Snowy weekend logs

Well, that’s not strictly true as we didn’t have snow all weekend. Sunday was thick mist, so not a day to be venturing very far. And the other days were just cold (in the British sense of the word for all the Canadians out there!).

From a propagation point of view, conditions seem to be settling down as we approach the spring Equinox, so there is a lot out there to be logged. Also, new stations are coming on the air which is always good news after a lot of the big broadcasters have deserted to the Internet. A couple that come to mind are World Music Radio, which has been transmitting for a few weeks now from Denmark. They seem to play predominately reggae-style music. Reception here in the UK is usually poor to fair, but they only use a 100 Watt transmitter at the moment.

The other is Shortwave Radio on 3975. They have performed test transmissions on 6160 since last year but have now the second frequency. Reception is usually very good from their 1 KW transmitter and they play an eclectic range of music from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. A very good listen.

And so to the logs. Not that many, but some good programs to listen to whilst I was doing other activities.

17885 Khz Botswana VOA 14:40 UTC English. VOA One The Hits SINPO: 44434 2018-03-03

17700 Khz Botswana VOA 15:04 UTC Hausa service. OM announcer SINPO: 43333 2018-03-03

13680 Khz Zambia Voice of Hope Africa 16:25 UTC English. Religious broadcast SINPO: 33323 2018-03-03

12125 Khz Armenia FEBA Radio 16:35 UTC Amharic. Discussion. SINPO: 43333 2018-03-03

11735 Khz Tanzania ZBC 17:35 UTC Swahili. Music and chat SINPO: 44444 2018-03-03

9650 Khz Guinea R Guinea 17:45 UTC French. Music and chat SINPO: 22222 2018-03-03

9390 Khz Thailand R Thailand 19:13 UTC English service. Global News SINPO: 44444 2018-03-03

17760 Khz South Africa Amateur Radio Today 08:14 UTC English. Broadcast from the South African Radio League. Discussion about propogation and the upcoming equinox. SINPO: 22222 2018-03-04

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2 thoughts on “Snowy weekend logs

  1. Gary

    New to radio but I love it! Whilst dialling through frequencies I found a garbled beeping sounds at 7.08 MHz that freaked me out a bit. Any idea what they could be? (South east UK, 16:15 on 7/3/18, sunny with few clouds) Cheers!

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    1. cendoubleu Post author

      Gary, that would be Radio Amateur morse code signal. There radio amateur allocation (in the UK) between 7.00 and 7.200 Mhz. Unless your radio has an SSB mode, these signals will sound garbled. Hope this helps and thanks for reading the blog. 73’s, Charlie

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