For 48 hours beginning at Friday 19th August Radio Seagull was on 747 Khz with a special event from the radioship "Jenni Bayton" moored in Harlingen Harbour in the north west of The Netherlands. Reception was possible across the North Sea and along the East Coast of England. A 100 W. PEP was the power of the station, using the new type of licence for low power AM operations in The Netherlands. After 1 week I got my home made QSL signed back. The address of Radio Seagull is P.O.Box 24, NL-8860 Harlingen, The Netherlands.
A big surprise was when I got in my mailbox this week a QSL from Fishery Radio Station from Taiwan. I received this station in February 2016 on the medium wave frequency 1143 kHz with my 385 metres long Beverage antenna. A small recording of what I heard can be heard here: Fishery Radio Station TWN 1143 kHz.mp3. I sent my reception report to this address: Fishery Radio Station, Fisheries Agency, No. 5 Yugang N. 2nd Road, Cianjhen District, Kaohsiung City 80672, TAIWAN (ROC).
The medium wave band in The Netherlands is now open for new low power stations, operating with a power of 1-100 Watt. Radio Babylona is one of first of this stations and broadcast from the village Musselkanaal on 747 kHz with a power of 100 Watt PEP. This is my first QSL of such radio station. The QSL address is info(at)babylona.nl.
In July PCJ Radio International presented a special two hour program to Europe called from the Radio Netherlands Archives. A short recording in the beginning of the program can be found here: PCJ Radio 7780 kHz.mp3.This was the first of a number of specials. Listeners who write in will also get a special e-QSL. This was a broadcast on 7780 kHz from the TX in Okeechobee in Florida, USA. The address for reception reports to PCJ Radio is: pcjqsl(at)pcjmedia.com.
Radio Orion 2000 is a free radio station from Germany. I heard them on 7280 kHz kHz. He was also spotted on several frequency’s in the 48 m-band or between 6900 and 6950 kHz with beautiful swinging oldies music and original jingles. A short mp3 recording you can hear it here: Radio Orion 2000.mp3. The station sends beautiful e-qsl cards. The address is: radioorion2000(at)googlemail.com.
Likewise there was this year a Free Radio Summer Meeting in the Netherlands. The organization was in the hands of Short wave Combination Holland and took place in the North-East of Netherlands.There was also the traditional Summer meeting Radio who sent that weekend on 6239 kHz. Below the QSL card I received. The QSL address was radiolowland(at)hotmail.com.
On July 03 2016, there was a transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz from Grimeton Radio/SAQ. In this mp3 audio file you hear the message that was broadcast in the Morse code: SAQ 17.2 kHz.mp3. I used a simple T-antenna from 50 metres long (without Balun!). Reception reports you could send it to info(at)alexander.n.se or to Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72S-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN.
This WRMI QSL card came from a special broadcast about Radio Netherlands on January 17th and 18th, 2015.
On July 21, 2016 it was the Radio Mi Amigo Shortwave AM Radio Event of the Year! For this special occasion they sent not only from of their regular European 6005 kHz (49m band) and the 1485 AM (from Riga), but this live show was also be relayed to the world by a 100 kW shortwave transmitter in Armenia, on 11.850 kHz (25m band)! This powerful transmitter has 12 different directional antenna configurations and will be able to reach parts of the world outside Europe where normally she are not received. Reception reports of this broadcast could be sent to: info(at)radiomiamigointernational.com.More Radio Mi Amigo information (in 3 languages) can be read at: www.raddiomiamigointernational.com.
In December 2015 Belgian coast station Ostend Radio stopped its broadcasts from the antenna park in Middelkerke for good. In 2018 the park will be dismantled! All transmissions happening now from the antenna park in Wingene. On 22 and 23 January 2016 was there from the Middelkerke site a very last special broadcast to the world under the call OR0OST/P: OR0OST 7100 kHz LSB Middelkerke.mp3. A nice QSL and award will continue to remind of this transmitting location: