Radio Station “WWV” Ford Collins began broadcasting on 25 MHz in 1946, but the broadcast was suspended in 1977. Due to listener interest and changes in broadcasting technology, NIST is pleased to be able to provide this service on a limited basis once again. At present, the broadcast is carried on a base-fed broadband monopole antenna. All normal WWV frequencies operate on a center-fed half-wave dipole antenna, with a dedicated backup transmitter that will come online automatically should the main transmitter fail. The 25 MHz broadcast does not have this capability at this time. The experimental 25 MHz broadcast may be interrupted without notice at any time. A short mp3 audio file of my observation can be heard on: TSS WWV, Colorado, USA 25000 kHz.mp3. Reception reports can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via postal mail to: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Radio Station WWV, 2000 E. County Rd. 58, Fort Collins, CO 80524, USA. More information about this broadcast can be find on: http://www.nist.gov/pml/div688/grp40/wwv.cfm. After 6 days I got this QSL:
I received Torhavn Radio–OXJ with a NAVTEX message on 518 kHz. My reception report was sent to telegramm(at)mrcc.fo. After four days a qsl letter (pdf format) and a personal letter was sent by email.
I received an e-mail confirmation with a non detailed QSL from Myanmar Radio. As you can hear in this mp3 audio file Myanma R. 5985.250 kHz .mp3, the reception was weak. The first 43 seconds in this recording is the beginning of the English language broadcast with the identification. The e-mail confirmed my reception report of this broadcast on 5985.250 kHz at 15.30 UTC. My report was sent to email@example.com.
I received Radio Adygea from Oktyabrskaya, Krasnador region in Russia between 18.00 and 19.00 UTC. Reception of this station was not easy : Radio Adygea 6000 kHz.mp3.The frequency 7325 kHz on the QSL must be 6000 kHz. After 9 days I received a full detailed qsl-card and a information sheet with nice pictures of the antenna equipment. I sent my report to Krasnodar(at)rtrn.ru, ru6ax(at)land.ru and to krtpc(at)krtpc.ru.
50 years after the construction of the North Sea Platform “REM-eiland” was activated in the “Houthavens” Amsterdam. In 1964 for broadcast purposes activated platform near Noordwijk JO22dg in the North Sea, was later stripped of her mast to function as measuring post for “Rijkswaterstaat, the water-department of the Ministry of Publics Works. In 2006, these activities were terminated. The Platform was renovated in 2011 and placed in the “Houthavens in Amsterdam.
The audio report produced by PB50REM:
On the evening of October 26 Radio OZNRH had a broadcast on Medium wave 1616 kHz with 100 W. I heard them with the beverage antenna from 380 m on 43°.
I had noted a poor to fair signal but there was a lot of noise: ONZRH 1616 kHz.mp3.
Up to date information from this station can be found on http://radiooznrh.webnode.com/.
The Spanish based German Radio Mi Amigo tested on September 14 with an excellent signal on 6005kHz with programmes in English, German & Dutch. A recording of my observation from this very first test broadcast is on: Radio Mi Amigo 6005 kHz.mp3. It is intended to provide regular broadcasts every Sunday from November on 6005 and 7310 kHz. More information is on http://www.radiomiamigo.es. The e-mail address for reception reports is info(at)radiomiamigo.es.
HAM station PD538RNI reminded the close down of the offshore stations Radio Veronica and Radio Northsea on August 31, 1974. PD538RNI was active on HF between August 28 and September 20, 2014. I heard them on 28 August on 7061 kHz LSB and made this recording: PD538RNI 7067 kHz.mp3.
Radio Marti had in the beginning of October digital text broadcasts in the MFSK16 mode on medium wave and short wave.I sent my report to firstname.lastname@example.org and Kim Andrew Elliott, producer and presenter VOA Radiogram sent this qsl card:
On 22 August 2014 Europa Radio Jazz from Italy had a test broadcast on 1386 kHz. The transmitter location was north Italy and had a power output of 1Kw. Reception in our area was poor: Europa Radio Jazz 1386 kHz.mp3. Below the QSL card I have received of this broadcast. The frequency 1368 kHz on the QSL must be 1386 kHz.
Currently Europa Radio Jazz is every Friday (from 19.00 UTC) active on 1350 kHz. The QSL address is email@example.com.
Since September 2014 is WMR back on the short wave. Currently being broadcast on 6395.7 kHz and it has fair to good results in Western Europe: WMR 6395.7 kHz.mp3. More Weekend Music Radio info is there on: http://www.wmrscotland.com/index.html . The QSL address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first qsl card by WMR in the year 1980:
The Radio Free Asia Cantonaise Service had between 9 september and 15 september digital text broadcasts on different frequencys, all via Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands. From this broadcasts was a special QSL issued. The QSL address from Radio Free Asia is email@example.com.
I was lucky to hear in february 2014 station “RTI iLoveMusic” on the medium wave 1557kHz. I sent a few reception reports. Every time I got a not detailed QSL card, even after dx-er Eckhard Röscher from Dessau-Rosslau in Germany offered an other e-mail address. Thereupon EcKhard suggested to try it for me. So he sent via the same e-mail address my reception report to Mrs. Eva Triendl from the German office of RTI. He tried to explain my situation that I received the QSL but without details. He told her how difficult it is to catch medium wave signals from Taiwan here in Europe and that the DX-er are a group of strange and crazy people, who need the success in case of a detailed QSL!
And really, after three weeks I got the full detailed QSL below from Taiwan. Thank you very much for your help Eckhard. I appreciate that really!
Radio OZNRH transmit almost every night on Medium wave 1616 kHz and on the 48 Meter band (in a place on 6200 - 6300 kHz). I heard them in the late evening of September 12 on 6263.5 kHz in this quality: ONZRH 6263.5 kHz 12.09.04 - 20.45 UTC.mp3. Reception reports through firstname.lastname@example.org are very quickly answered with a friendly letter and a nice e-QSL:
Up to date information from this station can be found on http://radiooznrh.webnode.com/.
I received a transmitter from FN Fort de France “FUF” on 13031 kHz in the digital mode “STANAG 4285”. I sent my English language report, a SAE, 1$ and a souvenir postcard to Fuerzas Armadas Francesas Station FUF, Marine Française, Station Radio Pointe de Sables, B.P. 619, FR-97261 Fort de France Marine-Cedex, Martinique.
When I was looking on September 06 for a local HAM station in the 2 m band, I heard by chance, but also surprising SSTV signals in the PD180 mode from the ISS on 145.800 MHz. During the day I received more (unclear) pictures:
In the year 2002 I received the QSL below from the ISS when I heard Belgian astronaut Frank Dewinne from space:
On August 29, 2014 Studio DX tested a transmitter in (the Northern part of?) Italy on 1350 kHz from 1500 to 0000 UTC. The reception in Belgium was at 20.30 UTC moderately: Studio DX test 1350 kHz 29.08.14 - 20.30 UTC.mp3. A special QSL card was issued for this test broadcast. The address of Studio DX is email@example.com.
On Saturday evening August 16, I listen to a broadcast from the Dutch pirate Edelkampioen on 1476 kHz. I could enjoy great oldie music on the good old medium wave: Edelkampioen Radio 1476 kHz.mp3. For a reception report with a mp3 audio file to firstname.lastname@example.org, a few hours later I got this nice QSL:
Dr. Kim Andrew Elliott from Voice of America conformed on my QSL card that China Radio National Jamming the VOA Mandarin broadcasts. VOA Mandarin continues its daily MFSK transmissions:
· At 22.58 UTC on 6135 and 9845 kHz.
· At 00.58 UTC on 9880, 15385, 15565 and 17560 kHz.
Each transmission is 1 minute, 22 seconds.
More information from this broadcasts can be found on: http://voaradiogram.net.
With the Beverage antenna toward Asia, I was lucky to hear in february 2014 station “RTI iLoveMusic” on 1557kHz. The transmitter (300kW) is located in Kouhu,Taiwan and was formerly used by Family Radio.
The reception was fair. During the time I listened I made this mp3 audio file with the identification: RTI iLoveMusic, TWN 1557 kHz.mp3. A report was sent to: email@example.com and a reminder to: RTI-iLoveMusic, P.O.Box 123-199, Taipei 11199, TAIWAN. Recently I got this not detailed qsl card:
On the VOA Radiogram, there are still weekly digital text (and images) transmissions in MFSK32.
The broadcast schedule is as follows:
All days and times in UTC:
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17860 kHz
Sun 1300-1330 6095 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina. The qsl address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Below the qsl-cards from the transmission on the weekend July 12 and 13 and from the weekend afterwards.
GM41-Good Ship Venus is a new pirate station from Scotland active on 6965 kHz. The very first broadcast was on July 27 with only 5 watt. The identification was also in the Morse code as: " gm41 gm41 gm41 pirate radio station Westcoast of Scotland gm41 gm41 gm41 test test ....". A mp3 audio file with the identification is on: Station GSV Scotland 6964.5.mp3.The qsl address is email@example.com.
After a follow up I got an All India Radio QSL-card from the medium wave transmitter in Rajkot, India on 1071 kHz. On September 05, 2012 I noted a nice sinpo of 33343: All India Radio, Rajkot 1071 kHz.mp3. My latest report was sent to All India Radio, Dy Director General Spectrum Management & Synergy, Spectrumfirstname.lastname@example.org