Monday, July 25, 2016

DZXL - AM [Radio Mindanao Network - "RMN News Manila"]

DZXL - AM [Radio Mindanao Network - "RMN News Manila"], transmitting from Taliptip, Bulacan Province (Philippines), was logged on 25 June 2016 (26 July 2016, PHT), from 20.05 till 20.35 UTC (04.05am till 04.35am PHT), here in the Kuala Lumpur area. A English/Filipino language broadcast entitled "State of the Nation" featured a series of news/current event reports, including one on "terrorismo" in Malaysia.

Reception of this purported 40-50kW station, operating on the medium-wave frequency of 558 kHz, was (SINPO) 35433 -- fair signal strength, clear audio, no co-frequency interference at the time logged, slight fading (every four to five minutes). This is not too shabby for a broadcast 2,469 km away!!!

Reception report was emailed to the station on the following day and subsequently posted.


DZXL - AM [Radio Mindanao Network]
4th Floor, Guadalupe Commercial Complex
EDSA Guadalupe,
Makati City NCR 1229

Sunday, July 24, 2016

Voice of Forum of Eritreans (via Issoudun)

Voice of Forum of Eritreans (Radio Medrek), transmitting from Issoudun (France)+, was logged on 24 July 2016. A Tigrinya language broadcast was monitored from 17.25 to 17.58 UTC (broadcast time 17.00 to 17.58 UTC). Commentaries, feature stories and Eritrean music was observed during this period. Reception on 15.245 kHz was (SINPO) 45454 --  strong and clear, no fading, no interference. 

Reception report was emailed to Radio Medrek on the following day. Previous attempts to QSL in 2014 failed.

Email: (bounced)


+Presumed to be Ludo Maes' BRB via TDF Issoudun site  

Radio Publique Africaine (via Issoudun)

Radio Publique Africaine (Burundi), transmitting from Issoudun (France)+, was received on 22 July 2016. This largely talk dominated format of news/current event reports about Burundi and local music was observed from 18.00 till 19.00 UTC. Kirundi service was noted in the first half hour, followed by French service in the latter half hour.

Reception on 15.480 kHz was initially (SINPO) 35433 -- fair signal strength, clear and audible speech, despite atmospheric noise and moderate fading. After 18.45 UTC, signal was barely audible and gradually faded under atmospheric noise. A terribly weak signal was still present at sign-off (19.00 UTC).

HERE is a nice selection of Burundi music heard over Radio Publique Africaine, as recorded in Malaysia.

Reception reports with audio files were emailed to Radio Publique Africaine and Télédiffusion de France (TDF)+ on the following day.


+Presumed to be Ludo Maes' BRB via TDF Issoudun site  

Friday, July 22, 2016

Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran (via Kamalabad)

Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran, transmitting presumably from Kamalabad, was logged on 22 July 2015. A English language broadcast of news and programmes on Islam was monitored from 15.30 till 16.15 (broadcast time 15.30 till 16.30 UTC). Reception on 13.780 kHz was (SINPO) 45444 - good signal strength, clear audio, slight fade

Reception report was emailed to IRIB on the following day.

Email Addresses:

Adventist World Radio (via Nauen and Trincomalee)

Adventist World Radio, transmitting from Nauen and Trincomalee, was logged on 22 July 2016.  Hindi, Marathi and Punjabi broadcasts were monitored from 15.20 till 15.40 UTC (broadcast time for Punjabi from 15.00 till 15.30 UTC, followed by Hindi from 15.30 till 16.00 UTC and Marathi from 15.30 till 16.00 UTC).

Reception from Nauen (Hindi and Punjabi) on 15.265 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 -- outstanding reception on all accounts -- strong, clear, no interference, no fading -- perfect!

Unfortunately, reception from Trincomalee on 11.975 kHz (Marathi) was terrible with a (SINPO) rating of 23221 -- weak signal, noisy transmitter or dominant carrier, audio fading under noise. Reception worsened after 15.40 UTC and was barely audible with fading every 3 to 4 seconds.

Reception reports were emailed to AWR on the following day.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

QSLs in the Mail

Two medium-wave QSLs from Voice of America via Sao Tome and Trans World Radio Europe via Central Asia (Armenia?) arrived in the letterbox today. Both stations were received in Malaysia using a Sangean ATS-909 (my preferred MW receiver) with internal internal ferrite rod aerial. Of the two, VOA packs one helluva signal here in South East Asia. Thank you, VOA and TWR Europe!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

QSLs in the Mail

Three QSL cards for five medium-wave stations of All India Radio arrived in the mail today. Four of these stations (AIR Ahmedabad, AIR Dibrugarh, AIR Imphal and AIR Port Blair) were previously verified in one QSL card last month. Still, this is doubly nice to receive follow-up verifications. The newest verification is for All India Radio Chinsurah in West Bengal.  To date, this makes 10 All India Radio MW verifications. Thank you, Spectrum Management & Synergy!