Saturday, March 25, 2017

Logbook for 24 March 2017

BBC news report on looming vote on Trumpcare at around 18.15 UTC. Reception on 11.810 kHz rated a SINPO of 34433.

PBS Yunnan Voice of Shangri-La via Kunming was heard around 11.50 UTC up until sign-off at 12.00 UTC with instrumental music. Reception on 6.035 kHz was 33443 with a bit of transmitter noise.

Voice of Indonesia in Jakarta with news in German was heard after 18.00 UTC on 9.525 kHz. SINPO was a solid 55555.

Raydo Pilipinas with programming in Filipino language was noted at 18.05 UTC. Reception on 15.190 kHz rated a strong SINPO of 45444.

Trans World Radio with sermon in English on God's rejection of tjose who reject him, "new sexual morality" etc at 18.20 UTC. Reception on 9.500 kHz rated a SINPO of 35543.

Voice of Turkey with Turkish pop music was receive at 18.00 UTC on 11.730 kHz. SINPO was a pleasant 55545

Receiver used: Tescun BCL-350. Antenna: 10 meter long wire.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Logbook 18 - 21 March 2017

Adventist World Radio via Nauen with Punjabi programming with male announcer at 15.20 UTC, then music at 15.27 UTC, on 15.150 kHz with SINPO of 55545.

NHK World Radio Japan via Yamata with station interval and ID was heard around 15.28 UTC. Programming in Mandarin followed. Reception was observed on 9.575 kHz with SINPO of 45544.

Lao National Radio with political commentary in English was observed at 14.45 UTC, on 6.130 kHz rated a SINPO 33443.

Thazin Radio via Pyin U Lwin featured a Buddhist educational programme moderated in Burmese by a male instructor with students. This was observed at 23.35 UTC. Transmission occurred on 6.030 kHz. SINPO rated 45544. 

Radio Romania International via Galbena with local music and talk in Romanian was heard from 14.30 UTC onward, on 15.310 kHz with SINPO of 45534.

Voice of America via Iranawila was heard at 23.30 UTC with interval and station ID in English, followed by programming in Burmese. Reception on 7.480 kHz was 55555.

Radio Veritas Asia via Santa Maria di Galeria with religious talk and music in Tagalog at 15.30 UTC, on 15.620 kHz with SINPO of 35443.

 Receiver used: Tecsun S-2000. External antenna: 1/4 wave aerial. RX location: central West Malaysia

Thursday, March 16, 2017

QSLs from WRMI

Five QSL cards from WRMI arrived in the letterbox, today. These were reception reports of Wavescan logged in November 2016, Frecuencia Al Dia and Wavescan logged in December 2016, and Wavescan  logged in January 2017. Two cards depict the fauna around Okeechobee, while another two show the antenna array of WRMI, and lastly, one card is for their Spanish language DX programme. Thank you very much, WRMI and Jeff White!

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung (Taiwan), was logged  on 26 February 2016. "Hear in Taiwan", "Trends", "In The Republic", Taiwanese pop music and "One More Thing" was heard from 15.10 till 16.00 UTC (before 15.00 till 16.00 UTC). Reception on 11.685 kHz rated a SINPO of 55545.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 16 March 2017.

WRMI (via Okeechobee)

WRMI in Okeechobee, Florida (USA) was logged on 1 January 2017, from 23.30 till 00.00 UTC. During this time segment, an episode of Wavescan featured KVOH Operation's Manager (Ray Robinson) discussing the history of the Voice of Nigeria and the operations of Voice of Hope (in Zambia), Jeff White profiled 'Chocolate Music' and the 'Wrong QSL', along with  the JSWC DX Report that was presented by Yukiko Tsuji. Transmission was observed on 9.955 kHz.  SINPO rated 25322 -- weak signal, with occasionally clear content, despite atmospheric noise. Transmission was best received in LSB mode.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 16 March 2017.

Monday, March 13, 2017

2017 Calendar from Radio Kuwait

Here's an unexpected gift that arrived in the mail, today. It's a desktop calendar from Radio Kuwait. Their 2017 calendar depicts a number of key national landmarks and contains a broadcast schedule of their transmissions. Thank you Radio Kuwait!


Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Logbook for 6-12 March 2017

Reach Beyond  in Kununurra was logged from 13.00 till 14.00 UTC with Evangelical programming in English. SINPO on 9.645 kHz was 55555,

Bangledesh Betar
was heard at 13.00 UTC with news in English. SINPO on 15.105 kHz was 55555.

Deutsche Welle via Issoudun on 15.275 kHz with SINPO of 24432. News reports  in French at 17.10 UTC.

Eye Radio via Issoudun with English and Arabic language broadcasts between 16.50 till 17.10 UTC, on  15.250 kHz, heard under fair conditions with SINPO rating of 34433.

NHK World Radio Japan
via Yamata was observed from 16.05 till 16.30 UTC, in Japanese broadcast, on 9.680 kHz with SINPO of 45444.

Voice of Mongolia with English programming was observed from 09.00 till 09.30 UTC on 12.035 kHz. SINPO rated 34343 with atmospheric noise being the main issue to an otherwise fair signal.

Radio New Zealand International was noted on 15.720 kHz with SINPO of 15421 -- weak but audible signal when not fading. This was observed at 00.15 UTC.

Channel Africa on 15.235 with SINPO of 24432. Current events programme in French at 16 .50 UTC.

Adventist World Radio via Meyerton on 15.490 kHz with SIO of 232 - poor, fading but audible. Talk in Swahili at 17.15 till 17.30 UTC. Religious music with announcer at 17.24 UTC.

Voice Of America  on 15.640 kHz with SINPO of 45544 with talk in Shona at 17.15 UTC.

Voice of Turkey
English broadcast was logged from 17.35  till 18.25 UTC, on  11.730 kHz, with SINPO of 45344.

UNID station on 5.020  with SINPO of 14331 in LSB with music, including "We Are One (Ole Ola)", at 17.30 UTC.

Voice of the People of Ho Chi Minh City (Đài Tiếng nói Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh). Ethnic/traditional Vietnamese music monitored from 16.05 till 17.00 UTC. SINPO on 610 kHz (MW) rated 44534 -- good signal strength and clarity of audio, minor fading every 3 to 4 minutes.

Voice of Hope via Makeni Ranch was heard on the short-wave frequency of 4.965 kHz from 20.25 till 21.00 UTC. An English broadcast of mostly Western songs with Evangelical messages, frequent station IDs and at least one religious programme was noted during this period. SINPO initially rated 34333 -- fair signal strength, audible and clear speech when not fading under scratchy atmospheric noise. Reception worsened around 20.50 UTC to 24322.

Receivers used: Tecsun S-2000 and Sangean ATS-909. External antenna: 1/4 wave aerial. RX location: central West Malaysia