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New season and some QSLs

September 18, 2016 By: admin Category: BC-stations, FMDX, QSL

New MW season has started. So far not much to talk about except on the 30th of August, when I had quite good lowband opening to Ecuador. We have also booked Aihkiniemi for December (2 weeks) with PW.

Carillon Radio 1431 from PETA6-dxpedition (with PW in August), much more rare than on 1386
LBC Radio 1152 also PETA6
DYRD Tagbilaran City 1161
CRI Yuanhucun (Hutubi) 1521
KGTL Homer AK 620
KZNS Salt Lake City UT 1280
KWKY Des Moines IA 1150
KJRB Spokane WA 790
KXEL Waterloo IA 1540
KGA Spokane WA 1510
CMLM Radio Libertad, Puerto Padre 1350
XET Monterrey NL 990
XENL Monterrey NL 860
Radio Fe y Alegría, Maracaibo 850
CB76 Radio Cooperativa, Santiago 760
Radio Morena, Guayaquil 640
Radio Cardinal, Asunción 730 ** NEW COUNTRY, PARAGUAY! **
Studio B SRB 100.80
Radio Luna SRB 103.60
Europa FM ROU 105.80
Radio AS FM SRB 107.90
Radio AS Šabac SRB 101.20
SRo 2 Rádio Regina Banská Bystrica SVK 101.50
Gradski Radio Osijek HRV 99.10
SRo 3 Rádio Patria SVK 106.20
Hrvatski Radio Vukovar HRV 107.20
Hrvatski Katolički Radio HRV 103.90
Radio Somes ROU 103.40
Rádio Rocková republika SVK 106.30
MTVA MR3 Bartók Rádió HNG 107.30
MTVA Dankó Rádió HNG 101.20
Popolare Network via Radio Città I 97.80

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The last QSLs for 2015

January 01, 2016 By: admin Category: BC-stations, QSL

Happy New Year 2016!

My DXing year was very good QSL-wise. Condx were really really bad all year and I had too much local noise on Mediumwaves for a good DX reception. But. AIH40 (2014) and AIH53 (2015) DXpeditions brought quite a lot of QSLs. And I also had a succesful remote FM ES season. Just a small part of AIH53 files have been listened so far, so it will bring more QSLs in 2016 despite of condx. Also follow up -round for all of these must be done sooner or later.

I got a total of 279 QSLs in 2015. It is my personal record (167 in 2014, 227 in 2013, 50 in 2012).
EU 3 BS 0 IB 10 AF 3 AS 21 OC 1 NA 118 CA 4 SA 16 FM 103

In 2015 I also broke 1000 points for DX rank and after it also got my 1000th confirmed station for the DX rank (actually I have more as in Finland all FM stations are not counted for the DX rank).

The latest arrivals:

Radio Craiova Oltenia 1314 em 0d v/s Daria Andriescu (after few f/ups)
AFN Okinawa 648 via Facebook, v/s MSgt Colleen Jones, Station Manager
JOIR TBC Tohoku Hoso, Sendai 1260 em to ltr v/s Yoshinori Konno
CRI Guangzhou 1341 em 2d v/s Ying Lian
CRI Beijing AM 846 846 em 0d v/s Ying Lian
BED34 BCC Zhōngguó Guǎngbō Gōngsī Xīnwén Wǎng, Tucheng 648 em 1d v/s Sharon Yang
DYVS Bacalod 1233 via Facebook 7 months!
JOOR MBS Osaka 1179 card, ltr 3w v/s Yuzuna Obuchi
KKOH Reno NV 780
WWL New Orleans LA 870
KVI Seattle WA 570
KFI Los Angeles CA 640
KEPN Lakewood CO 1600
KBND Bend OR 1110
KLIZ Brainerd MN 1380
CJSL Estevan SK 1280
CFYM Kindersley SK 1210
KAGO Klamath Falls OR 1150
KUTR Taylorsville UT 820
KAST Astoria OR 1370
KGNW Burien-Seattle WA 820
KUMA Pendleton OR 1290
KORT Grangeville ID 1230
KSJB Jamestown ND 600
KSLR San Antonio TX 630
KACH Preston ID 1340
KMED Medford OR 1440
KHAT Laramie WY 1210
KBNO Denver CO 1280
KTTH Seattle WA 770
KRND Fox Farm WY 1630
KTFI Twin Falls ID 1270
WRIG Schofield WI 1390
KCOW Alliance NE 1400
KFBX Fairbanks AK 970
KKBJ Bemidji MN 1360
KRWB Roseau MN 1410
XEAW Monterrey NL 1280 em 2d v/s Pablo Guerrero Salazar, Gerente Comercial (f/up)

XEAW 1280

The MW season started, some QSLs

September 17, 2015 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

The new MW season started here and I switched from FM to MW. FM season was reasonably ok as late summer had few decent openings. I still have few recordings from Es season, but I have mostly done with it. MW propagation has been as bad as it was during the spring. La Plata has been heard the most mornings when there has been a transatlantic opening. The best catch so far has been 780 Radio Nuevo Tiempo, Juliaca. I think this was the first time when this station was heard in Finland and I managed to get a reply via Facebook from the station.

QSLs are copied from another forum:

FM

61. BIH: Radio Preporod 95.20 16.7.15 em 0d
62. CZE: Český rozhlas Vltava 95.60 26.6.15 em 1d v/s Mgr. Lukáš Hurník Ph.D., šéfredaktor
63. D: Bayern 3 94.00 26.6.15 em 1d v/s Stephanie Noll, Hörerservice
64. AUT: Ö2 Radio Steiermark 95.40 26.6.15 em 1d v/s Kurt Nuspl, ORF STEIERMARK I Kundenservice
65. CZE: Český rozhlas Plzeň 106.70 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Michal Žák, vedoucí podpory programu
66. D: B5 Aktuell 106.90 26.6.15 em 4d v/s Manfred Schmitz
67. CZE: Rádio Bonton 99.70 26.6.15 em
68. D: RBB Kulturradio 100.20 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Katrin Stiller
69. SUI: Radio SRF 3 105.60 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Pascal Glaus
70. D: Antenne Niedersachsen 106.30 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Kathrin Gatzemeier
71. D: Antenne 1 100.10 26.6.15 via Facebook
72. D: NDR 2 99.10 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Angie Meister
73. G: BBC Radio Norfolk 95.10 3.7.15 v/s Clare Worden
74. D: YOU FM 95.30 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Andrea
75. D: Hitradio RTL Sachsen 105.20 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Sabine Hickmann, Hörerservice
76. D: BB Radio 105.00 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Sarah Moritz, Hörerservice
77. D: BB Radio Cottbus 107.2 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Sarah Moritz, Hörerservice (korvaa tavan BB Radion)
78. BEL: RTBF Classic 21 96.60 26.6.15 em 0d v/s Le Service Médiation
79. HNG: MTVA Petöfi Rádió 96.70 25.6.15 kirjattu ki, ta v/s Kornél Süveges, Technical Department
80. G: KLFM 96.70 3.8.15 em 0d v/s Darren Taylor, Managing Director
81. D: r.s. 2 103.90 26.6.15 em 1d v/s Frank Nitzschmann, Chefredakteur
82. AUT: Antenne Steiermark 91.20 8.7.15 em 0d v/s Tanja Löscher, Programmassistenz
83. D: RBB Radio Eins 106.10 26.6.15 ko snailmail
84. CZE: ČRo České Budějovice 106.40 26.6.15 ko, avaimenperää, kaulanauhaa ym
85. I: Radio Fragola 104.80 FFF 16.7.15 em 10d v/s Lucia
86. AUT: Ö1 91.20 8.7.15 em 6d v/s Mathilde Soukup
87. KOS: Radio K4 90.20 16.7.15 em 2d v/s Ilir Hamiti, Media Engineer (all time uusi maa!)
88. HNG: Rádió 1 Pécs 88.30 16.7.15 em 1d v/s Incze Annamaria, chief editor, head of news
89. I: Radio Center Music FM 99.10 16.7.15 em 2d
90. I: RAI Radio 1 Veneto 88.10 16.7.15 ki, ko, tarroja ym.
91. I: RAI Radio 1 Emilia Romagna 89.50 16.7.15 em 8d
92. CZE: Rock Radio 89.00 26.6.15 em 11d v/s Jitka Nekolová
93. D: MDR Sachsen-Anhalt 106.50 26.6.15 ko
94. BUL: BNR Hristo Botev 95.30 7.8.15 em 0d v/s Anelia Krandeva
95. BUL: BNR Radio Shumen 93.40 7.8.15 em 2d
96. SVN: Radio Capodistria 103.60 16.7.15 em em 10d v/s Antonio Rocco, Assistant Director General for Italian Programmes
97. ROU: Stil FM 105.50 7.8.15 em 0d v/s Florin Driga
98. NOR: NRK Østlandssendingen 88.70 20.8.15 (eka kuitattu norjalainen!)
99. S: Radio Söderhamn 89.70 20.8.15 em 5d v/s Kjell, Programledare/Reporter (Kjell also mentioned my report in his morning show)
100. D: hr3 106.20 26.6.15 ko
101. D: hr-info 107.30 26.6.15 ko

AM

871. KFQD Anchorage AK 750 em 3d v/s Scott Smith, GM
872. KPOW Powell WY 1260 em 1d v/s Scott Mangold
873. CKWX Vancouver BC 1130 em 1d v/s John Streit
874. CBEF Windsor ON 1550 em 0d v/s Reza Moemeni
875. KHAR Anchorage AK 590 em 0d v/s Joe Campbell, Program Director (1000th “DX rank point”)
888. TRT1 Catalca 702 ko ym
889. TRT Antalya R, Antalya 891 ko ym
890. TRT 1 Radyo Bir, Izmir 927 ko ym
891. TRT Trabzon Radio 954 ko ym
892. SER Radio Zaragoza 873 em 0d v/s Pablo Ignacio Blanco
893. RNE5 Galicia 1503 em 1d v/s Ana Isabel Alvarez Iglesias f/up
894. WPHM Port Huron MI 1380 em 6d v/s Paul Miller
895. KMNQ Brooklyn Park MN 1470 em 0d v/s Steve Miller, Director of Operations
896. KFAR Fairbanks AK 660 em 0d v/s Glenner Anderson
897. WRTO Chicago IL 1200 em 0d v/s Doug Levy, Senior Vice President and General Manager
898. KXSP Omaha NE 590 em 1d v/s John Gaeta, Radio Engineer
899. WPGG Atlantic City NJ 1450 0d via Facebook
903. WTMJ Milwaukee WI 620 0d via Facebook
904. KVNT Eagle River-Big Lake AK 1020 0d v/s Tom Lambert, Broadcast Engineer
905. KYES Rockville MN 1180 8d v/s Bob Benes
906. WDCZ Buffalo NY 970 2d v/s Brian Cunningham, Chief Engineer
910. KSRM Soldotna AK 920 1d v/s Matt Wilson, General Manager
911. KSLD Soldotna AK 1140 1d v/s Matt Wilson, General Manager
912. WSKO Syracuse NY 1260 1d v/s Tom Mitchell, Syracuse Operations Manager
913. KBBI Homer AK 890 0d v/s Terry Rensel, Program Director
914. KNR Qeqertarsuaq 650 0d v/s Leif P. Hendriksen, AV-assistent NEW COUNTRY, GREENLAND!
915. KNR Nuuk 570 0d v/s Leif P. Hendriksen, AV-assistent f/up
916. Sistema Dos, Guayaquil 1080 0d em f/up
917. CX20 Radio Monte Carlo, Montevideo 930 em 0d v/s Franco Benvenuto, Gerente de Programación NEW COUNTRY, URUGUAY!
918. LV9 Radio Salta, Salta 840 via Twitter
919. OAZ7S Radio Nuevo Tiempo, Juliaca 780 FFF via Facebook
920. RNE1 Melilla, Melilla 972 ltr NEW COUNTRY, MELILLA!

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New QSLs

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

I am quite busy with AIH40-files but some reception reports have been sent out already. Here are my new QSLs since the last update:

– BBC Radio Cumbria 96.50
719. HJD90 Señal Radio Colombia, Uribía 610
720. WFAU Gardiner ME 1280
721. WDRC Hartford CT 1360 f/up
722. CHHA Toronto ON 1610 f/up
723. KNOM Nome AK 780
724. WNAX Yankton SD 570
725. KSCJ Sioux City IA 1360
726. KRNT Des Moines IA 1350
727. WZTI Greenfield WI 1290
728. KAGV Big Lake AK 1110
729. WGRB Chicago IL 1390
730. WLW Cincinnati OH 700
731. CKNB Campbellton NB 950
732. CFZM Toronto ON 740 f/up
733. WWTC Minneapolis MN 1280

NA stations 720, 721, 722 and 732 were heard in Pori, the others during the AIH40. (Of course CKNB is very common in Pori too but they replied to AIH40-report!)
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Log 3.9.-17.10.2014

October 17, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening

This season has started very poorly. After the beginning, September was very lousy and October has not provived much more either. Personally I had some antenna problems in the late Sep/early Oct but I probably did not miss much. So these are my selected loggings since the last “log blog”. I will go to DX-pedition to Aihkiniemi, Lapland with PW starting at the 15th of November – hopefully condx are better that time.

British Isles

603 16.10. 0458- G: Smooth Kent, Littlebourne. Local ad to Sandwich, Kentiin. TIK
729 16.10. 0500- G: BBC Essex, Manningtree. Also //765. TIK
738 16.10. 0500- G: BBC Hereford & Worcester, Worcester. TIK
756 16.10. 0500- G: Radio Hafren, Newtown. TIK
792 16.10. 0457- G: Smooth Radio, Kempston. This should be //828 but was not in sync when 828 sent a local ad to Dunstable. Otherwise same ads than 828 but not in sync! TIK
828 16.10. 0457- G: Smooth Herts, Beds and Bucks, Lewsey Farm (Luton). Lumpini Thai Restaurant Dunstable told that all you can eat buffet is 14,95 pounds. TIK
936 16.10. 0457- G: Smooth Wiltshire, Naish Hill. Petshed had some cat and dog food offers, it is located next to Butterfly World and Garden Centre next to M4. TIK
945 5.9. 0257- G: Smooth Radio Sussex, Bexhill. Local ads (eg. South Coast Windows). TIK
972 16.10. 0459- G: Sunrise Radio 2, Glade Lane (London). “This is Sunrise Radio”. TIK
990 16.10. 0500- G: BBC Radio Devon, Exeter. TIK
1035 16.10. 0459- G: West Sound AM, Symington (Ayr). Sync with NorthSound. At :59 West Sound was stronger, then NorthSound 2. They have different news? TIK
1116 16.10. 0459- G: BBC Radio Guernsey, Rohais. TIK

Africa

917 12.9. 2230- NIG: Tentative: Radio Gotel, Yola. Many hours, also other nights. Here talks in English with a good signal, later African mx [917.001]. TIK

Asia

585 13.9. 1740- IND: AIR Nagpur. TIK
648 13.9. 1740- IND: AIR Indore.
648 13.9. 1730- IRN: IRIB Radio Khorasan-e-Jonubi, Birjand. //828, 1548 “So ast dis-dese, inja Birjand-ast, shabakeye islamye sedoye Khorasan-e-Jonubi”. TIK
774 12.9. 1730- IND: AIR Shimla. EE nx //666. Also 801 AIR Jabalpur, 810 AIR Rajkot ja 918 AIR Suratgarh. TIK
810 12.9. 1659- IND: AIR Rajkot. “…akashvani Rajkot…”. TIK
819 12.9. 1700- IND: AIR Delhi. Amazing signal. 666 different px. Local ID at 1700. TIK
828 12.9. 1730- IRN: IRIB Radio Khorasan-e-Jonubi, Tabas. //1548 new IRIB to me. TIK
846 28.9. 1730- IRN: IRIB Radio Tabriz, Mianeh. TIK
891 25.9. 1700- THA: Radio Thailand, Saraburi. “Thiini Satthanii Witthay Krachaisiang Hang Prathet Thai”. TIK
900 14.9. 0130- IRN: IRIB Radio Iran, Tehran. Strong with echo, several txs? TIK
918 13.9. 1740- IND: AIR Suratgarh. “Akashvani Suratgarh”. TIK
999 23.9. 1730- IRN: IRIB Radio Kordestan, Baneh. New IRIB for me. Kurdish ID ending “…Kordestan (Kurdistan)”. TIK
1170 16.9. 1630- IRN: IRIB Radio Iran, Semnan. 1st time I heard this one. Radio Iran -ID. TIK
1548 12.9. 1730- IRN: IRIB Radio Khorasan-e-Jonubi, Ferdows. “… inja Birjand-ast .. Khorasan-e-Jonubi” [.995]. TIK

North America

540 18.9. 0400- CAN: CBGA-1 Grande Anse NB. TIK
570 10.9. 0059- CAN: CFCB Corner Brook NL. “Local news, now”. TIK
660 16.9. 0400- USA: WFAN New York NY. TIK
680 22.9. 0400- CAN: CJOB Winnipeg MB. TIK
680 17.9. 0359- USA: WRKO Boston MA. TIK
730 16.9. 0405- CAN: CKAC Montreal QC. Radio Circulation. TIK
820 18.9. 0300- CAN: CHAM Hamilton ON. New Canadian to me. TIK
830 17.9. 0330- USA: WCRN Worcester MA. TIK
860 18.9. 0359- CAN: CJBC Toronto ON. TIK
880 10.9. 0328- USA: WCBS New York NY. TIK
970 15.9. 0300- USA: WZAN Portland ME. TIK
1010 16.9. 0405- USA: WINS New York NY. Also 1030 WBZ, 1050 WEPN, 1060 WQOM, 1080 WTIC, 1130 WBBR, 1190 WLIB, 1200 WXKS, 1360 WDRC, 1370 WDEA, 1390 WEGP, 1510 WUFC (played Billy Joel!), 1520 WWKB, 1540 WDCD, 1560 WQEW & 1600 WUNR. TIK
1030 14.9. 0131- USA: WBZ Boston MA. TIK
1060 9.9. 0300- USA: WQOM Natick MA. EWTN. This has been one of the most common US this season. Stronger than before. TIK
1100 15.9. 0230- USA: WTAM Cleveland OH. TIK
1200 15.9. 0228- CAN: CFGO Ottawa ON. Westwood One. TIK
1260 16.9. 0358- USA: WMKI Boston MA. Radio Disney as a dominant. Local ID at :58. TIK
1270 17.9. 0359- USA: WTSN Dover NH. The first new NA for this season: “WTSN AM 12-70 Dover, Portsmouth, Rochester and… wtsnam1270 dot com”. TIK
1280 17.9. 0301- USA: WFAU Gardiner ME. After WTSN the second new one and NA #222 of Perseus era. “Memories station, 12-80 WFAU ..”. NOS. TIK
1310 15.9. 0231- CAN: CIWW Ottawa ON. TIK
1310 17.9. 0403- USA: WCCW Traverse City MI. 3rd new one this morning. CBS Sports Radio & “The Score”. TIK
1310 17.9. 0405- USA: WLOB Portland ME. TIK
1320 18.9. 0100- CAN: CJMR Oakville ON. “The Voice of the City”. TIK
1320 17.9. 0401- USA: WLQY Hollywood FL. “This is WLQY, Hollywood, Miami”. TIK
1330 16.9. 0358- USA: WRCA Watertown MA. TIK
1360 18.9. 0159- USA: WDRC Hartford CT. TIK
1370 9.9. 0300- USA: WDEA Ellsworth ME. TIK
1450 14.9. 0131- USA: WPGG Atlantic City NJ. TIK
1470 16.9. 0400- USA: WLAM Lewiston ME. TIK
1490 17.9. 0400- USA: WBAE Portland ME. “The Bay”. With another US. TIK
1510 20.9. 0305- USA: KCKK Littleton CO. “You are listening to KCKK AM Littleton Coloradio …”. TIK
1510 18.9. 0400- USA: WLAC Nashville TN. “WLAC, Nashville, Fox News”. TIK
1510 9.9. 0300- USA: WUFC Boston MA. New eg. TheBlaze Radio Network -ids. Format is now Libertarian Talk Radio. TIK
1520 15.9. 0258- USA: WWKB Buffalo NY. Not just Sports anymore. TIK
1540 15.9. 0100- CAN: CHIN Toronto ON. TIK
1540 17.10. 0400- USA: KXEL Waterloo IA. TIK
1540 14.9. 0059- USA: WDCD Albany NY. TIK
1560 14.9. 0335- USA: WQEW New York NY. “Radio Disney”. Shutting down soon. TIK
1580 18.9. 0300- CAN: CKDO Oshawa ON. TIK

Central America

600 5.9. 0337- CUB: CMKV Radio Rebelde, Urbano Noris. Same morning than received QSL from Rebelde.
600 4.9. 0303- PTR: WAEL Mayagüez PR. //WKAQ 580. TIK
630 5.9. 0358- PTR: WUNO San Juan PR. NotiUno. TIK
660 4.9. 0259- DOM: HIAM Radio Visión Cristiana, Santiago. [.000]. One of the best ones this season. TIK
760 8.9. 0057- PTR: WORA NotiUno, Mayaguez. NotiUno //580. New one. TIK Editoi
840 11.9. 0333- PNR: HOL80 Radio Nacional de Panama. “Nacional FM”. TIK
960 22.9. 0403- PTR: WDNO 960AM, Quebradillas PR. I think I heard this at least twice last season but now with nice call sign IDs.
970 18.9. 0427- VIR: WSTX St. Croix VI. TIK
1050 8.9. 0359- CUB: CMLL Radio Victoria, Las Tunas, LT. Alone. I heard this now for the 2nd time. Big call sign IDs. TIK
1060 13.10. 0400- DOM: HIAJ Radio Amanecer, San Pedro de Macorís. TIK
1120 7.9. 0000- PTR: WMSW Radio Once, Hatillo. [.996]. TIK
1140 18.9. 0402- CUB: CMIP Radio Surco, Ciego de Avila CA. TIK
1140 5.9. 0300- CUB: Radio Cadena Agramonte, Camaguey. Not listed at WRTH. Tnx to Henrik for opening my ears: “Desde la cuna del Mayor transmite Radio Cadena Agramonte, Camaguey, Cuba”. TIK
1140 12.10. 2300- PTR: WQII Once Q, San Juan. TIK
1160 17.9. 0429- ATG: Caribbean Radio Lighthouse, St. John’s. Like last season, good signal in the early September. TIK
1170 8.9. 0400- CUB: CMKS Radio Trinchera Antiimperialista, Maisí (GU). Rare here. TIK
1350 17.9. 0300- CUB: CMLL Radio Victoria, Las Tunas, LT. “Esta es CMLL, Radio Victoria, emisora provincial de Las Tunas, 1050 y 1090 kHz amplitud modulada” Via Libertad? TIK
1350 5.9. 0200- CUB: CMLM Radio Libertad, Puerto Padre. “Radio Libertad 1350 khz en amplitud modulada, 93.3 de la FM”. Also 18.9. TIK
1350 7.9. 0104- PTR: WEGA Faro de Santidad, Vega Baja PR. TIK
1390 9.9. 0100- PTR: WISA Isabela PR. TIK
1540 17.9. 0357- BAH: ZNS1 Radio Bahamas, Nassau. TIK

South America

560 13.10. 0101- GUY: Voice of Guyana, Georgetown. TIK
580 16.10. 0201- B: ZYI776 Rádio Boas Novas, Recife, PE. 590 ARG, 610:lla tent. Itatiaia. TIK
590 4.9. 0329- VEN: YVKL Radio Continente, Caracas. New VEN for me and not logged in Finland since 2007. [.988]. TIK
600 13.10. 0302- CLM: HJHJ Radio Libertad, Barranquilla. TIK
610 12.9. 0200- B: ZYL268 Radio Itatiaia, Belo Horizonte, MG. [.996]. TIK
610 13.10. 0101- CLM: HJD90 Señal Radio Colombia, Riohacha. Didn’t hear 570 this time. QTH from Wikipedia, which says that license is to Uribia. TIK
610 13.10. 0031- CLM: HJKL La Cariñosa, Bogotá. TIK
640 14.9. 0230- VEN: YVQO Unión R, Puerto La Cruz. TIK
650 3.9. -0259 UNID: UNID. Finishes talk with “..gracias, Hasta Mañana!”, then interesting music and signing off. [.996]. The best possible ears checked this (JPR, PÄ, HK – tnx!) but no luck. Some Finns said that possibly CLM. R Dif. Integración from Bolivia is signing off at 0300. Audiofile here.
660 13.10. 0430- CLM: HJJM Radio Auténtica, Cali. TIK
680 5.9. 0328- VEN: YVQR Radio Continente, Cumana. [.021]. TIK
700 7.9. 0359- + PRU: +OBZ4H Red Radio Integridad, San Miguel. Interesting split [.998], station with psalm and then “Esta es … …idad”. Thanks to Henrik, HK I understood the rest too (“Esta es Red Radio Integridad”). Heard also 8. and 12.9. Probably first in Finland.
710 24.9. 0427- VEN: YVKY Radio Capital, Caracas. New VEN for me with a good signal. TIK
730 8.9. 0402- PRU: OAX4G RPP Noticias, San Isidro, Lima. TIK
740 22.9. 0408- VEN: YVNC CNB 740 Unión Radio, Maracaibo. “Unión Radio”. TIK
750 8.9. 0402- CLM: HJDK Caracol Colombia, Medellin. Rare Caracol, new for me. TIK
770 11.9. 0259- VEN: YVKK Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Valencia. TIK
790 12.9. 0400- ARG: LR6 Radio Mitre, Buenos Aires BA. “Mitre deportivo”. [.998]. TIK
820 6.9. 0400- CLM: HJED Caracol, Cali. Also UNID on 820.179, Reloj? TIK
870 13.10. 0301- EQA: HCNY2 Radio Cristal, Guayaquil. TIK
890 11.9. 0403- CLM: HJCE Radio Continental, Bogotá. Now [.047]. Earlier America. TIK
890 6.9. 0300- VEN: YVLW Radio América, Valencia. [.002]. TIK
920 8.9. 0259- EQA: HCAB1 Radio Democrácia, Quito. TIK
960 16.9. 0403- ARG: LRA6 Radio Nacional, Mendoza. “La radio pública” and then clear “Radio Nacional de Argentina”-ID. Also heard 17. and 20.9. TIK
960 6.9. 0328- CLM: HJHN Caracol Radio, Magangué. TIK
1010 12.9. 0058- CLM: HJCC Acuario Estéreo, Santa Fé de Bogotá. TIK
1020 13.10. 0201- VEN: YVTW Radio Alegría, Chivacoa. TIK
1030 8.9. 0400- EQA: HCRF2 Radio Ecuantena, Guayaquil. Played “Jesus Me Levantó” by Cristiana Mel and then ID. Audible about 5 minutes. TIK
1040 11.9. 0400- CLM: HJCJ/HJUB Colmundo Radio, Bogotá/Pasto. TIK
1080 8.9. 0359- EQA: HCKD2 Sistema 2, Guayaquil. Strongest here this morning. Echo-ID: “Sistema 2, Sistema 2, mil ochenta”. TIK
1120 5.9. 0303- B: ZYH598 Radio Tupinambá, Sobral CE. Thanks JEÖ for help. Clear and strong but difficult to understand its ID. TIK
1130 5.9. 0300- B: ZYI531 Super Marajoara AM 1130, Belém PA. Not heard since LEM106 in Finland but now very strong signal around the Scandinavia. Also loud next morning. TIK
1160 4.9. 0258- CLM: HJOC Fuego A.M, Bogotá. TIK
1190 11.9. 0403- ARG: LR9 Radio América, Buenos Aires. TIK
1200 5.9. 0304- B: ZYH585 Rádio Ceará Clube, Fortaleza CE. [.003]. Also next night. TIK
1200 13.10. 0302- VEN: YVOZ Radio Tiempo, Caracas. TIK
1220 11.9. 0401- B: ZYJ458 Rádio Globo, Rio de Janeiro, RJ. TIK
1270 11.9. 0401- ARG: LS11 Radio Provincia, Buenos Aires. Also 12.9. TIK
1290 6.9. 0259- B: ZYH888 Rádio Timbira do Maranhão, São Luís MA. TIK
1300 20.9. 0428- VEN: YVKH Deportiva 1300 AM Center, Caracas. “Deportiva 1300 AM Center”. [.999] Also 26.9. TIK
1310 3.9. 0300- B: ZYJ684 Radio Globo Rondônia, Pôrto Velho. This is the most common BRA with Caiari 1430. TIK
1310 4.9. 0329- CLM: HJDG Caracol Radio, Montería. TIK
1310 13.10. 0228- VEN: YVSM/YVSL Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Barcelona/Guri. [.002]. TIK
1340 26.9. 0403- VEN: YVNE Radio Uno, Caracas. TIK
1350 3.9. 0329- EQA: HCVP2 Teleradio 13-50 AM Digital, Guayaquil. TIK
1370 4.9. 0328- CLM: HJBO Emisora Minuto de Dios, Barranquilla. TIK
1390 6.9. 0300- B: ZYI535 Educadora AM, Bragança PA. Nice signal [.996]. TIK
1400 5.10. 0429- EQA: HCFL2 Radio Zeta Uno, Guayaquil. TIK
1450 6.9. -0303 B: ZYI561 Radio Paraense AM, Castanhal PA. [.004] Bras without IDs: 1440 (Educadora?) and 1460 (Ressureicão?). TIK
1520 5.9. 0300- B: UNID. Same UNID than 25.4. with “Rádio de seu coracao”-jingle. TIK
1550 6.9. 0259- B: ZYI700 Rádio Jardim da Borborema, Areia PB. Rough audio. [.994]. TIK
1580 26.9. 0400- CLM: HJQT Verdad Radio, Bogotá. TIK

Utility

570 13.10. 0257- XOE: CPR COSL Promoter. Oil rig somewhere at North Sea. TIK

Some QSLs

September 15, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

Condx have been pretty poor or average at the best. Some QSLs have arrived anyhow:

711. Radio BeO 88.80 MHz
Swiss private stations confirmed nicely, also this one. V/s Patric Perret.

-. VRT Studio Brussel 100.60 MHz
20th of July had nice opening to Belgium. I got some QSLs from national stations. This was confirmed by Christophe Lambrecht.

712. Die Antenne 101.40 MHz
German-speaking Italian station. V/s Adrian Wenger.

-. VRT MNM 89.00 MHz
VRT Customer Service confirmed.

-. VRT Radio 1 91.70 MHz
Also confirmed by Customer Service or Klantendienst in Dutch. V/s Elise Vandevenne sent me some stickers via mail too!

713. France Bleu Pays de Savoie 95.20 MHz
One month after my email I got reply from Francis Cattel, Responsable Technique.

714. WRCA Watertown MA 1330 MHz
Quite common US station but they have not replied before. Now I got a good v/s-info from Patrik, PW. Stu Fink, General Manager replied quickly.

715. CMKV R Rebelde, Urbano Noris 600 kHz
Few new Rebelde frequencies to confirm. Reply took 3 weeks. V/s Yirian García de la Torre.

716. Radio Rebelde 1620 kHz
Also this one was confirmed by v/s Yirian García de la Torre.

717. Cesky Impuls 981 kHz
I heard them same day than they started. Pavel Janda of Impuls FM replied quickly via email.

718. 4VEH La voix évangélique d’Haïti, Cape Haitien 840 kHz
I noticed that 4VEH is now active on Facebook writing in English and they are erecting new AM towers. I sent a mail via Facebook and received a confirmation for my 2013 report from Rev. Storly Michel. New country confirmation!

4VEH

MW season kicks on and some QSLs

September 02, 2014 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

MW season started! I started mediumwave monitoring with my remote station one week ago. Unfortunately there was a magnetic storm last week, so propagation has not been very good (before I started, others had heard some USA). Despite of poor signals some interesting stations has been heard here in Pori. I expect some good openings later this week.

Central America

640 1.9. 0300- GDL: Guadeloupe 1ère, Point-à-Pitre. TIK
830 26.8. 0259- DOM: Radio HIJB, Santo Domingo. Also heard 1.9.14. Something done in the tx side? Listen MP3.
1160 27.8. 0300- ATG: Caribbean Radio Lighthouse, St. John’s. Last heard almost exactly one year ago. TIK

Etelä-Amerikka

560 30.8. 0229- GUY: Voice of Guyana, Georgetown. “VOG”-ID and familiar DJ. Not very strong but heard still one hour later. TIK
570 26.8. 0300- CLM: HJND Señal Radio Colombia, Bogotá. Nice music and nice signal. TIK
710 2.9. 0328- ARG: LRL202 Radio Diez, Buenos Aires. What a suprise with my CA/NA antenna. Announced studio number 45352114. Almost 100% 590 has Radio Continental same time. Upper side of the band no ARG heard! Listen MP3. TIK
790 30.8. 0330- VEN: YVXM Radio Minuto, Barquisimeto. TIK
820 1.9. 0330- PRU: Tentative: OAX4O Radio Libertad, Lima. Religious programme without ID but mostly likely this one. Information from HK: heard in Sweden and UK. Religious programme starts at 0300z. Tack Henrik. Same time Christian pop on 780 – split is same as Radio Victoria, Lima. TIK
890 31.8. 0206- CLM: Radio Galeón de Caracol, Santa Marta. “Caracol Radio”. TIK
910 1.9. 0301- VEN: YVRQ RQ 910, Caracas. My first identified CA/SA from this FQ! Ring bell with time announcement is good indication of this station [.991]. TIK
940 1.9. 0300- CLM: HJTL RCN, Cucuta. TIK
960 1.9. 0328- PRU: OAX4D Radio Panamericana, Lima. Same split than on winter [.938] but now much weaker signal. TIK
1100 1.9. 0300- CLM: HJCN Radio BBN, Bogotá. TIK
1130 27.8. 0301- VEN: Radio Ideal, Maiquetia. TIK
1140 26.8. 0232- CLM: HJCL R Panamericana, Girardot. TIK
1140 30.8. 0230- PRU: OCU2D Chami R, Otuzco. Lots of QSB but heard long time. TIK
1300 31.8. 0130- UNID: UNID. La Voz de la Liberación -px with good signal. Split [.982] fits to Radio Reloj but format not. Anyhow it is most likely Radio Reloj. Heard also 2.9. TIK
1310 1.9. 0300- CLM: HJAK La Voz de la Patria, Barranquilla. Split [.678]. Good big ID. TIK
1320 26.8. 0230- VEN: YVWP R Apolo, Turmero. [.004] Other splits here too: (.945, .979 ja .998). TIK
1350 27.8. 0302- ARG: LS6 Radio Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires BA. 1190 ja 1270 also tentative ARG. TIK
1350 1.9. 0300- CLM: HJOA Radio Uno, Santa Marta. TIK
1380 31.8. 0158- VEN: YVNG Ondas del Mar, Puerto Cabello. TIK
1470 27.8. 0300- PRU: OAU4B Radio Capital, Lima. TIK

QSLs:

RTBF La Première 91.50 MHz
Email v/s Michèle VANLAER, Service Médiation.

RAI Isoradio 103.20 MHz
Email in 7 days, v/s Ricezione RAI Isoradio.

708. Africa No. 1 92.30 MHz
African music station from Paris. V/s Dominique Guihot.

709. Radio Italia Solo Musica Italiana 98.40 MHz
Email after 2 weeks. V/s Redazione.

Bayern 1 Franken 91.40 MHz
Old skool QSL via snail mail although report sent via email.

710. HCFL2 Radio Zeta-1, Guayaquil 1400 kHz
I got verification from Carlos Balla Quapi via Facebook. My 4th MW-QSL from Ecuador.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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