RADIO TRAVEL TO CRETE & EDXC 2010 ANKARA

Hallo to you all !
Kalispera !
I am travelling again ! First stop in Crete at the seaport of Sitia
located 140 km far from Heraklion airport, going to east coast.
Yesterday I took 3 jetplanes from Milano to Munich, from Munich to
Athens and from Athens to Heraklion .... In the first flight AIR DOLOMITEN ! I listened just 15 minutes before to land 103,1 MHz Radio Capodistria in Italian .... a real surprise !
In the second flight going to Athens, the flight passed on Adriatic sea coast, so I got many stations from Italy starting from Radio Bruno 93.0 MHz Monte Cimone in Emilia area, FM stations from Riviera Adriatica Rimini area .....Marche....Abruzzo...Puglia ....great !
In the third flight with a VERY old airplane of Aegian Airlines I had a surprise from an ACYDULE young hostess who stopped my listenings cause on Aegian Airline old fashion airplanes is not allowed to use radiosets ....HA HA HA ....
Athens airport sounds the same as the MINOSSE castlerock !!! a real
odissea of LABIRYNT !!!!!!!! ha ha ha ....
So I landed in the little but quite organized airport of Heraklion in time 2120 hours ....and I get my baggage in green plastic save protection in 3 minutes .... yes 3 minutes !!! marked PRIORITY
and I met my personal TAXI driver Michael to take me till Sitia
with his Mercedes Car .... 140 km of normal roads with many bends
all along the coast same as Aurelia road in Liguria...
In exactly 2 hours we arrived in Sitia town ...very good driver !
At 2345 I was yet in my room at second floor at Hotel Itanos, in front the sea port, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sitia
http://www.itanoshotel.com/
The Hotel has been suggested to me by Alessandro Groppazzi who visited Sitia in 2008. The Hotel has free internet service.
Today 23 September I started to do the FM bandscan ....this is always hard problem to do it with no precedent bandscan in same place.
The FM sounds almost silent except 5 local stations, some undeclared frequencies and some spurious.... the stations in Ierapetra 28 km south arrives but with weak signals.... so I got yet some interesting stations, 2 from Israel in the morning hours, some from
Greece Egeo Sea islands Rodos, Samos, Santorini, Cycladis.
Also many from Turkey Egeo coast area from Budrum, Itzmir, down till Antalya.... more after 1600 hours UTC. Cyprus BFBS English only in morning hour.... not bad as starting....
Today the sky becomed cloudy but luckly no rains...
Will talk more to you in next message ...
best regards from Minoic Kingdom Island.

(VAI ALLA PHOTO GALLERY DEL VIAGGIO)

Kalispera !
Dario

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Kalimera !
Yesterday evening the ADSL line of the PC in the Hotel Itanos worked very slowly for the first hour.... so I send my second report this saturday 25 September, also cause at 0800 hours here arrived from south
a quite strong storm with riders, but not so much winds, and also not so much rains.... this has been the first storm from May 2010 over Sitia !!!!. A pity cause this has cancelled the quite good FM tropo conditions to the Egeo Turkish coast, I got yesterday almost over all the day. This a first preliminary list of Turkish stations in the FM
I got in mine DEGEN 1103 with filters 80 + 110 kHz.

88.80 TRT FM MUGLA EGEO 30kW both 23+24/09
90.90 RADYO MEGAM SOKE EGEO only 24/09
92.00 TRT MUGLA EGEO 30kW both 23+24/09
92.60 TRT 4 RADYO DORT DATCA/AKDAGI both 23+24/09
93.60 BATI RADYO IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO 10kW only 23/09
94.10 TRT FM IZMIR EGEO only 23/09
94.50 BURC FM AYDIN/CINE EGEO only 23/09
95.80 TRT 1 RADYO BIR DATCA/AKDAGI EGEO weak only 23/09
96.60 TRT 3 NAGMLE/MUGLA EGEO 30kW only 23/09
heard OVER local 96.60 DIAVLOS 96.90 !!!!
97.60 OZMEN FM IZMIR EGEO 10kW only 23/09
98.20 TRT FM OZDERE/GOZTEPE in // 88.80 only 23/09
98.40 BEST FM IZMIR EGEO 44 kW only 23/09
98.70 TRT 1 RADYO BIR KUSADASI EGEO only 23/09
99.30 PAL FM many TX EGEO (may be IZMIR 2 kW)
99.80 TRT FM KOYCEGIZ/CAKMAKTEPE EGEO 30kW both 23+24/09
101.00 TRT 4 RADYO DORT MARMARYS/PALAMUTDAGI EGEO 5kW
102.00 TRT 4 RADIO DORT ANTALYA MUGLA/GOKTEPE EGEO both 23+24/09
102.60 METRO FM ANTALYA ANTALYA EGEO only 24/09
102.90 TRT 3 RADYO UC DATCA EGEO only 23/09
(station has been heard in Sitia in September 2008 by A.GROPPAZZI)
103.90 RADYO D CESME EGEO only 23/09
105.10 TRT 1 RADYO BIR KOYCEGIE/CAKMAKTEPE EGEO 30kW only 24/09
105.20 AKRA FM AKHISAR/DEGIRMEN TEPE EGEO only 24/09
106.00 Tentative MYDONOSE CESNE EGEO 1kW only 24/09
107.10 TRT FM DATCA EGEO both 23+24/09 STRONG !

Condidionts has been good the first day 23 September but on 24 September becomed gradually less good.

88.80 ISRAEL IBA 4 RESHET DALET at 0900-0915 23 Sept. after 0915 fade out and covered by Turkey signal...

90.20 CYPRUS PIK 1 7 kW Greek service only morning 23 Sept.
frequency 90.20 is covered by local PIRAIKI EKKLESIA LASITIA-IERAPETRA KRT

92.10 CYPRUS BFBS 1 25 kW AKROTIRI only morning 23/09
frequency is covered by a relay of SKAI ATHENS located near SITIA

There are many many frequencies free in Sitia, but with no propagation they remain free.... probably I arrived here too late ...

I will continue to monitorate the FM band.

I have also started to control Medium Wave and the surprise is to get on 900 kHz RAI 1 Milano Siziano at 0500 UTC and at 2100 UTC ...
no interferences at these hours...

More news about Medium Wave in next messages.

Good DXing & Kalimera !

Dario

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Kalispera !
Saturday 25 September offered a great unexpected opening toward the meaddle east area, why unexpected ?
Cause at 0730 local time (0530 UTC) a summer storm arrived here in Sitia, with riders and rains, at 0900 hours it was yet gone, and the sun made the air very WET and WARM ....
However at 1200 hours I noticed on FM signals on frequencies where I did not listened before the 23 & 24 September no stations.
In fact a good Super Tropo offered a variety of FM stations :

88.20 CYPRUS RIK LOVE FM 30kW Mt Olympus
88.80 ISRAEL IBA 4 RESHET DALET this time over Turkey TRT FM Mugla
89.60 LEBANON VOICE OF FREEDOM SAOUTH AL HORRIYAH in //90.10 !!!!!
90.10 LEBANON VOICE OF FREEDOM SAOUTH AL HORRIYAH TX SAIDA in //89.60
90.20 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 1 TX KALOKHORIO Greek 7 kW
91.00 ISRAEL RADIO LEV TX RISHON L'ZIYON 5 kW
91.90 LEBANON AL NOOR THE LIGHT SAYDA great ID 1325 hour
92.10 CYPRUS GREEK BFBS 1 AKROTIRI 25 kW in English
92.40 ISRAEL IBA 4 RASHET DALET news in Arab
93.40 CYPRUS TURK BAYRAK RADYO KLASIK TX KANTARA
93.70 TURKEY RADYO VATAN TX BODRUM EGEO Tentative
94.10 EGYPT ERTU TX EL ARISH 54,5 kW not Turkey today
94.50 LEBANON RADIO ONE TX DEIR AL ACHAYER program of USA protest songs ....also heard TOM DOOLIE....TU SI GUAGLIONE Aurelio Fierro !!! absolutely incredible !!!!
94.70 JORDAN FANN FM TX ALTAFILAH in //94.30 !!!!!!!
96.20 LEBANON RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL TX AITO 27 kW With a program featuring the FRENCH THEATER IN THE YEARS 1920 !!!!!!!
97.40 JORDAN RMC MOYEN ORIENT AMMAN in ARAB
97.40 LEBANON RADIO STRIKE TX BEIT MERI 10kW MIXED UP/DOWN with
RMC MOYEN ORIEN. (by the way this Radio Strike has no connections with the Italian Pirate Radio Strike !!!!!)
98.40 ISRAEL IBA 1 RESHET ALEF TX JERUSALEM 100 kW with a program
of Medioeval-Meaddle Age choirs .... very unusual
98.50 CYPRUS GREEK ROCK FM TX PAPHOS in ENGLISH , IDs !!!!
99.30 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO PROTO TX Mt. OLYMPUS
99.80 ISRAEL GALEI ZAHAL TX BEER SHEVA 100 kW very strong signal
100.20 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO EPILOGI TX PAPHOS with a concert for PIANO ....a real torture !
100.70 ISRAEL IBA 1 RESHET AKEF TX SAFAD/ZEFA 1 kW in RUSSIAN !!
101.10 CYPRUS GREEK KANALI 986 TX PAPHOS with beautifuls orchestral interludes
102.70 CYPRUS GREEK ANTENA 1 FM TX PAPHOS with sport live
103,70 ISRAEL IBA 2 RESHET BET TX HAIFA 100 kW
104.30 CYPRUS GREEK POINT FM TX PAPHOS
105.60 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO PYRGOS TX PAPHOS with Jazz cool program

I may only add this show clearly it is not necessarily to move from Sitia to get great FM listenings, you just need the PROPAGATION !

Kalispera !

Dario

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Kalispera !
Also today Sunday 26 Sept. I had many interesting FM listenings & the conditions has been open for Super Tropo FM for many hours.

Here the most interesting FM catches :

87.70 LEBANON SAWA TX SOUTHERN LEBANON 0800 hours weak signal
87.90 EGYPT ERTU AL SHABABWAL program TX EL ARISH 54,5 kW splash from local Radio Melody Sitia.
88.20 CYPRUS Greek RIK LOVE TX Mt.OLYMPUS 30 kW GOOD SIGNALS 0810 hours
88.70 LEBANON RADIO ORIENT TX BEIRUTH 100kW from 0540 hours
89.40 LEBANON RADIO NBN TX AABEY strong phading from 0810 hours
89.50 JORDAN RADIO AMEN TX AMMAN morning show in Arab ...Arab version song Quartetto Cetra NELLA VECCHIA FATTORIA .... incredible !!!!!
89.70 LEBANON SAOUTH AL HORRIYAH (VOICE OF FREEDOM) in //90.10 !!!!
90.30 LEBANON SAOUTH AL BACHAER (VOICE OF THE FAITH) BEIRUTH
91.10 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 2 Mt.OLYMPUS 30 kW from 0820 hours
91.90 LEBANON A: NOOR (THE LIGHT) TX SAYDA from 0550 hours morning sunday concert
92.10 CYPRUS GREEK BFBS 1 AKROTIRI 25 kW in English from 0815 hours
92.40 ISRAEL IBA 4 RASHET DALET in ARAB !!! from 0555 hours
92.60 EGYPT ERTU AL OROBI TX MARSA 9,8kW talks Arab program
92.80 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO ASTRA 98,2 Mt. OLYMPUS Strong signal
94.20 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 2 TX PARALIMINNI 4kW
ERRATA CORRIGE 94.50 RADIO KOL ISRAEL not LEBANON RADIO ONE sorr
ID very clear. Program of songs Tom Doolie ....GUAGLIONE original AURELIO FIERRO !!! incredible !!!!!
ANYONE KNOW WHAT IS THIS TX FROM ISRAEL not listed !!!!!
94.80 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 3 Mt. OLYMPUS 30kW CONCERT play very nice
95.80 ISRAEL RADIO DAROM TX ESHKOLOT weak signal
96.20 LEBANON RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL TX AITO 27kW well heard
98.40 ISRAEL IBA 1 RESHET ALEF TX JERUSALEM 100 kW
99.80 ISRAEL GALEI ZAHAL TX BEERSHEVA 100kW
100.20 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO EPILOGI TX PAPHOS sunday PIANO CONCERTS for 6 hours no stop .....
101.10 CYPRUS GREEK KANALI 98.6 TX PAPHOS very beautiful music
102.30 ISRAEL GALEI ZAHAL TX HAIFA 40kW live phone calls : what do you think of likud politic ....in Hebrew
103.30 ISRAEL IBA 2 RESHET BET TX BEERSHEVA 100kW in //103.70
103.70 ISRAEL IBA 2 RESHET BET TX HAIFA 100 kW in // 103.30
104.70 CYPRUS GREEK SUPER FM TX Mt. OLYMPUS IDs from 0935
105.00 CYPRUS TURK RADIO BAYRAK INTERNATIONAL TX LEFKOSA 5kW in English
TOP 20 CHART !!! 1210 till 1300 hours, great signals.
Annoncing 1089 & 6150 kHz short wave ....but in my ATS 909 on 6150 kHz no signals !....
105.10 LEBANON RADIO ONE TX BEITMERI in ENGLISH ROCK POP MUSIC in ENGLISH .... from 1210 hours
105.50 LEBANON RADIO ONE BEITMERI 45kW from 1150 in //105.10
TOP 40 for LEBANON !!!!!!!! great signals
105.60 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO PYRGOS TX PAPHOS very hard rock songs
for exemple ZZTOP !!!!!!!
106.10 ISRAEL RADIO ESHEL HA NASSI TX ESHEL HA NASSI from 1146 hour
106.20 JORDAN RMC MOYEN ORIENT TX AJLUN in ARAB
106.50 LEBANON SAOUTH AL MOUSSIKA TX ACHRAFIEH 25kW from 0954 hour
very good sounds musical orchestras
107.00 ISRAEL FALEI ZAHAL TX HAIFA from 1000 hour weak signal
107.40 JORDAN SAWA TX AJLUN weak signal

Really a good propagation 800 till 979 km distance ....
Weather remaimed very wet and with winds from south west all the day
becoming more cloudy after 1500 UTC hour.

Sitia is really a great place to do FM listenings !!!

Kalispera !

Dario

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Kalispera !
Also 27 Sept. Monday has been an interesting day of listenings, a bright sunny day with dry panorama of the coast in front the gulf of Sitia. In the morning I have done a MW bandscan at 0430-0530 UTC the sunrise is at 0514 UTC. Predominance of signals from west, even RAI 1 Liguria on 1575 kHz was heard at S/on 0400 UTC with Mameli Hymn.
I visited the only Ipermarket in Sitia, 500 meters from my Hotel Itanos which is in the center in front of the port. 4 battery for my Radioset cost 5,40 Euro ..... a post card cost 0,25 Euro.
The Bus station of Sitia is 400 meters from my Hotel. The bus to come back to Heraklion is at 0530 local time .... 0330 UTC ! Next 30 September I will have a very early start.... hi !!!

Today FM band offered signals from Turkey Egeo coast and signals from Islands Greek of Egeo no signals from Meaddle East area....

So this is the results for today :

87.60 RADIO ENA RODOS NEG (finally got it)
88.40 ERA DIKTYO NOTIOU NET 105.8 RODOS NEG
88.80 TURKEY TRT FM MUGLA EGEO 30 kW
89.40 PLUS FM SAMOS NEG
90.40 ERA 2 DHETFERO RODOS/PROFITIS ILIAS SEG 10kW
90.90 TURKEY RADYO MEGAM SOKE EGEO
91.70 TURKEY TRT FM AYDIN-YAGCILAR
92.00 TURKEY TRT FM MUGLA EGEO 30 kW very strong all the day
92.60 TURKEU TRT 4 RADYO DORT DATCA/AKDAGI 9,8 kW
92.70 ERA DIKTYO NOTIOU NET 105.8 RODOS NEG 10 kW
93.00 RADIO CITY 93 KOS/SYMPETROS SEG
93.30 ERA DIKTYO NOTIOU NET 105.8 SANTORINI NEG 10 kW
93.60 TURKEY BATI RADYO IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO 10 kW
93.80 ANTENA DODECANISOU KOS/SYMPETRO SEG
94.10 RADIO ARHAGGELOS RODOS/PROFITIS ILIAS SEG 5 kW
94.50 TURKEY BURC FM AYDIN/CINE EGEO
94.80 RADIO FONIA DODEKANISOU KOS/SYMPETRO
95.60 ANEMOS FM SAMOS/THIOS NEG
95.80 TURKEY TRT 1 DATCA/AKDAGI EGEO
95.90 959 FM RODOS/PROFITIS ILIAS SEG
96.60 TUEKEY TRT 3 NAGMLE MUGLA EGEO 30 kW
98.20 TURKEY TRT FM OZDERE/GOZTEPE EGEO
98.40 TURKEY BEST FM IZMIR EGEO 44 kW
98.90 SFERA 989 HIOS/AIPOS NEG
99.40 TURKEY PAL FM TX ??? 3 TXs LISTED EGEO
99.80 TURKEY TRT FM KOYCEGIZ/CAKMANTERE EGEO 30 kW
100.80 SUPER FM 100.8 KOS/SYMPETRO ILIAS NEG
101.00 TURKEY TRT 4 RADYO DORT ANTALYA MARMARIS/PALAMUTDAGI EGEO 5kW
101.10 BEST RADIO 1010 KOS/SYMPETRO ILIAS NEG
102.20 TRT 4 RADYO DORT ANTALYA MUGLA/GOKTEPE
102.60 METRO FM ANTALYA ANTALYA EGEO (TNX TIP A.GROPPAZZI 2008)
102.60 TOP FM DODECANISOU RODOS/PROFIRIS ILIAS NEG evening hour
102.70 KLIK FM KOS/SYMPETROS NEG
102.90 TURKEY TRT 3 RADIO UC DATCA EGEO
103.40 ERA 3 TRITON RODOS/PROFITIS ILIAS NEG 10kW
the only ERA 3 heard !
105.10 TURKEY TRT 1 KOYCEGYZ/CAKMAKTEPE EGEO 30kW
105.60 PALMOS FM RODOS RODOS/PROFITIS ILIAS with live rock concert
106.10 TURKEY POLIS RADYOSU TX LISAK EGEO is a tentative
106.70 SKY RADIO (EX RADIO SFERA 989) HIOS NORTH NEG
107.10 TURKEY TRT FM DATCA EGEO
107.40 DERTI 104.9 RODOS/PROFITIS ILIAS with greek rap songs
107.60 TURKEY EKO FM BODRUM EGEO (finally got it ! thanks A. GROPPAZZI 2008 report)

Well ....not bad ...hope tomorrow the signals from Meaddle East will come back again....

Kalispera !

Dario

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Kalispera !
Today here in Sitia it has been a very hot day, temperature +33C yet in the morning and a sunshine look like to be in the Giza desert !!!!
I had to go to the Bus Station 500 meters and just go/back I becomed look like a FOUNTAIN !!!! hi.
Propagation in the FM yet good at 0500 UTC !!! signals from Turkey, Lebanon, Israel, Cyprus..... even new frequencies detected ....
After 1200 UTC becoming less so wide area, remaing open to Turkey Egeo & Rodos Islands ..... I really guess what will be reception in May & June with ESporadics openings ????

Here the list of today most interesting stations detected.
Naturally cause it is possible some identification mistakes your eventual corrections will be appreciated, to info@playdx.com

87.70 LEBANON RADIO SAWA TX SOUTHERN LEBANON 0630 hours
88.00 TURKEY NTV RADIO BODRUM EGEO at 0620 hours
88.70 LEBANON RADIO ORIENT BEIRUTH 100 kW yet at 0540 hours
89.30 TURKEY ALEM FM TX CESME EGEO at 0630 hours
89.40 LEBANON NBN RADIO TX AABEY at 0648 hours
89.60 TURKEY SHOW FM TX CESME/IZMIR 44 kW EGEO at 0645 hours
90.00 TURKEY TRT 3 RADYO UC DENIZLY 30 kW EGEO at 0650 hours
90.40 TURKEY RADYO VATAN TX DENIZLY EGEO
90.80 TURKEY SUPER FM TX IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO after 1000 hours
90.90 TURKEY RADYO MEGAM TX SOKE EGEO
91.10 CYPRUS GRREK RIK 2 Mt.HOLYMPUS 30 kW very strong !
91.70 TURKEY TRT FM TX AYDIN/YAGCILAR EGEO
91.80 TURKEY METEOROLOJILIN SESI RADIOSU TX BODRUM at 1050 hours
91.90 LEBANON AL NOOR (THE LIGHT) SAYDA morning concert
92.00 TURKEY TRT FM MUGLA EGEO 30 kW
92.40 ISRAEL IBA 4 RASHET DALET Arab Service.
92.60 TURKEY TRT 4 RADYO DORT TX DATCA/AKDAGI
92.80 CYPRUS GREEK ASTRA 982 Mt. HOLYMPUS very good signals
93.60 TURKEY BATI RADYO TX IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO 10 kW
94.00 TURKEY BEST FM TX BODRUM/MUSGEBI EGEO at 1100 hours
94.50 TURKEY BURC FM TX AYDIN/CINE EGEO

not heard today : 94.50 ISRAEL IBA 2 RESHET BET BEER SHEVA
TX IDENTIFIED by G.PALANDRA & A. GROPPAZZI ( THANKS !!!!)

94.60 TURKEY TRT 1 TX BODRUM/MUSGEBI at 1110 hours // 94.70
94.70 TURKEY TRT 1 TX IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO 30 kW // 94.60
94.80 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 3 My.HOLYMPUS 30 kW concerts sinfonic
95.30 TURKEY TRT 3 RADYO UC TX KOYCEGEY/CAKMAN EGEO 30 kW
95.70 TURKEY NTV RASYO IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO at 1150 hours
very long political talks about USA in Meaddle East
95.80 TURKEY TRT 1 TX DATCA/AKDAGI EGEO
95.90 TURKEY KLAS FM IZMIR/BAYRAKLI EGEO at 1145 hours
very funny program satyrical with lot of people HA HA HA HA HA
96.20 TURKEY KRAL FM IZMIR/BAYRAKLY EGEO 10 kW at 1155 hours with 5 minutes advertising
96.30 LEBANON RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL TX AITO 27 kW more weak program of DEBUSSY music concert
96.50 TURKEY RADYO TUKUVAZ BODRUM EGEO at 1115 hours
96.60 TRT 3 RADYO UC TX MUGLA EGEO 30 kW very strong
96.80 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO SFERA KYPROU 968 Mt. HOLYMPUS 30 kW
signal like to by in ZEUS office !!!!
97.00 TURKEY RADYO MARMARIS TX MARMARIS EGEO at 1120 hours
97.20 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 1 Mt HOLYMPUS 30 kW at 1220 hours
97.40 LEBANON RADIO STRIKE TX BEIT MERI 10 kW
97.90 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 3 PARALAMINI 3 kW 4 kW program of Sinfonic Music concert
98.20 TURKEY TRT FM TX OZDERE/GOZTEPE EGEO
99.80 TURKEY TRT FM TX KOYCEGIZ/CAKMAN TEPE EGEO 30 kW
101.00 TURKEY TRT 4 RADYO DORT ANTALAYA TX MARMARIS PALAMUT DAGI
EGEO 4 kW
102.20 TURKEY TRT 4 RADYO DORT ANTALYA TX MUGLA/GOKTEPE
102.90 TURKEY TRT 3 RADYO UC TX DACTA EGEO 1710 hours

looking at the Troposferic maps of Hepburn the conditions for more good receptions here in eastern part of Crete will continue also tomorrow 29 September.... so I will do monitorings cause it is my last day in Sitia.

Kalispera & Kalimera to you all !

Dario

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Kalispera !
29 September last day of my first visit to Minoic Island of CRETE, Sitia sea port is the right place to do FM listenings if you want to listen to the stations located in Turkey Egeo Coasts, Lebanon, Israel, Jordan and also Syria ! Cyprus Greek & Cyprus Turk and Rodos & Egeo Greek Islands arrives normally .... and some FM from Egypt also arrives more rarely.
The last day offered the wind called GARBIS blowin from Libic desert
...with thin sands and very hot temperatures.... yet at 0700 local time (0500 UTC) temperature in Sitia was +40 C ! a perturbated front on SIRTE GULF was coming to east and this created the high winds ....
Reception resulted very good from almost all the countries ...even from Syria I got two stations ! only missing Palestina area.
May be next time ....

Here the report of the most interesting FM stations heard :

87.70 JORDAN RADIO SAWA Souhern Lebanon from 0810 hours
87.80 CYPRUS TURK RADYO BAYRAK INTERNATIONAL TX Kantara (but no signal on 105.00 MHz today)
88.20 CYPRUS GREEK RIK LOVE FM Mt. Olympus 30kW strong signals
88.50 TENTATIVE SYRIA SAWT AL SHABAB TX Latakia covering 88.50 Radio Melody Sitia repeater area...
88.70 LEBANON RADIO ORIENT Beiruth 100kW
89.40 LEBANON NBN RADIO TX Aabey
89.70 LEBANON SAOUTH AL HORRIYAH (VOICE OF FREEDOM) TX Achrafieh.
90.10 LEBANON SAOUTH AL HORRIYAH //89.70 TX Bekaa
91.30 ISRAEL KOL HA MUSICA TX Jerusalem 40kW Concerts no stop
91.90 LEBANON AL NOOR (THE LIGHT) TX Sayda usual morning Concerts
92.10 CYPRUS GREEK BFBS1 Akrotiri 25 kW with a speaker with a terrible English ....
92.40 ISRAEL IBA 4 RASHET DALET very strong signals
92.90 TRT FM TX Mugla 2 from 0940 hours
93.40 CYPRUS TURK BAYRAK RADYO KLASIK TX Alcantara
94.80 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 3 TX Mt.Olympus 30 kW Concerts strong
95.20 ISRAEL KOL HA MUSICA TX Beart Sheva from 1145 hours
95.90 RODOS FM 959 TX Rodos/Profiti Ilias
96.00 ISRAEL KOL REGA RESHET QLITA TX Nazareth 3 kW program satyrical against Palestinians
96.20 LEBANON RADIO FRANCE INTERNATIONAL TX Aito 27 kW
96.30 KOS RADIOFONIKOS STATHMOS ALITIRI TX Kos/Kefalos SEG
97.20 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 1 TX Mt Olympus 30 kW very strong
97.80 HIOS HIOS FM TX Hios/Aipos NEG
98.10 JORDAN SAWA FM TX Amman Program Satyrical against Pakistani Taliban
98.40 ISRAEL IBA 1 RESHET ALEF TX Jerusalem
99.30 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO PROTO TX Mt Olympus
100.20 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO EPILOGI TX Paphos
100.70 ISRAEL IBA 1 RESHET ALEF RUSSIAN Program !!! TX Safasi/Zefat 4 kW
101.00 TURKEY TRT 4 RADYO DORT Antalaya TX Marmaris?Palamut Dagi 5kW EGEO
101.10 CYPRUS GREEK KANALI 986 TX Paphos beautiful music
102.30 ISRAEL RADIO GALEI ZAHAL TX Haifa 40 kW strong signals phone call from old colony against Palestinians
102.70 CYPRUS GREEK ANTENA 1 FM good rock music !
103.00 LEBANON PAX FM TX Beit Heri ID : PAX FM ONE NUL THREE !!!
103.10 CYPRUS GREEK RIK 3 TX Phapos after 1230 hours
103.40 RODOS ERA 3 TRITON TX Rodos Profitis Ilias 10 kW
103.70 ISRAEL IBA 2 RESHET BET TX Haifa 100 kW
104.10 LEBANON SAOUTH AL CHAAB TX Aabe after 1230 hours
104.70 CYPRUS GREEK SUPER FM TX Mt Holympus
105.10 LEBANON RADIO ONE TX Bekmeri
105.50 LEBANON RADIO ONE TX Beit Meri 45 kW // 105.10
105.60 CYPRUS GREEK RADIO PYRGOS TX Paphos Rock Music sounds
106.10 SYRIA RADIO FANN TX Latakia finally SYRIA !!!!!!
106.50 LEBANON SAOUTH AL MOUSIKA TX Achrafieh 25 kW
106.80 TURKEY DOSLAR RADYO TX Denizly EGEO with weather forecast for storms !!!!
107.00 ISRAEL RADIO GALEI ZAHAL TX Haifa
107.10 TURKEY TRT FM TX Datca EGEO
107.20 LEBANON MBS TX 4 possibles at 1350 hours
ID : MBS MASTER BROADCASTING STATION !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
107.40 JORDAN RADIO SAWA TX Ajlun many advertisings
107.60 TURKEY EKO FM TX Bodrum EGEO
107.70 TURKEY RADYO 7 DENIZLI TX Denizli EGEO
107.80 TURKEY RADYO DOKUZ TX Izmir/Bayrakli 2 kW EGEO

I think no need to do a commentary .....
Sitia is the right place to try Meaddle East stations ....

If you want more details about Hotel Itanos or how to arrive in Sitia pls contact me : info@playdx.com

Now 30 September will see me to tranfere to Ankara ...with 3 flights ....

Kalispera friends
Ihi Geceler .....good night in Turk !!!

Dario

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Hi to everyone,
Sorry for the delay .... I am now in Milan in my QTH, the reason for the delay has been the free internet service in the Hotel Dedeman had Turks caracters and it should have been problematic write the report with many missing European caracters ..... it is true my kind friend Christian Ghibaudo offered to utilize his portable mini PC to compile the EDXC 2010 Report .....but it has so little caracters size... for me it should have needed 2 weeks time to compile the report ..... due to mine eyes.....Miopies

Well the travel from Sitia in Crete till Ankara it has been quite long but in any case very good, the Bus Sitia to Heraklion (140 km) started in time at 0530 local time (0330 UTC) price 13 Euro one way.... the Bus had many stops and in Malia tourist village on the coast it was assaulted by 21 Swiss tourists with shorts to go to visit the Knossos castle in Heraklion .... even if black clouds covered the sky....promisimg lot of rainfalls...hi

With my surprise the Bus stopped at Airport of Heraklion.... a very good surprise .....so at 0815 I was yet in the Airport .... the hall is quite large .... Aegian Airline and Olympic Airlines have large space. I packet my baggage for 3 Euro with plastic save material.

The ticketing of the flights before mine were really terribles to be seen, some serpent 500 meters longs of tourists people with giant baggages .....incredible...
Howerer I knew my ticketing flight started at 1100 hours... so I was ready at right box office.... so I had to wait just 10 minutes....
I got both places near window seat of the flight Heraklion to Athens and from Athens to Munich.... with assurances my baggage should have been despatched to Munich ....

No listenings in first flight too little time 50 minutes flight....
in reality just 20minutes time...

No problems in Athens to find the correct gate ....even if it changed 3 times !!!! the Airport organisation in Athens is a bit LAZY... hi

I listened in the flight .... FM stations in, Larissa, Ioannina, Thessaloniki, followed by stations located in Albania, with few from Puglia Martina Franca Trasmitters and ....soon many from Ex Yugo areas (Bosnia, Croazia) followed by stations in Trieste area and Austria ...... in the travel I had above my head a mini television set
showing the flight travel, very very useful to look at to see the reception areas.... later on I will do the FM Report of the FM listenings of this

The flight arrived 30 minutes later in Munich, but thanks to the very good Lufthansa ticketing office number 15 for disabled people I had not to do a 300 meters queue waiting people to send baggages.... at the main time my friend Christian Ghibaudo coming from Nice, informed me by Mobile phone of his place in the same flight, and I was able to choose the seat near his seat..26 E .. playdx organisation...
The gate H has flights to Non European EU countries look like Turkey ... gate H3 .... one of the most distants.... but finally I met Christian .... we still waited 40 minutes to go abord the flight, in reality not so many passengers to go to Ankara .... last 6 files noone !!

I listened the FM no problems from Hostess personnal, starting with
Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria from Varna coast crossing the Karediz Sea (Black Sea) and passing northern to Istanbul ..... a very long list indeed.... later on I will write the details.

./.. will continue soon

Kalispera Dario & Christian

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Hallo to Ankara !
The flight Lufthansa arrived in perfect time, 2315 local time, 2115 UTC.
The surprise to see 2 well known Finnish DXers (one of them named Arto Mujunen I have yet met at precedents EDXC meetings), at the controll pass... very quick controll ....may be the guards were going to finish their work ??? So we agree to go all together with a yellow Taxi to the Hotel Dedeman the place of the EDXC 2010. Still open the Change office of the Airport at 2300 hours. The chariot to carry the baggages costs 2 Turkish Liras
around 1 Euro.....but you need to geave the money to a servant man... and you don't get back the liras ! hi !!!
No traffic to arrive at the Hotel
www.dedeman.com/us/hotels-resorts/photo-gallery.html?119=24
You may see many photos in the above link.
At arrival the receptionist had a tentative to offer to me and Christian a room at second floor.... I politely asked if was available a more high floor room ... she smiled and said ...7 floor will be good for you Sir .... I said yes please... without knowning the hotel is 8 floor high ....but the 8 floor is under reneval... so in fact the 7 floor is the most high of the Hotel ... hi ! Room704 with 3 plastic cards to open the door... one for lights and electricity always inserted the others 2 to open the door.... very good service... room viewing to east sunrise .... perfect .... TV plasma with 46 channels many intinternationals .... also RAI SPORT ... not RAI 1 .... why ?? hi !!!
ARTE from FRANCE captured our attention cause it was celebrating a special anniversary program 20 years of ARTE
www.arte.tv/fr/20-ans-ARTE/3409686.html
The room with large balcony but no chairs outside.... a Mini Bar full of little items to be eaten at foolish prices... no thanks...

Friday 01 October we had a morning great buffet banquet at first floor.
More easy to tell what foods missing than the hunderds offered ...
really a great breakfast with almost 50 YL & YM camereros....

So at 0900 we met at the reception floor the 20 partecipants to the EDXC 2010 meeting and the TRT Turkey delegation, the Meeting has been organized by TRT Voice of Turkey....
Mrs. Ufuk Gecim, head of the German section welcomed us !
I enjoy the mid morning visit at Voice of Turkey headquarter. We arrived with two mini bus in around 20 minutes.

The visit was very detailled showing the radio Television Museum with original items of the Story of 40 years of TV activities....
After we went to the office of Mr. Hasan Harman, broadcast Directing Manager located at 5th floor with a great view of the outside area.
Next the visit to the Internet room service IT Section
After we went down to the 1st floor to see the differents redactions, so I met Miss Esra of the Italian Redaction
www.trtitalian.com and Miss Ambra of English www.trtenglish.com Also the Spanish section wanted to do the interview with me www.trtspanish.com so I sent greetings to the friends in Argentina and to Spain. Finally to speaks so many languages my mind becomed look like a Babel Tower ....hi !!!
Then we went to the mess hall located down floor with typical Turkish food together with the leading personnel.
In the early afternoon we transferred to the Emirlir transmission site situated about 60 Km. south to Ankara. We had a complete view of the building facilities In that Transmitting center operates 16 men with turnover to cover all the day operations. Cakes and Tea hot was served ...but luckly for me also Mineral water and iced little blocks water glaced... cause it was quite hot. I had some exchange of ideas with the Lady deputy Chief Engineer frequency controller, explaining the frequency and time of the Italian transmission can't be heard cause no propagation .... but the Lady sounded look like I was talking in Sanscrit language... hi !!!!!!!!
We returned at Hotel, quite pleased for the day spent at Voice of Turkey facilities... and we found Carpets with advertising materials with schedules, pennants, ande Turistic booklets about the beaty places located in Turkey to be seen.
The night I spent at restaurant at first floor of Hotel for a dinner A LA CARTE ... I choose Spaghetti alla Napoletana... giant quantity...
well cooked... second a vegetable mix plate and followed by ESPRESSO COFFEE ( do not keep Turkish coffee cause is horrible) and finally I discovered a liquor Turkish : MENTIS (a little glass of Green creme Turkish) Cost for me 25 Euro for this Menu.
The first day of EDXC 2010 finished in this way.

Dario & Christian

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Saturday October 2nd

After a big breakfast buffet in the good Hotel Dedeman we went to the downstair saloon conference hall and at 0930 we started officially the meeting, Tibor Szilagyi opened the meeting.
“Dear DX--Friends and Conference Participants! 12 months have gone since the closure of the EDXC Confernce in Dublin / Ireland. Let me inform you what happened in the last 12 months, from the EDXC point of view.
As you probably know, the EDXC has today 12 members, 4 observer members and 4 individual members. Two individual members are from Sweden : the well--known Swedish DX--ers Claës-W. Englund and Bengt Dalhammar, furthermore Torre Ekblom from Finland and Luca Tius from Italy. During the last 12 months the number of the members were very stable. Also the membership fees were paid rather fast at the beginning of the year 2010. We are very grateful for that, being a small and very poor organization, operating with penny--like financial means.
During the preparation work for this Conference I had the pleasure to enjoy the help of the following organizations and DX-Clubs :
1. First of all I had a lot of correspondence with Drs. Mrs. Ufuk Geçim --- Head of the German section of the Voice of Turkey, die Stimme der Tuerkei. At this point I wish to express my gratitude for her kind help. As you could experience yesterday, our visit at the Radio was organized very smoothly and we had an extra-ordinary warm--hearty reception at the Radio. Thank You Dr. Ufuk Geçim for all the good work you have done for us!

2. Secondly I would like to mention the great help I got from Anker Petersen, Chairman of the Danish Shortwave Club International. He was extremely helpful at finalizing our programme for this Conference Day today. As you probably know, Anker Petersen had an eye-operation on the 22nd of September, and because of that, he cannot attend at this conference. He was scheduled to give us a lecture here on the subject: " Anker's Radio Trip to Northern Part of India and Bhutan. "

3. Last but not least I wish to express my gratitude to Risto Vähäkainu, who was always ready to give good advices and useful recommendations for this conference. We can see it again - as many, many times before - that the Finnish Delegation is the biggest one at this conference. You - Finns - you can be proud of yourselves. Thank you Risto for your kind support.

4. I also wish to mention that Dario Monferini also showed a very positive attitude for our conference and he was ready to contribute to our conference today with his own story: "2009 Radio Travelling in Russia and other Eastern European Countries. " Thank you Dario very much for that.

Risto Vähäkainu from Finland, Anker Petersen and Kaj Bredahl Joergensen from Denmark, Dario Monferini from Italy, those are the people who are always writing to me. All other DX-Clubs show a significant silence. Why is that ?

We have to discuss this during our session today: ”The future of the EDXC." I still remember the words of Torre Ekblom:

”No organization is better, than its members.”

After having said this, I wish to mention a few members, who cannot attend at this conference, but sending their greetings:

AA. Dr. Anton Kuchelmeister from AGDX in Germany is greeting you all.

BB. I talked to Anker Petersen on Sunday (Sep 26) over the phone: He is greeting you too, wishing us great success at this conference in Ankara.

On behalf of the EDXC I wish to express my big THANK You to you all, participating at this conference.

And with these words I would like to declare this EDXC Conference 2010 in Ankara as O P E N !!!”

In the connection with the greetings, Alexander Beryozkin, Russia, had a greeting from (DSWCI Editor) Dmitry Mezin.
After this official start the TRT External Service Manager had some informations about the TRT Voice of Turkey External service. Mr.Turan Nurettin from TRT External Services, informed what TRT started in 1936 and was reestablish in 1943. Nowadays they are broadcasting in 32 different languages with a total of 168 hours in the foreign languages each day, and 43 hours in Turkish each day. In March 2008 they added Dari, Pashto, Uzbek, Uyghur and Armenian to their service. They have 30 languages on Internet for the time being. In the near future they will also use DRM broadcast to their service. At the moment they got about 2.500 reception reports a month and 300.000-400.000 entries each week on their WEB pages.

Next speech from Risto Vähäkainu, Finland DX Club Radio Maalma, “EDXC conferences – past, present and future” g EDXC history and the background for founding the EDXC, which took place at Ankers home. He also briefly mentioned the next conference in 2011, giving 4 possibilities : Lithuania, Sweden, Bulgaria and Washington DC, USA.
(The last a bit ....fantasious ....organized by Radio Free Asia in Washington DC....)


The next speaker was Toshi Ohtake, Japan SW CLUB, who had a lecture about “Japanese Radio World” seen from the Japanese point of view. Toshi also showed two slides, the first about “Good Happenings” in the world of shortwave radio, and the second about “Bad Happenings”. It was quite interesting and suggestive.


The third and last speaker was Dario Monferini, Italy who in his personal "Monferinglish" told about "2009 Radio Travelling in Russia and other Eastern European countries", with visits in St. Petersburg, Moscow, Kazan, Samara, Yalta and Kiev, to mentioning a few destinations, and where he also visited some Russian DX-ers, and was DX-ing in various places on his trip. Surely the most .... unofficial and lazy speech every seen in an EDXC meeting...hi !


After 1230 hours we had the lunch at Hotel Restaurant at Turks style .... and TRT Board personnel was invited to take part, this permitted more unformal talks with them by EDXC partecipants, surely a good idea by Tibor.

At 1430 the BUS outdoor Hotel arrived to take all partecipants to the Mausoleum of Kemal Ataturks in the city center, however the going to this city place resulted very crowled by terric traffic Jam ..... why ??? Cause in Turkey they work from monday till friday and so almost everyone utilize Saturday to go to do shoppping .....
I preferred to stay in the Bus to do an FM Bandscan of the Ankara FM ..... more quiet action than to do 600 meters in the Mausoleum....
After the visit to the Kemal Ataturks museum we went to the old part of Ankara situated in the very center of Ankara, on a hill, inside an ancient castle area surrounded by a tall wall. Here the life was completely different, than in the rest of Ankara, with very old houses and narrow streets, and many real desendants of the original ITTITI people who lived in the area around 3000 years ago. The place is famous for the first Mosquee build up in Ankara in 1178 DC
Called : ALAEDDIN CAMI see pls WEB : http://wowturkey.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=46062
The little streets do not permitted to the big Bus to enter in the old castle area.... built by Sultan....so we went by feet
walking on stones irregulars ....a real feet torture for me....hi !!! However with assistence of Christian Ghibaudo we arrived till the upper Restaurant Mirador....but surprise it was CLOSED ..... not the TOILED ...luckly !!!! hi !!!!!
In the little toutous streets many little shops ...... and many ...original ITTITI people and Childrens.... begging for money .... well not so beautiful to see this..... We found a shop selling Postcards and many little souvenirs ....
after some "discussions" I got 20 postcards for 4 Euro .....but the shopper requested to change Euro from COINS into Banknotes ...cause local Banks in Ankara do not accept coins Euro .... and many Turists prefere to pay in Euro coins...
We agree to do this "change service" quite unexpected request.... and the shopper kindly geave to me a depliant with the story of the first Mosquee of Ankara with color photos.....very kind !
After before to be back to BUS we also buy some Racine white ....for 0,50 Euro ..... unfotunatly later we tasted the
savour and it was orripilant ..... may be original from XI century ???? ha ha ha...

Lot of fun for the Bus to try to ....go out of that historical area ...we lost almost 45 minutes .... too big the BUS
to transit ..... but finally the good driver was able to find the way ...without crashing any car .....hi!


Then we drove back to hotel to continue the conference, with the subject “The future of EDXC”.
Tibor started to say that he went to the Swedish DX Federation Annual General meeting earlier this year to make some PR for the EDXC, and to ask if there was a Swedish club that could organize an EDXC conference, but no club was interested. So cocretely NO POSSIBLE TO DO NEXT EDXC 2011 in Sweden.....

Tibor would then contact World Wide DX Club in Bad Homburg, Germany.... if they could arrange the a EDXC meeting in 2011. It was agreed by Tibor and Risto, that if the meeting should be held in Germany, it should not be such technical as it was in 2003 in Konigstein. The future meetings should be mixtures of lectures, debates and cultural sightseeing’s, as it has been the case for the last many years now. So ALSO THIS PROPOSAL did not OFFERED a positive solution ....to do next 2011 EDXC Meeting !!!

Then Risto Vahakainu of SDXL again analized the 3rd & the4th possibility for the meeting next year, being, Bulgaria, Lithuania..... He then raised the advantages and disadvantages for each country:
Vilnius in Lithuania was the preferred place, because Risto had some good contacts over there, and this was maybe the last chance we had to see the Sitkunai transmitter site, before it eventually will be closed down later in 2011.
This meeting will be organized by famous listener Sigitas Zilionis .....see pls WEB pages for more details...
http://www.radiomuseum.org/collection/sigitas_zilionis.html
http://www.zilionis.lt/rtv/index.php
Period should be second weekend of June 2011.

Last proposal to be in Bulgaria had also its advantages; our club has some good contacts with our two Bulgarian members employed at Radio Bulgaria. The organizator should be by Pertti Hyvonen and his wife , they have an Hotel summer cottage in the village of Melnik south area not so far from border to Greece and Skopiera , so the meeting could done in a very quiet area, with good possibilities to do FM DXing However there were also some disadvantages, such as the distance to Sofia 140 km. See Details of place and 2007 meeting FDXCI held here
http://www.diccons.com/matkailu/melnik.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Melnik,_Bulgaria

A working group by Tibor, Risto and Arto was then arranged, in order to work for the possibilities as Vilnius for the meeting next year. There were some discussions of the date for the next meeting, but the solution was June 11-13 which is during the Whitsun.


After a long discussion about the 2 proposals ....Bulgaria or Lithuania, around 2000 hours all the participants and two representatives from TRT we had the Banquet Dinner at the Hotel Dedeman Restaurant. At the end of the banquet Tibor officially shortly closed this year’s conference and gave the word further to Risto, who was telling some funny stories mainly about his travelling around the world, and said that what he has seen those four days in Turkey, he fully would agree that Turkey should join the European Union. George Brown thanked TRT for their hospitality and so did I, saying that if TRT would continue with that speed of increasing languages in their foreign services, in a few years time they will be bigger and having more languages than Radio Japan and BBC.

The other large saloon restaurant at same floor had a big banquet free buffet for a Wedding ...with folk group dancers..... really attracting .... and very special adveniment tipically Turkish....

Thanks to Bredahl Jorgensen of DSWCI for some reference I utilized to ....compile this part of my report about EDXC 2010 in Ankara...

So now lets see the next 2011 EDXC organisation, to do it in Lithuania next June 2011.

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Best 73's from Dario & Christian
 

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