Tuesday, May 28, 2013

QSLs for May 2013

QSLs received or promised during the month of May 2013:


HCJB-Quito (QSL card) transmitting from Nauen, Germany
Radio Prague Special 90th Anniversary Broadcast (QSL card) broadcasting on short-wave from Kall-Kreke, Germany and Internet from Czech Republic
Radio Prague (QSL card)  broadcasting on Internet from Czech Republic
BBC via Sentech (QSL letter) transmitting from Meyerton, South Africa
PCJ Media (eQSL) transmitting from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka
Radio Spaceshuttle International (eQSL) transmission on 24 May 2013 from Finland
Radio Spaceshuttle International (eQSL) transmission on 18 May 2013 from Finland
CNR 1 verified by CRI (QSL) transmitting from Kunming (MW station), PRC
CNR 1 verified by CRI (QSL card) transmitting from Hailar, Inner Mongolia (former Manchuria), PRC
PBS Sichuan 2 verified by CRI (QSL card) transmitting from Lingshi, PRC
Radio Prague (QSL card) broadcasting via Internet from the Czech Republic
NHK World - Radio Japan (QSL card) transmitting from Meyerton, South Africa
Sudan Radio Service (eQSL) transmitting from Woofferton, UK
Amateur Radio Operator E20FWF (eMail confirmation/promised QSL) transmitting from Nonthaburee, Thailand
HCJB Australia (QSL card) transmitting from Kununurra, Western Australia
Sagalee Bilisummaa Oromoo issued by Media broadcast GmbH (eQSL) transmitting from Issoudun, France
Voice of Russia (QSL card) transmitting from Novosibirsk - Oyash, Russia
KBS World Radio  (QSL card) transmitting from Kimjae, Republic of Korea
Amateur Radio Operator EA5 / GM0OPK (eMail confirmation/promised eQSL) transmitting from Valencia, Spain

Promised:
Voice of Russia (QSL) transmitting from Kishinev, Republic of Moldova



Amateur Radio Operator G0DBE (Liverpool, UK)

Amateur Radio Operator G0DBE  (Lee), transmitting from Litherland, Liverpool (UK), was logged on 28 May 2013. A "CQ DX over the North Pole" transmission was  monitored between 19.35 to 19.55 UTC. Reception on 14.258 kHz SSB/USB was (SINPO) 34343 -- fair signal strength, excellent clarity and steady modulation. G0DBE chatted up radio operators in the Bahamas, Japan and elsewhere. At one point, he spoke some Japanese to HAM in Japan. He mentioned operating near a beach overlooking the Irish Sea and talked about the wind. He also indicated he wanted to sign-off and "spend time with the YL".  

To assess the quality of reception assist, as heard in Malaysia,  listen  HERE.

Receiver used was a Tecsun S-2000 (Grundig Satellit 750). Antenna used was an elevated 13-meter external  1/4 wave aerial linked to 15 meters of shielded 50 ohm coaxial cable fed through an MFJ-956 antenna tuner.

A reception report was emailed the following day. A letter with SAE and postcard was mailed later in the month.

QRZ Profile:
http://qrzcq.com/call/G0DBE

Monday, May 27, 2013

Voice of Asena (via Kostinbrod, Bulgaria)

Self-prepared QSL based on  Letter of Verification 
Voice of Asena (Radio Asena), broadcasting from Kostinbrod, Bulgaria, was logged on Monday, 28 May 2013. Transmission is every other day. An ID at sign-on, a political rally with speeches and interviews in Tigrinya and English, along with Horn of Africa music, was observed from 17.00 to 18.00 UTC. Reception on 15.245 kHz was (SINPO) 44444 -- good signal strength with minor interference from the Voice of Korea at sign-on, otherwise surprisingly good audio and clarity.

Samples of the content of this broadcast, may be heard HERE and (a political speech in English) HERE.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. An email from the founder and editor of RadioAsenna confirmed my reception report on 7 June 2013.
Email from Founder and Editor of Radio Asena, Amanuel Eyasu


Email:
aseye.asena@gmail.com 

Website:
assenna.com




Thursday, May 23, 2013

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey in Emirler was logged on 20 May 2013. An English language broadcast news, cultural programmes and Turkish pop music from 16.50 to 17.22 UTC. Reception on 15.520 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 - excellent reception with clear audio and strong signal.

A reception report was emailed to TRT the following day. This QSL card arrived in the mail on 14 June 2013.

Email:
englishdesk@trt.net.tr


Sunday, May 19, 2013

PCJ Media (via Trincomalee)


PCJ Media, broadcasting from Taiwan in a test transmission relayed from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, was logged on 19 May 2013. An English language broadcast featuring Andy Sennitt's "Focus Asia Pacific" and Keith Perron hosting "The Happy Station was observed from 13.00  to 14.00 UTC. Andy Sennitt's "Focus Asia Pacific" featured reports on people smuggling of asylum seekers in Australia, anti-Muslim discrimination and violence in Myanmar and Indian short film "Sati" about violence against women in India. Keith Perron hosted "The Happy Station" and extended thanks  to Victor Goonetillike and staff at SLBC. Reception reports were requested for this test transmission to East and South East Asia. He talked about aerogrammes and the 80 year history of Radio Nederland's "The Happy Station". The Dutch College Swing Band performed a Tom Meyer era song,  "Line House Blues". The Hindi song  "Hare Rama, Hare Krishna" was performed by Asha Bhosle. More music included  "Aradhana"  by Kishore Kumar,  "Pop Goes The World" by Men Without Hats and a French language song. Keith talked about the Mustapha Shopping Plaza in (Little India) Singapore. Transmission closed with PCJ interval tune. Reception on 11.750 kHz was (SINPO) 55545 -- excellent signal strength and clarity despite minor transmitter flutter.

To  provide an idea of reception conditions in South East Asia, please listen to these sound files; (Andy Sennitt's "Focus Asia Pacific") HERE and (Keith Peron closing with Tom Meyer's "Happy Station Song") HERE.  

Reception report was emailed and posted the following day. For details of future test transmissions and addresses, please refer to my previous blog entry. The above eQSL was received on 28 May 2013. Keith Perron sent this QSL letter, together with unmarked Taiwanese postage stamps. It arrived in the mail on 12 June 2013.




PCJ Radio International Test Transmissions from Trincomalee


PCJ Radio International will be conducting some test transmissions from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, beginning 19 May  until 9 June 2013.

Time: 1300 to 1400 UTC
Dates: May 19 & 26 2013
Frequency: 11750 khz – 25 meter band
UPDATE!!!
Time: 1300 to 1400 UTC
Dates: June 2 & 9 2013
Frequency: 11835 khz – 25 meter band
Target area: East and South East Asia
Power: 125 KW
Azimuth: 45 degrees
UPDATE FOR 9 JUNE 2013 BROADCAST!!!
Southeast/East Asia 1300 to 1400 UTC (Sundays)
Frequency: 11835khz
Relay: Trincomalee 125kw

Europe 1300 to 1400 UTC (June 9, 2013 TEST)
Frequency: 5955khz (ex Radio Netherlands)
Relay: Nauen 100kw

North America 0000 to 0100 UTC (June 10, 2013 TEST)
Frequency: 9925khz
Relay: Nauen 125kw

First 15 minutes is PCJ’s news magazine Focus Asia Pacific followed by The Happy Station Show. Tune in for QSL information.

The addresses to send reception reports to are:

Postal address:
PCJ Radio International
8th Floor, Number 47, Lane 31,
Sanmin Road, Section 1,
Banciao, New Taipei City
Taiwan, 22070
Republic Of China

Email: 
pcjqsl@pcjmedia.com

Website:
www.pcjmedia.com/about

Radio Spaceshuttle International (Finland)


Radio Spaceshuttle International, a free radio station transmitting somewhere in Finland, was logged on 18 May 2013. A broadcast of techno and reggae music with frequent IDs and annoucements in English from "Dick Spacewalker" was heard from 16.55 to 17.55 UTC. At 17.21 UTC after emailing Dick Spacewaker about reception conditions in Malaysia, he mentioned my name and location over the air. Reception on 15.880 kHz in AM mode at 500 watts was (SINPO) 24322 -- weak, atmospheric noise and fading, yet clear and audible at times. Signal was slightly weaker after 17.45 UTC due to increased atmospheric noise and fading. After 18.00 UTC, reception was noticeably weaker and barely audible whne RSI switched to USB mode and perhaps less power.

A sound file begins with RSI station ID at 17.00 UTC, HERE.

A reception report was emailed shortly afterwards. On 21 May 2013 I received an email from Dick confirming this report and promising to send an eQSL. This eQSL, sans flag of Finland, was sent on 26 May 2013.

Email:
spaceshuttleradio@yahoo.com

Website:
spaceshuttleradio.freeservers.com/


Radio Prague Special 90th Anniversary Broadcast (Internet)


Radio Prague in a special 90th Anniversary broadcast was logged on 18 May 2013, using their Internet stream at  http://www.radio.cz/mp3-stream.m3u?file=EN130518-13-dl.mp3 . Archived radio recordings from the 1930s, 1940s and 1960s were featured in a 30 minute broadcast from 16.00 to 16.30 UTC. A one-off short-wave transmission from the 1 kW transmitter site in Kall-Krekel, Germany aired the broadcast in various languages for this one day event. In South East Asia, the frequencies 3.985 kHz and 6.005 kHz were null due to jamming from North and South Korea, and 7.310 kHz was occupied by or near frequencies operated by broadcasters in China.

TIME (UTC/LOCAL)                   PROGRAM           FREQUENCY / AREA
14:00 - 14:30 (12:00 - 12:30) broadcast in German 7310 kHz Europe
14:30 - 15:00 (12:30 - 13:00) broadcast in Czech 7310 kHz Europe
15:00 - 15:30 (13:00 - 13:30) broadcast in English 7310 kHz Europe
15:30 - 16:00 (13:30 - 14:00) broadcast in French 7310 kHz Europe
16:00 - 16:30 (14:00 - 14:30) broadcast in Spanish 7310 kHz Europe
16:30 - 17:00 (14:30 - 15:00) broadcast in Russian 7310 kHz Europe
16:00 - 16:30 (14:00 - 14:30) broadcast in Spanish 6005 kHz Europe
16:30 - 17:00 (14:30 - 15:00) broadcast in Russian 6005 kHz Europe
17:00 - 17:30 (15:00 - 15:30) broadcast in German 6005 kHz Europe
17:30 - 18:00 (15:30 - 16:00) broadcast in Czech 6005 kHz Europe
18:00 - 18:30 (16:00 - 16:30) broadcast in English 6005 kHz Europe
18:30 - 19:00 (16:30 - 17:00) broadcast in French 6005 kHz Europe
21:00 - 21:30 (19:00 - 19:30) broadcast in English 3985 kHz Europe, Asia
21:30 - 22:00 (19:30 - 20:00) broadcast in French 3985 kHz Europe, Asia
22:00 - 22:30 (20:00 - 20:30) broadcast in Spanish 3985 kHz Europe, Asia
22:30 - 23:00 (20:30 - 21:00) broadcast in Russian 3985 kHz Europe, Asia
23:00 - 23:30 (21:00 - 21:30) broadcast in German 3985 kHz Europe, Asia
23:30 - 24:00 (21:30 - 22:00) broadcast in Czech 3985 kHz Europe, Asia

Nevertheless a reception report was emailed to Radio Prague. Hopefully their commemorative 90th Anniversary QSL will be received. I did indeed receive it on 30 May 2013, mentioning the short-wave frequencies and Internet broadcast.

Website:
www.radio.cz/en

Radio Prague (Internet)


Radio Prague was logged on 17 May 2013 using their website's Internet stream at www.radio.cz/mp3-stream.m3u?file=EN130517-13-dl.mp3 . Their English language broadcast of  Czech news and happening sin the Czech Republic was heard from was  19.00 to 19.30 UTC. An mp3 stream was received using an iPod Touch.

A reception report was emailed shortly thereafter.  This QSL card arrived in the mail on 30 May 2013.

Website:
www.radio.cz/en

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

RRI Ternate (North Maluku Island, Indonesia)

RRI Ternate, transmitting from Ternate, North Maluku Island, Republic of Indonesia, was logged on 14 May 2013, after receiving a tip from R. Howard in California. Several qari and qariah recited ayat from the Quran during a Quran Contest between 12.10 to 14.10 UTC. Reception on 3.345 kHz at 12.10 UTC was (SINPO)  24321 -- weak but audible with fading and some QRN. At 12.45 UTC signal improved slightly with peaks of fair audio between fading, Reception remained the same up until 13.50 UTC, at which point signal deteriorated to 14221 -- barely audible and garbled. Additionally, no signal was detected before 12.00 UTC in this quarter. Signal was audible until 15.00 UTC when the station signed-off with music. Sign-on at 20.00 UTC produced only a carrier with faint modulation when signal peaked. No signal was detected after 20.30 UTC.

To provide an idea of the reception of RRI Ternate in central West Malaysia, you may listen to these sound files HERE (qariah reciting Quran) and HERE (music and DJ).

A reception report was submitted the following day to RRI Ternate by email, post and Facebook. Hopefully someone at RRI Ternate will QSL. On 21 May 2013, I received this Facebook message from RRI Ternate in response to my reception report: Terima Kasih. Kami akan beritahukan secepatnya (Thank You. We will notify as soon as possible).


POSTSCRIPT
RRI Ternate was inactive on 17, 18 and 19 May 2013. Transmission from RRI Ternate appears to be sporadic.

I received the above Letter of Verification from RRI-VoI in an email on 16 July 2013.

Facebook: 
www.facebook.com/rritte

Website: 
www.rriternate.com

Email:
rriternate@gmail.com

Postal Address:
Kepada Yth.
Kepala Stasiun RRI Ternate
d/a RRI Ternate
Jalan Sultan Khairun 06, 
Ternate, Muluku Utara, 
Republik Indonesia

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Amateur Radio Operator E20FWF (Thailand)

Amateur Radio Operator E20FWF (Tempark) in Nonthaburee, Thailand was logged on 12 May 2013. A "CQ DX" transmission was monitored  from 14.30 to 14.35 UTC. Reception on 14.220 kHz SSB/USB was (SINPO) 55455 -- excellent signal strength. 

E20FWF repeatedly stated, "CQ DX...Echo Two Zero Foxtrot Whisky Foxtrot...Calling Alexi (?)". This transcription may be heard HERE.

Reception report was emailed and submitted at E20FWF's Facebook site shortly afterwards. He replied with an email a few hours later confirming his transmission. A follow-up SAE with reception report will be sent to him.

QRZ details:
www.qrz.com/db/E20FWF

Amateur Radio Operator V85DX (Brunei)

Amateur Radio Operator V85DX (Salleh) in Bebiri, Brunei Darussalam was logged on 12 May 2013. His transmission was monitored from 18.10 to 18.37 UTC. He conversed with amateur radio operators in Romania, Russia, Italy, Canary Islands, Denmark, Germany and elsewhere. They were all received in Malaysia in various degrees of strength.  He identified himself several times as "Salleh... V85DX... V85 Data X-ray...in Brunei. Shortly after  18.30 UTC,  he mentioned it was "2.30 am in Brunei" and he would take only "five more" calls. Reception on 14.215 kHz SSB/USB was (SINPO) 55455 -- excellent signal strength.

To hear sound files of V85DX click HERE and HEREJorgen  (OZ7IF) in Them, Denmark is prominently heard in the first audio clip.

A reception report was emailed on the same day to V85DX and OZ7IF. Letters with SAE and (money to V85DX) was sent a few days later. A QSL card was finally received from V85DX on 2 September 2013 after many follow-up emails. Terima Kasih, Salleh!!!

QSL with SAE received from V85DX



Saturday, May 11, 2013

Khmer People Power Movement (via Palau)

Khmer People Power Movement via T8WH in Palau Medorn was logged on 11 May 2013. A political speech in Khmer was monitored from 12.30 to 13.00 UTC (broadcast time 12.00 to 13.00 UTC). Reception on 9.960 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 -- excellent reception on all accounts.

Reception report was emailed on the same day with a follow-up.

Website:

www.kppmradio.org

Email:
info@kppmradio.org
editor@kppmradio.org
kppmeu@kppmradio.org

Friday, May 10, 2013

Radio Habana Cuba


Radio Habana Cuba was logged on 11 May 2013. At 23.50 UTC a programme of nice Latin American music was received, followed by "Hadio Habana Cuba..." ID at the 00.00 UTC, then a series of news commentary in Spanish up until 00.50 UTC. Reception on  17.705 kHz  was weak to poor at (SINPO) 24332 with clear and discernible speech despite mild signal flutter; reception was significantly degraded at 00.25 UTC to 14221 but audible in LSB mode. 

A sound file of this transmission at 00.30 UTC may be heard HERE

Reception report was emailed to RHC and submitted at their Facebook page.  QSL card arrived in the mail on 24 January 2014.

Email:
radiohc@enet.cu

Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Radio-Habana-Cuba/320996469352?fref=ts

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sudan Radio Service Darfur (via Woofferton)


Sudan Radio Service Darfur, transmitting from presumably Woofferton, UK, was logged on 9 May 2013. An Arabic language broadcast on community issues and music was heard from 16,35 to 17.30 UTC (broadcast time 16.00 to 17.30 UTC). Reception on 17.745 kHz was (SINPO) 25332 -- weak to fair signal with discernible and audible speech between atmospheric noise and fading. 

Reception report was emailed and sent to Facebook page of SRS on the following day. This station was QSLed in 2010 when their transmission originated from the Madagascar relay station, hence my reason for sending a new report. This eQSL arrived on 13 May 2013.

Email: 
srs@sudanradio.org
srs@edc.org

NHK World - Radio Japan (via Dhabbaya)

NHK World - Radio Japan, transmitting from Dhabbaya, UAE, was logged on 9 May 2013. An Urdu language broadcast with frequent station IDs, news and discussion about Japanese technology was observed from 15.15 to 16.00 UTC. Reception on 13.870 kHz was (SINPO) 54555 -- slight transmitter flutter, otherwise excellent reception on most accounts.

Reception report was emailed and submitted on-line to NHK World on same day. 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Log Report from 2 to 5 May 2013

5 May 2013
- CRI via Bamako, Mali // 18.30 UTC onward in Arabic with music // 11.640 kHz // 34433
- CRI via Cerrik, Albania // 18.30 UTC onward in French // 11.695 kHz // 23442
- AWR via Meyerton, South Africa // 18.40 UTC onward with religious programming and music in English // 11.840 kHz // 45434
- Radio IBRA (Radio Ibrahim) via Woofferton, UK // Religious programming in Fur // 12.070 kHz // 35433

4 May 2013
- DK1NO in Sigmaringen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany // 18.57 onward in German English during "CQ DX" operating at 500 watts // 14.160 kHz USB // 35333
- Voice of Russia via Kishinev, Republic of Moldova // 00.00 UTC onward in English with news and Russian cultural programmes // 9.665 kHz // 43433

3 May 2013
- Radio Pakistan in Islamabad // 18.30 to 19.00 UTC (broadcast time 17.00 to 19.00 UTC) in Urdu with music and talk // 11.570 kHz
// 45544
- American Forces Network in Barrigada, Guam // 14.15 UTC onward with public service information for American service personnel in English // 5.765 kHz USB // 35443
- CNR 11 in Baoji, PRC // 14.05 UTC onward with talking in Tibetan // 6.010 kHz // 34333
- Shiokaze in Yamata, Japan // 14.00 UTC onward with commentary from YL in English // 6.020 UTC // 22332 -- strong interference from Voice of Vietnam 4
- Voice of Vietnam 4 in DakLak // 14.00 UTC onward with ethnic music in Vietnamese dialect // 43333 -- interference from Shiokaze
- PBS Hulun Buir in Hailar, Inner Mongolia (PRC) // 13.50 UTC onward with talking from YL in Mongolian // 6.080 kHz // 24432
- Radio New Zealand International // 13.45 UTC onward with pop music in English // 6.170 kHz // 34443

2 May 2013
- Caribbean Beacon in The Valley, Anguilla // 10.15 UTC onward -- sermon  from male minister in English  // 11.775 kHz // 23332
- Radio Nacional de Amazonia in Brasilia // 10.15 UTC onward -- news reports in Portuguese // 11.780 kHz // 45444
- SLBC in Sri Lanka // 10.20 UTC onward music in presumably Malayalam // 11.905 kHz // 34433
- Radio Taiwan Iinternational in Tainan // 10.20 UTC -- Indonesian // 11.905 kHz // 44444


Monday, May 6, 2013

UPDATE!!! Voice of Pujiang (Shanghai) Shortwave Service Ceases

VOICE OF PUJIANG SHORTWAVE  SERVICE ENDED 1 MAY. See the following email from Victor Qian:

Dear Friends of Voice of Pujiang,

As many monitors noted, Voice of Pujiang has already closed all its shortwave service since 2 May 2013. That means 1 May was the last day for Voice of Pujiang on the shortwave bands. 

In recent years, Voice of Pujiang had already transformed into a local station, focusing solely on its Taiwanese audience. We still broadcast 18 hours daily on AM1422. So,  Medium wave DXers are still welcomed to submit their reception reports.

Best wishes!
Victor Qian
China Business News Radio/Voice of Pujiang, 
Shanghai, China

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Amateur Radio Operator DK1NO (Southwestern Germany)


DK1NO (Hannes) in Sigmaringen, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany was logged on 4 May 2013. Several HAMs were observed conversing with DK1NO, either in English or German, from 19.52 to 20.40 UTC. Reception on 14.160 kHz USB was (SINPO) 35333 -- good signal strength with exceptional clarity and discernible speech, despite atmospheric noise. Other amateur operators were heard, but were generally much weaker and barely audible.


To hear the quality of reception of this 500 watt radio station in southern Germany click HERE. The receiver used was a Tecsun S-2000 (Grundig Satellite 750) linked to 1/4 wave antenna elevated at a height of approximately 13 meters.

The antenna array and radio shack of  DK1NO may be viewed HERE.

A reception report with SAE was posted on 8 May 2013, using the QRZ address for Hannes. A follow-up reception report was mailed on 15 August 2013. If anyone knows Hannes and is reading this blog entry, please pass this blog link along to him. I would very much like to receive his QSL. 

Finally on 22 May 2014 I received a paper QSL from him, much to my surprise and delight. Ich bin gl├╝cklich, Ihre QSL haben. Vielen dank, Hannes!




Friday, May 3, 2013

Voice of Russia (via Kishinev, Republic of Moldova)

Voice of Russia, transmitting from Kishinev, Republic of Moldova, was logged on 4 May 2013. A English language broadcast included Voice of Russia world news, delighfully informative cultural progammes and frequent IDs  from 00.00 to 00.45 UTC (broadcast time 00.00 to 04.00 UTC). Reception on  9.665 kHz  at 00.00 UTC was (SINPO) 43434 -- good signal strength and occasional clarity, despite QRM from weaker stations and fading every two minutes. At 00.32 UTC reception worsened to 23322 -- much weaker signal strength with continued QRM and fading. By 00.45 UTC reception was 13321 -- a weaker signal as grey-line path lessened between Malaysia and the Moldova transmitter site, making it impossible to hear clear and discernible speech.



A reception report was emailed to Voice of Russia. An email from VoR arrived on 6 May 2013 confirming the broadcast. This QSL card arrived on 18 June 2013.



Radio Pakistan

Radio Pakistan in Islamabad was logged on  3 May 2013. An Urdu language broadcast of Pakistani music and talk -- an Islamic topic -- was monitored from 18.30 to 19.00 UTC (broadcast time 17.00 to 19.00 UTC). Reception on 11.570 kHz was (SINPO) 45544 -- good signal strength with minor fading.

Reception report was emailed. 

Voice of Mongolia

Voice of Mongolia, transmitting from UlaanBaator, was logged on 2 May 2013. A Japanese language broadcast of talk and music was heard from 10.30 to 11.00 UTC. Reception on 12.085 kHz was (SINPO) 44434 -- good signal strength with clear and audible speech and music. Minor fading was noticeable for nearly 10 minutes early in the transmission.

Reception report was emailed. VoM emailed on 21 June 2013, confirming reception report with a promised QSL card. The QSL indeed did arrive on 12 July 2013.




Closure of Shortwave Service at Voice of Pujiang

I received this letter from Victor Qian, announcing the CLOSURE OF VOICE OF PUJIANG 
shortwave service later this year.

Dear radio friends of Voice of Pujiang,

As early as last year, the Director of China Business News Radio, of which Voice of Pujiang is a part, was considering terminating all of the shortwave service to save money and put more funds into developing new media, especially social media. This year we also see that we have developed smartphone application for both Android and iPhone. For iPhone users, the app can be installed here: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.esa.pujiang&hl=zh_CN

Now, I am authorized to announce that Voice of Pujiang will terminate our shortwave service this year. This decision was promoted by our director and approved by Shanghai Media Group and several upper authorities. For the exact date,  we don't know yet. It is a complicated bureaucratic procedure and the decision to rests in the hands of the telecom company and implemention by the transmitting site. The Zhenru transmitting site is a very historic one, which was built in the year 1930. The three transmitters were relocated and reorganized here in the 1980s. In my opinion, it will end as early as  this May and as late as before the beginning of B13 time.

As a DXer myself, actually, I am very much in favor with this decision. I deeply know that there is a 
shrinking and very limited audience on the shortwave. But I am still very  sad to see Voice of Pujiang join other stations who have said goodbye to shortwave. This is the tide of our era; we cannot resist it. 

Still, I am very much pleased to verify reception reports before the closure of shortwave service, issuing QSL letters both regular and electronic. The schedule is: 11.30 - 16.00 UTC on 3.280 kHz,  4.950 kHz and  5.075 kHz. Some monitors say the 5.075 will change to 9.705 in early May. Again, I don't even know because we have no contact with the transmitting site. It is totally their decision to change or not. For regular  reception reports, an IRC is needed to cover the international postage and the address is as follow:

Mr. Qian Xiaoyan
Voice of Pujiang
Floor 11,Radio Building
No.1376 Hongqiao Road
Changning District
SHANGHAI 200051
P.R. CHINA


Lastly, many thanks for your yearly support. For most BCLers and Dxers, I have to say goodbye to you, because I think you will be less likely to listen to our programs on smartphones.

Best wishes!
Victor Qian