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!?
Kuukausi: kesäkuu 2017
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.
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!
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Yesterday (May 30) ES clouds were located simply a bit too far and same happened today. South coast had better luck, even Cyprus logged there, but here in Inner Finland practically empty bands till 1830 UTC, when some fading signals from Romania and Bulgaria appeared to the band.. not every frequency, not strong, but still sometimes up to 100 MHz. Logs for today here. Once again the best skip hitted coastal city Tulcea, but the main skip must have gone to Black Sea, that’s why band was pretty empty. After many tries during past years Radio Delta (Tulcea 95.8 MHz) was finally identified here! This condition type is easy to recognize by indicator stations Kiss FM 88.7 and Itsy Bitsy 89.5, otherwise only Black Sea waves on low band.. 😛