2011-11-29

Log 28 Nov 2011

4920,002  2300  Xizang PBS, Lhasa strong as always
4939,968  2323  R San Antonio, Atalaya w music and short breaks for 30 min, then id and tlk
4949,752  2300  OID prob R Nal de Angola
4954,996  2300  R Cult Amauta, Huanta w good signal
5120,006  2331  t R Ondas del Suroriente, Quillabamba  w nice mx
5580,254  2332  t R San José rel px and no id evan at TOH
5921,274  2342  t R Bethel, Arequipa

New antenna is superior on SW, 4940 was only heard on the new. I could hear NA 590 and 930 on both antennas (300 m and 80 m). But new antenna is more quiet on both MW and SW. Euro antenna is still offline. Are preppt for rearranging old antennas now.

2011-11-27

Log 27 Nov 2011

1210,008  2315  VOAR Mt Pearl NL
1469,995  0119  YVSY R Vibración also stn on 1470,002 1470,070
Several LA and a few NA most of the night/morning.
3329,478  2314  Ondas del Huallaga also nice music Q3
4954,997  2301  R Cult Amauta w abrupt cd a few min later Q4
5921,272  2308  R Bethel w mx program Q3

1657,038  1732  OID
3905,126  1810  R Skyline Q3-4
5820,028  0805  Orion R Q4
6045,001  0917  R Iceman, Wertachtal  Q5
6199,989  0750  R Uran Utang  Q3-4
6214,774  0813  OID R King?
6220,206  0745  R Merlin  Q2-3
6240,053  1558  R Caroline/Rainbow  Q2 QRM from 6240
6254,757  0928  OID  R Saxonia? Q1-2
6255,058  1542  R Telesat South Q4
6281,992  0745  R Shadow Q2
6290,692  1617  OID id could be as Caro say R Carousel  Q3-4
6304,009  1647  OID w lolipop Q5 c/d 1557
6304,907 -0807 OID w Jolene and abrupt c/d Q3
6304,956  1601  R Paardenkracht  Q4
6304,993  0923  OID  going on and off Q3-4
6305,297  1629  R Marconi  Q5
6315,006  1604  OID R Flying Dutchmen carrier moving arround, weak signal Q0-1 c/d 1605
6319,928  1447  R Zodiac Q3-4
6319,964  1720  OID  Q2
6324,985  0823  R Misti  Q4
6384,346  1728  OID  Q3
6422,426  1445  R Uncle Sam Q4
6436,998  1820  OID w mx, and russian Q2-3
6549,992  1504  R Rising Sun Q3
6960,000  0834  Geronimo SW  Q3
6969,977  0822  LHH  Q3
6984,859  0827  OID R Waves?
7479,951  0754  R Oasis  Q1-3
9479,989  0945  EMR  Q5

2011-11-26

Log 26 Nov 2011

  590  2147  VOCM St John's NL good w com (590,002)
  930  2150  CJYQ St John's NL w com then VOCM-vx, CJYQ id at 2234 (929,998)
  950  0006  CKNB Campbellton NB enjoyed there music for a while also two stn on 930 mx+spt
1020  0628  t CM-- R Reloj
1050  0627  WEPN New York NY "ESPN New York"
1130  0627  WBBR New York NY w commercials, also 2225 (1130,001)
1140  2203  CBI Sydney NS  (1139,999)
1180  0630  CM-- R Rebelde very strong with it's many tx here
1280  2248  OID ss WCMN? (1279,999)
1290  2237  YVLF R Puerto Cabello (1290,002)
1300  2249  OID ss (1299,984)
1330  0600  WRCA Waltham MA
1370  0700  WDEA Ellsworth ME strong
1370  0559  HJBO R Minuto de Dios, Barranquilla
1400  0600  CBG Gander NL w CBC nx also 2157 (1400,011)
1410  0600  HJDU Em Cult Universidad de Antiquia, Medellin
1510  2338  WWZN Boston MA w com break in basket break (1510,020)

1026  0630  BBC R Cambridgshire
1035  0631  Northsound 2  very strong over R Eli
1170  0630  Magic 1170
1305  0600  Magic AM
1332  0600  Premier Chr R
1359  0600  Gold
1368  0600  Manx R
1386  0600  Euskadi Irratia
1413  0600  Premier Chr R
1413  0600  BBC R Gloustershire
1431  0600  Gold
1458  0600  Sunrise R

3905,015  2101  U-Boat 66 R run w 100 w Q1-3
4774,946  0030  t R Tarma very strong
4986,370  0040  t R Manantial
6299,995  1850  OID R Tropiq?
6305,021  1900  OID  Q3
6324,853  1850  R Witte Reus Q4
6422,366  1906  R Alice  Q3

1654,973  1912  OID weak signal disipeared, c/d? Stress R?

2011-11-24

Log 24 Nov 2011

1010  0236  WINS New York NY very good signal for a while, NY also on 880,1050, 1130, 1190
1130  0600  WBBR New York NY often strong
1390  0659  WEGP Presque Isle ME

1035  0400  R Eli
1152  0400  Clyde 2
1161  0600  Magic 1161 + Tay AM
1170  0600  R Capodistria
1170  0400  Magic 1170
1296  0700  R XL
1305  0500  Magic AM, not easy to hear Gold here
1368  0500  BBC R Lincolnshire
1458  0700  BBC R Newcastle

Did not check the recordnings to much. Was not all that good morning. Checking PAX95 instead.
Needed some supply for the old antennas, when it's time for "falling tree"-project. Will prob change some for better direction and ground. I will scout some this weekend to see if 160 degrees could be 180-190 degrees in same length or better. And 120 degrees will become 270 degrees with the double length. Maybe I'll just pay the start fee for a dart turnament and get an ass whoop in 501 instead.

2011-11-23

Log 23 Nov 2011

At 0008 several NA, but not many with strong signal.

1130  0500  WBBR New York NY
1140  0700  CI Sydney NS w CBC nx
1390  0020  WEGP Presque Isle ME strong "Talk of the Town"

Several OIDs as well.

Log 22 Nov 2011

  950  2343  CKNB Campbelton NB
1140  2359  CBI Sydney NS at times w good signal
1370  2331  WDEA Ellsworth ME w id just as I got on the fq

New antenna is now online and working. Length is now 300 m in 290 degrees. and koax 250 m. I have used the first antenna I used, 100 m, and 200 m new wire. Balun is grounded with 2x1,5 m and 1x1 m long stakes in wett ground. Balun is placed 50 cm from ground in a plastic box on a tree, becouse it often is high water there. The antenna is held by strings, so no coils in the beginning or end. It ends in mid air atm.
I might ad 100 m later.
At the moment the Europe/Africa antenna is offline (no balun). Both the 80 m and 90 m antennas that I have used will be down for a while when a tree is going down, as soon as the neighbor gets back from Spain. Maybe I'll change them for better ground and direction later.

Log 21 Nov 2011

1026  0600  BBC R Cambridgeshire
1035  0600  Northsound 2, Aberdeen
1035  0300  R Eli
1080  0300  R Rossii
1107  0600  MFR, Inversenn
1152  0800  Magic 1152
1152  0600  Clyde 2
1161  0600  Tay AM
1170  0800  R Capodistria

1020  0300  KDKA Pittsburgh PA
1030  0600  WBZ Boston MA  also at 0037
1080  0600  WTIC Hartford CT
1090  0600  WBAL Baltimore MD manage to come throu 1089
1130  0600  WBBR New York NY w Bloomberg nx
1140  0600  CBI Sydney NS w CBC nx
1170  06      OID prob WWVA Wheeling WV behind Europe
1190  0301  WLIB New York NY
1200  0600  CFGO Ottawa ON "Team 1200"
1310  0500  CIWW Ottawa ON "13-10 News"
1360  0700  WDRC Hartford CT
1370  0500  WXXI Rochester NY w BBC px
1390  0023  WEGP Presque Isle ME  "Talk of the Town"
1410  0700  OID w ESPN prob WPOP Hartford CT also at 0529

2011-11-19

Log 19 Nov 2011

  936       0430  RAI
  936       0430  Fresh
  999       0430  RAI
1017       0400  Gold
1026       0600  BBC R Cambridgeshire
1026       0600  Downtown R
1035       0600  Northsound 2  dominating here when Est is weak
1107       0600  MFR
1116       0600  BBC R Derby
1152       0400  Magic 1152 + R Romania Actualitati
1152       0600  Clyde 2 + Magic + Romania
1161       0400  Magic 1161
1161       0359  Tay AM
1170       0400  Magic 1170
1305       0500  Magic AM
1332       0500  Gold
1368       0500  BBC R 5 Live (no longer local at this time)
1413       0500  Premier Chr R + BBC R 5 Live + Romania
1458       0500  Sunrise R + Romania

1130       0400  WBBR New York NY  w Bloomberg nx
1140       0600  CBI Sydney NS w CBC nx
1160       0600  WYLL Chicago IL  "Chicagos Chr Talk"
1190,03  0400  WLIB New York NY
1200       0600  WXKS Newton MA  "50 000 watt of talk" then Fox nx

This was the first test of the new antenna (290), now only 100 m long. I could hear about 20-30 NA stations at first test at 23/00 UTC.

2011-11-09

Back to basic

Now I'm back in town. With me I have 300 m koax, 3x1,5 m groundpipes, for my next antenna project. Made a quick stop in Fredriksfors, Delsbo (DRAK) and picked up these items. Next is to take down one antenna and move it to new spot, and then fix the koax and ground. Then I have to buy more antenna wire. Initial length of the new antenna will be 3-400 m in 290 degrees, with possibility to ad 3-400 m. But then I have to go over a road.

Log from PAX95 will be updated, prob every day.

http://www.furuogrund.se/pax/PAX/pax95.pdf