Scandinavian Weekend Radio, Virrat-1602
Got a nice e-mail QSL from Tapani Häkkinen at SWR today. I heard the station on 1602 KHz the 3rd of February, and the signal from the 1KW(?) transmitter in Virrat, Finland, was pretty good. Scandinavian Weekend Radio transmits only once a month, generally 24 hours the first saturday between 00:00 and 24:00 local time (UTC + 2).
Scandinavian Weekend Radio isn’t bound to any distinct programme format. SWR plays all kinds of pop and rock music, and you may hear Rainbow, Bon Jovi and Led Zeppelin, as well as Roxy Music, Simple Minds and David Bowie on this station, generally mixed by very kompetent DJ:s. SWR is completely legal and should not be labelled as a pirate, because it’s not.
SWR may be a good one to hunt for on their MW-frequency, for DXers in central and southern Europe (and if propagation exceeds above normal, even for DXers more far away). They also transmit on the 49 and 25 meter bands on shortwave, but that doesn’t count ;). Next time they’re on the air is 2-3 March 22:00-22:00 UTC (3rd of March 00:00-24:00 Finnish time).
If you wish more information about SWR, visit their home page on the Internet: Link
73’s de Hans