Friday, September 19, 2014

Hot Radio

Hot Radio*, transmitting from the Netherlands, was logged on 17 September 2014. Rap / contemporary pop / dance music, including the song "Feel Good", was observed along with station IDs ("Hot Radio...Shortwave") from 15.55 until 16.07 UTC. Station ID and jingle, request for reception reports and email address was announced just before sign-off at 16.07 UTC. Reception on 6.293 kHz was (SINPO) 34333 -- fair signal strength, long fades and atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on 18 September 2014. An eQSL depicting a topless, tattooed and pierced piratetress, along with stickers for Cool AM and Hot Radio, was received on 19 September 2014. The eQSL is "Hot", Andre. Thank you for the confirmation!


Email:
info@hotamradio.tk

 *Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

NMD Radio

NMD Radio*, transmitting from the Netherlands, was logged on 9 September 2014. Instrumental, polka and country & western music, including "Orange Blossom", was heard between DJ conversing in Dutch from 15.50 till 16.15 UTC. Reception on 6.290 kHz was (SINPO) 34343 -- fair to good signal strength, occasional QRM and atmospheric noise, clear audio;

Reception report was emailed to NMD on  9 September 2014. An eQSL was received on 18 September 2014, along with this message: "Thanks for the report. QSL is late. Sorry. We live in the Netherlands. TXer out is 50 watt; antenne is 23 mtr wire." Thank you, Frits!
Email:
nmdradio@hotmail.com

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Free Radio Bumbelstock

Free Radio Bumbelstock*, transmitting from central eastern Germany, was logged on 17 September 2014. The station was quite possibly heard before 17.00 UTC, but too weak to identify. Around 17.00 till 17.12 UTC transmission from this low-powered station improved, allowing reception of DJ announcing frequency, email address for reception reports, imminent closure and later transmissions. DJ played "What A Wondeful Feeling", chatted a bit before stating "Bye-bye", then played a final song, "Hotel California".  Reception on 6.206 kHz was (SINPO) 24322 - weak, very noisy and fading, but audible and clear at times

Reception report was emailed shortly after the transmission on 17 September 2014. An eQSL (Number 14) was received on 18 September 2014, along with a message profiling the station, transmitter and operator.

DJ Carston had this to say about the station, "'Free' and 'Radio' is clear, 'Bumbelstock' is our local word for Löwenzahn also called Pusteblume. I like this flower!". Hence, this is the rationale for the name of the station and the flower depicted on the eQSL. 

He went on to say, "You listen(ed) to me with my new transmitter -- just a DDS AM transmitter, plus a little amp made from two IRF510 transistors. Next part will be a little tube tx with 5 Watt carrier. Antenna is a resonant dipol 15m up in the air."

Thank you for the reply and eQSL, Carsten. I look forward to receiving your paper QSL in the coming weeks. Hope to catch you on air again. 73s!!!

Email:
freeradiobumbelstock@hotmail.com

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Radio Oscar Zulu (Radio Omroep Zuid)

Radio Oscar Zulu (Radio Omroep Zuid) - ROZ*, transmitting from the Netherlands, was 12 September 2014. Oldies music, inluding Crystal Gayle- "Don't Make my Brown Eyes Blue", Herman's Hermits - "I'm into Something Good", Canned Heat - "Going Up The Country", Donovan - "Try and Catch the Wind" and Floyd Kramer - "Last Date", was heard from 20.45 to 21.10 UTC. Reception on 6.205 kHz was (SINPO) 24332 - weak, but clear and audible when not fading. Signal received as early as 19.30 UTC but much weaker.

Reception report was emailed to ROZ on  12 September 2014. An eQSL was received on 17 September 2014. Thank you, Hans! This my first verification from Denmark.

Email:
radiooscarzulu@outlook.com

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Radio OZNRH

Radio OZNRH*, transmitting from  Denmark, was logged on 15 September 2014. Contemporary jazz with ID at closure was observed from 20.30 to 20.40 UTC. Reception on 6.263 kHz was (SINPO) 23422 - weak but audible signal, despite persistent utility QRM and fading.

Reception report was emailed to Radio OZNRH on 16 September 2014. Ole Piratos at Radio OZNRH replied with an eQSL on the same day. He included the following email: "Thanks for your report -- very nice. We hope the next time that the report comes directly from you in Malaysia, but it is enough 'wishful thinking :-D'. We use the SDR in The Netherlands as a control for our signal and the ionospheric conditions. We thank for your report and acknowledge with an 'E-QSL card'. Best 73 from Ole  Piratos OZNRH Denmark." Thank you very much, Ole!

Email:
radiooznrh@gmail.com

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.


Sunday, September 14, 2014

Radio Gloria International

Radio Gloria International*, transmitting from Germany, was logged on 14 September 2014. Oldies and rarities pop music, including Gerry & the Pacemakers - "You´ll Never Walk Alone", Light Fantastic - "Gone Are the Days", Dianne Warwick - "Walk On By", and WAR - "Love is a Ghetto", was heard between DJ comments, station IDs and contact details in German (sometimes in English) from 04.20 to 05.00 CET (06.20 to 07.00 UTC). Reception on 6.190 kHz was (SINPO) 35443 -- fair signal strength, clear audio, despite some fading and atmospheric noise.

Excerpts of this broadcast may be heard HERE and HERE.

Reception report was posted on 15 September 2014. Later, on the same day, Andy at RGI replied with eSticker and blank eQSL, stating: "Thank you very much for the report. You used the possibility over Twente - good idea. I hope you can print / fill the QSL-form. We are on the air every 4th Sunday of the month." Hopefully with US$2 and/or 2 IRCs enclosed in a posted reception report, a paper QSL will be forthcoming too. Thank you, Andy!

Website:
www.radiogloria.de.vu/

Email:
radiogloria@aol.com

Address:
Radio Gloria International
P.O.Box 540109
01311 Dresden
Germany 

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Radio AC-DC

Radio AC-DC*, transmitting from the Netherlands, was logged on 13 September 2014.Oldies pop/rock music, including Creedence Clearwater Revival (John Fogerty) - "Keep On Chooglin'", Neil Diamond - "Sweet Caroline" and of course AC-DC, was heard from  18.15 to 18.26 UTC. Station ID in Dutch and English was observed, then transmission ended at 18.26 UTC. Reception on 6.245 kHz was (SINPO) 32443 - fair signal strength with intermittent utility QRM, which created terrible listening conditions.

Reception report was emailed the following day. This eQSL and message was received the following day from Conrad at Radio AC-DC: "Good to see that Radio AC-DC also has listeners on the other side of the world, even (if) it's with help from wdr (web-remote receiver). And what a modern world that you can listen to shortwave on your mobile phone. For now an eQSL, but i will send a paper version this week". Thank you, Conrad!

Email:
radioacdc@gmail.com

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.