Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Lennart Weirell, who shares the following announcement:
DX-Philately: Stamps of Radio Stations by Continents and Countries
The 5th edition of one of the most complete listing of radio and DX related stamps is now available now used in 8 countries in 3 continents. The size of the file is about 1.1 MB and it lists about 400 radio stamps from 124 radio countries and list the stamps per continent and country with date and Michel No. and motive. You can also mark which stamp you have in your collection, unused or used and it is easy to modify with new editions. See also my posting 2016-11-29.
In 1982 I visited Tahiti with my family during a holiday from Malaysia, where I was working at that time, and could listen to Radio Tahiti locally. Back in Malaysia I managed to catch Radio Tahiti on 15170 kHz with my DR-28 and got the reception report verified with a nice QSL card.
When I moved back to Sweden a few years later I also managed to catch Radio Tahiti on 15170 kHz and got the reception report verified with another nice QSL card.
I saw that a QSL card from Radio Tahiti 1981 recently was sold on E-bay for $66.50!! so you better keep these old rarities.
Many thanks for sharing, Lennart! You’re right…some of these QSL cards are worth quite a bit of money on eBay. Take good care of them!
At WWVH Hawaii from left to right: Dean Takamatsu, Dean Okayama, Director Copan, Adela Mae Ochinang and Chris Fujita. Credit: D. Okayama/NIST
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This would equate to the closure of WWV, WWVH and WWVB.
Unless enough people protest this budget proposal, these sites will be closed.
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Lennart Weirell, who writes:
I have received a QSL-card from Radio Mi Amigo with a special individual stamp. Radio Mi Amigo announced this in the Newsletter in December:
“Unique Radio Mi Amigo stamps:
We are proud to announce our own official Radio Mi Amigo stamps. They are legal for use to send out our QSL Cards (printed by the ‘Deutsche Post’). You can get one of these (there are only 200 available and will never printed again from us) together with the QSL Card.”
I enclose a copy of the QSL-card:
Click to enlarge.
Excellent, Lennart! Many thanks for sharing your Radio Mi Amigo QSL card–a keeper for sure!
Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Lennart Weirell, who shares the following:
Some Radio St. Helena History
The idea to put St. Helena on the shortwave map came up in conjunction with the preparations for the Nordic Championships in DX-ing in 1990 arranged by Stora Tuna DX-klubb.
The two Swedish dx-ers Jan Tunér and John Ekwall wanted to add a special station into the competition. John was also the person behind the shortwave transmission from Radio Syd in Gambia in 1984.
The first shortwave transmission from St. Helena took place in the evening of 1990-10-06. I participated myself in the competition, but I did not manage to hear the station at that time. The response for the Radio St Helena was so good that they decided to continue once a year with what was known as Radio St. Helena Day.
In 1993 I managed to hear the station and I got it verified.
Lennart also included scans of Radio St. Helena’s 1993 newsletter (click on each page to enlarge).
Thank you for sharing this with us, Lennart. Honestly, much of these hidden, fascinating bits of radio history would be lost and forgotten if it weren’t for folks like you and our other contributors who share them with the world!
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