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by Tim Bucknall
28 Dec 2014 17:57
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Unid English via MS 87.9 beaming south
Replies: 3
Views: 743

Re: Unid English via MS 87.9 beaming south

The Nordic stations have a lot of English, often not bothering to translate interviews, they're also my most common MS catches even off the back of the ant
by Tim Bucknall
28 Dec 2014 17:54
Forum: Unidentified?
Topic: Talk Sport on 94.0?
Replies: 4
Views: 1075

Re: Talk Sport on 94.0?

Chris,it could also be cable leakage, was your area cabled by NTL?

if its permanent its likely that
by Tim Bucknall
28 Dec 2014 17:47
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo starting
Replies: 22
Views: 5234

Re: Tropo starting

107.9 //87.5 MAR
but Calon 105.0 has offshore nostagia, don't get fooled folks!
by Tim Bucknall
28 Dec 2014 17:44
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Tropo starting
Replies: 22
Views: 5234

Re: Tropo starting

great tip!
all v.pol?

if they're smart they can feed one tx from the other and use the last in the chain to block the first
I know someone who did that ;-)

i have 87.5 good, 107.9 very poor
by Tim Bucknall
28 Dec 2014 16:35
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Atmospheric enhancement around East Anglia and nearby
Replies: 18
Views: 4862

Re: Atmospheric enhancement around East Anglia and nearby

oddly i've lost Egem 90.4 up here in The North
its normally there and was this morning
same for crystal palace 93.2
by Tim Bucknall
27 Dec 2014 11:17
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Auroral Es
Replies: 2
Views: 673

Re: Auroral Es

ah, so thats whats killed the f2
by Tim Bucknall
26 Dec 2014 16:23
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: Atmospheric enhancement around East Anglia and nearby
Replies: 18
Views: 4862

Re: Atmospheric enhancement around East Anglia and nearby

Welcome Alex,
Barometer is 1026 mb up here
by Tim Bucknall
22 Dec 2014 15:25
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: 22/12/14
Replies: 0
Views: 920

22/12/14

2014-12-22 MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km 30.00 0845 carrier bursts with hum, Israeli Army? 30.66 1418 USA UNID, 33.42 1243 USA WQIN663 wx BC, Orlando, FL very sudden fade in 33.90 1310 USA Emergency Comms, 34.16 1200 TUR Fire Brigade, 37.26 1500 USA Utility Company, 37.58 1457 US...
by Tim Bucknall
21 Dec 2014 20:51
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 50.044 beacon via tep in IO83
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: 50.044 beacon via tep in IO83

now gone, what an odd event, Upper HF was dead at the time, I will definitely use the RDR54s waterfall for beacon monitoring in the future,
dx sherlock still empty
by Tim Bucknall
21 Dec 2014 19:55
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 50.044 beacon via tep in IO83
Replies: 2
Views: 864

Re: 50.044 beacon via tep in IO83

yes ZS... so must be South Africa even though the freq is a little low
by Tim Bucknall
21 Dec 2014 19:44
Forum: DX Alerts
Topic: 50.044 beacon via tep in IO83
Replies: 2
Views: 864

50.044 beacon via tep in IO83

very poor but call starts with Z

presume 50044 ZS6TWB Polokwame KG46RC 30 5/8 Vert Omni A1 24 1114

nothing on dx sherlock!
by Tim Bucknall
21 Dec 2014 15:20
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: 21/12/14
Replies: 0
Views: 793

21/12/14

2014-12-21 MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km 25.00 1045 FNL Mikes, Espoo SFTS 1811km 29.85 1045 nfm vox net, unid lang. oms 29.85 1045 UNID Radar, 29.87 1046 RUS Taxi, qrg:29.865 33.42 1332 USA WQIN663 wx BC, Orlando, FL qrg:33.419970 33.42 1334 USA WQGH907 wx bc, Cape Coral 33.90 14...
by Tim Bucknall
14 Dec 2014 12:00
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: "Anti-Tropo" log 14/12/14 Congleton
Replies: 0
Views: 563

"Anti-Tropo" log 14/12/14 Congleton

The adverse weather has killed off the Truskmore 90.4 blow torch leaving the channel open for 90.4 BBC R3, Betwys-Y-Coed, my clearest most definite reception of this tx yet -but very weak 0945utc this is a good time to log mid distance low powered stuff that is normally swamped by distant blowtorche...
by Tim Bucknall
14 Dec 2014 11:48
Forum: Chris Thomas, Lleyn Peninsula
Topic: Log of 30th October
Replies: 8
Views: 3475

Re: Log of 30th October

please take me back there!

well done on 97.2 Chris

my last visit was may 2013 i think? seems longer!
by Tim Bucknall
06 Dec 2014 19:24
Forum: Tim Bucknall, Congleton
Topic: 6/12/14
Replies: 0
Views: 1110

6/12/14

2014-12-06 MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km 27.39 1646 USA CB LSB, Des Moines, Iowa 27.385 27.39 1657 USA CB, Ontario, Ohio 27.39 1658 USA CB LSB, Florida 29.62 1630 USA KQ2H rptr, New York band closing 30.00 0940 SW Jammer?, thats what it sounded like! 30.00 0943 UNID nfm vox comms...
by Tim Bucknall
29 Nov 2014 11:08
Forum: News
Topic: Zwitserse radiostations mogen stoppen met uitzenden op FM
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Zwitserse radiostations mogen stoppen met uitzenden op FM

wonder what they'll do with the empty band?
is Tep possible from Switzerland?
by Tim Bucknall
29 Nov 2014 11:07
Forum: News
Topic: Zwitserse radiostations mogen stoppen met uitzenden op FM
Replies: 7
Views: 1549

Re: Zwitserse radiostations mogen stoppen met uitzenden op FM

Swiss commercial radio stations from 2015 may stop broadcasting on FM. This has the Federal Council decided last week. The condition is that the radio stations in their entire FM catchment also be received via DAB +. The Swiss government wants the radio stations give this more freedom for the migrat...
by Tim Bucknall
23 Nov 2014 15:29
Forum: Pirate Radio
Topic: London pirates
Replies: 2
Views: 1023

Re: London pirates

Martin from Transmission Zero got back to me: "95.1 may have been Origin. It’s not been on consistently for a few months now, and it’s pretty weak when it is on. I’ve also been picking up Citylock Radio on 95.1 this weekend, but it’s probably a spurious output from their 89.4 TX. 108.0 has been One ...

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