Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Tropo log - 2/3/17

Finally getting around to posting about tropo received on the morning of March 2. Actually, it began the night before, but the bulk of it was in the morning.

89.9 5CCC Pt. Lincoln
93.1 5ABCFM Pt. Lincoln
97.7 8SAT (Flow FM) Coonalpyn
101.9 5ABCRN unsure if Tumby Bay or Roxby Downs**
102.5 5JJJ Mt. Gambier
103.3 5ABCRN Mt. Gambier
104.1 5ABCFM Mt. Gambier
104.9 5RCB Mt. Gambier (very weak)
105.7 5PNN Mt. Gambier

90.9 8SAT (Flow FM) Maitland at 2 bars on the Sony XDRF1HD with RDS. In fact, this one has been in most days at strong levels. Maitland is on the Yorke Peninsula only about 104km away, hence the regularity of the reception. 5KIX Kingscote (Kangaroo Island) is another example that is regular during summer, as is 89.1 5BBB Tanunda (Barossa Valley) and 89.1 which can either be 5GFM Arthurton or 5EFM Victor Harbor.

**Spencer Gulf stations - 102.7, 103.5, 104.3, 105.1, 105.9, 106.7, plus 107.7 5YYY Whyalla, where coming in at strong levels, so am leaning more towards Roxby Downs, as that is also to the north of me, but further than Spencer Gulf. Port Lincoln was not as strong.

Flow FM RDS:

Recording:
Triple J Mt. Gambier

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

DX log 5/2/17

Another day of lots of Queenslanders, plus a few from NSW for good measure.  The bulk of the opening was until approx. 12.30pm, after which, it was mostly transient signals.  Abandoned monitoring at 1pm, as a friend was coming around, when I got back to it just before 4pm, nothing was there.

5/2/17
11.14am - 1pm
89.5 4JJJ Nambour
90.7 4CSB Wondai
90.7 2PNN Grafton/Kempsey
91.5 The Range Toowoomba
91.5 2JJJ Grafton/Kempsey
91.7 ? poss. 2PNN Tamworth
92.3 2MRR Grafton/Kempsey
92.9 4GOD Toowoomba
93.1 4RGB Bundaberg
93.3 4SBS Brisbane
93.9 4RUM Bundaberg
94.1 4UM Cherbourg
94.5 4PNN Gympie
94.5 2NNR Richmond/Tweed
94.7 4BCR  Bundaberg
94.9 4MIX Ipswich
95.3 4SCR Gympie
95.3 2ABCFM Richmond/Tweed
95.5 TAB Radio Bundaberg
96.1 4NNN Gympie w/- RDS
96.5 4FRB Brisbane
96.9 4ABCRN Gympie
97.3 4BFM Brisbane
97.9 2ABCFM Grafton/Kempsey
98.5 2PNN Richmond/Tweed
99.5 2ABCRN Grafton/Kempsey
100.7 4RGD Toowoomba
101.1 2JJJ Armidale
101.9 4CEE Maryborough
101.9 2NWR Armidale
102.7 2PNN Armidale
103.3 4JJJ Southern Downs
103.5 4MBB Maryborough
104.1 4JJJ Darling Downs
104.5 4MMM Brisbane
104.9 ?
105.3 4BBB Brisbane
105.7 4ABCRN Darling Downs
106.1 4ABCFM Brisbane
106.5 4ABCRN Southern Downs
107.3 4ABCFM Darling Downs
107.7 4JJJ Brisbane

4NNN "Zinc" Gympie



Audio recording: 96.1 Gympie

Sunday, February 5, 2017

log for February 4, 2017

Queensland once again made an appearance. Not an overly big opening, but got a few recordings. Brisbane, Toowoomba, Ipswich area was weakest, and did not stay around long.

4-2-17
1.15 - 1.55pm
89.1 4KRY Kingaroy
89.5 4JJJ Nambour
90.7 4CSB Wondai
91.1 4MCY Nambour
92.9 ? presumed Toowoomba - brief
93.3 4SBS Brisbane
94.5 4PNN Gympie
95.3 4SCR Gympie
96.1 4NNN Gympie
96.9 4ABCRN Gympie
97.3 4BFM Brisbane
98.5 4ABCFM Wide Bay
99.7 ?
100.1 4ABCRR Wide Bay
100.9 4ABCRN Wide Bay
101.9 4CEE Maryborough
103.5 4MBB Maryborough
104.1 4JJJ Darling Downs
105.7 4ABCRN Darling Downs
107.3 4ABCFM Darling Downs

Audio recordings:
89.5 Nambour
90.7 Wondai
104.1 Darling Downs

Sunday, January 29, 2017

DX logs 18 - 27/1/17

18/1/17
11.00 - 11.10am
89.1 4KRY Kingaroy
90.7 4BACFM Emerald
91.3 ?
96.9 ?
97.9 4ABCFM Mackay
98.7 4RGM Mackay
99.5 4JJJ Mackay
99.7 ?
101.1 4QAA Mackay

21/1/17
7.10pm
90.5 ?
90.7 2PNN Grafron/Kempsey
91.5 2JJJ Grafton/Kempsey
92.3 2MRR Grafton/Kempsey
93.3 ? possible 2BBB Dorrigo
97.9 2ABCFM Grafton/Kempsey

7.35pm
91.7 ?
92.5 ?
93.5 2PNN Inverell
94.5 2NNR Richmond/Tweed
94.7 ?
95.3 2ABCFM Richmond/Tweed
95.7 2ABCRN Menindee
96.1 2JJJ Richmond/Tweed
96.9 2ABCRN Richmond/Tweed
98.5 2PNN Richmond/Tweed
101.1 2JJJ Armidale
101.9 2NWR Armidale
102.7 2PNN Armidale
103.5 2ABCFM Armidale

8.05pm
101.7 ?
103.3 ?

25/1/17
12.58pm
90.7 ? brief, possible Grafton/Kempsey

27/1/17
11.09am (in progress) - 11.55am
88.3 4ABCRR Miriam Vale
89.5 4JJJ Nambour
89.9 4ABCRN Miriam Vale
92.1 ?
92.9 4GOD Toowoomba
93.1 4RGB Bundaberg
93.3 4SBS Brisbane
93.5 4ROK Gladstone
93.9 4RUM Bundaberg
94.3 TAB Radio Gladstone
94.5 4PNN Gympie
94.7 4BCR Bundaberg
94.9 4MIX Ipswich
95.3 4SCR Gympie
95.5 TAB Radio Bundaberg
96.1 4NNN Gympie
96.3 ?
96.5 4FRB Brisbane
96.9 4ABCRN Gympie
97.3 4BFM Brisbane
97.7 4ABCFM Roma
98.5 4ABCFM Wide Bay
99.7 ?
100.7 4RGD Toowoomba
102.7 4DDB Toowoomba
104.5 4MMM Brisbane (weak)

12.06 - 12.18pm
90.7, 91.5, 92.3 Grafton/Kempsey

Audio recording:
94.9 Ipswich

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Recent DX logs 30-12-16 to 10-1-17

After a fairly lengthy period of very little activity, January 10 finally saw another decent opening. On with the details.

30/12/16
94.3 4PNN Townsville
Initially heard strong and stable, was intermittently heard between 2.15 and 3pm.

2/1/17
2.15pm
93.1 4RGB Bundaberg
93.3 4SBS Brisbane
93.9 4RUM Bundaberg
95.5 TAB Radio Bundaberg
96.1 4NNN Gympie
97.3 4BFM Brisbane
Transient E's, did not stay around long.

3/1/17 & 9/1/17
Morning Tropo
91.1 3ABCRR Bendigo
91.7 3PNN Western Victoria
92.5 3ABCRN Western Victoria
93.3 3ABCFM Western Victoria
93.5 3BBO Bendigo
94.1 3ABCRR Western Victoria
94.9 3JJJ Western Victoria
plus Spencer Gulf

10/1/17
12.20pm - transient E's over several hours
89.5 ?
94.3 4PNN Townsville
96.9 ?
97.9 4ABCFM Mackay
101.1 4QAA Mackay
102.7 4ABCRN Mackay
104.3 4PNN Mackay

also 88.5, 89.1, 90.7, 91.5, 92.3

4.23 - 5.40pm Band finally comes alive
88.3 4ABCRR Miriam Vale
88.5 4ABCFM Gold Coast
89.3 4SDB Warwick
89.5 4JJJ Nambour
89.5 ? likely 2VM Goondiwindi
89.9 4DDD Dalby
89.9 4ABCRN Miriam Vale
91.1 4MCY Nambour
91.5 The Range Toowoomba
92.9 4GOD Toowoomba
92.9 ? (see recording below can be heard mixing with 4GOD)
93.1 4RGB Bundaberg
93.3 4SBS Brisbane
93.5 4ROK Gladstone
93.9 4RUM Bundaberg
94.1 4UM Cherbourg
94.3 TAB Radio likely Gladstone
94.5 4PNN Gympie
94.5 2NNR Richmond/Tweed
94.7 4BCR Bundaberg
94.9 4MIX Ipswich
95.3 4SCR Gympie
95.3 2ABCFM Richmond/Tweed
95.5 TAB Radio Bundaberg
95.7 ? poss. Gold Coast
96.1 4NNN Gympie
97.3 4BFM Brisbane
97.7 4PNN Wide Bay
97.9 4SBS Meandarra
98.5 4ABCFM Wide Bay
99.3 4JJJ Wide Bay
99.7 ? poss. Redcliffe or Goondiwindi
100.1 4ABCRR Wide Bay
100.7 4RGD Toowoomba
100.9 4ABCRN Wide Bay
101.9 4CEE Maryborough
102.9 ?
103.5 4MBB Maryborough w/- RDS (formerly Mix FM, now rebranded as Triple M)
103.7 TAB Radio  locale?

6.12pm - more transient, short lived E's
91.3 4HIT Moranbah
94.3 4ABCRN unknown if Blackwater or Goondiwindi
96.9 4RFM Moranbah

RDS photo: 103.5 Maryborough. Only just recently rebranded as Triple M. Formerly Mix, audio and RDS from Mix can see on my post from November 2016.
4MBB Maryborough

Audio clips. Note, Brisbane recorded from Onkyo T-4970, all others from Sony XDR-F1HD.
89.3 Warwick
92.9 Toowoomba
93.3 Brisbane
103.5 Maryborough

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

E's log 8th & 19th December 2016

Monday finally saw a return to getting E-skip, after a break, with the last being heard on the 8th. This time around it was northern and central coast NSW.

19/12/16
11.35am - 12.50pm.

88.5 2NWR Walcha
90.5 ?
90.7 2PNN Grafton/Kempsey
91.5 2JJJ Grafton/Kempsey
91.7 2PNN Tamworth
92.9 2TTT Tamworth
93.3 2BBB Dorrigo
93.5 ? Likely 2PM Port Macquarie
93.9 2ABCRN Tamworth
94.7 2JJJ Tamworth
94.7 2PNN Manning River
95.5 2MRR Manning River
96.3 2JJJ Manning River
96.9 ?
97.1 2ABCRN Manning RIver
97.9 2ABCFM Grafton/Kempsey
98.7 2ABCFM Manning River
99.5 2ABCRN Grafton/Kempsey
100.7 2PQQ Port Macquarie w/- RDS
104.1 ? Likely 2CHY Coffs Habour
105.1 2ROX Kempsey
105.7 Racing Taree
105.7 likely 2HVR Muswellbrook

1.12pm
94.5 2NNR Richmond/Tweed
95.3 2ABCFM Richmond/Tweed

1.32pm
89.5 ? very weak

2PQQ "Triple M" Port Macquarie

Audio:
92.9 2TTT Tamworth
96.3 2JJJ Manning River
100.7 2PQQ Port Macquarie
105.1 2ROX Kempsey

 
8/12/16
Transient signals, lasting only minutes at a time. Queensland lasted longest at 5 minutes.
Various times between 11.20am - 1.20pm

88.1 ?
88.5 4ABCFM Gold Coast
89.3 4CRB Gold Coast
89.5 4JJJ Nambour
90.7 2JJJ SW Slopes/E. Riverina
91.3 ?
91.5 ?
4ABCRR Gold Coast
92.3 poss. 2MCE Bathurst
92.9 ?
94.3 4ABCRN Blackwater or Goondiwindi
96.5 2JJJ Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
97.3 2ABCFM Murrumbidgee Irrigation Area
99.3 2BXS Bathurst
101.1 ?


Friday, December 2, 2016

E's log - 1-12-16

More E's from the Queensland regulars, then later Western Australia popped up for the first time this season.

12.50pm (unknown how long it lasted, as  I logged what I was getting, then left the radio for a while)
89.1 4KRY Kingaroy
89.5 4JJJ Nambour
90.7 4CSB Wondai
92.3 KIX Country likely Maryborough
93.5 ?
94.1 ?
94.5 4PNN Gympie
94.9 ?
95.3 4SCR Gympie
96.1 4NNN Gympie
96.9 4ABCRN Gympie
98.5 4ABCFM Wide Bay
99.3 4JJJ Wide Bay
100.1 4ABCRR Wide Bay
100.9 4ABCRN Wide Bay
101.9 4CEE Maryborough
103.5 4MBB Maryborough
104.1 4JJJ Darling Downs
105.1 4WBR Maryborough
105.7 4ABCRN Darling Downs
107.3 4ABCFM Darling Downs

2.50pm - 3.10pm
93.3 6ABCFM Bunbury
94.1 6JJJ Bunbury
94.5 6ABCFM Southern Agricultural
95.3 likely 6AAY Albany
96.9 6ABCRN Southern Agricultural