Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Logs of Wednesday 31st August 2016

6305 @ 1948 Technische Man - 45544; "Omen III" by Magic Affair, Chat in Dutch about antennas etc. ID
1620 @ 2001 Spanningzoeker - 35444; ID, Chat in Dutch, "Boy /Hero in Mexico" song, CD 
1629 @ 2009 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 35444; "Be My Boogie Woogie Baby" by Mr. Walkie Talkie
6325 @ 2029 Rainbow - 35434; "Gimme Some Lovin" @ 2039, then CD, 6285 @ 2042 - "Jailhouse Rock" by The Blues Brothers
1640 @ 2035 Bluebird - 3-45444; Chat In Dutch, "Bayerischer Polka" by Frans Van Dyck
4015 @ 2056 Laser - 35434; "Just What I Needed" by The Cars
1629 @ 2138 Noorderzon - 35333; In QSO, chat in Dutch, music
5800 @ 2157 Laser  - 35434; Kayak & "Keep The Change", "Move In A Little Closer Baby" by Harmony Grass

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Logs of Tuesday 30th August 2016

6390 @ 2019 Quadzilla - 35434; 33222 when Utility on, "Love Missile F1-11" by Sigue Sigue Sputnik
3905 @ 2025 Baantje (?) - 24333; ID, "Your Troubles Are My troubles" by Merl Lindsay
6235 @ 2028 Ronalisa - 24222; ID via Chat, up and down into the noise, "Colour My Love" by Fun Fun @ 2042 and - 35333 briefly
1638 @ 2104 Bluebird - 3-45444; ID, "Three Steps to Heaven" by Eddie Cochran @ 2106
1667 @ 2108 Snowman - 34333; "Beds Are Burning" by Midnight Oil, "Radar Love" by Golden Earring, "Cafe Zonder Bier" @ 2115
1630 @ 2111 Marianne - 35444; ID, chat in Dutch, Polka type instrumental music 
QSL from Bogusman


QSL for reception of Bogusman (UK) on the 28th August at 1832 UTC
Thanks Bogusman for a great QSL!

Monday, 29 August 2016

Logs of Monday 29th August 2016

6305 @ 1658 Merlin - 35434; "Addicted To Love" by Robert Palmer, "It's Different For Girls" by Joe Jackson, "Let's Dance" by Chris Montez @ 1930 and 45434
6210 @ 1858 Technische Man - 45434; "Rockin' For Myself" by Motiv 8, ID via Chat
6285 @ 1914 Alex Warner - 24222; "Das Land Der Vollidoten" by Frei.Wild
1615 @ 1921 Mike - 35444; dropping to 35333, testing antenna, "Ding A Dong" by Teach In
6260 @ 1931 Mazda - 45444; "Jij Bent Veel Te Mooi" by Danny Cardo @ 1948
1635 @ 2016 Twentana -3-45444; Dutch track, ID via Chat
6295 @ 2020 FRV - 3-45434; "Moonshadow" by Cat Stevens, ID "In the Piano Bar", "Lola" by The Kinks
1640 @ 2024 Veronica - 35333; ID, signal given on peaks 23222 on occasions, QRM from 1635 and 1645, Dutch track
4015 @ 2057 Laser - 35434; "Passengers" by Elton John
1645 @ 2119  Zwarte Boekanier  - 35434; "Als De Zon Weer Schijnt" by De Evening Stars, ID
6319 @ 2135 Goofy - 24222; ID, "Astronaut" by Sido ft Andreas Bourani

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.

Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Logs of Tuesday 23rd August 2016

1638 @ 1847 Bluebird - 3-45444; "Up Around The Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival, solid 45544 @ 1907
6210 @ 1907 Blackbeard - 35434; "Don't Turn Around" by Ace of Base
1645 @ 1911 Turftrekker - 35333; "Zambesi" by The Jumping Jewels, Turftrekker ID
5890 @ 2000 Batavia - 45434; ID, ABBA & "I Have A Dream"
4015 @ 2002 Laser - 35433; Recording - More about the European parliament (!) "Perfect Strangers" by Jonas Blue ft . JP cooper @ 2122
3930 @ 2117 Batavia - 3-45434; "Poupée de Cire, Poupée de Son" by France Gall

Monday, 22 August 2016

Logs of Monday 22nd August 2016

6280 @ 1806 Merlin - 35333; "Avenues & Alleyways" by Tony Christie
6385 @ 1810 Hitmix - 35333; "I Feel For You" by Chaka Khan
6950 @ 1812 Mike R - 35434; "Solid" by Ashford & Simpson
6210 @ 1902 Laser - 35333; "Too Good" Drake ft Rihanna
5890 @ 1905 Mike R - 45544; "Broken Wings" by Mister Mister, Dutch chat, greets to me, "Show Me Love" (Mix) by Robin S
1620 @ 1949 Zwarte Golf - 35333; Bruce Springsteen track, ID in Dutch
1628 @ 2009 Digital - 35444; Koto & "Dragon's Legend"
1640 @ 2019 Veronica - 34333; Bruce Springsteen track, Dutch music, "Ik Heb 'n Vraag" by Wilma
1620 @ 2030 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 3-45434; "Yellow River" by Christie
6255 @ 2045 Zwarte Panter - 35434; Dutch track, ID via Chat
6290 @ 2052 R 42 - 35434; "Mickey Mouse", ID and email jingle, "Love's Theme" by Love Unlimited Orchestra
1630 @ 2056 Twentana - 35333; Dutch track, ID via Chat
6316 @ 2120 OZNRH - 24222; "Ai No Corrida", Jazzy laid back music, occasional peaks to 35333
1615 @ 2143 Napoleon - 35333; Andre Brasseur & "Big Fat Spiritual"

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Logs of Sunday 21st August 2016

6235 @ 0900 Casanova - 35434; "Auf Wiedersehn" by Demis Roussos
6305 @ 1105 Telstar - 35434; "Dancin Shoes" and Dynamite" by Cliff Richard, greets to me
6285 @ 1417 Akenzo - 35333; Dutch track, Zender Akenzo ID, "Thought You Were On My Side" by Cock Robin, - 45434; @ 1755 with instrumental music
6260 @ 1453 Sundown - 24222; Instrumental music, ID via Chat, "Allez Oop", then disappeared into the noise, - 34433; @ 1751 with "Hold Me Now" by The Thompson Twins, some utility noise
6303 @ 1458 Pioneer - 35333; ID via Chat, Dutch music
6390 @ 1745 Quadzilla - 35433; "Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procul Harum, Dutch track, ID via Chat, 3-45434 @ 1829 with Mike Oldfield
6340 @ 1747 Panda - 35433; "Everybody's Got To Learn Sometime" by The Korgis
6301 @ 1753 FRS Holland - 3-45434; "Selfpity" by Margret & Lucifer Eshuys, 6300 @ 1812 with Blondie & "Rapture"
6210 @ 1807 Laser - 3-45534; "Million Voices" by Otto Knows vs One Republic
6255 @ 1810 Pandora - 35434; "Clap For The Wolfman" by The Guess Who, reading out reports @ 1821
6307 @ 1817 Python - 45534; The White Stripes & "Seven Nation Army"
6320 @ 1833 Pirana - 24222; peaking occasionally up to 35333, Latin style music
1647 @ 1845 Witte Tornado & Lady - 35333; Dutch chat & music, 35444 @ 2117 & "Give A Little Love" by Hammond & West
6320 @ 1906 Odynn - 35434; ID, "Pump Up the Volume" by MARRS, greets to me @ 1933
1671 @ 1934 Twentana - 35434; Dutch chat & music, 
1611 @ 1946 Billy de Bluffer - 34333; "Op De Tandem Naar Marokko" by Armand & The Walkers (from the Zwarte Panter studio), then another station on 1611 became louder
1638 @ 1952 Osaka - 35444; "Judy" by Ben Steneker
6265 @ 2006 Cupid R - 45544; "Open Your Eyes" by Alex Metric & Steve Angello ft Ian Brown
1630 @ 2113 Pandora - 35434; ID in English, "Fairy Tale" by Rose
1620 @ 2258 Baroness - 35444; Another station weak co-channel (maybe Greek), "Der Schrei Nach Freiheit" by Bohse Onkelz
1646 @ 2213 Monte Carlo - 35444; In QSO, instrumental music, ID, greets to me

Better conditions tonight on the 48 metre band, but short skip had vanished by around 2130 UTC at this QTH. Medium Wave was good around this time.

Saturday, 20 August 2016

Logs of Saturday 20th August 2016

1638 @ 1844 Bluebird - 35444; "Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On", Doris Day & "Que Sera Sera" 
3905 @ 1849 Alice - 35434; "I'm The Scatman" by Scatman John, "Hey Ya!" by Outkast
1620 @ 1931 Baroness - 34333; QRM from 1622, "Eve of Destruction" by Barry McGuire
1648 @ 1938 Moby Dick - 35434; "Just An Illusion" by BZN, greets to me
6240 @ 2015 Sluwe Vos - 24322; In and out of the noise but some stron periods at 35333, greets to me, "Ti Sento" by Matia Bazar
1615 @ 2024 Batavier - 33322; "Long Haired Lover from Liverpool" by Jimmy Osmond, "Black Knight" by Deep Purple, 
1633 @ 2045 Barcelona - 34344; "Never Marry A  Man" by Shocking Blue, ID at 2057, "Oh Lonesome Me" by The Walkers, 34444 @ 2158
4025 @ 2100 Sluwe Vos - 35434; "An Englishman In New York" by Sting, ID jingle, "Call Me" by Blondie
4015 @ 2106 Laser - 35444; "Maria Magdalena" by Sandra, ID
1640 @ 2124 Spanningzoeker 3-45434; ID and Dutch music

Moby Dick 1648 KHz
The SDRplay Radio Spectrum Processor (RSP)

So, I wanted a SDR that would fulfil the following requirements:

1. Receive Medium Wave (at the HF end especially),
2. Work well on the 48 metre band and
3. Not overload with a Wellbrook loop antenna!

After some research and reading of reviews, I settled on the SDRplay RSP, partly on the grounds that £118.80 plus postage was not a great deal to lose if I was not satisfied.

I had already looked at the software - SDRuno and I was reasonably happy with the look of the windows and the way to adjust bandwidth, notch filters and so on.

I ordered the SDR on a Saturday, I believe, and it arrived in my hands the following Tuesday in a DHL Express plastic envelope. Inside was a Jiffy type bag with the SDRplay inside in a plastic packet (see photo). A nice touch is that both SDRplay and DHL let me know that the package had been dispatched.


The SDR play has only two connectors, i) an SMA socket, and ii) a type B USB socket. The SMA socket is for the antenna and the USB socket connects to the PC, which also powers the RSP. No cables are supplied.

To get the SDR up and running, the software is available at the SDRplay website (www.sdrplay.com). The Start Here menu allows you to register the product and download the necessary drivers. Nothing magical happened after I connected the RSP to the USB cable (when prompted), but after loading the software and realising that the Play button (on the Main Window) starts the SDR, everything worked. So now to play!

I opened the Main SP window by clicking the SP1 button, then the RX control window followed by the SP2 window, again by clicking the appropriate buttons in the Main Window. So I have 4 windows open. This can be changed to suit the needs of the user.




There are other windows which control less used parameters, like the ADV button where you can alter displayed bandwidth IF and other settings. It is worth downloading the "SDRuno Cookbook" and the "SDRuno User Manual" which are both available on the SDRplay website. You can browse these two manuals and try out various ways of operating the software.

So far I have just evaluated the SDRplay and the software having the 4 windows mentioned above open for receiving MW and LW stations and the 48 metre band. So, with the Wellbrook loop antenna (ALA 1530) connected there was noise coming out of the speakers. I tried Medium Wave, followed by Long Wave and then was amazed at how well I could hear the beacons on the frequencies between about 300 and 500 kHz. I briefly tried Band 2 broadcast stations, but this is not a real interest so I have not persevered (yet).

I set the AGC button in the Main Window to on (auto) and in the RSP control window (ADV button) I set the LowIF to on. This seems to work best for me, but you can set the IF to Zero by pressing the button.

Firstly, I have not had any overload issues yet. The Wellbrook Loop and the RSP enabled me to hear good signals on the Medium Wave just before and after dark on the free radio section (above 1602 kHz). If you look at the logs of Thursday 18th and Friday 19th August, all the MW stations recorded were received on the SDRplay. I can then listen to MW through one set of phones and on another set of headphones I can monitor the 48m band on the Icom.

Sterrekijker 1620 kHz
I am able to change audio bandwidth and move notch filters easily from the SP2 window. This really is quick and also allows bandwidth shifting (passband tuning). In the SP1 window, the tuning line can be dragged backwards and forwards across the displayed spectrum, feeling like you are tuning with a dial!

Long Wave is a bonus; it works nicely on the RSP and I can listen to 216 kHz from Roumoules (Monaco) in the daytime with a s9 signal and no IMD or splatter from 198 kHz (s9 +50). Long Wave will be a bleak place I suspect at the end of the year when many of the stations are closed down in Western Europe.

RMC Info Roumoules (Monaco) 216 kHz

So, yes, the SDRplay is doing what I had hoped for. I am really pleased with this setup; it is 
working well for me. As you can see it does not overload with the Wellbrook Loop, it receives well in the 48 metre band and it works well in the upper MW band.

I have discovered more about the inputting the RX frequency using the mouse. Also I have managed to set up a workspace that I have called "Terry's Hobby Radio" that opens when I click the SDRuno icon from the desktop (see RMC info photo above). I read the manual!

I did not intend this "review" to be exhaustive. It is offered purely as some information on the SDRplay. I have the feeling that I have only just started to explore this box of tricks!

Friday, 19 August 2016

Logs of Friday 19th August 2016

1620 @ 1824 Sterrekijker - 35434; Dutch music, ID via Chat, various Dutch tracks
3905 @ 1917 Crazy Wave R - 34333; "ID and chat in English; "Can't Stop Raving" by Dune, "Last Train to Transcentral" by KLF, weaker @ 1930 with 24222, but occasional stronger bursts
6975 @ 2030 Blue Dragon - 35433; bluedragonam@hotmail.com, ID, "Shake It Up" by The Cars
4015 @ 2046 Laser - 35444; "Playing With Fire" by Andreya Triana
6295 @ 2149 Alex Warner - 25322; AC/DC track, ID, into the noise, 
1636 @ 2156 Relmus - 35333; "Motorbiene" by Benny Quick
1650 @ 2226 Monte Carlo - 35434; In QSO
1645 @ 2230 Turfsteker - 35433; In QSO with Monte Carlo and others
1640 @ 2232 Electron - 35444; In QSO, "She's About A Mover"

Conditions were variable this evening, MW was not the best by a long way and SW only had weak signals from NL. Unusually quiet for a Friday evening.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Logs of Thursday 18th August 2016

6295 @ 1900 Mike R - 45534; "Sanctify Yourself" by Simple Minds
6325 @ 1903 Top R - 35434; "Marvin Gaye" by Charlie Puth & Meghan Trainor, "Something In The Way You Move" by Ellie Goulding @ 1908
6260 @ 1911 Skyline R Germany - 24222; peaking 35333, heard ID several times in English, "Just Cos' You Got The Power" by Motorhead
6205 @ 1928 Laser - 35434; "Your Body" by Tom Novy ft. Michael Marshall
6390 @ 1941 Quadzilla - 3-44434; "Annabel" by Hans de Booij, "Baby Hold On" by Teenager
1647 @ 1957 Relmus - 35434; "Love Hurts" by Nazareth, "A Forest" by The Cure, QSY to 1645
1625 @ 2003 Poema - 35434; "Dear Ann" by George Baker Selection
6285 @ 2008 Odynn - 35434; "Echo Beach" by Martha & The Muffins, "The Life I Live" by Q65, Later on 6320 with "I Can Hear Music" by The Beach Boys at 2024
1636 @ 2025 Keizer en Keizeren - 35444; ID in Dutch & Dutch chat, "'T is Kloot'n Hier" by Normaal
1616 @ 2040 Kooiplas - 35434; ID in Dutch, peaking 35444, Dutch chat, Dutch music, Instrumental polka type music, CD @ 2043
6310 @ 2046 OZNRH - 24322; "Alright" by Bergitta Victor, ID via Chat
4015 @ 2059 Laser - 34343; Loud occasional utility on 4015, 35444 when no ute, "Rush hour" by Jane Wiedlin
1640 @ 2102 Bluebird - 45434; ID and greets, 1644 later
1611 @ 2114 Mustang - 3-45434; ID, chat in Dutch, "Down The Dustpipe" by Status Quo
6385 @ 2117 Studio 52 - 35434; "She Sells Sanctuary" by The Cult
1625 @ 2146 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 45434; Chat in Dutch, "Kleine Annabella" by De Paladijns
1611  @ 2212 Spanningzoeker - 45434; "Substitute" by Clout, reporting to Mustang in Dutch

Little Feat Radio was mentioned on a new Blog that has appeared. Welcome to the world of Shortwave Free Radio! Link: europirates.byethost7.com/
(Radio Blauwe Ster was Radio Batavier)

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Logs of Wednesday 17th August 2016

6230 @ 1735 GSV - 35434; ID, "All Out Of Love" by Air Supply, greets to me @ 1756
6320 @ 2024 LFR - 35433; "It Must Be Love" by Madness (via Twente SDR)
6285 @ 2115 Batavier - 35434; Dutch track, 3-45434 @ 2124 & "Git Down" by Cenoginerz
1622 @ 2134 Twentana - 35333; Dutch track, then "Spanien ist Schon" by Andrea Jurgens, greets to me
1615 @ 2143 Uniek - 35433; Greets to me, Dutch music
1636 @ 2157 Keizer en Keizeren - 35433; "Marion" by De Paladijns
1615 @ 2211 Turftrekker - 3-45434; ID in English & Dutch, "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick, greets to me @ 2222
4015 @ 2214 Laser - 35434; "Move On Up" by The Jam, "Groovin'" by The Young Rascals
1641 @ 2308 Leopard 35434; Dutch music, ID via Chat, "Anyplace, Anywhere, Anytime" by Nena & Kim Wilde, ID


SDRs - Software Defined Receivers

OK, so I previously wrote about SDRs.. and I decided eventually to purchase the SDRplay, an inexpensive SDR (around (£120), based on my requirements which are:

1. a SDR that will receive Medium Wave (at the HF end especially), 

2. work well on the 48 metre band and 


3. not overload with a Wellbrook loop antenna!


I need time  to fully understand the SDRuno software and what the receiver can do. So the review will follow!

Also, I have wired up the rotator to the Wellbrook loop and have tried it out this evening. It helps to null out the noise. Interestingly the sky wave signals on MW do not attenuate as much as the ground wave signals. I can null out all my fairly close stations by turning the rotator, but not the stations from NL coming here by sky wave.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Logs of Tuesday 16th August 2016

6230 @ 1850 Blackbeard - 35433; ID and Dance music, 45434 @ 2040, "Genie In A Bottle" (mix)
6285 @ 2006 Alex Warner - 35433; "Radio Orchid" by Fury In The Slaughterhouse
6240 @ 2009 Mazda - 44444; Slight SSB QRM, "Edelweiss" by Herman Lippinkof
6390 @ 2011 Quadzilla - 45434; "Chiquitita" by ABBA
1620 @ 2015 Baroness - 3-45444; "So Long" by Fischer-Z, some c0-channel QRM @ 2028 & 44444
1639 @ 2123 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 35433; ID and Dutch track
1611 @ 2136 Napoleon - 34333; "Samba Pa Ti" by Santana, "Can The Can" by Suzi Quatro, storm crackles
1629 @ 2200 Spakenburg - 33333; "A Scottish Soldier" by Andy Stewart
1640 @ 2211 Monte Carlo - 35333; ID and Chat in Dutch, Dutch music, in QSO
1640 @ 2225 Electron - 34533; ID Electron
6285 @ 2227 Johnny Tobacco - 45544; "Carbonara Radio", "Charlie Brown" by The Coasters, peaking 55544
4029 @ 2239 Laser - 3-45434; "Walking On The Chinese Wall" by Philip Bailey
1640 @ 2258 Professor Sikbock - 35444; Dutch style music, clear ID in Dutch

I received by courier today the SDRplay that I had ordered. First impressions are very good. I coupled it to the Wellbrook antenna and it is working well. I will find my way around all the controls in the software and do a more detailed review later ...

Monday, 15 August 2016

Logs of Monday 15th August 2016

1625 @ 1942 Twentana - 35333; Dutch instrumental polka type music, Greetings to me
6265 @ 1947 Panda - 35433; "Roll On Down The Highway" by Bachman-Turner Overdrive, peaking 35444, "Everything's The Same" by Billy Swan
6230 @ 1954 Laser - 35434; Relay of Live broadcast, (Blackbeard relay?), Instrumental track
6385 @ 2000 Altrex - 35333; "Fly Robin Fly" by Silver Convention, started listening when SINPO was 24222.. gradually improved
6240 @ 2015 Ronalisa - 35433; "On The Beach" by Cliff Richard @ 2016, ID and "Baby Come Back" by The Equals @ 2034, some SSB QRM, greets to me @ 2040 - "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Bros
4029 @ 2018 Laser - 34434; "Jam On Me" by Company B, occasional utility and morse
1614 @ 2052 Mustang - 35444; "Telstar" by The Tornados (earlier @ 2026 "Juanita" followed by "The Swiss Maid" by Del Shannon, peaking 45444
1633 @ 2108 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 35444; Chat in Dutch and German and Dutch tracks, "Wenn Dein Herz Sirtaki Tanzt" by Die Flippers
1643 @ 2119 Turfsteker - 34343; "Jabdah" by Koto, Chat in Dutch, greets to me, adjacent channel QRM from 1640, peaking 35444 with notch filter
1650 @ 2129 Monte Carlo - 2-35333; ID, music, then CD, in QSO?
1638 @ 2145 Bluebird - 35434; "Oh Carol" by The Blue Diamonds
1632 @ 2153 Dinkeland - 35434; Chat in Dutch, "Spicks & Specks" by The Bee Gees
1640 @ 2202 Professor Sikbok - 33333; "All Night Long" by Lionel Richie

I am continuing to learn more about the Wellbrook loop and exactly what it can do. The rotator will be wired up on Wednesday (I hope) and then I will be able to turn the loop freely.