Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation in Honiara, using a 5 kW transmitter, was logged on  4 September 2012. A mix of music moderated by a male announcer was observed from 19.15 to 20.10 UTCTransmission was heard on 5.020 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 23221 - weak signal, fading and barely audible. Despite these conditions, speech and music was detected. By 20.10 UTC reception was just too weak to copy. Electrical noise in my area also compromised further monitoring.

On 12 September 2012, reception of SIBC was sufficiently audible to yielded two recordings. Although poor in quality, SIBC announcers may be heard HERE and a music selection HERE.

A reception report was submitted by email on the following day and an aerogramme posted a few days later. Previous attempts have failed by email and post (with IRC enclosed). An email confirming my reception report arrived on 14 September 2012. I owe a debt of gratitude to Ellison for hand-delivering and forwarding  the report. Thank you, Ellison!

In January 2014 an eQSL from SIBC, for reception on 9.545 kHz, was also received. It may be viewed HERE.

Email confirming Reception Report
Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
P.O. Box 654, 
Honiara, Solomon Islands

Tel: +677 20051 
Fax: +677 23159

Brochure from Solomon Islands


Brochure from Solomon Islands 

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