Recently I received again a QSL from “Medium-wave transmitter Joe” in Germany. Joe transmits an interrupted 1 kHz tone at night on their new frequency 1485 kHz (= ex 1476 kHz) kHz. The power is only 6 watts. Detailed information about the transmitter can be found on this link: https://www.radiomuseum.org/forum/mw_sender_joe_sendet_ab_01072020_auf_1485_khz_1.html. The distance between my home and the transmitter is about 620 km! Here is a mp3 recording of my catch: Medium Wave Transmitter Joe 1485 kHz.mp3.
Radio Space was again on the air on 6070 kHz. On July 5, 2020 they could be heard in Europe for 1 hour via the 10 kw channel of channel 292, Rohrbach-Waal in Germany. In the program ‘The Belpop Part Two’ they brought a mix of only Belgian records! The qsl address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
On July 18, 2020 I found the ‘Special Event Station UE45SA’ among my SSTV images I received on 14230 kHz. UE45SA is still on the air until July 19, 2020. See qrz.com for more information.
After 5 times in the past few years I sent a report via email and / or through the postal services to BBC Radio Cornwall, I finally managed to receive a confirmation from this station. BBC Radio Cornwall, which recently stopped broadcasting on medium wave, was a difficult one to get confirmed. Now that the BBC is switching off the medium wave channels, this is also my last QSL of a “BBC local” on medium wave. Over the (many) years I’ve been able to qsl a total of 31 different ones, of which BBC Radio Suffolk is one I’ve heard on FM. So all hope now goes to the FM band to get the rest of those BBC locals!
Radio Piepzender broadcasts irregularly from the east of the Netherlands on their frequency 3920 kHz. On June 29, 2020, I could hear them with a strong signal. The e-mail address is email@example.com. They also have a mailbox: Box 2702, NL-6049 ZG Herten, The Netherlands. Below their (nice!) E-QSL and a few pictures of the transmitter installation.
Now coming Sunday, July 5, from 15.00 to 16.00 UTC, there is again a direct broadcast from the western part of Belgium by Radio Space. Space brings an hour of Belgian music under the name “Belpop part 2”. The frequency is 6070 kHz and maybe 3955 kHz too (both frequencies are via Channel 292)! Reception reports are welcome and will be answered with an e-qsl. The address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
On April 4, 2020 I was able to receive Radio Northern Star from Bergen, Norway on 1314 kHz. Shortly afterwards I received a reception confirmation by e-mail. See a previous post on this blog: https://hugosdxhoekje.wordpress.com/2020/05/14/qsl-from-radio-northern-star-from-norway/. A week ago I received this beautiful QSL folder by post!
Last winter months I hunted Radio Maria Uruguay which broadcasts with 1 kW on 1470 kHz from the city of Melo in Uruguay, about 10800 km from my hometown. Although there was no clear identification, I could still hear 4 typical Radio Maria broadcasts. I sent a reception report along with 4 recordings of different dates at 1470 kHz. Giampiero Bernardini, “The World Family of Radio Maria QSL Manager” recognized 3 of the 4 recordings as certainly Radio Maria Uruguay! Here you can listen to the 3 recordings: Radio Maria Uruguay 1470 kHz. Uruguay is my 179th country of which I own a QSL!
‘Museum Radio AM 1476’ has been a new station in Austria since Sunday April 12, 2020. Until the end of 2008, this frequency operated on 1476 kHz from the Vienna Bisamberg site with up to 600 kW – the strongest MW station in the country and across Europe. The frequency was tendered again in November last year. The initiator of the project is Reinhard Pirnbacher. The transmission power is of course much lower than before. The output power of the transmitter is 1000 W, due to the antenna loss this corresponds to about 400 W. Due to antenna problems, the power is currently only 200 watts “. More info on www.plattenkiste.radio.
Radio Maria Urcraina is the new confirmation in my QSL collection of the Radio Maria organization. I heard them on the OIRT band 66.41 MHz by good ES. I received the station for a long time, (with the SDR receiver the SDRPlay RSP1A). So I heard some clear identifications! You can listen to a recording via this link: Radio Maria Ukraine 66.41 MHz. Thanks again to the QSL manager of Radio Maria, Giampiero Bernardini, for confirming my reception report!