OIRT Posts

Week 24, 2018

Based on cycle theory, I expected this week to be pretty much silent which seemed to be true, so I decided to dedicate this week for work. Only an OIRT opening broke total silence on June 14, which I spent in work aswell. Probably it was not a big success from the point of view in Inner Finland, as it was mainly West-East QSO – based on Visual Log Book that day. Strongly expecting next opening to be around 24 June +- few days.

2018-06-12
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
89.30 1233 D hr3, Großer Feldberg (Taunus)/hr (hes) 1709km (meteor)
89.30 1359 D Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Hof/Großer Waldstein (bay) 1604km (meteor)

QSLs this week:

796. POR: Rádio Comercial, Lamego (vis) -tx 88.7 04062018 (1440) em

797. UKR: Hromadske Radio, Volnovaha-tx 66.05 09062018 (1441) em

—. G: Heart Peterborough 102.7 04062018 em korvaa Heart-ketjun

798. CZE: Radio Čas Rock, Godula-tx in Beskydy mountains 89,5 10052018 (1442) em

799. TUR: Türkiye Polis Radyosu 89.3 22052018 (1443) fb

Hyvä Jan-Mikael Nurmela, kuulemasi radiolähetys on totta. Turkista, yleisradio Ankara, Turkey’ve kuunteli poliisin radio. Työskentelen tällä radiolla. Nimi on Nurhayat ÜNLÜ. Suomi on kaunis maa …Poliisi Radio terveisiä Turkista Suomessa.
Dear Jan-Mikael Nurmela, the radio broadcast you heard is true. From Turkey, broadcasting from Ankara, Turkey’ve listened to the Police Radio. I work on this radio. Name is Nurhayat ÜNLÜ. Finland is a beautiful country …
Police Radio greetings from Turkey to Finland.

800. HRV Krugoval Garešnica 93.1 09062018 (1444) em

801. G: Heart Bristol 96.3 04062018 (1445) em

802. ROU: Kolozsvári Rádio 98.8 10052018 (lienee sama kuin rankin Radio Cluj) fb

Kedves Jan-Mikael, meg tudjuk erősíteni, hogy a mi adásunkat fogtad be. Amennyiben kíváncsi vagy a műsorainkra, elérhetők vagyunk online is, a www.kolozsvariradio.ro címen. Kívánunk minden jót.

Week 20

Log
Jan-Mikael Nurmela, FIN-41230 Uurainen
25e27/62n29
2x Sony XDR F1 HD (another with GTK) + 4 and 5 element Yagi

2018-05-14
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
89.10 1200 S SR P1, Östhammar/Valö TM (up) 465km
90.40 1755 IRL RTÉ 2 FM, Truskmore (SO) Only PI ID PI logged: 2202 2134km
92.60 1756 IRL RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Truskmore (SO) 2134km

2018-05-16
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
70.16 1010 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Komi-Gor, Ust-Kulom (KO) Vesti Komi-Gor 1460km
68.60 1036 RUS Radio Rossii Golos Komi, Troitsko-Pechorsk (KO) Radio Komi-Gor 1558km
69.56 1047 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Komi-Gor, Usogorsk (KO) Radio Rossii Komi Gor 1173km
66.44 1051 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Komi-Gor, Ukhta (KO) Vesti Komi-Gor 1421km
105.00 1057 RUS Radio Rekord, Ukhta (KO) 1421km (network ID)

2018-05-17
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
104.00 0555 RUS Retro FM Ufa, Ufa (BA) 1941km
103.30 0616 RUS M Radio, Salavat/RTPS (BA) PI logged: 7723 2033km
87.80 0630 RUS Sport FM, Ufa/RTPC (BA) 1940km
87.80 0641 RUS Radio Vanya, Dimitrovgrad/Koroleva 2 (UL) 1663km
96.80 0644 RUS Radio Vera, Samara/ORTPC (SA) 1771km
96.30 0645 RUS Kot FM, Samara/PC7 (SA) 1772km
103.00 0650 RUS Russkoye Radio, Ulyanovsk/ORTPC (UL) 1600km
103.20 0650 RUS DFM, Toglyatti/Volgatelecom (SA) 1704km
96.80 0652 RUS NRJ, Nizhniy Novgorod/G-CA Oka (NN) 1248km
103.90 0653 RUS Evropa Plus, Nizhniy Novgorod/RC-RS1 Ul. Artelnaya (NN) 1248km
104.60 0655 RUS NRJ, Syzran (SA) 1701km
91.90 0722 RUS Radio Shanson, Borisoglebsk (VN) PI logged: 7354 PS logged: _SHANSON 1588km
68.09 0727 RUS Evropa Plus, Penza/TC TRK Nash Dom (PZ) 1540km
70.40 0729 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Volgograd, Loboykovo (VG) 1751km. Listed as 80 watts!
70.67 0730 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Don-TR, Veshenskaya/RTPS Kalininskiy (RO) 1754km
71.51 0737 RUS Militseyskaya Volna, Aleksin (TL) 1111km (network ID)
73.25 0738 RUS Retro FM Kaluga, Kaluga/ORTPC (KL) 1083km
71.30 0741 RUS Russkoye Radio, Moskva/Ostankino (MV) 1012km
69.23 0753 RUS Avtoradio, Gubkin/LGOK (BE) 1447km (network ID)
69.20 0755 UKR Svitle radio Emmanuyil, Kharkiv/KHORTPTS, vul. Derev’yanka, 1a (KA) 1531km
70.46 0759 UKR UR 3 Radio Kul’tura, Izyum/KHORTPTS, vul. Kruta, 56 (KA) 1649km
69.77 0801 RUS Nika FM, Betlitsa (KL) Radio Nika FM, v Kalugie 11 chesov 1063km
69.38 0806 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Kostiukovichi (Kastsiukovicy)/RTPS (MA) 1089km
67.25 0807 BLR BR Radio Mogilev/OIRT, Kostiukovichi (Kastsiukovicy)/RTPS (MA) 1089km
71.18 0814 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Mogilev (Mahilyow)/RTPS Polykovichi (MA) 987km

2018-05-19
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
66.80 0726 RUS Radio Orfey, Perm (PR) 1750 km together with Kungur/Afanasyevskoye-tx
67.73 1250 RUS Radio Rossii, Ruza (MO) 971km
67.04 1310 RUS Radio Rossii, Bobrov/RTPS (VN) 1539km
71.90 1322 RUS Radio Rossii, Boguchar/RTPS (VN) 1668km
67.07 1323 RUS Radio Rossii, Morozovsk/RTPS (RO) 1867km

Week 19 – part 2: May 11, opening to BLR and strong RUS

Log
Jan-Mikael Nurmela, FIN-41230 Uurainen
25e27/62n29

2018-05-11
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
69.92 0617 BLR BR Gomel FM/OIRT, Bragin/RTPS (GO) 1224km
88.20 0805 RUS Kamyshin FM, Kamyshin/RTPS (VG) 1830km
100.70 0807 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Kamyshin/RTPS (VG) Kamyshin local ID later 1830km
90.70 0814 RUS Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda, Kamyshin/RTPS (VG) Volgograd regional ID 1830km
101.90 0817 +RUS Avtoradio, Kotovo (VG) Kotovo reklam 1786km
102.00 0820 RUS Radio Shanson, Balashov (SR) Radio Shanson Balashov 1603km
100.00 0825 RUS Avtoradio Balashov, Balashov/Ul. 30 let Pobedy 170 (SR) 1610km
104.20 0829 RUS Belyi Lebed, Aksay (VG) 2 possible tx. No ID, telefon 57-00-57. //104.2 1983km
104.60 0829 RUS Belyi Lebed, Alekseevskaya (VG) No ID, telefon 57-00-57 1692km
103.90 0831 RUS Sport FM, Tambov/RTPS Pervomayskiy (TA) 1430km
104.70 0831 RUS Radio Mayak, Sarai (RY) 2 possible tx in RY 1330km
101.80 0835 +RUS Radio Zvezda, Tambov (TA) 101 i 8 v Tambovie 1434km
101.40 0835 RUS Ekho Moskva, Tambov (TA) (network) 1434km
101.10 0836 RUS Russkoye Radio (network). VG or SR-tx.
100.30 0838 RUS Radio 7, Tambov (TA) Local reklam 0845 UTC 1434km
103.10 0840 RUS Avtoradio, Volgograd/Radiocentr 3 (VG) 1926km
103.00 0841 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Borisoglebsk/RTPS (VN) PI logged: 7003 PS logged: DORO*NOE 1585km
106.20 0842 RUS Russkoye Radio, Could be Borisoglebsk/Gribanovskiy (VN) -tx. 1583km
103.70 0843 RUS Belyi Lebed, Novoanninskiy (VG) PI logged: 7BB7 PS logged: BELIY___ 57-0O___ 1689km
100.60 0844 RUS Retro FM Uryupinsk, Uryupinsk (VG) 1634km
103.90 0848 RUS Retro FM, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) 1753km
102.90 0850 RUS Evropa Plus, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) 1753km
107.40 0851 RUS Radio Shanson, Tambov/RTPS Pervomayskiy (TA) Tambov local commercials PI logged: 7982 PS logged: SHANSON 1430km
104.90 0853 RUS Detskoye Radio, Tambov (TA) (network) 1434km
100.90 0914 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Lipetsk/ORTPC (LI) 1382km
102.00 0855 RUS Novaya Volna, Volgograd/ORTPC (VG) Volgograd fm 102, Radio Novaya Volna 1927km
98.80 0856 RUS NRJ, Volgograd/Radiocentr 3 (VG) PI logged: 7702 PS logged: NRJ_98.8 1926km
99.00 0856 RUS DFM, Borisoglebsk (VN) PI logged: 7709 PS logged: __DFM___ 1585km
97.60 0857 RUS Radio Dacha, Volgograd/ORTPC (VG) PI logged: 7724 1927km
96.50 0858 RUS Radio Komsomolskaya Pravda, Volgograd/Radiocentr 3 (VG) PI logged: 7742 PS logged: RADIO_KP 1926km
96.60 0859 +RUS Retro FM, Stupino/RTS (MO) Stupino local number. 1112km
100.00 0900 RUS Avtoradio, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) PS logged: *ABTO* 1753km
100.80 0902 RUS Retro FM, Borisoglebsk (VN) 1588km
104.90 0903 RUS Radio Den, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) PI logged: 79A1 PS logged: RADIODAY 1753km
104.00 0907 RUS Novoye Radio, Volgograd/Radiocentr 3 (VG) 1926km
105.50 0909 RUS Radio Melodiya, Ertil (VN) PI logged: 0005 PS logged: _KAZHDY_ __CHAS__ 24-4-74_ _ERTIL__ _EELODY_ 1496km
106.20 0909 RUS Radio 7, Lipetsk/Pr. Pobedy 114/1 (LI) 1380km
106.60 0914 RUS Radio Mayak, Lipetsk/ORTPC (LI) 1382km
107.90 0914 +RUS Avtoradio, Novomoskovsk (TL) Avtoradio Novomoskovskie local ID 1190km
106.90 0915 RUS Comedy Radio, Tula/Novo-Basovo (TL) PS logged: COMEDY 1164km
104.60 0916 RUS Love Radio, Lipetsk/ORTPC (LI) 1382km
105.30 0917 RUS Russkoye Radio, Tula (TL) PS logged: PYCCKOE 1165km
104.40 0918 +RUS Avtoradio, Tula (TL) PI logged: 7261 1165km
104.90 0920 +RUS Evropa Plus, Tula (TL) Commercial for Tula 1165km
103.30 0922 +RUS Militseyskaya Volna, Tula (TL) PI logged: 7717 PS logged: RADIO MB 1165km
102.70 0923 RUS Yumor FM, Tula (TL) PI logged: 7705 PS logged: YUMOR FM 1164km
107.50 0925 RUS Radio Shanson, Tula (TL) PI logged: 7707 PS logged: RADIO SHANSON 107.5 FM 1165km
106.80 0926 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Boguchar (VN) 1667km
101.80 0927 RUS Avtoradio, Bobrov (VN) PI logged: 7261 PS logged: *_ABTO_* _BOBROV_ 1539km
100.20 0928 RUS Radio Shanson, Khlevnoe (LI) PI logged: 7707 PS logged: ___(4742) 1403km
100.70 0936 RUS Radio Guberniya, Voronezh/ORTPC (VN) 1455km
99.90 0941 RUS Radio Mir, Voronezh/ORTPC (VN) PI logged: 5000 PS logged: VORONEZH 1455km
102.30 0942 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Voronezh/ORTPC (VN) Dobryi Den Voronezh Dorozhnoye Radio 1455km
104.10 0942 RUS Radio Radio, Ostrogozhsk (VN) PI logged: 77F0 1529km
99.10 0944 RUS Yumor FM, Voronezh/Zastava Svechka (VN) PI logged: 7705 PS logged: YUMOR-FM VORONEZH 99_1_MHZ REKLAMA TMP:24C_ 1455km
104.90 0944 RUS Retro FM Rossosh VN 1613 km tent. no ID but Taxi Rossosh commercial 8-951-865-85-85
104.70 0945 RUS Lipetsk FM, Chernava (LI) 1339km
102.00 0946 RUS Avtoradio, Boguchar (VN) Weather for VN 1667km
101.40 0946 RUS Avtoradio, Rossosh (VN) Weather for VN 1615km
99.00 0958 RUS Radio Rossii, Volgodonsk/RTPS (RO)-tx 1968km “Radio Rossii, 87 y 7, Omsk”
100.30 1005 RUS Evropa Plus Voronezh, Voronezh/ORTPC (VN) 1455km
103.00 1013 +RUS Elit FM, Rossosh (VN) 1608km
104.20 1015 RUS Belyi Lebed, Aksay (VG) 2 tx 1983km
89.10 1016 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Lipetsk, Lipetsk/ORTPC (LI) 1382km
66.83 1024 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Volgograd, Mikhaylovka/RTPS (VG) No ID. “Nash telefon 26-86-53”, 1753 km
107.70 1032 RUS Radio Melodiya, Ostrogozhsk (VN) 1529 km
94.90 1044 RUS Relax FM, Voronezh (VN) 1456km
106.10 1044 RUS Radio Maximum, Voronezh (VN) 1456km
96.30 1046 RUS Vesti FM, Voronezh/ORTPC (VN) 1455km
71.90 1059 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Voronezh, Boguchar/RTPS (VN) 1668km
98.90 1101 RUS Evropa Plus, Mtsensk (OL) 1213km
71.72 1114 RUS Radio Shanson, Kaluga/ORTPC (KL) Radio Shanson Kaluga local 1083km
103.80 1124 RUS Love Radio, Voronezh/ORTPC (VN) 1455km
67.70 1222 RUS Tatar Radiosy, Ulyanovsk/Dom Byta (UL) Ulyanovsk local ID 1602km
66.68 1248 RUS Radio Ashkadar, Ufa/RC Altay RS5 (BA) 1940km

Week 19: Dacha QRV and SpE season opened

May 8, 2018

Testing and setting up the antennas today, both will be horizontal.

Triax 5-el sees the sky from lower (3m)

Triax 4-el sees the sky from upper balcony (6m)

May 9, 2018

Setting the radios on lower balcony

May 10, 2018

ES Season opened, 0855-1115 UTC opening to RUS, UKR. The highest note 107.3 MHz

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km

88.70 0908 UKR Radio Promin. Volnovaha/DFKRRT (DO) switched from UR1 to UR2? 1820km
70.49 0910 UKR Radio Kometa (pirate broadcasting), Donets’k/DFKRRT, vul. Pikhotna, 4a (DO) 1786km
89.00 0930 RUS Radio Rossii, Rostov-na-Donu/ORTPC (RO) PI logged: 7748 PS logged: R.ROSSII 1918km
91.80 0933 RUS Radio Mayak, Rostov-na-Donu/ORTPC (RO) PI logged: 7C98 PS logged: MAYAK___ 1918km
90.60 0937 RUS Radio Dacha, Stary Oskol/Verhnechufichevo (BE) 1452km
88.20 0938 RUS Detskoye Radio, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) PI logged: 7235 PS logged: POCTOB 1915km
100.40 0941 +RUS Radio Radio, Stary Oskol/Verhnechufichevo (BE) PI logged: 77F0 1452km
104.10 0944 RUS Avtoradio, Rostov-na-Donu (RO) 1915km
69.65 0957 UKR Radio Promin. Pidgorivka/LFKRRT (LU) tx switched from UR1 to UR2? 1682km
72.41 1000 RUS Radio Rossii, Kshenskiy (KU) 1389km
69.23 1011 RUS Avtoradio, Gubkin/LGOK (BE) 1447km
67.70 1055 RUS Tatar Radiosy, Ulyanovsk/Dom Byta (UL) 1602km

Second round brought UKR-MDA-ROU-CZE-POL-SVK-SRB-HRV-HNG-D 1809-2024 UTC

94.50 1819 ROU SRR Radio Iasi, Husi (VS) PI logged: EE04 PS logged: _R_IASI_ 1768km
92.20 1823 UKR Radio Pyatnytsya (Pyatnitsa), Izmayil/OORTPTS, vul. Zheleznyakova, 260 (OD) 1921km
90.10 1824 ROU Pro FM, Constanta (CT) PI logged: E029 PS logged: _PRO_FM 90,1_FM_ 2047km
89.50 1825 ROU Itsy Bitsy, Tulcea (TL) PI logged: E2C8 1939km
96.30 1829 CZE Radio Cas, Valašské Mezirící/Štepánov (TVp) (ZL) 1520km
95.70 1830 POL Radio Zlote Przeboje 95,7 FM, Rzeszów/Wzg. Magdalenka (PK) PI logged: 32CC PS logged: _Zlote__ Przeboje 1403km
101.80 1832 SVK Rádio Vlna, Bratislava/Kamzík (BA) PI logged: 5218 PS logged: __VLNA__ 1674km
96.50 1835 CZE Kiss, Šumperk/Kolšov – vrch Markovice (OL) 2 possible tx 1494km
96.80 1835 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Sopron – Dalos-hegy (GMS) 1740km
97.70 1836 CZE Radio Impuls, Hodonín/ul. Lipová alej 3087/1 (JMA) (JM) PI logged: 2203 PS logged: _MPUL_ 1601km
98.50 1837 SRB Hit FM, Beograd/Avala (Srb) PI logged: 5000 2005km
98.70 1837 SRB Radio S1, Kopaonik/Gobelja (Srb) PS logged: RADIO_S_ 2154km
100.10 1838 POL RMF FM, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 1434km
96.10 1844 HRV HRT-HR 2, Labinštica (st) 2 tx PI logged: C202 PS logged: HRT-HR_2 2188km
94.30 1845 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Szolnok / Besenyszögi út (JNS) PI logged: B203 PS logged: KOSSUTH_ 1733km
94.50 1845 SRB RTS-Radio Beograd 1, Crveni Cot (Voj) PI logged: D2FF PS logged: RTS_RB_1 1964km
92.20 1848 SRB Radio 021, Novi Sad/Bulevar oslobodenja 81 (Voj) PI logged: D084 PS logged: 021_____ 1951km
92.30 1854 CZE Radio Haná, Olomouc/Pohorany-Jedová hora (OL) 1508km
96.40 1857 HNG Rádió 1, Budapest – Gellért-hegy (Bud) 1717km
98.80 1859 ROU SRR Kolozsvári Rádió, Cluj-Napoca/Feleac (CJ) 1759km
88.70 1902 D Bayern 2, Grünten (Allgäu) (bay) PI logged: D312 PS logged: Bayern_2 1911km
93.30 1903 HRV HRT-HR 2, Mirkovica (ka) PI logged: C202 PS logged: HRT-HR_2 2024km
89.50 1946 CZE Country Radio, Praha/ul. Vinohradská 2396/184 – Stimbuilding (PR) PI logged: 2337 PS logged: COUN 1534km
90.30 1947 CZE Expres FM, Praha/stadion Rošického II (PR) 1536km
88.70 1951 CZE Radio Proglas, Tábor/osada Šibenný vrch (k.c. 5304/11) (JC) 1598km
89.00 1952 CZE Radio Impuls, Ostrava/Hoštálkovice (MO) PS logged: _IMPULS_ 1473km
89.30 1952 CZE Hitrádio Orion, Bystrice p. Hostýnem/Kelcský Javorník (ZL) 1531km
89.70 1955 HRV Antena Zagreb, Zagreb/Sljeme (zg) PI logged: C30D PS logged: _ANTENA_ 1942km
89.50 1957 CZE Radio Cas Rock, Trinec/Godula (MO) 1490km
90.30 1957 CZE Kiss, Zlín/Tlustá hora (ZL) PI logged: 23A0 PS logged: __KISS__ 1554km
96.80 1958 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Sopron – Dalos-hegy (GMS) 1740km
97.50 1958 CZE CRo Zlín, Zlín/Tlustá hora (ZL) PS logged: R-ZLIN__ 1554km
94.90 2002 CZE Frekvence 1, Znojmo/Kraví hora (TVp) (JM) 1625km
88.20 2007 CZE CRo Ceské Budejovice, Slavonice/ul. Wolkerova 271 (JC) PI logged: 250D PS logged: __R-CB__ 1625km
89.70 2007 CZE CRo Radiožurnál, Pardubice/Krásné (PA) PI logged: 232F 1529km
91.80 2008 D MDR JUMP, Löbau/Schafberg (sac) 1423km

September tropos

Tuesday Sept 26, 2017

Arrived from Tallinn to the QTH in the afternoon, Northern Sweden and Vyborg audible, no new stations, but some new masts logged.

Wednesday Sept 27, 2017


In the morning strong SR stations, mostly from Northern Sweden.

Also strong basic EST and some stations from Latvia in the evening. New stations: NRJ Saint-Peterburg (local) 95.0, Radio Grad Petrov 73.1 and possibly Rix FM Skellefteå 92.4 (recording to check).

Thursday Sept 28, 2017

Strong ducting to Stockholm in the morning, many locals and semi-locals were replaced with SR stations. New-for-me stations: Power Hit Radio 105.9, SR P4 Stockholm 103.3 and SR P4 Västmanland 100.5

Friday Sept 29, 2017

Very strong Vyborg, something from SPB too and few SR stations. New-for-me stations: Avtoradio Vyborg (local) 107.9, Radio Peterburg 69.47, Radio Rossii Saint-Peterburg 99.0 and possibly DFM (SPB local) 103.4

July 23, 2017: G IRL 106

After few days spent in work, with moderate conditions mostly on OIRT, it was time to have a better opening to British Isles which lasted more than one hour. After that there were stations on OIRT practically all day long, but conditions never really started again to that direction. At least Radio City Liverpool 96.7, Compass FM Grimsby 96.4 and BBC Radio Merseyside 95.8 were new-for-me stations. Irish South East Radio showed RDS on 95.6 MHz with news. The highest note was 105.3 Capital with network jingle.

July 1: weak Tatarstan MUF 107

Weak morning opening to TS and BA for one hour, the highest was 106.9 MHz, but signals sounded like during Aurora condx + quick fade. Nothing much to enjoy. Some notes: 90.6 Mil. Volna gave weather at 0727 UTC mentioning local sponsor Avtosalon Avangard in Nab. Chelny. Probably Shermodan transmitter (70.52 MHz) is still active on OIRT. Marked as ex-Yunost, programme was different than Rossii (ID to check). 66.23 listed as Brezhnev FM in Nab. Chelny ided as Radio Rossii. It looks like some stations marked inactive in FMList are still operating – and there may be changes. Several Radio Rossii regionals are marked to be moved to CCIR, but in reality they still continue on OIRT too. Let’s keep an eye on it!

 

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: http://www.fmlist.org/fm_logmap.php?datum=2017-06-18&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

2 June 2017: OIRT RUS and BLR

Small afterwork RUS opening started at 1545 UTC, highest noted frequency here 90.6 MHz (:D). I lost few valuable minutes scanning CCIR frequencies, as the regional window was all the time going on OIRT, by GTRK stations. 70.4 MHz gave weather for Ulyanovsk, more interesting was 70.1a, which went to network without proper ID. It could have been GTRK Ivteleradio or GTRK Vologda, because the skip was very short (~1100 km). After 16 UTC Europa Plus Penza had local program on 68.09, later skipping to Moscow (exact 1012 km). Also some Belarus mixing from other cloud. Short skip is much more common on OIRT, and there are many interesting GTRK and private station in Moscow and nearby.. worth of trying!

New birds:

18) Muscicapa striata winters in tropical Africa. It builds nest almost everywhere.


Photo by JMN, June 2012.

19) Turdus pilaris


By Arnstein Rønning – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=14936065

20) Dendrocopos major


By Hangsna – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=46082936