ABC Local Radio - 6KP in Karratha, Pilbara Region, Western Australia (presumed) was logged on 702 kHz after 17.55 UTC on 15 August 2021. Remarkably strong and clear signal.
ABC Radio National - 5RN in Adelaide, South Australia was received on 729 kHz after 17.40 UTC on 15 August 2021.
ABC Local Radio - 5AN, Adelaide, South Australia, was logged on 891 kHz after 17.35 UTC on 15 August 2021. Excellent reception.
Radio Dabanga transmitting from Sofia-Kostenbrod, Bulgaria on 15.550 kHz was received around 12.25 AM (16.25 UTC), on 16 August 2021. This is a clandestine station based in the Netherlands that broadcasts Sudanese and Arabic language programmes to Sudan. At this particular time it happened to be Sudanese.
Birinci Radio (Kyrgyz Republic) with Russian programming and music was observed on 4.010 kHz after 17.44 UTC on 11 August 2021.
Radio Kuwait transmitting from Sulaibiyah, Kuwait on 15.540 kHz was received at 12.15 AM (16.15 UTC), on 16 August 2021. Urdu programming and music targeted to South Asia and Middle East.
Radio New Zealand Pacific transmitting from Rangitaiki, New Zealand on 5.980 kHz was received around 12.05 AM (16.05 UTC), on 16 August 2021. Broadcast of English language news and current events is a tad noisy, but undoubtedly much clearer for the targeted South Pacific.
PBS Pyongyang Pansong (DPRK) Korean programming was received on 3.320 kHz after 17.47 UTC on 11 August 2021.
Radio Romania International via Galbeni, Romanian programming was received on 11.975 kHz after 17.48 UTC on 11 August 2021.
Korean Broadcasting System (KBS) transmitting from Kimjae, South Korea on 9.805 kHz was received just before midnight (15.58 UTC), on 16 August 2021. This is KBS signing on with their interval tune and station ID in Indonesian and Korean. The broadcast that followed was targeted for Indonesia.
Radio Taiwan International via Tamsui. Special German language programme direct from Taiwan, after 18.00 UTC, 31 August 2021. Signal on 9.545 kHz was decent enough to hear content for 15 to 20 minutes of the broadcast. By 18.35 UTC their signal was barely audible and had disappeared completely by 18.45 UTC.
BBC via Dushanbe with Korean programming on 9.390 kHz after 18.10 UTC on 15 August 2021.
Voice of Turkey transmitting from Emirler, Turkey on 9.765 kHz was received at 11.35 PM (15.35 UTC), on 16 August 2021. Persian speaking announcer leads off, followed by traditional music.
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Friday, August 20, 2021
Afghanistan International TV (an anti-Taliban clandestine station) was logged around 22.00 UTC (06.00 AM Malaysia time), 18 August 2021 (19.08.21 Malaysia). News/current event reports with frequent station IDs in Pashto/Dari was observed. On the same day, sign-off was reported to be at 06.00 UTC. However, it should be noted the station initially operated 24/7.
I grew up listening to old radios similar to the ones highlighted in the maxim cards. When I saw the canvas mesh/wooden cabinets, the valves (vacuum tubes), analog radio dial and the radio dramas/plays I knew had to have these cards. It brought back so many wonderful memories.
And now, I want to share these marvelous maxim cards with fellow radio enthusiasts. Enjoy and relive the joys of radio! 73!
Thursday, August 12, 2021
Reception was emailed on on the following day, 5 July 2021. QSL card was received on 13 August 2021.
RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia
Reception was emailed on on the following day, 23 June 2021. QSL card was received on 13 August 2021.
RX: Alinco DX-R8T ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia
Wednesday, August 11, 2021
Monday, August 9, 2021
OSTERREICHISCHE POST in 2020 issued a first day cover stamp honouring Hedy Lemarr. The stamp was titled - "Frequenzsprung Verfahren von Hedy Lemarr" (Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum inventor - Hedy Lemarr) and "Osterreische Erfindungen" (Austrian Inventions).
Most people know Hedy Lemarr as a screen goddess from the golden era of cinema, but she was also a highly gifted inventor whose pioneering inventions are still being used. Together with the American composer George Antheil, in 1942, she devised the frequency hopping technique for the Allies that could be used to steer torpedoes. Switching between frequencies made radio signals difficult to locate and secure against interference. Whilst the complex process was not used by the U.S. during World War II, it became the basis for modern communications technologies like Bluetooth, WLAN and GSM.
In 1997, Lamarr and Antheil were awarded an Electronic Frontier Pioneer Award for their invention. In 2014, Hedy Lamarr was posthumously given a place in the National Inventors Hall of Fame in the U.S.
Monday, August 2, 2021
Reception report was emailed shortly after the broadcast on the same day. An eQSL arrived on 2 August 2021.
*RX: University of Twente SDR ANT: mini whip QTH: Enschede, Netherlands monitored on the internet from Malaysia