Ant: Built-in antenna rod
Date: 29 February 2004
QTH: Louisville, KY
15220 FRANCE, R Tripoli-Issoudun, at 1716 in Arabic. OM w/ Arabic ID, marching
band mx. Good.
15350 TURKEY, VoT-Cakirlar, at 1640 in Turkish. Usual top-notch ME mx. Stromg.
15410 UK, R Farda-Wooferton, at 1637 in Persian. YL w/ prob nx. Good-to-strong
15420 SEYCHELLES, BBC-Mahe, at 1635 in English. YL w/ nx feature focus on the
impact of fair trade agreements in the US election. Good.
15435 SAUDI ARABIA, BSK-Riyadh, at 1633 in Arabic.. Somber-sounding OM w/ nx.
Much stronger than //15315.
15555 SWITZERLAND, SRI-Sottens, at 1631 in Italian. ID, OM/YL w/ nx. Good sig.
17560 USA, WHRA-Greenbush, at 1540 in English. DXing With Cumbre program with
Marie Lamb, Universal Radio ad. Srong signal.
17585 UK, BBC-Rampisham, at 1545 in Arabic. News program with frequent mention
of Arabic-Israeli tensions, questions by OM & YL. Strong.
17630 GABON, ANO-Moyabi, at 1547 in French. OM with live coverage of "futbol".
Lots of crowd noise. Very good signal this morning.
17660 GERMANY, DW-Wertachtel, at 1550 in French. Program abt the new hi-tech
lives of children, OM w/ multiple short splices. Excellent sig.
17670 USA, R Marti-Greenville, at 1552 in Spanish. OM with lively anti-Cuba
presentation. Good, despite strong jamming.
17680 CHILE, Voz Cristiana, at 1555 in Spanish. OM w/ clear ID, into Christian
pop mx. Fair-
17695 MADAGASCAR, RN-Talata-Volondry, at 1558 in Dutch. OM w/ clear ID, freqs.
nx wrap-up. Fair-to-good.
17705 USA, V of Greece-Delano, at 1601 in Greek. OM w/ English pop mx.
Exceptional signal, pinning meter.
17715 SAO TOME, VOA-Pinheira, at 1604 in English. OM/YL nx.. Very, very weak.
17735 CANADA, China R Intl-Sackville, at 1605 in Chinese. OM w/ several nx
items abt Pakistan. Tremendous signal.
17745 PORTUGAL, RPI-Lisbon, at 1608 in Portuguese. OM w/ sports and nx. Long
G-O-A-L. Signal stronger than audio.
17755 SPAIN, REE-Noblejas, at 1610 in Spanish. OM w/ live soccer coverage.
17760 USA, WYFR-Okeechobee, at 1612. OM w/ hymn, sermon. Weaker than normal,
splash from both sides.
17765 USA, WSHB-Cypress Creek, at 1613. YL in Portuguese w/ religion message,
prayer. Good signal.
17790 UK & USA, WYFR and BBC-Rampisham slugging it out at 1614, both in
English. Each occasionally rising above the other, but generally a mess.
17800 GERMANY, DW-Wertachtel, at 1619 in Arabic. YL w/ nx feature. Very
17820 CANADA, RCI-Sackville, at 1621 in English. OM & YL discussing Oscars.
17830 ASCENSION, BBC, at 1623 in English. OM & YL w/ nx feature. Very weak.