New HF shortwave radio station sign on the air
|Posted by Administrator (admin) on Feb 09 2012|
YOU ARE INVITED TO SHARE THE MAGIC OF HF BROADCASTING AND AMATEUR RADIO TO A WORLD WIDE LISTENING AUDIENCE.
YOU ARE INVITED TO CALL IN AND SHARE WITH A HUGE GLOBAL RADIO AUDIENCE.
WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT AMATEUR RADIO
YOUR FAVORITE MODES KHZ
YOUR LOCAL AMATEUR RADIO CLUB AND ITS ACTIVITIES
YOUR PERSONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN AMATEUR RADIO THIS SATURDAY Feb 11 at 4 PM CENTRAL
FROM 4 – 6 PM / 2200 - 2400 UTC THE FREQUENCY IS 9990 KHZ
FROM 6 – 10 PM / 2400 - 0400 UTC THE FREQUENCY IS 5085 KHZ
THE CALL IN NUMBER IS 615-547-9520
It is not very often that you can hear a new HF shortwave radio station sign on the air. WTWW a new International Shortwave Radio facility just outside of Nashville, TN is launching a new transmitter this Saturday with a broadcast we are calling “This Is Only A Test” starting at 4 pm Central Standard Time. This is a 100,000 watt transmitter running into a full size rhombic antenna.
This is a global radio event with radios being tuned in all over the world.
The QSO radio show has requested that we could air this broadcast as a amateur radio event to promote amateur radio along with shortwave listening. Why? Well, the shortwave listening audience is huge.
The typical shortwave radio listener is a great potential candidate for amateur radio.
There are more than 1.5 billion shortwave receivers in use worldwide, the BBC estimates that at any given moment, over 200 million sets are tuned to shortwave broadcasts.
This is the second time WTWW has allowed us to conduct this kind of broadcast on a powerful new shortwave facility.
The purpose of this broadcast is to demonstrate HF communications and to put radio amateurs on the air to a worldwide audience to tell their story.
This is not a commercial venture in any way.
So spread the word to all of your amateur radio friends and call us on Saturday on “This Is Only A Test” and talk to the world about Amateur Radio!
Thanks and 73
QSO Radio Show
Last changed: Feb 10 2012 at 1:45 AMBack
|By Unknown on Feb 10 2012 at 12:55 PM|
|Who knows? I may be able to hear you!! I shall certainly give it a try.
From South India MK81nx - de VU2TS
|Excellent Idea!||By Unknown on Feb 11 2012 at 12:31 PM|
|I will listen from Tum Tum, in Washington state..Thank You and break a leg...de
|Good luck! Also, "I would like to win!"||By Unknown on Feb 11 2012 at 8:39 PM|
|Listening to your show on 9480 on my Zenith Trans-Oceanic 1000-D as I write. (I checked the frequency on my Satellit 800, and the pointer is a little off on the T-O.)
Fascinating program, but I'm missing bits here and there as I'm watching our 18-month little girl. She likes turning knobs on my shortwave sets!
Thanks for the interesting program.
Alex J. Todd
|Listening 9.990 2300 UTC 11Feb2012||By Unknown on Feb 11 2012 at 10:58 PM|
|Listening on an Alinco DX-70TH transceiver - excellent signal - some QSB.
Switching between a 43' vertical and a 260' NVIS doublet - the doublet is too low so the vertical is doing a little better this time of day.
KD4E - located between Statesboro and Savannah GA.
|"I Want to Win"||By Unknown on Feb 11 2012 at 11:44 PM|
I am thoroughly enjoying listening to today's inaugural broadcast on 9990. This is an interesting experience to join with other listeners in the start-up of a transmitter.
My listening location is Kitchener, Ontario, which is 60 miles NW of Buffalo, NY. The signal is coming through clearly, but fading from time to time. The reception is improving as night falls.
|By Unknown on Feb 11 2012 at 11:56 PM|
|Listening to your show in Powhatan, Va on my ICOM RX7 handheld.
|I want to win||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 12:13 AM|
|Listening to the broadcast on WTWW in southern Maryland, about 30 miles southeast of Washington, DC on a Grundig S350DL. Broadcast was booming in on 9990, switched over to 5085 but am hearing some fading at this QTH.
73, Art Audley, AA3RT, La Plata, MD
|KB8LAG "Clayton" located in Southfield, Michigan||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 12:16 AM|
|Listening now on 5.085. I'm retired and love amateur radio. I'm hoping to talk with you on the telephone.|
|I want to win!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 12:17 AM|
On my Hammerlund HQ145 on 5085 kHz; your now running S5+10 on NVIS antenna here in EM13KF, Denton Texas.
Several drop outs, keep up the tuning!
|Congrats!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 12:39 AM|
|Congrats on great signal tonite from new station. Signal here into State of
Georgia is 30 over and also looked at some of the UTube video of the transmitters.
Very nice station and sounds good as well !
Enjoying the program & 73,
Americus, GA 31709
|Hearing you now||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 1:08 AM|
|I am listening at 13/Feb 0105 UTC here in South Arkansas. Coming in very good! Thanks!|
|Great Show !!!!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 1:11 AM|
|I listened on 9.990 Mhz and you sounded good here in Douglass,KS signal was 10 over S9 with good audio. The frequency change to 5.085 was a little touch and go there for a short period but ended up working even better. Signal is 20 to 40 over S9. Antenna here is a 160 meter dipole connected direct.
I\'m enjoying the show very much it\'s great to hear this going on. It has to help Ham Radio.
Good Luck, 73
|New Radio Show||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 1:11 AM|
I've been listening on 5.085 since you switched over from 9.990.
Been an SWL listener since I was at least 10 (1948), beginning with my dad's "Chair Side" Zenith 4 band receiver. Great fun in the early days listening to Radio Moscow, BBC in London, Radio Cairo Egypt and MANY more!
First FCC Radioitelephone license for Civil Air Patrol communications in 1953, In U.S. Air Force Radar '57 thru '61, then first ham ticket as WA4MCZ in '61. Now W4CZ Extra class.
Listening to you on my primary HF rig, an Icom IC-781, nice 59++ signal
here in Blountville, TN (Near Bristol, TN/VA).
Called in to the show but line went to the answering machine. Keep up the good radio program.
|GREAT!!!!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 2:14 AM|
|I'm an 87 yr. old ham --- WB8BTI. I have been in active for 15-20 yrs., but decided to get back in to Ham Radio and Shortwave listening. I bought a new ICOM IC-718 transceiver, which has a General Coverage Receiver, and I'm having a ball!!!
Listened to the program on 9.990 and it came in pretty good. Then switched to 5.085 and its better, 58 signal. Thanks for the broadcast!!
Norm DeTray in NW Ohio.
|Good Signal on Long Island, NY||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 2:20 AM|
Good solid S9 on 5085 here on Long Island, 100 miles east of NY City tonight. Happened to find you while tuning through tropical band on older Radio Shack general coverage receiver with 100 foot random wire antenna in the attic.
|Great to hear a new SW station!!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 3:08 AM|
|Congrats. 36-year ham here. Never was a real SWL; just enjoy listening to SW on old gear from time to time. You are S9+ on a random wire in the attic on 5085 kHz. The receiver is a Hammarlund HQ-180A from the 1960's, which I restored. I have some old gear and some modern gear. As a ham I mostly enjoy CW (Morse code) operating, and 2 meter FM. I look forward to hearing you.
All the Best,
|Hi Ted||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 3:09 AM|
| Listening to the broadcast on WTWW in Honduras ,Central America .
Enjoying the program .73
Dan M. Rod HR2DMR
|Great show||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 3:11 AM|
|Great show, I have listened all afternoon and have enjoyed the show, I work during the spring and fall and travel away from home, I am trying out a new sw reciever to listen while away, I am a ham callsign W5QC hope to see you on the air sometime.
Pottsville And of course I want to Win!
|I want to win||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 4:03 AM|
I have been listening from East Alabama this evening. Great show! I very much enjoyed your conversation with W4GMH.
I plan to listen more.
|Great Format||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 4:05 AM|
|W8PIE from Detroit Repeater WW8M Top of the Renaissance Center 750' above Detroit. 443.075 123 PL Echolink node 99846.
Great show and interesting talk.
11:04 PM EST
|Interesting Conversation with W4GMH||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 4:05 AM|
|Good signal into central NH (20 over) but I might have tuned away but for your conversation with W4GMH. It was really fascinating. Thanks for letting him reminisce and tell of his experiences with a minimum of interruption. Good job. Thanks.|
|Great Show!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 4:22 AM|
|Listening at 04:20 UTC on 5085 KHz with your guest from Wheatstone (sp?) about the new DSP's. Awesome signal coming into central Maryland!
I'll be sure to tune in as long as the show is on!
|I Want to WIN!||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 5:23 AM|
I enjoyed the radio show. I was tuned to both freq Your signal report from
Connecticut 100 DB + at times. Equipment used Collins R-390 Receiver Bandwidth was set at 16Kc. Antenna Full wave 40 meter vertical loop @ Forty Feet High, Axis 315`NW, 135`SE. That was a heck of a test if you ask me!
73\'s Rock / N1UDI
|Great DX Signal all the way to Harrison, TN USA.||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 6:34 AM|
|You had my meter pegged on my TS-940S on both frequencies in Harrison, TN.
Great sounding Audio, and great music selection at the frequency change. I am going to tell all my friends about the station. 73. d;^}
wd5cbw at bellsouth.net ● ●
|testing||By Unknown on Feb 12 2012 at 3:23 PM|
|Great show with george mcclintock about wtww.Heard you on 9.990 khz
from 23.30 to 24.00utc on feb 11,2012
|Lots of Potential||By Unknown on Feb 14 2012 at 10:27 PM|
|I've been listening to the show at work for the past few days. Seems like a great show with a lot of potential for promoting amateur radio and discussing multiple aspects of the hobby.|
|Lots of Potential||By Unknown on Feb 14 2012 at 10:28 PM|
|I've been listening to the show at work for the past few days. Seems like a great show with a lot of potential for promoting amateur radio and discussing multiple aspects of the hobby.
|New Xmtr||By Unknown on Feb 18 2012 at 7:26 PM|
|You are booming in here in DeQuincy SE Louisiana. Receiver is a DX-350. Your modulation is great!!
|testing||By Unknown on Feb 24 2012 at 7:12 PM|
|where is the rhombic beaming?
poor signal in 9990khz S5
|QSO on 9479||By Unknown on Mar 24 2012 at 6:51 PM|
|Listening on 9479 at 2:46 PM Eastern on 3/24/12. The station has excellent audio. Signal report is 30dB over S-9 near Pittsburgh, PA.
Very interesting program. I hope you continue to air the show. Interesting program material in the U.S. is extremely limited. Religious, survivalist, gold hoarding, colloidal silver, conspiracy radio is fine, but sane and balanced programming is sorely needed!
Incidentally, your program is listed on this site and on http://wtww.us/pages/program-schedule.php as being on 9990, but, obviously it's on 9479 kHz where I'm listening to Alan Pitts from the ARRL right now.
Will you update the website(s) with your schedule and an accurate frequency location at some point?
|New SW listener||By Unknown on Apr 17 2012 at 2:41 PM|
|I found your podcast listened to Test and downloaded the 12 hour Field Day series. At a ham fest last weekend a bought a Hallicrafter S-120. Cleaned it up sprayed out the pots and look forward to hearing you live this evening.
|QSO Radio Show is GREAT!||By Unknown on May 01 2012 at 1:17 AM|
|I have been listening by podcast. I had no Idea you were on the air! WOW great show. I love it!! I have a very nice Panasonic RF4800 and several HF rigs to listen with. I often browse the SW bands for signals but some how missed your broadcasts! I really liked your interview with PI and Bill Pasternack AND the "Field Day Live" broadcasts are AWESOME!
Ted, you are doing great! Keep up the good work.
I wanna hear more!
73 from the tall corn state! (IOWA)
|Greetings from Ohio||By Unknown on Jul 02 2012 at 6:16 PM|
|I just hooked up my Kenwood R2000 to a AM loop antenna trying to pick up broadcasts from West Virgina when I found the QSO Radio Show. I got it on 9480 KHZ. The discussion at the time was about an old 78 record player that transmitted the records playing to radios.
The signal was weak, but I did not have a proper antenna for the band. This was the first time I fired up the Kenwood in over a year.
Mike P from Parma, OH
|back to ham||By Unknown on Dec 08 2012 at 3:09 AM|
|From kb2mal just renew my tec. Licence love your show hoplng hams comes. Back yes I want. To win 73 s
|Wonderful Show!!!||By Unknown on Dec 09 2012 at 6:17 AM|
|Ted, I was just tuning around the shortwave bands and found your station, (5.085 MHZ). Pleasantly surprised to listen to an Amateur Radio Show.
Keep it up!
|Very Good Show||By Unknown on Feb 09 2013 at 8:53 PM|
|I'm a long time SWL, first licensed as K0SEP back in 1959. I just stumbled onto your broadcast today and you are coming in 59+ here in Raymore, MO on my little Grundig Yacht Boy 220, just using the built in whip antenna. I started out with a Knight Kit Ocean Hopper and have been hooked on short wave ever since. I used to listen to Art Bell too and really miss the Wayne Green editorials in 73 Magazine. I hope you keep this very interesting show on thev air.
|Pleasant accident!||By Unknown on Apr 13 2013 at 7:44 PM|
|Was tuning through the bands and found your show! I merely wanted to test my new antenna install and had no idea there was even such a program!
Good signal in Northern Ohio
Will be looking forward to your next broadcast!