Saturday, December 7, 2019

Souvenir from Radio Taiwan International


Radio Taiwan International  presented this souvenir tote bag to listeners who caught  their 108th National Day broadcast that aired in October 2019. Thank you, RTI. 

Friday, December 6, 2019

Logbook 29 November till 5 December 2019


One of the advantages of the Tecsun S-2000 rotating ferrite antenna is the antenna port. Recently I linked a vertically elevated (height of 13 meters) 1/4 wave to it, and the results on  LW and MW have been outstanding. I suspect the height and shielded 50 ohm cable has more to do with the success in logging stations never before received. Absolutely amazing! Now I'm thinking (just thinking) a beverage antenna would be even better. Below are some of the results.

AUSTRALIA
ABC News Radio - 6PNN in Busselton, Western Australia, was logged on 4 December 2019. BBC news and ABC news was observed after 14.55 UTC. The station can be heard even earlier around 13.00 mixing with another station (Quran recitation). Reception on 1152 kHz is 23432. HERE is 6PNN.

DJIBOUTI
Voice of America
via Doraleh was heard on 5 December 2019. Araboc programming of currentevent reports and music was observed from 17.25 till 18.15 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1431 kHz  at 17.30 UTC rated a SINPO of 25422 -- weak but clear content when not fading under atmospheric noise every few minutes. After18.00 UTC, signal was present but barely audible with next to no discernible content except for faint speech and music. HERE is VOA Djibouti.

GUAM 
KWTR Trans World Radio via Agana was monitored on 29 November 2019. Korean programming was observed from 16.05 till 16.17 UTC. on 7.515 khz with SINPO of 35443 -- fair signal, clear content with slight fade. HERE is KWTR (Agana).

INDIA
All India Radio Thiruvananthapuram in Kalavoor, Allapuzha, Kerala was heard on 1 December 2019. Indian classical music moderated by female announcer between vocal and instrumental compositions, followed by national news in English and Hindi was noted from 17.05 till 17.40 UTC.  Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 576 kHz rated a SINPO of 23422 -- weak to fair signal mixing with Thai station in Bangkok throughout transmission, occasionally clear signal rising above Thai station, but barely discernible after 17.30 UTC. HERE is AIR Thiruvananthapuram.

 INDONESIA
Radio Ikadi (Ikatan Da'i Indonesia) in East Jakarta with Quran recitation is best received before 13.00 UTC, but is received mixing later in the evening with ABC News Radio - 6PNN in Busselton, Western Australia. This NGO station broadcasts Islamic programmes on 1152 kHz. Station was logged first on 4 December 2019 and then on subsequent days.

JAPAN
Nippon Hoso Kyokai  2 (JOGB)  via Kumamoto was logged on 29 November 2019. A selection of language programmes in Japanese/Chinese, Japanese/Portuguese and Japanese/English was monitored from 13.25 till 14.30 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 873 kHz was fair SINPO 33432 - fair to good signal with clear audio content, fading every few minutes, occasionally mixing with stations in India and China. HERE is NHK2-JOGB.

Nippon Hoso Kyokai  2 / Osaka Broadcasting Station (JOBB) in Habikino City, Osaka was logged on 30 November.2019 with mostly talk format in Japanese from 21.05 UTC, on 828 kHz with SINPO of 25432 -- weak to fair signal, clear content, fading, no interference until 22.00 UTC. HERE is JOBB.

Tokai Radio Hoso (JOSF) in Nagoya was received on 2 December 2019 (3 December 2019, JST), from 18.15 till 19.00 UTC (03.15 till 04,00, JST) with a selection of Japanese pop songs. Recption on the medium-wave frequency of 1332 kHz rated a SINPO of 23422 -- weak to fair signal mixing with another station (presumed to be in China) throughout the transmission, occasionally clear signal rising above atmospheric noise, static bursts (from a local thunderstorm) and the aforementioned interfering station. HERE is Tokai Radio Hoso-JOSF.

American Forces Network (AFN Okinawa Surf 648), transmitting from Camp Kinser, Urasoe City, Naha City area, Okinawa, was logged on 1 December 2019. CBS News and advertisements were monitored from 19.05 till 19.35 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 648 kHz for this reportedly10 kW station rated a SINPO of 24432 -- weak to fair signal strength, clear audio when not fading under or mixing with co-frequency station. HERE is AFN Okinawa.

PAKISTAN
Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation (Radio Pakistan Peshawar), transmitting from Chugalpura, Peshawar, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province, was logged on 3 December 2019. A mostly talk format in Urdu, including time pips, station ID and news, was monitored from 17.45 till 18.05 UTC. Reception on the MW frequency of 1260 kHz rated a SINPO of 23422 -- weak to fair signal mixing with presumed Tohoku Hoso (JOIR) in Sendai (Japan), occasionally clear signal rising above atmospheric noise and interfering station. Signal began to peak around 18.00 UTC. HERE is Radio Pakistan Peshawar.

TAJIKISTAN
Radio Aap Ki Dunyaa
(Broadcasting Board Of Governors), transmitting from Orzu, Khatlon Region, was heard on 4 December 2019. Current events, news and station jingle/ID in Urdu were observed from 17.45 till 18.10 UTC UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 972 kHz rated a SINPO of 23422 -- weak to fair signal mixing with presumed KBS-1 (HLCA) in Dangjin City (South Korea), occasionally clear signal rising above atmospheric noise and interfering station. HERE is Radio Aap Ki Dunyaa.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: external !/4 wave linked to receiver's ferrite rod (MW) and Passive Loop (SW) QTH; Central West Malaysia

NHK World Radio Japan (via Talata-Volonondry)

Radio Japan NHK World via  Talata-Volonondry, Madagascar was received on 2 November 2019. Hindi programming of music and current event in Japan was observed  from 14.35 till 15.00 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 15.720 kHz rated a SINPO of 45544 -- strong signal, clear content, slight fading. HERE is NHK World (Talata-Volonondry).

Reception report was submitted online and emailed on the following day. QSL card, postcards and NHK World folder arrived in the mail on 6 December 2019.

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





Thursday, December 5, 2019

Voice of Indonesia (via Palangka Raya)

Voice of Indonesia, transmitting from Palangka Raya, Kalimantan (Borneo), was logged on 1 November 2019. German language programming was monitored from 18.00 till 18.30 UTC. Reception on 3.325 kHz was SINPO 35453. HERE is VOI.

Reception report was emailed on the following day to the German Service of VOI. QSL card, along with a RRI/VOI sticker and postage stamps, arrived in the mail on 6 December 2019. This appears to be a news QSL design from VOI. Danke und Terima Kasih, Sri Undun.

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



Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Radio Nyawa Sarawak


Radio Nyawa Sarawak (presumed to be transmitting either from Palau or more likely Taiwan, since the T8WH Medorm transmitter site recently closed) was heard on 25 November 2019. Conversation/interview between announcer and Sidi Munan, President of the Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA) discussed land rights. This was followed by Romuald Siew of Niah discussing palm oil plantation in his community. Andrew Paul talked about rural children. Broadcast was in Iban and Bahasaa Malaysia, and observed from from 11.15 till 11.45 UTC (07.15 till 07.45pm, KL time). Reception on the short-wave frequency of 11.890 kHz rated a SINPO of 55544 -- strong and clear signal despite some fading. HERE is  Radio Nyawa Sarawak.

Reception report was emailed and submitted online on the same day. Follow-up submission occurred on 3 December 2019. An acknowledgement, short of the traditional QSL, was received on 4 December 2019.

RX: Sangean ATS-909 ANT: Off the radio's whip antenna QTH: Central West Malaysia

Sunday, December 1, 2019

American Forces Network (AFN Okinawa Surf 648)

American Forces Network (AFN Okinawa  Surf 648), transmitting from Camp Kinser, Urasoe City, Naha City area, Okinawa (Japan), was logged on 1 December 2019. CBS News and advertisements were monitored from 19.05 till 19.35 UTC. Reception on  the medium-wave frequency of 648 kHz for this reportedly10 kW station rated a SINPO of 24432 -- weak to fair signal strength, clear audio when not fading under or mixing with co-frequency station. HERE is AFN Okinawa.

Reception report was submitted online at AFN Okinawa on 1 December 2019. An eQSL was sent the following day on 2 December 2019 by veri-signer George Smith.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave linked to radio's internal ferrite rod QTH: Central West Malaysia

Voice of America Calendar 2019 for December



Voice of America Calendar 2019 for December.

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