My November update on the heard and confirmed mediumwave countries from Asia is ready. Very satisfied what you can achieve with perseverance also from Austria.
The good MW-List. Again and again impressive. Today 308 mediumwave logs from 30 users… http://www.mwlist.org/mw_logmap.php?sort=&datum=0&band=MW
Yesterday I mounted a second Beverage antenna. With 250 meters exactly the same length as mine mounted weeks ago, with the same angle. Identical uprights, identical wire spacing. The big difference is in the feed line. This is now done with a symmetrical TWINAX cable, so the topic of equalizing currents and their interference is completely eliminated. The TWINAX feed line goes directly into the station where it is converted to an asymmetrical coax cable just before the antenna switch. The construction of this antenna is a luxury, but only this way you can compare directly and 1:1 whether this variant receives better.
747 1600 IND AIR North, Lucknow A (UP) 6224 km
765 1600 CHN CNR 5 Zhonghua zhi Sheng, Fuzhou/NRTA552 (FJ) 9016 km
846 1600 IND AIR West, Ahmedabad A (GJ) 5898 km
882 1600 CLN TWR Asia, Puttalam (put) 7627 km
918 1600 IND AIR North, Suratgarh (RJ) 5518 km
927 1600 IND AIR South, Visakhapatnam A (AP) 7086 km
972 1600 KOR HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangjin (ccg) 8514 km
990 1600 IND AIR North, Jammu A (JK) 5344 km
1008 1610 PAK Radio Pakistan, Hyderabad (shd) 5384 km
693 1615 BGD Bangladesh Betar, Dhaka A/Dhamrai (dha) 7126 km
765 1630 IRN IRIB World Service, Chah Bahar (sib) 4812 km
837 1630 IRN IRIB Radio Esfahan, Esfahan/Habibabad (esf) 3633 km
891 1630 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. (Radio Thailand), Saraburi (srb) 8673 km
1008 1630 CHN CNR 1, Kunming/Anning NRTA501 (YN) 7943 km
Africa. A very exciting, but also difficult continent for medium wave listeners. There is still a lot of work waiting in front of the receiver. (Orange: heard countries, green: confirmed countries, October 2020)
Today the ear of the medium wave DXer is laughing. A big thank you to the friends of MW-List for their daily work which makes many logs possible and also makes them visible. http://www.mwlist.org/mw_logmap.php?sort=&datum=0&band=MW
Radio National Kampuchea can sometimes be heard from the station in Phnom Penh – Kandal Stueng after 22.00 UT under interference on the mediumwave 918 kHz. September 21, the station announcement at 21.58 UT at the beginning of the transmission was easy to follow here in Salzburg. WinRadio G33 Excaibur PRO/CSO, 100 mt. Beverage.
The operator of the Polish balloon experiment on 14.2 kHz on September 12, 2020 replied today to the screenshot of my reception experiment. As Tomasz A. Miś from the Babice Transatlantic Radio Station explained, the radiation pattern of the antenna changed due to the changing distance between the radiator and the conducting plane, furthermore the gain in height also played a big role for reception – at the moment it looks very promising and yes, that is most likely the balloon. Again a nice example of how we amateurs with our limited possibilities today can receive and display even the smallest signals. The proHFT KNA-6DX Whip antenna has once again excelled itself.
The good autumn weather was used to set up a short Asia/South America Two Wire Beverage for testing. Hardware as ever from RemoteQTH.com