Sunday afternoon DXing

Today was going to be a gardening day, but with thick cloud and permanent ‘mizzle’ I decided it was a staying in day. And a good excuse to get some afternoon dxing in. At the moment, a lot of stations are transferring to the winter B16 schedules, which leads to some confusion at times. I found myself using 3 lists today; SWSKEDS list, Shortwave-info and Shortwave Schedules to be able to accurately identify which station I was tuned into. Some of course, if in a language one understands, cam be identified by waiting for an ID. But when the stations are in Somali or Hausa etc, it can be difficult even when they do ID.

There were a number of interesting stations around on the 25 and 22m bands, despite propagation conditions being still poor. From this QTH, I always seem to get good reception from SE Asia, which will be trans-polar. My OCFD antenna is oriented N/S, so it’s surprising this happens, unless with it being at a less-than-optimum height, this has skewed reception to be off the ends rather than broadside. I always said antennas were a mixture of luck and black magic!

OK, onto the logs.

11750 Khz Guam KSDA 13:55 UTC Mandarin. Music and chat SINPO: 43333 2016-10-30

11750 Khz Phillipines FEBC 14:03 UTC Lahu. Music and chat SINPO: 43333 2016-10-30

11945 Khz Uzbekistan BBCWS 14:13 UTC Burmese. Close down music SINPO: 33333 2016-10-30

11965 Khz Thailand BBCWS 14:50 UTC Burmese. OM with talk SINPO: 33333 2016-10-30

13800 Khz Madagascar R Tamazuj 15:10 UTC Sudanes Arabic. YL and OM announcers plus music. SINPO: 43344 2016-10-30

15190 Khz Italy IRRS R Santec 15:20 UTC English. Piece about the Sea Sheperd conservation group SINPO: 33333 2016-10-30

11635 Khz Singapore BBCWS 15:35 UTC Urdu. OM and YL announcers. Schedule and frequencies at 15:35 SINPO: 43344 2016-10-30

11650 Khz Phillipines FEBC 15:43 UTC Russian. OM announcer. SINPO: 33333 2016-10-30

11660 Khz Northern Marianas RFA 15:46 UTC Tibetan. OM announcer SINPO: 32233 2016-10-30

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