Friday, November 23, 2012

China Radio International (via Habana, Cuba)

China Radio International, transmitting from Habana, Cuba, was logged on 24 November 2012. A Spanish language broadcast of Latin music was  monitored from 00.15 to 00.50 UTC. Transmission was on 15.120 kHz. Reception (SINPO) at 00.15 UTC was 23332 -- fair to poor signal strength with some station splatter and atmospheric noise, otherwise speech was clear and audible at times. By 00.30 UTC reception was degraded to 13321 -- gradually faded away and was drowned out by an adjacent station. By 00.45 UTC signal was barely audible.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. A few days later, Ying Lian emailed promising to send a QSL card: "We are thankful for your greetings and report of Spanish program. Your report and comment on our English programs will be welcome when it is convenient of you. We will send a qsl card soon." This QSL card, along with two bookmakers depicting the Great Wall, arrived on 20 December 2012.

Two bookmarkers depicting the Great Wall

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