Wrapping up the QSL-year 2017

Hello folks! Year 2017 is coming to an end. This year we have been celebrating Finland’s 100 years of independence and Tampere DX Club’s 50 years anniversary.  Thanks especially to those of you who visited Tampere EDXC 2017 conference in August.

Here are the AM-QSLs I have received since September 2017. All these stations were heard in Tampere DX Club's Niihama DX-cabin in Tampere, Finland. If you need v/s-infos email me to jkz(at)sdxl.org


Nanjing Jingji Guangbo, Nanjing 900. Surprise e-mail from the Network Technology Director of the Nanjing RGD.
DWCM Aksyon Radio, Dagupan City 1161. Friendly FB-message.
DWET Life Radio, Santiago City 1179. Nice email. First time heard in Finland.

DXRU Radyo Ultra, Cagayan de Oro 1188. Verification from the station’s morning host who recognized her voice on my audio clip.
DYSI Super Radyo, Iloilo 1323. Via FB.
DWNX RMN Naga 1611. Email, v/s  wishes all the best
"to all the good people of the beautiful Finland."
Hangzhou Diantai Lao Pengyou Guangbo, Hangzhou 954. Old friends channel was surprised to receive my report which was verified by technical director of Hangzhou RGD.
KTRK Birinchi Radio, Bishkek 612. Long email in English from the International Relations Department Officer of Kyrgyz Radiosu. Tnx for the tip JHY.
JOCK NHK1 Nagoya 729 QSL-card. All NHK stations were heard with local identifications.
JOKP NHK1 Kitami 1188 QSL-card.
JOZB NHK2 Matsuyama 1512 letter and QSL-card
JOCE Radio Kansai, Tajima 1395 QSL-card and schedule.
JOUC NHK2 Yamaguchi 1377 letter.
JOAK NHK1 Tokyo 594 letter.
JOAB NHK2 Tokyo 693 letter.
JOFG NHK1 Fukui 927 QSL-card, letter, stickers.
JOTR ABS Radio, Akita 936 QSL-card, schedule.
RRI Toli-Toli 1377. My first MW-station from Indonesia. V/s told that about 15 people are currently working in RRI Toli-Toli. They are broadcasting on both AM and FM, FM being more popular. 
Cheng Kung BC, Kaohsiung 936. Nice PDF-QSL –letter after two months from this difficult Taiwanese station.

5PA ABC Naracoorte SA 1161.

Latin America
Red Radio Integridad, Lima 700. Via FB.
Radio Luz del Mundo, La Paz 1560. Via FB.
Radio Ecos del Naranjito, Naranjito 1470. Friendly email.
Radio Mia, Los Santos 920. Both FB and email verifications from this nice Panamanian.
4VEH La Voix Évangélique d'Haïti, Cape Haitien 840. Quick FB verification. New country for me.

North America
CFMB Radio Móntreal, Montreal QC 1280. Short FB-verifications in Finnish!
WDMC Melbourne FL 920. Via FB.
WJAS Pittsburgh PA 1320. Short confirmation from the station president.
WMAX Ave Maria Radio, Saginaw MI 1440.
WCUB Manitowoc WI 980.
WLQV Faith Talk, Detroit MI 1500.
KCKK The Rock, Littleton CO 1510.
CKNX Wingham ON 920.
WVEI Worcester MA 1440.
WCPT Willow Spring IL 820.
CKJR Wetaskiwin AB 1440. QSL as an Word-attachment.
KXLY Spokane WA 920.
WMBD Peoria IL 1470.
CHMB Vancouver BC 1320.
WITK Wilkes-Barre/Scranton PA 1550. V/s confirmed that the station was running with their 10 kW daytime pattern. Official night time power of the station is only 500W.


DZGR Bombo Radyo Tuguegarao 891 QSL

On 13th of March I was amazed to hear 891 DZGR Bombo Radyo Tuguerarao starting their daily broadcasting with English station announcement and national anthem just before 21UTC. As far as I know it was the first time DZGR has been heard in Finland. The station was my best catch from Asia in Niihama DX-cabin this spring.

I tried to send reception report to DZGR but my e-mail bounced back with over quota message. Last night I sent follow-up report and this time they had cleaned their e-mail account because this morning I found new Facebook friend request from Philippines. I had a very nice chat with broadcaster Genesis Racho today. He confirmed my reception and then told me that he thought radio is getting left behind especially in highly industralized countries like Finland. I admitted that he was partly right. Only DX-listeners still listens AM radio stations while young people are on the internet. Genesis told that in Philippines AM radio still works as a "substitute internet" for many people who could only afford radio.

DZGR Bombo Radyo Tuguerarao employs 5 anchors, 6 reporters, 4 newswriters and some people working on technical side. It is a typical size for local stations of Bombo Radyo Network. Every Bombo Radyo station has a big drum in their studio that anchor bounces during broadcasting. Drum is the signature of Bombo Radyo broadcast media and it is also what people remember about Bombo Radyo.

DZGR Bombo Radyo Tuguegarao 891 signing on announcement heard in Niihama, Tampere, Finland on 13th of March 2017 at 20.58UTC.
DZGR Bombo Radyo Tuguegarao crew.


Wrapping up the QSL-year 2016

Happy New Year 2017 from Tampere DX-Club blog! This blog has been hibernating too long so it's time to start a new year by wrapping up the 2016 QSLs. These QSLs have been received since September 2016. All stations were heard in Tampere DX Club's Niihama DX-cabin.

South America
LT3 AM680 Rosario 680 via FB and tweat about my report on their Twitter-account.
HJAR La Cariñosa, Cartagena 1270 via FB.
HJKO Radio Esperanza, Cartagena 1140 via FB.
LS11 Radio Provincia de Buenos Aire, La Plata 1270. PDF-QSL v/s Omar Jose Some, Jefe del Departamento Tecnico.
HCCC5 Ondas Cañaris, Azogues 1530. Email. V/s Dr. José Antonio Robles Ocampo, Locutor. Tnx TIK.
North America
WNSW Newark NJ 1430. Short reply from Bob Benes.
WSUA Caracol 1260, Miami FL. V/s Oscar Franco, Chief Technician.
AIR Bhuj 1314
AIR Barmer 1458
AIR Parbhani 1305
All AIR-stations by e-mail from All India Radio Reception Report / Feedback from Listeners web service.
AFN Korea 1440. V/s George A. Smith. Tnx JHY.
AFN Okinawa 648. E-mail but no v/s mentioned.
DYRD Bohol 1161 via FB and put my report on their Facebook-page.
DZNG Bombo Radyo Naga 1044. Tnx Rosie.

JOHK NHK1 Sendai 891
JOCG NHK1 Asahikawa via Wakkanai 927
JOAD NHK2 Okinawa, Nada 1125
JOPL KRY Yamaguchi Hoso, Hashimoto 1485
JOUK NHK1 Akita 1503
JOAF RNB Radio, Niigata 1116
JOSB NHK2 Kitakyushu 1602. V/s Satoshi Yamashita.
JOTK NHK1 Matsue 1395. V/s Takayuki Ishikawa, Senior Engineer.
JOQK NHK1 Niigata 837.
JOQB NHK2 Niigata 1593.
All japanese stations reported from local ids and verified  with snailmail letter and/or QSL-card
4QD ABC Capricornia, Emerald Qld 1548
5RN ABC National Radio, Adelaide 729.
5AN ABC Adelaide, Adelaide 891.

Jouni (JKZ)