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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) Live ID, to be confirmed 2046km
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 UNID arab, only Quran recitation
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)

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!!!

Week 20

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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.

DXpedition to backyard – Lapland Tropo 11102016

Tropo forecasts promised good condx for Lapland, not much activity there, so results not known. Today’s ducting was favorable for Central Finland. In the morning just some typical SR stations for this QTH with fair signals (no RDS). However one personal new catch: Radio Rossii Karelia 72.17 just over the noise level with Tecsun, but clear ID. TNX JJH!


In the work (driving van) I was lucky to follow signals from 350-450 km improving all the day with the car radio. The morning was foggy, lot’s of accidents because of zero visibility and icy roads. The fog was accompanying us all day long, even temperature reached plus degrees in the afternoon. Still nothing special on lunch hour at home. Unfortunately Triax 4el can see only AZI 100-280 from the balcony…


As Janne (JJH) said: “Kalix tulee niin lujaa, että sen pitäisi kuulua mummon hetekallakin” (culture-bound, impossible to translate). Thanks to my good old lad, I moved the Yagi from balcony to backyard and placed RX’s on a less-elegant garden chair. Between the pines, the Northern sky can be seen.


Word, Kalix was so strong, that it could have come even with a whip!


Usually here is YLE Lahti 50 kW / 166 km


..and here Järviradio Jyväskylä 3 kW / 34 km


Such a fresh autumn afternoon today, but with the hot coffee it was fun for two hours. Then it was already getting dark and conditions seemed to be stuck on this direction. New H stations ided and recorded, and nothing special was heard using V polarization.

SR-transmitters from Örnsköldsvik, Sollefteå, Vännäs, Lycksele, Arvidsjaur, Älvsbyn, Kalix, Överkalix and Gällivare were noted. Possibly also Storuman and Vuollerim (150 W!). For some loggings, please have a look: http://www.fmdx.tk/october-logs/

Uurainen: weak evening opening to France up to 108 12062016

Missed first 30 minutes of this opening, it seemed that the best moments were going on when turned rx on. Soon the conditions get weaker and only TDF stations were heard, still up to 105.5 at least. After one hour exactly the same direction opened again. 100.7 was probably Honnert 7 from LUX as 88.9 was Luxy. 100.4 was still speaking French in african accent. This time it showed RDS referring to Frequence des Loisirs, but no audio ID. Better luck was with Radio Campus 3, which ided at least 10 times at the top of the hour. Waiting for more to come tomorrow!


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