Friday, August 17, 2018

Vatican Radio (Santa Maria di Galeria)

Vatican Radio special Easter broadcast via Santa Maria di Galeria was received on the short-wave frequency of 9.710 kHz, on 31 March 2018, from 18.35 until 19.05  UTC. Reception rated a SINP0 of 45433 -- good signal strength and clarity despite some atmospheric noise and fading. Portuguese programming feature a moderator between various sermons and songs, including "Hallelujah Canto" in Latin with commentary/translation, prayers/hymn, a reading from Book of Genesis in English with translation, and a sermon in Spanish with English translation.

Reception report was emailed on the following day, then follow-up emails were sent a few months later. An eQSL card -- a first from Vatican Radio -- was received on 17 August 2018.

The following message accompanied the eQSL: "Thank you for listening to the Vatican Radio (on short wave our Portuguese language broadcast) and for sending us your reception report. Your report is correct so with a great pleasure we are sending you our email  QSL card. Kindest regards, Liliana Biala, Vatican Radio."

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