Thursday, January 11, 2018

Logbook 10 - 11 January 2018

All India Radio Tezu (Akashvani Tezu) in the Lohit District, Arunachal Pradesh  was observed from 17.15 till 17.30 UTC with folk/traditional Indian music. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1332 kHz was (SINPO) 23322 -- weak signal strength but with audible and clear content  depending on duration of fading (which on average was approximately two minutes apart) and QRM from a Thai station.

Voice of Mongolia
(Ulaanbaator) at 09.40 UTC with Mongolian programming and Mongolian music,  on 12.085 kHz with SINPO 34433. HERE's  how VOM sounded.

Thazin Radi
o (Pyin U Lwin), was observed on 9.590 kHz, at 05.28 UTC with local pop music, ID and interval in Chin dialect. Programming in Kachin followed. SINPO rated 35443. HERE is Thazin Radio.

Radio Taiwan International
featured a special  programme in conjunction with the Fisheries Council of Taiwan Government Agriculture Agency was heard from 10.58 to 11.59 UTC. Programmes in 2o-minute segments of Mandarin, English and Indonesia was observed during this time; it featured a mix of pop songs, language lessons and tourism related information. Initially reception on 12.100 kHz rated a SINPO  of 54544 -- powerful signal at sign-on, despite some transmitter hum and slight station splatter from FEBC (Bocaue) when signal faded. Reception deteriorated slighted just before the Indonesian segment of the broadcast to SINPO 44444. HERE is an excerpt from this broadcast.

Voice of Vietnam
(Hanoi) was heard on the shortwave frequency of 12.020 kHz, under excellent conditions with SINPO of 55555. News, Current Affairs and Economy Segment in English, as well as few Vietnamese pop songs, was observed from 10.00 till 10.27  UTC. HERE is an excerpt of this VOV English broadcast.

RX: Sangean ATS-909 (MW); Tecsun S-2000 (SW) ANT: internal ferrite rod (MW); 1/4 wave (SW) QTH: Kuala Lumpur

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