Radio Nikkei 2, transmitting from Chiba-Nagara, Japan, was logged on 15 December 2012. This domestic Japanese station was monitored from 02.00 to 02.30 UTC on 9.760 kHz. Reception (SINPO) at 02.00 UTC was 14221 -- poor signal strength with fading and atmospheric noise. Despite these conditions, discussion between female and male announcers was audible and intelligible when signal peaked upward. By 02.20 UTC only a weak carrier could be detected, except when signal faded up.
Reception report was submitted on-line and emailed to Radio Nikkei on the same day. This QSL card arrived in the mail on 29 December 2012.