Dec 23

QSL: Augusta Radio IQA, Augusta, Sicily

Augusta Radio, IQA
Augusta, Sicily
2,187.5 kHz

Reverse:

DSC Call Report:

Full-data paper card and copy of the DSC Call Report via Palermo Radio in 38 days for English report, mint stamps, envelope and address label (all used). V/s: Raimondo Mercadante

TIM Servizi Radiomarittimi
Centro Operativo Palermo Radio
Via Plauto 29
90147 Palermo
Italy

Nov 21

QSL: Milford Haven Coast Guard via Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

Milford Haven Coastguard QSL
via Butt of Lewis, Outer Hebrides, Scotland
2,187.5 kHz

Full-data QSL letter in 12 days for English language report, souvenir postcard and mint stamps, envelope and address label (all used), v/s Simon Twitchen, Senior Maritime Operation Officer.

Butt of Lewis must be a nice transmitter site, I now have QSL’d Stornoway and Milford Haven Coast Guard via the Butt of Lewis MF transmitter, in addition to Belfast Coast Guard, normally via Tiree Island which was un-serviceable at the time.

Address:
Milford Haven CGOC
Goreswood Drive
Hakin
Milford Haven
Pembrokeshire
SA73 3HB
United Kingdon

Nov 20

QSL: Falmouth Coastguard, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, UK

Falmouth Coastguard QSL
Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, UK
2,187.5 kHz – 250 watts

Partial-data letter, History of HM Coastguard and Weather Forecasts by NAVTEX booklets received in 10 days for English language report, souvenir postcard and mint stamps, envelope and address label, v/s Dave Searl, MCA Falmouth.

Address:

MCA Falmouth
Pendennis Point
Castle Drive
Falmouth
Cornwall
TR11 4WZ
United Kingdom

  

Jul 10

770-WABC New York transmitter issues?

I am not sure if this is already well know, but it appears that WABC 770 kHz in New York is experiencing some transmitter issues as viewed on this overnight spectrum waterfall capture of 770 kHz (50 Hz bandwidth) over the evening of July 7/8 2014:

770khz_Jul7-8(Click for larger image)

While monitoring their signal, there is a distinctive audible ‘crack’ sound heard each time the carrier makes the jump.