On Saturday, January 16, 2021 there was good reception on medium wave from the Pacific. Some Chinese, Japanese, South Korean and a Taiwanese station were logged!
On the eve of January 6, 2021 I could hear China Radio International on 1422 kHz with a reasonable audio quality. Click on the link to hear the identifications in Chinese, English and Hindi language: China Radio International, Kashgar CHN 1422 kHz.mp3. The transmitter is located in Kashgar in the Western part of China.
For this occasion, 24h / 24h SSTV images were sent to Earth on 145,800 MHz between Christmas 2020 and New Year. An award was also given to anyone who had the opportunity to receive a picture. Below the award and a few pictures that I could pick from space!
More than two years ago, on November 1, 2018, Radio Channel 292 tested a 2 nd frequency 7440 kHz in the 41 – m band. The reception here was fair to good at the time. I sent a detailed reception report which was confirmed more than 2 years later by the nice QSL below. The listening hobby can sometimes surprise us!
It is a tradition of mine to listen / to dx-ing in the popular pirate bands during the Christmas period. Because (almost) every pirate has his “Christmas special” during this period. That’s how I heard in the 48 m band Panda Radio on Christmas day. The QSL address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the Beverage antenna toward Asia, I was lucky to hear on 1188 kHz station “HLKX” from the transmitter site Daebu Island in South Korea. It was a program in the Korean language. The reception was fair. I was very lucky that day of the reception, because I had no interference from the Iranian station ‘IRIB Radio Payam’ from Tehran, which I usually hear on that frequency. During the time I listened I made this mp3 audio file: FEBC-HLKX South Korea 1188 kHz.mp3. In it and after 1 minute and 4 seconds you can hear the identification “…HLKX…”.
In some cases it is only the amateur radios, also known as HAM radio stations that offer the possibility to get a QSL from a certain country. I think this is also the case for the Central American country of Belize. This way I could receive this amateur on 1840 kHz (160 m) in digital FT8 mode!
In response for a reception report I received a nice E-QSL from LPAM ‘Antenne Domstad’. This station is new and broadcasts from Utrecht on 1179 kHz with 100 watts ( = + – 205 km from my home).
An up to date list of all LPAM stations that are active in the Netherlands can be found here. You will also find contact information and transmitter locations: https://www.radio-tv-nederland.nl/am/am.html.
LPAM radio station “Piratensound” from Lemele, The Netherlands is legal that can be heard on 1224 kHz (only 50 watts power). It programs the typical Dutch folk music that the Dutch pirate stations usually broadcast on the medium wave (= mostly between 1610 and 1700kHz).