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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-25 (MW Transatlantic)

1120 0500 USA KMOX Saint Louis MO. Newsradio 11-20 KMOX, mentioning 102.5 KEZK.
              Fair  6690 km

1080 0555 USA WTIC Hartford CT. Riding well over the Euros. Faded on the hour of course
              Fair  5390 km


Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
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Saturday, 24 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-24 (MW Transatlantic & East Asia)

 750 0259 VEN YVKS RCR 750 Radio Caracas, Caracas (dcf) RCR ID 02:59:34 Weak  7574 km
 700 0300 USA WLW  Cincinnati OH ... on Newsradio Seven Hundred WLW at 03:00:51 Weak  6293 km
 920 0300 USA WHJJ Providence RI Newsradio 9-20 WHJJ ID heard Weak  5296 km
1120 0300 USA KMOX Saint Louis MO Ads. CBS News. Newsradio 11-20 KMOX ID 0306 Fair  6690 km
1150 0300 CAN CKOC Hamilton ON ID - CKOC AM ... TSN 11-50 ... Bell Media. Mucho splatter
              Weak  5736 km

1540 0600 USA KXEL Waterloo IA Newstalk 15-40 KXEL Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Cedar
              Rapids Weak  6547 km

1224 2000 TWN BCC  Country Network, Kaohsiung (KH) BCC top of the hour jingle V weak  9816 km

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Friday, 23 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-23 (MW Transatlantic & East Asia)

 680 0300 USA WRKO WRKO, Boston (MA) On WRKO Boston heard in pile-up Weak  5239 km
1120 0306 USA KMOX Saint Louis (MO) KMOX call given several times at end of news bulletin 
              Weak  6690 km
 970 0400 USA WZAN Portland/Sunset Park (ME) WZAN Portnald, AM 9-70. ESPN ID Weak  5105 km
1320 0400 CAN CJMR Oakville (ON) CJMR, the ... obscured by static Weak  5703 km
 640 0500 CAN CBN CBC Radio 1, Saint John s (NL) CBC News Weak  3731 km
 740 0500 CAN CHCM Marystown (NL) As 590 VOCM programming Fair  3915 km
1290 0500 USA WKBK Keene (NH) WKBK call heard in pile-up. CBS News Weak  5276 km
1400 0500 USA WOND News Talk 1400 WOND, Pleasantville (NJ) WOND call heard under CBG 
              Weak  5673 km
 660 0501 USA WFAN Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 FM, The Fan, New York/High Island (NY) The Fan 
              Sports Radio 66 and 101.9 FM, WFAN and wfan.com  Fair  5519 km
1310 0502 CAN CIWW 1310 News, Ottawa (ON) This is the Thirteen Ten News weather update 
              Fair  5332 km
1100 0600 USA WTAM Newsradio WTAM 1100, Cleveland (OH) WTAM ID. Faded a little for the hour 
              but fair before. Weak  5979 km
1590 0600 USA WARV WARV Providence, RI 1590 AM, Warwick (RI) Life Changing Radio WARV ID 
              Weak  5308 km
1134 1800 KOR HLKC KBS 3 Radio, Hwaseong (gye) Time signal and YL KBC ID Weak  8723 km
1143 2000 KOR Radio Free Korea, unknown Top of the hour routine, including distinctive 
              "News" ID. Dominant over BEL3 Weak  9999 km
1278 2000  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) YL RKB ID at exactly 20:00:27. 
              Dominant Weak  9226 km
1350 2000  J  JOER RCC Chugoku Hoso, Etajima/Okimi (chg-hir) Presumed. Time signal. Swamped 
              by Iam Radio, but Japanese YL regained domination. No ID heard. Weak  9251 km

The nights are getting longer now and it's nice to see 0600 opening up. Japan is also becoming a regular visitor this season with four stations providing almost regular evening listening. Signals this season are much better with clear audio and dominance over most European and UK stations. Frequencies are: 1188 JOKP; 1278 JOFR; 1350 JOER and 1413 JOIF.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-22 (MW Transatlantic & East Asia)

1143 1859 KOR Radio Free Korea, unknown site. Same top of the hour sequence I heard two days 
              ago. No sign of Taiwan Fisheries. Weak
 711 1900 TWN Han Sheng GD Kuanghua zhi Sheng, Hsinfeng (HC) Kuang Hua ID heard under Murcia 
              Weak  9626 km
1278 1900  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Jingle and YL ID. Peaks nicely over 
              UK one minute after the hour Weak  9226 km
 675 2100 QAT QMC Radio Qatar, Al-Arish (msm) OM ID Fair  5135 km **
1017 2100 CHN China Radio Int./CNR 8, Changchun/SARFT523 (JL) CRI Interval signal, xd Free 
              Radio 80s and UNID East Asian   8011 km
1323 2100 CHN China Radio Int., Multi-tx Interval signal. Unidentified language.  Weak  

** Personal First

I have been hearing Qatar on 675 for the last few evenings and I didn't realise that it hasn't been reported in the UK before. I have a multitude of stations from the Middle East here during the evening hours. I ought to investigate these stations more closely.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-21 (MW East Asia)

1098 2000 CHN CNR 11, Golmud/SARFT916 (QH) Pips, time check and Zhongyang renmin guangbo 
              diantai ID Fair  7136 km

Not a lot happening this eveng apart from the usual South Korean giants (972 & 1566) but this one stood out a mile with fair signals.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Monday, 19 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-19 (MW Transatlantic)

 570 0456 GRL KNR-Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa, Nuuk=Godthåb/Telegrafoen (sms-nuk) YL, as 650 
              V weak  3155 km
 650 0456 GRL KNR-Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa, Qeqertarsuaq=Godhavn (qaa-qeq) YL, as 570 Weak  
              3237 km
 980 0500 CAN CHRF AM 980, Montreal (QC) Songs matched against their playlist between 0500 
              and 0530 Fair  5203 km **

** Personal First

It took me a few days to find out what I was hearing on 980 recently. The format was back to back oldies and any announcements were too muffled to decipher. After checking a few websites I discovered that CHRF Montreal has a playlist of the last few hour's worth of songs played. http://montrealam980.com/joue-recemment/ If you wait a few seconds for the sliding bar to display, you can scroll through all the songs played. It doesn't give you the actual times but it does tell you how long ago they were played.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Sunday, 18 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-18 (MW Transatlantic & Middle East)

 680 0500 CAN CFTR 680 News, Toronto/Grimsby (ON) Six Eighty News Toronto IDs Fair  5712 km
1000 0500 USA WMVP ESPN Chicago 1000 AM, Chicago (IL) ESPN Radio ID at 05:00:24.
              Mixing US talker.  Weak  6322 km

1071 1800 IND All India Radio GOS, Rajkot (GJ) Big signal. OM in Indian language
              Good  6716 km

1269 1800 UAE Radio Asia, Ras al-Khaimah (rak) Radio Asia jingle and YL ID **
              Weak  5475 km

1440 1914 NIG Adamawa BC, Yola (adw) Tentative. Shouting preacher under Saudi Arabia.
              Thanks to Simon Beavan for the tip.  V weak  5010 km


** Personal First

Conditions not so good to Asia this evening, but overnight was interesting and I think I had west coast USA.

Overall, I didn't hear a lot of North American signals. The few which were present were mostly very weak, but the following were worthy of note:

1510 had three stations around 0500: A sports station on a low offset; WMEX Boston MA around the centre of the frequency; Then an oldies station slightly higher than WMEX. I only caught WMEX's ID.

1520 also had three stations around 0500: WWKB. A talk station, plus a country music station. The latter may have been KKXA Snohomish WA.

Finally to 1000, also around 0500: Two US talk stations were fighting it out. WMVP was winning with ESPN IDs. But who was the other station? It has to be KOMO Seattle WA. But could I get an ID? No! It just faded nicely at the top of the hour, allowing WMVP to dominate.

So, I think I can safely say that west coast USA made it through this morning, even though I didn't catch an ID from presumed KOMO. Actually, I thought I heard a mention of "Komo News" at one point, but it was too weak to be certain. Let's hope things continue to improve.

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Saturday, 17 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-17 (MW Transatlantic & East Asia)

 660 0300 USA WFAN New York/High Island (NY) IDing as the WFAN Radio Network Fair  5519 km
1180 0400 USA WHAM Rochester/Brook Road (NY) Only from Newsradio Eleven Eighty WHAM Rochester 
                   Fair  5605 km
1440 0400 USA WGIG Brunswick (GA) (Real)? Radio Fourteen Forty WGIG Brunswick ID V weak  
                   6768 km **
1540 0400 USA WDCD New Light 96.7, Albany (NY) WDCD ID just after the hour with WDCD sung 
                   jingle Fair  5389 km
1580 0459 CAN CKDO Oshawa (ON) CKDO ID, mentioning 107.7 FM Weak  5613 km
1700 0459 USA WJCC Radio Mega, Miami Springs (FL) WJCC ID and disclaimer Weak  7128 km
 540 0500 CAN CBT  CBC Radio 1, Grand Falls (NL) OM and CBC News jingle. On top around 0530 
                   with OM/YL discussion V weak     3838 km
 830 0500 USA WCRN News Talk Radio 830, Worcester (MA) WCRN call letters hear in splatter, 
                   CBS News Weak  5302 km
 880 0500 USA WCBS WCBS Newsradio 880, New York/High Island (NY) WCBS Newstime Fair  5519 km
1010 0500 CAN CFRB Newstalk 1010, Toronto/Oakville (ON) Newstalk Ten Ten Toronto ID Weak  5692 km
1550 0500 CAN CBEF SRC Première Chaîne, Windsor (ON) Radio Canada ID and news Fair  5988 km
1640 0500 USA WTNI 96.7 The Champ ESPN Radio, Biloxi (Gulfport) (MS) WTNI Biloxi ID, also 
                   mentioning 1490 WXBD. ESPN Radio ID Weak  7294 km
1380 0525 CAN CKPC Brantford (ON) YL CKPC 13-80 vocal at exactly 05:25:52 Fair  5767 km
1570 0526 USA WMVX Viva 1570, Beverly (MA) ... en Viva Radio by YL. More IDs.  Weak  5210 km **
1610 0528 CAN CHHA Voces Latinas, Toronto (ON) Voces Latina ID Weak  5664 km
1420 0529 CAN CKDY AVR, Digby (NS) This is CKDY ID between country songs Weak  4746 km
 570 0530 CAN CFCB Corner Brook (NL) CFCB mentioned in promo. Oldies Weak  3990 km **
 850 0530 USA WEEI WEEI Sports Radio Network, Boston/Starr Ridge (MA) ESPN Radio jingle and 
                   Red Sox news Fair  5257 km
 860 0530 CAN CJBC SRC Première Chaîne, Toronto/Meadowvale (ON) French song, as 1550 Weak  
                   5698 km
1310 0530 CAN CIWW 1310 News, Ottawa (ON) Splatter-obscured ID. Ontario news Weak  5332 km
1410 0530 CAN CJWI CPAM 1410, Saint-Constant (QC) French (or Creole?) phone-in. C-Pam ID 
                   Fair  5192 km
1690 0531 CAN CHTO Toronto/Scarborough (ON) OM CHTO ID V weak  5658 km
1143 1900 KOR      Radio Free Korea, unknown site. Top of the hour music and OM ID.
                   V weak but almost fair levels by 2000 
when above Taiwan.
                   Weak  ? km **
1188 1900  J  JOKP NHK Radio 1, Kitami (hok) Presumed. Time signal, usual NHK music and 
                   Japanese OM. Under Radio Payam. V weak  8682 km
1278 1900  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) RKB Radio ID and time pips Weak  9226 km
 891 2000 TWN BED24 BCC Local Tainan, Tainan (TN) Jingle before news.  V weak  9753 km
1143 2000 TWN BEL3 Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha/Chiangmei Ts un (PG)
                   Good this evening 
with time signal and ID Good  9675 km
1350 2000  J  JOER RCC Chugoku Hoso, Etajima/Okimi (chg-hir) RCC ID and time signal Weak  
                   9251 km
1206 2059 CHN Shanxi RGD Nongcun Guangbo, Shuozhou (SX) Thank you to Hiroyuki Okamura 
              (RealDX Group) in Japan for spotting the references to the Shénmù of Shanxi 
              Sheng Weak  7848 km
1017 2100 CHN      China Radio Int./CNR 8, Changchun/SARFT523 (JL) China Radio International 
                   signature tune and ID Weak  8011 km

** Personal First

This evening brought one of the best Asiatic sessions I can remember! Three clear Japanese stations, plus monstrous signals from South Koreans 972 HLCA, 1170 HLSR and 1566 HLAZ.

There were lots of unidentified Oriental signals too. I have an idea what some of these are, but until I hear an ID I will leave them alone. It's quite clear there are other Japanese stations in there.

NB: 1206 2059 CHN Shanxi RGD Nongcun Guangbo, Shuozhou added. 19-09-16 NB: 1143 1900 Radio Free Korea, unknown site added. 21-09-16

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
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Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-14 (Transatlantic & East Asia)

1230 0458 USA WCMC Wildwood NJ. Classic Oldies 1340 WMID ID V weak  5721 km
 730 0500 CAN CKAC Montréal QC. French Canadian ads. Radio Circulation ID Weak  5203 km
1200 0500 USA WXKS Newton MA. Bloomberg Twelve Hundred ID Fair  5251 km
 738 1900 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha (PG) Time signal and YL ID.
              Stronger than 1143 this evening Weak  9675 km

1098 2000 TWN R Free Asia, Kouhu (YL) This is Radio Free Asia ID in English Fair  9714 km

1098 Radio Free Asia, Kouhu https://youtu.be/weKWqzJrtIA

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp

Monday, 12 September 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-09-12 (Transatlantic & East Asia)

 740 0100 CAN CHCM Marystown NL Pops, as 590 Weak  3915 km
 540 0200 CAN CBT  Grand Falls NL CBC Radio 1 News jingle mixing Euro Weak  3838 km
 600 0300 CAN CBNA Saint Anthony NL CBC News Weak  3715 km
1440 0300 USA WRED Westbrook ME WRED Westbrook Portland ID Weak  5103 km
 750 0400 CAN CBGY Bonavista Bay NL CBC News Fair  3733 km
 590 0402 CAN VOCM Saint John's NL VOCM Morning Team ID Weak  3730 km
 710 0402 CAN CKVO Clarenville NL Mentioning the VOCM Morning Team Weak  3774 km
 570 0413 CAN CFCB Corner Brook NL ++ OM ID heard at exactly 04:13:43.
              Back to back oldies Weak  3990 km

1390 0500 USA WEGP Presque Isle ME WEGP ID Weak  4760 km
1540 0500 USA KXEL Waterloo (D) IA KXEL Waterlook Cedar Falls, etc. ID Weak  6547 km
1670 0500 CAN CJEU Gatineau QC OM ID then ID by child.  V weak  5310 km
 738 1900 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha (PG) Time signal and YL ID,
              as 1143 V weak  9675 km

1143 1900 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha (PG) Time signal and YL ID.
              Clear and dominant on frequency. Weak  9675 km

1296 2000 TWN BCC News Network, Tainan TN Top of hour jingle V weak  9753 km
1566 2000 KOR HLAZ FEBC Jeju=Cheju (jej) BIG signal. ID, etc.  V Good  9067 km

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna:  Movable 10ft x 25ft flag
Amplifier: G3PQA 17dB low noise pre-amp