10/15/2014

RADIO MI AMIGO, A NEW STATION ON SHORT WAVE

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@radiomiamigo.es.

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21:45 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

QSL FROM SPECIAL EVENT STATION PD538RNI

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.

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QSL FROM “RADIO MARTI” SPECIAL DIGITAL TEST TRANSMISSION

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 texto@martinoticas.com and Kim Andrew Elliott, producer and presenter VOA Radiogram sent this qsl card:

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10/13/2014

QSL FROM ITALIAN STATION EUROPA RADIO JAZZ

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.

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Currently Europa Radio Jazz is every Friday (from 19.00 UTC) active on 1350 kHz. The QSL address is info@thesoundofjazz.com.

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10/12/2014

WMR – WEEKEND MUSIC RADIO BACK ON SHORTWAVE

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 info@wmrscotland.com.

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The first qsl card by WMR in the year 1980:

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10/03/2014

QSL FROM SPECIAL EVENT STATION PA40VRON

PA40VRON was late August on the air to mark Radio Veronica close down 40 years ago. Radio Veronica was an offshore radio station that began broadcasting in 1960 on medium wave from a radio ship anchored off the Dutch coastline in international waters for over fourteen years.

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10/01/2014

QSL FROM “RADIO FREE ASIA” SPECIAL RADIOGRAM TEST PROGAM

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 qsl@rfa.org.

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09/25/2014

FULL DETAILED QSL FROM “RTI- ILOVE MUSIC” FROM TAIWAN

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!

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09/21/2014

FREE RADIO FROM DENMARK THANKS TO RADIO OZNRH

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 radiooznrh@gmail.com are very quickly answered with a friendly letter and a nice e-QSL:

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Up to date information from this station can be found on http://radiooznrh.webnode.com/.

11:51 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

09/14/2014

QSL LETTER FROM THE FRENCH NAVY IN MARTINIQUE ISLAND

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.

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09/07/2014

SSTV PICTURES FROM THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION - ISS

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:

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In the year 2002 I received the QSL below from the ISS when I heard Belgian astronaut Frank Dewinne from space:

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09/05/2014

QSL FROM A SPECIAL BROADCAST IN ITALY OF “RADIO STUDIO DX"

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 info@studiodx.net.

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08/18/2014

QSL FROM DUTCH PIRATE STATION RADIO EDELKAMPIOEN

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 edelkampioen@hotmail.com, a few hours later I got this nice QSL:

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QSL FROM CHINA RADIO NATIONAL JAMMING VOICE OF AMERICA-MANDARIN

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.

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11:55 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

QSL FROM RFA - RADIO FREE ASIA

This new RFA qsl card is used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from July and August, 2014. It is the 3rd QSL card in the series highlighting the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) transmitter sites used for RFA programming. This time IBB Iranawila in Sri Lanka:

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08/06/2014

QSL FROM MW STATION “RTI - I LOVE MUSIC” FROM TAIWAN

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.

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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: rti@rti.org.tw and a reminder to: RTI-iLoveMusic, P.O.Box 123-199, Taipei 11199, TAIWAN. Recently I got this not detailed qsl card:

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VOA RADIOGRAM WITH WEEKLY DIGITAL TRANSMISSION

On the VOA Radiogram, there are still weekly digital text (and images) transmissions in MFSK32.

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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 radiogram@voanews.com.

Below the qsl-cards from the transmission on the weekend July 12 and 13 and from the weekend afterwards.

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07/31/2014

GM41 - GSV (GOOD SHIP VENUS) FROM SCOTLAND

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 jonger34@hotmail.com.

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07/25/2014

QSL FROM ALL INDIA RADIO - STATION RAJKOT

 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, Spectrum-manager@air.org.in

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07/18/2014

QSL FROM SWEDISH DX FEDERATION SPECIAL PROGRAMME

I got a nice full detailed QSL card from a special SDXF programme via Hamburger Localradio in Göhren, Germany. The reception was fair: SDXF via Hamburger lokal R.7256 kHz.mp3. The qsl address for SDXF special broadcasts is qsl@sdxf.se.

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21:54 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

RADIO PANDORA, A FREE RADIO STATION FROM THE UK

After several years of silence is Radio Pandora back in the air. You can find him in the 48 band. I made a recording when I heard him on 5 July: Radio Pandora 6240 kHz.mp3. A reception report can be sent to pandoraradio@hotmail.com.

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07/12/2014

FAX WEATHER STATION “GYA-RN NORTHWOOD” ON 8040 KHZ

One week after I send a reception report to Fax Weather Station “Royal Navy Northwood” I received a not detailed, but a nice (qsl?)card. My report was send to: JOMOC Northwood HQ, Eastbury Park, Northwood, Middlesex HA6 3HP, United Kingdom.

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Below two weather charts I decoded on 8040 kHz in good quality. I used “JVComm32” to decode the signals.

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07/08/2014

QSL FROM DUTCH PIRATE STATION “COOL AM”

Cool AM was in the air with a special “Free Radio Summermeeting” program on 6735 kHz in the USB mode: Cool AM - Summermeeting Radio 6735 kHz.mp3. The QSL address is coolamradio@hotmail.com. More information about Cool AM can be found on their website is http://www.coolam.nl.

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FREE RADIO FROM AMERICA: “RADIO X-FM”

Several months after I sent a reception report I got an E-qsl from X-FM. The reception was not good. In the mp3 audio file you can hear in the beginning of the recording the identification “X-FM”: X-FM shortwave 6940 kHz.mp3. My report was sent to xfmshortwave(at)gmail.com.

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07/03/2014

QSL FROM ECHO OF EUROPE

Echo of Europe broadcast every Tuesday and Friday from Nauen in Germany from 18.30 to 18.45 UTC on the shortwave frequency 7315 kHz. The power is 120 kW and this brings a good reception in Europe: Echo of Europe 7315 kHz.mp3.The station have also broadcasts on 1386 kHz medium wave. More information can be find on www.echoofeurope.eu. The contact address is contact(at)echoofeurope.eu .  A reception report can also be sent online on: http://echoofeurope.eu/reception-reports/.

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06/21/2014

QSL FROM THE LAST BROADCAST OF THE BBC INDIAN OCEAN RELAY STATION

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) closed all shortwave transmitters from the Indian Ocean Relay Station site at Grand Anse, Mahé in Seychelles on 29 March 2014. Below a QSL of their very last broadcast from this site:

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  Some reception details on my reception report:

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QSL FROM PIRATE STATION “QRP” FROM THE NETHERLANDS

QRP started broadcasting in 2013 on an irregular basis. It is a real QRP station. A free low power pioneer radio station on 6.925 kHz AM. The output power is only 8 watts.....QRP is all about propagation, timing and antenna basics. In comparison to Dutch powerhouses, the operator find it very challenging to reach as far as possible with low power. More information on http://stationqrp.blogspot.be/. A mp3 recording during my observation is on: Station QRP 6925 kHz.mp3.

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21:26 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

RADIO FREELINE, A NEW PIRATE RADIO STATION FROM BELGIUM

Radio Freeline is broadcasting from the French-speaking part of the country. I heard the station for the first time on May 24 on 6300 kHz with this reception quality: R. Freeline 6300 kHz.mp3. He hopes to get a more powerful transmitter in the future. The address is radiofreeline@hotmail.com.

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06/08/2014

QSL FROM SLOW SCAN TELEVISION STATION “ 1SF072” FROM ITALY

I heard this station in SSTV mode on 27700 kHz with my 7/8 Lambda antenna. The operator sent a very nice QSL in answer for my reception report:

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The equipment by “Station1SF072”. More info on http://sstv1sf072.altervista.org/

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The SSTV picture I have received on 27700 kHz:

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06/04/2014

QSL FROM MALIN HEAD COAST GUARD RADIO/EJM FROM IRELAND

Full detailed QSL-letter for a report from a DSC message on 2187.5 kHz. The address is: Officer in Charge, Malin Head Coast Guard Radio, Malin Head, County Donegal, Republic of Ireland.

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