Thursday, 29 November 2007

ZYJ816 Rádio Guararema, São José SC 1230

A short email told me they would reply to my letter shortly, but "porém está comprovado que vc escutou realmente a rádio guararema".

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

WGY Schenectady NY 810

I received a nice email from David Abdoo, Director of Engineering, who wrote: "Thanks for your reception report with audio!! It's a far cry from the old days when we received a written transcription and would have to research the show to verify the contents. ...".

L..... Radio El Sol, Quilmes 1450

A short email today from Daniela Lombardo confirmed my 7 September 2007 (Smøla) reception of Radio El Sol, Quilmes 1450.

Tuesday, 27 November 2007

CHHA Toronto ON 1610

CHHA Radio Voces Latinas was heard on 1609,95 kHz on 15 October 2005 (KONG13), but the reception report wasn't sent until August this year. A reminder via email resulted in an email from Fr. Hernan Astudillo of San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre confirming my reception.

HIAJ Radio Amanecer, San Pedro de Macorís 1060

I was very surprised to receive an email from Esmerlin Hernandez today, more than 8 months after I sent my air mail reception report to San Pedro de Macorís, kindly confirming my reception of HIAJ Radio Amanecer 1060. I heard this station one night at a very nice weekend DXpedition to the island of Kalvøya (Smøla), my 18th, in March this year.

Monday, 26 November 2007

KRCN Longmont CO 1060

I heard this station twice during KONG17 - both on 13 and 17 October 2007. After a number of days Brooke Belson, Producer, sent a very nice email as reply to my email reception report.

KSHO Lebanon OR 920

Charlie Eads kindly confirmed my 17 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of KSHO Lebanon OR 920, like he did 11 years ago after I heard KGAL Lebanon OR 1580 for the very first time. Thank you, Charlie!
KSHO was my QSL no. 40 from Oregon.

Saturday, 24 November 2007

CISL Richmond BC 650

A short but nice email on Saturday confirmed my 17 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of CISL Superhits 650.

Friday, 23 November 2007

KMVI Wailuku HI 550

Program Director Fred Guzman confirmed my 19 October 2006 (KONG15) reception of KMVI. Heard and verified also in 1997 (KONG2 reception), but heard only with a KNUI ID then. Not a new station now in other words.

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

CW1 Radio Colonia, Colonia 550

Mabel Quintana confirmed my 7 September 2007 (Smøla19) reception of Radio Colonia in a very friendly email today.

Tuesday, 20 November 2007

KLBM La Grande OR 1450

In just 36 minutes Evan Yeoman replied to my email report with an email confirming my reception. The station was heard on 14 October 2007 (KONG17) with a nice ID at 0900 UTC: “Serving Eastern Oregon 24/7. KBKR Baker City, KLBM La Grande. Talk Radio”. Thank you, Evan!

KUJ Walla Walle WA 1420

Chris Gilbreth gave me my QSL no. 50 from Washington when he confirmed my KONG17 reception of KUJ Walla Walle WA 1420 in a very nice email tonight. He adds: "Your reception is even more incredible because KUJ is not operating at full power, probably more like 2kw."

KTMT Ashland OR 580

KTMT Ashland OR 580 was one of the nice low-frequency North Americans we picked up at the KONG17 DXpedition, and during dinner tonight I received a short email from Devin Harpole, Program Director - KTMT-AM, where he confirmed my reception. This station has a Spanish format and is named Radio LAZER.

Monday, 19 November 2007

KAUS Austin MN 1480

This 22 October 2005 (KONG13) catch took a long time to get a confirmation from, but this night I finally got a very nice email from Robert Mithuen, Excutive Vice President and Market Manager of Three Eagles Communications, confirming my reception.

Saturday, 17 November 2007

KOAC Corvallis OR 550

A letter from Oregon Public Broadcasting, confirming my reception of KOAC Corvallis OR 550, was received from Don McKay, VP Engineering. Thanks a lot, Don!

Thursday, 15 November 2007

CMAN Radio Rebelde, Bahía Honda 610

The same email to Radio Rebelde also contained my reception report for CMAN Radio Rebelde, Bahía Honda 610, heard 5 November 2005 at Lista, and Mabel Peña Styo confirmed both. Muchas gracias!

CMBA Radio Rebelde, Arroyo Arenas 670

A nice email tonight from Mabel Peña Styo confirms my 4 November 2005 (Lista) reception of CMBA Radio Rebelde, Arroyo Arenas 670.

CKJS Winnipeg MB 810

Thanks to Program Director Gido Gigliotti for confirming my 16 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of CKJS Winnipeg MB 810. QSL no. 180 from Canada - I'm afraid the next 20 will be quite hard to get.

KGHL Billings MT 790

Nick Tyler confirmed my KONG17 reception of The Mighty 790 KGHL in an email today. This nice radio station was heard once during 2 hours and 12 minutes on 790 on 22 October.

3YW Radio New Zealand National, Westport 1458

A QSL card was also enclosed for 3YW 1458 in Westport, which is situated south west of Nelson on New Zealand's South Island.

This became my QSL no. 100, and QSL no. 70 on mediumwave, from The Pacific.

2YX Radio New Zealand National, Nelson 1116

Just 7 days after I sent my reception report via email for this great KONG17 logging, I received an air mail letter from Wellington today. Adrian Sainsbury sent me a perfect QSL card for 2YW 1116, a frequency schedule for Radio New Zealand International and a frequency guide for Radio New Zealand Concert. Nelson is up in the north on New Zealand's South Island.

Wednesday, 14 November 2007

KSMA Santa Maria CA 1240

KSMA Santa Maria CA 1240 was heard on 21 October 2007 - a quite "bad" day on KONG17. So they suprised a lot! Tonight Nick "Danger" LeDuff kindly confirmed my reception. Thanks, Nick!

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

KGRV Winston OR 700

A very nice catch during KONG17 was KGRV Winston OR 700, and tonight I received an email from the station confirming my reception. V/s was Mark, KGRV Production. Thank you, Mark!

2BL ABC Sydney NSW 702

James O'Brien, Program Director of 702 ABC Sydney, kindly confirms my 18 October 2007 reception. He will also send me further information about the station in the mail. Thank you, James, this is really nice of you!

KUGN Eugene OR 590

Liz Halley, General Sales Manager of Cumulus Broadcasting, sent me a very nice and charming email tonight: "What an amazing reception story! I am forwarding your email to my program director on KUGN, Jerry Allen and my market manager, Michael O'Shea as well as our director of sales, BJ O'Brien. They will be very impressed!
Actually.... I'm sending this to our engineer as well!"

CJRJ Vancouver BC 1200

Dianna Lee kindly confirms my reception of CJ1200 tonight. She also has a good understanding of what this is all about: "It sounds like a wonderful hobby that must keep you attuned to many cultures all over the world!" Thank you, Dianna!

CKOR Penticton BC 800

Lee Sterry - VP/GM/GSM, Penticton Group - confirms my KONG17 reception of CKOR Penticton BC 800 tonight. I found this station with a weak signal on a recording from 800 kHz, after I had heard KPDQ with a solid signal. 22 October was a great day for west coast DX!

Monday, 12 November 2007

KGFX Pierre SD 1060

I managed to pick out this station from the much stronger Canadian for a few minutes on 15 October 2007 during KONG17. After just a couple of hours tonight I received a very nice email from Program Director Paul Rollie, who confirmed my reception. This is a station very friendly to us DX'ers - se their nice web page at Thank you, Paul!

2XM Te Reo Irirangi Maori o Te Upoko o Te Ika, Wellington 1161

A short but OK email from Wena Tait, Station Manager, confirms my reception of 2XM Te Reo Irirangi Maori o Te Upoko o Te Ika, Wellington 1161.

Sunday, 11 November 2007

Radio Sport, Levin 1377

Another nice email from Brian Barclay confirms my reception Radio Sport, Levin 1377, also heard during KONG17.

Radio Sport, Auckland 1332

Very nice email from Brian Barclay, confirming my reception of Radio Sport, Auckland 1332.

Tuesday, 6 November 2007

WKTY La Crosse WI 580

This afternoon I received an email from WKTY Program Director Scott Robert Shaw, who confirmed my 16 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of WKTY La Crosse WI 580. It's the same guy who confirmed my reception of WIZM La Crosse WI 1410 a year and a half ago. Thank you!

KVOK Kodiak AK 560

Right after midnight I received several emails from Ellen Simeonoff, General Manager, confirming my reception of KVOK Valdez AK 560 - one of the three new AK stations I heard during KONG17. There ain't very many left to catch now!

Friday, 2 November 2007

CBQC Fort Providence NT 1230

CBQC Fort Providence NT 1230 was a long wanted station due to its remote location west of the Great Slave Lake. That red pin certainly looks nice in my wall map! This station was heard on the last day of the KONG17 DXpedition. Thanks a lot to Janet Pacey for confirming my reception!

KLCK Goldendale WA 1400

After Bjarne received a very nice email from KLCK Goldendale WA 1400 tonight, confirming his reception report, I sent an email to the station with my own reception report from 2004. In less than one hour Kevin Malcolm had replied to me and confirmed my reception. Thank you, Kevin!
This was my North American graveyard QSL no. 75.

KMAS Shelton WA 1030

I managed to hear KMAS one day during KONG17, despite a normally strong KTWO. Yesterday I sent my reception report, and tonight I received this very nice email from G.M. Dale Hubbard. A nice logo is attached, and he ends his email like this: "Thanks know, you could just sit by a fire with your Laptop and listen to our Stream! You DX'ers!"

CFPR Prince Rupert BC 860

A very nice email today from Chris Walker confirmed my 16 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of CFPR Prince Rupert BC 860. Thank you, Chris!