Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Logbook for 6-12 March 2017

Reach Beyond  in Kununurra was logged from 13.00 till 14.00 UTC with Evangelical programming in English. SINPO on 9.645 kHz was 55555,

Bangledesh Betar
was heard at 13.00 UTC with news in English. SINPO on 15.105 kHz was 55555.

Deutsche Welle via Issoudun on 15.275 kHz with SINPO of 24432. News reports  in French at 17.10 UTC.

Eye Radio via Issoudun with English and Arabic language broadcasts between 16.50 till 17.10 UTC, on  15.250 kHz, heard under fair conditions with SINPO rating of 34433.

NHK World Radio Japan
via Yamata was observed from 16.05 till 16.30 UTC, in Japanese broadcast, on 9.680 kHz with SINPO of 45444.

Voice of Mongolia with English programming was observed from 09.00 till 09.30 UTC on 12.035 kHz. SINPO rated 34343 with atmospheric noise being the main issue to an otherwise fair signal.

Radio New Zealand International was noted on 15.720 kHz with SINPO of 15421 -- weak but audible signal when not fading. This was observed at 00.15 UTC.

Channel Africa on 15.235 with SINPO of 24432. Current events programme in French at 16 .50 UTC.

Adventist World Radio via Meyerton on 15.490 kHz with SIO of 232 - poor, fading but audible. Talk in Swahili at 17.15 till 17.30 UTC. Religious music with announcer at 17.24 UTC.

Voice Of America  on 15.640 kHz with SINPO of 45544 with talk in Shona at 17.15 UTC.

Voice of Turkey
English broadcast was logged from 17.35  till 18.25 UTC, on  11.730 kHz, with SINPO of 45344.

UNID station on 5.020  with SINPO of 14331 in LSB with music, including "We Are One (Ole Ola)", at 17.30 UTC.

Voice of the People of Ho Chi Minh City (Đài Tiếng nói Nhân dân Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh). Ethnic/traditional Vietnamese music monitored from 16.05 till 17.00 UTC. SINPO on 610 kHz (MW) rated 44534 -- good signal strength and clarity of audio, minor fading every 3 to 4 minutes.

Voice of Hope via Makeni Ranch was heard on the short-wave frequency of 4.965 kHz from 20.25 till 21.00 UTC. An English broadcast of mostly Western songs with Evangelical messages, frequent station IDs and at least one religious programme was noted during this period. SINPO initially rated 34333 -- fair signal strength, audible and clear speech when not fading under scratchy atmospheric noise. Reception worsened around 20.50 UTC to 24322.

Receivers used: Tecsun S-2000 and Sangean ATS-909. External antenna: 1/4 wave aerial. RX location: central West Malaysia

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