PAGE LAST UPDATED ON MONDAY, SEPT. 29
Time now again for Delsbo's own voice, Radio Dellen, to hit the airwaves. Power
is estimated at 120 W ERP. This time we actually have a temporary license
allowing 500 W ERP, but unfortunately time has not permitted
the modification of the transmitter to enable us to broadcast with full power.
However, we expect to reach out fairly well in comparizon to our latest
transmissions in July due to to the time of the season. This time all
broadcasts are going out just on MW and are broadcasted from our own
studio in Delsbo. Previously, we have been broadcasting from the studio
facilities of Radio Ljusdal and also over their FM channels, but this time
we are only on MW. Keep on listening on MW (AM) 1602 kHz and send your
reception reports to:
Light Valley Media
You can also mail us at
email@example.com but if you would like a QSL card, please
send sufficient return postage (Swedish stamps, IRC or a $ bill).
E-mail reports will be verified by e-mail if we don't receive any return
The reason for these special transmissions is the 30th
Anniversary of Delsbo Radioklubb
(DRAK). Just click on the link if you want to know more about our club
and our activities. We will be on the air from Thursday, Sept. 25 22.00
UTC thru Monday Sept. 29 at 22.00 UTC (Friday Sept. 26 00.00 thru Monday
Sept. 29 24.00 CET/SNT).
Our local newspaper Hälsinglands tidning devoted an
entire page to the anniversary of our club.
Click here to read the
article. The article is in pdf format so you will need Acrobat Reader
to open it. If you don't already have the programme, you can download it
MONDAY, SEPT. 29
00.00 - 18.00 UTC Automated music mix with
station IDs and recorded material
18.00 - 22.00 UTC (20.00 - 24.00 CET/SNT) Live
from the studio with members of DRAK and guests. Swedish/English. Svenska:
Kyrkoherde Ulf Olsson (DRAK-medlem) kåserar och spelar skivor.
19.00 UTC (21.00 CET/SNT) Radio Dellen DX Show.
PHONE DIRECTLY TO THE STUDIO DURING THE PROGRAMME:
+46 073 033 9055 (within Sweden: 073 033 9055)
So what has actually happened sofar?
Sept. 25 After a few successful test transmissions
where Radio Ljusdal was relayed, we got our own studio on the air at 22.00
UTC. Unfortunately, there were problems with the sound quality and the
first live broadcast from the studio was restricted to music and station
IDs while a lot of soldering was taking place to improve the signal to the
MW transmitter. The studio is situated some 1 km from the transmitter site
and an 1.5 watts HF link working on 336 and 357 MHz is used for feeding
the transmitter. We finally got a good sound quality from the studio when
the automated music mix was switched on at midnight UTC, but later we
experienced a very distorted signal and we finally had to go back to
relaying Radio Ljusdal. At the moment (10 UTC) it is not clear when
everything will be sorted out so we have decided to cancel the live
broadcasts that would have taken place at 16.00 UTC on Friday, September
26. We will make some short live tests from the studio as soon as the
problems have been fixed and we expect that the Saturday and Sunday
broadcasts will run as planned. Meanwhile, we are relaying Radio Ljusdal.
From Oxkangar in Finland, Per Johan Nylund reports hearing us with a good
signal at 12.50 UTC and also at 18.45 UTC; however with interference
primarily from Spanish stations. Anyone else hearing us, please mail us at
Sept. 26 The sound quality problem has now been
solved and the automated mix is running well. On the hour our interval
signal (a few bars of "Delsbo brudmarsch") is played. DX-er Björn Fransson
reports hearing us on the island of Gotland, Sweden around 22.00 UTC with
a good signal.
During this day there will be celebrations at the DRAK club house in
Delsbo, starting at 10.00 UTC (12.00 CET/SNT). You may expect some
unscheduled live broadcasts from our studio.
Sept. 27 Today, Delsbo Radioklubb celebrated its
30th anniversary at the clubs premises at Edeskolan, Delsbo. A lot of
members turned up for a friendly chat and the special birthday cakes that
had been made for our club. After taking some photos for the clubs album,
we started live broadcasts from Radio Dellen already at 13.00 UTC, because
some members had to leave soon and we wanted to make interviews with them
on the air.
The show ran until 18.00 UTC and was hosted by Ronny Forslund and Peter
Stillberg. A number of phone calls and reception reports by e-mail during
the programme showed that reception was good in many areas. From Norway,
Odd-Jorgen Sagdahl of Trondheim reported hearing us with a very good
signal (S9+10!). Odd-Jorgen also told us that he had experienced great
reception of stations from the Far East, so naturally we wanted to check
out for ourselves. When Ronny Forslund and Jan Edh returned to the
listening shack at Fredriksfors after the broadcast, a number of Japanese
mediumwave stations were heard with good signals. Jan later claimed that
he had not heard anything like it since the 60s! Stations from Korea and
Taiwan were also heard, plus a number of mainland Chinese stations. At
sunrise this morning we experienced good reception from Radio Santa Rosa
in Lima, Peru on MW 1500 kHz plus a number of other Peruvians. Let's hope
there is still something left to hear tonight. And keep on listening to
Radio Dellen and give us a call +46 650 199 93 (within Sweden: 0650 - 199 93)
or mail us at
Sept. 28 According to phone reports from various
parts of Sweden, the signal of Radio Dellen is quite strong at various
locations. Bengt Ericsson in Växjö reports a very strong signal in the
morning well after sunrise. This days programme was presented by Ronny
Forslund and Peter Stillberg with guests Rolf Larsson and chairman Dan
Andersson of DRAK. We also played some interesting radio recordings in the
programme. Tomorrow Monday will be our last day on the air this time and
we will be broadcasting live from the studio from 18.00 to 22.00 UTC
(20.00 to 24.00 CET/SNT). Do join us, won't you.
73 & GOOD DX
The Radio Dellen Team / Delsbo
If you want to know what happened during our summer
broadcasts, check out our diary.
----------------------and now a few words from our
As music and DX-ing often goes hand in hand, why not check out my
vinyl pages? Here you find thousands of vinyl records for sale. Prices are
in Swedish Crowns (SEK). Just click on the links below and mark the titles
you want, copy them and paste them into a separate document or a mail which you then mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org You can also download the complete list as an rtf file
(works with both PC and Mac) from
You will be able to hear a lot of music from these pages on Radio Dellen.
The following categories are available:
50's/60's singles, Instrumental singles,
Scandinavian singles, Swedish
singles, 70's-90's singles, heavy
singles, EP:s, unplayed EP:s,
12" maxi singles, ABBA &
related, Beach Boys, Beatles
& related, David Bowie, Cliff & Shadows,
Elvis, Eurovision Song Contest,
Rolling Stones & related, Roxette
& Related, 50's-60's
albums, 70's-90's albums, heavy albums,
country albums, soul & blues
albums, instrumental albums, Swedish
albums, jazz albums, soundtracks
& compilation albums, Frank Zappa, bargain
section (cheapies) Magazines
Payment: The best method is actually sending cash in reg.
letter. Bank drafts or any cheques are too expensive to cash here for
amounts under SEK 1000 (US$150).Another possibility is sending the money
to my postal giro account no. 475 78 84 - 4 (Ronny Forslund). In this
case, please add SEK40/$6 to cover the giro charges. You can also send an
International Money Order which you buy at your local post office, but
please avoid bank drafts and cheques for amounts under SEK1000/$150 (or,
better still, order together with some friends to get a larger order). You can also pay by
credit card through PayPal - just
state my mail email@example.com when
submitting your details.
Foreign customers please send a mail and I will tell you what's still
available. Don't send any money in advance. Svenska kunder kan som vanligt
beställa per telefon 0176/93259 eller mobil 070/558 0661. Skivorna sänds
mot postförskott om inget annat överenskommes.