Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Logbook April - May 2018

KNLS New Life Station
via Anchor Point was observed on 29 April 2018, from 17.00 till 17.35 (broadcat time 17.00 till 18.00 UTC). Mandarin programming with religious topics, English-Mandarin lesson and occasional music was monitored during this time. Reception on 9.655 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555.

PBS Xinjiang
via  Urumqi, Xinjiang-Changji was logged on 29 April 2018. from 17.45 till 18.00 UTC. Mandarin programming of news and music. Reception on 5.060 kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 - fair signal, clear audio, no fading and no interference. HERE's PBS Xinjiang.

China National Radio 1 via SAPPRFT Changzhou, Jiangsu Province was heard on 14 April 2018, from 12.30 till 13.00 UTC. News talk, station promos and some music in Mandarin was observed. Reception on 1593 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 44333 -- fair to good signal when not fading and mixing with Radio Thailand. HERE's China National Radio 1 (Changzhou).

NHK World Radio Japan
via Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata, Japan was monitored on 2 May 2018. from 01.55 till 02.25 UTC. Japanese programming with discussion about the Philippines, news, Japanese pop music and IDs were observed. Reception on 15.195 kHz rated a SINPO of 45544. HERE's NHK World Radio Japan.

Radio Nepal
via Sainbu, Bhainsepati (Kathmadu) was logged on 792 kHz (MW), from 15.50 till 16.15 UTC, on 12 May 2018. Discussion about Indian PM's visit to Nepal and some music noted. SINP0 rated 22421 -- weak signal but occasionally audible depite co-frequency mixing from Guangxi PBS (China) and Sathani Witthayu Krom Kan Phalang Ngan Thahan (Bangkok, Thailand) and static bursts caused by local (Malaysia) thunderstorm.

KBS World Radio
via Kimjae was logged on 16 May 2018, from 09.15 till 09.45 UTC. English programming featured "Alien in Seoul" and K-Pop tracks. Reception on 9.770 kHz rated a SINPO of 44544 - fair to good signal with fading, but clear and audible signal

Radio Taiwan International
  via Kouhu was monitored on 14 May 2018, from 10.45 till 11.05 UTC. Mandarin programming with station IDs and news at the top of the hour was observed. Reception on 6.105 kHz rated a SINPO of 43543 -- good signal strength and minimal fading despite co-frequency interference from China National Radio which can be heard under your transmission. HERE's Radio Taiwan International  (Kouhu).

Sound of Hope via Tamsui was logged on 30 April 2018, from 01.30 till 02.00 UTC. Conversations in Mandarin, IDs and music filler noted between reports. Reception on 18.870 kHz rated a SINPO of 35533 - fair signal, clear audio, occasional fading and no interference. HERE's Sound of Hope.

Radio Free Asia via Dushanbe was logged on 1 May 2018, from 02.05 till 02.30 UTC. Current even reports, news and IDs in Tibetan were noted. Reception on 13.765 kHz rated a SINPO of 43543 -- good signal strength but mixing with Chinese broadcaster (possibly CNR). HERE's Radio Free Asia (Dushanbe).

Sathani Witthayu Ratthasapha (Parliament Radio Station) via Khwaeng Samaedam, Khet Bang Khun Thian (Bangkok) was received from 16.05 till 16.30 UTC, on 22 May 2018. Speeches from various ministers/dignitaries about Islam in Thailand, held in conjunction with the month of Ramadan, was heard in Thai and English. Reception on 1071 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 44433 - strong signal, clear audio when not fading every few minutes under atmospheric noise. HERE's Parliament Radio Station (Bangkok).

Voice of Turkey via Emirler was logged on 8 May 2018, from 18.30 till 19.25 UTC. English programming with frequent station IDs, news/current events about Turkey, "Question of the Month" and Turkish pop songs. Reception  on 9.785 kHz rated a SINPO of 24322 - weak signal, clear frequency, atmospheric noise and fading.

Voice of Vietnam via Han Noi, Vietnam was logged on 2 May 2018m from 23.00 till 23.29 UTC. Indonesian language programming about Vietnam and some Vietnamese pop music was heard during this broadcast. Reception on 12.020 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555 -- excellent!

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