Friday, November 3, 2017

Logbook 2 - 4 November 2017

Voice of Greece
in Avlis was observed at 19.15 UTC onward with Greek music and comment in Greek. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 9.420 kHz initially was 44433, but deteriorated gradually over the next hour with increased atmospheric noise. This seemed to be the case on much of the short-wave spectrum for this particular evening.

All India Radio Kolkata w
as logged from 17.00 UTC onward with music, and surprisingly later in the same evening with news up until sign-off at 18.50 UTC. AIR Kolkata is quite strong, here in Malaysia, despite some minor co-frequency mixing with Pyongyang Broadcasting Station on 657 kHz. SINPO rated 34533 HERE's AIR Kolkata.

Radio Republik Indonesia Cirebon (Pro-1)
in West Java was logged from 14.45 till 16.00 UTC (09.45 till 11.00 pm, Cirebon time). A selection of Indonesian pop songs, advertisements/promotional spots, occasional station IDs were observed during much of the broadcast. From 15.40 UTC till sign-off (17.00 UTC), programming consisted of traditional Indonesian music with gamelan and bamboo chimes. Reception on 864 kHz rated a SINPO of 44333. Signal was strong and clear throughout the night. Fading occurred every three to four minutes, and even then the signal was still audible above the noise threshold, albeit faintly. HERE's RRI Cirebon late in the evening.

National Radio of Kapuchea (NRK)
in Phnom Penh is heard regularly in Malaysia at sign-on and the evenings till sign-off at 17.00 UTC. SINPO on the medium-wave frequency of 918 kHz is consistently 54544. On this particular listening after 12.05 UTC, a report on a festival (judging by the fireworks in the backgound) was discussed in the Khmer language.  HERE's NRK.

Pyongyang Broadcasting Station
(presumed) was observed in what seems to be their routine format of uninterrupted music from 18.55 UTC onward. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 657 kHz rated a SINPO of 34433. Before 18.50 UTC signal mixed with AIR Kolkata. HERE's PBS after 18.50 UTC.

Voice of Vietnam 1 i
n Can Tho (formerly South Vietnam) was logged at 16.43 UTC with Western classical music. A female announcer hosted this Vietnamese language programme. Reception on  the medium-wave frequency of 711 kHz was SINPO 34433. HERE's VOV1.

RX:  Sangean ATS-909 (MW); Degen DE-1102 (SW) ANT: internal ferrite rod (MW); long wire (SW) RX LOC: Kuala Lumpur

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