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Friday, 16 June 2017

Reception of Armenia in Skegness?

It's one of those things, as with all the most interesting reception - and it never seems to fail for me! "Was it?", "Wasn't it?" Well, I am 99% convinced that it was!

Last year, I adjusted my record of having received Cape Verde by marking the entry in capitals thus: "TENTATIVE". I'm almost 100% certain back then that what I received on 93.9 was indeed Cape Verde, backed up by hearing the same music I heard on their web stream, but the signal I received was so weak and badly splattered that I couldn't be absolutely certain. I hate that uncertainty with loggings, but the received audio and the surrounding facts and figures for the time of my reception seemed to back it up perfectly.

With my Armenian reception, the audio I received on 87.5 was clearly that of a lady speaking in quite a monotone voice and it sounded identical to that of their web stream. The station was Hayastani Azgain Radio 1 from Jiliza. The language caught my attention to begin with and not something I had heard before. There was also the fact that I had managed to check the audio from all the relevant web streams on that frequency , i.e. all Turkish web streams, Cyprus, Lebanon, Ukraine, etc., all of which were distinctively different. Just about all of them were playing music of one kind or another and none of them had a woman talking. The fact that the lady on the Armenian web stream had the very same monotone style of speech as the audio from their web stream nailed this for me.

Then I studied the propagation paths in place at the time. The Es MUF map was a solid mass of yellows, reds and purples, covering most of the European mainland and extending nicely in the direction of Armenia. Double-hop activity was prevalent at the time and I had logged Adana in Turkey not long before this. There had been several hours of Afghan TV reception at carrier level in northern Europe around the time of my reception. Propagation lower down on the ham frequencies also suggested that the path may have been open, though more so on 10m than 6m. Finally, when I looked at the propagation path symmetry of my reception around that time, it showed a classic pattern of the kind I always see during my Es reception.

Adding all this together appears to back up the fact that this was Armenia, apart from one thing - the one thing which was lacking. The fact that I did not hear a station ID. Nor did I have the Armenian web stream running at the same time as my reception, though there was only five or ten seconds in it. My Armenian reception had just faded when I found the matching web stream. Nonetheless, this was the only stream I found where there was a female voice and one which sounded IDENTICAL.

The woman was talking in a language I did not recognise. The signal was very weak, but surprisingly stable. I could hear the speech quite clearly at times and this lasted for two, maybe three minutes at most.

Did I get a recording? No! I was too busy checking web streams to be bothered with recording. In any case, my new motherboard still has problems whereby I cannot record audio from web streams, so I wouldn't have been able to demonstrate that side of things at least, but a recording would have been useful. I must get this fixed as soon as possible.

Concluding, in the same way I always do with this type of reception, I have to say that the logging will have the usual big, fat TENTATIVE badge slapped on it due to the lack of concrete evidence, but everything surrounding this reception held up sufficiently to convince me that this was almost certainly Armenia. The lack of ID or RDS data just adds that little bit of "Could it have been something else?" uncertainty. I could dispute that, but then we're back to square one. Make up your own minds, but the 16th June was truly a special day for sporadic E reception and one of the best I have known.

There are many files I still have to check from the 16th and I am now at that stage where I am starting to get well behind with these, so the annual catch-up process has begun!

Good DX!

Wednesday, 14 June 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-06-14 (Es: I ALG TUN)

104.0 0715  I  RAI GR Parlamento, San Marco in Lamis/Monte Celano (fg) 
               5206 ????____ 1711km **
104.2 0715  I  TRBC - Tele Radio Buon Consiglio, Corato/Monte Ripanno (ba) 
               5263 CONSIGLI 1797km
104.2 0715  I  Radio Luna (Latina), San Felice Circeo/Monte Circeo (lt) 
               52FE LU?????? 1631km
104.5 0715  I  Radio Radio, Palombara Sabina/Monte Gennaro (rm) 5116 1543km
100.2 0849  I  Radio Capital, Matera/Contrada Murgia Trasano (mt) 5219 _CAPITAL 1852km
100.8 0852  I  Radio Carina, Matera/Contrada Murgia Trasano (mt) 53AD 1852km
100.7 1032  I  RMC - Radio Monte Carlo, Jacurso/Monte Contessa (cz) 5213 __RMC___ 2010km
101.7 1034  I  Radio Punto Zero, Nola (na) 523C _*?????? 1728km
103.5 1040  I  m2o, Jacurso/Monte Contessa (cz) 5233 2010km
103.8 1041  I  Radio 24, Corbara/Valico di Chiunzi (sa) 5245 1752km
 87.6 1555 TUN RTT Radio Tataouine, Zarzis (med) 7205 TA????IN 2342km
 87.6 1603 ALG Radio Laghouat, Aflou (3) OM, as web  2120km
 88.0 1603 TUN Radio Zitouna FM, Djebel Zaghouan (zag) 7211 ZITOUNA_ 2016km
 89.9 1604 TUN Radio Zitouna FM, Sfax/El-Ghraba (sfa) OM, as 88.0  2183km
 87.7 1641  I  R101, Prezza/Monte San Còsimo (aq) 5215 1591km
 88.1 1641  I  Radio Selene, Bisceglie/S.S. 16 bis (via Lama di Macina) (bt) 5A49 1796km
 96.8 1642  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Riomaggiore/Monte Verrugoli (sp) 5264 1220km
 97.2 1643  I  Radio Barbagia, Siniscola/Capo Comino (nu) 56FA BA?????? 1573km
 98.9 1643  I  R101, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 5215 _R_101__ 1816km
 99.5 1643  I  Radio Deejay, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 5214 1730km
100.2 1643  I  Radio Maria, Durazzano/Monte Aglio (bn) 51CC R.MARIA_ 1712km
100.8 1643  I  Radio 105, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 5211 1816km
102.1 1643  I  Radio Alfa, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 5358 1816km **
102.6 1643  I  RTL 102.5, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 5218 ????02?? 1816km
102.8 1643  I  Virgin Radio, L'Aquila/Monte Luco-Pineta di Roio (aq) 5241 1544km
102.8 1643  I  Radio Alfa, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 5358 __?????? 1816km
103.2 1643  I  Radio Castelluccio, Battipaglia/Località Castelluccio (sa) 
               5069 CASTELLU 1779km
103.6 1643  I  Radio Capital, L'Aquila/Monte Luco-Pineta di Roio (aq) 5219 1544km
103.7 1643  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Riccia/Contrada Monteverdone (cb) 
               5264 1686km **
104.7 1643  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 
               5220 R_ITALIA 1816km
104.8 1643  I  R101, Vittoria/Contrada Cava Giumenta (rg) 5215 2111km
105.1 1643  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 5225 1730km
105.5 1643  I  Radio Maria, Salerno/Colle Bellara (Masso della Signora) (sa) 
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1762km
106.0 1643  I  Virgin Radio, Tramonti/Monte Sant'Angelo (sa) 5241 _VIRGIN_ 1755km
106.7 1643  I  Radio Maria, Jacurso/Monte Contessa (cz) OM, as 105.5  2010km
106.9 1643  I  Radio Carina, Salerno/Colle Bellara (Masso della Signora) (sa) 53AD 1762km **
107.2 1643  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 
               5264 *_RD??*_ 1816km
 88.5 1704  I  Radio Cuore (RMB Belpasso), Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 
               522F 2043km
 88.6 1704  I  Radio Radicale, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (rm) 
               5210 RADIO___ RADICALE 1568km
 91.2 1704  I  RAI Radio2, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (RAI) (rm) 5202 1568km
 92.5 1704  I  Radio Gamma non stop, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 
               53A9 *GAMMA*_ 2043km
 92.7 1704  I  Tele Radio Stereo, Rocca di Papa (rm) 5343 ????18?? 1568km
 94.0 1704  I  Radio Luna (Canale 10), Roccaforzata (ta) 52FE LUNA____ 1910km **
 95.1 1704  I  Radio Maria, Monte Compatri/Frazione Pratarena, Via Sirio, 9 (rm) 
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1564km
 95.5 1704  I  Radio Capital, Monte Compatri/Frazione Pratarena, Via Sirio, 9 (rm) 
               Vocal ID  1564km
 96.1 1704  I  Radio 105, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5211 __105___ 1568km
 96.3 1704  I  Radio 105, L'Aquila/Monte Luco-Pineta di Roio (aq) Pops, as 96.1  1544km **
 96.8 1704  I  Radio Incontro Donna, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 50CE RID_____ 1568km
 97.7 1704  I  Radio Città Futura, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 53DE RCF_97.7 
               RADIO___ CITTA'__ 1568km
 98.1 1704  I  Radiosei, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5298 1568km
 99.7 1705  I  Radio Capital, Taranto/Piazza Dante (ta) Ads and ID, as web  1901km
100.8 1705  I  Radio Maria, Narni/Frazione Guadamello-Località Sassofreddo (tr) 
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1491km **
101.3 1705  I  Retesport, San Felice Circeo/Monte Circeo (lt) 5148 1631km **
101.7 1705  I  Radio Messina Quartiere-inBlu, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 
               54A2 2043km
102.0 1705  I  RTL 102.5, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 5218 2043km
102.3 1705  I  TRS The Radio Station, Palombara Sabina/Monte Gennaro (rm) 5E82 1543km
102.8 1705  I  Radio Capital, Lappano/Timparello (Contrada Chiano) (cs) Ads and ID 
               5219 _CAPITAL 1959km
103.0 1705  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 5264 1568km
103.5 1705  I  RAI IsoRadio, Rocca di Papa (RAI) (rm) 5209 1569km
103.8 1705  I  m2o, Foggia/Via di Tressanti, 1a traversa- Villaggio Artigiani (fg) 
               5233 _M_DUE_O 1726km **
108.0 1707  I  Radio Studio Emme, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) Vocal ID  1730km
108.0 1709  I  Love FM, Corato/Contrada Murgetta (ba) Jingle ID  1797km
104.7 1715  I  Radio 105, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) 5211 2035km
105.0 1715  I  Radio Vera 24, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H (ta) 
               50EF *_??RA?? 1894km **
105.1 1715  I  RMC - Radio Monte Carlo, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) 
               5213 ??RM???? 2035km
105.3 1715  I  RTL 102.5, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H (ta) 
               5218 RTL102.5 1894km
105.4 1715 ALG Chaîne 3, Akfadou (6) 2203 1867km
106.5 1715  I  Radio Maria, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 51CC R.MARIA_ 2043km
106.7 1715  I  Radio Amore Dance, Reggio di Calabria - Fortino A Mare (rc)  ?
               5190 *A??RE??  Thanks Franco Martelli for info
106.9 1715  I  Radio Jukebox, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 

               5398 JU?????? 2043km
107.0 1715  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, San Marco in Lamis/Monte Celano (fg) 5225 1711km
107.5 1715  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Reggio Calabria/Campicello di Paterriti (rc) 
               5225 KISS???? 2054km
107.6 1715  I  RTL 102.5, Andria/Contrada Montefaraone (bt) 5218 RT?????? 1787km
107.8 1715  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, San Marco in Lamis/Monte Celano (fg) 
               5220 1711km
104.2 1724  I  Retesport, Monte Compatri/Frazione Pratarena, Via Sirio, 9 (rm) 
               5148 __RE??__ ??PORT?? 1564km

Unidentified:
100.2 1705  I  UNID, ? PI 5250  

** Personal First

A difficult opening. Several parts of southern Italy were received simultaneiously, making transmitter site identification difficult. The last few files had to be trashed because of this.

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Monday, 12 June 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-06-12 (Es: F I TUN ALG)

 87.7 0931  I  Radio Medua, Nicotera/Contrada Gorna - Monte Poro (vv) 54EC __MEDUA_ 2008km
 89.8 0932  I  Radio Maria, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) 51CC R.MARIA_ 2035km
 94.9 1005  F  France Musique, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F203 MUSIQUE_ 1194km
 88.2 1017  I  Radio 105, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5211 __105___ 1751km
 88.6 1017  I  Radio Camaldoli Stereo, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 502F _R.C.S._ 1751km
 91.6 1017  I  RMC - Radio Monte Carlo, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5213 __RMC___ 1751km
 95.9 1018  I  RAI Radio2, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (RAI) (ag) 5202 *Radio2_ 2007km
103.5 1020  I  m2o, Jacurso/Monte Contessa (cz) 5233 _M_DUE_O 2010km
100.8 1021  I  Radio Touring Sicilia, Catania unid (ct) 5D50 ????RING 2079km
 94.3 1024  I  Radio Mediterraneo, Chiaramonte Gulfi/Monte Arcibessi (rg) 
               518F MEDITERR 2110km
 94.7 1024  I  RAI Radio1, Buccheri/Monte Lauro (RAI) (sr) 5201 *Radio1_ 2106km
 92.7 1026  I  R101, Buccheri/Monte Lauro (sr) 5215 2106km
 93.5 1026  I  Virgin Radio, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5241 _VIRGIN_ 1751km
 93.7 1026  I  Virgin Radio, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 5241 _VIRGIN_ 1730km
 92.7 1027  I  Radionorba, Vico Equense/Monte Faito (na) 5353 1751km
 93.2 1027  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Chiaramonte Gulfi/Monte Arcibessi (rg) 
               5220 2110km
 93.9 1027  I  Radio Quinta Rete, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na) 
               552B R.QUINTA 1730km
 97.5 1029  I  Radio Centrale Caccamo-FM Italia, Caccamo/Monte Rotondo (pa) 
               52A5 CENTRALE 1978km
103.5 1052  I  Radio Capital, Carini/Montagna Longa (pa)  5219 _CAPITAL 1939km **
104.8 1053  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Carini/Montagna Longa (pa)  5220 1939km **
105.7 1053  I  Radio Margherita, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (ag) 5242 2007km
106.15 1053 I  Radio Maria, Carini/Montagna Longa (pa)  51CC 1939km **
107.5 1054  I  Radio Deejay, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (pa) Vocal ID  1943km
104.0 1055  I  Antenna Bisacquino, Bisacquino/Monte Triona (pa) 5426 ????.B?? 1984km
 96.9 1056  I  RAI Radio2, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (RAI) (pa) 5202 *Radio2_ 1944km
 97.1 1056  I  Radio Maria, Serravalle Pistoiese/Croce di Belvedere (pt) 
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1291km
 98.9 1056  I  RAI Radio3, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (RAI) (pa) 5203 1944km
 97.2 1058  I  Radio Maria, Leonessa/Frazione Vallunga-Colle la Croce (ri) 
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1503km
 97.8 1058  I  Radio Freccia, Belmonte Mezzagno/Monte Grifone (pa) 5293 1956km
 99.9 1058  I  RAI Radio3, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (RAI) (ag) 5203 *Radio3_ 2007km
100.7 1059  I  Radio New Sound, Acerenza/Contrada San Donato-Monte La Guardia (pz) 
              5329 NEWSOUND 1805km
 95.3 1101  I  Simply Radio, Gorga/Località Osservatorio Astronomico (rm) 
               6158 *SIMPLY* 1594km
 97.3 1102  I  Radio Antenna Adriatica, Termoli/Via Firenze (cb)  50B2 1651km **
 97.7 1103  I  Radio Master, Foggia (fg) 53FE _MASTER_ 1728km
 96.5 1104  I  RAI Radio2, Viano/Querceto-Ca' del Vento (RAI) (re)  5202 *Radio2_ 1211km **
 98.5 1104  I  RAI Radio3, Viano/Querceto-Ca' del Vento (RAI) (re) 5203 *Radio3_ 1211km
 93.6 1105  I  RSC Radio Studio Centrale, Reggio Calabria/Campicello di Paterriti (rc) 
               5D5E _R.S.C._ 2054km
 90.3 1106  I  RAI GR Parlamento, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (RAI) (pa) 5206 RAI-GRPR 1944km
 94.5 1106  I  m2o, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 5233 _M_DUE_O 2043km
 90.4 1107  I  Radio Deejay, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) 5214 2035km
 92.5 1107  I  Radio Gamma non stop, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 
               53A9 *GAMMA*_ 2043km
 89.0 1108  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Reggio Calabria/Campicello di Paterriti (rc) 
               5264 ????S_*_ 2054km
 94.8 1109  I  Radio Radicale, Castelpetroso/Monte Patalecchia (is) 5210 1660km
 88.2 1110  I  Radio Pienezza di Vita, Palmi/Monte Sant’Elia (rc) 50AF 2030km
 89.1 1111  I  Radio Deejay, Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg) 5214 1705km
 91.1 1112  I  Radio Cattolica-inBlu, Volturino (fg) 4000 _RADIO__ CATOLICA 1705km
 90.2 1113  I  Radio Paestum, Colliano/Loc. Capuaccio (sa) 503E 1782km
 90.4 1113  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Parabita/Contrada Terrisi (le) 5220 1982km
 89.9 1114  I  Radio Maria, Parabita/Contrada Terrisi (le) 51CC R.MARIA_ 1982km
 88.3 1116  F  NRJ, L'Ile Rousse/Capu Corbinu (20B) F220 ??NR???? 1335km
 90.7 1116  I  RAI Radio1, Sinnai/Monte Serpeddì (RAI) (ca) 5201 *Radio1_ 1678km
 87.5 1251  I  Radio Maria, Sant'Antioco/Località Batteria/Monte Cresia (ci) 
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1684km
 87.9 1251  I  R101, Sant'Antioco/Località Batteria/Monte Cresia (ci) 5215 1684km
 88.0 1251 TUN Radio Zitouna FM, Djebel Zaghouan (zag) 7211 2016km
 88.2 1251  F  Métropole Radio, Brignoles/Frémont (83) F482 METROPOL 1159km
 88.4 1251  F  Radio Galère, Marseille/le Petit Sanguin (13) F4AA GA?????? 1148km
 88.6 1251  F  Top FM, Bandol/Vallongue (83) F442 _TOP_FM_ 1182km
 88.9 1251  F  Radio Sainte-Baume, Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume/l'Auvière (83)  
               F450 1151km **
 89.0 1251  F  Skyrock, Toulon/Mont Faron (83) F214 ????OC?? 1188km
 89.2 1251  F  RFM, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13) F212 __RFM___ 1149km
 89.4 1251  F  Radio Orient, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F22B _ORIENT_ 1194km
 89.8 1251  F  RFM, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F212 __RFM___ 1194km
 90.0 1251  F  Skyrock, Marseille/Petite Etoile (13) F214 SKYROCK_ 1148km
 90.2 1251  F  Radio Star, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F440 __STAR__ 1194km
 90.6 1251 TUN Shems FM, Monastir (mon) Chronos Sport promo, as website  2100km
 91.3 1251  F  France Inter, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13) F201 1149km
 91.4 1251  F  France Inter, Solliès-Pont/Chapelle Notre-Dame (83) F201 __INTER_ 1186km
 91.5 1251  I  Radio Deejay, Capoterra/Santa Rosa (ca) 5214 1689km
 91.7 1251  F  France Inter, Marseille/le Pomègues (13) F201 1158km
 92.0 1251  F  France Inter, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F201 ??????R_ 1194km
 92.2 1251  F  Radio Star, Aubagne/ZI les Paluds (13)  Jingle ID  1163km **
 92.7 1251  I  RAI Radio2, Sinnai/Monte Serpeddì (RAI) (ca) 5202 1678km
 93.3 1252  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Teulada/Su Calcinau (ca) 5220 1704km
 93.6 1252  F  Radio Maritima, Martigues/les Rayettes (13) F436 1136km
 93.7 1252  F  Nostalgie, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83)   1194km
 94.0 1252  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Sant'Antioco/Località Batteria (ci)  
               5264 1684km **
 94.2 1252  F  France Musique, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13) F203 1149km
 94.3 1252  F  France Musique, Solliès-Pont/Chapelle Notre-Dame (83) F203 MU?????? 1186km
 94.5 1252  F  France Musique, Hyères/Cap Bénat (83) F203 MUSIQUE_ 1202km
 94.7 1252  I  Radio Deejay, Sant'Antioco/Località Batteria (ci) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 1684km
 94.7 1252  F  France Musique, Marseille/le Pomègues (13) F203 MUSIQUE_ 1158km
 95.0 1252  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Fluminimaggiore/Punta Monte Argento (ci) 
               5264 1647km
 95.1 1252  F  Sud Radio, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13)  F650 SUDR??IO 1149km **
 95.3 1252  F  Chérie FM, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F224 CHERIEFM 1194km
 95.5 1252  F  Rire et Chansons, Marseille/Petite Etoile (13)  F226 _RIRE_&_ 1148km **
 95.8 1252  F  Virgin Radio, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F219 _VIRGIN_ 1194km
 96.0 1252  F  Nostalgie, Marseille/Petite Etoile (13) F218 1148km
 96.2 1252  F  RCB Radio, Bandol/Hugueneuve (83) F460 DA_-_RCB 1184km
 96.6 1252  F  NRJ, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F220 __NRJ___ 1194km
 96.8 1252  F  Mouv', Marseille/Petite Etoile (13) F208 __MOUV'_ 1148km
 96.9 1252  I  RTL 102.5, Teulada/Su Calcinau (ca) 5218 1704km
 97.1 1252  F  France Culture, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F202 _CULTURE 1194km
 98.0 1252  F  Radio Gazelle, Marseille/Allauch Jas de Moule (13)  F342 GAZELLE_ 1156km **
 98.2 1252  F  Beur FM, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F229 ????_F?? 1194km
 98.8 1252  F  Rire et Chansons, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F226 _RIRE_&_ 1194km
 99.5 1252  F  Fun Radio, Aubagne/ZI les Paluds (13)    1163km **
100.4 1252  F  RTL, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F211 __RTL___ 1194km
100.7 1252 ALG Radio Multi-Chaines, Kef El Akhal (25)  2206 R_COR/CT 1927km **
101.1 1252 TUN RTT Radio Culture, Djebel Zaghouan (zag) 7212 CULTURE_ 2016km
101.3 1252  F  RTL, Aubagne/ZI les Paluds (13)  F211 ????L_?? 1163km **
101.6 1252  F  Radio Golfe d'Amour, La Ciotat/le Baou de la Saoupe (13) 
               F438 KISS/RGA 1171km **
101.9 1252 ALG Chaîne 2, M'cid (41)  2202 CHAINE_2 1957km **
102.0 1252  F  France Culture, Cassis/Mont de la Saoupe (13)  F202 _CULTURE 1171km **
102.9 1252  F  France Bleu Provence, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83) F405 BLEUPROV 1194km
103.3 1252  F  Radio Classique, Toulon/Mont Faron (83)  Presumed with piano music  1188km **
103.6 1252  F  France Bleu Provence, Marseille/Grande Etoile (13) F405 BLEUPROV 1149km
103.7 1252  I  Radio Nora, Nora di Pula (ca) FFFF ??_1???? 1703km
103.8 1252  F  France Bleu Provence, Cassis/Mont de la Saoupe (13)  F405 BLEUPROV 1171km **
104.0 1252 TUN Express FM, Sfax/El-Ghraba (sfa) 7214 EXPRESS_ 2183km
104.2 1252  F  RMC, Aubagne/ZI les Paluds (13)  F216 _RMC____ 1163km **
104.3 1253 ALG Radio Algérie Internationale, Kef El Akhal (25)  2222 1927km **
105.1 1253  F  RCF, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83)  F851 __RCF___ 1194km **
105.5 1253 ALG Chaîne 3, M'cid (41)  2203 CHAINE_3 1957km **
105.8 1253  F  France Info, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83)  F206 __INFO__ 1194km **
106.2 1253  F  RTL 2, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83)  F215 1194km **
107.8 1253 TUN Mosaïque FM, Djebel Zaghouan (zag)  7209 2016km **

** Personal First

Another great opening with shorter skip into south-eastern France. Still no sign of Riviera Radio on 106.5. It always eludes me!

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Sunday, 11 June 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-06-11 (Es: POR E I Balkans)

103.0 0906 BUL BNR Horizont, Sofia/Kopitoto-KRTTS Vitoša (sfg) 8210 ??RIZO?? 2056km
 87.7 0949 POR RDP Antena 1, Serra do Mendro (bej) 8201 ANTENA_1 1770km
 87.6 0953 POR RDS, Seixal (set) 8042 ___RDS__ 1770km
 88.7 0953 POR Rádio Comercial, Lamego (vis) 8203 COMRCIAL 1472km
 91.4 0954 POR Iris FM, Benavente (san) 801B _IRIS_?? 1723km
 87.6 0955  E  COPE, Badajoz/Cansa Burros (EXT-BA) E2CA 1683km
 91.5 0956 POR Rádio Regional, Vimioso (bgc) 80FD REGIONAL 1385km **
 90.6 0957 POR RDP Antena 2, Grândola (set) 8202 ANTENA_2 1802km
 90.8 1003 POR Geice FM, Viana do Castelo (vcs) OM, as web  1447km
 91.4 1003  E  Cadena Dial, Poio/Monte Castrove (GAL-PO) E274 PONTEDRA 1362km
 90.8 1019  E  Radio Galega Música, Moaña/Monte Faro Domaio (GAL-PO) E4E1 1379km
 87.5 1504  I  Radio Capital, Vittoria/Contrada Cava Giumenta (rg) 5219 2111km
 88.5 1505  I  Radio Capital, Modica/Contrada Mauto (rg) 5219 _CAPITAL 2127km
 92.2 1505  I  Radio Laser-inBlu, Monte Sant’Arcangelo (pz) 5C4B 1873km **
 87.8 1511  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Vibo Valentia (vv) 5225 KISS???? 2011km
 93.0 1513  I  Radio Cuore Catania, Mascalucia (ct) 522F 2072km
 91.7 1514  I  RTL 102.5, Lipari/Monte Sant’Angelo (me) 5218 1979km
 92.3 1515  I  Radio Deejay, Vibo Valentia/Via Croce Nivera-Cimitero (vv)
               5214 _DEEJAY_ 2011km
 92.1 1516  I  Radio Freccia, Via Leonardo Bianchi (na) Vocal ID  1718km
 88.5 1518  I  Radio Cuore (RMB Belpasso), Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc)
               522F 2043km
 88.1 1519  I  Elleradio, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo (rm) 54A5 Scrolling PS too fast 1568km
 88.3 1519  I  Radio Freccia, Rocca di Papa (rm) 5293 RADIO___ FRECCIA_ 1568km
 88.6 1519  I  Radio Radicale, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (rm)
               5210 RADIO___ RADICALE 1568km
 90.4 1521  I  Radio Deejay, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 2035km
 90.6 1521  I  Radio Capital, Reggio Calabria/Fortino di Pentimele (rc) 5219 2043km
 88.2 1522  I  Radio Pienezza di Vita, Palmi/Monte Sant’Elia (rc)
               50AF GESUIT__ TEL_0966 2030km
 89.0 1522  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Reggio Calabria/Campicello di Paterriti (rc)
               5264 2054km
 87.7 1524  I  TRBC - Tele Radio Buon Consiglio, Napoli/Camaldoli-Eremo (na)
               5263 T_R_B_C_ 1718km
 90.0 1524  I  RMC - Radio Monte Carlo, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (pa)
               5213 __RMC___ 1943km **
 89.0 1525  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Napoli/Camaldoli-Eremo (na) 5225 KISSKISS 1718km
 88.0 1526  I  Radio Marte, Sant'Antonio/Valogno di Sessa Aurunca (ce) 547B *M?????? 1672km
 87.5 1528  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Ercolano-Vesuvio/Area Osservatorio (na)
               5220 R_ITALIA 1730km
 90.7 1528  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Rossano/Contrada Aria dei Santi (cs) Vocal ID  1951km
 92.5 1530  I  Radio Maria, Vibo Valentia (vv) Religion, as others  2011km
 88.0 1531  I  Radio Radicale, Sessa Cilento/Monte Stella (sa) 5210 1816km
 90.0 1532  I  Radio Ibiza, Ragusa/Ibla (rg) 5474 _IBIZA__ 2121km **
 89.9 1533  I  Radio Maria, Realmonte/Contrada Montagna-Via della Libertà, 25 (ag)
               51CC R.MARIA_ 2032km
 89.2 1537  I  RLB, Dipignano/Località Tessano (cs) FFFF _.RLB.__ 1961km
 87.5 1538  I  Radio Radicale, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara (ta)
               5210 RADIO_*_ RADICALE 1894km
 90.4 1538  I  Radio 24, Monopoli/Contrada Aratico (ba) 5245 RADIO_24 1870km
 88.6 1539  I  Radio Voice, Parabita/Contrada Terrisi-Serra di San Eleuterio (le)
               5A5B 1982km
 88.3 1541  I  Radio 24, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara-Strada Carbonico Zona H (ta)
               5245 1894km
 89.9 1542  I  Radio Maria, Parabita/Contrada Terrisi-Serra di San Eleuterio (le)
               51CC R.MARIA_ 1982km
 90.1 1542  I  Radio Deejay, Martina Franca/Monte Trazzonara (ta) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 1894km
 87.7 1543  I  Radio Venere (Puglia), Lecce/Via Cicolella, 3-Confcommercio (le)
               524A ????NE?? 1959km
 91.3 1549  I  Virgin Radio, Corato/Contrada Murgetta (ba) 5241 _VIRGIN_ 1797km
 91.1 1551  I  RAI Radio2, Martina Franca/Masseria Fragneto (RAI) (ta)
               5202 *Radio2_ 1885km
 92.4 1552  I  Radio Laser-inBlu, Matera/Contrada Murgia Trasano (mt) 5C4B 1852km
 96.7 1838 ALB Radio ORA News, Tiranë (Tirana)/Fushë Dajt (tir) 9425 1964km
 88.9 1904 HRV HRT-HR 1, Dubrovnik/Srd (du) C201 1758km
 89.0 1904  I  RAI Radio2, Monte Venda (RAI) (pd) 5202 1197km
 92.0 1904 HRV Radio Blato, Korcula/Blato-Osridak (du) C436 1663km **
 92.5 1904 GRC ERA Diktyo Peloponisou - Patra, Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh)
               1411 ERT_____ 279654__ 2336km
 92.9 1904 ALB Radio Klan, Tiranë (Tirana)/Fushë Dajt (tir) 5E0F 1964km
 93.6 1904 HRV Totalni FM Split, Labinštica 2 (st) C30B 1578km
 95.8 1904 HRV Narodni Radio, Hvar/Sucuraj-Ublina (st) C206 1665km
 96.1 1904 HRV HRT-HR 2, Labinštica (st) C202 1578km
 97.2 1904  I  Radio 24, San Donato di Lecce/Località Occhio di Asino (le)
               5245 ??????24 1967km
 97.7 1904 ALB Radio 7, Tiranë (Tirana)/Fushë Dajt (tir) 4D7F ????s_?? 1964km
 98.0 1904  I  Radio Deejay, Specchia (le) 5214 2000km
 98.5 1904 HRV HRT-HR 2, Dubrovnik/Srd (du) C202 HRT-???? 1758km
 98.9 1904 HRV HRT-HR 2, Biokovo/Sveti Jure (st) C202 HRT-HR_2 1643km
 99.5 1905 ALB Radio Tirana, Tiranë (Tirana)/Dajt (tir) 5158 I_PARE__ 11_Jun17 1964km
100.3 1905 HRV HRT-HR 3, Licka Plješivica (gs) C203 HRT-HR_3 1456km
100.4 1905 BIH Radio Livno, Ivovik/Borova glava (k10) F078 ????O1?? 1613km **
100.8 1905 ALB Top Gold Radio, Tiranë (Tirana)/Dajt (tir) 93C5 _RADIO__ 1964km
100.8 1905 MNE Radio Dux, Tivat/Luštica (TV) FAFA 1805km
101.0 1905 HRV HRT Radio Split, Labinštica (st) C31A 1578km
101.2 1905 ALB Klassik FM?, Tiranë (Tirana)/Dajt (tir) New station
               83CF KLASIK__ TIRANA__ 1964km **
102.0 1905 HRV HRT Radio Split, Biokovo/Sveti Jure (st) C31A R-SPLIT_ 1643km
102.1 1905 GRC Hroma FM (Patra), Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh) Vocal IDs in promo  2336km **
103.0 1905 HRV HRT-HR 2, Kuna Pelješka/Rota (du) C202 1691km **
103.9 1905 BIH Radio Herceg-Bosne, Ivovik/Borova glava (k10) F210 RADIO-HB 1613km **
103.5 1906 ALB Top Albania Radio, Fier/Ardenicë (fie)
               92AA TOP_____ ALBANIA_ RADIO___ 1993km
103.6 1906  I  Radio Capital, L'Aquila/Monte Luco-Pineta di Roio (aq) 5219 1544km
104.6 1906 ALB Radio Travel, Tiranë (Tirana)/Fushë Dajt (tir) 92AD 1964km
105.5 1906 HRV Radio Dalmacija, Promina/Cavnovka (si) Jingle ID  1549km
105.9 1906 BIH Bobar Radio, Hrgud (srp) F262 *BOBAR*_ 1716km
106.9 1906 HRV Radio Dalmacija, Labinštica 2 (st) Jingle ID  1578km **
107.2 1906 ALB Radio Fieri, Fier (fie) 9200 1999km **
107.8 1906 BIH Radio Mir Medugorje, Licka Plješivica [HRV gs] (usk) F24B R_MIR_M_ 1456km **
102.9 1907 BIH Radio Posušje, Multi-tx F088 PO??SJ?? **
104.3 1907 GRC ERA 3 Trito Programma, Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh) Presumed. Classical,
               Greek YL  2336km
104.7 1907 GRC ERA Sport, Thasos/Mt Ipsarion ERA (emc-kav) Presumed with live
               sports commentary  2288km **
104.8 1907 GRC Mythos FM, Patra/Aroi (wgr-akh) Relays Radio Blackman
               5431 BLACKMAN _KYRIES_ etc. 2332km **
105.0 1907 HRV HRT Radio Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik/Srd (du) C315 ????BROV 1758km
105.1 1907 GRC Orthodoxos Logos, Igoumenitsa/Psaka (epi-thp) 1325 2152km **
105.3 1907 GRC ANT1 Patras 105.3, Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh)
               1101 _PATRAS_ __105.3_ TE?????? 2336km **
105.5 1907 BIH Bobar Radio, Trebinje/Leotar (srp) F0A3 1763km
106.3 1907 GRC R/S Ieras Mitropoleos Aitolias Kai Akarnanias, Agrinio/Arakynthos (wgr-ait)
               2368 2293km **
107.0 1907 GRC Mad Radio 107.0 Agrinio, Agrinio/Arakynthos (wgr-ait) 1070 2293km **
107.0 1907 HRV Soundset Ragusa, Dubrovnik/Srd (du) C310 1758km
107.6 1907 ALB Radio Jehona, Shkodër/Tarabosh (shk)
               959B RADIO_JEHONA Continuous scroll 1882km
102.3 1909 GRC ERA 2 Deutero Programma, Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh) Vocal ID  2336km **
102.6 1909 HRV Narodni Radio, Imotski/Ulica Gojka Šuška (st) C206 1643km **
105.7 1909 GRC Derti FM 105.7, Patra/Panahaiko (wgr-akh)
               1057 DERTI___ 105.70__ MONO____ LAIKA___ TEL:2610 343-200_ 2336km **
105.9 1909 ALB Radio Club FM, Kavajë/Mali i Robit (dur) 3D45 C??B_FM_ 1954km

** Personal First

A day of almost round the clock DX!

The evening brought in Balkan soup! Reminiscent of the bigger Italian openings. There were many, many stations fighting to be heard and most of them got away.

Reception of Patra was hear to the top of the band, but most of the stations could not be identified, however, it's pretty certain who they were.

108 MHz brought in a pop station. Nick Gilly suggested that this might be the pirate Radio Blackman, but it was not in parallel with the Radio Blackman relay from Mythos FM on 104.8.

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

I like conifer trees, but ....

I like conifer trees, but when they interfere with my hobby, they have to go!

Once again, the neighbour's conifer tree overhangs my garden. Both of us agree that it's too big now and needs to be cut down. About a year ago, I offered to cut down this monster, but I have only just got around to doing this having obtained a bow saw. .

Here is a (rather poor quality) screen grab taken from Google Street View around the time of my antenna installation, three years ago:

Google Street View capture

As you can see, the antenna was equal in height to the top of the tree. I could raise the antenna so it cleared this. The problem was, I was not allowed to site the antenna anywhere else on the property due to planning restrictions laid down by the housing association. Today, the offending tree is about 30 feet tall and towers above the antenna.

I have had to keep cutting chunks out of the side of the tree over the last few years so my antenna doesn't come into contact with it when rotated. I have had bent elements twice now.

The tree grows at a rate of about three feet per year and has become well established. Had I not made a start on this today, it is likely that it would have become too heavy to tackle. As it is, a single branch is difficult to pick up by myself. The larger branches are about five inched in diameter, so it has been challenging to cut the branches at the correct angle so they fall in the right direction, i.e. away from the antenna. I had two close shaves with this but the antenna survived. Phew!  I haven't finished yet, however. In fact, I've only just started. Please wish me luck!

Starting to cut the overhanging branches

Making an indentation into the branches which catch my antenna

One of the main offending branches. My antenna is free to rotate again!


I'm about half way through now, as at June 13th, but I am beginning to realise that the branches are too big and heavy to deal with easily. Luckily, my neighbour let me borrow a branch cutting tool. This made very short work of branches up to an inch and a little more in diameter, so I have been able to cut own the ever-growing mountain of branches into something more manageable. A few trips to the skips are necessary. More photos as I progress.









Eight days later (June 19th):





My plan was to cut down the last three branches of the tree tomorrow, June 26th, but I noticed that my neighbour had beaten me to it! The tree is down! Well, considerably lowered. Now to see if it has affected my VHF reception.

Good DX!

John.




Just a bit of mess to clear up now!

Friday, 9 June 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-06-09 (Es: LBY POL UKR BUL ROU)

106.7 0806 POL PR Radio Rzeszów, Rzeszów/Magdalenka (PK) 3417 PS too quick 1540km **
104.7 0807 UKR Radio Maksimum, Ivano-Frankivs'k/RPTS Zakhidnyj Polyus (IF) 
               1021 MAXIMUM_ ??4.???? 1760km
103.8 0808 UKR Lyuks FM, Ivano-Frankivs'k/RPTS Zakhidnyj Polyus (IF) 1047 __LUX_FM 1760km
103.4 0810 UKR Radio Pyatnytsya (Pyatnitsa), Ivano-Frankivs'k (IF) Pops, as web  1759km **
107.0 0812 POL Radio Maryja, Czestochowa/Koszecin (SL) 3232 KOSZ???? 1298km **
101.9 0813 POL Trendy Radio, Jaslo/G.Liwocz (PK) 3542 LAT80,90 1496km **
101.0 0814 POL PR Radio Kraków, Tarnów/Góra Sw. Marcina (MP) 37FC _Kra???? 1467km **
100.8 0815 POL Radio FaMa, Kielce/Komin EC (SK) 3064 _Blanch_ 1406km **
 98.9 0816 POL PR 3, Lezajsk/Giedlarowa (PK) 3233 _Polskie 1549km **
 99.9 0816 POL PR 24, Tarnów/Góra Sw. Marcina (MP) 3223 _Slostko 1467km **
105.5 0819 POL Radio WAWA, Wroclaw/Komin EC (DS) 3381 __WAWA__ 1159km **
103.3 0823 POL PR 24, Legnica/Komin Huty Miedzi (DS) 3223 ????stko 1096km **
102.7 0824 POL PR 2, Kielce/Wzg.Telegraf (SK) 3222 1410km **
104.1 0825 UKR Nashe Radio, Ternopil'/zavod Orion (TE) 7258 _NASHE__ 1793km **
105.2 0825 POL Radio Maryja, Wielun/Komin EC (LO) 3232 1258km **
104.7 0827 POL PR 2, Zagan/Wichów (LU) 3222 1037km **
104.7 0827 UKR Lyuks FM, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) 
               1047 LUX_FM__ 104.7___ 1674km **
106.0 0829 UKR Nashe Radio, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) Pops, as web  1674km **
105.1 0830 POL Radio Maryja, Konin/Zólwieniec (WP) Phone in, as 105.2  1211km **
106.5 0831 POL RMF Maxxx, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3399 _Kielce_ 1436km **
107.8 0832 POL PR 1, Lódz/Komin EC-4 (LO) 3211 1307km **
104.0 0833 POL PR Radio Lódz, Wieruszów/Komin ZPW Prospan (LO) 397A _LODZ___ 1230km **
103.7 0837 POL PR Radio Rzeszów, Lubaczów/Boble (PK) 
               3417 Polskie_ Radio___ Rzeszow_ 1607km **
104.2 0851 POL PR 3, Lublin/Piaski (LB) 3233 Polskie_ Radio___ _TROJKA_ __10:52_ 1548km **
104.8 0851 POL PR 2, Przysucha/Kozlowiec (MW) 3222 Dwojka__ 1388km **
105.0 0852 POL PR 1, Zielona Góra/Jemiolów (LU) Song, as 105.1  1008km **
100.6 0859 POL Radio Jasna Góra, Czestochowa/Wreczyca (SL) IDd by SMS 3651747 in PS name. 
               PI is now 3000 SMS_____ 3651747_ 1291km
 87.5 1510 LBY UNID religious station  PI 0000 PS *TOPERA_ ??.E.MA_ **
 89.8 1510  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Siniscola/Capo Comino (nu) 5225 1573km
 89.2 1511  I  R101, Siniscola/Arturu Mele (nu) 5215 1570km
 88.6 1514  F  Skyrock, Porto Vecchio/Punta di a Varra (20A) F214 1450km
 87.7 1518  F  Fun Radio, Corte/Monte Cecu (20B) Vocal ID in ad  1370km
 87.9 1521  F  France Culture, Porto Vecchio/Punta di a Varra (20A) F202 1449km
 89.0 1740 ROU Radio ZU, Bucuresti (BU) E2AA Radio_ZU 2107km
 89.1 1745 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Baneasa/Dobrogea Sud (CL) EE01 2237km
 88.1 1746 BUL BNR Horizont, Kavarna/RPS Kaliakra (dob) 8210 HORIZONT 2324km
 87.6 1747 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Shumen/RRTS Venets (shm) 8236 _SHUMEN_ 2220km

** Personal First

Solid Polish reception this morning! I concentrated on personal firsts again, otherwise a lot of repetition would have ensued.

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/g1vvp
Vimeo Channel: https://vimeo.com/skegnessdx

Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-06-08 (Es: Scandinavia, Baltic, RUS)

 87.6 0857 FIN YleX, Jyväskylä/Taka-Keljo Ronsuntaipaleentie (ks) 6202 1793km
 91.1 0857  S  SR P2, Strömstad/Tornstigen TM (vg) E402 SR_P2___ 930km **
 91.6 0857 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Kuopio/Vehmasmäki (ps) 6201 YLE_YKSI 1905km
 92.7 0857  S  SR P1, Bäckefors (Mellerud)/Grönehög TM (vg) E201 SR_P1___ 969km **
 89.1 0858  S  SR P1, Östhammar/Valö TM (up) E201 ??_P1___ 1334km
 89.9 0858 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Jyväskylä/Taka (ks) 6201 YLE_YKSI 1793km
 90.2 0858 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Lieksa/Koli-Verkkovaara (pk) YL, as 89.9  2024km
 91.9 0858  S  Mix Megapol, Sala/Hyttan silotorn (vm) E243 MEGAPOL_ 1246km **
 92.5 0858 FIN YLE Puhe, Jyväskylä/Taka (ks) 6207 YLE_PUHE 1793km
 92.8 0858  S  SR P2, Östhammar/Valö TM (up) E402 1334km
 93.4 0858 FIN YleX, Lieksa/Koli-Verkkovaara (pk) 6202 __YLEX__ 2024km
 94.7 0858 FIN Radio SuomiPOP, Lieksa/Koli-Verkkovaara (pk) Vocal ID  2024km **
 95.1 0858 FIN Radio SuomiPOP, Jyväskylä/Taka (ks) Vocal ID  1793km **
 95.4 0858 FIN Iskelmä, Mänttä-Vilppula/Parkkivuori-Vesitornintie (pi) Vocal ID  1730km **
 95.8 0858  S  SR P2, Västerås/Lillhärad TM (vm) E402 1219km **
 96.9 0858 FIN Iskelmä, Hämeenkyrö (pi) 62AD 1650km **
 97.0 0858 FIN YleX, Ulvila/Kylmäkorpi (st) 6202 __??EX?? 1582km **
 97.3 0858 FIN NRJ Energy, Jyväskylä/Keljo (ks) 6340 1796km **
 99.6 0859 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Lieksa/Koli-Verkkovaara (pk) Pops, as 99.9  2024km
 99.9 0859 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Tampere-Tammerfors (pi) 6203 1684km
100.4 0859 FIN Iskelmä, Ulvila/Kylmäkorpi (st) 62AD ISKELMA_ 1582km **
102.4 0859 FIN YLE Radio Vega, Lieksa/Koli-Verkkovaara (pk) 6205 YLE_VE?? 2024km
104.1 0859 FIN Loop, Ulvila/Kylmäkorpi (st) 6459 __LOOP__ 1582km **
102.7 0905 FIN KISS, Anjalankoski/Kouvola-Liikkala, Sopasenpolku 40 (ky) ID in ad  1808km
103.2 0905 FIN Radio SuomiPOP, Fiskars/Raasepori-Fiskari, Flacsjöntie (uu) 6460 1603km
103.9 0905  S  RIX FM, Södertälje/Ragnhildsborg TM (st) E241 1260km
104.1 0905  S  RIX FM, Västerås/Munkgatan 7/Aros Center (vm) Pops, as 103.9  1225km **
105.1 0905  S  NRJ, Stockholm/Nacka-Forum Köpcenter (st) E220 ??J_____ 1292km
105.7 0906  S  Lugna Favoriter, Nyköping/Galgberget (so) Vocal IDE6A4 1208km **
106.7 0906  S  Rockklassiker, Stockholm/Nacka-Forum Köpcenter (st) E2A0 1292km
107.5 0906  S  Vinyl FM, Stockholm/Nacka-Forum Köpcenter (st) E2A8 1292km **
107.7 0906  S  RIX FM, Nyköping/Galgberget Telia RM (so) E241 _RIX_FM_ 1208km **
 97.1 0907 FIN SR P2, Sund/Finby-Fejansberg (ah) E402 1434km **
 97.4 0907  S  SR P2, Gävle/Skogmur TM (ga) Choir, as 97.1  1310km
 97.9 0907 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Lahti-Lahtis/Hollola (ph) 6203 1740km
 98.0 0907  S  SR P3, Västerås/Lillhärad TM (vm) E203 SR_P3___ 1219km **
 98.1 0907 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Kuopio/Vehmasmäki (ps) 6203 ??ES???? 1905km **
 98.7 0907  S  SR P3, Norrköping/Kolmården-Krokek Orrbergen TM (og) Pops, as 98.0  1174km **
 99.3 0907 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Jyväskylä/Taka (ks) 6203 YLESUOMI 1793km **
 99.6 0907  S  SR P3, Örebro/Lockhyttan TM (or) E203 1142km **
100.2 0907 FIN YLE Radio Vega, Kuopio/Vehmasmäki-Möykkylänmäentie (ps) 6205 1905km
100.3 0907 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Sund/Finby-Fejansberg (ah) OM, as 99.3  1434km
100.6 0907 FIN YLE Radio Vega, Lahti-Lahtis/Hollola (ph) OM, as 100.2  1740km
102.8 0907  S  SR P4, Örebro/Lockhyttan TM (or) E224 1142km **
103.0 0907 FIN YLE Radio Vega, Eurajoki-Euraåminne/Korvenkulma (st) 6205 YLE_VEGA 1561km **
103.3 0907  S  SR P4, Stockholm/Nacka TM (st) E224 1292km **
103.5 0907 FIN YLE Radio Vega, Jyväskylä/Taka (ks) UK politics, as 103.3  1793km **
 87.5 0908 RUS Dorozhnoye Radio, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7827 __SP???? ??????OE 1967km
 87.9 0908  S  SR P1, Örebro/Lockhyttan TM (or) E201 1142km
 88.0 0908 RUS Retro FM, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7704 RETRO_FM __88,0_ 70/80/90 1967km
 88.4 0908 RUS Avtoradio, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7761 _88.4_FM 1967km
 89.8 0908  S  SR P1, Helsingborg/Olympia TM (sn) OM, as 87.9  859km
 90.1 0908 RUS Radio Ermitage, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 785A hermitag 1967km **
 90.3 0908  S  SR P1, Uppsala/Vedyxa TM (up) YL, as 87.9  1299km **
 90.6 0908 RUS Radio Dlya Dvoyikh, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7734 1967km
 90.7 0908  S  SR P1, Västerås/Lillhärad TM (vm) YL, as 87.9  1219km **
 91.1 0908 RUS Novoye Radio, Sankt-Peterburg/Olgino (SP) 7730 1956km
 91.3 0908 FIN Ålands Radio, Sund/Finby-Fejansberg (ah) 6031 ALANDS__ RADIO___ 1434km
 92.0 0908 FIN YLE Puhe, Eurajoki-Euraåminne/Korvenkulma (st) 6207 YLE_PUHE 1561km
 92.1 0908 FIN YleX, Mikkeli-Sankt Michel/Majavesi (es) 6202 __YL??__ 1858km
 92.6 0908 FIN YleX, Turku-Åbo/Kaarina (vs) Pops, as 92.1  1553km
 92.9 0908 RUS Radio RSN, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7072 1967km
 93.2 0908 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Lahti-Lahtis/Hollola (ph) 6201 YLE_???? 1740km
 93.3 0908  S  SR P2, Uppsala/Vedyxa TM (up) E402 1299km **
 93.5 0908  S  SR P2, Norrköping/Kolmården-Krokek Orrbergen TM (og) E402 SR_P2___ 1174km **
 93.9 0908 FIN YleX, Kuopio/Vehmasmäki-Möykkylänmäentie (ps) 6202 __YLEX__ 1905km
 94.0 0908  S  SR P2, Motala/Ervasteby TM (og) Choir, as others  1098km **
 94.3 0908 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Turku-Åbo/Kaarina 137 (vs) 6203 1553km
 94.6 0908 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Mikkeli-Sankt Michel/Majavesi (es) OM, as 94.3  1858km
 94.8 0908 FIN YLE Radio Suomi, Eurajoki-Euraåminne/Korv.  (st) 6203 YLESUOMI 1561km **
 95.0 0908 FIN SR P1, Sund/Finby-Fejansberg (ah) E201 1434km **
 95.2 0908  S  SR P4, Enköping/Härkeberga TM (up) -E524 SR_Uppl_ 1262km **
 95.5 0908  S  SR P3, Östhammar/Valö TM (up) E203 1334km **
 96.6 0908  S  SR P3, Uppsala/Vedyxa TM (up) Pops, as others  1299km
 94.2 0909  S  SR P2, Finnveden (Gislaved)/Bredaryd Skyttebo TM (jo) E402 SR_P2___ 961km **
 97.0 0909 RUS Radio Dacha, Sankt-Peterburg/LRTPC (SP) 7724 _DACHA__ _97,0_FM 1967km
 97.2 0909 EST MyHits, Tallinn/Pirita/Tallinna Teletorn (Har) 2321 1657km
 87.8 0919  S  SR P4, Ronneby/nya VT (bl) Vocal ID  1016km **
 88.2 0919  S  SR P4, Tåsjö/Hoting TM (jm) -ED24 SR_Vbtn_ 1518km
 88.7 0919  S  SR P1, Sorsele/Nalovardo TM (vb) Phone-in, as 87.6  1686km **
 89.4 0919  S  SR P1, Arvidsjaur/Julträsk-Akkanålke TM (no) E201 SR_P1___ 1722km
 89.6 0919  S  SR P1, Funäsdalen/Funäsdalsberget TM (jm) Phone-in, as others  1266km **
 89.9 0919  S  SR P1, Tåsjö/Hoting-Tåsjöberget TM (jm) E201 SR_P1___ 1518km
 92.5 0919  S  SR P2, Kisa (Kinda)/TM (og) E402 1095km
 92.6 0919  S  SR P2, Sorsele/Nalovardo TM (vb) E402 1686km **
 92.8 0919  S  SR P2, Funäsdalen/Funäsdalsberget TM (jm) E402 1266km **
 95.4 0919  S  SR P2, Tännäs/Västra Kröket TM (jm) Classical, as others  1261km **
 97.1 0919  S  SR P3, Arvidsjaur/Julträsk-Akkanålke TM (no) E203 SR_P3___ 1722km
 97.5 0919  S  SR P3, Tåsjö/Hoting-Tåsjöberget TM (jm) E203 SR_P3___ 1518km
 97.6 0919  S  SR P3, Tännäs/Västra Kröket TM (jm) Pops, as 97.1  1261km **
100.6 0920  S  SR P4, Arvidsjaur/Julträsk (no) -E424 SR_Norr 1722km **
100.8 0920  S  SR P4, Tåsjö/Hoting TM (jm) -EF24 SR_Jamtl 1518km **
102.3 0920  S  SR P4, Strömsund/Grelsgård TM (jm) REM song, as 100.8  1478km **
102.5 0933  S  SR P4, Storuman/Norrberg TM (vb) -ED24 _ SR_Vbtn_ 1618km **
100.0 0935  S  SR P3, Skellefteå/Prästfäbodsberget TM (vb) Pops and YL ID, as 99.4  1736km
101.2 0935  S  SR P4, Sollefteå/Multrå-Flugtjärnshöjden TM (vn) Pops, as others  1497km
102.1 0935 NOR Radio Norge, Bagn 1/Kjeldeknatten (op) F21A 1019km
103.4 0935  S  SR P4, Hotagen/Föllinge Hotagen TM (jm) -EF24 SR_Jamtl 1438km **
103.7 0935  S  SR P4, Sorsele/Nalovardo TM (vb) -ED24 1686km **
103.9 0935  S  SR P4, Skellefteå/Prästfäbodsberget TM (vb) Pops, as others  1736km **
102.9 0938  S  SR P4, Älvsbyn/Brännberget TM (no) YL, as 103.0  1811km **
103.0 0938  S  SR P4, Arjeplog/Galtispuoda TM (no) -E424 SR_Norr_ 1736km **
104.7 0938 NOR Nea Radio, Røros/Enarsvola (st) F688 NeaRadio 1236km **
107.8 0938 NOR ØsterdalsRadioen, Alvdal/Steia/Veg 1123 (he) F78D NORD-0ST 1167km **
104.0 0941 NOR Nea Radio, Henvola (st) As 104.7. Local festival announcement. Confirmed 
               by Ole Forr.  1277km **
103.5 0942  S  SR P4  Jämtland,  Hede or Sörbygden EF24   **
 87.5 0957 LVA Radio Skonto Kurzeme, Andumi/ Bite BS (Tal)   1481km **
 88.0 1028 LVA EHR SuperHits, Tor&#326;i/Lattelecom-LVRTC Bauskas NRRS (Bau) 9487 1562km

** Personal First

My favourite opening of the season so far! Scandinavian Es openings are less common. Not every season produces much in the way of DX from Norway and Sweden, so this opening made a very welcome change.

There were many stations which got away as I could not determine the transmitter sites, but there was plenty of low power DX in this one.

More Scandinavian DX please!

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.co.uk
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Receivers:
Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is approximately 3 metres asl, 1km from the sea.
Fringe Electronics 20dB pre-amp.

Software:
Elad FDM-SW2, SDR Console File Analyser & RDS Spy via VAC.
XDR-GTK v0.3.1 for the Sony XDR-F1HD

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation