On December 24, 2019 the traditional Christmas transmission took place with the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ at World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station on 17,2 kHz. For this broadcast, that happens in the morse code I used a Beverage antenna of 385 meters long in the direction of 40 °! (without Balun!!). I made from my Perseus receiver a YouTube movie from the official broadcast: SAQ 17.2 kHz 24.12.19 – 08.00 UTC. A very nice special Christmas QSL card was sent for those broadcasts!
On December 10, 2020, I could hear Radio Thailand on 891 kHz just before the end of the broadcasts at midnight in Thailand. In this recording during my observation of 891 kHz you clearly hear after 7 seconds the identification “…..Thini Sathani Whithayu….. “.The broadcast ended with the vocal version of the Royal Anthem of Thailand and the transmitter switching off.
In addition to the qsl card, I also received the latest program schedule for the International broadcasts and very interesting information about the history of Radio Tahailand!
Recently I received a nice e-mail confirmation from the Dutch low power station “Citus AM”. I had heard them in the dark evening hours on 918 kHz. Citrus AM broadcasts with 100 watt PEP from the town of Emst in the middle of the Netherlands (= + – 267 km from my QTH).
On November 28, 2019 I have good reception towards the Far East. On 1134 kHz I could then receive JOQR NCB Bunka Hoso from Tokyo, Japan with an identification: JOQR NCB Bunka Hoso, Tokyo, Japan 1134 kHz.mp3. In this recording you hear after 4 seconds “… Bunka Hoso …”. I wrote my reception report to the address I found in the WRTH 2019: JOQR NCB Bunka Hoso, Nippon Cultural Broadc., Inc., 31, Hamamatsu-cho 1- chome, Minato ku, Tokyo 105-8002, JAPAN.
I heard Radio 208 for the first time on December 18, 2019 with a testbroadcast on1440 kHz. It is a legal station that broadcasts with 300 watts from the capital city Copenhagen in Denmark. I could hear him good with the Beverage antenna: Radio 208, Copenhagen DNK 1440 kHz.mp3. The QSL address is email@example.com.
Between December 28, 2019 and January 0, 2020 Slow Scan TV images were sent from the International Space Station to the earth on 145.800 MHz. I could receive some and was rewarded with a nice ARISS SSTV Award. Below also some of the images that I could receive on January the first:
And this was the brusque! end of Europe 1 on December 31, 2019 at 22.00 UTC after 64 years on air on 183 kHz : Europe 1 sign off on 183 kHz!
To all the visitors of this Blog and their family, I wish you a HAPPY and a HEALTHY NEW YEAR 2020 with a lot of nice DX reception and nice QSLs!
On 9 and 10 november 2019 the programs of “Eifeler Radiotage” could be heard on the short wave on 6030 kHz via the historical transmitter site in Junglinster in Luxembourg. It was an opportunity to get another QSL from this country!
NRK’s LW transmitter 153 kHz in Ingøy was switched off for good on Sunday 1 December at 23.06 UTC after 18 years of broadcast. NRK was interested in as many reports as possible of this last transmission and therefore they issued a special QSL card “Last Day Transmission “. Reception reports could be sent to NRK Publicumsservice by E-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or to email@example.com. NRK was difficult to receive here because the 153 kHz was also used by a strong station in Romania. I was lucky to hear them on this last day broadcast for 4 minutes around 18.00 UTC.