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The highlights of Season 2013-2014

July 10, 2014 By: admin Category: DX-listening, Propagation

The MW season 2013-2014 “officially” ended last week. I collected some highlights what I heard between August 2013 and May 2014. I recorded MW band almost every night. I only lost maybe 4 or 5 nights becuase of techinical problems (unfortunately missed few good openings too!).

British Isles

Happy to get some new ones: BBC Radio Cornwall 630, BBC Radio Jersey 1026 and Flame CCR 1521 even without antenna to UK direction!

Asia

Not much from here as I mostly listen to West only. IRIB Radio Kerman, Jiroft 918 was a new one from Iran. Personally I was very exicited when I heard Radyo La Verdad, Manila 1350.

North America

Suprisingly lots of good stations heard!

540 CBGA-1 Grande Anse NB
540 WFLF Pine Hills FL
590 WEZE Boston MA
620 WZON Bangor ME
640 WNNZ Westfield MA – new one for Finland. Got also QSL.
670 WWFE Miami FL
760 WCHP Champlain NY – daytimer!
760 WVNE Leicester MA – daytimer!
790 WPRV Providence RI
920 WDMC Melbourne FL
920 WHJJ Providence RI
920 WMMN Fairmont WV – probably the second time for Finland. Got also QSL.
920 WURA Quantico VA – four nice catches on 920 from USA
930 WDLX Washington NC – heard twice
930 WPKX Rochester NH
940 WMAC Macon GA
1160 WABY Mechanicsville NY – they have now moved to 900
1240 WMMB Melbourne FL
1250 WGHB Farmville NC – //930 WDLX
1280 VSB2 BBN, Hamilton – Bermuda! Also VSB3 with BBC WS on 1160.
1300 WJDA Quincy MA
1320 WDER Derry NH
1380 WABH Bath NY
1390 WKPA Lynchburg VA – the 200th NA station with Perseus SDR

Central America

New CA station is always something which saves your day and week. Some happy feelings during the season …

830 R HIJB, Santo Domingo – heard 3 times!
840 4VEH La voix évangélique d’Haïti, Cape Haitien
840 HOL80 R Nacional de Panama – heard 2 times
860 PJZ86 R Curom, Willemstad – unfortunately no QSL yet
860 VON R, Charlestown – two days before Curom
920 HOS56 R Mía, Los Santos
970 WSTX St. Croix VI – twice
1140 HRVC La Voz Evangélica, Choluteca
1240 HIC26 R María de La Altagracia, Santo Domingo
1250 HOLY R Hogar, Penonomé
1280 CMKW R Mambí, Santiago de Cuba
1300 HRLH CCI Radio, Tegucigalpa – first time in Finland
1390 HRVC La Voz Evangélica, Tegucigalpa/Sta Rosa de Copán
1430 HIJC R Emanuel, Santiago
1470 XEAI R Fórmula, México DF

South America

This is the best direction for my antenna (VEN/CLM).

560 HCRN2 C.R.E. Satelital, Guayaquil
560 Voice of Guyana, Georgetown – the hit station of Sep/Oct, heard almost every night!
620 YV.. Radio Libertad 620, Cabimas – possibly the first time in Finland
630 YVKA R Nacional de Venezuela, Caracas
660 OCX4R R La Inolvidable, Lima – heard it twice and got QSL
700 HJCX W R, Cali
730 OAX4G RPP Noticias, San Isidro, Lima – heard twice
760 OBZ4X Radiomar Plus, Lima
780 HJZG LV del Valle, Cali
780 OAX4X Radio Victoria, Lima
850 HCVS2 R San Francisco, Guayaquil
870 HCNY2 R Cristal, Guayaquil
920 HCAB1 R Democrácia, Quito – three times but very few loggings from others!
930 OAX4E R Moderna, Lima
940 HJA76 Frecuencia U, Medellin – this night first time in Finland by several DXers
940 HJTL RCN, Cucuta
940 HCBZ1 R Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito – twice
950 HJUJ Armonías Boyacenses, Tunja
960 OAX4D Radio Panamericana, Lima
960 YV.. R Venezuela 960, Acarigua
960 YVSS Radio San Sebastián, San Cristóbal
990 OBX4J R Latina, Lima – probably the first time in Finland
1050 HJBB Caracol R, Valledupar
1080 HJAX La Voz de la Nostagia, Medellín
1130 OAX4N R Bacán, Lima – twice, got QSL
1140 HJE67 Caracol Radio, Villavicencio
1140 HJKO R Esperanza, Cartagena – twice
1140 OCU2D Chami R, Otuzco
1140 OCY4U RPP, Pilcomayo
1160 HJAZ Frecuencia Bolivariana, Montería
1250 HJOK Emisoras ABC, Barranquilla – my 100th MW CLM
1250 OAX4N R Miraflores, Lima
1270 HCUM2 R Universal, Guayaquil
1280 HJKN R Única, Bogotá
1280 HJLR Caracol R, Pasto
1280 YVOF Radio Trujillo, Trujillo
1310 OBX2D R Chota, Chota
1320 OAX41 R La Crónica, Lima
1380 HJJD NSE Radio, Medellín – several times
1390 HJZY La Primera, Bucaramanga
1390 OCU1G R Fé, Chiclayo – many times
1410 HCGC5 RCG Radio, Gualaceo – first time in Finland?
1420 YV.. R Sintonia, Caracas
1470 HCLD2 R Ecos de Naranjito, Naranjito
1480 HJOD R Rodadero, Santa Maria
1510 OCX4J R Tarma, Tarma
1530 HCCC5 Ondas Cañaris – R Universitaria Catolica, Azogues
1530 OBU4C Radio Milenia, Lima
1540 OBX4N R Corporación, Cerro de Pasco
1600 OB.. Radio Andina, Velille, Provincia de Chumbivilcas, Dept. de Cusco

3.7.2014 – The Great ES-opening

July 09, 2014 By: admin Category: DX-listening, FMDX

By far the best es-skip opening on VHF so far was in the 3rd of July. The most of the time the position of es clouds was such that it gained the southwestern listeners (like me, JMS in Bromarv and HKU remote in Utö). Conditions started to France at 0635z in the morning. The skip was quite long with the stations like Radio Classique (Chambéry), BFM Business (Vichy), RJFM (Montluçon), Radio Cactus (Charolles) and Radio Oméga 90,9 (Montbéliard) identified. Then the first opening closed at 0945 with the lonely RTE stations on the band.

Suprisingly new opening started at 1105z with the nice London pirate catches on the band: 88.0 Pulse88, 88.4 Vision Radio VRUK, 95.4 Roots FM and 95.5 On Top Radio. Propagation was mixed between UK (BBCs Solent and Essex) and France but then after 1200z skip stucked to Ireland. Next 2+ hours it was mostly Cork and Dublin with few Wales and IOM thrown in. I think I identified 23 or so Irish non-RTE stations! 88.1 NRG FM 88.1, Dublin, 106.4 Raidió na Life, 106.8 Radio Sunshine, 103.2 Dublin City FM, 103.3 Radio Ceredigion, 98.3 UCC98.3 FM, 95.6 South East Radio etc etc. “Unfortunately” the ES cloud didn’t move a bit during this opening!

Then at 1417 after short silence the band was full of very strong Italians. Good strong signals with RDS and with lots of audio IDs too. Stations like 91.8 Radio Ticino Pavia RTP-inBlu, 91.1 Radio Gamma (Savignano), 89.0 Radio Babboleo, 91.7 Radio Birikina etc. Conditions move a bit more north at 1520z and some Swiss stations were identified: 92.8 Radio Canal 3, 97.6 Rouge FM, 97.8 RSI Rete Uno, 101.2 GRRIF, 88.8 Radio Berner Oberland and 95.6 Radio Pilatus. Switzerland is always tough on FM. Then finally few Germans on the band too, eg. 103.3 Antenne Bayern. Band closed at 1630z – over 10 hours after the first opening. Wow … want more of this!

Log (sorry, comments are in Finnish, no time to translate):

88.000 3.7. 1104- + G: Pulse88, London. Pirate. Tällä RDS:t kunnossa: PI:C121 PS:Pulse88. Samaan aikaan essillä 87.9 voimakas pelkkä kantoaalto. TIK
88.000 3.7. 1417- I: R City, Novara (NO). Keli hyppäsi näillä kohdilla Irlannista Italiaan. TIK
88.100 3.7. 1349- IRL: NRG FM 88.1, Dublin. 1½h myöhemmin kuin Jimillä – tosin näin alhaalla ei paljoa tullut Irkkuavauksessa käytyä. Irkkuavaus tuotti RTE-ketjujen lisäksi n. 23 raporttia. Valitettavasti (jos näin saa sanoa) pilvi pysyi täysin paikallaan “tuntikaupalla” ja oli Porista auki lähinnä Dublin-Cork-Carlow-suunnalle ja hiukan Mansaarelle ja Walesiin. TIK
88.400 3.7. 1105- G: Vision Radio VRUK, London. Piraatti. Ei idiä, mutta PI:C358 ja äänessä meuhkaa sama DJ Frouge kuin aseman webbisivuillakin tähän aikaan (identtinen ohjelma). TIK
88.400 3.7. 0910- IRL: RTÉ Radio 1. Aamuavauksen päätteeksi yksinäisiä irkkuja (myös 89.6 ja 90.6) pitkään ja hartaasti. TIK Editoi
88.500 3.7. 0822- F: Nostalgie. Megève-tx. Tämä on lähellä Sveitsiä. Kohta taajuudelle nousi italo. 89.6:lla samaan aikaan UNID sveitsiläinen. TIK
88.800 3.7. 1142- F: MFM Radio. TIK
88.800 3.7. 1555- SUI: R BeO, Bern. Niesen-tx. Idi tuli tässä lyhyemmässä muodossa. TIK
89.000 3.7. 1420- I: R Babboleo, Genova. Borgio Verezzi (SV)-tx. TIK
89.100 3.7. 1417- I: Fantastica, Torino (TO). Fantastinen kuuluvuus. PI:5292 PS:FANT..CA. TIK
89.200 3.7. 0826- F: RFM Provence, Marseille. Hienot paikallisidit. QRB 2274 km. TIK
89.300 3.7. 0851- ITA: R Studio Delta. Ei piitanut 0,1 MHz:n päässä paahtavasta lähimmästä paikallisasemasta (Radio Pori). Aamun Ranska-putki päättyi hajaitalialaisiin. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0810- F: France Bleu Gard Lozère, Nimes. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0719- F: Radio Espérance. Autun-tx. PI:F864 PS:ESPERANC. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0711- F: TSF Jazz. Nevers-tx. Ranskalaisilla alkoi huikea yli 8 tunnin kelipäivä, joka Porissa sisälsi mm. lähes 4 tunnin tykityksen Irlantiin. TIK
90.200 3.7. 1458- I: m2o, Alba-tx (CN). Yhdessä Radio Marian kanssa. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0752- SUI: Radio Freiburg. Nousi ranskiksen päälle. Vain RDS-tunnistus, mutta kielestä ei voi erehtyä. TIK
90.600 3.7. 0805- F: RMC. Melun-tx. TIK
90.600 3.7. 0917- IRL: RTÉ 2 FM. TIK
90.900 3.7. 0746- F: Radio Oméga 90,9. Montbéliard-tx. PI:FC36 PS:_OMEGA__. TIK
90.950 3.7. 1442- I: m2o. Menconico-tx (PV). TIK
91.000 3.7. 0722- F: R Classique. Kuului 30 sekuntia antaen idin ja PI: F221. TIK
91.000 3.7. 1510- I: R Subasio. Monte Argentario-tx (GR). Ikisuosikki nousi idaamaan. Kelillisesti oudohko hyppy. Taajuudella myös (tietenkin) Radio Maria. TIK
91.100 3.7. 0749- F: Rire et Chansons. Mainosteli mm. Marseilles’iin. TIK
91.100 3.7. 1508- I: R Gamma, Savignano. Idit ja PI:5843. 80-luvulta on kuitattuna R Gamma International, joka lienee ihan eri asema. TIK
91.100 3.7. 1439- I: R Padania Libera. Hetkeksi taajuudelle idaamaan. TIK
91.100 3.7. 1438- I: Virgin R. Pelkkä RDS PI:5241 PS:_VIRGIN_ ja “Hey Joe”. TIK
91.200 3.7. 0725- F: R Espérance. Clermont-Ferrand-tx. Vuorotteli hiphop-ranskiksen kanssa. PI:F864 PS:ESPERANC. Sattumalta huomasin, että Espérance on kuitattuna 25 vuoden takaa – kuunnellessa en sitä muistanut :) . TIK
91.200 3.7. 1550- F: RTL 2, Mulhouse. Ei mielestäni kuitenkaan Mulhousen lokaali-idiä, vain “RTL Deux”. TIK
91.200 3.7. 1506- I: Ciao Radio. Bologna (BO). PI:505D PS:__CIAO__. TIK
91.200 3.7. 1510- I: R Basilica Verolanuova-inBlu. Verolanuova-tx (BS). PI: 5396 PS: RBV 91.2. Aamen. TIK
91.200 3.7. 1508- I: Rete Alfa, Ferrara (FE). Taajuudella melkoinen soppa italoja. Tämä idaili heikosti ja antoi PI:n 54B0. TIK
91.400 3.7. 1508- I: RMC – Radio Monte Carlo, Castel San Pietro Terme-tx (BO). Ranskalaisittain idi. TIK
91.400 3.7. 1434- I: RTL 102.5. Milano-tx. PI:5218 PS:RTL102.5. TIK
91.450 3.7. 1437- I: R Missione Francescana-inBlu. Massino Visconti (NO)-tx. Listattu 91.40:lle, mutta “inBlu”-kuulutuksia ja RDS PI:594C PS:RMF. TIK
91.500 3.7. 0748- F: Oüi FM. Roanne- tx. TIK
91.500 3.7. 1433- I: RAI Isoradio. “RAI Isoradio 103.3 FM” oli kuulutus, mutta mistähän tämä tuli? TIK
91.700 3.7. 1433- I: m2o. Milano-tx. PI:5233 PS:_M_DUE_O. TIK
91.700 3.7. 1513- I: R Birikina, Castelfranco Veneto. TIK
91.800 3.7. 0722- F: BFM Business. Vichy-tx. Syrjäytti FMusiquen, mutta vain RDS PI:F227 PS:__BFM___. TIK
91.800 3.7. 1614- I: R Margherita, Torino-tx. Taajuudella myös sveitsiläinen ja SWR. TIK
91.800 3.7. 1439- I: R Ticino, Pavia (PV). Vain RDS: PI:5400 PS:R.TICINO. TIK
91.800 3.7. 1434- I: Radiocity Solo Musica Italiana. Ovada-tx (AL). TIK
91.800 3.7. 1440- I: RTL 102.5. Mango-tx (CN). PI:5218 PS:RTL102.5. TIK
92.200 3.7. 0743- F: R Cactus, Semur en Brionnais (71). Ainakin tässä kohtaa vain RDS-tunnistus PI:FC83 PS:CACTUS. Sitten taajuuden valtasi espanjankielinen. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1443- I: Primaradio, Asti (AT). Mirabello Monferrato-tx (AL). Mainokset Astiin. PI:5B63 PS:PRIMA_R. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1444- I: R LatteMiele Milano (MI). Mainoksia Milanoon. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1506- I: R.Siena, Siena (SI). PI:5AC0 PS:R.SIENA. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1343- IRL: RTÉ 2fm, Mullaghanish-tx. Irkkujen popkanava. PI:2202 PS:RTE_2fm. TIK
92.250 3.7. 1440- I: RCN-Radio Cittanova-inBlu. Näitä splittejä kuului paljon. Tämä kuului pitkään, hartaasti ja lujaa. PI:54EF PS:RCN. TIK
92.300 3.7. 0729- F: RJFM, Montluçon. TIK
92.700 3.7. 1513- I: Radio Studio Più. Brione-Vesalla-tx (BS). TIK
92.800 3.7. 0727- D: Bayern 1. Hohenpeißenberg-tx. Omituinen välihyppy pitkien ranskisten seassa. PI:D311 PS:Bayern_1. TIK
92.800 3.7. 1520- SUI: Radio Canal 3, Seedorf-Elemoos . Ensiesiintyminen Suomessa tänään? Samaan aikaan nousee sveitsiläinen (SRF2?) myös 93.2. Canal 3 kuului vielä uudestaan RDS:llä klo 1608. TIK
92.850 3.7. 1513- I: R Fiore, Cadeo (PC). Pellegrino Parmense-Monte Canate (PR)-tx. Uutistunnarissa sähkötetään “BC”. TIK
92.900 3.7. 0800- F: Europe 1. Saint-Amand-Montrond-tx. TIK
93.000 3.7. 0743- F: La Radio Plus. Thonon-les-Bains-tx. PI:F832 PS:__PLUS__. Kuului uudestaan kello 1521! TIK
93.500 3.7. 0745- F: MFM Radio. Autun-tx. TIK
93.500 3.7. 1522- I: Virgin Radio. TIK
93.600 3.7. 0800- + F: Radio Numéro 1, Cosne-sur-Loire. Onko kuultu aiemmin kun ei löytynyt tilastosta? Useita audio-idejä ja sitten feidaa päälle Veronica One! TIK
93.600 3.7. 0802- ITA: R Veronica One. Moncalieri-tx. Feidasi hetkeksi Ranskan ykkösen päälle idaten. TIK
94.050 3.7. 1445- I: Radio Nostalgia. Taas FMListaamaton splitti. Audioidin lisäksi PI:536B PS:NOSTLGIA. TIK
94.500 3.7. 1207- IRL: RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Mullaghanish-tx. Samalla Perseus-fileellä sama RTE myös 93.2, 93.4, 93.6, 93.8, 94.0 ja 94.4 … TIK
94.600 3.7. 1425- I: R Sound 95, Piacenza. Travo/Pigazzano (PC)-tx. PI:524E PS:RADIO95. Myös //95.00 ja //95.10. Taajuudella piipahtivat näillä nurkin myös Radio Maria ja RAI Due. TIK
95.100 3.7. 1312- IRL: WLR FM. Faha-tx. TIK
95.200 3.7. 1531- F: France Bleu Pays de Savoie. PI:F20A PS:BLUE.SAV. TIK
95.200 3.7. 1426- I: R Italia Uno Party. Mango (CN)-tx. TIK
95.300 3.7. 1107- G: BBC Essex. South Benfleet-tx. TIK
95.400 3.7. 1537- F: RFM. Chambery (73) -tx. TIK
95.400 3.7. 1107- G: Roots FM, London. Piraatti, jolla PI:CE33 PS:Roots_FM, muuten nonstop-musaa. TIK
95.500 3.7. 1108- G: On Top Radio, London. Piraatti. TIK
95.500 3.7. 1312- IRL: LM FM, Drogheda. Saggart Hill -tx. Mainosten jälkeen oli jaossa parhaista elokuvamuistoista Red Carpet VIP -leffailtalippuja. PI:241D PS:__LMFM__. TIK
95.600 3.7. 1318- IRL: South East Radio, Wexford. TIK
95.600 3.7. 1603- SUI: Radio Pilatus. 3.7. oli myös hieno sveitsiläispäivä – kuusi idattua asemaa. TIK
95.900 3.7. 0735- F: Fusion FM. Dompierre-sur-Besbre-tx. Vain RDS: PI:FF45 PS:FUSION PS2:F95.9. TIK
95.900 3.7. 1317- IRL: Tentative: Clare FM, Ennis. Jäi mainostunnistuksen varaan. Liikkeitä Roslevanissa, Enniksessä ja Limerickissä mainostettiin. TIK
96.000 3.7. 1535- F: Chérie FM. Annecy 2-tx (74). Heikommin myös //96.1, joten ei tainnut olla paikallisia mainoksia. TIK
96.000 3.7. 1429- I: R LatteMiele. Bellagio (CO)-tx. Mainosteli Vareseen, joten haisee paikalliselle. TIK
96.100 3.7. 1107- G: BBC Solent 96.1. Toisin kuin viime kesänä, nyt oli “nauhoitus” päällä idin tullessa. Samaan aikaan 96.2 mm. Ramadan-ähly (ENG-piraatti?). TIK
96.300 3.7. 1533- F: Hot Radio Chambéry. “La radio de Chambéry”. TIK
96.400 3.7. 1110- G: Eagle Radio, Guildford. Samaan aikaan 96.7 Heart. TIK
96.400 3.7. 1255- IRL: Cork’s 96 FM, Cork. Myöhemmin myös 95.8 ja 96.1. TIK
96.600 3.7. 1259- IRL: KCLR 96 FM, Carlow. Kuului jopa paremmin samaan aikaan 96.9:llä. TIK
97.200 3.7. 1300- G: Manx R, Douglas. Mansaarelta. TIK
97.300 3.7. 1252- IRL: KFM Kildare. Tukevasti ja puhtaasti PI:2410 PS:KFM. TIK
97.400 3.7. 1258- IRL: 4FM, Dublin. “Classic Hits 4FM”. Sloganista huolimatta kansanradiotyylistä phone inniä, jonka aiheena oli Garth Brooksin keikkojen peruuntuminen. Osa soittajista vahvasti närkästyneitä asiasta. Kuului myös mm. 95.4 ja 94.6. TIK
97.600 3.7. 1543- F: Europe 1. Chambéry-tx. TIK
97.600 3.7. 1540- F: Rouge FM. Mont Salève-tx. Sveitsiläinen jonka lähetin Ranskan puolella. PI:4F20 PS:ROUGE_FM. TIK
97.600 3.7. 1300- IRL: R Kerry. Knockanore-tx. KFM Kilmore feidailee alla. Myöhemmin Kerry myös 96.2:lla. TIK
97.800 3.7. 1543- F: RSI Rete Uno. Thollon-tx. TX Ranskassa. Taajuudella musisoi myös PI:n kera Radio A. TIK
97.800 3.7. 1600- SUI: RSI Rete Uno. Thollon-tx. TIK
98.000 3.7. 1541- F: Perrine FM, La Roche sur Foron (74). PI:F846 PS:PERRINE_. TIK
98.000 3.7. 1539- F: Virgin Radio. Montélimar-tx (07). TIK
98.100 3.7. 1240- IRL: Dublin’s 98FM, Dublin. TIK
98.300 3.7. 1310- IRL: UCC 98.3FM, Cork. Campus Radio. TIK
98.400 3.7. 1626- I: Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. Almenno San Bartolomeo-tx (BG). Olikin eri asema kuin aiemmin päivällä 91.8 kuulunut Radiocity Solo Musica Italiana. TIK
98.400 3.7. 1242- IRL: RTÉ Lyric FM. Irkkujen klassinen kanava kuului tällä fileellä mm. 97.8, 97.9, 98.0, 99.0 ja 99.1. TIK
98.900 3.7. 1538- F: La Radio Plus. 2tx (74). Mainoksia mm. Geneveen. TIK
99.100 3.7. 1626- I: Radio 105 Network. Samaan aikaan myös 98.9:llä. TIK
101.200 3.7. 1547- SUI: GRRIF. 2 tx. Samaan aikaan myös 100.6:lla. TIK
102.200 3.7. 1325- IRL: Q102, Dublin. “More music, less talk. Dublin’s Q102″. TIK
102.300 3.7. 1233- G: BBC Radio Cymru. Abertillery-tx. PI:C71B PS:BBCCymru. TIK
102.400 3.7. 1214- IRL: Beat 102-103 FM. Clonmel-tx. TIK
102.500 3.7. 1250- IRL: Spin Southwest, Limerick. TIK
103.200 3.7. 1231- IRL: 103.2 Dublin City FM, Dublin. “Hello! And welcome to the Making Dublin happier -show on 103.2 Dublin City FM” teki ainakin minut onnelliseksi. TIK
103.250 3.7. 1620- I: R Party Groove. Sant’Antonio Aradolo (CN)-tx. Mainosteli Torinoon. PI:5274 PS:PARTY. Kuului myös 103.7:llä. TIK
103.300 3.7. 1620- D: Antenne Bayern, Brotjacklriegel-tx. Hieman aiemmin taajuudella italiankielisessä ohjelmassa englanniksi liikennetiedoitus, olisko Isoradio? Tältä musiikin jälkeen simppeli jingle. TIK
103.300 3.7. 1234- G: R Ceredigion, Aberystwyth. Blaenplwyf-tx. Nousi C103:n päälle paikallisilla mainoksilla Aberystwythiin ja antoi myös idit. TIK
103.300 3.7. 1232- IRL: C103. Nowen Hill-tx. Myös 103.7:llä. Jingle biisien väliin. TIK
103.400 3.7. 1236- G: Capital FM North West & North Wales. Tämä walesilainen tolppa oli aiemmin Heart? Paikallisia mainoksia. TIK
103.800 3.7. 1232- IRL: Spin 103.8, Dublin. Varotti, että liian moni irkku hukkuu. TIK
105.700 3.7. 1246- IRL: Red FM, Cork. “.. on Cork’s new Red FM”. TIK
106.200 3.7. 1219- IRL: iRadio. Tässä ja muuallakin. TIK
106.400 3.7. 1227- IRL: Raidió na Life, Dublin. Idaili iiriksi Morrisseyn Everyday Is Like Sundayn jälkeen ja jatkoi Oasiksella. TIK
107.000 3.7. 1228- IRL: Newstalk. Tätä oli tarjolla yläbandilla. Myös mm. 107.2, 107.4 ja 107.8. Eli MUF:ssa päästiin tappiin asti. TIK

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FM-log 3.6.-2.7.2014

July 07, 2014 By: admin Category: FMDX

FM season has been very “dry” since I got my new 5el Triax-yagi up. I am using Perseus FM+ and this Triax up only 3 m agl with the Teamviewer remote software. Remote QTH is 12 km away from my home. This makes FM listening possible as I am living in the middle of city centre where FM-DXing is quite hard. The 3rd of July was one of the best FM days ever for me – and I have been active since the early 1980s (QRT 1997-2011). I will post this day’s log later but eg. 23 Irish stations were identified.

3.6.2014
88.400 3.6. 1558- RUS: Detskoe Radio. Tolyatti/RTPS Zhigulevsk (SA) -tx.
90.600 3.6. 1556- RUS: Radio KP (Komsomolskaya Pravda), Moskova. Saratov -tx.

5.6.2014
90.900 5.6. 1759- SRB: Radio Beograd 1. Kopaonik-tx.

6.6.2014
89.000 6.6. 0957- BUL: BG Radio, Sofia. Shumen-tx.
89.600 6.6. 0957- BUL: Radio Focus. Shumen -tx.
89.600 6.6. 1051- I: Radio Italia Anni 60. PI:52DD PS:ANNI_60.
89.700 6.6. 1009- ROU: SRR Radio România Cultural. Alexandria-tx. “Radio Romania”-ID
90.100 6.6. 1007- I: R Deejay. Avasi Italia-kelin. PI:5214.
90.800 6.6. 1006- ROU: Magic FM. Bucureşti-tx.
90.900 6.6. 0933- ROU: National FM. Mahmudia (Delta Dunării). PI:9250.
91.600 6.6. 0950- SRB: R Fokus. Smederevo-tx. PI:D2888 PS:FOKUS.
91.700 6.6. 0906- BUL: BNR Hristo Botev. Plovdiv-tx.
92.200 6.6. 0906- BUL: BNR Hristo Botev. Botev vrah-tx.
92.400 6.6. 0924- BUL: Magic FM, Sofia.
92.500 6.6. 0925- SRB: R Beograd 1. Tupižnica-tx.
92.700 6.6. 1007- BIH: Radio Postaja Kiseljak, Fojnica. Tnx JKZ.
92.900 6.6. 0921- BUL: BNR Hristo Botev. Sofia-tx.
94.100 6.6. 0927- SRB: Hit FM Radio.
96.000 6.6. 0917- TUR: Lounge FM (Istanbul). Soitti lounge-musiikkia. PI: 3453 PS: LOUNGE.
96.100 6.6. 1032- HRV: HRT-HR 2. Labinštica-tx. PI:C202 PS:HRT-HR_2. Also Radio Puglia ja Radio Selene in the QRG.
96.800 6.6. 1030- HRV: Totalni FM Split. Brač-tx.

11.6.2014
90.600 11.6. 0933- ROU: Vibe FM. Bacău-tx. PI:E222.
90.800 11.6. 0952- ROU: SRR Radio Iaşi. Rarău -tx. Audio-ID & PI:FF03 PS:IS_90.8_.

2.7.2014
88.000 2.7. 1151- ROU: Kiss FM, Bârlad. not //88.50 so local ads
88.400 2.7. 1349- F: NRJ.
88.500 2.7. 1152- ROU: Kiss FM, Vaslui/Baia Mare.

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Spring / Early Summer QSLs

June 19, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

I finished my MW season about six weeks ago. I’ve been a bit lazy to send reception reports, but some interesting QSLs have arrived. FM season has also started but it has been very disappointing so far.

642. Radio Pakistan, Peshawar 1260 kHz

This one arrived by mail. I heard this new MW tx from Pakistan last October, so it took over 5 months to arrive.

643. WMMB Melbourne FL 1240 kHz

I still have some US stations to send reception reports. The Regional Program Manager of WMMB, Ken Holiday, replied quickly. WMMB was heard in the 4th of February, same time with WDMC Melbourne FL on 920.

644. CMHW Doblevé, Santa Clara 840 kHz

CMHW was quite regular station on 840 kHz with another Cuban, Radio Revolución. 840 kHz is interesting station as any South American station is rare. From Central America I heard also R Nacional de Panama and 4VEH La voix évangélique d’Haïti last season. Doblevé replied via Facebook but it took 2,5 months.

645. HJAZ Frecuencia Bolivariana, Monteria 1160 kHz

Frecuencia Bolivariana is very rare station but it was heard by several Finnish DXers in the 21st of January. This is the station run by Universidad Pontificia Bolivaria. HJAZ replied quickly via Facebook.

646. HJZT Radio Auténtica, Manizales 1570 kHz

I heard Radio Auténtica same time than Frecuencia Bolivariana. This one is not as rare as Auténtica, but not an easy catch either. They replied in 10 days via email.

647. CP115 Radio Caranavi 1550 kHz

QSL from Bolivia is always the worth of big HURRAY! Caranavi was my 4th QSL from Bolivia. Out of blue they replied in 3 months to my follow-up email. I don’t think that anyone heard Caranavi in Finland during this season.

648. HJDU Emisora Cultural Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin 1410 kHz

Emisora Cultural is quite easy to hear on 1410 kHz. It doesn’t ID very often but it is easy to recognize as they broadcast a lot of jazz and classic music. Secretaria Ana Cristina Guisao David replied via mail in 10 days.

649. HCGC5 RCG Radio, Gualaceo 1410 kHz

This was the mystery to me before I got a clip from Gert, GNH who heard this with much better signal in Sweden. After few attemps RCG Radio replied to me via Facebook. First one in Finland perhaps?

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The log 6th April onwards – the end of MW season

May 20, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening

On Sunday I took off the longwire antenna from my remote Perseus. It was just in time because on Monday we had the biggest thunderstorm so far. Perseus remote worked very well with the MESTOR timer. I usually visited the station once a week to change USB harddisk but I also checked the bands in the morning almost every day. Since last August this system failed only 2 or 3 times (once because electricity went off) so it was working very well! Now I mounted a small FM yagi to the same QTH and I will record ES-condx via remote. Hopefully it works. FM+ is a bit heavy software.

The spring season after the super condx to Ecuador in the beginning of April was dissapointing. Perharps with an antenna pointed to Brasil it could have been better. Eg. I had only two short openings to Bolivia, not much more from Peru either.

South America

1140 7.4. 0303- CLM: HJCL R Panamericana, Girardot. This morning Brasilia and this. TIK
1350 7.4. 0301- B: ZYH201 R Capital, Rio Branco, AC. “Radio Capital Acre”. Heard on many mornings. TIK
1360 8.4. 0305- PRU: OAX7R R Sicuani, Sicuani. Nice signal. TIK
1510 13.5. 0032- PRU: OCX4J R Tarma, Tarma. [.089]. TIK
1520 25.4. 0200- B: UNID. Edit/Cancel: R Povo Pocoes. Not Povo Pocoes like originally thought. Give call sign ZYH589, which is a call of Rádio Verdes Mares, 810 AM, Fortaleza CE. Also jingle “Rádio de seu coracao” and news. Verdes Mares is a main station of VMS chain. One of the stations is 1020, R Macambira Ipueiras CE, which PÄ probably heard same time with same programme. Tnx JEÖ and PÄ. TIK
1540 8.5. 0127- BOL: R Bendita Trinidad, El Alto. Same announcer on the air like one year ago. Music px and familiar strange audio interference. TIK
1540 13.5. 0058- BOL: R Bendita Trinidad, El Alto. Uncommon split [1540.269], also audio was now ok. Lively phone-in px with Abigail Mújica. Tnx HK! TIK
1580 8.5. 0129-0132 BOL: UNID. On split [.994]. Sounds like giving an ID. HK thinks it might send in Aymara. Probably signing off after 0132. TIK
1580 8.4. 0258- PRU: OAU7Z R Carráviz, Juliaca. Promoting La Voz de la Liberación -px and IDing. This morning interesting split 1469.983 below Capital and 1390 wobbler-sound religious station. TIK
1600 11.5. 0059- B: ZYK779 R Nove de Julho, Sâo Paulo SP. TIK
1600 10.4. 0301- PRU: Radio Andina. UNID QTH. Peru music and talk with “Radio Andina” -ids. Now [.020]. Same time [1589.971] UNID signing off at 0304. TIK
1670 19.4. 0229- ARG: Radio Rubí, Rafael Castillo, Matanza BA. [.006]. TIK

The latest QSLs – some nice ones from South America

April 11, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

South America has produced not just good propagation but some good QSLs. I stil a bit behind with my reception reports: currently sending emails to stations which I heard on late January. Some good catches I have reported right away after hearing them.

635. WHBC Canton OH 1480 kHz

Even band condx to USA are gone for this season, still some QSLs flow in. WHBC is not a rare station but I have heard them only once, last January with “News Talk 14-80 WHBC” slogan. CE Dale Lamm confirmed in 12 days via email.

636. OCU2D Chami Radio, Otuzco 1140 kHz

Recent catch (1.4.2014). Chami Radio was well heard in Finland and Sweden in the same morning. They have confimed via Facebook to many listeners.

637. YVRZ Radio Dos Mil, Cumaná 1500 kHz

One of the most common SA stations on MW. They replied now quickly to my follow up reception report. YV QSL is always nice – they are a bit rare at least to me even I have heard plenty of them.

638. OBX2D Radio Chota, Chota 1310 kHz

Last week’s big suprise. Also that they verified my report quickly via Facebook. This might be the first time that this station was heard in Finland on MW.

639. HJIJ La Voz de La Raza, Medellin 1200 kHz

This station was heard during the strong Medellin opening on the 16th of January. Gerente Jose Omar Fuentes replied via email.

640. YVRM BBN Radio, Caracas 1260 kHz

BBN stations are easy to confirm via “BBN Español”. Caracas 1260 is a difficult catch as it is on EU QRG, but “Medellin propagation” brought also this Venezuelan station.

641. OAU7Z Radio Carráviz, Juliaca 1570 kHz

When the band is open to Peru, this station could be heard with Bethel on 1570. I already sent them report in last May. Now Ivan Tito Vizcarra replied with “mass replay” to three listeners.

Radio Chota

The log 31-3-2014 to 5-4-2014: super openings to Ecuador and Peru!

April 06, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening

All South Americans:
(notice links to audio clips)

980 3.4. 0328- CLM: HJES RCN Cali, Cali. “RCN Cali 980 AM – RCN La Radio – Nuestra Radio”. New QRG: [.000].
1130 1.4. 0257- PRU: OAX4N R Bacán, Lima. [.917] //1320.
1140 31.3. 0329- PRU: OCU2D Chami R, Otuzco. Confirmed via Facebook.
1140 31.3. 0301- PRU: OCY4U RPP, Pilcomayo. Split [.250]. Also next night.
1190 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCDE2 UCSG Radio y Televisión, Guayaquil.
1270 1.4. 0330- EQA: HCUM2 R Universal, Guayaquil. [.994].
1310 3.4. 0257- PRU: OBX2D R Chota, Chota. Loud for few minutes. Confirmed via Facebook quickly. Has been heard in the past on Shortwaves but possibly for the first time on MW.
1320 3.4. 0331- PRU: OAX41 R La Crónica, Lima. [.995]
1320 1.4. 0233- PRU: OBU4T R Bacán, Huancayo.
1340 1.4. 0300- PRU: OAQ4Q R Alegría, Lima. Radio Comas same time on 1300. Comas has been on every day.
1350 3.4. 0300- B: ZYH201 R Capital, Rio Branco AC.
1360 3.4. 0303- PRU: OAX7R R Sicuani, Sicuani. Boxing with Nueva Q [.001].
1380 3.4. 0259- PRU: OCY4U R Nuevo Tiempo, Lima. [.001] (drifting a bit).
1400 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCFL2 R Zeta Uno, Guayaquil.
1410 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCGC5 RCG Radio, Gualaceo. Thanks to Gert, GNH who heard this with much better signal in Sweden. Thanks also to HK&JPR for help although we could’t pull out the ID before Gert sent me an audio clip.
1430 3.4. 0333- B: ZYJ671 R Caiari Porto Velho RO. Now [.010].
1510 1.4. 0328- EQA: HCHD2 Instituto Oceanográfico de la Armada, Guayaquil. QRM from distorted audio of Radio Monumental.
1510 2.4. 2330- PRU: UNID. This is [.086], maybe Radio Tarma. Others: 1470 2 stations (another with distorted audio = Voz Cristiana?), 1559.995 & 1600.018 (in Sweden heard with Radio Andina IDs).
1530 1.4. 0332- EQA: HCCC5 Ondas Cañaris – R Universitaria Catolica, Azogues. Outstanding signal, EU has no chance. Between music time announcement and ID. Same time superloud andies music on 1520 (no ID) and phone in on 1490 (also Ecuador? Santa Maria?).
1540 1.4. 0228- PRU: OBX4N R Corporación, Cerro de Pasco. Splitti [.109]. Loud also on 3.4.
1550 1.4. 0300- PRU: Tentative: OBX4P R Independencia Lima, Lima. Split [.971]. Henrik confirmed my thoughts about this station. Unfortunately no ID heard.
1580 1.4. 0332- CLM: HJNA R Robledo RCN, Cartago, Valle.
1600 1.4. 0258- PRU: OBU4R R Nuevo Tiempo, Huancayo. [.970] and //1380.

The latest QSLs – mostly NA

April 03, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

The last couple of days have been very good propagationwise to Ecuador, Peru etc. Not much QSLs coming, been lazy for sending emails and answers have been rare too. Anyhow some additions to my collection:

625. WKBK Keene NH 1290 kHz
After I got v/s information from IKA, I got a quick and nice replay from CE Ira Wilner, W1IRA. I had tried to get QSL before but it needed the right guy to actually get it.

626. WDLX Washington NC 930 kHz and 627. WGHB Farmville NC 1250 kHz
Nice catches from 15th January super condx. Jonathan Ellerbe of “Pirate Radio” confirmed my reception.

628. WEEI Boston MA 850 kHz and 629. WRKO Boston 680 kHz
Also a tip from IKA. Louis Muise, CE sent very nice confirmation via email

630. CJWI Montreal QC 1410 kHz
Regular now on 1410. Jean Ernest Pierre, CEO replied quickly to my French report.

631. WQBA Miami FL 1140 kHz
This is one of those “easier Floridans” – I have heard them 4 times this year. QSL was a bit harder but Loretta Anaya, Vice President, Sales, and Station Manager confirmed my reception.

632. WFLF Pine Hills FL 540 kHz
When heard, it was somewhat a suprise to me. Jim Poling, Program Director confirmed my f/up report in 2 days.

633. WTAM Cleveland OH 1100 kHz
I probably have tried to get QSL before. Now I didn’t get just one replay but three :) Two first ones from two news anchors then third one (on same day) from program manager. The first one came in 5 minutes from Tom Moore, I News Anchor & Reporter I Clear Channel Media + Entertainment.

634. HJA76 Frecuencia U, Medellin 940 kHz
This station was heard around the Finland in the 21st of January and several people share FFF. Confirms via Facebook.

Frecuencia U

MW-DX News: Smooth Radio

March 25, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, News

Some interesting DX-news:

Smooth Radio
The following ex-Gold stations will now carry Smooth Radio programme:
603 kHz: Canterbury 774 kHz: Gloucester 792 kHz: Bedford 828 kHz: Bournemouth 828 kHz: Luton 936 kHz: West Wiltshire 945 kHz: Eastbourne 1152 kHz: Norwich 1152 kHz: Plymouth 1161 kHz: Swindon
1170 kHz: Ipswich 1170 kHz: Portsmouth 1242 kHz: Maidstone 1251 kHz: Bury St Edmunds 1260 kHz: Bristol 1260 kHz: Wrexham 1305 kHz: Newport 1323 kHz: Brighton
1332 kHz: Peterborough 1359 kHz: Cardiff 1359 kHz: Chelmsford 1431 kHz: Reading 1431 kHz: Southend 1485 kHz: Newbury 1521 kHz: Reigate/Crawley 1557 kHz: Northampton 1557 kHz: Southampton

These stations relay Smooth Radio London 102.2 but they have local ads. Local may mean “regional”. Also it is informed that while the AM service will carry London programming, they also have a four hour opt-out programme on AM in Wales to meet Ofcom requirements.

945 kHz: Derby 999 kHz: Nottingham 1458 kHz: Manchester and 1548 kHz: London will continue with Gold programme.

Source: mediumwave.info etc.

The logs 23.2. – 17.3.2014

March 24, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening

Most of these log entries are from the files which were recorded with Mestor-software while I was travelling in Argentina and Uruguay. The propagation wasn’t so special during my trip. Only few totally new stations for me. HOLY Radio Hogar was nice catch on 1250.

Yesterday I visited at my remote station and found out that my longwire was broken – only a bit 100 meters was effective. Even with that stump I could here some EQA stations last weekend. Now it is fixed and in full force. Hopefully propagation will follow.

British Isles

972 12.3. 0400- G: Sunrise R, London. By this name now. NDR was QRT.

North America

1430 7.3. 0500- USA: WENE Endicott NY. TIK
1470 4.3. 0504- USA: WWNN Pompano Beach FL. “..WWNN .. and WKIS HD3 Pompano Beach, Miami, Fort Lauderdale”.

Central America

1250 7.3. 0459- PNR: HOLY R Hogar, Penonomé. Heard at least 5 minutes with deep QSB. 3 or 4 IDs.
1350 17.3. 0359- PNR: HOZ38 BBN Panamá, Panamá. “BBN Panamá”. Also 7.3.. Same time 1560 Adventista with English rel px.
1430 26.2. 0429- PTR: WNEL R Tiempo, Caguas, PR. New one for me from PTR.
1620 7.3. 0500- CUB: CMKX R Bayamo, Bayamo, GR.

South America

1320 9.3. 0502- CLM: HJTA R Maria, Medellín. //1580.
1320 6.3. 0503- PRU: OBU4T R Bacán, Huancayo. [.944].
1350 6.3. 0501- EQA: HCVP2 Teleradio AM 13-50, Guayaquil.
1360 14.3. 0432- PRU: OCU4I R NuevaQ FM, Lima.
1380 6.3. 0457- CLM: HJJD NSE Radio, Medellín.
1380 23.2. 0530- PRU: OCY4U R Nuevo Tiempo, Lima. Also strong 1570 Bethel & 1500 Santa Rosa voimalla.
1390 5.3. 0500- B: ZYI535 R Educadora AM, Bragança PA. “Educadora FM”.
1400 23.2. 0532- PRU: OBX4W Callao Súper Radio, Lima. Announced: www.radiocallao.com.
1430 8.3. 0501- CLM: HJKU UniMinuto R, Bogotá. Probably Emanuel too.
1480 8.3. 0458- CLM: HJOD R Rodadero, Santa Maria. “La emisora romantica de Santa Marta”
1590 14.3. 0430- VEN: YVUD R Deporte, Caracas.