LEM104 DXpedition Report
January 4-11th 1997
Altogether three DXers took
part in this Lemmenjoki
DXpedition; Hannu Niilekselä from December
28th 1996 to January 11th 1997, Timo Reiniluoto
from December 28th to January 4th and Mika Mäkeläinen
from January 4th to January 11th 1997. Obviously,
I will concentrate on the second half of that DXpedition.
As usual, nearly all DX-activity
was concentrated on MW DXing, the favorite target
being North American AM stations. Conditions to
this area remained relatively good and steady most
of the time, but were very general in nature, so
that the usual dominants tended to be heard over
and over again. There were only very few more narrow
openings to specific areas, which was what we needed
to identify stations that were new to us. Friday
Jan. 10th offered a good opening to California.
Conditions toward South America were poorer than
average, and to Asia much poorer than average -
this was probably my first ever DXpedition to Lapland
which didn't result in any new Japanese AM stations
All in all, the results for me
were slightly below average, and I did expect a
better outcome taking into consideration that we
should have been experiencing solar minimum and
exceptionally good AM reception. Anyhow, I was happy
to identify several Kazakh local stations, especially
Kustanay (684 kHz) and Vostozhno-Kazakhstanskoye
oblastnoye Radio from Ust-Kamenogorsk (801 kHz).
KTOB Petaluma CA on 1490 kHz was perhaps the most
interesting catch from the Western hemisphere.
The entire log of the three participants
has been published in DXclusive. Since I have only
my loggings on the computer, only my loggings are
listed in this LEM104 DXpedition
log - they represent roughly one third of the
total. For some logging guidelines, check out notes
on the log.