Saturday, December 17, 2011

Honolulu Volmet - KVM70

Honolulu Volmet  - KVM 70 in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA was received 2 December 2011. The station monitored from 16.54 to 17.11 UTC on 6.679 kHz USB/SSB. Reception (SINPO) was 25232 -- weak signal strength coupled with atmospheric noise. Transmission entailed a synthesized male voice speaking English repeatedly announcing the temperature, dew point, visibility and surface wind speed in Honolulu, Hilo, Guam, Kahului, Anchorage, Elmendorf, Fairbanks, Cold Bay, King Salmon, Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle-Tacoma,  Portland and Sacramento.

The funny thing is frequencies, other than the one I reported, are stated on the letter. The ID was definitely KVM 70. All the same, I count it as a QSL-letter from another short-wave station in Hawaii, other than WWVH.

Addendum to KVM 70:
To confirm the actual transmission of this station on the frequencies stated in this QSL-letter, I ran a check on two of the three frequencies. I observed a fax transmission on 18 December 2011, eminating from 16.135 kHz in USB/SSB at 03.55 UTC. Reception (SINPO) was 25222 - weak signal strength and hampered by QRN, but audible nonetheless. The same transmission was detected on 11.090 kHz in USB/SSB at a later time on the same day, but with slightly better reception.

Reception report was emailed on 2 December 2011. A letter arrived in the mail on 17 December 2011. 

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