Machynys peninsula 6/2018

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Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 08 Feb 2018 11:25

Family holiday/dxpedition Machynys, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire, south Wales.

I was intending to do the full preparation thing, googling compiling and printing relevant target lists etc but my arms and shoulders hurt too much.

So anyone dxed from down here before?
Any overload issues?
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 08 Feb 2018 12:04

This is probably the only part of Wales I have never visited. The nearest I have DXed to there is New Quay. That had a very good north-facing car park on the sea front, but I'm sure you'd prefer to be looking at south-facing directions if anything.

Nowhere near, but Aberystwyth had some nice hills taking off to the west. Irish reception there was very impressive.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 12 Feb 2018 16:40

There's a maplin at Llanelli, could get a beam if I can sort out connections and if condx merit it
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by satnipper » 12 Feb 2018 18:40

Maplin don't do Band II beams though they do sell TV yagis.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 12 Feb 2018 19:13

Adapt an amateur radio tape measure antenna: http://www.hcra.org/2013/01/09/vhf-3el- ... ruary-1st/

In fact, if you did decide to build an antenna, B&Q have some reasonably priced steel rods available: https://www.diy.com/departments/buildin ... 570162.cat

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 13 Jun 2018 08:29

Bandscan is up on FMLIST, with new additions frequently.
Current furthest is Reims 89.2 641km
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 13 Jun 2018 09:57

I can't remember how you see individual bandscans on FM List. Could you post a link please?

Thanks.

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Post by Tim Bucknall » 15 Jun 2018 15:49

I can't copy and paste on this phone sorry, it will have to wait until I get back.
I've now finished the bandscan (added France and Ireland)
I'm really pleased with it and hope it gets the JF seal of approval.
I've included lots of frequency measurements and observations that will help ID stations from home in future

This location kept giving right up to our last second there

The gear performed well, I'm satisfied that the rdr pocket is the best rx I could have chosen for serious dxpedition work- just 2 niggles:
1 woeful RDS sensitivity
2 audio or IQ recordings made on the unit have to be transferred wirelessly to a PC and I haven't managed to get it to work yet, there's no usb socket

Spectrum display is invaluable
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 17 Jun 2018 15:16

too see all my offset measurements view full log here https://www.fmlist.org/fi_bsall.php?omid=5036

Bandscan Machynys peninsular, Llanelli
erstellt von: Tim Bucknall
Datum: 10.06.2018-15.06.2018
Koordinaten: 04w09/51n39
Max. distance: 641 km
Topographie: 4th floor holiday apartment on seafront looking south
Wetter: Extremely Hot except last day
Gerät: Reuter electronic rdr 54D1, XHDATA D-808 Sharman skyscan, attached horizontally to 4th floor balcony Hyundai VDO car radio
MHz ITU Program Location Reg kW Pol km O RDS
87.60 F UNID
87.70 F UNID
87.80 F Radio Courtoisie Cherbourg-Octeville/Bélier 50 0.5 v 288
87.90 F UNID
88.00 F UNID
88.10 G BBC Radio 2 North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 124
88.20 G BBC Radio 2 Rheola WA-NPT 0.01 v 34
88.30 G BBC Radio 2 Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 190
88.40 G BBC Radio 2 Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 19
88.50 G BBC Radio 2 Rowridge EN-IOW 250 m 223
88.50 G BBC Radio 2 Barnstaple EN-DVN 1 m 69
88.50 G BBC Radio 2 Cwmafan WA-NPT 0.01 v 30
88.60 G BBC Radio 2 Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 10 m 118
88.70 G BBC Radio 2 Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 78
88.80 G BBC Radio 2 Ton Pentre WA-RCT 0.006 m 45
88.90 G BBC Radio 2 Varteg Hill WA-TFN 0.048 m 29
89.00 G BBC Radio 2 Croeserw WA-NPT 0.01 v 35
89.10 G BBC Radio 2 Combe Martin EN-DVN 0.004 v 53
89.20 F France Musique Reims-Épernay/Hautvillers 51 158.5 m 641
89.30 G BBC Radio 2 Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55
89.40 F France Musique Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 h 362
89.50 G BBC Radio 2 Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
89.60 G BBC Radio 2 Les Platons JER 16 m 306
89.70 G BBC Radio 2 Redruth EN-CNW 17.6 m 178
89.80 F UNID
89.90 G BBC Radio 2 Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 65
90.00 F RTL 2 Brest/Lescaouidic 29 3 v 368
90.00 IRL RTÉ Radio 1 Mullaghanish CO 158.5 m 344
90.10 F UNID
90.20 F France Musique Neufchâtel-en-Bray/Croixdalle 76 5 h 442
90.30 G BBC Radio 3 North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 124
90.40 G BBC Radio 3 Rheola WA-NPT 0.01 v 34
90.50 G BBC Radio 3 Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 190
90.60 G BBC Radio 3 Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 19
90.70 G BBC Radio 3 Rowridge EN-IOW 250 m 223
90.70 G BBC Radio 3 Barnstaple EN-DVN 1 m 69
90.70 G BBC Radio 3 Cwmafan WA-NPT 0.01 v 30
90.80 G BBC Radio 3 Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 10 m 118
90.90 G BBC Radio 3 Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 78
91.00 G BBC Radio 3 London/Crystal Palace EN-GTL 4 v 284
91.00 G BBC Radio 3 Ton Pentre WA-RCT 0.006 m 45
91.10 G BBC Radio 3 Varteg Hill WA-TFN 0.048 m 29
91.20 G BBC Radio 3 Croeserw WA-NPT 0.01 v 35
91.30 G BBC Radio 3 Wrotham EN-KNT 250 m 310
91.30 G BBC Radio 3 Combe Martin EN-DVN 0.004 v 53
91.40 G BBC Radio 3 4 possible txs
91.40 F UNID
91.50 F France Culture Caen/Mont Pinçon 14 100 h 391
91.50 G BBC Radio 3 Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55
91.60 G BBC Radio 3 Hutton or Holcombe down
91.70 G BBC Radio 3 Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
91.80 G BBC Radio 3 Gogwell or Ferndale
91.90 G BBC Radio 3 Redruth EN-CNW 17.6 m 178
92.00 F France Musique Rouen/Grand-Couronne 76 100 h 448
92.10 G BBC Radio 3 Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 65
92.20 IRL RTÉ 2 FM Mullaghanish CO 158.5 m 344
92.30 F France Musique Cherbourg-Octeville/Digosville 50 0.8 v 293
92.30 G BBC Radio 3 Many possible txs
92.40 G BBC Radio 3 Swingate (Dover) EN-KNT 11 m 386
92.40 F RMC Brest/11 Rue Pierre-Mac-Orlans 29 1 v 365
92.50 G BBC Radio 4 FM North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 124
92.60 G BBC Radio Cymru Rheola WA-NPT 0.01 v 34
92.70 G BBC Radio 4 FM Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 190
92.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 19
92.90 G BBC Radio 4 FM Rowridge EN-IOW 250 m 223
92.90 G BBC Radio 4 FM Barnstaple EN-DVN 1 m 69
92.90 G BBC Radio 4 FM Cwmafan WA-NPT 0.01 v 30
93.00 F France Bleu Breizh Izel Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 h 362
93.00 G BBC Radio 4 FM Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 10 m 118
93.10 G BBC Radio Cymru Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 78
93.20 G BBC Radio 4 FM London/Crystal Palace EN-GTL 4 v 284
93.20 G BBC Radio Cymru Ton Pentre WA-RCT 0.006 m 45
93.20 G BBC Radio 4 FM Penhaligon downs or isles of Scilly
93.30 G BBC Radio Cymru Varteg Hill WA-TFN 0.048 m 29
93.30 UNID
93.40 G BBC Radio Cymru Croeserw WA-NPT 0.01 v 35
93.50 G BBC Radio 4 FM Combe Martin EN-DVN 0.004 v 53
93.60 F M Radio Brest/Place de Strasbourg 29 1 v 363
93.60 IRL RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Cork/Spur Hill CO 5 m 300
93.60 G BBC Radio Cymru Pontypool WA-TFN 0.05 m 78
93.70 G BBCCymru Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55 X
93.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Hutton or Holcombe down
93.90 G BBC Radio Wales Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
94.00 F France Culture Rouen/Grand-Couronne 76 100 h 448
94.00 G BBC Radio 4 FM Gogwell or Ferndale
94.10 G BBC Radio 4 FM Redruth EN-CNW 17.6 m 178
94.20 F France Culture Nantes/Haute-Goulaine 44 251 h 535
94.20 G BBC Radio Cymru Llanddona WA-AGS 21 m 183
94.20 G BBC Radio 4 FM Unknown
94.30 G BBC Radio 4 FM Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 65
94.40 G BBC Radio 4 FM Swingate (Dover) EN-KNT 11 m 386
94.50 G BBC Radio Cymru Llandyfriog WA-GWY 0.1 m 46
94.50 G BBC Radio 4 FM Unknown
94.60 G BBC Radio 4 FM Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
94.70 G BBC Hereford & Worcester Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 2 m 118
94.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Les Platons JER 16 m 306
94.80 G BBC Radio Devon Huntshaw Cross EN-DVN 1 m 76
94.80 G BBC Radio Wales Ton Pentre WA-RCT 0.006 m 45
94.90 G BBC Radio Bristol Bristol/East Dundry Lane EN-BRI 0.5 v 111
95.00 F France Bleu Cotentin Cherbourg-Octeville/Bélier 50 0.2 h 288
95.10 G BBC Radio Wales Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 19
95.20 G BBC Radio Cornwall Caradon Hill EN-CNW 5 m 129
95.30 G BBC Radio Wales Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 120 m 78
95.40 F France Inter Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 h 362
95.50 G BBC Somerset Mendip EN-SOM 5 m 117
95.50 G BBC Radio Wales Varteg Hill WA-TFN 0.048 m 29
95.50 G BBC Radio 4 FM Carmarthen WA-CAR 0.02 m 25
95.60 F France Musique Caen/Mont Pinçon 14 100 h 391
95.70 G BBC Radio Devon Plymouth/Plympton EN-DVN 1 v 143
95.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Black Hill SC-NLA 200 m 467
95.80 G Capital FM London (pres) London/Croydon TV Tower EN-GTL 4 m 283
95.80 G BBC Radio Devon Exeter/Saint Thomas EN-DVN 0.452 m 113
95.80 UNID serious tlk
95.80 UNID
95.80 G UNID
95.90 G BBC Radio Wales Newport/Christchurch WA-NEW 0.5 m 85
95.90 G BBC Radio Wales Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55
96.00 G BBC Radio Devon Okehampton EN-DVN 0.1 m 102
96.00 G UNID BBC local station
96.10 G BBC Solent 96.1 Rowridge EN-IOW 10 m 223
96.10 G UNID
96.20 G Heart Barnstaple Huntshaw Cross EN-DVN 2.5 m 76
96.30 G Heart Bristol Bristol/Dundry EN-BRI 1.944 m 109
96.40 G The Wave 96.4 Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1.5 m 17
96.50 F France Inter Rouen/Grand-Couronne 76 100 h 448
96.60 G Radio Ceredigion Mynydd Pencarreg WA-CAR 0.4 m 45
96.70 UNID
96.80 G BBC Radio Cymru Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 65
97.00 G Heart Exeter Exeter/Saint Thomas EN-DVN 1 m 113
97.10 G R._Carms Carmel WA-CAR 3 m 19 X
97.20 UNID
97.30 G Heart Barnstaple Ilfracombe EN-DVN 0.1 m 52
97.50 G _R.Carms Llanelli WA-CAR 0.2 v 4 X
97.70 G BBC Radio 1 North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 124
97.80 F France Culture Brest/Roc Trédudon 29 158.5 h 362
97.90 G BBC Radio 1 Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 190
98.00 G BBC Radio 1 Carmel WA-CAR 3.313 m 19
98.10 G BBC Radio 1 Barnstaple EN-DVN 1 m 69
98.10 G BBC Radio 1 Cwmafan WA-NPT 0.01 v 30
98.20 G BBC Radio 1 Rowridge EN-IOW 250 m 223
98.30 F France Culture Rennes/Saint-Pern 35 100 h 407
98.50 G BBC Radio 1 Varteg Hill WA-TFN 0.048 m 29
98.60 G BBC Radio 1 Croeserw WA-NPT 0.01 v 35
98.70 G BBC Radio 1 Combe Martin EN-DVN 0.004 v 53
98.90 G BBC Radio 1 Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55
99.10 G BBC Radio 1 Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
99.30 G BBC Radio 1 Redruth EN-CNW 17.6 m 178
99.50 G BBC Radio 1 Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 65
99.60 F France Inter Caen/Mont Pinçon 14 100 h 391
99.70 F Chérie Brest Brest/11 Rue Pierre-Mac-Orlans 29 3 v 365
99.80 F UNID
100.00 G Classic FM North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 124
100.10 G Classic FM Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 190
100.30 G Classic FM Rowridge EN-IOW 250 m 223
100.40 G Classic FM Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 4.9 m 118
100.50 G Classic FM Presely WA-PEM 7.13 m 46
100.70 F France Bleu Cotentin Cherbourg-Octeville/Digosville 50 4 v 293
100.80 G The Breeze Bridgwater & West Somerset Porlock (West Somerset) EN-SOM 0.108 m 64
100.90 G Classic FM Wrotham EN-KNT 250 m 310
101.00 G Kiss FM Mendip EN-SOM 40 m 117
101.10 G Classic FM Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 10 m 78
101.20 G Heart South Hams Kingsbridge EN-DVN 1.25 m 156
101.30 G Classic FM Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
101.40 F UNID
101.50 G Classic FM Redruth EN-CNW 10.1 m 178
101.60 F UNID
101.70 G Classic FM Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 65
101.90 G Heart South Hams Ivybridge EN-DVN 0.5 m 145
102.00 UNID
102.10 G Swansea Bay Radio Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1.25 m 17
102.20 G Pirate FM 102 Caradon Hill EN-CNW 2.5 m 129
102.30 G Heart South Wales Eglwysilan WA-RCT 0.5 m 60
102.40 G The Breeze Bridgwater & West Somerset Minehead North EN-SOM 4 m 69
102.50 G Radio Pembrokeshire Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55
102.60 F France Bleu Normandie (Calvados - Orne) Caen/Mont Pinçon 14 100 h 391
102.60 G Heart Somerset Mendip EN-SOM 4 m 117
102.80 G Pirate FM 102 Redruth EN-CNW 10 m 178
102.90 G Nation radio Carmel X
103.00 G Heart 2 possible txs
103.10 F France Bleu Armorique Rennes/Saint-Pern 35 100 h 407
103.20 G Capital FM South Wales Cardiff/Wenallt WA-CDF 2 m 66
103.30 G Radio Ceredigion Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 5.8 m 78
103.40 G BBC Radio Devon North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 15 m 124
103.50 G BBC Radio 4 FM Varteg Hill WA-TFN 0.048 m 29
103.60 G BBC Radio 4 FM Croeserw WA-NPT 0.01 v 35
103.70 G BBC Radio 4 FM Mynydd Pencarreg WA-CAR 0.4 m 45
103.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Llandrindod Wells WA-POW 2.7 m 83
103.90 G BBC Radio Wales Wenvoe WA-VGL 40 m 65
104.00 G BBC Radio 4 FM Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 78
104.10 UNID
104.20 G BBC Radio Cymru Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
104.30 F RTL Brest/Lescaouidic (?) 29 3 v 368
104.30 G BBC Radio Cymru Llangollen WA-DBG 15.6 m 166
104.40 F Jazz Radio Cherbourg-Octeville/la Glacerie 50 0.5 v 290
104.50 G BBC Radio Cymru Porth WA-RCT 0.01 v 53
104.50 G BBC Radio Cymru Cwmafan WA-NPT 0.01 v 30
104.60 G BBCymru. Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 19 X
104.70 F Europe 1 Many possible txs
104.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Rheola WA-NPT 0.01 v 34
104.90 G BBC_R4__ Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 55 X
105.10 G Heart Cornwall Caradon Hill EN-CNW 2.5 m 129
105.20 G Heart West Wales Carmel WA-CAR 2.91 m 19
105.30 UNID
105.40 G Heart South Wales Cardiff/St Hilary WA-CDF 4.976 m 57
105.50 G The Breeze South Devon Beacon Hill/UHF tower (A) EN-DVN 1.6 m 141
105.50 F France Info Many possible txs
105.60 F France Info Cherbourg-Octeville/Digosville 50 2 v 293
105.60 G The Breeze Yeovil and South Somerset Yeovil/Charlock Hill EN-SOM 0.43 m 137
105.70 G Heart West Wales Presely WA-PEM 9.4 m 46
105.80 UNID
106.00 G Heart West Wales Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1 m 17
106.30 G Bridge FM Bridgend/Mynydd Baedan WA-BRG 0.9 m 39
106.50 G Radio Tircoed Swansea/Tircoed Village Hall WA-SWA 0.025 v 12
106.60 G The Breeze Yeovil and South Somerset Windwhistle EN-SOM 0.25 v 125
106.70 G Radio Plymouth Plymouth/Fort Staddon EN-DVN 0.625 m 146
106.80 G Nation Radio Wales Wenvoe WA-VGL 4.54 m 65
107.00 G Heart Cornwall Redruth EN-CNW 10.69 m 178
107.10 G Nation radio Haverfordwest?
107.30 G Nation Radio Wales Kilvey Hill WA-SWA 1.25 m 17
107.50 G Radio Pembrokeshire Tenby WA-PEM 0.07 v 37
107.60 UNID
107.70 G Heart North Wales Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 12.5 m 78
107.80 G The Voice Bideford/Homlacott EN-DVN 0.2 v 69
107.80 G The Voice Ilfracombe EN-DVN 0.05 v 51
107.90 G Radio Scilly (pres) Marine and Coastguard Agency EN-CNW 0.1 v 245
107.90 G GTFM Pontypridd/Bryn Tail Farm WA-
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 17 Jun 2018 15:19

we broke the journey at Llandrindod Wells
Bandscan Llandrindod Wells, Powys, Wales, UK
erstellt von: Tim Bucknall
Datum: 09.06.2018-15.06.2018
Koordinaten: 03w24/52n14
Max. distance: 414 km
Topographie: Rolling countryside
Wetter: Extremely Hot
Gerät: Hyundai VDO car radio, XHDATA D-808
MHz ITU Program Location Reg kW Pol km O RDS
88.30 G BBC Radio 2 Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 114
88.70 G BBC Radio 2 Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 49
88.90 G BBC Radio 2 Llangollen WA-DBG 15.6 m 89
89.10 G BBC Radio 2 Llandrindod Wells WA-POW 2.78 m 3
89.30 G BBC Radio 2 Holme Moss EN-WYK 250 m 177
89.70 G BBC Radio 2 Mynydd Pencarreg WA-CAR 0.4 m 50
89.90 G BBC Radio 2 Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 88
90.30 G BBC Radio 3 North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 193
90.50 G BBC Radio 3 Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 114
90.60 G BBC Radio 3 Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 65
90.80 G BBC Radio 3 Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 10 m 65
90.90 G BBC Radio 3 Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 49
91.30 G BBC Radio 3 Llandrindod Wells WA-POW 2.78 m 3
91.50 G BBC Radio 3 Haverfordwest WA-PEM 20 m 107
91.90 G BBC Radio 3 Mynydd Pencarreg WA-CAR 0.4 m 50
92.10 G BBC Radio 3 Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 88
92.50 G BBC Radio 4 FM North Hessary Tor EN-DVN 160 m 193
92.70 G BBC Radio 4 FM Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 114
92.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 65
93.00 G BBC Radio 4 FM Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 10 m 65
93.70 G BBC Radio 4 FM Holme Moss EN-WYK 250 m 177
94.00 G BBC Radio Cymru Llyswen WA-POW 0.01 v 27
94.70 G BBC Hereford & Worcester Hereford/Ridge Hill EN-HER 2 m 65
94.80 G BBC world service Unknown
95.10 G BBC Radio Wales Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 65
95.20 G BBC Radio Wales Abergavenny WA-MOM 0.036 m 53
95.30 G BBC Radio Wales Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 120 m 49
96.80 G BBC Radio Cymru Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 88
97.10 G Radio Carmarthenshire Carmel WA-CAR 3 m 65
99.20 G BBC Radio 1 Long Mountain WA-POW 0.048 m 49
100.10 G Classic FM Sutton Coldfield EN-WMD 250 m 114
100.30 G Classic FM Rowridge EN-IOW 250 m 224
100.50 G Classic FM Presely WA-PEM 7.13 m 92
100.70 G Classic FM Caernafon/Arfon WA-GWY 18.75 m 104
100.80 G Classic FM Blunsdon EN-WLT 0.72 m 131
101.00 G Kiss FM Mendip EN-SOM 40 m 124
101.10 G Classic FM Holme Moss EN-WYK 250 m 177
101.10 G Classic FM Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 10 m 49
101.30 G Classic FM 2 possible txs
101.70 G Classic FM Wenvoe WA-VGL 250 m 88
101.90 G Classic FM 2 possible txs
102.00 UNID dance mx
102.60 F France Bleu Normandie (Calvados - Orne) Caen/Mont Pinçon 14 100 h 414
102.60 G Signal 1 Stoke-on-Trent/Alsagers Bank EN-SFS 4 m 115
102.80 G Heart North Wales Long Mountain WA-POW 0.2 m 49
102.90 G Nation radio Carmel
103.00 G Capital FM Anglesey & Gwynedd Caernafon/Arfon WA-GWY 5 m 104
103.10 UNID
103.30 G Radio Ceredigion Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 5.8 m 49
103.80 G BBC Radio 4 FM Llandrindod Wells WA-POW 2.7 m 3
104.00 G BBC Radio 4 FM Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 250 m 49
104.30 G BBC Radio Cymru Llangollen WA-DBG 15.6 m 89
104.40 G BBC Radio 4 FM Llyswen WA-POW 0.01 v 27
104.60 G BBC Radio Cymru Carmel WA-CAR 3.2 m 65
104.70 G BBC Radio Gloucestershire Churchdown Hill EN-GLO 2 m 94
105.20 G Heart West Wales Carmel WA-CAR 2.91 m 65
105.40 G Heart South Wales Cardiff/St Hilary WA-CDF 4.976 m 87
105.70 G Heart West Wales Presely WA-PEM 9.4 m 92
105.90 G Heart South Wales Newport/Christchurch WA-NEW 1 m 78
105.90 G Heart South Wales Aberdare/Heolgerrig WA-RCT 0.025 v 56
105.90 G Sunshine Radio Woofferton EN-SHP 1 m 47
106.80 G Nation Radio Wales Wenvoe WA-VGL 4.54 m 88
107.00 G Heart Mid Wales
107.20 G Heart North Wales Caernafon/Arfon WA-GWY 3.125 m 104
107.40 G Signal 107 Telford Telford/Heath Hill EN-SHP 0.1 v 79
107.60 G UNID
107.70 G Heart North Wales Blaenplwyf WA-CDN 12.5 m 49
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 17 Jun 2018 15:23

2018-06-10
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
87.60 1110 MRC Médi 1, Berrechid PI logged: 1281 PS logged: _MEDI_1_ 2064km
107.00 1130 UNID AA stn,
99.80 1140 E RNE Radio 3, Mijas (AND-MA) Byrds, sweetheart of the rodeo 1675km
102.80 1140 MRC Médi 1, Ksar-el-Kebir (ttn) 1764km
93.00 1900 TUN RTT Radio Jeunes, Sfax/El-Ghraba (sfa) 2206km


Log
Tim Bucknall, G-SA15 2 Machynys peninsular, Llanelli
04w09/51n39
Reuter electronic rdr 54D1, XHDATA D-808 Sharman skyscan, attached horizontally to 4th floor balcony
Amazing DX location, successful dxpedition
2018-06-11
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
87.50 1224 I Radio Maria, Sant'Antioco/Località Batteria/Monte Cresia (su) 1707km
93.00 1234 TUN RTT Radio Jeunes, Sfax/El-Ghraba (sfa) 2206km
96.50 1247 TUN RTT Radio Jeunes, Djebel Zaghouan (zag) 2041km
96.70 1249 I RAI Radio2, Buccheri/Monte Lauro (RAI) (sr) 2199km
96.90 1249 I RAI Radio2, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino (RAI) (pa) 2028km
102.30 1259 I RTL 102.5, Palermo/Monte Pellegrino-Piano Torre (pa) 2028km
105.00 1504 I Radio Capital, Many possible txs
87.70 1610 POR RDP Antena 1, Serra do Mendro (bej) 1518km
88.50 1610 MRC SNRT Al Idaâ Al-Watania, Assa (ges) 2601km
88.60 1611 MRC UNID,
88.90 1612 POR UNID,
89.20 1613 MRC MFM Oriental, Béni-Mellal/Tazerkounte (tda) 2176km
93.10 1613 MRC UNID,
93.40 1614 POR RDP Antena 2, Faro/São Miguel-Goldra (agv) 1645km
93.40 1615 MRC UNID,
94.90 1616 MRC UNID,
95.30 1617 MRC UNID,
96.00 1618 MRC SNRT Al Idaâ Al-Watania, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
98.30 1619 MRC SNRT Quran, Settat/Regraga (cho) 2096km
98.60 1619 MRC SNRT Quran, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
99.30 1619 MRC Aswat, 2 possible txs
107.60 1622 MRC Hit Radio, Kénitra/Mehdia (gbh) Unstable tx 1946km
106.90 1628 MRC MFM Saïss, Fès (fbm) 1960km
105.30 1630 MRC MFM Saïss, Taza/Jebel Tazakka (tht) 1954km
106.30 1630 MRC Chada FM, Tiguelmamine (mkt) 2041km
107.00 1633 E UNID blank carrier,
70.16 1640 MDR CS3BFM, Beacon, Qrg 70.163
70.16 1640 MDR CS4BFM, Beacon
88.20 1640 MRC UNID,
91.50 1640 POR RDP Antena 2, Monchique/Fóia (agv) 1633km
93.50 1640 AOE SNRT Al Idaâ Al-Watania, Boujdour (lbs-bod) Full Id by om 2970km
93.40 1653 MRC SNRT Chaîne Inter, Ouarzazate (smd) 2322km
94.10 1654 MRC UNID,
87.80 1655 UNID AA adverts, North Africa Low mod
87.60 1730 MRC Médi 1, Berrechid 2064km
87.80 1741 IRL RTÉ Radio 1, Clermont Carn (LH) Xf ALG on car rx, strange condx PI logged: 2201 PS logged: RTE_R1__ 305km
91.00 1900 MRC SNRT Al Wataniya, 2 possible txs
87.90 1901 MRC SNRT Chaîne Inter, Rabat (SNRT) (rsz) 1985km
106.60 1905 E RNE Radio Nacional, Mijas (AND-MA) 1675km
106.40 1910 E Radio Metropolitana, Mijas (AND-MA) 1675km
104.40 1912 E Talk Radio Europe, Mijas (AND-MA) BBC world service, hardtalk with Owen Bennett Jones 1675km


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Tim Bucknall, G-SA15 2 Machynys peninsular, Llanelli
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Reuter electronic rdr 54D1, XHDATA D-808 Sharman skyscan, attached horizontally to 4th floor balcony
Amazing DX location, successful dxpedition
2018-06-12
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
87.70 1818 E Siete Radio, Puerto Lumbreras/Monte del Castillo (MUR-MU) 1578km
87.60 1819 MRC UNID,
88.00 1819 MRC UNID,
88.60 1823 E RNE Radio Clásica, Confrides/Aitana (VAL-A) 1478km
87.80 1846 ALG Chaîne 1, Mecheria (45) PI logged: 2201 PS logged: CHAINE_1 2035km
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 17 Jun 2018 15:24

2018-06-13
MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
89.60 0757 MRC Medradio, Tanger (ttn) 1768km
87.60 0818 POR RDS, Seixal (set) 1500km
90.10 0818 MRC Médina FM, Ouazzane (ttn) 1880km
90.10 0830 MRC Radio Mars (tent), Tiguelmamine (mkt) Overtaking radio Medina 2041km
95.40 0830 UNID very unstable tx, Wild drift Centered on 95.398
95.80 0830 E Lola FM, Castuera (EXT-BA) 1444km
102.30 0832 MRC Aswat, Tanger/Cap Spartel (ttn) 1771km
91.00 0833 MRC SNRT Al Idaâ Al-Watania, Rabat (SNRT) (rsz) 1985km
103.70 0834 MRC Médi 1, Tétouan/Hafa Safa (ttn) 1801km
96.00 0841 MRC SNRT Al Idaâ Al-Watania, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
95.30 0842 MRC Médi 1, Tanger/Jebel Es Slokia (ttn) 1771km
88.60 0849 MRC Medradio, Taza/Jebel Tazakka (tht) 1954km
87.90 0850 MRC SNRT Chaîne Inter, Rabat (SNRT) (rsz) 1985km
88.20 0850 MRC Medradio, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
87.60 0851 MRC Médi 1, Berrechid Daily reception! 2064km
91.00 0854 UNID, Very unstable tx xf mrc
88.70 0855 MRC MFM Oriental, Casablanca=Dar el-Beida (gcb) 2046km
91.40 0855 MRC UNID, 2 possible txs
92.20 0855 MRC UNID, Many possible txs
92.60 0856 MRC Hit Radio, Zaio (otl) 1860km
93.00 0856 MRC Médina FM, Tétouan/Hafa Safa (ttn) 1801km
94.90 0857 MRC SNRT Chaîne Inter, Taza (tht) 1938km
98.60 0859 MRC SNRT Quran, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
98.40 0900 MRC UNID, Many possible txs
91.20 0901 MRC Radio Mars, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
90.50 0902 POR UNID,
90.80 0902 MRC UNID, 2 possible txs
90.10 0903 POR UNID,
90.00 0910 MRC SNRT Chaîne Inter, Casablanca/Merchiche (gcb) 2044km
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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by KPC850 » 18 Jun 2018 20:00

Tim Bucknall wrote:
17 Jun 2018 15:16
Bandscan Machynys peninsular, Llanelli



107.60 UNID
Might it have been Newstalk (IRL) ?, I would expect it would be a contender (from this site: viewtopic.php?t=157) considering other IRL signals received in that general direction,

Output is mostly speech, though there is late night show with music 10 to 12 which may make ID more difficult if received at that time

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Re: Getting ahead of myself,Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 20 Jun 2018 23:47

good call!
i had no idea they played music at night, would never have even thought of newstalk if i heard mx
can't think of rational alternative to newstalk

thanks, useful info

could also explain other unid(s) i heard on 107.6 while driving between Congleton-Llandrindod Wells- Llanelli, hrd with home decorating/property talk but english accented presenter confused me (more details on my bandscan- they got chopped off when i downloaded...)

i think this has been my fave solo dxpedition so far, because i can't be spontaneous i don't usually hit the good condx like this
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Re: Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 21 Jun 2018 07:47

the view from my window
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when the tide came in the lower grass was totally covered, the view from the living room was like being on a boat.

it was absolutely the hottest any of us had experienced in the UK - but hey we're from the north! :D

while we'd had a nasty wet may back home the locals told us it had been as hot as june down there so condx had already been building before we arrived

i could attach the mag mount to different bits of the balcony for different directions in horizontal polarization and could of course go vertical so i had some directionality and nulling capabilities

flipping polarization together with offset measurement helped ID some relays on "graveyard" freqs like 93.2

for the horizontal options i'd have to dangle the aerial over the side of the balcony by the cable and lower it into position until "clangg!" it stuck to the outside of the balcony, to retrieve it i would use the handle of my walking stick to drag it upwards towards me until the magnet came off the metal and i could pull it up by the cable. it worked great for a cheap mobile scanning ant, the car was so full there was no room to take anything else
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Re: Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 21 Jun 2018 09:01

What an excellent location! Nice to see the French low powers in your bandscan.

You have inspired me. If I can afford it (highly unlikely) I would love to arrange a camping trip to Land's End later in the year if tropo conditions get good to Spain/Portugal.

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Re: Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 21 Jun 2018 12:24

nice to hear,
good luck, with your aerials you will rock the casbah
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Re: Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by simbeav » 21 Jun 2018 14:21

Tim, were you just using the skyscan for this ?

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Re: Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 21 Jun 2018 20:28

Tim Bucknall wrote:
21 Jun 2018 12:24
nice to hear,
good luck, with your aerials you will rock the casbah
As long as the Shareef is OK with them.

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Re: Machynys peninsula 6/2018

Post by Tim Bucknall » 22 Jun 2018 13:12

simbeav wrote:
21 Jun 2018 14:21
Tim, were you just using the skyscan for this ?
yes, we had so little room in the car i couldn't even bring a book i wanted to read

these offsets may help others get these inland at low levels:

88.502 Barnstaple (visible in congleton during jeremy vine show)
89.0v Croeserw - zig zag drift pattern
92.297 Cherbourg
93.195 Penhaligon downs or isles of Scilly
93.196 crystal palace, most people know about this i think?
93.2v Ton Pentre zig zag drift pattern
94.0v Gogwell or Ferndale, slight wobble
94.2001305 unid Radio 4 tx slight wobble
94.6v Kilvey Hill, zig zag drift pattern
95.1v Carmel, still massively unstable
95.5v Varteg Hill Unstable +/- 24khz
95.8v unstable unid, nowen hill IRL?
95.9v Haverford West. still very unstable
101.6v unstable unid
103.503 R4/World Svc, Varteg Hill -same offset as WS relay in Iceland!
103.6v croeserw, zig zag drift pattern
104.3 RTL, (Brest?) 104.297
104.5 Cwmafan zig zag drift pattern
104.8 Rheola zig zag drift pattern
107.9 GTFM, zig zag drift pattern

sdr spectrum display is a huge help
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