Hmm… still QRM, but yet another AIR in the log…

Well, still got bad QRM on frequencys above 1100 KHz and also below this frequency from time to time. Very strange. On saturday there was no QRM at all, but on sunday afternoon the noise suddenly appeared. My efforts to improve the feeding of the two phased loops has not been successful – but today I will try to separate the loops a bit more, to see if this improves the phasers performance between 1100 and 3500 KHz.

Anyway; India seems to be the thing right now. Yesterday afternoon between 1700-1730 UTC, AIR Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh was logged on 801 KHz. Not a good signal, as it went up and down in the noise, but yet audible on my mismatched loops. I’m quite eager to receive the HDLA loop-amplifiers/matching units, as I suspect they will improve the situation quite a bit!

On 1098 KHz, CBS/RTI in Taipei showed up with a booming signal around 2130 UTC, transmitting the CBS Variety Network. Guess that there is a lot more to hear, especially on lower frequencys, so I will continue tonight.

Another fun thing: Today I gained experience of what it’s like to be the one in the receiving end of a reception report. A utility-DX:er from New Zealand has sent a reception report of a shortwave Navtex transmission from Vardø Radio / LGV, the coastal radio station that I’m the manager of. The reception report is 100% correct, so it will be a pleasure to actually send a QSL for once, hi!




About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 7. September 2011, in DX, QRM!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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