Although conditions were less than favourable, this marks the first time Radio Vanuatu has crossed the threshold and reached this quarter of South East Asia. The station operates as well on 7.260 kHz, but this signal is both too weak to receive and prone to interference from China. It is unmistakably Radio Vanuatu, not Radio Nikkei in Japan which also transmits on this frequency, but not during this time slot. Certainly Radio Vanuatu deserves further monitoring in upcoming days.
|QSL based on email from Radio Vanuatu|
Reception report was FB messaged and mailed to Radio Vanuatu later in the week. I am rather skeptical the station will reply, let alone QSL. Still, it is terrific news to finally hear even the faintest glimmer of a signal from this pearl in the South Pacific. I received this email confirmation from Radio Vanuatu on 5 May 2014, veri-signer Elizabeth Graham, Team Leader for Radio Vanuatu.
|Email from Radio Vanuatu confirming reception report|
Vanuatu Broadcasting & Television Corporation
Radio Vanuatu, Senior Technician
Republic of Vanuatu