Friday, August 26, 2016

Radio Taiwan International (German Service via Tamsui)

 Radio Taiwan International in a Special German language broadcast from Tamsui (Taiwan) was logged on 26 and 28 August 2016. This was a three-day run -- 26, 27 and 28 August -- direct from Tamsui. RTI features this special transmission annually. primarily for their German speaking listeners in Europe.  

Under poor conditions, on 26 August 2016, news, current events magazine "Panorama" and mailbag programme was monitored from 16.00 till 16.25 UTC (broadcast time 16.00 till 17.00 UTC). Reception was much better on 28 August 2016, and I manged to catch a wonderful report on a Taiwan Music Festival, featuring folk/traditional music, This was monitored from 16.25 till 17.00 UTC.

26 August 2016:
Reception on 11.665 kHz was  (SINPO) was 24432 -- weak signal with dominant carrier and only peaks of faint audio under atmospheric noise. By 16.25 UTC, signal was inaudible and immersed in atmospheric noise. RTI obviously had their antenna aligned towards Europe.

28 August 2016:
Two days later, reception on 11.665 kHz improved with (SINPO) rating of 45434 -- good signal strength, excellent clarity when not fading under atmospheric noise. HERE's an excerpt from this transmission.

Separate reception reports were emailed and submitted online shortly after each broadcast ended on 26 and 28 August 2016. QSL crads arrived in the mail on 21 December 2016, only after follow-up email reports.


Radio Taiwan International
German Service
55 Bei An Road
Taipei 104
Taiwan, R.O.C

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