Thursday, April 5, 2012

Radio Canada International (Via Yamata, Japan)

Radio Canada International (RCI), transmitting from Yamata, Japan was received on 5 April 2012. Chinese language broadcast was heard from 15.00 to 15.59 UTC on 11.730 kHz. The broadcast highlighted the closure on shortwave services of RCI. Interestingly the last half  hour of the broadcast repeated the first half hour. Reception (SINPO): 55555 -- excellent on all accounts.

Reception report was emailed and submitted on-line. Bill Westerhaven of RCI replied: "I've just completed your QSL letter (as we have almost run out of QSL cards), which will be mailed as soon as possible after the Easter weekend. Thank you very much, as well, for your comments on our reduction in services.  I will forward your comments to our management and to my colleagues." Indeed, a QSL letter, together with RCI broadcast schedule, book markers and stickers, arrived in the mail on 23 April 2012. 

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