Friday, December 9, 2011

Vatican Radio (via Uzbekistan)

Vatican Radio, presumably broadcasting via a relay station in Tashkent, Uzbekistan was heard on 9 December 2011. Transmission times for the follow languages were observed: 14.30-14.49 UTC (Hindi); 14.50-15.08  UTC (Tamil); 15.10-15.29 UTC (Malayalam);15.30-15.50 UTC (English). Frequency used was 7.585 kHz. Reception (SINPO) at 14.35 was 34333 -- fair signal strength with slight noise and fading; at 14.40 UTC  reception worsened to 25222 due to severe noise like jamming and fading; at 14.49 to 15.30 UTC reception improved to 45444 -- good signal strength with exceptionally clear speech.

Reception report was emailed to Vatican Radio. After several follow-up emails, this QSL card, stickers and brochures arrived in the mail on 2 August 2012.


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