Friday, October 20, 2017

Logbook for 18 - 20 October 2017

INDIA 
All India Radio Vijayawada was heard with classical Indian music (flute composition), from 17.10 till 17.30 UTC. News in English and Hindi followed until sign-off around 17.40 UTC.  Reception on 837 kHz rated a SINPO of 34323 initially, but signal gradually disappeared after 17.28 UTC, with news only faintly observed till transmission ended. HERE's AIR Vijayawada.

All India Radio Dibrugarh  was noted with Classicsl India music after 16.50 UTC . Reception on 567 kHz rated a SINPO OF 44333 -- strong and clear signal when not fading and mixing with co-frequency stations. HERE's a bit of their programming.

MYANMAR
Myanmar Radio with VOA Special English programme and English pop songs was observed after 15.55 UTC. Music with English speaking host was heard until sign-off at 17.00 UTC. Reception on 576 kHz is SINPO 54544 -- an exceptionally powerful signal with possibly an AIR station and Thai station occassionally, albeit faintly, making their presence known. HERE's an excerpt from this broadcast.

PHILIPPINES
Vatican Radio via Tinang was heard in Russian at 12.35 UTC. Reception on 15.370 kHz rated a SINPO of 34433.

SAUDI ARABIA
BSKSA Riyad with programming in Urdu was noted at 12.45 UTC onward. Transmission on 13.775 kHZ rated a SINPO of 35443.

TURKEY
Voice of Turkey via Emirler with a broadcast of news, Turkish cultural programmes and music in Urdu was observed at 12.40 UTC onward. Reception on 13.710 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555.

UAE
Radio Free Asia via Dhabbayah aired Burmese programming from 12.30 UTC onward. News and current event reports about Myanmar, particularly a report of the Rohingya crisis and relief efforts in SEA, was observed on 13.630 kHz. SINPO rated 45544.

VIETNAM 
Voice of Vietnam via Hanoi with broadcast in Indonesian was noted at 13.00 UTC. News and cultural programmes about Vietnam were pbserved on 9.840 kHz. SINPO was 44544.


RX:  Sangean ATS-909 (MW); Degen DE-1102 (SW); Panasonic RF-B45 (SW) ANT: internal ferrite rod (MW); long wire (SW) RX LOC: Kuala Lumpur

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