Report from Dxpedition in Zion, Pa USA
October 25-26, 2013


Attendees:
Don Moore (host)

Brett Saylor

Antenna:
350' unterm BOG @180 deg
850' unterm BOG @ 50 deg

Radios:
Perseus
Afedri SDR-net

SDR-IQ 

The geomagnetic predictions were calling for minor disturbances, but the A index was 3 and K stayed around 0 or 1 for the night, so there was little in the way of southern enhancement. Trans-atlantic stations came in starting around 2130 UTC with 1089 Talksport UK heard first. Suprisingly few Spanish stations were heard, but the normal list from UK, France, Germany and Holland made appearances. Standout of the night was 1098 Radio Devin Slovakia at 10kW heard // to their webstream.

Recordings are still being analyzed so these logs will grow over time.

All times in UTC

times prior to 0000/2400 UTC, date is 25 Oct 2013
times after 0000 UTC, date is 26 Oct 2013

(t) = tentatitve
(p) = presumed

Audio files are here

Logs:

60 WWVB, Fort Collins CO 0056 US Coded time pips each second

162 France Inter, France 0600 Time pips at TOH, talk by woman, man in French, musical interludes between (likely news)

183 Europe 1, Germany 0556 Talk by a woman in French, weak but clear

252 0417 Weak talk,maybe Arabic

747 Radio 5 Nostalgia, Holland 0311 Best during evening

756 Deutschlandfunk, Germany 2325 Instr mx, German talk, // webstream

783 2355 AR talk, music; not // Mauritania web stream and couldn't find Syria web stream to check.

840 Doubleve CMHW, Santa Clara Cuba 0000 Signature tune, Cuban music, under WHAS

855 Radio Nacional, Spain 2345 // webstream ... noted throughout evening

864 France Bleu, France 0002   

870 Radio Reloj, Cuba ID at 0259

882 BBC Wales, Wales 0000   ID

900 unID Mexico 0500 National anthem

909 BBC Radio Five, UK 0400 English talk ID at 0400

910 Radio Cadena Agramonte, Camaguey Cuba 0258 Cuban mx, ID at 0258:30. On top on the south BOG.

945 France Info, France 0000   

990 XET, Mexico 0300   

999 COPE (t), Madrid Spain 0400 Time pips on TOH, talk by man in pres Spanish

1089 TalkSport, UK 2130

1098 Radio Devin, Slovakia 231010 kW power, // web stream

1179 SRR Radio Romania Actualitati, Romania // webstream

1210 Radio Rebelde, Cuba 0500 Rebelde tune, ID, under WPHT

1215 Absolute Radio, UK 2220

1269 Deutschlandfunk, Germany 2308 Woman talk in German, mentions of Deutschland

1341 BBC Radio Ulster, Northern Island

1377 France Talk, France 2239 in French .. in well

1422 Deutschlandfunk, Germany

1521 BSKSA, Saudi Arabia 2305 Arabic talk ... not so strong tonight

1557 France Info, France