Friday, December 1, 2023

Wednesday, November 29, 2023

Reception Reports Submitted in November 2023


- Radio Thailand World Service - RR emailed on 18 November 2023 - Email was received 20 Nov promising a paper QSL card.

- Voice of America Africa (via Pinheira)  - RR (in German) emailed on 17 Nov 2023 -

- NHK Radio Japan - RR submitted online on 15 Nov 2023. QSL card received 30 Nov 2023.

- Die Stimme Vietnams  - RR (in German) emailed on 14 Nov 2023 -

- Voice of Turkiye - RR emailed on 14 Nov 2023 -

- Bangkok Meteorological Radio - RR emailed on 13 Nov 2023 -

Radio Thailand World Service

Radio Thailand World Service via Udon Thani was received on 18 November 2023. A 30-minute broadcast of regional and world news, along with advertisements, was observed from 00.00 till 00.30 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 13.750 kHz rated a SINPO of 35433 -- strong and clear signal, despite moderate atmospheric noise. HERE'S an audio-video file from this transmission to give an idea of the reception quality in Malaysia.

I might added this transmission target was intended for the east coast of the United States.

Reception report was submitted on the same day. An email on 20 November  2023 from Radio Thailand confirmed the report and promised to send a QSL Card.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia.

NHK Radio Japan

NHK Radio Japan via Yamata was heard on 15 November 2023. A Japanese language broadcast of pop music featuring Blue Oyster Cult and Alice Cooper was monitored from 17.05 to 18.00 UTC. Reception on 9.560 kHz rated a SINPO of 45544

Reception report was submitted online on the following day, 16 November 2023. A QSL card was received on 30 November 2023.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: Off the whip QTH: Central West Malaysia

Radio Andorra Postage Stamp - 2010

POSTES PRINCIPAT D'ANDORRA on 21 May 2010 issued a First Day Cover stamp of the old Radio Andorra building. The stamp was designed by Francisco Sánchez for the postal sercvice with the Radio Andorra building in Campagna as a motif. Postmark featured an old microphone similar to one used at Radio Andorra.

Spanish Post Office “Correos” also issued a similar stamp for Andorra, observing the 30th anniversary of the cessation in transmissions of Radio Andorra.

Wednesday, November 22, 2023

50th Anniversary of the First Tahiti-France Radio Link

FRENCH POLYNESIA (TAHITI) on 18 December 1965 offered a First Day Cover stamp marking the 50th Anniversary of the first Tahiti-France radio link (29 December 1915).
I am assuming "radio link" is referring partly to ORTF to Radio Tahiti as well as other communication links. 

I obtained this FDC because Radio Tahiti was one of those Asia-Pacific stations I logged in the 1970s while living in Colorado (USA). I especially remember listening at nights. Polynesian music played non-stop while it snowed in Denver, and I would imagine sunny, palm-fringed beaches and beautiful people in native dress, far away from this miserable cold, grey, snowy winter's night.

Friday, November 17, 2023

Radio Taiwan International National Day Broadcast 2023

Radio Taiwan International  transmitting presumably from Tamsui was received  on 8 October 2023. Taiwan's 112th National Day broadcast was monitored from 02.40 till 03.30 UTC. A Chinese language programme of speeches, parade and marching band music. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 15.470 kHz  rated a SINPO of 55444 -- good reception, clear audio, some atmospheric noise especially after 03.15 UTC.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 17 October 2023.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia