Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Radio Apintie (Surinam)

Radio Apintie, transmitting from  Paramaribo, Surinam, was logged on 19 November 2013. Music, news and talking (in Dutch) was observed from 20.45 to 21.15 UTC (05.45 to 06.15 pm Surinam time). Reception on 4.990 kHz (SINPO) was 25321 - decent carrier with peaks of faint audio and deep fading. At 21.02 UTC, strong CODAR interference degraded reception to 22321. Carrier continued to be heard after 22.00 UTC, again with audio (music) faintly surfacing under the carrier. By 23.00 UTC, carrier signal remained, but weak and audio only slightly negligible.

HERE is an audio sample of Radio Apintie recorded in Southeast Asia on 26 November 2013. Their signal has not improved much since they were first detected on 19 November 2013. Although a fair carrier is present on 4.990 kHz, if one listens very closely the voice of a male DJ and music surfaces briefly -- although barely -- above the carrier. Reception is not pretty; it merely serves as a benchmark for Radio Apinti to measure the reception quality of  their signal in this quarter of the world. Hopefully it is sufficient for their confirmation. 

Reception report was emailed on 18 November 2013. Letter with report was posted on 21 November 2013. Multiple follow-up emails have been sent since first receiving them, all apparently to no avail.

Postal address:
Radio Apintie
c/o Mr. Charles Vervuurt
Verlengde Gemenelandsweg 37
Paramaribo, Suriname
(South America) 


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