Friday, January 12, 2018

Norddeutscher Rundfunk (via Nauen and Moosbrunn)

Norddeutscher Rundfunk via Media-Broadcasting (Nauen and Moosbrunn) in their annual "Gruß an Bord" broadcast of Christmas greetings from seaman and families was received from 19.00 till 19.30 UTC (18.00 till 18.30 CET), on 24 December 2018. During the half hour monitored, five music requests, including "Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire" and "Sitting by the Dock in the Bay", were noted between messages read by the families and moderated by NDR announcers. Reception was received only the short-wave frequencies of 9.740 kHz (Nauen) and 9.790 kHz (Moosbrunn); additional frequencies advertised for this event were not heard in Southeast Asia. Reception on 9.740 kHz was (SINPO) 25332 -- weak signal and slight fading with atmospheric noise being the most troublesome aspect. By 19.25 UTC, reception worsened to 25211 -- fading under atmospheric noise; reception on 9.790 kHz was (SINPO) 35433 - a slightly stronger and clearer signal despite noisy propagation. But, 15 minutes into the broadcast, transmission faded rapidly under atmospheric noise and was not heard. HERE's NDR, first, on 9.740 kHz (Nauen), then on 9.790 kHz (Moosbrunn).

Reception report was emiled to Norddeutscher Rundfunk and Media-Broadcasting after Christmas. Report was also posted to NDR and a follow-up email was sent to Media-Broadcasting in January 2018. An eQSL from Media-Broadcasting was received on 12 January 2018.

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