Saturday, February 26, 2011

ENOX24 loggings

Please find here the first draft of ENOX24 loggings.

ENOX24= TuA on ENOX_Oct 31, 2010-Nov. 6, 2010. ProtoNetSDR and four beverages to NA.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

100 stations from California confirmed !

100 stations from California confirmed !
by Hannu Niilekselä (HN)

After 44 years of DX´ing the medium wave band a dream came true today – 100 confirmed receptions from one U.S. state.

Regarding California, it all started back on 9 January, 1971 when I heard my first California station KFBK Sacramento 1530 home in Hyrylä, close to Helsinki on a 60 meter wire. Today KMYC Marysville 1410 confirmed my reception of the station heard at Lemmenjoki on 28 October 2009.

Until fairly recently, it did not seem likely that such a barrier could ever be broken . And if a prognosis would have been made which state it most likely would be, I probably would not have put my bets on California, rather on New York or maybe Washington.

But the combination of the “SDR-era” beginning a few years back, combined with the blessing of having “on the spot” in a couple of instances when the skip to California has been excellent, made it possible. Specifically 28 October 2009 is written to history with golden letters. Of my 100 confirmed Californians no less than 32 are from that date and additional 3 stations have categorically refused to confirm the reception.

So what is there left ? Plenty of stations ! Just received my netSDR today…and headed for Lemmenjoki soon again…

Sunday, February 20, 2011

ENOX25 4.1.-8.1. 2011

ENOX25 4.1.-8.1. 2011 
Hannu Niilekselä (HN)

While having spent two peaceful weeks of Christmas after LEM299 in Lemmenjoki, it was time again to ”refresh” a bit at ENOX – just 140 km north of our ski-cabin at Ylläs.

As has become customary, the better conditions have a tendency to avoid me at ENOX, and this time was no exception.

All the files have been examined and destroyed as of writing this (February 20). One 15 minute period with concentration on VA and some northern coastal NC saved the trip. Otherwise the stations logged were just “lone rangers” with lousy signal strengths and without any specific direction. Even if some nice stations were logged, typically nothing else worth mentioning from the same direction was heard.

Still, it´s always fun – either listening live or digging into current or older files – there will never be a moment without anything to listen to!

In the log, just subjectively “most interesting” stations (regarding the station itself or the time it was heard) have been listed. However, all identified stations on the GY-frequencies have been included.

ENOX25 loggings

Thursday, February 10, 2011

"The Bear" appeared in Enontekiö during ENOX24!

Yes that is true.
"The Bear" or actually WBHR from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota on 660 kHz faded in nicely with ESPN programming and a fine TOH ID last November on ENOX24. Along with CFFR "The Bear" dominated clearly on 660 kHz this morning. A kind email verification came in 30 minutes.
So be careful - it is not always WFAN when you notice ESPN programming on 660 kHz. It could be ... The Bear!

Sunday, February 06, 2011

KUAI Eleele HI 720 kHz finally heard and verified

KUAI on 720 kHz from the island of Kauai in Hawaii has been on my hunting list for many, many years. HI- and AK -stations are coming usually best on the (late) afternoon and usually on the same kind of conditions as well. That's why it's even more difficult to pick up KUAI since the powerful KOTZ from Alaska usually dominates totally on 720 kHz.
This time I was lucky since KOTZ had only its carrier wave on and that's why KUAI had a chance to come thru. And yes it did but only for a few moments. During one of these appearances KUAI identified nicely with its call letters and slogan.
KUAI's and KQNG's CE verified kindly with an email and a few photos.