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Logs for March 2017 from JJH in Jyväskylä

Here is log for March 2017 – Jyväskylä Finland KP22TF

Mar 01.

0429 1540 USA: KXEL Waterloo IA

Mar 02.

0601 1557 G: BBC Lancashire, Oxcliffe

Mar 03.

1730 1548 G: City Talk, Liverpool

Mar 06.

1602 1026 G: BBC Jersey, Trinity
1607 1116 G: BBC Guernsey, Saint Peter Port
1626 1332 G: BBC Wiltshire, Lacock
1637 1413 G: BBC Gloucestershire, Bourton-on-the-Water

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Logs for February 2017 from JJH in Jyväskylä

Here is log for February 2017 – Jyväskylä Finland KP22TF

Feb 06.

0657 1584 G: Panjab Radio

Feb 06.

1535 810 UAE: Pravasi Bharathi
1554 1341 PAK: Radio Pakistan
1602 828 UAE: Abu Dhabi FM
1627 918 AIR Suratgarh
1654 1633 SRB: Rome Radio

Feb 11.

1718 1633 SRB: Radio Kalibar

Feb 12.

0454 1290 VEN: Radio Puerto Cabello

Feb 15.

1627 765 IND: AIR Dharwad

Feb 20.

1542 1386 IND: AIR Gwalior

Feb 21.

0458 1160 USA: WYLL Chigago IL
0503 1200 USA: WOAI San Antonio TX
0554 1476 I: Tent. Free Radio AM, Trieste (TS)
0641 801 G: BBC Radio Devon

Feb 27.

0409 1130 CAN: CKWX ”News 1130” Vancouver BC
0429 1300 USA: KKOL Seattle WA
0453 1360 USA: KKMO Tacoma WA

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Couple of Nice QSL’s

30.11.2016 WLAM Lewiston ME 1470

Received this really nice QSL from Mr. Bob Bittner, owner of The Memories Stations (WLAM, WJIB, WJTO, WJYE and WLVP)

17.12.2016 KFAB Omaha NE 1110kHz

Second nice reply came from KFAB Omaha. This kind of QSL’s are really really nice!

17.12.2016 WDAY Fargo ND 970 kHz

WDAY send some nice retro-photos of station with verification.

30.11.2016 SER Radio Réus 1026

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December logs by JMN

Dec 1

0540 1458 G: Lyca Radio

Dec 4

0456 1440 B: ZYG466 Rádio Independência, Santo Amaro BA.
0544 1512 HOL: UNID Radio Zender xxx. Gave also telephone number.
0546 1570 PRU: Bethel Radio, Lima
0609 1550 CLM: tent. G12, Bogotá. ID by PUL, for me only spiritual talk in Spanish.
0615 1580 CLM: Verdad Radio, Bogotá. ID or promotion after every song.
0645 1590 UNID
0649 1380 PRU: Radio Nuevo Tiempo, Lima. Commercials.
0653 1190 UNID ”Nothings gonna change my love for you.” And nothings gonna change my hate for HNG 1188 signing on 0655 UTC.
0658 1500 PRU: Radio Santa Rosa, Lima.

Dec 5

0551 1584 E: SER Radio Gandia. ”Hoy Por Hoy Comunidad Valenciana”
0557 1575 E: SER Radio Pamplona. ”Hoy Por Hoy Cadena SER Andalucia”
1728 1512 IRN: Radio Ardabil, Ardabil.
1835 1017 E: RNE 5 Castilla y Leon, Burgos.

Dec 6

0456 1143 E: COPE Jaen, Jaen.
0526 1134 E: COPE Navarra, Pamplona. Only ID.
0556 1224 E: COPE Lleida, Lleida.
0618 657 I: RAI Toscana, Pisa.
0629 999 I: RAI Piemonte, Torino.
1822 702 IRN: VOIRI Turkish Radio, Kiashar.

Dec 8

0608 1510 USA: WMEX Boston MA.
0625 558 E: RNE 5 Comunidad Valenciana, Valencia.

Dec 10

0707 1296 G: Radio XL, Birmingham

Dec 11

0600a 1521 +G: tent. Radio Panj, Coventry. Only Indian music, JJH got also an ID!
0631 1305 G: Premier Christian Radio.
0716 1520 USA: WWKB Buffalo NY. ”ESPN 15-20”
-1353 6224 HOL: Radio Mazda, Nijverdal.
1643 1449 IRN: VOIRI Bandar-e-Torkamen.
1733 1368 IRN: IRIB Radio Golestan.
1837 1125 IRN: IRIB Radio Qazvin.

Dec 14

0531 1314 ROU: Antena Satelor.
0546 756 G: BBC Radio Cumbria, Carlisle.
0625 855 E: RNE Murcia, Murcia.

Dec 15

0515 1280 PTR: tent. Notiuno.
0534 1320 UNID Spanish.
0618 657 I: RAI Toscana, Pisa.
0625 657 E: RNE Madrid, Madrid.

Dec 18

0644 972 G: Sunrise Radio, London.

Dec 21

0625 972 MEL: RNE Melilla, Melilla. New heard DX country.

Dec 22

0624 1143 E: COPE Jaén. Local commercials already going on this time. Short news and back to the network 0630.

Dec 23

0625 729 E: RNE Asturias, Oviedo. Not very clearly.

Dec 25

1515 6320 HOL: Radio Dubbel X (=Flandria/Colombia)
1550 3910 BRL: Radio Borderhunter.

Dec 26

1500 6070 D: Spaceshuttle Radio Scandinavia via Channel292.

Have a look on November logs in Uurainen.

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December logs by JJH

Here I post logs for December.

QTH: Jyväskylä, Finland
RX: AirSpy Mini with SpyVenter, Magnetic Loop and random wire

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Dec 01

0525 837 E: COPE Sevilla
0549 1080 E: SER Radio Huesca
0754 1026 E: SER Radio Reus

 

Dec 02

0548 207 ISL: RÚV Rás 2, Eiðar
0617 1062 RAI Radio1 Sardegna

 

Dec 05

1259 1000 USA: KOMO Seattle WA
1341 680 USA: KBRW Barrow AK
1541 1566 KOR: HLAZ Cheju
1557 1557 TWN: RTI iLoveMusic 1557 / Radio Taiwan Int, Kouhu

 

Dec 06

 

0610 1470 PRU: OAU4B Radio Capital, Lima
0659 820 USA: KGNW Christian Radio, Seattle WA
0758 1660 PTR: WGIT Faro de Santidad, Canóvanas
1417 4010 KGZ: KTRK Birinchi Radio, Bishkek
1713 1296 SDN: SRTC Sudan Radio, Reiba

 

Dec 07

0700 1130 USA: WBBR Bloomberg Eleven-Three-O, New York NY
0801 1040 CAN: CKST Team 1040, Vancouver BC

 

Dec 08

0633 1510 USA: WMEX 1510 AM, Boston MA

 

Dec 09

0653 1179 E: SER La Rioja, Logroño
0709 792 G: BBC Radio Foyle, Londonderry

 

Dec 10

0714 1377 G: Asian Sound Radio, Ashton Moss

 

Dec 11

0718 1521 G: +Radio Panj, Coventry First time in Finland!(?) ”This is a test transmission of Radio Panj – 1521AM”
1629 1368 IRN: IRIB Radio Golestan

 

Dec 15

0503 1270 USA: WXYT Detroit MI
0521 1500 VEN: Radio DosMil, Cumaná

 

Dec 16

0617 1200 CAN: CFGO – TSN 1200 Ottawa ON
0731 1120 USA: KMOX St. Louis MI
0735 1170 USA: KFAQ Tulsa OK
0753 1580 CAN: CKDO Oshawa ON
0800 1030 USA: WBZ Newsradio Boston MA
0805 1300 USA: WOOD Grand Rapids MI

 

Dec 17

0416 1610 AIA: Caribbean Beacon, The Valley
0443 1020 USA: KDKA Newsradio Pitssburgh PA
0459 1050 CAN: CHUM – TSN 1050 Toronto ON
0605 950 USA: WWJ Newsradio Detroit MI
0636 840 CAN: CFCW Camrose AB
0705 1110 USA: KFAB Omaha NE
0726 970 USA: WDAY Fargo ND

 

Dec 31

0658 1010 CAN: CFRB Toronto ON, Huge QRM from Groot Nieuws Radio from 1008
0725 1560 PNR: R Adventista de Panamá, Panamá (New Country for me)

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July-August 2016

Although June was not a perfect FMDX month, then July was a total flop. Fortunately August has been a bit more active so far..

FMDX 07 and 08-2016

The evenings are getting darker and the interest turns to AM. Some nice TA-catches on 49 mb in the mornings, no reason to forget Iberian peninsula and it’s numerous MW stations and of course (listening) free radio will be fun, in case there is no tropospheric ducting.

The holiday season will finish in Central Europe, so it is time to send some FM-reports again. The goal is to have 100 FM QSL’s for this season  – 25 to go!

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Latest Free Radio QSL’s

Received couple of nice QSL’s.

5-3 to Janne Fin

HOL: Radio Alice – 3903 kHz

 

 

Janne,-Finland

G: Little Feat Radio, 6320 kHz

 

 

qsl 35 felix - Janne Heinikangas

HOL: Radio Felix, 6400 kHz

 

 

QSL Janne

I: KCR, 6264 kHz

 

 

Janne Heinikangas

D: Radio Orion 2000, 6955 kHz

 

 

Arcadia_QSL2016_Janne

I: Radio Arcadia, 6850 kHz

 

 

Also couple of stations from Netherland send email verification with PDF-document: R Columbia 1621 kHz and Mike Radio 6293 kHz.

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November Pirate DX

Dark nights, long dusk mornings and twilight are good for AMDX. Nothing much on BC-bands, but pirate bands offer always something new to catch. Snow has reached Central Finland on November 15th.

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Log 8.11.-15.11.

3009 14.11. 2239- BLR: Integral Radio, Minsk. Antoi raportteja, QSO Barhan. Konekivääritahdilla ”Eta Integral Radio Minsk” raporttien alkuun. Nimi aukeni vasta Barhanin vastauksesta.
3009 14.11. 2212- RUS: Barkaz, Lipetsk 3-i raion. Välillä on vaikea erottaa kumpaa mainituista asemista kutsutaan ja kumpi kutsuu, kun venäjä ei taitu niin paljon. Tässä kohti selkeä aloitus ”Nashe stantsii Barkaz..”. Raportti Granitille Luganskiin ja taisi kutsua vasta-asemaa Sampalitia(?) Voronezhista. Muita taajuudella raportin saaneita olivat Albatros, Tishina Luganskista, ja Kolektiv. Kaikki QSOt ei tulleet läpi, mikä vaikeutti entisestään seuraamista.
3009 14.11. 2246- RUS: Proton, Kursk. QSO Barkaz.
3053 14.11. 2142- KAZ(?): Astana. Aseman nimi oli Astana, mutta eri asia onko sitten kazakki.. Tambovilaisia huterampi kuuluvuus sopisi kyllä semmoiseen.
3053 14.11. 2147- RUS: Radio Planeta, Tambov.
3053 14.11. 2148- RUS: Radiostantsiya Kurier, Tambov. Moskova ja Keski-Venäjä on kolmatta piiriä (3-i raion).
3053 14.11. 2143- RUS: Radiostantsiya Pokhtakor? Luultavasti venäläinen tämäkin.
3053 14.11. 2156- RUS(?): Radio Propko? ”..rabota Radio Propko..” erottui.
3060 14.11. 2325- RUS: Bulvar Radio, Orjol.
3095 13.11. 2013- RUS: Radio Standard, Ryazan. Selkeää idailua vahvasti ”Govorit Radio Standard, gorod Ryazan(?)”. Kestojutunjuurena säätiedot näillä asemilla.
3095 13.11. 1957- RUS: Radiostantsiya Teremok, Belgorod.
3115 13.11. 1938- UKR: Veteran, Donetsk. Kusolla tämäkin, vasta-asemista ei ottanut tolkkua.
3135 14.11. 2316- RUS: Kommers, Voronezh. QSO Inspektor
3903 15.11. 2013- HOL: Radio Alice. Ensimmäistä kertaa kuuluvilla täällä. Tämän taajuuden seutu on usein häiriöinen ja ihmeellistä rousketta oli nytkin tarpeeksi, mutta ID:t tulivat juuri ja juuri läpi. Musiikki ajoittain ihan kuunneltavasti.
3930 13.11. 2221- UKR: Radio Evropa, Donetsk. Ja rokki soi. Vastasi e-kortilla ennen kuin ehdin varsinaisesti raportoidakaan (livenä chattiin antamieni kuuluvuustietojen perusteella).
5800 15.11. 1940 HOL: Zender Akenzo, Zwolle. Painoi reippaat S9+20dB stabiilisti.
6213 14.11. 1547- HOL: Radio 42. Saunaillan alkumainingeissa kuului uusi hollantilainen. Monikielistä idailua eurooppalaisilla valtakielillä koneäänellä.
6235 8.11. 0945-1050 HOL: Radio Casanova, Winterswijk (Ge). Paljon muuta ei sitten kuulunutkaan antennitestin aikana. Noh, kaiketi Cupido kuppaisesti kuuskolmenollaviis.
6290 14.11. 1530- HOL: Ronalisa Radio, Emmen. Aiemmin kuulemani Ronnie AM on tämän nimialias.
6319 8.11. 1505- CZE/POL: Radio Goofy. Chatin mukaan näillä nurkilla piti olla Cosmic Radio, mutta enemmän jinglet tuntuvat Goofylta. Jäljet johtavat Carolinen sylttytehtaalle Tsekin ja Puolan rajalle. Ekaa kertaa kuulen tällä nimellä. Cosmic tosiaan ei kuulunut tänne asti.
10460 13.11. 0639-0705 RUS: (Alexey) Kilowatt, Krasnodar. Mode LSB. Kusoringin aktiivisin ja selkeimmin idaava, sekä Alexeyn kanssa että ilman. Vasta-asemina mm. UKW, Antena 2 ja Sajuz. Mahdollisesti myös Kropotkin ja Rostova. Katsotaan saisiko näiltä verifiointeja…

QSL from the Netherlands, Radio Casanova, Winterswijk (Ge.)

QSL Radio Casanova-2 Jan Mikael
QSL from Ukraine: Radio Evropa, Donetsk

Radio Evropa QSL

 

 

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QSL of the month: October 2015

SWR QSL

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March 2014

Here we go again..

After the long Christmas holiday I have been off in the city. No snow this year in South Western Finland, but when I drove here in Central Finland last Friday, I saw some just when crossing the border of my commun Uurainen. It’s a little bit like arriving in a mountain village, the road is going up and you see more and more snow all the time. So now here..

My main activity here is the forest.. We need to heat with wood and to prepare for winter 2014-2015, maybe also for 2016. This winter has been not cold at all, but the weather is full of surprises.. All you need is a saw and an axe. But there is also lot of time for DX, and an optimal QTH far away from electric noises.

Some of my loggings:

1647 2.3. 2200- HOL: Witte Tornado met de Lady.
3931 2.3. 2130- HOL: Sluwe Vos Radio. QSO Over 60 Degrees Radio (LSB mode).
5980 1.3. 0800- FIN: SWR, Liedenpohja. Good reception.
6285 2.3. 2010- G: Focus International. For the first time, usually difficult frequency.
6285 3.3. 1855- UNID: Radio MIR. Promoting peace in Crimea.
6424 2.3. 1925-1945 HOL: Radio Universe. Strong with 70 watts.
7700 5.3. -0907 HOL: Misti Radio.
11680 5.3. 1000 KRE: Pyongyang Pangsong. ID during test listening.

Horizon FM, which claims to transmit from Canary Islands, has been heard on several frequencies. I have not yet managed with it, maybe it was inactive last weekend. But there is a new peace project station Radio MIR which belongs to the ”Pirates for peace” organization. I luckily heard them with a good signal. I did not receive yet a QSL or any other information where they are broadcasting from, but they sent me a nice package of jingles and asked to share them with people. So here they are.

Especially Finnish DXers has shown growing interest towards Irish church radios (broadcasting on CB). Today I tried them for first time with the aim to identify and report few of them. I was tuning CB for an half an hour (27.605, 27.791 and 27.820), when my old Icom got silent. The frequencies till 21.998 MHz are audible, in a normal way I think, but everything between 21.999-29.999 is dead – not even a normal noise. Any hint what happened or how the problem could be solved?

EDIT: Traditional ”own made electricity off -break” helped – I think this happened once before too, long time ago..

P.S. Hard to get QSLs these days..

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