QSL: YLE Helsinki 558

Finnish state broadcaster YLE doesn’t really count as a DX object here in Norway, but I was tempted to tune in to their very last broadcast on AM on December 31, 2007. On this date, the Helsinki transmitter on 558 was switched off. I listened in around 12.00 UTC, and as this was during mid winter their signal was heard quite well even at this time of the day.

Jorma Laiho at YLE Tekniikka confirmed my report with a special “last day of transmission” QSL card. The card confirms my report and also states that: “This was the last transmission of YLE on MW. Transmitter was located at Helsinki: 25°1’48″E 60°8’39″N“.

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