Saturday, November 11, 2017

A Companion For The MW DX-er? The Airspy R2 + Spyverter R2

I've had this receiver for more than four months, but I needed some time to explore if it has potential for the MW DX-er. To read more, click the link on the right side, or here.

Friday, November 10, 2017

QSL: KIXZ Amarillo TX 940

This quite unusual Texan was heard in early October, email response this evening.


QSL: All India Radio Jodhpur 531, Bengaluru 612, Varanasi 1242, Panaji 1287

Bulk reporting results in bulk QSL-ing - sort of. Four QSLs  in one came in my mailbox today. Heard during very auroral conditions in September.

Thursday, November 09, 2017

QSL: CIVH Vanderhoof BC, 1340

CIVH Valley Country has been high on my wish list for years. Last weekend it was suddenly there with a short liner between two country songs. And now I'm probably going to hear it weekly! Friendly email confirmed my reception, thanks Hans for the email address. Vanderhoof is in British Columbia's northern interior, not far from Prince George.

British Columbia #35, graveyard channel #275.

QSL: JOSB NHK-2 Kitakyushu, 1602

The 1-kW station surfaced from the jumble of what is effectively a Japanese "graveyard" frequency in early October. I received a QSL letter written in Japanese, with an English summary. My 6th verie from the Fukuoka prefecture.

Wednesday, November 08, 2017

QSL: KHIL Willcox AZ, 1250

November 4 was a good day for DX-ing, and I was thrilled to hear KHIL dominating over CHSM with a great TOH ID. The owner was apparently delighted too, and confirmed my reception with a friendly email.


QSL: KENN Farmington NM, 1390

I heard KENN during good conditions last weekend with a TOH announcement which went like "...reminding you to join me at 6 after Midnight on Coast to Coast AM, on 92.1 FM and 1390 AM, KENN Farmington". A friendly email exchange followed after the initial confirmation.

Tuesday, November 07, 2017

QSL: RNZ National, Gisborne New Zealand, 1314

The 2 kW from Poverty Bay was heard with fair signal levels in late October. Friendy email today. You can never hear too many Kiwi stations!

QSL: KRDO Colorado Springs, CO 1240

KRDO surfaced with a weak signal during the weekend, but enough for an ID and a friendly email response yesterday. 1240 # 40.

Monday, November 06, 2017

QSL: KXRO Aberdeen, WA 1320

KXRO had a suberb signal the past weekend, and totally drowned usual west coast dominant CHMB Vancouver. Very swift response today.


Thursday, November 02, 2017

QSL: KPYV Oroville CA 1340

This Spanish Catholic station serving northern California with KCVV 1240 was heard in October with their full-hour ID. Email response this morning from the lady who voiced the announcement.


Wednesday, November 01, 2017

QSL: 4ZR Roma QLD, 1476

4ZR's 2 kW transmitter has sent a great signal the past few days, and on November 1 I caught a superb full-hour ID. A Facebook message received an almost instant response. At the same time, 4QD 1548 was literally blasting away. Amazing. Hunting Aussies on MW is so cool.


QSL: HLCW KBS1 Wonju, 1152

This one is not often heard, but surfaced with a nice ID in September 2016. A report was sent in May, and an email response came today.


QSL: 4TI ABC Far North, Thursday Island, QLD 1062

We had a good opening towards Australia in the afternoon of October 31, and I was quite surprised to hear the Majestic Fanfare on 1062! 4TI has 2 kW and is Australia's northernmost MW station. Email confirmation this morning.



Several interesting stations were heard at the time. A BBC World Service identification was heard on 1224 kHz, and it is likely 2RPH in Sydney.