Loggings from home in East Harling

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Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 30 Mar 2015 22:38

30/3/2015 - General Scatter

98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - Vocal ID 'Dit is Radio Twee in Oost-Vlaanderen, goede middag!' (English translation: 'This is Radio 2 in East Flanders, good afternoon!').
97.9 G - BBC Radio 1 - Sutton Coldfield (EN-WMD) - 188km - Received vertically on 115 degrees azimuth, so signal not very good.
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - News, followed by rock music.
101.9 HOL - Sky Radio - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km - Maroon 5 song 'Payphone', as playlist. Semi-local Classic FM, Peterborough, nulled to barely any signal available, so this came up! Used to be only a work of tropo.
102.9 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km - Briefly via scatter, first scatter reception of Schoten, the antenna points almost directly to Schoten at approx. 115 degree azimuth.
100.7 HOL - Q-music - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km - Very weak, Dutch OM talk.
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km - Very weak, pop music?
100.6 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km - OM DJ talk.
100.1 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (West-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - Pop music.

The Triax FM3 is now accurately positioned vertically at 115 degrees, and a very sharp null of Classic FM, Peterborough 101.9, has been noticed, with barely any signal available, giving way to Sky Radio, Goes, via scatter, despite flat conditions and no tropo. Now, the null has disappeared and Classic FM is returning. Still rather reliable for only 16dB of front to back ratio and only three elements! There has also been a huge reduction of Heart Peterborough 102.7, hopefully to give way to 538 tomorrow.
It is likely that I will keep my loggings on FM List quite soon, but I don't know my co-ordinates yet.
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Post by Alex Cator » 02 Apr 2015 22:41

2/4/2015 - General Scatter

102.7 HOL - Radio 538 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km - Brief dance beat under a very weak Heart Peterborough. V
87.9 HOL - Omroep Zeeland - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km - Dutch talk. V
87.7 HOL - Radio 10 - Lelystad/Alticom Toren (fle) - 305km - Very brief pop music. V
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km. V
100.1 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (West-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - Cross-fading with Classic FM from Sutton Coldfield. V
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - Very weak music. V
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - Classical music, 0 bars, very clear signal, although fluttery. H
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - French talk, fighting against some weird image of Classic FM Taccy. H
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - French talk, replaced by Gem 106 in a few minutes. H
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km - Pop music, very weak, under Holme Moss QRM. V
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km - Classical music, my furthest scatter record. H

While attempting to receive German scatter, which was not successful, I managed to catch these awesome distances via general scatter, enhanced by the high pressure conditions, although no tropo. Some horizontal and others vertical, all on a Triax FM3. Some on the XDR-S10HDiP and some on the 920.
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 03 Apr 2015 00:38

Great stuff Alex. I see Luxembourg in there - nice one! I may have said this before, but I am eagerly awaiting your logbooks when you have your horizontal beam installed.

Egem has been slightly enhanced here this evening with a bit of "sundown DX", a minor inversion layer which forms around dusk after the relative heat of the day mixes with the cooler air of the evening.

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Post by Alex Cator » 03 Apr 2015 10:20

Forgot to mention, at the old house with only a TV antenna in the loft, although with a signal booster, I thought I received Radio Notre-Dame on 100.7 via scatter, but it could be France Bleu Cotentin from Cherbourg, although it could more likely be Notre-Dame as the format sounded religious. Also had France Bleu Cotentin from Cherbourg near Snetterton, via tropo, on the car radio, fighting with WDR 4 from Eberkopf. I've NEVER heard Dudelange via tropo, just via scatter.
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Post by Alex Cator » 03 Apr 2015 21:48

3/4/2015 - General Scatter

102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - Dizzee Rascal song 'Dance wiv Me', and vocal ID. 13:11
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Post by Alex Cator » 05 Apr 2015 22:20

05/04/2015 - Tropospheric propagation log

94.6 UNID - English (BBC Radio Stoke???) - 226km if BBC Radio Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent/Alsagers Bank (EN-SFS), G - Very much of an English pest, I would much rather have Brocken.
95.2 G - BBC Oxford 95.2 - Oxford (EN-OXF) - 161km
97.6 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Zuid-Holland) - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
96.8 HOL - NPO 3FM - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
100.7 HOL - Q-music - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
100.6 F - France Bleu Picardie - Abbeville/Limeux (80) - 276km
101.0 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Oostvleteren/Elzendamme (vlg-wvl) - 207km
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km
102.7 HOL - Radio 538 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
103.0 BEL - Q-music - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
87.9 HOL - Omroep Zeeland - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
87.7 HOL - Radio 10 - Lelystad/Alticom Toren (fle) - 305km
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
100.1 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (West-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
103.6 HOL - Radio 10 - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
94.7 F - France Bleu Nord - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
95.7 BEL - VRT Radio 1 - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
106.9 F - Skyrock (Nord) - Béthune/Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen (62) - 251km
97.8 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) - 242km
88.0 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Smilde/Alticom Toren (dre) - 372km
97.5 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Antwerpen) - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
89.0 BEL - VRT MNM - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
90.4 BEL - VRT Klara - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
104.1 BEL - Joe FM - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
106.6 UNID - Smooth??? - 124km if Smooth Radio, Waltham (EN-LEI), G, another UK pest. I need to do something about westerly interference.
105.2 F - France Info - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
104.3 G - BBC Radio Cymru - Llangollen (WA-DBG) - 285km
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
98.0 F - France Culture - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
88.4 HOL - Slam!FM - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
90.2 HOL - 100% NL - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
88.9 HOL - RTV NH - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
95.4 HOL - BNR Nieuwsradio - Gilze/Prinsenbosch (nbr) - 289km
90.7 HOL - SubLime FM - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
93.7 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Vlaams-Brabant) - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
102.9 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
107.5 - UNID, very weak
105.0 - UNID, very weak
100.4 HOL - Q-music - Unknown transmitter (unknown region) - Unknown distance
96.1 G - BBC Solent 96.1 - Rowridge (EN-IOW) - 252km
101.1 UNID
93.4 HOL - Radio Rijnmond - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
103.8 HOL - Radio 10 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
87.6 UNID - Not Nostalgie Vlaanderen, confirmed by Schoten 102.9
104.5 UNID - Dutch

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Post by Alex Cator » 07 Apr 2015 14:11

06/04/2015 - Tropospheric propagation log:

105.2 F - France Info - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - F206
103.7 F - France Inter - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 6304 STU_BRU_
104.3 G - BBC Radio Cymru - Llangollen (WA-DBG) - 285km
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
95.8 G - Capital FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
95.0 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
95.2 G - BBC Oxford 95.2 - Oxford (EN-OXF) - 161km
95.7 BEL - VRT Radio 1 - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
100.6 F - France Bleu Picardie - Abbeville/Limeux (80) - 276km
100.7 HOL - Q-music - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km - 83C8 Q-music_
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km
102.7 HOL - Radio 538 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
103.1 BEL - Q-music - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
106.9 F - Skyrock (Nord) - Béthune/Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen (62) - 251km
87.6 UNID (not Nostalgie Vlaanderen)
87.9 HOL - Omroep Zeeland - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
88.4 HOL - Slam!FM - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
90.2 HOL - 100% NL - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262k
88.9 LUX - RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km
89.4 F - France Musique - Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) - 197km
100.2 G - Dream 100 FM - Tendring/Clacton-on-Sea (EN-ESX) - 72km
100.8 G - Classic FM - Blunsdon (EN-WLT) - 208km - Either that or an intermod signal from an enhanced Tacolneston
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 6302 RADIO_2_
90.7 HOL - SubLime FM - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
90.4 BEL - VRT Klara - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 6303 Klara___
91.0 UNID, with light pop music
91.3 HOL - BNR Nieuwsradio - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
92.6 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
93.6 BEL - Club FM - Koolskamp/Watertoren (vlg-wvl) - 223km
93.7 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Vlaams-Brabant) - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
103.0 BEL - Q-music - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 6306 Q-music_
104.1 BEL - Joe FM - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 63FF _JOE_fm_
105.5 BEL - Topradio (Westhoek) - Staden/Stadenberg (vlg-wvl) - 212km
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
87.6 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Oudenberg/Zeeweg (vlg-wvl) - 202km
101.0 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Oostvleteren/Elzendamme (vlg-wvl) - 207km
87.7 HOL - Radio 10 - Lelystad/Alticom Toren (fle) - 305km
98.0 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Noord-Holland) - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
94.3 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
94.3 G - BBC Radio 4 FM - Wenvoe (WA-VGL) - 308km
93.8 UNID
96.1 UNID Classical
96.1 BEL - RTBF La Première - Wavre (wal-bra) - 315km
96.8 HOL - NPO 3FM - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
97.6 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Zuid-Holland) - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
97.8 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) - 242km
97.9 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Limburg) - Genk/VRT Zendmast (vlg-lim) - 356km
96.3 G - Heart (Essex) - South Benfleet (EN-ESX) - 101km
97.5 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Antwerpen) - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
98.0 F - France Culture - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
101.8 G - Classic FM - Dover (EN-KNT) - 149km
103.6 HOL - Radio 10 - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
103.8 HOL - Radio 10 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
104.7 UNID
106.6 UNID - Smooth?
107.7 UNID - Radio Essex?
105.1 UNID - Not Radio Essex if 107.7 is, maybe Capital FM from Emley Moor?
93.3 UNID
98.9 HOL - NPO Radio 1 - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
89.5 BEL - VRT Klara - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
89.0 BEL - VRT MNM - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
88.7 F - France Musique - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
106.2 F - France Bleu Nord - Calais/Mont d'Hubert (62) - 177km
104.7 F - France Inter - Calais/Mont d'Hubert (62) - 177km
95.3 G - BBC Essex - South Benfleet (EN-ESX) - 101km
96.6 G - Heart (Northampton) - Northampton/Moulton Park (EN-NHA) - 125km - C663 (advertising PI?)
96.7 G - BBC Radio Kent - Wrotham (EN-KNT) - 131km
98.4 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Markelo/Alticom Toren (ove) - 375km
99.1 G - BBC Radio 1 - Oxford (EN-OXF) - 161km
99.8 HOL - NPO 3FM - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
100.6 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
102.3 F - NRJ (Nord Littoral) - Saint-Omer/Wisques (62) - 209km
107.6 UNID
95.5 F - France Bleu Nord - Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) - 197km
104.5 G - UNID BBC local (so many on this frequency, same programming as Suffolk 104.6 and Norfolk 104.4)
104.2 G - BBC Radio Kent - Swingate (Dover) (EN-KNT) - 147km
104.1 G - BBC Radio Sheffield - Holme Moss (EN-WYK) - 223km
107.7 G - Kiss FM - Peterborough/Gunthorpe (EN-CAM) - 82km, this used to be groundwave at the old house with the ribbon antenna, as did Connect 106.8. Both 107.7 and 106.8 are weak groundwave in the Watton area, some miles to the north-north-west of here, and there, Heart 102.7 is very strong with RDS on the car radio, and very weak reception of Smooth (Waltham) 106.6 is also possible. The ground does rise a little to my west with lots of forests, which does attenuate a lot of the westerly interference.
106.8 G - Connect FM - Peterborough/Gunthorpe (EN-CAM) - 82km
106.7 D - WDR Eins Live - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km

The Triax FM3, along with the new house being in a better DX location, and my ownership of an XDR, has brought in many more continentals. Egem was very strong yesterday, the day this log is from, with RDS, and I was able to get a Belgian local, Club FM from Koolskamp, on 93.6. I also caught Club FM on the car radio, in the Brome (Suffolk) area. In the Diss (Norfolk) area, in the Tesco car park, I noticed Topradio from Staden, with only 100 watts, on 105.5, with an ID 'We love music, Topradio', and Topradio hardly made it to Harling.
Lots of old friends that I have never caught at home, but have frequently been received on the East Anglian coast under tropo conditions, such as some extra Goes/IJsselstein signals, Lelystad, Saint-Omer, and some others, now made it into Harling. The reception of Classic FM on 100.8 may have not actually have been Blunston, but it could've been an intermod signal from an enhanced Tacolneston on 101.5, particularly because I was using a preamp this session, to enhance the RDS threshold.
The receiver for most signals was a Sony XDR-S10HDiP, although I did use the Sony ST-SB920 on most RDS-level stations, because of the many RDS services that an XDR-series cannot provide without the GTK software, which is only compatible with a Konrad-modded F1HD. The antenna was always a Triax FM3, sometimes vertical and others horizontal, which I rotated often towards the transmitter I was receiving.
A real treat was Langenberg on 106.7, which I have been waiting for. I did try Steinkimmen on 105.7 also, but what I received did not match the live stream of Antenne Niedersachsen, and it was probably Ipswich Community Radio instead. Grrr!
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Post by Alex Cator » 08 Apr 2015 21:48

08/04/2015 - Tropospheric propagation log:

92.2 F - Fun Radio (Dunkerque) - Dunkerque/le Banc Vert (59) - 185km
91.6 HOL - Radio Veronica - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
92.7 F - Skyrock - Boulogne-sur-Mer/Fringhem (62) - 201km
91.7 BEL - VRT Radio 1 - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
91.1 HOL - SLAM!FM - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
102.7 HOL - Radio 538 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km
100.7 HOL - Q-music - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
100.6 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
100.1 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (West-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
99.8 HOL - NPO 3FM - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
98.9 HOL - NPO Radio 1 - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
98.4 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Markelo/Alticom Toren (ove) - 375km
98.0 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Noord-Holland) - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
97.8 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) - 242km
97.6 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Zuid-Holland) - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
97.5 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Antwerpen) - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
96.1 - UNID French or Dutch Jazz
95.7 BEL - VRT Radio 1 - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 6301
95.4 HOL - BNR Nieuwsradio - Gilze/Prinsenbosch (nbr) - 289km
95.3 G - BBC Essex - South Benfleet (EN-ESX) - 101km
95.2 G - BBC Oxford 95.2 - Oxford (EN-OXF) - 161km
95.0 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
94.8 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Smilde/Alticom Toren (dre) - 372km
94.7 F - France Bleu Nord - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
94.6 BEL - Radio Maria - Brussel/Albertplein Toren=Bruxelles/Place Albert (Tour) (bru) - 296km
93.8 HOL - 100% NL - Haarlem/Alticom Toren (nho) - 253km
93.6 BEL - Club FM - Koolskamp/Watertoren (vlg-wvl) - 223km
93.4 HOL - Radio Rijnmond - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
92.6 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
91.3 HOL - BNR Nieuwsradio - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km - Fighting Wrotham
90.9 HOL - NPO 3FM - Roermond/Alticom Toren (lim) - 373km
90.7 HOL - SubLime FM - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
90.4 BEL - VRT Klara - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
90.2 HOL - 100% NL - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
89.5 BEL - VRT Klara - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
89.0 BEL - VRT MNM - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
88.9 HOL - RTV NH - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
88.4 HOL - Slam!FM - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
88.0 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Smilde/Alticom Toren (dre) - 372km
87.7 HOL - Radio 10 - Lelystad/Alticom Toren (fle) - 305km
87.6 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Oudenberg/Zeeweg (vlg-wvl) - 202km
101.9 HOL - Sky Radio - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
104.1 BEL - Joe FM - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
103.0 BEL - Q-music - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
106.9 F - Skyrock (Nord) - Béthune/Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen (62) - 251km

My DX log is gradually getting bigger now! Many more Dutch transmitters, particularly those further inland in the Netherlands, are becoming present. The reception of Radio Maria on 94.6, one of the high-powered locals in Brussels, was amazing. I was utterly convinced it was MDR 1 Radio Sachsen-Anhalt from the Brocken, 1142 metres high, the highest peak in the Harz mountain range in Saxony-Anhalt, Germany, with 60 kW, but MDR 1 Radio Sachsen-Anhalt uses horizontal polarisation, and barely any signal was present in horizontal, and I got the signal in vertical, and, as Radio Maria uses vertical polarisation, I was getting them. I remember getting them once up a hill in Lowestoft (Suffolk), the most easterly town in the British Isles, via tropo, and I have also heard Brocken a couple of times, once at the old house on the XDR-S10HDiP using the TV Yagi with a signal booster, and before I heard Brocken on the car radio, near Wymondham on the A11, on Halloween 2014, when tropo towards the continent was up, strong enough for reception of Antenne Niedersachsen from Steinkimmen on 105.7 without RDS, and also strong enough for local-like RDS reception of Sky Radio, Hilversum, on 101.2.
Who knows what I will catch when I mount my FM3 on the rooftop for vertical reception? Don't forget that horizontal transmitters will be improved even more, because my horizontal antenna will be a Korner 9.2 with a Conrad Electronics rotator, which may allow for reception of Tournai via scatter with RDS. Germany will be daily then, as it now requires a decent tropo.
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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 13 Apr 2015 22:09

09/04/2015 (copied onto here 5 days late on 13th) - Tropospheric Propagation Log
This log would've been uploaded on the day if I was at home, but I went off to Lowestoft for a night and forgot to take the notepad with me.

98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
100.6 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
103.0 BEL - Q-music - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
103.7 F - France Inter - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
104.1 BEL - Joe FM - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
104.2 G - BBC Radio Kent - Swingate (Dover) (EN-KNT) - 147km
104.9 G - XFM - London/Crystal Palace (EN-GTL) - 132km
105.2 F - France Info - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
105.4 G - Magic 105.4 FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
105.8 G - Absolute Radio - London/Crystal Palace (EN-GTL) - 132km
89.5 BEL - VRT Klara - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
89.4 F - France Musique - Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) - 197km
95.7 BEL - VRT Radio 1 - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - 6301
88.9 HOL - RTV NH - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
89.0 BEL - VRT MNM - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
87.9 HOL - Omroep Zeeland - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
87.7 HOL - Radio 10 - Lelystad/Alticom Toren (fle) - 305km
102.7 HOL - Radio 538 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
106.6 F - Radio Campus Lille - Lille/Cité Scientifique (59) - 254km
103.1 G - Heart (Kent) - Bluebell Hill (EN-KNT) - 127km
88.4 HOL - Slam!FM - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
88.7 F - France Musique - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
87.6 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Oudenburg/Zeeweg (vlg-wvl) - 202km
101.0 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Oostvleteren/Elzendamme (vlg-wvl) - 207km
87.8 F - France Bleu Nord - Lille/La Pilaterie (59) - 248km
90.2 HOL - 100% NL - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
90.4 BEL - VRT Klara - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
91.1 F - Skyrock - Dunkerque/Tour Emery (59) - 185km
91.2 F - Contact - Abbeville/Behen Blockhaus (80) - 270km
91.4 - UNID French
91.6 HOL - Radio Veronica - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
91.6 F - Europe 1 - Dunkerque/le Banc Vert (59) - 185km
91.7 BEL - VRT Radio 1 - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km
91.7 G - BBC Radio 3 - Oxford (EN-OXF) - 161km
95.8 G - Capital FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
96.6 G - Heart (Northampton) - Northampton/Moulton Park (EN-NHA) - 125km
96.7 G - BBC Radio Kent - Wrotham (EN-KNT) - 131km - under KLFM
96.8 G - BBC Radio Cymru - Wenvoe (WA-VGL) - 308km
97.3 G - LBC 97.3 - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
100.0 G - Kiss FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
100.0 G - Classic FM - North Hessary Tor (EN-DVN) - 401km
100.1 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (West-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
99.8 HOL - NPO 3FM - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
99.0 F - Radio 6 - Dunkerque/Saint-Pol-sur-Mer (59) - 184km
98.4 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Markelo/Alticom Toren (ove) - 375km
100.7 HOL - Q-music - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
100.8 G - Classic FM - Blunston (EN-WLT) - 208km
101.7 G - Classic FM - Wenvoe (WA-VGL) - 308km
101.8 G - Classic FM - Dover (EN-KNT) - 149km
100.6 F - France Bleu Picardie - Abbeville/Limeux (80) - 276km
102.8 G - Free Radio - Malvern (EN-WOR) - 225km
102.9 BEL - Nostalgie Vlaanderen - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
103.3 F - France Inter - Boulogne-sur-Mer/Mont Lambert (62) - 197km
103.8 HOL - Radio 10 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
104.0 G - BBC Hereford & Worcester - Malvern (EN-WOR) - 225km
106.2 G - Heart (London) - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
100.2 G - Dream 100 FM - Tendring/Clacton-on-Sea (EN-ESX) - 72km
98.0 F - France Culture - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
96.3 G - Heart (Essex) - South Benfleet (EN-ESX) - 101km
95.3 G - BBC Essex - South Benfleet (EN-ESX) - 101km
95.2 G - BBC Oxford 95.2 - Oxford (EN-OXF) - 161km
95.0 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
94.9 G - BBC London 94.9 - London/Crystal Palace (EN-GTL) - 132km
94.7 F - France Bleu Nord - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km
94.6 G - BBC Radio Stoke - Stoke-on-Trent/Alsagers Bank (EN-SFS) - 226km
94.3 G - BBC Radio 4 FM - Wenvoe (WA-VGL) - 308km
101.1 BEL - RTBF Pure FM - Wavre (wal-bra) - 315km
88.2 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Roermond/Alticom Toren (lim) - 373km
106.8 UNID
98.0 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Noord-Holland) - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
97.8 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) - 242km
97.6 G - Heart (Dunstable) - Luton/Zouches Farm (EN-BEF) - 115km
107.9 D - WDR Eins Live - Münster/Baumberge (nrw) - 441km
107.6 BEL - Hit FM - Koksijde (vlg-wvl) - 187km
106.9 F - Skyrock (Nord) - Béthune/Fresnicourt-le-Dolmen (62) - 251km
105.5 BEL - Topradio (Westhoek) - Staden/Stadenberg (vlg-wvl) - 212km
103.6 HOL - Radio 10 - Amsterdam/Alticom Toren (nho) - 269km
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
106.7 UNID
105.7 UNID - Not Antenne NDS from Steinkimmen
100.8 D - WDR 2 (Aachen) - Aachen/Stolberg (nrw) - 410km
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km
97.5 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Antwerpen) - Schoten (vlg-ant) - 278km
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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 13 Apr 2015 22:12

13/04/2015 - General Scatter Log

100.7 F - France Bleu Cotentin - Cherbourg-Octeville/Digosville (50) - 358km - Odd genre of music, as live stream.
97.8 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) - 242km - Very weak, due to opposite polarisation on transmitting and receiving antennae.
87.9 HOL - Omroep Zeeland - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km - Very weak, due to opposite polarisation on transmitting and receiving antennae.
103.7 F - France Inter - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - French talk
105.2 F - France Info - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - French talk
98.0 F - France Culture - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - French talk
94.7 F - France Bleu Nord - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - French football match
88.7 F - France Musique - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - Classical music
100.8 D - WDR 2 (Aachen) - Aachen/Stolberg (nrw) - 410km - German talk. My first ever reception of Germany on FM under flat conditions.
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km - Easily identified as Radio 100,7 instead of France Bleu Cotentin by the classical music.
101.0 HOL - Sky Radio - Smilde/Alticom Toren (dre) - 372km - Pink song 'Blow Me One Last Kiss', as 101.2 and 101.9. Faded into Bärbelkreuz.
101.0 D - WDR 2 (Aachen) - Bärbelkreuz (Eifel) (nrw) - 443km - German talk. Not received at same time as Aachen, but very similar programming. Faded from Smilde.
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km - Pink song 'Blow Me One Last Kiss', as 101.0 and 101.9.
101.9 HOL - Sky Radio - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km - Pink song 'Blow Me One Last Kiss', as 101.0 and 101.9. Fighting with Classic FM from Peterborough.
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - Classical music.
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - French talk.
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - French talk.
96.8 G - BBC Radio Cymru - Wenvoe (WA-VGL) - 308km - Very weak, with some splatter from KLFM 96.7.
92.2 UNID - Some kind of folk/light pop music in English. Dutch pirate?
98.4 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Markelo/Alticom Toren (ove) - 375km
101.3 D - WDR 4 - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km - Different programme content to Classic FM, later replaced by Classic FM Oxford.
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
89.5 BEL - VRT Klara - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km - Classical music, as Egem 90.4.
90.4 BEL - VRT Klara - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - Classical music, as the stronger Sint-Pieters-Leeuw 89.5.
100.2 G - Dream 100 FM - Tendring/Clacton-on-Sea (EN-ESX) - 72km - Dream was guessed by the short distance and also by the sound of the audio. Weak adverts, Dream is just a guess as the adverts sounded like they were in English, but it was very weak.
97.3 G - LBC 97.3 - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km - English phone-in, typical LBC format.
95.8 G - Capital FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km - Very weak.

The outdoor location of the Triax FM3 really made a huge difference. I am happily surprised how well Aachen and Bärbelkreuz came in with a basic 3-ele Yagi, which is what of course what the FM3 is. That's probably down to the elevation my house is sat on, with a huge take-off to the continent, even without tropo, completely reliant on scatter conditions.
The results from Flanders and the Netherlands obviously could've been better, because my antenna was horizontal, and transmitters in Flanders and the Netherlands pretty much only use vertical polarisation, with the exception of two outlets from the Waalhaven tower in Rotterdam, which are BNR Nieuwsradio on 91.3 and Radio Decibel on 97.6, hence how they are more easily received in horizontal than vertical, but I do not know why that is.
There were a lot of an annoying bunch of extra BBC nationals and Classic FMs brought in via the scatter, some of which appeared to interrupt continentals, in the case of attempting WDR 4 from Aachen on 93.9, there was BBC R4 from Oxford instead. I didn't focus much on those extra UK nationals, but I remember Bow Brickhill, Swingate, Sutton Coldfield, Holme Moss, Wenvoe and Oxford being there. From Wenvoe, it appeared BBC Radio Cymru, the most-wanted station in the Wenvoe bunch, was lower in strength than the BBC nationals and Classic FM, probably something to do with the bandwidth reduction to avoid KLFM next door. Although I got WDR 4 from Langenberg on 101.3, a new transmitter for me after lots of experiments on 106.7 and suffering interference from Connect FM (Peterborough) and an image of Kiss FM on 106.65 (Tecsun only) caused by strong signal strength of the 106.4 (Ipswich) signal, I didn't hear anything from WDR Eins Live on 106.7. At least I have got Langenberg, but it unfortunately had changed station to Classic FM (Oxford) after another try.

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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 18 Apr 2015 22:02

18/04/2015 - General Scatter Log

98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km


18/04/2015 - Tropospheric Propagation Log

102.7 HOL - Radio 538 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
100.7 HOL - Q-music - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km
87.7 HOL - Radio 10 - Lelystad/Alticom Toren (fle) - 305km
87.9 HOL - Omroep Zeeland - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km
104.4 HOL - NPO Radio 1 - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km - Very faintly under BBC Norfolk
90.7 HOL - SubLime FM - IJsselstein/Gerbrandytoren-Alticom (utr) - 285km
97.6 HOL - Radio Decibel (Editie Zuid-Holland) - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
97.8 HOL - NPO Radio 2 - Westdorpe/Verkavelingsweg (zee) - 242km
104.2 UNID - Dance music (none listed in HOL or BEL)
104.1 BEL - Joe FM - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
101.9 HOL - Sky Radio - Goes/Alticom Toren (zee) - 227km - Killing Classic FM, Peterborough!
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
94.7 HOL - NPO Radio 4 - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
88.4 HOL - Slam!FM - Roosendaal/Alticom Toren (nbr) - 262km
93.4 HOL - Radio Rijnmond - Rotterdam/Alticom Toren (Waalhaven) (zho) - 248km
87.6 UNID
93.8 UNID (Most likely to be either Megen or Haarlem)
97.3 G - LBC 97.3 - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
95.8 G - Capital FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
100.0 G - Kiss FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
100.1 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (West-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km
102.2 G - Smooth Radio - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
104.9 G - XFM - London/Crystal Palace (EN-GTL) - 132km
105.4 G - Magic 105.4 FM - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
105.8 G - Absolute Radio - London/Crystal Palace (EN-GTL) - 132km
106.2 G - Heart (London) - London/Croydon TV Tower (EN-GTL) - 134km
107.0 UNID (Jack FM, Reading, or BFBS, Colchester, most likely)
97.0 G - Heart (Kent) - Dover (EN-KNT) - 149km

I was not aware of any tropospheric opening in the morning, with very poor reception, and Egem just about making it via scatter. Then this tropo came at midday, with RDS reception of Q-music from IJsselstein (100.7) and Radio 538 from Rotterdam (102.7) on the car radio in the Norwich area. Egem, Hilversum, Wieringerwerf and Lille were also present, and what was great was reception of NPO R4 from Wieringerwerf on 101.6, despite local powerhouse Classic FM from Tacolneston on 101.5, thanks to the razor-sharp selectivity of the digital signal processing found in modern Ford car radios, presumably the same as the XDR-F1HD chip. This was a lovely day, mainly nothing to do with the tropo, but I had a lovely day with my friend, who lives in Bowthorpe.
I now have a laptop in my shack, a Toshiba running a version of Windows XP designed for the Fujitsu-Siemens Amilo. It was nice being able to use FM List while using my tuners, as I previously had to run downstairs to the Acer laptop to check live streams or FM List. I am now starting to get the hang of Windows XP, not my usual OS, because my usual Acer TravelMate laptop runs Windows 7, although there is not much difference between the two.
When I was getting a USB flash drive from my dad's Focus, I turned on the radio and tried to check DAB. A surprise is a little bit of DAB DX: DAB+ Zuidwest on 9D, booming in on the in-car DAB in the driveway, although silent because the radio does not support DAB+. I am unsure if that was from Goes or Roosendaal, as Goes is my nearest high-powered transmitter in the Netherlands, and Roosendaal runs an incredibly-high power of 40 kW for DAB+ Zuidwest. That really gets out, by far more than the nationals, particularly because 11C, the channel of the national 'DAB+' mux, is zapped by the Cambridge mux, whose full signal is always available on my driveway on the in-car DAB. It's the same with Herts Berks Bucks (former HBB & Northants) on 10D. It is likely that the 12C (NPO) mux is not available too.
I knew Zuidwest would have a good signal on the coast, as it did, but I cannot believe, under this little tropo (not a big one at all!), it got into Breckland! The 12C nationals, even in Norwich, need a good tropo to be received, whereas Zuidwest most definitely does not.
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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 27 Apr 2015 21:38

27/04/2015 - General Scatter Log:

100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km - Very weak
94.7 F - France Bleu Nord - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - F20A BLEUNORD
88.7 F - France Musique - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - F203 MUSIQUE_
98.0 F - France Culture - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - F202 _CULTURE
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - Very strong but no RDS (low-level RDS encoding?)
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - Giving SHC a very hard time! :)
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - Giving Peterborough a very hard time! :)
103.7 F - France Inter - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - F201 __INTER_
105.2 F - France Info - Lille/Bouvigny le Mont [62] (59) - 254km - F206 __INFO__
102.1 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - This would be RDS level if the antenna was vertical.
98.6 BEL - VRT Radio 2 (Oost-Vlaanderen) - Egem (vlg-wvl) - 223km - This would be RDS level if the antenna was vertical.
100.6 BEL - VRT Studio Brussel - Sint-Pieters-Leeuw/Norkring Toren (vlg-vbr) - 293km - This would be RDS level if the antenna was vertical.

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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 28 Apr 2015 21:38

28/04/2015 - General Scatter Log:

In addition to the 'regulars' of Lille, Egem, Tournai and various (unwanted) transmitters in the UK, I could receive:

100.7 UNID - Not Q-music, so either Cherbourg or Dudelange.
106.7 D - WDR Eins Live - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km
102.1 HOL - Radio 538 - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km - In horizontal, very new to me without tropo, and usually wiped out by Egem.
101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km - In horizontal!

My FM3 has been moved to a table in my garden, where the continentals pick up well, so much that Langenberg is most definitely a regular, and better than Tournai is in this spot, particularly because the offending UK stations are stronger in this spot. Manningtree registers about 40 dB with full RDS (I am using a broadband VHF/UHF preamp mainly for television), splatting 200 kHz each way on the 920 in narrow.
Langenberg is almost as good as Lille, in almost noise-free mono when it peaks. Very easy! That's just for 106.7 Einslive, as the others are all swamped by co-channels and/or adjacent channels in the UK, e.g. 101.3 being near Tac 101.5 and 103.3 being swamped by RWS.
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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 29 Apr 2015 21:44

29/04/2015 - General Scatter Log:

101.2 HOL - Sky Radio - Hilversum/Media Park-Alticom (nho) - 288km
106.7 D - WDR Eins Live - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km - As web stream
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km - As web stream
92.8 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km - As web stream and 102.6 (Tournai) *
102.7 BEL - RTBF La Première - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km *
90.8 BEL - RTBF Classic 21 - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km *
88.9 LUX - RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km
100.8 D - WDR 2 (Aachen) - Aachen/Stolberg (nrw) - 410km
99.1 BEL - RTBF Classic 21 - Anderlues/Mont-Sainte-Geneviève (wal-hnt) - 323km *
101.3 D - WDR 4 - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km
96.6 BEL - RTBF Pure FM - Anderlues/Mont-Sainte-Geneviève (wal-hnt) - 323km *
91.1 - UNID French via general scatter *


29/04/2015 - Meteor Scatter Log:

91.1 - UNID German 'zwanzig', so 'drei und zwanzig uur'? via MS. NDR 1 NDS, Steinkimmen? *

RX: Sony ST-SB920, Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Triax FM3 horizontal around 105 degrees
* = First reception via this mode in East Harling
Home: Sony ST-SB920 (modified), Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Onkyo T-4970, Ford 5000 RDS, horizontal Triax FM3
Mobile: Ford Fiesta (Style, 2013) and Ford Focus (2012) car radios
Portable: Tecsun PL-390, Grundig G5 (2 x 110kHz), Etón G8

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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 30 Apr 2015 21:41

30/04/2015 - General Scatter Log:

92.8 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km - As 102.6 Tournai
90.8 BEL - RTBF Classic 21 - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km - As web stream
106.7 D - WDR Eins Live - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km - As web stream
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km - As 92.8 Profondeville
88.9 LUX - RTL Radio Lëtzebuerg - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km - Under QRM of BBC Radio 2, Belmont, 88.8, present at same time as 100,7
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
96.6 BEL - RTBF Pure FM - Anderlues/Mont-Sainte-Geneviève (wal-hnt) - 323km
99.1 BEL - RTBF Classic 21 - Anderlues/Mont-Sainte-Geneviève (wal-hnt) - 323km
99.5 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Liège/Bol d'Air (wal-lge) - 380km - As 102.6 (Tournai) and 92.8 (Profondeville) *
102.7 BEL - RTBF La Première - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km - Very faint, fighting with Heart, as 106.0 (Tournai)
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
107.9 D - WDR Eins Live - Münster/Baumberge (nrw) - 441km - As live stream, very weak
101.3 D - WDR 4 - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km - Jazz music, different programming content to Classic FM

30/04/2015 - Meteor Scatter Log:

100.7 UNID - Pop music, loud with DRC, Q-music from IJsselstein?


RX: Sony ST-SB920, Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Triax FM3 horizontal around 105 degrees
* = First reception via this mode in East Harling
Home: Sony ST-SB920 (modified), Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Onkyo T-4970, Ford 5000 RDS, horizontal Triax FM3
Mobile: Ford Fiesta (Style, 2013) and Ford Focus (2012) car radios
Portable: Tecsun PL-390, Grundig G5 (2 x 110kHz), Etón G8

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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 01 May 2015 22:42

01/05/2015 - General Scatter Log:

92.8 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km
90.8 BEL - RTBF Classic 21 - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km
100.7 LUX - Radio 100,7 - Dudelange/Ginsterberg (lux) - 490km
96.6 BEL - RTBF Pure FM - Anderlues/Mont-Sainte-Geneviève (wal-hnt) - 323km
99.1 BEL - RTBF Classic 21 - Anderlues/Mont-Sainte-Geneviève (wal-hnt) - 323km
101.8 BEL - RTBF Vivacité (Hainaut) - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
102.6 BEL - RTBF Musiq'3 - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
106.0 BEL - RTBF La Première - Tournai/Froidmont (wal-hnt) - 263km
106.7 D - WDR Eins Live - Langenberg/Hordtberg (nrw) - 442km
102.7 BEL - RTBF La Première - Profondeville-Rivière/Sart à Soile (wal-nam) - 357km
87.9 UNID - Goes?


01/05/2015 - Meteor Scatter Log:

98.6 - UNID talk (tentative: D - NDR Info - Steinkimmen (nds) - 511km) *
87.9 F - France Culture - Parthenay/les Chateliers (79) - 638km - As Lille (98.0) *


No RDS received on any stations.
I checked 98.0 by accident, I should've checked 103.7 instead because I was expecting France Inter from Toulouse, but I mistakenly checked 98.0, which is the kind of mistake I often make. I was quite tired after a week at school. Luckily, the programme on 98.0 (France Culture from Lille) was the same as what was heard on the 87.9 meteor burst, so that burst was France Culture. Parthenay is the nearest France Culture transmitter on 87.9, and the most powerful (with 10 kW, as opposed to Porto Vecchio, 1060 km away with 1 kW.

RX: Sony ST-SB920, Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Triax FM3 horizontal around 105 degrees
* = First reception via this mode in East Harling
Home: Sony ST-SB920 (modified), Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Onkyo T-4970, Ford 5000 RDS, horizontal Triax FM3
Mobile: Ford Fiesta (Style, 2013) and Ford Focus (2012) car radios
Portable: Tecsun PL-390, Grundig G5 (2 x 110kHz), Etón G8

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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Tim Bucknall » 04 May 2015 12:23

have you signed up at fmlist? would love to see a list of your regulars, like i've done
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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 06 May 2015 17:56

Yes, I have. I would love to know how to enter the co-ordinates in FM List, which is difficult for me.
Home: Sony ST-SB920 (modified), Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Onkyo T-4970, Ford 5000 RDS, horizontal Triax FM3
Mobile: Ford Fiesta (Style, 2013) and Ford Focus (2012) car radios
Portable: Tecsun PL-390, Grundig G5 (2 x 110kHz), Etón G8

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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Andrew Webster,Wigan » 06 May 2015 18:10

If you mean your location co-ordinates then click on USERS then click on your Email address and a box will appear then you enter your co-ordinates in myFM - Location.

Andy
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Re: Loggings from home in East Harling

Post by Alex Cator » 06 May 2015 18:26

Thanks Andy for that, but I haven't ever entered my co-ordinates onto there yet. Where is an ideal place for me to obtain my co-ordinates from? I need to know them, so could someone please help me on that?
Home: Sony ST-SB920 (modified), Sony XDR-S10HDiP, Onkyo T-4970, Ford 5000 RDS, horizontal Triax FM3
Mobile: Ford Fiesta (Style, 2013) and Ford Focus (2012) car radios
Portable: Tecsun PL-390, Grundig G5 (2 x 110kHz), Etón G8

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