Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Logbook 6 - 8 November 2017

China Radio International
, transmitting from Anning City (Yunnan Province). was logged with English programming from 15.00 till 16.00 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1188 kHz rated a SINPO of 33433 -- clear and audible content when not fading under co-frequency interference from Radio Free Asia in Seoul (South Korea).

NHK World - Radio Japan.
transmitting from Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata. was logged on 6.190kHz with programming in Chinese from 14.30 till 15.00 UTC. SINPO was 34443. 

Radio Thailand via Phuket was heard on the medium-wave frequency of 1062 kHz, rating a SINPO of 33433 -- fair signal strength with occasionally clear audio content, despite co-frequency interference and moderate fading. This broadcast was simulcast on an FM outlet in Phuket as well; at one point, the ID for the FM station was announced. Apparently this station is designed to attract Western tourist visiting the island of Phuket, if one considers the music content. Western pop music with station IDs in English was observed from 13.05 till 13.30 UTC. HERE is Radio Thailand in Phuket. John Lennon's song "Imagine" and Radio Thailand ID can be heard in this recording.

, out of Okeechobee (FL), was heard for the first time in a long time this year on 9.955 kHz. SINPO rated 25322 with a fairly weak and fading signal breaking in peaks of clear audio, enough so that Jeff White, host of Wavescan, could be identified. Based on previous logs in the winter months, WRMI is probably best heard before the 23.20 UTC logging I made on this particular day. Carrier was observed in the evening around 11.00 UTC

Voice of Vietnam was heard on the shortwave frequency of 12.020 kHz, under good conditions with a SINPO of 54544. News, Current Affairs and Letterbox was observed from 15.00 till 15.26 UTC. Of particular interest was the Letterbox report on Muslims and mosques in Vietnam, which highlighted the Cham community, their music and halal restaurants in the country.

RX: Panasonic RF-45B (MW/SW); Sangean ATS-909 (MW); Tecsun S-2000 (SW) ANT: long wire and 1/4 wave (SW); internal  ferrite rod (MW) RX LOC: Kuala Lumpur area

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