Saturday, April 4, 2020

25 Meter Band Scan

Band Scan from 13.45 UTC onward on 3 April 2020

FREQ          STATION                     LOCATION
11.500 - SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng via Miaoli, Taiwan
11.510 - Radio Free North Korea via Tashkent, Uzbekistan
11.530 - Radyo Denge Welat via Kishinev-Grigoriopol, Moldova
11.570 - Radio Free Asia via Sulaibiyah, Kuwait
11.590 - Trans World Radio India via Yerevan-Gavar, Armenia
11.600 - FEBC Radio via Bocaue, Philippines
11.610 - China Radio International via Kunming, China
11.630 - China National Radio via via Lingshi, China
11.650 - China Radio International (Esperanto) via Beijing, China
11.665 - RTM Wai FM via Kajang, Malaysia
11.675 - China Radio International via Urumqi, China
11.680 - KCBS Pyongyang via Kanggye, North Korea
11.695 - China National Radio via Dongfang, China
11.710 - Voice of Korea via Kujang, North Korea
11.735 - Voice of Korea via Kujang, North Korea
11.745 - Al-Azm Radio via Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
11.750 - Reach Beyond Australia via Kununurra, Australia
11.760 - China Radio International via Kunming, China
11.780 - China Radio International via Kunming, China
11.785 - Voice of America via Tinang, Philippines
11.795 - KBS World Radio via Kimjae, South Korea
11.805 - Radio Free Asia via Tinian Island
11.815 - NHK World Radio Japan via Yamata, Japan
11.825 - Voice of Turkey via Emirler, Turkey
11.875 - Nippon no Kaze il bon ue baram via Tashkent, Uzbekistan
11.890 - BBC/CRI (English) ???
11.900 - Reach Beyond Australia via Kununurra, Australia
11.910 - China Radio International via Beijing, China
11.925 - China National Radio via via Lingshi, China
11.940 - Radio Romania International via Tiganesti, Romania
11.950 - Radio Romania International via Galbeni, Romania
11.955 - China Radio International via Kunming, China
11.965 - Voice of Turkey via Emirler, Turkey
11.980 - China Radio International
11.995 - BBC via Tashkent, Uzbekistan
12.005 - Radio Farda via Woofferton, UK
12.020 - Voice of Vietnam via Hanoi, Vietnam
12.025 - China Radio Internationa via Xianyang, China
12.035 - VOA Radio Deewa via Udonthani, Thailand
12.045 - Voice of America via Udonthani, Thailand
12.065 - BBC via Kranji, Singapore
12.080 - Voice of America via Tinang, Philippines
12.095 - FEBC Radio via Bocaue, Philippines
12.120 - FEBC Radio via Bocaue, Philippines
12.140 - Radio Free Asia via Tinian Island
12.160 - SOH Xi Wang Zhi Sheng via Miaoli, Taiwan ???

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia

Friday, April 3, 2020

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International via Paochung was logged on 2 March 2020. English language programming to South East Asia was heard from 03.00 till 04.00 UTC. Reception on 15.320 kHz was SINPO 55555 -- exceptionally strong signal and clear audio content. 

Reception report was submitted about a week later. QSL card arrived in the mail, despite disruption of delivery due to COVOD-19 pandemic crisis, on 3 April 2020.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

QSL Cards for Month of March 2020


Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.
Radio Free Asia. Sulaibiyah, Kuwait.
IRRS-IBA NEXUS. Kostinbrod-Sofia, Bulgaria.
Voice of America. Mopeng Hill  (Selebi-Phikwe), Botswana. 
Radio Romania International. Galbeni, Romania.
Voice of Nigeria. Lagos, Nigeria.


Friday, March 27, 2020

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey via Emirler, Turkey was logged on 8 February 2020. Malay language broadcast of Turkish cultural programmes, Turkish music and station IDs was monitored 05.00 till 05.30 UTC (broadcast time 05.00 till 05.55 UTC). Reception on 17.530 kHz was SINPO 35333 – fair signal, occasionally clear content despite fading under atmospheric noise which worsened later (after 05.20 UTC) in the transmission and degraded reception to 25212

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card and programme schedule arrived in the mail on 27 March 2020.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Central West Malaysia

Radio Free Asia (via Sulaibiyah)

Radio Free Asia via Sulaibiyah, Kuwait was received on 6 January 2020. A Lao broadcast of news and current events was heard from 00.00 till 00.30 UTC. Reception on 9.910 kHz was SINPO 45444 -- good signal strength and audio quality, no interference, slight fading. Fortunately RFA's Lao, Vietnamese, Burmese and Korean programmes are not jammed the way their Mandarin, Uighur and Tibetan broadcasts tend to be, and the culprit, winkie-wink, is China.  HERE is RFA (Sulaibiyah).

Reception report was emailed shortly afterwards, on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 27 March 2020. 

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Central West Malaysia