Saturday, January 31, 2015

6TZ Busselton WA 756 kHz QSL


The 2kw signal from 6TZ Busselton WA was heard in Fish Hoek via the FRG7 in October 2004.

Network Program Director Mat Cummins kindly verified my reception report with an informative email reply.

The 1 842 metre Busselton Jetty is regarded as the longest wooden structure in the southern hemisphere (photographs : Wikimedia Commons).

Friday, January 30, 2015

5PA Naracoorte SA 1161 kHz QSL Letter


5PA Naracoorte SA made it through on 1161 kHz kHz via the FRG7 and a 80 metre longwire antenna at Millers Point on the 8th July 2004. 

Regional Program Manager Alan Richardson kindly verified my reception report with a letter and included a few ABC South East stickers (pictured above).


Millers Point - the dx location,  looking towards the mountainside. 

A detailed report with photographs from a few mini dxpeditions to Millers Point in July/August 2004 is available here at the dxing.info website. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

5RN Adelaide SA 729 kHz QSL letter


5RN Adelaide on 729 kHz has made it through to Fish Hoek on numerous occasions. Communications Officer Katreena Doherty kindly verified my reception report with a letter back in July 2004.


Graham from the ABC also verified my reception report regarding an unusual barefoot appearance of 729 5RN Adelaide (including 891 5AN Adelaide) on the 22nd September 2010 via the Sony SRF-M37V with its internal 5cm ferrite loopstick antenna. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Netherlands Antilles TWR Bonaire 800 kHz QSL


TWR Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles was heard on 800 kHz on the 28th July 2005 via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Seefontein. The station has been heard regularly over the years at various coastal locations with good signal peaks.


Program Host Maggie Fuller kindly replied to my reception report with a friendly letter and included a station sticker with a QSL card.



Friday, January 23, 2015

WSB Atlanta GA 750 kHz QSL


WSB Atlanta GA made it through on 750 kHz kHz via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Seefontein on the 25th July 2005.

Charles Youngs from WSB Radio Operations verified my reception report with a letter and kindly included a cool station t-shirt.


Google Street View of the WSB Television and Radio Studio Building.

Monday, January 19, 2015

NETHERLANDS Radio London International Trintelhaven 1395 kHz QSL


Radio London International was heard for the first time (A South African First) on 1395 kHz via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Seefontein on the 27th July 2005. 

I received a verification letter including a cool postcard QSL of the M.V. Yeoman Rose (issued for the first broadcast during the summer of 1997) in response to my reception report.



The Radio London International antenna mast at Trintelhaven (photograph Wikimedia Commons). 

Friday, January 16, 2015

U.K. Sunrise Radio London 1458 kHz QSL



Sunrise Radio London was heard on 1458 kHz via the FRG7 during June 2004. Chairman PA Rekha Kaul kindly acknowledged my reception report with a brief letter and car sticker (pictured above).

Time out at Vaalkloof in the Karoo with Sandy - alongside fellow dxer Vince Stevens' classic Land Rover. Sunrise Radio was also heard during the 2003 dxpedition to Vaalkloof.

Thursday, January 15, 2015

WTNI Biloxi MS 1640 kHz QSL


WTNI Biloxi MS was heard for the first time on 1640 kHz via the FRG7 and a 50 metre longwire antenna during a brief dxpedition to Swartriet on the west coast in November 2003.

April Williams from the parent Mississippi Media Broadcasting Company kindly verified my reception report with an informative letter.


Google Earth image showing the close proximity of the Swartriet holiday cottages to the coast. The cottages are situated just north of Saldanha Bay on the west coast of South Africa.


Wednesday, January 14, 2015

KQXX Brownsville TX 1700 kHz QSL




KQXX Brownsville TX was heard on 1700 kHz via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Vaalkloof in the Karoo on the 29th September 2003. 

IT Manager and Engineering Assistant John Munoz kindly verified my reception report with a letter and included a station sticker (pictured above). John indicated that they were running 500 kw at night when I heard the station. 

On February 26 2004, the station changed call sign to KVNS which has been heard here on quite a few occasions since.

Yours truly with wife Sandy and daughter Nicole (photograph taken in 2004 during a holiday dxpedition with dxer Vince Stevens who discovered this great location). 

Vaalkloof is a nature reserve in the Karoo desert, approximately 180 km north of Cape Town. A quiet location with no electricity - car batteries and parrifin lamps were the order of the day!

Saturday, January 10, 2015

WTAW College Station TX 1620 kHz QSL



WTAW College Station TX was heard on 1620 kHz with CBS news followed by a phone-in programme and an id during a sports promo at 0355 hours via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Vaalkloof in the Karoo on the 29th September 2003.

Saturday, January 3, 2015

WHKT Portsmouth VA 1650 kHz QSL



WHKT Portsmouth VA was heard briefly on 1650 kHz with Radio Disney promos and pop music via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Vaalkloof in the Karoo on the 26th September 2003.


This station sticker was kindly included with the QSL letter received in response to my reception report.

On the 22nd January 2010, Disney took WHKT off the air and sold the station to Hampton Roads area religious broadcaster Chesapeake-Portsmouth Broadcasting on the 25th January 2010. 

WHKT is presently a Conservative Talk Radio station.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Taiwan Family Radio, Kouhu 1557 kHz QSL



Family Radio, Taiwan was heard on 1557 kHz via the FRG7 and a beverage antenna during a dxpedition to Vaalkloof in the Karoo on the 28th September 2003 . The station has been heard regularly at various locations in South Africa with good peaks.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Vietnam Voice Of Vietnam, Hanoi 1242 kHz QSL



The Voice Of Vietnam was heard on 1242 kHz in Fish Hoek on the 11th September 2003 via the FRG7 and 50 metre longwire antenna. The station has been heard fairly regularly over the years with good signal peaks.