There are many private German stations on FM. Sometimes, while on the Autobahn travelling south – with my wife driving ­čśë- I try to catch a couple of them. But getting a QSL from them seems more difficult today than it was say 20 years ago.

My reception of Ems-Vechte-Welle was made while spending a week in Exloo, earlier this year. Exloo is situated in Drenthe, closer to the border with the northern part of Germany than my home QTH. I used my littly Grundig G6 Aviator.

I received their transmitter in Lingen, Germany on 95.6 MHz. EVW is a socalled “B├╝rgerradio”, which translates as “citizen’s radio” (not to be confused with CB though). The station brings regional news and information without commercials. The name of the station refers to the two rivers in the region: “Ems” and “Vecht”.

Jan Schenkewitz (station manager) was so kind to send me an email confirming my reception report. And, when in the area again, I am invited to visit their station!

QSL Ems Vechte Welle, Lingen, Germany
QSL Ems Vechte Welle, Lingen, Germany