At the end of the year, here is my log of the year. In October I was able to listen to Radio Nepal from the Himalayan state here in Salzburg on the mediumwave band, a log for which I have spent a lot of time in front of the receiver over the last two years. After the reception, however, the work to get a confirmation from Kathmandu began. As a well-known DXer wrote to me, “”QSL” and “Nepal” in the same sentence are two disjoint things.” After almost two months, I managed to get a reply from a station engineer. “Hi Christoph, it’s our great please to know that our radio station can be listened to in central europe.” With that, my DX year 2020 has come to a successful end. But what are the next goals?
The idea of using “tear-proof” but cheap wire (200 kg breaking load) for my beverage antennas proved itself again today. Ice on all 1,200 metres, but nothing torn.
Just in time before the deep winter here in Salzburg (if it comes), I improved the earthing of the Beverages. These 80cm long earth electrodes deserve their name and can also be screwed in 75cm deep. The QRN is lowered by a few dBm, which makes the work worthwhile.
In March this year, I was able to listen to Radio Mozambique via the transmitter in Inhambane, one of the oldest settlements on the east coast of Mozambique here in Salzburg on mediumwave 1206 kHz with its national anthem. A brief confirmation of the reception arrived today.
“Sim, apareceu com pouca qualidade apenas, mas é”.
Yes, it came only in poor quality, but it is.
That’s something to be happy about!