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Autumn QSLs

October 16, 2017 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

Some new ones:

Radio Mi Amigo, Kall-Krekei 3985 QSL card via snail mail
WRPN Ripon WI 1600
KQAQ Austin MN 970
OAM7L Radio Solar, Espinar 1440 via Facebook
OA.. Radio Andina, Juliaca 1360 via Facebook
ERA 2 Deutero Programma 90.60
Radio Soundportal 89.60
Smooth Radio 97.50
L´Autre Radio 107.90
RTÉ Lyric FM 95.20
RBB inforadio 93.40
Radio Dolcevita, Ferrara 104.20
Donau 3 FM 106.20
Naxi Max Radio, Čoka 106.60
BNR Radio Blagoevgrad 106.60

Radio Mi Amigo QSL card

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The latest QSLs

September 27, 2017 By: admin Category: BC-stations, DX-listening, QSL

It’s been a while when I posted my QSLs. These have arrived since March:

JOXR ROK Radio Okinawa 864
CRI Huadian 963
BED47 BCC News Network, Tainan 1296
6RN ABC Wagin WA 1296
KCHA Charles City IA 1580
WHRC Miami FL 1550
WIRL Peoria IL 1290
WJMO Cleveland OH 1300
KOAN Anchorage AK 1080
WOTE Clintonville WI 1380
KNND Cottage Grove OR 1400
WBCN Charlotte NC 1660
KDYM Sunnyside WA 1230
KKNW Seattle WA 1150
WJMC Rice Lake WI 1240
KYCR Golden Valley MN 1440
KGVO Missola MT 1290
KDMT Arvada CO 1690
KKDZ Seattle WA 1250
WEBC Duluth MN 560
WHHQ Bridgeport MI 1250
KQEQ Fowler CA 1210
KRSV Afton WY 1210
KSUB Cedar City UT 590
YS.. Radio Elohim, San Salvador 1630 – new country, El Salvador!
ZBVI Tortola 780 – new country, British Virgin Islands!
HCRF2 Radio Ecuantena, Guayaquil 1030
CP107 Radio Yaguarí, Vallegrande 1440
Radio Maria 92.20
Radio Maria Südtirol 106.70
Radio Italia Network 101.50
Radio Vallebelbo National Sanremo 102.20
Radio SRF1 101.50
Radio Nova 89.60
Radio Torino 95.30
Qmusic 99.20
SLAM! 99.20
France Bleu Picardie 100.60
Radio Italia Uno Party 95.20
Radio Bonheur 90.10
VRT Radio 2 West-Vlaanderen 100.10
NPO 3FM 99.80
Radio Victoria, Halle 105.20
France Bleu Poitou 106.40
7 FM 96.20
Radio Gente Umbra 93.00
France Bleu 107.1 107.10
Radio Studio One 107.1
SRR Radio Iasi 90.8
Mouv’ 93.50
Nes Radio 88.40
One Dance 88.70
RPL Radio 89.20
Radio Mater 88.60
Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg 91.20
Radio Millennium 88.70
WDR5 89.00
WDR4 90.70
Radio Ferizaj 92.60
Radio Bamberg 88.50
RDS – Radio Dimensione Suono 97.90
Radio 24 98.00
ČRo Sever 88.800
Radio Egrensis 93.20
Radio 80 (Ottanta) 89.20
Radio Cer 90.20
BR Klassik 88.00
Deutschlandfunk 94.10
Deutschlandfunk Kultur 97.40
NDR 1 Niedersachsen 98.00
Radio Rubi 96.40
Radio Doxa 96.70
BBC Radio Oxford 95.20
Galaxie Radio 95.30
Sud Radio 90.00
Radio Skive 104.30
Radio 538 98.40
Radio Melinda 107.80
Radio Eenhoorn 107.50

ZBVI-FM

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FMDX: ES season in the run

June 15, 2017 By: admin Category: DX-listening, FMDX

Summer Es (spodaric E) -season started in here in May. So far this season has not been so productive but in the southern coast of Finland DXers have got some excellent results. I’ve got only one really good day (8th June 2017) when FM band was open for hours. My equipment for FM is Perseus SDR with FM+ converter and 5el Triax-yagi some 3m from the ground. I use my station as remote, QTH is about 12km from my home. My location in the west coast of Finland is quite ok for UK/Ireland and France but I am a bit too north for eg. Greece and Turkey. I have fixed antenna direction to 210 degrees, which receives the stations from Romania to Ireland.

22.5.17
The start of the season took some time. Short opening with low MUF to ROU/AUT/CZE. Then at 20z some BBCs on the low band.

23.5.17
FM band was up and down several hours. It peaked 11-12z to Italy with some powerhouse D and HRV also. MUF was hardly over 90 MHz but got some interesting Italians like Millennium, Radio Freccia (new chain), One Dance and Radio LatteMiele Torino.

24.5.17
Short one minute to Italy daytime then 1622-1655 mixed Germany and France. MUF again was not very high. Mostly powerhouses but managed to catch Radio Bonn/Rhein-Sieg. Some F shorties also later in the evening.

30.5.17
Another very short (few minutes) opening to ITA/HRV.

31.5.17
I turned my antenna to about 170 degrees so I was able to catch some Ukraine and even some Turkish stations this day. Band was up and down but peaked for 30 minutes to UKR between 1822-1847 UTC. Most of the stations were Russians from the occupied Krim, Simferopol.

2.6.17
Few minutes to openings to Balkan and Italy at 08z and 16z.

4.6.17
Over 4 hours opening mostly to Italy with lots of powerhouses and chain stations on the band. At the beginning of the opening also some RTE and BBC on the band the after the Italians some D, Balkan and CZE. At times MUF was high (over 105 MHz) but not many new Italians found. Radio Marilù, Radio Alba, Radio Piterpan were the interesting ones. From Germany AFN The Eagle was heard. At 1515z I heard ERA 2 Deutero Programma, which was the first Greek station for me since 1990s (I was QRT 1998-2013). From Serbia Radio Rubin was nice catch and especially Radio Ferizaj from Kosovo.

5.6.17
2 hours of es but unfortunately mostly powerhouses from Germany with MUF below 100 MHz. The best stations were probably the two first ones: Radio Pogoda POL and West City Radio ROU. Other worth of mentioning: Landeswelle Thüringen, Rom Radio (SRB), Hrvatski Radio Karlovac (HRV).

6.6.17
Few short openings in the morning and daytime: F, HRV, D, BUL. Not much to talk about.

7.6.17
3½ hours of chaos. Band was open from Bosnia to UK. So much QSB and QRM that very difficult to dig anything. I have not listened recordings yet but there are stations like Radio Central (SUI), Slavonski Radio (HRV), InfoRádió (HNG), we will see.

8.6.17
The best opening so far and Top10-days all time. All started with CZE Fajn Radio Hity at 0506z and ended at 1214z with RTE. Very good SVK/HRV/HNG/POL opening around 07z (I had “blind recording” on as I was working), then Ireland moving to Benelux and even some Danish stations! Denmark skip is less than 1000km for my QTH. Then France and condx fininshing to UK. I still have one hour of recordings to go thru but some goodies are: Rádio SiTy (SVK), Radio Kaj Krapina (local, HRV), RMF Maxxx Oleśnica (local, POL), Radio Doxa (POL), BBC Oxford, South East Radio (IRL), Today FM (IRL), Red FM (IRL), Midwest Radio (IRL), Skala FM (DNK), Radio Skive (DNK), North Norfolk Radio, France Bleu Poitou, La radio sans pub (F), France Bleu Maine, RBM (F), Radio 538 (HOL), Sweet FM (F), Radio Eenhoorn (HOL), L’Autre Radio (F), Radio Melinda (BEL) … much more quality in these stations!

9.6.17
Few minutes of HNG (Tisza-tó Rádió) and SRB (BB Radio Bački Brestovac) then later few minutes of BBC.

11.6.17
RAI and France Culture heard.

13.6.17

Condx to RUS and UKR. Antenna to wrong direction but at least to stations to report: UR 1 Persha Prog. and Radio Mir.

14.6.17

Band never opened properly. Here and there some powerhouses and Radio ROKS – Ukraina.

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January new QSLs

January 15, 2017 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

Radio Continente Cajamarca
Some AIH66 QSLs are coming in + few others to old reports:

CJOY Guelph ON 1460
WOSH Oshkosh WI 1490
WDTW Dearborn MI 1310
KGYN Guymon OK 1210
KAUS Austin MN 1480
WVON Berwyn IL 1690
WJRW Grand Rapids MI 1340
KQWB West Fargo ND 1660
KVFD Fort Dodge IA 1400
KNUJ New Ulm MN 860
CBU Vancouver BC 690
WKRS Waukegan IL 1220
WIBW Topeka KS 580
WREY St. Paul MN 630
WXNT Indianapolis IN 1430
CJAD Montreal QC 800
WKBM Sandwich IL 930
KFSP Mankato MN 1230
WSDZ Belleville IL 1260
CJBC Toronto ON ON 860
WRDZ La Grange IL 1300
WING Dayton OH 1410
WBAL Baltimore MD 1090
WSSP Milwaukee WI 1250
WNIO Youngstown OH 1390
WPDR Portage WI 1350
KVXR Moorhead MN 1280
WIBD West Bend WI 1470
KVGB Great Bend KS 1590
CKTB St. Catharines ON 610
KTRF Thief River Falls MN 1230
HIC26 Radio María de La Altagracia, Santo Domingo 1240 em v/s Giampiero Bernardini
HCUM2 Radio Universal, Guayaquil 1270 via Facebook
HJCL Radio Panamericana, Girardot 1140 via Facebook
YVKJ Radio María, Caracas 1450 em v/s Giampiero Bernardini
OBX2J Radio Continente, Cajamarca 820 via Facebook

I have bolded few better ones.

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New QSLs since September

December 27, 2016 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

It’s been a while since last QSL-update. So here are the new ones:

Radio Revolten, Halle FFF 1575
Atlantis Radio 1395
AIR Rohtak 873 (real QSL snail mail!)
AIR Jalandhar 1143 (real QSL snail mail!)
CRI Dongfang 603
4QD ABC Emerald, Qld 1548
KHRA Honolulu HI 1460 NEW COUNTRY!
5RN Adelaide SA 729
5AN Adelaide 891
A3Z Radio Tonga, Nuku’alofa 1017 NEW COUNTRY!
Radio Kiribati, Bairiki 1440 NEW COUNTRY!
KNUS Denver CO 710
CJNB North Battleford SK 1050
KUIK Hillsboro OR 1360
CHMJ Vancouver BC 730
KNWC Sioux Falls SD 1270
KSTP St. Paul MN 1510
WXRL Lancaster NY 1300
WMT Cedar Rapids IA 600
KNZZ Grand Junction CO 1100
WGR Buffalo NY 550
KCMO Kansas City MO 710
WHAM Rochester NY 1180
KGNU Denver CO 1390
KXTL Butte MT 1370
KIAM Nenana AK 630
KFEQ St. Joseph MO 680
WSBT South Bend IN 960
KLO Ogden UT 1430
WFDF Farmington Hills MI 910
KPTY Waterloo IA 1330
WBZ Boston MA 1030
CMKC Radio Revolución, Mayari Arriba 950 (via Facebook)
CMKC Radio Revolución, Palma Soriano 840
CMKC Radio Revolución, Chivirico, Santiago de Cuba 1190
La Voz del Yuna, Bonao 1670 (via Facebook)
ZYH243 Rádio Imaculada Conceição 1320
LT3 AM 680, Rosario 680 (via Facebook)
HJJZ Radio 3:16, Bogotá 1310 (via Twitter)
CP… Radio Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz 960 (via Facebook)
OAU6D Radio Lider, Arequipa 1260 (via Facebook)
OBZ4H Red Radio Integridad, San Miguel 700 (via email 5 months!)
Radioreggio 101.60

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AIH66 – Aihkiniemi DX-pedition Day 6

December 16, 2016 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Thursday the 15th of December 2016

Thursday was our traditional trip to Kirkenes -day. It took us around 6 hours. We left the cabin around 9am and came back around 3pm. We wanted to maximize the daylight. As you know, we have kaamos here – the sun is not rising at all! So between 11am and 1pm there is shallow blue light, otherwise it is more or less dark or totally dark outside. We made our normal visit to Vinmonopolet of Kirkenes and visited also two grocery shops: Rema1000 and Kiwi. In Finland side of the border we did some shopping at K-Market Näätämö and Nordmarket Näätämö.

We left all US antennas to record the MW band except one PC was recording with 30-degree-antenna. And we finally got ID from Radio Marshalls from Majuro, Marsall Islands! Actually V7AB was audible between 0900-1130 UTC, but during the sign off Korea was again too strong. Quick scan has not revealed any other Oceanian stations.

The morning was again quite good to USA. Propagation stayed to Ontario, Great Lakes and New England. Some of the good ones: 570 WKBN Youngstown OH, 610 CKTB St. Catherines ON, 950 WIBX Utica NY and also Mexican 1060 XERDO Reynosa TA. Iberia was also strong in the morning: 693 RNE1 Castilla La Mancha, Toledo as the best catch.

Last two postings will be published after returning to home. Day 7 is our last full day in Aihkiniemi.

adelaide

Majuro

AIH66 – Aihkiniemi DX-pedition Day 5

December 15, 2016 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Wednesday the 14th of December 2016

All the indexes were showing even better radio propagation. And good it was again. When we had West Coast on Monday, East Coast on Tuesday then Wednesday seems to be Great Lakes day. The band opened early morning to USA and continued until midday. Graveyard channels were open again nicely. I noticed special spot to Minnesota: 1370 KSUM Fairmont MN, 1420 KTOE Mankato MN, 1470 KMNQ Brooklyn Park MN, 1480 KAUS Austin MN and 1520 KOLM Rochester MN became audible all at 07z. Other catches from the morning: 580 WIBW Topeka KS, 610 KNML Albuquerque NM, 680 KFEQ St.Joseph MO, 1240 WSDR Sterling IL, 1240 KICD Spencer IA, 1340 WJRW Grand Rapids MI, 1340 WNCO Ashland OH, 1370 WLJW Cadillac MI, 1400 KVFD Ft Dodge IA, 1400 WMAN Mansfield OH, 1450 WLEC Sandusky OH, 1640 WSJP Sussex WI and 1690 WVON Berwyn IL so this morning was probably the best so far.

In the afternoon we went to Jounila for sauna and fill our water supplies. Aihkiniemi cabin doesn’t have running water. Only men are running out from the cabin to release some processed water …

The best beer was Barrel of Monks Father Christmas (from Boca Raton, FL – zero FL logged so far) and the meal was chicken in tomato sauce.

One of our gourmet breakfasts

One of our gourmet breakfasts


Jaguar and Perseus

Jaguar and Perseus

AIH66 – Aihkiniemi DX-pedition Day 4

December 14, 2016 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Tuesday the 12th of December 2016

The morning opened to USA/Canada very nicely! Today propagation peaked to the East Coast which is maybe not so common up here. WKRS Waukegan IL 1220, WGY Schenectady NY 810, WHCU Ithaca NY 870 and KRCM Shenandoah TX 1380 were the good ones. Lots of stuff to listen to at home. The west path closed earlier than on Monday, around 1200z I think. At 1130z we again tried to hear Majuro on 1098 but Taiwan (?) was too strong, only BBC news were heard at 1100z. Asia sounded a bit more quiet than yesterday but on the other hand we didn’t do much of “live job” in the evening. 729 and 891 ABCs were noticed again and also QSLed by Mr. Graham Himmelhoch-Mutton.

During the day we fed our pets: various tits, 3 squirrels and 2 Eurasian magpies. They were happy as temperature dropped to -20C and energy is needed. The daily meal was potatoes with chicken sausage. The best beer was North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve (Bourbon Barrel).

Cabin and Skoda

Cabin and Skoda

Cabin and Patrik

Cabin and Patrik

AIH66 – Aihkiniemi DX-pedition Day 3

December 13, 2016 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Monday the 12th of December 2016

Propagation!! Finally!! After reasonably quiet morning band started to boil towards the West Coast. Around 11z signals started to pop up from Rocky Mountains to California. MW band held open to USA at least to 15z, so there are lots of gigabytes to investigate later. Stations like 1250 KIKC Forsyth MT has been found from the disks.

Then band opened to east and Japan. Nine NHK2’s with the callsign sign offs at 1540z were easy catches. It will be interesting to see what else we will find later. At 1730-1830 two ABC Aussies from Adelaide were strong: 729 5RN and 891 5AN with a good copy during the ABC news break.

We finally got all snow job done and now our car is next to our cabin. Good exercise too to two fat DXers.

The best beer of the day was RUIG / Rooie Dop Dark Storm and the meal spaghetti bolognese.

Timo is the king of birds (lapintiainen)

Timo is the king of birds (lapintiainen)

AIH66 – Aihkiniemi DX-pedition Day 2

December 12, 2016 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Sunday the 11th of December 2016
The weather here in Inari, Lapland is good. The wind has calmed down and the skies are almost clear. And on Saturday it was not so cold either, around -10C. Radio propagation to USA in the morning was not very good. Only few old friends like 560 KLZ and 910 KCJB Minot ND were heard. Station came up and down very quickly. We still have too many protons on the air but it will get better!

Very quickly up came also Hawaiji stations around 0930Z. They were audible about 15 minutes. We identified the following: 940 KKNE, 1240 KEWE, 1420 KKEA, 1460 KHRA and 1570 KUAU. Few hours after this, at 1130z Patrik heard on 1098 kHz some country music, fade out and hints of national anthem. We almost got Radio Majuro from Marshall Islands!

The evening files are mostly untouched yet but at least 891 5AN ABC Adelaide was strong some time. Hopefully we get more Aussies from the files.

No reindeers spotted in the premises yet. Some birds appeared just in minutes when I threw some old bread to the garden for them.

We drank one new beer country! Corsaire from Guadeloupe was beer country #155 to Timo and #171 to Patrik. The best beer was Avery Anniversary Twenty Three. Daily meal: macaroni casserole (courtesy of Pat’s mom).

Good morning!

Good morning!


Still some work to do!

Still some work to do!