QSL: WHJJ Providence RI 920


WHJJ in Providence, Rhode Island, often provides a good signal at our listening site at Lista. It is the second most common station heard on 920 kHz there, only CKNX in Ontario is more common.

Branded as “News Radio 920 and 104.7”, the station broadcast with a power of 5 kilowatts on 920 kHz. Bill George, Program Director, kindly confirmed my audio recording with an e-mail and even says my recording was one of the clearest DX recordings he has ever received. My recording was made at Lista last January when WHJJ had a very good signal one evening.


QSL: WENY Elmira NY 1230


1230 kHz is an interesting frequency and definitely the graveyard frequency which have produced the highest number of stations at Lista over the years. The most common station in recent years on this frequency has been WCMC in Wildwood, New Jersey, but other stations on the East Coast of North America are also heard now and then.

At Lista in January 2011, I got a surprise identification from WENY in Elmira, New York, one morning on 1230 kHz. WENY is a talk station which broadcasts on both 1230 kHz (as WENY) and on 1450 kHz (as WENI). The night time power is only 910 watts.

Frank Acomb, Operations Manager, confirmed my reception with a brief e-mail. Frank also hosts the talk show “Frankly Speaking” and, in contrast to the station itself, has his own web site.

QSL: Radio Caroline 648


Radio Caroline – the most famous pirate radio station ever- is not a pirate station anymore, but has gone legal. Since late 2017, Radio Caroline has had a licence to broadcast on 648 kHz mediumwave using the previous BBC World Service transmitter location at Orfordness in Suffolk, England.

Reception of Radio Caroline on 648 kHz is excellent at Lista in winter, despite a transmitter power of only 1 kilowatt. Pat Edison verified my reception report made at Lista in January with a nice electronic QSL-card. Pat attributes much of the good signal to Radio  Caroline using the existing mast at the transmitter site which was built specifically for 648 khz.

QSL: LS6 Radio Buenos Aires 1350

radiobsas-786907The most commonly heard Argentinian station at my place is without doubt Radio Buenos Aires on 1350 kHz. Radio Buenos Aires has been heard on most of our, if not all, DX-peditions to Lista.  The station airs only religious programming, many of them network programming, so not the most exciting station to listen to in terms of programming content.

Getting a reply from Radio Buenos Aires has been very difficult. I have tried a number of times previously, without any luck at all. Last week, I did however received a very friendly e-mail from Victor Hugo González at the station who confirmed my reception of the station, made at Lista in February 2017.

QSL: KOZY Grand Rapids MN 1320


When reviewing our recordings from this winters DX-pedition to Lista, it was a surprise to discover a very clear identification from KOZY in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, on 1320 kHz one morning.

KOZY transmits with a power of 5 kilowatts. It is a classic hits music and information station and has been on the air since 1948. Chief Engineer Tim Edwards confirmed my reception of the station and also promised to send a paper confirmation by regular mail.


QSL: RAI Radio Trst A 981


Radio Trst A is the name of the Slovenian programmes of Italian state broadcaster RAI. The programmes are also broadcast on mediumwave 981 kHz in addition to many FM frequencies of course. Trieste (Trst in Slovenian) is located just a few kilometres from the border with Slovenia. Trieste and the province of Friuli Venezia Giulia has a sizable Slovenian speaking minority, about 83.000-100.000 according to Wikipedia.

Martina Repinc, Chief Editor, confirmed my rather old audio clip dating back to January 2014 with an e-mail. The station has been increasingly hard to receive, especially after the Czech station Rádio Český Impuls starting using 981 kHz some years ago. I was in fact unsure if the mediumwave transmitter of Radio Trst was still in use, but Martina assures me that the mediumwave transmitter is indeed still on air.


QSL: MR4 Nemzetiségi Radio 1188


Minorities programmes from state owned Hungarian radio, known as Nemzetiségi Radio,  are carried on several mediumwave frequencies (see above) and basically covers the entire country as well as parts of the neighbouring countries,

I sent a reception report earlier this year for a broadcast in Slovak and Romanian on 1188 kHz received at Lista in January. Last week Ivan Kovacs replied with a nice full detailed QSL letter.

Hungarian radio has two transmitters on this frequency, a 300 kilowatt transmitter in Marcali and a 100 kilowatt transmitter in Szolnok. Nemzetiségi Radio. Reception is excellent even in Norway.