SFI = 143 A = 6 K = 2..!

Well, A- and K-indexes are definetely going the right way. Maybe we will get a possibility to hear some stations from North Americe, if not tonight, maybe tomorrow night. If the numbers continues to go the “right” way, that is. However, I don’t like the increasing number of sunspots – but we’re heading towards the maximum, either we like it or not.

Was looking for ABC Emerald on 1548 KHz between 1630-1730 UTC today, and around 1650 UTC an english speaking station started to climb over the noise. But no, it turned out to be Deutsche Welle / Trinconmalee who continued in German after 1700 UTC. Well, time and oppurtunity to snag Emerald will come, I’m sure. This evening the usual bunch of stations from the middle east and Iran has been there, but due to a load of “home-work” I haven’t been able to do any deeper searches around the MW-band. Maybe I have a quick look around the band before it’s time to hit the sack. Got the feeling that it may be rewarding to get the feets on the floor quite early tomorrow morning.

Last night I was monitoring 1296 KHz, and found the frequency totally dominated by VoA, Pol-e-Charkhi, Afghanistan – with their usual programming with news in Dari / Pashtu on the full hours and News in Special English in between. The station usually is a good indicator for propagation into that area, and there is plenty of interesting stations to dig for. However, I noticed the VoA-station much too late, as it definetely was time to go to bed. It was working day today.

Hope tomorrow morning will result in one or two interesting catches. If I don’t oversleep, that is!




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.

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