Sunday, March 29, 2015

Radio Mirabelle

Radio Mirabelle*, transmitting from northeastern France, was logged on 28 March 2015. A selection of pop/rock songs by AC/DC, Queen and Scorpions, along with occasional announcements in French, was observed from 19.55 till 20. 25 UTC.

Reception on 6.950 kHz was (SINPO) 34343 -- fair signal, clear and audible despite atmospheric noise and fading; signal weakened slightly after 20.15 UTC, but still audible.

Reception report was emailed on 28 March 2015. The above eQSL arrived the following day.

Email:
radiomirabelle@laposte.net

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Two QSLs from South Africa


Who might these be? Very simply, Adventist World Radio and Radio France International. Their broadcasts originated from the famed SENTECH transmitter facility in Meyerton. This is the same site of the former Radio South Africa, Channel Africa and a variety of international broadcasters. The RFI programming was transmitted from a 100 kW ABB transmitter; the AWR programming aired using a 250 kW Brown Boveri transmitter. Both transmissions reached Malaysia with relatively good signal strength, during year 2014. Though RFI and AWR have been QSLed many times, from transmitter sites elsewhere in the world, there is still sweet satisfaction in receiving their programming from South Africa. 73s!


Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Radio Barraquda

Radio Barraquda*, transmitting from Italy, was logged on 27 February 2015.  A couple of   East European songs, station ID, instrumental music and chimming bell melody was observed from 18.40 to 19.03 UTC. Reception on 6.240 kHz in USB mode was (SINPO) 24342 -- weak but audible signal with atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on 27 February 2015. Barraquda replied with a QSL email on 26 March 2015, writing in Malay (see translation below):

"I confirm your hearing to 6,240 kHz in USB mode 27 February 2015 at 8:40 to 19:03 UTC.

TX: YAESU FT 747 GX
POWER: 10 W
ANTENNA: 43 m long wire, very low on the ground. Automatic external antenna tuner
Mixer Mic ... mp3 ... all here in Milan, northern Italy.

73 de Barraquda"

Email: 
barraqudastudio@gmail.com

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

BBC - Babcock (via Kishinev-Grigoriopol)

BBC - Babcock*, transmitting via Pridnestrovskiy Radioteletsentr in Kishinev-Grigoriopol, Moldova, was logged on  21 March 2015. A Farsi language broadcast with moderators discussing Syria, followed by music and station ID "BBC Persian", was observed from 04.15 till 04.30 UTC (broadcast time 03.30 to 04.30 UTC). Reception on 7.445  kHz was (SINPO) 55545 -- good signal strength and audio quality with very slight fade.

Reception report was emailed to Pridnestrovskiy Radioteletsentr on 21 March 2015. Veri-signer, Sergey Omelchenko, replied with an eQSL on 24 March 2015. Thank you, Sergey!

Email:
prtc@idknet.com

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Radio DARC (Deutsche Amateur-Radio-Club)*

Radio DARC (Deutsche Amateur-Radio-Club)*, transmitting via Channel 292 in Germany, was logged on 23 March 2015. A DX orientated programming in the German language as well as a varity of songs, including Elton John - "Let Me Go Home With You" ELO - "Hold Onto Your Dream" and Donna Summer - "Hot Stuff", was monitored from 16.00 till 16.35 UTC. Reception on 6.070 kHz was (SINPO) 54554 -- excellent signal strength and audio quality despite some minor QRM.

For more information about Radio DARC click on this LINK.

Reception report was emailed to both Radio DARC and Channel 292 on 23 March 2015.

Email:
radio@darc.de (DARC)
qsl@channel292.de (Channel 292)

Website:
channel292.de (CHANNEL 292)
www.darc.de (DARC)

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Radio Marti (via Greenville, North Carolina)

Radio Marti, transmitting from Greenville, North Carolina (USA), was logged on  23 March 2015. A signal of weak to fair strength with some QRM splatter from an adjacent station was clearly audible on 9.565 kHz. Despite these conditions, a news/current events format moderated by mostly male announcers was observed from 23.10 till 23.40 UTC.

Reception report was emailed and submitted on-line on 24 March 2015.

Website:
 www.martinoticias.com


English Amateur Radio News (EARN)

English Amateur Radio News (EARN)*, transmitting via Channel 292 in Germany, was logged on 23 March 2015. A compilation of English language news broadcasts from National Radio Societies in Australia, the UK and US, including "QST Amateur Radio Newsline", was observed from 15.35 till 16.00 UTC. Additional programme content featured songs, including Billy Preston on "That's The Way God Planned It". Reception on 6.070 kHz was (SINPO) 54554 -- excellent signal strength and audio quality despite some tuning QRM.

HERE is a audio sample from this broadcast.

Reception report was emailed to both EARN and Channel 292 on 23 March 2015. Ed (DD5LP / G8GLM / VK2JI) for EARN replied with an email confirming reception and promising a QSL card when it is printed.

Email:
englisharnews@gmail.com (EARN)
qsl@channel292.de (Channel 292)

Channel 291 Website:
channel292.de

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)