Monday, October 31, 2016

QSLs for October 2016


Puntland Radio One (Email) transmitting in October 2016 from Garowe, Puntland Somalia



Puntland Radio One (Email) in a April 2015 test transmission from Garowe, Puntland Somalia


SM Radio International* (eQSL) via Rohrbach, Germany


  
All India Radio - Varanasi (QSL Card) transmitting on medium-wave from Varanasi,  Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh, India

FEBC Manila (eQSL and Letter) transmitting from Iba, Philippines

Radio Orion 2000* (eQSL) transmitting from northern Germany

Free Radio Service - Holland (eQSL and Letter) transmitting from The Netherlands


IBB Sao Tome Transmitting Station for VOA (eQSL) transmitting on medium-wave from Pinheira – São Tomé, São Tomé e Príncipe

Broadcast Media GmbH for HCJB (eQSL) transmitting from  Nauen, Germany

 
 Asahi Broadcasting Corporation - JONR (QSL Card) transmitting on medium-wave from Osaka, Japan

 Radio Habana Cuba (QSL Card) transmitting from Habana, Cuba



Promised:
Radio Thailand World Service (QSL) transmitting from Udon Thani, Thailand


 *Received using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Short-wave QSLs & Countries (2007-2016)

PERIOD
2007 till 2016

TOTAL SHORT-WAVE VERIFICATIONS

127 countries* full and/or partial QSL cards, eQSLs, letters and emails, excluding volmet and utility stations/countries

CONFIRMATION BY REGION

Americas: 15 countries
Europe: 28 countries
Africa: 23 countries
Middle East: 8 countries
North Asia: 8 countries
Central Asia: 7 countries
South Asia: 8 countries
South East Asia: 12 countries
Australia-Pacific: 18 countries

STATION FORMAT

Religious: 42 stations
Clandestine: 28 stations
Free Radio (Pirate): 3 stations/3 countries
Time: 4 stations
DX/Special Interest: 4 stations
Military: 5 stations

*Classification based on North American Short Wave Association (NASWA)

Receivers used: Tescun S-2000, Sangean ATS-909, Grundig Satellit 500 and Degen DE-1102



ANTARCTICA

ARGENTINA ANTARCTICA
(Base Esperanza, Antártida Argentina) -  LRA36 / Radio Nacional Arcángel San Gabriel


NORTH / CENTRAL / SOUTH AMERICA

ALASKA (USA):
(Kodiak) - NOJ-Coast Guard Communications Station (COMMSTA)
(Anchor Point) - KNLS

ANGUILLA (The Valley): Caribbean Beacon

ARGENTINA: Radiodifusion Argentina al Exterior 

BONAIRE: Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Deutsche Welle, Radio Japan - NHK World and Voice of America

BRAZIL:
(Brasilia) - Radio Nacional da Brasilia and Radio Nacional da Amazonia
(Camboriú) - Rádio Voz Missionária
(Florianopolis) - Radio Guaruja
(Santa Maria-Camobi) - Radio Trans Mundial
(Sao Paulo) - Radio 9 de Julho and Radio Aparecida

CANADA:
(Ottawa) - CHU - National Research Council of Canada
(Sackville) - Radio Canada International and CBC - Radio Nord Quebec

COLOMBIA (Puerto Lleras): Radio Alcaravan

CHILE (Santiago): HCJB-Quito NHK World - Radio Japan and CVC La Voz

COSTA RICA (Cariari de Pococi): Radio Exterior de Espana

CUBA: Radio Habana Cuba, Radio Rebelde, China Radio International  and Radio Nacional de Venezuela

ECUADOR (Tena, Napo): Radio Oriental

 FRENCH GUIANA (Montsinery): Radio France International, DX Antwerp and WYFR - Family Radio

GUATEMALA (Chiquimula): Radio Verdad

UNITED STATES:
(Fort Collins, CO) - WWV (on 2.5 MHZ, 15 MHz, 20 MHz and 25 MHZ
(Simi Valley, CA) - KVOH - Voice of Hope
(Monticello, MA) - WBCQ - The Planet
(Red Lion, PA) - WINB
(Lebanon, TN) - WTWW
(Nashville, TN) - WWCR
(Vandiver, AL) - WEWN (EWTN)
(Newport/Moorehead City, NC) - WTJC
(Greeneville, NC) - Voice of America and Radio Marti
(Cypress Creek, SC) WHRI - World Harvest Radio and Overcomer Ministry
(Okeechobee, FL) - WYFR - Family Radio and WRMI (i.e. Famagusta Gazette Radio, Radio Libertad, Overcomer Ministry, Radio Africa, Radio Prague International, Radio Slovakia International, Radio Ukraine International,  Global 24 Radio, PCJ Radio, Chelmsford Calling World Service and La Rosa de Tokio)


EUROPE

ALBANIA:
(Shijak) - Radio Tirana
(Cerrik) - China Radio International

AUSTRIA (Moosbrunn): ORF 1, Adventist World Radio, Trans World Radio Europe, Voice of Vietnam

BELARUS (Minsk): Belaruskaye Radyo 1

BULGARIA (Kostinbrod): Radio Bulgaria International, Mighty KBC, Bible Voice Broadcasting and IRRS Milano (i.e. Voice of Asena, Radio Oromgenati and Overcomer Ministry)

CROATIA: Voice of Croatia

CYPRUS:
(Limassol) - Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation
(Zygi) - BBC-British East Mediterranean Relay Station

CZECH REPUBLIC: Radio Prague International

ENGLAND:
(Rampisham, Skelton and Woofferton) - BBC, Deutsche Welle, IRBA (Radio Ibrahim), KBS World, Polskie Radio, Radio Akhbar Mufriha, Radio Canada International, Voice of America, Voice of Vietnam, Radio Taiwan International and Sudan Radio Service Darfur

FINLAND: Radio Spaceshuttle International (Free Radio)

FRANCE (Issoudun): Radio France International, TéléDiffusion de France (i.e. Radio Algerienne Holy Quran, Radio Hilaac and Radio Öömrang), Bible Voice Broadcasting, China Radio International,Radio Japan - NHK World, DX-Antwerp, Radio Taiwan International and Media Broadcast GmbH (i.e. Afia Darfur, Echo of Europe, Voice of Khaatumo, Radio Mehr Iran (WRN) and Voice of Oromo Liberation)

(EAST) GERMANY:
(Nauen) - Media Broadcast GmbH (i.e. Radio Andernach, Echo of Europe, Beacon of Hope / Pan American Broadcasting Company ), Adventist World Radio, Bible Voice Broadcasting, HCJB Quito, Mighty KBC, NHK World - Radio Japan, Overcomer Ministry and PCJ Radio International, Radio Öömrang)

(WEST) GERMANY:
(Lampertheim) - Voice of America
(Wertachtal) - Bible Voice Broadcasting (Radio Dardasha 7), NHK World - Radio Japan, Gospel for Asia, Radio Free Europe / Caucasus Echo, AWR-Wavescan, Trans World Radio Europe, The Mighty KBC, Voice of America, Voice of Croatia and Media Broadcast GmbH (i.e. Pan American Broadcasting, Radio Sawtu Linjiila, Radio Biafra London-WRN, Evangelische Missions Gemeiden and HCJB-Radio Studio Otkrovenie)
(Göhren bei Schwerin) - Hamburger Lokalradio (HLR) via MV Baltic Radio

GREECE (Avlis): Radio Makedonias and Voice of Greece

HOLLAND: FRS Holland (Free Radio)

IRELAND: Shannon Aeradio (VOLMET)

ITALY: Italian Broadcasting Corporation

LITHUANIA (Sitkunai): Rhein Main Radio Club-EDXC and Radio Free Asia

MOLDOVA (Kishinev-Grigoriopol): Voice of Russia

MONACO (Fontbonne): 3AC Monaco Radio

PORTUGAL (Sines): Radio Portugal International and Deutsche Welle

PRIDNESTROVIE MOLDAVIAN REPUBLIC (Tiraspol): Radio PMR and Pridnestrovskiy Radioteletsentr (i.e. Radyoya Denge Kurdistane, Radio Payem e-Doost, Radio Sedaye Bahar )

ROMANIA (Galbeni and Tiganesti):
Radio Romania International and IRRS Shortwave, Milano (i.e. Radio Santec, Overcomer Ministry, Radio Free Sarawak)

RUSSIA (EUROPE):
(St. Petersburg) - St. Petersburg Regional Centre
(Moscow-Serpukhov) - Voice of Russia
(Moscow-Taldom) - Radio Rossii and RWM - Russian Standard Time & Frequency Service

SERBIA (BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, Bijeljina): International Radio Serbia

SLOVAKIA: Radio Slovakia International

SPAIN (Noblejas): Radio Exterior de Espana

SWEDEN:
(Stockholm) - Radio Sweden
(Sala) - Radio Nord Revival

UKRAINE (Kyiv): Denge Mesapotamia Radio

VATICAN (Santa Maria di Galeria): Radio Vatican, NHK World - Radio Japan, Radio Canada International, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Radio Veritas Asia and Voice of America


AFRICA


ASCENSION ISLAND: Dandal Kura Radio, Deutsche Welle, NHK World - Radio Japan and WYFR - Family Radio

BOTSWANA (Mopeng Hill): Voice of America

CHAD (N'Djamena): Radiodiffusion Nationale Tchadienne

DPR CONGO:
(Studio only/non-DPRC txer) - Radio Okapi 
(Bunia) - Radio Télé Candip

DIEGO GARCIA: American Forces Network

EGYPT (Abis and Abu Zaaba): ERTU - Radio Cairo and ERTU - Voice of Arabs

ETHIOPIA (Addis Ababa-Gedja): Radio Oromiyaa - ORTO  and Radio Ethiopia

EQUATORIAL GUINEA (Bata): Radio Africa

GABON (Libreville): Radio Africa No. 1

MADAGASCAR:
(TXer site?) - Madagascar World Voice
(Talata Volondry) - Radio Netherlands Worldwide, Deutsche Welle, Voice of Tibet, Radio Japan - NHK Radio Thailand World Service and MGLOB (i.e. BBC, PCJ Radio International, Radio Dialogue, Vatican Radio and Radio Impala)

MALI (Bamako): China Radio International

MOROCCO (Nador): Radio Mediterranee Internationale

NIGERIA: Voice of Nigeria

PUNTLAND SOMALIA: Puntland Radio One (email acknowledgement)

RWANDA (Kigali): Adventist World Radio, Deutsche Welle, Radio Rwanda and FEBA - Voice of Selamna / IBRA

SAO TOME: Voice of America

SEYCHELLES (Mahe): BBC Indian Ocean Relay Station

SOMALILAND: Radio Hargeisa

SOUTH AFRICA (Meyerton): Channel Africa, Radio Sonder Grense and stations relayed via SENTECH (i.e. Adventist World Radio, BBC, DW, RFI, Bar-Kulan, Radio Telefis Eireann,  Radio France International, SW Radio Africa and Radio Lead Africa)

SUDAN: Sudan Radio

SOUTH SUDAN: Sudan Radio Service (non-South Sudan txer), Radio Tamazuj (non-South Sudan txer), Radio Dabanga

SWAZILAND: Transworld Radio Africa and CVC

UGANDA: Radio Dunamis Shortwave

ZAMBIA (Lusaka): CVC - 1 Africa Radio and Voice of Hope

Have logged:
- Algeria: Radio Algerienne Internationale
- Angola: Radio Nacional Angola 1
- Djibouti: Radio Djibouti 
- Eritrea:  Voice of Broad Masses of Eritrea, Ginbot 7 Dimts Radio
- Ethiopia: Radio Fana and Dimtsi Woyane Tigray
- Libya: Voice of Africa/Radio Jamahiriya
- Niger: La Voix du Sahel
- Tunisia: Radio Tunis Chaine Internationale
- Uganda: Radio Uganda
- Zanzibar: Sauti ya Tanzania Zanzibar
- Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation


MIDDLE EAST

ISRAEL: Kol Israel and Galei Zahal

KUWAIT (Sulaibiyah): Radio Kuwait, Voice Of America, VOA-Radio Ashna, Radio Azadi (RFE/RL) and Radio Free Asia
 
OMAN: Sultanate of Oman Radio

SYRIA: Radio Damascus

TURKEY (Emirler): Voice of Turkey

UNITED ARAB EMIRATES (Dhabbaya): Voice of Vietnam, Polski Radio, Radio Taiwan International, Gaweylon Tibetan Radio / FEBA, Deutsche Welle, Radio Netherlands Worldwide and Radio Ergo

YEMEN: Radio Sana'a (promised QSL)

BAHRAIN (Manama): Radio Bahrain

Have logged: 
- Saudi Arabia: - Saudi Arabia: Radio Saudi International (Broadcasting Service of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia)


NORTH ASIA

CHINA:
(Baoji Xinjie) - Voice of Russia
(Beijing) - China Radio International and Radio Exterior de Espana
(Chengdu) - PBS Sichuan 
(Fuzhou, Fujian) - China Huayi Broadcasting Company and Voice of Strait
(Guangzhou) - Guangzhou Coast Radio Station
(Jinhua) - China Radio International
(Kashi-Saibagh) - China Radio International
(Lingshi) - China National Radio
(Lintong) - BPM - National Time Service Center
(Nanning) - China Radio International and Guangxi Beibu Bay Radio
(Quinghai) - PBS Quinghai
(Shanghai) - Voice of Pujiang
(Shijiazhuang) - China Radio International
(Urumqi) - Radio Canada International, PBS Xinjiang 
(Xian) - Radio Canada International
(Xiangtan, Changsha) - PBS Hunan

CHINA (Inner Mongolia):
(Hohhot) - China Radio International
(Hailar) - China National Radio and PBS Hulun Buir

CHINA (Tibet):
(Lhasa-Baiding) - PBS Xizang and China Tibet Broadcasting
(Hezuo, Gānnán) - PBS Gannan

HONG KONG: Hong Kong Civil Aviation Department (Volmet)

JAPAN:
(Kagoshima) - Tokyo Volmet - Kagoshima Broadcasting Station
(Ibaraki-Yamata) - NHK World - Radio Japan,  Radio Canada International and Shiokaze
(Chiba-Nagara) -  Radio Nikkei 1 and Radio Nikkei 2
(Nemuro) - Radio Nikkei 1

MONGOLIA (Ulaan Baator): Voice of Mongolia

(NORTH) KOREA
(Kujang) - Voice of Korea
(Kanggye) - Pyongyang Broadcast Station

(SOUTH) KOREA
(Kimjae) -  BBC, KBS World Radio and Radio Canada International 
(Seoul) - Seoul Radio Center Korea Telecom - Station HLG

RUSSIA (EAST ASIA)
(Chita) - Voice of Russia
(Irkutsk) - Voice of Russia
(Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky) - Voice of Russia
(Vladivostok) - Voice of Russia

TAIWAN:
(Bao-Zhong) - WYFR - Family Radio
(Kuan Yin/Taipei) Voice of Gua-hua (Voice of Han)
(Taichung) - Sound of Hope (Xi Wang Zhi Sheng)
(Tainan) - Radio Taiwan International (German Service) and Radio Australia
(Taipei) - Fu Hsing Broadcasting Station
(Tamsui) - Radio Taiwan International (German Service, Furusato no Kaze) and Radio Free Asia
(Paochung) - Radio Taiwan International
(Qigu/Taipei) - SSB Weather Broadcasting
PCJ Radio International


CENTRAL ASIA

AFGHANISTAN: Radio Afghanistan (email acknowledgement/promised QSL)

ARMENIA (Yerevan-Gavar): Voice of Russia, Deutsche Welle, Radio Free Asia, The Overcomer Ministry, Democratic Voice of  Burma, Radio Northern Ireland, VORW, Radio Mi Amigo International and Radio Prague International

IRAN (Sirjan, Kamalabad and Ahwaz): IRIB Turkmen Radio and Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran

KAZAKHSTAN (Almaty-Nikolayevka): WYFR- Family Radio 

RUSSIA (CENTRAL ASIA):
(Novosibirsk) - Voice of Russia
(Krasnodar) - Voice of Russia, Radio Adygean and Deutsche


 PAKISTAN: Radio Pakistan and Radio Azad Kashmir(?)

TAJIKISTAN (Dushanbe): Radio Free Asia, Voice of Russia, Radio Free Chosun,

TATARSATAN (Samara, Russia): Tartarsan Wave and Voice of Russia

UZBEKISTAN (Tashkent): The Voice Asia (CVC International), NHK World - Radio Japan, TWR India, Vatican Radio and The Voice of the Martyrs 

Have logged:
- Armenia: Voice of Armenia
- Kyrgyzstan: Kyrgyz Radio - Birinchi
- Tajikistan: Voice of Tajikistan


SOUTH ASIA

BANGLADESH: Bangladesh Betar

BHUTAN: Bhutan Broadcast Service

INDIA: All India Radio Aligarh, All India Radio Bangalore, All India Radio Bhopal, All India Radio Chennai, All India Radio Hyderabad, All India Radio Kurseong, All India Radio Lucknow, All India Radio Jaipur, All India Radio Jeypore, All India Radio Mumbai, All India Radio Shillong and All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram

INDIA (Adaman & Nicobar Islands): All India Radio Port Blair

INDIA (Goa): All India Radio Panaji

INDIA (Kashmir & Jammu): All India Radio Srinagar and All India Radio Leh

 INDIA (Sikkim): All India Radio Gangtok

MYANMAR:
(Naypyidaw) - Myanmar Radio 
(Pyin-U-Lwin) - Thazin Radio

SRI LANKA:
(Trincomalee) - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation, Adventist World Radio, Deutsche Welle, FEBA India, PCJ Radio, Radio Netherlands Worldwide, STF Radio International and Voice of Wilderness (Bible Voice Broadcasting)
(Ekala) - Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation
(Iranawila) - Radio Free Asia, RFE/RL (Radio Farda), RFE/RL (Radio Mashaal), 
Voice of America and VOA Deewa Radio


SOUTH EAST ASIA

INDONESIA (Java):
(Jakarta) - Voice of Indonesia

INDONESIA (Kalimantan, Borneo):
Radio Republic Indonesia - Palangka Raya

INDONESIA (Molucca):
Radio Republic Indonesia - Ternate

INDONESIA (Papua):
Radio Republic Indonesia - Merauke, Radio Republic Indonesia - Wamena and Radio Republic Indonesia - Fak-Fak

INDONESIA (Sulawesi):
Radio Republic Indonesia - Makassar and Radio Republic Indonesia - Kendari

LAOS (Vientiane): Lao National Radio

MALAYSIA (West Malaysia):
(Kajang) - Voice of Malaysia, RTM - TRAXX FM, RTM - Asyik FM, RTM - Klassik Nasional, RTM - Sarawak FM and RTM -  Wai FM

MALAYSIA (East Malaysia):
(Kuching) - RTM - Sarawak FM

SINGAPORE (Kranji): Deutsche Welle and NHK World - Radio Japan
Singapore Radio (VOLMET station)

THAILAND:
(Bangkok) - Bangkok Meteorological Radio
(Udonthani) - Radio Thailand World Service (HSK9), RFE/RL  (Radio Mashaal),  IBB relay station (Radio Mashaal) and Voice of America

VIETNAM (NORTH):
(Hanoi-Sontay) - Voice of Vietnam
(Hai Phong City) - Haiphong Radio (VISHIPEL) - Vietnam Maritime Weather Control Center

VIETNAM (SOUTH):
(Dak Lak) - Voice of Vietnam VOV-1 and Voice of Vietnam VOV-4

Have logged:
- Radio Singapore

AUSTRALIA-PACIFIC

AUSTRALIA:
(Shepparton, Victoria) - Radio Australia
(Brandon, Queensland) - Radio Australia
(Alice Springs, Northern Territory) - ABC Northern Territory
(Katherine, Northern Territory) - ABC Northern Territory
(Tennant Creek, Northern Territory) - ABC Northern Territory
(Charleville, Queensland) - VMC - Australia Marine Weather Broadcasts
(Wiluna, Western Australia) -  VMW - Australia Marine Weather Broadcasts
(Kunuunrra, Western Australia) - HCJB Global Australia and  Kochirawa HCJB
Australia VOLMET

GUAM:
(Agat) - KSDA / Adventist World Radio and KTWR / Trans World Radio Guam
(Barrigada) - American Forces Network

HAWAII (USA):
(Kauai) - WWVH (on 2.5 MHZ, 5 MHZ, 10 MHZ and 15 MHZ)
(Honolulu) - KVM 70 / Honolulu Volmet 

FEDERATED STATES OF  MICRONESIA (Pohnpei): Pacific Missionary Aviation - The Cross Radio

NEW ZEALAND:
(Rangitaiki) - Radio New Zealand International
(Auckland) - Auckland VOLMET

NORTH MARIANA ISLANDS:
(Agingan Point) - Radio Free Asia and Radio Netherlands Worldwide
(Tinian) - Radio Free Asia and Radio Netherlands Worldwide 

PALAU (Medorn): Furusato No Kaze, Radio Australia, Radio Free Sarawak, NHK World - Radio Japan and World Harvest Radio

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Bougainville):
(Kubu) - NBC  Radio Bougainville

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (New Britain):
(Rabaul) - NBC Radio East New Britain

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (New Guinea Territory):
(Jomba) - NBC Radio Madang,
(Vanimo, West Sepik) - NBC Radio Sandaun

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (New Ireland):
(Kavieng) - NBC Radio New Ireland 

PAPUA NEW GUINEA (Papua Territory):
(Alotau) - NBC Radio Milne Bay
(Port Moresby) - Radio Wantok Light
(Tabubil) - Radio Fly

PHILIPPINES:
(Bocaue) - FEBC Radio
(Iba) - FEBC  Philippines
(Palauig-Zambales) - Radio Veritas Asia
(Quezon City) - Raydo Pilininas
(Tinang) - Voice of America, Vatican Radio

SOLOMON ISLANDS (Honiara): Soloman Islands Broadcasting Corporation

VANUATU (Emten Lagoon): Radio Vanuatu

Have logged:
- Radio Southern Highlands (New Guinea Territory), PNG
- Radio West New Britain (New Britain), PNG
- Radio Manus (Admirality Islands), PNG
- Radio Oro, (Papua Territory), PNG

QSL in the Mail



A few days ago a QSL card and sticker from Radio Habana Cuba arrived in the letterbox. Neither record nor recall of a reception report exists. Who knows? Maybe I did listen to RHC back on 17 February 2016 at 23.30 UTC on 15.230 kHz. And, I may have inadvertently mentioned it in a follow-up email that their signal was still radiating beyond the island to the shores of Malaysia. In any event, it seems consistent with all those occasions when I have received this Caribbean station. Whether I did or did not send the report, I thank you, Radio Habana Cuba!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Puntland Radio One

Puntland Radio One is back on air. In a series of emails from Mr. Jamal, Director General of Puntland TV/Radio Garowe Puntland Somalia, I received not only confirmation of their test transmission in April 2015 but for 24 October 2016 as well. In the course of our correspondence he informed me that their transmitter had been "off and not working" due to "Technical problem" for much of 2015 up until July 2016. He further requested I listen to their transmission on 13.800 kHz. Mr. Jamal stated their transmission time is "from 6:30AM to 9:00Am East Africa Time (03.30 till 06.00 UTC) and from 1:00PM to 7:00PM East Africa Time (10.00 till 16.00 UTC)."

Puntland Radio One, transmitting from Garowe (Puntland Somalia), was logged on 24 October 2015. Horn of Africa music, Quran recitation and talk was observed from 11.55 UTC till 12.40 UTC.

Reception on 13.800 kHz was (SINPO) 34343 -- fair signal strength, clear audio with occasional atmospheric noise when not fading. HERE's an excerpt from the Puntland Radio One broadcast. 

Reception report was emailed to the Mr. Jamal at Director General at Puntland Radio/TV, shortly after logging the station. He promptly replied to this report with an email, affirming the audio files listened to were indeed from Puntland Radio One.

See previous blog entry for email.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Random Log for 23 October


ARMENIA
Radio Liberty via Yerevan // 7.475 kHz // 34443 // 16.05 UTC with talk in Tajik

AUSTRALIA
ABC Alice Springs (VL8A) // 4.835 kHz // 44444 // 16.50 UTC with a selection of music in English

BOTSWANA
VOA via Mopeng Hill // 4.930 kHz // 34433 // 16.45 UTC with Western pop music and programming in English

INDIA
All India Radio Leh // 4.760 kHz // 25321 -- weak, dominant carrier with peaks of faint audio // 15.30 UTC with music

KUWAIT
VOA Radio Ashna // 7.495 // 45444 // 16.05 UTC with phone-in discussion in Dari

KYRGYZSTAN
Kyrgyz Radio 1 (Birinchi Radio)  // 4.010 kHz // 25432 // 15.20 UTC with  talk in Kyrgyz with occasional snippets of music

LAOS
Lao National Radio // 6.130 kHz // 35553 // 15.00 UTC with news in French

NEW ZEALAND
Radio New Zealand International // 6.170 kHz // 34553 // 15.05 UTC with maritime and weather report in English

PHILIPPINES
Living Water Ministry (presumed) via Palauig, Zenbales // 9.650 kHz // 24432 // 16.20 UTC with radio drama in Korean

SOMALIALAND
Radio Hargaysa // 7.120 kHz // 24331 -- weak, dominant carrier with faint audio under // 16.15 UTC with music

SOUTH KOREA
FEBC Radio
via Jeju // 1566 kHz // 23322 // Chinese  // 18.55 UTC with Evangelical music and programmes in Chinese

TAIWAN
Furusato No Kaze via Tamshui // 9.470 kHz // 44544 / 16.20 UTC with speech and music moderated by female announcer in Japanese

TIBET
PBS Xinzang via Lhasa // 4.905 kHz // 34443 // 16.50 UTC with Tibetan and Chinese music and programming in English

TINIAN
Radio Free Asia // 7.455 kHz // 34543 // 16.37 UTC with music tribute to Bob Dylan (Knockin' on Heaven's Door, Blowin' in the Wind) in Korean

Friday, October 21, 2016

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung, was received on 21 October 2016 from 15.00 till 16.00 UTC. An English broadcast of news and programmes "Curious John", "Chinese Culture 101" and "Feast Meets West" was heard during this hour long transmission. Reception on 11.685 kHz was (SINPO) 54554 -- excellent signal strength, slight interference, excellent audio quality.

Reception report was emailed and submitted online on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 15 November 2016.

Radio Nikkei 1 (via Chiba-Nagara)

Radio Nikkei 1,  transmitting from Chiba-Nagara (Japan), was logged on 21 October 2016. A selection of uninterrupted Led Zeppelin music, particularly from their fourth album, was observed from 10.30 till 11.00 UTC. Reception on 9.595 kHz at the outset was (SINPO) 35443 -- fair signal strength and clear frequency. Unfortunately at 10.50 UTC, station splatter from China Radio International tuning degraded reception to 32442, at which point it became apparent CRI would soon  overpower Radio Nikkei 1. At the top of the hour, CRI did just that, even though transmission was on 9.590 kHz.

Reception report was emailed  and submitted online on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 3 October 2016.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Radio Habana Cuba Announces 2017 Pocket Calendar

Radio Havana Cuba's 2017 pocket calendar is available already. It shows the fourth and last portrait of Fidel Castro, which was made for his 70th birthday in 1996, by Oswaldo Guayasamín, Painter of Iberoamerica.

The image entitled "Fidel with hands" carries the signature and a phrase from the historic leader of the Cuban Revolution, whose 90th birthday was celebrated last August 13th.

That small work of art was edited by the Spanish Association of Culture and International Cooperation in Madrid, and the Guayasamin Foundation based in Quito, Ecuador.

Requests must be sent to Radio Havana Cuba, P. O. Box 6240, Havana, Cuba or through the e-mail radiohc@enet.cu. Don´t forget to indicate your updated address.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

All India Radio Leh

All India Radio Leh, transmitting from Ladakh, now the Leh district in the Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir (India), was logged on 18 October 2016. Normally impossible to receive due to strong interference from AIR Port Blair, the Leh station was observed from 13.30 till 16.30 UTC

At 13.30 UTC, reception of AIR Leh on 4.760 kHz was initially marked by a dominant carrier, fading in every few seconds. By 14.00 UTC signal strengthened with occasional peaks of faint audio amidst a still dominant carrier, rating an SINPO of  25431. Audio improved slightly after 16.00 UTC with SINPO of 25432.  Reception was decent enough in the last half hour to record a bit traditional Ladakh music.

Reception report was emailed with audio file to AIR Leh and Spectrum Management & Spectrum, the following day. QSL arrived on 18 November 2016. Follow up QSL on 7 December 2016.

Email:
leh@air.org.in
spectrum-manager@air.org.in

QSL in the Mail

Confirmation of All India Radio Varanasi  arrived in the letterbox, today. While I am pleased to have a QSL card for this medium-wave station, I am still anxiously awaiting verification for the  AIR Gantok short-wave outlet, which I was able to log when VL8A in Alice Spring (Australia) was briefly off the airwaves, last month. Additionally, medium-wave station AIR Cuttuck remains to be verified.  Aside from these AIR stations, Spectrum Management & Synergy has been exceptionally efficient to confirm all reports -- 20 or so medium- and short-wave stations -- over the past two years. Thank you, AIR and Spectrum Management & Synergy!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Vatican Radio (via Tinang)

Vatican Radio, transmitting from Tinang (Philippines), was received on 17 October 2016. A Vietnamese broadcast with frequent mention of the Philippines and Vietnam was observed from 23.15 till 00.00 UTC. Reception on 11.900 kHz was (SINPO) 54544 -- excellent signal strength, clear audio, slight co-frequency/transmitter noise and a tad bit of fading. Reception on 9.600 kHz seemed better.

Reception report was emailed on the following day.

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Radio Orion 2000*

Radio Orion 2000*, a free radio station (pirate) operating from northern Germany, was logged on 16 October 2016. German station IDs between a selection of classic pop tunes, including "Roy Orbison - "You Got It", Manfred Mann - "Pretty Flamingo", The Contours - "Do You Love Me", The Searchers - "Sweets for My Sweet", John Fred & His Playboy Band - "Judy in the Sky", Tommy Roe - "Dizzy" and similar seminal oldies was monitored from 14.35 till 15.00 UTC.

Reception on 6.388 kHz from this home-brew DDS transmitter with 250 watts pa, linked to a dipole antenna, was (SINPO) 34443 -- good signal strength and audio, slight fade and occasional utility interference. 

Reception report was sent and eQSL along with pennant was received promptly within a few hours apart, all on the same day.

Email:
radioorion2000@googlemail.com

*Transmission was received from remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Saturday, October 15, 2016

QSL in the Mail


Yippie!!! Verification from Free Radio Service - Holland on their 36th Anniversary broadcast. I am absolutely over the moon with this QSL. First, because it is from a low-powered station operating between 350 to 500 watts (QSL and accompanying FRS letter state different levels of output power). And, secondly, because this marks the first time a station from Holland has been logged directly in Malaysia. This makes FRS - Holland a new station from a new country. Thank you very much for this much-prized QSL, Peter Verbruggen!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Radio Thailand World Service,

Radio Thailand World Service, in an English language broadcast targeted to eastern and western North America, was logged on 15 October 2016. This one hour programme, from 00.00 till 01.00 UTC, was largely dedicated to the worldwide outpouring of condolences to King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the Great. As usual with all RTWS broadcasts, the tourism and public relations departments work in tandem to promote the country, so several advertisements for events and developments in the nation were highlighted. I was particularly surprised to learn of  the BANGKOK BROADCASTING MUSEUM dedicated to radio and TV broadcasting. At the top of the hour, clock chimes and the Thai national anthem was heard, followed by a Thai language broadcast.

Reception on 15.590 kHz was (SINPO) 55545 -- good signal strength, clear audio, slight fading. This was to be expected considering my relatively close geographic proximity.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. Unfortunately, Radio Thailand World Service -- and for that matter, many Thai stations -- have failed to reply to requests for their QSL card in the past year. Hopefully, this will not be the case this time around, considering a different email address was announced during their broadcast. Listed below is not only this new email address, but the previously known one. Both appear to be functional. After a few follow-up emails, RTWS replied with this email: "It's good to know that our shortwave can be listened clearly in KL. Our QSL card will  be sent to you soon". QSL card did indeed arrive in the mail on 4 October 2016.

Email:
radiothailand@outlook.com
feedback@hsk9.org

FEBC Manila (via Iba)

FEBC Manila, transmitting from Iba (Philippines), was logged on 13 October 2016. A Lao broadcast of presumed Evangelical topics and Lao songs were observed from 23.35 till 00.00 UTC (broadcast time 23.30 till 00.00 UTC). After the signature interval of FEBC, a Khmu broadcast followed at 00.00 UTC.

Interestingly, Khmu is the language of the Khmu people in northern Laos. It is spoken in adjacent areas of Vietnam, Thailand and China. Khmu lends its name to the Khmuic branch of the Austroasiatic language family, the latter of which also includes Khmer and Vietnamese. I mention this only because FEBC is dedicated to broadcasting in many Asian dialects which larger broadcasters do not.

Reception on 9.795 kHz was (SINPO) 54544 -- good signal strength, clear audio, despite slight fading and minor co-frequency or station splatter from China Radio International. 
Reception report was emailed to FEBC Manila a few hours later, on the following day. An eQSL and letter arrived on 17 October 2015, after a follow-up email.

Email:
info@febc.ph
info@febc.org

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from  Emirler (Turkey), was logged on 12 October 2016. An English language broadcast of news about Turkey and the region was heard, which was rather interesting when one considers the current events in this part of the world. Additionally, the programmes "Turkish Press in Review", "Question of the Month", "Turkey in a Nutshell", "Loads of Fairy Tales" as well as Turkish contemporary music were observed from 16.30 till 17.25 UTC.

Reception on 15.520 kHz was (SINPO) at sign-on was 35433 -- fair to good signal and minor fading. hen Gradually over the next 30 minutes transmission improved. By 17.00 UTC, signal peaked at 55545.
Reception report was emailed and submitted online on the following day. QSL card arrived in mail on 7 December 2016.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Souvenir in the Mail


A month or so back KBS World Radio contacted their listeners and asked them to complete an Overseas Listener Satisfaction Survey. Those who did were promised a souvenir in return for their effort.  True to their word, I had the good fortune to be one of their recipients and receive this cloth tote bag and a few stickers. It's a simple marketing device, but an effective way to reward one's clientele, listeners, in this case. Thank you, KBS World Radio!

Random Log 10 October 2016



SOUTH AFRICA
Radio Sonder Grense // 3.320 kHz // 24332 // 20.50 UTC with classical music and talking in Afrikaans

NORTH KOREA
KCBS Pyongyang // 3.480 kHz // 35443 // 20.55 UTC with commentary in Korean

SOUTH KOREA
Echo of Hope // 3.985 kHz // 33443 with jamming //21.00 UTC with news in Korean

AUSTRALIA
VL8A ABC Alice Springs //  4.835 kHz // 35343 // 21.02 UTC with news in English

CHINA
China Radio International via Beijing // 6.135 kHz // 35443 // 21.05 UTC with news in Croatian

PHILIPPINES
Voice Of America via Tinang // 7.485 kHz // 35443 // 20.45 UTC with commentary in Korean

GREECE
Helliniki Radiophonia // 9.420 kHz // 34343 // 21.05 UTC with Greek music

MALAYSIA
RTM Sarawak FM via Kajang // 9.835 kHz // 55555 // 12.00 UTC with news "Berita" and Malay pop music

ROMANIA
Radio Romania International // 15.130  kHz // 55555 // 13.00 UTC with  music and talk in Romanian

UAE
FEBC via Dhabbaya // 15.215 kHz // 55445 // 12.00 UTC with religious discussion about "Maryam" with Tibetan music

FEBC Radio (via Dhabbaya)

FEBC  Radio, transmitting from Dhabbaya, was received on 10 October 2016. A Tibetan language broadcast, featuring a disvussion about "Maryam" snd Tibetan music was observed from 12.00 till 12.30  UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.215 kHz was SINPO 55445 -- excellent signal, strong audio, slight fading and atmospheric noise.

HERE's a bit of Tibetan mudic from this broadcast. 

Reception report was emailed and submitted online to FEBC on the following day.

Address:
FEBC
P.O. Box 1,
La Mirada, CA 90637-0001
United States of America

Email:
info@febc.org

Thursday, October 6, 2016

QSL in the Mail


The first QSL card for the month of October arrived from Asahi Broadcasting Corporation / Asahi Hoso - JONR in Osaka, Japan. This was a difficult medium-wave station to catch, and I am quite pleased to have their verification. Along with their colourful card, I received a sticker and postage stamps. Thank you, ABC-JONR!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Voice of Vietnam (via Hanoi-Sontay)


Voice of Vietnam, transmitting from  Hanoi-Sontay, was heard on 4 October 2016, from 10.00 till 10.30 UTC, on the short-wave frequency of  12.020 kHz, under excellent conditions -- (SINPO) 55555. An English language broadcast of news, current events and Vietnamese pop music was observed in this half hour broadcast.

Reception report was emailed on  the following day. Voice of Vietnam_Oct2016

Email:
englishsection@vov.org.vn

Monday, October 3, 2016

NHK World Radio Japan (via Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata)

NHK World Radio Japan, transmitting from Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata, was logged  on 3 October  2016.  An Indonesian language broadcast of current events and music was observed from 21.45 till 22.00 UTC (broadcast time 21.30 till 22.00 UTC). Reception on 9.560 kHz was (SINPO) 35443 -- fair signal strength, clear audio. The 31 meter band itself did not allow many stations to propagate well at all during this particular time; generally reception is good.
Reception report was submitted online to  NHK World Radio Japan on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 3 October 2016.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Day of German Unity Souvenirs from International Broadcasters

Deutsche Welle "Eingemauert" QSL Card
OCTOBER 3. This seems like an insignificant date to most people in the world. Yet, the date  commemorates Tag der Deutschen Einheit (Day of Unity in Germany).  It marks the anniversary of German reunification in 1990, when the goal of a united Germany -- which originated in the middle of the 19th century -- was fulfilled once again. This national holiday addresses neither the re-union nor the union, but rather the unity of Germany.

I thought why not look back on how this day has been marked over the years by a couple of international radio broadcasters, most notably Deutsche Welle and Global 24.

Back in 2010-2011, Deutsche Welle issued a QSL card and DVD entitled Eingemauert (Walled In). The DVD featured a documentary and timeline pamphlet on the Berlin Wall. Along with the DVD, a complementary QSL card was gifted to radio listeners.

Eingemauert may be viewed at this YouTube link.


In 2014, Global24 featured a special broadcast of music and commentary on the Berlin Wall.  A commemorative  QSL card for the broadcast was advertised to entice listeners to submit their reception reports in exchange for the card. To the best of my knowledge none or few, if any, cards were ever actually issued. In my case, Jeff White at WRMI subsequently verified with a WRMI card.

For the 25th anniversary of the fall of The Berlin Wall of Sound, the audio platform SoundCloud -- using its own features and tools -- created an audio visual memorial for the victims of the Berlin Wall. It comprised over seven minutes of original propaganda from former German Democratic Republic politicians, voices of border guard, embedded in sounds and frequencies, to allow one to not only remember the events, but feel them.

Proposed Global24 QSL
Glücklicher Tag der Deutschen Einheit zu meinen deutschen Freunden!


Saturday, October 1, 2016

HCJB (via Nauen)

HCJB via Broadcast Media GmbH, transmitting from Nauen (Germany), was logged on 1 October 2016. Russian and Chechen language programmes of Reach Beyond (HCJB) "Golos And" and produced by Radio Studio Otkrovenie ("Revelation") in Voronezh (Russia) was monitored from 15.45 till 16.30  UTC (broadcast time 15.30 till 16.30 UTC). Broadcast was (is) on Saturday only. Reception on 13.800 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 - excellent reception of all accounts

Reception report was emailed to several contacts on the following day, including Broadcast Media GmbH, Radio Studio Otkrovenie and Reach Beyond/HCJB (in Germany and USA). On 10 October 2016, Broadcast Media GmbH verfied with their eQSL. QSL card and souvenirs from Radio Studio Otkrovenie arrived in the mail on 4 October 2016.

Emails:
qsl-shortwave@media-broadcast.com
info@reachbeyond.org
info@hcjb.de
radio@radiolife.su

Addresses:
Radio Studio "Oktrovenie",
P O Box 585,
Voronezh, 394036 Russia

Reach Beyond headquarters
P O Box 39800,
Colorado Springs, CO 80949-9800, USA



Website:
www.radiolife.su