Between 11 and 14 april 2016, you could receive SSTV (Slow Scan Television) pictures from the International Space Station (ISS).
The frequency was 145.800 MHz. Notwithstanding I have no ideal antenna used, I could receive some photos or partial pictures:
The SSTV sound from the ISS: ISS SSTV signal.mp3.
I decoded these signals with the SSTV RX program by ON6MU: http://users.belgacom.net/hamradio/rxsstv.htm. The mode was "PD180":
Key Channel Radio is new on the free radio frequency and broadcast from North Italy. Their first broadcast was on the weekend of 2 and 3 April on 6750 kHz.
The multi-ethnic radio is trying, through music, to bring all Peoples of the earth. A small message of peace to this planet. The address is email@example.com.
Recently I could a DSC message decoding on 2187,5 kHz of Curaço Radio-PJC from the Island Curaço, Nederland Antilles. I send my reception report to Coastguard Netherlands Antilles & Aruba, JRCC Curaçao, Nightingaleweg, Willemstad, Curaçao, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES. After less than a month a QSL-letter, some stickers and the home made QSL was returned stamped and signed.
Every weekend there are digital broadcasts of DigiDx in the MFSK32 mode via the transmitter of Channel 292 in Germany on 6070 kHz and via the transmitter of WRMI Radio Miami International in de USA on 11580 kHz. The programs contain very interesting information for the short wave listener.
For current information concerning the broadcast times, see on https://www.facebook.com/digidx/. Reception reports are very much appreciated. You can send it to reports(at)digidx.uk. Original and fun is here that the picture of your QSL with your name will be broadcast in the next week. You also get a coloured QSL by e-mail.
On February 29, 2016 I received Special Event (Free) Radio 29 on +-6321 kHz. This station is only every 4 years in the air on the leap day. A short recording of the broadcast can be heard here: Radio 29 on 6321.3 kHz 29.02.16 - 14.00 UTC.mp3.
Special and also surprisingly was the broadcast in Slow Scan Television (SSTV).
The address for reception reports was radio29(at)gmx.net.
I received TWR Bonaire in the night of February 3, 2016 at 02.00 UTC on 800 kHz. The reception here in Belgium was difficult because of the interference of European stations on 801 kHz: TWR, Bonaire 800 kHz..mp3. I sent my detailed reception report to 800am(at)twr.org. In response, I got a detailed QSL-card, a few beautiful post cards of Bonaire and a calendar. Really an example for other radio stations!!
IBC is since the start of this year regularly back on the short wave. The frequency is 6970 kHz. Here in Belgium I note poor to fair reception: IBC 6970 kHz.mp3. IBC has beautiful QSL cards, which are sent by post. The contact address of the station is ibc(at)europe.com. An up to date broadcast schedule can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IBC-Italian-Broadcasting-Corpora....
Radio Marconi is a small free radio station broadcasting from Italy which, after 15 years of dormancy, returned back to the airwaves on 15th August 2015. Currently they are airing test broadcasts on their historic frequency of 11390 kHz and power is in the region of 30 watts. Although M.R.I. are not broadcasting regularly, they usually go on air on Saturdays or Sundays, from 09.00 to 13.00 UTC (One hour earlier when Summer Time is in force). The contact address is marconiradiointernational(at)gmail.com.