Monday, April 27, 2015

GERMANY Bayern 1 Munich 801 kHz QSL

Bayern 1, Munich on 801 kHz was heard on the 12th September 2006 during the Seefontein Dxpedition.

Ines Bergmoser from New Technologies was astonished at the distance of the reception and kindly verified my reception report with a friendly email reply. 

The Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian Broadcasting, BR) headquarters, situated in Munich (photograph wikimedia commons).

Thursday, April 23, 2015

SWEDEN Radio Sweden Sölvesborg 1179 kHz QSL

Radio Sweden, Sölvesborg on 1179 kHz used to make it through to Fish Hoek on occasions via the FRG7 and ALA1530 loop antenna.

I was fortunate to receive a QSL card in response to my email reception report for the medium wave reception on the 11th September 2006 during the Seefontein Dxpedition.  

Managing Editor of English programming also responded with a friendly email and added that their technicians were very happy to hear that the MW broadcast reached South Africa. 

It was also a pleasant surprise to receive a friendly and informative letter from Service Technician Hakan Widenstedt who kindly included interesting information with photographs of the antenna system and a Terecom pendant.

" We, the three technicians serving the SW station in Hoerby and the MW station in Sölvesborg, want to present you with our company flag for the extraordinary feat of catching our 1179 kHz signal as far away as South Africa ... 

We have been listening to the audio clip attached in the E-mail that was forwarded to us from our friends at Radio Sweden and we are very impressed ...

I remember, in the very early days of the Sölvesborg station, there was a reception report from one famous DXer Arthur Cushing in New Zealand, but these occasions are of course very rare ... "

Radio Sweden ceased broadcasting on MW and SW on the 30th October 2010 at 2159 UTC.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

NORWAY NRK Kvitsøy 1314 kHz QSL

NRK Kvitsøy on 1314 kHz used to be a regular visitor via the FRG7 and ALA1530 loop antenna in Fish Hoek. 

Camilla Krogli Hansen kindly verified my reception report via an email received back in July 2006 :

" ... I am amazed to hear that you could listen to NRK Europakanalen in your beautiful town in South Africa. I can confirm that it was our channel you were receiving. It is now closed down, since the 1st of July (2006)  ... "

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Philippines DZAR Manila 1026 kHz QSL

DZAR Manila on 1026 kHz was heard at Millers Point on the 12th July 2006 via the FRG7 and 40 metre antenna.

Leng Nedtran kindly verified my reception report with a friendly email reply :

Hello Gary!

On behalf of our Pastor, Rev. Pastor Apollo C. Quiboloy, our President and CEO of our Radio & Media Network, we thank you for your email.

Thru the audio clip you have attached, we hereby confirm that indeed it was our radio station DZAR 1026 kHz in Manila, Philippines which you have heard last 12th July 2006 at 5:35 am also last July 4th.

It is really wonderful and it never ceases to amaze us how you are able to hear the signal from our radio station from a very remote/far place such as yours.

Should you want to know more about us, do drop by our website : and we also have our online radio available! 

Anyway, we do hope to hear from you again.

Muli, Maraming salamat po at mabuhay! (Again, thank you very much and more power!)

Yours trulu,
Leng Nedtran
DZAR Sonshine Radio 1026 kHz

The DZAR studio, situated in Manila, Phlippines.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Philippines DYAB Cebu City 1512 kHz QSL

Another mediumwave radio station from the Philippines to make it through to Millers Point was DYAB Cebu City on 1512 kHz. The station was heard here for the first time on the 13th September 2006.

Station Manager Leo Lastimosa kindly verified my reception report via an email reply :

" Dear Gary,

Thank you very much for taking time out to inform us about DYAB AM's signal reaching South Africa.

We have signal problems in Cebu and neighboring provinces like Bohol, Negros Oriental, Leyte and Samar so we're glad that we could also be heard in other areas of the globe.

You have a great hobby and thank you for the nice feedback.

Leo "

Cebu City, Philippines (Photograph Wikimedia Commons).