Radio Praha from Czech Republic celebrated on 18 may 2013 ninety years since the first regular radio broadcasts in Czechoslovakia. For this occasion was there on the short wave transmitter of Radio 700 in Germany a special broadcast of Radio Prague. There was also a special QSL Card from these broadcast.
The Voice Of America VOA radiogram continues experiments with images via shortwave broadcast. The MFSK32 and SSTV modes are analog. On the weekend of 25 and 26 may they tried pure digital images using EasyPal software. On Saturday 25 may at 16.00 UTC I had excellent reception with this mode on 17860 kHz.
A few screenshots:
The new RFA qsl card used to confirm all valid RFA reception reports from May1 – August 31, 2013. It is the second QSL card in the series highlighting the International Broadcasting Bureau (IBB) transmitter sites used for RFA programming. The e-mail address for reports is: qsl(at)rfa.org
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: