Friday, April 12, 2013

CNR 1 (via Kunming on MW)

CNR 1, transmitting presumably from Kunming, Yunnan Province, PRC, was logged on 12 April 2013. In an effort to locate the new CRI medium-wave station "Voice of South China Sea", I discovered from 14.00 to 15.00 UTC a Mandarin language broadcast of talk and contempory Chinese pop tunes  on 1008 kHz. Reception at 14.00 UTC was (SINPO) 34333 - fair signal coupled with atmospheric QRN. An Indonesian station (perhaps RRI Madiun in East Java)  was heard underneath every 5 to 10 minutes when signal faded out. Reception improved to 44434 around 14.45 UTC onward.

A music selection from this CRN 1 broadcast may be heard HERE

Reception report was emailed to CNR on the following day. A report may be posted in subsequent days, owning that a short-wave listener recently received a QSL card from CNR by mail. A reception report was also emailed to CRI on 15 April 2013. The following day, CRI promised to send a QSL card. The QSL from CRI arrived in the mail on 16 May 2013.




China National Radio
Area 18, South Fourth Ring Road,
No. 188, Building 7,
Beijing,  100070
The People's Republic of China

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