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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by simbeav » 27 Feb 2018 21:52

Brookman - Nigeria was coming through on 594 a few nights ago as well.
Tanzania on 1377 seems to have been missing for me this year after being fairly regular and no sign of the Lesotho we were all chasing last year either.

John - It's my own fault. I am running the test version from 25-11-2017 which is now showing as [Not in use]. It's been pretty buggy all along, but I have lived with it. This was the first recording mishap. Last week I tried to upgrade/downgrade to 18-02-2018, but that wouldn't work at all !

All was not lost, though. Thanks to help from Fredrik and Paul on RealDX, I had WNCT on 1070 at 0640 with a beachboogieandblues.com ID. It just slipped in before it went snafu

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 27 Feb 2018 23:02

I saw that. Only reported once before I see, in Scotland! Fantastic catch! :)

Nothing like that here. 1070 remains a no-go. Carrier levels suggest it wasn't there with me anyway.

Can't imagine who this was on 1380 this morning around 06:30. https://youtu.be/n4d9cbE9qO0

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Post by PFM907 » 28 Feb 2018 08:15

best condx ever towards Iran last night, many IDs recorded.

540 Iran + Maroc (no Kuwait though)
702 Iran (strong, stable signal)
711 Iran
927 Adrar
1161 Salah

1260 Iran (very week)
1269 Asia
1278 Iran (good sound quality)
1431 Iran + Sawa (interview of frenchman dubbed in arabic)
1449 SBC Riyad
1467 Iran + SBC Riyad in the background - terrible noise, one of them broken or jammed?!
1476 Iran (fading signal, low modulated)
1512 Iran + SBC Quran
1566 India

1575 Farda (despite jammer which is louder and stronger than ever before)

before, 1530 STO gave the best signal ever, stable the whole time from 1830 till 2200, could tape the whole programing

plus several smaller UKs that I never caught here:

765 BBC Radio 5 Live (Essex), Chelmsford - 0.5 kW
801 BBC Radio 5 Live (Devon), Barnstaple - 2 kW
837 BBC Radio 5 Live (Cumbria), Barrow-in-Furness - 1 kW (no 5 Live listed at night for this local but who else could it be?)
1287 rock music
1449 BBC Radio 4 (Aberdeen), Redmoss - 2 kW
1566 BBC Radio 5 Live (Somerset), Taunton - 1 kW
1593 Bretagne 5, Saint-Gouéno - 5 kW

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Post by simbeav » 28 Feb 2018 09:24

I didn't have anyhing like that at 0630, some strong signals were coming up just before I lost my recordings - Songs mixing with a Spanish talker.
If I had to guess, from the style of the talking on yours the most likely would be KRCM or Radio Nuevo Tiempo (Although I haven't heard either recently.

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Post by tvdxrools » 28 Feb 2018 10:31

you guys down there doing much better than up here , the solar conditions are killing it stone dead even the usual power houses are well down , David

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 28 Feb 2018 10:39

Weird how this works. Some of the best signals heard this season over the last few days.

It looks like this morning was a wash-out though. Not sure why we are still getting bumpy conditions when they are forecasting quiet. Maybe the trailing end of CH854. *IF* the images on DXLC are correct, we should be seeing an immediate improvement.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by satnipper » 28 Feb 2018 12:27

Yesterday morning at 0630 was good in the Cabardes badlands as well. 1380 KRCM was booming and 1510 WLAC was very clear.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Brookman Spark » 28 Feb 2018 15:17

simbeav wrote:
27 Feb 2018 21:52
Tanzania on 1377 seems to have been missing for me this year after being fairly regular and no sign of the Lesotho we were all chasing last year either.
Presumed Lesotho is weaker on that South Africa remote receiver than it was in 2016, occasionally coming up out of the noise just sufficient to identify the style of music, not of the Ethiopian type. Probably not enough watts to make it to Europe now. The new Algerian which tested there has gone completely. I wonder what happened to that one.

Agreed no trace of Tanzania 1377 for many months, checked on many receivers.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by simbeav » 01 Mar 2018 09:43

I know it's been reported here quite a few times and I'm sure I've heard it before, but never heard an ID but, at last, a nice ID for WDMC just before 0300 on 920 if anybody needs it.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 01 Mar 2018 12:15

Thanks for the tip Simon. I have two carriers on 920 around 0300. I hear a tentative religious speaker on 919.9916. This only appears between 0200-0300. The longer lasting carrier is at 920.0015.

An interesting thing happened in the night. Both sides of my flag blew over. I wouldn't have heard this if it hadn't as the noise is too bad mid-band otherwise. Since it's all about signal-to-noise, this tells me I need to do some more experimentation.

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Post by simbeav » 02 Mar 2018 11:19

Anybody know what the music station that came in strong aroung 0648 on 1540 was ? IT was playing that Lionel Richie song that goes so slow you wonder if has died in the middle of it and then some more Souly type songs. I thought KXEL had Red Eye Radio at this time. There was no announcement between the songs and then it faded.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 02 Mar 2018 11:47

It wasn't KXEL. They were on 9961. The soul station was on 9981. It was back to back music, audible from 0500-0600. Maybe the Bahamas? I think this the kind of thing they would do. The offset is spot on for Radio Bahamas.

There was at least one other song so slow you thought it had stopped. Billy Ocean's Suddenly. The uplifting lyrics of that song just don't fit the music. "Suddenly, life has new meaning to me". No! The music has to be from a dirge. Just how depressing is that song?

All this on yet another collapsed flag! I think I am going to DX with the flag lying down on the garden in future. 8-)

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Post by simbeav » 02 Mar 2018 12:00

Thanks John - I had forgotten about Bahamas.

Sounds as if you have invented the F.O.G antenna,

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 02 Mar 2018 12:01

Like it! :D

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 02 Mar 2018 13:06

Just been having a play with a station on 1470. I assume it's WWNN with sponsored programming. There's an ID which sounds like KGMY, but the announcement mentions a sponsor, so that call could be taken with a pinch of salt.

The question is, although the noise is gone, does the filtering really help with the speech?

What's the name of the network mentioned here?

https://youtu.be/ODBwP6G9nWE

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Brookman Spark » 02 Mar 2018 17:28

At 1min29 isn't that "the Health and Wealth Radio [something]" ie WWNN?

Edit: listening live just now, the ID is "WNN", ie a shortened callsign and not just a one-off error. "Talk 1470" was also heard.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 02 Mar 2018 22:05

Thanks Brookman. Appreciate your time on this. Nice to catch it before the power-down. I see it drops from 50kW to 2,5 kW. "Health & Wealth Radio" is their slogan.

Good DX!

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Brookman Spark » 03 Mar 2018 00:15

No problem, it's the same satisfaction (when it happens) as completing a crossword puzzle.

And talking of crossword clues:

American queue of oldies with temporarily improved hearing (8 letters)

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 03 Mar 2018 10:15

My brain cell is not so active at this time of day. I'll better leave that for someone else to ponder. I am RUBBISH at crosswords. Yet I was always good at scrabble. (Don't mention chess - never won a game in my life!)

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Radek » 04 Mar 2018 17:21

Today strong signals from Asia.
AIR West on 846kHz:
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