Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Strange sound on Shortwave

This was heard tonight between 4840 - 4880 kHz.
Anyone who knows what this can be.

This morning I was told that it is CODAR, a worldwide network
of stations to monitor the wave height of the oceans.

Monday, November 14, 2011

33.42 mHz WQDC703 - Orlando / Florida

The TA mediumwave conditions are very average at the moment
and I was told that the DX is now on 30 - 36 Mhz.
Therefore I decided to build a multiband Inverted-V
for 33,38 and 43 mHz.

This afternoon I tried to catch some DX on Low VHF.
I heard a lot of Spanish Taxi dispatchers around 30 Mhz
and tuning a bit higher I heard this weather station on 33.42 mHz.

The National Weather Service from Melbourne, FL.
Every couple of minutes a recording over the top of the Weather Service says
"This is WQDC703 1650 AM. This is the City of Orlando Office of Emergency Management. Stay tuned for the most updated weather conditions from the National Weather Service in Melbourne."
The distance between my location and the transmitter location
of 33.42 MHz is 7402 km.

US National Weather Service Melbourne Florida

Saturday, November 12, 2011

11 November 2011 BIG tropo to Sweden

Excellent tropo conditions to Sweden yesterday.
Good tropo is very rare nowadays so this one was very welcome
and Mr. Hepburn had it right this time.
The most distant transmitter logged was Mora at 963 km.
This was heard from Sweden and a few stations from Norway:

87.60 NOR NRK P1, Nordhue
87.60 S SR P1, Visby
88.50 S SR P1, Borås/Dalsjöfors
89.40 S SR P1, Borlänge
89.50 S SR P4, Hörby
89.80 NOR NRK P1, Kongsvinger
90.10 S SR P1, Finnveden
90.40 S SR P1, Varberg
90.70 S SR P1, Västerås
90.90 S SR P1, Sunne
91.20 S SR P2, Halmstad
92.20 S SR P1, Mora/Eldris
92.50 S SR P2, Kisa (Kinda)
93.00 S SR P1, Emmaboda
93.10 S SR P2, Uddevalla
94.20 S SR P2, Finnveden
94.60 S SR P2, Borås/Dalsjöfors
94.70 S SR P3, Vislanda
95.50 NOR NRK P2, Kongsberg
96.50 DNK DR P4, København-Gladsaxe
97.00 S SR P3, Hörby
97.00 S SR P3, Hörby
97.30 S SR P4, Halmstad
98.80 S SR P3, Varberg
99.00 S SR P3, Nässjö
99.60 DNK DR P3, Næstved
99.70 S SR P3, Emmaboda
100.00 NOR NRK P2, Oslo
101.00 S SR P4, Vislanda
101.00 S SR P4, Mora
101.00 NOR Radio Norge, Bjerkreim
101.30 S SR P4, Borlänge
101.30 S SR P4, Borlänge
101.90 S SR P4, Göteborg
102.00 NOR Radio Norge, Lyngdal
102.90 S SR P4, Borås
103.90 NOR Radio Norge, Oslo
104.20 S Mix Megapol, Halmstad

105.20 NOR Radio Norge, Skien
106.50 NOR Radio Norge, Nordhue

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Sporadic Es - 5 aug 2011

As you can see on the MUF map below which shows
a nice evening Sporadic Es opening into the Balkans.

This was received between 1640 - 1900 hours UTC.
Local time is UTC + 2 hours.
R2 - 2Plus/Moldova + R2 -Inter/Ukraine + R1 - M1/Hungary and
R2 - STV1/Slovakia + R2 - M1/Moldova and R2 - RTL KLub/Hungary

There was only a short opening on FM-Band 2
which last 5 minutes into Bulgaria with:
88.10 1703utc BUL: BNR Horizont,Kavarna. (1919 km).
95.30 1707utc BUL: BNR Hristo Botev,Burgas. (1919 km).

Clip BNR Horizont

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Sporadic Es 2 aug 2011

A pretty wild TV Band 1 Es opening this evening, again starting
surprisingly late at around 17.30 utc.
Local time is UTC + 2 hours.
Below some pics which I could grab out of the mess.

Channel E4
MTB-1/Makedonia with new logo showing
their national flag in top left corner.

Channel R1

Friday, July 29, 2011

29 july 2011 - Jordan TV

Not much going on in TV Band 1 this morning.
At 0800 utc Rai Uno/Italy faded in with strong pics on
channel IA (53,75 mHz) and on Channel IB=E4 (62,25 mHz).
At 0930 utc followed by JRTV - Jordan on channel E3 (55,25 mHz).

Grab of the terrestrial reception and a pic taken from the SAT-TV.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Radio Marina to test from radio ship on 1485 kHz

The Dutch commercial broadcaster Radio Marina provides
this weekend a test broadcast on 1485kHz medium wave
from the radio ship " Jenni Baynton " in Harlingen (The Netherlands).

The test transmission will take place from Saturday, July 30th 08:00 to 18:00 and Sunday, July 31 on 1485kHz (202m), medium wave and
on the Internet at www.radiomarina.nl

Source: De Stentor.

Clip with ID of the test transmission on 30 juli 2011.

27 juli 2011 Es in TV Band 1

Today's Band 1 Es opening again featured very unstable propagation.
The skip area was jumping from one country to another.
At one moment the band could be almost empty, the next moment
the channels saturated with more than one station.
This was logged between 17.18 and 18.48 hrs UTC:

R2- M1 - Balti/Moldova

IA - Rai Uno - Mt. Cammarata/Italy

R2- STV1 - Bratislava / Slovakia

R1 - M1 - Budapest/Hungary
Interesting to note on their R1 frequency tonight 49.739.6, running a strapline talking about VHF, and UHF, and Aug 15 2011.
Presumably their intended switch of this particular transmitter.

R2 - RTL Klub - Pecs / Hungary

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Today's ES in FM Band 2

Around 1600 utc FM Band 2 went open to Greece.
However it was the same as the last days with
again very unstable signals.
This was heard between 1600 - 1645 utc:

88.30 GRC: Energy 88.3,Veria/Rahi. (1832 km).

88.80 GRC: ERA2 Dheftero Programa,Evia-Lamia. (2014 km).
88.90 GRC: Play 88,9,Athina/Mt Hymettos. (2139 km).
89.00 GRC: 89 Rainbow,Thessaloniki/Hortiatis. (1864 km).

89.40 GRC: Thessaloniki Deejay,Thessaloniki. (1864 km).

89.80 GRC: ERA3 Trito Programa,Kerkira. (1796 km).
89.90 ITA: Radio Maria,Parabita-Contrada Terrisi. (1699 km).
92.30 GRC: NET 105,8,Lesvos/Mt Olympos. (2166 km).
93.90 GRC: ERA Sport,Thessaloniki. (1864 km).
94.30 GRC: ERA2 Dheftero Programa,Lesvos. (2166 km).
95.50 GRC: Athlitiko Metropolis,Thessaloniki. (1864 km).

96.80 GRC: ERA3 Trito Programa,Volos. (1972 km).
100.90 GRC: ERA Sport,Athina/Mt Parnithia. (2120 km).
103.30 GRC: ERA3 Trito Programa,Ioannina/Liggiades. (1846 km).

26 juli 2011 ES in FM Band 2

Early in the morning two small E skips to Turkey and
Greece and later to Romania, Italy and Spain.
It was again not a big opening here in the Northern part
of Holland.
DX friends in the Western part had more luck with
tons of logs.

87.50 TUR Delta FM, Istanbul 2147 km
88.00 ROU Kiss FM, Bârlad (VS) 1689 km

88.40 TUR Lalegül FM, Istanbul 2147 km
88.50 ROU Kiss FM, Vaslui (VS) 1656 km
88.60 TUR Istanbul FM, Istanbul 2147 km
88.60 I R. Camaldoli Stereo, Vico Equense 1521 km
89.20 TUR Alem FM, Istanbul 2147 km
90.40 E Onda Cero, Mérida (EXT-BA) 1892 km
91.20 GRC ERA2 Dheftero Programa, Kavala 1887 km
92.00 TUR Kral FM, Istanbul 2147 km
92.90 TUR Kanal Türk Radyo, Istanbul 2147 km
94.20 E SER, Badajoz (EXT-BA) 1922 km
96.00 ROU România Actualitati,Rarau (SV) 1470 km
96.30 ROU RR Radio Iasi, Iasi/Pietrarie (IS) 1624 km
96.60 TUN RTT Radio Jeunes, Ain Draham 1846 km
98.70 ROU RR 2 Cultural,Rarau (SV) 1470 km
100.00 TUR Power FM, Istanbul 2147 km
101.10 ROU România Actualitati, Iasi/Pietrarie 1624 km
103.90 ROU România Actualitati, Bârlad (VS) 1689 km
107.30 GRC ERA Sport, Kavala/Mt Pangaion 1887 km

Thursday, July 21, 2011

21 july 2011

This afternoon around 1320 utc there was a brief opening
to Spain ( region Madrid) in FM Band 2, which however lasted
longer as the days before.
This was heard:

87.50 E Evolution FM, Alcorcón PI:E0E1
88.00 E Radio Nervión, Bilbao PI:E343
Control Room Radio Nervion:

88.20 E RNE R.Nacional, Madrid PI:E211
88.90 E Euskadi Irratia, Bilbao PI:E301
89.70 E esRadio, Valdemoro PI:E0FF
90.30 E RNE R.5 TN, Madrid PI:E215
92.10 E RNE R.5 TN, Ejea de los Caballeros PI:E515
94.20 E Punto Radio, Cambil/JAEN PI:1000
94.20 E Cadena 100, Bilbao PI:E2CE
94.50 E RNE R.3, Herencia Navajo PI:E213
94.80 E Gestiona Radio, Alcorcón PI:E2CD
96.30 E SER, Uterga/Monte Pendón PI:E239
98.90 E Cadena Dial, Baeza PI:E237
104.60 E Onda Melodia,Alcala de Henares PI:E2DA
106.80 E RNE R.5 TN, Herencia Navajo PI:EC15

No Band 1 opening through the day but came alive around
1640 utc with a somewhat unstable video from Italy on channel IA
( video freq. 53.75 mHz and Audio freq. 59.25 Mhz)
The TV Station received is Monte Caccia with a distance
of 1533 km from my place.
Rai Uno's programme "Reazione a catena"

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

19 july 2011

Brief opening to Greece and Italy around noontime in FM-band 2.
This was heard:

87.50 I Radio Peterpan, Lecce PI:5A5E
87.60 GRC Radio Stagon, Kalampaka PI:6000
RDSDX screengrab

88.00 I Radio Kiss Kiss, Specchia PI:5225
89.40 I Radio Radicale, Martina Franca PI:5210
91.80 GRC NET 105,8, Kerkira PI:1201
93.10 I RAI Radio3, Martina Franca PI:5203
94.50 I RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono, Parabita PI:5264
96.00 I Radio Deejay, Parabita PI:5214
104.70 I Radio Deejay, Selva di Fasano PI:5214
106.20 I Radio Rama, Parabita PI:5526

107.20 I Radio Norba, Parabita PI:5353
107.50 I Mondo Radio Tutti Frutti, Lecce PI:5A99

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Dutch TV tower collapses after fire

15 juli 2011:
A fire caused a partial collapse of a 300 m communications mast in northern Netherlands on Friday, knocking out television and radio stations.

The fire at the television mast in Hoogersmilde in the Drenthe province, about 160 km northeast of Amsterdam, broke out around 2:00 pm and then at about 3:45 pm the upper part of the mast collapsed.
A 200-metre-high metal mast collapsed on top of a 100-metre concrete tower after the fire broke out.

"Nobody is believed to have been injured," officials told, adding that the area suffered severe communication problems with the tower used as a major broadcast hub for television, radio and telephone communications.

No radio and TV
Several regional and national broadcasters are also effected by the fire and the collapse of the tower. They can not broadcast over the air. In the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe and Overijssel in the areas of no reception of public radio stations Radio 1, Radio 2, 3FM and Radio 4.

Sky Radio, Radio Veronica, BNR, Slam! FM, Q-music and 100%NL among commercial radio stations from the air in the north of the country. The transmitters Netherlands 1, 2 and 3 are not on television to receive digital. This was a spokesman for station manager Broadcast Partners just announced. The damage is significant according to the company.

Link to:the collapse

Link to:the day after

ES-Band 2 on 16 july 2011

Small periods for an hour of Es yesterday.
In the morning there was a brief opening to Spain
and in the evening the lower band was open to
Algeria/Tunisia and Italy.

87.90 ALG Radio Tébessa, Doukhane
88.10 ALG Radio Batna, Metlili
88.30 E UNID, PS MURCIA PI: E486
88.60 E RNE R.Clásica, Aitana/Confrides
88.60 I R. Dimensione Suono, Tempio Pausania
88.80 ALG Radio Annaba, M'cid
89.40 TUN Jawhara FM, Kairouan=Al-Qayrawan

89.60 E COPE, Benimeli/Serra de Segária
90.40 ALG Radio Setif, Meghriss
90.60 E COPE, La Font d'En Carròs
90.70 I RAI Radio1, Sinnai/Mt Serpeddi
90.70 ALG Chaîne 1, Kef El Akhal
91.20 ALG Radio Biskra, Metlili
91.80 E SER, Mojácar (AND-AL)
91.90 E Catalunya Música, Alpicat
91.90 E Catalunya Música, Sant Pere de Ribes
92.00 I RTL 102.5, Cagliari/Palazzo Griffa
92.20 E Punto Radio, St Jeroni de Montserrat
93.00 I Radio 105 Network, Sinnai/Mt Serpeddi
93.80 I Radio Internazionale, Sinnai/Mt Serpeddi
94.30 TUN RTT Radio Nationale, Zaghouan
96.20 I R. Italia Solo Musica, Mt Erice vetta
97.20 I Radio Barbagia, Siniscola/Capo Comino
97.40 E UNID, PI: E0E3
99.70 E Catalunya Ràdio, Collsuspina
100.00 E Cadena 100, Barcelona/Collserola
102.90 ALG Radio Béchar, Beni Abbes
103.00 E Ràdio Nou, Aitana/Confrides
104.00 E RNE R.Clásica, Es Talaia=Talaya
106.40 E Radio María, Águilas

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sporadic Es 15 july 2011

Nothing much happened the last few days in Band 1 and there were
only a few short openings in Band 2.
Even in Band 1 it was quiet with only brief openings of the regulars
from Russia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Only RAI UNO on IA was sometimes in for hours and RTP Portugal was strong on E2 and E3.
Once again the carrier from Iran came in yesterday around 18.44 on
48.239.620 together with the Dubai Sport carrier on 48.250.242
but it did not get to video level.
Carriers Iran left and Dubai center:

Below what was heard in Band 2 between 7 - 13 july 2011:

7 july - (1402 - 1440 utc)

88.50 E Aire Latino Radio, Torrent/Monte de Calicanto
88.80 E SER, Nijar (AND-AL)
89.40 E COPE, Rocacorba (CAT-GI)
90.50 E Radio Andalucía Información, Pechina
92.10 E RNE R.5 TN, Sierra de Carrascoy
106.50 E Onda Cero, Alicante=Alacant

8 july - (1325 - 1345 utc)
87.50 UKR Persha radio (FM One - FM Odin), Odesa
87.50 TUR Delta FM, Istanbul/Camlica
87.60 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Shumen
88.80 TUR Burc FM, Istanbul/Camlica
89.40 ROU Magic FM, Cluj-Napoca
95.30 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Nesebar

13 july - (1600 - 1653 utc)
87.50 E Loca FM, Salamanca
87.60 ALG Chaîne 3, Kef El Akhal
88.20 E RNE R.Nacional, Madrid
88.20 ROU Radio Europa FM, Botosani
88.30 I Italianissima, Catanzaro/Monte Tiriolo
88.30 I Radio 24, Villa Castelli/Monte Fellone
88.80 E RNE R.5 TN, Zamora/El Viso
88.80 I Radio Bari, Bari/Via Fanelli
88.90 GRC NET 105,8, Akarnanika Ori
93.60 ROU România Actualitati, Târgu Mures

15 july - (1554 - 1617 utc)
87.80 TUN RTT Radio Gafsa, Kebili=Qibili
88.20 TUN RTT Radio Kef, Kasserine
88.70 TUN Shems FM, Gafsa Ville
90.80 TUN RTT Radio Jeunes, Jebel Trozza
94.30 TUN RTT Radio Nationale, Zaghouan
95.00 TUN RTT Radio Jeunes, Gafsa/Jebel Biada

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Sporadic Es - 6 july 2011

Yesterday was once again a very good Es day.
Around noontime Band 2 went open to Italy and Algeria,in addition
some stations from Tunesia faded in.
Then in the late afternoon the Es cloud moved more to the east and stations
from Russia, Belarussia and Ukraine appeared in the FM band.
However stations were quite tricky to ID because strong muf and white noise made by several stations on the same frequency at the same time.
Some highlights:
Clip one is from Radius FM, Ushachy/Belarus on 102.70 mHz
Clip two is from Doroshnoe Radio, Efremov/Russia on 106.30 mHz

The Eastern TV channels reached up to R3 with
5 Kanal from St. Petersburg and TV Centr from Moscow.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

TV Band 1 opening to the Middle East

A MAJOR sporadic Es opening on 1st July at my location.
This E skip really was a mess.
The stations kept on fighting each other to come out the clearest.
It started already at 10.00 hours with Rai Uno on channel IA
and IB/E4.
The channels R1,R2 and R3 were full of stations from Russia, Ukraine,
Moldova, Hungary and Makedonia.
Nice to see was that Moldova still uses the UEIT test card which
could be seen on channel R1 until 1600 hours as the normal
programme starts.
Around 1640 hours stations from the Middle East fading in with
Iran on channel E2, E3 and E4.
Below a fraction what was seen here.

R1-TC Cahul/Moldova
E2-Irib-2 / Iran
E4- a personal first of the Al-Amal news channel from Iran
E4- MTB-1 / Makedonia

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

E3 - Jordan 29 june 2011

At around 1130 this morning Channel E3 (55.250 mHz video)opened
up with JRTV Jordan.
That on that time shows a cooking programme , which was parallel
seen on the Hotbird SAT TV.

Screengrab of the WRplus software showing the JRTV offset at 55.249.875 mHz.
At that time on a clear channel as Syria on E3, normally a bit higher,
was gone.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Update - TV Band 1 logs - 28 June 2011

Not much to report and no great details as only the "normal" stuff is
I received the following today 28th June this morning.

R1 - 1 TV - Moscow
R2 - Rossija1 - Novgorod
IA - Rai Uno - Mt. Caccia
IB/E4 - Rai Uno/TG1 - unid location
it's a distinctive wide unstable carrier (see grab - 62.262.125 mHz)and
it is suspected to be down south Italy.

FM Band 2 open again - Mon 27 June 2011

A number of short openings yesterday.
The first one at 11.25-11.45 than a second one at 13.05 - 15.00
and finally 18.15-18.45 UTC from Istanbul/Turkey.

This is what was heard:

96.70 1349 ALG Chaîne 2, Meghriss
101.20 1351 ALG Chaîne 2, Metlili
87.60 1455 BUL BNR Radio Shumen, Shumen
88.20 1435 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Belogradcik
91.70 1433 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Plovdiv
93.60 1433 BUL BNR Hristo Botev, Ikhtiman
95.00 1439 BUL BNR Horizont, Karnobat
87.50 1136 E Evolution FM, Alcorcón
88.20 1125 E RNE R.Nacional, Madrid
87.50 1356 I Radio Maria, Vietri sul Mare
92.20 1308 I Radio Jukebox (Rete Selene), Corato
94.50 1352 I Radio Subasio, Rocca di Papa
93.30 1419 MKD MR 1 - Radio Skopje, Dusegubica
88.50 1428 ROU Pro FM, Resita/Semenic
89.30 1451 ROU Radio Europa FM, Arad
89.70 1450 ROU RR 2 Cultural, Alexandria
91.00 1459 ROU România Actualitati, Bihor
88.80 1424 SRB Radio Seven, Niš (Srb)
90.90 1415 SRB Radio Beograd 1, Kopaonik
88.40 1823 TUR Lalegül FM, Istanbul/Camlica
89.60 1839 TUR Müjde FM, Istanbul (relayed USA Family Radio)
89.80 1835 TUR Show Radyo, Istanbul
90.40 1833 TUR Haber Türk Radyo, Istanbul
91.00 1832 TUR Radyo Alaturka, Istanbul
93.90 1828 TUR Medya FM, Istanbul
94.10 1827 TUR Polis Radyosu, Istanbul
99.20 1846 TUR Pal FM, Istanbul
100.00 1845 TUR Power FM, Istanbul

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday 25.06.2011 - Es FM Band 2

This season has been very poor Es wise.
The last decent Sporadic Es opening in FM Band 2
in my QTH was on 26 May, which is almost a month ago.
I have never experienced such a bad start.
At last Band 2 went open to Italy, France and Tunesia.
This was heard between 18.40 and 19.20 utc with all Italian
stations from Sardinia and the French one from Corsica.

89.60 ITA: Radio Planargia,Punta Badde Urbara. PI 56F9
94.20 ITA: RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono,Porto Torres. PI 5264
94.70 ITA: Radio Deejay,Sant’Antioco. PI 5214
95.00 ITA: RDS - Radio Dimensione Suono,Monte Argentu. PI 5264
96.60 TUN: RTT Radio Jeunes,Ain Draham. PI 7201
97.30 ITA: RAI Radio3,Punta Badde Urbara. PI 5203
100.10 ITA: Radio 24,Sant’Antioco. PI 5245
100.40 TUN: Radio Zitouna FM,Ain Draham. PI 7211
101.70 ITA: Radio Evangelo,Sinnai. PI 5000
104.60 ITA: Radio Bonaria,Cagliari. PI 5056

105.20 FRA: Fun Radio,Coti-Chiavari. PI F217
107.30 ITA: Radio Maria,Villanova Monteleone. PI 51CC

Saturday, June 11, 2011

RUV-Iceland on TV channel E4 - 10.06.2011

After a few days dry spell the TV Band1 Es were back in full June force on
10th. June 2011.
This intense opening lasted more than 12 hours.
It started around noontime and ended far past midnight.
A mix bag of regular TV stations from Russia/Belarus/Ukraine/Moldova
and Makedonia were seen.

The highlight appeared around 1900 utc (= 21.00 hours local time)
with RUV from Iceland on channel E4 = 62.250 mHz video.
I could see both RUV carriers on 62.251.318 mHz from Skalafell
and 62.251.670 mHz from a unid location.
RUV logo top right.

Saturday, June 04, 2011

Sporadic Es TV Band1 - 3 June 2011

Band 1 was open most of the day with good to strong signals.
At 0930 hrs local time I had a strong carrier on channel E2
from Iran (Irib-2) but R1 channels were so strong I couln't
get any video.
On channel E4 I saw for the first time the Al-Amal news transmitter
also from Iran popping up for a few seconds.

Among the regulars from Belarus,Russia and Ukraine I logged
the below TV stations:
From left to right:

IA - Rai Uno tx Monte Cammarata/Italy
E4 - MTB-1 tx Pelister / Macedonia
R1 - 2Plus/TVR-1 tx Cahul/Moldova
R1 - unid UEIT test pattern from east direction
R2 - M-1 tx Balti / Moldova
R2 - RTL tx Pecs/Hungary

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

TV carriers in Band 1 VHF TV - Channel R1 and E2

During a Sporadic Es opening yesterday afternoon in TV Band 1,while
I was watching to channel E2 via the PC-TV card on my main PC, I let
the PMSDR receiver running with the WRplus software
on channel R1 on the standby PC.
As you can see I won't miss any openings as I am able to see
on R1 49.735 up to 49.770 mHz.
When switching my PC-TV card to channel R1 there was a strong picture
from M1 - Budapest / Hungary.
On the screenshot you can see from left to right the TV carriers from:
49.739.58 M1-Budapest Hungary
49.747.40 1TV Moscow Rus
49.755.21 1TV Bryansk Rus

Yesterday evening while I was watching to channel R1, on the PC-TV card,
with at that time strong pictures from 2Plus/TVR1 from Cahul / Moldova,
I had on the PMSDR/WRplus the TV carriers from :
Iran on 48.239.62 and Syria on 48.250.15
with Iran at video level for a short moment.

I have set up a stream on
which is open during a Sporadic Es opening in TV Band 1
or FM-Band 2.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

First Sporadic Es opening in FM-Band II

Last Thursday 26th of May featured an intense Band II Es opening mostly into Spain and Algeria.
Time of reception 10.30-16.30 UCT and grouped by country:
87.70 1251 ALG   Radio Chlef, Aïn N'sour
88.40 1151 ALG   Chaîne 3, Chréa
89.40 1209 ALG   Chaîne 1, Tiaret - Gzoul
90.70 1208 ALG Chaîne 1, Kef El Akhal
90.70 1208 ALG Chaîne 1, Aflou
90.90 1207 ALG Radio Naama, Mecheria
91.20 1527 ALG Radio Biskra, Metlili
91.50 1153 ALG Chaîne 3, Nador
94.00 1225 ALG Chaîne 1, Aïn N'sour
94.70 1154 ALG Radio Mitidja, Chréa
97.20 1221 ALG Chaîne 2, Kef El Akhal
98.00 1220 ALG Chaîne 1, Chréa
98.00 1220 ALG Chaîne 1, Nador
99.20 1219 ALG Radio Sidi Bel Abbes, Tessala
102.70 1217 ALG Chaîne 1, Tessala
102.90 1235 ALG Radio Béchar, Beni Abbes
87.50 1542 E Evolution FM, Alcorcón/Poligono PI:E0E1
89.70 1530 E esRadio, Valdemoro (MAD-M) PI:E0FF
90.30 1529 E RNE R.5 TN Madrid, Madrid PI:E215
91.20 1528 E Europa FM Mallorca, Alfábia PI:E2ED
92.10 1549 E Cadena Dial Madrid Sur, Fuenlabrada PI:E0CC
92.20 1548 E COPE Pinares, St.Martín del Valdeiglesias PI:E2CA
93.10 1256 E Radio Voz Pontevedra, Pontevedra PI:E2C5
94.40 1546 E SER Madrid Sur, Parla (MAD-M) PI:E039
95.10 1536 E  Radio Intereconomía, Madrid      PI:E256 
102.20 1349 E  Ràdio Nou, Monte Picayo   PI:E39F
102.90 1455 E Radio Tropical, Barakaldo PI:E0B0
103.00 1331 E Ràdio Nou, Aitana/Confrides PI:E39F
104.80 1616 E RKM, La Muela (ARA-Z) PI:E320
105.70 1442 E Radio Municipal de Manises, Manises PI:E093
105.70 1559 E Radio Vaughan, Madrid PI:E21F
106.30 1440 E Punto Radio, Madrid PI:E1E2
106.50 1434 E SER Hinojosa Radio, Hinojosa del Duque PI:E239
106.50 1558 E  esRadio, Guadalajara   PI:E287
106.50 1233 E BN Mallorca, Na Burguesa PI:E000
106.80 1557 E Onda Melodía, Alcalá de Henares PI:E2DA
107.00 1258 E Radio Negreira, Negreira PI:E0E1
107.00 1555 E Libertad FM, Alcorcón PI:1070

107.70 1424 E Radio K.20, Villalbilla PI:1012
91.00 1316 POR Rádio Clube de Matosinhos, Matosinhos PI:80C4
88.20 1030 ROU Radio Europa FM, Botosani (BT) PI:E299

Mediumwave reception from Peru

This morning at 0225utc I received Callao Super Radio from Lima /Peru
on 1400 kHz mediumwave.
There is an ID at 6 seconds.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

First Sporadic Es - season 2011

Finally the TV Band 1 Sporadic Es season has reached the Northern Part of
The Netherlands.
It started on Saturday 21st of May and below some screenshoots what
is received from ie Hungary/Russia/Belarus/Ukraine and Moldova on the
video channels R1 = 49.750 mHz and R2 = 59.250 mHz with audio
on R1-56.250 mHz and R2-65.750 mHz.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Dominicans in the X-band

This morning while listening to the overnight recordings of a part of the mediumwaveband my first impression was that there were again very bad TA conditions.
But I was surprised to hear two Dominican Republic radiostations
in the X-band around 0400 utc.
On 1640 kHz Radio Juventud Don Bosco from Santo Domingo and
on 1680 kHz Radio Senda from San Pedro de Macoris.
Both of them are personal firsts.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

HJLI Libertad, Bogota - Colombia

A personal first this morning at 0700utc on 1520 Khz from
HJLI Libertad.
This is former J.C.Radio from Bogota now called Libertad as per 01-12-2010.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

LPAM Radio

LPAM (Low Power AM) stations have a special licence from Ofcom to allow them to broadcast to a very small area, such as a hospital, university or army barracks. They have a maximum power output of 1 Watt, which is very small compared to other radio stations on the medium wave band; most local stations have power of about 1-5 kW, and some national services are 500kW (500,000 Watts).

Despite this low power it is possible to receive these broadcasts over a wide area if you have a good receiver and antenna - stations can be heard over 100 km away during the daytime. During darkness hours the signals can be heard over many hundreds of km if conditions are good and the frequency used is not occupied by high power broadcasters.

This morning I could log Kingstown Hospital Radio from Hull ( 1 Watt) on 1350 kHz at 0759utc

Saturday, January 01, 2011

ABC Alice Springs/Tennant Creek -Australia

Wishing all readers of my blog a prosperous new year.

A good start on the first day of the DX year 2011.

Nice signal tonight on 2325 kHz from ABC Tennant Creek at 1930utc.