Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tamsui District, was logged on 3 August 2019. A Russian language broadcast was observed from 14.00 till 15.00 UTC. Transmission was on 9.590 kHz.

Reception report was submitted online on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 20 August 2019,

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Atlantic 2000 International* (via Rohrbach)

Atlantic 2000 International*, transmitting from Rohrbach (Germany), was logged on 10 August 2019. A special 80th anniversary tribute to Radio Andorra aired from 08.00 till 09.00 UTC, featuring commentary and archived recordings in the French language. Reception on 6.070 kHz rated a SINPO of 55444 -- good signal strength, clear audio despite occasional fading under atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. Tiphanie for Atlantic 2000 International replied with an email a few hours later promising an eQSL. Th epomised eQSL was received on 20 August 2019.

Email:
atlantic2000international@gmail.com
 *Received using the SDR at University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

Sunday, August 18, 2019

SM Radio Dessau* (via Moosbrunn)

SM Radio Dessau,* transmitting from Moosbrunn (Austria), was logged on 18 August 2019. This German language broadcast featured a special programme on the 100th anniversary of Bauhaus architecture and the 90th anniversary of the Dessau electric train works, along with music pertaining to each topic. Transmission was  monitored from 11.10 till 12.00 UTC (broadcast time 11.00 till 12.00 UTC). Reception on 6.070 kHz radiated only a carrier signal in Malaysia. Consequently, reception was observed from the  SDR receiver at Twente University in the Netherlands where the signal rated a SINPO of 55555.

Reception report was emailed immediately after the broadcast finished. The above eQSL was received a few hours later from host Max Berger.

RX: SDR receiver ANT: mini whip QTH: Central West Malaysia

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

ABC Radio National - Station 3RN (Brimbank, Victoria)

ABC Radio National - Station 3RN, transmitting from Melbourne (Brimbank), Victoria, Australia, was logged on 14 August 2019 (15 August 2019, Melbourne time). A music talent programme was observed from 18.50 till 19.15 UTC (04.50 till 05.15 am, Melbourne time). " Reception on 621 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 25322 -- stronger signal than the day before, still noisy but occasionally clear content. Before 17.45 UTC, no signal detected -- co-frequency interference from AIR Patna in Bihar (India) and Pyongyang Broadcasting Station (Chongjin). HERE, HERE and HERE is ABC Station 3RN
Reception report was submitted online to ABC RN Melbourne on 15 August 2019. Verification email arrived within 30 minutes on the same day.

RX: Sangean ATS-909 ANT: internal ferrite rod aerial QTH: Central West Malaysia


Monday, August 12, 2019

Radio Power Rumpel* (via Rohrbach)

Radio Power Rumpel,* transmitting from Channel 292 in Rohrbach (Germany), was logged on 11 August 2019. A selection of 60s and 70s English pop music with station IDs and contact details was observed from 14.15 till 14.45 UTC. Reception on  the shortwave-wave frequency of 6.070 kHz rated a SINPO of 55444 -- Strong signal and clear audio, despite occasional fading under atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. An eQSL arrived in 12 August 2019.


  *Received using the SDR at University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Radio New Zealand Pacific

Radio New Zealand Pacific via Rangitaiki was logged on 6 August 2019. An English language programme about the Rock group Nirvana and their music, including the tracks "Smells Like Teen Spirit" and lve version of "About A Girl," was presented by female and male announcers from 23.10 till 23.30 UTC. Reception on 13.840 kHz initially was fair, but gradually worsened to a SINPO of 25422 -- audible and occasionally clear content with fading under atmospheric noise that increased as grey-line between New Zealand and Malaysia disappeared. That said, HERE is an excerpt from this Radio New Zealand transmission.

Reception report was submitted online to RNZ on the following day. The above eQSL was received on 12 August 2019 in lieu of a paper QSL which RNZ no longer issues.

  RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

NHK World Radio Japan (via Yamata)

NHK World Radio Japan via Yamata was received on 21 July 2019. Vietnamese programming was noted  from 23.30 till 23,40 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 13.650 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555. HERE is NHK in Vietnamese.


Reception report was submitted online in Vietnamese on the following day. QSL card, together with sticker and postcard, arrived in the mail on 8 August 2019.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International via Galbeni-Bacau was received on 5 July 2019. French programming was monitored from 16.32 till 17.00 UTC. Reception on 11.975 kHz rated a SINPO of 45444 -- good signal and clear audio despite atmospheric noise and slight fading.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 8 August 2019.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International via Galbeni-Bacau was monitored on 15 June 2019. English programming was observed from 03.45 till 03.56  UTC. Reception  on 11.825 kHz was SINPO 25332 -- weak signal, atmospheric noise and fading, despite the poor conditions signal was occasionally audible and clear. On previous days, after 03.00 UTC, signal was  better at 35443.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 8 August 2019.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Monday, August 5, 2019

Adventist World Radio (via Moosbrunn)

Adventist World Radio, transmitting from Moosbrunn (Austria), was logged on 12 June 2019. Urdu programming  was monitored from 16.00 till 16.30 UTC. Reception on 15.165 kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 -- fair signal strength, clear frequency, slight fading, audible content. HERE is AWR (Moosbrunn).

Reception report was emailed to Thailand office, which appears to be the most responsive for me, even though I am an AWR monitor and their contact is in Germany. Be that as it may, QSL card arrived in the mail on 6 August 2019, interestingly with postage of the new Thai king.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Voice of America Calendar 2019 for August



Voice of America Calendar 2019 for August.

FEATURED: The Florida Keys Highway extends through the tropical islands of the Florida Keys from Key Largo to Key West for 110 miles. The road is bounded by the Atlantic Ocean to the South and the Gulf of Mexico to the north, giving the driver a 360-degree view of a vast ocean. It is easy to get lost in the tropical breezes, beaches and island towns along the way.

QSL Calendar for August 2019


QSL Calendar for August 2019

Radio Taiwan International for August 2019


Radio Taiwan International Calendar for August 2019

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

QSLs for Month of July 2019



Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.
Radio Romania International Galbina, Romania.
Radio Romania International. Tiganesti, Romania.
Radio Romania International. Galbina, Romania.
Bible Voice Broadcasting. Moosbrunn,Austria.
BBC via VOA/IBB. Tinang, Philippines.
Charleston Radio International.* Germany.
All India Radio  Hyderabad. Hayatnagar, Telangana, India.
Voice of Vietnam. Hanoi, Vietnam.
KBS World Radio. Woofferton, England.


RX: Tecsun S-2000 (SW) / Sangean ATS-909 (MW) / *Remote SDR ANT: 1/4 wave  (SW) / internal ferrite rod (MW) / mini whip (SDR) QTH: Malaysia / *Netherlands (Twente University) 

Monday, July 29, 2019

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey via Emirler was received on 23 June 2019. Malay programming with a lot of Turkish pop songs was observed from 04.00 till 05.00 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 17.720 kHz radiated a SINPO of 35333 - fair signal strength, clear audio content with occasional fading an atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived innthe lettetbox on 29 July 2019.

Friday, July 26, 2019

Logbook from 15 June till 24 July 2019

AUSTRIA
Bible Voice Broadcasting via Moosbrunn was received on 15 June 2019. "People's Gospel Hour" featured a commentary on Biblical prohibition of alcohol from 17.45 till 18.05 UTC. Reception on 9.810 kHz was SINPO 44344 -- strong signal, clear audio despite some atmospheric noise and slight fade. HERE is BVB (Moosbrunn).

CHINA
China National Radio
, transmitting from Geermu, Quinghai Province, was logged on 13 July 2019. Chinese pop music and advertisements/promos were monitored from 21.15 till 21.45 UTC. Reception on 1098 kHz (MW) at 21.15 UTC rated a SINPO of 55434 -- strong and clear signal with occasional fading. By 21.30 UTC reception began to deteriorate (SINPO 35423) with increased fading over 3 to 4 minutes, but still audible. Even after 21.45 UTC signal was still audible although fading had begun to increase as grey-line gradually disappeared. Reception on previous days was much better after 13.00 UTC and until 16.05 UTC. The only problem was co-frequency interference from a station in Songkhla, Thailand. HERE is CNR (Geermu).

IRAN
The Voice of the Islamic Republic of Iran
via Sirjan was logged on 15 June 2019.  Dari programming was  heard from 11.25 till 12.10 UTC Reception on 13.725 kHz  initially rated a SINPO of 43434 -- fair to good signal, station spatter from adjacent frequencies, slight fading and atmospheric noise. Reception worsened after 11.45 UTC with increased station splatter and atmospheric noise. After 12.00 UTC, signal was much weaker, but with no station splatter and reduced noise. HERE is IRIB (Sirjan).

JAPAN
NHK World Radio Japan
via Yamata was received on 21 July 2019. Vietnamese programming was noted  from 23.30 till 23,40 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 13.650 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555. HERE is NHK in Vietnamese.

NHK World Radio Japan via Yamata was received on 21 July 2019. Burmese programming was noted  from 23.40 till 00.00 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 13.650 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555. HERE is NHK in Burmese.

PHILIPPINES
British Broadcasting Corporation
via VOA/IBB Tinang was received on 1 July 2019. "History Hour" and news in English was heard  from 23.15 till 00.00 UTC. Reception on 11.825 kHz was SINPO 55444 -- strong signal and clear audio despite slight fading. Station splatter from adjacent frequency degraded signal at 23.59 UTC to 53443. HERE is BBC (Tinang).

ROMANIA
Radio Romania International
via Galbeni-Bacau was monitored on 15 June 2019. English programming was observed from 03.45 till 03.56  UTC. Reception  on 11.825 kHz was SINPO 25332 -- weak signal, atmospheric noise and fading, despite the poor conditions signal was occasionally audible and clear. On previous days, after 03.00 UTC, signal was  better at 35443.

Radio Romania International via Galbeni-Bacau was received on 5 July 2019. French programming was monitored from 16.32 till 17.00 UTC. Reception on 11.975 kHz rated a SINPO of 45444 -- good signal and clear audio despite atmospheric noise and slight fading.

TAJIKISTAN
Adventist World Radio via Dushanbe was received on 24 July 2019. A Kachin programming was observed from from 13.20 till 13.30 UT. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 12.055 kHz rated a SINPO of 35333 -- fair signal, occasionally clear when not fading under severe atmospheric noise. HERE is AWR in Kachin.

TAIWAN
Radio Taiwan International
via Paochung was received on 3 July 2019. English programming to South East Asia was received from 03.00 till 04.00 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 15.320 kHz was SINPO 55444.

TURKEY
Voice of Turkey
via Emirler was received on 23 June 2019. Malay programming with a lot of Turkish pop songs was observed from 04.00 till 05.00 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 17.720 kHz kHz  radiated a SINPO of 35333 - fair signal strength, clear audio content with occasional fading an atmospheric noise

Voice of Turkey via Emirler was received on 5 July 2019. An Azeri broadcast of Turkish news, cultural features and music was monitored from 15.30 till 16.25 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 9.505 kHz  radiated a SINPO of 55544 -- strong signal, clear audio, despite slight fading at sign-on which stablised later in the broadcast.

UNITED STATES
WBCQ
in Montecello, Maine  was received on 18 June 2019. English talk format was observed from from 09.30 till 10.00 UTC. Reception on 9.330 kHz was SINPO 15321 -- weak signal, but audible although content is not clear and some fading. HERE is WBCQ.

VIETNAM
Suara Vietnam (Voice of Vietnam)
via Hanoi was logged on 21 July 2019. Indonesian programming was monitored from 23.00 till 23.17 UTC. Reception on 9.840 kHz rated SINPO 55555

Radio Romania International (via Galbina)

Radio Romania International via Galbina was, received on 6 March 2019. An Arabic broadcast of topics on Romania was monitored from 16.45 ill 16.57 UTC (broadcast time 16.30 till 16.57 UTC). Reception on 6.100 kHz was SINPO 44444 - good signal strength, some co-frequency interference under your signal, otherwise clear and audible content. HERE is an excerpt from Radio Romania International's Arabic broadcast.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 26 July 2019.

  RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Radio Romania International (via Tiganesti)

Radio Romania International via Tiganesti was heard on 4 February 2019.  A Spanish language broadcast was monitored from 00.07 till 00.30 UTC till it faded under atmospheric noise. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 9.600 kHz initially rated a SINPO of 25322 -- weak but audible signal, with some discernible content, despite fading; then at 00.20 UTC signal began to fade away with SINPO of 25311.
Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived on 26 July 2019.

 RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Radio Romania International (via Galbina)

Radio Romania International via Galbina was heard on 19 January 2019, from 06.30 till 06.57 UTC. THis English language broadcast to Australia and Asia was received on the short-wave frequency of 15.450 kHz. SINPO rated 45444 -- good signal strength, clear and audible, despite slight fading and some atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card arrived on 26 July 2019.

  RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Bible Voice Broadcasting (via Moosbrunn)

Bible Voice Broadcasting, transmitting from Moosbrunn (Austria), was logged on 15 June 2019. "People's Gospel Hour" was heard from 17.45 till 18.05 UTC. Reception in  9.810 kHz rate a SINPO of 44344 -- strong signal, clear audio despite some atmospheric noise and slight fade. HERE is BVB (Moosbrunn).

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 24 July 2019.

 RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Monday, July 22, 2019

BBC (via Tinang)

British Broadcasting Corporation via IBB Tinang, Philippines was received on 1 July 2019. English language broadcast of the "History Hour" from 23.15 till 00.00 UTC featured reports on the Stonewall Gay Rights Movement book by Eric Markus, followed report on Iraqi chemical attack on Kurds by Saddam Hussein's regime, promo for BBC programme "Marching to the Fast Beat." A Summary of News presented by Gloria Marshall followed. The "History Hour" resumed with discussion on Joseph Heller's book "Catch-22," serial murders committed by Fred and Rose West in southern England, and 1969 movement called "Association to Aid Fat People." Reception on the shortwave frequency of 11.825 kHz rated a SINPO of 55444 -- strong signal and clear audio despite slight fading. Station splatter from adjacent frequency degraded signal at 23.59 UTC to 53443. HERE is BBC (Tinang).

Reception report was emailed to IBB Station Manager in Tinang on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 23 July 2019.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia


Friday, July 19, 2019

Charleston Radio International*

Charleston Radio International in Germany was logged  25 May 2019. A selection of non-stop music from the 20s and 30s was observed from 22.50 till 23.10 UTC. Reception on 5.140 kHz rate a SINPO of 24322 -- poor signal strength, but occasionally audible content despite fading and atmospheric noise. HERE is Charleston Radio International.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. The above eQSL was received on 20 July 2019.


*RX: Remote SDR ANT: Mini whip QTH: Enschede, the Netherlands

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

All India Radio Hyderabad (Telangana)

All India Radio  Hyderabad, transmitting from Hayatnagar (Vanasthalipuram), Ranga Reddy, Telangana (India) was logged on 24 February 2019. Classical / Devotional Indian music was monitored from 17.08 till 17.22 UTC. Reception on 738 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 23412 -- long periods of  fading (every 8 to 10 minutes) largely hampered reception of your station; otherwise when received signal strength was fair and clarity of content good. Before 17.00 UTC, strong interference from a station in Thailand made reception impossible. HERE is AIR Hyderbad.

Reception report was emailed to Synergy and Spectrum Management on the follwoing day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 16 July 2019.


 RX: Sangean ATS-909 ANT: internal ferrite rod QTH: Central West Malaysia

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Voice of Vietnam

Voice of Vietnam, transmitting from Hanoi, was logged on 7 June 2019. This English language broadcast featured news about Vietnam, "Current Affairs," "Village Life," VOV promotional spot for  "Colourful Ethnicities" and a song by Vietnamese boy band, Monster. This broadcast was monitored from 10.00 till 10.27 UTC. Reception on  9.840 khz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- strong signal strength, slight transmitter noise and slight fading, otherwise clear and good reception throughout the transmission. HERE is the Voice of Vietnam.

Reception report was emailed later in the day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 10 July 2019.

 RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

KBS World Radio (via Woofferton)

KBS World Radio, transmitting from Woofferton (England),  was logged on 4 March 2019. Russian broadcast featured programmes "Speak in Korean" and World Congress Report on Information Technology and Samsung Electronics. This was monitored from 18.35 to 19.00 UTC (broadcast time from 18.00 to 19.00 UTC). Reception on 6.040 kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 -- good signal strength, good audio content, some atmospheric noise. HERE is KBS World Russian (Woofferton)

Reception report was emailed to Russian service of KBS and submitted online in English on the following day. QSL card with sticker and programme schedule arrived in the mail on 10 July on 2019.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Monday, July 1, 2019

Voice of America Calendar 2019 for July


Voice of America Calendar 2019 for July.

 FEATURED: Highland Scenic Highway runs through the Monongahela National Forest in West Virginia along the mountainous regions and dark forests of the Allegheny Highlands. The road is 43 miles long and reaches to heights of 4,500 feet. This route is especially a sight to see during the fall when the trees across the mountains have changed colours from greens to beautiful reds and yellows.

QSL Calendar for July 2019


QSL Calendar for July 2019

Radio Taiwan International for July 2019


Radio Taiwan International Calendar for July 2019

Saturday, June 29, 2019

QSLs for Month of June 2019


Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.
All India Radio Jeypore. Odisha Orissa, India.
WBCQ - The Planet. Monticello, Maine, USA.
BBC "MW Test Transmission."  Trincomalee, Sri Lanka.
Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.
China Tibet Broadcasting. Lhasa, Tibet (Xizang, China).
China National Radio. Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Quinghai Province, China.
Radio New Zealand / Radio Australia Wantok. Rangitaiki, New Zealand.



RX: Tecsun S-2000 and Sangean ATS-909 ANT: 1/4 wave and internal ferrite rod QTH: Central West Malaysia

Friday, June 28, 2019

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung (Taiwan), was logged on  8 June 2019. English broadcast featuring "Taiwan Insider," "Taiwan Today" and "Time Traveller" was observed from 03.20 till 04.00 UTC (broadcast time 03.00 till 04.00 UTC). Reception on  15.320 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555.

Reception report was submitted online and emailed to RTI on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 28 June 2019.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave. QTH: Central West Malaysia

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Radio Australia Wantok via Radio New Zealand (Rangitaiki)


Radio New Zealand relay of Radio Australia Wantok, transmitting from Rangitaiki, was logged on 12 June 2019, Tok Pisin programme was monitored from 10.45 till 11.00 UTC (broadcast time 10.30 till 11.00 UTC). Reception on 5.945 kHz rated a SINPO of 35343 -- fair signal strength, clear frequency, occasionally audible content despite household QRN from LED lights which made for noisy reception.

Reception report was submitted online on the following day. Am eQSL was received also on the same day from Mr. Adrian Sainsbury. The aboive eQSL was received on 22 June 2019.



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

Thursday, June 20, 2019

China Tibet Broadcasting (via Lhasa)

China Tibet Broadcasting transmitting from  Lhasa, Tibet (Xizang) was logged on 22 April 2019. English programming of news and cultural information on Tibet was heard from 16.20 till 16.50 UTC (broadcast time 16.00 till 17.00 UTC). Reception (SINPO) on 4.905 kHz rated  34343; (SINPO) on 4.920 kHz rated 43443. HERE is China Tibet Broadcasting. 

Reception report was emailed on the following day. An email was received in late May promising a QSL in a month or two. A QSL card, along with a postcard of the Lhasa monastery and decorative envelope, arrived in the mail on the following month, 21 June 2019. Not bad considering years ago a QSL card to Malaysia never arrived after numerous attempts. So, I had it posted to an address in the United States and the card arrived at that address. 

Email: 
holytibetprogram@163.com

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

All India Radio Jeypore (Odisha Orissa)

All India Radio Jeypore in  Odisha Orissa (India) was heard on 12 February 2019. Indian music, advertisements and national news was observed from 17.00 till 17.42 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1467 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area,  rated a SINPO of 34433 -- signal strength was fair to good depending on duration of fading. Otherwise signal was audible most of time with occasionally discernible speech. HERE is an audio excerpt from this broadcast.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 19 June 2019.

RX: Sangean ATS-909 ANT: internal ferrite rod QTH: Central West Malaysia

WBCQ - The Planet (via Monticello)


WBCQ - The Planet, transmitting from Monticello, Maine (USA), was logged  on 18 June 2019. Talk Show with dialogue/interview and occasional filler music was monitored from 09.30 till 10.00 UTC. Reception on 9.330 kHz rated an SINPO of 15321 -- weak signal, audible content occasionally clear and some fading under atmospheric noise. For over a week, reception has been "best" around 09.30 up till slightly after 10.00 UTC. I assume this is due to grey-line phenomenon which allows WBCQ's signal to radiate through the southern hemisphere to reach Malaysia.  HERE and HERE is WBCQ (Monticello).

Reception report was emailed to Allan Weiner on the same day. He repliend within a few hours with an eQSL. To obtain the actual QSL card, which I did in 2012, one needs to mail the reception report with  SASE. This was done a day later on 19 June 2019. 

Address:
WBCQ The Planet
274 Britton Road
Monticello, Maine 04760
USA

Email:
wbcq@wbcq.com

RX:  Sangean ATS-909 ANT: Dipole  QTH: Central West Malaysia

Monday, June 17, 2019

BBC Test Transmission (via Trincomalee)

BBC in a medium-wave test transmission  from the SLBC facility in Trincomalee was logged on 20 March 2019. Brief BBC interval, time pips and BBC News Hour was monitored from 14.00 till 14.30 UTC. Transmission ended abruptly without announcement, followed by AWR Tamil broadcast at 14.30 UTC. Reception on 1548 kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- strong signal and clear audio content with slight fading approximately every 10-12 minutes. Even then, signal remained audible. Powerful signal later at night!!! HERE is BBC (Trincomalee).

Reception report was emailed to SLBC and Victor Goonetilleke  on the following day. QSL card arrived on 18 June 2019. While the card is smudged and dog-eared at the bottom, I know for a fact it was not when it left the veri-signer. Despite the blemish, this is one of the beauty marks of a QSL card; one sees the card for what it is and how it travelled across the globe to reach one's destination. Thank you for obtaining this verification from SLBC for me, Victor!

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey via Emirler was logged on 3 May 2019. Turkish programming with Sports Talk was monitored from 16.25 till 17.00 UTC. Reception on 9.460 kHz  was SINPO 24322 - poor signal strength, occasionally clear audio content, despite fading and atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card along with frequency/time/target schedule arrived in the mail on 18 June 2019.


RX: Tecsun S-2000  ANT: 1/4 wave  QTH: Subang Jaya, West Malaysia

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

China National Radio 1 (via Yushu)

China National Radio 1 / PBS via Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Quinghai Province, China was logged on 5 March 2019. Chinese programming, mostly talk format, mixing under Radio Taiwan International was monitored from 14.10 till 14.30 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 6.075 kHz was SINPO 12431 -- weak signal strength, with strong co-frequency QRM from Radio Taiwan International, yet still audible underneath RTI. HERE is CNR (Yushu) station ID mixing under RTI. 

Reception report was mailed to CNR a few days later. I submitted the report using a Goggle English to Mandarin translation, thinking this would secure a QSL. Subsequent to this, I have been told by a fellow DXer that an English language report is sufficient as well. That said, this much prized QSL card from CNR arrived in the mail on 13 June 2018.  

Address (on the envelope):
China Radio International
P.O. Box 4501
Beijing 100866
China


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

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Logbook for 7 June 2019


TIME FOR A LITTLE DXING. Here I can be seen scanning the 19 meter shortwave band with a Tecsun S-2000 linked to a dipole antenna, outside a modest terrace house in Malaysia,  on the afternoon of 7 June 2019. Mostly stations in northern Asia and Pacific were logged after 10.35 UTC. 73.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Voice of America Calendar 2019 for June


Voice of America Calendar 2019 for June.

 FEATURED: The Scenic Byway 12 is also known as "Highway12 -- A Journey Through Time Scenic Byway." It runs through Utah between Capitol Reef National Park and Bryce Canyon. The Road is a landscape of colour with terrain ranging from canyons and the remains of ancient sea beds to some of the highest alpine forests in the world.

QSL Calendar for June 2019


QSL Calendar for June 2019

Radio Taiwan International for June 2019



Radio Taiwan International Calendar for June 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

QSLs for the Month of May 2019


NEXUS-IBA (IRRS) for Radio Rasant*. Romania.
Radio Taiwan International Paochung, Taiwan.
NHK World Radio Japan. Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
NHK World Radio Japan. Koror. Palau.
Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.
Radio Free Asia. Tinian, North Mariana Islands.
Radio Free Asia. Sulaibiyah, Kuwait.
Wavescan via WRMI. Okeechobee, Florida. USA.
Reach Beyond Australia. Kununurra, Western Australia.
Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.
Radio Republik Indonesia Ranai. Natuna Regency, Riau Islands, Indonesia.



RX: Tecsun S-2000 (SW) and Sangean ATS-909 (MW)  ANT: 1/4 wave and internal ferrite rod  QTH: Central West Malaysia

*RX: remote SDR ANT: Mini whip. QTH:  Enschede, the Netherlands (Twente University)

NEXUS-IBA (IRRS) for Radio Rasant (via Romania)

NEXUS-IBA (IRRS) for Radio Rasant (St├Ądtische Realschule de Sundern)*, transmitting from presumably Romania, was logged on 24 May 2019. Students from  St├Ądtische Realschule de Sundern put together an hour programme of music and comments on the environment and technology. Fir my part, I monitored their programme from 19.00 till 19.15 UTC (broadcast time 18.15 till 19.15 UTC). Reception on 7.290 kHz  rated 44433 -- fair signal strength, decent audio content, despite slight fading.

Reception report with an audio file was emailed to NEXUS-IBA and Radio Rasant on the following day. NEXUS-IBA sent an eQSL and email confirming report on 30 May 2019.

Email:
reports@nexus.org

*RX: remote SDR ANT: Mini whip. QTH:  Enschede, the Netherlands (Twente University)