Thursday, September 30, 2021

QSLs for September 2021



Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.

NHK World Radio Japan. Talata-Volonondry, Madagascar.

Reach Beyond Australia. Kununurra, Western Australia.

China Radio International. Beijing, China.

Radio Taiwan International. Tamsui, Taiwan.

Radio Free Asia. Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.


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

50th Anniversary of KOL Stamp

ISRAEL POST in 1986 issued a commemorative stamp marking the 50th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Israel (KOL - Voice of Israel).

Laos Centenary of the International Telecommunication Union Stamp

ROYAUME DU LAOS on 15 June 1965 issued a series of three first day cover stamps called "Centenary of the International Telecommunication Union". The stamps included a teletype machine, telephone, radio receiver and transmitter station. The colour cachet features a sphere and electric bolt to signify the Union of International Telecommunications.

United Nations Radio FDC Stamp

UNITED NATIONS POSTAL ADMINISTRATION on 13 February 2013 issued three pairs of stamps commemorating the launch of U.N. Radio on that day in 1946.  Each stamp design featured a different image that captured an aspect of radio communication throughout history.The stamps themselves boast an interactive feature allowing smart phone or tablet users to directly download and launch the U.N. Radio application.  Shown here is one of the sets postmarked Geneva.

The U.N. and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) approved the creation of World Radio Day in 2011 to raise awareness of the importance of radio, to facilitate access to information, and to enhance networking among broadcasters.  Radio continues to be the most cost-effective method of bringing information to the people on a widespread scale.  It plays a vital role in emergency communication and disaster relief and is well-suited to bring information to those most vulnerable.  Radio provides a public platform regardless of one’s background or education.

Friday, September 24, 2021

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler (Turkey), was logged on 16 August 2021. Persian language programming with cultural content on Turkey and Turkish music was monitored: from 15.30 till 15.52 UTC. Reception on  9.765 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555 -- good signal throughout the transmission. HERE is the Voice of Turkey.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card  arrived in the mail on 24 September 2021.

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

NHK World Radio Japan (viaTalata-Volonondry)

NHK World Radio Japan,  transmitting from Talata-Volonondry, Madagascar, was logged on 23 January 2021. A Hindi language broadcast was monitored from 14.40 till 15.00 UTC. Reception on  15.720 kHz rated a SINPO of 45444 -- good signal strength, clear content despite moderate atmospheric noise and slight fade. Transmission strength weakened suddenly after 14.55 as though power had been reduced or antenna beam had been switched off -- odd decrease in strength, nevertheless.

Reception report was emailed a few days later. A promise of QSL card was stated in an email in February, but due to Covid-19 delays in mail service I did nit receive the verification until 24 September 2021.

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

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Deutsche Welle QSL Policy

Deutsche Welle will no longer QSL. See  email on the left regarding a recent DW transmission to Afghanistan. Quote: "We have discharged this service (QSL) on September 1st, 2021."

Okay. I understand. Reception reports are meaningless since remote receivers can do the job. PR for Germany is not necessary either, nor does DW need listener support from DXers/BCLers. I get it.

Guess what? It's another reason why I have stopped listening to DW and/or visiting the DW website. DW has no genuine interest in the listener. It's all lip service. 

That said, thank you for all of the wonderful years (1968-2021) when I did listen and receive QSLs and mementos from DW.
Danke. Auf wiedersehen und 73.

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Reach Beyond Australia

Reach Beyond Australia, transmitting from Kununurra, Western Australia, was logged on 12 September 2021. Burmese language programming of religious talk and music was observed from 15.15 till 15.30 UTC. Reception on 11.825 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555 -- strong, clear audio, no fading, no interference -- excellent! HERE is Reach Beyond Australia.

Reception report was submitted online at Reach Beyond Australia on the following day. An eQSL was received on 15 September 2021.

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

Thursday, September 9, 2021

China Radio International (via Beijing)

China Radio International, transmitting from  Beijing, China, was logged on 7 September 2021.  The programmes "Blue Wave" featured a segment on survival of sea creatures and "The Spirit of the Chinese People" looked at the influence of Confucianism. These English language segments were monitored from 00.10 till 00.35 UTC (broadcast time 00.00 till 01.00 UTC). Reception on 15.125 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555 -- Excellent

Reception report was emailed to CRI on the same day. An eQSL was received on 10 September 2021. A further eQSl from CRI was received on 12 October 2021

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

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Radio Taiwan International (via Tamsui)

Radio Taiwan International transmitting from Tamsui, Taiwan was logged on 31 July 2021. This special German language broadcast direct from Taiwan was monitored from 18.00 till 1835 UTC (broadcast time 18.00 till 19.00 UTC). Reception on 9.545 kHz rated an SINPO at sign-on of 25452. By 18.20 UTC reception worsened to 15121. And around 18.35 UTC signal was barely audible, and eventually disappeared.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 7 September 2021.

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

Monday, September 6, 2021

Radio Free Asia (via Tinian)

Radio Free Asia via Tinian was heard on 5 June 2021. Lao programming of news and current events was observed from 00.00 till 00.30 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.210 kHz rated a SINPO of 25322 -- weak to fair signal strength when not fading under atmospheric noise. Content was audible and clear only when the signal did not fade out.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL card marking the Tokyo Olympics with RFA mascot arrived in the mail from Washington DC on 6 September 2021.

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

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

RTI Calendar - September 2021


Radio Taiwan International calendar for month of September 2021

QSLs for August 2021

Voice of Turkey via Emirler, Turkey.

Voice of Turkey via Emirler, Turkey.

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.

Atlantic 2000 International* via WRMI. Okeechobee, Florida, USA.


 RX/ANT: Alinco DX-R8T / Passive Loop and  Panasonic RF-B45 /3 meter random wire QTH: Malaysia

*RX: University of Twente SDR  ANT: mini whip QTH: Enschede, Netherlands monitored on the internet from Malaysia