Thursday, August 13, 2020

Nippon Hoso Kyokai 2 / JOBB (via Osaka)

Hoso Kyokai  2 / Osaka Broadcasting Station (JOBB) in Habikino City, Osaka, Japan was logged on 30 November 2019.

After an apparent delay in mail delivery -- an estimated eight months -- due to the Covid-19 pandemic I received this envelope from Osaka. Inside, it contained a station sticker, radio programme schedule, Japan travel leaflet, postcard of Japanese actors and a semi-verification card.

I say "semi-verification" as NHK-2 stations on MW are rarely verified nowadays, but they do acknowledge receipt of emails/letters. Why bother to send any of these items is a mystery; apparently it is a cultural courtesy of the Japanese, and if so,  I appreciate the gesture. 

Whatever the case, NHK-2 / JOBB featured a mostly talk format in Japanese with occasional music when the station was monitored from 21.05 UTC, on 828 kHz with SINPO of 25432 -- weak to fair signal, clear content, fading, no interference until 22.00 UTC.
Reception report was mailed and emailed in early December 2019. This semi-verification arrived in the mail on 14 August 2020. 

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Trans World Radio Africa (via Kishinev-Grigoriopol)

Trans World Radio Africa, transmitting from Kishinev-Grigoriopol, (Transnistria) Moldova, was logged on 3 August 2020. A Tigrinya broadcast of Evangelical religious content, Horn of Africa music and station IDs was monitored from 18.00 till 18.45 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 9.940  kHz rated a SINPO of 34433 -- fair signal initially at the start of broadcast, but generally clear audio and slight fading under atmospheric noise throughout much of the transmission. HERE is Trans World Radio Africa (Kishinev-Grigoriopol)

Reception report was emailed on 3rd Auigust 2020. An  eQSL was received on 3rd August 2020. 

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

Monday, August 3, 2020

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International, transmitting from Galbina (Romania), was logged on 1 August 2020. Romanian language programming, consisting mostly of Romanian and Western Pop/Rock songs was received on 17.50 till 18.10  UTC. Reception on 11.975 kHz was SINPO 55555 -- excellent! HERE's RRI.

Reception report was emailed on 2nd Auigust 2020. An undocumented eQSL was received on 3rd August 2020. As with the previous eQSLs from RRI, the data portion of the card was blank; I completed the details for my personal record.

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Radio Channel 292

On 1st August, Radio Channel 292 will start transmission on a new frequency: 9.670 kHz in the 31 meter band. This will replace 7.440 kHz. With the change to 9.670 kHz, DXers may have a better chance for long distance reception, especially during darkness, of this low-powered station in Germany.

Program information:

Radio Channel 292
Eja 2
85276 Pfaffenhofen



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Friday, July 31, 2020

Special German Language Broadcast from Tamsui

Direktausstrahlungen des deutschsprachigen Programms Ende Juli und August von der Sendeanlage Tamsui in Taiwan:

Auch in diesem Jahr sendet RTI sein deutschsprachiges Programm wieder an mehreren Tagen direkt von der Sendeanlage Tamsui in Nordtaiwan:

Sendetermine und Frequenzen:

Frequenz 11.600 kHz  1700-1800 UTC
Frequenz  7.250 kHz  1800-1900 UTC

31. Juli (Freitag)
01. August (Samstag)
02. August (Sonntag)
07. August (Freitag)
08. August (Samstag)
09. August (Sonntag)
14. August (Freitag)
15. August (Samstag)
16. August (Sonntag)
21. August (Freitag)
22. August (Samstag)
23. August (Sonntag)

Empfangsberichte bestätigen wir wieder mit einer Sonder-QSL-Karte.

Empfangsberichte können Sie per E-Mail an oder per Post (Radio Taiwan International, German Service, P.O. Box 123-199, Taipei 11199, Taiwan) an uns senden.