Tuesday, September 15, 2020

FRS Holland*

FRS Holland* aired a special 40th Anniversary programme on 30 August 2020.  DJ Scott was observed hosting a retrospective of oldies music, off-shore radio (Sunshine Radio) broadcasts and talked about FRS's history. For my part, I monitored the transmission from 17.40 till 18.30 UTC.

Reception was detected on the short-wave frequencies of 7.700 kHz and 5.790 kHz. However, I found 7.700 kHz to be the best. SINPO for 5.790 kHz at 17.45 UTC was 34323 -- despite  fading, atmospheric disturbance, poor to fair signal strength, clear audio content. SINPO for 7.700 kHz at 18.00 UTC was 55555. Inasmuch as FRS Holland could not be received directly in Malaysia for this broadcast, I resorted to using the remote SDR receiver located in a Netherlands.

Reception report was emailed to FRS Holland on the following day. An eQSL and message from Peter Verbruggen was received on 16 September 2020.

*RX: Remote SDR ANT: Mini whip QTH: Malaysia via Twente University in Enschede, Netherlands

Monday, September 7, 2020

Radio Taiwan International


Radio Taiwan International
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transmitting from  Baochung and Tamsui, was logged on 2, 4 and 10 August 2020. English broadcast in English from 03.00 till 04.00  UTC, Reception on 9.405 kHz amd  15.320 kHz was 55555.

Reception report was email a few days after the transmissions. QSL cards arrived in the mail on 8 September 2020.

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

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Radio Taiwan International


Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tamsui, was logged on 31 July and 1 August 2020. This annual and special broadcast in German broadcast directly from Taiwan, not the usual relayed transmission from Woofferton (UK). Of the two transmissions logged on 11.600 kHz, between 17.00 till 18.00 UTC, the best reception was on 1 August.

Reception report was email a few days after the transmissions. QSl card arrived in the mail on 4 September 2020.

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

Voice of Turkey


Voice of Turkey via Emirler was received on 6 April 2020. An Azeri broadcast of cultural progammes and a lot of Turkish pop music was noted from 15.40 till 16.25 UTC. Reception on 9.505 kHz was SINPO 55555 -- excellent on all accounts up until 16.00 UTC when some QRM was detected, which degraded SINPO to 54544 -- still a very decent signal to receive content of programmes.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 4 September 2020. Apparently mail delivery was delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

RX: Tecsun S-2000  ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia (near Kuala Lumpur)

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Voice of Turkey


Voice of Turkey transmitting from Emirler, was logged on 6 July 2020. A Persian language broadcast of mostly music was observed from 15.10 till 16,00 UTC. Reception was on the shortwave frequency of 9.765 kHz. 

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 2 September 2020.

RX: Tecsun S-2000  ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia (near Kuala Lumpur)

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