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FM season flop so far

June 13, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, FMDX, QSL

FM Es-season has been lousy so far. Even I have been quite active (and able to monitor remote via my mobile phone), Es-openings have been few and short. So far:

14.5. the first and the best day so far. Several short openings along the day. At first some AUT/DL then Italy and Slovenia and finally some French + BBC.
15.5. very short opening giving big stations from Germany and Belgium
16.5. short Yugo-opening, 90.20 Radio K4 Shqip gave me new country heard (not QSLed so far)
27.5. short one to Italy, only 88.70 Radio Maria identified
29.5. 10 minute low band opening to Italy, in the evening short opening to Romania
2.6. in the morning Bolid FM from Russia, not much else. Then some short bursts from Italy. After 12z about 10 min opening to Italy.
3.6. Radio Beograd 1 90.9 almost alone on the band
5.6. very short opening, only Ö3 Hitradio identified.
9.6. short up and down opening to France. Long skip over 2000 km.
12.6. evening opening to BLR/UKR with short skip. Only 88.5 BR Kanal Kultura (1044 km) and 88.7 Radio 24 (1212 km) identified.


833. DZRM Radyo Magasin, Valenzuela City 1278 via Facebook
834. CKBI Prince Albert SK 900 em 2d v/s Garth Kalin, Operations Manager
835. KOTA Rapid City SD 1380 1d via Facebook
836. CKRM Regina SK 620 em 0d v/s Grant Biebrick, Program Director
837. RDL 89.60 via FB
838. Fréquence 10 89.20 via FB
-. RFI (Paris) 89.00 em 1d v/s Sébastien Bonijol, Relations Auditeurs RFI
839. Radio Cuore 95.90 em 1d v/s Simona Giorgi, Ufficio Editoriale
840. Play Capital 89.70 em 2d
841. Sunshine 106.80 em 0d f/up
-. SWR1 Baden-Württemberg 88.30 card via snail mail f/up

Mayotte confirmed!

May 16, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, Propagation, QSL

After the last post I found Mayotte 1458 from our Aihkiniemi files. By my suprise they also verified my email quickly giving me a new country confirmation. Also I’ve got more QSLs for 2014 FM f/ups. And even new season started on FM. I heard few new stations both on 14th and 15th of May.


815. Primaradio (Asti) 92.20 0d em v/s Don Moreno f/up
816. La Radio Plus. Thonon-les-Bains-tx 93.00 via Facebook
817. RJFM. Montluçon-tx 92.30 4d em v/s Damien Tardieu
818. Hit FM Radio 94.10 via Facebook (Hit Music FM)
819. Hot Radio Chambéry 96.30 0d em v/s Loïc Bolzon, Promotion Hot Radio
820. Radio Zeta 95.90 0d em v/s Massimo Sangiovanni, Responsabile tecnico
821. South East Radio 95.60 0d em f/up
822. Radio Slovenija 1 88.50 20d em f/up
823. Rouge FM. Mont Salève-tx 97.60 1d em v/s Philippe Martin f/up
824. Virgin Radio 88.00 ltr, strip, notebook v/s Ufficio Tecnico f/up
825. 96.4 Eagle, Guildford 96.40 em 2w v/s Kimberley Weston, Front of House and Office Manager f/up
826. Perrine FM 98.00 em 2d
827. Radio Activity, Ferrara 1395
828. WILS Lansing MI 1320 em 3d v/s Scott Loomis
829. DZME Quezon City 1530 via Facebook
830. RNE5 Galicia, La Coruña 558 ltr v/s José Antonio Garcia Merino
831. RNE5 Galicia, Vigo 1413 ltr v/s José Antonio Garcia Merino
832. Mayotte 1ère, Pamandzi 1458 em 0d v/s RAKOTONDRAVOLA Andry NEW COUNTRY!


88.200 14.5. 1632- F: Générations, Paris. TIK
88.400 14.5. 1139- F: Ouï FM. Granville-tx. Ei ole vastannut viime kesän raporttiin. TIK
88.500 15.5. 1039- BEL: BRF 1. Liège-tx. Hetken bandi täynnä Beneluxin myllyjä. TIK
88.700 15.5. 1012- D: Bayern 2. Grünten-tx. Päivän keli alkoi näiden megasakujen tökinnällä. TIK
88.800 14.5. 1632- F: Contact FM. FM List väittää, että Carcassonne-tx. En usko. TIK
89.000 14.5. 1632- F: RFI Paris. TIK
89.200 14.5. 1157- F: Fréquence 10, Dinan. RDS-tunnistus. Kuului Porissa siis 3,5 tuntia aiemmin kuin Utössa. TIK
89.600 14.5. 1127- F: RDL. Saint Omer-tx. 10 min myöhemmin myös 89.1:llä. TIK
89.700 15.5. 1038- D: WDR 3. Münster-tx. TIK
89.700 14.5. 1040- I: Play Capital. TIK
90.800 14.5. 1134- F: Radio Caroline. Rennes-tx. TIK
92.300 15.5. 1042- BEL: RTBF Vivacité. Charleroi-tx. TIK
92.500 14.5. 0844- D: MDR Thüringen. “MDR Thüringen, Das Radio”. TIK
93.000 14.5. 1052- I: Radio Sportiva. TIK
93.800 14.5. 1052- SVN: Radio Center. Markovec-tx. TIK
94.600 14.5. 1054- SVN: Radio SI, Tinjan-tx. TIK
95.600 14.5. 1057- I: Radio Stereocittà. Muggia-tx. TIK
95.900 14.5. 1055- I: Radio Cuore. Audio-ID:n lisäksi PI:522F PS:CUORE. TIK
100.100 14.5. 1106- F: France Bleu Haute Normandie. Rouen-tx. TIK
100.600 14.5. 1107- F: France Bleu Picardie. PI:F209 PS:BLEU.PIC. TIK


FM f/up QSLs

April 23, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

Propagation has been lousy lately (again) and I have mainly listened to Aihkiniemi DX-pedition’s Asia-files.

801. OAU4B Radio Capital, Lima 1470 em 0d v/s Trujillano Guimaray, Luis f/up (after the last post I noticed that I have France Bleu Alsace already on MW QSLed)
802. COPE Jaen 1143 em 2d
803. Radio Istra 96.90 1d em v/s Adriana Jovičić f/up
– BBC Radio York 103.70 1d em v/s Matt Foster, Deputy Editor f/up
804. Free Radio, Prijedor 105.70 1d em f/up
805. NRG FM 88.1 88.10 0d em f/up
806. SRo 3 Radio Devín 88.70 0d em v/s Makýšová Andrea f/up (new country!)
807. Radio Tok FM 89.20 0d em v/s Kamila Ceran, Editor-in-chief f/up
808. Radio Europa FM 89.30 0d via Facebook f/up
809. Radio Skellefteå 89.70 0d em v/s Berth Gustafsson f/up
810. TSF Jazz 90.20 30714 0d em v/s Benoît SIMON f/up
811. Kiss Hády 89.00 270714 2d em v/s Jan Zběhlík, Technik f/up
812. Radio Padania Libera 91.10 0d em v/s Cesare Bossetti f/up
813. Rire et Chansons 91.10 1d via Facebook
814. RTL2 91.20 0d em v/s Tiphaine Delangle f/up

Free Radio


The latest QSLs

April 15, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

Few new QSLs arrived. I have also now f/upped some old FM-reports from 2013 and got some replies. Next I will do same with 2014. Also Aihkiniemi unlistened files are still plenty.

794. SER Radio Segovia 1602 em 0d v/s David Matarranz Casado, Director de Marketing y Desarrollo
795. Wǔhàn Rénmín Guǎngbō Diàntái, Xīnwén Guǎngbō, Qianjiang 1242 em 0d
796. Wǔhàn Rénmín Guǎngbō Diàntái, Xīnwén Guǎngbō, Chibi 1251 em 0d
797. Wǔhàn Rénmín Guǎngbō Diàntái, Chángjiāng Jīngjì Guǎngbō Diàntái, Wǔhàn 1125 em 4d
798. DZEM Quezon City 954 via Facebook
799. Radio Taiwan International, Minhsiung 1206 QSL via snailmail
800. HJDA Radio Auténtica, Medellín 1260 em 0d v/s Jose Raul Hernandez Echavarria
-. SR1 Europawelle 88.00 2d em v/s Margit Rutz, Redaktionsassistenz f/up
-. ČRo Region-Vysočina, Jihlava/Strážník 87.90 0d em v/s Milan Kopecký, editor
801. France Bleu Alsace 101.40 0d em v/s Patrick Genthon, Grand Reporter

(Numbering is one lower than before because I removed one old dublicate from 1980s).

Radio propagation has still been lousy. Some openings to Peru but not much to talk about.



QSLs arrived – two new countries confirmed!

March 17, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

Slowly but anyhow steadily QSLs arrive. I was two weeks on vacation in Puerto Rico and New York, so I haven’t sent much reports lately.

778. DZEC Radyo Agila, Quezon City 1062 via Facebook
779. DWCM Aksyon Radio, Dagupan City 1161 via Facebook
780. WSPD Toledo OH 1370 em 0d v/s Scott Sands
781. WLQR Toledo OH 1470 em 4d v/s Rick Hood, Chief Engineer, Cumulus Toledo/Monroe
782. KXTG Portland OR 750 em 3d v/s Noah Homsley
783. KDTH Dubuque IA 1370 em 0d v/s Tom Parsley, GM
784. WDND South Bend IN 1620 em 0d v/s Bob Henning, Chief Engineer
785. WXYT Detroit MI 1270 em 0d v/s James Powers
786. ZNS1 R Bahamas, Nassau 1540 em, QSL-doc 0d v/s Vivian V. Arnett NEW COUNTRY, BAHAMAS!
787. YVRH R Nacional de Venezuela, Ciudad Guayana 560 via Facebook
788. YVKA R Nacional de Venezuela, Caracas 630 via Facebook
789. Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Güigüe 650 via Facebook
790. Radio Nacional de Venezuela, Barcelona/Guri 1310 via Facebook
791. YVSV R Nacional de Venezuela, Acarigua 1370 via Facebook
792. R Nacional de Venezuela, Mérida 1560 via Facebook
793. OAX4X Radio Victoria, Lima 780 via Facebook 12months, v/s Serveleón Juan Alberto
794. Voice of Guyana, Georgetown 560 em 2d v/s Michella Abraham-Ali, Assistant Manager Radio NEW COUNTRY, GUYANA!

Voice of Guyana

Voice of Guyana

The latest QSLs

February 07, 2015 By: admin Category: DX-listening, QSL

Propagation is still lousy. Some hope during the last nights with openings to Colombia. No new ones anyway.

770. SER Radio Castilla de Burgos 1287 em 17d v/s Ángel Benito del Álamo
771. esRadio, Las Palmas 1008 em 0d v/s José Ramirez Perera, Departemento Técnico
772. CBI Sydney NS 1140 em 0d v/s Denise Wilson, Managing Director
773. WNTD Chicago IL 950 em 3d v/s Rose Schauer
774. CKHJ Fredericton NB 1260 em 0d v/s Pat Brennan, General Manager
775. KGDD Oregon City OR 1520 em 0d v/s Amador S. Bustos, President, BUSTOS MEDIA HOLDINGS
776. WSPD Toledo OH 1370 em 0d v/s Scott Sands
777. XERF Cd. Acuña 1570 via Facebook



December QSLs

December 27, 2014 By: admin Category: QSL

Steady flow of QSLs have arrived after I started to send AIH40-reception reports out. Asia-side has been bad but few nice AK/USA/CAN-verifications have arrived. Currently answer-% of NA stations is about 35 %. It is less than expected.

734. WIBA Madison WI 1310 em 4d v/s Kurt Peterson, Director of Sales
735. CJCL Toronto ON 590 em, mp3 3d v/s Rick Dal Falla, Director, Engineering Toronto Radio
736. KCKK Littleton CO 1510 em 0d v/s Janice A Hunt
737. KBGG Des Moines IA 1700 em 0d v/s Robert Rees, AM Drive Host
738. KCAM Glennallen AK 790 em 0d v/s Michelle Eastty, Program Director
739. WSB Atlanta GA 750 em 0d v/s Charles Youngs, Manager of Operations
740. KKAA Aberdeen SD 1560 em 3d v/s Jennifer Burkhiser, Director of Compliance & Public Affairs
741. KREL Colorado Springs CO 1580 em 2d v/s Roger Cridlebaugh
742. WSCR Chicago IL 670 em 7d v/s Ashley Fields, Director of Marketing and Integrated Marketing/Events
743. KSAL Salina KS 630 em 0d v/s Todd M. Pittenger, News Director
744. KMA Shenandoah IA 960 em 0d v/s Mark Eno, General Manager
745. KICY Nome AK 850 em 0d v/s J. Dennis Weidler, KL1OE, General Manager
746. KSKO McGrath AK 870 em 0d v/s Mike Lane
747. KNX Los Angeles CA 1070 em 4d v/s Howard, Marketing&Promotions
748. KZPA Ft. Yukon AK 900 em 0d v/s Vicky Thomas, Office Manager
749. PJZ86 Radio Curom, Willemstad 860 em 0d v/s David Clementina (tnx JOB!) — NEW COUNTRY, CURACAO!
750. HRVC La Voz Evangélica, Choluteca 1140 em 3d v/s Hno. Venancio Mejía, Gerente f/up — possible FFF
751. HRVC La Voz Evangélica, Tegucigalpa 1390 em 3d v/s Hno. Venancio Mejía, Gerente f/up
752. YVNM Caribeña Mil AM, Morón 1000 em 2d v/s Yaneirys Gonzalez (tnx JEÖ!)
753. HJZO Señal Radio Colombia, Barranquilla 680 em 0d v/s JOSÉ CARLOS MEJÍA ASSERIAS, Coordinador de Proyectos Especiales
754. HJTY La Voz del Carare, Vélez 1410 via Facebook
755. Free Asia via HLKX FEBC, Seoul 1188 em 1d v/s Byungsuk Choi, Web Editor Supervisor


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!)

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!


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


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


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.