Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Galei Zahal on 6.885 kHz (Israel)

Galei Zahal, transmitting from Tel Aviv-Yavne, Israel, was logged on 25 June 2013. A broadcast of Israeli songs and news on the hour in Hebrew, hosted by a male announcer, was monitored from 18.30 to 19.05 UTC. Reception on 6.885 kHz was (SINPO) 23321 -- weak signal strength but audible, despite QRM (jamming) and fading. It should be noted Galei Zahal is rarely heard on this frequency in South East Asia. I  first observed their signal on 8 June 2013 at 17.30 UTC onward. At the time, there was no QRM (jamming or other interference), unlike reception conditions for the past few weeks. Generally Galei Zahal is received best on 15.850 kHz. Note previous entry with sound files HERE

A reception report was emailed on 26 June 2013. I will be pleasantly surprised if and when a QSL card arrives. It took several months to receive their QSL, owing to delays in the mail. Galei Zahal was previously QSLed on 15.850 kHz, hence my interest in submitting a new reception report on 6.885 kHz.

Owing that Malaysia has no diplomatic ties with Israel, this QSL was routed to Ho Chi Minh City, then to Malaysia. In addition to this, the postman folded the card in half and delivered it on 2 August 2013, in less time than my previously received Galai Zahal QSL. All told, I'm surprised it arrived at all.

Galei Zahal
Israel Defence Forces
Military Post Office 1005
Zahal, Israel


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