Monday, January 21, 2019

Historic QSL Card from KFEL


Historic QSL card from Radio Station KFEL (Denver, 1923-1954) -- "The New Cry of the Old West." I never knew this station existed, as it was not around when I lived in Colorado (1966 - 1985). KFEL was Denver's second-oldest radio station; the other station is KOA (850 kHz), which is still in operation. After several frequency moves, it eventually settled on 950 kHz.


Over the years this frequency in Denver was operated by:
KFEL (1923-1954)
KIMN (1954-1988)
KYGO (1988-1994)
KKFN (1994-2008)
KRWZ (2008-2016)
KKSE (2016 - Present)


The KFEL call letters  (970 kHz) are still used, but the station now broadcasts a Catholic religious format from Pueblo, Colorado, USA.
QSL card courtesy of ADDX and RMRC 2019 Calendar


Sunday, January 20, 2019

Italian Broadcasting Corporation* (via Kostinbrod-Sofia)

IBC - Italian Broadcasting Corporation* via Spaceline (Kostinbrod-Sofia) was heard on 31 October 2018, from 21.00 till 21.35 UTC. This exclusively Italian language broadcast, presented by a male announcer with teletype/morse code music, entailed detailed reports on the broadcasting industry. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 5.900 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555 -- strong signal and clear audio. HERE is IBC, as received from the remote SDR receiver at Twente University (The Netherlands).

Reception report was emailed the following day. This eQSL was received on 21 January 2019.

*Transmission logged from remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands.

Monday, January 14, 2019

QSL Calendar for January 2019

QSL Calendar  for January 2019

QSL Calendar 2019


QSL Calendar 2019 arrived in the mail, today. It is always nice to receive this annual calendar depicting bygone QSL cards, courtesy of the ADDX and RMRC archives. And special thanks to Uwe and Harald Gabler in Germany who had it posted to me. Danke schön!

The calendar appears in cross-format (A4) and is in English / German. To order, please refer to the RMRC website at http://www.rmrc.de/index.php/rmrc-service/qsl-kalender. Fill in the contact form and send the amount requested.

Address:

Rhein-Main-Radio-Club e.V.
Postfach 700849,
60558 Frankfurt, Germany

Email:

mail@rmrc.de

2019 New Year Greetings from Voice of Korea


This 2019 New Year Greeting Card from Voice of Korea arrived in the mail, today. This is a personal first. Usually KBS World Radio is good to send a calendar and/or New Year greeting card, but so far neither has been received from them.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Souvenirs from Voice of Vietnam

Lately in lieu of QSL cards from the Voice of Vietnam I have received many souvenirs, including postage stamps, bookmarks and this New Year's greeting card. I'm not sure what the reason is for this, but apparently other radio enthusiasts have received the same from the English Service of Voice of Vietnam. It's not that I mind, I just wonder what has happened to the QSLs promised in their emails.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

RTM Sarawak FM (via Kajang, Malaysia)

Sarawak FM, transmitting from Radio Televisyen Malaysia shortwave site in Kajang (Selangor), was logged  on 17 November 2018, from 02.50 till 03.30 UTC. Mostly Malay pop music,  an advertisement for a Sime Darby technology programme, time pips and RTM Sarawak FM ID  was observed within this 40 minute period. Reception on 9.835 kHz rated a SINPO of 25422 -- weak but audible signal, occasionally discernible audio content (especially songs), despite fading, warbling transmitter.

It should be noted at the time RTM's shortwave transmitters were down for routine maintenance. Times of operation were sporadic and signal was under-powered, barely audible from my vicinity -- 40 kms away from the transmitter site. HERE is Sarawak FM (Kajang), as heard at the time.

That said, a reception report was emailed on the following day. Multiple follow-up reports to various RTM personnel were emailed as well over the course of the next few months. Finally, on 9 January 2019, a scanned copy of a promised QSL card  was emailed. Now I await the paper version. The QSL card did indeed finally arrive in the mail the following week.



RX Tecsun S-2000 ANT 1/4 Wave QTH Central West Malaysia

RTM Wai FM (Kajang, Malaysia)

Wai FM, transmitting from Radio Televisyen Malaysia shortwave site in Kajang (Selangor), was logged  on 27 December 2018 (28 December 2018, Malaysia date), from 23.00 till 23.30 UTC (07.00AM till 07.30AM, Malaysia Time). Phone-in discussion with listeners moderated by female DJ, Malay pop music, promotional spots, current events and medical advice from a doctor interviewed in the studio was observed within this 30 minute period. Reception on 11.665 kHz rated a SINPO of 54454 -- excellent signal strength, before 23.00 UTC slight QRM from China station, slight atmospheric noise, otherwise clear audio during transmission monitored. HERE is a recording of Wai FM

Reception report was emailed on the following day. Multiple follow-up reports to various RTM personnel were emailed as well over the course of the next few weeks. Finally, on 9 January 2019, a scanned copy of a promised QSL card  was emailed. I await the paper version. The QSL card did indeed arrive in the mail the following week.

 RX Tecsun S-2000 ANT 1/4 Wave QTH Central West Malaysia

T8WH - World Harvet Radio (via Palau)

World Harvest Radio via Koror, Palau was heard   on 13 October 2018, from 12.45 till 13.00 UTC. Religious programming and music was noted on the short-wave frequency of 9.930 kHz, which rated a SINPO 45544. HERE is WHRI (Koror). 

Reception report was emailed and posted to world Harvest Radio. Two QSL cards for the same report on 8 January 2019.

RX Tecsun S-2000 ANT 1/4 Wave QTH Central West Malaysia

Pridnestrovsky Radio Telecentre and TWR (via Grigoriopol)

Trans World Radio Africa and Pridnestrovsky Radio Telecentre in Grigoriopol, Moldova was heard on the short-wave frequency of 7.245 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, on 7 January 2019, from 18.20 till 18.45 UTC. Religious sermon and East African music was observed in Tigre/Tigrinya. Reception rated a SINPO of 35443 -- fair signal strength, clear audio and slight fade, which is not bad for a transmission targeted to East Africa.

Reception report was emailed the following day to TWR Africa and Pridnestrovsky Radio Telecentre. An eQSL from arrived later in the afternoon. An eQSL from TWR Africa was received on 8 January 2019.

RX Tecsun S-2000 ANT 1/4 Wave QTH Central West Malaysia

Monday, January 7, 2019

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, was logged on 16 December 2018, during a Turkish radio drama from  19.20 till 19.35 UTC. Reception on 6.120 kHz rated a SINPO of  25322 -- weak signal, fading and atmospheric noise. HERE is Voice of Turkey as received in Malaysia.

Reception report was submitted on the following day. QSL card arrived on 7 January 2019.

RX Tecsun S-2000 ANT 1/4 Wave QTH Central West Malaysia

Sunday, January 6, 2019

Radio Taiwan International,

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung, was logged from 03.00 till 04.00 UTC, on 6  December 2018. "Here in Taiwan", "Ears to the Ground", "One More Thing" reported a 'Wood Ball' Festival in Taiwan which combines the sports of golf and croquet. Reception on 15.320 kHzSINPO: 55544 --  good signal strength, clear audio, no interference, slight fading -- near perfect reception!

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived on 5 January 2019.

RX Degen DE-1102 ANT 3 metre wire QTH Central West Malaysia

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Voice of Korea Calendar for 2019


Voice of Korea (DPRK) Calendar 2019. This rather large vertically designed calendar features landscapes in North Korea.

Radio Taiwan International Calendar 2019


Radio Taiwan International Calendar 2019 features the works of Taiwanese artist Li Mei-shu. 


Voice of Mongolia New Year Greetings


Greetings for Voice of Mongolia New Year 2019

Radio Taiwan International - January 2019


Radio Taiwan International calendar for month of January 2019.