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by John Faulkner, Skegness
17 Jan 2018 00:36
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?

Yes, that would definitely be an upside to the move. RTE is excellent. I used to listen to it a lot on the car radio. There's an interesting point about those same old 20 songs you mention. I made a casual kind of study on this and I was surprised by the number of tracks stations like Heart and Smoo...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
17 Jan 2018 00:26
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Sorted! :) I braved the torrential snowfall (there are a few flakes) and found the base wire had snapped off right at the connection box terminal. Good job I tugged on the wire as it all appeared to be connected! The velcro fastener was holding it in place. It didn't fool me though ;) Back in action!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
16 Jan 2018 17:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Had a good *look* at the flag. All looks well! Clearly it isn't. Barely any signal at the bottom of the band, severe noise from 770 and throughout the entire short waves!

Really not impressed.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
16 Jan 2018 16:00
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Damn!

Can't check the flag at the moment. It looks OK, but too much noise to do any nulling tests. Need to spend some time on this and I can't be bothered.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
16 Jan 2018 15:13
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?

OK. Whatever that means. Let's just enjoy radio. :)
by John Faulkner, Skegness
16 Jan 2018 11:15
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Thanks Simon.

My flag has been broken for two days and I only just realised.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
16 Jan 2018 11:14
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Re: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?

I agree. On the face of it, it could be a good thing. But it feels like we are losing control and selling everything off. If the UK radio scene is so successful, why change it?

More diverse radio with more interesting programming sounds good. But I fear the worst with this move. Time will tell.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
16 Jan 2018 03:27
Forum: VHF Band 2, OIRT & DAB
Topic: Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?
Replies: 6
Views: 88

Radio Maria in every town and city across the UK?

I wonder ..... https://radiotoday.co.uk/2017/12/commercial-radio-formats-to-be-scrapped/ So expect all kinds of overseas networks to appear. Are the government selling off our radio dial to overseas companies? From the article: Ministers also say the legislation will include permission for Ofcom to ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
15 Jan 2018 20:49
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Impressive! WINS was very weak and below my noise (but you could tell something was there!) yesterday morning. It started to fade after 0530.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
15 Jan 2018 12:41
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Damn! I meant 1580. What is wrong with my typing fingers? Looks like you might have mentioned who this station could be. Will check again. The overnight blowout really lifted North Americans around 0100. Haven't checked the recording yet but will post back if anything interesting appears. I know 130...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
14 Jan 2018 10:30
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Something interesting on 1380 around 0530-0550. Not bad peaks. A lively Latin station.

There's a very lively ID at 05:35:07. I can't make it out. The signal fades nicely for an apparent ID at 05:44:25. Maybe somebody can dig something out.

The offset makes this interesting at 1579.9954.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
14 Jan 2018 10:28
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: band still open
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: band still open

I noticed 1300 was active. Not sure I can dig anything out. Too much to do today so hopefully a quick listen later. General fadeout here was just after 0800, but only the regular east coasters were barely audible by them. My noise was kind to me this morning, appearing only between 0825 - 0849. One ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Jan 2018 22:04
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

1300 WOOD Grand Rapids MI IDing at 0100.
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Jan 2018 21:58
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: beverage back up and a pf
Replies: 1
Views: 65

Re: beverage back up and a pf

Wow! Great catch!
by John Faulkner, Skegness
12 Jan 2018 02:51
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

Interesting mix on 1370 now available at the side of BBC R Lincsolnshire's closedown announcement splatter. WDEA is in there with adult standards, plus a talker, which I don't think is WXXI, maybe WFEA? But there is also another music station in there, with adult standards format or similar , nostal...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
10 Jan 2018 12:36
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: The Conditions Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 475

Re: The Conditions Thread

There's no doubt about that David. Thanks for the tip! :lol: Hey, if we all say we're not going to record, and then we all record, conditions should be amazing!! If anybody is looking for a CFRA 580 ID, I caught a nice one at 03:05:03 this morning. CFRA has been quite a regular one this season as it...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
09 Jan 2018 12:32
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1560 - Ethnic station ?
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: 1560 - Ethnic station ?

THE DAKOTAS??? !!!! WOW! Amazing conditions! I just looked at the MW List log for the 8th. So many good catches. A number of Albertans were logged too. This morning is looking almost as good or even better, if today's MW LIst log is anything to go by. Conditions blew out slightly overnight, but this...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
08 Jan 2018 14:01
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: 1560 - Ethnic station ?
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: 1560 - Ethnic station ?

Sorry Simon. I didn't record. So despondent with recent conditions and a higher noise level after I made adjustments on my flag two days ago that I decided not to bother. So, in true JF 'Tempting Fate' style, I expected that something good would come through. CORRECT AGAIN! I really can predict the ...
by John Faulkner, Skegness
07 Jan 2018 10:19
Forum: Medium Wave & Long Wave
Topic: ft8 160m
Replies: 9
Views: 140

Re: ft8 160m

Again, really interesting David. 'Boredom' is the word. What a pathetic season for such a low point in the solar cycle. It's all gone wrong. I am wondering if it will actually be better next season. Alternative hobby needed.

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