My subscription to Life expired, but I still have a subscription to Mad.

Monday, September 30, 2019

Two Pirates

I listen on the LW and MW bands daily looking for new stations to log. Conditions have been very good, but the only thing I have added to my log are two unidentified pirates on 1710 kHz. I heard both around sunset with the ICOM IC-R8600 receiver and an 80-meter dipole antenna.

And so it goes!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

PSR #142 is Available

The Summer 2019 issue (#142) of TAPR's quarterly newsletter, Packet Status Register (PSR), is now available for downloading here. (FWIW, I am the editor of PSR.)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Longwave Awakening

Good news! Longwave is perking up these days.

Nothing new to log, but last night Radio Algerienne was loud and clear on 252 kHz and as was navigational beacon AY in St. Anthony, Newfoundland (1000 watts over 1043 miles) on 356 kHz.

Equipment used: ICOM IC-R8600 receiver and 80-meter dipole antenna.