Friday, January 13, 2012

China Radio International (via Bamako, Mali)

China Radio International, transmitting via  Bamako, Mali was logged on 12 January 2012. An Arabic language broadcast was observed from 18.40 to 19.28 UTC (broadcast time 18.30 to 19.28 UTC) on 11.640  kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 15321 -- carrier signal from transmitter was stronger than their audio feed. This, coupled with atmospheric noise and three to four seconds of fading between audio (such as it was), made reception difficult to clearly hear and comprehend any speech throughout much of the broadcast.

A subsequent reception report was submitted on 5 March 2012 for a broadcast from 18.00 to 18.30 UTC. This yielded better results; instead of just a carrier signal, audio was received clearly enough to hear CRI's ID and their largely talk format

Reception report was emailed to CRI. After submitting a current reception report in late March, I received this email on 26 March 2012 from Ying Lian, CRI English Service, essentially confirming my report: "We've asked the relevant ones to send QSL cards to you as soon as possible."  This QSL card arrived in the mail on 12 April 2012.


1 comment:

  1. Congratulations, T.B. - it is wonderful to see that CRI will provide a Mali QSL!