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by daveB
21 Sep 2019 23:20
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Did I just receive Australia?
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Did I just receive Australia?

Regarding - reception of the Antipodes on MW - this may be of interest as 160m/top band is considered to be MW not HF. From W1BB "History of 160 M DX" - this is a hand-typed document on the internet covering 1935 to 1956 October 10th 1953 0640 GMT - first New Zealand to England QSO. ZL1AH worked G6G...
by daveB
21 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: Did I just receive Australia?
Replies: 20
Views: 289

Re: Did I just receive Australia?

I can't hear the 'bright jingle' :( - just a faint sound like a telephone ring tone. What I can hear is pips on the hour at the beginning of the recording - six of the same tone with possibly the last one a fraction longer. Before and during the pips, and throughout the recording I can hear a female...
by daveB
21 Sep 2019 13:08
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 2019 Es Season winding down
Replies: 19
Views: 363

Re: 2019 Es Season winding down

Just back from a week in Somerset - and catching up on comments. Has anyone noticed the logs posted from Ukraine in the last few days? Some distances suggest F2 propagation or something other than Es.
by daveB
05 Sep 2019 22:01
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 2019 Es Season winding down
Replies: 19
Views: 363

Re: 2019 Es Season winding down

Although I have still got some recordings to go through a comparison between 2017, 2018 and 2019 shows some tremendous differences in the number of stations received via Es ITU 2017 - 2018 - 2019 GRC - 311 - 189 - 176 TUR - 30 - 19 - 17 SPN - 1561-1275 - 459 ITLY - 978 - 824 - 432 POL 198 - 119 - 49...
by daveB
05 Sep 2019 17:27
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: 2019 Es Season winding down
Replies: 19
Views: 363

2019 Es Season winding down

Based on my logs for the last four years I'm not expecting any more Band II openings this season - so the 24/7 monitoring system has been shut down until next April. I'm hoping to see one of two more openings on the OIRT band - and maybe get one more chance at Band I TV DX. As a generalisation - fro...
by daveB
03 Sep 2019 11:24
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Perseids 2019
Replies: 74
Views: 1874

Re: Perseids 2019

It means I copy pasted my logs from FMlist and the "Add Recording" on the logbook - far right loudspeaker symbol - does what it says - it allows you to add a recording or access any recordings already added. For example on the logbook for 3 Sep 2019 it shows recordings have been added for WDR5 on 8...
by daveB
02 Sep 2019 10:18
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 31st Aug 2109
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Es 31st Aug 2109

Hi Peter,
No I'm not confused -this time- just sloppy in my description. I have got the TV sharp stand-alone program, but you can't measure/see the exact centre frequency with it.
by daveB
01 Sep 2019 19:27
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 31st Aug 2109
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Es 31st Aug 2109

Hi Chris, For some strange reason there were two TV transmitters listed as being in Balti - the one on 59.23958 was listed as 109 KW, and the other on 59.25 at 30.2 kW. I would presume they were beaming in two different directions. I tentatively logged the one on 59.25 once in August 2016- as it was...
by daveB
01 Sep 2019 10:04
Forum: Television
Topic: 31 Aug 2019 R2 Video 59.23958
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: 31 Aug 2019 R2 Video 59.23958

Hi Tim, Even when I set TVList to "display all stations" only the 30 kW station on 59.25000 shows up. I've plenty of past loggings of the 59.23958 station. I didn't see any sign of the big blob in the top right screen which is the M1 logo - in fact no sign of a logo. (BTW TVList shows all the closed...
by daveB
31 Aug 2019 22:37
Forum: Dave B, Sittingbourne
Topic: 29 August 2019 - Russian Log - double hop
Replies: 1
Views: 66

29 August 2019 - Russian Log - double hop

I have carefully gone through my extensive recordings for the 29th, although I had to delete some without listening to make way for the opening on the 30thand I may have missed some exotics . Two instances of double-hop reception are recorded - on 67.31 and 69.23. I have concluded these are double h...
by daveB
31 Aug 2019 12:33
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 31st Aug 2109
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: Es 31st Aug 2109

Chris Howles wrote:
31 Aug 2019 10:52
R2 59.239 in with weak video, presumed Moldova
The high power station from Balti on 59.239 in no longer listed on TVList so I assumed my reception was from Russia.
by daveB
31 Aug 2019 10:45
Forum: Television
Topic: 31 Aug 2019 R2 Video 59.23958
Replies: 2
Views: 102

31 Aug 2019 R2 Video 59.23958

Some nice video on Ch R2 has started coming through at 0935 UTC. The only station listed in single hop distance is 1 TV from Stary Oskol / Verhnechufichevo at 2545 km. If it's not from Russia then the only other station with that offset is in Kazakhstan Edit: I reduced the IF filter and got a higher...
by daveB
30 Aug 2019 11:43
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: OIRT band - weak in Kent JO01
Replies: 4
Views: 162

OIRT band - weak in Kent JO01

Just a few short-lived signals with 66.02 MHz being quite strong. Maybe it will develop to another significant opening.
by daveB
29 Aug 2019 21:47
Forum: OIRT Band
Topic: NOT - Double hop Radio Rossii
Replies: 1
Views: 137

NOT - Double hop Radio Rossii

On 67.13 MHz at 1831 to 1833 a program with the identification "Novisti Sporta" was received at good strength. Google tells me that this is the top Russian sports program, and immediately after the into reference to Moccow EDITED: turns out it was R Mayak - the clue was a spur at 67.066 a month ago ...
by daveB
29 Aug 2019 19:25
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: OIRT band open - 29/08/19 - Kent JO01
Replies: 14
Views: 338

Re: OIRT band open - 29/08/19 - Kent JO01

At 1813 UTC I got strong signals, among others, from R.Rossii on 69.20 - 2250 km away. Not seen anything on Band II - but not really been around to closely check it.
by daveB
29 Aug 2019 13:10
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: OIRT band open - 29/08/19 - Kent JO01
Replies: 14
Views: 338

OIRT band open - 29/08/19 - Kent JO01

A couuple of teasing signals earlier - but just checked again and very strong signals - Belarus Kultura and Stalitsa on 66.20 fighting for dominance
by daveB
28 Aug 2019 11:41
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 28/8/19
Replies: 10
Views: 280

Re: Es 28/8/19

It's all happening again - a strong opening to OIRT and at the same time one to Spain/N. Africa started really kicked in around 1030 UTC - but only at the bottom of the band so far.
by daveB
27 Aug 2019 21:58
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 27/8/19
Replies: 35
Views: 853

Re: Es 27/8/19

I've just downloaded the log from the south facing aerial - unlike all the rest of the season - the band was very active all the way to the top- the highest frequency logged being 107.8 MHz. Up until to today, as a generalisation, signals above around 96.0 MHz wer far and few between.
by daveB
27 Aug 2019 14:00
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 27/8/19
Replies: 35
Views: 853

Re: Es 27/8/19

Soup from the bottom to the top of the band - first time this season
by daveB
27 Aug 2019 11:48
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 27/8/19
Replies: 35
Views: 853

Re: Es 27/8/19

One of the rare times I've found it worth recording I/Q files at the top of the band. Lots of Italians from Sicily - not strong enough to produce 'soup' so stations RDS quite well.

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