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by John Faulkner, Skegness
15 Jun 2019 09:34
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: For the hell of it ...
Replies: 1
Views: 75

For the hell of it ...

... I thought I would place my flag in a north-easterly direction and look for Asia yesterday evening. DXers further east in Europe have been receiving some exceptional mid-summer (Sorry, I should point out that the term "mid-summer" is a reference to the time of the year with respect to medium wave...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
15 Jun 2019 09:11
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: My first Double-Hop recordings! (Israel + Jordan)
Replies: 4
Views: 142

Re: My first Double-Hop recordings! (Israel + Jordan)

Wow! I am too far north this season. Great DX reception there! :)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
14 Jun 2019 19:25
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: No Es-Season in Germany in 2019!
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: No Es-Season in Germany in 2019!

It's depressing. As often happens, May shows signs of promise. There were three days of Es noticed here, with a particularly good Balkan day on May 25th. Then ........ Occasional Algerian, Spanish and Portuguese signals have been heard very briefly over the last couple of few days. None have reached...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
13 Jun 2019 11:57
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 96,5 UNID with clear jingle on 25th May
Replies: 7
Views: 370

Re: 96,5 UNID with clear jingle on 25th May

I heard Disco Radio too, but I could not locate such a station on 96.5. An unlisted transmitter.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
10 Jun 2019 22:39
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 88.9 - PI:33D2 PS:Ru----ic - 8/8/2018 Es
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: 88.9 - PI:33D2 PS:Ru----ic - 8/8/2018 Es

Sadly, "File not reproducible". No, I don't have SDR# installed. Sorry.

// Aha! Posts crossed. Just seen that you have the answer. :)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
10 Jun 2019 21:14
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: 88.9 - PI:33D2 PS:Ru----ic - 8/8/2018 Es
Replies: 11
Views: 411

Re: 88.9 - PI:33D2 PS:Ru----ic - 8/8/2018 Es

Downloading this now. I hope it plays OK in my FDM-S2. It will be quite a time downloading on my pathetically slow internet connection.

Hopefully more soon.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 17:06
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight

Thank you Christoph. So maybe my flute music was Greek folk music. I have Portuguese at 03:05/6 too. 1350 never fails to deliver.

1350 08-06-19.jpg
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 14:28
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Philatelists
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: Philatelists

Slightly OT: When I was 18, I bought some mint bank notes from around the world. I wasn't a collector and merely wanted to frame a few unusual bank notes and hang on my wall at the time as something a bit different from the average 'pretty picture' wall hanging. They looked great. When I checked on ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 12:42
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Philatelists
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: Philatelists

I sometimes consider Ebay to be the destroyer of the value of everything. Or I suppose that it could be argued that Ebay has brought prices down to something more realistic. Stamps are great little nuggets of history. It's like looking through a good family photo album. At some point I will have a l...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 11:48
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight
Replies: 7
Views: 312

Re: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight

They were surprisingly good for the time of year, but not a patch on winter.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 10:19
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight
Replies: 7
Views: 312

08-06-19 Not bad MW overnight

I recorded this morning, trying the latest eType Jaguar and all is working well. Conditions were interesting and better than I had expected. Lots of interesting carriers. North America wasn't bad at all. Even KXEL was there on 1540. I never had this down as a summertime catch. There were lots of int...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 00:12
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: UNID at 1450
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: UNID at 1450

Nothing I can really make sense.

08 "a hundred 99 ..... I hope you ..... just great ..... welcome to static(?)"
27 "dot com ..... and wowo"
32 "and talking about that performance"
54 "CK"
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jun 2019 00:01
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Es 07/06/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 173

Re: Es 07/06/2019

There's a 30 second flood limit on this forum at the moment, just for your info.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
07 Jun 2019 19:57
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: Philatelists
Replies: 33
Views: 966

Re: Philatelists

I used to dabble in this hobby when I was much younger. I think it was my uncle I got it from. My father had a lot of complete sets of cigarette cards. Wills, Players, etc. He sold the more valuable ones, but I recently acquired the remaining stamp albums and reminisced heavily when I looked through...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
07 Jun 2019 12:23
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: E skip tips?
Replies: 32
Views: 1072

Re: E skip tips?

I am a little late coming into this but I wanted to reply after first seeing your post CB. I will do this now without having read anybody else's posts beforehand, but I guess you've already had some excellent replies. Some nostalgia to begin with... When I started FM DXing years and years ago, (It w...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
07 Jun 2019 04:55
Forum: Off Channel
Topic: FT8 on 6m. Vertical or Horizontal?
Replies: 4
Views: 206

Re: FT8 on 6m. Vertical or Horizontal?

Thanks Paul. I still haven't tackled this one. Not really in the mood at the moment. Where have the Es gone too?
by John Faulkner, Skegness
06 Jun 2019 10:34
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: id the language 87.6 + 87.7 25/5/19
Replies: 8
Views: 429

Re: id the language 87.6 + 87.7 25/5/19

JF to the rescue. A nice bit of meteor scatter at the beginning of the recording, but not enough signal for RDS. Sounds Eastern European but there's not a lot to go on. There's something stronger on 88.5. Is that Romanian? It sounds like a cross between Italian and something Balkan. Neither of the a...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
05 Jun 2019 12:54
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1450 CHOU ?
Replies: 5
Views: 352

Re: 1450 CHOU ?

Hi Simon.

I keep saying that I won't be recording for a month or two while the season sleeps, but I must admit I am tempted to record again tonight after reading your post.

The problem with 1450 is that it is an extremely well-splattered frequency, so I doubt I would get a look-in.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
04 Jun 2019 21:07
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: ANNOUNCEMENT: Replacement Skywaves Live Chat now available for for Band 2 and Medium Wave
Replies: 8
Views: 383

Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Replacement Skywaves Live Chat now available for for Band 2 and Medium Wave

You are very observant Ian. I didn't give the name of the the group! (looks for Simpson's "D'oh"s. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cnaeIAEp2pU That should be enough.

and the name of the group is ... skywaves-dx

I will amend my original post too. Thanks Ian. :D

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