Quick shortwave log

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k9rzz

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Got bored at home. Antennas are down temporarily so I jumped in the car, parked on the street, right in downtown Milwaukee just up the street from the tallest building in Wisconsin with my IC706mkIIg and 40 meter Workman Hamstick. Kind of a mini DXpedition with WIFI access! LOL Very little noise surpisingly.

Simply a 25 minute band scan of the 49 meter band.

6000khz R. Havana Cuba 0300z English VG S9+20
6010khz R. Sweden 0300z G in English S9
6020khz V. of Vietnam 0300z VG in Vietnamese NEW! S9+20db from Vietnam??
6030khz R. Marti Greenville, SC USA G in Spanish S9
6040khz Vatican Radio from the Vatican G in English S7
6055khz R. Ext. de Espana, Spain E in Spanish S9+30db
6060khz R. Havana Cuba E in Spanish S9+20db
6075khz Deutche Welle from Portugal or Engand (?) VG in German S9
6090khz Caribbean Beacon Anguilla Exc. in English S9+20db
6110khz R. Havana Cuba G in Spanish // 6060khz but not on NASWA database
6120khz ?? in English not on NASWA db, sounds like Trans World Radio. Fair in QRM of another station in Spanish (not on DB)

That's it, getting cold in the car and engine noise just kills the DX. Heading back home. 73 from on the road.
 

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Well, I stuck around for the Ident on 6120khz at 0330z but the two stations (one in English, one in Spanish) simply mixed together and I got nothing. As I drove off the Spanish station dominated then both were gone. I do think that was TWR in Swaziland though. Lastly, is that really Vietnam _from_ Vietnam on 6020khz? Seems way too loud for that band and that time of day. Cuba relay? Anyway, fun little excursion for a weekday night.
 
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Also, a lot of asian countries seem to have relays in Canada. I wouldn't be surprised if that's what you were hearing...
 

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Quite true; VoV did, at one time (maybe still does) has a relay agreement with RCI/Sackville. Wouldn't surprise me in the least.

k9rzz, you might want to consider putting something like a low noise wire loop in your attic for the times, like now, when your other antennas are down. Granted it won't work nearly as well as an outdoor antenna, but you will have something to fall back on. With the winter season right around the corner, the car isn't going to be a comfortable place to DX from....73 Mike
 

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Had some free time, so headed a bit out of town to go hiking. However, I had forgotten that it's deer hunting season so no hiking for me! Tuned on the radio instead. Icom IC706mkIIg + 40m hamstick, car parked on a tall hill. Nearest house about a mile away, very quiet location.

Dundee, WI starting 1700z - 1730z (so, late morning my time)

12470 - 12530khz Over Horizon Radar sounds
12581.5khz CW WLO marker beacon
13089khz SSB ???85 Port Conception weather
13050khz CW Marker beacon: "de UDK2"
13270khz USB Aviation weather New York Radio
13380 - 13490khz over horizon radar sounds similar to the 60 meter CODAR
13509khz WEFAX

Dundee, WI 1730z to 1800z tuning down (so, listed backwards order from when heard). Idents mostly tentative, was going by the NASWA database which I have on my laptop.

9595khz FEBA BC from Rwanda with lively Arabic type music. F S5 QRM from 9610khz
9610khz CBC Canada in ENglish E. S9+40db
9625khz CBC Canada to N. Quebec in Inuktitut language G. S9
9640khz Ecos del Torbes Venezuela in Spanish P - F S3
9665khz ??? Guessing Brasil on 9665.1khz mixing with ? Very weak
9690khz R. Romania Intl. in French with Xmas music! F - G S7
9705khz R. Mexico Assumed (v. weak) with heterodyne audible from Ethiopia on 9704khz.
9715khz Deutche Welle via England in Russan G. S7
9730khz Voice of Vietnam from Vietnam F. S5 QRM from 9735.
9735khz Deutche Welle via England in French F. S6
9755khz Vatican Radio in English Poor S1 QSB
9785khz Radio Farda in Persian from Germany F. S5
9800khz Radio Canada International in DRM (digital) S9+40db and WIDE!
9835khz CHina National Radio in Chinese F S6 with RTTY QRM on 9830
9850khz Family Radio from Germany in Arabic G. S7
9885khz R. Riyadh Saudi Arabia in Turkish F S4 QSB
9905khz weird mix of All India Radio and Radio Free Asia S5 with lots QSB
9915khz BBC in Arabic via Cyprus F. S5
9925khz Bible Voice Broadcasting in Persian from Germany (sounds more Japanese) F. S4
9980khz WWCR Nashville, TN relig. prog. Brother Peters E. S9+20db
10000khz WWV Colorado Time
10000khz WWVH Hawaii Time
10000khz BPM China Time with CW Ident at 1730z
 
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