Voice of Russia, transmitting via Irkutsk, was logged on 28 January 2012 from 08.00 to 10.00 UTC. An English language programme was heard on 17.805 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 45444 -- good signal strength with slight fading and some atmospheric noise, otherwise transmission very good. At 09.00 UTC reception was degraded to 43343 due to inference from an adjacent station, a 'ripple-effect' of speech and some fading, which made audio difficult to understand. atmospheric noise, otherwise transmission very good.