Tuesday, 30 September 2008

HCNY2 Radio Cristal, Guayaquil 870

Muchas gracias, director Julio Juan Romero Rivas, for confirming my 13 September 2008 reception of Radio Cristal! This was a fantastic day for receiving AM radio signals from South and Central America, and I heard several new stations from Cuba, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru.

Monday, 29 September 2008

HJPM Radio Galeón, Santa Marta 890

13 September 2008 was a morning with lots of interesting radio signals reaching Kalvøya. I have spent some time examining recordings from that day, and one of the stations I found is Radio Galeón. I received an email today, 10 days after I sent my reception report via air mail. Thanks to Henrik Klemetz for valuable help with the identification! My first QSL ever from a station in Departamento de Magdalena.

WECK Cheektowaga NY 1230

Hometown 1230 WECK had a huge signal on 23 September 2008, which seems to have been an excellent day for listening to North American AM station from Kalvøya, Smøla. Thanks to Tom Schuh for confirming my reception today!

WKNR Cleveland OH 850

Stephen Dole kindly confirmed my 26 September 2008 reception of ESPN 850 WKNR in a nice email this afternoon. This station isn't easy to hear due to normally strong signals from WEEI or from KOA, but came through with a good signal a few days ago.

Friday, 19 September 2008

YVQZ Radio Anaco, Anaco 660

Orlando Lepage was kind enough to send me an email to confirm my 7 September 2007 reception of Radio Anaco. Muchas gracias, Orlando!

Thursday, 18 September 2008

HJ.. Radio Nacional de Colombia, Barranquilla 680

I didn't even know about the chat function in Gmail until I suddenly was contacted that way by Clara Robayo, who works for Radio Nacional de Colombia! Clara is 33, she's a journalist and she lives in Bogotá. We had a nice chat in English before she sent me an email with a confirmation of my reception. Thank you, Clara!

Wednesday, 17 September 2008

HJKM Emisora Mariana, Santafé de Bogotá 1400

Emisora Mariana 1400 AM sent me an email today to confirm my 23 August 2008 (Kalvøya) reception. Anyone can go to their nice web at www.emisoramariana.net to hear an ID from this station. Thanks to Padre Enrique Arevalo and the rest of the staff for this confirmation!

Sunday, 14 September 2008

HJBY Radio Ciudad de Flandes, Flandes 1450

Another great logging during fantastic conditions at Kalvøya on 7 September 2007 was Radio Ciudad de Flandes, heard with a nice signal on 1450 around 01 UTC. To my surprise I found something interesting in my inbox today - a Sunday - from Elkin Suàrez (locutor-productor), who sent me a very nice email entitled "AGRADECIMIENTO POR RECEPCION DE RADIO CIUDAD DE FLANDES-COLOMBIA".
This was my 7th QSL from Latin America this week.

Friday, 12 September 2008

HI.. Radio María, Santo Domingo 1240

The Radio María organization has a QSL service at qsl@radiomaria.org, and the QSL manager is well known Italian DX'er Giampiero Bernardini from who I received a letter and two stickers short time after my email reception report. This station was heard on 26 September 2007, during remote DX from the beautiful island of Kalvøya.
Thank you, Giampiero!

YVOY Radio Los Llanos, Calabozo 1330

It's almost 5 years since I heard Radio Los llanos during a visit to Kalvøya, and I sent a reminder by email a few days ago. Now I received a very nice email from Eleazar Ramos Ortega, Presidente, confirming my 4 October 2003 reception.

Wednesday, 10 September 2008

HJCN BBN Radio, Santafé de Bogotá 1100

An email entitled "Saludos de BBN Bogota" reached my inbox minutes ago. A long non-personal email serves as a confirmation of my 22 August 2008 reception.

YV.. Radio Sintonía, Caracas 1420

After I don't know how many reminders sent to this station, they finally replied today and confirmed my reception in the most perfect way! Gracias y éxitos!

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

CP.. Radio Encuentro, Sucre 920

22 August 2008 was a great day for listening to South American radio stations, and 920 seems to be a very exciting frequency this season. 920 was where I heard my first station ever from Bolivia on mediumwave - exactly 30 1/2 years after I started with this fantastic hobby.
The station was heard giving an ID with a nice signal. Late last night I received two emails from Jose Antonio Enriquez S. The first one had a link to an electronic post card, the second one contained a confirmation letter and also a 5 min 22 sec long recording of a programme where they read my letter and played my MP3 recording on the air! A very fascinating verification indeed, and certainly one of my best QSLs ever.

Muchas gracias, Jose Antonio!

Monday, 8 September 2008

WVWI Radio One, St. Thomas 1000

One of the stations which has been in the upper part of my "Most Wanted" list for years is WVWI from St. Thomas in the American Virgin Islands. This station also was one of the main targets this season, and with my two SDR-IQ's operating from Kalvøya since late August the possibility to hear this station was considered fair. And yesterday WVWI had a huge signal on the top of the hour at 05 UTC, giving a perfect ID and a jingle!
11 minutes after I sent my reception report and MP3 recording by email today, I received a very nice email from Heather Ackley, Marketing Director in the Ackley Media Group.

Thank you, Heather, for confirming my reception so quickly and in a perfect way!

Friday, 5 September 2008

YVPC Radio Aragua, Cagua 1010

Hamzen Labrador, Vicepresidente, kindly sent me an email to confirm my 22 August 2008 reception of this nice Venezuelan radio station. They have home page at www.radioaragua.com

CFCB Corner Brook NL 570

Richard King sent me an email, very early in the morning at his place, to confirm my 12 September 2004 (Kalvøya) reception of this 1000 watts station. I heard them with a "CFCB" identification at 02.05 their local time, so it must have been a special occasion.

Thursday, 4 September 2008

YVQU Radio San Carlos, San Carlos 920

Honestly, have you ever heard about Estado Cojedes? WRTH 2008 lists one single station in Cojedes, and I have to admit I hadn't heard about this state until I wrote a reception report to Radio San Carlos, heard on 920 on 22 August 2008 at Kalvøya, northwest of Kristiansund on the Norwegian mid west coast.

I got email replies both from William Vera - El Papasito de Radio San Carlos - and from Tomás Pérez, both kindly confirming my reception of this very nice radio station. Radio San Carlos was my QSL no. 40 on mediumwave from Venezuela.

  • On the picture: El Papasito having cake to celebrate the station's 56th anniversary in 2007.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

OAX4U Radio Cielo, Lima 1010

Radio Cielo 1010 from Lima was one of the very exciting radio stations being heard at Kalvøya two weeks ago, and Radio Cielo was actually heard both mornings (22 and 23 August). This was one of the first stations found on my Perseus recordings, so the Perseus made an impressive first impression! So did Radio Cielo, which has a very professional web page at www.radiocielo.com.pe.
Raúl Arias, Director de prensa, sent me a nice email to confirm my reception. Jan Alvestad heard this station at his excellent QTH on the beach near Tjelta on 23 August, and was the one who first noticed this logging.

Tuesday, 2 September 2008

XEF Línea Deportiva, Ciudad Juárez 1420

What a night! I just found a couple of excellent cathes on 920 from my trip to Kalvøya in August, and at the same time I found an email from Mexico in my inbox. Adrian Montes kindly confirmed my 15 October 2007 (KONG17) reception of Línea Deportiva.