Saturday, April 4, 2020

Global HF Weekend continues: 4/4/20

Listening last night was a lot of fun and plenty of stations were on in North America. It was nice to see so many stations on later in the evening.

I tuned through 48 meters at least once, but didn't hear any carriers for European pirates. Not sure if Laser Hot Hits signed off earlier or if its signal just wasn't propagating here at all.

Anyway, this is the new page for today. As always, if you're an operator and you want to send your schedule for any time during the weekend, e-mail it to me at info /at/ and I'll post it without your station name. Or you could post in the comments

On the Shortwave DX blog, Radio Merlin posted:
Line up for the weekend on radio merlin
Saturday 9:00 paul Watt 30th Birthday show
12:00 Steve Most (radio pamala)
14:00 Mike Person(rock n roll)
15:00 Mike collier (country)
Sunday 9:00 Paul Watt
10:00 Steve most on 6305 khz and 7505 khz
12:00 Mike Preston (rock n roll)
13:00 Mike Collier (country)

Cool AM also posted:
Radio Merlin International's 30th Birthday!!!

Radio Merlin is on 6305khz/AM and on our online streams and
Listen -->

You can give Radio Merlin a "Shoutout"

6305 won't propagate to North America at those times, but at least you can check online receivers or listen on their streams.

Logs via my home receiver
unid: 6970, 1601-1604* Could hear that it was an old-time radio drama. Only caught the last three or four minutes. Off immediately after the theme music ended

Logs via Twente web receiver
Radio Merlin International: 6305, 1250+ Fair/weak with '70s pop/rock, but getting better. Nice, clear ID at 1305

Radio Fox 48: 6273, 1340+ Weak with schlager songs. Signal improving. ID per the UK DXer Shortwave DX blog.

XTC: 6321.2, 1536+ Weak, but pretty copyable signal . . . until the announcer started talking, then mostly washed out by background noise. Heard some shout outs to listeners and "thank you very much for your report." After a couple of decades of seeing logs of this station, I think this is the 1st time I've heard it, whether via my own radio or online.

Laser Hot Hits: 6205, 1950+ Wings song into DJ talk. Quick fade & almost gone

1640, 1955+ Hot Butter "Popcorn," schlager & Dutch pop songs. Perfect signal. Sounds like the op hardwired his mixer to the Twente receiver

1670, 2014+ Live dance version of "Country Roads." Excellent signal. And, the same song played again. Funny to hear this on a Dutch pirate. Wonder if the op has ever been to West Virginia? And, yes, it's now being played a 3rd consecutive time. Tuned back at 2025 to hear the song end again & loop back into it.

1660, 2021+ "Bend Me, Shape Me" into a live Eurythmics song, but cut part-way through. Another perfect signal

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