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Atlantic 2000 on air Saturday, December 9th

Message from Atlantic 2000:

Atlantic 2000 will be on the airwaves this Saturday, December 9 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. UTC (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. French time) on 6070 and 9670 kHz via Channel 292. The show will be streamed at the same time on our website.

Until then, you can listen to our Podcasts or our stream on our website 24 hours a day. Good listening ! Visit our website and listen to Atlantic 2000:

QSL Atlantic 2000 international via Ch. 292
e- QSL from Atlantic 2000 International, broadcasting via Channel 292

QSL Jake-FM heard on Channel 292

A QSL for Jake-FM heard on Channel 292, broadcasting from Ingolstadt, Germany. I sent my report to . Jake-FM is basically a hobby internet station. As the operator Michael Fischer writes on the Jake-FM website: Why another internet station? Because the operator enjoys it!

QSL Jake-FM via Channel 292
A nice e-QSL from Jake-FM for my reception of their program on Channel 292

The station got his name from a local cult-music bar “Black Jake”. FM was added because it sounds better than Jake-digital or Jake-internet, and stands for Fabelhafte Musik (Fabulous Music).

From their website: JAKE-FM’s basic program consists of a non-stop music mix that emphasizes Classic Rock, but also includes many other genres, such as blues, soul, pop, oldies. Under no circumstances will you hear hits, folk music, hip-hop, techno or the latest chart noise here.

JAKE-FM can be heard on the “real” radio every 4th Sunday of the month via Channel 292. From 2 p.m. local time on the frequency 6070 kHz with the “JAKE-FM – Shortwave Show”. It’s repeated the following Saturday at 10 a.m. local time (may be postponed). Check Jake-FM website or Channel 292 for the latest info.

QSL Atlantic 2000 International via Channel 292

I received this e- QSL from Atlantic 2000 International for my reception of their program transmitted via Channel 292, Rohrbach-Waal, Germany. What I like about their program is the music selection which also features French popular music. When I was young we heard much more French chansons on the radio…

QSL Atlantic 2000 international via Ch. 292
e- QSL from Atlantic 2000 International, broadcasting via Channel 292

With the e-QSL I also received some information in French about this station which has a 45 year old history. About as long as my own radio/DX-ing career! I took the liberty to translate some of it here:

After broadcasting on FM from 1978 to 1982, Atlantic 2000 International was heard for the first time on shortwave on June 6, 1982, on 7325 kHz. The following shows aired monthly until July 1988 with 25 and 30 W transmitters.

After more than 19 years of absence, Atlantic 2000 returned to the airwaves on October 28, 2007, on 6280 and 6210 kHz.

From 2008 to 2010, Atlantic 2000 broadcast its programs from Italy, on the transmitters of Mystery Radio, then Radio Amica.

From December 2010, our programs were broadcast from Germany by
different relay stations:

  • on 3985, 6005 and 7310 kHz via Shortwave Service at Kall-Krekel (12/2010 to 02/2017)
  • on 9480, then 9485 and 7265 kHz via MV Baltic Radio in Göhren (10/2011 to 01/2016)
  • on 3955, 6070, 7440 and 9670 kHz via Channel 292 at Rohrbach Waal.
  • In July 2016 and January 2018, Atlantic 2000 was relayed by the WINB transmitter, located at Red Lion in the USA, on the frequency of 9265 kHz, with a power of 50 kW.
  • In 2021, several shows were aired by Radio Miami International (WRMI)
    from Okeechobee in Florida (USA), with a power of 100 kW.

On their website you can learn that the name Atlantic 2000 is much older than 45 years. That name belonged to a station broadcasting from San Sebastian to the French Atlantic Coast, with roots going back to Radio Andorra (which will be a topic of my next post). Following the death of dictator Franco this station was closed in 1975 by the Spanish government. The FM broadcasts from the French Atlantic coast starting in 1978 were a tribute to this station.

Having sent my report I should be informed about future broadcasts, which I will post accordingly on this blog. Stay tuned!

QSL SM Radio Dessau 9670 kHz

More or less by accident I tuned in to a program of SM Radio Dessau via Channel 292 on 9670 kHz. I couldn’t find this slot on the SM Radio Dessau website. And did not see it on Channel 292 website either.

I received a repeat of a show from April 2021. Two hours later I heard the same show on 6070 kHz, which is in line with the schedule posted by SM Radio Dessau.

Anyway, within a day I received this beautiful eQSL card, with a bit of local flavor from Max Berger. Thank you so much!

QSL SM Radio Dessau via Channel 292
QSL SM Radio Dessau via Channel 292

My report read on Radio Six International (and recorded by Hugo!)

On June 6th Radio Six International celebrated their 60th anniversary. They ran a 24 h broadcast on 9670 kHz via Channel 292 Rohrbach. And there was also a 2 hr live evening show via Nexus 1323 kHz.

My reception report on 9670 kHz was read in the evening show. Hugo Matten was listening as well and recognized my name. He made a nice recording of my letter being read on the show and posted it via YouTube .

The Radio Six International team must have been very busy that day. And I probably didn’t convey my message on signal quality properly. I could receive them in good quality on both frequencies. But it is definitely true that on my suburb home QTH solar panels (almost every neighbor has them on their roof) produce a lot of interference on a sunny day. A loop antenna helps, but not everyone has one… evening hours are therefore always preferred!

Now I’m anxiously awaiting their QSL!

Radio Six International Logo celebrating 60 years!
Radio Six International celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 6th

QSL Europarl Radio via Channel 292

Better weather finally arrived. And I had to do some catch up in training for the 235 km long bicycle Elfstedentocht which I completed last weekend. As a result I spent less time behind the radio. QSL response rates were a bit lower as well. The QSL from Europarl Radio, via Channel 292, was therefore more than welcome.

Early May Europarl hired 3 time slots on Channel 292. It was the first time in Europarl Radio history that they broadcast their programmes on short wave. You could already listen to their programmes/podcasts via the internet.

I’m not sure whether it will be a success though. First of all because the time slots hired on 9670 kHz were mid day. With the sun out there is a lot of solar panel interference in my suburb area (including our own panels I have to admit). Signal strength of Channel 292 is not sufficient to overcome this. Secondly, listeners might struggle a bit with the programme format. It changed from English to French to German every 10 minutes…

That said, their QSL card is nice and fully detailed.

QSL Europarl Radio via Channel 292
QSL Europarl Radio via Channel 292

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