Thursday, August 27, 2020

QSLs for August 2020


Radio Nikkei 1. Chiba Nagara, Japan.

Nippon Hoso Kyokai  2 / JOBB. Habikino City, Osaka, Japan. 

Trans World Radio Africa. Kishinev-Grigoriopol, (Transnistria) Moldova.

Radio Romania International. Galbina, Romania.


  RX: Alinco DX-R8T and Tecsun S-2000 ANT: 1/4 wave and Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Radio Nikkei 1

Radio Nikkei 1 via Chiba Nagara was heard on 9 July 2020. A talk show and selection of J-Pop songs performed by a female singer was observed from 10.20 till 11.00 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 6.055 kHz rated a SINPO of 55444 - strong signal, clear audio, occasional fading. Signal was detected as early as 09.30 UTC here in South East Asia, but too weak to clearly identify programme content.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL Card arrived in the mail on 19 August 2020.

 RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Nippon Hoso Kyokai 2 / JOBB (via Osaka)

Hoso Kyokai  2 / Osaka Broadcasting Station (JOBB) in Habikino City, Osaka, Japan was logged on 30 November 2019.

After an apparent delay in mail delivery -- an estimated eight months -- due to the Covid-19 pandemic I received this envelope from Osaka. Inside, it contained a station sticker, radio programme schedule, Japan travel leaflet, postcard of Japanese actors and a semi-verification card.

I say "semi-verification" as NHK-2 stations on MW are rarely verified nowadays, but they do acknowledge receipt of emails/letters. Why bother to send any of these items is a mystery; apparently it is a cultural courtesy of the Japanese, and if so,  I appreciate the gesture. 

Whatever the case, NHK-2 / JOBB featured a mostly talk format in Japanese with occasional music when the station was monitored from 21.05 UTC, on 828 kHz with SINPO of 25432 -- weak to fair signal, clear content, fading, no interference until 22.00 UTC.
Reception report was mailed and emailed in early December 2019. This semi-verification arrived in the mail on 14 August 2020. 

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

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Trans World Radio Africa (via Kishinev-Grigoriopol)

Trans World Radio Africa, transmitting from Kishinev-Grigoriopol, (Transnistria) Moldova, was logged on 3 August 2020. A Tigrinya broadcast of Evangelical religious content, Horn of Africa music and station IDs was monitored from 18.00 till 18.45 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 9.940  kHz rated a SINPO of 34433 -- fair signal initially at the start of broadcast, but generally clear audio and slight fading under atmospheric noise throughout much of the transmission. HERE is Trans World Radio Africa (Kishinev-Grigoriopol)

Reception report was emailed on 3rd Auigust 2020. An  eQSL was received on 3rd August 2020. 

RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: Passive Loop QTH: Malaysia

Monday, August 3, 2020

Radio Romania International

Radio Romania International, transmitting from Galbina (Romania), was logged on 1 August 2020. Romanian language programming, consisting mostly of Romanian and Western Pop/Rock songs was received on 17.50 till 18.10  UTC. Reception on 11.975 kHz was SINPO 55555 -- excellent! HERE's RRI.

Reception report was emailed on 2nd Auigust 2020. An undocumented eQSL was received on 3rd August 2020. As with the previous eQSLs from RRI, the data portion of the card was blank; I completed the details for my personal record.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Radio Channel 292

On 1st August, Radio Channel 292 will start transmission on a new frequency: 9.670 kHz in the 31 meter band. This will replace 7.440 kHz. With the change to 9.670 kHz, DXers may have a better chance for long distance reception, especially during darkness, of this low-powered station in Germany.

Program information:

Radio Channel 292
Eja 2
85276 Pfaffenhofen



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