Friday, September 9, 2016

Radio Republik Indonesia Banda Aceh (Sumatra)

Radio Republik Indonesia Banda Aceh (Pro-1) in Sumatra, was  logged on 9 September 2016. Content consisted mostly of Indonesian pop music. Quran recitation and national anthem was observed both at sign-on and sign-off.

Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1251 kHz, both in the morning and evening, was (SINPO) 34433 - fair to poor signal strength, clear audio when not fading every three to four minutes. Best reception seemed to be in the morning until sunrise. In the evening, before 16.15 UTC,  strong co-frequency interference from Vietnam made reception essentially impossible, although it could be heard on the fade. When VOV signed off at 16.15 UTC, reception improved with only slight interference from a Thai station. HERE's how RRI Banda Aceh sounded at sign-on.

Reception report was emailed and posted in bahasa Indonesia, with audio files, to RRI Banda Aceh. Previous attempt to verify by Facebook, yielded only a "Yeahyeah" comment -- hardly an official verification. So, this time around -- encouraged by recent verification letters from three RRI MW stations -- I thought I'd give it another chance.

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