24 October 2020

eQSL from World Music Radio

  Just received this nice eQSL from the Danish station WMR. Thanks, Stig Hartvig Nielsen!

20 October 2020

Marconi Radio International schedule of test transmissions for this week

Please be advised that Marconi Radio International (MRI) will be on the air this week with test transmissions on 20, 23, 24 and 25 October 2020, as follows:

05.00-06.00 UTC. The frequency is 6170 kHz (USB mode).

Reception reports (verified by eQSL) to this E-mail address: marconiradiointernational (at) gmail.com

Some lucky listeners will also receive our printed QSL card. Please don't forget to include your postal/street address, too!

Last but not least, we need your help! If you are a DX blogger, or use social networks, please post an announcement on your own blog and/or Facebook or send out a tweet. You can also forward this message to a friend.

Stay tuned!

Marconi Radio International


Source: station's mailing list

18 October 2020

SAQ Grimeton Transmission on October 24th, 2020

 On United Nations Day, October 24th, 2020, the SAQ transmitter in Grimeton will again send out a message to the whole world on 17.2 kHz CW.

Programme:
On air & YouTube Live Stream
16:30 (14:30 UTC): Startup and tuning of the Alexanderson Alternator SAQ.
17:00 (15:00 UTC): Transmission of a message from SAQ.

We are proud to announce that this year’s message has been composed by Anders TegnellChief Epidemiologist Public Health Agency of Sweden.

Only on YouTube Live Stream

17:20 (15:20 UTC): Live music concert from the transmitter hall.
Anna Louise Ekman www.annalouiseekman.se will perform Swedish and Italian songs, accompanied by a pianist.

The entire transmission event and the following concert can be seen live at our YouTube Channel starting at 16:30 (15:30 UTC).

QSL Reports to SAQ

QSL reports to SAQ are very welcome and appreciated. This time we will only accept reports via our ONLINE FORM (click link to enter your report).
The online form will be open from October 24th until November 6th.
We have no possibility to confirm reports received by Email / mail / bureau.

Amateur Radio Station SK6SAQ

The Amateur Radio Station with the call “SK6SAQ” will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 7.035 kHz CW or
– 14.035 kHz CW or
– 3.755 kHz SSB

QSL-reports to SK6SAQ are kindly received via:

– Email to info/a/alexander.n.se
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by postal mail (see address above)Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

Due to the Corona pandemic, there will be no visitors to the transmission hall at the radio station during the transmission. The association will try to carry out the transmission to the world from the old Alexanderson alternator SAQ with minimal staff in place.

World Heritage Grimeton Radio station and The Alexander Association

For further details, se grimeton.org or alexander.n.se

*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be cancelled at short notice.


Source: station's mailing list

11 October 2020

Pirate Radio Logs 14.09.2020 - 06.10.2020

14.09.2020

20.48 - 6288.0 - UNID - 45433 - Juanes - La Camisa Negra, 20.50 - Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazlewood - Summer Wine, 21.03 - CD
21.24 - 4700.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 44444 - Melotron - Der Blaue Planet, 21.27 - ID, 21.29 - Metric - Die Happy

23.09.2020

18.18 - 6290.0 - Odynn Radio - 35433-45433 - Tina Turner - I Can't Stand The Rain, 18.23 - Van Halen - Runnin' With The Devil, 18.26 - Golden Earring - Radar Love
18.37 - 4700.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45444 - Club dance music non-stop, 22.03 - Eule - Stehaufmäedchen
21.02 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 35433-45344 - Bryan Adams - Cuts Like A Knife, 21.45 - Marc Almond - Something's Gotten Hold Of My Heart, 21.49 - ID
21.31 - 6940.0 - Radio Parade Int'l (tent.) - 24322-34322 - Stephanie Mills - Never Knew Love Like This Before
22.08 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45333 - Bix Beiderbecke - At The Jazz Band Ball
22.11 - 5885.0 - Radio Rock Revolution (tent.) - 33333 - Florence + The Machine - Never Let Me Go, 22.13 - New Radicals - You Get What You Give, 22.19 - The Babys - Isn't It Time
22.33 - 6205.0 - Laser Hot Hits - 34333 - Roxy Music - Same Old Scene, 22.35 - ID, 22.36 - Rose Royce - Wishing On A Star

24.09.2020

22.48 - 5780.0 - Harmony Radio - 25432 - Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
23.04 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 35433-45433 - Oldies music of 30's-40's

25.09.2020

17.14 - 6290.0 - Radio Zeewolf - 45433 - Dash Berlin & Cerf, Mitiska & Jaren - Man On The Run, 17.15 - Miss Montreal & Diggi Dex - Alles Is Zoals Het Zou Moeten Zijn, 17.26 - Greetings to me (thanks!), 17.27 - Scooter - The Logical Song
17.20 - 6387.0 - Radio 319 -  45343-45444 - Diana Ross & The Supremes - In And Out Of Love, then QSY to 6390 kHz
17.37 - 6390.0 - Radio 319 - 45344 - 45444 - The Animals - It's My Life, 17.40 - ID by female voice, 17.41 - Electric Light Orchestra - Sweet Talkin' Woman
17.46 - 6260.0 - UNID - 45444 - René And His Alligators - In The Mood, 17.48 - Harry Govers - Holiday, 17.54 - Space Monkey - Can't Stop Running
18.38 - 4700.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45444 - Revolverheld - Lass Uns Gehen, 18.40 - Leaf - Sol
18.46 - 5780.0 - Harmony Radio (tent.) - 35333 - Some slow ballad on peaks, 18.54 - Dusty Springfield - The Look Of Love
19.02 - 6295.0 - Radio Igloo - 45433-45444 - Bobby Vee - Summertime Blues, 19.05 - Enya - Only Time, 19.09 - ID by female voice, 19.10 - Waylon Jennings - Luckenbach, Texas, 19.32 - CW transmission, 19.33 - CD
19.20 - 6260.0 - Studio 52 (tent.) - 24332 - Some music on peaks
19.43 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 35433 - Retro music, 22.37 - Ted Lewis - Here You Come With Love, 22.38 - Nitsa Molly - Den Thelo Sopen Kai Bach
19.49 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 45444 - The Pogues - Rainy Night In Soho, 19.52 - ID, 19.52 - R.E.M. - Radio Free Europe
20.06 - 6205.0 - Laser Hot Hits - 32432 - Robin S. - Show Me Love, constant UTE QRM, 21.29 - Mabel & Not3s - Fine Line
20.29 - 3935.0 - Radio Batavia - 24332-34333 - Sounds of flute on peaks, 20.33 - Donna Summer - State Of Independence
20.45 - 3910.0 - Sluwe Vos Radio - 35333-45333 - Scorpions - Holiday, 20.55 - Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, 21.05 - Fantastique - Mama Told Me
22.05 - 6305.0 - Radio Merlin Int'l (tent.) - 143x1-24322 - Some music on peaks

26.09.2020

18.17 - 6390.0 - Radio 319 - 35433-45333 - Cliff Bennett & The Rebel Rousers - Got To Get You Into My Life, 18.26 - Chas & Dave - The Sideboard Song
20.58 - 6290.0 - Johnny Tobacco - 35333-45344 - Donna Summer - She Works Hard For The Money, 21.02 - Chris Rea - The Road To Hell (Part 2), 21.15 - ID, greetings to me (thanks!), 21.16 - Walter Ostanek - 707 Polka, 21.35 - CD

27.09.2020

16.52 - 6262.0 - UNID - 44344 - Eva Dahlgren - Vem Tänder Stjärnorna, 16.56 - Bobby Prins - Ik Zit In Een Cafeetje, 16.58 - Nystogs - Polkafeber
17.01 - 6295.0 - Reflections Europe - 45344 - Sermon in English
17.10 - 6993.9 - Zeppelin Radio (tent.) - 35333 - Some music on peaks, 17.26 - Leona Lewis - Better In Time, 18.23 - Macy Gray - I Try, 18.26 - Marvin Gaye - Sexual Healing
18.47 - 3935.0 - Sluwe Vos Radio - 45333 - Oxia - Domino, 18.55 - ID, 19.21 - 2 Unlimited - Faces, 19.24 - Moby - Porcelain
20.23 - 6283.0 - Johnny Tobacco - 35333-55444 - Frank Yankovic & His Yanks - Blue Skirt Waltz, 20.40 - Frankie Yankovic And His Yanks - Milwaukee Polka, 20.44 - greetings to me (thanks!)
21.36 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45433-45444 - Francisco "Charro" Avitia - Entre Copa Y Copa, 21.38 - Fred Astaire - Steppin' Out With My Baby, 21.41 - Irving Mills & His Hotsy Totsy Gang - Dusky Stevedore
22.06 - 4700.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45444-55444 - Mariliis Jõgeva - Corona, 22.13 - Real McCoy - Another Night, 22.16 - short ID, 22.21 - HIM - Pretending

01.10.2020

20.01 - 4700.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45444 - ID jingle, 20.07 - Fox The Fox - Precious Little Diamond, 20.12 - M83 - Reunion, 20.15 - BEHM - Tivolit
20.49 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 45433 - Al Jolson - That Little German Band

02.10.2020

18.41 - 6390.0 - Radio 319 (tent.) - 35433-45433 - C. C. Catch - Strangers By Night
18.50 - 6262.0 - UNID - 55444 - Dusty Springfield - Goin' Back, 18.52 - Bonnie Tyler - It's A Heartache, 18.56 - Kim Wilde - Cambodia
20.55 - 6255.0 - Studio 52 (tent.) - 24432 - Some music and speech on peaks
20.58 - 6262.0 - Radio Batavier (tent.) - 33433 - Abba - Chiquitita

03.10.2020

21.40 - 6985.0 - The Vault - 34333 - Fleetwood Mac - Gypsy, 21.44 - Bonobo - Kong
23.25 - 5140.0 - Charleston Radio Int'l - 35333 - Retro music on peaks

04.10.2020

18.45 - 6295.0 - Reflections Europe - 35433 - Speech in English, music
22.44 - 4700.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45444 - PeterLicht - Wir Werden Siegen, 22.46 - ID, 22.47 - Play & Win - Close The Door, 22.51 - New Music - They All Run After The Carving Knife

06.10.2020

19.54 - 6292.0 - Johnny Tobacco - 45433-45444 - Engelbert Humperdinck - Please Release Me, 19.56 - Van Halen - Jump, 20.06 - greetings to me (thanks!), ID, 20.19 - Merle Haggard - I Think I'll Just Stay Here And Drink
20.35 - 4875.0 - Mystery Radio 21 - 45433 - Roald Velden - There She Was, 21.24 - Roald Velden - Last Sunset

10 October 2020

News of OIRT broadcasting in Ukraine

  New changes on OIRT frequencies in Dnipro:

  • UA:Radio Kultura    88.1 MHz 1 kW    instead of TX on 66.74 MHz which will be switched off soon.
  • Hromadske Radio on 73.46 MHz is currently off.
Source: ukrtvr.org

03 October 2020

News of OIRT broadcasting in Ukraine

 UA:Radio Promin is now broadcasting on the new frequency of 106.9 MHz in Shostka, so 1 kW OIRT transmitter on 67.49 MHz will be switched off soon.

Update: this concerns also transmitter in Volochysk on 68.72 MHz, which will be switched off (if not alredy silent) due to new CCIR frequency of 100.8 MHz for UA:Ukrainske Radio / UA:Ukrainske Radio - Podillia Tsentr in this town.

Source: ukrtvr.org

02 October 2020

eQSL from Radio Igloo

 Thanks to Iglooman for the nice eQSL received from Radio Igloo!

01 October 2020

eQSL from Red Sands Radio

 Non-detailed eQSL and station information leaflet from Red Sands Radio for reception of the Bob's 60's Splash show via Channel-292 on 6070 kHz. Thanks!


28 September 2020

Selected tropo catches 15.09.2020

Last time, Google Inc. makes all possible to do some of its online services the most uncomfortable for users and reduces them to complete nuisance. So, now the new format of FM loggings may differ from the old one.

08:28 71.81 MHz BLR BR Radio Stalitsa Zhlobin 2 kW 280 km 354 °
08:38 72.11 MHz BLR BR Radius FM Minsk 17 kW 440 km 337 °
08:40 71.33 MHz BLR BR Pershy Kanal Minsk 17 kW 440 km 337 °
08:43 73.19 MHz BLR BR Radio Stalitsa Vasilevichi 1 kW 200 km 349 °
08:52 66.02 MHz BLR BR Radio Mahilioŭ (tent.) Bobruysk 9 kW 320 km 347 °
08:59 68.12 MHz BLR BR Radio Hrodna Slonim 8.3 kW 450 km 313 °
09:11 72.89 MHz BLR BR Radio Stalitsa Minsk 17 kW 440 km 337 °
09:16 70.46 MHz UKR UA:Radio Promin Khmelnytskyi 17 kW 270 km 249 °
09:49 68.90 MHz BLR BR Radio Stalitsa Hrodna 17 kW 580 km 312 °
10:05 67.76 MHz BLR BR Pershy Kanal Gomel 8 kW 230 km 9 °
18:45 88.20 MHz POL RMF FM Kielce/Święty Krzyż 120 kW 660 km 278 °
18:50 96.20 MHz POL PR 3 Kielce/Święty Krzyż 60 kW 660 km 278 °
18:55 107.2 MHz POL Radio Maryja Kielce/Święty Krzyż 120 kW 660 km 278 °
19:52 90.50 MHz POL PR 3 Siedlce/Łosice 30 kW 570 km 294 °
20:12 89.50 MHz UKR UA:Radio Kultura Poltava 3 kW 310 km 105 °
21:32 91.90 MHz POL RMF FM Siedlce/Łosice 30 kW 570 km 294 °
22:54 95.40 MHz UKR UA:Ukrainske Radio Ivankiv ? kW 40 km 98 °

All the stations were identified by ID jingles, RDS, playlists, parallel frequencies or parallel web streams. Power values are ERP, distances are approximate.

RX: Airspy Mini SDR
ANT: 80 mb dipole

26 September 2020

Reception of South African Navy in MFSK-33 mode

 Good propagation conditions on short waves favour reception of distant utility stations located on other continents. One of these stations is using quite interesting multimode format which consists of 50 Bd RTTY with 170 Hz shift, 54.5 Bd FSK and 2200 Hz wide MFSK-33 parts. Such sequence is formed by Saab Grintek MHF-50 MFSK Modem used by utility stations of South African Navy.

Transmissions of the station with tentative call-sign ZSJ near Capetown can be currently heard in Kyiv at night time on the frequency of 6504 kHz. Here are results of reception on 25th of September 2020 at 23.11 UTC:

One can see alternating FSK and MFSK parts of the transmission. The signal mode cannot be confused with other ones due to its unique structure. The sequencies can also be heard on my audio sample of reception on 6504 kHz:


Results of TDoA analysis confirm South African origin of this signal:


RXAirspy Mini SDR + SpyVerter
Ant: 10 m external random wire