Sunday, July 15, 2012

Just like old times

Well this evening has been very entertaining . . . there was much pirate activity from the Summer Meeting, where lots of familiar faces could be seen on the webcam together with an interesting show on 6325 kHz SW. But, tonight was also a night for good skip conditions on the MW band from the Netherlands to England - at long last. After weeks of poor conditions, it was nice to hear lots of stations . . . 

Saturday, July 14, 2012
1629       1947       Calipso 44544-55555 music programme
1671       1949       Viking 34433-45434 music programme
1638       1952       Orban 44544-55555 music programme
1650       2024       Moby Dick 35433-45434 testing modulation
1665       2027       Polkaman 23422-34433 music programme
1665       2217       DB 33533-54544 report for Viking
1655       2229       Spakenburg 35333 qsoing
1642       2238       Barcelona 44444 qsoing
1675       2240       Albatros 25322-35333 music programme
1645       2242       Spakenburg 45434 qsoing
1636       2242       Romax 33333 qsoing
1640       2254       Barones 55544 qsoing
1638       2301       Napoleon 44444 qsoing
1644       2304       Digitaal 45444 qsoing
1650       2316       Monte Carlo 33533 qsoing
1655       2327       Napoleon 55444 qsoing
1656       2334       Romax 35433 qsoing
1654       2335       Digitaal 44544 qsoing

Observations

  • Calipso is still on air now, so it has been a very long programme from his side. The signal arrived in England nice and early and reception was very good. Have a listen here
  • Orban was blasting the airwaves for a couple of hours with his trademark superb audio. It really makes you sit up and listen. Superb!
  • Nice to hear Barones put in an appearance after his visit to the Summer Meeting. A super signal as ever
  • Albatros often amazes with just 75 watts of power, and he was doing a good job on his regular frequency on 1675. He was one of the few stations who will send you a smart qsl card in the mail if you ask nicely . . .

  • There were lots of stations qsoing and some nice signals. Digitaal, in particular, was coming in well. Have a listen here

And here are some logs from Friday evening . . .

Friday, July 13, 2012
1644       2335       Santana 35433-45434 music programme
1630       2340       Polydor 34433 qsoing
1656       2343       Golfbreker 24422 qsoing
1640       2345       Professor Sickbok 34433 qsoing
1653       2346       Jeneverstoker 34422 qsoing
1675       2350       Bravo Sierra weak signal music programme
1636       2350       Jack Sparrow 23422-34433 qsoing
1650       2356       Monte Carlo 44444 qsoing
1645       0010       Casablanca 55544 qsoing

Observations

  • Bravo Sierra's signal might have been weak, but he was running only 20 watts, so it was a fine achievement to be heard across the North Sea at a time when conditions were not good
  • Casablanca was booming in with a super signal. We made this short video . . .


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