There was time for some radio listening during the evening, and for bird watchers it was very interesting at the top of the MW band! Vuurvogel (Firebird) was busy qsoing on 1655; then Bluebird joined the chat on 1629; he was followed by the other Firebird on 1650. And while all this was going on, Kolibrie (Hummingbird) was on 1620 with his regular Tuesday music programme. I don't think I've ever heard so many Dutch birds in one place at the same time!
Here's the full list of stations heard on Tuesday evening, together with a few other recent logs . . .
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
1664 2020 Kristal 44444 music programme
1647 2020 Calipso 55544 music programme
1620 2026 Kolibrie 25232 music programme
1654 2050 Vuurvogel 55444 qsoing
1663 2100 Readymix 34333 qsoing
1629 2105 Bluebird 35333-45343 qsoing
1655 2107 Studio 69 25222-25332 qsoing
1632 2127 Albatros 34433 qsoing
1650 2133 Firebird 25332-35443 qsoing
1646 2207 Vrolijke Mijnwerker 55544 testing
1674 2228 Pluto weak signal testing
1648 2250 Casablanca 55544 report for Mijnwerker
Sunday, April 21, 2013
1670 2035 Matrix 35433-35544 music programme
1635 2035 Johnny Camaro 25332 music programme
1647 2035 Witte Tornado 35343 music programme
1610 2040 Anton 43543-43544 music programme
1652 2045 Uniek 25322 music programme
- Many thanks to Chris from Radio Uniek who sent over this great qsl yesterday. I think he must have the largest selection of qsls for his listeners I have ever come across. With every report seems to come another qsl and they always look great. Keep up the good work
- Apart from Kolibrie on 1620, Tuesday night was mainly qso action with some fine signals arriving from across the North Sea. Top of the pile were Calipso, Vrolijke Mijnwerker and Casablanca. Using somewhat less power was Firebird, operating with 100 watts and peaking really well
- Bluebird announced on air that he was operating with just 45 watts, but it sounded more than that at times! With less power still was Studio 69, broadcasting with his now usual 25 watts
- A few weeks ago Pluto started testing on MW with around 40 watts, and our friend Pacman heard him with a good signal. I told Pacman that I would soon hear Pluto here in England, and he told me he didn't think that would be possible. Well, this evening, I was able to detect a carrier from Pluto on 1674. I had to use USB mode to hear it, but it was audible, as was some speech saying "Radio Pluto.... Radio Pluto" . So, Pacman.... I think you must buy me a very nice cake when I see you next!
- Great to hear Albatros in the air on Tuesday night. This is the one from the south of the Netherlands, not be confused another station with the same name further north! The signal was coming in really well, and you can listen to a recording by clicking here
- Conditions on Sunday evening were far from optimum but one of the best signals on the band was coming from the east of the Netherlands and from Matrix on 1670. This was the best reception we've had of the station for some time and it was a pleasure to listen to this low power pirate. 100 watts was certainly doing very well. More programmes soon please!