“Silent” evening…

Yesterday afternoon and evening didn’t offer anything new for me on the MW-band. Just the usual strong stations from the Middle East (Radio Payam, Tehran was HUGE on 1188 KHz), China and Taiwan. Contitions in general, was very poor and a check on the 60- and 49-meter bands verified this, as a couple of very strong african stations was noted during late afternoon and evening. Since conditions didn’t offer anything “interesting”, I decided to have another try to find a solution of my QRM-problem, and it seems that adding a third, dedicated noise cancelling wire, did the trick. I have now managed to get rid of most of the noise pollution by phasing each of the loops against the “noise wire” instead of phasing one loop against the other.

If conditions doesn’t improve, I think I’ll spend the evening with writing a few reception reports. Haven’t done that for several years, hi!

73!

Hans

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 8. September 2011, in DX, QRM!. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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