Radio St. Helena Day 2007 Reception Analysis
DSWCI (Denmark) , from “DX Window”, Nr. 340 , 26. December 2007
Compiled by Anker Petersen from emails toDSWCI (and edited by Kipp)
11092.5 USB, R St. Helena (1 kW) was heardas follows
on the Double Anniversary Day, Dec. 15, 2007
All times are UTC ; Reception qualityjudged in SINPO system.
1730-1815towards New Zealand
1730-1815 Weak carrier, but signal gradually increased. (Herkimer, New York state, USA)
1731 S0-2, poor. (Titarev, Ukraine; in “DXplorer”).
1734-1815 35443. (Rajeesh, Kerala, India)
1749-1815 14332. (Petersen, Copenhagen area, Denmark)
1751-1815 Too poor signal to copy what was said. (Liangas, Thessaloniki, Greece)
1802 Degraded here on recheck, sinking in noise. (Titarev, Ukraine)
1815-1900 Reception quality dramaticallyimproved on Indian beam and blasting out of
my SONY ICF-77 reaching55555! At 1835 my e-mail with music dedication
to Anker Petersen andothers mentioned. This is a grrreaaat experience!!!!!!!
and life time memory!Thanks to those who worked behind the project. (Rajeesh)
1815-1900 Signal improved from 15332 to 35443.
Iheard the dedication from Rajeesh! (Petersen)
1815-1900 Heard well. (Thanka Jaisakthivel near Tamil Nadu, India)
1815-1900 Now with S3!!!! at maximum,24323 with opening audio,
1843 signal is still good, 14332. (Liangas, Greece)
1820 Unexpected rapid upgrade, almost steady solid “3” now(signal S4-S6).
Heard Rajeesh dedication. (Titarev, Ukraine)
1827 There but weak at present. (Wilkner, Florida, U.S.A.)
1824 (fade in) – 1900 heard best 35443. (Schulze, Stuttgart, Germany)
1843 Good signal now here in Langen.They JUST read my email greeting on the air.
Theiraudio is MUCH stronger and better this year.
We all(Tony Leo, Laura, myself) worked on that !! (Kipp, Langen, Germany)
1845 Definite audio now. (Berg, Mass., U.S.A.)
1900 Clear in Florida. (Wilkner, Florida, U.S.A.)
1900-2015 Signalspower was weaker than last year. It was very weak at my location.
I had receivedbroadcasts of RSH for all service areas. I think that directivity
of RSHstransmission is weakly. (Tomoaki Wagai, Wakayama, Japan)
1900-2015 Signal varying between 25343 and 34443. (Petersen, Denmark)
1900-2015 Until 1915 35343, then staticnoise and 35242 and
after 1958 signal droppedto QSA 2-1. (Schulze, Germany)
1900-2015 Fair reception. (Liangas, Greece)
1930 Havethreshold reception , which is somewhat surprising. (Wilkner, Florida,USA)
1950 Weak but improving. (Jensen , Wisconsin, U.S.A.; in”DXplorer”)
2012 Signal swings between poor/fair,noise increasing, S2-S4 now;
QSB (fading) is faster anddeeper. (Titarev, Ukraine)
2015-2145 Very good reception here, 35444. Robert Kipp mentioned me at2124
and 2138 when also ( Toshi Ohtake, Kamakura, Japan)
2108 E-mailreport from John Campbell (Devon area in UK). (Petersen, Denmark)
2015-2145 Enjoyed reception with S7 on theNRD-535 with a longwire and even heard on
a portable Sony SW-55 witha telescopic antenna. (Koie, Holte ,Denmark)
2015-2145 Poor reception here due to localnoise.
Heard Anker Petersenmentioned. (Bredahl Jorgensen, Greve, Denmark)
2015-2145 I heard it with fair receptionon a DEGEN 1102 and telescopic antenna.
(Frederiksen, Fredericia, Denmark)
2015-2145 Static noise, so 35232 – 25231.(Schulze, Germany)
2015-2145 Almost completely readable.(Herkimer, USA)
2015-2021 Good signal towards Europe,35433. (Méndez, Lugo/Friol, Spain)
2015-2040 Heard with 35433. (Cody, Nenagh, Ireland)
2015-2045 I heard it with S 3-4, butfrequency band 10-14 MB was very noisy.
(Nielsen, Hareskovby, Denmark)
2015-2115 Good signal in Buenos Aires, 25332. (Slaen, Salto Argentino, Argentina)
2020-2040 Improving signal here. By 2030 signal was steadyand readable. The Sony 2010XA pulled in the signal well at 2035-2040 with whipantenna at the nearby river DX location. (Wilkner,Florida, USA))
2055 I have a decent signal if I takethe E1 outside to get away
from the noise in thehouse.(Dan Ferguson, Virginia, USA)
2100 Now with clear signal, best on the60 m. dipole. (Wilkner, USA)
2115 Signal swings between poor/fairS2-S4, noise increasing,
QSB (fading)is faster anddeeper. (Titarev, Ukraine)
2145-2245towards North America East
2145-2245 25332. (Schulze, Germany)
2145-2245 Best quality when directedtoward North America of course.
Was fascinated by thesignal as the direction changed and the antenna used here
also changed. The medium waveNoise Reducing Antenna was most consistent, but the
60 mb dipole also worked well as didthe on the ground antenna. (Wilkner, Florida, USA)
2145-2245 A big boost at 2145 withbeam to ECNA. Tony Leo greeted listeners, took
calls, etc. At one point hementioned they had received 167 e-mails, but I did not hear
individual messages acknowledged asthey did last year. Overall it was not as strong at this
location compared to last year’sbroadcast. (Herkimer, Caledonia, New York state, USA)
2145-2245 Started fading in around 2115or so and steadily improved; peaked around 2230
with no noticeable changewhen the beam was switched to West/Central NorthAm.
at 2245. (Wilkins, Colorado, U.S.A., in “DXplorer”)
2145-2207 Itwas very weak and nothing further intelligible on the YB-400 with indoor
wire wrapped severaltimes around the ceiling of one room. Experimenting with
other receiver and antennacombinations, best results not on the FRG-7, but on the
DX-398 with primary E-Wexterior longwire. (Hauser, Oklahoma, U.S.A)
2146 Transmitter antenna turned and signalstrength became weaker, 25442. (Petersen, DK)
2212-2245 Better signal than lastyear, peaking during the NAm. beam heading.
(Jensen, Kenosha, WI, U.S.A.; in “DXplorer”)
2222-2240 Heard with 15541. (S. Shiraishi,Sendai, Japan)
2245-2330towards North America West
2245-2330 At peak was S-9 on the outside RW and S-7 on theindoor loop! Started deteriorating a bit after than but still good until 2330. (Wilkins, Colorado, U.S.A.; in “DXplorer”)
2245-2307 Signalwas considerably better, steady at 8 out of 14 bars on the scale
when RF gain at max. (Hauser, Oklahoma, USA)
2245-2330 Fading out, S only 3. (Schulze, Germany)
2330-0015towards South America North
2330-0015 Heard with 54344. (Paulero, Provincia de Buenos Aires,Argentina
and this info via R.Grimm, São Bernardo, SP, Brazil)
2330 There was a sudden drop, presumablythe switch to S.Am beam. Gone by 0000.
(Wilkins, Colorado, USA; in “DXplorer”)
2335 Heard with 35533. (Grimm, São Bernardo, SP, Brazil)
2338-0015 Heard with 25443. (Gonçalves, Lisboa/Aljezur,Portugal)
2350 Readable, but not a greatsignal. (Wilkner, Pompano Beach, Florida, U.S.A.)
0015-0100towards South AmericaCentral/South
0015-0040 Bettersignal at 0030 despite azimuth change;
25443 and onlymarginal audio. (Gonçalves, Lisboa, Portugal)
0024 Bad reception at this hour. (Slaen, Buenos Aires /SaltoArgentino, Argentina)
0045 Not audible. (Hauser, Oklahoma, USA)
NOTEs about methods of judging receptionquality:
SINPO system for judging reception quality (used by SWL’s):
“S” : Strength (5 is very strong ; 1 is barely audible)
“I” : Interference (man-made) ( 5 is none ; 1 is severe)
“N” : Noise (atmospheric)(static) ( 5 is none ; 1 is severe)
“P” : Fading (of thesignal) ( 5 is none; 1 is severe)
“O” : Overall Merit(Readability) ( 5 is excellent; 1 is essentially not readable )
In Amateur Radio terms, a 3-letter “Q-code“is used for each of the five SINPO factors:
S <=> QSA ( 1 = barelyaudible ; 9 = extremely strong )
I <=> QRM ( 1 = very slight; 5 = extreme )
N <=> QRN ( 1 =very slight ; 5 = extreme )
P <=> QSB ( 1 = veryslight ; 5 = extreme )
O <=> QRK ( 1 =essentially unreadable ; 5 = perfectly readable )
Amateur Radio also uses the “RST“system.
For voice signals, only “RS“is used.
“R” <=> Readability (as QRK) ( 1 = essentially unreadable ; 5 = perfectly readable)
“S” <=> Strength (as QSA) ( 1 = barely audible ; 9 = extremely strong )