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Saturday, 21 April 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-04-21 (Tropo: BEL F)

105.0 0814 BEL Radio Media, Ronse/Kluisbergen (vlg-ovl) 
               OMs talk then Dutch song, as web  347km **
106.9 0818 BEL Radio FM Gold, Meulebeke (vlg-wvl) Laid-back OM and oldies, as web stream. 
               Almost noise free.  317km **
107.1 0824 BEL Family Radio (Formerly S-Radio), Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) 
               OM ID and Dutch music  278km
107.4 0825 BEL Stadsradio Oostende 1, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl) 
               Jingle ID 6334 278km **
107.6 0827 BEL IRO, Izegem/Lendeleedsestraat (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID and pops  318km
107.5 0837 BEL IRO, Unlisted transmitter Pops, as 107.6  
106.8 0846 BEL X-Ray FM, Torhout (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID and interesting club music  299km **
104.0 0849 BEL Bel RTL, Bruxelles/The Hotel (bru) Discussion, as web  377km
103.6 0852 BEL VBRO, Oostende/Residentie De Mast (vlg-wvl)  637B 278km
105.8 0856 BEL Radio Kompas, Koekelare (Ichtegem/Vinkensveldstraat) (vlg-wvl) 
               63E9 _RADIO__ _KOMPAS_ 295km __100___ PROCENT_ __HITS__ 0495/___ 042.895_
105.7 0902 BEL T.R.O., Oostkamp (vlg-wvl) Jingle: TRO The Music Is Yours 6B89 296km
105.3 0906 BEL Urgent.fm, Gent/UG Complex Ledeganck (vlg-ovl) Pops, as web  330km
104.7 0916 BEL Radio Max, Aalter (vlg-ovl) Dutch pop song, Max jingle 6C21 314km
107.7 0929 BEL Star FM, Unlisted 6219 ????eI?? Jingle and vocal IDs. Dance music.   **
 88.0 1008 BEL Nostalgie Vlaanderen, Kortrijk/Diksmuidekaai 6 (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  327km **
 88.9 1011 BEL VBRO, Diksmuide (vlg-wvl) Dutch pops, as web  294km
104.8 1044 BEL Westradio, Koksijde/Residentie 21 (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  276km **
106.2 1050 BEL C-Fun, Knokke-Heist (vlg-wvl) Jingle ID  287km **
106.5 1051 BEL Radio Oost West, Tielt/ITC (vlg-wvl) Soft music and OM, as web  316km
106.6 1053  F  Radio Campus Lille, Lille/Cité Scientifique (59) Over Waltham  342km
106.3 1103 BEL Radio Max, Eeklo/Leopoldlaan 88 (vlg-ovl) 
               Full ID before late news. Same as 104.7  308km
105.9 1107 BEL LRM Radio, Bree/Luytenstraat 48 (vlg-lim) News and ads, as web  426km **

** Personal First

It seems like a long time since I have had tropo this good. When was the last big tropo? I honestly don't remember.

Belgium was the main contender and signals were good from the regulars. Going vertical brought in several new locals at the top of the band.

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, 22 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-22 (MW: Transatlantic)

1560 0720 USA KGOW TX. Presumed, with YL in presumed Vietnamese!  Fair  7808 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

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-18 (MW: Transatlantic)

1480 0503 PTR WMDD Fajardo PR. Mention of Fajardo and Puerto Rico. Possibly WMDD
              call is there too. 
Thanks to Fredrik Dourén RealDX for help. V weak  6790 km

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

Thursday, 15 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-15 (MW: Transatlantic)

1640 0559 USA WSJP Sussex WI. Live ... with Father ... on Relevant Radio. V weak, in the 
                   mush. V weak 6237 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

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-14 (MW: Transatlantic & Asia)

1490 0223 USA WBAE Portland ME. ID - Maine's Talk Radio .... 14-90 WBAE  5098 km **
1360 0400 USA WDRC Hartford CT. Tricky copy in 1368 splatter. Yes - Manx Radio Splatters 
                   like hell! Heard WDRC Hartford mentioned but also other stations on 
                   network mentioned. Not alone. Weak  5381 km
1150 0559 CAN CKOC Hamilton ON. Mention of TSN Sports, CKOC AM ID. Also mentioning Bell 
                   Media.  Weak  5736 km **
1413 1800  J  JOIF KBC Kyushu Asahi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time signal.   9224 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

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-13 (MW: Transatlantic)

 570 0100 CAN CFCB Corner Brook NL. Throughout the morning with pops, as 590 VOCM  3990 km
 580 0429 CAN CFRA Ottawa ON. Newstalk 5-80 CFRA ID Weak  5333 km
 670 0454 USA WSCR Chicago IL. " ... number one sports station in Chicago, Sportsradio 6-70 
                   The Score. 670thescore.com Chicago's sports station." **
                   https://youtu.be/cW2O9zpCtSA Weak  6318 km
 720 0503 USA WGN  Chicago IL. Competing nicely with BBC. No ID as such but who else? 
                   https://youtu.be/kvNa_d4m84Y Fair  6310 km
1510 2329 USA WRRD Waukesha WI. Lively OM in English with Newstalk 15-10 WRRD ID. 
                   Signing off. Best on USB. Weak  6242 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, 9 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-09 (MW: Transatlantic)

1500 2318 USA KSTP Saint Paul MN. Promo for The Ride With Reusse show and KSTP ESPN 15 
                   Hundred ID. Mentions of the Twin Cities. Almost fair levels! 
                   Weak  6364 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

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-08 (MW: Transatlantic)

1480 0130 USA WLMV Madison WI. La Movida ID and lively Latin music Weak  6312 km **
1150 0159 USA WHBY Kimberly WI. Promo for the Dave Ramsey Show on WHBY. Legal ID includes 
              Milwaukee sports team, splattered to bits by 1152. Fair  6157 km
1370 0200 USA WDEA Ellsworth ME. This is AM 13-70 WDEA Ellsworth. A Townsquare Media 
              Station. Fair  4929 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

Monday, 5 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-05 (MW: Transatlantic)

1480 0359 USA WHBC Canton OH. Two Newstalk 14-80 WHBC IDs  6010 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

Sunday, 4 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-04 (MW: Transatlantic)

 690 0232 CAN CKGM Montréal QC. Sports talk, as web stream. Always difficult in 5Live 
              mega-splatter Weak  5203 km

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, 3 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-03 (MW: Transatlantic)

1440 0200 USA WHKZ Warren OH. WHKZ Warren ID and references to AM 14-40 The Word  5940 km
1420 0559 USA WOC  Davenport IA. ID - WOC Davenport, an iHeart radio station.  Weak  6490 km
 720 0600 USA WGN  Chicago IL. Presumed Mentions of Chicago under UK Weak  6310 km **
1000 0700 USA WMVP Chicago IL. WMVP ID by YL Weak  6322 km
 780 1339 USA WBBM Chicago IL. OM WBBM ID Weak  6311 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, 2 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-02 (MW: Transatlantic)

1460 0300 USA WHIC Rochester NY. Mucho splatter, but WHIC and Rochester heard clearly in 
              gaps. Fair  5601 km **
1170 0500 USA WWVA Wheeling WV. Two clear IDs of Newsradio 11-70 WWVA Wheeling, actually 
              riding slightly above UK stations! Seems slightly better on USB. Fair  6021 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

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-02-01 (MW: Transatlantic)

1260 0400 USA WSUA Miami FL Excitable Spanish OM, then OM WSUA AM 12-60 .... Miami heard 
              in English. Just below UK station.  Fair  7142 km **
1350 0400 CUB CMFL Radio Ciudad del Mar, Aguada de Pasajeros (cf) Thank you to Fredrik and 
              Mauricio on RealDX for help with this. Vocal ID.   7456 km
1510 0500 USA WLAC Nashville TN. Newsradio 15-10 WLAC ID  6686 km
1530 0500 USA WCKY Cincinnati OH. ESPN Radio 15-30 ID behind UK Weak  6332 km
1660 0500 USA WQLR Kalamazoo MI. WQLR call heard in weak pile-up. Fox News(?)  6146 km
1480 0530 USA WSAR Fall River MA. Newstalk 1480 WSAR ID Weak  5291 km **
1270 0600 USA WXYT Detroit MI. WXYT ID in noise. Possibly mentioning CBS Sports Radio.  
              Weak  6028 km
1380 0659 CAN CKPC Brantford ON. Mentions of The Country Station, CKPC Weak  5767 km
1700 0701 USA KKLF Richardson TX. Banda Trece Radio IDs  7546 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

Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-31 (MW: Transatlantic)

1490 0501 CLM HJAY Radio Vida Nueva, Barranquilla (atl) Thank you to Valter Comuzzi at 
              RealDX for identifying the sounder. There is an ID in there too which I can 
              just make out.  Weak  8053 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

Tuesday, 30 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-30 (MW: Transatlantic)

1480 0137 USA WGVU Kentwood MI. Otis Redding song, Real Oldies ID 
              and ads.  6103 km
1490 0238 USA WMBM Miami Beach FL. Followed for some time. Presenters, 
              ads, phone callers, all audio matches web stream    Weak 7124 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

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-28 (MW: Transatlantic)

1470 0543 PRU OAU4B Radio Capital, Lima/Pantanos de Villa (lim) Two IDs, then lively Latin 
              rhythms Weak  10266 km
1350 0601  B  ZYH201 Rádio Capital Acre, Rio Branco (AC) Jingle and ID. Thanks to Simon 
              Beavan for help with this.    V weak 9491 km **
1500 0609 PRU OBX4I Radio Santa Rosa, Lima/San Miguel (lim) OM talk, mentioning Santa Rosa 
              Weak  10259 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** 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

Saturday, 27 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-27 (MW: Transatlantic)

1630 0700 USA KKGM TX. Lengthy ID including several KKGM IDs 
              Weak  7605 km

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, 24 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-24 (MW: Transatlantic)

1540 0100 USA KXEL Waterloo IA. "KXEL... Waterloo, Cedar Falls" ID Weak  6547 km
 700 0200 USA WLW Cincinnati OH. "News, weather ... Newsradio 700 WLW Cincinnati. 
              Weak  6293 km
1120 0200 USA KMOX Saint Louis MO. "Newsradio 11-20 KMOX St Louis" ID 
              Weak  6690 km
1200 0200 USA WOAI San Antonio TX. "Newsradio .... San Antonio" heard in pile-up. 
              Offset 1200.0057 Weak  7950 km
1300 0200 USA WOOD Grand Rapids MI. "YL This is Newsradio Wood Thirteen Hundred."  
              Weak  6112 km

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, 22 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-22 (MW: Transatlantic)

1690 0600 CAN CJLO Montréal QC. OIM with CJLO News Weak  5188 km

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, 20 January 2018

Skegness Log: 2018-01-20 (MW: Transatlantic)

1290 0600 USA WKBK Keene NH. "WKBK Keene" ID just before the hour  Fair  5276 km **
1420 0600 USA WBSM New Bedford MA. ID and ABC News Weak  5279 km **
1200 0700 USA WXKS Newton MA. Bloomberg IDs. Stations on network mentioned. Fair  5251 km
1590 0700 USA WARV Providence RI. Clear with ID "Life Changing Radio WARV 
                   Warwick-Providence". Fair  5308 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