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Post by tvdxrools » 11 Apr 2018 15:46

1390 YVZO Radio Lumen 2000 Maracaibo at 0500z this morning if anyone needs it
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g_tvG05 ... e=youtu.be
loads ss at 0500z which i am hopless in iding
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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 11 Apr 2018 22:44

Just bogged down with 'stuff'. Very little time for radio. I wanted to keep myself busy though, and that's what I have been doing. Just not with radio. :(

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Post by tvdxrools » 21 Apr 2018 08:33

total blackout up here this morning from 0500z hardly a sig/carrier , David

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Post by simbeav » 30 Apr 2018 15:26

Brazilian morning for me, but as usual with the Latins, I can't identify any. 1350 was particularly strong with announcements and 'noticias', but nothing that sounded like 'capital' or 'super' that I have heard here before. Also one on 1540 which would definitely be a new one for me, but although I hear 'radio...', I can't make it out.

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Post by simbeav » 10 May 2018 10:21

Anybody still listening ? A few more interesting signals today.

I wonder if anybody got something coming above WWKB on 1520 for a short while around 0416 ? Unfortunately all I got was music with no announcements (either easy music, classics or religious - I didn't know the tracks - the main one was awful slow female warbling).

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Post by tvdxrools » 10 May 2018 10:49

not me simon bevs are down till the autumn , David

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 18 May 2018 00:40

I am still recording!

I haven't been able to post for the last couple of weeks due to a computer re-install and then not being able to log into the forum for a couple of weeks.

Still receiving stations like CHIN 1540 quite regularly, but there's barely any audio from TA signals until 0100 at the very least.

I am testing new versions of Jaguar and so will still dabble over the summer months - I have never DXed MW in summer.

The noise is more of a problem recently, so I need to try to sort something out there if I can. Time to put a little plan into action.

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Post by simbeav » 01 Jun 2018 12:04

If there is anybody recording who needs some Peruvians, Capital (1470) and (I presume) Bethel (1570) were booming in last night around 04:00. Capital with some nice IDs. There may be some more, but haven't had time to check yet.

I wonder if the Peruvian Navy have ever fought a battle ? At 04:05'48 there were pips with an announcement of "hora official peruana" from "la marina de guerra de Peru". Sorry we missed the battle, our clocks were 6 minutes slow !

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 02 Jun 2018 01:06

I will be recording tonight. I just hope there isn't too much lightning around.

I managed to do a bit of careful re-positioning of the flag. Lifting the bass wire three feet at one end of the flag seemed to do the trick and I got the background noise down below -130 dB between 1400 - 1550. Noise levels across the rest of the band are around -120 dB. That's not too bad compared to recent weeks, so all but the very weakest of DX signals should get through now.

// Edit: Very weak Audio on 1470 and 1480 at 00:13.

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Post by John Faulkner, Skegness » 19 Sep 2018 13:40

Improved North American conditions overnight.

Decided to de-stress today and play radio. Some detailed notes after checking the band.

760 Is that religion on 760.0045? WCHP on high power overnight?
870 Probably WWL. Weak talk.870.9918.
960 Sports. Probably WEAV.
970 THREE stations just at audio level.
980 Oldies. Probably CHRF.
1050 WEPN and CHUM audible with BBC 5Splatter.
1060 Two stations.
1070 Two stations. CHOK probably dominant with oldies.
1110 Probably WBT. Huge splatter from local 1107.
1130 Second North American behind WBBR at 0118.
1150 US Talker. Maybe WHBY.
1210 VOAR pushing through Abso-splatter 1210.0082. Suspected WPHT talking on 1209.9997.
1310 CIWW.
1320 CJMR.
1340 OM speech just heard on 1339.9923.
1350 A lot happening here. Argentina dominant lately.
1360 Two here. WDRC and WMOB are the usual suspects.
1370 WDEA good, 1368 Manx splatter permitting.
1380 A few things happening here. CKPC dominant on 1380.0016.
1390 WEGP Fair.
1400 CBG dominant. WOND ID at 0100.
1410 CJWI pops low on 1409.9929.
1420 Country music, so CKDY 1419.9988. Talker on 1419.9953 - WBSM perhaps. Offset is right.
1430 WENE 1429.9942. ID'd as Fox Sports 14-30 "Binghamtown", which is Binghamton NY, near Endicott. CKPT also here at 1430.0001 in Indian language. Therei s also something else under WENE on the same offset.
1440 WHKW 1439.9851. WRED 1440.0001.
1450 Talker, some good signals but well-splattered. 1449.9961.
1470 WLAM with memories on 1470.0009. There's a talk station in here too at 1469.9974.
1480 Sports 1479.9999. Fair signals.
1490 has a few carriers at occasional audio level. talk 1489.9973, oldies 1490.0003.
1500 WTOP at 1499.9922.
1510 Religious daytimer at 1510.0032, signing off abruptly at 23:41:15.
1520 WWKB, well down at 1519.9761. Easily the strongest North American. Something just audible at 1520.0022. 1520.0406 Latin?
1540.9840 CHIN. 1539.9985 presumably KXEL. 1540.1145 unid.
1560.0003 WFME.
1570.0008 CJLV.
1580 Two here. CKDO may have a slight drift, 1579.9977 at 04:52. Also something at audio level 1580.0002 at 0413.
1590.0001 English talker. Badly splattered so cannot hear content.
1600 Dominant station is at 1599.9995. No doubt WUNR. Talker down at 1599.9945.

I didn't note all offsets, so please ask if you need to know any.

As always, offset reference frequencies are 693 5Live, 909 5Live, 1242 Absolute.

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Re: The Conditions Thread

Post by Rob J » 20 Sep 2018 07:15

Wow! Fabulous conditions for North America at around 0500z this morning. I finally got a clear ID for WHO, Des Moines, Iowa 1040. Been trying for that for years.

Audio on most 10khz frequencies, plenty to check when going through recordings later.
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