American Forces Network (AFN Okinawa Surf 648), transmitting from Camp Kinser, Urasoe City, Naha City area, Okinawa (Japan), was logged on 1 December 2019. CBS News and advertisements were monitored from 19.05 till 19.35 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 648 kHz for this reportedly 10 kW station rated a SINPO of 24432 -- weak to fair signal strength, clear audio when not fading under or mixing with co-frequency station.
Initially an eQSL (SEE HERE) was received shortly after receiving the station. Upon request for a traditional paper QSL card, AFN Okinawa prepared a QSL certificate and picture postcard of the station. These items arrived in the mail on 17 December 2019.
RX: Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave linked to ferrite rod QTH: Central West Malaysia