Propagation over the last couple of weeks doesn’t seem to be particularly good. Maximum MUF during the day seems around about 12 Mhz. During the evening, the lower bands don’t appear to be performing too well either. My ability to copy either Radio Sonder Grense on 3320 or ABC Alice Springs on 4835 have been patchy to say the least. I am assuming these so-so conditions are what we can expect from this equinox part of the year. As the days here in the Northern Hemisphere become shorter, and the period of darkness is longer, then the lower bands will start to dominate. I would like to be able to get some of the rarer S American stations in the log, but in reality, this may be impossible living in a suburb with high levels of RF ‘mush’. An ‘dxpedition’ to the Lincolnshire Wolds may pay dividends here. I also keep promising myself to improve my antenna arrangements here, but other jobs around the house always seem to get priority! Maybe, just maybe, before the winter weather gets here it may happen!
And so to the logs. Mainly the usual ‘Big Guns’, but one or two other interesting ones.
15090 Khz Kuwait R Azadi 13:45 UTC Pashto. Discussions. Some deep QSB. ID at 13:49 SINPO: 33333 2016-09-26
15320 Khz Australia Reach Beyond Australia 13:55 UTC English. Religious broadcasts. ‘Insight for Living’ at 14:00 SINPO: 43333 2016-09-26
15360 Khz Swaziland TWR 14:04 UTC Urdu. SINPO: 32222 2016-09-26
11585 Khz Guam KTWR 14:20 UTC Hindi SINPO: 21122 2016-09-26
11695 Khz Phillipines VOA 14:23 UTC Khmer. Magazine program, with ID at 14:24 SINPO: 33333 2016-09-26
11795 Khz Singapore BBCWS 14:27 UTC Hindi. News reports. ID at 14:28 SINPO: 43344 2016-09-26
11870 Khz Phillipines R Veritas Asia 14:30 UTC ID at 14:30 in Hindi SINPO: 43444 2016-09-26
11890 Khz Singapore BBCWS 14:31 UTC English. News followed by ‘The Why Factor’ program. SINPO: 43444 2016-09-26
12055 Khz Armenia TWR 14:49 UTC Sinhalese. Male announcer SINPO: 43333 2016-09-26
12065 Khz Uzbekistan TWR 14:52 UTC Hindi. Male announcer SINPO: 43333 2016-09-26
9390 Khz Thailand R Thailand 20:45 UTC Thai. News. SINPO: 54455 2016-09-26
9445 Khz India AIR 20:47 UTC English. Program about security and military matters in India SINPO: 54455 2016-09-26