Monday, March 03, 2014

Scanning the band

Monday is coming to a close, and it's been an interesting one. I was working at home today, which meant I had the chance to catch some radio activity throughout the day, kicking off on shortwave. 

Radio Telestar started the ball rolling, and later there was Odynn, Rona Lisa and Ascona from the Netherlands, while Baltic Sea Radio from Finland was testing with a good signal in LSB on 18 MHz. But perhaps the most interesting activity on SW today came in the form of Radio Mir on 6285. The station was broadcasting a political programme on Russia and the Ukraine, which was attracting a greal deal of attention on the SDR at Twente, with listeners clambering to hear what was going on. Real pirate radio indeed.

On MW, Radio Barones on 1625 was the highlight, and there were plenty of other big signals around at the top of band as well. It was also nice to hear some stations I don't often hear, including Alaska and Roderover.

I made this video of reception down in the radio room at around 2310 utc . . .


And here are tonight's logs and some other recent catches . . .

Monday, March 3, 2014
1630       1703       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55544 qsoing
1650       1706       Zwarte Boekanier 45444-55555 music programme
1645       1706       Digitaal 45454 qsoing
1638       1709       Osaka (Twente) 25322-35333 qsoing
1620       1713       Roderover 34443 qsoing
1645       1829       Alaksa 44444 qsoing
1627       1835       Soerabaya 25332-35333 qsoing
1645       1903       Nachtzwerver 44444 qsoing
1625       2052       Barones 55544 testing new tube
1638       2056       Bluebird 44444-55544 music programme
1655       2126       Witte Raaf 44434-55444 music programme
1651       2145       Turfsteker 22422-33433 music programme
1632       2242       Vrolijke Mijnwerker 54544 qsoing           
1640       2253       Professor Sickbok 55544 qsoing
1647       2306       Monte Carlo 35333-45444 qsoing
1625       2319       Continental 23222 report for Baro
1625       2329       Napoleon 45434 music programme
1655       2335       Batavier 44434-45444 music programme
1636       2341       Pandora 43433 music programme

Saturday, March 1, 2014
1629       2309       Relmus 45434-55444 music programme
1611       2310       Tower 44444-55444 music programme
1648       2311       Moby Dick 45444 music programme
1653       2311       Studio 69 34433 music programme
1645       2312       Monte Carlo 44444 qsoing
1640       2317       Veronica 34433 qsoing
1656       2320       Digitaal 44444 qsoing
1637       2330       Spakenburg 54444 qsoing
1656       0018       Romax 23432-34333 qsoing
1655       0025       Monte Carlo 43443 qsoing

Thursday, February 27, 2014
1647       2040       Armada 45433-45444 music programme
1638       2041       Bluebird 55434 music programme    
1625       2049       King 24222-34333 music programme
1649       2308       Uniek 24322 music programme
1642       2315       Jeneverstoker 34333 qsoing
1633       2317       Barcelona 44333 music programme
1655       2322       Vliegende Schotel 44433 qsoing

Observations

  • Nachtzwerver was packing a real punch on 1645 this evening, putting in his best-ever signal here in England. Modulation was also pretty good, especially on the speech
  • On Saturday, it was good to hear Relmus for the first time in a while. He was very strong here for his long music programme. Here's a look at his studio in a couple of photos sent to me recently . . .





1 comment:

  1. Thanks for posting the video and great to hear stations on a Monday evening here too !

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