Friday, August 17, 2018

Vatican Radio (Santa Maria di Galeria)

Vatican Radio special Easter broadcast via Santa Maria di Galeria was received on the short-wave frequency of 9.710 kHz, on 31 March 2018, from 18.35 until 19.05  UTC. Reception rated a SINP0 of 45433 -- good signal strength and clarity despite some atmospheric noise and fading. Portuguese programming feature a moderator between various sermons and songs, including "Hallelujah Canto" in Latin with commentary/translation, prayers/hymn, a reading from Book of Genesis in English with translation, and a sermon in Spanish with English translation.

Reception report was emailed on the following day, then follow-up emails were sent a few months later. An eQSL card -- a first from Vatican Radio -- was received on 17 August 2018.

The following message accompanied the eQSL: "Thank you for listening to the Vatican Radio (on short wave our Portuguese language broadcast) and for sending us your reception report. Your report is correct so with a great pleasure we are sending you our email  QSL card. Kindest regards, Liliana Biala, Vatican Radio."

FEBC - Radio Teos

FEBC - Radio Teos, transmitting from Bocaue (Philippines), was heard on the shortwave frequency of 11.650 kHz, under excellent conditions, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, rating a SINPO of 55545. A religious topic in the Russian language was discussed between two men from 15.30 till 16.00 UTC, on 7 October 2017.  HERE's Radio Teos (via Bocaue),

Reception report wasz emailed the following day to FEBC and Radio Teos. It was also ailed to Radio Teos in Russia. Follow-up emails were sent a fe months later. Finally on 17 August 2018, an eQSL and eLetter from FEBC was received. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International, transmitting from Galbena (Romania), was logged on 24 February 2018. A Romanian language programme of Romanian Heavy Metal Rock (that sounded like a bit like Dio) was observed from 18.20 till 19.00  UTC. Reception on 5.990 kHz initially rated a SINPO of 44544 -- good signal strength, minor co-frequency interference and fading. By 19.00 UTC signal was much weaker at 24322. HERE's how RRI sounded during this broadcast.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card and Summer programme schedule was posted with lovely Romanian postage stamps and received on 6 August 2018.

KBS World Radio (via Dhabbaya)

KBS World Radio in a test transmission from UAE was logged on 21 June 2018. Arabic programming with talk and pop music was observed from 20.20 till 20.50 UTC (broadcast time 20.00 till 21.00 UTC). Reception on 6.145  kHz rated a SINPO 24322 -- weak, audible signal and occasionally clear when not fading under atmospheric noise. HERE's KBS World Radio (Dhabbaya)

Reception report was emailed on the following day. Eight QSL cards (4 x 2), Arabic/English programme schedules, stickers and a pencil pouch were received on 6 August 2018. Unfortunately. not one QSL card was completed to verify this reception report.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Friday, July 27, 2018

QSLs for Month of July 2018

Myanma Radio. Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.
IBB for Voice of America. Udon Thani, Thailand.
Radio The Voice of Vietnam. Hanoi. Vietnam.
All India Radio Bhawanipatna. Belamal, Odisha, India. 
FEBC - Radio Liangyou. Bocaue, Philippines.
Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.
Radio New Zealand Pacific. Rangitaiki, New Zealand.
KBS World Radio. Kimjae, South Korea.