Sunday, April 28, 2013

Wall-to-wall activity

After a great day enjoying some warm weather - between the rain and hail showers! - I switched on the radio at around 2100 utc. Saturday nights are always busy on MW and this evening was no exception. It was wall-to-wall all night long and as I write these words there are stations still on air. Barcelona, for example, is booming in on 1633 while he plays a few records after qsoing . . . 


Also still on air at 0030 utc (0230 Dutch time) is Moby Dick on 1648 and Polkaman on 1665. There is also a little Balkan activity higher up the band.

Here's the list of stations heard here in England this evening:

Saturday, April 27, 2013
1620       2105       Batavia 35433 music programme
1629       2105       Quintus 45434-55544 music programme
1636       2105       Keizer En Keizerin 25322 music programme
1641       2105       UK44 24332-34333 music programme
1648       2105       Moby Dick 45444-55444 music programme
1671       2106       Viking 35433-45444 music programme
1665       2108       Polkaman 24322 music programme
1685       2110       Bravo Sierra 25332 music programme
1642       2130       Akai 44444 music programme
1655       2136       Witte Raaf 44434-55444 music programme
1611       2145       Dinkelland 34443 music programme
1636       2205       Spakenburg 44434-54444 qsoing
1647       2205       Noordzee 44444 qsoing
1647       2213       Monte Carlo 44444 qsoing
1662       2217       Majorca 33433-44444 qsoing
1665       2217       Relmus 43443 music programme
1647       2220       Digitaal 43443-55444 qsoing
1675       2228       Relmus 45444 music programme
1636       2312       Romax 34433-44444 qsoing
1625       2321       Batavier 45444-55555
1633       2333       Barcelona 55544 qsoing
1645       2336       Dinkelland 33333-44343 qsoing
1656       2352       Noordzee 54444 qsoing

Observations

  • There were some cracking signals on the Kenwood tonight. Quintus was blasting in with a long programme on 1629 - his regular channel at the top of the MW band. Also on air with a music show and cracking signal was Witte Raaf on 1655
  • It's been a while since I last heard UK44 on air, so it was good to hear him with non-stop music and jingles on 1641
  • A very big signal cropped up on 1625 at around 2320 utc. It turned out to be Batavier, who is now regularly strong here at our location in the UK. His big pal Relmus was on air at the same time, starting off on 1665 before moving to 1675. He sent over a couple of pictures while he was transmitting . . . 


  • As usual, plenty of stations were qsoing. I haven't heard Dinkelland for a while and, after a music programme on 1611, he joined in the chatting to a whole host of stations. One of those was Majorca, who I haven't heard before. If I heard correctly, he announced that he was running 60 watts. If that is so, he was doing very well indeed. Take a listen to reception by clicking here
  • Digitaal was qsoing and doing a little testing on 1645 and by the time he closed down his signal was very strong indeed. He often runs around only 100 watts, so if he was using normal power, it was very impressive, with a sinpo peaking as high as 55444

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