Sunday, September 3, 2017

Ozy Radio* (Australia)

Ozy Radio* in Razorback (near Camden) New South Wales was received on 2 September 2017, from 09.44 till 10.15 UTC, on the short-wave frequency of  5.045 kHz, using the KiwiSDR at Freemans Reach (Australia). Direct reception in Malaysia of this 500 watt station is next to impossible owing to QRM splatter from Beibu Bay Radio (China) on 5.050 KHz and AIR Kolkata (Jeypore, India) on 5.040 kHz. Frequency is clear when BBR signs-off at 16.00 UTC; AIR Kolkata is off at 17.40 UTC but less of a problem. SO, should Ozy Radio transmit after these times -- say 24/7 -- and propagation permits, it may be possible to catch Radio Australia's famed kookaburra and signature interval "Walzing Matilda", along with a terrific mix of 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s pop music. 

Even with this remote receiver Ozy Radio rated a SINPO of  24332 - poor but audible and occasionally clear signal, despite atmospheric noise at near equal level as audio. By 10.15 UTC signal was buried in static and just barely audible. HERE's an audio clip of Ozy Radio. 

Reception report was emailed on same day to Ozy Radio. On 3 September 2017, verie-signer and ARDXC Secretary John Wright verified with an email.


*Remote RX: KiwiSDR at Freemans Reach (Australia).

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