Europe Calling

 

THE N.Z. RADIO TIMES

August 10, 1935

The Europeans are now beginning to appear once more in the early mornings, and at the end of this month should be coming in with excellent volume. Dxers wishing to build up their logs of these stations will find the following article and station list of invaluable assistance.

By D. N. ADAMS (l.H.Q.)

President N.Z. DX Club.

europecalling

 

Two views of the Stockholm station, showing the aerial array and the transmitter. The Station broadcasts on 704 k.c. (426.1 m.) with a power of 55 k.w.

AUGUST heralds the commencement of spring which is one of the most important seasons for dxing. We have found in past years that our reception of stations in the Northern Hemisphere is much better in the spring than in any other season, This can be accounted for ‘by the fact that while we are leaving our winter, in the Northern Hemisphere they are entering their winter, and it is well known that radio signals “get out” better in damp weather. Hence we have found that reception, especially from the most distant stations that we hear, Europeans, is better in the spring than in any other season.

It was in 1931 that some of the early rising dxers first heard stations on the air which they could not place. A query in the “Notes” by the dxers hearing these stations induced others to set their alarm clocks and rise before sunrise in order to hear these stations. Now, during spring and autumn, it is part of the hobby to rise regularly at dawn and DX for European stations. Those who have made it a habit have as many as fifty of these stations verified.

These stations are sympathetic to dxers and most of them verify very promptly; particularly is this so with the stations in France, Germany, Italy, and Austria. On glancing through the list of stations broadcasting in Europe we find that there are thirteen on the air broadcasting with powers of 100,000 watts or more. Every one of them has been verified by some dxer in New Zealand. Another run through the list shows 64 more stations using 10,000 watts or more, 33 of which have been verified by our dxers. so that with these stations alone, dxers can have a log of 46 verified Europeans. Also, apart from these, there are as many as 20 other stations with lower powers that have been verified by New Zealand listeners. These figures will give dxers some idea of the field that European fixing opens for them.

In past years we have found that spring has been the best season for European reception. From August till October these stations are received here with good volume, and it is worth while to rise early and spend a couple of hours each morning logging them. One should procure an up-to-date list of the stations on the air in Europe, and a reliable time chart for converting our time to theirs, and set the clock for one hour before dawn. If one rises regularly the reward will be at least fifty verified European stations. When converting time and writing to the stations, always state that the time given is their standard time, as many of the countries have “daylight saving.”

To commence with, stations using 100.000 watts or more, should be marked down and tried for. By working systematically one will find that more stations will be logged than would otherwise be the case. It is very difficult, when one arises and finds about forty stations coming in with good volume, to know where to start, but it is a good principle to log the higher powered stations first. By the time one has these, it will be found that the stations have increased in power, and as the season proceeds the lower-powered stations will be coming in with quite good volume. By the end of August the stations should be at their best, and in past years the more powerful ones have been loggable on the loudspeaker, with very little noise.

It has been found that stations in Russia do not readily verify reports. Moscow on 832 k.c. and Odessa on 968 k.c. are two stations in that country that have verified reports. In the case of the former, dxers should address their reports to Inna Marr, at that station, and include an International Reply Paid Coupon.

The following list of European stations includes the latest increases in powers, changes of frequencies and new stations. Stations marked with a star have been verified by New Zealand dxers.

Station. Country K.C. Watts

*WILNO SP10 Poland 536 16,000

*BUDAPEST HAL Hungary 546 120,000

*BEROMUNSTER Switzerland 556 100,000

ATHLONE Irish Free State 565 60,000

GORKII RW42 U.S.S.R 565 10,000

PALERMO Italy 565 4,000

*STUTTGART Germany 574 100,000

GRENOBLE France 583 15,000

RIGA Latvia 583 15,000

ARKHANGELSK RW36 U.S.S.R. 586 10,000

*VIENNA (WEIN) Austria 592 120,000

ASTRAKHAN RW35 U.S.S.R. 598 11,800

*SUNDSVALL Sweden 601 10,000

*FLORENCE Italy 610 20,000

MOURMANSK RW79 U.S.S.R. 610 10,000

*BRUSSELS NO. 1 Belgium 620 30,000

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Station Country K.C. Watts

LISBON Portugal 629 15,000

TRONDELAG Norway 629 20,000

*PRAGUE NO. 1 Czechoslovakia 638 120,000

PENZA RW56 U.S.S.R. 640 1,200

*LYONS (PTT) France 648 90,000

PETROZAVODSK RW29 U.S.S.R 648 10,000

*COLOGNE Germany 658 100,000

N0RTH REGIONAL Great Britain 668 50.000

SAMARA RW16 U.S.S.R. 668 10,000

GROZNVI RW23 U.S.S.R. 677 1,200

*SOTTENS Switzerland 677 100,000

*BELGRADE Yugoslavia 686 2,500

KAZAN RW17 U.S.S.R. 686 10,000

*PARIS France 695 7,000

*STOCKHOLM Sweden 704 55,000

*ROME Italy 713 120,000

KIEV RW9 U.S.S.R. 722 36,000

MADRID Spain 731 3,600

SEVILLE Spain 731 1,500

TALLINN Estonia 731 20,000

SARANSK RW65 U.S.S.R. 734 700

MUNICH Germany 740 100,000

TCHEBOKSARY RW74 U.S.S.R. 740 5,000

MARSEILLES France 749 5,000

ORDIONIKIDZE RW64 U.S.S.R. 749 10,000

*PORI Finland 749 1,000

*KATOWICE Poland 758 12,000

ILEVSK RW78 U.S.S.R. 767 4.000

SCOTTISH REGIONAL Great Britain 767 50,000

STALINO RW26 U.S.S.R. 776 10,000

*TOULOUSE France 776 120,000

*BARCELONA EAJ1 Spain 785 5,000

*LEIPZIG Germany 785 120,000

*LWOW Poland 795 16,000

NALTCHIK RW51 U.S.S.R. 795 1,200

WEST REGIONAL Great Britain 804 50,000

*MILAN Italy 814 50,000

*BUCHAREST Roumania 823 12,000

*MOSCOW RW39 U.S.S.R. 832 100,000

*BERLIN Germany 841 100,000

AALESUND Norway 850 350

BERGEN Norway 850 1,000

BODO Norway 850 500

PORSGRUNN Norway 850 1,000

SOFIA Bulgaria 850 1,000

VALENCIA Spain 850 1,500

*SIMFEROPOL RW73 U.S.S.R. 859 10,000

*STRASBOURG France 859 25,000

AGEN France 868 600

*POZNAN Poland 868 16,000

LONDON REGIONAL Great Britain 877 50,000

*GRAZ Austria 886 15,000

IOCHKAR OLA RW61 U.S.S.R. 888 1,000

*HELSINKI Finland 895 10,000

*HAMBURG Germany 904 100,000

DNIEPROPETROVSK RW30 U.S.S.R. 913 2,000

LIMOGES France 913 500

*RADIO TOULOUSE France 913 60,000

*BRNO Czechoslovakia 922 32,000

*BRUSSELS NO. 2 Belgium 932 15,000

ENGELS RW55 U.S.S.R. 932 1,000

*GOTEBORG Sweden 941 10,000

*BRESLAU Germany 950 100,000

GOMEL RW40 U.S.S.R. 959 1,200

*POSTE PARISIEN, PARIS France 959 100,000

*ODESSA RW13 U.S.S.R 968 10,000

OUKUTA RW67 U.S.S.R. 968 2,000

BELFAST Northern Ireland 977 1,000

*GENOA Italy 986 10,000

TORUN Poland 986 16,000

*HILVERSUM Holland 995 120,000

*BRATISLAVA Czechoslovakia 1004 13,500

MIDLAND REGIONAL Great Britain 1013 50,000

TCHERNIGOV RW86 U.S.S.R. 1013 5,000

BARCELONA EAJ15 Spain 1022 3,000

*CRACOW Poland 1022 2,000

OVIEDO EAJ19 Spain 1022 700

*KONIGSBERG Germany 1031 100,000

PAREDE Portugal 1031 5,000

LENINGRAD RW70 U.S.S.R. 1040 10,000

*RENNES France 1040 120,000

KRASNODAR RW33 U.SS.R. 1050 1,000

SCOTTISH REGIONAL Great Britain 1050 50,000

*BARI Italy 1059 20,000

TIRASPOL RW 57 U.S.S.R. 1068 4,000

*BORDEAUX (LAFAYETTE) France 1077 12,000

FALUN Sweden 1086 2,000

*ZAGREB Yugoslavia 1086 700

*MADRID EAJ7 Spain 1095 7,000

VINNITSA RW75 U.S.S.R. 1095 10,000

*MADONA Latvia 1104 50,000

*NAPLES Italy 1104 1,500

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Station Country K.C. Watts

*MORAVSKA OSTRAVA Czechoslovakia 1113 11,200

*FECAMP France 1113 10,000

NEWCASTLE Great Britain 1122 1,000

*NYIREGYHAZA Hungary 1122 6,200

*HORBY Sweden 1131 100,000

*TURIN Italy 1149 7,000

LONDON NAT. Great Britain 1149 50,000

NORTH NATIONAL Great Britain 1149 50,000

WEST NATIONAL Great Britain 1149 50,000

*KOSICE Czechoslovakia 1158 2,600

*MONTE CENERI Switzerland 1167 15,000

*COPENHAGEN Denmark 1176 10,000

KHARKOV RW20 U.S.S.R. 1185 6,000

CASSEL Germany 1195 1,500

*FRANKFURT Germany 1195 17,000

FREIBERG IM BRESIGAU Germany 1195 5,000

*KAISERSLAUTERN Germany 1195 1,500

*TRIER Germany 1195 2,000

COBLENZ Germany 1195 1,500

PRAGUE NO. 2 Czechoslovakia 1204 5,000

TROMSO LKM Norway 1204 100

LILLE France 1213 60,000

*TRIESTE Italy 1222 10,000

*GLEIWITZ Germany 1231 5,000

CORK Irish Free State 1240 1,000

RELAY STATIONS Sweden 1240 —

*JUAN LES PINS France 1249 2,000

*KULDIGA Latvia 1258 10,000

ROME 3RO Italy 1258 1,000

SAN SEBASTIAN Spain 1258 3,000

NURNBERG Germany 1267 2,000

STAVANGER Norway 1276 500

CHRISTIANSAND Norway 1276 500

ABERDEEN Great Britain 1285 1,000

*LINZ Austria 1285 15,000

*DRESDEN Germany 1285 1,500

DORNBIRN Austria 1294 500

*KLAGENFURT Austria 1294 4,200

VORARLBERG Austria 1294 5,000

DANZIG Danzig Free City 1303 500

KARLSTAD Sweden 1312 250

MALMO Sweden 1312 1,250

NORRKOPING Sweden 1312 250

TROLLHATTAN Sweden 1312 250

*MAGYAROVAR HAE2 Hungary 1321 1,250

BREMEN Germany 1330 1,500

FLENSBURG Germany 1330 1,500

HANOVER Germany 1330 1,500

MAGDEBURG Germany 1330 1,500

STETTIN Germany 1330 1,500

*LODZ SP7 Poland 1339 1,700

*MONTEPELLIER France 1339 5,000

BORDEAUX SUD OUEST France 1348 1,000

DUBLIN Irish Free State 1348 500

KONIGSBERG Germany 1348 1,500

MILAN NO. 2 Italy 1348 4,000

RJUKAN Norway 1348 150

*SALZBURG Austria 1348 500

NOTODDEN Norway 1357 150

TURIN NO. 2 Italy 1357 250

BASLE Switzerland 1375 500

BERNE Switzerland 1375 500

WARSAW NO. 2 Poland 1384 2,000

MOTALA Sweden 1389 150,000

RADIO LYONS France 1393 5,000

RELAY STATIONS Sweden 1402 200

MOLDOVA Roumania 1411 20,000

RELAY STATIONS Portugal 1411 2,000

TAMPERE Finland 1420 700

PARIS RADIO LL France 1424 800

BEZIERS France 1429 1,500

TURKU Finland 1429 600

*MISKOLC HAE3 Hungary 1438 1,250

RELAY STATIONS Spain 1447 400

ANTWERP Belgium 1465 100

COURTRAI Belgium 1465 100

*PECS HAE4 Hungary 1465 1,250

BOURNEMOUTH Great Britain 1474 1,000

PLYMOUTH Great Britain 1474 300

BINCHE Belgium 1492 100

CHATALINEAU Belgium 1492 100

NIMES France 1492 200

WALLONIA Belgium 1492 100

LIEGE Belgium 1500 100

PIETARSAARI Finland 1500 250

RADIO COINTE Belgium 1500 100

SERAING Belgium 1500 100

VERVIERS Belgium 1500 100

KARLSKRONA Sweden 1500 200

 

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