Monday, April 4, 2011

WWVH - Hawaii, USA

WWVH in: Kekaha, Kauai, Hawaii (USA) was logged on  31 March 2011 at 14.00 UTC (generally signal is heard 24 hours). It was monitored on 2.500 kHz (not audible at 14.00 UTC), 5.000 kHz  (audible at 14.00 UTC), 10.000 kHz  (audible at 14.00 UTC) and 15.000 khz (not audible at 14.00 UTC).

Signal (SINPO) was 45444 on 10.000 kHz with light QRN, otherwise a strong signal and clearly discernible speech; on 5.000 kHz reception was 44554. Female announcer provided frequencies, address and time  from WWVH, stating "At the tone 14 hours coordinated universal time...".

Although I have heard this ubiquitous 10 kw station on many occasions and QSLed it from the United States (Denver, Colorado) in the 1970s, I couldn't resist the opportunity to try QSLing it this time from Malaysia. Reception report was mailed on 1 April 2011.  

POSTSCRIPT (27 April 2011): 
I received an email from WWVH stating reception report has been verified. See note below:

"Thank you for your reception report and your interest in WWVH.This is to notify you that a QSL card for your reception report will be mailed today.

Adela Mae P. Ochinang
NIST-WWVH Secretary"

POSTSCRIPT (13 May 2011)
QSL card recived in mail on 13 May 2011, along with a photocopy of a flyer about the history of WWVH.

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