Thursday, November 30, 2017

KongSDR Finances - November

NOK 400 was received this month, so November ends with a positive accumulated balance of NOK 994, or rougly USD 120.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

QSL: KVMX Olivehurst CA 890

Another station spotted by OJS was the Spanish programming KVMX La Ranchera, excellent signal a few days ago with a full-hour call letter ID including their 104.7 FM in Sacramento. Very friendly response today.

QSL: KSMM Liberal, KS 1470

During the KONG35 DX-pedition in October, OJ Sagdahl spotted a most unusual station on 1470: "We're always playing what you wanna hear: Southwest Kansas' Superhits", which turned out to be KSMM Liberal, simulcasting 95.5 FM. Friendly Facebook reponse this afternoon, and they wanted to know how to pronounce my name for tomorrow's morning show...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

QSL: NHK-2 Okinawa, Miyakojima relay, 1602

I was quite surprised to hear this Okinawa NHK-2 station on 1602. Most welcome QSL & friendly letter received today. This relay is listed Miyakojima, actually closer to Taiwan than the main Okinawa island. 100 watts! Likely one of my best Japanese catches to date - if not the best.

Monday, November 27, 2017

QSL: FBC Radio Fiji One, Nauru 558

We have been hunting this station from the start of the season, but a combination of local noise and the Korean station have made reception impossible. Until now. Fair signal levels for a few minutes. A friendly email from the Program Director on GoldFM-990 confirmed the reception. Both of new AM stations from Fiji heard and confirmed this season!

QSL: Coast NZ, Christchurch 1593

South Island stations surfaced well for half an hour or so on October 20, and I spent some time on 1593  where Coast NZ was fighting hard with the strong NHK-2 stations. I did get a commercial and a couple of  music details for a tentative report, and received a confirmation late yesterday. The music log matched perfectly. Pays off to be a Linda Ronstadt fan! 2.5 kW travelled 16,380 km.

Sunday, November 26, 2017

The ColibriNANO - Revised Article

After having used the ColibriNANO SDR a few months, it was time to revise the paper I wrote this summer. It's available here, or from the menu to the right.

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.