Saturday, May 13, 2017

Logbook 11 - 13 May 2017

China Radio International Russian service via Kashgar was heard on 13 May 2017, from 09.25 till 10.00 UTC (broadcast time 09.00 till 10.00 UTC). The programme "Muzyka Big Bang" was observed on the short-wave frequency of  15.335 kHz, which rated a SINPO of 55444 -- excellent signal strength and clarity of audio, despite some fading under atmospheric noise. Near the end of transmission, there was some station splatter from an adjacent station (RFA Tibetan service).

Lao National Radio with interval, clock chimes and ID at 12.00 UTC on 6.130 kHz, SINPO 44434. HERE's a recording of LNR.

BBC via A'Seela was logged at 17.00 UTC with news in English. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1413 kHz rated a strong 44444, which is not surprising given the transmitter output is reportedly 800 kW.

Radio Vatican
via Tinang was heard  from 02.00 till 03.00 UTC. In a broadcast intended for South Asia, Radio Vatican presented 20-minute broadcasts in Hindi, Tamil and Malayalam. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.470 kHz rated a SINPO of 35333 -- fair signal strength, fading under atmospheric noise, but audible and clear.

Voice of Vietnam - VoV5
English Service was heard from 12.30 till 12.58 UTC. Cultural segments on the bamboo and rattan crafts of Phu Vinh and commentary on the film "30 Days in Saigon" was observed during the half-hour broadcast. Reception on the short-wave frequency of  9.840 kHz rated a SINPO of 55545 - excellent signal strength and clarity of audio with  slight fading.

Receiver used: Degen DE-1102. External Antenna: 10 meter long wire. RX Location: Central West Malaysia

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