Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Random Log for 25 November 2015

In a random short-wave band scan on 25 November 2015, between 22.30 till 23.00 UTC, as many as 11 countries were logged, here in central West Malaysia. Several stations are regularly received at this time, including Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB), Adventist World Radio in Guam,  China National Radio, Radio Taiwan International and Radio Televisyen Malaysia. Seasonal stations like Radio Habana Cuba, WEWN and WRMI are usually best heard now through the winter months. Many more stations at this time are heard on frequencies not recorded in this log, including stations in Indonesia, Japan, Thailand, Vietnam.

That's all for now. Happy DXing!

Reach Beyond Australia (HCJB) via Kununurra // 15.525 kHz // 35443

Radio Nacional de Amazonia via Brasilia // 11.780 kHz //15321 (signal is much stronger before 22.30 UTC)

Voice of Beibu Bay Radio via Nanning (Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region) // 5.050 kHz // 45444
China National Radio 1 via Shijiazhuang // 15370 kHz // 25432

Radio Habana Cuba
// 11.880 kHz // 24332
Radio Habana Cuba // 11.840 kHz // 24432
Radio Habana Cuba // 11.880 kHz // 24332

KSDA-Adventist World Radio via Agat // 15.415 kHz // 35443
KSDA-Adventist World Radio via Agat // 15.435 kHz // 34443

RTM - Wai FM via Kajang // 11.665 kHz // 54554

Pyongyang Broadcasting Station // 3.320 kHz //14441 (stronger signal at sign-on)

via Kranji // 3.915 kHz // 54555

Radio Free Asia
  via Iranawila // 11.850 kHz // 45444

Radio Taiwan International
via Tainan // 15.320 kHz // 35443
Radio Taiwan International via Tainan // 11.635 kHz // 35443
Radio Taiwan International via Kouhu // 5.010 kHz // 43443

WRMI (Overcomer Ministry/Chelmsford Calling World Service) via Okeechobee // 9.955 kHz // 24322
WEWN (EWEN)  via Vandiver // 13.830 kHz // 34443

Receiver used: Tecsun S-2000 Antenna used: vertical 1/4 wave at a height of  13 metres. Location: Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Monday, November 23, 2015

Radio Taiwan International (viaWoofferton)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Woofferton (UK) was logged on 23 November 2015, between 19.45 till 20.00 UTC (broadcast time 19.00 till 20.00 UTC). Two Chinese language songs (presumably Taiwanese pop tunes performed by male singers), moderated by a French speaking male announcer were heard until 19.56 UTC. At this point, a French speaking female announcer presented the RTI broadcast schedule, target and frequencies. Transmission closed shortly thereafter at 20.00 UTC. Reception on 9.895 kHz was 34333 -- fair signal strength, audible and clear despite atmospheric noise.

Reception report was submitted on-line and emailed to RTI on 24 November 2015.



Radio Nachtzwerver*

Radio Nachtzwerver*, transmitting from The Netherlands, was logged on 21 November 2015. Non-stop pop/rock classics, including  REM - "Everybody Hurts", Pearl Jam - "I'm Still Alive", Deep Purple - "Child in Time", AC DC - "Highway to Hell", Toto - "Stop Loving You", Neil Young - "Heart of Gold", Coldplay - "Lost"; Guns n Roses - "Don't Cry" and more great hits were heard from  23.00 till 00.00 UTC, at which point the station signed off. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1636 kHz was exceptional with an (SINPO) rating of 55555.

Reception report was submitted the following day, and a blank eQSL was received on 23 November 2015. Along with the eQSL I received a brief message stating: "Hello. Greetings from the Nederland. Thanks for report." Thank you for the eQSL, Gerrit!

*Logged using a remote SDR receiver linked to the University of Twente (The Netherlands) website and monitored in Malaysia

Thursday, November 19, 2015

La Rosa de Tokio via WRMI (Okeechobee)

La Rosa de Tokio via WRMI, transmitting from Okeechobee, Florida (USA), was logged 19 November 2015. A  Spanish language programme about the developments of radio broadcasting in Latin America, moderated by Omar Somma, was heard from 22.00 till 22.45 UTC (06.00 till 06.45 pm EST) [Broadcast time 22.00 till 23.00 UTC]. Reception on 9.955 kHz was (SINPO) 25442 -- weak signal but clear audio up until approximately 22.45 UTC (06.45 pm EST). At this point, signal gradually disappeared.

Audio sample of this broadcast may be heard HERE.

Reception report was emailed and posted to WRMI and La Rosa de Tokio on 20 November 2015.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Radio Nacional da Brasilia

Radio Nacional da Brasilia, not to be confused with Radio Nacional da Amazonia, was received from 20.10 till 20.45 UTC, on 18 November 2015. This broadcast contained non-stop Brazilian pop music hosted by a male announcer in Portuguese. Reception on 11.780 kHz throughout much of the transmission was SINPO 34343 -- weak to fair signal strength with clear audio despite atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed the following  day and posted in subsequent days. Previous attempt sto obtain a verification was unsuccessful.

Empresa Brasil de Comunicação S/A
Setor Comercial SUL - SCS
Quadra 08 Bloco B-60
1º Piso Inferior - Edifício Venâncio 2000
Asa Sul - Brasília/DF

Sunday, November 15, 2015

All India Radio - Shillong

All India Radio Shillong, transmitting from the northeastern Indian state of Meghalaya, was logged on 15 October 2015. An English language broadcast of contemporary Indian music, news, commentary and advertisements/promos were noted from 13.50 till 14,30 UTC. Reception on 4.970 kHz (SINPO) was 25332 -- weak signal with moderate atmospheric noise which made for only occasional audio clarity.

HERE is an idea of how AIR Shillong sounded.

Reception report was emailed to Spectrum Management and AIR Shillong. A follow-up report was submitted by mail.


Hot Radio via Channel 292*

Hot Radio via Channel 292*, transmitting from Rohrbach, Germany, was logged on 15 October 2015. An English language broadcast of pop music classics, including Steven  Stills - "Mr Fantasy", along with jingles and station promos were observed in the closing minutes of the broadcast from 9.48 till till 10.00 UTC. Reception on 6.070 kHz was (SINPO) 45544 - good, clear and audible signal.

Reception report was emailed to Hot Radio shortly after transmission ended. Within a few hours an eQSL was sent.

*Logged using a remote SDR receiver linked to the University of Twente (The Netherlands) website and monitored in Malaysia