Saturday, January 7, 2012

Radio Free Asia (via Dushanbe, Tajikistan)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting via Dushanbe-Yangiyul, Tajikistan, was logged on 3 January 2012. A Tibetan (Khams dialect) broadcast was aired from 12.30 to 13.00 UTC on 15.375 kHz. Reception (SINPO) was 23353 -- fair signal strength, prominent transmitter hum and slight fading. Despite these conditions, speech was audible and clear. 

It should be noted China National Radio or China Radio International deliberately blankets Tibetan language broadcasts on most frequencies with Chinese programming. 

Reception report was emailed to RFA. Hopefully this will suffice for their Year of the Dragon QSL. Bingo, it did! QSL card arrived in the mail on 17 January 2012.

1 comment:

  1. I just heard this station on 13780 kHz in the Seattle area. Very clear signal.

    I have a Sony ICF-SW1 connected to a 30m of speaker cord that I ran up a tree behind the house. I have been amazed at what I can pick up with that.