Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Radio Zwarte Panther

Radio Zwarte Panter in the Netherlands was logged on 3 October 2014. Yodelling and Dutch language songs were observed in a test transmission from 14.50 till 15.00 UTC. Reception on 6.250 kHz was (SINPO) 43433 - good signal and clear audio despite utility QRM and some slight fading; this interference prompted RZP to retune to 6.243 kHz at 15.00 UTC. Transmission then ended abruptly at the top of the hour, unannounced.

Reception report was emailed on 4 October 2014. Jan from Radio Zwarte Panther replied with an eQSL on 21 October 2014.

Email:
zwartepanter1951@hotmail.com

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

Monday, October 20, 2014

Radio Armada

Radio Armada* in eastern Netherlands was received on 17 October 2014. Sixties guitar and polka music with station IDs, reception report requests and email announcements were observed from 21.00 to 21.30 UTC . Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1663 kHz was (SINPO) 24332 - weak to fair signal, audible and clear at times, with slight fading

Reception report was emailed on same day. Jan from Radio Armada replied with an eQSL on 20 October 2014.

Email:
radioarmada@gmail.com

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

Sunday, October 19, 2014

European Music Radio

European Music Radio* via MVBR in Goehren, Germany was logged on 19 October 2014. Station IDs with a lot of DJ chatter between 12 vocal pop/rock songs, including Journey - "Don't Stop Believing" was monitored from 07.00 to 08.00 UTC. Reception on 7.265 kHz was not under the best of conditions. SINPO was 15231 -- very weak signal, audio present but indeciferable content for much of the broadcast; reception was possible only in USB mode and only "European Music Radio" IDs, DJ chatting and songs were heard, but clarity was just not there -- too weak and too much atmospheric noise. Reception remained weak throughout this one-hour transmission. Reception did not improve on 9.485 kHz either when broadcast was relayed from 08.00 to 09.00 UTC.

Reception report was emailed on same day. Tom at EMR promised to send a QSL a few hours after submitting the report. This eQSL was received the following day, 20 October 2014. Thank you very much, Tom.

Email:
studio@emr.org.uk

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

U-Boat 66 Radio

U-Boat 66 Radio*, transmitting from Italy, was logged on 19 October 2010. Station ID with DJ thanking listeners for receiving U-Boat Radio and pop/rock music, including Eric Clapton - "Cocaine", Brandy - "This Must Be Love", The Police - "Every Breath You Take", Sex Pistols - "No Future For You" and Aerosmith - "Walk This Way", was heard from 08.00 to 08.30 UTC. Reception on 7.300 kHz  was (SINPO) 35322 - weak to fair signal, clear and audible, despite deep fading and atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on same day. Two eQSLs from the Captain came within the hour. Thank you, Captain Zapp!

Email:
uboatradio@gmail.com

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

Friday, October 17, 2014

LRA36 - Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel

LRA36 - Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel*, transmitting from Base Esperanza, Antártida Argentina, was logged on 17 October 2014. A female DJ speaking in Spanish with station IDs between a selection of several Spanish language songs was monitored  from 19.35 to 20.35 UTC.  Reception on 15.476 kHz in USB mode registered a (SINPO) of 24332 -- weak to fair signal, audible and clear at times, despite station splatter and occasional fading. This observation was made from a remote web-receiver in the Netherlands.

At the same time, in Malaysia, only a very faint carrier was detected in USB mode, hence the reason for using the web-receiver in the Netherlands. Even with this, LRA36's transmission propagated well over a considerable distance into northern Europe. Signal was still audible after 21.30 UTC, albeit much weaker with a (SINPO) of 25321.

Excerpts of this transmission shortly after 19.35 UTC may be heard HERE and HERE.

Reception report was emailed and messaged to the LRA36 FaceBook page on 18 October 2014. A follow-up report will be posted next week.

Email:
lra36@hotmail.com
 
Facebook:
www.facebook.com/operador.emisora

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

Radio New World International

Radio New World International* was logged on 17 October 2014. English language broadcast from 16.05 to 16.22 UTC included station ID, email address announcement and reception report request; followed by songs from "Blondie" and interview with Blondie band member; followed by more music -- "Miserable Now"; followed by station ID, email address announcement and reception report request; followed by another song -- "Gotta Make You Last", then finally a station ID and transmission ended at 16.22 UTC. Reception  on 6.239  kHz was (SINPO) 24333 -- weak to fair reception, some utility QRM, atmospheric noise and long fades, otherwise audible and clear at times,

Excerpts of this broadcast may be heard HERE and HERE.

Reception report was emailed after broadcast to Radio New World International.

Email:
rnw@freeradiochat.com

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

FRS-Holland - NEXT TRANSMISSION 26-10-2014

FRS-Holland will be on air Sunday, 26 October with a full broadcast between 08.52 to 15.00 UTC. Frequencies will be 7.700 and 9.300 kHz.

Programme line-up includes all FRS presenters and consists of FRS Magazine, the German Service, FRS Goes DX , 80s Show, Radio Waves and the FRS Golden Show.

Ingredients? Great music, DX News, letters, the Day Calendar and a number of  radio related items. 'Old fashioned' free radio entertainment on a Sunday. Tune in!

Internet Stream
That same day between 14:52- 21:00 UTC/15:52- 22.00 CEST will see a full repeat on the internet. Check on your computer http://nednl.net:8000/frsh.m3u .

Address:
FRS-Holland
POBox 2702
6049 ZG Herten
The Netherlands

Email:
frs@frsholland.nl

Future Website:
www.frsholland.nl