06/27/2013

TIME AND SIGNAL STANDARD FREQUENCY RADIO DCF77 ON 77.5 KHZ

DCF77 is a long wave time signal and standard-frequency radio station. Its primary and backup transmitter are located at 50°0′56″N 9°00′39″E in Mainflingen, about 25 km south-east of Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The timestamp sent is either in UTC+1 or UTC+2 depending on daylight saving time. The 77.5 kHz carrier signal is generated from local atomic clocks that are linked with the German master clocks at the PTB in Braunschweig. Radio clocks and watches have been very popular in Europe since the late 1980s and, in main-land Europe, most of them use the DCF77 signal to set their time automatically. More info on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCF77. A reception report can via ekkehard.peik(at)ptb.de 

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A mp3 audio recording is on: DCF77 - 77.5 kHz 20.06.13.mp3A  screenshot from the Perseus SDR:

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22:04 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

06/19/2013

QSL FROM THE VOICE OF AMERICA VOA RADIOGRAM

Reception reports for the weekly tests of digital text on short wave from The Voice of America Radiograms are now confirmed with a (nice) QSL. The picture is a shortwave curtain antenna in North Carolina, USA of the type used to transmit this broadcasts.

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There is more info from this weekly special broadcasts on: http://voaradiogram.net/

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09:10 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

FREE RADIO FROM EUROPE: RADIO MERLIN INTERNATIONAL

Radio Merlin is recently back on the air. A reception  report is 100% confirmed with a qsl.

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The e-mail address is radiomerlin(at)blueyonder.co.uk.

The postal address is: 60 Long Johns, Hemel Hempstead, Herts, England HP3 9LP, United Kingdom.

Merlin has also a website: http://radiomerlininternational.weebly.com/.

Below the transmitter (10w) and the aerial.Merlin 10w TX.jpg

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08:14 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

06/10/2013

FREE RADIO FROM EASTERN EUROPE: RADIO GOOFY

Radio Goofy is a new station on the free radio bands and broadcasts from Eastern Europe with a power of 100 Watt. I heard the station on 6326 kHz with a fair reception.The address is carolineradio(at)hotmail.com. My reception report was answered within 2 hours with the QSL below.

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21:02 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

06/07/2013

FREE RADIO FROM THE NETHERLANDS: RADIO MORNINGSTAR

Radio Morningstar is currently regular on the air in the 48 - band. For a reception report to radiomorningstar(at)home.nl you get a nice qsl.

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The transmitter of Radio Morningstar:

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22:18 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)