Thursday, January 14, 2021

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International's 109th National Day Broadcast "Proud of Taiwan"  was received on 10 October 2020, from 02.00 till 03.00 UTC.  Reception on the shortwave frequency of 15.665 kHz was SINPO: 55555 -- Excellent throughout much of the broadcast until about 02.57 UTC when a Mandarin speaking station (suspect CNR/CRI) in China was observed under RTI's signal, but RTI remained clear and audible above it. Interestingly the station signed off a few minutes after RTI closed its audio feed.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. A follow-up email was submitted in early January 2021, This QSL card arrived in the mail on 15 January 2021.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia

Sunday, January 10, 2021

Adventist World Radio (via Talata Volonondry)

Adventist World Radio
, transmitting from Talata Volonondry (Madagascar), was logged on 04 January 2021. Punjabi language broadcast of Indian music and religious content was noted from 15.00 till 15.30 UTC. Reception on the short-wave of 15.150 kHz rated a SINPO of 45444 -- good signal strength, slight fade and atmospheric noise, but overall clear audio content.

Reception report was submitted to three different email addresses on the following day. This eQSL was received on 11 January 2021.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Radio Taiwan International (via Tamsui and Pachung)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung and Tamsui, was longed on 4, 6 and 8 December 2020. Reception of these Englsih language broadcasts on 15.320 kHz (at 03.00 till 04.00 UTC) and 6.185 kHz (16.40 till 17.00 UTC) rated a SINPO of 55555 -- Excellent.

Reception report was emailed on 9th December 2020. QSL card and three blank QSL postcards arrived in the mail on 6 January 2020.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia



Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Gift from Radio Taiwan International

Today, this souvenir item from Radio Taiwan International arrived in the mail: a National Palace Museum tote bag and pin. Thank you very much RTI.

Monday, January 4, 2021

Channel 292* (Special BraneFive QSL)

Channel 292*, transmitting from Rohrbach-Waal, Germany, was logged on 25 September 2020. A special QSL card from the Swiss Rock group BraneFive  for transmission of their debut song "Free the Animal in You" was heard at 08.58 UTC. An announcement and the song was heard on the short-wave frequency of 6.070 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, while using the remote SDR receiver at Twente University (The Netherlands). Reception rated a SINPO of 55555. HERE is Brane Five via Channel 292.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. Follow-up email from presumably band member, Elias, was received on 28 September promising a QSL card would be sent. It did indeed arrive on 5 January 2021.

*RX SDR in Twente ANT: mini whip QTH: Malaysia via the Netherlands

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International, transmitting from Galbina, was logged on 17 November 2020. Romanian language broadcast of current event reports and Romanian pop music was monitored from 17.30  till 17.55  UTC. Reception on 7.370 kHz rated a SINPO of 35333 - audible and clear signal despite moderate atmospheric noise and fading/

Reception report was emailed on the following day, An eQSL card was received on 4 January 2020.

RX Alinco DX-R8T ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia

Friday, January 1, 2021

RTI Calendar January 2021


Radio Taiwan International calendar for month of January 2021