VOA Radiogram is a Voice of America program experimenting with digital text and images via short wave broadcasting. Over the weekend of May 11-12 there was the first experiment with the Scottie DX SSTV mode. The best result in my location was the broadcast on Sunday, May 12 at 19.55 UTC on 15670 kHz. The picture is a short wave curtain antenna in North Carolina of the type used to transmit this SSTV picture:
Recently, Lightning Radio from Central Hungary testing on 7615 kHz with a power of 25 watt. They stopped transmissions on 6985 kHz in April due to the increased level of interference by utility stations. Unlike many other free radio stations, Lightning Radio try to transmit by a fixed schedule, currently from 11.00 to 04.00 UTC daily. The latest schedule can always be found on the website at www.lightningradio.co.nr. A mp3 recording from a broadcast on 6985 kHz is on Lightning Radio 6985 kHz.mp3. Below the QSL of that broadcast. The e-mail address of the station is lightningradio(at)gmx.com.
Radio Vitoria from the Basque Country in Spain left the medium wave frequency 1602 kHz on 30 april 2013. A mp3 recording of the very last 2 minutes can be heard on Radio Vitoria close down 1602 kHz 30.04.13 - 22.00 UTC.mp3. The same day after I sent my reception report to radio_vitoria(at)eitb.com I received a nice e-QSL:
In the morning of April 14 I heard a low power UNID on 6925 kHz: Pseudo Radio 6925 kHz AM.mp3. I placed my mp3 recording on the forum http://www.hfunderground.com/ and US Pirate Radio Boston informed me that it was a relay of Pseudo Radio. He sent me this nice certificate as confirmation:
Other relay broadcasts by P.R.B. are WMMR - Mysterious Mystic Radio and KAMP, The Alan Masyga station. The e-mail of the station is prbrelays(at)gmail.com.
Odynn Radio is currently regular in the air. You find him on SW between 6270 and 6300 kHz. He also uses a medium wave transmitter on a frequency between 1611 and 1670 kHz. The address of the station is: P.O. Box 73, NL-7160 AB Neede, The Netherlands. The e-mail address is : email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Professional broadcasts from Pirate station Tip & Elvis Show. The station was on the air on Sunday April 07 on 6285 kHz in the 48 m band. I got a strong signal on the Perseus SDR connected to the 48 m band dipole antenna. A mp3 audio file is on: Tim & Elvis Show 6285 kHz.mp3. The QSL address is: t.eshow(at)hotmail.com
American pirates operate usually between 6900 and 6950 kHz. On Sunday April 2 around 02.00 UTC was Radio Wolverine on the air on 6935 kHz in the USB mode. He always ends the broadcasts with a SSTV picture: Wolverine R, SSTV 6935 kHz.mp3
Some SSTV images of recent weeks on 14230 kHz USB. Many thanks for the QSL!
From Laval in Canada:Station VE2HAR
From Nagorny Karabakh in Armenia: Station EK3GM
From Finland: Station OH2BT
From Puerto Rico Island: Station KP4BZ
From Russia: Station UA1EFG
Station RN9AZ from Chelyabinsk. On the qsl below the explosion of a meteorite above Chelyabinsk on 2013/02/15 at 09:20:31.
The only Belgian DX club “DX ANTWERP” keeps his 31st open door on Saturday 11 May (between 09.00-18.00 UTC) and on Sunday 12 may (between 09.00 - 16.00 UTC). The entrance fee is free. The address of the event: “De Schorren”, Graspolderlaan 32, B-2660 Antwerpen - Hoboken, Belgium. More information (in Dutch) on http://www.dx-antwerp.com/
On Saturday evening March 23, 2013 the French station “Atlantic 2000” broadcast on 3985 kHz on the 75 m-band from Kall-Krekel in Germany, who is the transmitting site of Radio 700. A mp3 recording from this broadcast is on R. Atlantic2000 - 3985 kHz 23.03.13 - 21.45 UTC.mp3. The e-mail adress is email@example.com. You can find more information on: http://radioatlantic2000.free.fr. After 1 week I received this E-QSL card:
Normal frequency for broadcast from RKNW is on AM 1521 kHz to South West London UK. But on March 23 between 22.15 and 23.12 UTC a pirate station in North America relayed their web stream on 6925 kHz AM. The reception was not good here in Belgium: RKNW 6925 kHz.mp3. I read in my QSL letter: “Please listen out for possible future SW transmissions”. The address of the station is: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Today I received a second qsl-card of AWR / WRMI Radio Miami International for my report to the “Special Wavescan” DX program on February 13 on 13570 kHz via the transmitter of WINB in Red Lion, USA. (See also on "02/19/2013"). Verie signer and also the man on the QSL-card is DX Editor Adrian M. Peterson.
Radio Ronin Shortwave’s AM signal came in loud and clear in the night of February 9 on 6920 kHz: Ronin SW 6920 kHz.mp3. My report, which I sent to radioroninshortwave(at)gmail.com, was answered after 4 weeks with this QSL-card:
After I send a reminder I got after a few hours an E-qsl card, a personal letter and some pictures from Radio Targu-Neumarkt on 1323 kHz. I received this station on January 5, 2013 in this quality: Radio Targu-Neumarkt ROU 1323 kHz.mp3
Twenty-eight weeks after I sent a reception report, today I got with the snail mail a special QSL-card for the final broadcast by CVC La Voz in Chile, which is also the last one from this transmitter site. The site will be dismantled. My report was send to Casilla 395, Talagante, Chile and to antonio(at)cvclavoz.cl. A short mp3 audio file of this very last broadcast is on: CVC La Voz, Chile 17680 kHz Final Broadcast.mp3
In the morning of March 3, 2013 the pirate station Radio U-Boat 66 was on the air on 7300 kHz. A reception report was sent to uboatradio(at)gmail.com. After 2 hours I got a personal letter and two not detailed E-QSL’s. A mp3 audio file with the identification is on: Radio U Boat 66 - 7300 kHz.mp3
During the winter months I use two beverage antennas. One is 380 metre long in the direction of Asia. The other is 280 metre long to America. On January 14, 2013 I received Radio Taiwan International with the beverage on 1098 kHz with a Chinese language broadcast. A mp3 recording is on Radio Taiwan Int'l 1098 kHz.mp3. The QSL address is: Radio Taiwan International, 55 Bei-An Road , Taipei 10462, TAIWAN.
Below a picture of my beverage antenna in the direction to Asia:
I heard a special edition of the "Wavescan" program from AWR via the transmitter of WINB on 13570 kHz. I sent a reception report to the WINB Frequency Manager on winb40th(at)yahoo.com and after 5 days I got a QSL-card. I sent also a report to AWR, Wavescan, Box 29235, Indianapolis, Indiana 46229, USA and wavescan(at)awr.org. After7 days I got the QSL card below. Remarkable is the envelope with the beautiful stamps!
Radio Merlin International is a regular guest in the 48 m-band. You can find more information about this station on http://radiomerlininternational.weebly.com/index.html. A report was sent to radiomerlin(at)blueyonder.co.uk. A mp3 audio file from February 10, 2013 is on Radio Merlin Int'l 6305 kHz.mp3
Radio Merkurs is broadcasting from Riga in Latvia with a power of 1000 watts on 1485 kHz. A mp3 recording from my location is on Radio Merkurs 1485 kHz Riga, Latvia.mp3. I used a Perseus SDR and a beverage antenna of 380 metres long in the direction of 45°.
On January 10 & 11, 2013 The Mighty KBC Radio tested the modulation through the 150 KW transmitter on 6150 kHz in Kostinbrod, Bulgaria. A mp3 audio file is on: The Mighty KBC Radio 6150 kHz modulation test.mp3. A reception report was sent to: themightykbc(at)gmail.com
I got a nice QSL Card for a reception report to Radio 5 Nostalgia on 747 kHz.The report was sent to: NPO, Postbus 26444, NL- 1202 JJ Hilversum, Netherlands.