Saturday, December 26, 2009

26th. December, 2009

Unfortunately not much to report in recent weeks.
The MW conditions were a bit down and only the regulars are heard but still had a few *personal first* logged the past few days:

820 CHAM, Hamilton ON
1310 WLOB, Portland ME
1540 WDCD, Albany NY
1570 CKMW, Winkler MB
1650 KCNZ, Cedar Falls IA
1670 CJEU, Gatineau QC *NEW*

Hopefully MW conditions will improve the coming days so maybe
I am lucky to log some nice TA stations during this xmas-holiday.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

10th. December, 2009

Again some really strong signals this morning with
ie CHQR, never had this one so strong, CHRB and a personal first from 1550 CBE.

770 CHQR, Calgary AB
770 CHQR Calgary 10.12.09 0800.mp3
950 CKNB, Campbellton NB
1020 KDKA, Pittsburgh PA
1120 KMOX, St. Louis MO
1140 CHRB, High River AB
1150 WHBY, Kimberly WI
1250 CJYE, Oakville ON
1540 KXEL, Waterloo IA
1550 CBE Radio One, Windsor ON
1580 CKDO, Oshawa ON
1630 KCJJ, Iowa City IA

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

9th. December, 2009

It was quiet on this page since November 20. This had everything to do with the bad TA conditions of recent weeks. The MW band produced only weak and noisy signals at that time.
But yesterday and today conditions improved and I observed much stronger and stable signals.
Especially this morning was good and among the strong regulars I heard Calgary on 770 and 960 Khz for a short period around 0744z.

Some logs from this morning:

700 WLW, Cincinnati OH
760 WJR, Detroit MI
770 CHQR, Calgary AB
800 CKLW, Windsor ON *FIRST*
800 VOWR, Saint John's NL
890 WLS, Chicago IL
950 CFAM, Altona MB
960 CFAC, Calgary AB *FIRST*
1320 CJMR, Mississauga ON
1620 KOZN, Bellevue NE
1680 WTTM, Lindenwold NJ
1680 WTTM 09.12.09 0700.mp3

Friday, November 20, 2009

20th. November, 2009

Just like yesterday morning the MW band had again a quick fade out
this morning.
The best time for DX was around 0700z with some Calgary and
Manitoba stations and a few SS.
Had a personal first from CHSM with classical music // 950 CFAM.
Some logs:

770 CHQR, Calgary AB
820 TBN, St. Kitts & Nevis
950 CFAM, Altona MB
1060 CKMX, Calgary AB
1250 CHSM, Steinbach MB
1400 Emisora Mariana, Bogota COL
1470 Radio Formula, Mexico City

Sporadic Es possible in november ???
Yes ! The past few days there was Es activity in TV-Band1, mostly
around noontime with strong signals from Russia,Belarus on R1 and R2 and even today Spain on E2 and Portugal on E3 with good video level.

The grab below is a personal first from Stolicnoe TV / Belarus.
Logged yesterday around noontime on channel R1.
The transmitter is located in Svisloch and the power is only 100 Watt - H Pol.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

18th. November, 2009

Conditions this morning was a bit up and down due to the noisy band.
At 0640z short flashes with some good AB stations.
Again a personal first this time from WMTR and WMVP.

Some logs:

1000 WMVP, Chicago IL
1060 CKMX, Calgary AB
1140 CHRB, High River AB
1190 WOWO, Fort Wayne IN
1250 WMTR, Morristown NJ
1250 CJYE, Oakville ON
1540 CHIN, Toronto ON

Recorded this morning:

1190 WOWO 0834 with Fort Wayne and WOWO ID

1250 JOY 0800
ID as:
You are listening to Overnight on the White Oak Communications family of radio stations CJYE Joy 1250 and CJMR 1320

Monday, November 16, 2009

16th. November, 2009

Not much to report TA conditions were below average the past few days however I could log again some personal firsts CINW,CJYE, KJR and WLIB.

14th. Nov. 1190 WLIB, New York City NY
15th. Nov. 940 CINW, Montreal QC
16th. Nov. 1250 CJYE Joy1250, Oakville ON

A big surprise this morning was the catch of KJR at 0926z it is not a big signal but you can clearly hear the station call at 22 secs. on the clip.
950 KJR, Seattle WA

Thursday, November 12, 2009

12th. November, 2009

Conditions were not very good the past few days a noisy band and weak signals.
But I had nice signals this morning from many Canadian stations with a personal first from CKVO,VOWR,CJMS,CKST and CJMR between 0900-1000z.

710 CKVO, Clarenville NL
710 WOR, New York NY
800 VOWR, Saint John's NL
1040 CJMS, St.-Constant QC
1040 CKST, Vancouver BC
1060 CKMX, Calgary AB
1140 CHRB, High River AB
1320 CJMR, Mississauga ON
1410 CFUN, Vancouver BC

Sunday, November 08, 2009

8th. November, 2009

MW conditions were not as good as yesterday-morning, signal strength was a lot weaker, but I could log 2 personal first:

950 WIBX, Utica NY 0913z
1140 CHRB, High River AB 0900z

Saturday, November 07, 2009

7th. November, 2009

Good signal levels this morning MW band was open to the west coast.
Even at 1030z = 1130 local time 1410 CFUN was still audible.

555 ZIZ, St Kitts and Nevis
570 CKGL, Kitchener ON
680 CFTR, Toronto ON
770 WABC, New York NY
770 CHQR, Calgary AB
920 CKNX, Wingham ON
1020 KDKA, Pittsburgh PA
1120 KMOX, St. Louis MO
1290 CFRW, Winnipeg MB
1310 CIWW, Ottawa ON
1320 CHMB, Vancouver BC
1410 CFUN, Vancouver BC
1570 CFAV, Laval QC

Friday, November 06, 2009

6th. November, 2009

TA conditions were above average this morning.
Signals were a lot stronger than the past few days.
Among the regulars I could log 2 personal first:

950 CFAM, Altona MB 0800z classical music
1300 WJMO, Cleveland OH 0730z gospel

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

3rd November, 2009

Despite conditions were again below average I had a personal first
from Mexico on 1190 XETOT ABC Radio relaying XEABC 7-60 AM at 0800utc.

1190 ABC Radio, Tampico MEX

Thursday, October 29, 2009

29th October, 2009

After several day's with very bad TA conditions, I had only weak
and fading signals at my location, this morning however I could observe some stronger signals especially after 0800 utc. with a first from 1160 KSL.

Some logs:

1040 WHO, Des Moines IA
1110 WBT, Charlotte NC
1160 KSL, Salt Lake City UT
1180 WHAM, Rochester NY
1300 WOOD,Grand Rapids MI
1300 WOOD 29.10.09 - 0801utc.mp3
1310 CIWW, Ottawa ON very strong
1540 KXEL, Waterloo IA
1610 Caribbean Beacon, Anquilla Island

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

21st October, 2009

Only 2 logs this morning from 1060 khz CKMX and XEEP Radio Educacion.
CKMX with their slogan Country AM 10-60 and Educacion with full ID
but after that their programme was silent for several minutes.

1060 CKMX, Calgary AB - 0512utc
1060 XEEP R. Educacion, Mexico City - 0606utc

Monday, October 19, 2009

19th October, 2009

Despite this mornings poor conditions there was a surprising
good signal from CJVB Fairchild Radio, Vancouver.

1470 CJVB, Vancouver BC at 0535utc
with a Bosnian programme.
1470 CJVB - 19.10.09 - 0600 utc.mp3

Friday, October 16, 2009

16th October, 2009

Not much to report, mainly the common stations were heard the past few days.
2 logs worth noting were 1540 CHIN on October 14th. and 1590 WAKR from this morning.

1540 CHIN,Toronto ON - 0517Z in Italian

As 1593 DRM-WDR 2, Langenberg GER has been silent due to transmitter
maintenance I managed to log WAKR.
The signal was weak but a full ID is at 50 sec. on the record.

1590 WAKR, Akron OH - 0554Z
1590 wakr - 16.10. 0554utc.mp3

Sunday, October 11, 2009

11th October, 2009

MW conditions, compared to the past few days, were at a bit better level this morning.
Signals were a lot stronger with a peak between 0600 - 0630 utc.
Among the regulars I had a full ID from KCJJ and a first from CKNX and WKSH.

920 CKNX, Wingham ON
1630 KCJJ,Iowa City IA

1640 WKSH, Sussex WI - R. Disney //with 1650 WHKT

Some older logs:
10-10 - 1150 WHBY, Kimberley WI - a first
08-10 - 1020 KDKA,Pittsburgh PA
07-10 - 930 WBEN, Buffalo NY - a first
07-10 - 1060 CKMX, Calgary AB

Monday, October 05, 2009

5th October, 2009

MW conditions were below average this morning.
A positive ID as well as a personal first was from the religious WMCA.

570 WMCA, New York City NY at 0541Z

Sunday, October 04, 2009

4th October, 2009

Had some good signals in the extended mw band at 0500Z this morning.
Another personal first from KKGM.

1620 WDHP, Frederiksted VI
1630 KKGM, Forth Worth TX
1630 KKGM 04.10.09 0521.mp3
1630 KCJJ, Iowa City IA
1640 WTNI, Biloxi MS
1640 WTNI 4.10.09 0504.mp3
1650 WHKT, Portsmouth VA - Radio Disney
1660 WCNZ, Marco Island FL - The Avenue
1690 CHTO, Toronto ON

Thursday, October 01, 2009

1st October, 2009

MW conditions were below average this morning only some stations in the
Extended MW band were quite strong at 0510utc.

1330 WRCA, Watertown MA
at 0600 utc with a WUNB px.
listen to this record:
1330 unid 1.10-0600utc.mp3

1650 WHKT, Portsmouth VA
1660 Avenue/WCNZ, Marco Island FL
1660 WCNZ Avenue 1.10.09 -0500utc.mp3
1670 WFSM, Dry Branch GA
1700 WEUP, Huntsville AL

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

30th September, 2009

Still pretty poor conditions on MW the past few days.
Even the regulars were weak on a noisy band.
Below some loggings and here's hoping for some improvement of the conditions.

27th September:

The only highlight this morning was a positive ID from WBIX/Boston.

1060 WBIX, Natick MA

28th September:

555 ZIZ, St, Kitts & Nevis
580 CFRA, Ottawa ON
610 CHNC, New Carlisle QC
860 CJBC, Toronto ON

29th September:

1080 WTIC, Hartford CT
1100 WTAM, Cleveland OH
1310 CIWW, Ottawa ON
1430 Unid EE FoxSport presume WENE
1570 CFAV, Laval QC

30th September:

570 Radio Reloj, Santa Clara Cuba
820 TBN, St. Kitts & Nevis

Saturday, September 26, 2009

26th September, 2009

No loggings on 25th September due to a very noisy band and too much euro splatter on my location.
MW band still a bit noisy this morning but signals were a bit stronger than the last days.
Among the regulars I could log one first CFBC

930 CFBC, Saint John NF

Thursday, September 24, 2009

24th September, 2009

Conditions on MW this morning were as bad as yesterday morning.


950 CKNB, Campbellton NB
1010 WINS, New York NY - always a difficult one due to the local 1008
1050 CHUM, Toronto ON
1080 WTIC, Hartford CT
1630 WRDW, Augusta GA
1650 CJRS, Montreal QC (Radio Shalom) this time in French 0426 utc.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

22nd September, 2009

Conditions were not as good as yesterdaymorning but I could log 3 stations with a positive ID of which WSYR is a first.

560 WGAN, Portland ME

570 WSYR, Syracuse NY

960 WEAV, Plattsburgh NY
IDing as The Zone 9-60AM

Monday, September 21, 2009

21st September, 2009

Again a new one for me logged this morning on 570 khz CKGL.

570 CKGL, Kitchener ON FOX Sports Radio
570 CKGL FOX sports 21.9.09 0503utc.mp3
on the record sometimes you can hear the time pips of Radio Reloj.
No wobbler was heard this morning on 570.
740 CFZM, Toronto ON AM 7-40
740 CFZM AM-740 21.9.09.mp3
850 WEEI, Boston MA FOX Sport

Sunday, September 20, 2009

20th September, 2009

Reading David Hamilton's Blog from 18th September about a warbler or wobbler received on 930 Khz.
I wonder if this is also a wobbler.
It was received this morning on 570 Khz where normally Radio Reloj from Cuba is heard.
On the background you hear weak KNR from Greenland.
570 warbler 20.0.09 0442utc.mp3

Not much to report only a few logs from this morning:

570 KNR, Nuuk / Greenland
820 WBAP, Fort Worth TX
1470 WLAM, Lewistone ME
1620 WDHP, Fredriksted VI
1620 WDHP 20.9.09 0500utc.mp3
1680 WOKB, Winter Garden FL

Saturday, September 19, 2009

19th September, 2009

Another personal first this morning on 790 Khz WAXY and Radio Reloj.
On the record you hear an advertisement from Coral Springs
Florida phone 1877 AUTO MALL.
On the same record you can also hear the time pips of Radio Reloj.

Some logs of this morning 0442 - 0540 utc:

700 WLW, Cincinnati OH
770 CMNC Radio Rebelde, Pilon CUBA // 5025 Khz
740 Unid non-stop Jazz presume KBSU
780 WBBM, Chicago IL Sport
790 WAXY, South Miami FL Sports Talk 7-90
(2) 790 WAXY Sports talk 19.9.09 0528utc.mp3
790 CMAQ Radio Reloj, Pinar del Rio CUBA
820 TBN, St. Kitts and Nevis

Friday, September 18, 2009

18th September, 2009

Below average sounding conditions this morning.
However I did manage another personal first 1200 WKOX.
This is what was logged between 0453 - 0540 utc.

1140 WQBA, Miami FL (La voz de Miami)
1200 WKOX, Newton MA (La nueva rumba 1200)
1200 WKOX 18-9-09 0535utc.mp3
1500 WFED, Washington DC
1510 WWZN, Boston MA
1520 WWKB, Buffalo NY
1610 Caribbean Beacon, Anquilla Island
1620 WDHP, Frederiksted VI
1690 CJLO, Montreal QC

Thursday, September 17, 2009

17th September, 2009

A personal first for me this morning with WINR and WCRN.
This were heard between 0437 - 0552 utc.

570 Reloj, Santa Clara / Cuba
580 CFRA, Ottawa ON
590 VOCM, St. John's NF
660 WFAN, New York NY
660khz WFAN 17.9.09 - 0506.mp3
680 CFTR, Toronto ON
680 WINR, Binghamton NY
770 WABC, New York NY
830 WCRN, Worchester MA
830khz WCRN 17-9-09 - 0525.mp3
840 WHAS, Louisville KY
870 WWL, New Orleans LA
880 WCBS, New York NY
1050 CHUM, Toronto ON

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

16th September, 2009

Had a listen on MW this morning.
The following were heard between 0455 - 0545 utc.
with some really strong signals.

1020 Unid non stop SS music
1030 WBZ, Boston MA
1060 Unid non stop SS music presume XEEP/Mex
1100 WTAM, Cleveland OH
1120 KMOX, St. Louis MO
1130 WBBR, New York NY
1140 CBI, Sydney NS - heard also SS music on this freq.
1200 CFGO, Ottawa ON - heard also SS music presume WKOX
1390 WEGP, Presque Isle ME
1400 CBG, Gander NF
1510 WWZN, Boston MA
1560 WQEW, New York NY
1570 CFAV, Laval QC
1580 CKDO, Oshawa ON

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sporadic E opening 8th September, 2009

At around 1130z TVE-1 and Inter came up to good video levels.

10:00z E2 - TVE-1 / Navacerrada (ESP)

10:22z R1 - Inter / Simferopol (UKR)

At 12:30z strong video on R1 - M1 / Budapest (HNG)

13:55z R3 - Moldova1 / Straseni

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sporadic E opening 26th August, 2009

Band 1 as well as Band 2 was open by surprise to Italy this afternoon.
Signals were not too strong.
This is what was logged between : 15:25 - 17:00z

Rai Uno on channel E2, IA and IB
E21 on channel E3




FM-logs - all from Naples district:

87.50 Radio Maria,Vietri sul Mare-Iaconti.
87.60 Radio Capri,Vico Equense/Monte Faito.
87.80 Radio Maria,Roseto Capo Spulico.
88.60 Radio Camaldoli Stereo,Vico Equense/Monte Faito.
88.70 Radio Norba Music,Monopoli-Contrada Impalata.
88.90 Radio Maria,Monopoli-Contrada Impalata.
89.30 Radio Desiderio,Cercemaggiore-Loc.
89.40 Radio Centrale,Teramo-Acquachiara di Manganella.
89.40 Radio Radicale,Martina Franca/Masseria Trasconi.
90.40 Radio 24,Monopoli-Contrada Impalata.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Sporadic E opening 25th August, 2009

This is what I think one of the last grab from the sporadic es season 2009.
Between 1200 and 1300z band 1 was open to RUS however with weak video.

12:42z - Channel R1 - 1TV, Moscow

Friday, August 21, 2009

Sporadic E opening 21st August, 2009

Es conditions were really flat today in band 1.
This morning I had weak video on R1 with BT-1 from Belarus and tonight
around 1700z I had RTP-1, Lousa on E3 with weak video.
On the Icom R7000 I could hear the E2 carriers from RTP-1, Muro and
TVE-1, Navacerrada - respective with 6M and Zero offset.
However they didn't reach video level.

E3- RTP-1 - gameshow with "fat guy".


Not much time for DXing the next days.

Tomorrow is the start of DELFSAIL 2009 in my residence Delfzijl.
Together with SAIL - Amsterdam one of biggest events in the Netherlands.
The organization expect more than one million visitors the next five days.

22 - 26 August 2009

In the morning of 22nd August 2009 a magnificent scène will unfold at the Ems estuary in the Northern part of the Netherlands. An impressive fleet of Tall Ships, square riggers, traditional sailing vessels, yachts and steamships from all over the world approaches the port of Delfzijl. Sailing ships are under full sail in the wide estuary, a picture postcard of times past!

While crowds are waiting alongside the canal and at the quaside, the majority of the crews greet them with a song, while standing at the rigging. This 5th edition of DelfSail in 2009 promises a fleet, even bigger and more varied than ever before! The crewmembers know where they are going, to the friendliest port in the Netherlands with the big heart, where ships will be moored adjacent to the citycentre.




Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Sporadic E opening 19th August, 2009

After more than a week of none-activity in DXing, I had other things to do
and had also a short stay at the hospital for a small operation, I returned in the shack tonight and noticed a short es opening in band 1 to Portugal and Spain.

Time 18:30 - 18.40z

E2 - TVE-1, Navacerrada - news
E2 - RTP-1, Muro - gameshow with "fatty"
E3 - RTP-1, Lousa - same px


This was probably one of the last es opening in band 1 as the sporadic E season 2009 is coming to an end.
Hopefully we will get some strong tropo-conditions the coming months and I saw on David Hamilton's Blog that the MW season has already started with strong TA signals.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Sporadic E opening 9th August, 2009

This morning I had a good Es opening in band 1.
Here is what was logged between 08:15 - 12:00z.

08:15 R1 - Inter, Simferopol (UKR)
08:30 R1 - 1+1, Lvov (UKR)
08:36 R2 - Inter, Mykolaiv (UKR)
08:41 R2 - Moldova1, Balti (MDA)
08:42 R1 - M1, Budapest and Nagykanisza (HNG)
08:53 R2 - 1+1, Uzgorod (UKR)
09:50 R2 - RTL Klub, Pecs (HNG)
10:09 E4 - MTB-1, Pelister (MKD)
10:39 E2 - TLA, Monte Faito (I)
10:40 IA - TLA, Monte Faito (I)
10:41 E2 - RaiUno, M.S. Salvatore (I)
10:42 IB - RaiUno, Mte. Penice (I)
10:59 R1 - 1TV, Moscow (RUS)
11:53 L2 - Canal+, Bastia (F)

Below some screen grabs from above logs:

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Sporadic E opening 8th August, 2009

Not much to report this morning.
Only channel R1 was active with 2Plus from Cahul/Moldavia at 09:40z.


Thursday, August 06, 2009

Sporadic E opening 6th August, 2009

Not much today in Band 1 just TVE/Spain on E2 with a programme
called CORAZON at 12:30 hours utc:

E2 - TVE-1, Navacerrada - with weak video
CCI from RTP-1, Muro - Portugal.



Maybe more to come later today.

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Sporadic E opening 5th August, 2009

Not much time for DXing, as I had other things to do today.
But after consulting several mailinglists tonight, it appeared that I have missed nothing.
Around 1700 utc TV-Band was open but nothing to get excited about.
I had only weak video which improved a bit after 1800 utc.

To the logs :

17:05 - R1 - 1+1, Lvov (UKR)
17:18 - R1 - Inter, Simferopol (UKR)
18:04 - R1 - M1, Budapest (HNG)
18:16 - E3 - JTV, Suwaileh (JOR)
18:25 - E4 - HRT-1, Labistica (HRV)
19:15 - E2 - TVE-1, Navacerrada
times utc




Monday, August 03, 2009

Sporadic E opening 3rd August, 2009

Had Italy in during daytime and almost the whole evening on
channel IA/IB and E2 with the TLA's and Rai Uno's.
As from 16.45 utc conditions improved and caused sometimes a big mess especially on the E channels.
Hungary was too strong on R1 that it was nearly impossible to see the video from Iran on E2 at around 18.00 utc.
A strong RTL Klub on R2 made video from Jordan on E3 very difficult.

More TV-logs from today (times utc) :

16:52 R1 - M1, Budapest
17:43 R2 - RTL KLub, Pecs
18:00 E2 - Irib2,Iran
18:16 E3 - JTV, Suwaileh
18:27 E3 - E21, M. Giarolo
18:30 E4 - HRT1, Labistica
18:43 E4 - MTB1, Pelister

Some screen grabs:





As from 16:45 utc FM band was open to Italy and the Balkans.
However signals were very unstable.
I have heard some stations from Croatia, Romania, Turkey and Greece.

FM-Logs : 1657 - 1825 utc :

88.30 - HRV: Radio Marija,Virovitica - Kaza - Planina .
88.40 - ROU: Radio Trinitas,Onesti (BC).
88.80 - ROU: Romania Actualitati,Cluj Napoca - Feleac .
88.80 - HRV: HRT-HR 3,Brac - Vidova Gora (ST).
89.40 - GRC: Lampsi 89.4 FM,Thessaloniki.
89.40 - ROU: Radio Europa FM,Giurgiu (GR).
89.80 - TUR: Show Radyo,Istanbul/K.Camlica (MAM-IST).
90.40 - GRC: 904 Aristera sta FM,Thessaloniki/Hortiatis .

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Sporadic E opening 2nd August, 2009

Not too much sporadic es here the last couple of days.

Friday - 31/7
A short but strong opening to Italy between 12:35 - 12:45 UTC with
Rai Uno on E2,IA and IB
TLA on E2 and IA
E21 on E3 - instead of home shopping they had a film this time.


No Es was noted after the above opening.

Saturday - 1/8
Only one log for today :
17:15 - 17.30 UTC : E2 - TVE1/Navacerrada > adverts.

Despite 50Mhz/6 meter band had a good sporadic es opening today,Sunday the 2nd,there was not much going on in TV-Band 1.
I had very weak video from Inter (Ukraine) on channel R1 and R2 around 07:15 utc.
At 09:08 utc Irib-2/Iran appeared for a very short moment on channel E2 although with also weak video.

Sunday afternoon didn't also bring much DX.
The only log so far was MTB-1, Pelister (MKD) at 13:30 utc on channel E4 with kick boxing.


Thursday, July 30, 2009

Sporadic E opening 30th July, 2009

TV-Band 1 was open to the Balkans and Italy this morning.

This is what was seeing between 08:20 - 09:50 UTC.

08:20 - R1 - M1, Budapest
08:25 - R2 - RTL Klub, Pecs
08:44 - E4 - HRT-1, Labistica
09:07 - IA - TLA, Monte Faito
09:08 - IB - Rai Uno, Monte Faito
09:20 - E2 - TVE-1, Navacerrada
09:25 - E3 - E21 Network, M. Giarolo
09:40 - IA - Rai Uno, Monte Caccia
09:46 - E2 - Rai Uno, M.S. Salvatore

RTL Klub/R2 - had weak video during the programme but improved during adverts.

Editrice Network/E3 - never had this one so strong as the transmitter is only 200 watts. 

Rai Uno/IA - the daily weather report presenter Col. Pisani.

Rai Uno/E2 - the daily serial with Jessica Fletcher.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Sporadic E opening 28th July, 2009

Sporadic E propagation was life almost all day.
For a long time the MUF did not reach higher than 70 MHz until 13:45 utc
when FM-Band went open up to 108 MHz.

TV-Logs (times in utc) :

10:03 E3 - JRTV, Suwaileh (Jordan)
10:50 R1 - 1TV, Moscow
11:01 R1 - Rossija, Globokoye
11:04 R2 - 1TV, Brjansk
12:20 E2 - TVE1, Navacerrada
12:56 IA - Rai Uno, Monte Caccia
12:58 E3 - RTP1, Lousa
15:06 R2 - UT-1 Pershij, Kiev (UKR)
15:12 E4 - HRT1, Labistica (HRV)
15:17 R2 - Moldova1, Balti
15:32 R2 - RTL Klub, Pecs (HNG)
16:00 R1 - M1, Budapest
16:19 E4 - MTB1, Pelister (MKD)
18:07 R1 - 1 + 1, Lvov (UKR)
18:35 R1 - Inter, Simferopol (UKR)

Some TV grabs from today:





From 13:45 - 15:15 hrs utc FM Band was open to Greece, Macedonia and Bulgaria.

FM-Logs :

88.80 ERA2 Dheftero ,Evia-Lamia/Lihada. (GRC)
89.20 NET 105,8,Kavala/Mt Pangaion. (GRC)
90.00 ERA2 Dheftero ,Thessaloniki. (GRC)
90.40 904 Aristera sta FM,Thessaloniki .(GRC)
90.50 MR 2 - Vtora ,Turtel .(MKD)
91.20 ERA2 Dheftero,Kavala/Mt Pangaion .(GRC)
91.40 Ola FM,Thessaloniki. (GRC)
93.10 Heart FM,Thessaloniki. (GRC)
98.40 Panorama 9,84,Thessaloniki. (GRC)
99.00 Unid. PI 1029, PS "RADIOENA". (GRC)
100.00 FM 100 (Thessaloniki),Thessaloniki. (GRC)
100.60 Radio Langada,Langadas . (GRC)
101.30 MR 3 - Radio Kultura,Skopje. (MKD)
102.10 BNR Horizont,Kyustendil/Viden . (BUL)
102.70 Kanal 77,Golak (EA). (MKD)

107.30 ERA Sport,Kavala/Mt Pangaion . (GRC)
107.40 Libero 107,4,Thessaloniki. (GRC)

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Sporadic E opening 26th July, 2009

An early Band 1 opening to Spain and Portugal this morning.
Had good video levels from Spain while Portugal only produced weak pictures. 

Sunday Morning-Logs:

I could still notice some sporadic es in the afternoon but in general at weak video levels.

Here is what was seen (times utc):

12:10 - E2 - Rai Uno / M.S. Salvatore - Formula 1
12:20 - IA - Rai Uno / M. Cammarata // E2
12:50 - L2 - Canal+ / Bastia (France - encrypted)
12:52 - L3 - Canal+ / Ajaccio // L2
13:26 - E4 - TVE1 / Santiago - Motor Racing
13:34 - E3 - Editrice 21 Network / M. Giarolo see grab

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Sporadic E opening 25th July, 2009

After five days with almost no sporadic es there was at last a brief opening in Band 1 to Ukraine and Moldavia around noon today.
In the afternoon the little es cloud moved more to the south into Portugal and Spain.

This is what was seen so far today:

// E2 - RTP-1 - Muro (POR)

Monday, July 20, 2009

Sporadic E opening 20th July, 2009

No sporadic E opening was noted today.

To keep the sporadic es feeling and to fill this page I have uploaded a video of my reception of L1 - Vilnius/ Lithuania on channel R2 - 19th. July, 2009.

I received also on the 19th. of July the private television channel LNK from Raseiniai/Lithuania with only 200 watts.
The Director Mr. Ricardas Kaslauskas confirmed my reception by email.

Dear Mr. John Märsylä,

It is big surprise because in LNK TV network transmitter in Raseiniai(23°08'13,8"- 55°21'58,4) broadcast on channel No.2 and has power 200W only. Mast elevation is 99.9m above sea level 122m.

Best regards,
Ricardas Kazlauskas,
LNK TV technical director

-----Original Message-----
From: LNK TV info []
Sent: Monday, July 20, 2009 10:59 AM
To: Ricardas Kazlauskas
Subject: Fw: Your TV station received in Holland 19.07.2009

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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Sporadic E opening 19th July, 2009

A slow start of today's sporadic es opening.
It started around 0800 utc with Norway's NRK-1
on channel E2,E3 and E4 but with weak video that never improved.
Conditions were more interesting later on when the Es clouds moved more to the north-east into Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine,Russia and Belarus.
I could log two firsts to known LNK from Lithuania and LTV7 from Latvia both are low power private channels.

TV-Logs of this morning (times utc):

0842  E2 - NRK1, Steigen  
           E3 - NRK1, Hemnes 
              E4 - NRK1, Hadsel


0910 R1 - BT1, Minsk   // R2 - BT1, Vitebsk

0920  R2 - L1, Vilnius  Lithuania

0943 R2 - LNK, Raseiniai  Lithuania  *first*

0950  R1 - Telekanal Rossija, Globokoye RUS

1003  R1 - 1 + 1, Kryvy    UKR

1012  R1 - LTV7, Riga    Latvia  *first*

1031  E4 - HRT1, Labistica   Croatia