Sunday, 5 March 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-03-05 (Meteor Scatter)

103.2 0524 POL PR Radio Olsztyn, Olsztyn/Pieczewo (WM) 39A1 RADIO___ OLSZTYN_ 1334km
100.4 0536 POL Radio Maryja, Multi-tx YLs preaching, as 104.0 **
100.6 0536 POL Radio Maryja, Multi-tx. YLs preaching, as 104.0 **
101.4 0536 POL Radio Maryja, Czersk/Niezurawa (PM) YLs preaching, as 104.0  1162km **
102.9 0536 POL Radio Maryja, Gryfice/Zaleszczyce (ZP) YLs preaching, as 104.0  983km **
104.0 0536 POL Radio Maryja, Swiecie/Dólsk (KP) 3232 R-MA??JA 1196km **
104.7 0536 POL Radio Maryja, Lobez or Bialystok YLs preaching, as 104.0  
102.6 0629 FIN YLE Radio Vega, Kristiinankaupunki-Kristinestad (po) 6205 1610km
104.9 0629  S  Mix Megapol, Gävle/Skogmur TM (ga) YL vocal ID  1310km
105.5 0629  S  Mix Megapol, Multi-tx YL vocal ID **
105.6 0704 DNK Din Radio, Århus Ø/Knebel/Skødshoved/Quelstrupvej 1 (mjy) 9729 729km **

** Personal First

The number of meteor bursts increased as the morning progressed. I probably should have recorded 0700-1200 instead of 0300-0800.

There were quite a few bursts which were just that little bit too weak to produce any RDS.

Of interest was a British English speaking station on 102.6 which came in immediately after the burst from YLE Radio Vega. There was a man speaking seriously, as if on BBC R4. He may have been talking about football, but I can't be sure. No BBC R4 transmitters or other similar BBC stations exist in the UK on 102.6, so this one is a mystery.

Good DX!

John Faulkner
Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) <3m ASL.
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Elad FDM-S2 (Meteor Scatter and sporadic E)
Sony XDR-F1HD with Konrad i2c mod. (Tropo/Scatter)

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

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

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

Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-03-01 (MW: Transatlantic)

1060 0456 USA WQOM Natick MA. mentioned in ad. Weak  5267 km
 570 0500 CAN CFCB Corner Brook NL. Carrying VOCM at this time Weak  3990 km
1100 0500 USA WTAM Cleveland OH. WTAM ID in 1098 splatter Weak  5979 km

** Personal First

Good DX!

John Faulkner, Skegness, Lincolnshire (JO03dd) 1m ASL
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Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag017-03-01