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Wednesday, 22 November 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-11-22 (MW: Central America)

1560 0516 PNR HOPA33 Radio Adventista de Panamá, Llano Bonito (pnm) Voice of Prophecy ID 
              heard with WFME on fade. Thanks Simon Beaven for the tip! A personal first! 
              V weak  8524 km **

** Personal First

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

Friday, 17 November 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-11-17 (Meteor Scatter)

107.5 0653 POL Radio ZET, Warszawa/Raszyn (MW) Jingle ID  1388km **
105.2 0719 POL Radio Maryja, Wielun/Komin EC (LO) Choir, as 107.2  1258km **

** Personal First

I recorded between 0400 - 0900 this morning but found Leonid activity very poor. As yesterday evening, I only logged personal firsts. Most bursts were Polish, but French and German was also heard. Surprisingly, nothing from Sweden or Finland!

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, 16 November 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-11-16 (Meteor Scatter)

 91.0 2257 FIN YleX, Kristiinankaupunki/Lapväärtti-Pyhävuo (po) Pops, as 92.6  1610km **
 91.9 2257 FIN YleX, Espoo - Esbo/Saunalahti-Tillinmäki (uu) Pops, as 92.6  1665km **

** Personal First

This year's Leonid meteor shower looked like it was going to be something really special as the moment I switched on my SDR there was an intense five minute Scandinavian burst, starting at 2257. But I only added two new stations to the log. Let's see what sunrise brings.

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

Skegness Log: 2017-11-16 (MW: Iran)

1224 2030 IRN IRIB Radio Iran or IRIB WS, Kerman or Kish Three note interval signal Weak **
1278 2030 IRN IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah=Bakhtaran (ksh) Three note interval signal 
              V weak  4180 km **
1368 2030 IRN IRIB Radio Golestan, Gonbad-e Qabus (gsn) Three note interval signal V weak  
              4508 km **

** Personal First

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