Thursday, September 30, 2010

WINZ Miami FL 940 kHz QSL

WINZ Miami Florida on 940 kHz made it through on the 27th July 1986 via the FRG7 and 30 metre longwire at Sandbaai.

Technical Director Mitch Wein kindly verified my reception report.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

CAYMAN ISLANDS Radio Cayman 1555 kHz QSL

The Caribbean has always been an interesting target for the South African Dxer. It was a pleasure to hear Radio Cayman on their previous mediumwave frequency of 1555 kHz. The station made it through to Sandbaai on the 17th July 1986 via the FRG7 and 30 metre longwire antenna.

Brodcasting Director Loxley Banks kindly verified my reception report with a friendly letter.

Stingray City, Grand Cayman (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

CBE Windsor Ontario 1550 khz QSL

CBE Windsor Ontario on 1550 khz made it through to Pinelands via the FRG7 and 30 metre longwire antenna on the 14th July 1986.

Radio Resources Manager Rod Clark kindly responded to my reception report with a letter in which he included the following interesting comment :

" ... I have just verified another report from Norway, at a weather station in the Arctic ocean. Your report gives us almost 180 degrees of coverage."

Skyline of Windsor, the southernmost city in Canada, viewed from Detroit (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NIGERIA Radio Benue Makurdi 918 kHz QSL and Audio

The Benue River in Nigeria, looking south east from Jimeta/Yola (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

Radio Benue, Makurdi, Nigeria on 918 khz was heard at 1900 UTC on the 5th July at Fish Hoek via the Sony SRF-M37V and 220 metre BOG.

Radio Benue Director of Administration & Finance, Espie Adzape kindly verified my reception report with a recent friendly email :

Nice to hear from you. Your report is correct. we broadcast on 918 khz and 95 mhz FM and our sub station at Idekpa. The reception report is cheering news because our radial wires were recently vandalized so we are unsure of our present reach. It is heart warning to know that we can still be heard far away. Somebody wrote in from Russia as well. Look forward to more communication with you. My regards, Espei Adzape.


Station Identification in English was included in the following announcement which preceded a local newscast at 1900 UTC on the 5th July 2010 :

" ... 8 'o clock ... This is the combined service of Radio Benue. You can listen to this broadcast on 95 megahertz FM, 918 kHz mediumwave band or our local sub station ... "