Saturday, November 10, 2012

Alcaravan Radio (Colombia)

Alcaravan Radio, a 1 kW station transmitting from Puerto Lleras, Colombia was received from 10.50 to 11.10 UTC on 10 November 2012 at 5.910 kHz.  Reception (SINPO) at 10.50 UTC was 25322 - weak, clear and audible, despite fading and poor signal strength.  As the grey-line between Colombia and Malaysia disappeared at 11.15 UTC, signal gradually faded away and only a faint carrier was detected at 11.25 UTC. After 11.30 UTC, no signal was heard.

Within this period of time I enjoyed several lovely Colombian / Latin American songs with occasional moderation from a Spanish speaking announcer. 

To hear how Alcaravan Radio sounded in Malaysia at 10.58 UTC,  listen  HERE. The static bursts heard on the recording are from an approaching thunderstorm.  

A reception report was emailed to the QSL Manager, Mr. Rafael Rodriguez. Within six hours of submitting it, I received this eQSL and message from him. He wrote: "Greetings from Colombia. Many thanks for your reception report to our signal in 5910 kHz. This will help us to improve our signal. I send you our e-QSL. From January 2011 to all reports received by e-mail we send e-QSL, but if you want full QSL (card, sticker and other little gift) please send you report by airmail including 2 IRCs."


c/o Rafael Rodríguez R.
Apartado Aéreo No. 67751
Bogotá D.C. - COLOMBIA

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