Saturday, July 1, 2017

Logbook 30 June-1 July 2017

QSL from FEBA Gawayelon Tibetan Radio

Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK-3) is radiating well beyond Hong Kong to Malaysia, especially between 18.00 till 18.30 UTC. Reception is barely audible, but RTHK-3 time pips at 18.00 UTC, just before the news, is unmistakable. Secondly, classical (piano) music after the news is most certainly RTHK-3. All audio at the time was checked against their website's live stream, While RTHK-3 is mixing faintly under the more dominant broadcasters DXCH-AM or DWRP-AM (with religious programming) and AIR Dibrugarh, their signal is definitely present on 567 kHz (MW). Overall. reception rates a SINPO of 13221 -- poor signal strength when not fading (every few minutes) and mixing with stations. On previous occasions RTHK-3 has been observed mixing under NHK-1 (JOIK) and KBS-1 (HLKF), depending on propagation.

Voice of Indonesia English service was observed on 9.525 kHz, Regular programme features including News of Indonesia,  "This Day in History", "Indonesian Wonder", "Miscellany" and "Music Corner" was observed from 13.00 till 14.00 UTC. VOI 2018 Quiz to visit Indonesia was announced frequently during the broadcast as well. SINPO rated a 55545 -- strong and clear audio, occasional and slight fade later in the broadcast.

DWNX-AM / Radio Mindanao Network (RMN), located in Naga City, Camarines Sur Province, is a relatively new Philippine station (or at least new on this frequency).  It was logged on 1611 kHz (MW).with music around 12.45 UTC. Reception was poor to fair, on an otherwise clear frequency but loads of atmospheric noise, earning a SINPO of 25332.

FEBA Gawayelon Tibetan Radio via Dhabbayah was received on 15.215 kHz with Tibetan programming of songs, along with contact details, from 12.15 till 12.30 UTC (broadcast time 12.00 till 12.10 UTC). Reception rated a (SINPO) of 55555 -- strong and clear audio

RX:  Sangean ATS-909 / Tecsun S-2000 ANT: Ferrite rod / Long wire / 1/4 wave RX LOC: near Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia



  1. T.L. I always enjoy viewing your QSL catches of the month and it is gratifying to see that 'real' QSLs are still bring produced by many outlets including the utilities.
    I also note that many (all??) of your reports are submitted via e-mail, yet thet still reply with a paper card. Do you request a paper card in your report ... how does this work ?

    Your linked sites on the right make for hours and hours of fascinating learning...good choices! One of them appears to be dead ...The Radio Kitchen link.

    Have you considered posting a blog on The Art of QSLing?.

    Thanks for your dedication to such a great part of the hobby.

    Steve VE7SL

    1. Hi Steve. Thank you for the kind words. There are indeed a few stations, especially in Asia, Europe and North America, who will QSL. Generally, I merely request a verification and leave it to the station to send their paper QSL or eQSL. The Radio Kitchen link I noticed som time back was dead, but have been slow to remove it. Pity, it was a nice site, well written and with great links. Will consider yoru posting. Thanks again for the read. 73, Timm