Voice of America, transmitting on medium-wave from Dushanbe, Tajikistan, was logged on 24 July 2012. An Urdu language broadcast was monitored from 17.25 to 18.15 UTC on 972 kHz (medium-wave). Reception (SINPO) was 35333 -- fair signal strength, clear and audible speech, despite fading every four to five minutes and some atmospheric noise. Signal was detected as early as 16.00 UTC, but significantly weaker.
Reception report was emailed to VOA and IBB on the same day. On 14 August 2012, VOA Public Relations emailed: "Thank you for your message and reception report. We always enjoy hearing from our audience overseas. We have shared your email with the appropriate office at VOA. A QSL card will be mailed to you soon." This QSL arrived in the mail on 26 February 2013.