Re: Newfoundland Ultralight Radio Trans-Atlantics & Domestics Report April 13-14


How I relate to this are the enormous differences that I see in receptions from my home location in Billerica, MA (15 miles / 24 km NW of Boston, 15-20 miles inland on most TA bearings) versus Granite Pier in Rockport, MA - less than an hour drive from here. The TA's that are easy on an ultralight at the Rockport site are difficult on the Perseus with a big antenna at home. Depending on time of day and conditions, 20 to 40 dB signal strength differences are seen between the two sites for stations arriving from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Brazil.

Gary, I'm sure, can provide similar evidence from West Coast shore versus inland sites.

Mark Connelly, WA1ION

--- In ultralightdx@..., "Allen" <vo1_001_swl@...> wrote:

Hello To All

Conditions last evening showed a slight increase in better propagation as the K Index lingered at 2 . Another strong performance from many Europeans. No new stations were added to the ULR log this night.

After almost two weeks at this new location, a few observations are now apparent regarding propagation and reception here. Of course, the 70 mile move away from the city has rendered a number of new stations heard ,some of which were drowned out by the powerful locals back in St. John's

The Bermuda outlet on 1160 has now been heard twice on ULR here . In 9 years in St. John's , Bermuda had only been heard once or twice and that was using a larger size rig.
Also the outlets heard from Romania this past while were almost non existent from the city.

Overall with the practically RFI free environment , signals strengths of most stations have been markedly increased as well . The Trans-Atlantic signals also tend to stay in much later into the evening . Domestic stations from Canada and the United States are pretty well non-existant in numbers early on and then begin to appear towards the wee hours until dawn.

549-ALGERIA-Alger Chaine 1 ,Les Trembles 00:06UT/14 man in Arabic talk (fair)
675-NETHERLANDS-R. Maria ,Lopik 2:12UT/14 Inspirational music,talk
684-SPAIN-R. Nacional Espana 1 Sevilla , 23:44UT/13 Spanish talk (Like A Local)
729-SPAIN-R. Nacional Oveido 00:08UT/14 Spanish talk by man
900-Unidentified 2:14UT/14 man in French sounding language
909-ENGLAND-BBC 5 Live 22:49UT/13 ID,Entertainment news items (Very strong @ 1:01 UTC
909-Unidentified 00:53UT/14 2 songs then Italian sounding woman under England
945-FRANCE-France Info, Toulouse-Muret 00:07UT/14 French talk,ID
972-LIBYA-R. Jamahiriyah,Sirt 22:37UT/13 Arabictalk by man
981-Unidentified 22:40UT/13 Greek sounding language,music (Possibly ERA Greece)
990-SPAIN-SER Radio Bilbao 00:07UT/14 Spanish teletalk (fair)
1044-SPAIN-SER San Sebastian 22:35UT/13 Spanish commentary (Strong)
1053-ENGLAND-Talksport Radio Droitwich 00:07UT/14 medical talk
1080-SPAIN-SER Huesca 22:47UT/13 men in Spanish teletalk
1089-ENGLAND-Taksport,Brookman's Park 23:27UT/13 FA League talk (Very Strong)
1125-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 00:50UT/14 Spanish talk song by Eurythmics (Very Strong)
1134-SPAIN-COPE Salamanca 23:18UT/13 man w/ news in Spanish (Croatia under)
1160-BERMUDA-VSB3 Hamilton, 1:23UT/14 BBC News (fair)
1179-ROMANIA-Romania Actualatiti 22:46UT/13 Romanian talk,music (Very Strong)
1188-IRAN-R. Payam,Tehran 00:05UT/14 News in Persian
1206-FRANCE-France Info Bordeaux 23:42UT/13 French talk by man
1269-GERMANY-Deutschlandfunk,Neumunster 00:05UT/14 News in German (story on Iraq)
1287-SPAIN-SER Radio 23:12UT/13 Spanish teletalk
1296-ENGLAND-Radio XL 1296 AM, Birmingham 23:16UT/13 Indian lang. prgrming
1314-UNITED ARAB EMIRATES-R. Farda Al Dhabbaya 22:45UT/13 Arabic talk & music
1341-NORTHERN IRELAND-BBC R. Ulster Lisnagarvey 23:14UT/13 music program
1377-FRANCE-France Info Lille 00:05UT/14 woman w/ news in French (Very Strong)
1386-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia, Bilbao 23:40UT/13 Shania Twain song ! talk in Basque
1440-LUXEMBOURG-KBS Seoul Korea via Marnach Relay 23:10UT/13 News in English
1413-SPAIN-R. Nacional 5 Jaen 23:11UT/13 Spanish talk (Very Strong) (one of the Strongest heard consistently at this location)
1431-DJIBOUTI-R. Sawa, Arta 23:19UT/13 Arabic talk & news
1485-SPAIN-SER Santander, 22:30UT/13 Spanish commentary by two men
1503-SPAIN-Radio Nacional 5, La Linea 1:15UT/Spanish by man and woman (fair)
1521-SAUDI ARABIA-BSKSA Duba 23:17UT/13 Arabic talk by man (Like A Local)
1548-ENGLAND-BBC R. Bristol,Mangotsfield 00:04UT/14 BBC News
1557-FRANCE-France Info Fontbonne 22:30UT/13 news in French by woman
1602-SPAIN-Euskadi Irratia R. Vitoria 22:33 UT/13 Spanish commentary

Receiver: SRF-M37V & SRF-39FP barefoot

Good DX

Allen Willie & Dianne Froude
Bristols Hope,Newfoundland
47:43N 53:11W

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