Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR)

Südfunk logoSüddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR) or Südfunk was a German public broadcaster serving the northern part of the state of Baden-Württemberg from 1949 to 1998. The networks headquarters were in Stuttgart. The network had numerous MW and FM transmitter throughout its broadcast area. They also had a shortwave outlet on 6030 kHz. I had the fortune to pick up a good share of them, and the network responded with QSL cards for the reception reports I sent to them.

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Hessischer Rundfunk

Heissischer_Rundfunk_logobHeissischer Rundfunk is a public broadcasting network serving the German state of Hesse. Its radio network consists of several audio streams. They broadcast on FM on numerous transmitters throughout Hesse and medium wave on 594 kHz on two different transmitters (Frankfurt and Hoher Meißner.) The MW transmission was easily audible in Southern Germany. We heard the FM outlets in our July 1989 trip to Northern Germany. The main station in Frankfurt responded to my reception reports with the QSL cards seen below. Their website is here.

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Saarländische Rundfunk 1 (SR1) – Europawelle

SR1 Europawelle Saar
SR1 Europawelle Saar

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Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) is a public broadcaster for the German state of Saarland. Their radio network consists of five programming streams. The radio programs are transmitted on several transmitters throughout Saarland. SR used to broadcast on medium wave on 1422 kHz until 1994. The network Deutschlandfunk took over the channel on 1 January 1995.

We heard the SR1 Europawelle network on some of their transmitters during our July 1989 trip. Below are the QSL cards they sent in response to my reports.


Europe 1

Europa1-Felsberg-182-1988-02Europe 1, formerly known as Europe N° 1, is a privately owned French language radio network which has an extensive FM radio network throughout France and a longwave transmitter in Felsberg, Germany on 183 kHz. The longwave outlet is widely heard in Europe, and can be heard in North America under good conditions. The QSL here is for its long wave outlet when it was on 182 kHz. Think I may send a report reception for the 183 kHz channel.

Although its primary audience is in France, it is the oldest private radio station in Germany.