Every year on February 13 it is World Radio Day, an initiative of the UN and UNESCO. Also this year, the Swedish DX Association wanted to be part of the celebration. For example, there was a special broadcast on Sunday, February 13, 2022 on 9670 kHz with repetition on 6070 kHz via ‘Channel 292’ in Germany. You heard interviews with famous people in the Swedish DX world, nice music and various other short features.
RADIO SE-TA 2 was back on air on Wednesday, May 4, 2022 from 09.00-11.00 UTC on 6115 kHz via its own GERA station with a birthday show. Reception reports, congratulations and requests were most welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org. But unfortunately that day the conditions in Western Europe were very bad on the 49 m band! I could barely hear the station! I only noticed a minimal signal on the receiver! On this You Tube movie: https://youtu.be/lwq5GkMyTB4 you can find a recording of my Perseus SDR receiver.
Therefore, when the time comes, SE-TA 2 has decided to repeat the SE-TA 2 anniversary show. An announcement will be made in due time.
In December 1984 Radio Monique started broadcasting from the radio ship ‘Ross Revenge’. During the day they rented broadcasting time from Radio Caroline. The elegant ship was then moored in the Thames Estuary. In November 1987 the broadcasts from sea came to an end. In 2020, a number of former employees ensured the station’s return, this time from land with a 100-watt transmitter on AM 918 KHz.
However, they are currently off the air there. The intention is to get back on the air in June 2022 with a new and better antenna system.
In the meantime, they can be heard on DAB+: 8B (Midden Noord Holland), 6A (Alkmaar & surroundings). The station can also be listened to via the internet since 2021: https://radiomonique.am/.
On Saturday and Sunday, 6985 kHz is a fixed frequency of free Radio ‘The vault’. This recording has an idea of how the reception is in general here: https://app.box.com/s/t3i0yrp6qbwm5oil9k2c43743gt5wm2g.
Recently I got a detailed e-qsl.
On March 27, 2022 I heard The Mighty KBC on the shortwave frequency 6095 kHz from Nauen in Germany with 125 kW. These programs are focused on North America and are particularly popular in the United States. More information about the broadcasts can be found at https://www.kbcradio.eu/index.php?dir=shows/6095.
Since Friday 29 April 2022, Radio VORW Radio International can be heard via the transmitter location Moosbrunn in Austria. The intention is to use 100 kW in the next broadcasts to reach listeners in Eastern Europe, Russia, Central Asia and East Asia!
The program schedule is as follows: Every Friday at 16.00 UTC on 9670 kHz. The broadcast is 1 hour in length and is a light entertainment program. The aim of this radio show is to provide good music and occasional discussion to listeners worldwide. Oftentimes, listener music requests are taken and played and all are invited to participate.
Reception reports and feedback are most welcome at email@example.com.
In order to draw worldwide attention to the major reconstruction of the ‘Westhoek’ after the First World War – “Feniks 2020”, the Belgian radio (broadcasting) amateurs from the UBA sections ARA from Gullegem and IPR from Ypres join forces!
A special, temporary club permit was granted with the call sign OP20FENIKS throughout November 2020. The transmitter installation was set up in the immediate vicinity of the memorial of “Hill 62”, located at the Canadezenlaan in Zillebeke-Ieper, Belgium! On November 11, 2020 I could receive them in SSTV on 14230 kHz! (see the 2 images below the QSL). Recently I received a nice QSL!
More information about the major reconstruction of the Westhoek is on https://www.flandersfields.be/en/feniks2020.
Radio Prawda dlja Rossii is a new radio station on shortwave, transmitting daily with low power (10kW) on 6070khz and 9670khz as well as three times with high power (100kW- high gain antenna) on 13600 kHz. The content consists of an uncensored news journal in Russian for the listeners in Russia. The station has been on air since April the 9th, 2022. You find them on twitter as well under @Radio22_HF. All journalist working for free and only the transmitter has to be paid. For that the station started a Crowdfunding campaign. The link is: https://fundrazr.com/21yUL8.
For the broadcasting hours on Channel 292 click on these links: https://www.channel292.de/schedule-6070-khz/ and https://www.channel292.de/schedule-9670-khz/. The QSL address from Radio Prawda dlja Rossii is firstname.lastname@example.org
Between April 11 and 13, 2022, there was a Slow Scan TV (SSTV) event again from the International Space Station (ISS) on 145.800 MHz. This time, however, there were not always broadcasts when flying over Europe. I was able to capture some full or half images anyway! The theme this time was: “Cosmonautics Day and Women in Space”. There were also a few awards this time around, including those from ARISS – Amateur Radio on International Space Station.
OHR is an interesting station for the offshore radio fanatics! I heard them on Sunday, April 9, 2022 in the afternoon with a documentary about the English pirate stations at sea in the late 60’s! Click on the link for a short mp3 recording of the broadcast: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lku460ngmlfrsat/Offshore%20History%20Radio%209670%20kHz%2009.04.22%20-%2014.55%20UTC.mp3?dl=0. According to the station owner, the broadcasts can usually be heard on the weekends via Channel 292. The program schedule for all Channel 292 frequencies can be found on this link: https://www.channel292.de/.