There was a strong signal and good reception on October 11, 2020, when, during my activities in the shack, I listened to Radio Monique in the 48 m band on 6285 kHz to a professional sounding program by Bart Steenman! The qsl address of Radio Monique is radiomoniqueradio(at)hotmail.nl.
This station operates irregularly on or around 1634 kHz.
There was another ARISS Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event between 4 and 8 October 2020 on 145,800 MHz FM. The main theme this time was satellites. A special award was also released for Anyone who could receive a SSTV picture from the Russian segment of the International Space Station!
Some pictures that I could then receive:
Recently I got again a beautiful! pdf E-QSL from LRA 36 RADIO NACIONAL ARCÁNGEL SAN GABRIEL from Base Esperanza in Antarctica! On September 12, 2020 they had a broadcast on 15476 kHz in the USB mode. The best reception in my location Belgium was between 19.30 and 20.00 UTC.
The reception of RFA – Radio Free Asia from a transmitter in Biblis (Germany) was really not easy to agree with a clear identification (dead zone in my location?). Also because most RFA broadcasts are strongly disturbed by the Chinese stations! This QSL, with image of the antenna installation of Biblis, Germany, was the last in the series of images of RFA’s broadcast locations! BTW: The qsl was on its way from America for almost a month!
On October 4, 2020 ‘Radio Classic Sunday’ was for an hour on the air with a test broadcast on 3920 KHz (= via the transmitter of Dutch legal station ‘Radio Piepzender’). If the test were good, they will start broadcasting on October 25 at 19h00 Dutch time with a three-hour program on this frequency. Reception reports can be sent via a special form on www.radioclassicsunday.com.
On Wednesday September 30 and Thursday October 1, 2020, there was a slow-scan television (SSTV) experiment of the Moscow Aviation Institute from the ISS. SSTV signals were broadcast on 145,800 MHz, The call sign was RS0ISS. If the spacecraft was above Europe I could receive the following images on September 30:
I was able to receive these photos on October 1:
On September, 2020 I found 2 surprises in my SSTV Logs on 14230 kHz. ‘LU6FOV’ from Argentina (my first SSTV log / HAM qsl from this country!) And ‘N1DAY’ from North Carolina in the USA.
In general, outside of the special event stations, I do not send reception reports to radio amateurs. But this “special” from Martinique, from which I was able to receive an SSTV image at 14230 kHz, is an exception.
Tonight (Sat. Sept 19, 2020) between 22.00 and 22.00 UTC, I will have a good time playing cozy, swinging music from the 60s and the 70s. … .The time of the offshore radio stations! Tune your radio in the western part of Belgium to FM 94.9 MHz of Radio Space or listen to it via http://www.radiospace.be/luisterlife.html. Turn up the volume knob and enjoy the sing-alongs from the location Alveringem in Belgium.