Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Logbook 25 & 26 April 2017

Degen DE-1102

All India Radio (National Channel) via  Aligarh was monitored from 17.50 till 18.30 UTC with programming in English and Western pop songs. Reception on 9.380 kHz rated a SINPO of 45433 -- fair to good signal, clear audio with occasionally long fades.

NHK World - Radio Japan with programming in Japanese from 2.30 UTC onward.  SINPO on 15.195 rated 45444, whereas their transmission on the 16 meter band (17.810 kHz) is much stronger.

Radio Liberty via Sulaibiyah with Pashto programming at 02.00 UTC onward was logged on 15.090 kHz. SINPO rated 45444.

KNLS - New Life Station
with frequent station IDs, Western pop music and Christian programming was observed on the short-wave frequency of 15.515 kHz. Reception  rated a SINPO of 55545 -- near perfect reception with slight fading. HERE's an audio excerpt from this broadcast.

Unknown FM station, presumably in Kuala Lumpur, in a test transmission was heard on 88.9 mHz with classic rock looped round-the-clock.

Myanmar Radio was logged on 9.730 kHz with very noisy SINPO of 25222, with a station ID at 02:30 UTC.

Voice of Mongolia
in an English broadcast from 15.30 till 16.00 UTC featured news and financial market reports, followed by Mongolian pop tunes and feature on a museum dedicated to traditional Mongolian games. Reception on 12.015 kHz rated a SINPO initially of 55555 with slight over modulation. By 12.50 UTC, QRM from Voice of Korea in Pyongyang degraded reception to 53543. HERE's an audio excerpt from this broadcast

Radio Free Asia
via Tinian was observed from 17.00 UTC onward with news reports in Korean on the short-wave frequency of 9.990 kHz which rated a SINPO of 55555.

DZRP - Radyo Pilipinas (The Overseas Broadcast of the Philippine Broadcasting Service)
with news and cultural programming in English from 02.45 UTC till 03.30 UTC on the short-wave frequency of 15.460 kHz and 17.820 kHz; reception was best on the 19 meter band with a SINPO of 55545.

FEBC via Bocaue was observed at sign-off, around 01.28 UTC with station ID and address in Javanese. SINPO on 15.560 was a solid 55555.

Radio Taiwan International
via Paochung with news, Taiwanese pop music and cultural programmes in English was observed from 03.00 till 04.00 UTC, Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.320 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555

Radio Thailand World Service
with Thai and English broadcast from 01.30 till 02.35 UTC, on 15.590 kHz rated a SINPO of 55545 -- good signal strength, clear audio, slight fading. English programming commenced from 2.00 till 02.30 UTC for the US West Coast; before and after these times transmission was in Thai with Thai music.

Voice of Turkey
was heard on the short-wave frequency of 15.520 kHz, from 16.30 till 17.25 UTC, under poor reception conditions.  SINPO rated 25322 - poor reception, fading under atmospheric noise, audible with occasionally clear content. Reception worsened after 17.00 UTC; signal was still audible but weak and audio at times was barely audible.

Receivers used: Tecsun S-2000 and Degen DE-1102. External antenna: 1/4 wave and 10-metre long wire, respectively. RX location: central West Malaysia.

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