Use CMCCs!

A visible note for outdoor antenna users: Use CMCCs! These Common-mode current choke are absolutely worth their money, especially with longer coax feed lines in receive mode. As an example here is a screen of the Solomon Islands on 5020 kHz at my Asia Beverage, to see and hear the signal from the Pacific Ocean only with S3/S5, but the noise floor below (!) – 140 dBm makes listening possible. I use CMCCs from remoteqth.com and Bonito.

QSL: Myanma, 594 kHz.

Southeast Asia! Myanma Radio from Naypyidaw confirmed today the mediumwave reception of the broadcast on 594 kHz with his QSL card. After many attempts in autumn last year, I was able to listen to the local morning broadcast from the “Republic of the Union of Myanmar” in mid-October around 23.25 UT here in Salzburg. Very happy about that QSL.

Asia Logs.

Yesterday I searched the mediumwave band towards Asia and the Middle East, the reception is already getting very spring-like, the signal strength is relatively low. Today compared to yesterday even lower signals. The best reception time is around 1530 UT.
2020-02-01 – all times UTC/GMT
612 1530 IRN IRIB World Service, Qasr-e Shirin (ksh) 3077 km
621 1531 AFG VOA Deewa Radio, Tani-Khost (kho) 4941 km
621 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Khalij-e Fars, Bandar-e Abbas (hrg) 4378 km
648 1503 G Radio Caroline, Orfordness (ND) (EN-SFK) 941 km
684 1530 IRN I RIB Sedaye Khorasan-e Razavi, Mashhad/Gaem (rkh) 3966 km
747 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Kerman, Sirjan (krm) 4157 km
765 1540 IRN IRIB World Service, Chah Bahar (sib) 4812 km
774 1535 EGY ERTU Al-Sharq al-Awsat, Abis (bhy) 2358 km
819 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Mazandaran, Sari/Khazarabad (mzd) 3462 km
828 1530 RUS Radiogazeta Slovo Sankt-Peterburga, Sankt-Peterburg (SP) 1742 km
837 1500 CHN CNR 5 Zhonghua zhi Sheng, Quanzhou/NRTA641 (FJ) 9066 km
846 1530 IND AIR West, Ahmedabad A (GJ) 5898 km
864 1530 EGY ERTU Al-Quran al-Karim, Santah (ghb) 2451 km
918 1500 IND AIR North, Suratgarh (RJ) 5518 km
927 1535 ARS SBA Radio Jeddah, Al-Hofuf=Al-Hufuf (shy) 4059 km
936 1530 IRN IRIB R.Markaze Azerbaijaneh Gharb, Fesanduz (waz) 2915 km
972 1510 IRN IRIB Radio Ilam, Ilam (ilm) 3188 km
990 1522 IND AIR North, Jammu A (JK) 5344 km
1026 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Tabriz, Azarshahr (eaz) 2867 km
1035 1530 EST Radio Eli, Tartu/Sooranna (Tar) 1491 km
1125 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Qazvin, Qazvin (qzv) 3287 km
1134 1540 KWT Radio Kuwait Main Arabic, Kabd/Sulaibiyah (jah) 3624 km
1224 1545 IRN IRIB World Service/Neda al-Bahrain, Kish (hrg) 4255 km
1242 1535 OMA Radio Sultanate of Oman, As Seeb (msc) 4796 km
1242 1527 IND AIR North, Varanasi A (UP) 6483 km
1260 1530 PAK PBC Radio Pakistan, Peshawar (kpk) 5024 km
1269 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Ardabil, Khalkhal (ard) 3079 km
1278 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Kermanshah, Kermanshah=Bakhtaran (ksh) 3172 km
1296 1530 AFG VOA Radio Ashna, Kabul/Pol-e Charkhi (kab) 4820 km
1305 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Bushehr, Bushehr (bus) 3861 km
1368 1530 IRN IRIB Radio Golestan, Gonbad-e Qabus (gsn) 3588 km
1377 1530 CHN CNR 1, Xingyang/NRTA554 (HE) 7899 km
1395 1530 ARM Public Radio of Armenia/Iran International TV, Gavar (grk) 2674 km
1413 1530 MDA Vesti FM, Grigoriopol/Maiac (TN) 1228 km
1467 1530 KGZ TWR PANI/FEBA Radio, Krasnaya Rechka (cuy) 4738 km
1476 1530 UAE Radio Asia, Ras al-Khaimah (rak) 4460 km
1485 1501 ROU Radio Vocea Sperancei, Media; (SB) 877 km
1494 1530 MDA Radio Moldova Actualitai, Cahul (CH) 1175 km
1521 1500 CHN China Radio International [1521], Hutubi/NRTA654 (XJ) 5492 km
1557 1530 TWN Radio Taiwan International/Radio Free Asia, Kouhu (YL) 9270 km
1566 1530 KOR FEBC Korea/RFA/VOA/Radio Teos, Jeju=Cheju (jej) 8802 km

QSL: KRND, Wyoming.

In November I was able to hear a new US state in the mediumwave band with my Beverage Array, which is very rare in central Europe: KRND – Jota Mexicana from Cheyenne in Wyoming could be heard on the X-Band frequency 1630 kHz at 05:00 UT with Mexican music and several station announcements in Salzburg. After many attempts I managed to get an answer from the station and thus to have confirmed my 40th US state on mediumwave.

QSL: Maldives, 1449 kHz.

Dhivehi Rajjeyge Adu – from the Maldives, the programme from the tropical country in the Indian Ocean, which has been broadcast for a few weeks on 1,449 kHz via a new mediumwave transmitter, was kindly confirmed to me by the project manager. Reception is most likely to be successful at 0028 UT and for the national anthem at 0100 UT, is anything but easy due to strong transmitters from the BBC and Saudi Arabia. The Maldives are now my 201th confirmed BC broadcasting country (according to EDXC list), the first new country in three years.

MW-Logs.

All logs as of January 2, 2020.

570 0700 GRL  KNR-Kalaallit Nunaata Radioa, Nuuk (sms-nuk) 4194 km
590 0630 CAN VOCM, Saint John’s (NL) 4768 km
620 0600 CAN CKCM, Grand Falls (NL) 4890 km
670 0700 USA WSCR, Chicago (IL) 7387 km
670 0659 CUB Radio Rebelde, Santa Clara/CTOM4 (vc) 8391 km
680 1600 ALS KBRW, Utqiagvik (Barrow) (AK) 6738 km
680 0559 CAN CJOB, Winnipeg (MB) 7277 km
710 0700 USA WOR, New York/Lyndhurst [NJ] (NY) 6596 km
730 0630 CAN CKAC, Montréal/Pointe-Calumet (QC) 6268 km
760 0700 USA WJR, Detroit (MI) 7076 km
780 0700 USA WBBM, Chicago (IL) 7380 km
820 0630 USA WBAP, Fort Worth (TX) 8693 km
840 0701 CAN CFCW, Camrose (AB) 7695 km
850 0702 USA WEEI, Boston/Starr Ridge (MA) 6310 km
860 0700 CAN CJBC, Toronto/Meadowvale (ON) 6765 km
880 0704 USA WCBS, New York/High Island (NY) 6572 km
890 0705 USA WLS, Chicago/Tinley Gardens Park (IL) 7403 km
920 0700 USA WNJE, Trenton (NJ) 6685 km
920 0701 CAN CFRY, Portage La Prairie (MB) 7310 km
930 0630 CAN CJCA, Edmonton (AB) 7677 km
960 0638 CAN CFAC, Calgary (AB) 7909 km
1000 0700 USA WMVP, Chicago (IL) 7391 km
1010 0705 CAN CFRB, Clarkson (ON) 6758 km
1040 0700 USA WHO, Des Moines/Mitchellville (IA) 7717 km
1100 0600 USA WTAM, Cleveland (OH) 7044 km
1120 0715 USA KMOX, Saint Louis (MO) 7759 km
1140 0638 CAN CHRB, High River (AB) 7915 km
1150 0630 USA WHBY, Kimberly (DN) (WI) 7225 km
1250 0725 CAN CHSM, Steinbach (MB) 7279 km
1270 0700 USA WXYT, Detroit (MI) 7095 km
1300 0700 USA WOOD, Grand Rapids (MI) 7180 km
1320 0700 CAN CJMR, Oakville (ON) 6769 km
1380 0630 CAN CKPC, Brantford (ON) 6833 km
1430 0600 CAN CHKT, Toronto Island (ON) 6735 km
1510 0700 USA WLAC, Nashville (TN) 7750 km
1540 0700 CAN CHIN, Toronto Island (ON) 6735 km
1560 0700 USA WFME, New York/Queens (NY) 6590 km
1610 0701 CAN CHHA, Toronto (ON) 6731 km
1620 0705 CUB Radio Rebelde, Guanabacoa/CTOM2 (ch) 8504 km
1650 0600 CAN CKZW, Montréal (QC) 6250 km

WinRadio G33 Excalibur PRO/CSO
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Mozambique!

In December I was able to identify a rare station together with the DXer Patrick Robic: Emisora Prov. de Cabo Delgado, Pemba from Mozambique could be heard with the national anthem on mediumwave 1224 kHz at 22.00 UT at the end of transmission. The question about an answer from the country so badly hit by storms last year is unnecessary.