Wednesday, February 21, 2018

i-Dream Radio (West Java)

i-Dream Radio in Kota Depok, West Java Province, Indonesia was logged on 11 February 2018, between 16.35 and 17.05 UTC. Sign-off is probably some time after 17.00 UTC, as signal has not been observed after 18.00 UTC. The relatively new MW station is dedicated exclusively to Islamic programming, i.e. Quran recital, tafsir and various topics from an Islamic perspective.  Reception on 1044 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 34433 -- fair to good signal strength, sometimes distorted or over modulated, fading every three to four minutes. HERE is iDream Radio with Quran recitation and station jingle/promotion/ID.

Reception report, submitted in Indonesian, along with audio files was emailed and Facebook messaged on the following day. On 21 February 2018, the i-Dream Station Manager replied with the above Facebook message. While it is a far cry from the traditional QSL, it is an acknowledgement that infers their MW transmission was received. The Manager went on to encourage me to try their internet streaming link at the i-dream website. In any event, this reply was unexpected and I am grateful, knowing how difficult it is to get any Indonesian broadcaster to reply nowadays. On 8 March 2019, iDream Radio replied to my emailed reception report.

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