onsdag 11 december 2013
The 17th of January 2012 I had a nice opening towards Cuba and for the first time I heard R Sancti Spíritus from the northern city of Yaguajay. The station also has transmitters in Trinidad (1190) and in Sancti Spírtitus (1210) which is the strongest with a power of 10kW.
Webmaster Wilber Zada Rosendi verified my reception and wrote that I had heard a part of the programme Seleciones Musicales.
söndag 8 december 2013
La Plaza de Armas de ciudad de Arequipa
torsdag 28 november 2013
My best ever conditions towards Bolivia on MW were at May 8 this year when signals from the country was heard on several QRGs. On 1560,142 kHz I heard a fotball commentary from a game between Aurora and Nacional Potosí and that the game was played on Estado Felix Capriles in Cochabamba. I sent a letter to the station (it didn´t exist at all on the internet) and a few weeks later a email from Patricia Salazar verified my reception. I also contacted Henrik Klemetz at the same time about my findings and with his contacts in the city he also arranged so I got this beautiful QSLcard from the station. Many Thanks Henrik!
The same night I also heard two tentative Bolivian "Community" stations on 1080 and 1570,71 but couldn´t get a positive ID from neither of them. Exciting anyway !
söndag 13 oktober 2013
Back in may 2010 I heard the station a few times with beautiful andean music. The QRG is often occupied by TurboMix but I also heard R Milenio Universal from Arequipa last year.
Cerro de Pasco is a city of 70 000 inhabitants and an important mining center located at the top of the andean mountains. At a elevation of 4330 meters it is one of the highest cities in the world
The shortwave QRG in the header is inactive since many years.
P.C. Tito Vera Romero , Gerente General verified my reception
One of the CBC R One outlets in Newfoundland that sometimes present strong signals here in Möklinta. They identify locally one minute before top of the hour as "CBC Radio One 5-40 AM in Grand Falls-Windsor -Canada lives here"
Maureen Anonsen, Mgr verified my reception recently.
The same morning I heard WMEL-1300 (20130206) I noticed that both 1430 and 1590 presented interesting signals. The 1430 station was revealed as WTMN Gainesville and 1590 identified itself as "This is WPSL Port Saint Lucie 15-90 - The talk of the Treasure Coast" . Been searching for them many times but now it finally got caught. Greg Wyatt , Vice President wrote :
" Hi Bernt…..Thanks for listening, this is amazing because we can’t even hit South Stuart Florida (just 28 miles away) at night…..Good stuff. Have a great summer. Greg Wyatt VP/GM"
They share the same building as their sisterstation WJNX "La Gigante" -1330
lördag 5 oktober 2013
As we all know the 12th of January was a fantastic day for TA receptions and an hour before my local midnight I caught a signal playing oldies on the QRG. I followed the signal and after about 30 minutes I heard the ID as "This is AM 9-80 WCAP - Everybody gets it!"
I send them my reception report and got a nice answer from Gerrry Lauderdale:
That is our station , no doubt about it. We are a 5,000 watt 24 hour news talk station during the day with Beatles and Before music in automation at night. We serve Lowell Massachusetts and have been in continuous operation since 1952. Keep listening and we will stay in touch. AM is amazing how it bounces around world......wow
980 WCAP Radio
Serving the Entire Merrimack Valley
980 WCAP Radio
Serving the Entire Merrimack Valley
Streaming at www.980wcap.com
fredag 13 september 2013
One of my greatest FM catches of all time happened the 29th of June 2011 when I suddenly heard Hebrew talk on 91,0 MHz. A few seconds later I caught the ID "Radio Lev Hamediná" Had no idea where it came from until I searched the Internet and was chocked by the length, 3400km . Must have been a double-hop Sporadic-E propagation and at the same time I noticed a few other channels with arabic speaking stations, none of them identified.
It wasn´t easy to get in contact with the station but at last Aviram Gaon replied after he been listening to my recording that is was their station I´ve heard.
A usual guest on the frequency is "Máxima 9-40" which is a news-traffic and weather station , but when we hear them here in Sweden its with non-stop music programs during the local night. I sent them a reception report last autumn and got a nice verification via Facebook.
February 6th I caught the rather rare signals of WMEL during selective cx towards central Florida. The usual FL station here is WFFG from the southern Key West but the QRG is well populated and the dominant triple here in Möklinta are WOOD-WJMO-KGLO, all three with excellent pattern towards Sweden.
The Owner John Harper wrote:
What a delight to learn from your report that you were able to receive my radio station in Sala, Sweden. That is truly exciting news for us here at W M E L Talk Radio AM 1300 on Cocoa Beach, Florida.
I will share your wonderful news with our staff and especially our Chief Engineer (Johnny O Hara). I know he will really be thrilled as well.
Please keep in touch.
John Harper and Your friends @ AM 1300 WMEL Cocoa Beach, Florida"
Cocoa Beach is located just south of Cape Canaveral
torsdag 12 september 2013
The 15th of December last year I heard a strong signal one morning with oriental music on 1557kHz which turned out to be Vahon FM, the local voice for over 50.000 hindus in and around Hauge in the Nederlands. QSL-Manager Koos Wijnants verified my reception , Thanks !
måndag 19 augusti 2013
In October 2011 I had the luck to receive their signals with a promo for Jim Bohannan Show followed by "on 9-20 WHJJ". This was the first and only time I´ve heard them, so I decided to send them a f/up earlier this year. Program & News Director Bill George confirmed my reception after he been listening to my recording.
tisdag 6 augusti 2013
The 12th of January this year we had signals coming in early in the evening and quite a few "daytimers" was logged in Scandinavia. Once again 790kHz surprised me with a TOH ID at 2200UTC as "Listen to Imus in the Morning - AM7-90 WPRV Providence - A Cumulus Station" Although not a daytimer but a nice catch anyway from this, the smallest state in U.S.
Caroline Gallogly, Promotions Mgr verified my reception.
During good conditions the 10th of January I noticed that KEYZ Williston 660 was dominating their QRG. As my collection of North Dakota QSLs are quite small I went to 790 to see if I had some luck. Last year I once heard them but with a very disturbed and weak signal, but now I could clearly decipher "..on 7-90 KFGO - KFGO.com. News and People you trust. Everyday...Newsroom on the Mighty 7-90 Fargo-Moorhead" when CFCW was in a deep fade. I soon received a nice letter from Brad Wilson :
Fargo-Moorhead are sister cities of the Red River Valley which acts as a natural border between ND and MN. The cities has a population of about 210 000. Fargo is also the name of Cohen Brothers crime film from 1996 where our swedish actor Peter Stormare had his international breakthrough as an actor
Had the luck to find this station the 8th of January with a weak signal below the strong CHED for a few minutes playing C&W music. ID between two songs as "..in the morning Country 92.9 FM 6-30 AM CFCO" .
Located in Chatham-Kent in the southern tip of Ontario and boasting a great daytime signal into most of Michigan, parts of Ohio and Indiana.
David Palmer confirmed my reception after listening to my recording.
onsdag 5 juni 2013
It was a huge surprise when I heard the station with a faint signal in January 10th this year airing its religious programs and their TOH ID: "This is Truth AM 8-20 KUTR Taylorsville-Ogden-Provo-Salt Lake City"
Russ East, Station Manager, confirmed my reception.
Taylorsville is located 10km south S.L.C.
Usually one of the strongest in the AM band if the signals hangs on towards mid day in the winter. I heard them the 10th of January with " Programming with a western flavour Saturdays on Southern Albertas Community Radiostation AM 11-40"
Jeff Young at Golden West Broadcasting confirmed my reception.
High River is a small town about 30 minutes drive south of Calgary, with a population of approx 13000. The town is known as the official home of the popular TV show "Heartland"
fredag 24 maj 2013
In the morning hours the 6th of February this year I heard some unusual FL stations on the band, such as WMEL Cocoa Beach-1300, WTMN Gainesville-1430 and WPSL Port St Lucie-1590, all of them personal first for me. On 1490 I had a talk station who came out of the noise precisely to the TOH. The Female voice announced "You listen to AM 14-90 WWPR Brandenton-Sarasota-Tampa Bay" I was excited and sent them a reception report directly. A few hours later Valerie Silver answered my mail:
"That was us and my voice that you heard on the station identification! How great that you could pick us up way out in Sweden! Hope you are doing well!
As I been to that area a few years ago we had some email correspondence and later she told me that they received another reception report from a gentleman in England too.
Brandenton is a city in Manatee County located on Floridas west coast just south of Tampa Bay. The county is named after the Florida manatee or commonly called the "sea cow". I saw a few of them when visiting Florida and it is a fascinating animal. Sadly many of them gets hurt by speeding motorboats and illegal hunting.
The morning of 19th October 2010 was exciting with signals from Panamá such as 1510 and 1560. On 840 I noticed a station playing odd music past the top of the hour. After a few minutes the music was interupted by announcement " Nacional FM - mas de 40 años informado de todo Panamá" . The station wasn´t easy to get in contact with but at last I managed to get confirmation by facebook their facebook site, Sertv Radio-Televisión earlier this spring.
From time to time this station appears here in the mornings, often accompanied by R Monumental -1510 with their lousy sound and R Zeta-Uno -1400 . The 3rd of October 2009 was such a date when the station dominated the QRG. I tried a few times to get in contact with them with no luck until I found them on Facebook erlier this year. A short but correct confirmation made my day!
Been hunting for this station a long time but CFGO Ottawa and WXKS Newton use to dominate the QRG most of the time. At last I had sucess in the morning of 10th January this year when I found a station playing mexican music and gave a short TOH Id as "WRTO Chicago" . The station is owned by Univision , the largest hispanic radio company in the states and can be heard airing Chicago Cubs and White Socks games in spanish.
Chief Engineer Joshua Sigstad confirmed my reception.
It was the 18th of November 2009 in early evening hours I first heard WILS with a nice announcement as "more compelling talk radio for the capital city - This is 13-20 WILS Lansing" Tried with a reception report but no luck. Tried again with a f/up and now Scott Loomis answered:
That's certainly us. No mistaking it. At that time we were broadcasting at our nighttime power and broadcast pattern. Nighttime power is 1,900 watts compared to 25,000 during the day, so I'm impressed that our signal bounced all the way to your corner of the world. Yours is the typical area where people pick us up though. Scandanavia seems to get nice reception, although I did get someone from Great Britain emailing me the other day with an audio sample.
Hope all is well in Sweden. In Michigan we love your country...you provide some of the best hockey players on our beloved Detroit Red Wings! You wouldn't be able to talk Nicklas Lidstrom into making a comeback would you? We miss him already!"
Many thanks Scott for your nice answer!
onsdag 22 maj 2013
In the morning of 8th January I was delighted to hear the signals of WSAU a few minutes thru the interference from 549kHz. I catched part of the TOH ID "..Newstalk 5-50 WSAU Wausau WSAU FM....Stevens Point-Marshfield" Its a difficult to hear something from the US on this QRG but WSAU seems to be one of the most usual ones here according to the statistics. I´ve heard them once before but never good enough for a reception report until now.
Wausau has a population of 39 000 and the city is divided into east and west by the Wisconsin River.
In the last seasons this station has frequently been received here in Sweden with ESPN programs and TOH ID´s as "ESPN Radio 13-60 AM WYOS Binghamton - ESPN Radio Sports Center"
Bob Joseph confirmed my reception and also asked me to try pull in their news-talk station WNBF-1290, where Bob hosts "Binghamton Now" weekday mornings from nine to noon.
söndag 21 april 2013
During the very good conditions towards north america, 7-13th of January this year, I heard quite a few stations on 980kHz and one of them was "98 WITY" which was a new one for me. The station broadcast farm programs, news and easy-listening music. Both Bill Collins and Andrew Dudich verified my reception and Andrew wrote among other :
Thank you for your e-mail. You indeed were listening to 980AM WITY from Danville, Illinois, U.S.A. The identification you heard is voiced by Max Armstrong, a farm broadcaster who helps us with special farm promotions and remotes. It is interesting to let you know that we have had a few other letters recently from other DX-ers in Sweden and Finland. Our Northern directional pattern seems to be shooting over the North Pole often lately. I just responded to another listener in Täby."
He also tell´s me that the transmitter is located in East Central Illinois at Danville, 4 miles west of the border with the state of Indiana.
A few times over the years I been able to hear this station but never received a response of my letters to them. But recently I got a tip from a dx friend and soon Hugo Salinas verified my reception with a nice letter:
"Apreciado Bernt- Ivan, gracias por tomar el tiempo para comunicarse desde tan lejano lugar. Escuche la grabacio que envio y le confirmo que esa es la identificacion tipica y regular de nuestra radio BBN 1350 AM en ciudad de Panama - Panama en centro america.
Seria un gusto conocerlos, deseo que Dios los bendiga y me parece un hobby muy interesante, yo naci en un pueblo pequeño en Bolivia y tenia una radio multibandas, y me dedicaba a captar radios de lugares lejanos. todavía tengo ese interes, pero no tengo una radio buena para hacerlo, pero espero tener pronto.
BBN es un ministerio de Radio Cristiana, transmitimos en 8 idiomas por internet, y tenemos mas de 80 emisoras en Latino america. Nuestra pagina web es www.bbnradio.org
Un gran abrazo para usted y su familia.
I can confirm to you that it was our radio station, PJD 2 1300 am (Voice of St. Maarten). you heard. We became a commercial radio station some 40 years ago on the 1st of January 1973. This year, we are celebrating our 40th anniversary and as a result, we have planed a list of several events to be had in observation.