I received a reception confirmation from ‘Radio Sitara FM’. I had heard this 100 watt power station around noon (under the noise!) on 900 kHz medium wave. The transmission location of Sitara is in Houten, Province of Utrecht in the Netherlands. And that is about 204 km from my hometown.
On July 04, 2021, there was the traditional summer transmission with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on VLF 17.2 kHz from Grimeton Radio/SAQ in Sweden. On this YouTube video you can see how the reception was here with a simple T-Antenna of + – 50 meters long (without Balun!): https://youtu.be/rSfJDqV5DuM. And here you can listen to the full broadcast message I received: SAQ 17.2 kHz 04.07.21 mp3
On the night of 3 to 4 July 2021, Radio Igloo, in collaboration with the ‘Westcoast DX club’ in Sweden, had a broadcast on 5800 kHz via the 100 kW transmitter of WRMI in Florida, USA! The reception was not too good here in Europe! Anyway Radio Igloo and the Westcoast DX club always do their best to make it a nice broadcast and that deserves a reception report!
World Music Radio – WMR from Copenhagen, Denmark confirmed my reception report with a non-detailed E-qsl for their broadcasts on 927 kHz! Recently I also heard them on the new short wave frequency 25800 kHz!
What a surprise! Radio Diffusione Europea from Trieste, Italy confirmed on July 04, 2021 my reception report of May 6, 2020!. I had heard them on 1584 kHz! Many thanks Roberto Scaglione!
In the morning of May 30, 2021 I was able to receive the WSPR beacon with the call sign ‘DP0POL’ on 14095.6 kHz. The beacon is broadcasting from the research vessel ‘Polarstern’. The ship was then in the vicinity of Spitsbergen. The Polarstern is a German research vessel and also an icebreaker, equipped for research in polar regions. It also serves to supply several research stations in Antarctica. The Polarstern made headlines when it frozen into the ice in the Arctic winter of 2019-2020 to conduct lengthy research. The ship did not dock until October 2020!
In the night of Saturday to Sunday 5 and 6 June 2021 I made recordings with the Perseus receiver between 6900 and 7000 kHz. American pirates are active in that ‘frequency region’. Usually this is in the USB mode. But on 6960 kHz I found one in the AM mode. It was WDOG from the USA. Recently I got a nice qsl confirmation and the info that this was their first report from Europe for a broadcast in AM with only 100 watts!
All India East broadcasts on 1206 kHz from the transmitter site Bhawanipatna in eastern India. I was able to receive them in January 2021 using the Beverage antenna.
With this broadcast on 145.800 MHz I was able to capture the following images in Belgium. I used as receiver the ‘Kenwood R-5000’ and the computer program: ‘RX SSTV’: