Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Madagascar World Voice

Madagascar World Voice, an affiliate station of World Christian Broadcasting, was logged on 29 March 2016. A Russian language broadcast to East Russia on 9.570 kHz at 18.00 till 19.00 UTC and an Arabic language broadcast to Iran on 11.945 kHz at 19.00 till 20.00 UTC was observed. A mix of religious programming and pop music was heard, under fair to excellent reception here in the Kuala Lumpur area.

Reception on 9.570 kHz was (SINPO) 54544 -- a strong signal initially with slight fading. Transmission improved with greater strength after 18.30 UTC. Reception on 11.945 kHz was (SINPO) 34434 -- fair to good audio varied whenever signal faded. This remained constant throughout the half hour this transmission was monitored. Reception on 17.640 kHz was observed at 18.00 UTC, but at much weaker strength.

HERE is how MWV sounded in Malaysia on 9.570 kHz at sign-on. Interestingly their interval tune is the same as KNLS, their sister station in Alaska.

Reception reports were emailed on 29 March 2016 to World Christian Broadcasting. Hopefully their QSL(s) will reach my postal address; in years past this has always been a problem with their sister station, KNLS. An attempt to submit the reports at WCB's online contact page failed to function. Interestingly, I received only their verification for 11.945 kHz. This was received on 14 April 2016.



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