Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Thammasat University Radio (Bangkok)

Thammasat University Radio,  one of several stations in Thailand's education network, was logged on 2 February 2016. Thammasat University in Rangsit, Pathumthani (outside Bangkok) relays NHK World - Radio Japan broadcasts as well as education related programming in the Thai language. Their on-campus station operates on the MW frequency of 981 kHz, using a 10 kilowatt HARRIS generation DX10 transmitter. 

Transmission was monitored from 12.15 till 14.00 UTC (7.15pm till 9.00pm local time). Reception at 12.15 UTC was (SINPO) 25322 -- poor to fair signal due to long and deep fading, approximately 3 minutes apart. Signal improved after 13.30 UTC to 35433 -- less fading allowed for longer period of clear and audible transmission.

Reception report was initially emailed on 2 February 2016. A follow-up email was sent on 8 March 2016. Much to my surprise, 9 March 2016, Sujira Lohatud for Thammasat Radio Station replied, saying: "We are delighted to receive an E-mail from you, and I'm sorry about  reply E-mail delay. However, we will answer your questions back to you soon. Thank you very much."

Network of Education Stations
Transmitter Location: Thammasat University in Rangsit,  Pathum Thani
Transmitter:  10 kilowatt HARRIS generation DX10
Transmission quality: AM Stereo
Frequency: 981 kHz flux
Antenna: Base Insulated Vertical All Rohn
Antenna Height: 102 meters

Grounding: 144 lines -- in length 77 meters



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