Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.K. Talksport Droitwich 1053 kHz QSL


Talksport on 1053 khz made it through on the 27th August 2003. I received a verification letter in response to my reception report. The station has been heard on a quite a few occasions since. 


Antenna masts at the Droitwich transmitter station (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

Monday, September 29, 2014

Grenada - Harbour Light Of The Windwards, Carriacou 1400 kHz QSL


The view from Hillsborough, Carriacou, looking south (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

The Harbour Light Of The Windwards was heard in Fish Hoek on the 6th July 2003 via the FRG7 and 50 metre longwire antenna. The station has been heard fairly regularly over the years with some surprising signal peaks. 

Station Engineer John McPherson kindly verified my reception report.


Friday, September 26, 2014

4QN Townsville QLD 630 kHz QSL

Townsville CBD (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).

4QN Townsville on 630 kHz made it through to Fish Hoek on the 9th May 1992 via the FRG7 and 50 metre longwire antenna.

Manager John Nutting kindly verified my reception report.


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

3LO Melbourne VIC 774 kHz QSL

3LO Control Room in 1928 (Photograph wikimedia commons).

3LO Melbourne on 774kHz was heard on the 15th April 1992 via the FRG7 and 50 metre longwire antenna at Fish Hoek.

Assistant Manager G K Glover kindly responded with a verification letter and added :

" ... For the signal to extend right across Australia to South Africa is most unusual. I don't recall ever having had a report from this far away ... "


Monday, June 23, 2014

Papua New Guinea - Radio Enga 2410 kHz QSL and Audio

Tavurvur Volcano, Papua New Guinea (Photo Wikimedia Commons).


It was a pleasant surprise to hear Radio Enga, Papua new Guinea on 2410 kHz for the first time during a holiday/dxpedition at the South African coastal location of Cintsa (45 km from East London). 

The 10 kw signal made it through during excellent reception conditions back on the 18th July 1991 via the FRG7 and 50 metre longwire antenna. 

Station Technician Felix Tumun kindly verified my reception report with a friendly and detailed QSL letter.



AUDIO CLIP

An astonishing signal peak recorded on the 18th July 1991 at Cintsa, South Africa :


Audio clip also available here