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Long Beach Island-7 DXpedition
November 21-22-23, 2008

LBI-7 Attendees:

Rob Stonier, NJ – Drake R8, Eton E1
Bill Harms, MD – Drake R8B, SDR-IQ; Quantum Phaser
Bruce Collier, PA – Drake R8B; MFJ 1025 Phaser
Brett Saylor, PA, Drake R8, SDR-IQ & Perseus SDR; MFJ 1025 Phaser
Russ Edmunds, PA – Sony 2010
Dave Hochfelder, NY – Drake R8B; Quantum Phaser
Don Moore, IA - Drake R8, Eton E1
Michael Temme-Soifer, NJ
John Ernandez, PA

Antennas:

• 900' terminated BOG's at 33 and 213 degrees
• 200' phase wire
• 6' and 8' broadband loops, and 3' copper pipe loop with DX Engineering DXE-RPA-1 preamplifiers

Copper pipe loop
Six foot copper pipe loop and eight foot corner fed loop

chief loop construction
Chief, Loop Construction Department

Previous years' results and more pictures can be found on Radiodxing.com.

Russ speaks:

Once again another LBI DXpedition is history, and it was another good one, with at least 4 new countries added to our previous total, thanks to our having selected an optimal weekend. Conditions weren’t exceptional, but they were quite good. With 3 broadband loops deployed, in addition to the two BOG’s, we had ample antennas to use. I found myself often switching to one of the loops to reduce the noise on the BOG’s. TVI continues to be an increasing problem for us, even using the BOG’s. It is always amazing to take the Sony 2010 down onto the beach where the antennas are, some 75+ feet from the hotel, and to still hear the noise. Ultimately, I believe, our future will move away from BOG’s and more toward BBL’s for that reason. That move should also liberate us from the limitations of having the main lobes of the BOG’s stationary, dictated by the shoreline.

It’s always a pleasure to enjoy the company of good friends at these events, and often, as this time, to meet new ones, with Don Moore joining us from Iowa and becoming our most distant participant ever, and also John Ernandez stopping by for part of the day on Saturday. John lives not far from me, but we had only recently met via email prior to the DXpedition. Don’s prior DX experiences, as well as his fluency in Spanish were most valuable to the rest of us.

For me, the DX highlight was Benin-1566, with strong signals Saturday night. I missed out on personally hearing some of the other new countries.

Group1
Brett Saylor, Russ Edmunds, Rob Stonier

Dave speaks:

I wasn’t able to make last year’s LBI, so I was chomping at the bit for this year’s. I wasn’t disappointed. Conditions were very good and we had signals on virtually every TA frequency. Old standbys like British, Spanish, and French TAs came in well, and we were also treated with new and/or rare stations, like Kaliningrad on 1215 and Iceland on 189. The highlights for me were Poland on 225 and Albania on 1215. All told, I logged about 100 stations and 17 countries, so I was very pleased with the DX.

Each year we try out new things, and this year several of us brought software-defined radios capable of recording a large chunk of spectrum for later review. We were thus able to share sound clips to dig out stations we otherwise would not have logged. I enjoyed using the SDR files to log LW beacons. I live in a high-noise urban environment, so I rarely get the chance to hear LW beacons.

Of course, the annual LBI outing is a chance to reconnect with old friends and to make new ones. I enjoyed getting to know Don Moore, who came in all the way from Iowa to take part. Don’s Spanish-language skills were a big help. Our use of the Internet, the #mwdx chatroom and Brett’s webcam and sound feed, allowed others to take part at least vicariously in our DXpedition. For instance, Barry McLarnon (in Ottawa) and I were able to listen to a Friday night high school football broadcast at the same time, though separated by several hundred miles. And Bob Galerstein, who was unable to make it this year, was present with us virtually on both evenings.

Thinking ahead to next year, the SDR’s really create new options for us. We spent most of our time listening for TA’s, and the SDR’s now allow us to DX to Latin America as well, after the fact as it were. I’d also like to record the tropical bands to take advantage of our seaside location, perhaps in the early morning to see if Asian and Pacific stations can make it through. I’m also planning on an 8-foot square copper pipe loop to improve our options on LW and/or to other compass bearings.

Group2
Dave Hochfelder, Bill Harms, Don Moore, Bruce Collier

Brett speaks:

LBI-7 goes into the books for me as another very interesting and enjoyable event. After several months of tracking the space weather conditions in search of that “perfect” date, we finally settled on the weekend before Thanksgiving. Given the once-a-year nature of LBI, we wanted to maximize our potential for good reception. I would say that our efforts paid off – the A index was 0 and K was 1 as we started the DXpedition, and the TA stations started to roll in before sunset the first evening. While several people who wanted to come could not make it, we still had seven attendees both nights and two single-day visitors on Saturday. Don Moore, a long-time DX friend from my college days who currently lives in Iowa, attended for the first time and received this year's award for traveling the furthest. Other attendees came from upstate New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Conditions on the first evening started out good, with an early appearance by Sweden on 1179 before 4pm local time with a nice top-of-the-hour ID. A few minutes later we picked up Absolute Radio on 1215 but also detected another station mixing with the UK – this later was identified as the Voice of Russia from Kaliningrad. Nothing like snagging a new country in the first hour to get the juices flowing! Things seemed to cool down fairly quickly on Friday evening, though, with lots of carriers but not as much audio as I would have liked. Long wave was very dead that first evening.

It turns out that Saturday had more in store for us. 1215 had three stations at once, with presumed Albania on 1214.85 adding its carrier to the Russian and UK stations. COPE Spain was also heard there, making it the most "productive" frequency at LBI. Long wave was much better the second night, with Iceland (new last year) making another appearance; other channels yielded much more audio than was heard the previous evening. The highlight for me, however, was hearing Trans World Radio from Benin on 1566, positively identified by Russ and Bill giving the published TWR mailing address. A close second was hearing Poland on 225, with language identified by Dave through a Global Tuner receiver in Austria. Live logs and subsequent analysis of SDR recordings made at LBI-7 showed we heard about 275 individual stations in 46 countries and Canadian provinces on long and medium wave, boosting the total LW/MW country count heard at LBI since 2002 to nearly 60.

Each year I am impressed by how technology continues to play an ever-increasing role in the DXpedition. This year's big advance was in the use of software-defined radios. Several of us used them and, for me, their most notable impact was that I was less concerned with “rushing” to every new station before it disappeared. Knowing that my SDR would be recording the entire long and medium wave band both nights, I felt less pressure to search out as many stations in real-time as possible, and could spend more time ferreting out the details on an interesting channel, trying different antennas or phasing to get a better signal. I brought both SDR and conventional receivers, and let the SDRs act as DX “vacuum cleaners” all weekend while I tuned real-time on my Drake. I filled about 750 GB of disk space that weekend, enough to give me months of listening opportunities back home. In just the first week back after LBI, we had identified seven new stations and one new country on just a single ½ hour-long SDR file. It's definitely a paradigm-shifting way to approach the radio hobby.

BOG transformers
BOG transformers at work

Rats nest
This is not a trash can: it is the LBI wiring center

LOGGINGS

153      Germany Donebach Deutschlandfunk 11/23/2008 0152 Male noted speaking in German. Not much else heard. Presumed.
153      Algeria Bechar Alger Chaine 1 11/23/2008 0125 Strong with French anncts, Arabic-sounding music.
162      France Allouis France Inter 11/23/2008 0152 Woman announcer. Man joined in. Music, both in French and English. 0200 time pips with woman speaking on top, into more talking, which might have been an ID into news.
171      Morocco Nador Radio Méditerranée International 11/23/2008 0152 Song Hero by Enrique Iglesias. Man talk, into song in Arabic. Nice arm chair copy. Program was in French after 0200.
177      Germany Zehlendorf Deutschlandradio Kultur 11/22/2008 1940 Fair. Man and woman talking in German.
183      Germany Felsberg Europe 1 11/23/2008 0321 talk by man in French, strong.
189      Iceland Gufuskalar Rikisútvarpid Rás 2 11/23/2008 0221 pop/rock music like Stairway to Heaven and R-E-S-P-E-C-T with male anncr between songs.
198      USA NC Dixon DIW 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.
198      England Droitwich BBC World Service 11/23/2008 0156 Talk with two male announcers. Promo by female announcer. BBC Sounder. This is London ID by man. Time pips. News headlines by woman into program.
207      Morocco Azilal RTM A 11/23/2008 0152 Arabic music and talk by man. Possible ID at TOH, into presumed news by man in Arabic. Another station was trying to break through. Possible ad at 0204 into music. Interference from an NDB.
207      Germany Aholming Deutschlandfunk 11/23/2008 0201 Male in German spoke. Presumed.
207      Canada NS Yarmouth QI 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.
216      USA NC Wilmington-Carolina Beach CLB 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.
216      France Roumoules Radio Monte Carlo 11/23/2008 2225 Good. Woman speaking in French.
217      CR 11/23/2008 0656 No NDB with those calls listed on various Internet lists.
218      NTA? 11/23/2008 0656 No NDB with those calls listed on various Internet lists.
220      Canada QC Lourdes-de-Blanc-Sablon BX  11/23/2008 0656 NDB.
225      Poland Solec Kujawski Polskie Radio 1 11/23/2008 0134 Music and talk in Polish, heard // on a GlobalTuners rx in Austria, language ID'd by Dave based on his high school Polish language lessons.
234      Luxembourg Beidweiler RTL 11/23/2008 0152 Hard Rock Music at 0152. Male Announcer in French at 0155. Into another song.
236      Canada ON Ottawa OW 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.
241      USA NJ Newark EW 11/23/2008 0656 NDB.
243      Canada QC Bonaventure YVB 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.
244      Canada QC Chute des Passes Dangereuses DG 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.
248      USA SC Spartanburg-Fairmont FRT 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.
248      Canada QC Montreal UL 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.
252      Algeria Tipaza Radio Alger International 11/22/2008 2212 talk by 2 men in Arabic.
252      Ireland Clarkestowne RTE Radio 1 11/23/2008 0030 Good. English announcer; playing Western rock like Pink Floyd and Springsteen.
254      SB 11/23/2008 0656 No NDB with those calls listed on various Internet lists.
254      USA NC Elizabeth City LLW 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.
256      V 11/23/2008 0656 Letter V repeated; no NDB list I could find helps ID this.
260      Canada QC Lourdes-de-Joliette-Saint-Felix-de-Valois UFX 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.
261      USA VA Emporia ELQ 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.     
264      Y 11/23/2008 0656 Letter Y followed by long tone; no NDB list I could find helps ID this.     
269      USA NC Beaufort-Morehead MRH 11/23/2008 0656 NDB.     
271      USA NC Oxford-Huntsboro HXO 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.     
272      Canada ON Muskoka YQA 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.     
272      Canada QC Montreal - Mirabel ZMR 11/23/2008 0324 NDB.     
273      Canada QC Sept-Iles ZV 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.     
276      Canada QC Chevery-Harrington Harbor YHR 11/22/2008 1124 NDB.     
278      Canada QC Matagami NM 11/22/2008 0410 NDB.     
286      NJ Sandy Hook 9 804 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon    
289      VA Driver 13 806 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
289      Canada PQ La Tuque YLQ 11/22/2008 0411 NDB.     
290      ME Penobscot 45 799 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
291      PA Hawk Run 185 788 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
293      NY Moriches 7 803 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.    
294      NC New Bern 197 771 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
295      WV St Mary's 93 843 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.    
296      Canada QC Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu 313 929 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
300      MD Annapolis 59 847 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
303      Canada PQ Panet YPP 11/22/2008 0412 NDB.      
303      WI Mequon 219 777 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
306      MA Acushnet 199 772 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.   
310      NE Whitney 149 859 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
311      IL Rock Island 157 863 11/22/2008 0125 DGPS Beacon.     
312      FL Tampa 245 827 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
315      Canada NL Cape Race 339 940 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
316      ME Brunswick 43 800 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
317      TN Hartsville 145 858 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
319      GA Savanna 37 818 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
322      IL St Louis 155 862 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
324      NY Hudson Falls 95 844 11/22/2008 0122 DGPS Beacon.     
326      Canada NB Fredericton FC 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.     
329      USA SC Charleston CH 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
332      Canada QC La Grande YFM 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
340      Canada PQ Mont Joli YY 11/22/2008 0416 NDB.
341      Canada ON Kapuskasing YYU 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
343      Canada QC Bromont ZBM 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
344      USA FL Jacksonville JA 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
346      Canada ON Sioux Lookout YXL 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
350      Canada NL Deer Lake DF 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
351      Canada QC Fort Rupert YKQ 11/23/2008 0417 NDB.
353      USA MN International Falls IN 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
360      Canada QC Port Menier PN 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
362      Canada ON Sudbury SB 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
363      USA NJ Milville RNB 11/22/2008 0353 NDB.
366      Canada PQ Maniwaki YMW 11/22/2008 0353 NDB.
373      Canada QC Rimouski YXK 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
376      Bahamas Grand Inagua ZIN 11/22/2008 0421 NDB.
378      Canada QC Roberval RJ 11/23/2008 0352 NDB.
382      Canada ON Pickle Lake YPL 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
387      Canada NB Grand Manan 6E 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
387      Colombia Santander SPP 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
388      USA PA Willow Grove NXX 11/22/2008 0351 NDB.
390      Canada NL Stephenville JT 11/22/2008 0350 NDB.
391      Puerto Rico San Juan DDP 11/22/2008 0350 NDB.
392      Canada QC Charlevoix-La Malbaie ML 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
396      Canada NL Rigolet JC 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
400      USA NY Suffolk County FO 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
404      CAN NB St. Leonard YSL 11/22/2008 0346 NDB.
407      CAN PQ Montreal-St. Hubert ZHU 11/22/2008 0345 NDB.
407      USA MD Ocean City OX 11/22/2008 0347 NDB.
414      USA NY New York-Gateway OGY 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
419      USA MI Detroit-Grosse Ile RYS 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
432      USA NC Lincolnton IZN 11/22/2008 0425 NDB.
450      Dominican Republic Puerto Plata PPA 11/23/2008 0323 NDB.
529      USA TN Morristown LYQ 11/21/2008 0103 NDB.
530      Cuba  CM-- Radio Enciclopedia 11/22/2008 0055 Michael Jackson's Thriller orchestral version.
530      Cuba  CM-- 11/23/2008 0106 Classical music then Spanish talk.
531      Algeria El Ain Beida Alger Chaîne 3 11/23/2008 0013 Rough reception through locally generated noise. Heard what sounded like Mid-Eastern music and female announcer.
540      Mexico San Luis Potosi XEWA W Radio (p) 11/23/2008 0600 W-Radio jingle at TOH.
540      USA FL Pine Hills WFLF 11/23/2008 0105 Excellent on south wire w/ news, ID.
549      Algeria Les Trembles Alger Chaîne 1 11/22/2008 0055 AR music by M.
549      Ireland Monaghan Hot Country CIMR 11/23/2008 0211 Woman singing under presumed Algeria.
555      Saint Kitts and Nevis Basseterre ZIZ ZIZ Radio 11/22/2008 0003 Regional news by female announcer. Program preview by male announcer. Good steady signal.
558      Spain synchros Radio Nacional 5 11/23/2008 0211 Surprisingly strong with Spanish talk //576, 585 etc.
560      Cuba Moa CM-- R. Rebelde 11/22/2008 0117 Sports in Spanish - one of the teams is Camaguey; // 5025; tremendous signal wobbling.
567      Spain Various Radio Nacional 11/23/2008 0013 Female in Spanish //558, 585, etc. Started with an excellent signal but faded down to fair.
570      Cuba Santa Clara CMDC Radio Reloj 11/22/2008 0242 usual nx & morse IDs.
576      Spain Palau de Plegamans (Barcelona) Radio Nacional 11/23/2008 0211 Female in Spanish //558, 585, etc.
576      Algeria Béchar Radio Saoura 11/23/2008 0215 Assumed the one with Mid-Eastern Music over Spain at times.
580      USA MA Worcester WTAG 11/22/2008 1830 ID.
580      Cuba  CM-- R. Rebelde 11/22/2008 0120 Spanish talk, R. Rebelde ID.
582.14 Iran?   11/22/2008 0127 carrier only heard.
585      Spain Madrid RNE 11/21/2008 2201 Channel dominant. Audible most of the weekend. Heard Radio Nacional ID at 2218 while female correspondent was reporting a story. //other RNE stations.
590      Cuba Santa Clara CM-- Radio Rebelde 11/22/2008 0244 Sports // 560.
594      Portugal  Muge R. Sim 11/22/2008 0157 pop music, female vocal, talk in Portuguese, ID 0200.
594      Riyadh BSKSA 11/23/2008 0058 Koranic chanting by man trying to break through Portugal.
600      Cuba Urbano Noris CMKV R Rebelde 11/22/2008 0200 Sports talk by 2 men // 610 560 550.
600      USA CT Bridgeport WICC 11/22/2008 1834 ID.
603      Spain synchros RNE 11/23/2008 0056 Sp talk // 585 ; 0230 // 585.
603      France Tramoyes (Lyons) France Info 11/22/2008 0033 Talk in French // 1206.
610      Cuba Bahia Honda CMAN Radio Rebelde 11/23/2008 0100 // others, broke into a nasty wobble for a few seconds near TOH.
612      Morocco Sebaâ-Aioun RTM 11/23/2008 0006 Man in Arabic with a few chords of a stringed musical instrument played in between items.
620      Cuba  CM-- Radio Rebelde 11/23/2008 0100 // 670, 710 but without the echo.
621      Canary Islands/ Spain Tenerife/Various Radio Nacional 11/23/2008 0013 //639 and 585. Man and woman talking.
630      Honduras La Ceiba HRLD Radio America 11/23/2008 0130 US pop songs, then ID in Spanish. Listed 1 kW.
630      Puerto Rico San Juan WUNO 11/23/2008 0145 sports event, mentions of San Juan and Puerto Rico.
630      USA RI Providence WPRO 11/22/2008 1839 ID.
639      Spain synchros Radio Nacional 1 11/21/2008 2220 Man in studio talking with man on phone. //585. Breaking through the 640 splatter.
640      Cuba  CM-- Radio Progreso 11/23/2008 0100 mix of English pop, Cuban and rap (!) music, ID, //630.
650      Colombia Bogota HJKH (p) RCN Antena 2 11/23/2008 0205 rapid-fire Spanish under WSM, mention of Colombian futbol.
650      Cuba various CM-- Radio Progreso 11/22/2008 0246 Cuban mx // 640, 660.
670      Cuba Arroyo Arenas CMQ Radio Rebelde 11/23/2008 0200 huge, battling pres WWFE-FL in SP with pop music, also quite an echo like // 710.
675      Holland Lopik Radio Maria 11/22/2008 0115 Light music and man in religious talk. Identified by language. According to Rik van Riel, the language was Dutch from the central/western part of the Netherlands.
675      unid 11/22/2008 0205 Deep-voiced man speaking in unid language.
680      Colombia Barranquilla HJZO Radio Nacional Colombia 11/23/2008 0158 Latin music, nice IDs at TOH.
680      Cuba  CM-- R. Rebelde 11/22/2008 0123 Sportscast // 560, others.
680      Cuba Cienfuegos CMHN Radio Progreso 11/22/2008 0250 Cuban mx // 640 etc.
684      Spain Dos Hermanas (Sevilla) Radio Nacional 11/23/2008 0406 Main with clear ID and music. More talk. Very good steady signal.
684.08             Spain (p) Sevilla RNE1 11/23/2008 0123 hrd both nights, reported elsewhere as Spain off-freq.
690      USA CT Ansonia WADS 11/22/2008 1843 ID.
690      Cuba Jovellanos CM-- Radio Progreso 11/23/2008 0300 Variety of music, deep-voiced male anncr in SP //640.
690      Colombia Bogota HJCZ (p) Radio Recuerdos 11/23/2008 0300 definite mentions of Barranquilla.
690      Mexico Mexico City XEN La 69 11/23/2008 0300 La Red de 1 a 3 program, an ID/promo with two mentions of La 69 (La Sesenta y Nueve).
693      England synchros BBC Radio 5 11/23/2008 0103 Fair in domestic slop. // 909.
710      Cuba  CM-- Radio Rebelde 11/23/2008 0300 Two Rebeldes of equal strength out of sync by several seconds, forming eerie echo on channel. Also heard with echo on 1180.
710      USA FL Miami WAQI 11/23/2008 0300 Radio Marti program in SP under Rebelde
711.05 Western Sahara Laayoune RTM (t) 11/22/2008 500 tentative; very strong carrier with low level audio music.
720      Jamaica Innswood RJR 11/22/2008 0008 OM/YL with talk on Jamaican education.
729      unids 11/21/2008 2146 2 stations here with low het between but no audio.
729      Spain Various Radio Nacional 11/23/2008 0406 Breaking through the 730 slop about 50 percent. ID at 0406. //684.
730      Colombia Bogota HJCU Radio Lider 11/23/2008 0300 ID's, music, mixing with XEX.
730      Cuba  CM-- R. Rebelde 11/22/2008 0125 Sportscast // 560, others.
730      Mexico Mexico City XEX Estadio W 11/23/2008 0340 soccer game between Atlante and the Tigres, ads for RadioShack.
738      Spain Palau de Plegamans (Barcelona) Radio Nacional 11/22/2008 0456 Male talking in Spanish. //747
740      Cuba  CM-- R Progreso 11/21/2008 2115 News & ID.
740      Cuba Holguin CMKO Radio Angulo 11/23/2008 0400 Esta es CMKO Radio Angulo then 6 note jingle (also heard jingle on 1120), very wobbly.
747      Holland Zeewolde (Flevoland) Radio Five 11/21/2008 2200 ID as Radio Vijf by Female announcer before two sets of time pips mixing. Radio One News after TOH. This according to Rik van Riel who listened to my clip. There was a strong SAH on the channel.
747      Canary Islands/Spain various RNE5 11/23/2008 0048 Music in Spanish / /684.
750      Venezuela Caracas YVKS RCR 11/23/2008 0337 RCR IDs, music and talk, well over Cuba here.
750      Cuba Trinidad CMHV Radio Progreso 11/23/2008 0300 popular music, ID; another Latin under, likely Venezuela.
756      Germany synchros Deutschlandfunk 11/23/2008 0012 Good.
760      Colombia Barranquilla HJAJ RNC 11/23/2008 0255 partial ID at TOH, mentions of Colombia.
760      Mexico  unid 11/23/2008 0600 Mexican NA.
765      Switzerland Sottens  11/22/2008 0455 Music, fanfare, and possible ID at TOH. Then woman talking in French.
770      Colombia Bogota HJJX (t) RCN 11/23/2008 0245 mnt of Colombia by W, mixing with Rebelde and under WABC.
770      Cuba Las Mercedes CMKB R. Rebelde 11/22/2008 0327 Good under WABC. // 5025.
770      Cuba  CM-- Radio Rebelde 11/22/2008 0251 Sports // 560.
774      unid 11/23/2008 0440 Middle Eastern Chants.
774      Spain Various Radio Nacional 11/22/2008 0550 Man in Spanish //738 etc.
780      USA ME Rumford WTME 11/21/2008 2100 Soft hits music, announced as 1240 WEZR.
780      Venezuela Coro YVMN Radio Coro 11/23/2008 0315 IDs and mentions of Coro, music.
780      Canada NS Halifax CFDR 780 KIXX 11/21/2008 2100 C&W music, ID.
790      Cuba Pinar del Rio CMAQ Radio Reloj 11/23/2008 0252 usual nx & morse IDs.
792      unid 11/21/2008 2232 Het with low het wavering, likely Spain & France.
800      Bonaire Bonaire TWR 11/23/2008 0130 Spanish rel pgm. Strong.
800      USA VA Crewe WSVS 11/22/2008 0135 Country, weather, ID.
801      unid 11/21/2008 2236 Arabic music, female vocal over low het from second unid station.
801      unid 11/21/2008 2234 Man speaking - sounds English.
801      unid 11/21/2008 2147 Soft female vocal, unid language, possibly Spanish.
810      Bahamas Freeport ZNS-3 11/23/2008 0316 Reggae music, ID, The new 810 AM.
810      Colombia Bogota HJCY Caracol Colombia 11/22/2008 0200 ID, talk by M in Spanish.
810      unid 11/23/2008 0350 Several Spanish stations, one playing Mexican music, but that might be WMGC.
820      USA NY New York WNYC 11/22/2008 1849 ID.
820      Cuba Santa Catalina CMCA Radio Ciudad de Habana 11/22/2008 0340 pgm of historical Cuban mx; ID.
820      Cuba Contramaestre CMDE Radio Reloj 11/22/2008 0340 usual nx & morse IDs.
820.2   Colombia Cartagena HJAD (p) Radio Vigia 11/23/2008 0323 HJ national anthem, presumed them as they have been listed on this off-freq.
830      Mexico  ? 11/23/2008 0350 Mexican music.
830      Venezuela Caracas YVLT Radio Sensacion 11/23/2008 0328 Radio Sensacion ID, time checks 4 1/2 hours from UTC.
837      Spain/Canary Islds Various COPE 11/21/2008 2150 Weak female vocal // other outlets.
837      France Nancy France Info 11/23/2008 0034 Talk, // 1206.
840      Cuba Santa Clara CMHW Dobleve 11/23/2008 0300 ID, nice Cuban music over WHAS; there was another Latin with music under this one, also sounds Cuban.
840      Cuba Santiago de Cuba CMKC Radio Revolución 11/23/2008 0600 ID with calls and slogan.
850      unid 11/23/2008 0300 unID Spanish ; also Reloj.
850      USA CT Ridegefield WREF 11/22/2008 1853 ID.
855      Spain Various Radio Nacional 11/21/2008 2134 Man and woman alternating talking in Spanish. Another station underneath tried to break through about 2140. Also heard with time pips and ID at 2300.
860      ? Cuba  unid 11/23/2008 0300 Under CJBC with Cuban sounding music, also Reloj was in here.
860      Cuba Baracoa CMDB R. Reloj 11/22/2008 0137 Ticks and RR.
864      France Paris - Villebon-sur-Yvette Radio Bleu 11/22/2008 0311 Presumed the one with light music and French talk. Decent signal at times.
864      Egypt Santah Holy Quran Programme 11/22/2008 0313 Assumed the one with Quaranic chanting.
870      Cuba Sancti Spiritus CMDT R. Reloj 11/22/2008 0137 Code RR.
900      USA GA Savanna WJLG 11/23/2008 0400 AM 900 The Ticket; 152 watts with Fox sports under CHML.
900      Mexico Mexico City XEW Estadio W 11/22/2008 0100 music, W-Radio TOH jingle under CHML.
909      England synchros BBC Radio 5 11/22/2008 0046 instr mx // 693.
909      Spain Palma de Mallorca RNE5 11/23/2008 0051 Spanish // 684 mixing with second unid station with low het.
910      Cuba Camaguey CM-- Radio Cadena Agramonte 11/23/2008 0315 pop music in Spanish, IDs by W.
927      unid 11/21/2008 2155 Strong carrier, no audio, off at 1700.
927      Belgium Wolvertum VRT 11/21/2008 2158 psych rock.
930      Cuba  CM-- Radio Reloj 11/22/2008 0010 Morse RR in mess.
945      France Toulouse-Muret Radio Info 11/23/2008 0237 Music box interlude and ID by man as ...les nuits de France Info... (France Info nights) according to Sylvain Naud.
950      Cuba Havana CM-- Radio Reloj 11/21/2008 2243 RR Morse code and Spanish talk
954      Spain Ctra Humera (Madrid) Onda Cero Radio 11/22/2008 0312 Male in Spanish, into Michael Jackson song. Fair to good signal with someone underneath.
960      Cuba  CM-- Radio Reloj 11/23/2008 0305 RR Morse code and Spanish talk.
972      Libya Sirte Radio Jamahiriyah 11/22/2008 2217 Chanting by man. Another station was trying to break through. //1053.
980      Cuba  CM-- R. Reloj 11/22/2008 0211 Ticks, Code 'RR'.
981      Portugal Various Radio Sim 11/22/2008 2214 Light music and man talking in presumed Portuguese. Lady singing an opera song at 2232. At least two other stations in the mix. Algeria and who else?
981      Algeria Ouled Fayat Alger Chaine 2 11/22/2008 2229 Male talking in French, Arabic music.
999      Unknown  Unknown 11/22/2008 2221 Chanting heard. Possibly either Saudi Arabia or Morocco.
999      Spain Madrid COPE 11/22/2008 2225 Excited male talking in Spanish.
1000    Cuba  CM-- R. Rebelde 11/22/2008 0140 Sportscast // 560, others.
1008    Canary Islands Las Palmas Punto Radio Las Palmas 11/23/2008 0235 Good. ID'd from webstream.
1008    Spain Various Radio SER 11/22/2008 2214 Rapid fire male talking with a slower taking male. This sounded like a sporting event. There was a break with a possible ad at 2235 and back into the game. IBOC from 1020 ruined an otherwise possible clean copy of the signal.
1020    Cuba Bahia Honda CM-- Radio Guama 11/23/2008 0150 Greetings to listeners & Cuban mx. In reviewing tape I heard a YL time check en Guama at 0159.
1026    Spain Various Radio SER 11/22/2008 2225 Weak, but detectably // to 1008 w/music.
1035    Portugal Porto Alto R. Clube Nacional 11/23/2008 0240 Pop music, Talk, Portuguese language.
1044    Morocco Sebaâ-Aioun RTM A/C, 11/22/2008 2218 Male chanting. WBZ IBOC ruining an otherwise arm chair copy signal.
1050    Cuba Las Tunas Radio Victoria 11/22/2008 0042 Sports // 560.
1053    United Kingdom Droitwich TalkSport 11/22/2008 2218 Man talking on the phone with female caller. British accented English. //1089.
1053    Libya Tripoli  Radio Jamahiriyah 11/22/2008 2226 Male chanting the Koran. //972.
1060    Cuba various CM-- Radio Rebelde 11/22/2008 0254 Sports // 560.
1062    Denmark? Kalundborg DR P5 11/22/2008 2245 Light music - greensleeve-ish.
1071    unid 11/23/2008 0049 weak audio, believed to be in Spanish.
1089    unid 11/22/2008 2231 Koranic chanting by man.
1089    United Kingdom Various TalkSport 11/22/2008 2218 Man talking on the phone with female caller. British accented English. //1053.
1098    Spain synchros RNE 11/22/2008 2218 Man in Spanish. Weak signal barely above noise floor most of the time. Peaked around 2225.
1116    Spain synchros SER 11/21/2008 2103 Woman and man talking in Spanish.
1120    USA CT Bristol WPRX 11/23/2008 0200 suspect here with tropical format music; thought it was a Latin American but got a partial call at the TOH.
1120    Cuba Artemisa CM-- R Ciudad de Habana 11/23/2008 0331 Pgm // 820.
1125    Spain synchros RNE5 11/22/2008 2154 Spanish talk // 1305, others.
1134    Spain synchros COPE 11/23/2008 0250 OM/YL in Spanish - very clear for a minute ; also in at 0440 w/ OM/YL in Sp.
1134    Croatia Zadar HR1 11/22/2008 0342 Program in Spanish by man. There was a sounder in between each item. At 0343 the man says el tiempo en Croacia then follows a short weather report.
1140    USA Miami WQBA 11/22/2008 0058 Talk & ID in Spanish.
1143    Kaliningrad Bolshakovo Russkoye Mezhdunarodnoye Radio 11/21/2008 2053 Music . News by woman after TOH. // to 1215 at 2102. A second station, not COPE, was trying to breakthrough @ 2113.
1152    Spain synchros RNE5 11/22/2008 2159 Spanish talk // 1125.
1179    Sweden Sölvesborg Radio Sweden 11/21/2008 2100 Musical Interlude, Chime, ID, and news in Swedish. SAH with another station trying to break through.
1180    Cuba  Radio Rebelde 11/23/2008 0600 Very strong with echo.
1200    Mexico DF Mexico City XEB 11/23/2008 0600 Mexican NA, ID.
1206    France Bordeaux-Néac France Info 11/22/2008 0356 Light music. Chime and possible ID at TOH. Faded out right at 0400.
1210    Cuba Sancti Spiritus CMGL Radio Sancti Spiritus 11/23/2008 0800 Jingle and ID on the TOH, talk by M and W in Spanish under WPHT.
1214.85     Albania Fllake Radio Tirana 11/22/2008 2205 OM talk - frequency precisely measured.
1215    United Kingdom Various Absolute Radio 11/21/2008 2201 Possible ID by male (Absolute) Radio, (transmitting)… at 2201 and promptly faded out, Noted numerous times in English over the weekend mixing with VoR Kaliningrad. Also arm chair copy 11/22 0346-0401 with call-in show and music.
1215    Kaliningrad Bolshakovo Voice of Russia 11/21/2008 2110 Talk in RR, VoR interval signal - Brett heard ID; mostly on top.
1215    Spain synchros COPE 11/22/2008 0323 Pop music incl. Paul McCartney, Spanish talk.
1251    unid 11/22/2008 2155 weak instrumental music.
1270    Canada QC Alma CFGT 11/23/2008 0800 presumed in French.
1290    Mexico  unid 11/23/2008 0600 Mexican NA, ID too buried to make out ID.
1305    Spain synchros RNE5 11/22/2008 2152 Spanish talk, // 747.
1368    unid 11/22/2008 2137 talk by female, some music, unable to ID language.
1377    France Lille France Info 11/22/2008 2130 talk by woman in French, // others.
1410    USA KY Harlan WHLN 11/22/2008 0320 Fair with frequent fades. High school football. Also heard by Barry McLarnon.
1422    Algeria Alger Radio Coran (presumed) 11/23/2008 0130 Fair. Man speaking in French.
1431    Djibouti Arta Radio Sawa 11/22/2008 0225 Presumed the one with Middle Eastern Music. Rough reception through the splatter.
1467    France Roumoules Trans World Radio 11/23/2008 0415 Religious-oriented talk.
1503    unids 11/22/2008 2129 2 carriers, low het, occasional weak audio, likely Spain.
1512    unids 11/22/2008 2129 2 carriers, low het, occasional weak audio, likely Spain.
1521    Saudi Arabia Duba BSKSA 11/22/2008 2242 Middle Eastern Music and talk in Arabic. Not as strong as previous years.
1521    Spain Castellon SER Radio Castellón 11/22/2008 2210 Good. Woman speaking in Spanish followed by music.
1539    Germany Mainflingen Evangeliums Rundfunk 11/22/2008 2137 Song and then talk in German.
1548    Kuwait Kuwait City Radio Sawa 11/22/2008 2250 Middle Eastern music. Lots of 1550 splatter. Presumed in passing. Also music at 0335 11/23.
1557    France Fontbonne France Info 11/23/2008 0108 Talk, // 945, 1377.
1566    Benin Parakou TWR 11/23/2008 0336 Preaching ( seeming Australian accented male ) & light gospel music in/out 0300-0345 then into African children's music 0345-0400, then talk in presumed Hausa language, all as per program schedule.
1602    Spain synchros SER 11/22/2008 2234 Spanish talk.
1700    USA AL Huntsville WEUP 11/22/2008 0207 Gospel, ID.
1700    USA TX Brownsville KVNS 11/22/2008 0218 Rock/pop Oldies You're The One That I Want ( Olivia Newton-John )

Posted on February 25, 2009

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