Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Logs of Tuesday 28th February 2017

6295 @ 1131 Pioneer - 24222 Carrier stronger than"2" but modulation low, "Ninja" by Europe
6285 @ 1513 Zwarte Panter - 35434 "'N Sneeuwwitte Bruidsjurk" by Henk Wijngaard, announce ID via Chat
6305 @ 1553 Pioneer - 35433 Low audio, ID via Chat, "45" by Stars on 45
6305 @ 1718 Underground - 35434 "Super trouper" by ABBA, chat in English, "Kagoshima Ohara Bushi" by Umekichi
1616 @ 2127 Napoleon - 2-34434 ID, greetings to listener in Chat, Dutch track, 35434 @ 2225
1630 @ 2134 Marianne - 35434 ID from Chat, Dutch music
1630 @ 2228 Monte Carlo - 34434 Reporting to other stations in QSO, instrumental polka style music
1633 @ 2230 Noordzee - 35434 Reporting to stations in QSO, Dutch music

Monday, 27 February 2017

Logs of Monday 27th February 2017

6220 @ 1005 Misti - 25333 "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones, modulation test, greetings to me
1638 @ 2012 Bluebird - 35434 Chat in Dutch, "Zonder't Te weten" by Corry Konigs
1611 @ 2119 Batavia - 35434 ID and email address in English, "Food For Thought" by 10cc
3905 @ 2123 SWR 00 - 24322 "Fireflies" by Owl City

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Logs of Sunday 26th February 2017

6235 @ 0855 RWI - 24222; "Ma Vérité" par Johnny Halliday, chat in French, ID
6200 @ 0857 Misti - 35333; "Mr Sandman" by The Chordettes, greets in English to a listener, CD
6210 @ 0859 King SW - 2-35333; "Lika A Fool" by Viola Beach, ID jingles, low audio, 
6305 @ 0903 Marabu - 35444; "Only The strong Survive" by Billy Paul, ID jingle
6280 @ 0913 Merlin - 35433-4; "Won't Get Fooled Again" by The Who, RMI ID
6320 @ 1114 Quadzilla - 25333; ID from the Chat, Dutch music, "Blau blüht der Enzian " by Heino @ 1122
6250 @ 1120 RFD - 35434; "Cold" by Maroon 5 ft. Future, Radio Flying Dutchman ID in English
1655 @ 1905 Relmus - 35434; "My Generation" by The Who, "End of The Line" by The Traveling Wilburys
1615 @ 1947 Mike R - 35434; "Smoke on the Water" by Deep Purple, Mike R ID jingles, "Silver Machine" by Hawkwind, 
1670 @ 2004 Batavier - 24222; "I'm An Albatraoz" by Aronchupa
1620 @ 2142 Johann - 3-45434; Adjacent channel QRM (notched out) ID and chat in Dutch, polka music
1620 @ 2245 Monte Carlo - 2-35444; Reporting to Johann in Dutch
1633 @ 2251 Noordzee - 2-35434; Reporting to Johann & Monte Carlo in Dutch

Saturday, 25 February 2017

Logs of Saturday 25th February 2017

6305 @ 1004 Marabu - 35444; "Barbary Coast" by Conor Oberst
6280 @ 1008 Merlin - 25333; "Year of the Cat" by Al Stewart, ID & email details for reception reports, "I Hear You Now" by Jon & Vangelis
6225 @ 1016 Misti - 35333; Koto & "Dragon Slayer"
6320 @ 1058 Misti - 35333; Chat from op. "In The Country" by Cliff Richard
6220 @ 1549 Misti - 35444; Talk in Dutch and English, "Brown Sugar" by The Rolling Stones
6423 @ 1553 Studio 52 - 35333; "Rock n Roll Is King" by Electric Light Orchestra, ID from the Chat
6265 @ 1559 Mexico - 35434; Talk & ID in Dutch, selection of instrumental, polka style music
4029 @ 1859 Laser - 33232-3; "Luv 4 Luv" by Robin S, strong utility QRM on USB
1642 @ 2057 Twentana - 2-34434; ID and talk in Dutch, greets to listeners, "Argentina" by Conquistador
1648 @ 2102 Moby Dick - 35444; ID and talk in Dutch, greetings to listeners, Dutch track

Friday, 24 February 2017

Logs of Friday 24th February 2012

5890 @ 1351 Batavia - 35434; ID and greets to me in English, signal dropped down to 34333, "Feels Like I'm In Love" by Kelly Marie
6290 @ 1357 NMD - 35434; "Paint It, Black" by The Rolling Stones, ID and said test on Chat, "Mustang Sally" by Buddy Guy
6230 @ 1607 Casanova - 3-45434; "Let Your Love Flow" by The Bellamy Brothers, "Chirpy Chirpy Cheep Cheep" by Middle of the Road
6725 @ 1618 Pioneer - 35434; "Loisal Polka" by Tiroler Tanzgeiger, ID from Chat
6305 @ 1630 Marabu - 35444; ID and talk in German, "Put The Message In The Box" by World Party
6270 @ 1646 Mexico - 3-44434; Mexico ID and talk in Dutch, Instrumental polka style music, greets to me
1630 @ 1700 Rodester - 35434; "Lay Down Sally" by Eric Clapton, ID several times and talk in Dutch
1638 @ 1705 Noordzee - 35434; Report for Rodester, talk in Dutch, Dutch track
6265 @ 1724 Mexico - 3-45444; Polka style music, QSY from earlier on 6270
1629 @ 1912 Wilskracht - 35434; Reporting to previous station on frequency, chat in Dutch
1655 @ 1934 Batavier - 2-35434; ID from the Chat, "Inkpot" by Shocking Blue
1615 @ 1936 Mike R - 35434; "In The Ghetto" by Elvis Presley, ID via Chat, "Je t'aime Moi Non Plus" by Serge Gainsbourg et Jane Birkin
3905 @ 2011 Mustang - 3543-44; Mustang ID & chat, "All Summer long" by Kid Rock
4029 @ 2013 Laser - 24222; "Bad Moon Rising" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
1701 @ 2123 Digitaal - 35444; ID and talk in Dutch, "Refugee" by Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, CD @ 2126
1622 @ 2253 Kooiplas - 24333; "Telstar" by the Tornados, chat in Dutch
1620 @ 2259 Monte Carlo - 35434; Report for Kooiplas, talking in Dutch and instrumental track

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Logs of Thursday 23rd February 2017

6210 @ 1659 Deltracks - 24322-3; "Sara" by Fleetwood Mac, bass modulation distorted, ID and email given, peak signal 35333
4029 @ 1907 Laser - 33333; "Zoom" by Fat Larry's Band, strong utility QRM on USB
1620 @ 2144 Blauwe Piraat - 243323; QRM from utility? ID and emaill address in English, Fergal Sharkey & "A Good Heart"
1655 @ 2251 Batavier - 2-34333; Chat in English to listeners, "Money" by Pink Floyd

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Logs of Wednesday 22nd February 2017

1655 @ 2035 Batavier - 24333; ID and talk in Dutch, greets to listeners, "Papa Peppone" by The Classics
4029 @ 2041 Laser - 24222; Some peaks at 34333, "Rockabye" by Clean Bandit, ft Sean Paul & Anne-Marie, Laser HH ID jingle
1620 @ 2043 Johnny Camaro - 34333; Talk in English and Dutch, greets to listeners in Chat, "From A Jack To A King" by Rock Explosion
1640 @ 2053 Yogi & Dr Einstein - 35434; ID and chat in Dutch, "I Want You To Want Me" by Cheap Trick, "Back In Black" by AC/DC @ 2102

Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Logs of Tuesday 21st February 2017

5800 @ 1731 Laser - 35333; "Riding High" by Faze-O
4029 @ 1733 Laser - 35434; "Dream Weaver" by JES
1629 @ 1735 Edelkampioen - 35444; "Tic Tac Polka" by Frankie Jankovic, ID via the Chat, CD
1629 @ 1821 Mike R - 35444; ID and talk in Dutch, "Spooky's Day Off" by Swinging Soul Machine
1643 @ 2050 Kristal - 35444; ID and chat in Dutch, greets to me and other listeners in Chat, Dutch music, "Echo Anita" by Olga Lowina @ 2057
1635 @ 2110 Blauwe Koe - 34333; "Jabdah" by Koto, ID and reports to other stations (in Dutch)
1640 @ 2235 MonteCarlo - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, instrumental music

Monday, 20 February 2017

Logs of Monday 20th February 2017

1632 @ 1716 Pontiac - 35434; Time Is Tight" by Booker T & The MGs, talk and ID in Dutch, "Down In The Boondocks", CD
1620 @ 1721 Caballero - 34434; Report for Pontiac, "Ashes & Diamonds" by The Classics
1687 @ 1731 Digital - 35434; ID confirmed via Chat, Glenn @Miller track, "Monday Monday" by The Mamas & Papas
1611 @ 2050 Batavia - 34434; "I Am The Walrus" by The Beatles, ID  and email in English
1635 @ 2054 Batavier - 23332-3; all sorts of adjacent channel QRM, music, ID and chat in Dutch, "Wild Boys" by Duran Duran
1670 @ 2100 Digital - 35434; "Keep On Loving You" by REO Speedwagon
4029 @ 2102 Laser - 24333; fast and deep fading, "Miss America" by Big Dish
1640 @ 2253 Monte Carlo - 34434; Reporting to Veronica, Barcelona & others, ID in Dutch
1633 @ 2256 Bluebird - 45444; "Mein Egerland Marsch" by Ernst Mosch und seine Original Egerländer Musikanten , ID and chat in Dutch, greets to listener in Chat

Sunday, 19 February 2017

Logs of Sunday 19th February 2017

6375 @ 1009 Time - 35434; "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC
6300 @ 1012 Quadzilla - 35434; ID in English & said testing, "Tarzan Boy" by Baltimora, QSY to 6295 @ 1014
6265 @ 1118 RFD - 35434; "The Last Time" by The Rolling Stones, ID and chat in English
6305 @ 1131 Merlin - 2-35333; Chat in English, "China In Your Hand" by T'Pau
6285 @ 1159 Zwarte Panter 3-45434; ID & talk in Dutch, ID in English also, selection of Dutch music
6237 @ 1230 RWI - 24222; "Fast" by Luke Bryan, ID via Chat, peaks at 35333
6260 @ 1337 AC DC - 35434; "Whole Lotta Rosie" by AC/DC, greetings to listener in Chat (in English)
6725 @ 1339 Pioneer - 35433; ID via Chat, "Bad Connection" by Yazoo
6280 @ 1342 8Radio - 3-45434; Relay (presumably) of Dublin based online & FM station, "Talk Radio Makes Me Feel Alone" by Stoat
6200 @ 1354 Jimmy - 24322; Radio Jimmy ID & email, "Band of Gold"  by Freda Payne
6195 @ 1454 SWR-00 - 35433; Up and down at times, "This Summer" by Maroon 5, "Waiting For love" by Avicii, ID via Chat
5890 @ 1458 Batavia - 3-45434; ID announced on Chat, "Zwei Kleine Italiener" by Conny Froboess
6395 @ 1529 Baken 16 - 34333; Iron Maiden & "Revelations", ID @ 1533 in English, "Station to Station" by David Bowie @ 1535
6320 @ 1605 LFR - 34434; ID and "Barefootin'" by Robert Parker, 60s show (via Twente SDR, Enschede, NL)
6320 @ 1715 Zeewolf - 35434; "Lost In Music" by Sister Sledge, QSO with LFR
5800 @ 1841 Laser - 24222; Weakish signal, ID and greetings to a listener called Simon, "Night Breeze" by Bobby Lyle, DJ Gary Drew
4029 @ 1845 Laser 2-34434 2 utility signals causing slight QRM, "You'll Be Mine" by The Pierces, "Knowing Me, Knowing You" by ABBA
1630 @ 1911 Golfbreker - 2-34434; ID from Chat, then co-channel QRM from another station, "Chinatown Ist in New York" by  Andrea Jürgens, "Oh Angelina" by Four Tak
1647 @ 1948 Witte Tornado en Lady - 35434; Various Dutch tracks, ID and talk in Dutch @ 1949, "In The Ghetto" by Elvis Presley
1655 @ 2102 Relmus - 2-34434; Talk in Dutch, "I'm On Fire" by Bruce Springsten, "Ay No Digas" by Chris Montez
1611 @ 2108 Technische Man - 35434; ID and chat in Dutch @ 2115, several Dutch tracks

Saturday, 18 February 2017

Logs of Saturday 18th February 2017

6305 @ 1041 Merlin -2-35323; "Waiting For A Star To Fall" by Boy Meets Girl
6375 @ 1455 Time - 35434; ID jingle, "Ashes & Diamonds" by The Classics, 
6234 @ 1506 RWI - 24222; Some peaks at 34333, ID and RWI jingle, "Let's Twist again" by Chubby Checker
6265 @ 1508 Zwarte Panter - 35444; ID from the Chat, greets to listener on Chat, ID and talk in English & Dutch, Dutch music
3920 @ 1648 Misti - 24222; peaks at 24333, "Old Time Rock & Roll" by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band, ID via Chat, "I Feel Love" 
3905 @ 1656 Mustang - 45434; "A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procul Harum, ID via the Chat
6265 @ 1707 RFD - 35434; Test broadcast, ID via Chat, polka style instrumental music
6240 @ 1709 Casanova - 45434; "Son of my Father" by Chicory Tip, "99 Luftballons" by Nena, then at 1712 disappeared into the noise!
4029 @ 1713 Laser - 2-34333; ID, DJ chatting in English, talking about website being down (recording), "Everytime You Need Me" by Fragma
1611 @ 1940 Twentana - 34333; "Rasputin" by Boney M, co-channel QRM, ID via Chat
1620 @ 2010 Derde Man - 2-34333; Talking to listeners on the Chat & other stations in Dutch, several IDs & phone number, some co-channel QRM (Greek?), "You're My World" song, email: dederdemanhotmail.com
1640 @ 2035 Yogi & Einstein - 34434; ID via Chat, "Poison" by Alice Cooper, adjacent channel QRM (slight)
1615 @ 2046 Turftrekker - 35434; "Substitute" by Clout, Talk in Dutch, "Spaced Out" by Cockney Rebel, "Hold On" by Bolland & Bolland, greetings to me

Friday, 17 February 2017

Logs of Friday 17th February 2017

1655 @ 2217 Relmus / Wadloper - 2-34434; "Some Girls" by Racey, Chat in Dutch
1635 @ 2224 Bluebird - 3-45434; "Maar Toch Zijn Wij Elkander Trouw Gebleven" by Four Tak, ID and chat in Dutch
1620 @ 2231 Kruik - 35434; Instrumental and polka style music, ID and talk in Dutch, CD @ 2234
1625 @ 2235 Noordzee - 35434; Report for Kruik, ID &  talk in Dutch, Dutch music

Relays this weekend

Hamburger Lokal Radio via Shortwave Station Göhren, Germany with 1KW to Western Europe:
 6190 KHz     Every Saturday      07.00 to 11.00 UTC
 7265 KHz     Every Saturday      11.00 to 16.00 UTC    
 9485 KHz     Every Sunday        10.00 to 13.00 UTC     
Contact email: redaktion@hamburger-lokalradio.de

Radio City via:
IRRS to Europe on 7290 KHz (every 3rd Friday) between 19.00 to 20.00 UTC
IRRS to Europe on 9510 KHz (every Saturday) between 09.00 to 10.00 UTC
Challenger Radio to Northern Italy on 1368 KHz every Saturdays from 20.00 UTC onwards
Contact email: citymorecars@yahoo.ca

European Music Radio Transmissions via:
WBCQ to Central & North America on 5130 KHz on 18th February between 23.00 to 00.00 UTC
Shortwave Station Göhren on 9485 KHz on 19th February between 09.00 to 10.00 UTC
Channel 292 on 6070 KHz on 19th February between 16.00 to 17.00 UTC
Contact email: emrshortwave@gmail.com

KBC via:
Media Broadcast to America on 6145 KHz Every Sunday between 00.00 to 01.00
Contact email: themightykbc@gmail.com 

Hobart Radio via:
Channel 292 to Western Europe on 6070 KHz Saturdays fortnightly between 09.00 to 09.30 UTC next airings: 21st Jan and 4th February.
WRMI to Americas, Asia/Pacific on 9955 KHz Sunday between 04.30 to 05.00 UTC
WRMI to Americas, Asia/Pacific on 9955 KHz Tuesday between 23.30 to 00.00 UTC
WBCQ to North America on 5130 KHz Mondays 04.30 to 05.00 UTC
Contact email: hriradio@gmail.com

Radio Channel 292 Transmission schedules on 6070 KHz (on the air every day):
http://www.channel292.de/schedule-for-bookings/ 

Radio Mi Amigo Transmission schedules:
www.radiomiamigo.es/shortwave

Thursday, 16 February 2017

Logs of Thursday 16th February 2017

1494 @ 2038 Blauwe Piraat - 2-34333; "Joyride" by Roxette, signal improved to 34434, @ 2042 Sweet & "Little Willy"
1630 @ 2047 Markskramer - 34433; ID and talk in Dutch, Polka music, Dutch track
1636 @ 2057 Twentana - 34434; ID via the Chat, Dutch music, ID and chat in Dutch @ 2106
1611 @ 2224 Horizon - 24322-3; ID and talk in Dutch, Instrumental music, Dutch track, "The Longer The Distance" by Major Dundee @ 2231

Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Logs of Wednesday 15th February 2017

6240 @ 1550 Mexico - 35444; Test (ID via Chat), continuous polka music
6300 @ 1615 Black Bandit - 45444; ID, "From Abu Dhabi" "Nah Neh Nah" by Vaya Con Dios, "Don't Cry For Louie" by Vaya Con Dios, "N'oubliez Jamais" by Joe Cocker @ 1627
6260 @ 1623 Casanova - 35434; ID and chat in Dutch and German, instrumental music, Goodbye and CD
1621 @ 2035 Turftrekker - 35444; Greetings to stations and listeners, ID, talk in Dutch, 
1625 @ 2224 Napoleon - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, instrumental music, Dutch music, "Colours" by Donovan @ 2234

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Logs of Tuesday 14th February 2017

6415 @ 1646 Ronnie AM - 24222; "Popcorn" by Hot Butter, ID via the Chat
6300U @ 1655 Oleg - s7; "Alive & Kicking" by Simple Minds, ID via Chat, up to s9 by 1716
1640 @ 1957 Golfbreker - 24332-3; "Hold On Tight" by ELO, ID via the Chat
1630 @ 2103 Marianne - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, Dutch music, 
1663 @ 2148 Kristal - 35434; ID and greetings to me, "Yellow Sun of Ecuador" by The Classics

Monday, 13 February 2017

Logs of Monday 13th February 2017

4029 @ 1718 Laser - 35434; "We Got Some Catchin' Up To Do" by Jean Carn
1647 @ 1811 Armada - 2-34333; Email Address & ID, "Ring of Fire" instrumental version
1665 @ 1814 Zwarte Panter - 2-34333; "The Night Chicago Died" by Paper Lace, ID from the Chat
1611 @ 1948 Atlantic - 24333; "Return To Sender" by Elvis Presley, Test 1-2, ID, "Baby Love" by The Supremes
1620 @ 2018 Batavia - 34434; ID and greetings to listeners in the Chat, "Mr Tambourine Man" by The Golden Gate Strings
1642 @ 2059 Turftrekker - 33-4333; ID & then CD, QRM from adjacent station on 1645
1645 @ 2115 Oldtimer - 35444; After 1642 closed, good reception, Dutch music selection, ID and talk in Dutch @ 2122

Sunday, 12 February 2017

Logs of Sunday 12th February 2017

6305 @ 1118 Merlin - 2-34333; "Spirit In The Sky", ID and chat in English
6285 @ 1121 Happy European Union - 2-34434; "Where The Streets Have No Name" by U2
6265 @ 1207 AC DC - 35433; "Coward of the County" by Kenny Rogers, ID via Chat
1647 @ 2131 Witte Tornado en Lady - 35434; ID via Chat, Dutch music

Saturday, 11 February 2017

Logs of Saturday 11th February 2017

6237U @ 1025 Misti - s9; "Money Talks" by AC/DC, ID and talk in English, Dutch, & German
6265 @ 1034 SWR 00 (Pandora) - 24222; "Boogie Wonderland" by Earth, Wind & Fire, SWR 00 ID jingle @ 1038 & 34333, "Hotel California" by The Eagles
7490 @ 1036 VOTN - 35434; "Every Breath You Take" by the Police, ID via the Chat, test, "Wrapped around Your Finger" by the Police
6450 @ 1556 Studio 52 - 24322-3; ID @ 1557, instrumental music, Talk in Dutch and English
6285 @ 1559 Tower - 3-45444; ID in English, radiotower@gmail.com, "Sultans of Swing" by Dire Straits, ID in Dutch
6205 @ 1601 Orang-Utan - 24332-3; "Rockin' All Over the World" by Status Quo, ID via the Chat
1655 @ 2039 Relmus - 2-34434; Relmus voice: "From the Pier", instrumental music, "I Need Never Get Old" by Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats
1665 @ 2044 Batavier - 34434; ID via the Chat, "Telstar" by The Tornados, talk in Dutch
1611 @ 2105 Blauwe Piraat - 24333; "S.O.S." by Abba, ID via the Chat
1626 @ 2125 Barones - 35434; "Time Is Tight" by Booker T & The MGs, ID and chat in Dutch, "Inkpot" by Shocking Blue
1636 @ 2130 Keizer en Keizerin - 2-34333; "Surf City" by Jan & Dean
1648 @ 2140 Moby Dick - 35444; Greetings to people in the Chat, ID, Dutch music, "De Zilveren Ster" by Siska & The Rainaldos @ 2145
1620 @ 2152 Kooiplas - 2-34333; Dutch music, QRM from adjacent channel, ID and talk in Dutch, "Big Train (from Memphis)" by John Fogerty @ 2203

Friday, 10 February 2017

Logs of Friday 10th February 2017

6305 @ 1214 Merlin - 24333; "Silence is Golden" by The Tremeloes, 34434 @ 1223 with The Searchers @ "Don't Throw Your Love Away"
6735 @ 1526 Pioneer - 2-35434; ID via the Chat, "Never Say Never" by The Steve Miller Band
1628 @ 2041 Twentana - 2-35434; "Oo Va En Moo" by Harm Oet Riessen, ID via the Chat
1615 @ 2047 Turftrekker - 35444; Greetings to listeners, talk in Dutch, Dutch music, "Marion" @ 2056 
1665 @ 2212 Batavier - 34434; Co-channel station causing slight QRM, ID & greetings to a listener, talk in Dutch, "Money" by Pink Floyd

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Logs of Thursday 9th February 2017

6305 @ 1444 Telstar - 35434; "Okay"" by Dave Dee, Dozy, Beaky, Mich & Tich, "Such A Night" by Elvis Presley, ID via Chat
6320 @ 1541 LFR - 24333; peaking 35434, "Queen of Hearts" by Juice Newton, "Witch Queen of New Orleans" by Redbone @ 1545 (Via Twente SDR) Report from NL 44444
1614 @ 2016 Mike - 35444; Chat in Dutch, Rofo's Theme by Rofo, closing down
1644,6 @ 2023 Zwarte Bizon - 2-34333; Chat in Dutch, Dutch track
1642 @ 2029 Turftrekker - 35434; Report for Zwarte Bizon & Jevenerstoker in Dutch, ID, "Dragon's Legend" by Koto
1612U @ 2031 Mike - s9+10; "Rofo's Theme" ID jingle
1637 @ 2148 Turftrekker - 35433; "Nikita" by Elton John, ID heard earlier
1647 @ 2151 Armada - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, "Jet Airliner" by Modern Talking
1647 @ 2159 Noordzee - 24333; In QSO mode, instrumental music 
1643 @ 2203 Alabama - 24332; No music, Report in Dutch to other stations
1647 @ 2207 Kristal - 35434; In QSO, reporting to other stations
Why DO We Listen To AM?

After reading reading Medium Wave Dxer's excellent Blog post: "Why do we listen to AM in this day and age?" I reflected on why I continue almost daily to pursue this hobby of ours.

The answer was reinforced yesterday evening when I experienced the sheer thrill of hearing the sound of Dutch free radio station Luxemburg for the first time direct to my SDRplay on 261,8 kHz. I listened and identified a couple of tunes - not by any means the best quality, and difficult to listen to and enjoy the music, but reception was there!

I will not send off for a QSL; that is not my main source of enjoyment, but the excitement I had last evening was as real as I was when I first heard Canada on the Medium Wave back in the early 1960s.

Yes, I suppose it is also about collecting - you only have to look at my logs to know that I like to collect station names, but there are other facets to our hobby. As David refers to in his excellent article, it is also about telling the station operator of the success of his efforts to get the signal out into the ether. Luxemburg said he was running 8 watts on the LW frequency and crossing the North Sea on that power is a fair achievement!

I would most certainly have stayed longer and listened to the music, had the signal been stronger. 

I have had many evenings recently where I have had a chat with station operators or had to concentrate hard to understand a station from the Netherlands talking to me in Dutch, or maybe waiting for an hour or so to get a station ID... these are real pleasures and yes I am proud to still listen to AM! 

The article from Medium Wave DXer can be found here: 

mwfreeradio.blogspot.co.uk/2017/02/the-operator-of-longtime-british-am.html

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Logs of Wednesday 8th February 2017

1611 @ 1918 Quintus - 3-45434; ID in English and greetings to listeners in the Chat, "Das Lied Von Manuel" by Manuel & Pony, chat in English, greetings to me, jingles in English, "My Lady of Spain"
261 @ 1939 Luxemburg - 23222; Peak signal shown, "Suspicious Minds", by Fine Young Cannibals, first time I have heard this station at my QTH, down into the noise and back to s7 @ 1950 with "I Want To Know What Love Is" by Foreigner
1635 @ 2012 Ruisbreker - 2-34433; Slight QRM from adjacent frequency, ID via the Chat, Dutch track, "Let's Dance" by The Cats and @ 2015 35434, greetings to me
1640 @ 2050 Wilskracht - 35434; "Rock 'N Roll" by The Cats, ID via Chat
1670 @ 2144 Kristal -35444; email: radiokristal@live.nl, ID, "Where Have I Been Wrong" by The Cats
1653 @ 2146 Batavier - 35434; ID via Chat, "Rockabilly rebel" by Matchbox 
1626 @ 2149 Twentana - 35434; Chat in Dutch, instrumental music, ID
1625 @ 2155 Vrolijke Mijnwerker - 35434; Reporting to Twentana, ID, "Dromentrein" by Hepie, later on 1646 with 3-45434 @ 2244
1660 @ 2231 Noordzee - 2-34434; ID & chat in Dutch, Talking to other stations that have been on air, "Tina, Tina" by Pleasure

Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Logs of Tuesday 7th February 2017

6305 @ 1300 Altrex - 24222; "Wind of  Change" by The Scorpions, ID via Chat
6290 @ 1447 Ronnie AM - 24332-3; "Mr. Tambourine Man" by The Byrds, ID via the Chat
1665 @ 1928 Batavier - 35433-4; "Endless Road" by The Time Bandits, "The Walls Fell Down" by The Marbles
1638 @ 2125 Snowman - 24333; "Speelman" by Lytse Hille, ID, "Jezebel" by Frankie Laine, "Valerie" by Steve Winwood @ 2137
1633 @ 2242 Monte Carlo - 34434; Talk in Dutch, ID, Instrumental music

Monday, 6 February 2017

Logs of Monday 6th February 2017

4029 @ 1649 Laser HH - 35434; "What Do I Do" by Phil Fearon & Galaxy, ID, "Redbone" by Childish Gambino
6380 @ 1654 Lowland - 34333; ID in English, "Waikiki Welcome" by Les Waikikis" , "Bewaar Je Dromen Niet Voor Morgen" by Harten 10
1620 @ 1947 Johnny Camaro - 2-34333; "Camouflage" by Stan Ridgway, ID via Chat
1665 @ 2042 Batavier - 35434; "Going Back West" by Boney M, ID via the Chat, ID @ 2103
1635 @ 2044 Ruisbreker - 35433; "Heb Je Alles Vergeten" by Tony Light, ID from Chat
1629 @ 2047 Malibu - 2-35433; ID from op on Chat, "Jenny jenny" by the Nockalm Quintett, ID @ 2057
1611 @ 2113 Batavia - 35433; "Une Fille De Tous Les Pays" by Linda De Suza, ID jingle
1647 @ 2119 Armada - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, "El Condor Pasa" by Ricky King, CD 2122
1629 @ 2206 Nordzee - 35434; Reporting to Armada, ID, talk in Dutch, instrumental music
1625 @ 2235 Monte Carlo - 35434; ID and chat in Dutch
1650 @ 2255 Wilskracht - 35434; ID and talk in Dutch, mention of other stations, Dutch music

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Logs of Sunday 5th February 2017

6305 @ 0934 Merlin - 35444; ID and chat in English, "All Right Now" by Free
6320 @ 0937 Quadzilla - 35434; Audio test, ID via Chat, "I Feel Love" by Donna Summer
6250 @ 0940 Casanova - 35434; "Lucille" by Kenny Rogers, ID via Chat, "I Remember Elvis Presley" by Danny Mirror
6450 @ 1302 Readymix - 23222; Heavy Rock track - "Pandemic" by Accept, ID via Chat
6325 @ 1306 Paardenkracht - 34333; ID in Dutch, greets to people in Chat, "The Drunken Sailor" by Babe, Status Quo & "Down Down"
6375 @ 1341 Time R - 35434; ID jingle in English, "Innuendo" by Queen
6285 @ 1344 Bogusman - 45434; "In Love With The Familiar" by Wireless, ID in the speech
6320 @ 1428 Joey - 35434; "Spirit In The Sky" by Norman Greenbaum, ID in English & greets to listeners in Chat
1615 @ 2011 Zwarte Panter - 2-35433; Talk in Dutch, "Als Ik Maar Bij Jou Ben" by Canyon
1647 @ 2015 Witte Tornado en Lady - 35434; ID, talk in Dutch from the Lady, yodelling song, "Liebeskummer Lohnt Sich Nicht" by Siw Malmkvist
1635 @ 2024 Relmus - 35434; ID and chat in Dutch & English, instrumental music, station came up on 1636 with music to make reception difficult, but notch filter removed most, "Summer Wine" by Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood, clear again @ 2056
1626 @ 2045 Uniek - 35434; C&W track, ID via the Chat, Dutch track, "Alleen Nog Maar Een Foto" by Apollo Trio