In July PCJ Radio International presented a special two hour program to Europe called from the Radio Netherlands Archives. A short recording in the beginning of the program can be found here: PCJ Radio 7780 kHz.mp3.This was the first of a number of specials. Listeners who write in will also get a special e-QSL. This was a broadcast on 7780 kHz from the TX in Okeechobee in Florida, USA. The address for reception reports to PCJ Radio is: pcjqsl(at)pcjmedia.com.
Radio Orion 2000 is a free radio station from Germany. I heard them on 7280 kHz kHz. He was also spotted on several frequency’s in the 48 m-band or between 6900 and 6950 kHz with beautiful swinging oldies music and original jingles. A short mp3 recording you can hear it here: Radio Orion 2000.mp3. The station sends beautiful e-qsl cards. The address is: radioorion2000(at)googlemail.com.
Likewise there was this year a Free Radio Summer Meeting in the Netherlands. The organization was in the hands of Short wave Combination Holland and took place in the North-East of Netherlands.There was also the traditional Summer meeting Radio who sent that weekend on 6239 kHz. Below the QSL card I received. The QSL address was radiolowland(at)hotmail.com.
On July 03 2016, there was a transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz from Grimeton Radio/SAQ. In this mp3 audio file you hear the message that was broadcast in the Morse code: SAQ 17.2 kHz.mp3. I used a simple T-antenna from 50 metres long (without Balun!). Reception reports you could send it to info(at)alexander.n.se or to Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72S-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN.
This WRMI QSL card came from a special broadcast about Radio Netherlands on January 17th and 18th, 2015.
On July 21, 2016 it was the Radio Mi Amigo Shortwave AM Radio Event of the Year! For this special occasion they sent not only from of their regular European 6005 kHz (49m band) and the 1485 AM (from Riga), but this live show was also be relayed to the world by a 100 kW shortwave transmitter in Armenia, on 11.850 kHz (25m band)! This powerful transmitter has 12 different directional antenna configurations and will be able to reach parts of the world outside Europe where normally she are not received. Reception reports of this broadcast could be sent to: info(at)radiomiamigointernational.com.More Radio Mi Amigo information (in 3 languages) can be read at: www.raddiomiamigointernational.com.
In December 2015 Belgian coast station Ostend Radio stopped its broadcasts from the antenna park in Middelkerke for good. In 2018 the park will be dismantled! All transmissions happening now from the antenna park in Wingene. On 22 and 23 January 2016 was there from the Middelkerke site a very last special broadcast to the world under the call OR0OST/P: OR0OST 7100 kHz LSB Middelkerke.mp3. A nice QSL and award will continue to remind of this transmitting location:
Eighties radio is a new free radio station from the UK and operates regularly in the official 48-m band on 6040 kHz. A short mp3 recording you can hear it here: eighties Radio 6040 kHz 05.06.16 - 09.45 UTC.mp3. After 1 minute and 12 sec you hear a identification and this email address: EightiesRadio(at)zoho.com. More information is on www.facebook/eightiesradio.
Currently I can hear in the evenings on 846 kHz Challenger Radio from Italy. The reception quality in the western part of Belgium is poor to fair: Challenger Radio 846 kHz.mp3. They use a transmission power of 400 Watts. A special thanks goes to Maurizio Anselmo from Challenger Radio for the nice and full detailed (pdf) QSL. The QSL address is challenger(at)challenger.it.