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QSL TWR Roumoules 1467 kHz

The transmitter site at Roumoules is owned by Monaco Media Diffusion. Located in France they are among the most powerful in the world. The 2000 kW long wave transmitter on 216 kHz went silent however in 2020 when Radio Monte Carlo decided to focus on FM and internet only. The 1000 kW transmitter on mediumwave is still in use by TWR (Trans World Radio). For my reception report I received this nice QSL TWR Roumoules 1467 kHz.

e- QSL from Trans World Radio, Roumoules, France
e- QSL card from TWR broadcasting from France

I listened to a program in the Arab language (which I don’t speak) and then it is difficult to pick up details. But then I heard the name of Brother Andrew mentioned a few times. Checking on Wikipedia I learned that he was a Dutch missionary. For his activities in smuggling bibles and christian literature into communist countries during the Cold War he earned the nickname “God’s Smuggler”. So even if you don’t understand a language, you can still learn something in this hobby!


  1. F. Bleeker

    Roumoules still looks like a pretty elaborate transmitter site on the QSL card.

    • Peter Reuderink

      Hi, I’m not sure that this is the Roumoules site. To be honest, when I google the Roumoules site for pictures it shows a different antenna set-up (which is still quite impressive). This QSL is the same as issued by TWR Europe for all their outlets…. my QSL for TWR Armenia shows the same antennas.
      Kind regards, Peter.

      • Patrick

        I also noticed that, and it looks like the picture on the QSL-card is from a shortwave antenna setup, not MW. The picture from Roumoules in Peter’s reply is the real location.

        • F. Bleeker

          Thanks for the info @Peter @Patrick!

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