03/09/2016

QSL FROM SPECIAL EVENT STATION RADIO 29

On February 29, 2016 I received Special Event (Free) Radio 29 on +-6321 kHz. This station is only every 4 years in the air on the leap day. A short recording of the broadcast can be heard here: Radio 29 on 6321.3 kHz 29.02.16 - 14.00 UTC.mp3.

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Special and also surprisingly was the broadcast in Slow Scan Television (SSTV).

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The address for reception reports was radio29(at)gmx.net. 

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21:14 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

03/02/2016

QSL FROM TRANS WORLD RADIO-BONAIRE, NETHERLANDS ANTILLES

I received TWR Bonaire in the night of February 3, 2016 at 02.00 UTC on 800 kHz. The reception here in Belgium was difficult because of the interference of European stations on 801 kHz: TWR, Bonaire 800 kHz..mp3. I sent my detailed reception report to 800am(at)twr.org. In response, I got a detailed QSL-card, a few beautiful post cards of Bonaire and a calendar. Really an example for other radio stations!!

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21:18 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

QSL FROM IBC-ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATON

IBC is since the start of this year regularly back on the short wave. The frequency is 6970 kHz. Here in Belgium I note poor to fair reception: IBC 6970 kHz.mp3. IBC has beautiful QSL cards, which are sent by post. The contact address of the station is ibc(at)europe.com. An up to date broadcast schedule can be found on their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/IBC-Italian-Broadcasting-Corpora....

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02/25/2016

SPECIAL 30TH ANNIVERSARY ELECTRONIC QSL FROM RADIO MARCONI INTERNATIONAL

Radio Marconi is a small free radio station broadcasting from Italy which, after 15 years of dormancy, returned back to the airwaves on 15th August 2015. Currently they are airing test broadcasts on their historic frequency of 11390 kHz and power is in the region of 30 watts. Although M.R.I. are not broadcasting regularly, they usually go on air on Saturdays or Sundays, from 09.00 to 13.00 UTC (One hour earlier when Summer Time is in force). The contact address is marconiradiointernational(at)gmail.com.

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02/19/2016

QSL FROM BELGIAN COAST STATION OSU- OOSTENDERADIO

I received “OSU-Oostenderadio” with a NAVTEX broadcast on 490 kHz. Along with a QSL Card, Oostenderadio also sent a personal letter in which they confirm my reception report. In it I read that they broadcast now from the antenna park in Wingene, West Flanders, Belgium. Since December 2015 is this their new transmitter location. Previously the broadcasts came from the transmitter park in Middelkerke (also in West-Flanders). I sent my report to the postal address on the QSL Card.

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02/11/2016

HAM QSL FROM BELGIAN SPECIAL EVENT STATION OT200GBN

Commemorating the crossing of the river Dender from Schendelbeke to Onkerzele in Belgium and the inpection of British troops in Onkerzele, the UBA (Belgian Amateur Radio Society) section Geraardsbergen (Grammont) operated on May 29 and May 30, 2015 a Special Event Station at the location where the inspection of troops was held in 1815. The troops moved on from here to Waterloo to fight against the French which led to the downfall of Napoleon. The OT200GBN call sign was used. More information is on QRZ.com.

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21:42 Posted by Hugo | Comments (0)

QSL FROM QBC, A FREE RADIO STATION FROM HONGARY

QBC Radio is located in Central Hungary. The operator ran several stations under various names over the last seven and half years. Lightning Radio was the longest running project from 2011 to 2013. He use small home made low power transmitters in the 10 - 30 watt range. Currently I use a 10 watt "Grenade clone” transmitter. QBC broadcast seven days a week at the following times: On Weekdays from 1800 to 0400 UTC and on the weekends (but sometimes not) continuously from Friday evening to Monday morning. Up to date information can be found on http://qbcinternational.blogspot.be. The QSL address is qbcinternational(at)europe.com.

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02/01/2016

E-MAIL CONFIRMATION FROM A BABCOCK WOOFFERTON TESTTRANSMISSION

I got recently an e-mail with a confirmation for a report I sent 1.5 years ago. It concerned and test broadcast of Babcock Woofferton transmission station in the UK. The frequency was 7425 kHz in the 41 m-band: Testtransmision 7425 kHz.mp3.

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 My reception report was sent to transmissiontest(at)gmail.com.

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QSL FROM DEUTSCHLANDFUNK VERY LAST MEDIUMWAVE BROADCAST

Deutschlandfunk finished on December 31, 2015 all its medium wave broadcasts. Below a QSL card of the very last broadcast on 756 kHz.

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01/27/2016

QSL FROM “SAQ” – GRIMETON RADIO STATION, VARBERG, SWEDEN

As annual on Christmas Eve, there was a transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz from Grimeton Radio/SAQ. This year the broadcast was at December 24 at 08.00 UTC. In this mp3 audio file you hear the message that was broadcast in the Morse code: SAQ 17.2 kHz 24.12.15 - 08.00 UTC.mp3. I used a Beverage antenna from 385 metres long on 43° (without Balun!). Reception reports you could send it to info@alexander.n.se or to Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner, Radiostationen, Grimeton 72S-432 98 GRIMETON, SWEDEN.

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