Radio Blacksmith Knoll July / August 2024

The new licensed short wave station Radio Blacksmith Knoll is testing on 6120 kHz from Finland. The first test transmission took place on June 30, 2024 at 21 UTC (corresponding to the Finnish midnight of July 1st). The licensed power is 25 watts which goes to the 43-meter-long dipole antenna from a transceiver
The license is valid from July 1st to August 6th.
The station announces next transmission for July 1-3 to be:
Random test transmissions during the days and evenings. Fine tuning of the system and preparing studio for more controlled schedule.
This goes as long as needed to verify the workings of both the studio and the TX. Several different methods, test tones, music and other audio will be used, some of them very odd ones!
Radio Blacksmith Knoll is the fourth Finnish private SW station. The others are:
Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Virrat since 2000
Realmix Radio, Raasepori since March 2024
Radio Piko, Asikkala since May 2024 (which QSL I have not published earlier, but here it comes now!)
This has been a very interesting year for the Finnish short wave scene!

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Private European Short Wave Radio Stations last list

Private European Short Wave Radio Stations – As of June 1st 2024… The Last List…

“Thank you for subscribing to the monthly pdf list of European, private shortwave radio stations.

Please find attached the June 1st 2024 edition, and please notice that this is my final edition of the list. Unfortunately – the truth is that most of the Shortwave stations didn’t want to cooperate.

Moreover several frequencies are utilised on an entirely erratic basis making it meaningless to try and publish broadcasting hours for the different frequencies.

Best regards, good listening, and thanks for your subscription in the past,
Stig Hartvig Nielsen”

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New SW station in Finland

A new shortwave station broadcasting from Asikkala, Finland, is planning for a launch on Saturday June 1st 2024. The name of the station is Radio Piko. Test transmissions are due late May. Frequencies are 3990, 5980, and 9770 kHz – and the station will be active Saturdays and Sundays until August 15th. Power is 10 Watts, and the format will be big band music. Acc. to the
webpage – at – it is described as an “infamous Triple L low power, low antenna, low budget operation”.

Info via Stig Hartvig Nielsen on HCDX

Album AM will cease broadcasting on December 31, 2024

Album AM will cease broadcasting on December 31, 2024. We have learned a lot about antenna techniques over the past 5 years and everything has been tested, the challenge has passed.
A little calculation shows that approximately € 11,000 has been spent on contributions alone over the past 5 years!
For me the answer is clear, LPAM is exorbitantly expensive for a bit of testing as ham radio amateur and you get little or nothing in return, then it’s better to take up another hobby.
From July 19th this blog will be terminated after 5 years and the e-mail address 𝗿𝗮𝗱𝗶𝗼@𝗮𝗹𝗯𝘂𝗺𝗮𝗺.𝗻𝗹 will no longer work!

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