Thursday, April 24, 2014

Radio New Zealand International

Radio New Zealand International, "The Voice of the Pacific", was logged on 23 April 2014. Their Dateline Pacific programme was monitored between 18.15 to 18.50 UTC. Reports highlighted Fiji indigenous land rights and loopholes, political history and media censorship in Pacific nations, assault on asylum seekers in Manus Island and New Zealand fisheries. This was followed with news about New Zealand in English, then Samoan. A country and western tune and RNZI bellbird interval wrapped up transmission on 9.700 kHz. Reception (SINPO) at 18.15 UTC was 55454 -- excellent signal strength with minor atmospheric noise. At 18.30 UTC reception was degraded to 53453 due to station splatter from China Radio International.
Reception report was posted to RNZI, c/o Mr. Adrian Sainsbury, on the following day. One may obtain a paper QSL card for reports mailed to RNZI, together with US$2 or 2 IRCs. Emailed reports are acknowledged with an eQSL, never paper QSL. I received their QSL card, programme schedule, brochure on RNZI and stickers on 15 May 2014.

Postal address:
Radio New Zealand International
C/O Mr. Adrian Sainsbury
P.O. Box 123
Wellington, New Zealand



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