Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Vatican Radio (via Talata-Volondry, Madagascar and Santa Maria di Galeria)

Vatican Radio, transmitting from Talata-Volondry, Madagascar and Santa Maria di Galeria, was logged on 16 October 2013. A broadcast in Amharic was observed from 16.29 to 16.44 UTC; Tigrinya from 16.45 to 16.58 UTC; and French from 16.59 to 17.15 (17.30) UTC. Reception from Talata-Volondry on 13.765 kHz at 16.29 UTC was (SINPO) 23431 -- weak signal strength, together with station splatter from CRI. At 16.50 UTC reception improved slightly to 23432 with a stronger audio and discernible speech. Reception was much better at 17.00 UTC when transmitter switched to Santa Maria di Galeria -- SINPO was 34443.

Reception report was emailed to Vatican Radio the following day. A QSL card was promised a few days later. QSL card arrived in the mail on 1 November 2013.

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