Apparently Tokyo Coast Guard is not easy to log into DSC on 8414.5 kHz! It took about 5 days before I found a single log among all the others! In the personal letter that I received, along with a detailed and NICE! QSL card, it was stated that they really appreciate reception reports!
Every day, from early in the morning to sometimes late in the evening, the AOR receiver is tuned on the SSTV frequency 14230 kHz. And now and then you will find something special in the logs. Like this event station CB6I from Chile, which got through particularly well that evening. I couldn’t resist sending a report by email. For that I was rewarded with a great award!
On Easter weekend of 1964, Radio Caroline went on air for the first time from the MV Fredericia in the North Sea. Now 57 years later, the station is still in the air on medium wave. For me an opportunity to congratulate them on Easter Sunday and also reward them with a detailed reception report of Radio Caroline North’s monthly special broadcast on 648 kHz. The medium wave transmitter is now located at Orford on the South East coast of the UK. It has a very good reception in my area: Radio Caroline 648 kHz.mp3. The report was confirmed after 3 hours with a nice detailed QSL card and a friendly personal letter!
The Martello Tower Group have successfully activated MV Ross Revenge four times, in August 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In August 2019 they operating from ‘The MV Ross Revenge’ as GB55RC to celebrate fifty five years of Radio Caroline.The ship has been the home of the world famous Radio Caroline! Between 1983 and 1991 Radio Caroline was on the air from the ‘Ross Revenge’ in International waters off the coast of South East England!
The broadcast ship is currently located on a fixed mooring in the River Blackwater, near Bradwell-on-Sea, Essex, UK and has been there since 2014
The ‘DXERS DIARY’ program can be heard via KTWR Guam on 13800 kHz in DRM mode from 10.26 to 10.56 UTC on Sundays. You can send a reception report to dxersdiary(at)gmail.com.
Recently I got a confirmation e-mail from ‘Gander Radio-VFG VOLMET’ (Meteorological information for aircraft in flight). In addition to my reception confirmation, I also received a separate e-mail with a lot of technical information and some pictures from the operator room. I heard them in the evening on 6604 kHz USB with reasonable to good reception: Gander Radio – VFG VOLMET 6604 kHz.mp3.
On December 22nd, 2020 the broadcasting company from Königs Wusterhausen was 100 years old. To celebrate that, there was a special broadcast on 5960 kHz via a transmitter in Moosbrunn, Austria on that day!
Freya AM transmits with 50 watts on 1134 kHz from the Dutch city of Bergen op Zoom. The power is limited to 50 watts maximum. However, here in my location, at 125 km from the transmitter location, I can still hear the station clearly during the day. Here is a short mp3 recording of a test broadcast: Freya AM, Bergen op Zoom, NL 1134 kHz.
On Sunday, February 21, 2021, I attempted to receive KTWR’s DRM broadcasts from the island of Guam in the Pacific Ocean. I used the program “Dream” connected to my Perseus SDR receiver. However, the signal was too weak to constantly hear the audio. Anyway, at KTWR they were very happy with my detailed reception report and especially for the SNR history! I received a personal thank you from the KTWR Chief Engineer for that! It was rewarded with a nice E-QSL! In the images below you will also find the hours and frequencies of the DRM broadcasts from KTWR!
In the night from Sunday to Monday March 01, 2021 I could receive the American pirate ‘Weak Radio’ on 6930 kHz. SSTV could sometimes be received during broadcasts! Weak Radio confirmed my reception report with a nice e-QSL! Below also the SSTV pictures I then received.