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Sunday, 3 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-03 (MW: Asia)

 945 1800 CHN CNR 1, Jiaohe/SARFT953 (JL) Time signal, Beijing time check and Zhungkuo zhi 
              Sheng ID. Thank you to Mauno for help.  V weak  8130 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

Saturday, 2 December 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-12-02 (MW: Asia & Transatlantic)

 700 0050 USA WLW Cincinnati OH Seven Hundred WLW ID Weak  6293 km
 580 0204 CAN CFRA, Ottawa ON Ottawa weather. Fair peaks Weak  5333 km
1557 1500 TWN RTI, Kouhu (YL) In the clear. Time signal and ID Fair  9715 km
 711 1600 TWN BEC72 Han Sheng GD Kuanghua zhi Sheng, Hsinfeng (HC) Kuang Hua ID after 
              fanfare, under Romania V weak  9626 km
1413 1600  J  JOIF KBC Kyushu Asahi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk) Time signal and KBC ID V weak  
              9224 km
1630 1630 USA KKGM Fort Worth TX OM ID 16-30 KKGM in noise V weak  7605 km
1170 1900 KOR HLSR KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 2/KBS World Radio, Gimje=Kimjae (jeb) Time signal 
              and familiar music Fair  8862 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, 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

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-10-17 (MW: Asia)

 738 1900 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha/Chiangmei Ts un (PG). Clear time 
              signal and YL ID Fair  9675 km
 891 1900 TWN BCC Local Tainan, Tainan (TN). Jingle just heard in noise V weak  9753 km
 972 1900 KOR HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangjin (ccg). Time signal, music and ID 
              Fair  8740 km
1296 1900 TWN BCC News Network, Tainan (TN). Top of hour jingle and YL ID Weak  9753 km
1566 1900 KOR HLAZ FEBC, Jeju=Cheju (jej). YL ID and time signal Good  9067 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

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-10-10 (MW: Transatlantic)

1510 0600 USA KGA 1510 KGA, Spokane WA. Fox Newsradio IDs, Pacific time check. Obvously KGA.
              Fair peaks with 100% clarity at times. Fair  7375 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

Monday, 9 October 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-10-09 (MW: Asia)

 594 1900  J  JOAK NHK Radio 1, Shobu/Kuki (kan-sai). Time signal and NHK Tokyo news 
              bulletin. Thank you Matthias Gatzke, Thomas Nilsson and Shinya Hasegawa for 
              confirmation. V weak  9346 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

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Skegness Log: 2017-10-08 (MW: Asia)

1017 2100 CHN China Radio Int./CNR 8, Changchun/SARFT523 (JL) ID and usual toh routine. 
              Mixing UNID Asia. JOLB? Weak  8011 km
1278 2100  J  JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka (kyu-fuk). YL, time signal and toh jingle 
              V weak  9226 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