Sunday, March 16, 2014

New names

We have flipped into the early hours of Sunday morning and I'm currently listening to several stations at the same time. At the top of the MW band, Radio Barones is just winding down after a long programme and he's qsoing with Jeneverstoker. Just up the band is Radio Snowman from Friesland on 1656, and I'm also keeping one ear on 6940 kHz USB, where the mysterious Wolverine is broadcasting from the USA with a nice signal in these parts.

Earlier in the evening I heard two stations for the first time. One of those was Zwarte Golf, who was testing on 1620. You can hear how his signal was reaching the radio at this side of the North Sea . . .



Here are the latest logs from our part of England . . .

Saturday, March 15, 2014
1620       1811       Derby 55544 qsoing
1621       1814       Alpenjager 25322 qsoing
1620       1819       Kruik 25222 qsoing
1620       1824       Zonnester 45333-45444 qsoing
1655       1832       Jan Kachel 44444
1653       1834       Batavier 44444 music programme
1651       1849       Turksteker 32332 music programme
1660       1850       Jan Kachel 55444
1615       1859       Dageraad 44444 music programme
1620       1906       Zwarte Golf 45333-45434 testing
1620       1925       Torpedojager 45333-45434 report for Zwarte Golf
1625       1940       Barones 54444 music programme
1647       1949       Vuilnisman 33322-34443 report for Zwarte Golf
1648       0010       Moby Dick 55544 music programme
1656       0016       Snowman 25222-35333 music programme
1640       0044       Jeneverstoker 35333 report for Barones

Thursday, March 13, 2014
1653       1854       Batavier 55544-55555 music programme               
1626       1903       Monza 34333-44444 testing
1638       1908       Osaka qsoing
1640       1909       Professor Sickbok 55444 qsoing
1618       1923       Dageraad 33433 qsoing
1665       2031       Meteoor 44444 qsoing
1670       2031       Zeepiraat 35553 qsoing
1688       2035       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55544 qsoing
1648       2040       Turfsteker 34333 qsoing
1625       2100       King 25222-35333 music programme with 30 watts
1675       2129       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55434 calling Balkan pirates
1645       2152       JB 45444-55444 report for Mijnwerker
1655       2234       Vliegende Schotel 45444-55444 report for Mijnwerker
1660       2240       Noordzee 45444-55544 music programme


Observations

  • Zwarte Golf announced that he has a new transmitter and had been making some antenna adjustments during the day. This was the first time I had heard him, so perhaps this was another station using a different name?
  • After the Zwarte Golf had closed there were several stations with reports for him, one of which was Vuilnisman (Garbage Man) - another new name for me. The signal here was fading but came up quite well a couple of times, as you can hear on this recording . . .



    • On Saturday evening there was a surprise when Zonnester popped up on 1620 during a qso. I have only ever heard him on air on Sunday mornings with his regular programme. When he closes down he often has a qso with stations including Alpenjager and Kruik, who were also on air on Saturday. I was beginning to think I had got my days mixed up!
    • Snowman was apparently running only around 20 watts of power on 1657. With a sinpo that reached 35333, this was very good work
    • On Thursday evening Vrolijke Mijnwerker went off air rather suddenly. The reason? A tuning coil caught fire. It shouldn't be long before he's back on air though


    1 comment:

    1. No radio on Saturday here so thanks for posting the recordings Vuilnisman and Zwarte Golf, both new names to listen for here

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