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FM season 2014 almost done

August 23, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, FMDX, QSL

FM ES season 2014 is almost over, but still yesterday I heard few Balkan stations. Unfortunately all identified stations were sending just music and I IDed them with RDS only. Almost all 2014 FM reception reports are also on the way and I already started follow ups for 2013 FM reports!

Several QSLs have arrived since last post but there has been days when 15 emails have produced 1 or 2 or nothing back. I have now 48 FM QSLs received this year but I have sent some 150 reception reports. Anyhow it seems to be easier to get a QSL on FM than on MW.

699. Radio ERA 87.90 MHz

Ukraine and Russia were not heard much in my QTH this season as my antenna is more or less fixed to south, southwest. To get QSLs from these countries seem to need that you fool around VK.com, which I have not tried this year. Radio ERA anyway replied quickly via email in Ukrainian. V/s was Anna Matviyishyna, Head of Public Relations.

700. Radio Canal 3 92.80 MHz

The 4th Swiss station which QSLed! QSL-% has been good as only RSI Rete Uno and Radio BeO have not replied. Salina Zigerli of Radio Canal 3 replied me in a week. This may be FFF as I have not found it from statistics. My 700th station to SDXL Rank!

701. Radio Studio Delta 92.80 MHz

This station I heard one month later. According to my memory, I have also heard this station in 1985 or so. Alberto Emiliani replied quickly.

702. Radio Kerry 97.60 MHz

Irish station. Trevor Galvin, Engineering & IT Manager, replied in 12 days.

703. Radio Globale 102.20 MHz

This was the first time when Radio Globale was heard in Finland with this name. This Pavia station is ex RMC – Radio Monte Carlo, Radio Pavia, Lifegate. Quick email-response.

704. Kurzemes Radio 102.20 MHz

Summer tropo (4th August) gave some nice new stations for me. This is also my first QSL from Latvia on FM, and as such country #27. They replied via Facebook.

705. MDR Jump 105.60 MHz

Meteor scatter QSL! My first one since 1983 when I heard and got QSL from BBC! MDR JUMP hotline replied via emai.

- Manx Radio 97.20 MHz

I have QSL from 1368 kHz, heard already in the 1980s, so not new station for SDXL Rank. Ed Rixon, Broadcast Engineer sent me very nice informative email. He is also radio amateur (GD6XHG).

706. Radio Studio 24 90.80 MHz

This is also very old Italian station and as such, I suppose that I heard it in the mid-80s for the first time. Now they replied in one day via email.

707. Radio Impuls 89.00 MHz

Czech and Slovak stations have been a bit nitty QSLers this season. At least Impuls replied. V/s Pavel Janda, mediální konzultant.

canal3_POS_Freq

And even more FM QSLs …

August 14, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

Old wisdom: “if you send reception reports, you will get QSLs”. Dublin Q102 sent me a nice T-shirt. Dublin’s 98 FM sent me a big package: pen, clips, sticker, drink bottle, mouse mat, keyring, earplug phones and shower gap! Thanks.

690. GRRIF 101.20 MHz

This is Swiss local station. They replied via Facebook.

691. RMF – Radio Missione Francescana 91.45 MHz

Enrico Bonisolo, RMF Broadcast Engineer sent me an email, even though he is on vacation.

692. Radio Fiore 92.85 MHz

Email in 4 days.

693. Radio Pilatus 95.60 MHz

My third Swiss FM QSL. Roman Unternährer, Leiter Moderation / Journalist BR emailed first, then their CTO.

694. Antenne Bayern 103.30 MHz

Stefanie Schlammerl, Hörerservice emailed.

695. Radio Margherita 91.80 MHz

Enrico Mosca wrote me in English.

696. Radio Melodiya 89.00 MHz

This is my first QSL from Ukraine on FM. Two emails, the first one from Tatiana Voloshin, Director.

697. Polskie Radio 1, Krosno/Szczawnica 88.00 MHz

Replied suprisingly quickly via email as they didn’t react to my two emails in 2013. This is my first Polish station on FM. I heard few more this season, but this was the first report I sent.

698. Sundsvalls Musikradio 89.70 MHz

Suprise tropo catch. No response to email but they confirmed quickly via Facebook.

antenne bayern

More FM QSLs

August 10, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

679. KFM Radio, Kildare 97.30 MHz

Clem Ryan, C.E.O./Executive Director wrote: Yes, I can confirm you were listening to Kfm’s Lunchtime programme, presented that day by Mathieu Norry (standing in for regular presenter John Dunne). Quality of your reception was quiet good. Hello to all in Finland: the home of great distance runners!! Let us know if you pick us up again!

680. Radio Fantastica (Piemonte) 89.10 MHz

V/s Simona Giorgi, Ufficio Editiorale told that I had heard them con una eccellente qualità audio.

681. WLR FM 95.10 MHz

Wayne Brown replied.

682. Radio Babboleo 89.00 MHz

This Italian local station replied via email.

683. LM FM 95.50 MHz

Another nice Irish catch. Engineer Eddie Caffrey worked for Radio Rainbow (pirate) between 1985-1988.

684. Radio LatteMiele Lombardia 96.00 MHz

I heard this one with their regional ads. They replied via email quickly.

685. iRadio 106.20 MHz

Irish chain. V/s Leigh Doyle, CEO/Programme Director.

686. RTL 102.5 (Italia) 102.50 MHz

V/s Valentina Iannicelli, Segreteria Direzione News. This RTL is from Italy.

687. Radio Basilica di Verolanuova 91.20 MHz

Nice small Italian local station. V/s Tiziano Cervati.

688. Dublin’s Q102 102.20 MHz

Dave Harrington Afternoon Presenter replied and promised to send me a T-shirt to commemorate my catch!

689. Radio Birikina 91.70 MHz

Also nice local Italian station. Confirmation arrived via email.

I still have some 50 FM reception reports to send. After that I will switch my remote to MW, perhaps in a two weeks.

DublinsQ102

And more FM QSLs …

August 06, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

Nice 14 QSLs in 2 days!

667. OBX4J Radio Latina, Lima 990 kHz

Rare catch which suprisingly replied via Facebook.

668. Radio Freiburg 90.20 MHz

Oliver Kempa, Stv. Redaktionsleiter replied and later he interviewed me by phone! My first Swiss QSL on FM.

669. Newstalk 107.00 MHz

The 3rd of July was the super day to Ireland. Plenty of Irish stations from Cork and Dublin were heard. Newstalk was the first to QSL. And new FM-country too! V/s v/s Gerard Whelan / CEO.

670. Radio Veronica One 93.60 MHz

Nice email from this Italian station.

-. RTÉ Radio 1 88.40 MHz

National chain was strong and also QSLed quickly.

-. RTÉ 2 FM 90.60 MHz

-. BBC Radio Solent 96.10 MHz

Previously QSLed on MW and now on FM too.

671. Raidió na Life 106.40 MHz

Station broadcasting in Irish. Muiris Ó Fiannachta, Station Manager replied quickly.

672. Red FM, Cork 105.70 MHz

“Cork’s new RedFM 104-106″ and v/s Keith “KC” Cunningham, Programme Director.

673. KCLR 96 FM 96.60 MHz

This was heard on few frequencies. Brian Guilfoyle, Commercial Manager replied.

674. Dublin’s 98 FM 98.10 MHz

Another Dublin catch. V/s Michael Brett, Station Manager/Programme Director.

675. Capital FM North West & North Wales 103.30 MHz

Few stations from Wales were also heard in the 3rd of July. I was lucky get catch Capital FM with local ads to Wales. From this area, Ben Sheppard, Drive Presenter, replied to me.

676. Cork’s 96 FM 96.40 MHz

John Cahill, Head of Engineering 96FM and C103 CORK replied with the long email. John is an old DXer and pirate enthusiast and also written a book called “Two Walls and a Roof”. You can read more from John’s webpage: http://johnmichaelcahill.com/.

677. C103 103.30 MHz

John Cahill verified also this one.

678. WHJJ Providence RI 920 kHz

Short email. I have heard previously WRNI 1290 from this same town.

raidio na life

The first FM QSLs have arrived

August 05, 2014 By: admin Category: Uncategorized

Finally I have done with the reception reports for last season’s MW stations. Unfortunately those South Americans (and some US stations) have been very lazy to answer to me. But now I started with FM reports and I’ve got few nice replays.

659. RNE1 Canarias, Las Palmas 576 kHz

I heard this at my original home QTH in the Christmas Eve of 2012. Now I got v/s info from PW and José Carlos García Montesdeoca, Medios Técnicos de RNE Las Palmas replied quickly.

660. WWNN Pompano Beach FL 1470 kHz

Short email confirmed this station.

661. HCCC5 Ondas Cañaris – R. Universitaria Catolica, Azogues 1530 kHz

One of the best QSLs of the season. Dr. José Antonio Robles Ocampo, Locutor, replied in one day. 14 MW stations from Ecuador heard during the last season but only 3 QSLs got!

662. Radio Fokus 91.60 MHz

Serbian station and my first Serbian QSL on FM! Replied via email.

663. Radio Postaja Kiseljak 92.70 MHz

Nice Bosnian station replied via email quickly.

664. Radio Classique 91.00 MHz

This is a chain station from France. As far as I know they don’t have local pxs or ads. Chloé Salmona, Responsable Communication replied in 3 days.

665. Radio Omega 90.90 MHz

This was nice catch as it is only one tx local station from Montbéliard, near Swiss border. Jean-Philippe Gueutal replied and sent this link. Very handy, you don’t have to write long letters to explain how it is possible to hear the station. Of course, in this case, we are not radioamateurs (although I have call OH1NOA too).

666. France Bleu Gard Lozère 90.20 MHz

QSL was received quickly when I emailed directly to the boss: Fabienne Bureau. Never heard this France Bleu local from Nimes before.

Ondas Canarias

The latest QSLs

July 27, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

Some new QSLs have arrived to the reception reports which I sent in June-July. These are mostly stations I heard in February. I still have not started sending out emails to FM stations of the season. There is lots of work …

650. France Bleu 107.1 864 kHz

After few attempts I got a QSL email from this Paris local. V/s was Patricia Mercier and Patrik, PW gave her contact address.

651. WQOM Natick MA 1060 kHz

The station of the cross replied via Gina Zanicky, Director of Radio Production.

652. WWFE Miami FL 670 kHz

It took few attempts to get this one, but I got verification to my report via Facebook.

653. CBGA-1 Grande Anse NB 540 kHz

My 3rd NA QSL from 540 kHz. Jimmy Berthelot, Superviseur Technique replied quickly.

654. WMKI Boston MA 1260 kHz

The most common of these NA stations I have listed in this post. Kathleen Maitino, Station Manager replied via email quickly.

655. WZON Bangor MA 620 kHz

Nice catch and nice QSL. V/s was Deke Rhinehart, Digital Media Director.

656. WEZE Boston MA 590 kHz

VOCM usually dominates here, so I was glad to received the confirmation of my reception report. V/s was Frank Kelley N1KQT, Chief Engineer – Salem Radio Boston.

657. WDER Derry NH 1320 kHz

This like all other NA stations here was heard in the 5th of February during the extremely good NE US opening. I suppose that WDER still had their daytime power on when I heard them at 2159Z. Minimalistic reply was: “You certainly did hear WDER.”

658. Radio HIJB, Santo Domingo 830 kHz

I heard HIJB 3 times during the last season, but it took few rounds of emails to get this pleasant QSL from the diretor, Luis Manuel Soto.

WEZE Boston MA 590

The highlights of Season 2013-2014

July 10, 2014 By: admin Category: DX-listening, Propagation

The MW season 2013-2014 “officially” ended last week. I collected some highlights what I heard between August 2013 and May 2014. I recorded MW band almost every night. I only lost maybe 4 or 5 nights becuase of techinical problems (unfortunately missed few good openings too!).

British Isles

Happy to get some new ones: BBC Radio Cornwall 630, BBC Radio Jersey 1026 and Flame CCR 1521 even without antenna to UK direction!

Asia

Not much from here as I mostly listen to West only. IRIB Radio Kerman, Jiroft 918 was a new one from Iran. Personally I was very exicited when I heard Radyo La Verdad, Manila 1350.

North America

Suprisingly lots of good stations heard!

540 CBGA-1 Grande Anse NB
540 WFLF Pine Hills FL
590 WEZE Boston MA
620 WZON Bangor ME
640 WNNZ Westfield MA – new one for Finland. Got also QSL.
670 WWFE Miami FL
760 WCHP Champlain NY – daytimer!
760 WVNE Leicester MA – daytimer!
790 WPRV Providence RI
920 WDMC Melbourne FL
920 WHJJ Providence RI
920 WMMN Fairmont WV – probably the second time for Finland. Got also QSL.
920 WURA Quantico VA – four nice catches on 920 from USA
930 WDLX Washington NC – heard twice
930 WPKX Rochester NH
940 WMAC Macon GA
1160 WABY Mechanicsville NY – they have now moved to 900
1240 WMMB Melbourne FL
1250 WGHB Farmville NC – //930 WDLX
1280 VSB2 BBN, Hamilton – Bermuda! Also VSB3 with BBC WS on 1160.
1300 WJDA Quincy MA
1320 WDER Derry NH
1380 WABH Bath NY
1390 WKPA Lynchburg VA – the 200th NA station with Perseus SDR

Central America

New CA station is always something which saves your day and week. Some happy feelings during the season …

830 R HIJB, Santo Domingo – heard 3 times!
840 4VEH La voix évangélique d’Haïti, Cape Haitien
840 HOL80 R Nacional de Panama – heard 2 times
860 PJZ86 R Curom, Willemstad – unfortunately no QSL yet
860 VON R, Charlestown – two days before Curom
920 HOS56 R Mía, Los Santos
970 WSTX St. Croix VI – twice
1140 HRVC La Voz Evangélica, Choluteca
1240 HIC26 R María de La Altagracia, Santo Domingo
1250 HOLY R Hogar, Penonomé
1280 CMKW R Mambí, Santiago de Cuba
1300 HRLH CCI Radio, Tegucigalpa – first time in Finland
1390 HRVC La Voz Evangélica, Tegucigalpa/Sta Rosa de Copán
1430 HIJC R Emanuel, Santiago
1470 XEAI R Fórmula, México DF

South America

This is the best direction for my antenna (VEN/CLM).

560 HCRN2 C.R.E. Satelital, Guayaquil
560 Voice of Guyana, Georgetown – the hit station of Sep/Oct, heard almost every night!
620 YV.. Radio Libertad 620, Cabimas – possibly the first time in Finland
630 YVKA R Nacional de Venezuela, Caracas
660 OCX4R R La Inolvidable, Lima – heard it twice and got QSL
700 HJCX W R, Cali
730 OAX4G RPP Noticias, San Isidro, Lima – heard twice
760 OBZ4X Radiomar Plus, Lima
780 HJZG LV del Valle, Cali
780 OAX4X Radio Victoria, Lima
850 HCVS2 R San Francisco, Guayaquil
870 HCNY2 R Cristal, Guayaquil
920 HCAB1 R Democrácia, Quito – three times but very few loggings from others!
930 OAX4E R Moderna, Lima
940 HJA76 Frecuencia U, Medellin – this night first time in Finland by several DXers
940 HJTL RCN, Cucuta
940 HCBZ1 R Casa de la Cultura Ecuatoriana, Quito – twice
950 HJUJ Armonías Boyacenses, Tunja
960 OAX4D Radio Panamericana, Lima
960 YV.. R Venezuela 960, Acarigua
960 YVSS Radio San Sebastián, San Cristóbal
990 OBX4J R Latina, Lima – probably the first time in Finland
1050 HJBB Caracol R, Valledupar
1080 HJAX La Voz de la Nostagia, Medellín
1130 OAX4N R Bacán, Lima – twice, got QSL
1140 HJE67 Caracol Radio, Villavicencio
1140 HJKO R Esperanza, Cartagena – twice
1140 OCU2D Chami R, Otuzco
1140 OCY4U RPP, Pilcomayo
1160 HJAZ Frecuencia Bolivariana, Montería
1250 HJOK Emisoras ABC, Barranquilla – my 100th MW CLM
1250 OAX4N R Miraflores, Lima
1270 HCUM2 R Universal, Guayaquil
1280 HJKN R Única, Bogotá
1280 HJLR Caracol R, Pasto
1280 YVOF Radio Trujillo, Trujillo
1310 OBX2D R Chota, Chota
1320 OAX41 R La Crónica, Lima
1380 HJJD NSE Radio, Medellín – several times
1390 HJZY La Primera, Bucaramanga
1390 OCU1G R Fé, Chiclayo – many times
1410 HCGC5 RCG Radio, Gualaceo – first time in Finland?
1420 YV.. R Sintonia, Caracas
1470 HCLD2 R Ecos de Naranjito, Naranjito
1480 HJOD R Rodadero, Santa Maria
1510 OCX4J R Tarma, Tarma
1530 HCCC5 Ondas Cañaris – R Universitaria Catolica, Azogues
1530 OBU4C Radio Milenia, Lima
1540 OBX4N R Corporación, Cerro de Pasco
1600 OB.. Radio Andina, Velille, Provincia de Chumbivilcas, Dept. de Cusco

3.7.2014 – The Great ES-opening

July 09, 2014 By: admin Category: DX-listening, FMDX

By far the best es-skip opening on VHF so far was in the 3rd of July. The most of the time the position of es clouds was such that it gained the southwestern listeners (like me, JMS in Bromarv and HKU remote in Utö). Conditions started to France at 0635z in the morning. The skip was quite long with the stations like Radio Classique (Chambéry), BFM Business (Vichy), RJFM (Montluçon), Radio Cactus (Charolles) and Radio Oméga 90,9 (Montbéliard) identified. Then the first opening closed at 0945 with the lonely RTE stations on the band.

Suprisingly new opening started at 1105z with the nice London pirate catches on the band: 88.0 Pulse88, 88.4 Vision Radio VRUK, 95.4 Roots FM and 95.5 On Top Radio. Propagation was mixed between UK (BBCs Solent and Essex) and France but then after 1200z skip stucked to Ireland. Next 2+ hours it was mostly Cork and Dublin with few Wales and IOM thrown in. I think I identified 23 or so Irish non-RTE stations! 88.1 NRG FM 88.1, Dublin, 106.4 Raidió na Life, 106.8 Radio Sunshine, 103.2 Dublin City FM, 103.3 Radio Ceredigion, 98.3 UCC98.3 FM, 95.6 South East Radio etc etc. “Unfortunately” the ES cloud didn’t move a bit during this opening!

Then at 1417 after short silence the band was full of very strong Italians. Good strong signals with RDS and with lots of audio IDs too. Stations like 91.8 Radio Ticino Pavia RTP-inBlu, 91.1 Radio Gamma (Savignano), 89.0 Radio Babboleo, 91.7 Radio Birikina etc. Conditions move a bit more north at 1520z and some Swiss stations were identified: 92.8 Radio Canal 3, 97.6 Rouge FM, 97.8 RSI Rete Uno, 101.2 GRRIF, 88.8 Radio Berner Oberland and 95.6 Radio Pilatus. Switzerland is always tough on FM. Then finally few Germans on the band too, eg. 103.3 Antenne Bayern. Band closed at 1630z – over 10 hours after the first opening. Wow … want more of this!

Log (sorry, comments are in Finnish, no time to translate):

88.000 3.7. 1104- + G: Pulse88, London. Pirate. Tällä RDS:t kunnossa: PI:C121 PS:Pulse88. Samaan aikaan essillä 87.9 voimakas pelkkä kantoaalto. TIK
88.000 3.7. 1417- I: R City, Novara (NO). Keli hyppäsi näillä kohdilla Irlannista Italiaan. TIK
88.100 3.7. 1349- IRL: NRG FM 88.1, Dublin. 1½h myöhemmin kuin Jimillä – tosin näin alhaalla ei paljoa tullut Irkkuavauksessa käytyä. Irkkuavaus tuotti RTE-ketjujen lisäksi n. 23 raporttia. Valitettavasti (jos näin saa sanoa) pilvi pysyi täysin paikallaan “tuntikaupalla” ja oli Porista auki lähinnä Dublin-Cork-Carlow-suunnalle ja hiukan Mansaarelle ja Walesiin. TIK
88.400 3.7. 1105- G: Vision Radio VRUK, London. Piraatti. Ei idiä, mutta PI:C358 ja äänessä meuhkaa sama DJ Frouge kuin aseman webbisivuillakin tähän aikaan (identtinen ohjelma). TIK
88.400 3.7. 0910- IRL: RTÉ Radio 1. Aamuavauksen päätteeksi yksinäisiä irkkuja (myös 89.6 ja 90.6) pitkään ja hartaasti. TIK Editoi
88.500 3.7. 0822- F: Nostalgie. Megève-tx. Tämä on lähellä Sveitsiä. Kohta taajuudelle nousi italo. 89.6:lla samaan aikaan UNID sveitsiläinen. TIK
88.800 3.7. 1142- F: MFM Radio. TIK
88.800 3.7. 1555- SUI: R BeO, Bern. Niesen-tx. Idi tuli tässä lyhyemmässä muodossa. TIK
89.000 3.7. 1420- I: R Babboleo, Genova. Borgio Verezzi (SV)-tx. TIK
89.100 3.7. 1417- I: Fantastica, Torino (TO). Fantastinen kuuluvuus. PI:5292 PS:FANT..CA. TIK
89.200 3.7. 0826- F: RFM Provence, Marseille. Hienot paikallisidit. QRB 2274 km. TIK
89.300 3.7. 0851- ITA: R Studio Delta. Ei piitanut 0,1 MHz:n päässä paahtavasta lähimmästä paikallisasemasta (Radio Pori). Aamun Ranska-putki päättyi hajaitalialaisiin. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0810- F: France Bleu Gard Lozère, Nimes. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0719- F: Radio Espérance. Autun-tx. PI:F864 PS:ESPERANC. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0711- F: TSF Jazz. Nevers-tx. Ranskalaisilla alkoi huikea yli 8 tunnin kelipäivä, joka Porissa sisälsi mm. lähes 4 tunnin tykityksen Irlantiin. TIK
90.200 3.7. 1458- I: m2o, Alba-tx (CN). Yhdessä Radio Marian kanssa. TIK
90.200 3.7. 0752- SUI: Radio Freiburg. Nousi ranskiksen päälle. Vain RDS-tunnistus, mutta kielestä ei voi erehtyä. TIK
90.600 3.7. 0805- F: RMC. Melun-tx. TIK
90.600 3.7. 0917- IRL: RTÉ 2 FM. TIK
90.900 3.7. 0746- F: Radio Oméga 90,9. Montbéliard-tx. PI:FC36 PS:_OMEGA__. TIK
90.950 3.7. 1442- I: m2o. Menconico-tx (PV). TIK
91.000 3.7. 0722- F: R Classique. Kuului 30 sekuntia antaen idin ja PI: F221. TIK
91.000 3.7. 1510- I: R Subasio. Monte Argentario-tx (GR). Ikisuosikki nousi idaamaan. Kelillisesti oudohko hyppy. Taajuudella myös (tietenkin) Radio Maria. TIK
91.100 3.7. 0749- F: Rire et Chansons. Mainosteli mm. Marseilles’iin. TIK
91.100 3.7. 1508- I: R Gamma, Savignano. Idit ja PI:5843. 80-luvulta on kuitattuna R Gamma International, joka lienee ihan eri asema. TIK
91.100 3.7. 1439- I: R Padania Libera. Hetkeksi taajuudelle idaamaan. TIK
91.100 3.7. 1438- I: Virgin R. Pelkkä RDS PI:5241 PS:_VIRGIN_ ja “Hey Joe”. TIK
91.200 3.7. 0725- F: R Espérance. Clermont-Ferrand-tx. Vuorotteli hiphop-ranskiksen kanssa. PI:F864 PS:ESPERANC. Sattumalta huomasin, että Espérance on kuitattuna 25 vuoden takaa – kuunnellessa en sitä muistanut :) . TIK
91.200 3.7. 1550- F: RTL 2, Mulhouse. Ei mielestäni kuitenkaan Mulhousen lokaali-idiä, vain “RTL Deux”. TIK
91.200 3.7. 1506- I: Ciao Radio. Bologna (BO). PI:505D PS:__CIAO__. TIK
91.200 3.7. 1510- I: R Basilica Verolanuova-inBlu. Verolanuova-tx (BS). PI: 5396 PS: RBV 91.2. Aamen. TIK
91.200 3.7. 1508- I: Rete Alfa, Ferrara (FE). Taajuudella melkoinen soppa italoja. Tämä idaili heikosti ja antoi PI:n 54B0. TIK
91.400 3.7. 1508- I: RMC – Radio Monte Carlo, Castel San Pietro Terme-tx (BO). Ranskalaisittain idi. TIK
91.400 3.7. 1434- I: RTL 102.5. Milano-tx. PI:5218 PS:RTL102.5. TIK
91.450 3.7. 1437- I: R Missione Francescana-inBlu. Massino Visconti (NO)-tx. Listattu 91.40:lle, mutta “inBlu”-kuulutuksia ja RDS PI:594C PS:RMF. TIK
91.500 3.7. 0748- F: Oüi FM. Roanne- tx. TIK
91.500 3.7. 1433- I: RAI Isoradio. “RAI Isoradio 103.3 FM” oli kuulutus, mutta mistähän tämä tuli? TIK
91.700 3.7. 1433- I: m2o. Milano-tx. PI:5233 PS:_M_DUE_O. TIK
91.700 3.7. 1513- I: R Birikina, Castelfranco Veneto. TIK
91.800 3.7. 0722- F: BFM Business. Vichy-tx. Syrjäytti FMusiquen, mutta vain RDS PI:F227 PS:__BFM___. TIK
91.800 3.7. 1614- I: R Margherita, Torino-tx. Taajuudella myös sveitsiläinen ja SWR. TIK
91.800 3.7. 1439- I: R Ticino, Pavia (PV). Vain RDS: PI:5400 PS:R.TICINO. TIK
91.800 3.7. 1434- I: Radiocity Solo Musica Italiana. Ovada-tx (AL). TIK
91.800 3.7. 1440- I: RTL 102.5. Mango-tx (CN). PI:5218 PS:RTL102.5. TIK
92.200 3.7. 0743- F: R Cactus, Semur en Brionnais (71). Ainakin tässä kohtaa vain RDS-tunnistus PI:FC83 PS:CACTUS. Sitten taajuuden valtasi espanjankielinen. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1443- I: Primaradio, Asti (AT). Mirabello Monferrato-tx (AL). Mainokset Astiin. PI:5B63 PS:PRIMA_R. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1444- I: R LatteMiele Milano (MI). Mainoksia Milanoon. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1506- I: R.Siena, Siena (SI). PI:5AC0 PS:R.SIENA. TIK
92.200 3.7. 1343- IRL: RTÉ 2fm, Mullaghanish-tx. Irkkujen popkanava. PI:2202 PS:RTE_2fm. TIK
92.250 3.7. 1440- I: RCN-Radio Cittanova-inBlu. Näitä splittejä kuului paljon. Tämä kuului pitkään, hartaasti ja lujaa. PI:54EF PS:RCN. TIK
92.300 3.7. 0729- F: RJFM, Montluçon. TIK
92.700 3.7. 1513- I: Radio Studio Più. Brione-Vesalla-tx (BS). TIK
92.800 3.7. 0727- D: Bayern 1. Hohenpeißenberg-tx. Omituinen välihyppy pitkien ranskisten seassa. PI:D311 PS:Bayern_1. TIK
92.800 3.7. 1520- SUI: Radio Canal 3, Seedorf-Elemoos . Ensiesiintyminen Suomessa tänään? Samaan aikaan nousee sveitsiläinen (SRF2?) myös 93.2. Canal 3 kuului vielä uudestaan RDS:llä klo 1608. TIK
92.850 3.7. 1513- I: R Fiore, Cadeo (PC). Pellegrino Parmense-Monte Canate (PR)-tx. Uutistunnarissa sähkötetään “BC”. TIK
92.900 3.7. 0800- F: Europe 1. Saint-Amand-Montrond-tx. TIK
93.000 3.7. 0743- F: La Radio Plus. Thonon-les-Bains-tx. PI:F832 PS:__PLUS__. Kuului uudestaan kello 1521! TIK
93.500 3.7. 0745- F: MFM Radio. Autun-tx. TIK
93.500 3.7. 1522- I: Virgin Radio. TIK
93.600 3.7. 0800- + F: Radio Numéro 1, Cosne-sur-Loire. Onko kuultu aiemmin kun ei löytynyt tilastosta? Useita audio-idejä ja sitten feidaa päälle Veronica One! TIK
93.600 3.7. 0802- ITA: R Veronica One. Moncalieri-tx. Feidasi hetkeksi Ranskan ykkösen päälle idaten. TIK
94.050 3.7. 1445- I: Radio Nostalgia. Taas FMListaamaton splitti. Audioidin lisäksi PI:536B PS:NOSTLGIA. TIK
94.500 3.7. 1207- IRL: RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta. Mullaghanish-tx. Samalla Perseus-fileellä sama RTE myös 93.2, 93.4, 93.6, 93.8, 94.0 ja 94.4 … TIK
94.600 3.7. 1425- I: R Sound 95, Piacenza. Travo/Pigazzano (PC)-tx. PI:524E PS:RADIO95. Myös //95.00 ja //95.10. Taajuudella piipahtivat näillä nurkin myös Radio Maria ja RAI Due. TIK
95.100 3.7. 1312- IRL: WLR FM. Faha-tx. TIK
95.200 3.7. 1531- F: France Bleu Pays de Savoie. PI:F20A PS:BLUE.SAV. TIK
95.200 3.7. 1426- I: R Italia Uno Party. Mango (CN)-tx. TIK
95.300 3.7. 1107- G: BBC Essex. South Benfleet-tx. TIK
95.400 3.7. 1537- F: RFM. Chambery (73) -tx. TIK
95.400 3.7. 1107- G: Roots FM, London. Piraatti, jolla PI:CE33 PS:Roots_FM, muuten nonstop-musaa. TIK
95.500 3.7. 1108- G: On Top Radio, London. Piraatti. TIK
95.500 3.7. 1312- IRL: LM FM, Drogheda. Saggart Hill -tx. Mainosten jälkeen oli jaossa parhaista elokuvamuistoista Red Carpet VIP -leffailtalippuja. PI:241D PS:__LMFM__. TIK
95.600 3.7. 1318- IRL: South East Radio, Wexford. TIK
95.600 3.7. 1603- SUI: Radio Pilatus. 3.7. oli myös hieno sveitsiläispäivä – kuusi idattua asemaa. TIK
95.900 3.7. 0735- F: Fusion FM. Dompierre-sur-Besbre-tx. Vain RDS: PI:FF45 PS:FUSION PS2:F95.9. TIK
95.900 3.7. 1317- IRL: Tentative: Clare FM, Ennis. Jäi mainostunnistuksen varaan. Liikkeitä Roslevanissa, Enniksessä ja Limerickissä mainostettiin. TIK
96.000 3.7. 1535- F: Chérie FM. Annecy 2-tx (74). Heikommin myös //96.1, joten ei tainnut olla paikallisia mainoksia. TIK
96.000 3.7. 1429- I: R LatteMiele. Bellagio (CO)-tx. Mainosteli Vareseen, joten haisee paikalliselle. TIK
96.100 3.7. 1107- G: BBC Solent 96.1. Toisin kuin viime kesänä, nyt oli “nauhoitus” päällä idin tullessa. Samaan aikaan 96.2 mm. Ramadan-ähly (ENG-piraatti?). TIK
96.300 3.7. 1533- F: Hot Radio Chambéry. “La radio de Chambéry”. TIK
96.400 3.7. 1110- G: Eagle Radio, Guildford. Samaan aikaan 96.7 Heart. TIK
96.400 3.7. 1255- IRL: Cork’s 96 FM, Cork. Myöhemmin myös 95.8 ja 96.1. TIK
96.600 3.7. 1259- IRL: KCLR 96 FM, Carlow. Kuului jopa paremmin samaan aikaan 96.9:llä. TIK
97.200 3.7. 1300- G: Manx R, Douglas. Mansaarelta. TIK
97.300 3.7. 1252- IRL: KFM Kildare. Tukevasti ja puhtaasti PI:2410 PS:KFM. TIK
97.400 3.7. 1258- IRL: 4FM, Dublin. “Classic Hits 4FM”. Sloganista huolimatta kansanradiotyylistä phone inniä, jonka aiheena oli Garth Brooksin keikkojen peruuntuminen. Osa soittajista vahvasti närkästyneitä asiasta. Kuului myös mm. 95.4 ja 94.6. TIK
97.600 3.7. 1543- F: Europe 1. Chambéry-tx. TIK
97.600 3.7. 1540- F: Rouge FM. Mont Salève-tx. Sveitsiläinen jonka lähetin Ranskan puolella. PI:4F20 PS:ROUGE_FM. TIK
97.600 3.7. 1300- IRL: R Kerry. Knockanore-tx. KFM Kilmore feidailee alla. Myöhemmin Kerry myös 96.2:lla. TIK
97.800 3.7. 1543- F: RSI Rete Uno. Thollon-tx. TX Ranskassa. Taajuudella musisoi myös PI:n kera Radio A. TIK
97.800 3.7. 1600- SUI: RSI Rete Uno. Thollon-tx. TIK
98.000 3.7. 1541- F: Perrine FM, La Roche sur Foron (74). PI:F846 PS:PERRINE_. TIK
98.000 3.7. 1539- F: Virgin Radio. Montélimar-tx (07). TIK
98.100 3.7. 1240- IRL: Dublin’s 98FM, Dublin. TIK
98.300 3.7. 1310- IRL: UCC 98.3FM, Cork. Campus Radio. TIK
98.400 3.7. 1626- I: Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana. Almenno San Bartolomeo-tx (BG). Olikin eri asema kuin aiemmin päivällä 91.8 kuulunut Radiocity Solo Musica Italiana. TIK
98.400 3.7. 1242- IRL: RTÉ Lyric FM. Irkkujen klassinen kanava kuului tällä fileellä mm. 97.8, 97.9, 98.0, 99.0 ja 99.1. TIK
98.900 3.7. 1538- F: La Radio Plus. 2tx (74). Mainoksia mm. Geneveen. TIK
99.100 3.7. 1626- I: Radio 105 Network. Samaan aikaan myös 98.9:llä. TIK
101.200 3.7. 1547- SUI: GRRIF. 2 tx. Samaan aikaan myös 100.6:lla. TIK
102.200 3.7. 1325- IRL: Q102, Dublin. “More music, less talk. Dublin’s Q102″. TIK
102.300 3.7. 1233- G: BBC Radio Cymru. Abertillery-tx. PI:C71B PS:BBCCymru. TIK
102.400 3.7. 1214- IRL: Beat 102-103 FM. Clonmel-tx. TIK
102.500 3.7. 1250- IRL: Spin Southwest, Limerick. TIK
103.200 3.7. 1231- IRL: 103.2 Dublin City FM, Dublin. “Hello! And welcome to the Making Dublin happier -show on 103.2 Dublin City FM” teki ainakin minut onnelliseksi. TIK
103.250 3.7. 1620- I: R Party Groove. Sant’Antonio Aradolo (CN)-tx. Mainosteli Torinoon. PI:5274 PS:PARTY. Kuului myös 103.7:llä. TIK
103.300 3.7. 1620- D: Antenne Bayern, Brotjacklriegel-tx. Hieman aiemmin taajuudella italiankielisessä ohjelmassa englanniksi liikennetiedoitus, olisko Isoradio? Tältä musiikin jälkeen simppeli jingle. TIK
103.300 3.7. 1234- G: R Ceredigion, Aberystwyth. Blaenplwyf-tx. Nousi C103:n päälle paikallisilla mainoksilla Aberystwythiin ja antoi myös idit. TIK
103.300 3.7. 1232- IRL: C103. Nowen Hill-tx. Myös 103.7:llä. Jingle biisien väliin. TIK
103.400 3.7. 1236- G: Capital FM North West & North Wales. Tämä walesilainen tolppa oli aiemmin Heart? Paikallisia mainoksia. TIK
103.800 3.7. 1232- IRL: Spin 103.8, Dublin. Varotti, että liian moni irkku hukkuu. TIK
105.700 3.7. 1246- IRL: Red FM, Cork. “.. on Cork’s new Red FM”. TIK
106.200 3.7. 1219- IRL: iRadio. Tässä ja muuallakin. TIK
106.400 3.7. 1227- IRL: Raidió na Life, Dublin. Idaili iiriksi Morrisseyn Everyday Is Like Sundayn jälkeen ja jatkoi Oasiksella. TIK
107.000 3.7. 1228- IRL: Newstalk. Tätä oli tarjolla yläbandilla. Myös mm. 107.2, 107.4 ja 107.8. Eli MUF:ssa päästiin tappiin asti. TIK

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FM-log 3.6.-2.7.2014

July 07, 2014 By: admin Category: FMDX

FM season has been very “dry” since I got my new 5el Triax-yagi up. I am using Perseus FM+ and this Triax up only 3 m agl with the Teamviewer remote software. Remote QTH is 12 km away from my home. This makes FM listening possible as I am living in the middle of city centre where FM-DXing is quite hard. The 3rd of July was one of the best FM days ever for me – and I have been active since the early 1980s (QRT 1997-2011). I will post this day’s log later but eg. 23 Irish stations were identified.

3.6.2014
88.400 3.6. 1558- RUS: Detskoe Radio. Tolyatti/RTPS Zhigulevsk (SA) -tx.
90.600 3.6. 1556- RUS: Radio KP (Komsomolskaya Pravda), Moskova. Saratov -tx.

5.6.2014
90.900 5.6. 1759- SRB: Radio Beograd 1. Kopaonik-tx.

6.6.2014
89.000 6.6. 0957- BUL: BG Radio, Sofia. Shumen-tx.
89.600 6.6. 0957- BUL: Radio Focus. Shumen -tx.
89.600 6.6. 1051- I: Radio Italia Anni 60. PI:52DD PS:ANNI_60.
89.700 6.6. 1009- ROU: SRR Radio România Cultural. Alexandria-tx. “Radio Romania”-ID
90.100 6.6. 1007- I: R Deejay. Avasi Italia-kelin. PI:5214.
90.800 6.6. 1006- ROU: Magic FM. Bucureşti-tx.
90.900 6.6. 0933- ROU: National FM. Mahmudia (Delta Dunării). PI:9250.
91.600 6.6. 0950- SRB: R Fokus. Smederevo-tx. PI:D2888 PS:FOKUS.
91.700 6.6. 0906- BUL: BNR Hristo Botev. Plovdiv-tx.
92.200 6.6. 0906- BUL: BNR Hristo Botev. Botev vrah-tx.
92.400 6.6. 0924- BUL: Magic FM, Sofia.
92.500 6.6. 0925- SRB: R Beograd 1. Tupižnica-tx.
92.700 6.6. 1007- BIH: Radio Postaja Kiseljak, Fojnica. Tnx JKZ.
92.900 6.6. 0921- BUL: BNR Hristo Botev. Sofia-tx.
94.100 6.6. 0927- SRB: Hit FM Radio.
96.000 6.6. 0917- TUR: Lounge FM (Istanbul). Soitti lounge-musiikkia. PI: 3453 PS: LOUNGE.
96.100 6.6. 1032- HRV: HRT-HR 2. Labinštica-tx. PI:C202 PS:HRT-HR_2. Also Radio Puglia ja Radio Selene in the QRG.
96.800 6.6. 1030- HRV: Totalni FM Split. Brač-tx.

11.6.2014
90.600 11.6. 0933- ROU: Vibe FM. Bacău-tx. PI:E222.
90.800 11.6. 0952- ROU: SRR Radio Iaşi. Rarău -tx. Audio-ID & PI:FF03 PS:IS_90.8_.

2.7.2014
88.000 2.7. 1151- ROU: Kiss FM, Bârlad. not //88.50 so local ads
88.400 2.7. 1349- F: NRJ.
88.500 2.7. 1152- ROU: Kiss FM, Vaslui/Baia Mare.

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Spring / Early Summer QSLs

June 19, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

I finished my MW season about six weeks ago. I’ve been a bit lazy to send reception reports, but some interesting QSLs have arrived. FM season has also started but it has been very disappointing so far.

642. Radio Pakistan, Peshawar 1260 kHz

This one arrived by mail. I heard this new MW tx from Pakistan last October, so it took over 5 months to arrive.

643. WMMB Melbourne FL 1240 kHz

I still have some US stations to send reception reports. The Regional Program Manager of WMMB, Ken Holiday, replied quickly. WMMB was heard in the 4th of February, same time with WDMC Melbourne FL on 920.

644. CMHW Doblevé, Santa Clara 840 kHz

CMHW was quite regular station on 840 kHz with another Cuban, Radio Revolución. 840 kHz is interesting station as any South American station is rare. From Central America I heard also R Nacional de Panama and 4VEH La voix évangélique d’Haïti last season. Doblevé replied via Facebook but it took 2,5 months.

645. HJAZ Frecuencia Bolivariana, Monteria 1160 kHz

Frecuencia Bolivariana is very rare station but it was heard by several Finnish DXers in the 21st of January. This is the station run by Universidad Pontificia Bolivaria. HJAZ replied quickly via Facebook.

646. HJZT Radio Auténtica, Manizales 1570 kHz

I heard Radio Auténtica same time than Frecuencia Bolivariana. This one is not as rare as Auténtica, but not an easy catch either. They replied in 10 days via email.

647. CP115 Radio Caranavi 1550 kHz

QSL from Bolivia is always the worth of big HURRAY! Caranavi was my 4th QSL from Bolivia. Out of blue they replied in 3 months to my follow-up email. I don’t think that anyone heard Caranavi in Finland during this season.

648. HJDU Emisora Cultural Universidad de Antioquia, Medellin 1410 kHz

Emisora Cultural is quite easy to hear on 1410 kHz. It doesn’t ID very often but it is easy to recognize as they broadcast a lot of jazz and classic music. Secretaria Ana Cristina Guisao David replied via mail in 10 days.

649. HCGC5 RCG Radio, Gualaceo 1410 kHz

This was the mystery to me before I got a clip from Gert, GNH who heard this with much better signal in Sweden. After few attemps RCG Radio replied to me via Facebook. First one in Finland perhaps?

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