Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

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Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

Post by Tim Bucknall » 29 Sep 2017 10:55

To make amends for the lack of Dx during my recent travels please accept this ragbag of radio related photos and observations


My apartment was under the Lviv tx familiar to all TV/FM
Dxers. at night it's lit in a pleasant manner.
The new Radio Maria outlet on 66.26 is a great sign for the future of Oirt FM in the most western oriented city of Ukraine.
Radio Maria's collecting tin in the lobby of the Polish church proudly trumpeted the oirt frequency.
Sorry for the awful photo.
The Ukrainian equivalent of our pound shops were selling cheap fm portables that tuned 64-108mhz with an old style analog dial
R5 (92-100 mhz) is still out of bounds for Lviv fm due to the continued existence of low powered TV Relays in East Galicia and Volhynia on the channel so continued usage of the oirt band makes sense.

My equipment was Dads Sangean ats 505 and the pira P275 fm analyzer.

68.99 and 66.26 blasted through as expected but nothing was heard from 67.04 the whole period of my stay from 21st to 28th of September
UR1 continued on 103.3

Either there is very little rds in use or an extremely non standard form was used.
Rds logged only on on 89.7, 90.4 102.1, 104.3, 104.7 & 107.2. I stored the rds data in the pira's memories for later analysis.
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If thy TV audio subharmonics on 76.4 & 65.75 noted in 2014 are still being radiated they were too weak for the pira's search function to lock on.

Polskie Radio Lwow 106.7 were granted extra financing by the Polish Senate during my stay so the threat of closure is off the table.
Despite listening to the frequency every day for as many hours as I had free I never heard them, just radio nezaleznist who time share with them

As in 2014 restaurants and bars displayed old radios

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Re: Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

Post by Tim Bucknall » 29 Sep 2017 11:00

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Last one, a close up of the door plate of the radio station, before ww2 this was the home of the original polskie radio Lwow
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+ w/ CLP 5130 Log P ant on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options. Pira P275 RDS analyser

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Re: Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

Post by Tim Bucknall » 29 Sep 2017 11:02

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Resend of radio Maria collection box
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Re: Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

Post by dxradiofan » 29 Aug 2018 22:36

Rather late reading this but it amazed me you could buy cheap OIRT radios from a 'pound shop' type place, did you buy one ? I wonder why you went there as I would love to visit but unfortunately it's impossible for now

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Re: Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

Post by dxradiofan » 18 Dec 2018 10:28

Well I'm going to Kiev for a week on the 3rd, hope to receive something on OIRT and possibly Band 1

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Re: Re: Lviv, West Ukraine

Post by Tim Bucknall » 26 Dec 2018 10:47

sorry for late reply, my reason for visiting was investigating the pre-war Polish heritage sites and building links with local Ukrainian museums and institutions.
I also acted as tour guide for a Polish/Ukrainian (mixed heritage) lady from NZ whose orphaned father was rescued by metropolitan Andrei Sheptytski, we found the place where he was hidden from the Nazis and the Soviets during the war , we even found the long polished corridor he described sliding down in his socks!
here is a picture of her reaction when we found where he Dad used to live :
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we laid flowers at the metropolitans grave, he was a great man who also saved many Jewish kids and he's been canonised by the Vatican

i bought too many books in Lviv & Warsaw so had no more room for radios etc :D

ps dxing is impossible in Lviv due to city centre location of the tx but during my 2014 visit there was a tropo affecting UHF TV


more information on my "day job" on my charity's website: www.kresy-siberia.org
Rx: Burkhardt Reuter RDR54D1, Elad FDM-S2, Airspy HF+ w/ CLP 5130 Log P ant on rooftop rotator V/H polarization options. Pira P275 RDS analyser

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