Saturday, July 14, 2018

Logbook from Late June till Mid July 2018

Special Broadcast of WRTC carried by DARC, transmitting from Moosbrunn, was received on the short-wave frequency of 13.860 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, from 11.15 till 11.45 UTC (broadcast time 11.00 till 12.00 UTC), on 14 July 2018. While this transmission was intended for Europe and North America, bits and pieces of it radiated beyond its targeted areas. Reception at 11.00 UTC signal was not received. Only between 11.15 till 11.40 UTC was signal detected and observed with a SINPO little better than 14211 -- very weak signal, occasional bursts of coherent audio when not fading under severe atmospheric noise. By 11.40 UTC, signal worsened and was barely noticeable under the noise.

FEBC - Radio Liangyou, transmitting from  Bocaue, was heard on the shortwave frequencies of 9.275 kHz and 9.465 kHz kHz. A Mandarin language broadcast was observed from 13.30 till 14.00 UTC, on 3 July 2018. SINPO on  9.275  kHz was 35322 -- fair signal strength at sign-on, but occasional fading under atmospheric noise degraded reception quality. SINPO  on 9.465 kHz was 45444 -- good signal strength, no interference, strong and clear audio throughout transmission. HERE's FEBC - Radio Liangyou on 9.275 kHz.

KBS World Radio (test transmission from UAE) was logged on 21 June 2018. Arabic programming was monitored from 20.20 till 20.50 UTC (broadcast time 20.00 till 21.00 UTC). Reception on 6.145  kHz rated a SINPO of 24322 -- weak, audible signal and occassionally clear when not fading under atmospheric noise. HERE's KBS World Radio (Dhabbaya)

IBB/Voice of America, transmitting from Udon Thani, was received on the short-wave frequency of 12.030 kHz with a SINPO of 55544 -- strong signal, clear audio despite minor fading Learning English and The Making of a Nation episodes on WWI were monitored on 12 and 13 July 2018, from 11.43 until 12.00 UTC (broadcast time 11.30 till 12.00 UTC). HERE's the Voice of America (Udon Thani).

Radio Voice of Vietnam, transmitting from Hanoi, was logged on: 12 July 2018, from 09.58 till 10.27 UTC. Reception on  9.840  kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- strong signal and clear audio despite squealing transmitter noise and minor fading. English programming included news, Economic Segment, Discovery Vietnam and a Vietnamese pop song. HERE's Radio Voice of Vietnam (Hanoi).

RX: Tecsun S-2000 (SW)  ANT: 1/4 wave (SW)  QTH: Central West Malaysia

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