Thursday, July 02, 2015

QSL Report: July-August 2015


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Amateur Radio


Guadeloupe-FG/F6ARC, CW/10.1 MHz, IOTA: NA 102. Full data color beach scenery card of French West Indies. Received in 39 days via Operator, Olivier Cade, 7, rue de Belle Vue, 28320-GAS France (Larry Van Horn N5FPW, NC)


Italy-I0OWO, JT65/17 meters. Full data color photo card of Italy's Collosseum, stamped by Operator. Received via ARRL bureau. (Van Horn)


Navassa Island-K1N, 17/80/12 and 20 meters CW; 20 meters SSB. NA IOTA-098, CQ Zone 08/IT Zone 11. Full data color lighthouse card, stamped by Operator. Card is for the KP1-5 Project/Navassa Island DXpedition 2015. Received in six months for SASE and $3.00 US (Van Horn).

Sint Maaeten-PJ7/AA4VH; PJ7/NOTG, PJ7/N1SNB. Full data color card of beach/antenna set-up, signed by Ron, operator AA4VK, 12 MHz RTTY. Received in 40 days via ARRL bureau (Van Horn).

Mauritius-3B8HC, 28 MHz. Full data color beach scenery card, unsigned. Received via Jean Paul Sandoz, Pointe Aux Sables, Mauritius (Van Horn)


Wallis & Futuna-FW5JJ, 15 meters CW. IOTA OC-54. Full data color aerial photo of Wallis Island, stamped by the Operator. Received via F5OZP in three weeks (Van Horn).

Western Sahara, S0S, CQ33-ITU 46. Sahrauir Amateur Radio Union. Full data color desert scenery card, unsigned. Received via EAZJG-Anseli Echeguren, c/Barrena 6, 01408 Liuaondo Alava, Spain. (Club Station Tifariti) (Van Horn).

Albania
China Radio International relay via Cerrik, 11785 kHz. Full data color card, part of China's Endangered Rare Animals series. Card noted with transmitter site notation, unsigned. Packet included Messenger magazine and Chinese papercuts. Received in 30 days via postal mail. for e-report to crieng@cri.com.cn. Website: http://www.cri.cn Station address: 16a, Shijingshan Rd., Beijing 100040, P.R. China (Rod Pearson, St. Augustine, FL)

Armenia
TWR India relay via Yerevan, 11635 kHz. Full data E-QSL from Kathy Gregowske. Received in seven weeks for an e-report to: ktwfcd@twr.org (Artur Fernández Llorella/HCDX)


Ascension Island
BBC WS via Ascension Island relay, 15400 kHz. Full data E-QSL from Kerry Benjamin, Trainee Transmitter Engineer. Received in six months for e-report to: kerry.benjamin@babcock.co.ac (Llorella)
Follow the Bible Ministries, 12050 kHz. Full data E-verification letter from David Hoff. Received in nine days for e-report to: followthebibleministries@yahoo.com (Llorella)

Australia
ABC Radio-Alice Springs, 4835 kHz. Full data E-verification letter from Elaine Erskine. Received in 12 days for e-report to: advice.reception@abc.au (Llorella)
Reach Beyond Australia, 15490 kHz. Full data E-QSL, from Shirley. Recieved in six days for e-report to: office@reachbeyond.org.au (Llorella)

Austria
AWR Panjab BCB to India via Moosebrunn, Austria relay, 15290 kHz. E-QSL from Dr. Edison Samraj, Director. Received in ten days for e-report to: adventistcentre@gmail.com.
(Edward Kusalik, Alberta, Canada)

Bangladesh
Bangladesh Betar, 15105 kHz. Full data QSL card of Mosque and Prayers, signed by Abu Tabib Md. Zia Hasan, Senior Engineer. Personal letter included on station letterhead, and envelope included several Bangladesh postage stamps. Received in four-and-a half months. Station postal address:121 Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shah Begh, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh (Robert Ross, London, ONT, Canada/playdx)

Clandestine
Moldova (Pridnestrovye) 9400 kHz, Denge Kurdistan (Voice of Kurdistan). Full E-QSL (with name of program) from Sergey Omelchenko. QSL via Kishinev-Grigoriopol Maiac PMR. QSL depicts towers at Grigoriopol. Received in 24 hours, for e-report and attached MP3 audio file to: kprtc@idknet.com. The veri-signer is very friendly and responds to all inquiries. (Kusalik)

FM Euro
Belgium- BRF Eupen 94.90 MHz. Verification letter from Lothar Lothar Kirch, Leiter Produktion und Technik. Received in four weeks for e-report to: brftech@fr.be. QSL address: Kehrweg 11, B-4700 Eupen, Belgium (Norbert Reiner, Karlsruhe, Germany/playdx)
Belgium-BEL RTL 106.80 MHz. Verification letter signed by Benoit Goffin, Broadcast Manager, plus QSL Certificate. Received in two months for prepared QSL card. QSL address: Avenue Jacques Georgin 2, 1030 Bruxelles, Belgium (Reiner).
Belgium-Radio Impact FM 106.90 MHz. Prepared QSL card confirmed. Received in four weeks. QSL address: Rue Steinbach 6-8, 4960 Malmedy, Belgium (Reiner).

Germany
Radio Free Asia via Lampertheim, Germany, 15725 kHz. Full data Year of the Ram QSL, unsiged for Tibetan service. Received in 43 days for e-report and audio clip to: qsl@rfa.org. Also received same in 43 days on 9690 kHz for Sitkunai, Lithuania site. (Rafael Martinez/playdx) RFA postal address: 2025 M Street NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20036 USA. Website: www.rfa.org 

Mariana Islands
Radio Free Asia via Tinian, 9985 kHz. Full data 18th Anniversary card, unsigned. Received in 23 days for e-report to: qsl@rfa.org (Martinez) (postal address, see above Germany)

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Denmark-Kalundborg Radio, 243 AM kHz. QSL and personal letter from Jens Seeberg. Received in ten days for e-report to: jens.seeberg@teracom.de (Llorella)
Italy- Radio Activity, 1395 kHz AM. E-QSL. Received in four days for e-report to radioactivity1395@libero.ir (Llorella).
Romania - Radio Neumarkt/Radio Mures, 1197 kHz AM. QSL and personal letterfrom Virgil Natea. Received in three weeks for e-report to: vnatea@radiomures.ro (Llorella)

Philippines
FEBC, 7410 kHz Voice of Love program verified. Full data PDF E-QSL from Nhore Estabillo, and cover letter. QSL features the FEBC Iba/Zambales transmission tower site. Received in seven days for e-report to: info@febcambodia.org and hern.sopheary@febcambodia.org. (Kusalik)

Rwanda
AWR Africa via Kigala relay, 17800 kHz. Two full data QSL cards, signed by Adrian Peterson, DX Editor, with site notation, and AWR Radio Stamp. Series of three QSL Radio Stamps card enclosed. Received in 26 days for two postal reports. QSL address: P.O. Box 29235, Indianpolis, IN 46229 USA (Kusalik)
AWR Africa via Kigali, 17800 kHz. Full data QSL Radio Stamp card, signed by Adrian Peterson. Received in nine days for English report, $1.00US. (Bill R Watkins, MO)
Detsche Welle, 17800 kHz via Kigali. Full data Koln card, signed by Horst Scholz, Transmission Management. Station postal address: Customer Service, Kurt-Schumacher-Str 3, 53113 Bonn, Germany (Watkins)

São Tomé
Deutsche Welle relay 9800 kHz. Full data photo scenery card of fountain and statue, signed by card of Horst Scholz transmission Management. Broadcast was via IBB/VOA transmitter location. Received in four months for postal report to: Kurt-Schumacher-Str. 3, D-53113 Bonn, Germany (Kusalik). Relay verified in six weeks for an e-report to: info@dw-world.de (Pearson).

Swaziland
Trans World Radio via Manzini, 4775 kHz. Full data card, signed by Lorraine Stvropoulos. Received in 19 days via postal mail for e-report to: lstavrop@twr.org José Maranhão/DX Society/HCDX)

Thailand
HSK9 Radio Thailand World Service, 9390 kHz via Udon Thani (IBB/VOA transmitter site). Full data color folder card including transmitter site notation. Illegible signature as Director  RTWS. Received in 28 days for an e-report to: feedback@hsk9.org Station postal address: Public Relations Dept., Royal Thai Government, 236 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Ding Deng, Bangkok 10400, Thailand (Kusalik)


Utility
Estonia-Tallinn Radio via Undva, 2187,5 kHz DSC. MMSI 002761000. Color folder card of station's transmitter center. Received for a e-report. (Andy Ibold, Germany/UDXF)
Faroe Islands-MRCC Torshavn, 2187,5 kHz. Full data verification letter, signed by Hallur Bech. Received in 55 days for postal report. QSL address: MRCC/TR, Tinghúsvegur 64, FO-100 Tóshavn, Faroe Islands (Ibold)

Ireland-Holy Cross Church Charleville, 27025 kHz. Partial data E-QSL, from Fr. Sean Cotter. Received in four days for postal report. QSL address: Parish House, Charleville, Co. Cork, Ireland (Patrick Robic, Austria/UDXF)
Ireland-Church of St. Nicholas of Myra, 27105 kHz. No data letter signed by Fr. Douglas Malone, plus signed/stamped prepared card. Received in nine days. QSL address: Parochial House, Dunlavin, Co. Wicklow, Ireland (Robic).

United States-USCG CAMSPAC. Verification letter signed by G.D. Stocks, Commander U.S. Coast Guard Commanding Officer. Letter confirms reception of NMC/NMW/NMQ for Night of Nights event on 448 kHz. (Martin Foltz, CA/UDXF)

NDB-KR Kaliningrad/Khrabrovo 840 kHz. Prepared QSL card signed and stamped by Kirill Shumov, Department of Communication. Received in 32 days. QSL address: SAO Aeroport Khrabrovo, Aeroport, Box 514, Gurevsk, Kaliningradskaya oblast 238300, Russia (Robic)

Utility/Ship Traffic
Ship addresses may be obtained by an MMSI search at: www.google.com. DSC - digital selective calling

Highland Duke (shipspotting.com)
2EYX9 Highland Duke (Platform Supply vessel) MMSI 235089287, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 33 days. Ship position Great Yarmouth (Ibold)

2GHR4 Grampian Sovergein (Offshore Supply vessel) MMSI 235097474, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 136 days. Ship position in the North Sea (Ibold).

3FEI3 Seajacks Hydra (Jack-Up vessel) MMSI 370239000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 63 days. Personal letter enclosed which included, "the message you received was sent whilst we were doing a construction job on the platform known as Slywin Alpha. (Ibold)

5BHC3 Barentsfjord (Platform Supply vessel) MMSI 209272000, 2187,5 kHz. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 44 days. Also received a personal letter, ship info and photos. (Ibold).

5BVU3 Wihelm van Oranje (Hopper Dredge) MMSI 210621000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 35 days. Ship position
Liverpool, England (Ibold).

9HA3139 Edda Ferd (Platform Supply vessel) MMSI 229193000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 55 days. Ship position Brent Oil Fields (Ibold).

FNCP Abeille Languedoc (Tug) MMSI 228002000, 2187, 5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 12 days. Ship position Port of Boulogne sur Mer, France. This is my first French tug confirmed (Ibold).

OWBP2 Stena Freighter (Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo) MMSI 219020208, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 55 days. (Ibold)

Princess Seaways (shipspotting.com)
OXED2 Princess Seaways (Ferry) MMSI 220489000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 22 days (Ibold).

OYPR2 Esvagt Dee (Search & Rescue) MMSI 219186000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 75 days. Ship position Varg Oillfied, Norway (Ibold).

OZ2130 Torsborg (Supply vessel) MMSI 231851000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 59 days (Ibold).

PCHB Slingeborg (Roll-On/Roll-Off Cargo) MMSI 245745000, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 36 days (Ibold).

PCYY Alp Guard (Offshore Supply vessel) MMSI 244830812, 2187,5 kHz DSC. Full data QSL and prepared verification letter confirmed. Received in 24 days. Also received a photo of the ship.(Ibold).

Vatican City State
Vatican Radio, 9645 kHz. Full data QSL card, usigned for Italian service. Received in 15 days for e-report to: gestfreq@vaticanradio.va (Martinez) Station address: Piazza Pia 3, 1-00120 Vatican City. Website: www.radiovatican.va 

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SW Radio Email/Address Update

Armenia
FEBA, Republican Centre of Telecommunications, Minister of Transport & Communications, Yerevan

Ascension Island
Cotton Tree News via BBC relay, Fondation Hirondelle, Avenue du Temple 19C, CH-1012 Lausanne, Switzerland

Brazil
Rádio Brasil Central rbcamfm@gnail.com
Rádio Transmundial  rtm@transmundial.com.br.
Address: Rua Epiro 110, 04635-030 São Paulo SP, Brasil
or: Caixa Postal 18.113, 04626-970 São Paulo SP, Brasil
Rádio Itatiaia, Rua Itatiaia 117, Bonfim, CEP-31210-170 Belo Horizonte, MG Brasil
Rádio Nacional, Caixa Postal 070.747, Brasilia, 70359-970 Brasil
Rádio 9 de Julio, 177 Rua Manoel de Arzao 85, CEP-02730-030 São Paulo, SP, Brasil
Voz Missionaria, Rua Joaquim Nunes 244 Centro, Caboriu, SC CEP-88340-000, Caixa Postal 2004 Brasil

Bulgaria
KBS Kostinbrod german@kbs.kr
EU News Network contact@news-network.eu

Clandestine
Radio Denge Kurdistan prtc@idknet.com

France
Deutsche Welle relay via Issoudun info@dw-world.de

Germany
Evangelische Missions Gemeinden, Jahnstrasse 9, DE-89182 Bernstadt, Germany
Freie Volksmission Krefeld, Techinical Department, PF 100707, DE-47707 Krefeld, Germany peter.vitsek@freie-volksmission.de
Missionwerk Friedensstimme, Techinical Department, PF 100707, DE-47707 Krefeld, Germany
Radio Santec (via IRRS relay) P.O. Box 5643, DE-97006 Wurzburg, Germany

Kuwait
Radio Kuwait kwtfreq@media.gov.km

Malaysia
Radio Television Malaysia-Kajang othman@rtm.gov.my Radio Television Malaysia, Batu 13, Jalan Cheras 43000,
Kajang Selangor, Malaysia

New Zealand
P.O. Box 123, Wellington, New Zealand

Nigeria
voixdunigeria@yahoo.fr (French Service)

United Kingdom
Radio Akhbar Mufriha via Wooferton email@akhbarmufriha.com

United States
EU News Network via WRMI relay contact@news-network.eu
KVOH Los Angeles QSL@kvoh.net

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(via Akim Brueckner blogspot) 
Euro Free Radio (MW & SW)
307 R 307radio@gmail.com
Atlantic 2000 Int'l atlantic2000international@gmail.com
Baltic Sea R balticseapirate@gmail.com
Blueman R bluemanradio@hotmail.com
EMR via R Revival emrsw@sky.com
Enterprise R enterpriseradio@hotmail.com
Free R Service Holland (Netherlands) frs@frsholland.nl
Hitmix R (Germany) hitmix58@gmx.de
Hobart R Int'l via Premier R hriradio@gmail.com
King Shortwave kingshortwave@hotmail.com
MV Baltic R RBW, Svitrigallos Str., 11A, Office 211, Vilnius LT-03228, Lithuania
Misti R misty.shortwave@gmail.com
NDR Grüss an Board (Germany) technik@ndr.de
PCJ R pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com
Pink Panther R pinkpantheram@hotmail.com
Premier R (Ireland) premierradio@yahoo.ie
R Abu Dhabi (Germany) doctortim@t-online.de
R Alex Warner (Germany) doctortim@t-online.de
R Anthony (Poland) whiteriders@wp.pl
R Arcadia arcadiawaves@gmail.com
R Atlantique 2000 atlantique2000international@gmail.com
R Barraguda barraqudastudio@gmsil.com
R Blackbeard radioblackbeard@hotmail.com
R Casanova radiocasanova@hotmail.com
R City via R Revival (Canada) citymorecars@yahoo.ca
R Diagonal (Argentina) contacto@diagonal1630.com.ar
R Doctor Tim/Polkawelle (Germany) doctortim@t-online.de
R Eldorado (Netherlands) eldoradoam@hotmail.com
R Enterprise enterpriseradio@hotmail.com
R Europe (Italy) radioeurope@iol.it
R Face de Blatte (France) radiorfb@gmail.com
R Focus Int'l (U.K.) focus@live.co.uk
R Gloria Int'l radiogloria@aol.com
R Happy Miner vrolijkemininwerker@hotmail.com
R Henk AM henkfm@hotmail.com
R Joey sandraotten@hotmail.com
R Juventud yesica.lopez887@gmail.com
R Latino radiolatino@live.com
R Mi Amigo (Spain) info@radiomiamigo.es
R Mirabelle radiomirabelle@laposte.net
R Marabu (Germany) info@radiomarabu.de
R Merlin Intl (U.K.) radiomerlin@blueyonder.co.uk
R Mistero Ghost Planet rmgp76@hotmail.com
R Montferland radiomontferland@hotmail.com
R Mustang (Netherlands) mustangradio@live.nl
R Nora radionora@hotmail.com
R Revival Sweden radiorevivalsweden@hotmail.com
R Sallandse Boer sallandseboer@msn.com
R Samuray radiosamurai2014@gmail.com
R Six Int'l letters@radiosix.com
R Spaceshuttle spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com
R Superclan (Germany) info@channel292.de
R Tango Italia (Italy) libertango58@libero.it
R Telstar dutchradio48@hotmail.com
R Tidalwave  radiotidalwave@hotmail.com
R Underground radioundergroundsw@gmail.com
R Universe radiouniverse@hotmail.com
R Voyager radiovoyager@hotmail.com
R Victoria freeradiovictoria@hotmail.com
R Waves Int'l (France) rwaves@free.fr
R Zeewolf radiozeewolf@hotmil.com
Shortwave Gold shortwavegold@gmail.com
Sluwe Vos R (Netherlands) rxreport@live.nl
The Technische Man (Netherlands) technicalman@hotmail.nl
U Boat 66 R uboatradio@gmail.com
Weerklank R pk152@hotmail.com
(Euro Free Radio (MW & SW) via Artur Fernández Llorella, Rod Pearson, Dario Monferini, Roberto Pavanello & Uwe Sennewald/HCDX/playdx)
(Gayle Van Horn/Teak Publishing)

Voice of Greece monitoring observations


Voice of Greece 
Greek
All times UTC
0900-1400 time slot on July 2:
till 1200 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu, at 0905UT frequency schedule*
till 1202 on 11645 AVL 100 kW / 182 deg to NoAf, terrible audio, with hum tone
from 1200 on  9420 AVL 170 kW / 323 deg to WeEu, at 1201UT frequency schedule*
from 1207 on  9935 AVL 100 kW / 285 deg to WeEu, terrible audio, with hum tone
*announcement of frequencies 9420 to WeEu/NoAm,11645 to NoAf,9935 to WeEu/NoAm
Both frequencies are off around 1410 UTC and back again on air around 1440 UTC
(Ivo Ivanov, Bulgaria)

DX Stamp Service-July-August


Below are specials for July and August 2015.  
  
If you need a current stamp list or supply list, I can email it to you. Stamp list now shows the countries with their own international forever stamps that I have in stock. Stamp list also highlights a few that offer non-priority international mailing options.
 
NEWS: CHECK OUT THE FREE SHIPPING SPECIAL DEAL BELOW!!!!!
  
NEW RATES: 
  
NEW PRICES: Discounted Global forever stamp minimum at 20 stamps. See below. Less than 20 are priced at face value on current stamp list.
  
IN STOCK AGAIN:
 
STAMPS ON BACK ORDER:  Fiji, Morocco.
 
BACK ORDERS will now be sent with your next stamp order, unless I have several to send you.  Am losing money by sending out one at a time. Sorry.
 
 
U.S. DISCOUNT POSTAGE DEALS!!
 
Save Big on your domestic mailings when you plaster
your envelope with colorful stamps.
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x 200
$90.00
$82.00
$80.00
$78.00
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x 400
$176.00
$160.00
$154.00
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(3 stamps mean 49c unit made with 3 stamps: 25c, 20c and 4c for example)

International Rate







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Global
3 stamps
x 20
$23.00
xxx
x 100
$110.00
$108.00
x 200
$208.00
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(3 stamps mean $1.20 unit made with 3 stamps, such as 41c, 42c and 37c)
      
MORE U.S. POSTAGE for SALE! 
  $100 Grab Bag - $75        $300 Grab Bag - $210
                           Values from 3c to 29c in envelopes of 100 ea. I'll send a good mix.      
                                                                                  
For US postage deals, payment by  
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 No charge for shipping US postage deals to US addresses.
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 FREE  SHIPPING!!!
on envelope orders of 100/100 or more when you also buy
100 units of discount postage, domestic or international
 
JULY & AUGUST 2015  DX  STAMP  SPECIALS
2 Russia-$2.60    3 Japan-$3.90  
2 France-$3.60      2 Spain-$3.40

JULY & AUGUST 2015  DX  SUPPLY  SPECIALS
200/200 European Air Mailers and Air Returns -$40.00
200/200 Stateside Mailers and Returns - $19.00
2 Standard QSL Albums - $50.00
 
Priority Mail Shipping Rates: Orders up to $16.00 add $6.50, orders from $16.01 to $40.00 add $9.00, orders from $41.00 to $100.00 add $15.00. orders from $101.00 to $150.00 add $20.00, orders over $150.00 add 15%. When ordering supplies and stamps, the stamps ride free, just use supply total to figure shipping costs. Shipments to Canada and overseas ship at a greater cost. (01/2014)
 
Stamps Only Orders: Just add $1.00 P&H for posting to USA, add $2.00 for posting to Canada.
 
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Dandal Kura schedule update

Clandestine station, Dandal Kura has an extended broadcast schedule, effective 01 July, 2015.

All times UTC

0500-0600-7415 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex 0500-0600
0600-0700-7415 ASC 250 kW / 055 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex 0500-0600
0700-0800-15480 WOF 300 kW / 165 deg to WeAf Kanuri, additional txion
1800-1900-11830 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex 1800-1900 on 12050
1900-2000-11830 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex 1800-1900 on 12050
2000-2100-11830 ASC 250 kW / 065 deg to WeAf Kanuri, ex 1800-1900 on 12050
(ASC/Ascension Island transmitter)
(WOF/Wooferton, U.K. transmitter)
(SWL DXing)

Monday, June 29, 2015

Clandestine station returns to air



Monitoring observations have indicated that clandestine station Radio Free Sarawak, has returned to shortwave. The station was observed on the following schedule.

All times UTC

Radio Free Sarawak -  June 26 at new time

1030-1200 on 15425 unknown  transmitter to SEAs Iban Mon-Sat
(Sei-ichi Hasegawa)
Summer schedule 2014 as;
1100-1130 on 15425 PUG 125 kW / 222 deg to SEAs Iban Mon-Sat
1130-1200 on 15460 PUG 125 kW / 222 deg to SEAs Iban Mon-Sat
1200-1230 on 15430 PUG 125 kW / 222 deg to SEAs Iban Mon-Sat
SW Nx/HCDX)

Friday, June 26, 2015

New Summer 2015 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide Now Available at Amazon

Teak Publishing is proud to announce the publication of their 9th e-book on Amazon.com -- Summer 2015 International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.




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Shortwave listening, or SWLing, is the hobby of listening to shortwave radio broadcasts located on frequencies between 1700 kHz and 30 MHz, also known as HF or the High Frequencies bands.

If you live in the U.S., you can easily listen to shortwave broadcast stations from countries like North/South Korea, Iran, Australia, Cuba, China, New Zealand, Pakistan, India, Japan, England, Egypt, Tunisia, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, United States and many other counties if you have a shortwave receiver, and you know when and where to listen!

That when and where to listen is covered comprehensively in the pages of a new edition of the International Shortwave Broadcast Guide.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide (Summer 2015 edition), by Amazon bestselling author Gayle Van Horn, W4GVH, is that all important information resource you need to tap into the worldwide shortwave broadcast radio spectrum. It is a 24-hour station/frequency guide to “all” the known stations currently broadcasting on shortwave radio at time of publication. This unique shortwave resource is the “only” publication in the world that offers a by-hour schedule that includes all language services, frequencies and world target areas for each broadcast station. There are new chapters that cover basic shortwave radio listening and Who’s Who in the Shortwave Radio Spectrum. Also extensive work has been done to improve the readability of this edition on the various Kindle platforms.

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This new e-publication edition is an expanded version of the English shortwave broadcast guide formerly printed in the pages of Monitoring Times magazine for over 20 years. This one of a kind e-book is now being published twice a year to correspond with station seasonal time and frequency changes.

If you enjoy listening or monitoring HF shortwave stations, and you miss the monthly English frequency listings formerly published in the late Monitoring Times magazine, and multilingual station listing in the old MTXpress electronic magazine, this valuable tool will now be your new guide to listening to the world.

Frequency updates between editions will be posted on her Shortwave Central blog at: http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/.

And, the good news is that you do not need to own a Kindle reader to read Amazon e-book publications. You can read any Kindle book with Amazon’s free reading apps.

There are free Kindle reading apps for the Kindle Cloud Reader, Smartphones (iPhone, iTouch, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry); computer platforms (Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 and Mac); Tablets (iPad, Android and Windows 8), and, of course, all of the Kindle family of readers including the Kindle Fire series. A Kindle e-book allows you to buy your book once and read it anywhere. You can find additional details on these apps by checking out this link to the Amazon website atwww.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?ie=UTF8&docId=1000493771.

For additional information on this and other Teak Publishing radio hobby books, monitor the company sponsored Internet blogs – The Military Monitoring Post(http://mt-milcom.blogspot.com/), The Btown Monitor Post (http://monitor-post.blogspot.com/) and The Shortwave Central (http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/) for availability of additional e-books that are currently in production.

You can view the complete Teak Publishing book catalog online at http://mt-shortwave.blogspot.com/Click on the Teak Publishing radio hobby e-book link at the top of the blog page. You can learn more about the author by going to her author page on Amazon at http://www.amazon.com/Gayle-Van-Horn/e/B0084MVQCM/.

The International Shortwave Broadcast Guide will have wide appeal to shortwave radio hobbyists, amateur radio operators, educators, foreign language students, news agencies, news buffs and many more interested in listening to a global view of news and events as they happen. 

If you are an amateur radio operator or shortwave radio enthusiasts, and want to hear what is happening outside the ham bands on that transceiver or portable shortwave radio in your shack, then this new e-book from Teak Publishing is a must in your radio reference library.

Here are a few of the public comments from radio hobbyists who purchased the first three editions of this Amazon e-book.

Excellent Shortwave Introduction and Program Guide by Don K3PRN 
Excellent, very reasonable guide to shortwave radio. As a long time shortwave listener, the listing of all shortwave stations by UTC time is very useful to me. I had previously a shortwave website that listed only English broadcasts rather than an all station listing with the language that will be broadcast. I would highly recommend this e book for all new shortwave listeners and those that interested in a very portable listing of all stations by UTC. I only hope that this will be updated twice a year for many more years.

Good Product by Radio Freq 
Since Monitoring Times stopped publishing shortwave radio schedules, there has been a dearth of resources for radio-heads. This guide nicely fulfills gap. It is very comprehensive. 

It is nice someone is dedicated to SWL by Robert K. Mallory 
Very concise and well organized. Not much to choose from these days, it is nice someone is dedicated to SWL.

Shortwave Broadcast Guide by Kindle Customer
Since Monitoring Times is no longer in publication, this guide is required for the dedicated shortwave listener. There is information provided that I have found nowhere else. It will be a welcome addition to any listener's equipment. Gayle Van Horn has been publishing this research for many years and the followers are numerous, from beginners to professionals. The author's work is accurate, concise and thorough. If you have a shortwave radio, you need this publication as much as a set of earphones. There is none better.

Very Good Source for Shortwave Stations Broadcast Schedules by Kenneth Windyka
I've got to admit up front that I don't have a strong interest in this part of the hobby. HOWEVER, Gayle Van Horn makes it easy to determine what one can hear on the short wave bands during a particular time period (in GMT time sorted format). I also like the internet reference available, so that one can listen to programs via the internet even if its' not possible via the shortwave radio.

NJ Shortwave listener hears International Frequencies with new guide help by Stanley E Rozewski, Jr.
This e-book is complete and accurate in presenting a low cost SW frequency guide and important must read topics for the new or experienced user. I liked the easy reading format, and understandable frequency guide. I will order the second edition next year.

This is my go-to-first reference by Mary C Larson 
When I turn on the shortwave receiver and want to find out what's on and where to look, Van Horn's handy frequency guide is a smart place to begin. The format is not unlike the one Monitoring Times (R.I.P.) used each month. Presumably, updated ISBGs will be published twice per year, but you can check for the updates on her blog, (mt-shortwave.blogspot.com). 

Good value by DrP 
This is an excellent well-written book that is very affordable when compared to encyclopedic guides, e.g., the WRTH. Much the same information is included. The first part is a nice introduction to SW listening pitched to the beginner. Included is an informative section on purchasing a radio spanning low-end <$100 models up through the most advanced transceivers. The bulk of the book contains a list of world-wide SW broadcasters, organized by frequency band. This makes it ideal for browsing one band at a time, but much less so if you want to search for broadcasts from a particular country. 

I like this one by Charles
I have only had a brief chance to scan through this book. From what I have seen of it I will enjoy getting in to it.

Shortwave Is Not Quite Dead by James Tedford (Bothell, WA United States)
It was barely breathing as of late, but there is still a lot you can hear on shortwave radio. You need more than a little dedication, and a better-than-adequate radio to hear what remains on the HF bands, but if you have those, you will be rewarded with a lot of interesting audio programming. This book is a good guide to what is currently available over the international airwaves. 

Five Stars by Frank S.
Excellent for the price. Glad I found this.

Five Stars by Kindle Customer 

Came on time. packaged right, looks as shown and works as advertised.

Radio Free Asia featured QSL valid to July 31

Radio Free Asia Releases Khene  QSL

Radio Free Asia (RFA) announces the release of our 58th QSL.  It is the fourth design in the series "Celebrating Musical Instruments of Asia". This card shows a khene , which is a traditional Lao mouth organ played primarily in Laos and Thailand. The khene’s pipes are made of bamboo, while its reed, which vibrates to produce the sound, is made of brass or silver. The khene is usually played using a pentatonic scale, using five notes per octave as opposed to the seven notes per octave used in most Western music. This QSL is used to confirm all valid reception reports from May 1 to July 31, 2015.


Created by Congress in 1994 and incorporated in 1996, RFA broadcasts in Burmese, Cantonese, Khmer, Korean to North Korea, Lao, Mandarin (including the Wu dialect), Vietnamese, Tibetan (Uke, Amdo, and Kham), and Uyghur. RFA strives for accuracy, balance, and fairness in its editorial content. As a ‘surrogate’ broadcaster, RFA provides news and commentary specific to each of its target countries, acting as the free press these countries lack. RFA broadcasts only in local languages and dialects, and most of its broadcasts comprise news of specific local interest.  More information about Radio Free Asia, including our current broadcast frequency schedule, is available at www.rfa.org.

RFA encourages listeners to submit reception reports.  Reception reports are valuable to RFA as they help us evaluate the signal strength and quality of our transmissions. RFA confirms all accurate reception reports by mailing a QSL card to the listener.  RFA welcomes all reception report submissions at http://techweb.rfa.org (follow the QSL REPORTS link) not only from DX’ers, but also from its general listening audience.

Reception reports are also accepted by email at qsl@rfa.org and by mail to:

            Reception Reports
            Radio Free Asia
            2025 M. Street NW, Suite 300
            Washington DC 20036
            United States of America. 
(Harry Scott/RFA) 

Radio Spaceshuttle set for weekend broadcast


Dear listeners,
Radio Spaceshuttle on 13600 kHz 28th of June 19:00-20:00 UTC. I wish you will have fun with our programs also in future! Please tell you rthoughts to us by e-mail: spaceshuttleradio@yhaoo.com.  Your letters/reception reports are very welcome to our address to:

Radio Spaceshuttle International
 P.O.Box 2702
NL: 6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands 

A little fee (2 euros) for return postage (for full info printed QSLs) is needed!   Quick response and communication is possible by e-mail: spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com 
Best Regards!,
Dick of Radio Spaceshuttle

Please note, that we have gathered all reports in here for "One-time" posting after this transmission Season January to end of June.  So printed QSLs will be send after that (and e-mailQSLs as well)  Prizes for winners of our contest will be posted same time- For 3 most reports sent persons and to 3 winners picked By Madame Fortune. With prizes there are for example Radio Spaceshuttle T-Sirts, Caps, pens, stickers, magnetics,  strange music-cds  etc....
     

HLR & Radio City Relays this weekend



 The Transmitter of MV Baltic Radio is now running full power!

All times UTC


Saturday and Wednesday HLR:
06.00 to 08.00 7265 KHz
08.00 to 11.00  6190 KHz
11.00 to 15.00  7265 KHz


Sunday HLR:
11.00 to 15.00 9485 kHz

E-mail: *redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de

HLR FM-Program via the Internet: www.hamburger-lokalradio.net

Radio City Planned transmissions this coming weekend!

Via Hamburger Lokalradio on Saturday June 27th between 1200-1300 on 7265 kHz.

Via Radio Revival, Sala on Sunday June 28th between 0900-1000 on  9405 kHz (or alternatively 9705 kHz).

As always there is also transmissions every Saturday evening via Radio Merkurs, Latvia on 1485 kHz between 1900-2000.

E-mail address remains citymorecars@yahoo.ca

Good Listening!
Tom Taylor

Grimeton Radio SAQ slated for Sunday broadcast

Grimeton Radio transmitters

We will remind you of the Grimeton Radio/SAQ transmission on VLF frequency 17.2 kHz,
CW, with the Alexanderson 200 kW alternator on “ALEXANDERSON DAY, Sunday, June
28th, at 09:00 UTC and 12:00 UTC (11:00 and 14:00 SVT).
We will start tuning up some 30 minutes before the message.
There will be activity on amateur radio frequencies during the day with the call SK6SAQ.
Frequencies:
- 7,035 CW or 14,035 CW
- 3,755 SSB
- 145,700/145,100 VHF FM repeater (R-4/RV-56)
QSL to SK6SAQ via SM bureau.
QSL-reports on SAQ transmissions are kindly received:
- E-mail to: info@alexander.n.se
- or via: SM bureau
- or direct by mail to: Alexander - Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N
The radio station will be open to visitors from 08:00 to 14:00 UTC (10:00 to 16:00 SVT).
Welcome!
Also read our web site: www.alexander.n.se
Yours
Lars Kalland

SM6NM
(Larry Van Horn)

VOA Radiogram weekend schedule

Hello friends,

I'm almost hoping for poor reception this weekend, because we will transmit another news items in Olivia 32-2000, and this mode can work very well in adverse conditions.

If the RSID does not change your mode to Olivia 32-2000, you can manually make the change in Fldigi:

Op Mode > Olivia > Custom > Bandwidth: 2000, Tones: 32

Or you can make a macro in Flidigi for a quick change to Olivia 32-2000. Insert this under Macro Text:



On the other hand, I'm also hoping for good reception this weekend, because that would bring good conditions for the amateur radio Field Day exercise. The program will include greetings to radio amateurs participating in Field Day.

Here is the lineup for VOA Radiogram, program 117, 27-28 June 2015., all in MFSK32 except where noted:

 1:31  Program preview
 2:38  Triassic Reptile Was 'Grandfather' of All Turtles*
 9:06  Explosive Growth May Exhaust Web Space*
18:16  Olivia 32-2000: Consumer rights website blocked In Russia
22:36  Amateur Radio Field Day 2015*
27:13  Closing announcements*
29:08  CW: Bonus mode of the week

* with image


Please send reception reports to radiogram@voanews.com.

VOA Radiogram transmission schedule
(all days and times UTC):
Sat 0930-1000 5745 kHz
Sat 1600-1630 17870 kHz
Sun 0230-0300 5745 kHz
Sun 1930-2000 15670 kHz
All via the Edward R. Murrow transmitting station in North Carolina.


The Mighty KBC will transmit its usual minute of MFSK64 Sunday at 0230 UTC (Saturday 10:30 pm EDT) on 9925 kHz, via Germany. If you decode this, please retune quickly to VOA Radiogram, which also starts at 0230 UTC, on 5745 kHz. Reports for KBC to Eric: themightykbc@gmail.com .

Thanks for your reports from last weekend. I will not be able to finish the gallery for program 115 and begin to respond to reports for program 115 until Sunday.

I hope you can tune in and write in this weekend.

Kim

Kim Andrew Elliott
Producer and Presenter
VOA Radiogram
voaradiogram.net   

Ancient DX Report 1910

Metropolitan Opera House, New York - postcard
            Among the many interesting and significant radio developments in various countries around the world during the year 1910, were four occasions in which experimental radio programming was broadcast.  Each of these developmental events occurred in the United States.
            The first of these broadcasting achievements took place quite early in the year, under the initiative of Dr. Lee de Forest.  Somewhere around the end of the previous year, it is reported, Forest installed a radio transmitter aboard a yacht that James Dunlop Smith had procured. 
            The Smith yacht was renamed, rather appropriately Radio, and public demonstrations were presented off the coast of Rhode Island.  It is suggested that these radio program broadcasts were presented to encourage wealthy people ashore to invest in the Lee de Forest Radio Telephone Company,
            Then, after the turn of the year into 1910, Forest installed a transmitter in the Metropolitan Opera House, New York where he made a live radio broadcast that was announced in advance.  Radio historians suggest that this event was the first ever radio program broadcast.
            For this important occasion, Forest set up two microphones near the performance stage in the opera house in New York, together with a 500 watt transmitter on top of the building.  Several Forest receivers were installed in various buildings in New York for the benefit of newspaper reporters and others who had an interest in the newly developing radio medium. 
            The operatic program featured Enrico Caruso and other well known singers of that era performing in the opera Cavalleria Rusticana, on Thursday January 13, 1910.  The New York Times reported next day that the broadcast was spoiled by static and interference, though this broadcast was heard more clearly in Bridgeport Connecticut, and also by the radio officer aboard the ship Avon in nearby coastal waters.
            During the year 1910, Dr. Charles Herrold transmitted many radio program broadcasts from his 10 watt arc station FN which was installed in his College of Engineering and Wireless in the Garden Bank Building in San Jose, California.  These program broadcasts were presented on a regular basis and consisted of recorded music together with news items read from the local newspapers; regular broadcasting, if you please.
            Over in Seattle Washington, the young experimenter, William Dubilier continued the series of experimental radio broadcasts that he had inaugurated at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle during the previous year.  His program broadcasts consisted of recorded music and spoken information.
            On July 4, 1910, there was another significant radio broadcast from a wireless station in California, though this was all in Morse Code.  We take this information from what is believed to be the worlds oldest off air recording of a radio/wireless transmission.  This broadcast was recorded on a tin foil cylinder recording.
            This original tin foil covered cylinder containing the off-air recording of a wireless transmission in Morse Code is housed in the San Francisco State University.  The Morse message was recorded at a speed of 125 revolutions per minute.
            The tin foil wireless message in Morse Code seems to be the introductory comment just before a boxing match with information about the boxer Jack Johnson and his boxing opponent, Jim Jeffries.  This message was sent by wireless in the original Morse Code that was developed by Samuel Morse and Alfred Vail in 1844.
            In this message, it is stated that Jack Johnson insisted on a fight with the retired Jim Jeffries, and boxing records do show that Johnson did meet Jeffries in a match of 15 rounds in Reno, Nevada on July 4, 1910.  This match was considered to be a fight of major significance in the boxing world and progressive news of the event was flashed nationwide by Morse Code just as quickly as the communications of the day could permit.
            A short article in the American magazine, Modern Electrics for August 1910, states that the details of the Johnson-Jeffries match were transmitted progressively by wireless station TG which was owned at the time by the Western Wireless Equipment Company in San Francisco.  The station was located in the city offices of the company and it was on the air with the news broadcast in Morse Code for the benefit of ships at sea and for local amateur wireless operators along the west coast of the United States.
            A careful listening to the recorded message indicates that it was made by playing the sound from a wireless receiver directly into the recording horn of a cylinder phonograph.  The available information would suggest that the Morse Code wireless message from station TG in San Francisco was made shortly before 3 pm on Monday July 4 in the year 1910. 
            This broadcast could have been recorded by an amateur wireless operator somewhere in the San Francisco area.  Or perhaps it was recorded by Earle Ennis himself, the owner of station TG which was installed in the Grant Building in San Francisco.  
            By courtesy of Glen Sage in Portland Oregon and his website tinfoil.com you can listen now to a portion of what is believed to be the oldest off air recording from any wireless transmission.

In other radio news for the year 1910, Hugo Gernsback in New York issued the second edition of his annual publication the Wireless Blue Book which listed all of the wireless stations on the air in the United States.  At this stage, all callsigns were self assigned and were frequently made up from the owners name or initials, or his location.
            What is believed to be the worlds first radio/wireless contest was staged in Philadelphia on February 23.  Contestants in this nationwide contest were required to demonstrate capability in the sending and receiving of Morse Code.
            In mid 1910, the licensing authorities in Australia began issuing licenses for amateur stations, and the three letter callsigns began with the letter X.  The Commonwealth government called for tenders for establishing two wireless stations; station POP at Pennant Hills near Sydney in New South Wales and station POF at Fremantle, near Perth in Western Australia.  The Australian Wireless Company established maritime station ATY near the Bulletin office on Underwood Street in Sydney.
            In Ireland, Marconi installed his large wireless station at Cllffden; in Spain a new wireless company was registered to experiment with Marconi apparatus; and in Belgium the very first amateur radio operator, Paul de Neck, began his experiments.
            On the open seas in 1910, two ships signaled SOS: the Minnihaha ran aground and called the Marconi station LD at the Lizard in England and the Puritan on Lake Michigan was caught in ice.


 (AWR/Wavescan NWS 330)