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Monday, 25 September 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-09-25 (MW: Asia)

 918 2056 IND AIR North Suratgarh, Suratgarh (RJ). OM, as Perserus New Delhi server 
              Weak  6378 km

Good DX!

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

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-09-24 (MW: Asia)

 585 1800 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan, Faqirabad (pjb) Time signal, OM ID and headlines
              over news jingle.  Weak  5922 km

 891 1800 TWN BCC Local Tainan, Tainan (TN) BCC jingle int he noise V weak  9753 km
 972 1800 KOR HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangjin (ccg) Time signal and lively
              OM ID Weak  8740 km

1071 1800 IND All India Radio GOS, Rajkot (GJ) Presumed in Indian language. Offset
              down at 1070.9890 Fair  6716 km

1143 1800 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha/Chiangmei Ts un (PG) Time
              signal, steel drums and YL ID Weak  9675 km

1260 1800 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan Peshawar, Peshawar (kpk) News jingle and time
              signal V weak  5851 km

1296 1800 TWN BCC News Network, Tainan (TN) Top of the hour jingle V weak  9753 km
1377 1800 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang/SARFT554 (HE) Time signal and Beijing time check
              Fair  8306 km

1593 1800 CHN CNR 1, Changzhou/SARFT623 (JS) Time signal and usual Beijing
              time check. V weak  8938 km

 738 1900 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha/Chiangmei Ts un (PG) Time
              signal, steel drums and YL ID V weak  9675 km

1098 1900 CHN CNR 11, Golmud/SARFT916 (QH) Good signal with usual toh routine Good
              7136 km


Notes:
1566 HLAZ is now appearing at 1800. Yes, the nights are really drawing in now.

Chinese time signals now being heard on 558, 639 (x2), 720 (CNR13?), 756, 900, 918 (x2), 981, 1017 1035, 1107, 1305, 1359 (Several!), 1368, 1404 & 1044.

Curiously, there is a 'half speed' Chinese time signal on 1278 at 2100. The pitch is the same, but the duration is twice that of the usual pips. Anybody know who this is?

1359 had FOUR discernible Chinese time signals.

Good DX!

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

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Saturday, 23 September 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-09-23 (MW: Asia)

918 2200 CBG Radio National Kampuchea, Phnom Penh/Kandal Stueng (pph) Signing on
             with interval signal. Thank you to Christoph Ratzer for confirming this.
             Weak  9937 km **


** Personal First

A new country for me this evening!

Good DX!

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

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-09-20 (MW: Transatlantic)

1280 0343  B  ZYJ455 Super Rádio Tupi, Rio de Janeiro (RJ). Super IDs and station promo. 
              Personal First.  Weak  9420 km **
1570 0348 PRU OCU4J Radio Bethel, Lima. Good OM Bethel ID at exactly 03:48:01. Fair and 
              sudden peak! Fair  10246 km

** Personal First

Good DX!

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

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 18 September 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-09-18 (MW: Transatlantic)

1520 0330 PTR WRSJ San Juan PR. Radio Francia Internacional ID heard after comparing my 
              recording to that of Mark Davies' in Anglesey. Thanks for your help Mark. 
              Weak  6828 km
 700 0400 ARG LV3 Radio Córdoba, Córdoba (cb) ID - Transmite LV3 Radio Cordoba. Thank you 
              again to Mark Davies in Anglesey for sending my his recording, showing a
              100% 
match! Personal first! ** V weak  11262 km

** Personal First

In addition to the above, a few transmitters from India were tentative heard at the lower end of MW.

Good DX!

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

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-09-17 (MW: Transatlantic)

1380 0304 CHL CB138 Radio Corporación, Santiago (RM) Thanks Matthias Gatzke for
              confirming the ID. A tricky one in the noise, but the format and offset
              also back this up.  V weak  11795 km **


** Personal First

After an attrocious start to the transatlantic season, here is my first logging and a goodie to kick things off.

Good DX!

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

Receiver: Perseus SDR Receiver
Software: Jaguar Big Cat
Antenna: Portable 10ft x 25ft flag

Monday, 4 September 2017

No Noise Is Good Noise (Part 2 - Medium Wave)


This noise destroys the MW band here. I thought I knew roughly where it was coming from, but it seems to be 'everywhere' !!

I tried my running my medium wave DX setup from a leisure battery, switching off the electricity supply in my house, but it did not stop the noise.

The noise puts in two appearances each day. From approximately 1500 - 1900 and again from approximately 0600 - 0800.

The bad news is that as we head deeper into the MW DX season, the peak DX times also move into the noise periods.

Using my Degen DE1103, I have walked around all corners of my garden and the noise is at full scale deflection on the signal meter. It does, however, seem to be slightly quieter in one corner of the garden. I will be clearing this space to put my flag there as soon as possible.

Based on this information, and if I am correct, the noise is coming from a northerly to north-easterly direction. Further investigation is needed.

Even when this noise is absent. there are other elements of noise across the band, ranging from burbling, buzzing and general hash across many frequencies.

Medium Wave DXing is going to be a challenge this season.