Monday, April 22, 2013

PBS Sichuan 2 (via Chengdu, PRC)

PBS Sichuan 2, transmitting from Chengdu, Sichuan Province, PRC, was logged on 22 April 2013. Broadcasts of news events in Mandarin and Yi were observed from 22.35 to 23.30 UTC (06.35 to 07.30 Beijing time). Reception on 7.225 kHz  at 22.35 UTC was (SINPO) 33443 -- fair signal strength with droning  noise and station splatter from adjacent stations in China. Despite these conditions, signal was audible with discernible speech. At 22.58 UTC, increased station splatter from CNR degraded reception to 32432, even though speech was still detected. At 23.20 UTC, signal was much weaker at 23332.  Note: jamming from North Korea was present  on 6.060 kHz between 13.00 to 15.00 UTC. It was also apparent   -- although less so -- at 22.35 UTC.  Despite this, PBS Sichuan 2 was barely audible under this noise.

Reception report was emailed to SARFT and CRI on the same day. A few hours later, Ying Lian confirmed the report, promising a QSL card. The promised QSL arrived in the mail on 15 May 2013.

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