Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Logbook 15 - 16 November 2017

Voice of America
via Mopeng Hill put out a strong signal of  45444 on 4.930 kHz. The English language programme Africa Beat with a selection of songs from around the continent was heard from 20.15 UTC till sign-off at 21,00 UTC. HERE is VOA (Mopeng Hill).

World Christian Broadcasting - KNLS
 via Mahajanga was logged at 03.58 onward with evangelical programming in Chinese and Western pop songs. Reception on 17.530 kHz rated a SINPO of 35433 -- fair signal strength, audible and clear content despite some atmospheric noise and slight fading. At 17.20 UTC, reception began to deteriorate with increased atmospheric noise and fading. While it rated a SINPO of 25322, content remained audible and clear. After 04.30 UTC, signal drifted in and out, barely audible at times. At 04.53 UTC, Voice of Turkey interval signal knocked out reception. HERE is WCB-KNLS from Madagascar.

NHK Radio Japan via Talata Volonondry was logged on 9.855 kHz from 20.30 UTC onward with programming in French to West Africa. Initially reception was reasonably good at 35433, then around 20.45 UTC it deteriorated drastically to 25322. Propagation remains absolutely horrible around this time in Southeast Asia.

Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation
was observed on 5.022 kHz, drifting in and out with a dominant carrier and faint audio at 20.35 UTC. SINPO 24432.

Voice of Turkey
was logged with Indonesian programming and several Turkish pop songs from 04.58 till 05.51 UTC, on the short-wave frequency of 17.530 kHz. Reception  was poor to fair, audible and occasionally clear despite dominant atmospheric noise and fading, earning a SINPO of 25332. Reception did however improve sightly to 35443 after 05.30 UTC.

in Okeechobee (FL) continues to be heard in my quarter of South East Asia. Caught their signal at 23.15 UTC on 9.955 kHz. Transmission rated a SINPO of 24332 -- weak and audible, just barely rising above the noise level and best heard in LSB mode.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave elevated to 13 meters RX LOC: Kuala Lumpur

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