Thursday, May 23, 2019

NHK World Radio Japan (via Koror)

NHK World Radio Japan transmitting from Koror. Palau was logged on 23 April 2019. Indonesian programming was heard from 11.50 till 12.00 UTC. Reception on  9.625 kHz was SINPO 55555. HERE is NHK World Radio Japan (Koror).

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 24 May 2019.

Rx: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

Radio Taiwan International via Paochung was logged on 3 May 2019. English ;amguage programming was monitored from 16.00 till 16.30 UTC. Reception on 9.405 kHz rated a SINPO of 23322 - poor signal strength, occasionally clear audio content, despite dominant carrier signal and fading. By 16.15 UTC, signal strength fluctuated between being barely audible to quite strong, either due to propagation or transmitter problems.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived on 24 May 2019.

Rx: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia

RNE Radio Nacional d' Espanya a Catalunya (Barcelona)


RNE Radio Nacional d' Espanya a  Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain sent this paper QSL card as promised. Broadcast was monitored remotely from an SDR receiver in the Netherlands in April 2019. A few stickers, postcard and cover letter also accompanied this QSL card. See April 2019 blog entry for details.

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey was logged on 12 April 2019. An English language broadcast of news, foreign media review, tourist sites of Turkey and Turkish pop music was observed from 17.30 till 18.25 UTC. Reception on 15.520 kHz rated a SINPO of 35322 -- severe atmospheric noise and fading hamper decent reception which disappeared just before 18.00 UTC.

Reception report was emailed to TRT on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 23 May 2019.

Rx: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia

Monday, May 20, 2019

Radio Free Asia (via Sulaibiyah)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from Sulaibiyah, Kuwait, was received on 2 May 2019. Lao programming of current event reports was observed from 00.00 till 00.30 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of  9.940 kHz rated a SINPO of 25332 - poor but clear and audible signal, no interference. HERE is RFA (Sulaibiyah).

Reception report was emailed to RFA on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 21 May 2019.


Rx: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia

Radio Free Asia (via Tinian)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands, was received on 2 May 2019. Burmese programming of current event reports was observed from 00.30 till 00.45 UTC. Reception on 15.700 kHz was SINPO 35433 - fair signal, clear and audible signal, no interference, only occasional fading. HERE is RFA (Tinian). 

Reception report was emailed to RFA on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 21 May 2019.

Rx: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Wavescan via WRMI (via Okeechobee)

Wavescan via WRMI (Okeechobee) was heard on 18 November 2018, from 22.55 till 23.30 UTC.  Ray Robinson presented a report on the history of the Canberra shortwave scene, particularly VHK, then Jeff White interviewed Radio Slovakia International's Gavin Shoebridge for a discussion about electronic gadgets and shortwave/internet/FM broadcasts in Slovakia during the B18 HFCC conference in Bratislava, followed by Harold Seller's DX Report from Canada (including descriptions of KNLS, RNZI, VOK from his QTH in British Columbia). Reception on  short-wave frequency of  9.955 kHz rated a (SINPO) of 25331 -- weak but audible signal, occasionally discernible audio content despite atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 13 May 2019.

Rx: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia