Radio Afghanistan (National Radio Television Afghanistan)
in Pol-e-Charkhi, Kabul) was logged on 24 November 2019. A selection of Afghan music with station IDs approximately 15 minutes apart and occasional commentary before each song, which were quite lengthy, was observed from 18.35 till 19.25 UTC. Reception on medium-wave frequency of 1107 was SINPO 35443 - fair to good signal with clear audio content, slight fading, no interference. By 19.30 UTC, signal gradually disappeared under atmospheric noise. HERE
is Radio Afghanistan.
Adventist World Radio
via Yerevan-Gavar was received on 20 October 2019, from 16.25 till 16.32 UTC with English programming and music. Reception on 9.490 kHz rated a SINPO of 35423 - fair signal, clear audio with fading.
KWTR Trans World Radio
via Agana (Guam), Korean programming from 16.05 till 16.17 UTC. Monitored on 29 November 2019, on 7.515 khz with SINPO of 35443 -- fair signal, clear content with slight fade. HERE
is KTWR (Agana).
AIR Radio Sedaye Kashmir
via Khampur-Delhi was heard on 9 November 2019, from 14.40 till 15.30 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 6.030 kHz rated a SINPO of 33443 -- fair signal initially mixed with station splatter from a station in China, along with fading under jamming noise. After 15.00 UTC, station in China signed off, allowing reception to improve slightly, although jamming continued. HERE
is Radio Sedaye Kashmir (Delhi).
The Voice of Indonesia
via Palangka Raya Kalimantan, was received on November 1, 2019. A German language programming of news and topics on Indonesia was observed from 18:00 to 18:30 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 3.325 kHz rated a SINPO of 35453 -- good signal strength, no interference, clear audio content. HERE
via Yamata was heard in English, rather than Japanese and Korean, on 7 November 2019. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 6.090 kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- strong and clear signal, despite minor fading and station splatter from adjacent frequencies. Station ID, mission statement, contact details for Missing Japanese abducted in North Korea was observed just before sign-off from 16.55 till 17.00 UTC. HERE
is JSR Shiokaze.
Bunka Hosa / Nippon Cultural Broadcasting - JOQR
in Akai, Kawaguchi, Saitama Prefecture (Tokyo) was observed from 19.05 till 19.30 UTC (04.05 till 04.30, Tokyo Time) on 19 November (20 November 2019) Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1134 kHz rated a SINPO of 25432 -- weak signal when not fading every two to three minutes. Despite these conditions music was audible, given there was no co-frequency interference. HERE
NHK2 - JOGB
via Kumamoto, with language programmes in
Japanese/Chinese, Portuguese and English from 13.25 till 14.30 UTC, 873
kHz (MW), SINPO 33432 -- fair to good signal with clear audio content,
fading every few minutes, occasionally mixing with stations in India and
is JOGB (Kumamoto).
KBS-1 / HLKR
via Gangneung-si, Gangwon-do was logged on 19 November 2019. This mostly talk broadcast, with a bit of music just before the top of the hour, was monitored from 19.35 till 20.05 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 864 kHz was SINPO 24442 -- fair signal and clear audio, when not fading under atmospheric noise and mixing with another radio station sharing the same frequency.
KBS-1 / HLKQ
via Cheongju, was heard on 22 November 2019. News/current affairs presented by a male announcer was noted from 20.00 till 20.30 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1062 kHz was SINPO 13431 -- weak but occasionally clear content when not fading under and/or mixing with Guangdong Radio (China).
Radio Méditerranée Internationale (Medi 1)
via Nador, over on long wave frequency, was logged on 07 and 08 November 2019, from 22:25 to 23:10 UTC with talk and music in Arabic. Actually, in late October -- for the first time since living in Malaysia (over 30 years) -- I have observed Medi 1, usually just before sunrise here. I probably would have not troubled to listen for Medi 1, thinking it was impossible. But a few DXers in Malaysia mentioned the station and shared their results with me. That said, reception on 171 kHz rated a SINPO of 25541 -- a weak signal but occasionally clear audio content. Signal generally disappears around 23.15 UTC. HERE
is Medi 1.
Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation
via Larkana (Sindh) -- presumed -
- 1305 kHz, with music at 19.00 UTC, on 15 November 2019. HERE
is PBC (Larkana).
Radio Nyawa Sarawak
(presumed via Koror) was heard on 25 November 2019. Conversation/interview between announcer and Sidi Munan, President of the Sarawak Dayak Iban Association (SADIA) discussed land rights. This was followed by Romuald Siew of Niah discussing palm oil plantation in his community. Andrew Paul talked about rural children. Broadcast was in Iban and Bahasaa Malaysia, and observed from from 11.15 till 11.45 UTC (07.15 till 07.45pm, KL time). Reception on the short-wave frequency of 11.890 kHz rated a SINPO of 55544 -- strong and clear signal despite some fading. HERE
is Radio Nyawa Sarawak.
Vatican Radio via Tinang was logged on 30 October 2019 and again on 9 November 2019, in an effort to monitor their Vietnamese programme to Southeast Asia from 23.15 till 23.40 UTC. It had been reported propagation on the assigned 41 meter band was barely audible in Hanoi, so I was asked to monitor their transmission, here in Malaysia. The following results were noted:
- SINPO on 7.410 kHz: 44433 -- fair to good signal, clear audio content, some atmospheric noise, QRM from CRI English and utility station in the region initially. Signal was not as strong as 9.580 khz, but decent reception nevertheless. HERE
is VR on 7.410 kHz.
- SINPO on 9.580 kHz: 55544 -- strong and clear signal, minor fading. HERE
is VR on 9.580 kHz.
- SINPO on 7.420 kHz: 54554 -- strong signal and clear content, despite station splatter from stations on 7.425 (Saudi Arabia Quran recitation) and 7.430 kHz (CRI Khmer). At 23.25 UTC, transmitter switched twice to 7.410 kHz, then finally back to 7.420 kHz temporarily. HERE
is VR on 7.420 kHz.
Voice of Turkey
via Emirler was received on 3 November 2019, from 17.30 till 18.25 UTC with English language programming and Turkish pop music. Reception on 9.660 kHz kHz rated a SINPO of SINPO: 55544 -- strong signal, clear audio, slight fading. HERE
is Voice of Turkey.
via TRT transmitter in Emirler was observed on 8 November 2019 broadcast over Voice of Welt (Radyo Denge Welat), which operated on 9.525 kHz, from 19.00 UTC. HERE
is TRT and Radyo Denge Welat.
NHK World Radio Japan
Voice of Vietnam (VOV2)
via Al-Dhabayya was received on 2 November 2019, from 14.05 till 14.30 UTC. on the shortwave frequency of 11.925 kHz. SINPO was 11421 -- weak audio under either an over modulated carrier/transmitter or mixing with a jammer, plus some atmospheric noise. The same QRM affected their Indonesian programme from 13.45 till 14.00 UTC. Very unpleasant and noisy reception. HERE
is Radio Japan (Al-Dhabayya)
via Xã Thới Hưngm Huyện Cờ Đỏ, Thành phố Cần Thơ was logged on 19 November 2019. Station interval, time pips and station ID observed after 22.59 UTC. Reception on medium-wave frequency 0f 783 kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 - excellent signal strength and clarity of audio despite slight fade. HERE
is VOV2 (Can Tho).
RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: Passive Loop (SW) and 1/4 wave linked to ferrite rod (MW) QTH: Malaysia