TOP NEWS ==== ZCZC 1053 27/11 22.23 COPE - Zaragoza SS ID e pubblicità locale buono 1107 30/11 17.30 RAI R.1 - Roma IT NX reg. Lazio suff. 1152 27/11 18.10 R.N.E. R.5 - Lleida Catalano NX reg. Catalunya buono 1179 27/11 23.00 R. Valencia - SS ID e pubblicità locale buono 1305 28/11 18.10 R.N.E. R.5 - Ciudad Real SS NX reg. Castilla - La Mancha buono 1314 29/11 18.10 R.N.E. R.5 - Tarragona Catalano NX reg. Catalunya buono 1341 29/11 17.50 Onda Cero R. - Almeria SS ID e pubblicità locale suff. 1368 26/11 17.00 R. One - ??? IT segnale orario e MX buono 1395 29/11 17.40 IRIB - Hajiabad Farsi talk suff. 1413 30/11 18.10 R.N.E. R.5 - Girona Catalano aNX reg. Catalunya buono 1431 29/11 17.30 RAI R.1 - Foggia IT NX reg. Puglia suff. 3325 27/11 17.15 NBC Bougainville - Buka Tok MX locale suff. 6070 26/11 12.00 Universe R. - EE ID e MX ottimo 6265 26/11 13.45 R. Zwarte Panter - EE ID e MX buono 6280 26/11 10.30 R. Blauwe Panter - EE ID e MX buono 6375 25/11 13.20 R. Baken 16 - EE ID e MX buono NNNN ----



Hi Francesco and all:Congratulations on logging OJ0B - Market Reef! I just succeeded in hearing this rare DXCC entity on 7024 kHz coming up from a 579 at 0616z to 599 at 0628z... It's been a long long time... heard Market Reef for the first time in the 1970'ies on 80 m SSB! Now I had been chasing this station since Monday. The problem is I am only 250 km away, so short skip propagation is needed! Now it was OH2BH himself operating, and I was very pleased. First expedition to Market Reef was in 1969 when some Finnish hams found out that this islet in the Baltic Sea, 300 x 80 m, divided between Sweden and Finland, should be counted as a separate DXCC entity. This was because OH0 - Aland - was between Market Reef and Finland proper,making Market Reef an enclave! The lighthouse on the island was manned until 1976, and is still standing, but now only the seals live on Market Reef. The name has nothing with a 'market' to do, the real name (Swedish) is Märket, but since internationally we can't use the A with two dots it became Market Reef. 'Märket' means the Mark. This was a navigation mark, of course.In spite of many expeditions Market Reef still enjoys good interest. Swedish Ham magazine QTC had a fine article about OJ0 - Market Reef in tis latest issue. Some of the info given here is taken from the article. Did you know this Francisco? I think we should not just add "a new one" but find out a bit about the facts as well...Ullmar, SM5-1252

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