A list of Short- and Medium Wave QSL Cards from all over the world
A fascinating hobby
 
BROADCAST RADIO QSL

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ALPHABETICAL ORDER
1...9 



1 - 9
 

A . . .
AIR, (IND)
AFN (GER)
AFRTS (USA)
AMERICAS (USA)
AUSTRALIA (AUS)
AUSTRIA (AUT)
AWR (PRT)

B . . .
BBC, (GBR)
BELGIUM, (BEL)
BELGRAD, (YUG)
BERLIN INT., (DDR)
BREMEN (GER)
BUDAPEST, (HUN)
BULGARIA, (BGR)

C . . .
CAPITAL, (GBR)
CBA, (CAN)
CHNS, (CAN)
CJCB, (CAN)
CKNC, (CAN)
CLYDE, (GBR)
CONGO, (COG)
CUBA, (CUB)

D . . .
DEUTSCHE WELLE, (DEU)

E . . .
EGYPT 1962, (EGY)
ETLF 1964, (EGY)

F . . .
FREE EUROPE, (DEU)

G . . .
GHANA, (GHA)

H . . .
HCJB (1961), (ECU)

I . . .
INDIA, AIR, (IND)
IRAQ, (IRQ)
IVORY COAST

J . . .
 

K . . .
 

L . . .
LIBERIA ELWA, (LBR)
LATVIA, (USSR)
LONDON B. C., (GBR)
LUXEMBOURG, (LUX)

M . . .
MANX RADIO, (IMN)
MOCAMBIQUE, (MOZ)
MONTE CARLO, (MCO)
MOSCOW, (USSR)

N . . .
NEDERLAND 1961, (NLD)
NEDERLAND 1963, (NLD)
NIGERIA, (NGA)
NORDDEUTSCHER R-FUNK, (DEU)
NOREA RADIO, (NOR)

O . . .
 

P . . .
PEKING, (CHN)
POLAND, (POL)
PORTUGAL, (PRT)
PYRGOS, (GRC)

Q . . .
 

R . . .
R. AMERICAS (USA)
R. FREE EUROPE, (DEU)
RIAS BERLIN, (DEU)
ROME ITALY, (ITA)
RTF, (FRA)
RUMANIA, (ROU)

S . . .
SAARBRÜCKEN, (GER)
SDR, (GER)
SFB (BERLIN), (W. GER)
SOUTH AFRICA, (ZAF)
SPAIN, (ESP)
SWEDEN 1960, (SWE)
SWEDEN 1977, (SWE)
SWEDEN, SSB (SWE)
SWISS S/W SERVICE (CHE)

T . . .
TJECKOSLOVAKIEN, (CZE)
TURKEY, ANKARA (TUR)
TWR, MONACO, (MCO)

U . . .
UKE-SENDEREN, (NOR)

V . . .
VOA 1960, (USA)
VOA COURIER, (GRC)
VOICE OF HOPE, (PRT)
VUD, (IND)

W . . .
WEZE (USA)
WHN (USA)
WINB (USA)
WINDWARD ISL, (UK)
WINS (USA)
WNEW (USA)
WRUL (USA)
WRUL (USA)
WWV (USA)

X . . .
 

Y . . .
YUGOSLAVIA 1962, (YUG)

Z . . .



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My Broadcast Radio QSL Card Collection

The list below is a collection of Broadcast Radio QSL cards that I have received during the years from various short wave and medium wave stations. I was interested in listening to radio at a very young age. My first "radio" was a simple crystal detector receiver, but with that you could at most get a signal from the local radio transmitter, or if you were lucky, barely hear the Leningrad tranmitter in the USSR. My first radio was an old tube receiver made by Philips and with that I could listen to various bands. This was around 1960. My second all band receiver was a TRIO 9R-59 and that was the receiver that made me spend lots of time searching the medium wave and short wave for near and far away stations. That radio lasted for a long time until my Japan days when I bought the Yaesu FRG-7700 in 1982. It is still in use, and I must say it works well despite all the new stuff you get with thousands of knobs and buttons on the front panel. Other receivers I have used for these reception reports are a Yaesu FR-101 and an ELAC 3402 T. The ELAC only exists as a schematic diagram today.

The data listed with each QSL card is the actual date, time and SINPO for the reception report. They are arranged in the order I received them, the last in the line is on top of the list. Some of the cards you can click and look at in higher resolution.

All reception reports up until 1972 were taken at home just north of Stockholm, Sweden. I had a dipole for the 40 m amateur band strung 10 meter above the ground and that served quite well with the antenna tuner in the 9-R59. Reports dated between 1972 and 1980, when I was less active due to my work, were taken in Sachseln, central Switzerland where I lived from 1972 until 1978. In Switzerland I used a 15 meter long wire strung in the attic of our apartment building.

The QSL cards are presented in the order when they arrived in my letterbox with the latest QSL card on top of the page.

(This page is under construction . . .)

 

 

 


 

RADIO SWEDEN
Sweden

1st March 1977
on 11735 kHz, 25.56 m.
1200 UTC
 

SINPO
-----
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Radio Sweden 1977

Radio Sweden with a regular shortwave transmission which I logged while staying in Japan for 6 months 1976-1977. I have lost the details of this reception and I cannot recall which receiver I used. The QSL card was delivered to my home address at Nakaya Heights in Shizuoka, Japan.

The QSL card arrived ? days later. (QSL No. 97)

 
 
 


 

SWEDISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATION
Farsta
Sweden

28th September 1976
on 17790 kHz, 16.86 m.
1800-1841 UTC
 

SINPO
34434
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Radio Sweden with an experimental SSB transmission 1976

Radio Sweden with an experimental single sideband (SSB) broadcast transmission from a 30 kW PEP transmitter at the short wave broadcasting station Hörby in southern Sweden.
For this log I used the Yaesu FR-101 and a long wire.
The programme consisted of a programme of the Stockholm suburb of Vällingby and its infrastructure.

The QSL card arrived 10 days later. (QSL No. 96)

 
 
 


 

LONDON BROADCASTING CO.
England

22nd February 1975
on 1151 kHz, 260.64 m.
0030 - 0106 UTC
 

SINPO
34434
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "L"

London Broadcasting Co. on medium wave sent a letter QSL (picture later). The programme consisted mostly of music and a phone-in with focus on "Folklore and superstition" .
The letter QSL arrived 224 days later. (QSL No. --)

 
 
 


 

CAPITAL RADIO
London
England

22nd February 1975
on 1546 kHz, 194.05 m.
0000 - 0039 UTC
 

SINPO
43433
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

Capital Radio, London England 1975

Capital Radio was another local radio station in London with 100 kW output. However, I lived in Sachseln Switzerland, and not far from me on the other side of the lake there was a Swiss transmitter interfering on 1562 kHz that made listening impossible until midnight.
For this log I used the ELAC 3402 T and a long wire.
The programme consisted mostly of advertising and music.
A phone number was given and you could phone in requests.

The QSL card arrived 21 days later. (QSL No. 95)

 
 
 


 

RADIO CLYDE
Glasgow
Scotland

2nd March 1974
on 1151 kHz, 260.64 m.
2358 - 0022 UTC
 

SINPO
22422
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

Radio Clyde, Glasgow Scotland 1974

Scotland's first local radio station, difficult to hear in Switzerland because of the interference from AFN in Germany on the same frequency.
The programme consisted mostly of advertising and music. During those 24 minutes there were advertising for Carlsberg, carpets and cigars.

The QSL card arrived 141 days later. (QSL No. 93)

 
 
 


 

VOICE OF HOPE
Portugal

6th May 1973
on 9670 kHz, 31.02 m.
2115 - 2130 UTC
 

SINPO
43444
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "V"

The Voice of Hope 1973

The Voice of Hope with a religious programme in Swedish.
At the end of the broadcast an address in Gothenburg, Sweden was given.

The QSL card arrived 24 days later. (QSL No. 92)

 
 
 


 

CHNS
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

15th November 1966
on 960 kHz, 312.5 m.
0130 - 0145 UTC
 

SINPO
34333
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

CHNS Halifax, Nova Scotia 1966

Nova Scotia popped up now and then on medium wave during the night in Stockholm.
Here it is CHNS with 10 kW on 960 kHz located in Halifax.
The programme consisted of a religious broadcast "Back to the Bible" news, and a commentary about a strike on the airport in Halifax.

The QSL card arrived 82 days later. (QSL No. 87)

 
 
 


 

WINS
New York
USA

15th November 1966
on 1010 kHz, 297.03 m.
0115 - 0130 UTC
 

SINPO
34443
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WINS in New York on medium wave sent a letter QSL (picture later). The programme consisted mostly of news and commentary, about Vietnam, civil rights demonstrations and strikes .

The letter QSL arrived 8 days later. (QSL No. 86)

 
 
 


 

WHN
New York
USA

15th November 1966
on 1050 kHz, 285.71 m.
0130 - 0145 UTC
 

SINPO
33443
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WHN with 50 kW on 1070 kHz (New York), 1966

Yet another catch on medium wave during the night in Stockholm.
This time it was WHN with 50 kW on 1070 kHz located in New York.
The programme consisted of news, sports news, weather reports, commentary and popular music.

The QSL card arrived 8 days later. (QSL No. 85)

 
 
 


 

UKE-SENDEREN
Norway

2nd September 1966
on 1313 kHz, 228.48 m.
2240 - 2304 UTC
 

SINPO
22332
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "U"

UKE-Senderen, Norway 1966

A low-power station in Norway used to be on air every other year during the Students Week in Trondheim, Bergen and in 1966 apparently in Oslo.
The programme format was pop music with the odd advertisement for Volkswagen automobiles.

The QSL card arrived 46 days later. (QSL No. 84)

 
 
 


 

CBA
Sackville
Canada

29th November 1965
on 1070 kHz, 280.37 m.
0015 - 0043 UTC
 

SINPO
44434
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

CBA in Sackville on 1070 kHz

Again, another Canadian station which you could hear frequently during the night in Stockholm was CBA in Sackville on 1070 kHz.
A quite interesting discussion (or phone-in) about the native Indians in Canada.

The QSL card arrived 40 days later. (QSL No. 78)

 
 
 


 

MANX RADIO
Isle of Man
British Islands

11th December 1965
on 1295 kHz, 231.66 m.
1000 - 1032 UTC
 

SINPO
24343
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "M"

Manx Radio, Isle of Man 1965

Manx Radio on the tiny island Isle Of Man on 1295 kHz was another seldom catch. Crowded medium wave band, very low transmitter power, on top of that a directional antenna so Stockholm was out of the target area.
The programme format was very much like the offshore Pirate Stations around Britain's coasts.

The QSL card arrived 15 days later. (QSL No. 77)

 
 
 


 

CJCB
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada

22nd October 1965
on 1270 kHz, 236.22 m.
2352 - 0100 UTC
 

SINPO
33433
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

CJCB on 1270 kHz, Canadia 1965

CJCB on 1270 kHz was another Canadian station which you could hear frequently during the night in Stockholm when the European stations had switched off.
The programme was a mixture of popular music, news and weather forecasts.

The QSL card arrived 25 days later. (QSL No. 74)

 
 
 


 

RTF
France

25th March 1965
on 21580 kHz, 13.90 m.
1020 - 1051 UTC
 

SINPO
35434
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "R"

RTF from France, 1965

RTF with a broadcast, first in English, then in French. The English part was about the Grenoble University, the French was mainly news and commentary.

The QSL card arrived 6 days later. (QSL No. 72a)

 
 
 


 

WINB
Pennsylvania, USA

28th February 1965
on 11795 kHz, 25.43 m.
2012 - 2054 UTC
 

SINPO
34323
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WINB from Red Lion, Pennsylvania, USA, 1965

World Inter-National Broadcasters was a religious broadcaster in Red Lion, Pennsylvania. The programme in English language consisted of religious talk and religious music.

The QSL card arrived 64 days later. (QSL No. 72)

 
 
 


 

PYRGOS
Greece

7th March 1965
on 1430 kHz, 209.8 m.
0220 - 0301 UTC
 

SINPO
34333
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "P"

Pyrgos, Greece - a letter QSL

Pyrgos from Greece sent a letter QSL. The programme in Greek language
consisted of tourist promotion and Greek music.

The QSL card arrived 10 days later. (QSL No. 71)

 
 
 


 

WEZE
Boston, USA

20th December 1964
on 1260 kHz, 238.1 m.
0110 - 0157 UTC
 

SINPO
44433
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WEZE from Boston, USA, 1964

WEZE from Boston, USA, was possible to hear after the radio stations in Europe went off air during night. Low solar activity made the medium wave band quiet. The programme was called "Wonderful world of music" and consisted of just that - soft music for relaxing. Surprisingly good reception of this signal despite the low output of just 5 kW.

The QSL card arrived 45 days later. (QSL No. 69)

 
 
 


 

RADIO AMERICAS
Miami Florida, USA

12th December 1964
on 1165 kHz, 257.51 m.
0055 - 0130 UTC
 

SINPO
44223
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "R"

Radio Americas from Florida, USA, 1964

Radio Americas from Florida, USA could be heard after the European radio stations went off air at night and when solar activity was low and the bands were quiet. The programme was in Spanish and consisted mainly about anti-communist propaganda towards Cuba and Castro.

The QSL card arrived 54 days later. (QSL No. 68)

 
 
 


 

WNEW
New York, USA

13th December 1964
on 1130 kHz, 265.49 m.
1100 - 0144 UTC
 

SINPO
32333
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WNEW New York USA, 1964

WNEW New York USA could be heard after most European radio stations went off air at night in 1964, when solar activity was low and the bands were quiet. The programme was mostly news and music with the occasional advertisement in between.

The QSL card arrived 12 days later. (QSL No. 65)

 
 
 


 

ETLF
Ethiopia


25th March 1964
on 15265 kHz, 19.65 m.
1830 - 1925 UTC
 

SINPO
54434
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "E"

ETLF Ethiopia, 1964

ETLF, Radio Voice of the Gospel transmitting from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1964. The programme was a religious broadcast. Transmissions were directed to Africa, Asia and the Middle East
as well as regional transmissions.

The QSL card arrived 58 days later. (QSL No. 63)

 
 
 


 

WINDWARD ISLANDS
The West Indies


19th March 1964
on 15085 kHz, 19.89 m.
2100 - 2146 UTC
 

SINPO
34443
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

Windward Islands, the West Indies, 1964

Windward Islands, the West Indies, in Grenada from 1964. The programme consisted mostly of music.

The QSL card arrived 40 days later. (QSL No. 62)

 
 
 


 

VOICE OF NIGERIA
Nigeria


22nd March 1964
on 15250 kHz, 19.67 m.
1730 - 1900 UTC
 

SINPO
43333
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "N"

Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation, 1964

Nigerian Broadcasting Corporation in Lagos, Nigeria from 1964. The programme consisted mostly of music.

The QSL card arrived 14 days later. (QSL No. 61)

 
 
 


 

RADIO LEOPOLDVILLE
Congo


2nd September 1962
on 11755 kHz, 25.52 m.
0124 - 0212 UTC
 

QSA: 2
QRK: 2
QSB: 3
QRM: 1
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

Radio Leopoldville, Congo, 1962

The Congolese Broadcasting Network, Radio Leopoldville, "The Heart of Africa", Congo, 1962 took a record of almost one year to send an answer. The programme consisted of news in English and Portuguese and music. The location of the transmitter was given as 15°20'E / 04°20'S.

The QSL card arrived 312 days later. (QSL No. 60)

 
 
 


 

SENDER FREIES BERLIN
West Berlin
West Germany


16th December 1962
on 566 kHz, 530 m.
1723 - 1800 UTC
 

SINPO
54454
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Sender Freies Berlin, West Germany, 1963

Sender Freies Berlin took a long time to answer. The transmitter was located in West Berlin. The programme consisted of a sports review in German and a music programme featuring Joseph Haydn.

The QSL card arrived 180 days later. (QSL No. 59)

 
 
 


 

ELWA
Liberia


15th February 1963
on 15155 kHz, 19.80 m.
1815 - 1915 UTC
 

SINPO
33333
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "L"

ELWA Liberia, 1963

ELWA, a Christian broadcaster from Liberia from 1963. The programme consisted mainly of religious broadcasting in English.

The QSL card arrived 86 days later. (QSL No. 58)

 
 
 


 

TRANS WORLD RADIO
Monaco


17th February 1963
on 5950 kHz, 50.42 m.
1635 - 1701 UTC
 

SINPO
44334
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "T"

Trans World Radio from Monaco, 1963

Trans World Radio in Monte Carlo, Monaco from 1963. The programme consisted mainly of religious broadcasting in the German language.

The QSL card arrived 46 days later. (QSL No. 55)

 
 
 


 

RADIO CLUBE DE
MOCAMBIQUE

Mocambique


17th February 1963
on 15292 kHz, 19.62 m.
1730 - 1830 UTC
 

SINPO
44434
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "M"

Radio Clube de Moçambique 1963

Radio Clube de Moçambique "The Station for Happy Listening" in Lourenço Marques from 1963.
It must have been good listening as I logged the station for an hour.
The programme consisted mostly of Jazz music.

The QSL card arrived 39 days later. (QSL No. 54)

 
 
 


 

RADIO HAVANA CUBA
Cuba


18th February 1963
on 11800 kHz, 25.42 m.
2034 - 2100 UTC
 

SINPO
35343
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

Radio Havana Cuba from 1963

A QSL card with a socialist message in honor of the year 1962 as the "Year of planification". In those days Cuba followed closely in the footsteps of their mentor, the USSR.

The QSL card arrived 39 days later. (QSL No. 53)

 
 
 


 

WWV TIME SIGNAL
USA


3rd March 1963
on 15000 kHz, 20.00 m.
1844 - 1922 UTC
 

SINPO
45444
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WWV in Boulder Colorado on 15 MHz, a time signal station, 1963

WWV in Boulder Colorado on 15 MHz, a time signal station with extremely high frequency accuracy. In those days before synthesized PLL receivers the signal(s) were used to calibrate for example the 100 kHz crystal oscillator I had built into my receiver to keep track of the 100 kHz marks on the radio scale. Obviously, the "programme" consisted of blips every second followed by regular voice announcements.

The QSL card arrived 20 days later. (QSL No. 52)

 
 
 


 

RADIO NEDERLAND
Holland


14th February 1963
on 6020 kHz, 49.83 m.
2300 - 2325 UTC
 

SINPO
33433
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "N"

Radio Nederland from 1963

Radio Nederland in Dutch 14th February 1963.
The programme consisted mostly of news and light music.

The QSL card arrived 32 days later. (QSL No. 51)

 
 
 


 

RADIO RUMANIA
Bucharest, Rumania


17th February 1963
on 15380 kHz, 19.51 m.
1130 - 1156 UTC
 

SINPO
33433
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "R"

Radio Rumania from Bucharest, 1963

Radio Rumania from 17th February 1963. The QSL card depicts an almost deserted Mamaia Beach (sounds almost like "Miami Beach"!) with a couple of Soviet style hotel buildings.
The boring programme was in French and consisted mostly of communist propaganda.

The QSL card arrived 29 days later. (QSL No. 50)

 
 
 


 

NOREA RADIO
Norway / Monaco


17th February 1963
on 5950 kHz, 50.42 m.
1600 - 1628 UTC
 

SINPO
44434
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "N"

Norea Radio from Monaco from 1963

Norea Radio via Monte Carlo, Monaco from 17th February 1963.
The programme was in Norwegian and consisted religious messages.

The QSL card arrived from Norway 22 days later. (QSL No. 49)

 
 
 


 

RADIO BREMEN
West Germany


15th February 1963
on 6190 kHz, 48.47 m.
1230 - 1305 UTC
 

SINPO
33323
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "B"

Radio Bremen from 1963

Radio Bremen from 15th February 1963.
The programme was in German and consisted of music and news.

The QSL card arrived 19 days later. (QSL No. 48)

 
 
 


 

RADIO AUSTRALIA
Australia


9th June 1962
on 15240 kHz, 19.69 m.
2215 - 2255 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 3
QRM: 2
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "A"

Radio Australia from 1962

A classic late-answerer is Radio Australia. In those days you would have to wait for an answer for about six months. The waiting was worthwile: The answer was a nice QSL card from the other end of the world. The answer arrived 19th February 1963.
The programme was in English and consisted mainly of news and music.

The QSL card arrived 253 days later. (QSL No. 47)

 
 
 


 

RADIO ROMA
RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana
Italy


2nd August 1962
on 17800 kHz, 16.85 m.
1045 - 1105 UTC
 

QSA: 2
QRK: 3
QSB: 1
QRM: 2
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "R"

Radio Roma (RAI), Italy

I got a QSL from Radio Roma at last. This was the third attempt, but it took a long time to get an answer. It arrived on the 24th January 1963.
The programme was in English and consisted mainly of news and music.

The QSL card arrived 148 days later. (QSL No. 46)

 
 
 


 

RADIO SAARBRÜCKEN
West Germany


16th December 1962
on 1421 kHz, 211 m.
1830 - 1930 UTC
 

SINPO
43423
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Saarländischer Rundfunk, West Germany

Saarländischer Rundfunk, West Germany from 16th December 1962. The programme was in German and consisted of news, sport news and a concert.

The QSL card arrived 30 days later. (QSL No. 45)

 
 
 


 

WRUL
New York, USA


17th November 1962
on 17845 kHz, 16.81 m.
1516 - 1559 UTC
 

SINPO
44334
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WRUL from November 1962

WRUL from November 1962 with a different QSL card.
The programme in English was called "The world we live in".

The QSL card arrived 40 days later. (QSL No. 44)

 
 
 


 

RADIO COTE D'IVORIE
Ivory Coast


6th October 1962
on 11820 kHz, 25.38 m.
1435 - 1500 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "I"

Radio Côte d'Ivorie, Ivory Coast

Radio Côte d'Ivorie, Ivory Coast from 6th October 1962.
The programme was in French and consisted mainly of news and music.

The QSL card arrived 55 days later. (QSL No. 43)

 
 
 


 

LETTLANDS RADIO
USSR


18th October 1962
on 1268 kHz, 236.5 m.
2130 - 2200 UTC
 

SINPO
44434
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "L"

Lettlands Radio, Riga Latvia Swedish

Lettlands Radio, Riga Latvia in Swedish. The programme was about film, the year 1812 and news.

The QSL card arrived 45 days later. (QSL No. 42)

 
 
 


 

VUD DEHLI (AIR)
India


3rd September 1962
on 11760 kHz, 25.51 m.
1435 - 1500 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 3
QSB: 2
QRM: 4
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "I"

VUD Dehli, India

VUD Dehli, India according to my notes. The QSL card says All India Radio. My report was dated 3rd September and was for some reason confirmed by AIR as "11th September". The programme was in English and consisted mainly of music.

The QSL card arrived 76 days later. (QSL No. 41)

 
 
 


 

RADIO NACIONAL
Spain


1st November 1962
on 6130 kHz, 48.94 m.
1800 - 1818 UTC
 

SINPO
43343
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Radio Nacional, Spain

Radio Nacional, Spain in French. The programme consisted mainly of music and news.

The QSL card arrived 11 days later. (QSL No. 37)

 
 
 


 

RADIO WARSCHAWA
Poland


10th October 1962
on 1322 kHz, 227 m.
2255 - 2320 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 0
QRM: 1
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "P"

Polskie Radio Warschawa

Polskie Radio Warschawa in Swedish and English. The programme consisted mostly of music and news.

The QSL card arrived 18 days later. (QSL No. 36)

 
 
 


 

RADIO GHANA
Ghana


8th September 1962
on 21545 kHz, 13.92 m.
1432 - 1510 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "G"

Radio Ghana

Ghana Broadcasting System from Accra, Ghana. The programme consisted mostly of music.
A simple piece of paper cut by scissors and lined with "@" - an early predecessor of an e-mail?

The QSL card arrived 40 days later. (QSL No. 34)

 
 
 


 

RADIO SOUTH AFRICA
South Africa


3rd September 1962
on 21690 kHz, 13.83 m.
1501 - 1515 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Radio South Africa

Radio South Africa from Paradys, near Bloemfontein, South Africa.
The programme details mentions "The Dixie Cola Club".

The QSL card arrived 35 days later. (QSL No. 33)

 
 
 


 

RADIO BERLIN
INTERNATIONAL

German Democratic Republic


23rd September 1962
on 6080 kHz, 49.34 m.
1800 - 1828 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "B"

Radio Berlin International from the German Democratic Republic, East Germany.

Radio Berlin International transmitted East German propaganda to Europe from the German Democratic Republic, East Germany. The QSL Card was printed in Swedish and the
programme I listened to was in Norwegian.

The QSL card arrived 76 days later. (QSL No. 32)

 
 
 


 

AFN, WEST BERLIN
West Germany


2nd September 1962
on 935 kHz, 321 m.
0117 - 0123 UTC
 

QSA: 2
QRK: 2
QSB: 2
QRM: 4
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "A"

="AFN,

AFN was located in Berlin, West Germany. The reception on medium wave was not always easy.

The QSL card arrived 22 days later. (QSL No. 31)

 
 
 


 

RIAS, WEST BERLIN
West Germany


10th September 1962
on 6005 kHz, 49.96 m.
0630 - 0710 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 2
QRM: 4
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "R"

RIAS (Radio im Amerikanischem Sektor (1962)

RIAS was located in the American sector of Berlin, West Germany.

The QSL card arrived 7 days later. (QSL No. 30)

 
 
 


 

RADIO LUXEMBOURG
Luxembourg


9th September 1962
on 1439 kHz, 208 m.
2130 - 2300 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 1
QRM: 2
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "L"

Radio Luxembourg 1962

Radio Luxembourg was a MUST for us in Sweden in order to enjoy some kind of popular music before Radio Nord started in 1961. The radio scene changed drastically in Europe during the 60's, but the pioneer was definitely Radio Luxembourg.
The programme I logged was the popular programme "Top 20".

The QSL card arrived 14 days later. (QSL No. 29)

 
 
 


 

VOICE OF AMERICA
Courier at Rhodes


7th August 1962
on 9530 kHz, 31.48 m.
1405 - 1429 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 2
QSB: 3
QRM: 3
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "V"

Voice of America from the ship Courier at Rhodes, Greece

Voice of America from the ship Courier at Rhodes, Greece from 7th August 1962. On the same day I got a QSL card from VOA from Saloniki, Greece from 16th July 1962 on 7260 kHz, 41.32 m. Both programmes were news and commentary.

The QSL cards arrived together 42 days after the day I posted them. (QSL No. 27 and 28)

Other QSL cards from VOA (all look the same):

LOCATIONFREQUENCYDATE HEARDQSL NUMBER
Okinawa11960 kHz3rd. Sep. 1962No. 35
Munich15330 kHz10th. Sep. 1962No. 38
Tangier17750 kHz1st. Sep. 1962No. 39
Poro15400 kHz3rd. Sep. 1962No. 40
WLWO Bethany, Ohio17860? kHz14th Feb. 1963No. 56
Greenville N.C.15235 kHz14th Feb. 1963No. 57

 
 
 


 

NORDDEUTSCHER RUNDFUNK
West Germany

2nd September 1962
on 6075 kHz, 49.38 m.
1215 - 1300 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 1
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "N"

Norddeutscher Rundfunk

Norddeutscher Rundfunk, short wave transmitter Norden/Osterloog,
West Germany on 2nd September 1962.
Transmitter location: 07° 12' E / 53° 38' N
The programme was in German and consisted of sports commentary and music.

The QSL card arrived 5 days later. (QSL No. 26)

 
 
 


 

RADIO FREE EUROPE
West Germany

15th July 1962
on 17855 kHz, 16.80 m.
2013 - 2050 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 3
QRM: 3
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "R"

Radio Free Europe

Radio Free Europe, West Germany on 15th July 1962. The programme was mostly music.

The QSL card arrived 22 days later. (QSL No. 25)

 
 
 


 

EGYPTIAN BROADCASTING
Egypt

31st May 1962
on 17915 kHz, 30.82 m.
1349 - 1418 UTC
 

QSA: 2
QRK: 3
QSB: 3
QRM: 2
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "E"

Egyptian Broadcasting Cairo, Egypt 1962

Egyptian Broadcasting Cairo, Egypt on 31st May 1962. The programme was news and commentary in English about Egyptian industry, then music.

The QSL card arrived 73 days later. (QSL No. 24)

 
 
 


 

DEUTSCHE WELLE
West Germany

29th April 1962
on 9735 kHz, 30.82 m.
1100 - 1129 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 2
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "D"

Deutsche Welle, West Germany 1962

Deutsche Welle, West Germany on 29th April 1962. The programme was news and commentary in English and French and some music.

The QSL card arrived 70 days later. (QSL No. 23)

 
 
 


 

RADIO BUDAPEST
Hungary

6th June 1962
on 6195 kHz, 48.43 m.
2200 - 2226 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 3
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "B"

Radio Budapest, Hungary 1962

Radio Budapest, Hungary on 6th June 1962. The programme was news in English and mostly music.
Interesting is that the frequency 6195 kHz is not listed on the QSL card, instead they wrote "48.1, 6236 kHz". The black and white QSL card depicts the Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Széchenyi lánchíd.

The QSL card arrived 30 days later. (QSL No. 21)

 
 
 


 

SDR
West Germany

30th May 1962
on 3960 kHz, 75.76 m.
2310 - 2350 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 2
QRM: 3
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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Süddeutscher Rundfunk 1962

Süddeutscher Rundfunk, West Germany on 30th May 1962. The programme was called "Musik bis in den Morgen" and consisted mostly of light music.
Interesting is that the frequency 3960 kHz is not listed on the QSL card, only 6030 kHz.

The QSL card arrived 9 days later. (QSL No. 20)

 
 
 


 

Radio Belgrad
Yugoslavia

20th April 1962
on 9620 kHz, 31.19 m.
2200 - 2215 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 3
QSB: 3
QRM: 4
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "Y"

Radio Belgrade

Radio Belgrade, Yugoslavia on 20th April 1962. The programme was news and commentary in English. I cut the log short because of lots of QRM: on the channel.
A nice and detailed QSL card with a black and with a panorama photo of Korcula.

The QSL card arrived 26 days later. (QSL No. 19)

 
 
 


 

Radio Peking
China

6th April 1962
on 12010 kHz, 24.98 m.
1700 - 1745 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 0
QRM: 0
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "P"

Peking

Radio Peking, China no information but the year was 1962.
Programme content was news, music and misc. English talk.
Arrived with lots of propaganda material. Otherwise not one word written on the QSL card.
Later I got propaganda once a month regarding the border dispute with the USSR for years on end. I also got Mao's little red book (I should have kept it as a souvenir...).

The QSL card arrived 68 days later. (QSL No. 18)

 
 
 


 

Radio Moscow
Soviet Union

30th March 1962
on 7340 kHz, 40.87 m.
1648 - 1714 UTC
 

QSA: 3+
QRK: 4-
QSB: 3
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "M"

Radio Moscow, Moskvaradion 1962

Radio Moscow Soviet Union, A Norwegian language broadcast from 30th March 1962 on 7340 kHz.
Arrived with some propaganda material and other bits and pieces.
Otherwise no detailed information on the QSL card.

The QSL card arrived 73 days later. (QSL No. 17)

 
 
 


 

Radio Sofia
Bulgaria

10th April 1962
on 9700 kHz, 30.93 m.
1930 - 1957 UTC
 

QSA: 3+
QRK: 4
QSB: 3+
QRM: 3-
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "B"

Radio Sofia Bulgaria, English language broadcasts, 1962

Radio Sofia Bulgaria, English language broadcasts from 10th April 1962 on 9700 kHz. The programme consisted of news, commentary and "propaganda".
Arrived with a Post Card of Mamaia Beach resort and some other bits and pieces. Otherwise no detailed information on the QSL card.

The QSL card arrived 38 days later. (QSL No. 16)

 
 
 


 

Baghdad, Iraq

3rd March 1962
on 908 kHz, 330.4 m.
0000 - 0045 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 0
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "I"

Irak broadcasting station, Baghdad 1962

Republic of Iraq, Ministry of Guidance Broadcasting station, Baghdad from 3rd March 1962 on 908 kHz.
Otherwise no information on the QSL card. The programme consisted mainly of music.

The QSL card arrived 42 days later. (QSL No. 15)

 
 
 


 

Emissora Nacional

10th April 1962
on 15125 kHz, 19.83 m.
1912 - 1929 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 4
QSB: 3
QRM: 0
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OR BACK TO LETTER "P"

Emissora Nacional, Portugal 1962

Emissora Nacional, Portugal from 10th April 1962 on 15285 kHz.
My notes mentions "News and press reviews". Otherwise no detailed information on the QSL card.

The QSL card arrived 21 days later. (QSL No. 14)

 
 
 


 

Radio Ankara
Turkey

31th March 1962
on 9515 kHz, 31.53 m.
2320 - 2358 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 0
QRM: 0
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "T"

Radio Ankara, Turkey from 31th March 1962 on 9515 kHz.
My notes mentions "English music". Very nice hand-writing on the QSL card.
The QSL card arrived 17 days later. (QSL No. 13)

 
 
 


 

Tjeckoslovakiens Radio

22nd March 1962
on 6055 kHz, 49.55 m.
1630 - 1658 UTC
 

QSA: 3
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "T"

Tjeckoslovakiens Radio

Tjeckoslovakiens Radio from 22nd March 1962 on 6055 kHz.
The QSL card was in Swedish and had a nice standard text.
The programme consisted of news, sports and talk.

The QSL card arrived 21 days later. (QSL No. 12)

 
 
 


 

Radio Monte Carlo

4th March 1962
on 1466 kHz, 205 m.
2207 - 2300 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "M"

Radio Monte Carlo

Radio Monte Carlo from 4th March 1962 on 1466 kHz.
Otherwise no detailed information on the QSL card.
A medium wave transmission from Monaco. Programme contents: Music requests.

The QSL card arrived 18 days later. (QSL No. 11)

 
 
 


 

Belgian National Broadcasting Institute

3rd March 1962
on 926 kHz, 323.9 m.
2310 - 0005 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 0
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "B"

Belgian National Broadcasting Institute, Flemish Network

Belgian National Broadcasting Institute from 2nd March 1962 on 926 kHz.
A medium wave transmission from Brüssel II. Programme contents: Stars, comics and music.

(QSL No. 10)

 
 
 


 

Swiss Shortwave Service

16th February 1962
on 11865 kHz, 25.28 m.
1530 - 1603 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Swiss Shortwave Service from HER 5

Swiss Shortwave Service from 16th February 1962 on 11865 kHz. The transmitter was HER 5 was on air towards India and Pakistan but was heard loud and clear in Stockholm. The QSL card was designed by a famous Swiss artist named Celestino Piatti.
Little did I know that 10 years later I would be living in Switzerland.
Programme content: Piano concerts.

The QSL card arrived 7 days later. (QSL No. 9a)

 
 
 


 

WRUL

20th February 1962
on 17760 kHz, 16.09 m.
1905 - 1950 UTC
 

QSA: 2
QRK: 3
QSB: 3
QRM: 1
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "W"

WRUL

WRUL from 20th February 1962 on 17760 kHz. I have not many details left of this report and my notes only mentiones "Glenn". On the QSL card there are no details at all.

The QSL card arrived 16 days later. (QSL No. 9)

 
 
 


 

ÖRF WIEN 1

23rd January 1962
on 1475 kHz, 203.4 m.
2100 - 2205 UTC
 

QSA: 4
QRK: 4
QSB: 2
QRM: 2
 

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OR BACK TO LETTER "A"

Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien 1

Österreichischer Rundfunk, Wien 1 from 23rd January 1962 on 1475 kHz. My programme details mentions "News and Dancing Music".

The QSL card arrived 14 days later (QSL No. 8)

 
 
 


 

HCJB Equador

5th September 1961
on 17890 kHz, 16.77 m.
(Missing) UTC
SINPO (Missing) Back to top

OR BACK TO LETTER "H"

HCJB Equador from 1961

HCJB Equador, "The Voice of the Andes", from 5th September 1961 on 17890 kHz.

The QSL card was signed (stamped) by Abe C. Van Der Puy. (QSL No. 7)

 
 
 


 

Radio Nederland

24th September 1961
on 6020 kHz, 49.83 m.
1045 UTC
SINPO (Missing)

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OR BACK TO LETTER "N"

Radio Nederland from 1961

Radio Nederland from 24th September 1961 on 6020 kHz. The QSL card is one of the 2000 special cards to commemorate the inauguration of Radio Nederland's new studio building.
Note: The "Happy Station" Programme.

Estimated answer within 19 days (QSL No. 6)

 
 
 


 

VOICE OF AMERICA

7th September 1960
on (Missing) kHz, (Missing) m.
(Missing) UTC
SINPO (Missing)

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OR BACK TO LETTER "V"

VOA, KNBH Dixon with scarce details, probably from 7th September 1960

VOA, KNBH Dixon with scarce details, probably from 7th September 1960 (QSL No. 5)

 
 
 


 

BBC

around August 1960
on (Missing) kHz, (Missing) m.
(Missing) UTC
SINPO (Missing)

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OR BACK TO LETTER "B"

BBC with no special details, probably from August 1960

BBC with a note on the back:
"(x) your report was in accordance with our published schedule." (QSL No. 4)

 
 
 


 

CBC RADIO
CANADA


from 10th July 1960
on 17820 kHz, 16.84 m.
2030 - (Missing) UTC
SINPO (Missing)

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OR BACK TO LETTER "C"

CKNC Radio Canada from Sackville

CKNC via CBC Radio Canada (Sackville) from 10th July 1960 on 17820 kHz. (QSL No. 3)

 
 
 


 

ARMED FORCES
RADIO SERVICE


from 22nd July 1960
on (Missing) kHz, Missing) m.
(Missing) UTC
SINPO (Missing)

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OR BACK TO LETTER "A"

Armed Forces Radio Service 1962 (QSL No. 2)

Armed Forces Radio Service from 22nd July 1960 on 0000 kHz. (QSL No. 2)

Other QSL cards from AFRTS (all look the same):

DATE HEARDTIME (UTC)
08th Dec. 19602000
30th May 19612200
28th Sep. 19611900
12th Jan. 19621530
28th Feb. 19621610
08th Jun. 19621630
07th Sep. 19632210

 
 
 


 

RADIO SWEDEN

from 19th July 1960
on 1178 kHz, 254.7 m.
(Missing) UTC
SINPO (Missing)

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OR BACK TO LETTER "S"

Radio Sweden 1960 (QSL No. 1)

Radio Sweden from 19th July 1960 on 1187 kHz, 254.7 m.

Estimated answer within 8 days (QSL No. 1)

 
 
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