Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Radio Taiwan International via Woofferton

Radio Taiwan International via Woofferton (UK) was logged on 16 September 2018. A German language broadcast was monitored from 19.30 till 20.00 UTC. Reception on 6.185 kHz was 24432 -- poor to fair signal strength when not fading, yet occasionally clear content was observed. 

Reception report was emailed and submitted online the following day. QSL card arrived on 17 October 2018.

Radio Nikkei 1

Radio Nikkei 1 was logged on 29 September 2018. A Japanese  language broadcast with Led Zeppelin music was monitored from  10.45  till 11.00 UTC. Reception on  the short-wave frequency of 9.595  kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 -- fair to good signal. clear and audible speech until around 10.56 UTC when station splatter from China National Radio. HERE is Radio Nikkei 1.

Reception report was emailed and submitted nline on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 17 October 2018.

Radio Taiwan International (via Tamsui)

Radio Taiwan International transmitting from Tamsui (Taiwan) was received on 2 September 2018, from 11.00 till 18.00 UTC. This special German language broadcast from Taiwan on  the short-wave frequency of 11.990 kHz rated a SINPO of 44343 -- strong and clear signal, despite slight transmitter noise and atmospheric noise. On previous days (31 August and 1 September 2018) signal could not be received. It should be noted that transmissions on 9.700 kHz at 18.00 UTC could not be received on these days as well. However, on 2 September 2018, this transmission also radiated well into South East Asia. HERE and HERE is RTI (Tamsui).

Reception report was emailed and submitted online on the previous day. QSL card arrived on 17 October 2018.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Mission Friedensstimme (via Nauen)


Mission Friedensstimme via Nauen, Germany was heard  on 13 October 2018, from 12.00 till 12.30 UTC.  Religious programming in Russian with a few hymns was observed mixing with Urdu programming from teh Voice of Turkey. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 13.710 kHz rated a SINPO of 23332 -- weak signal strength, mixing with Voice of Turkey. Signal was buried under VOT from 12.20 UTC till sign off. HERE is Mission Friedensstimme.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. An eQSL with B18 schedule was received on 16 October 2018.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Logbook from 29 Sept till 15 Oct 2018

DENMARK
World Music Radio*, transmitting from Randers, Denmark, was logged on 1 October 2018. Station IDs between a selection of world music, including: "Ain't No Sunshine When She Goes Away", "Got To Testify (Top of the World, Baby)", "Cubana...", was  monitored from 17.45 till 18.15 UTC. Reception on 5.840 kHz rate a SINPO of 44444 -- fair signal strength, slight fading under atmospheric noise.

GERMANY
Radio Emmeloord via Media Broadcasting Gmbh (Nauen) was heard during their special broadcast on 6 October 2018. A broadcast of oldies, including The Hollies "On A Carousel", The Doors "Light My Fire", Itchycoo Park "It's All Too Beautiful", Bob Dylan, Englebert Humperdinck and more, along with various Dutch announcers was received between 15.30 till 16.00 UTC (broadcast time 10.00 till 16.00 UTC). Reception on the short-wave frequency of 6.095 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, rated a SINPO of 23422 with lots of station splatter, slight fading, yet audio and occasionally clear content was observed. HERE is a very noisy Radio Emmeloord with The Doors "Light My Fire" and DJ chatting.

 Mission Friedensstimme via Nauen, Germany was heard  on 13 October 2018, from 12.00 till 12.30 UTC.  Religious programming with a few hymns was observed mixing with Urdu programming from teh Voice of Turkey. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 13.710 kHz rated a SINPO of 23332 -- weak signal strength, mixing with Voice of Turkey. Signal was buried under VOT from 12.20 UTC till sign off. HERE is Mission Friedensstimme.

GUAM
Adventist World Radio-KSDA via Agat was heard on on 12 October 2018, from 23.05 till 23.30 UTC with religious programming in Vietnam. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.320 kHz rated SINPO of 55555.

JAPAN
Radio Nikkei 1 was logged on 29 September 2018. A Japanese  language broadcast with Led Zeppelin music was monitored from  10.45  till 11.00 UTC. Reception on  the short-wave frequency of 9.595  kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 -- fair to good signal. clear and audible speech until around 10.56 UTC when station splatter from China National Radio. HERE is Radio Nikkei 1.

PALAU
World Harvest Radio via Koror was heard   on 13 October 2018, from 12.45 till 13.00 UTC. Religious programming and music was noted on the short-wave frequency of 9.930 kHz, which rated a SINPO 45544. HERE is WHRI (Koror). 

ROMANIA
Radio Romania International's English language broadcast  to South Asia and Australia was logged on 15 October 2018. Delightful Romanian pop music was heard, along with The Cooking Show telling how to pickle vegetables, RRI Encyclopedia looked at neolithic pottery in the Moldavian region and Travel Romania went to wetlands of southern Romania, from 05.30 till 05.57 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 17.760 kHz was fair throughout the duration of the broadcast, rating a SINPO of 35333 -- fair signal, clear audio, yet mixing with atmospheric noise. HERE is RRI 

TAIWAN
Special 107th National Day broadcast of Radio Taiwan International on 10 October 2018. This anniversary programme featured speeches and music, hosted by Natalie Soh and Shirley Lin, from 02.00 till 03.00 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 15.305 kHz was excellent throughout the duration of the broadcast with a SINPO of 55555.


 *Transmission logged from remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente, the Netherlands.

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey in Emirler was logged on 12 September 2018. An English language broadcast of news, Turkish pop music and Turkish views and culture was monitored from 20.30 till 21.18 UTC. Reception on 9.620 kHz at sign-on was SINPO 45444 -- strong signal, clear audio, no interference, minor fading. However, at around 20.50 UTC signal began to weaken. At 21.00 UTC, station splatter from China station briefly degraded reception to 33333. By 21.10 UTC, reception was much worse at 24222 -- still audible, but just barely. At 20.20 UTC, SINPO rated 14211. 

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 9 October 2018.

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Radio Romania International (via Tiganesti-Saftica)

Radio Romania International transmitting from Tiganesti-Saftica was logged on 8 September 2018. A Ukrainian language broadcast of news/current event reports about Romania was monitored from 19.00 till 19.30 UTC. Reception on the shortwave-wave frequency of 5.910 kHz rated a SINPO of 24332. HERE is RRI (Ukrainian Service).

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 8 October 2018.