Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Logbook from Mid-July through Late August 2018

All India Radio General Overseas Service via Panaji, Goa was received on the short-wave frequency of 15.770 kHz, under good conditions with a SINPO of 54544. An Indonesian language broadcast with Indian classical music was observed from 09.20 till 09.45 UTC, on 21 August 2018. HERE's AIR (Panaji).

NHK World Radio Japan
via Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata Japan was logged on 5 August 2018. A Russian language broadcast of mostly talk and occasional Japanese pop music was heard from 11.00 till 11.30 UTC. Reception on 7.355 kHz  rated a SINPO of: 45444. HERE's Radio Japan.

Lao National Radio
was logged on 30 August 2018. An English language broadcast of news was onserved at 15.00 UTC (broadcast time 15.00 till 15.30 UTC). Reception on 6.130 kHz rated a SINPO of 44444.

Voice of Mongolia
broadcasts in Mongolian and Mandarin were received on the short-wave frequency of 12.085 kHz, under fair conditions with a SINPO of 44333. Mongolian music and talk, station ID and news in Mandarin was noted from 09.55 till 10.15 UTC, on 21 August 2018. HERE's the Voice of Mongolia.

Radio Romania International
, transmitting from Galbeni to South East Asia, was logged on 31 August 2018. An English language broadcast of news about Romania, cultural insights about the country, classical and jazz music performed by Romanians, and mailbag programme was monitored from 03.00 till  03.45 UTC (broadcast time 03,00 till 03.57 UTC). Reception on 11.825  kHz at 03.00 UTC was initially SINPO 43433 -- strong QRM from Chinese station until about 03.03 UTC when it signed off. Fading and atmospheric noise prevailed for much of the broadcast, so much so that by 03.45 UTC signal was 24322.

Radio Taiwan International
was received on the short-wave frequency of 15.320 kHz, under excellent conditions, rating a SINPO 55555. This broadcast on 9 August 2018, from 03.30 till 04.00 UTC, featured segments of "Jade Bells and Bamboo Pipes", hosted by Carlson Wong, featured a segment called "Journey on the Road - French Chapter" and "One More Thing" highlighted parking rage in Taiwan.

Voice of Turkey
via Emirler was logged on 24 July 2014. An English language broadcast of news about Turkey and the region, "Review of Turkish Press" and Turkish pop music was heard from 16.30 till 17.20 UTC. Reception on 15.520 kHz rated a SINPO of 45544 -- strong signal, clear audio. HERE's Voice of Turkey.

KBS World Radio
via Woofferton was received on the short-wave frequency of 12.065 kHz Reception  rated a SINPO of 45434 -- good signal strength, no interference, clear audio, only slight fading. A Russian language broadcast was heard from 19.50 till 19.00 UTC, on 10 August 2018, HERE's KBS (Woofferton).

Harmony Radio*, presumably located somewhere in England or Ireland, was logged on 18 August 2018.  Their slogan "Beautiful Music...Harmony" was heard interspersed between jazz classics from the 1930s through the 1950s. Tunes from 17.05 till 18.00 UTC included: Louis Prima - "Just a Gigolo", Dean Martin - "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", Frank Sinatra - "Best Things in Life Are Free", "Save Me From This Misery", "If I Only Had Time", Doris Day -"Bewitched, Bothered & Bewildered", "This Can't Be Love", Andrew Sisters - "Got A Gal In Kalamazoo", Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong - "You Won't Be Satisfied Until You Break My Heart", Bing Crosby - "Embraceable You", Frank Sinatra - "Begin the Beguine". Reception on 6.310 kHz rated a SINPO of 33422 -- clear and audible signal when not fading under noise and occasion utility splash.

Radio Voice of Vietnam via Hanoi was logged on 26 August 2018. News and developments pertaining to Vietnam, cultural segment on Vietnam a couple of Vietnamese pop songs was observed from 23.30 till 23.58 UTC. Reception on  9.840 kHz rated a SINPO of 54554 – strong and clear signal despite squealing transmitter.

RX Tecsun S-2000 ANT 1/4 wave QTH Malaysia. *Transmission logged from remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente, the Netherlands,

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