Artiom Prokhorov/ Russia
While I take my receiver in all trips I have had during some the latest years. I continue to work for Moscow_based leading news agency called “Interfax” as interpreter in the international news department, even can take with me something from my huge archives of traditional music of the Andes and Africa for live shows … I am starting to dream … But really sometimes I miss radio a lot. For the first time I switched my receiver on in 1986, then in 1989 I took mike for the very first time and was connected firstly with pirates then with official station up till 1998 … By the way those articles for FRS Goes DX were my first experience as a writing journalist. As for me, I continue to listen to short waves, but this task becomes harder and harder, because I live in the urban part of Moscow with a huge level of industrial interferences and even have no possibility to stretch a good long wire. I even don’t dream about something more serious. I use a Sony 7600G, which is quite good in Moscow suburb, where my aunt has a small summerhouse. Some past years I often went there to listen to the radio. Only with Sony’s telescopic antenna I even had a chance to listen to Australia on 120 m with a rather good audio. But this year I haven’t gone there, so I can say this summer radio season is lost for me.I even can take with me something from my huge archives of traditional music of the Andes and Africa for live shows … I am starting to dream … But really sometimes I miss radio a lot. For the first time I switched my receiver on in 1986, then in 1989 I took mike for the very first time and was connected firstly with pirates then with official station up till 1998 … By the way those articles for FRS Goes DX were my first experience as a writing journalist.
Thomas Drescher/ Germany
Thanks a lot for your email reminding me to do a contibution. Well, doing so is a bit difficult to me, for I am not the kind of person that likes holding speeches, writing articles, doing recordings or so. But anyway, FRSH surely is the SW-station that accompanied me through a long period in my life and my professional career. For on October 1, 1980 I started working at the department of administration at WDR Cologne, I took over the position of Head of Administration at the cable pilot project in Dortmund in autumn 1984, got married in 1987, moved back to Cologne the same year- since the project had come to an end- took over the department for licence fees, and finally got appointed to the Data Protection Commissioner of WDR Cologne. I retired in June 2012. And during the whole period I was accompanied by FRSH, at times on a regular basis, then there were longer or shorter breaks, but once in a time you could always get in touch with the station again.I remember lots of good music, programmes in different languages, and especially in-depth information on DXing particularly about the "pirate"-scene. Times have changed by now, and nowadays as a DXer you do not have to wait for FRS Goes DX to clear up a station you could not identify. Today this kind of info is available via internet at once. But what you cannot get there is the in-depth and background information. Here FRSH still plays a tremendous role, and I won't miss it in the future. Programmes are always great from the people at FRSH I can really regard as friends, even though SW-propagation is at many times affected by difficulties. So what I want to say is thank you so much for accompanying me through a long, long time, all the best to all of you for the future, and many happy returns. And I'll watch out for you for the next ???? years! Sincerely Yours, Thomas Drescher, Germany.