It’s not often that I receive a new DSC station outside Europe, but last week I received Bandar – e Shahid Rajaei on 12 MHz. They acknowledged a DSC test from containership MSC Eyra under the flag of Panama.

I always thought this station in Iran was named “Bandar Abbas” radio, and that’s where I sent my reception report to: . Not that I have high hopes on receiving a reply… The new name Shahid Rajaei refers to one of two ports in Bandar Abbas, and that explains the name!