zielona Góra/Jemiolów (LU) 1280km
103.00 1758 POL PR Radio Zachód, Zielona Góra/Jemiolów (LU) “Zachod” 1280km
103.00 1801 D Antenne Bayern, Regensburg/Ziegetsberg (bay) 2 tx 1712km
103.00 1802 D SWR3, Grünten (Allgäu) [bay] (bwü) 1911km
106.60 1804 +POL Radio ESKA Zary, Zary/Olbrachtów (LU) “Eska 106 i 6” 1361km
104.90 1809 AUT KRONEHIT, Schärding 2/Schardenberg-Aussichtsturm (obe) PI logged: A3FF 1721km
94.90 1811 HRV HRT-HR 1, Papuk/Kapovac (pz) 2 tx, same AZI PI logged: C201 PS logged: HRT-HR_1 1953km
95.40 1811 D MDR Kultur, Dresden-Wachwitz (sac) 2 tx PI logged: D3C3 1453km
101.40 1813 CZE Radio Contact Liberec, Liberec/Ješted (LI) PI logged: 20F1 PS logged: CONTACT_ 1453km
97.50 1948 F Nostalgie, Dijon/Chenôve (21) most probable tx PI logged: F218 PS logged: NOSTALGI 2118km
89.00 1951 I Radio Kiss Kiss, Sassofeltrio/Monte San Paolo Nord (pu) most probable tx PI logged: 5225 PS logged: KISSKISS 2235km
89.30 1951 I Radio Studio Delta, Montescudo/Monte Godio (rn) PI logged: 53FB PS logged: St.Delta 2228km
90.60 1953 D WDR 5, Teutoburger Wald/Bielstein (nrw) PI logged: D395 1537km
89.70 1954 I RAI GR Parlamento, Cesena/Frazione Borello-Via Luzzena 5366P-Monte Cavallo (fc) PI logged: 5206 PS logged: RAI-GRPR 2222km
99.10 1955 F Europe 1, Châtillon-sur-Seine/ferme de Bel Air (21) PI logged: F213 PS logged: EUROPE_1 2080km
95.50 2003 I R101, Serramazzoni/Case Mazzoni-Ca’ del Vento (mo) most probable tx 2220km
95.70 2003 I RDS – Radio Dimensione Suono, Serramazzoni/Monfestino-Case di Sotto, 6 (mo) most probable tx 2219km
93.30 2004 CZE CRo Plus, Plzen/Radec (PL) PI logged: 2424 PS logged: R-PLUS__ 1582km
94.80 2004 I Radio Deejay, Serramazzoni/Faeto-i Boschi (mo) most probable tx PI logged: 5214 PS logged: _DEEJAY_ 2221km
89.00 2017 D SWR4 Baden-Württemberg, Witthoh (Tuttlingen) (bwü) PI logged: DA04 PS logged: SWR4_FN_ 1920km
90.10 2018 D SWR4 Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart-Degerloch (bwü) PI logged: D904 PS logged: _SWR4_S_ 1827km
92.70 2020 D big FM (Baden-Württemberg), Horb (bwü) 1874km
90.30 2027 SUI GRRIF, Bourrignon/les Ordons (ju) 2 tx PI logged: 4F57 PS logged: _GRRIF__ 2029km

QSLs this week:

—. RUS: Tatar Radiosi, Ulyanovsk (UL) 67.7 11052018 replacing Tatar Radiosi 90.4 with network commercials

Добрый день. Да, наш сигнал

—. RUS: Radio Guberniya, Voronezh (VN) 100.7 11052018 already verified by e-mail last week

782. RUS: Retro FM, Uryupinsk (VG) 100.6 11052018 (1427) vk: Retro FM

Здравствуйте, да, это наша радиостанция)

783. RUS: Radio 7, Tambov (TA) 100.3 11052018 (1428) vk: Радио 7 на семи холмах

Дорогой Jan-Mikael, здравствуйте! Да, Вы действительно поймали нашу волну из города Тамбов 🙂 Подтверждаем! Прекрасное хобби, кстати 🙂 Удачи Вам!

784. RUS: Europa Plus, Voronezh (VN) 100.3 11052018 (1429) vk: Ilja Savtsuk joka luki klipillä paikallisuutisia

Добрый день! Да, это наш эфир. И даже я вещаю))))

785. RUS: Retro FM Bashkortostan, Ufa (BA) 104.0 11052018 (1430) vk: Denis Ulanov

Да это реклама нашего радио «Ретро FM» мы вещаем из двух городов: Уфа и Стерлитамак между ними 122 км. От какой точки отразился сигнал сказать не возможно по тому, что текст один подается в оба города. Пути спорадического прохождения неисповедимы! Хотя и наблюдаются очень часто 😉

Гл. инженер Майтов Дмитрий

786. RUS: Dorozhnoe Radio, Voronezh (VN) 102.3 11052018 (1431) em

Dear Jan-Mikael,

Hereby I do confirm your report.


Alexey Yarygin

Dorozhnoe Radio, Technical Dept.

787. RUS: Avtoradio, Tula (TL) 104.4 FFF 11052018 (1432) vk: Anna Rusakova

Привет!!!! Нас слышала Финляндия???? Круто!!! Отлично!! Спасибо!!!

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18 June 2017: Italy for 5 hours

A small OIRT opening in the morning (I was not at home). In the evening almost perfect timing, just arrived from work when band opened, right after I parked the car in garden (1615 UTC). Once again the conditions surprised totally, MUF map promised almost nothing, when I left work around 1520 UTC. The last log for today was Lattemiele on 95.9 MHz at 2118 UTC, after local midnight! For the first three hours MUF was even too high, so the lower band was unusable because of white noise, which happens easily during “too good” conditions. Luckily there were plenty of reabadle signals between 100 and 108 MHz. Sometimes late night conditions promise good for next day.. let’s see how it goes!

Even many of our blog readers must know how much I love Italy, unfortunately it is not very interesting FMDX target. Small local stations have become a part of big national or seminational networks, so the number of interesting stations is continuously decreasing. Anyway 5 new-for-me stations made my day: Radio Bresciasette 94.8, Radio Azzurra 107.6, Modena 90 107.4, Radio Center Music 99.1 and Radio Adige 101.3. The most interesting moment was a short peak to Naples (2536 km!) when Kiss Kiss Italia came with RDS KKITALIA on 95.9 MHz. Kiss Kiss Italia belongs to Radio Kiss Kiss family, but it has only regional coverage. Unfortunately it disappeared soon, without ID from Naples. This summer has brought an extraordinary number of double hops and extralong one skip!

My personal log for today can be found here:

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17 June 2017: still alive

Not really condx today in inner Finland, but South coast got a good evening opening to Albania/Bulgaria/Italy. Radio Mater was audible enough for an ID, Radio Focus from Bulgaria almost for a minute. Again late night ROU under 91 MHz.

Yesterday 16 June was described as one of the best FM-opening during decades in South Finland. The best part of it was RDS-level signals from Middle East like Saudi Arabia, Jordania, State of Palestine (PSE) and Armenia from about 4500 km distance (3 skips?). ( After listening the blind recording, it must have been pretty good also here. Mostly basic Romanian stations, but an interesting arab double hop around local noon. Unfortunately no IDs.

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7 June 2017: HRV, BIH, ITA, G, F

An afterwork opening totally surprised and the first ID “..19 sat, slusate Radio Postaju Vinkovci” never ended up to the recording. Luckily the news tune after ID, together with written ID, could lead to a reception report 🙂 Soon conditions turned to Italy. Very quick fading and weird conditions also today. Most of the band was empty, but on few frequencies was continuous “pile up” full of stations fighting of airspace, 10-15 seconds each.. In the same time French and English stations were aubidle. Like yesterday, neither today none of the directions really opened. So far the first week of June has been pretty good with 86 logs.

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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:

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4 June 2017: IRL, Piemonte, SUI, F, D, SRB, ROU

An interesting tour today starting at 1125 UTC from Ireland (only RTÉ high power transmitters).

Soon lower band was filled with weak Italians (South Finland MUF 108),

travelling from Piacenza and Torino

little by little to West and surprisingly hitting to Switzerland!

Then skip was getting shorter, offering again only high power transmitters (BR, SWR, MDR).

After a silent hour new start to Serbia.

Some guys logged also rare Kosovo and Albania. An arabic double hop with ROU/BUL, more in South coast, which where ided as Egypt. Unfortunately there was like a wall around 97 MHz, only once I noticed Balkan over 100 MHz. Few new-for-me stations from Piemonte, SUI and SRB. Full log here.

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November logs by JJH


Nov 02

0613 1575 I: RAI Liguria
0620  657 I: RAI Toscana
0627  900 I: RAI Lombardia

Nov 03

0617  999 I: RAI Piemonte

Nov 05

0258 1431 G: Smooth Radio, Only network commercials
1607 6950 I: Radio Voyager

Nov 08

1758 1287 E: SER Radio Castilla de Burgos

Nov 09

1500 1278 IRN: IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah
1729 621 IRN: IRIB Khorazan-e Jonubi, Birjand
1827 1224 E: COPE Mallorca
1928 1134 E: COPE Salamanca

Nov 10

0502 1107 G: MFR2, Tarbat Ness
0707 1485 G: BBC Humberside, Hull

Nov 16

1727 1224 E: COPE Mallorca, Palma
1731 837 G: BBC Asian Network, Leicester
1759 1287 E: SER Burgos, Burgos

Nov 17

1707 1368 BBC Lincolnshire, Lincoln

Nov 19

0404 657 ISR: IBA Reshet Bet, Yavne

Nov 20

1529 1026 IRN: IRIB Radio Tabriz

Nov 21

1400 774 EGY: ERTU Al-Sharq al-Awsat
1547 666 G: BBC Radio York
1552 1566 HOL: Vahon Hindustani Radio

Nov 26

1720 1670 GRC: Radio Vrazilianos, Leivadia

Nov 30

0513 1470 USA: WLAM, Lewiston ME
0553 1390 USA: WEGP, Presque Isle ME


Utility – NDB


336 NOR: ULV, Ylvingen Br.sund
355 BEL: ONW, Antwerpen / Deurne
357 HOL: VZ, Eelde
360.5 BEL: MAK, Mackel for Brussels
363 S: OEM, Kristianstad
374.5 I: ANC, Ancona
376 D: HAN, Hahn
379 NOR: REK, Reksten
382 AUT: SBG, Salzburg
397 HOL: EHN, Eindhoven
421 S: MF, Halmstad
424 HRV: PIS, Zagreb
438 SVK: PE, Tatry
444 POL: NRD, Inowroclaw
448 CZE: HLV, Holesov
452 D: ANS, Ansbach


326 HOL: LLS, Lelystad
354 D: PAD, Lippstadt
368 D: BYC, Bückeburg
371 D: MYN, Münster
383.5 HOL: GUL, Gulpen

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