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


About Hans

Male. 50 years young. DX:er since 1980. In September 2011 I moved up to Vardø on Vardøya Island (EU-141) to start working as manager for the Coast Radio station in Vardø. I feel very lucky to have this opportunity to work with the thing that I think is the most interesting in the whole world - Radio! My main interest is, yeah - you guessed right: Radio. I'm a ham radio operator, holding the callsign LA2MOA. My main radio interests is low power operation and low band DXing on the amateur bands, but also mediumwave and tropical band DX-listening. I'm also interested in angling, fly-fishing and fly-tying. The area around Vardø offers some great opportunities to do all of this. And, since I'm of swedish origin, I'm also madly interested in ice-hockey and since 35 years I'm a hardcore supporter of Rögle BK in Ängelholm - one of the few really true hockey clubs left in Sweden.

Posted on 25. February 2012, in QSL, Stations. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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