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MW Loggings / Upcoming DX Test With SSTV!
« on: Today at 17:54 »
Les And I from the DX Test committee are working out the particulars and he'll release the details in the next few days... but we'll have a 2 station DX test and both will contain a slow scan tv image!

Some of you have probably heard/seen me talk about Rádio Nacional de Amazonias (Brazil) on 11780khz in the past here or in other online DX gatherings, it's my favorite SW signal to date. It's 100kw from near Brasilia beamed to the northern amazon regions of the country

Well, I've talked about how strong it can be. The clip in the link below is from Wednesday afternoon AK time, Thursday morning UTC

S9+55 on peaks, S9+20 nominal. Zero noise, zero fading, almost as good as FM Mono!! I use an ATS25max radio , an emtech zm2 tuner, a DXE preamp and a 15 foot wellbrook loop

Audio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PwF7B2d5yZwFlUnRaNYZ3xD3o7UkPN0j/view?usp=share_link

I suspect this may be a pirate, no ones listed using this frequency at any point and it sounds kinda amatuerish.

Someone is playing instrumental jazz, with dead air between the tracks and one amatuer sounding liner, "what music will you take to the fortress? jazz for the end of the world"   0300UTC hour Mar 14 in alaska. I heard it about a month or two ago with a covid themed talk show, giving out a web address that didnt work. 

Signal is pretty good with some fades. but nothing that totally makes reception go away.

Shortwave Broadcast / La Montana Colombia 4940k 0714UTC Wed Mar 8
« on: March 08, 2023, 0814 UTC »
Just back to back music, one song I heard sounded like a 100 year old record being played on a 100 year old record player

15 foot wellbrook loop, dxe preamp, ats25max radio and emtech zm2 tuner in alaska

I logged two Aussie Shortwave outlets in Alaska tonight between 0830 and 0915UTC  March 7th. 

I had Paul Karlstrand engineered, Al Kirton operated 4KZ 5055khz progressively getting better as I approached 0900UTC.  Pretty decent signal!!

I also had what should be Bay Islands Radio on 5045khz but while i dont have internet at my DX spot, I have my cell phone and was texting with a friend who had the stream for Bay Islands Radio up and what I had didn't match the stream. as I got past 0900UTC, 5045 got REAL good!!

Shortwave Broadcast / R. Mali 5995 0620UTC Feb 24
« on: February 24, 2023, 0638 UTC »
RTV Mali 5995khz, 50KW non directional via Bamako at 0620UTC Feb 24th in Alaska with some African continent music t hen some Quranic sounding chanting.  ATS25 Max radio, 15 foot wellbrook loop, DXE preamp and Emtech tuner.  DEcent to good signal, audio is a bit undercooked and a bit muffled.

Other / Russian Nat'l Anthem Loop 9310 USB 3 FEB 2023
« on: February 09, 2023, 0452 UTC »
Sorry, sorry for being so so late to post a log and audio.. I'm kept busy by my job and DX'ing. I'm basically working or Dxing and when Dxing I focus on logging, not posting.

Back on Feb 3rd at 0519UTC, I had a pirate on 9310kHz USB at my Alaska QTH with cruddy audio running the Russian national anthem over and over again in a loop. The cruddy audio is partly them and the radio's USB function drifting a bit in the cold.

Here's the audio:

Utility / UVB76 The Buzzer, but NOT on 4625! (Jan 29 in alaska)
« on: February 09, 2023, 0414 UTC »
After 4 years in Alaska, 1 1/2 in Galena and currently nearly 2 1/2 in McGrath, I finally logged UVB76 "The Buzzer" but not on 4625khz and no one in the DX/hobby community I spoke to knew of or heard of The buzzer anywhere else...

However , Jan 29th I logged "The Buzzer" on 9705khz! At 2125UTC, I tuned across the dial and had a decent signal from Vatican Radio in Portuguese, but there was this "noise" under it I didn't initially recognize.

It took me a minute to make out that it wasnt any digital data, weather Fax, etc and when I pulled up someones youtube stream, what I had on 9705 was a perfect match to 4625. After 3 minutes and 10 seconds, the Vatican program signs off and The Buzzer is in the clear.

Here's the audio:


Shortwave Broadcast / delete
« on: January 27, 2023, 0147 UTC »

Shortwave Broadcast / VOA Hausa 11850 Jan 23 2045UTC
« on: January 23, 2023, 2150 UTC »
Killer S9 plus 50 signal with zero fading or noise with a current news report/discussion Jan 23 at 1945 in McGrath, alaska

Shortwave Broadcast / R. Brasil Central 4985kHz 0113UTC Jan 21
« on: January 21, 2023, 0154 UTC »
SW LOG OF THE WEEK! Radio Brasil Central 4985kHz 10KW Non Directional from Goiania, Brazil at 0113UTC Jan 21st in McGrath, Alaska. Heard with a BEATLES! Song. I got lucky, because this song really stuck out of the noise, I recognized it immediately and was able to match it to the 7.5KW 11815kHz beamed at 359 deg az.


This is Voice of America on 9775kHz via Botswana to N. Africa, beamed at 340 deg. azimuth in the 0300UTC hour Jan 19th. Look at that killer signal and massively low noise floor!
Well, here's a look at why it's so good..... follow the 340 deg. az line.. where does it go? within a few hundred miles east of me and as one engineer put it, it's probably a pretty wide beam... and a few hundred miles in HF isnt much.

Plus, it's probably a bit enhanced as it travels because it comes real close to or goes over the pole.

This is why I get excited about HF DX... way outside the target area, yet in exactly the right place for a killer signal!!

Shortwave Broadcast / VMW Wiluna WA Aus 6230kHz Jan 12 1930UTC
« on: January 12, 2023, 2241 UTC »
Pretty strong, understandable signal considering its like 12,000km away and only 1kw. The aussie accent stuck out even when tuning by in AM mode, had to switch to usb obviously. It was dark there and just beginning to get light here

Shortwave Broadcast / UNID 9595kHz Jan 9 1900UTC Hour
« on: January 09, 2023, 2023 UTC »
Just before 1930UTC here in Alaska, I caught a signal replaying a loop of island-y type music over and over and over again... was quite strong and clear...no liners, station id's and nothing listed on or Short-wave.info and nothing  in HFCC Raw data last updated Jan 5th for B22.

What is this?


S9+40 signal which is pretty common and some good music. I shot this video of the reception instead of taking a picture, I thought y'all would enjoy it. 11780kHz is beamed from Brasilia DF, Brazil with 100KW at 359 deg to the northern reaches of Brazil and the Amazon

Click the link below to play the video

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