Thursday, August 11, 2022

Voices of Turkey


Voice of Turkey via Emirler was logged on 1 July 2022. An English language broadcast was monitored from 17.05 till 17.25 UTC.

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

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Radio Taiwan International - German Broadcast (via Tamsui)


Radio Taiwan International's special German language broadcast from their Tamsui transmitter site was received on 15 July 2022, from 17.00 to 18.00 UTC. I listened to RTI German language announcers talk about Taiwan as it related to listeners' reception reports and queries. This was followed with an interview of a German visitor to Taiwan. The broadcast closed with Taiwanese pop music "Hit Parade". All of this was observed between frequent RTI IDs and announcements about special German broadcasts from Tamsui. Reception on 11.995 kHz rated a SINPO of 35343 -- fair to good signal strength and discernible audio content despite moderate atmospheric noise and slight fading.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. A QSL card arrived in the mail on 3 August 2022.

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

Monday, August 1, 2022

RTI Calendar -- August 2022


Radio Taiwan International calendar for August 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

QSL Cards for July 2022

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.

RTM Sarawak FM. Kajang, Malaysia.

VORW Radio International. Moosbrunn, Austria.

Radio Liberty. Al-Dhabbiya, UAE.

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan. 

Radio Free Asia. Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.

Radio Free Asia. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Canada Post Communication Technology - Sir Stanford Fleming and Guglielmo Marconi

Canada Post on 31 October 2002 issued a dual stamp set honouring Communication Technology pioneers Sir Sanford Fleming (The Pacific Cable) and Guglielmo Marconi (Wireless Telegraphy). Five million of these se-tenants were printed. The printer was Lowe-Martin Company Inc.

Sir Sandford Fleming FRSC KCMG (1827 –1915) was a Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor. Born and raised in Scotland, he emigrated to colonial Canada at the age of 18. He promoted worldwide standard time zones, a prime meridian, and use of the 24-hour clock as key elements to communicating the accurate time, all of which influenced the creation of Coordinated Universal Time. He designed Canada's first postage stamp, produced a great deal of work in the fields of land surveying and map making, engineered much of the Intercolonial Railway and the first several hundred kilometers of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Canadian Institute (a science organisation in Toronto).

Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi FRSA (1874 –1937) was an Italian (and Irish on maternal side) inventor and electrical engineer, known for his creation of a practical radio wave-based wireless telegraph system. This led to Marconi being credited as the inventor of radio,  and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy"

Source: Wikipedia and Canada Post

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung (Taiwan), was  received on  12 July 2022. Their English language broadcast of Taiwan news, and regular programmes "Here in Taiwan'' and "Behind the Beat'' was heard from 16.00 to 16.57 UTC. Reception on 9.405  kHz rated a SINPO of 44354 -- strong and clear signal, despite moderate atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. A QSL card was received on 27 July 2022.

RX:  Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Central West Malaysia

RTM Sarawak FM (via Kajang)

RTM Sarawak FM, transmitting from Kajang (approximately 40km northwest of my home), was logged 26 July 2022. Malay language programme of Malay pop songsters, together with a discussion by DJ Yuzz and DJ Lynn on education after SPM ("...pelajaran selepas SPM") was monitored from 00.15 till 00.50 UTC (08.10 till 08.50 AM local time). Reception on 9.835 kHz rated SINPO of 35343 -- fair signal strength with discernible audio content, despite atmospheric noise and slight fading. Reception quality worsened with a weaker signal and more noise after 00.45 UTC. HERE is RTM Sarawak FM.

Reception report was emailed to Unit Pengukuran dan Kualiti RTM Kajang at noon on the same day. An eQSL arrived a four hours later. 


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