Saturday, March 26, 2016

Voice of Hope ( Zambia)

Voice of Hope, in a test transmission from Lusaka (Zambia), was received on 25 March 2016 and monitored from 19.56 till 21.00 UTC. A selection of contemporary Christian music with station IDs and request for reception reports every 10 minutes was observed on the short-wave frequency of 4.965 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was initially 24332 -- weak, but audible under atmospheric noise. Around 21.00 UTC, signal strengthened, improving clarity of  speech/music.

Reach: Congo, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Senegal, Mauritania, Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger, Chad, Mauritania, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Western Sahara, Equatorial Guinea
Potential Audience: Over 300 million listeners
Power: 50,000 watts
Frequency: 4.965 kHz (and 6.065 kHz)
Transmitter: Shortwave (Continental)
Transmission Facility: Lusaka, Zambia
Antenna: TCI Super Log Periodic – Long Range - 210° degrees central beam

Reception report with audio files was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 26 March 2016.



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