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February goes out with a bang

Listening conditions for a large chunk of the Winter Period (here in the Northern Hemisphere) have been plagued with noise and low MUF (Maximum Usable Frequency). This has been caused, in part, to a somewhat disturbed Sun. Even though we are in the descending part of the current cycle, CME’s and other perturbations can still occur.

However, over the last week or so, Old Sol has quietened down enabling a number of stations, not heard here for a while, to be logged once again. I noticed that South American stations have started to become audible earlier. Radio Bahrain, which is only a 10 KW transmitter and usually inaudible for most of the year, was logged on the 28th. Fairly deep down in the noise, but audible nonetheless.

Some I’m looking forward to some better weather as we move into spring, to enable me to repair my antenna which the autumn gales slightly trashed. I am also looking forward to getting out and about with a newly acquired Tecsun PL-310ET. This diminutive can pack a punch when connected to an external antenna, but can overload. So I want to get it away from all the urban RFI and see how it performs. I will report on this at a later date. So here’s to spring and summer and good DXing.

Stations logged on the last day of February:

9335 Khz Phillipines VOA 16:21 UTC Burmese. Discussion SINPO: 33223 2017-02-28

9355 Khz Thailand VOA Deewa Radio 16:27 UTC Pashto. Discussion. Horrible over-modulation. SINPO: 54344 2017-02-28

9390 Khz Thailand RFE 16:30 UTC Uzbek. ID and schedules at 16:30. SINPO: 44444 2017-02-28

9405 Khz Taiwan R Taiwan Intl. 16:33 UTC Traditional music and chat in English. ID at 16:40 SINPO: 32222 2017-02-28

9525 Khz Java V O Indonesia 17:12 UTC Spanish. Discussion with male announcer.ID at 17:15 SINPO: 44444 2017-02-28

9730 Khz Vietnam V O Vietnam 17:19 UTC Vietnamese. YL announcer. SINPO: 43333 2017-02-28

9745 Khz Bahrain R Bahrain. 17:22 UTC Arabic. OM announcer just audible. Some music at 17:24 SINPO: 22112 2017-02-28

9810 Khz Singapore BBCWS 17:26 UTC Dari. Closing announcements and back-ground music. SINPO: 54444 2017-02-28

9835 Khz Malaysia RTM Sarawak 17:30 UTC Music. SINPO: 22222 2017-02-28

9390 Khz Thailand R Thailand 19:00 UTC English. News and current affairs on The Morning Program SINPO: 54455 2017-02-28

9985 Khz Thailand VOA 19:10 UTC Korean. Music and chat SINPO: 43333 2017-02-28


Logs from 15th March

S.E. Asian stations were booming into the UK last night, with the addition of R. Bahrain from the Middle East. This one is not always easy to hear as it is only a 10 KW transmitter, but not too bad a signal last night

R. Thailand is always a good signal to the UK and their English broadcast on a Sunday evening I always find interesting. There always seems to be a general theme of the King of Thailand has a new idea to keep the people happy!

9370 Khz Thailand VOA 20:10 UTC Korean. Female announcer with chat and music. SINPO: 44444 2015-03-15

9390 Khz Thailand R. Thailand 20:30 UTC English. Male and female announcer with News. ID at 20:38. SINPO: 54444 2015-03-15

9490 Khz Botswana VOA 20:43 UTC French. Moepeng Hill relay. SINPO: 43444 2015-03-15

9550 Khz Vietnam V.O. Vietnam 21:02 UTC French. Female announcer with News. ACI from BKSA on 9555 SINPO: 43344 2015-03-15

9690 Khz Northern Marianas RFA 21:09 UTC Korean. Tinian relay. ID at 21:10 SINPO: 43333 2015-03-15

9745 Khz Bahrain R. Bahrain 21:16 UTC Arabic. Music SINPO: 32233 2015-03-15

9835 Khz Malaysia RTM FM Sarawak 21:29 UTC Malay. Music followed by news at 21:30 SINPO: 32222 2015-03-15

9895 Khz Guam KSDA 21:33 UTC Korean. Male announcer. Agat relay SINPO: 32222 2015-03-15