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Saturday, July 9, 2011
Xi Wang Zhi Sheng (Sound of Hope) -- Taiwan
Xi Wang Zhi Sheng (Sound of Hope), a clandestine station operating in Taichung,Taiwan, was received on 10 July 2011. It was monitored from 03.35 to 04.15 UTC (broadcast hours 21.00-17.00 UTC) on 17.920 kHz and 18.200 kHz. On 18.200 kHz signal (SINPO) at 03.35 UTC was 25422 -- when audible signal was very clear; at 03.45 signal suddenly faded away and was barely audible. 0n 17.920 kHz signal (SINPO) at 04.00 UTC signal was 11211 -- audible reception with some attempts to jam transmission. Actually this station broadcasts on many frequencies outside the international short-wave broadcast bands and with transmitters purportedly no more than 100 watts, according to World Radio TV Handbook 2011.
Chinese language news and current events can usually be heard when it is not being jammed by the Peoples Republic of China. Rather than commonly used buzz saw jamming, you will hear continuous crash and bang music, otherwise known as "Firedragon" or "Firedrake" music. Typically it is traditional or folkloric Chinese music which is looped and played continuously during the broadcast. On this particular day, I briefly heard the station without the annoying jamming.
Reception report was submitted by post and email. QSL card was received on 29 July 2011.
Address: Sound of Hope International 6-4, Lane 84 GuoTai Street, North District Taichung 404 Taiwan (R.O.China)