Saturday, November 25, 2017

Logbook 19 - 25 November 2017

Radio Habana Cuba
logged 19 and 20 November 2017, from 23.45 till 00.30 UTC with comments about Cuba and later Cuban music. Reception on 13.740 KHz at 23.45 UTC was SINPO 35333 -- poor to fair signal strength, clear and discernible content, atmospheric noise and slight fading. At 23.59 UTC, station splatter from Radio Thailand on 13.745 kHz mixed with RHC signal, which by 00.00 UTC had signed off. Reception on 15.230 KHz at 00.00 UTC was SINPO 25332 -- poor signal strength but clear content despite atmospheric noise. Signal continued to be heard at the same level after 00.30 UTC. I might add, RHC signal on this frequency was first detected around 23.20 UTC, which started as a faint carrier, then grew in strength. Ìn the Americas snd Europe, RHC may be a dominant station; however, in South East Asia it is quite the catch, which one has to usually wait for in the winter months. HERE is RHC.

Radio Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya in Jijiga. Horn of Africa music with talk between songs, then later interviews with a male announcer in Somali and more music followed between 18.20 till 19.05 UTC. Reception on 5.950 kHz rated a SINPO on 23332 -- initially carrier with faint audio, then stronger audio around 18.40 UTC, followed by some jamming after 19.00 UTC. HERE is Radio Deegaanka Soomaalida Itoobiya as recorded in Malaysia.

Radio Nikkei 1 was logged at 08.50 UTC with non-stop play of jazz, funk and R&B music. Reception on 9.595 kHz rated a SINPO of 34443. Apparently the transmitter maintenance performed earlier this month is completed and the station is up and running well.

Radio Free Asia, transmitting presumably from Tamsui, was logged on 11.580 kHz with a SINPO of 24332. Station interval and ID in English was noted around 08.58 UTC, followed by Chinese programming at 09.00 UTC.  Interestingly, this station is listed as Voice of Hope, which shares transmitters sites with RFA.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Kuala Lumpur

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