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Tuesday, 31 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-31 (Es: Italy, Portugal & Spain)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 88.6 1047 POR Rádio Voz de Santo Tirso, Santo Tirso (prt) 8010 1448km
 92.5 1047  E  Onda Cero, Tui (GAL-PO) E2EE 1403km
 93.4 1047  E  Radio Galega, Pontevedra (GAL-PO) E4E0 1364km **
 93.7 1047 POR Rádio Renascença, Vila Nova de Gaia/ Monte da Virgem (prt)
               8221 __??R_?? 1497km

 94.0 1047 POR Rádio Cidade Hoje, Vila Nova de Famalicão (prt) 800E CID.??JE 1465km
 95.3 1047  E  Europa FM, Pontevedra (GAL-PO) E2ED 1364km
 87.9 1907  I  R101, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (ag) 5215 _R_101__ 2007km
 91.1 1907  I  RAI Radio1, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (RAI) (ag) 5201 RAI_____
               RADIO1__ 2007km

 92.2 1907  I  Radio Deejay, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (ag) 5214 _DEE???? 2007km

** Personal first

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

Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Sunday, 29 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-29 (Es: IRAQ, Turkey, Balkans, etc.)

OIRT Sporadic E:
 70.94 0739 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa/OIRT, Ushachy/RTPS Astravenec (VI) YL, as web  1844km
 71.33 0741 BLR BR Pershy Kanal/OIRT, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) OM, as web  1805km

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 88.5 1153 ROU Digi FM, Resita/Semenic (CS) E059 Digi_FM_ 1801km
 88.4 1155 BUL Darik Radio, Pleven/Panoramata (plv) 824D 2083km **
 92.2 1157 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, RRTS Botev vrah (pld) 8220 ___BNR__ HR.BOTEV 2152km
 91.2 1158 MDA Jurnal FM, Rezina (RZ) 1001 SMS_???? 2099km **
 87.6 1208 BUL BNR Horizont, Lom/RRS Lom (mnt) 8210 ????NR?? 1969km
 88.1 1216 UKR Radio 24, Ternopil'/zavod Orion, vul. 15 Kvitnya, 6 (TE) 1021 1793km
 91.1 1218 UKR Russkoye radio - Ukraina, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) Vocal ID  1674km **
 87.7 1219 UKR UR 1 Persha Prog., Lozova (TE) YL, as web  1792km **
 91.2 1222 UKR Radio Pyatnytsya (Pyatnitsa), Ternopil'/zavod Orion, vul. 15 Kvitnya, 6 (TE) 
               Jingle ID  1793km
 87.6 1224 POL PR 2, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) 3222 1605km
 88.2 1226 POL RMF FM, Kielce/Swiety Krzyz (SK) 3F44 1436km
 89.8 1232 POL Radio Maryja, Mielec/Stadion MOSiR (PK) 3232 R-MARYJA 1482km **
 90.7 1232 POL PR 1, Solina/G.Jawor II (PK) 3211 JEDYNKA_ 1591km
 87.8 1233 POL PR 1, Przemysl/Tatarska Góra (PK) 3211 POLSKIE_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ __14:34_ 
               1592km
 89.1 1233 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Baneasa/Dobrogea Sud (CL) EE01 CULTURAL 2237km
 89.9 1235 POL Radio ZET, Rzeszów/Baranówka (PK) 3205 1529km **
 91.1 1235 POL PR 1, Tarnów/Lichwin (MP) Martika song, as 90.7  1465km
 92.0 1236 POL PR 3, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3233 _Polskie __Radio_ 1530km
 88.0 1237 POL PR 1, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3211 POLSKIE_ __RADIO_ JEDYNKA_ __14:38_ 1530km
 96.7 1240 ROU Digi FM, Botosani/Saveni (BT) E059 1948km **
 96.3 1242 ROU SRR Radio Iasi, Iasi/Pietrarie (IS) EE03 IS_96.3_ 2046km
 88.2 1243 ROU Radio Europa FM, Botosani (BT) E299 1947km
 88.4 1244 POL PR 2, Lubaczów/Boble (PK) 3222 1607km
 90.5 1244 POL PR Radio Rzeszów, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3417 Polskie_ Ra?????? 1530km
 91.4 1251 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Drobeta-Turnu Severin/Balota (MH) EE00 RRACTUAL 
               1888km
 90.2 1254 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Calafat (DJ) EE00 1938km
 87.6 1255 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Shumen/RRTS Venets (shm) 8236 2220km
 87.6 1257 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Györ /  Szabadhegy (Gyo) B203 1368km
 91.3 1259 ROU Digi FM, Timisoara/Urseni (TM) E059 Digi_FM_ 91,3_FM_ 1715km **
 93.4 1259 ROU Radio Europa FM, Alexandria (TR) E299 ??RO???? ????.4?? 2091km
 87.5 1301 TUR Damla FM - Istanbul, Istanbul/Camlica (mam-ist) Shouting OM, as web  2534km
 87.8 1302 TUR Best FM, Adana-Alihocali (akd-ada) 321D 3244km **
 88.7 1302 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Craiova (DJ) EE00 RRACTUAL 1971km
 89.2 1303 TUR TRT 3 Radyo Üc, Adana/Misis Dag (Davududag/Yüregir) (akd-ada) 3203 3267km **
 90.6 1303 TUR Radyo Gimsa - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 4598 ??????__ 2857km **
 92.4 1303 TUR Meteorolojinin Sesi Radyosu, Three sites listed Unsure, but maybe Malatya as more 
               on-path  **
 92.7 1303 TUR Radyo Ses - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) ID by phone nos. Ad for Imar 
               Emlak, real estate in Ankara. Thanks Kurt Zscherp  2857km **
 92.9 1303 TUR Radyo Özgür - Düzce, Düzce/Aktepe (kdz-duz) 30FF 2674km **
 93.0 1303 TUR Radyovizyon (Ankara), Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 3839 2857km **
 93.3 1303 TUR TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) 3202 2857km **
 87.5 1304 TUR Radyo a - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 307A RADYO_A_ ??ni???? 2857km **
 87.6 1304 ROU Radio Vocea Sperantei, Craiova (DJ) E2F8 ????io?? 1971km
 88.0 1304 TUR TRT FM, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) 3201 TRT-???? 2857km **
 87.5 1305 TUR Pal FM, Adana-Alihocali (akd-ada) 3235 3244km
 90.6 1305 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Petrosani/Parâng (HD) EE01 1877km
 88.3 1306 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Mezökovácsháza / Silo (Bek) Vocal ID  1649km
 89.5 1307 HNG Music FM, Budapest - Széchenyi-hegy (Bud) B418 MUSIC_FM 1460km
 88.2 1308 TUR Diyanet Kuran Radyo, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 3220 RADYO___ 2857km **
 88.2 1311 TUR Radyo Mega - Istanbul, Adana-Alihocali (akd-ada) OM vocal ID jingle  3244km **
 91.1 1311 HNG Sirius Rádió, Kiskunfélegyháza/toronyház (BaK)B955 _SIRIUS_ 1563km
 91.6 1311 HNG Dankó Rádió, Szentes (Cso) OM vocal ID  1596km
 94.2 1313 HNG Trend FM, Budapest - Gellért-hegy (Bud) B988 TR??D_FM 1465km **
 88.3 1316 HNG Mária Rádió, Komárom / Bem József str. (KoE) B1CC 1392km
 88.0 1317 TUR Radyo Karacadag - Sanliurfa, Sanliurfa/Toptepe (gda-urf) 8800 0414____ SIZI____ 
               3442km **
 88.6 1319 ROU Radio Orion Alba, Sebes (AB) E070 RADIO___ ORION___ ALBA____ SEBES___ 88,6FM__ 
               (order may not be correct) 1849km
 89.8 1319 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Faget (TM) EE00 1762km
 90.8 1319 ROU Magic FM, Bucuresti/Turnul IFMA (BU) Pops, as 91.2  2103km
 91.1 1319 ROU Magic FM, Iasi/Dealul Paun (IS) E210 __?????? 2047km
 92.1 1319 ROU Vibe FM, Bucuresti/Turnul BRD (BU) E222 _9?????? 2104km
 92.4 1319 ROU Digi FM, Sibiu/Paltinis (SB) E059 92.4??M_ 1890km **
 93.3 1319 TUR TRT Türkü, Kayseri-Bünyan/Korumaz Dagi (ica-kay) 3207 TRTTURKU 3124km **
 88.5 1320 ROU Radio Trinitas, Bucuresti/RDF Herastrau (BU) E24D 88,50MHz 2100km
 89.0 1320 ROU Radio ZU, Bucuresti (BU) E2AA Radio_ZU _89,0_FM 2107km
 89.4 1320 TUR TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Kayseri-Bünyan/Korumaz Dagi (ica-kay) 3202 3124km **
 90.3 1320 TUR TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Multi-tx OM, as 89.4   **
 90.7 1320 TUR Radyo Seymen, Kayseri-Mimarsinan (ica-kay) 3481 3118km **
 89.1 1321 TUR Radyo Life (Kayseri), Kayseri-Mimarsinan (ica-kay) 5158 3118km **
 92.2 1322 HNG Aktív Rádió, Szolnok / Toronyház (JNS) OM vocal ID between pops  1556km **
 92.7 1322 ROU Radio Tananana, Bucuresti/Piata Victoriei (BU) E067 2104km
 87.8 1324 ROU National FM, Sibiu (SB) 9250 1894km
 88.1 1324 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Petrosani/Parâng (HD) EE00 RRACTUAL 1877km
 88.4 1324 ROU Radio Impuls, Sibiu/Dealul Gusteritei (SB) E0D6 ????_F?? 1897km
 89.2 1324 TUR Dost FM - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 38E3 2857km **
 89.6 1326 ROU Radio Reîntregirea, Alba Iulia (AB) E021 1842km
 90.7 1327 HNG MR 3 Bartók Rádió, Kékes (Hev) B202 _BARTOK_ 1504km
 91.2 1327 TUR TRT 3 Radyo Üc, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) OM and YL, as 88.0 
               Double Hop 2857km **
 91.4 1327 TUR X Radyo Nostalji - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) Jingle ID 3A0C 
               2857km **
 92.5 1327 TUR TRT FM, Adana/Misis Dag (Davududag/Yüregir) (akd-ada) 3201 YAKIN___ 3267km
 89.0 1330 ROU RFI Romania, Sibiu (SB) EEEE 1894km **
 89.0 1330 IRQ BBC WS Arabic, Baghdad (bgh) Presumed with Arabic BBC News, as per available 
               podcast. BBC News jingle and ID heard.   4105km **
 91.1 1330 ROU Radio Sibiu, Sibiu (SB) E077 91?????? 1894km
 92.8 1330 TUR TRT 3 Radyo Üc, Van/Harabe Tepe (dad-van) .Y, CT and OR appear in Group Analyser 
               0000 ??????IA 3646km **
 91.0 1331 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Bihor/Vârful Curcubata Mare (BH) EE00 1760km
 91.7 1333 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Štúrovo/Modrý vrch (NI) 5560 REGI??_Z 1419km
 88.5 1334 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Modrý Kamen/Španí Laz (BB) 5960 RE??NA_S 1436km
 89.9 1337 HNG Dankó Rádió, Komádi / Heréskert (HaB) B206 1649km
 88.6 1339 UKR Radio ERA FM, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) Presume. Talking about Ukraine
               6000 ps????0_ 1674km **
 89.2 1343 ROU Radio Europa FM, Brasov (BV) E299 ??RO??FM ????.2FM 1995km
 92.5 1343 ROU Radio 21, Brasov (BV) Vocal ID  1995km **
 92.6 1416 BUL Radio Vitosha, Varna/RPTS UKV Praktika (vrn) 8389 VITOSHA_ 2308km **
 90.6 1417 BUL Radio N-Joy, Varna/m. Borovets-RPS Varna (vrn) 837E 2307km **
 92.4 1621 BLR Radio Minsk, Minsk/RTPS Kolodischi (MI) YL, as web  1805km

Unidentified:
 92.8 1330  ?  UNID, ? Accented English BBC ID Baghdad?

** Personal First

What a day! The third period of double hop into Turkey in less that a week and we're still only in the early stages of the season!

It began with simultaneous openings to Poland, Slovakia, Moldova and the Balkans. Istanbul appeared briefly on 87.5. Then Ankara and Adana appeared, cross fading with each other. It was clear to see which areas of Turkey were received as the two different areas of skip faded in and out independently, demonstrating that there was more than one Es opening in place.

Sanliurfa and Kayseri appeared in the south of the country, then Duzce in the north-west. Then things started getting serious with the appearance of the Van transmitter in south-eastern Turkey.

Was it going to extend further? Arabic appeared on a few frequencies. Clearly something unusual was happening. At 13:30, the biggest surprise of them all came in, right at the end of the opening. The BBC World Service's Arabic programme appeared on 89.0! I wasn't sure what I was hearing to begin with, but the words "London", "BBC" and "bbcarabic.com" were all there. Ian Kelly came to the rescue with a link to the BBC World Service Arabic podcast for the same time and, after cross-referencing everything, it became clear that what I had heard was "BBC World Service Arabic". The transmitter in Baghdad was inline with my reception, so it seems safe to assume that this was definitely double hop Es to Iraq. Two other transmitters of BBC WS Arabic are also listed on the frequency, but the Baghdad transmitter was the closest. I can't rule out this being one of the others but Baghdad may make more sense due to other Arabic stations received at the time which were also potential Baghdad transmitters.


Since this was an unusual opening, I decided to back up all my FDM-S2 files which contain the Turkish and Arabic DX. I created two Mediafire accounts where I have stored 18 files. I feel sure other stations may be identified from these in the future. They can be accessed at:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/cywdn3b7i4awh27/2016_05_29_13_02_24_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/2fpp24lbmf7x8vp/2016_05_29_13_03_33_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/d1b1cfwoulqij38/2016_05_29_13_05_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/687nn64f34q7se6/2016_05_29_13_05_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/jc04h7cczgrdd75/2016_05_29_13_11_20_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8jv39vr1fcubg39/2016_05_29_13_18_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1y2497u02pwzgty/2016_05_29_13_18_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/3x83stksqn7dy7g/2016_05_29_13_18_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_002.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/5dyyr78frb3d2yj/2016_05_29_13_21_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/cmondh77wyr12fm/2016_05_29_13_21_09_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/kgn18bing4jgg9d/2016_05_29_13_24_06_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/3d52kp98p1141g0/2016_05_29_13_24_06_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/9nwsls65waceap9/2016_05_29_13_27_24_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/akhqaa539apd3k7/2016_05_29_13_28_47_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/w9j3jirsadh7zic/2016_05_29_13_28_47_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/1m97y4oijv852m6/2016_05_29_13_32_03_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/nycrhbcevnnu12o/2016_05_29_13_32_03_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_001.ape
http://www.mediafire.com/download/8x8pqp4xb2bliu2/2016_05_29_13_43_41_FDMSW1_Rec_RF_000.ape

You'll need Monkey's Audio to decompress the files: www.monkeysaudio.com/


I would like to say a BIG thank you to Kurt in Istanbul for his help with my many Turkish recordings.

For the record, here are recordings of a few unidentified Arabic stations I have been trying to track down. Hopefully I may find an Arabic speaker one day who will be able to listen and spot a few clues.

89.9 possibly Baghdad? 1319 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/ab3r6agqfr4aa4y68ew8re6t9cbsc4fo

88.3 unid language 1330 29-05-16 (Arabic?)
https://app.box.com/s/d13pmwl78bgy9phrqcezd8wo1aj1rxor

88.3 unid Arabic 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/omu14gopddbgnzbhkfpkooh36jg4r946 (Radio Orient, Lebanon?)

88.0 unid language 1302 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/8tf86uj25oqx8kduuyw7pv9eygupreb9

91.1 Brief Arabic or similar 1327 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/bogqba4975nkho1au80w3qff4cqo0v1a

87.7 Brief Arabic (audio looped) 1324 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/98lgi2lpr8gqo558e5qr40745iz7nons

93.3 unid language and unid music stations 1324 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/k4tchf3xgkoa9c3bv0rurgtmnrfqkwc5

93.3 More unid eastern music over Turkey 1322 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/0cp1q3n7oiare3wa3uauvj1iuvrzammr

87.7 unid language 1303 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/xj4rpvekodgsejjfof7qchgmhb0esvem

92.8 unid accented English station mixing TRT Van. Baghdad? 1330 29-05-16 (Maybe Farsi cuts in briefly)
https://app.box.com/s/vm6hir6tdpw2yt0t4x5zv57sa4vnod4i

92.5 Possibly Arabic 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/402mvyvgjq84rreq6ku03szda2ams3uy

91.4 unid language 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/16i7dpwvvk8s8apqewq1umb0fgwx6k5b

91.1 young person's Koran 1343 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/pxjunqwm7wp02c2fehwthittfchlk3eg

92.5 Possibly Arabic 1330 29-05-16
https://app.box.com/s/3g4xc222q31ol1x4z6ob05yh2hflzz2h


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

Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-28 (Es: Turkey, Balkans)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.5 1540 TUR Radyo a - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) ++ Presumed. Probably a
               new PI for 
Radyo a. Thanks to Kurt for help. Ankara was present on
               other frequencies at this 
time. 307A 2857km **
 88.0 1540 TUR TRT FM, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag Emniyet R/L (ica-ank) 3201 EDEN??__ 2857km **
 89.2 1540 TUR Dost FM - Ankara, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank) 38E3 2857km **
 88.2 1541 TUR Diyanet Kuran Radyo, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank)  3220 KUR_AN__ RADYO___ 2857km
 88.2 1546 ROU Radio Europa FM, Botosani (BT)  E299 EUROPAFM __88,2__ 1947km
 90.5 1548 MDA Muz FM, Balti/CET Nord (BL) 0088 ??Z_???? ??????Hz 2028km **
 87.9 1550 MDA Radio Noroc, Edinet (0) (ED) 7250 NOROC___ 1966km **
 87.7 1603 SVK Fun Rádio, Košice/Dubník (KE)  5340 FUNRADIO 1544km
 89.5 1812 ROU Itsy Bitsy, Tulcea (TL)  E2C8 ITSY____ BITSY___ 89,5_FM_ 2233km **
 89.4 1813 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Negresti-Oas (SM)  EE00 RRACTUAL 1729km
 88.5 1814 ROU Digi FM, Resita/Semenic (CS)  E059 Digi_FM_ 88,5_FM_ 1801km
 92.1 1814 ROU Kiss FM, Predeal (BV) Vocal ID  2003km
 87.9 1816 BUL Z-Rock, Pleven/kv. Družba-RRTS Pleven (plv)  8386 Z-ROCK__ 2086km
 90.5 1817 MKD Makedonsko Radio 2 (Vtora prog.), Štip/Turtel (EA)  4202 DIA_ZI__ 2071km
 87.6 1824 GRC Laikos 87.6, Thessaloniki/Hortiatis (cmc-tsk)  00A8 _LAIKOS_ 2207km
 88.0 1825 GRC ERA 1 Proto Programma, Thessaloniki/Hortiatis (ERT Tower) (cmc-tsk)
               1201 ERT_NET_ 2207km

 89.0 1825 GRC 89 Rainbow, Thessaloniki/Hortiatis (cmc-tsk)  102A Scrolling PS 2207km
 91.7 1826 GRC RSO 91,7, Thessaloniki/Hortiatis (cmc-tsk)  00B8 Scrolling PS 2207km
 90.0 1827 GRC ERA 2 Deutero Programma, Thessaloniki/Hortiatis (ERT Tower) (cmc-tsk)
               1202 ERT_ERA2 

               2207km
 91.4 1828 MNE Atlas Radio, Rožaje/Kacuber (RO)  D222 _ATLAS__ _RADIO__ 1850km
 89.4 1829 SRB Radio Astra, Lubinjë e Epërme=Gornje Ljubinje (Kos)  FFFF Radio___ Astra___ 1954km
 89.5 1829 MNE Radio Crne Gore 1, Rožaje/Kacuber (RO)  63C1 ___RCG1_ 1850km
 87.7 1830 BIH Nes Radio, Sarajevo/Hum (sar)  1234 1676km
 88.3 1831 GRC Energy 88.3, Veria/Rahi (cmc-ima) Jingle ID  2165km
 87.6 1838 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Shumen/RRTS Venets (shm)  8236 _S?????? 2220km
 91.6 1840 ALB Radio +3, Fier (fie) 9200 1999km **
 87.7 1847 ALB Radio Travel, Fier (fie)  9499 ??00???? 1999km
 88.2 1856 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Lucenec/Blatný vrch (BB)  5960 1464km
 89.2 1901 GRC Dionysos 89.2, Katerini/Vrontou (cmc-pie) Ad for carpet store, ID'd live
               thanks 
to Panos in Greece via TeamViewer / Skywaves Chat  2202km **

** Personal First

The second double-hop opening of the season and we're still in May!

Not much time for listening today with family visiting, but I took a few crafty listens every now and again.

I didn't get much recording done on the S2 as most of the files became corrupted but I managed to rescue the file which had the Ankara reception (Phew!) and I am in the process of uploading this as I type this log.

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

Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Friday, 27 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-27 (Es: Portugal)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.6 1831 POR RDS, Seixal (set)   PI logged: 8042 1770km


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

Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Thursday, 26 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-26 (FM Sporadic E: Turkey, Balkans, N Africa, etc.)

OIRT Sporadic E:
 67.82 0832 UKR Svitle radio Emmanuyil, L'viv/LFKRRT, Vysokyy zamok, 9 (LV) Song, as web  1674km
 71.90 0835 UKR UR 2 Radio Promin', Khust/ZFKRRT, gora Tovsta (ZK) YLs, as web  1696km
 66.44 0840 BLR BR Gomel FM, Smetanichi (Smyatanicy)/RTPS (GO) Local pops, as web  1890km
 70.28 0841 BLR BR Radio Stalitsa, Smetanichi (Smyatanicy)/RTPS (GO) Local pops, as web  1890km
 71.90 0842 UKR UR 2 Radio Promin', Andrijivka/ZHFKRRT (ZH) YL phone caller, as web  1956km
 71.69 0845 BLR BR Kanal Kultura, Brest/RTPS Rakitnica (BR) Presumed site. Classical,
                as web  1593km

 67.46 0900 UKR UR 2 Radio Promin', Antopil'/RFKRRT, vul. Kyivs'ka, 12 (RI) YL,
                as web  1803km

 66.02 1933 BLR BR Radio Mogilev/OIRT, Bobruysk (Babrujsk)/RTPS Yasny Les (MA) Music,
                as web  1922km


Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.9 0837 ROU SRR Radio Cluj / Kolozsvári Rádió, Satu Mare (SM) EE03 1696km
 88.5 0837 CZE Kiss Publikum, Valašské Mezirící/Štepánov (TVp) (ZL)Vocal ID  1291km **
 88.2 0854 TUR Diyanet Kuran Radyo, Ankara-Dikmen/Caldag (ica-ank)3220 KUR_AN__
               RADYO___ 2857km **

 88.9 0859 HNG Rádió 1 Békéscsaba, Békéscsaba/High-rise, Bartók Béla str. 23 (Bek)
               B465 ??DI???? 1644km

 89.3 0905 ROU Radio Europa FM, Arad/Siria (AR) E299 EUROPAFM _89,3___ 1706km
 87.6 0943 MNE Antena M, Podgorica/Sjenica (PG) 30FE ANTENA_M PODGORIC 1841km
 88.0 0948 MNE Radio Crne Gore 1, Nikšic/Tovic-Sudina Glava (NK) 63C1 Niksic__ 1795km
 88.1 0951 MNE Radio Cool / Glas Rusije, Podgorica (PG) FFFF SRPSKI__ 1841km
 87.6 1034 ALG Chaîne 3, Kef El Akhal (25) 2203 CHAINE_3 1927km
 88.0 1043  F  France Musique, Ajaccio/Coti-Chiavari Chialone (20A) F203 MUSIQUE_ 1414km
 88.2 1043  I  Radio Deejay, Tempio Pausania/Monte Limbara (ot) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 1521km
 88.6 1043  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Tempio Pausania/Monte
               Limbara (ot) 5264 *_RDS_*_ 1521km

 87.9 1044  F  Virgin Radio, Dijon/Chenôve (21)F219 _VIRGIN_ 730km **
 87.7 1046  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Santu Lussurgiu/Pt. Badde Urbara (or)
               5264 *_RDS_*_ 1576km

 89.0 1046  I  Radio Otto Nove Classics, Sinnai/Monte Serpeddi (ca) 58BD OTTONOVE 1678km
 89.0 1048  E  Los 40, Sant Pere de Ribes/Montgròs (CAT-B) E235 40_PRINC 1326km
 88.1 1049  I  Radio Studio 2000, Arbus/Conca 'e su Monti (md) 5499 ST._2000 1639km
 87.6 1050  F  France Culture, Château-Arnoux/Saint-Jean (04)F202 _CULTURE 1090km **
 88.0 1051  F  France Culture, La Faurie (05)F202 _CULTURE 1036km **
 87.9 1054  E  RNE Ràdio 4, Alpicat (CAT-L) E314 RNE_4___ 1277km
 89.2 1054  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Alpicat (CAT-L) E212 RNE-CLAS 1277km
 87.6 1055  F  RTL, Draguignan/le Malmont 2 (83) F211 __RTL___ 1158km
 88.4 1055  E  Catalunya Ràdio, Roquetes/Montcaro (CAT-T)E231 CATRADIO 1373km **
 89.4 1056  F  Radio Orient, Toulon/Cap Sicié (83)F22B _ORIENT_ 1194km **
 91.3 1057  E  Europa FM, Dénia/Monte Pedreguer (VAL-A) Vocal ID. No apparent RDS  1598km
 91.7 1101  F  France Inter, Prats-de-Mollo/Puig Collomb (66) Presume this site
               F201 __INTER_ 1207km **

 87.9 1102  F  Radio Maritima, Istres/Colline Saint-Etienne (13) F436 MARITIMA 1123km
 88.1 1103  F  Chérie FM, Avignon/Villeneuve-lès-Avignon[30] (84) F224 CHERIEFM 1071km **
 87.8 1104  F  Radio Star, Orange/Cabrières (84) F440 __STAR__ 1060km
 89.0 1105  F  Virgin Radio, Avignon/Villeneuve-lès-Avignon[30] (84) F219 _VIRGIN_ 1071km
 87.7 1117  E  Euskadi Irratia, Azkoitia (PVA-SS) E301 EUSKADI1 1129km
 87.9 1117  E  RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, Cambil/Sierra Almadén (AND-J) E215 RNE_5-J_ 1740km
 87.8 1118  E  Radio María, Madridejos (CAM-TO) E1CC R.MARIA_ 1550km
 87.9 1118  E  Radio Euskadi, Samaniego/Puerto de Herrera (PVA-VI)E302 EUSKADI2 1195km **
 87.7 1124  E  Europa FM, Valverde de Alcalá (MAD-M) E5ED EUROPAFM 1441km
 88.2 1124  E  RNE Radio Nacional, Madrid/Torrespaña (MAD-M) E211 RNE_1___ 1447km
 88.0 1505 TUN Radio Zitouna FM, Djebel Zaghouan (zag) 7211 ZITOUNA_ 2016km
 88.1 1508  I  Radio Cuore (Hobby Network), Salemi/Monte Rose (tp)Jingle ID  1957km **
 87.7 1511  I  RAI Radio1, Poggiu Rasu/Caprera-La Maddalena (ot) 5201 1495km
 93.5 1512  I  RAI Radio2, Poggiu Rasu/Caprera-La Maddalena (ot) Outside broadcast,
               as web  1495km **

 87.9 1517  I  R101, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (ag) 5215 _R_101__ 2007km
105.7 1517  I  Radio Margherita, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (ag) 5242 MARGHRTA 2007km
106.0 1521  I  Radio Azzurra, Ravanusa/Contrada Cassarà (ag) 5360 *AZZURRA 2057km
100.3 1522  I  Radio Italia SoloMusicaItaliana, Capo d'Orlando (me) 5220 2001km
 88.2 1523 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Belogradcik/RRTS Karneva livada (vdn) 8220 ??.BOT?? 1950km
 93.0 1525  I  Radio Cuore Catania, Mascalucia (ct) Vocal ID  2072km
 89.2 1528  I  Radio 24, Vittoria/Contrada Cava Giumenta (rg) 5245 RADIO_24 2111km
 93.6 1530  I  RAI Radio1, Marciana/Monte Perone (li) 5201 1368km
 87.5 1532  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Capo d'Orlando/Contrada Certari
               Catutè (me) Jingle ID  2001km

 87.6 1533  I  RAI Radio1, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (RAI) (rm) 5201 __RAI___
               _RADIO1_ 1568km

 88.6 1533  I  Radio Radicale, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (rm) 5210 RADIO___
               RADICALE 1568km

 88.6 1534 TUN Saraha FM, Djebel Bou-Kornine (tun) 7218 Saraha__ 1987km
 89.5 1534  I  Radio Mater, Monte Argentario/Porto Santo Stefano (gr) 5158 R.MATER_ 1439km
 91.2 1535  I  RAI Radio2, Rocca di Papa/Monte Cavo vetta (RAI) (rm) 5202 1568km
 87.8 1541  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Vibo Valentia (vv) 5225 KISSKISS 2011km
 88.0 1542  I  Radio Marte, Sant'Antonio/Valogno di Sessa Aurunca (ce) 547B *MARTE** 1672km
 92.2 1543  I  Radio Deejay, Cammarata/Monte Cammarata (ag) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 2007km
 87.7 1544  I  TRBC - Tele Radio Buon Consiglio, Napoli/Camaldoli-
               Eremo (na) 5263 1718km

 89.8 1546  I  Radio Nuova Vomero, Napoli/Camaldoli-Eremo   (na)54EE 1718km **
 90.7 1547  I  Radio Subasio, Tramonti/Monte Sant'Angelo (sa) Jingle ID  1755km
 88.2 1556  I  Radio Deejay, Rose/Contrada Stio (cs) 5214 _DEEJAY_ 1951km
 87.6 1655 POL PR Radio dla Ciebie - RDC, Ostrów Mazowiecka/Podborze (MW)
               3B3B  _R_D_C__ 1441km

 89.4 1704 POL Radio Maryja, Stargard Szczecinski/Komin PEC (ZP)Choral, as web  975km **

** Personal First


Belarus and Ukraine were received in the OIRT range from 0830, the MUF quickly spreading into band 2 where signals from the Balkans were coming through. I was lucky to be on 88.2 at just the right moment when Turkey appeared briefly. It lasted less than half a minute but produced a good signal with instant RDS. Around this time there was exotic sounding music on 87.5, Koran on 89.5 and 90.4, plus pops on 87.8. Signals from the Hungarian/Romanian border were received also at this time which would probably have been the point of double-hop.

Various other openings occurred throughout the day, including a widespread opening to Spain, Portugal and Poland early evening, plus a fair amount of OIRT stuff, but I was frequently away from the receiver during this and so missed quite a lot. My techie friend was with me again, getting the FDM-S2 working again. I am pleased to say that the recent problems I have experienced with this are now rectified. I simply connected the FDM-S2's USB cable to a powered USB hub (why didn't I think of this?) and it worked perfectly again. It looks like the replacement power supply I fitted to my computer two weeks ago was not delivering enough voltage. There could still be a problem with the motherboard, but it seems like the psu was the likely cause of the issues. A new "Corsair" brand replacement psu has now been ordered. All today's DXing was done on my Sony XDR-F1HD.

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

Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-25 (FM Es: ALG TUN FIN S ROU SVK CZE HNG)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.6 1042 ALG Chaîne 3, Kef El Akhal (25) 2203 CHAINE_3 1927km
 90.7 1045 ALG Chaîne 1, Kef El Akhal (25) YL, as web  1927km
 92.1 1047 ALG Radio Ouargla, Ouargla (30) OM, as web  2392km
 91.2 1110 ALG Radio Biskra, Metlili (5) 2407 2033km
 88.9 1201 TUN Mosaïque FM, Béni Khiar (nab) Ads in French and Arabic, as web  2024km **
 87.6 1614 FIN Radio Nostalgia, Lahti - Lahtis/Kolavankangas (ph) 6411 NOSTALGI 1749km
 87.9 1615 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Espoo - Esbo/Saunalahti-Tillinmäki (uu) 6201 YLE_YKSI 1665km
 88.0 1615 FIN Järviradio, Lieto, Kahloja (vs) 6255 JARV???? 1546km **
 88.2 1616 FIN Radio Melodia, Salo/Tupuri-Ylärinne (vs) 6095 MELODIA_ ________ SALO_882 1597km
 88.4 1617  S  Södertälje Närradio, Södertälje/Ragnhildsborg TM (st) E034 **88,4**
               Thanks Niels Holst for help 1260km

 87.8 1634 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Vaasa - Vasa/Mustasaari-Iskmo ön, Jaakko Mäkinens (po)
               6201 YLE_YKSI 1658km

 89.1 1635  S  Radio Siljan, Mora/Gopshus (da) E000 _SILJAN_ 1214km **
 88.4 1637  S  SR P1, Bollnäs/Arbrå-Kyrkberget TM (ga) E201 SR_P1___ 1323km
 88.5 1643 FIN YLE Radio Yksi, Anjalankoski/Kouvola-Liikkala, Sopasenpolku 40 (ky)
               6201 YLE_YKSI 1808km

 88.0 1751 ROU Radio Gaga, Târgu Mures (MS) Jingle ID  1875km **
 87.7 1752 SVK Rádio Jemné, Banská Bystrica/Suchá hora (BB) 5354 _Jemne__ 1392km
 88.2 1753 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Lucenec/Blatný vrch (BB) 5960 REGINA_S 1464km
 89.1 1754 ROU Digi FM, Târgu Mures (MS) E059 Di?????? 1877km
104.5 1755 ROU Digi FM, Cluj-Napoca/Feleac (CJ) E059 Digi_FM_ 104,5_FM 1805km
106.8 1756 ROU SRR Marosvásárhelyi R., Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) EE10 MSVRADIO 1953km
103.4 1758 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) EE00 RRACTUAL 1953km
103.9 1758 HNG Retro Rádió, Nyíregyháza (SSB) B031 RETRO___ 1614km
104.9 1758 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Târgu Mures (MS) EE01 CULTURAL 1877km
102.7 1759 ROU Radio Europa FM, Zalau/Meses (SJ) E299 EUROPAFM _102,7__ 1745km
102.9 1759 ROU SRR Radio Târgu Mures, Târgu Mures (MS) EE07 Tg.Mures 1877km
102.0 1800 SVK SRo 3 Rádio Devín, Banská Bystrica/Laskomer (BB) 521B DEVIN___ 1399km **
101.6 1801 ROU Digi FM, Zalau/Meses (SJ) E059 Digi_FM_ 101,6_FM 1745km
101.8 1801 HNG Szent István Rádió, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) B4A3 SzIstvan 1580km **
100.6 1802 ROU National FM, Târgu Mures (MS) Jingle ID  1877km
100.9 1802 SVK Europa 2, Poprad/Králová hola (PO) 534F ??ROPA_2 1459km
101.0 1802 ROU SRR Radio România Cultural, Cluj-Napoca/Feleac (CJ) EE01 CULTURAL 1805km
 99.8 1803 ROU Pro FM, Cluj-Napoca/Feleac (CJ) E029 1805km **
100.2 1803 ROU Radio Europa FM, Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) E299 EUROPAFM _100,2__ 1953km
 99.2 1804 SVK Fun Rádio, Žilina/Krížava (ZA) 5340 1363km
 99.5 1804 CZE CRo Radiožurnál, Zlín/Tlustá hora (ZL) 232F R-?????? 1281km
 97.3 1805 SVK SRo 1 Rádio Slovensko, Rožnava/Dievcenská skala (KE) 5201 1499km
 97.5 1805 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) B203 KOSSUTH_ 1580km
 98.9 1805 ROU SRR Radio Târgu Mures, Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) EE07 TG_MURES 1953km
 97.1 1806 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Miskolc / Avas (BAZ) B203 KOSSUTH_ 1541km
 97.2 1806 SVK SRo 3 Rádio Devín, Žilina/Krížava (ZA) 521B DEVIN___ 1363km
 95.6 1807 ROU SRR Radio Cluj / Kolozsvári Rádió, Cluj-Napoca/Feleac (CJ) EE03 R_CLUJFM 1805km
 96.0 1807 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Câmpulung Moldovenesc/Rarau (SV)
               EE00 RRACTUAL 1890km

 96.9 1807 SVK SRo 2 Rádio Regina, Poprad/Králová hola (PO) 5960 REGINA_S 1459km
 94.8 1808 CZE CRo Vltava, Zlín/Tlustá hora (ZL) 232D R-VLTAVA 1281km
 94.4 1809 HNG Európa Rádió, Debrecen/High-rise, Petöfi sq. (HaB) B077 _EUROPA_ _RADIO__
               DEBRECEN FM_94.4_ 1629km

 94.3 1810 ROU Radio Trinitas, Baia Mare/Vârful Mogosa (MM) E24D TR??IT?? 1762km
 93.0 1811 ROU Radio Trinitas, Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) E24D TRINITAS 1953km
 93.4 1811 ROU National FM, Bistrita/Heniu (BN) 9250 National 1844km
 93.6 1811 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Târgu Mures (MS) EE00 RRACTUAL 1877km
 92.7 1812 HNG MR 2 Petöfi Rádió, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) B201 _PETOFI_ 1580km
106.6 1813 HNG MR 3 Bartók Rádió, Debrecen / Pallagi str. (Nagyerdö) (HaB) B202 1626km **
107.6 1814 ROU Digi FM, Oradea=Nagyvárad (BH) E059 Digi_FM_ 107_6_FM 1677km
105.6 1816 ROU Radio Son, Târgu Mures (MS) E650 1875km **
106.0 1816 SVK Europa 2, Banská Bystrica/Suchá hora (BB) 534F EUROPA_2 1392km
104.0 1817 SVK Fun Rádio, Banská Bystrica/Suchá hora (BB) 5340 FUNRADIO 1392km
105.5 1817 HNG MR 3 Bartók Rádió, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) B202 _BARTOK_ 1580km
103.5 1818 HNG Class FM, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) B205 Class_FM 1580km
 88.1 1821 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Zalau/Meses (SJ) EE00 RRACTUAL 1745km
 88.3 1821 HNG Dankó Rádió, Tokaj / Nagykopasz (BAZ) B206 _DANKO__ 1580km
 89.3 1822 SVK Rádio Expres, Rimavská Sobota/Paláska (BB) 521D EXPRES__ 1476km
 89.5 1823 SVK Rádio Best FM, Považská Bystrica/Centrum 1/1 (TN) 5355 1337km
 90.0 1824 SVK SRo 3 Rádio Devín, Rožnava/Dievcenská skala (KE) 521B DEVIN___ 1499km
 90.3 1824 ROU Kiss FM, Târgu Mures (MS) 515A 1875km **
 90.6 1825 HNG Szent István Rádió, Sátoraljaújhely / Magas-hegy (BAZ) B4A3 SzIstvan 1581km
 91.0 1826 SVK Rádio Expres, Moldava nad Bodvou/Žarnov (KE) 521D EXPRES__ 1525km
 91.4 1826 ROU Digi FM, Gheorghieni/Harghita-Bai (HR) E059 Digi_FM_ 91,4_FM_ 1953km
 91.7 1827 ROU RFI Romania, Cluj-Napoca/Feleac (CJ) Presumed. French programming  1805km
 87.9 1830 ROU SRR Radio Cluj / Kolozsvári Rádió, Satu Mare (SM) EE03 R_CLUJFM 1696km
 88.7 1831 ROU Itsy Bitsy, Satu Mare (SM) E3F0 1696km
 88.2 1833 ROU Rock FM, Bistrita (BN) E057 __88_FM_ 1839km
 89.4 1834 ROU SRR Radio România Actualitati, Negresti-Oas (SM) EE00 RRACTUAL 1729km
 90.2 1834 HNG MR 1 Kossuth Rádió, Telkibánya / Pányok Nagy-hegy (BAZ) B203 KOSSUTH_ 1557km
 92.2 1835 SVK SRo 1 Rádio Slovensko, Poprad/Králová hola (PO) 5201 _SRO_1__ 1459km
 94.2 1836 SVK SRo 3 Rádio Devín, Poprad/Králová hola (PO) 521B DEVIN___ 1459km

Unidentified/Unlisted:
 93.8 1829 ROU UNID, ? E106  

** Personal First

Three short and sweet sporadic E opening today, the last one after 1800 peaking to the top of the band and producing some reasonable DX at last.

All DXing done on my Sony XDR-F1HD today as my FDM-S2 is out of action.

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

Receiver:
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad mod. and XDR-GTK software.

Aerials:
Körner 9.2 @ 5.5 metres agl. QTH is 3 metres asl.
Fringe Electronics 20dB.

Rotator:
Yaesu G-5500 azimuth & elevation rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Sunday, 22 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-22 (FM Es - Romania & Poland)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 88.5 1637 ROU Kiss FM, Baia Mare (MM) 515A _KISS_FM 1748km
 91.3 1715 POL PR 3, Zamosc/Tarnawatka (LB) 3233 ??RO??A_ 1605km
 90.8 1743 ROU SRR Radio Iasi, Câmpulung Moldovenesc/Rarau (SV) EE03 IS_90.8_ 1890km
 88.4 1745 ROU Impact FM, Iasi (IS) E20B 2048km
 88.6 1747 POL PR 2, Tarnów/Lichwin (MP) 3222 *DWOJKA* 1465km
 90.5 1747 POL PR Radio Rzeszów, Krosno/Sucha Góra (PK) 3417 1530km
 90.7 1748 POL PR 1, Solina/G.Jawor II (PK) 3211 JEDYNKA_ 1591km
 91.1 1748 ROU Magic FM, Iasi/Dealul Paun (IS) E210 MAGIC_FM _91,1___ 2047km
 92.2 1749 ROU Radio Trinitas, Hârlau (IS) Presumed. Chanting as 92.7  1975km **
 92.7 1749 ROU Radio Trinitas, Iasi/Dealul Paun (IS) Presumed with chanting  2047km
 92.8 1750 ROU Radio Trinitas, Câmpulung Moldovenesc/Rarau (SV) Presumed. Chanting as
               92.7  1890km **


** Personal First

A welcome return to band 2 Es on what is showing every indication on being the worst Es season I have known. It's early days and it could all change, but May has been very disappointing so far.

The OIRT band produced Ukraine and Belarus around the late afternoon but, thanks to computer problems, I couldn't get any audio to work from web streams so all signals got away.

All reception above was done with traditional single channel DXing on the XDR-F1HD using the GTK software. My FDM-S2 is out of action, again due to computer problems.

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 rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-12 (MW Africa)

1350 2347 BOT Radio Botswana, Tsahbong (kg) Phone in, as web V weak  9058 km

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com

Receiver: Perseus SDR
Antenna:  10ft x 25ft movable flag antenna, at 28 degrees.
Software: Perseus v4.1a; Mestor; Jaguar.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-11 (MW Africa)

1377 0110 TZA Radio Free Africa, Mwanza (mwz) OM Radio Free Africa ID then rap
              music Weak  6900 km


Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com

Receiver: Perseus SDR
Antenna:  10ft x 25ft movable flag antenna, at 28 degrees.
Software: Perseus v4.1a; Mestor; Jaguar.

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-10 (MW Africa)

1350 2340 BOT Radio Botswana, Tsahbong (kg) Very distinctive presentation. Phone-in,
              presented by YL 
who says "mm" and "ee" and "eh" a lot to acknowledge the
              caller. // with web stream. 
** Personal First. V weak  9058 km
 917 2351 NIG Radio Gotel Yola, Jabura/Modire (adw) Presumed. Quite clear this evening
              against the 918 splatter.  Weak  4996 km


** Personal First

Very pleased to receive Radio Botswana on 1350. A new country for me on any band!

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
Blog: http://skegnessdx.blogspot.com

Receiver: Perseus SDR
Antenna:  10ft x 25ft movable flag antenna, at 28 degrees.
Software: Perseus v4.1a; Mestor; Jaguar.

Saturday, 7 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-07 (FM Es: Italy)

Band 2 Sporadic E:
 87.5 0914  I  Radionorba, Casacalenda/Contrada Cerro del Ruccolo (cb)  5353 R-NO???? 
               1671km
 87.7 0914  I  Radio Italia Anni 60, Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg)  52DD 
               ANNI???? 1705km
 88.0 0914  I  Radio Azzurra (San Benedetto del Tronto), Grottammare/Contr.
               Montesecco (Punta Bora Tesino) (ap) Presumed to be this site. Possible local
               PI code variation of official PI 55D5. Fits the conditions too. Thank you
               Franco Martelli for help.  1510km **
 88.3 0914  I  Radio Deejay, Petacciato/Contrada Marozza, 14 (cb)  5214 ??????Y_ 

               1644km
 88.6 0914  I  RAI Radio1, Motta Montecorvino/Monte Sambuco (RAI) (fg)  5201 __RAI___ 
               _RADIO1_ 1698km
 89.1 0914  I  Radio Deejay, Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg)  5214 _DEEJAY_ 
               1705km
 89.3 0914  I  Radio Deejay, Ripacandida (pz)  5214 1787km
 89.5 0914  I  RTL 102.5, Casacalenda/Contrada Cerro del Ruccolo (cb)  5218 RTL102.5 
               1671km
 90.0 0914  I  Radio Delta 1, Vasto unid (ch)  535E R.DELTA1 CERCA___ CAMPIONI VENDA_A_ 
               etc. 1629km
 90.3 0914  I  Radio Maria, Petacciato/Contrada Marozza, 14 (cb)  51CC R.MARIA_ 1644km
 90.7 0914  I  RAI Radio2, Motta Montecorvino/Monte Sambuco (RAI) (fg)  5202 __RAI___ 
               _RADIO2_ 1698km
 91.1 0914  I  Radio Cattolica-inBlu, Volturino (fg)  4000 _RADIO__ CATOLICA 1705km
 91.3 0914  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Ripacandida/Serra del Toppo (pz) 5264 
               *_RDS_*_ 1785km **
 91.4 0914  I  Radio Deejay, Casacalenda/Contrada Cerro del Ruccolo (cb)  5214 1671km
 91.6 0914  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Casacalenda/Contrada Cerro del Ruccolo (cb)  
               5264 1671km
 92.4 0914  I  RTL 102.5, Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg)  5218 RT??02?? 1705km
 92.5 0914  I  Radio Maria, Teora/Località Cresta del Gallo (av)  51CC ??MARIA_ 1769km
 92.5 0914  I  Virgin Radio, Rionero in Vulture/Monte Vulture (pz) 5241 1778km **
 93.3 0914  I  Jonica Radio, Colobraro (mt)  5396 ????CA?? 1885km
 93.3 0914  I  Radionorba, Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg)  5353 ??NO??A_ 1705km
 93.5 0914  I  RAI Radio3, Motta Montecorvino/Monte Sambuco (RAI) (fg)  5203 __RAI___ 
               _RADIO3_ 1698km
 93.9 0914  I  Radio Capital, Potenza/Contrada Poggio Cavallo (pz)  5219 1814km
 94.2 0914  I  Radio Gamma (Puglia), Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg) 5360 1705km **
 94.7 0914  I  Radio Capital, Potenza/Contrada Cerreta (pz)  5219 1814km
 95.2 0914  I  RAI GR Parlamento, Motta Montecorvino/Monte Sambuco (RAI) (fg) 5206 RAI_____ 
               1698km **
 95.5 0914  I  Radio Maria, Volturino/Contrada Monte Guardia (fg)  51CC 1705km
 89.4 0918  I  Radio Kiss Kiss, Omignano/Monte Stella (sa) Jingle ID  1816km
 90.2 0918  I  Radio Paestum, Paestum (sa)  531E PAESTUM_ 1796km
 90.8 0918  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Montesano sulla Marcellana/Via Pila (sa) 
               Jingle ID  1843km
 91.6 0918  I  Radio AKR (Radio Acheruntia), Acri/Dogna (cs)  53D6 1948km
 93.4 0918  I  Radio Maria, Montesano sulla Marcellana/Via Giovanni Falcone (sa) 51CC 
               ????RI?? 1842km **
 93.9 0919  I  RTL 102.5, Caggiano/Località Ringo (sa)  5218 1805km
 88.3 0920  I  Radionorba, Mirabello Sannitico/Contrada La Rocca (cb)  5353 R-NO??A_ 1679km
 87.7 0921  I  Radio Potenza Centrale, Spinoso/Serra di Spinoso (pz)  53D3 RPZCENTR 1858km
 87.6 0922  I  Radio Potenza Centrale, Savoia di Lucania/Monte Macchia Carrara (pz)  
               53D3 RPZCENTR 1808km
 88.0 0924  I  Radio Marte, Sant'Antonio/Valogno di Sessa Aurunca (ce)  547B 1672km
 87.6 0925  I  Virgin Radio, Vallemaio/Frazione Valleroffa (fr) 5241 _VIRGIN_ 1653km **
 88.0 0925  I  R101, Vallemaio/Frazione Valleroffa (fr) 5215 ??????__ 1653km **
 89.4 0925  I  RAV - Radio Antenna Verde, Gaeta (lt)  540A 1657km
 89.8 0925  I  Radio Maria, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc)  51CC ??????A_ 2035km
 90.0 0925  I  Radio King International, Palmi/Monte Sant’Elia (rc)  5158 K_??N_?? 2030km
 90.4 0925  I  Radio Deejay, Scilla/Frazione Melia-Monte Scrisi (rc)  5214 ??????Y_ 2035km
 90.6 0925  I  RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Civitavecchia/Monte Paradiso (rm)  5264 1500km
 89.9 0927  I  m2o, Curinga/Località Collitto-Monte Contessa (cz)  5233 _M_DUE_O 2009km
 93.2 0931  I  Radio 24, Gioiosa Marea/Gioiosa Vecchia (me)  5245 2009km
 88.2 0932  I  Radio Pienezza di Vita, Palmi/Monte Sant’Elia (rc) 50AF RADIO___ PIENEZZA 
               DI_VITA_ GESUA___ 2030km **

** Personal First

A teasing opening to Italy with the MUF reaching just over 95 MHz.

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 rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.

Thursday, 5 May 2016

Skegness Log: 2016-05-05 (FM Es Spain, France, Algeria)

Band 2 Meteor Scatter:
 88.1 0310  I  RAI Radio1, Monte Venda (RAI) (pd) Fraction/second MS burst 
               on vertical 9.2 5201 1197km
 89.9 0310  I  RAI Radio3, Monte Venda (RAI) (pd) Fraction/second MS burst 
               on vertical 9.2 5203 1197km
 92.8 0326 LTU M-1, Dovydiškiai  (Ked)  ** CA01 1528km
 94.7 0411 HOL NPO Radio 4, Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho)  
               8204 NP?????? 313km
106.9 0435 POL PR Radio Pomorza i Kujaw, Brodnica/Cieleta (KP)  34CA ????sk?? 1271km
 93.9 0446  G  BBC Radio 4 FM, Oxford (EN-OXF) Either Oxford or flea powers. 
               Very clearly meteor scatter. OM, as other BBC R4s. **   182km

Band 2 Sporadic E:
102.4 1036  E  Catalunya Música, Montserrat (CAT-B)  ** E232 CATMUSIC 1289km
 90.3 1058 TUN RTT Radio Kef, Aïn Draham/Djebel Al-Bi'r (jen)  7208 KEF_____ 
               1934km
 90.2 1100 ALG Chaîne 1, Dirah (10) YL vocal ID  1915km
 87.9 1102  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Bunyola/Alfabia (BAL-ML)  E212 1503km
 88.4 1103 ALG Chaîne 3, Chréa (9)  2203 CHAINE_3 1872km
 92.7 1107  E  Onda Cero, Felanitx/San Salvador (BAL-ML)  E8EE ON?????? 1538km
 93.2 1107  E  RNE Radio Nacional, Alcúdia/Puig de Son Sant Martí (BAL-ML)  
               E211 RNE1-IB_ 1496km
 95.3 1109  E  Los 40 Principales, Xàtiva (VAL-V) Jingle ID **  1577km
 87.6 1120 ALG Chaîne 3, Kef El Akhal (25)  2203 CHAINE_3 1927km
 87.7 1127  E  RAC 1, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E251 RAC1____ 1312km
 88.5 1127  E  Radio Tele Taxi, Montserrat (CAT-B)  E2DD TELETAXI 1289km
 89.4 1127  E  Ràdio Sant Boi, Sant Boi de Llobregat (CAT-B)  E055 ????_BOI 
               1318km
 91.5 1127 ALG Radio El Bahdja, Chréa (9) Presumed. Good with Arabic ads, 
               over BBC R3  1872km
 92.5 1127  E  CCMA (pitido y partidos), Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B) Still 
               whistling away to itself!  1312km
 88.0 1131  E  Ràdio Sant Esteve, Sant Esteve Sesrovire (CAT-B)  7012 1301km
 88.3 1135  E  RNE Radio Nacional, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E711 
               RNE1-CAT 1312km
 88.7 1135  E  Melodía FM, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E2DA ME?????? 1312km
 90.0 1135  E  Radio Santpedor, Santpedor (CAT-B) Vocal ID ** E098 1269km
 91.2 1135  E  Europa FM, Bunyola/Alfabia (BAL-ML)  ** E2ED ??RO??FM 1503km
 91.4 1135  E  Contrabanda, Barcelona (CAT-B)  ** E091 CbandaFM 1316km
 92.0 1135  E  Catalunya Informació, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E234 
               CATINFO_ 1312km
 93.0 1135  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E212 RNE-CLAS 
               1312km
 93.3 1135  E  Onda Paz, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E0FA ONDA_PAZ 1312km
 93.5 1136  E  Onda Cero, Barcelona (CAT-B)  E2EE ONDACERO 1316km
 93.9 1136  E  Los 40 Principales, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E235 1312km
 94.3 1136  E  RNE Radio Nacional, Montserrat (CAT-B)   PI reg logged: E711 
               RNE1-CAT 1289km
 94.6 1136  E  SER, Xàtiva (VAL-V)  ** FFFF ??????on 1577km
 95.8 1136  E  Vaughan Radio, Barcelona/Monte Carmelo (CAT-B) Presumed in 
               English **  1308km
 96.0 1136  E  Radiolé, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E238 1312km
 96.5 1136  E  CCMA (pitido y partidos), Montserrat (CAT-B) Carrier  1289km
 96.6 1136  E  La Bomba FM, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E006 1312km
 96.9 1136  E  SER, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  ** E239 ___SER__ 1312km
 97.2 1136  E  Bachatea FM, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B) Ad for Bacheata 
               Discotheque **  1312km
 97.3 1136  E  Catalunya Ràdio, Montserrat (CAT-B)  E231 ??TR???? 1289km
 97.5 1136  F  France Inter, Font-Romeu/Roque d'en Vert (66)  ** F201 1200km
 97.7 1136  E  Radio Tele Taxi, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E2DD ??ADIO__ 
               TE?????? 1312km
 98.1 1136  E  Ràdio Barberà, Barberà del Valles (CAT-B)  ** E011 1301km
 98.6 1136  E  RNE Radio 3, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E213 Radio_3_ 1312km
 99.0 1136  E  RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  
               E215 RNE_5___ 1312km
100.0 1137  E  Cadena 100, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E2CE _CAD-100 1312km
100.2 1137  E  RNE Radio 3, Montserrat (CAT-B)  E213 1289km
100.8 1137  E  RNE Ràdio 4, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E314 RNE_4___ 1312km
101.2 1137  E  RAC 1, Collsuspina (CAT-B)  E251 1268km
101.3 1137  E  RNE Radio Nacional, Sant Pere de Ribes/Montgròs (CAT-B) 
               E711 1326km
101.3 1137  E  Torrente FM, Sabadell (CAT-B)  E0C9 TORRENTE 1297km
102.0 1137  E  COPE, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E2CA __COPE__ 1312km
102.5 1137  E  La Marina FM, Barcelona/Mont Jüic (CAT-B)  E0F6 ????RI?? 1318km
102.7 1137  F  RMC, Font-Romeu/Roque d'en Vert (66)  F216 _RMC____ 1200km
102.8 1137  E  Catalunya Ràdio, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E231 CATRADIO 
               1312km
103.2 1137  E  Sants 3 Ràdio, Barcelona (CAT-B)   _SANTS_3 ????DI?? ??????FM 
               1316km
103.5 1137  E  SER Catalunya, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E23A SER_CAT_ 
               1312km
103.8 1137  E  RNE Ràdio 4, Montserrat (CAT-B)  E314 1289km
104.6 1137  E  Radio Cornellá, Cornellá del Llobregat (CAT-B) Vocal ID - Radio 
               Cornellá ... Facebook y Twitter FFFF 1318km
105.0 1137  E  RAC 105, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E250 RAC105__ 1312km
105.3 1137  E  RFI, Barcelona (CAT-B)  ** F100 ??_F_I__ 1317km
105.7 1137  E  Flaix FM, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E199 FLAIX_FM 1312km
106.1 1137  E  Ràdio Flaixbac, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E268 FLAIXBAC 
               1312km
106.6 1137  E  Ràdio Estel, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E243 R.ESTEL_ 1312km
107.2 1137  E  Radio Despí, Sant Joan Despi (CAT-B)  A000 1317km
107.7 1137  E  Ràdio Gràcia, Barcelona/Monte Carmelo (CAT-B)  E098 1308km
107.5 1141  E  Sarroca Ràdio, Sant Marti Sarroca (CAT-B)  ** E000 DEIXO_LT 
               1313km
107.9 1147  E  Radio Abrera, Abrera (CAT-B)  E0D6 ??MPRE__ 1299km
105.9 1153  E  Flaix FM, Collsuspina (CAT-B)  E199 1268km
 91.6 1154  E  El Prat Ràdio, El Prat de Llobregat (CAT-B)  E0C3 1322km
 97.5 1154  E  RNE Radio 3, Sant Pere de Ribes/Montgròs (CAT-B)  E213 
               ????o_?? 1326km
 97.9 1154  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Collsuspina (CAT-B)  E212 1268km
 99.6 1154  F  France Culture, Font-Romeu/Roque d'en Vert (66) Presumed 
               with French YL  1200km
101.5 1154  E  Catalunya Música, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B) Over Belmont ** 
               E232 CATMUSIC 1312km
 90.6 1155  E  Europa FM, Sant Pere de Ribes/Montgròs (CAT-B) Jingle ID  
               1326km
 92.2 1155  E  Rock FM, Sant Jeroni de Montserrat (CAT-B) Rock and OM, as 
               89.8  1278km
 92.7 1155  E  COPE, Sant Jeroni de Montserrat (CAT-B)  E2CA ????PE?? 1278km
 93.7 1155  F  Radio Transparence, Foix/Prayols-Prat d'Albis (09)  ** 
               F689 TRANSPAR 1141km
 94.2 1155  E  Gum FM, Tossa d'Alp (CAT-GI)  E355 ??UM??M_ 1209km
 94.4 1155  E  Radio B, Badalona/Turó d'en Caritg (CAT-B)  E403 RADIOB__ 
               BADALONA 94.4_FM_ 1309km
 94.6 1155  E  Ràdio Sabadell, Sabadell (CAT-B)  8764 Sa??de?? 1297km
 95.2 1155  E  NouCinc.2 Radio, Terrassa (CAT-B)  E0D2 LA_M???? 95_M???? 
               PU_M??OS 1289km
 96.0 1155  E  Ràdio LED, Vic/Els Munts (CAT-B) Jingle ID  1256km
 89.0 1156  E  Los 40 Principales, Sant Pere de Ribes/Montgròs (CAT-B)  
               E235 40_PRI?? 1326km
 89.8 1156  E  Rock FM, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E2CF 1312km
 90.3 1156  E  Ràdio VIC, Vic/Els Munts (CAT-B)  E015 ??????__ 1256km
 90.5 1156  E  M80 Radio, Barcelona/Collserola (CAT-B)  E230 1312km
103.1 1157  E  SER, Sant Pere de Ribes/Montgròs (CAT-B)  E239 1326km
103.3 1157  E  Styl FM, Manresa (CAT-B)  E923 ST?????? 1269km
104.0 1157  E  RNE Radio Nacional, Alp/La Molina (CAT-GI)  E211 1210km
105.3 1157  E  Catalunya Ràdio, Alp/La Molina (CAT-GI)  E231 CATRADIO 1210km
107.6 1157  E  Radio Gelida, Gelida (CAT-B) V low modulation E038 _GELIDA_ 
               1308km
105.1 1202  F  R d'Autan, Lavaur/en Rivière (81)  F646 1060km
 95.8 1203  E  SER Catalunya, Sant Jeroni de Montserrat (CAT-B) E739 1278km
 87.9 1216  E  Radio Solidaria, Oliva/Tossal Gros (VAL-V)  1000 ??AD???? 
               1584km
 87.5 1226  E  Spektra FM, Torrent/Perentxissa=Calicanto (VAL-V)  E0F0 
               SPEKTRA_ 1527km
 88.1 1226  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Arguis (ARA-HU) Classical, as 88.6  1208km
 88.6 1226  E  RNE Radio Clásica, Confrides/Aitana (VAL-A)  E212 RNE-CLAS 
               1613km
 90.2 1226  F  Radio Nova, Pau/Mazères-Lezons (64) Intermarche ad, then 
               bizarre jingle ID **  1100km
 91.1 1226  F  Skyrock, Pau/Mazères-Lezons (64)  F214 1100km
 92.6 1226  E  COPE, Torrent/Perentxissa=Calicanto (VAL-V)  E0CA __COPE__ 
               1527km
 92.8 1226  E  RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, Arguis (ARA-HU) E915 1208km
 93.4 1227  E  COPE, Torrent/Perentxissa=Calicanto (VAL-V)  E2CA __??PE?? 
               1527km
 94.2 1230  E  Los 40 Principales, València (VAL-V)  EC35 1523km
 88.2 1231  E  RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, Sagunt/Monte Picayo (VAL-V) 
               E215 RNE_5-?? 1503km
 87.5 1243  E  Dynamis Radio, Madrid Centro (MAD-M)  7878 DYNAMIS_ 1448km
 89.0 1243  E  M80 Radio, Madrid Sureste (MAD-M)  E230 M80R??IO 1448km
 90.3 1243  E  RNE Radio 5 Todo Noticias, Madrid/Torrespaña (MAD-M)  E215 
               1447km

** Personal First

UNID
103.7 1137  E  La Meva?, Unlisted station 9988 LA_MEVA_  
103.9 1137  E  Nostalgia, Unlisted station CA15 NOSTLGIA Spanish  
107.0 1153  E  UNID, ? 5000  
107.0 1201  ?  Blank carrier and PI 30C6. (FM List has GRC Radio Melody, 
               Khania/Malaxa (krt-kha) but conditions were not open to Greece 
               at the time. I am inclined to think this is Spain and one 
               heck of a coincidence.)
 91.2 1231  E  UNID PI 1300 (Spanish)

A nice Es opening to Catalunya and southern France.

I decided to abandon the meteor scatter DXing in favour of the Es.

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 rotator, allowing antenna to be vertical, horizontal, etc.