Saturday, 22 December 2012

Photos of MW and SW antennas in Taranivka

The Taranivka transmitter site is located near Kharkiv (~40 km from it).
Today I found the blog of a person who visited tx site this summer and (!) climbed up the MW antenna (it works on 837 kHz transmitting the 1st program of Ukrainian Radio). I think it was dangerous and enough stupid to climb the antenna which transmitted 150 kilowattes at that moment, hope boys did not have any problems later. Anyway, some photos are really interesting.
The link to that page:
At photos 14 and 17 you can see the SW antennas which broadcasted RUI external service:

At photo 15 you can see (as far as I remember) the transmitter building.

And the most nice photo 21 I will even load here.
And the last - Wikimapia link to this place

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Logs for 16 December 2012

Sorry, I do not have much time for radio listening now, so my messages here are very rare.
15060 - Radio Trans Europe, *15:05 music and IDs, weak, 25232
15020 - Mustang Radio, *15:10 ID, music, very good but a bit noisy signal 55343
6250 - Radio Boomerang, *15:23 music, ID. All the time UTE signals, 53443.
6285 - The Ghoul, *16:16 music, announcement. Weak and moisy signal, 34232
6325 - UnID, Black Bandit? good signal, music, 55343

Sunday, 28 October 2012

QSLs received in October

I'm sorry for long time of silence.
NHK RADIO JAPAN, Portuguese px, report sent via website.

DEUTCHLANDRADIO KULTUR, LW 177 kHz, report sent to

RWM, time signal station, 9996 kHz, report sent to

RADIO TAIWAN INT., Russian px.

WRMI, the second QSL for Wavescan program (first QSL was from AWR), report sent via WRMI website and
Also received 4 QSLs from Radio Romania Int.

Saturday, 22 September 2012

QSL from TAH - Istanbul Turk Radio

TAH - Istanbul Turk Radio
verified in 47 days my report on 8431 kHz CW-SITOR signals. Report was sent to

Monday, 17 September 2012

QSL Radio Thailand

RADIO THAILAND, QSL in 19 days for report sent to

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

eQSL Trans Europe Radio

verified in 9 days my report by such nise QSL.
Report sent to

Monday, 10 September 2012

QSL Bangladesh Betar and very nice stickers from Sao Tome

BANGLADESH BETAR had verified in 35 days my report sent to

Also today I received the promised QSL-card from IBB Sao Tome. They have really nice stamps in Sao Tome!

Friday, 7 September 2012

QSL Observatorio Nacional

OBSERVATORIO NACIONAL verified in 20 days ny reprot sent to, by QSL-card, also received letter with broadcast details, wall calendar and many printed papers about Observatorio Nacional.

Monday, 3 September 2012

QSL AFN Diego Garcia

DIEGO GARCIA (British Indian Ocean Territory)
AFRTS verified my reception AFN Diego Garcia verified in 14 days my report sent to technologist at and qsl at

I received AFN Diego Garica late in nights on 17 and 18 August. On 17 August reception was very bad, I coulnd't understand details, but on 18 August I had the reception 25342 - enough to understand main details and to hear IDs.
The main problem with AFN on 4319 kHz is existing of any utility sounds on this frequency, so most of time AFN is unreachable. But that two days utility was absent.

eQSL Radio Lowland

Radio Lowland verified in ~21 hour my report sent to radiolowland at

Sunday, 2 September 2012

QSLs Voice of Vietnam, Voice of Russia

The Russian section of the VOICE OF VIETNAM verified my report sent to
The QSL card looks like a booklet.

VOICE OF RUSSIA verified my report sent to and

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Pirate log, 1st September

6320 - Radio Caroline International, *18:57 music, ID around 19:00, 34333
6305 - Radio Spaceshuttle International - *18:54 , *18:58 IDs "Spaceshuttle Radio, Scandinavia" and e-mail announcements. 54433, improving with time
6290 - Radio Lowland, * 18:52 music, 34322
6210 - Radio Marabu? *19:20 weak music, 34222.
6565 - Radio Powerliner *20:44 music 35333

e-QSL TWR (Estonia)

Trans World Radio, QSL in 14 days for report to

Pirate log on 31 August 2012

6210 - Hekla Radio, *19:30 UTC, very good signal with IDs in different languages (including Chinese!), music. C/d at 19:41. Reception 54444. Station announces as being from Iceland, but I'm not very sure... Or not Iceland, or power in several kilowatts.
6525 - Radio Mustang, 19:55 music 55544
7600 - UnID (presumed Lightning Radio) - *19:42 SINPO 45322
15075 - Radio BA, *21:33 music, 34333, later up to 55444 (with another antenna)
15055 - Trans Europe Radio, *2220 music, IDs, *2230 c/d. Good signal

Friday, 31 August 2012

Radio Hargeisa from Somaliland, 7120 kHz

Radio Hargeisa from Somaliland (northern part of Somalia) started broadcasting on 7120 kHz using a new transmitter with 100 kW.
At the moment (18:20 UTC) reception here is 32442, much QRM from hams. They play local music now.

e-QSL TWR Swaziland

And again e-QSL...
Trans World Radio verified in 21 day my report sent to

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

e-QSL Taldom transmitter site (Russia)

Taldom transmitter site verified in 8 days my report on Radio Rossii LW program (261 kHz). Report sent to . 
In the letter was mentioned the power on 261 kHz is 500 kW (but maximal power of transmitter is 2500 kW)

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

e-QSL from HEB (Bernradio)

Bern Radio (HEB) verified by e-QSL (not f/d) my report sent to,
Answer arrived in 19 days from

Saturday, 25 August 2012

E-QSL Scandinavian Weekend Radio

Scandinavian Weekend Radio had verified by e-QSL my report on 4 August program. Report sent to

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

QSLs Voice of Croatia, KBS

VOICE OF CROATIA verified in 16 days my report sent to;;
KBS World Radio verified in 23 days my report sent to

Monday, 20 August 2012

e-QSL from IBB Sao Tome

IBB Sao Tome verified in 4 days my report sent to and promised the paper QSL.

e-QSL Sri Lanka BC

Sri Lanka BC, 11750 kHz. e-QSL in 7 days for report sent to
Thanks for address to Artur Fernandez Llorella (

Friday, 17 August 2012

QSLs Deutscher Wetterdienst; Radio Tamazuj

Deutscher Wetterdienst verified in 5 days my report on their RTTY transmission (DDH9, 11039 kHz). Report sent to Wilfried.Behncke at
Radio Tamazuj verified in 12 days my report sent to radiotamazuj at and info at

Thursday, 16 August 2012

Pirate logs on 16 August 2012

15790 - Radio Spaceshuttle International, sign in around 18:15 in AM (SINPO 45333), soon switched to USB (SINPO 55444 or a bit worse).
6295 - UnID, *18:40 55444
6320 - Radio Caroline International, music and announcements *19:46 24322
6284 - Radio Luxembourg, music 45333, *19:53 c/d
6205 - Radio Spaceshuttle Int., *20:21 55544, music and IDs

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

New QSL-card from Hamburger Localradio

Today received a new design QSL-card and a sticker from Hamburger Localradio. Report sent to m.kittner at, verified in 45 days.

Monday, 13 August 2012

QSL Radio Prague (via REE)

RADIO PRAGUE verified in 14 days my report on 10-minute program via Radio Exterior de Espana. Russian section of Radio Prague and same one of REE agreed to carry some RP programs via REE.
Report sent to ruski at


Sunday, 12 August 2012

Morning pirate log - 12 August

6925 USB - Wolverine Radio, 02:12 UTC - ID, music. SINPO 45433
6210 - Borderhunter Radio, 02:19 UTC - music, later announcement with ID, again music. 45333

Thursday, 9 August 2012

QSLs Radio Free Asia; Polskie Radio

RADIO FREE ASIA verified in 7 days my report sent to qsl at

POLSKIE RADIO verified in 10 days my report sent to ru at