Broadcast

Scheduled transmission from Grimeton Radio / SAQ on Christmas Eve, December 24, 2018

In the morning of Christmas Eve, December 24, we will try to start the old Alexanderson 200 kW transmitter, from 1924 and send out a Christmas message on VLF 17.2 kHz CW. The transmitter will be tuned up from around 08:30 (07:30 UTC) and a message* will be transmitted at 09:00 (08:00 UTC).

Guests are welcome to attend the transmission at the radio station in Grimeton from 08:00 local time. The Alexander association will arrange Coffee and Christmas cookies, free of charge. No entrance fee.

For those of you who can not attend, we will broadcast the event live from Grimeton, Sweden on our YouTube Channel.

QSL-reports on the SAQ transmission are kindly received via:
– E-mail to: info@alexander.n.se
– or via: SM bureau
– or direct by mail to:
Alexander – Grimeton Veteranradios Vaenner,
Radiostationen Grimeton 72
SE-432 98 GRIMETON
S W E D E N

The SK6SAQ amateur radio station will be QRV on the following frequencies:
– 7.035 kHz CW or
– 14.035 kHz CW or
– 3.755 kHz SSB

Two stations will be on the air most of the time.

*The world heritage site Grimeton is a living cultural heritage. All transmissions with the long-wave transmitter SAQ are therefore preliminary and may be set at short notice.

AUSTRIA, 7330, Radio Joystick, The Charlie-Prince Show will be on air Sunday, December 2, 1100-1200 UTC.

https://radiojoystick.de/frequenzen/

“Since 2013 we broadcast via Media Broadcast. The transmitters are located in the small town of Moosbrunn near Vienna, broadcasting our shows on every first Sunday of each month at 12:00 h German time with 100 kW at 7330 kHz on shortwave to Western Europe!”


Contest rules

The date of the contest:
from 1 December 2018 (Saturday) 00:00 UTC to 31 December 2018 (Monday) 24:00 UTC

– The contest is open for all shortwave listeners. It is not obligatory to be a club member.

– The contest is free of charge and all costs are covered by TOP DX RADIOCLUB.

– The task of the contest:
Reception of 10 BROADCAST stations from 10 optional , DIFFERENT countries during the contest (according to the official DXCC list**).

– The aim of the contest:
Award of the best DX’er who really succeeded in receiving the year’s TOP 10 DX: it means that it received the smallest power station possible from the longest distance possible.

– It is not obligatory to register in advance. On the other hand, it would help the organizers if you sent an email with your name and 6-character Maidenhead QTH locator code*. If you don’t wish to do that it is enough to provide your data in the contest log. All personal data and email addresses are handled with care by TOP DX RADIOCLUB and they are never given to a third party. We also hate spammers. The data are used to inform the contestants in connection with the contest and the evaluation of the results.

– The rules of the contest:
Reception of 10 BROADCAST stations from 10 DIFFERENT countries. Excluding: unofficial, meteorological, DRM or other digital, military, spy, pirate, time etalon, amateur contacts and other technical receptions. It is strictly prohibited to use web SDR, internet radio and other remote controlled equipment. The receiver antenna has to be attached to the radio physically and directly. One country can appear in the log only once. The enabled frequency range: from 2300 kHz to 30000 kHz. The contest referees and organizesr cannot take part in the contest.

– The obligatory content of the log:
Date (day, month, year),
Time (UTC),
Frequency (in kHz),
The ID name of the station,
Country (where the transmitter can be found),
ITU,
The language of the broadcast,
SINPO,
The geographical location (city) of the transmitter site,
The details of the broadcast (general description without specific details cannot be accepted)
The judges may ask for additional data from the contestants (eg. the power of the transmitter)

Example***:

– The obligatory content of the log’s annex:
The name of the contestant,
Address (where the certificate can be posted)
Geographical location where he/she has participated from (according to the 6-character Maidenhead QTH locator)*
The type of the receiver(s),
The type of the antenna(s).

Example:
Name: Jean Sample
Address: France, Paris, Rue Parrot 2.
QTH locator: JN18EU
RX: Yaesu FRG-7000, Perseus SDR
Antenna: 80m Long Wire, Wellbrook ALA-1530

– The format of the log:
The logs have to be sent electronically to topdx.radioclub(at)gmail(dot)com in doc, docx, xls, xlsx, pdf, txt, or cabrillo format. We accept logs in English language and Hungarian language. All contestants get an email of confirmation after receiving the log in 24 hours.

– The deadline of receiving the logs:
5 January 2019 (Saturday) 24:00 UTC

All contestants decline by sending the logs that all data in the log are true and correct, all of the receiving were done by himself/herself within the given time range from the provided place according to the QTH locator and the adherence of the rules.

– Announcement of results: Before 31 January 2019.

– Scoring:
The distance between the contestant’s QTH locator and the transmitting tower’s QTH locator divided by the power of the transmitter.
The distance between QTH is dimensioned in kilometers and measured in short path. The transmitter power is dimensioned in kilowatts. Only official data are considered given by WRTH (World Radio TV Handbook – www.wrth.com). If more powers belong to a certain transmitter the higher power is considered in case the official homepage of the station announces something different. Unofficial but quite accurate TX power informations can be found on www.short-wave.info and www.shortwaveschedule.com.

For example:
The geographical location of the contestant: France, Paris, Rue Parrot 2. in this case the QTH locator is JN18EU*
The received station: Voice of America, from the city of Iranawila CLN. The QTH locator of the transmitter: MJ97VM In this case the distance between the two QTH locators: 8459,38 km. For the calculation the following program is used: NØUK’s Maidenhead Grid Distance & Bearing Calculator ****
The power of the transmitter: 250 kW
Score: 8459,38 / 250 = 33,84 points (rounded to 2 decimals) According to the information above it can be clearly seen that more points are given if the station is far from the contestant AND the transmitter power is low.
Therefor if someone can receive broadcast from a station of 10 kilowatts from the distance of 12000 km it worth 1200 points.
The final points are made up by the sum of the 10 receiving.
The contestant with the highest points wins the contest.

– Awarding:
The contest has no monetary prize. The winner gets an elegantly designed, unique trophy addressed to his/her name. All contestants are posted a certificate according to result in the ranking.

In case of any questions about the rules, the parameters of the transmitter or anyting else in connection with the competition, send us an e-mail and we try to respond asap. This opportunity is open before and during the comeptition.

The organizers wish good luck and outstanding DXs to all contestants.

*: The QTH locator can be easily found here: LINK
** The list of DXCC can be found here (Excel file, countries in alphabetical order): LINK
***: Sample log can be downloaded from here (Excel): LINK
****: The NØUK’s Maidenhead Grid Distance & Bearing Calculator can be find N0UK’s website: https://www.chris.org/cgi-bin/finddis LINK

1413 23/09/2018 05:20 RNE Radio 5 33333
1422 23/09/2018 05:30 Radio Coran via ALG 33333
5960 23/09/2018 04:40 Radio Farda 35333
6070 23/08/2018 17:00 Radio TW 35333
6090 22/09/2018 04:00 Radio Nigeria Kaduna 35343
6230 21/09/2018 18:45 Coast FM 43343
9865 23/09/2018 13:20 AIR New Delhi 43433
3905 22/09/2018 19:30 Radio Alice 44333
5055 22/09/2018 19:50 Radio 319 45333
1350 22/09/2018 19:40 I AM Radio 45444
9610 23/09/2018 13:00 Reach Beyond Australia 45444
6005 23/09/2018 15:00 Polskie Radio 45444
5040 22/09/2018 04:40 Radio Habana 55343
5960 22/09/2018 05:15 Radio Ndarason International 55444
6322 22/09/2018 18:20 Radio Joey 55444
6290 22/09/2018 19:00 Radio Batavier (B4) 55444
5140 22/09/2018 19:25 Charleston Radio Int. 55444
6070 23/09/2018 12:00 Radio Decade AM 55545
7290 21/09/2018 18:30 Radi City 55555
7335 22/09/2018 04:20 Radio Marti 55555
7780 22/09/2018 05:00 WRMI 55555
5975 23/09/2018 05:00 NHK Radio Japan 55555

738 10/09/2018 18:40 Radio Nacional d’Espanya 55555
1584 16/09/2018 13:00 Free Radio AM 55444
3905 15/09/2018 20:19 Radio Technical Man 44333
5140 15/09/2018 18:00 Charleston Radio Int. 45333
5800 15/09/2018 19:10 Radio Bogusman 43343
6070 15/09/2018 17:55 Radio TW 35333
6085 12/09/2018 15:50 Radio mi Amigo 55444
6230 14/09/2018 19:45 Coast FM 44333
6240 14/09/2018 19:50 Radio Mustang 44444
6240 16/09/2018 17:50 Sluwe Vos Radio 55444
6300 15/09/2018 19:00 Johnny Tobacco 55444
6322 15/09/2018 19:25 Radio joey 53343
6375 15/09/2018 19:20 Radio Pandora 34333
9610 15/09/2018 14:00 Voce della Turchia 54544
9920 10/09/2018 19:30 Radio Thailand 55555
11560 12/09/2018 15:00 All India Radio 55545
11735 10/09/2018 19:00 Zanzibar Broadcasting Corp. 55444

999 04/09/2018 18:30 TWR Europe 54444
4810 09/09/2018 18:20 Voice of Armenia 55444
5860 09/09/2018 18:30 Radio Farda 55444
6070 05/09/2018 19:00 I.B.C. 45444
6070 09/09/2018 13:00 Radio Power Rumpel 55444
6160 09/09/2018 18:40 Shortwave radio De 55445
6285 09/09/2018 18:00 Zwartepanther Radio 54344
9515 09/09/2018 16:00 KBS world service 55555
9520 09/09/2018 14:00 Radio Romania Int. 55555
9965 09/09/2018 15:40 Radio Nippon no Kaze 45444
11955 09/09/2018 09:00 AWR 55545

1503 02/09/2018 06:00 Radio Zavidovici, Mecevici – ID, TS, news and music Bon Jovi Poor
1584 02/09/2018 05:25 Free Radio AM RDE, Trieste – Meteo, spot, ID, mail in II Good
3924 01/09/2018 20:20 R.Continental – Music Queen, ID Fair
4840 02/09/2018 04:50 WWCR Nashville – Religious tk Fair
4960 02/09/2018 05:00 VOA, Pinheira – ID in EE than tk in Hausa Fair
4965 30/08/2018 18:00 Voice of hope, Lisaka – Religious songs, tk in EE Fair
5025 29/08/2018 18:30 Radio 319 from Belgium – ID, mx Pink Floyd Fair
5025 02/09/2018 04:10 R.Rebelde, Bauta – Cuban music, tk in SS Fair
5040 02/09/2018 04:30 R. Habana Cuba, Bauta – Cuban music Fair
5085 02/09/2018 05:10 WTWW Lebanon – Music and tk in EE Poor
5780 02/09/2018 18:30 Zenith Classic Rock – MX Elton John Poor
5840 30/08/2018 18:20 World music Radio, Randers – Music and ID in EE Fair
6070 29/08/2018 19:00 I.B.C. vi Rohrbach – Vintage radio show on II Good
6085 02/09/2018 11:30 R. mi Amigo, Kall-Krekei – ID and music in EE Fair
6130 30/08/2018 19:00 TWR Africa, Manzini – Local songs and tk Fair
6205 01/09/2018 19:00 Laser Hot Hits – Music Fair
6235 01/09/2018 19:10 Coast FM – Dance music Fair
6270 01/09/2018 19:20 R. Quadzilla – Music The Scorpions Fair
6305 02/09/2018 18:50 R. Merlin – Music The Beach Boys Poor
6322 02/09/2018 18:40 Radio Joey – Dance music, tk in EE Fair
6375 01/09/2018 19:30 SWC Holland – Music, ID, on demand radio station in EE Fair
7205 30/08/2018 19:15 R.Sudan, Al Aitahab – Tk and songs in AA Fair
7700 02/09/2018 18:00 Free Radio Service Holland – ID in EE, pop music Fair
9380 31/08/2018 18:30 AIR, Aligarh – News in EE Good
9410 31/08/2018 18:10 BBC WS, Al Dhabbiya – Tk about F1 in EE Good
9570 31/08/2018 18:45 KNLS, Madagascar – Music, schedule and web in RR Good
11955 02/09/2018 09:00 AWR, Nauen – Obiettivo DX in II Good

**** WE ARE SORRY, BUT WINB JUST SENT US A NOTE THAT THE DRM TX WENT DOWN THIS MORNING 30 JULY! We are forced to cancel the scheduled broadcast on Wednesday and we will perform the test as soon as the transmitter is repaired! **** 😨

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IBC – ITALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION
website www.ibcradio.webs.com
Please try to listen to our first ***DRM*** broadcast on 15670 kHz at 14-14.30 UTC and 15-15.30 UTC on Wednesday 1 August to North America and Western Europe.
This week you will listen to “Italian Shortwave Panorama” and for the first time to “Jordans Corner of Radio”, that will be on the air regularly from September on all our English broadcast on the 2nd and 4th week of the month!
“IBC DIGITAL” in MFSK32 (1500 Hz) will be always the last 5 minutes with two pictures.
Please send your reception reports to ibc@europe.com or post your comments on FB or TW!
Good listening!

#DRM TEST VIA WINB ON 1 AUGUST 2018

WEDNESDAY….14.00-14.30 UTC 15670 KHZ ***DRM**
WEDNESDAY….15.00-15.30 UTC 15670 KHZ ***DRM**