NEW SHORTWAVE STATION ABOUT TO COMMENCE BROADCASTING
I have just recorded some test transmission announcements for a brand new LEGAL shortwave radio station which will commence test transmissions on 1st August. This station is fully licenced and is not a pirate. Full details will be announced by the station operators shortly prior to the launch of full programming. The signal should be audible throughout most of north western Europe and the UK/Ireland.
Test transmission details:
6160 kHz / Monday to Saturday / 10:00-12:00 / 14:00-16:00 / 18:00-20:00 UTC
3975 kHz / Monday to Saturday / 12:00-14:00 / 16:00-18:00 / 20:00-22:00 UTC
Test-period: August 1st to October 29th, 2017
Reception reports are welcome to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
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Sorry folks, but Radio Vanuatu “reception” has suddenly become everyday! That and companion station Paradise FM is now streamed live online at http://www.vbtc.vu.
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Am Dienstag, 23. Februar, auf 6070 kHz um 18.00 und 21.00 Uhr MEZ ein Test-Radio-Amateur-Programm in MFSK32.
Wer es empfangen und dekodieren kann, bitte Empfangsberichte schicken!
On Tuesday, Febr. 23rd, on 6070 kHz at 17.00 and 20.00 UTC a test with a Ham-Radio program in MFSK32.
If you can receive an decode it, please send a reception report!
Mit freundlichen Grüßen / Kind regards
Radio Channel 292
Zuteilungsnummer der Rundfunklizenz:
BNA 01 95 8482
Tel: +49 8442 – 95 39 01
Fax: +49 8442 – 95 48 93
Special EDXC Broadcast 5-7 December
Rhein-Main-Radio-Club will be broadcasting on shortwave about EDXC – Conference at St.Petersburg. Special QSL-Card for reception reports to RMRC firstname.lastname@example.org or by post Rhein-Main-Radio-Club e.V. , Postfach 700849, 60558 Frankfurt, Germany.
5 December 0800-0900 on 11690 to Asia (Japan) in English
5 December 0900-1000 on 11690 to Russia in Russian.
Via WRMI, USA:
5 December at 2200-2300 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 0100-0200 on 11580 may be audible in Europe
6 December at 2300-0000 on 5850 to North America
6 December at 0500-0600 on 9955 to Caribbean and Latin America
7 December at 2100-2200 on 7570 to North America. This may also be audible in Europe.
7 December at 2100-2200 on 15770 to Europe and North America. (DX-clusive via Lehtinen)
(DX-Window No. 542, Danish Shortwave Club International)
PLAGIARISM AND FAKE RADIO RECEPTION REPORTS?
Yessiree. There are a few DXers out there who in the pursuit of a QSL have the gall to fabricate a reception report. The phenomenon, if it can be called that, is nothing new. It is as old as radio itself.
Why address the subject? Well, a few days back a fellow DXer and free-radio operator called it to my attention. He informed me of an individual who, apparently after reading my blog entry for his station, decided to pass off a reception report as his own. The station alerted me and promptly asked the guy to submit an audio file of the transmission. Guess what? He couldn’t produce it.
Wait a minute! He could have sourced the Internet for an audio file and produced a sample, right? It does happen. I actually had one young man do just that. He submitted a file of WWV and CHU on frequencies for times normally not received in his quarter, yet he tried to pass it off as genuine. How did I know it was fake, aside from the obvious physics? The audio file — stolen from a fellow radio listener — still had the original Box or Soundcloud name attached to it.
Even with the advent of remote web-receivers some DXers attempt to pass off the remote RX location as their home RX location. A diligent station engineer/operator will immediately recognise this for what it is — a bogus or less than accurate report. Why hide the obvious fact? There is no shame in stating the actual RX location, even if it is remotely observed. Simply keep one’s home and remote QSLs in separate categories. Be honest.
Now, it is possible to submit a reception report to a station, honestly believing it is a particular broadcaster. The time, frequency and language of the broadcaster all seem to be the station. Unfortunately after either submitting a report or further listening, usually days later, one discovers the error. It happens. I have done it more than a few times myself over the decades. Yet, I will fess up and duly note my error.
Folks, honesty is more priceless than any QSL, however prized it may be. No DX contest for X number of stations, X number of countries is worth sacrificing one’s integrity. Be patient and diligent in DXing. It’s like fishing. It takes time, calculation and patience. And the results are far more rewarding when one knows it was a genuine catch.
Liebe Freundinnen und Freunde,
die Sommerpause ist vorbei und wir haben uns gut erholt – was auch für
die Frequenzen gilt, auf denen wir unseren Lärm verbreitet haben. Das
geht jetzt wieder los. NordAM ist wieder da! Heißa! Betreutes Senden par
excellence. Am kommenden Sonntag den 21.09.2014 hier:
15:00-16:30 auf 6005 und 7310 kHz sowie als Wiederholung um
22:00-23:30 auf 3985 kHz.
(Diese Zeitangaben sind in deutscher Zeit / MESZ, entsprechen also 1300
und 2000 UTC-Weltzeit.)
Feedback und Empfangsberichte sind natürlich gern gesehen: Am besten per
E-Mail an email@example.com. Unsere gedruckte QSL-Karte gibt
es allerdings nur für Hörer, die uns auf Kurzwelle gehört haben (und
nicht via Stream oder WebSDR). Ein bisschen Belohnung & Exklusivität
muss schon sein. Alle anderen dürfen sich über ein virtuelles Dankeschön
Alles möglich gemacht durch flinke Hände am Sender Kall-Krekel bzw. die
Jungs von Shortwaveservice.com. Knallerfirma, das!
Wir freuen uns auf unser kleines Rendezvous im Äther und verbleiben,
Torben & Daniel.
///////// And here’s everything you need to know about us in English:
We’re back. Yep. Tune in on Sunday, September 21, 2014:
We look forward to hearing from you! Send us your thoughts and reception reports. But please note that only those can receive printed QSL cards who actually listened to us on shortwaves and not via WebSDR or live-stream. Reports and comments may be sent to nordam @ shortwaveservice.com.
As always, this transmission will be made possible by Shortwaveservice.com. They’re great and their transmitting station in Kall-Krekel is fabulous. It really is.
Tune in and lean back for some nice Indie tunes and trivial talks in German you won’t wish to understand.
Hope to meet you on the airwaves and to hear from you,
Torben & Daniel
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Für die, es es verschlafen haben:
Friday August 9, 2013 at 0200-0230 UTC on 9955 kHz and 780 kHz
Saturday August 10, 2013 at 2230-2300 UTC via Radio Miami International 9955 kHz
â€œDear Colleagues and Listeners DXers World!
We want to celebrate with you “International Day of Ecos del Torbes”,
Venezuelan flagship station broadcasts 66 years, which for many years
at various frequencies transmitted shortwave bands in tropical and international
For this reason, we have a special program to be aired simultÃ neaente
on medium wave 780 kHz and internet and also by 9,955 kHz, 31 meter
band of WRMI Radio Miami International
Have a good tuning medium wave, shortwave and internet! All reports can be sent to Reception
www.ecosdeltorbes.net On this website find an icon to leave all heard the transmission data and personal
data with the purpose of obtaining the electronic QSL “International Day of Ecos del Torbes”.
(Jorge Isacc GarcÃa Rangel, Venezuela via Yimber Gaviria, station logo via Rafael RodrÃguez, tnx)
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New QSL for Radio EDXP programs!
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 2013
To commemorate the 17th birthday of the EDXP, a new QSL is now being offered for
correct postal-mailed reception reports of the weekly Australian DX Report programs
over various international broadcasters.
All necessary details are shown! The flip side shows a coloured pic of Australian birds
Return postage is mandatory – US$2 for an airmailed reply. E-QSLs are free, from
** SWEDEN. Radio Dellen International – 1-3 June — News of a low-powered Swedish station on air next week from Ronny Forslund:
“I would like to mention a very special project which will be on the air. It is an event station called Radio Dellen International and we will be broadcasting on 5895 and 6065 kHz (one at a time) with 400 watts of power. Location is Delsbo in the province of Hälsingland, Sweden (some 350 km north of Stockholm). The station is operated by members of Delsbo Radioklubb (DRAK) and we are very interested in knowing how our signal is reaching out. Our broadcasts are focused on the DX Parliament arranged by Delsbo Radioklubb on June 1-3 but tests can be expected some days before. We have a separate blog for this: http://www.radioenthusiasts.blogspot.com
Reception reports can be sent to:
Radio Dellen Int.
SE-179 95 Svartsjö
RDI will of course verify correct reception reports if return postage is enclosed (Ronny Forslund via Alan Pennington, 24 May 2012, BDXC-UK yg May 27 via DXLD)
10th Anniversary of DX India – Contest
10th Anniversary of DX India
DX India is a email based group of radio hobbyists specializing on broadcasting in India.
It was founded on October 1, 2011. Several activities are scheduled to celebrate the 10th anniversary of DX India.
DX India Contest
The details of the contest are as follows:
Contest Period: From 0000 UTC 1 October 2011 to 2359 UTC 10 October 2011.
Monitor as many SW stations of All India Radio (AIR) as possible.
Prepare Reception Reports for each AIR station on separate sheets.
Download the reception report format here : http://tinyurl.com/43o2mwk
Points are calculated depending upon the location of the Dxer as follows:
Asia/Oceania : 1 point per AIR station
Europe & Africa : 2 Points per AIR station
North & South America : 3 points per AIR station
Prizes: Awards for Top scoring Three Entries
– World Radio TV Handbook 2012 for top scoring entry from South Asia
– Danish SW Club Intl’s Domestic Broadcasting Survey-13
– Book “This is All India Radio” by U.L.Baruah
– Joe Carr’s Antenna Handbook
– DX India 10th Anniversary T-Shirts
– Special Postal covers from India on Communication
– Rare special cover on platinum jubilee of All India Radio
– Other prizes to be announced soon
In addition a Participation Certificate will be issued to all those who send entries.
The Reception reports received will be forwarded to All India Radio for possible QSL’ing.
Send the entries by post/email postmarked before 31st October 2011
Address: DX India 10th Anni. Contest, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.
Results will be declared in December 2011.
Note: Out of 29 AIR SW stations, 25 are currently active. The detailed schedules are available at:
– World Radio TV Handbook www.wrth.com
– The Danish Shortwave Club International www.dswci.org
– DX India www.qsl.net/vu2jos
– Radioactivity http://alokeshgupta.blogspot.com/
DX India special broadcast via AWR Wavescan
In the AWR Wavescan program to be broadcast on 2nd October 2011, there will be a special segment about 10th Anniversary of DX India.
The schedule of AWR Wavescan is:
1200-1230 UTC 17535 Wertachtal
1330-1400 UTC 11880 Guam
1430-1500 UTC 11720 Guam
1500-1530 UTC 11720 Guam
1530-1600 UTC 15255 Wertachtal
1600-1630 UTC 11805 Guam, 12035 Guam
1630-1700 UTC 11740 Guam
Also via WRMI.
Special QSL Cards will be issued for the same. Send your reception report at :
Address: DX India 10th Anni. QSL, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.
DX India special via Amateur Radio
BCDXers who are hams are requested to be on band for a friendly meeting on air on 1st October 2011, Saturday(10th anniversary of Dx India) and contact / monitor VU2JOS as follows.
0130-0200 UTC (7.00 am to 7.30 am IST) : 7073 kHz, LSB
1230-1300 UTC (6.00 pm to 6.30 pm IST) : 14160 kHz USB
Special QSL Cards will be issued for the same. Send your reception report at :
Address: DX India 10th Anni. QSL, PO Box 4914, New Delhi 110029, India.
Looking forward to your participation !
Jose Jacob & Alokesh Gupta
DX India YG
The Mighty KBC will start testing on Friday the 19th
on 531 kHz
The Show Must Go On..
KBC has received a test license for 531 kHz in Burg Germany.
Testing starts Friday August 19th on AM 531
We are trying to return on SW in November 2011
Minimum power is 100KW
We are also checking if we can beam again to the USA on shortwave
For reception reports please mail to
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During the coming days (European morning/midday/afternoon) keep an ear on 6150 kHz.
Radio 6150 from Southern Germany will test its PA with full power of 6 kW PEP on 6150 kHz. Exact times for the tests are not known yet.
This is a licenced station.
Reception reports are welcomed at firstname.lastname@example.org
Harald Kuhl via bdxc via dxld
heute läuft unser erster Test mit mittlerer Leistung.
Start ca. 11.00 Uhr MESZ / 9.00 Uhr UTC.
QRG: 6150 kHz
sind sehr willkommen, und werden mit einer QSL-Karte bestätigt (wir bitten aber noch um ein wenig Geduld).
Audio-Files sind sehr hilfreich; wenn möglich, bitte mitsenden.
Wir bitten insbesondere um:
a) Beurteilung der Modulation; Qualität / Klang und Lautstärke
b) exakte Sendefrequenz (falls eine Möglichkeit zu genauen Messung besteht)
c) Vergleich mit unseren Low-Power-Tests (falls diese seinerzeit gehört wurden).
Wir würden uns freuen, wenn unsere Hörer evtl. auch andere Hobbyfreunde informieren könnten, den Empfang zu versuchen und Berichte zu schicken!
today for the first time we’ll be running a test transmission with medium power.
Starting around 9.00 h UTC = 11.00 h local time in Germany.
QRG: 6150 kc
Reception reports to
are very welcome, and will be confirmed with our QSL card (but we ask for some patience).
Audio files are appreciated, if possible, please attach to the report.
Especially we are interested in:
a) Quality of modulation; loudness, sound;
b) exact frequency (if there is equipment for an exact metering)
c) Comparison with our low power tests (if one of those have been heard).
We would be glad, if our listeners could inform some of their friends,
to try and send reports, too!
From: Tibor Szilagyi
Dear DX Friends all over the World !
EDXC – European DX Council – cordially invites you all to the next EDXC Conference in Bulgaria, coming up on August 18 – 23, 2011. First we begin with our conference in Southern Bulgaria, in Melnik. Melnik is situated 176 Kms South from Sofia on the European Highway E 79. The same Highway leads to the Greek border – 28 Kms.
After our conference in Melnik we are going to visit Radio Bulgaria External Services in Sofia.
You will need 3 / three /nights in Melnik : Arrival August 18 — Departure August 21, 2011. We recommend : Hotel Melnik in Melnik. Phone : + 359 7437 2272. E–Mail reservation : reservation @ hotelmelnik.com.
Homepage : www.hotelmelnik.com
Room prices : From EUR 36,– / Room per night,
Including Bulgarian Breakfast.
You will need 2 / two / nights in Sofia : Arrival August 21 — Departure
August 23, 2011.
In Sofia we recommend : HOTEL DEDEMAN Princess Sofia, 131, Maria Luisa Boulevard, 1202 SOFIA, Bulgaria. Phone : + 359 2 933 88 88.
E — Mail : sofia @ dedeman.com Homepage : www.dedeman.com
Room prices : from EUR 60,– / Room per night, Including Bulgarian
Please do RESERVE your hotel rooms NOW !
Our programme in Melnik, what we know now :
We will have our Conference at Hotel Melnik.
Lectures, meals and also our Banquet Dinner at this hotel. Beyond that : One excursion to Macedonia, just over the day, just to see a little bit of another country !
Our programme in Sofia :
On Monday, August 22 we are going to visit Radio Bulgaria External Services.
They transmit at least in 10 languages on Shortwaves !
Conference Fee : EUR 85,– to be paid to me when you arrive on August 18 at Hotel Melnik.
EDXC Reception Desk will be open from 12.00 Hours midday ( noon ).
The Conference Fee EUR 85,– includes : Use of the Conference Room with fully equiped Technical Aid : LapTop with Latin Letters and picture projection possibility. Also included : Lunch on Friday, August 19 and Lunch on Saturday, August 20. And our traditional Banquet Dinner on Saturday evening is also included. Furthermore : It will be a bus taking us from Melnik to Sofia on Sunday, August 21. This bus is only reserved for our group. The price for this special bus trip is also included into the
Conference Fee EUR 85,–.
Special participation fee for spouse : EUR 70,– / spouse.
The EDXC is coming back to you with more detailed programme later on. If you wish to hold lectures with interesting subjects related to our DX Hobby, please do not hesitate to tell me.
Please DO NOT forget to reserve your hotel rooms NOW !!
With best wishes and greetings from Sweden,
T i b o r S z i l a g y i
EDXC Secretary General
E — Mail : tiszi2035 @ yahoo.com
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Adventist World Radio Annual DX Contest
â€œChoose a Channelâ€ – AWR 40th Anniversary DX Contest
To commemorate the 40th anniversary of Adventist World Radio, our DX program â€œWavescanâ€ is conducting a big worldwide DX contest, â€œChoose a Channelâ€. It was back on October 1, 1971, that AWR made its first broadcast on shortwave in a service originating out of Portugal and beamed towards various countries in Europe.
Here are the details of our 2011 â€œChoose a Channelâ€ DX Contest:-
A. Choose a Channel
We invite you to choose any shortwave channel, just one channel, anywhere in the world upon which Adventist World Radio is broadcasting, during the month of June 2011.
B. Prepare Reception Reports
You are invited to listen to the shortwave channel that you have chosen at any time, day and/or night, during the month of June 2011, and see how many different stations, including Adventist World Radio, that you can hear on that one specific channel. You are invited to prepare a standard reception report for each station, one sheet of paper for each station.
You are invited to search your QSL collection, and where possible, provide a photocopy of a QSL that you already hold in your collection from each of the shortwave stations that you hear on that one channel. These photocopies should be in color if possible, but black & white is also acceptable. If you do not already have a QSL from any of the stations you select, then you should state so in your contest entry.
D. Three Radio Cards
Where possible, you are invited to include three radio cards for the Indianapolis Heritage Collection with your contest entry. These cards may be old or new, and they may be QSL cards, reception report cards, or picture cards of radio stations, etc. (Not valid for this contest are amateur cards nor CB cards.)
E. Assemble Your Contest Entry
Post your entry with all items to Adventist World Radio in Indianapolis, remembering that the total number of stations you hear on the channel, and neatness and preparation, will all feature in the judging procedure. Remember also, that we will then post your reception reports to the other shortwave stations involved, requesting them to issue QSL cards to you in response.
Other Contest Details
Well, there you have it, the details for our Wavescan 2011 â€œChoose a Channel DX Contestâ€. This contest will run through the month of June 2011, and all contest entries should be postmarked at your local post office anywhere in the world on any date up to the end of the month of June, and they should be received at the AWR post office address in Indianapolis no later than the end of the month of July 2011.
Return postage in the form of currency notes in an international currency, or mint postage stamps, or IRC coupons would be welcome. Where possible, a self addressed return envelope, business size or half quarto size, would also be welcome.
The awards for this yearâ€™s contest will be similar to all previous contests. There will be a special award for the world winner, one of the Jerry Berg radio history books; and World Radio TV Handbook 2012 for each continental winner. In addition, there will be other special awards as well as AWR souvenirs and radio curios for many participants.
You can remember that all AWR reception reports will be verified with a specially endorsed AWR QSL card. Please remember that it will take a period of many months, well into the new year 2112, to process all of the contest entries and reception reports, but each will in due course be processed.
The only address for the AWR â€œChoose a Channelâ€ 2011 DX Contest is:-
Choose a Channel DX Contest
Indiana 46229 USA
(Dr.Adrian Peterson, Adventist World Radio)
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