Tuesday, April 25, 2017

QSL: JONK NHK-1 Nagano, 819

Quite a common station once you get past the North Korean, but to get a QSL, you need to report... Letter in Japanese received today.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

QSL: 2RN Radio National, Wollongong NSW 1431

I was checking some recordings from the excellent autumn equinox conditions last year and mostly chasing Japanese stations, so I didn't expect this 2 kW station. Quite a bit of luck was involved as Wakayma Hoso was extremely strong at the time. But after the time pips they left a couple seconds of dead air. And there went the Majestic Fanfare!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

QSL: AFN Kunsan, KOR 1440

AFN can be heard from time to time under the strong JOWF STV Sapporo, but on February 28 the signal was exceptional a few minutes. There are two 1 kW stations, Kunsan and Pyeongtaek, and both were actually heard with an echo. Facebook response this evening. Good signals also on other not common Korea frequencies.

QSL: KAVP Colona CO 1450

KAVP was heard with a very good signal in March. A friendly and detailed email response was received yesterday.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

QSL: 5RN Radio National, Adelaide SA 729

And today's third Aussie arrived half an hour later. 5RN was first heard many, many years ago, but was left unconfirmed until now. A good opening towards South Australia on April 9 brought good signals. Thanks Graham for outstanding service to DX-ers!

QSL: 4QS ABC Southern Queensland, Toowoomba QLD, 747 and 2RN Radio National, Newcastle, NSW 1512

Both were heard during a good opening in the early evening hours of January 21.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

QSL: 4QR ABC Radio Brisbane, QLD 612

On January 15 I observed a short period with excellent conditions towards a rather small area in Queensland, with the most common Australian on 1548 (4QD) at stunning levels. A couple very interesting commercial stations were left unidentified, but 4QR had a fair signal on top of the hour and a good ID to match.
QSL for my 10th Queensland station received last night.

Friday, March 31, 2017

QSL: WHIY Huntsville AL 1600

Heard a few days ago with a good signal in Kongsfjord, friendly response yesterday. Thanks OJS for v/s. Their sister station is the much more common WEUP on 1700.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

QSL: 4QL ABC Western Queensland, Longreach 540, and 4JK ABC North Queensland, Julia Creek 567

These stations were heard on Dec. 1, 2016, most surprising was 540 with the superpowered Kossuth Radio on. But TJ Bråtveit had found 540 on a later date so I decided to check. I'm now above the 30 mark for confirmed Australian MW stations.

QSL: AFN Tokyo 810

AFN "The Eagle" 810 is by no means uncommon in my location, yet for a long time, reporting it has been delayed to "later". A few days ago "later" suddenly became "now" as I found a super strength recording from October 2016.  Cheerful response this morning.