Saturday, December 13, 2014

Voice of Ukrainian Crimea

Voice of Ukrainian Crimea*, transmitting presumably from Crimea, was logged on 13 December 2014. Station ID in English and Russian (?) with a dramatic instrumental theme was heard approximately every 15 minutes. Regional rock, rap, pop and patriotic songs with occasional commentary were observed from 17.45 to 18.25 UTC. A rousing (macho) anthem performed by a chorus of male singers was heard just before the transmission closed. Reception on 6.290 kHz was (SINPO) 34322 -- fair signal and discernible audio despite long fades and atmospheric noise. Transmission worsened and signal weakened after 18.00 UTC due to increased QRN and fading. However, the frequency varies; other DXers have received Voice of Ukrainian Crimea further up the dial on the 48 meter band (6.325 kHz) as well.

HERE is the interval sign-on for the Voice of  Ukrainian Crimea.

Voice of Ukrainian Crimea is reportedly a free radio station, although with a clandestine nature. The station operates with a low-power transmitter, reaching as far as northern Europe and obviously with fair coverage throughout the continent. I say this noting their signal was picked up by the Twente SDR receiver based in the Netherlands, whereas it could not be detected directly from my listening post in Malaysia.

I would love to send a reception report to the Voice of Ukrainian Crimea, but as of this posting there is no known email or postal address. Nor does the station advertise one. Anyone who knows the contrary  an email address would be appreciated.

*Logged using remote SRD receiver at University of Twente, the Netherlands.

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