Monday, March 7, 2016

QSL from Radio Japan (via Thammasat University Radio)

A QSL card from NHK World - Radio Japan arrived in the mail today. Ordinarily this is not a big deal. What makes this QSL so special is the transmitter site. It originated from Thammasat University Radio

Thammasat University in Rangsit, Pathumthani (outside Bangkok) relays Radio Japan's Thai programming. Their on-campus station operates on the MW frequency of 981 kHz, using a 10 kilowatt HARRIS generation DX10 transmitter. Their signal is received reasonably well throughout much of peninsular Malaysia and neighbouring countries.

Here's another interesting aspect of this QSL card. Unfortunately, and oddly, it contains no detailed account (i.e. date, time, frequency, transmitter location), nor official Radio Japan verification stamp.  I am mystified as to why a general confirmation was issued. I am doubtful Thammasat University Radio will follow up with their verification; domestic Thai stations routinely fail to verify reception reports. So, I am feeling a tad bit disappointed about this 'incomplete' QSL from Radio Japan. I have since followed up and requested a proper one from them.

Thammasat University Radio and Staff

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