Sunday, June 30, 2013

PCJ Radio International (via Trincomalee)

PCJ Radio International, transmitting from Trincomalee, Sri Lanka, was logged on 30 June 2013. This seventh test transmission began a half hour later owing to co-station interference. The broadcast began at 13.30 UTC with Andy Sennitt's "Focus Asia Pacific", then a Tecsun advertisement and "PCJ Happy Station Show". Reception on 11.835 kHz was at sign-on was (SINPO) 55545 -- excellent signal strength and  audio clarity despite slight fading. At 13.40 UTC, increased QRN, transmitter hum and fading reduced reception to 45433. At 13.50 UTC, for some inexplicable reason, reception improved to 55444. By 14.00 UTC, fading and severe transmitter hum  buried audio. At 14.13 UTC, hum and fading disappeared, improving reception to 55555. Transmission closed with Latin American tune, "Suarez" and PCJ interval tune at 14.30 UTC.

A sample of the transmission early in the broadcast may be heard HERE, and later the horrible transmitter noise HERE.

A reception report was emailed after the broadcast and posted a few days later to PCJ Radio. This eQSL arrived on 4 July 2013.

Postal address:
PCJ Radio International
8th Floor, Number 47, Lane 31,
Sanmin Road, Section 1,
Banciao, New Taipei City
Taiwan, 22070
Republic Of China



Souvenir from PCJ Radio International (RNW 55 Anniversary Card)

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