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Loggings => Longwave Loggings => Topic started by: Molvania Poacher on June 22, 2021, 0307 UTC

Title: Medi1 Radio (Radio Méditerranée Internationale) on 171 khz at 305 UTC
Post by: Molvania Poacher on June 22, 2021, 0307 UTC
SINPO=34333, very solid signal tonight (some static crashes).

305- "The Valley Runs Low" by Joe Bonamassa.
308- OM announcer in French.
309- "Perfect Circle" by Katie Melua. <<Now SINPO=24222>>
Title: Re: Medi1 Radio (Radio Méditerranée Internationale) on 171 khz at 305 UTC
Post by: NQC on June 22, 2021, 1133 UTC
Hey Poacher,

Nice catch.

While never common,"back in the day" LW b'casts  for me weren't a HUGE deal either.Especially in winter.

Now  LW BCAST  stations are dropping like flies.

My new 5 ft loop (not done yet ) will have the "fairly easy"  ::) capability too rewind on the fly from 1/4"  spaced for the   530-1710 Kc  range down to LW at much closer or no spacing (we'll see how THAT works out,   ???).

 No more rooftop ants here  and portable  LW can be noisy in local area anyways .

 I will try loop (and maybe a ferrite tank to rcvr coupled long wire) at the beach, maybe  when Wx gets cooler.There is nothing better than an ocean horizon for Trans Atlantic MW or LW !

 So- LW b'casts -Get 'em before they're gone.

Ditto re LW beacons.

de N1NQC
Title: Re: Medi1 Radio (Radio Méditerranée Internationale) on 171 khz at 305 UTC
Post by: Molvania Poacher on June 23, 2021, 0135 UTC
Thanks NCQ! Enjoyed and appreciated your comments as always. Tonight, nothing on 171 khz here except deafening QRN.

I enjoy catching the occasional, dying breed, LW broadcast station when the propagation gods allow. It reminds me of all those exotic European, Soviet and few Asian and North African broadcasters who used to transmit between 153 and 279 that I used to hope to catch in the 80s (generally without success).

It's only a matter of time until the last broadcaster pulls the plug on this dying band, so catch them while you can! Happy DXing everyone.