Adi, as I mentioned in a previous blog post, is a DJ at a rival station in Palembang -- Sonora FM 102,6. Through his efforts, he hand delivered my reception report and audio CD to the RRI Palembang station manager. After walking through the history of my endeavour to contact them and explaining the nature of a QSL card, he succeeded in acquiring this veri from them.
|Reception report and CD|
Finally, in October of this year, the station was received again, apparently with the transmitter repaired, as their audio feed was much clearer. Only now, co-frequency interference from a station in eastern Thailand (possibly in Ubon Ratchathani province) mixed with their signal at near equal strength.
|Checking content of CD|
Radio Republik Indonesia Palembang (PRO-1) is normally heard in the Kuala Lumpur area under good conditions in the early morning and late night. RRI Palembang station manager confirmed as much when she confided that their signal has been received well by other listeners in Singapore and Malaysia.
For this particular QSL, my report was based on reception of their transmission from 14.05 till 15.00 UTC (09.05 till 10.00 pm, Palembang time) that aired on 23 October 2017. Reception rated a SINPO of 53533 -- strong signal, clear audio despite occasional interference from the aforementioned Thai station, which drifted in every two to three minutes when RRI Palembang faded under.
Content of this Indonesian language broadcast included Indo pop tunes, some with a seemingly Dutch influence, commentary on the songs, advertisements / promotions and station IDs. HERE and HERE is an idea of the programming and quality of reception observed in Malaysia.
Hopefully the written confirmation will soon be forthcoming. To RRI Palembang and Adi, terima kasih!