Wednesday, July 18, 2018

All India Radio Bhawanipatna (Odisha)

All India Radio Bhawanipatna (Akashvani Bhawanipatna) via Belamal, Odisha logged on 8 June 2018. Indian classical music and national news in English noted from 17.00 till 17.36 UTC. Receotion on 1206 kHz (MW) rated a (SINPO) of 24322 -- weak signal, occasionally clear and audible content when not fading every few minutes under atmospheric noise. HERE's AIR Bhawanipatna. 

Reception report was emailed, submitted online and posted to Spectrum Management & Synergy. They acknowledged report the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 18 July 2018.


FEBC - Radio Liangyou (via Bocaue)

FEBC - Radio Liangyou, transmitting from Bocaue, Philippines was heard on the shortwave frequencies of 9.275 kHz and 9.465 kHz kHz. A Mandarin language broadcast was observed from 13.30 till 14.00 UTC, on 3 July 2018. SINPO on  9.275  kHz was 35322 -- fair signal strength at sign-on, but occasional fading under atmospheric noise degraded reception quality. SINPO  on 9.465 kHz was 45444 -- good signal strength, no interference, strong and clear audio throughout transmission. HERE's FEBC - Radio Liangyou on 9.275 kHz.
Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card and cover letter from FEBC HQ in Hong Kong arrived in the letterbox on 18 July 2018.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Logbook from Late June till Mid July 2018

AUSTRIA
Special Broadcast of WRTC carried by DARC, transmitting from Moosbrunn, was received on the short-wave frequency of 13.860 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, from 11.15 till 11.45 UTC (broadcast time 11.00 till 12.00 UTC), on 14 July 2018. While this transmission was intended for Europe and North America, bits and pieces of it radiated beyond its targeted areas. Reception at 11.00 UTC signal was not received. Only between 11.15 till 11.40 UTC was signal detected and observed with a SINPO little better than 14211 -- very weak signal, occasional bursts of coherent audio when not fading under severe atmospheric noise. By 11.40 UTC, signal worsened and was barely noticeable under the noise.

PHILIPPINES
FEBC - Radio Liangyou, transmitting from  Bocaue, was heard on the shortwave frequencies of 9.275 kHz and 9.465 kHz kHz. A Mandarin language broadcast was observed from 13.30 till 14.00 UTC, on 3 July 2018. SINPO on  9.275  kHz was 35322 -- fair signal strength at sign-on, but occasional fading under atmospheric noise degraded reception quality. SINPO  on 9.465 kHz was 45444 -- good signal strength, no interference, strong and clear audio throughout transmission. HERE's FEBC - Radio Liangyou on 9.275 kHz.

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

THAILAND
IBB/Voice of America, transmitting from Udon Thani, was received on the short-wave frequency of 12.030 kHz with a SINPO of 55544 -- strong signal, clear audio despite minor fading Learning English and The Making of a Nation episodes on WWI were monitored on 12 and 13 July 2018, from 11.43 until 12.00 UTC (broadcast time 11.30 till 12.00 UTC). HERE's the Voice of America (Udon Thani).

VIETNAM
Radio Voice of Vietnam, transmitting from Hanoi, was logged on: 12 July 2018, from 09.58 till 10.27 UTC. Reception on  9.840  kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- strong signal and clear audio despite squealing transmitter noise and minor fading. English programming included news, Economic Segment, Discovery Vietnam and a Vietnamese pop song. HERE's Radio Voice of Vietnam (Hanoi).


RX: Tecsun S-2000 (SW)  ANT: 1/4 wave (SW)  QTH: Central West Malaysia

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey via  Emirler logged on 11 June 2018. Turkish programming of Quran recitation and nasheeds (religious songs) was monitored from 00.40 till 02.00 UTC. Reception on 9.735  kHz was initially at 00.40 UTC rated a (SINPO) of 34443 -- fair signal strength, clear audio content with minimal atmospheric noise and interference. Around 01.20 UTC, conditions changed and reception deteriorated to a SINPO of 23322 -- still audible content with some occasional station splatter from Thazin Radio (a Myanmar station) after 01.30 UTC. HERE's an excerpt from the broadcast.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 4 July 2018.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Radio New Zealand Pacific

Radio New Zealand Pacific, transmitting from Rangitaiki, was logged on 21 June 2018. Regional news, sports and weather, followd by Dateline Pacific, was monitored from 18.00 till 18.30 UTC, Reception on 6.115 kHz rated a SINPO of 34443. 

Reception report was submitted online to RNZ on the following day. The above eQSL arrived on 2 July 2018.

KBS World Radio

KBS World Radio, transmitting from Kimjae (Republic of Korea), was logged on 16 May 2018. English programmes "Alien in Seoul" and K-Pop songs were observed from 09.15 till 09.45 UTC. Reception on 9.770 kHz rated a SINPO of 44544 - fair to good signal with fading, but clear and audible signal. HERE's an excerpt from this broadcast.

Reception report was emailed and submitted online to KBS World Radio on the following Day. QSL card depicting Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un during their 2018 Inter Korean Summit was received on 2 July 2018. KBS stickers were also included.


Sunday, July 1, 2018