28 August 2017

shortwave scanning, august 2017

To get reacquainted with shortwave listening, I scanned some of the broadcast bands during daytime, assisted by short-wave.info for identification. These receptions were at home via my battery-powered Tecsun PL-310 connected to ceiling-mounted random wire antennas. I've provided quick impression SIO codes to describe the reception quality.

2017-08-21 -- 2101-2148 UTC

10000 : WWV (no WWVH) -- SIO 353
11635 : HM01 number station -- SIO 454 (credit: priyom.org)
11930 : too faint to copy; likely Radio Martí (Spanish)
12050 : EWTN-WEWN (Spanish) -- SIO 353, moderate fading
13740 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to South America) -- SIO 252
15000 : WWV (no WWVH) -- SIO 353
15120 : Voice of America (Bambara) -- SIO 353
15610 : EWTN-WEWN -- SIO 242
15760 : Overcomer-WHRI -- SIO 555
17540 : NHK World Radio (Portuguese to South America via WHRI) -- SIO 454

2017-08-23 -- 0000-0040 UTC

7385 : WHRI -- SIO 252
7520 : WWCR -- SIO 252
9370 : WWRB -- SIO 353
9455 : WRMI -- SIO 222
9475 : WTWW -- SIO 454
9955 : WRMI -- SIO 252
10000 : WWV -- SIO 555
11520 : EWTN-WEWN -- SIO 353
11670 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to South America) -- SIO 353
11760 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish non-directional) -- SIO 353, significant fading
11840 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to Central America) -- SIO 353
13740 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to South America) -- SIO 454
15000 : WWV -- SIO 555 15120 : CRI (Spanish to Asia) -- SIO 252
15230 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to South America) -- SIO 252

2017-08-25 -- 2302-2327 UTC

9350 : WWCR -- SIO 353
9370 : WWRB-Overcomer SIO 252
9475 : WTWW -- SIO 353
9505 : WHRI-Overcomer -- SIO 252
9980 : WWCR-Overcomer -- SIO 454
10000 : WWV -- SIO 555
11670 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to South America) -- SIO 353
11760 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish non-directional) -- SIO 353
11825 : WRMI-Overcomer -- SIO 151
11880 : Radio Havana Cuba -- SIO 252
11930 : Radio Martí (Spanish) -- SIO 252
12050 : WEWN-EWTN (Spanish) -- SIO 555
13650 : CRI (Portuguese to South America) -- SIO 454
15000 : WWV -- SIO 252
15230 : Radio Havana Cuba (Spanish to Central America) -- SIO 252
15610 : WEWN-EWTN -- SIO 353

2017-08-27 -- 1758-1838 UTC

9370 : WWRB-Overcomer -- SIO 252
9475 : WTWW -- SIO 232
9655 : KNLS (Russian; at 1758 UTC) -- SIO 454
9965 : Firedrake (versus RFA) -- SIO 212
10000 : WWV -- SIO 353
11635 : HM01 -- SIO 252 (credit: priyom.org)
15000 : WWV -- SIO 252
15000 : WWVH -- SIO 252
15760 : WHRI-Overcomer -- SIO 555

21 August 2017

longwave ndb logs, aug-sep 2015

Here's a small collection of non-directional beacons logged in August-September, 2015 from Northern California. I used my Eton E5 and Sony ICF SW7600GR receivers for these receptions.

Logs

223 "YKA-" (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada; 900 mi)
236 "YZA" (Ashcroft, British Columbia, Canada; 885 mi)
251 "YCD-" (Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada; 800 mi)
290 "YYF-" (Penticton, British Columbia, Canada; 825 mi)
326 "DC-" (Princeton, British Columbia, Canada; 815 mi)
332 "XH-" (Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada; 1030 mi)
335 "CC" (Concord, California; 36 mi) ** logged daytime and nighttime
335 "CVP" (150 w; Helena, Montana; 810 mi)
338 "RYN" (400 w; Tucson, AZ; 750 mi)
344 "FCH" (400 w; Fresno, California; 159 mi) ** logged daytime and nighttime
344 "XX-" (50 w; Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada; 785 mi)
350 "NY-" (Enderby, British Columbia, Canada; 920 mi)
359 "BO" (400 w; Boise, Idaho; 535 mi)
368 "SX-" (Cranbrook, British Columbia, Canada; 900 mi)
368 "ZP-" (Sandspit, British Columbia, Canada; 1175 mi)
371 "ITU" (100 w; Great Falls, Montana; 880 mi)
374 "EX-" (Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada; 855 mi)
374 "LV" (25 w; Livermore, California; 41 mi) ** logged daytime and nighttime
378 "OT" (North Bend, Oregon; 405 mi)
385 "WL-" (Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada; 1015 mi)
397 "SB" (San Bernardino, California; 370 mi)
400 "QQ-" (Comox, British Columbia, Canada; 855 mi)
404 "MOG" (100 w; Montague, California; 285 mi)
408 "MW" (Moses Lake, Washington; 690 mi)

Sources

11 August 2017

firedrake logs, oct 2015, part 2

(I wish I had more recent content to share with you. But for now, I'm dusting off some old drafts and publishing them...)

After the B15 schedule went into effect, I began a new set of Firedrake logs. Frequencies in kHz, via UTwente WebSDR in Enschede, Netherlands. Times shown are the hour during which a Firedrake broadcast was received.

6010: 2000 UTC
6020: 2000 UTC
6095: 2000 UTC
7445: 2000 UTC
9410: 2000, 2100 UTC
9455: 1900, 2000, 2100 UTC
9860: 1900 UTC