Sunday, November 12, 2017

Logbook 10 - 12 November 2017

China Radio International (Zhōngguó Guójì Guǎngbō Diàntái) was logged, from 16.05 till 16.50 UTC, on the medium-wave frequency of  1188 kHz via  Anning City (Yunnan Province). Reception for this South Asia broadcast was fair to good with clear audio, minor fading and co-frequency interference from a Thai station, rating a SINPO of 43433. HERE is an audio excerpt from this CRI Hindi service.

All India Radio Diphu / Akashvani Diphu in Karbi Anglong District, Assam was logged on the medium-wave frequency of 1584 kHz under poor conditions with a SINPO of 14221. While terribly weak, I believe this 1 kW station did manage to reach Malaysia. I am aware many AIR stations, particularly AIR Mon, operate on this frequency as well, sometimes carrying the same national programming. Nevertheless, I suspect the transmission I received was indeed from AIR Diphu, based on my relatively close geographic location to Assam and, more importantly, the northeasterly direction to which the station's signal was best received. In any case, classical Indian music and news from All India Radio was observed from 17.05 till 17.31 UTC.

Radio Republik Indonesia Padang (PRO-1) in West Sumatra was logged on 1179 kHz (MW) with SINPO of 33433. Reception has been monitored, both morning and evening, with almost perfect reception except for co-frequency interference from a Thai station. Reception is usually best in the morning until sunrise. On this particular day in November, Islamic development speeches in Padang, announcement of transmission closure, identification of station and signature RRI Hawaiian-type music, just before sign-off, was observed from 16:25 till 17.00 UTC. HERE is RRI Padang (PRO-1).

RX: Sangean ATS-909 ANT: internal ferrite rod RX LOC: Kuala Lumpur, West Malaysia

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