Sapporo TV Hoso (STV Radio - JOWF), transmitting from Sapporo City, Hokkaido, (Japan), has been observed for a few months on the medium-wave frequency of 1440 kHz. Reception has been generally quite poor when not fading and buried in co-frequency interference from a much stronger station in Thailand. These factors, along with simply weak signal, have made it a difficult station to catch. Finally, around 20.00 till 20.15 UTC (05.00 till 05.15, Japan Time) a friendly and lively conversation between a man and woman in Japanese was heard, just barely breaking above atmospheric noise to rate an overall SINPO of 25431.
Reception report was emailed on posted on the following day. QSL arrived in the mail on 19 January 2017.