Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Radio Adygea (Krasnodar)

Radio Adygea, transmitting from Krasnodar, Russia, was logged on 13 April 2012. A male announcer speaking in Adygeyan, along with a cultural song was heard just before sign-off from 17.20 to 18.00 UTC (broadcast time 17.00 to 18.00 UTC). Reception on 7.325 kHz was (SINPO) 25332 -- strong carrier signal, but weak audio coupled with transmitter hum and occasional atmospheric noise. Despite these conditions, speech was audible.

Initially a reception report was emailed in April 2012 and followed with subsequent emails. These elicited no response. On 17 April 2014, a fellow DXer advised to resubmit and the veri-signer for Radio Adygea replied on 19 August 2014, confirming this earlier reception report. Hopefully a paper QSL, similar to the one depicted here, will arrive in the mail soon. For now, I have this brief email to show as confirmation.


PowerAM, transmitting from the Netherlands, was logged on 16 August 2014. A selection of pop tunes from the 60s, 70s and 80s, including Lovin' Spoonful - "Daydream Believer", Simple Minds - "Standby Love", "I'm in Love with You", Elton John - "Crocodile Rock", Box Tops - "My Baby Wrote Me A Letter" and Billy Idol - "Don't You Forget About Me", was observed from 18.12 to 18.40 UTC. Reception on 6.220 kHz was (SINPO) 23432 - poor to fair signal strength with clear audio when not affected by droning utility splatter, fading and atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed the following day. An eQSL followed on 19 August 2014, along with this message from Marcel at PowerAM: "Thanks for your email again. Sorry for the late response. I put a few pictures at my station. I am 49 years old and am working stations for 40 years -- now half a year on shortwave. I always turned on the fm with 10 kw power; about 50 watts is on shortwave. There will certainly be a heavier transmitter...Thanks for your email and stay connected."

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

Monday, August 18, 2014

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International, transmitting from Galbeni, was heard on 18 August 2014. An English language broadcast featuring Romanian folk and pop music, programmeson  Jews living in  northern Transylvania during WWII, a satirical Romania magazine and 20th century Romanian writer from the Communist era were observed from 22.15 to 22.57 UTC (broadcast time 22.00 to 22.57  UTC). Reception on 9.765 kHz was (SINPO) 44444 -- good signal strength, clear audio, slight station spatter and minor fading; at 22.53 UTC carrier signal from China Radio International blocked reception, reducing reception to 22442.

Reception report was emailed to RRI the following day.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Radio Austria International

Radio Austria International* transmitting from Moosbrunn was logged on 17 August 2014. Their German language broadcast featured "Die Essenz der Religionen" with classical  / religious music by W.A. Mozart, "Alfe Kurs" and "Pan-Europa-Picknick" from 05.10 to  05.50 UTC (broadcast time 05.00 to 06.15 UTC). Reception on 6.155 kHz was (SINPO): 55555 / +40 dB -- excellent on all accounts!

Reception report was emailed to Radio Austria International.


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

Radio Slovakia International via Radio 700

Radio Slovakia International via Radio 700* in Kall-Krekel, Germany ws logged on 17 August 2014. A French language broadcast of News, Slovakia Magazine on current events and Slovakian pop music was heard from 17.00 to 17.30 UTC. Reception on 3.985 kHz was (SINPO) 55455 / +20 dB -- excellent!

Reception report was emailed to both Radio 700 and Radio Slovakia International.


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

Welle370 via Radio 700

Welle370* in a special broadcast from Radio 700 in Kall-Krekel, Germany was logged on 17 August 2014. This German language broadcast of archive recordings of Welle370 was heard from 19.30 to 19.55 UTC. The station signed on with a clarinet interval tune, followed by station ID: "Hello, Hello...Königs Wusterhausen...Hier ist Welle370..." This was repeated numerous times throughout the transmission, followed by archive recordings. The programme highlighted the "Bergfunk 2014 - Die Kulturtage in Königs Wusterhausen" and Bandcontest winner performing a German Punk Rock song, a 1920 recording of "Stille Nacht, Heiligen Nacht" and other old recordings. Reception on 3.985 kHz from a remote receiver in the Netherlands was (SINPO) 44454 / +10 dB -- fair to good signal with clear audio despite QRM from a weaker Asian station on the same frequency. 

Welle370 photo: Juergen Waga
A sample of this "Exklusives Programm" at sign-on may be heard HERE

Reception report was emailed the following day to Welle370. A letter was posted later in the week.



Förderverein "Sender Königs Wusterhausen" e.V.
Funkerberg 20
Senderhaus 1
15711 Königs Wusterhausen

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

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Little Feat Radio

Little Feat Radio*, transmitting from the UK, was logged on 16 August 2014. DJ announcements and station IDs between music tracks by Danny & the Juniors - "Rock-n-Roll is Here to Stay", Del Shannon - "You Can Get Hurt", Robert Palmer - "Addicted to Love" and siimilar tracks was observed from 19.33 to 20.00 UTC. Reception on 6.950 kHz was (SINPO) 44434- fair to good signal with clear audio, despite slight interference and long fades

Reception report was emailed on the same day.


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