Wednesday, June 12, 2019

China National Radio 1 (via Yushu)

China National Radio 1 / PBS via Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Quinghai Province, China was logged on 5 March 2019. Chinese programming, mostly talk format, mixing under Radio Taiwan International was monitored from 14.10 till 14.30 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 6.075 kHz was SINPO 12431 -- weak signal strength, with strong co-frequency QRM from Radio Taiwan International, yet still audible underneath RTI. HERE is CNR (Yushu) station ID mixing under RTI. 

Reception report was mailed to CNR a few days later. I submitted the report using a Goggle English to Mandarin translation, thinking this would secure a QSL. Subsequent to this, I have been told by a fellow DXer that an English language report is sufficient as well. That said, this much prized QSL card from CNR arrived in the mail on 13 June 2018.  

Address (on the envelope):
China Radio International
P.O. Box 4501
Beijing 100866

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

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Logbook for 7 June 2019

TIME FOR A LITTLE DXING. Here I can be seen scanning the 19 meter shortwave band with a Tecsun S-2000 linked to a dipole antenna, outside a modest terrace house in Malaysia,  on the afternoon of 7 June 2019. Mostly stations in northern Asia and Pacific were logged after 10.35 UTC. 73.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Voice of America Calendar 2019 for June

Voice of America Calendar 2019 for June.

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QSL Calendar for June 2019

QSL Calendar for June 2019

Radio Taiwan International for June 2019

Radio Taiwan International Calendar for June 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

QSLs for the Month of May 2019

NEXUS-IBA (IRRS) for Radio Rasant*. Romania.
Radio Taiwan International Paochung, Taiwan.
NHK World Radio Japan. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
NHK World Radio Japan. Koror. Palau.
Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.
Radio Free Asia. Tinian, North Mariana Islands.
Radio Free Asia. Sulaibiyah, Kuwait.
Wavescan via WRMI. Okeechobee, Florida. USA.
Reach Beyond Australia. Kununurra, Western Australia.
Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.
Radio Republik Indonesia Ranai. Natuna Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 (SW) and Sangean ATS-909 (MW)  ANT: 1/4 wave and internal ferrite rod  QTH: Central West Malaysia

*RX: remote SDR ANT: Mini whip. QTH:  Enschede, the Netherlands (Twente University)

NEXUS-IBA (IRRS) for Radio Rasant (via Romania)

NEXUS-IBA (IRRS) for Radio Rasant (St├Ądtische Realschule de Sundern)*, transmitting from presumably Romania, was logged on 24 May 2019. Students from  St├Ądtische Realschule de Sundern put together an hour programme of music and comments on the environment and technology. Fir my part, I monitored their programme from 19.00 till 19.15 UTC (broadcast time 18.15 till 19.15 UTC). Reception on 7.290 kHz  rated 44433 -- fair signal strength, decent audio content, despite slight fading.

Reception report with an audio file was emailed to NEXUS-IBA and Radio Rasant on the following day. NEXUS-IBA sent an eQSL and email confirming report on 30 May 2019.


*RX: remote SDR ANT: Mini whip. QTH:  Enschede, the Netherlands (Twente University)