About remotedx

DXer since 1981, OE2CRM;

Asia on Mediumwave!

As I continue to be plagued with interference on my USA antenna, I have been visiting Asia for the last few days. The propagation is very different, on some days at fade/in around 15.00 UT almost nothing can be heard from the East, but on some days excellent signals from Asia, like on 21 January 2022.

It is remarkable that the US station Ashna from Afghanistan can still be heard on 1296 kHz. Nice receptions also from Pakistan with stations from Faqirabad, Multan, Peshawar and Bahawalpur. And China is always good for a surprise with its small stations in Xinjiang but also on 1539 kHz with the CNR programme via the transmitter in Golmud on the Lhasa railway.

585 1600 PAK Radio Pakistan/Saut-ul Quran, Faqirabad 5100 km
594 1500 IND All India Radio GOS, Chinsurah/Magra 7057 km
612 1455 KGZ TWR Europe and CAMENA, Krasnaya Rechka 4738 km
891 1520 THA Sor. Wor. Thor. (Radio Thailand), Saraburi 8673 km
918 1515 IND AIR North, Suratgarh 5518 km
936 1500 IRN IRIB Radio Azarbayjan Gharbi, Fesanduz 2915 km
972 1530 KOR  HLCA KBS Hanminjok Bangsong 1, Dangjin 8514 km
1026 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Tabriz, Azarshahr 2867 km
1035 1530 PAK Radio Pakistan, Multan 5282 km
1071 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Ma’aref, Qom=Kum 3436 km
1107 1500 AFG Radio Afghanistan, Kabul/Pol-e Charkhi 4820 km
1107 1500 CHN Shinjan Qazaq Radiosu/CNR 17, Hutubi/XJTS631 5494 km
1143 1500 TWN Taiwan Chü Yuyeh Kuangpo Tientai, Baisha/Chiangmei Ts’un 9224 km
1161 1530 EGY ERTU Mid-Delta Radio, Tanta 2436 km
1206 1530 IND AIR East, Bhawanipatna 6905 km
1242 1600 OMA Radio Sultanate of Oman, As Seeb 4796 km
1260 1500 PAK Radio Pakistan, Peshawar 5024 km
1269 1500 CHN China Radio International [1269], Xuanwei/NRTA726 7954 km
1278 1500 IRN IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah=Bakhtaran 3172 km
1296 1459 CHN China Radio International [1296], Kunming/Anning NRTA501 7945 km
1296 1500 AFG Ashna Radio, Kabul/Pol-e Charkhi 4820 km
1305 1500 IRN IRIB Radio Bushehr, Bushehr 3861 km
1341 1500 PAK Radio Pakistan, Bahawalpur 5344 km
1359 1500 CHN CNR 1, location unknown, 5086 km
1377 1500 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang/NRTA554 7899 km
1413 1500 MDA Vesti FM, Grigoriopol/Maiac 1228 km
1467 1500 IRN IRIB Radio Qom, Qom=Kum 3436 km
1467 1458 KGZ TWR PANI, Krasnaya Rechka 4738 km
1503 1445 CHN CNR13 Uyghurche Radiyo, Bortala=Bole/XJTS762 5125 km
1512 1500 IRN IRIB Radio Ardabil, Ardabil 3016 km
1521 1500 CHN China Radio International Russian Service, Hutubi/NRTA654 5492 km
1539 1500 CHN CNR 1, Golmud/NRTA916 6552 km
1548 1500 KWT Radio Sawa, Al-Kuwayt/Umm al-Rimam 3590 km
1557 1500 TWN Radio Taiwan International Chinese Channel, Kouhu 9270 km
1566 1500 KOR FEBC Korea, Jeju=Cheju 8802 km
1575 1445 RUS Radio Free Waves Bay, Smolensk 1520 km

WinRadio G33 Excalibur PRO/CSO, 20 mt. loop – Bonito ML052 amplifier.

MW-Logs.

2022-01-19

0930 0330 CAN CJYQ, Saint John’s 4768 km
1010 0330 USA WINS, New York/Lyndhurst [NJ] 6597 km
1020 0330 USA KDKA, Pittsburgh/Allison Park (KDKA Drive) 6992 km
1130 0300 USA WBBR, New York/Carlstadt [NJ] 6592 km
1140 0400 CAN CBI, Sydney 5344 km
1200 0330 USA WXKS, Newton 6304 km
1500 0330 USA WFED, Washington 6915 km
1600 0330 USA WUNR, Brookline 6304 km
1620 0330 CUB Radio Rebelde, Guanabacoa/CTOM2 8504 km
1660 0330 USA WWRU, Jersey City/Carlstadt (D) 6593 km

WinRadio Excalibur PRO; 170 mt Beverage, 335°

Remoteswitch.

Since I am always asked about my remote switch: Mike Michael Müller from Nuremberg, Germany has taken on the matter extremely cleanly and plays the big piano here. With his technology you filter power and USB, switch antennas and amplifiers, have a time control and and and. The whole thing also in cooperation with RemoteQTH. A visit is worthwhile for every who is considering a solution for remote switching at his station: http://remoteswitch.de

New Mexico!

This week I was able to listen to a very rare station from the US state of New Mexico here in Salzburg on mediumwave. KDKA from Pittsburgh transmits on 1020 kHz and is actually the only station there that can be heard regularly. On 23 October I heard slow Spanish music instead of KDKA and suspected WURN from Florida, but did not follow the weak signal any further. On 27 October the music programme was heard again and Julius Hermans in Holland also listened to the station with his Lowe HF225 receiver and a 1 metre frame. He managed to find a WebSDR receiver in Crowley, Texas – relatively close to New Mexico – playing exactly the same programme on 1020 kHz – and with the help of Paul Crankshaw in Scotland the station was identified as KCKN, Roswell, New Mexico. An impressive achievement by Julius! It was only through his log and recording that I was able to identify the New Mexico station here beyond doubt. Probably one of the first medium-wave receptions from New Mexico in the German-speaking world. Now it’s time to find a contact to the station to verify the reception of the 41st US state on mediumwave here from Salzburg.

Japan!

October 26, 2021 very nice afternoon signals from the Far East around Japan and Korea in the mediumwave band. Here are my logs from Salzburg:

612 1545 J JOLK NHK Radio 1, Fukuoka 9029 km
747 1540 J JOIB NHK Radio 2, Sapporo/Ebetsu 8712 km
774 1540 J JOUB NHK Radio 2, Akita 8931 km
828 1540 J JOBB NHK Radio 2, Osaka/Habikino 9214 km
1134 1530 KOR HLKC KBS 3 Radio, Hwaseong 8502 km
1143 1610 KOR Radio Free Korea, Deogyang-gu/Hyeoncheon-dong 8473 km
1206 1530 CHN Yeonbyeon Joseonmal Bangsong, Yanji/Longjing 8165 km
1224 1600 J JOJK NHK Radio 1, Kanazawa 9086 km
1242 1545 J JOLF NBS Nippon Hoso, Tokyo/Kisarazu 9359 km
1278 1550 J JOFR RKB Mainichi Hoso, Fukuoka 9015 km

Received with G33 Excalibur PRO/CSO, 20 meter loop with Bonito ML052 amplifier.