Radio Netherlands Worldwide, transmitting from Santa Maria di Galeria, Vatican was logged on 17 April 2012. An English broadcast for East Africa was monitored from 18.45 to 19. 30 UTC (broadcast time 18.00 to 19.57 UTC) on 17.605 kHz. Reception (SINPO) at 17.45 UTC was 35333 -- fair signal strength with no interference, moderate atmospheric noise and fading, yet clear and audible speech. By 18.15 UTC reception was degraded to 25222 -- signal was significantly weaker due in large part to increased atmospheric noise, thereby reducing audio quality. By 18.30 UTC atmospheric noise overwhelmed audio and the result was incomprehensible speech.
Reception report was emailed and submitted on-line. Two QSL cards were received in the mail: the first on 30 April 2012 and the second on 2 July 2012.