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AIH66 – Aihkiniemi DX-pedition has started! Day 1

December 11, 2016 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Me and Patrik (PW) arrived to Aihkiniemi on late Friday evening around 11pm. AIH66 is our 3rd DX-pedition to Aihkiniemi. What was waiting for us was half meter of snow to get rid off. We decided to do only part of the job but it still took 1,5 hours to get into the house and get everything on.

Some disturbed condx were expected but by our suprise the first night provided some short openings to the Great Lakes. CHRN Montreal QC 1610 and WDTW Dearborn MI 1310 were the first ones for us. Solar disturbance made NA path very difficult and openings in the morning were very short – almost all old friends except KFXD Boise ID. In the morning around 06-07z band was hot to La Plata and Brasil. ZP5 Radio Encarnación, Encarnación 760 and ZYJ277 Rádio Difusora do Paraná, Marechal Cândido Rondon PR 970 were the nice ones. To Asia we had some technical problems at first but then band opened nicely to Taiwan and China. I believe that we have 891 aussie also in the files. Late night band was full of Koran stations – we will see what we will later find from the files.

The best beer was Funky Buddha’s Nikolai Vorlauf imperial stout. The meal for the day was the “perunarieskatortillas”.





Arrived QSLs – FM it is

July 14, 2016 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

FM season has brought some QSLs. I am still going through the 8th of June files so I have some “backlog” with my reception reports. MW-QSLing has been quiet even I’ve sent a couple of follow-ups.

AIR Dibrugarh 567 via Facebook
6ABN Busselton WA 1629 em 3d v/s Paul Kochanski, Radio Production Co-ordinator f/up
KIHH Eureka CA 1400 em 0d v/s James Tejada, Operations Technician
Radio Luz del Mundo 1560
San Marino Classics SRM 103.20
AFN Kaiserslautern “The Eagle” D 100.20
Oui FM F 88.40
hr1 D 94.40
Ouï FM La Radio de la Mer F 88.40 (same tx but with the sub-programme, for the future use…)
Fusion FM F 94.30
BBC Radio Suffolk G 103.90
Radio SCOOP F 91.30
LFM (Lausanne FM) SUI 89.10
COB’FM F 92.70
Radio Focus (Bulgaria) BUL 89.00
Radio Caroline F 90.80
Radio Vaticana 105 Live CVA 105.00
Radio Company Campania I 88.40
Nostalgie Belgique BEL 92.30
SWR4 Baden-Württemberg D 91.10
Radio Megaton HRV 104.90
Radio Voce della Speranza Roma I 104.80
Radio Velkaton BIH 107.00
Radio Alta I 94.60
Val202 SVN 94.10
Radio Record I 93.70
Radio Campus Troyes, Troyes F 88.70
SRo 1 Rádio Slovensko SVK 91.20
Bluradio Veneto I 88.70
Play Radio SRB 92.50



The first QSLs for 2016

April 09, 2016 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

In the beginning of 2016 has been a bit slow for QSLs but I’ve got a few to list:

Radio Studio X 1584 em 1d f/up
RNE5 Castilla y Leon, Burgos 1017 em 0d Roberto Santamaria Gómez, Informador
COPE Badajoz 1269 em 0d v/s Jose Enrique Pardo
Radio Inter, Madrid 918 em 0d v/s Jose Antonio Exposito, Dirección de comunicacion
VOA São Tomé e Príncipe 1530 em 5m v/s Helena de Menezes, Manager’s Secretary NEW COUNTRY, São Tomé e Príncipe!
JOQF HBC Muroran / JOHE HBC Ashikawa 864 ko 2m
JOQL HBC Kushiro 1404 ko 2m
KMON Great Falls MT 560 em 0d v/s Jim Sargent “Sarge”, Ag Director / Sports Director KMON Radio
KNBR San Francisco CA 680 em 0d v/s Lee Hammer, Operations Manager
KTRB San Francisco CA 860 em 0d v/s Michael Sher
KBYR Anchorage AK 700 em 0d v/s Bill Sigmar, COO/General Manager
WZFG Dilworth MN 1100 em 0d v/s Dustin Moore
WDFN Detroit MI 1130 em 0d v/s Liz Walterhouse, General Sales Manager
KXLY Spokane WA 920 em 0d v/s Bud Nameck, Program Director
KEYZ Williston ND 660 via Facebook
KFGO Fargo ND 790 em v/s Peter Tanz, Market Manager
KTOE Mankato MN 1420 em 1d v/s Jo Bailey
KIRO Seattle WA 710 em 18d v/s Tom Pierson, Director of Engineering
KWSU Pullman WA 1250 em 4d v/s Thomas Saylor, Engineering Manager K7TPS
KSRV Ontario OR 1380 em 0d v/s Aaron Archuleta
KEYF Dishman WA 1050 via Facebook
KTTO Spokane WA 970 em 5w v/s Pam Gunderson, Project Coordinator
KCEG Fountain CO 780 em 3m v/s Ron Lee, Volunteer Engineer
KLZ Denver CO 560 em 1d v/s Mike Triem, Station Manager
KLVZ Brighton CO 810 em 1d v/s Mike Triem, Station Manager
KLTT Commerce City CO 670 em 1d v/s Mike Triem, Station Manager
XEG Monterrey 1050 em 1d v/s Lic. Liliana González, Asistente Dirección General
CMKX Radio Bayamo, Entronque Bueycito 1150 em 0d v/s Armando Yero La O
CMKX Radio Bayamo, Bayamo, GR 1620 em 0d v/s Armando Yero La O
Radio Juventus Don Bosco, Santo Domingo 1640 via Facebook (Luis Rosario)
VON Radio, Charlestown 860 via Facebook v/s Marcellus Lee NEW COUNTRY, St. Kitts & Nevis!
LS11 Radio Provincia de Buenos Aires, La Plata 1270 em 1d v/s Omar Jose Somma, Jefe Del Departemento Tecnico

And the latest latest:

KGOW Bellaire TX 1560 em 0d v/s A.D. Rigmaiden, Engineering YSR/ESPN 97.5
WCED Du Bois PA 1420 em 8d v/s Joe Taylor
WRCR Ramapo NY 1700 em 0d v/s Alex Medakovich (KD2KI), President
LV8 Radio Libertador, Mendoza 780 via Facebook



The latest QSLs

November 30, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

AIH53 long gone and it has been a while when I posted my arrived QSLs. This time we started to send reception reports to stations already during the expedition, so quite a lot of verifications from AIH53 is already in this list.

Radio Craiova Oltenia 1314 em 0d v/s Daria Andriescu
CRI Anning, Yunnan 1188 em 0d v/s Ying Lian
Myanma Radio, Yangon 576 em 0d
KBBI Homer AK 890 0d v/s Terry Rensel, Program Director
KNR Qeqertarsuaq 650 0d v/s Leif P. Hendriksen, AV-assistent
KNR Nuuk 570 0d v/s Leif P. Hendriksen, AV-assistent f/up
KGLO Mason City IA 1300 0d v/s Bob Fischer, News Director
CJLI Calgary AB 700 0d v/s Mountain Mike
WNAM Neenah-Menasha WI 1280 16d v/s Kevin Backstrom
KGFX Pierre SD 1060 1d v/s Mark Swendsen
WISN Milwaukee WI 1130 0d v/s Terry Kegley
WIOU Kokomo IN 1350 1d v/s Rob Rupe, Program Director
KCJJ Iowa City IA 1630 1d v/s Tom Suter, General Manager
KZQZ St. Louis MO 1430 0d v/s Ray Diamond, Production Manager
KSOO Sioux Falls SD 1149 0d v/s Don Jacobs, MM/VP
WSBT South Bend IN 960 0d v/s Bill Gamble, Operations Manager
KLIN Lincoln NE 1400 0d v/s Kevin Thomas, Program Director
KCIM Carroll IA 1380 0d v/s John Ryan, Operations Manager
KJR Seattle WA 950 0d v/s Rich Moore
WIZM La Crosse WI 1410 1d v/s Scott Robert Shaw, Program Director
WCGO Evanston IL 1590 0d v/s Chuck Duncan, General Manager
WVNE Leicester MA 760 em v/s Randolph F. Berkson, Operations Manager
KENI Anchorage AK 550 em v/s Andy Lohman, Regional Market President
KTZN Anchorage AK 650 em v/s Andy Lohman, Regional Market President
KOWB Laramie WY  900 em v/s Matt Schilz, CE
KAIR Atchinson KS 1470 em v/s Neil Weiland, Radio Program Director
KVNS Brownesville TX 1700 em v/s Billy Santiago, SVP of Programming
KCBF Fairbanks AK 820 em v/s Jeff McCoy, Program Director f/up
KRWZ Parker CO 950 em v/s Chuck St. John, PD/Mornings
KBUL Billings MT 970 em v/s Michael Sutton, Market Manager
CKJH Melfort SK 750 em v/s Bayne Opseth, Chief Engineer, VE5BKO
KFKA Greeley CO 1310 em v/s Damon Sasso
KGFK East Grand Forks MN 1590 em v/s Jarrod Thomas, Operations Manager
WPNW Zeeland MI 1260 em v/s Brad Lanser, GM
KHAS Hastings NE 1230 em v/s Graig Eckert, GM
CFAR Flin Flon MB 590 em v/s Tara Thurstan
WBEN Buffalo NY 930 em 0d v/s Tom Puckett
CKLQ Brandon MB 880 em 0d v/s Cam Clark, General Manager
KMIA Auburn-Federal Way WA 1210 em 0d v/s Amador S. Bustos, President, BUSTOS MEDIA HOLDINGS
KFYR Bismarck ND 550 em 1d v/s Neil C. Cary, Market President
KITI Centralia-Chehalis WA 1420 em v/s Andy West, Afternoon Host
CHAB Moose Jaw SK 800 em 0d v/s Ken Fischer, Eng.
KZDG San Francisco CA 1550 em 1d v/s Praveen
CHSM Steinbach MB 1250 em 0d v/s Matt Heinrichs
CKJS Winnipeg MB 810 em 0d v/s Gido Gigliotti
CBK Regina SK 540 em 0d v/s Paul Dornstauder, Executive Producer, Radio Current Affairs
CBKF-2 Saskatoon SK 860 em 0d v/s Shannon Lacroix
KKOV Vancouver WA 1550 em 0d v/s Matthew Hunt
KGAL Lebanon OR 1580 em 0d v/s Richard C. Eads, VP/General Manager
KCJB Minot ND 910 em 1d v/s Dave Lehner
CKDM Dauphin MB 730 em 0d v/s David Opinko
WCPT Willow Springs IL 820 em 0d v/s Mike McCarthy (N9EAO), Director of Engineering
Caribbean Radio Lighthouse 1160 em 1d v/s Nathan Owens f/up
YVRL Radio Ideal, Maiquetia 1130 via Facebook f/up
YVQX Radio Nueva Esparta, Porlamar 920 em 0d
HJLJ Sonora 1500 AM, Cali 1500 em 3d via Deporte Total FM

Total now: 133 countries and 974 stations.

nueva esparta 920

KFYR 550

AIH53 – Day #7 21.11.2015

November 21, 2015 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

The last full day. We were mostly fooling around and checking antennas and equipment and files. At night there was condx from East Coast America to Argentina. At 04z Brasilians peaked. Like every morning, in the morning condx to USA/VE opened. This time after 0830z to West Coast. We need to check the files for catches. From Asia Japan was early with some powerhouse on already after 0945z. But .. we have not listened those files yet. Indexes are better than anytime before this week, so we expect some goodies tomorrow morning. Our plan is to leave around midday.

Other activities today were birdwatching. I spotted “lapintiainen” and “närhi” for new one in Aihki for me. Also 2 reindeers (last yer total 0 all week) visited our yard. We ate pork, cream sauce and spaghetti.

The beer of the day: Ægir / Beavertown Bæver Double White IPA

AIH53 – Day #6 19.11.2015

November 20, 2015 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Not much to tell radiowise as we didn’t make a lot of realtime listening. Some Brasil and some US in the morning (eg. KRWB Roseau MN 1410). Japan started quite early today (11z). Few common Brasilians early on the band. Some stations found from earlier files: KGRE Greeley CO 1450 (16.11.), KQSP Shakopee MN 1530 (16.11.), KBJD Denver CO 1650 (16.11.) and CB76 Radio Cooperativa, Santiago 760 (18.11.). Some QSLs are coming too, eg. KHAS Hastings 1230.

Today’s activity was a trip to Kirkenes, Norway. Whole trip took a bit less than 5 hours. Visited Vinmonopolet in Kirkenes and two shops in Näätämö … After the trip made some pasta with minced meat and sweet&sour sauce.

The beer of the day: Crooked Stave Surette Provision Saison (last night)


AIH53 – Day #4 17.11.2015

November 18, 2015 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

The conditionwise the fourth day was similar to others: indexes were not too good but no real bad disturbances either. During the night band was not very interesting, some BRA and common US. The band opened in the morning, 0700z brought some good ones like 1310 KFKA Greeley CO and 1590 KGFK East Grand Forks MN, but disc work has just begun. We didn’t check much Asia (which opened late), we have had some QRM from NorthEast during the early afternoon. But at least we noticed briefly 801 KTWG and at 1730z 891 aussie. “Tapes” have to be investigated later. The most of the day went from my side with the check of the 16th files. Seems that Colorado condx were great. So far found 560 KLZ, 590 CFAR, 600 KCOL, 610 CHTM, 670 KLTT, 710 KNUS, 780 KCEG, 790 KFGO, 810 KVLZ, 810 WHB, 820 KUTR, 950 KRWZ, 970 KBUL, 1110 WJML, 1290 KOWB, 1370 KXTL, 1440 KRDZ, 1470 KAIR, 1480 KLMS, 1630 KRND, 1660 KXOL, 1700 KVNS and so on. Great opening!

cruisin 950

Other activities were some antenna/equipment check, the petting of our herd of reindeers (spent several ours around the woods next to us and also in our yard) and food&drink. We ate today spaghetti bolognese.

The beer of the day: Pyynikin Gluteeniton Kauppaipa – gluten free beer from Tampere

Our new pet

Our new pet


AIH53 is approaching

November 10, 2015 By: admin Category: DX Pedition, DX-listening

Soon I will hit the road with Patrik (PW) to Aihkiniemi in Inari. Pedition AIH53 will be active 14.-21.11.2015. As we have currently lots of protons in the air, we hope that bands will recover till the end of this week. Soon I will publish also last year’s AIH40-pedition logs. They are not actually final as we still have some files to explore. One year is not enough! (Especially when I was very lazy in the early part of 2015). Also still some nice NA QSLs are coming in for the reception reports of AIH40.

I am trying to publish daily reports from AIH53 to this blog.




Half way October log

October 16, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening

Lousy lousy October so far. Especially with my current antenna. Excellent PRG/URU-condx in the 15th of October!

North America

1200 1.10. 0428- USA: WXKS Newton MA. Bloomberg.

South America

590 11.10. 0400- ARG: LS4 Radio Continental, Buenos Aires.
730 15.10. 0502- PRG: ZP7 Radio Cardinal, Asunción. WWW-address few times, split [.018]. Amazing LaPlata this morning: 560, 610, 640, 670, 680, 700, 710, 760, 800 …
770 15.10. 0428- URG: CX12 Radio Oriental, Montevideo.
780 15.10. 0502- PRG: ZP70 Radio Primero de Marzo, Asunción. Announced the name of their programme: “Madrugada 780”. [.995] 799.988 possibly La Unión and 1029.092 Nanduti.
790 15.10. 0333- ARG: LR6 Radio Mitre, Buenos Aires BA.
820 15.10. 0456- ARG: LRA8 Radio Nacional, Formosa. //870, 960.
940 15.10. 0333- ARG: LRH200 Radio Chajarí, Chajarí. //790 Mitre.
1300 1.10. 0433- CLM: HJLD Q’Hubo Radio, Pereira. The first CLM with ID for me from this QRG.
1350 1.10. 0402- CLM: HJDS Ondas de la Montaña, Medellín.
1560 1.10. 0426- CLM: HJXZ Santa Maria de la Paz Radio, Medellin. 1580.068 with interesting mx. 1530 rel with a bit rough audio.

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:


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


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!

Radio Salta