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December Log by JJH, Jyväskylä

kHz UTC ITU Program + Location

1550 0357 USA WSDK WSDK 1550 AM, Bloomfield (CT)
750 0407 USA WSB News 95.5 & AM 750 WSB, Atlanta (GA)

September – October 2018 log

Well summer is over and Janne is back in the MW business 😀 QTH: is same old (Jyväskylä, Finland KP22TF) but I’ve upgraded my RX to AirSpy HF+ which is quite good SDR-receiver even bandwidth is small. Here is my logs from September to October


October Logs – Janne Heinikangas. Jyväskylä, Finland


1427 UTC 1570 kHz HWA: KUAU Haiku – What a great surprise!
1700 UTC 850 kHz ALS: KICY Nome


0459 UTC 1560 kHz USA: WFME New York NY
0504 UTC 720 kHz USA: WGN Chicago IL


0223 UTC 680 kHz CAN: CFTR “News 680”, Toronto ON


0556 UTC 680 kHz CAN: CJOB “Manitoba’s Information Superstation”, Winnipeg MB
0633 UTC 910 kHz CAN: CKDQ “Real Country 910”, Drumheller AB
0715 UTC 850 kHz CAN: CHQT “Global Newradio 8-80 Edmonton”, Edmonton AB
0736 UTC 1440 kHz CAN: CKJR “W1440” Wetaskiwin AB


0353 UTC 1070 kHz USA: KNX Newsradio 1070, Los Angeles CA
0422 UTC 1150 kHz USA: WHBY Newstalk 1150, Kimberly WI


0349 UTC 1380 kHz USA: KOTA, Rapid City SD
0527 UTC 4885 kHz B: Rádio Clube do Pará


September Logs – Janne Heinikangas. Jyväskylä, Finland



1844 UTC 1431 kHz  DJI: Radio Sawa


1849 UTC 1242 kHz J: JOLF – NBS Nippon Hoso


1926 UTC 891 kHz AUS: ABC Radio Adelaide (my first Aussie from MW!)

Week 27, 2018

Free week from SpE, only work…

2018-07-05 … until Thursday morning which brought an OIRT opening.  The highest note was 88.7 MHz for short time. Also tentative logs of Radio Ashkadar 66.68, Tatar Radyosu 67.7 and Mil. Volna 69.74 based on the music played. 66.62 MHz transmitted Orenburg regional news. Luckily I had to leave one hour later than normally, so there was enough time to tune and set up blind recording, this time on 68.36 MHz, where is listed a new-for-me GTRK Chelyabinsk.

MHz UTC ITU Program + Location Details Remarks km
71.42 0808 RUS Bolgar Radiosy, Bolshaya Atnya (TS) 1516km
67.04 0813 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Bashkortostan, Salavat/RTPS (BA) 2033km
68.36 0815 RUS Radio Rossii GTRK Chelyabinsk, Stepnoye (CB) Radio Yuzhnii Ural 2212km
68.36 1010 UKR Radio M, Odesa/OORTPTS, vul. Fontans’ka doroga, 3 (OD) 1815km

Many GTRK transmitters are already shutted down on OIRT, and the rest must be living their “last days”. As we know, sporadic E skip is much more rare on CCIR, so OIRT GTRKs have pretty high position on my “bucket list”. Unfortunately so far I have had no luck with short skip conditions and regional windows matching in same time


QSLs this week

817. RUS: Radio Rossii Volgograd 70.40 17052018 (rankissa jo keskipitkiltä) vk: Oksana Poljakova

Здравствуйте. Спасибо. Всё верно.

818. BIH: Radio Republike Srpske 88.7 27062018 em. TNX JHY!

We confirm that Jan-Mikael Nurmela from Finland received RADIO
TELEVIZIЈA REPUBLIKE SRPSKE from Bosnia Hercegovina 26th of June 2018

on the frequency on the 88.7 MHz at 11.53 / 11.54 am.

Služba za komunikaciju i promociju
Radio-televizija Republike Srpske

Trg Republike Srpske br.9
78 000 Banja Luka,
Republika Srpska, Bosna i Hercegovina

Tel. +387 51 339 869
Mob. +387 51 339 863

819. RUS: GTRK Lipetsk 89.1 11052018 short thank you in vk

820. RUS: Militseyskaya Volna, Aleksin (TL) 71.51 vk. TNX JHY!

Здравствуйте! Да это Милицейская Волна. Все верно. Радиолюбительство – это здорово!!! В Москве мы вещаем на частоте 107,8 МГц. У нас много регионов и у них своя частота. Вы как раз поймали частоту наших региональных партнеров.


Sept 1, 2017: SpE from Balkan to France

A late-season-opening after a long silent period, lasting for 4 hours. This was the first time during my FMDX history when I have logged something in September, though there has been missed openings even in mid September.. Thanks to this pretty good opening, the total number of season’s logs reached 500. Full log will come here:

Couple of new-for-me receivers are already waiting for the autumn..

Pirate Hunt 2017

Pirate hunt “Pongaa Piraatti Pääsiäisenä” 2017 will be held during Easter 2017 (celebrated in Finland on April 14th – 16th). We try to keep rules simple:

  • log as many PIRATE station as possible between April 14th 0000 UTC and April 16th 2359 UTC
  • all bands are accepted but only stations without license are counted (no relays by legal stations) Stations with many names shall be counted only once.
  • ID has to be heard or identification should be otherwise confirmed
  • post your full logs on forum (, Facebook group or by e-mail staff @, during or after the contest (but until April 30th, 2017)
  • participating is free for anyone and all participants will receive a diploma later
  • results will be published in May

Pongaa piraatti pääsiäisenä 2017 is organized by a local radio club Sisä-Suomen Radioaktiiviset (Radioactives of Middle Finland)

A warm welcome!


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

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

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

Back in the MW & SW – October logs


Now when we moving towards the dark seasons it’s time to open good ol’ MW & SW. Early mornings are offered new radio stations. Here is my log for october:

Oct 09

1809 6295 IRL: Reflections Europe
1729 6317 G: Rock Radio Network

Oct 19

0524 747 E: RNE Andalucía
1754 1314 E: RNE Catalunya

Oct 20

0605 1503 G: BBC Stoke, dominating this fq in the morning
0616 1530 G: Pulse2
0620 1323 G: Smooth Radio, Didn’t catch local id or commercials :/
0624 1026 G: BBC Cambridgeshire
1747 1305 E: RNE Castilla-La Mancha

Oct 21

0447 1161 G: Tay 2
0603 1170 G: Swansea Sound, Finally received this!

Oct 22

1529 6308 D: Radio Marabu
1544 3930 HOL: Zender Kachelboer / Stove Farmer
1547 6530 AUT:Straightline Radio Austria

Oct 31

1604 6100 AFG: Radio Afghanistan, Back in the shortwaves


Utility – NDB Beacons

  • 311     D: LMA, Lima 23.10.2016
  • 330    HOL: SO, Eelde 24.10.2016
  • 344    D: HN, Hohn 23.10.2016
  • 350    FIN: LAA, Oulu / Laanila 23.10.2016
  • 406.5 D: BOT, Bottrop 23.10.2016
  • 413.5  D: DLS, Berlin 23.10.2016


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!