Sunday, March 10, 2019

Logbook from 3 till 11 March 2019

Radio Afghanistan (National Radio Television Afghanistan)
, transmitting from Kabul, was logged on 3 March 2019. News, commentary and local Afghan music in Dari or Pashto was observed from16.00 till 16.30 UTC. Reception on 6.100 kHz at 16.00 UTC initially rated a SINPO of 22432 -- weak signal mixing with KCBS Pyongyang, fading but with audible content. At 16.20 UTC, signal improved to SINPO -- 24432 -- still weak signal, but much clearer audio with no interference from KCBS Pyongyang. This changed around 16.28 UTC when Radio Romania International's interval and subsequent broadcast voided reception of RTA. HERE is RTA as heard in Malaysia.

China National Radio 1 /PBS via Yushu 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.

KBS World Radio via Woofferton was heard on 4 March 2019. Russian programmes on how to speak Korean and information technology segment was monitored from 18.35 till 19.00 UTC (broadcast time 18.00 till 19.00 UTC). Reception on the short-wave frequency of 6.040 kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 -- good signal strength, clear audio content, some atmospheric noise. HERE is KBS World Radio (via Woofferton).

Radio Amhara via Bahir Dar was logged on  5 March 2019. A rousing speech in Amharic was noted after 20.10 UTC. Reception on 6.090 khz was SINPO 35333 - fair signal strength, some atmospheric noise and occasional fading, otherwise content was clear and audible. HERE is Radio Amhara.

Radio Fana
via Addis Ababa was logged on  5 March 2019. A selection of Horn of Africa music and Oromo programming was monitored at 20.08 UTC. Reception on 6.110 kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 -- strong signal with clear audio. HERE is Radio Fana.

Deutsche Welle via Issoudun was logged on 6 March 2019. An Amharic broadcast of news, current event reports pertaining to Africa and Horn of Africa music was monitored from 16.00 till 16.45 UTC (broadcast time 16.00 till 17.00 UTC). Reception on the short-wave frequency of 11.995 kHz was SINPO 45444 -- fair to good signal strength, clear and audible content, despite some fluttering atmospheric noise. HERE is DW (Issoudun).

Radio Station WWVH
via Kauai was received on 7 March 2019. Time pips/pulses and time announcements every minute provided by a female announcer, followed station ID for WWVH and time was announced by female announcer with loud beep on the hour, then National Weather Service announcement and web site details was observed from 14.37 till 14.40 UTC. Reception on 5 mHz rated a SINPO of 45454 -- good signal and clear audio, despite atmospheric noise. HERE is WWVH.

Voice of Islamic Republic of Iran via  Sirjan logged on 4 March 2019. Bengali progamming was received from 16.22 ill 16.50 UTC. Reception on 6.155 kHz was SINPO 34543 -- good signal strength but more carrier than actual audio. Still, signal was audible and clear until 00.30 UTC when Nippon no Kaze il bon ue baram (Paochung) was heard mixing with VOIRI. At that point SINPO was 22521.

Madagascar World Voice (New Life Station) via Mahajanga was received on 5 March 2019. Russian programming with Western pop songs was monitored from 19.30 till 20.00 UTC. from on the short-wave frequency of 9.690 kHz rated a SINPO of 35433 -- fair signal, fading occasionally under atmospheric noise, but clear and audible content otherwise. HERE is MWV (Mahajanga).

China Radio International
via Bomako was logged on 5 March 2019. English programming with commentary on US-China relationship and comparisons to it in the 1960s. This was observed at 15.05 till 15.29 UTC, then station ID leading into another programme. Reception on 13.685 kHz rated a SINPO of 34433 -- fair signal, clear and audible content, despite slight fade. By 15.30 UTC, signal worsened often fading under atmospheric noise. HERE and HERE is CRI (via Bomako).

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.16.45 till 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.

RWM (All-Russian Scientific Research Institute for Physical-Engineering and Radio Technical Meteorology), transmitting from Moscow,  was monitored on 6, 7 and 11 March 2019. A straight unmodulated carrier wave, then 1 Hz pulses and double pulse, then 10 Hz pulses and double pulse, followed by Morse code station identification: "RWM RWM RWM..." was observed on the frequencies of  4.996 kHz, 9.996 kHz and 14.996 kHz (SSB/USB mode). Reception on 4.996 kHz was SINPO 22442 -- poor signal detected under a dominant WWVH transmission, but audible. Reception on 9.996 kHz was SINPO 45444. And 14.996 kHz rated a SINPO of 35554.

Trans World Radio Africa via Manzini was logged on 5 March 2019.  Lingala programming was observed after 19.00 UTC. SINPO on 9.940 kHz was 24343.

Radio Taiwan International
via Paochung was logged on 4 March 2019. English language programmes "Journey Through Time" and "On the Line" was heard from 03.35 till 04.00 UTC (broadcast time 03.00 till 04.00 UTC). Reception on 15.320 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555. HERE is RTI.

Voice of Turkey
via Emirler was logged on 6 March 2019. The last half of their English language broadcast to South Asia included many nice Turkish pop songs, just before sign off, from 18.00 till 18.25 UTC (broadcast time 17.30 till 18.25 UTC). Reception on  11.730 KHz was SINPO 55555. HERE is TRT.

Voice of Vietnam
via Hanoi was received on  3 March 2019. Russian programmes of news, current events and Vietnamese pop music was heard from 16.30 till 17.00 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 9.730 kHz initially was SINPO 34343 -- fair signal, no co-frequency interference, clear audio despite slight fading and atmospheric noise. HERE is VOV.

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

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