Sunday, 28 August 2016

Logs of Sunday 28th August 2016

6230 @ 0827 Casanova - 35333; "Living Next Door To Alice" by Smokie @ 0831
6335 @ 1511 Lowland - 35433; "Summer Nights" by John Tavolta & Olivia Mewton-john
6280 @ 1629 Merlin - 35433; "John Wayne Is Beg Leggy" by Haysi Fantayzee
6302 @ 1821 Geronimo SW - 45434; ID, "What You Need" by INXS
6262 @ 1824 Akenzo - 3-44434; Occasional Utility QRM, ID via Chat, "Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil
6240 @ 1826 Digital - 35434; Occasional faint utility QRM, "Whatever You Want" by Status Quo
6285 @ 1832 Bogusman - 25222; Recognised by voice, "Torn Curtain" by Television, signal improving to 35333, 45434@ 1842 and "Paraffin" by Ruby, "The Ghoul" was heard later @ 1921
6254 @ 1850 Zwarte Panter - 3-45434; ID via Chat, "Zeg 'Ns Meisje" by Arne Jansen
6210 @ 1853 Laser HH (via Blackbeard?) - 35434; ID, "Dancing Kizomba" by Alx Veliz
6320 @ 1858 Underground - 35333; peaking 35434, "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell, " 1-2.1-2. 1-2" ID by voice recognition
6230 @ 1906 "Hijgbeer" - 45434; "In And Out of love" by Armin Van Buuren, ID via Chat, test
1615 @ 1916 Batavier - 35333; Led Zeppelin, ID via Chat, "The Letter" by Joe Cocker
3930 @ 2043 Batavia - 35333; "Heaven Is A place On Earth" by Belinda Carlisle
4015 @ 2045 Laser - 35444; "Rebel Yell" by Billy Idol
1647 @ 2051 Witte Tornado & Lady - 35434; Dutch track, ID jingle, storm crackle, Dutch track

Less storm noise on SW this evening, although MW was still plagued by the dreaded crackle. Conditions on 48 metres were also better again.

Saturday, 27 August 2016

Logs of Saturday 27th August 2016

4015 @ 2048 Laser - 35434; "Automatic" by The Pointer Sisters

Thunderstorms across Western Europe, including my QTH, caused huge static crashes across the 48 metre band and rendered MW virtually unusable. 
I did hear stations on 1629 and 1636 playing music, but was unable to make much from the signals. Also on the 48 metre band I heard signals on 6210, 6300 and 6310, all after 1900 UTC, but equally I was unable to hear very much.

Friday, 26 August 2016

Logs of Friday 26th August 2016

6285 @ 1859 Odynn - 35434; "Fire" by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown
6295 @ 1944 LFR - 35333; "Maria Maria" by Santana (via Twente SDR)
1625 @ 2128 Turftreker - 35434; "Don't You Write Her Off" by McGuinn & Ckark & Hillman
1615 @ 2136 Batavia - 35434; "The Ketchup Song - Asereje (Original) by Las Ketchup
6390 @ 2139 Blauwe Panter - 35434; "Saturday Night" by Herman Brood, ID via Chat
6920 @ 2146 Key Channel - 24222; "Samba Pa Ti" by Santana
4015 @ 2149 Laser - 35434; "Wishful Thinking" by China Crisis
1620 @ 2157 Baroness - 3-45444; ID, "Schwarze Amsel" by Fanfare De Boheme
1650 @ 2207 Monte Carlo - 3-45434; ID, Greets to me, "Du Bist Wie Die Sterne So Schon" by Calimeros

Thursday, 25 August 2016

Logs of Thursday 25th August 2016

1611 @ 1929 Mike R - 34322; Mike ID, Chat in English, "I'm A Lover" by Andrea, peaks 35333, "The Living Years" by Mike & The Mechanics, later on 1620
6235 @ 1933 Digital - 35333; "Love Will Keep Us Together" by Mac & Katie Kissoon, later 24222
3930 @ 1938 Batavia - 35434; "Hey St. Peter" by Flash & The Pan
1638 @ 2002 Bluebird - 35434; "Three Steps To Heaven"  by Eddie Cochran, ID via Chat, "Rasputin" by Boney M, later 45534
1615 @ 2025 Batavier - 35444; "Sweet Hitch-Hiker" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, ID via C hat
1630 @ 2029 Twentana - 34444; ID via Chat, "Amore Amore" by Claudia Jung, some slight SSB QRM, later 45434

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Logs of Wednesday 24th August 2016

1646 @ 1913 Mustang - 35434; ID, "Sugar Baby Love" by The Rubettes
1638 @ 1917 Bluebird - 3-45544; "Brown Girl In The Ring" by Boney M
1615 @ 1934 Batavier - 2-34323; "Hey Jude" by The Beatles, "Rock Around The Clock" by Bill Haley & The Comets, ID via Chat
3930 @ 1943 Batavia - 35433; "Always On My Mind" by Elvis Presley, ID via Chat
4015 @ 1946 Laser - 35434; "Main Thing" by Shot
1650 @ 2010 Wadloper - 35333; "Joyride" by Roxette, some splatter from 1645
5890 @ 2105 Batavia - 35444; "Hymne A La Vie" par Jean Michel Brezovar & Ange
1629 @ 2218 Napoleon - 33433; Some utility noise, ID @ 2220, peaking 35444, "Heart of Glass" by Blondie

The A index was up to 18 earlier (22 as I write this) and the 48 m band was closed to short skip conditions. Batavia was the only station I heard on the band this evening, albeit at the lower end of the band which often exhibits very different propagation from, say 6.3 mHz.