Friday, September 30, 2022

QSL Cards for September 2022

 

Gaweylon Tibetan Radio / FEBA. Dhabbaya, UAE.

NUG Radio.  Paochung, Taiwan (presumed).

Voice of Turkiye. Emirler, Turkey.

NHK World Radio Japan. Yamata, Japan.


RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: Passive Loop and 1/4 wave QTH: Central West Malaysia

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Gaweylon Tibetan Radio / FEBA (via Dhabbaya)


Gaweylon Tibetan Radio / FEBA, transmitting from Dhabbaya, UAE, was logged on 19 September 2022. A Tibetan language broadcast with Tibetan music and topics was heard from 12.00 till 12.30 UTC. Reception on 15.215 kHz was (SINPO) 25342 -- poor signal strength, no interference except for atmospheric noise and fading

Reception report was emailed  to Gawylon Tibetan Radio on the following day.  An eQSL was received on 27 September 2022.


Email:
gaweylon@gmail.com
info@gaweylon.com

Website:
gaweylon.com

Postal Address:
Gaweylon,
P. O. Box No 286
Dehradun, GPO 248001,
Uttarakhand, India

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

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

NUG Radio (via Paochung)

 

NUG Radio, transmitting presumably from Paochung, Taiwan, was logged on 5 December 2021. Burmese language programming mostly about current events in Myanmar was observed from 01.30 till 02.00 UTC. Reception on 17.710 kHz rated a SINPO of 45333 -- strong signal and clear audio despite moderate atmospheric noise and fading.
HERE is NUG Radio

Reception report was emailed on the same day. Strangely there was no follow up. I resubmitted by email on 14 September 2022. Station promptly replied instructing me to fill out their online reception report. I filled out the form on 15 September 2022. Within five minutes their eQSL was received.

Email: radionug@mocitmyanmar.org


RX: Degen DE-1102 EXT ANT: 3-meter wire QTH: Central West Malaysia

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Voice of Turkiye

 

Voice of Turkiye broadcast in the English language was heard on the short-wave frequency of 11.660 kHz, here in the Kuala Lumpur area, on 21 August 2022,  from 16.30 till 17.22 UTC.  News, followed by the programmes "Weekly Analysis", "Turkiye's Cultural Treasures" and "Did You Know That", interspersed with Turkish pop songs and station IDs, was heard during this time. Closure announcement and interval signal rounded out the end of the broadcast. SINPO was 54454 -- strong and clear signal despite moderate atmospheric noise and slight transmitter noise which was corrected after transmitter closed from 17.05 till 17.10 UTC.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 8 September 2022.


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

Tuesday, September 6, 2022

NHK World Radio Japan (via Yamata)

NHK World Radio Japan via Yamata logged on 21 June 2022. A great selection of Benny Goodman songs from his Carnegie Hall performance and recordings, including "Sing, Sing, Sing", "Begin the Beguine", "Let's Dance" was observed. This was accompanied with commentary on Goodman in Japanese during this nearly one hour presentation from 17.05 till 17.55 UTC,  Reception on 11.800 kHz was SINPO 45333. HERE is NHK Radio Japan (Yamata).

Reception report was submitted online at NHK Worls Radio Japan on the following day. QSL Card arrived in the mail on 6 September 2022.


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

Saturday, September 3, 2022

RTI Calendar - September 2022

 


Radio Taiwan International calendar for September 2022

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Radio Taiwan International - French Broadcast (via Tamsui)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tamsui, Taiwan was logged on 6 August 2022. Special French language broadcast direct from Taiwan was monitored from 17.00 to 18.00 UTC. Reception on 11.995 kHz rated a SINPO of 25242 -- poor signal strength, occasionally discernible audio content despite severe atmospheric noise and slight fading.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 24 August 2022.

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

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)


Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung, Taiwan, was logged on  2 August 2022. An English broadcast of Taiwan news, programmes Here in Taiwan, Hashtag Taiwan and Status Update was observed from  03.00 to 04.00 UTC. Reception on 15.320  kHz rated a SINPO of 55555 -- Excellent reception.

Reception report was emailed on 4 August 2022. QSL card arrived in the mail on 17 August 2022. Unfortunately the veri-signer recorded the time incorrectly.

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

Thursday, August 11, 2022

Voice of Turkiye

 

Voice of Turkiye via Emirler was logged on 1 July 2022. An English language broadcast was monitored from 17.05 till 17.25 UTC. Reception on 11.660 kHz rated a SINPO of 25232 -- weak but audible signal, severe atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card with programme schedule arrived in the mail on 12 August 2022.

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

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Radio Taiwan International - German Broadcast (via Tamsui)

 

Radio Taiwan International's special German language broadcast from their Tamsui transmitter site was received on 15 July 2022, from 17.00 to 18.00 UTC. I listened to RTI German language announcers talk about Taiwan as it related to listeners' reception reports and queries. This was followed with an interview of a German visitor to Taiwan. The broadcast closed with Taiwanese pop music "Hit Parade". All of this was observed between frequent RTI IDs and announcements about special German broadcasts from Tamsui. Reception on 11.995 kHz rated a SINPO of 35343 -- fair to good signal strength and discernible audio content despite moderate atmospheric noise and slight fading.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. A QSL card arrived in the mail on 3 August 2022.

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

Monday, August 1, 2022

RTI Calendar -- August 2022

 


Radio Taiwan International calendar for August 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022

QSL Cards for July 2022

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.

RTM Sarawak FM. Kajang, Malaysia.

VORW Radio International. Moosbrunn, Austria.

Radio Liberty. Al-Dhabbiya, UAE.

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan. 

Radio Free Asia. Tinian, Northern Mariana Islands.

Radio Free Asia. Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands.

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

 

Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Canada Post Communication Technology - Sir Stanford Fleming and Guglielmo Marconi

Canada Post on 31 October 2002 issued a dual stamp set honouring Communication Technology pioneers Sir Sanford Fleming (The Pacific Cable) and Guglielmo Marconi (Wireless Telegraphy). Five million of these se-tenants were printed. The printer was Lowe-Martin Company Inc.

Sir Sandford Fleming FRSC KCMG (1827 –1915) was a Scottish Canadian engineer and inventor. Born and raised in Scotland, he emigrated to colonial Canada at the age of 18. He promoted worldwide standard time zones, a prime meridian, and use of the 24-hour clock as key elements to communicating the accurate time, all of which influenced the creation of Coordinated Universal Time. He designed Canada's first postage stamp, produced a great deal of work in the fields of land surveying and map making, engineered much of the Intercolonial Railway and the first several hundred kilometers of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and was a founding member of the Royal Society of Canada and founder of the Canadian Institute (a science organisation in Toronto).

Guglielmo Giovanni Maria Marconi, 1st Marquis of Marconi FRSA (1874 –1937) was an Italian (and Irish on maternal side) inventor and electrical engineer, known for his creation of a practical radio wave-based wireless telegraph system. This led to Marconi being credited as the inventor of radio,  and he shared the 1909 Nobel Prize in Physics with Karl Ferdinand Braun "in recognition of their contributions to the development of wireless telegraphy"

Source: Wikipedia and Canada Post

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung (Taiwan), was  received on  12 July 2022. Their English language broadcast of Taiwan news, and regular programmes "Here in Taiwan'' and "Behind the Beat'' was heard from 16.00 to 16.57 UTC. Reception on 9.405  kHz rated a SINPO of 44354 -- strong and clear signal, despite moderate atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. A QSL card was received on 27 July 2022.

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

RTM Sarawak FM (via Kajang)

RTM Sarawak FM, transmitting from Kajang (approximately 40km northwest of my home), was logged 26 July 2022. Malay language programme of Malay pop songsters, together with a discussion by DJ Yuzz and DJ Lynn on education after SPM ("...pelajaran selepas SPM") was monitored from 00.15 till 00.50 UTC (08.10 till 08.50 AM local time). Reception on 9.835 kHz rated SINPO of 35343 -- fair signal strength with discernible audio content, despite atmospheric noise and slight fading. Reception quality worsened with a weaker signal and more noise after 00.45 UTC. HERE is RTM Sarawak FM.

Reception report was emailed to Unit Pengukuran dan Kualiti RTM Kajang at noon on the same day. An eQSL arrived a four hours later. 

Email:
pnk_rtmkajang@rtm.gov.my



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

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Radio Trivia

 

BEING THE RADIO AFICIONADO that I am,  does anyone know what RADIO was used in the pilot and publicity stills of the 1960s American sitcom "Gilligan's Island"?

Here's a clue. Mr. Howell aka Jim Backus is holding the radio in this publicity still. It was a Magnavox Celestial model FM-97. The radio was a four band, battery operated transistor radio with dual telescoping antennas. It featured AM/FM/SW1/SW2 bands, which given the times  would have made a better radio than the 8 transistor Packard Bell  8RT2 AM radio which was used throughout the three year run of the TV series. 

I say it would have made a better choice on a remote island for a couple of reasons. One, AM radio coverage while good at night would have been very poor during the daytime on Gilligan's Island. Lastly, SW (shortwave) was in its heyday in the 1960s and stations from around the world would have kept the castaways better informed.

That said, the  Packard Bell 8RT2 radio, which was made in Japan -- similar to the Aiwa AR-851 -- was a rather compact tabletop radio and had two battery holders for 4 D cell batteries. We know this from an episode where the castaways were trying to recharge the batteries using coconut shells and sea water. The prop department also added a handle and antenna to the radio.

So, should this bit of trivia ever come up, now you know 😊.

Friday, July 8, 2022

VORW Radio International (via Moosbrunn)

VORW Radio International, transmitting from Moosbrunn, Austria, was logged on 1 July 2022, from 16.00 till 17.00 UTC. Music requests from listeners was presented by John, the programme host. Reception on 9.670 kHz initially rated a SINPO of 44343 with a good signal but station scatter from a stronger China station (CRI) on an adjacent frequency, moderate fading and atmospheric noise.  Reception steadily improved to a SINPO of 55454 -- albeit, a tad noisier this week than previously. HERE's how VORW (Moosbrunn) sounded near the end of their broadcast.  

Reception report was emailed the following day. An eQsl card arrived on 9 July 2022.

Email: vorwinfo@gmail.com


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

Thursday, July 7, 2022

Radio Liberty (via Al-Dhabbiya)

Radio Liberty, transmitting from Al-Dhabbiya, UAE, was received on 20 June 2022. A Tajik language broadcast of current event reports was monitored from 16.50 till 17.00 UTC (Broadcast time 16.00 till 17.00 UTC). Reception on 11.850 kHz rated a SINPO of 55454 - strong signal, clear audio despite slight atmospheric noise .HERE's Radio Liberty (Al-Dhabbiya).

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 7 July 2022.

I have to tip my hat to  RFE/Radio Liberty. This series of QSL cards represent a historic glimpse of Americana at their station. Besides my previous QSL card depicting Martin Luther King in an interview at RFE, I now have this card of Count Bassie  discussing jazz over RFE. Awesome archive photos, RFE/Radio Liberty. Thank you.

Email: hokuvovaj@rferl.org



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

Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung, Taiwan, was logged on 8 June 2022. English language broadcast of news, programmes Here in Taiwan, Hashtag Taiwan and Status Update was monitored from 03.00 to 04.00 UTC. Reception on  15.320  kHz rated of: 55555 -- strong signal, clear audio, no fading, no noise -- excellent!

Reception report was submitted on 11 June 2022. QSL card arrived in the mail on 6 July 2022.

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

Monday, July 4, 2022

Radio Free Asia (via Tinian and Saipan)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from Tinian and Saipan, was received on 22 May 2022. A Khmer language broadcast of current event reports was monitored from 22.35 till 23.05 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequencies on 12.140 kHz (Tinian) rated a SINPO of  45343 -- fair signal strength, clear audio content despite atmospheric noise and fading; SINPO on 13.715 kHz (via Saipan) was 45544 -- reception was good and much better with less noise and fading.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL cards arrived in the mail on 5 July 2022.

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

Sunday, July 3, 2022

80th Anniversary of Radio Moldova.

MOLDOVA POST on 29 October 2010 issued a first day cover stamp marking the 80th anniversary of Radio Moldova. Cancellation postmark originated from Chişinău, Republic of Moldova. The printer was Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău and the designer was Vitalie Roşca. The stamp depicted the heaquarters of Radio Moldova. This particular FDC also carries an antique radio (one of two) issued in 2019.

The first radio transmission from Moldova was broadcast on 1 November 1928 by the Radiotelephonic Broadcasting Company in Bucharest. On 30 October 1930, in Tiraspol started broadcasting a Soviet radio station of 4 kW whose main purpose was the anti-Romanian propaganda to Moldova between Prut and Dniester. A new radio mast, M. Gorky, built in 1936 in Tiraspol, allowed greater coverage of the territory of Bessarabia. In that context, in 1937, Chişinău City Hall gave the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company a building to open the first radio station in Chişinău, to counter Soviet propaganda. Experimental programmes began in the early days of June 1939. The transmitter installed by Marconi Company in Chişinău was the best in Romania. The first radio station in Chişinău was "twice stronger than that of Bucharest or that one in Tiraspol" wrote Gazeta Basarabiei in July 1939.

Source: Wikipedia

Friday, July 1, 2022

40th Anniversary of Radio Prague and National Radio Broadcasting in Czechoslovakia

CZECHOSLOVAKIA POST on 18 May 1963 issued two first day cover stamps to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Radio Prague and national radio broadcasting in Czechoslovakia.


 

RTI Calendar -- July 2022

 


Radio Taiwan International calendar for July 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

QSL Cards for June 2022

Reach Beyond Australia. Kununurra, Western Australia.

VORW Radio International. Moosbrunn, Austria.

Radio Taiwan International. Tamsui, Taiwan.

Voice of Turkiye. Emirler, Turkiye. 

Atlantic 2000 International via Channel 292*. Rohrbach, Germany.

 

RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia*Remote RX:  University of Twente SDR  ANT: mini whip QTH: Enschede, Netherlands monitored on the internet from Malaysia

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

VORW Radio International (via Moosbrunn)


VORW Radio International, transmitting from Moosbrunn, Austria, was logged on 24 June 2022, from 16.00 till 17.00 UTC. Music requests from listeners and tips on how to to cope "bad news" was presented by John, the programme host. Reception on 9.670 kHz initially rated a SINPO of 44333 with a good signal but station scatter from a stronger station on an adjacent frequency, moderate fading and atmospheric noise. To improve reception, I switched from a passive loop to a 1/4 wave antenna, then set the receiver in 'narrow' IF shift mode. By 16.20 UTC reception steadily improved to a SINPO of 55444. HERE's how VORW (Moosbrunn) sounded near the end of their broadcast. 

Reception report was emailed the following day. An eQsl card arrived on 30 June 2022.

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

Monday, June 27, 2022

Reach Beyond Australia (via Kununurra)

 

Reach Beyond Australia, transmitting from  Kununurra, Western Australia, was logged on 22 June 2022. An English language broadcast of  "Back to the Bible" was monitored from 13.20 till 13.30 UTC. Reception on  9.610 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555 -- strong, clear audio, no fading, no interference -- excellent! HERE is Reach Beyond Australia.


Reception report was emailed the following day. An eQsl card arrived on 28 June 2022.



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

Sunday, June 26, 2022

Polish Radio Katowice (Polskie Radia Katowice) 90th Anniversary Postal Card

POCZTA POLSKA in 2017 issued a 90th anniversary postcard of Polish Radio Katowice (Polskie Radio Katowice). Shown here is the stamp affixed to their postcard.

Polish Radio Katowice is the largest regional station of Polish Radio. It was created in 1927. High technology and 90 years of tradition, Radio Katowice remains the biggest regional radio station in Poland. Seven days a week, 24 hours a day millions of listeners in the whole Upper Silesia region can be tuned in to Radio Katowice. We also can be heard in parts of Central, Eastern and Western Poland, as well as in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

Friday, June 17, 2022

Atlantic 2000 International via Channel 292* (Rohrbach, Germany)

Atlantic 2000 International via Channel 292*, transmitting from Rohrbach, Germany, was logged on 11 June 2022. This 40th anniversary broadcast of English and French pop songs was monitored from 08.08 till 09.00 UTC. Tracks included "Every Little Thing She Does is Magic" by The Police,  "Ebony & Ivory" by Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder,  "Too Much Heaven" by The Bee Gees,  "Lost in the Light" by The Bahama,  "My Sweet Lord" by George Harrison. Reception on 6.070 kHz rated a SINPO of 45333 -- fair signal strength despite moderate atmospheric noise when signal faded.

Reception report was submitted on the same day. An eQSL was received on 17 June 2022.
*Remote RX:  University of Twente SDR  ANT: mini whip QTH: Enschede, Netherlands monitored on the internet from Malaysia

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Czechoslovakia Post 10th Anniversary of National Television & Broadcasting

CZECHOSLOVAKIA POST on 25 April 1963 issued two first day cover stamps to commemorate the 10th anniversary of national television and broadcasting in Czechoslovakia. Cancellation postmark originated from Prague,

Monday, June 13, 2022

Deutsche Post 15th Anniversary of Radio Berlin International & 25th Anniversary of German Radio Broadcasting

DEUTSCHE POST (DDR) on 13 May 1970 issued two stamps commemorating the 15th anniversary of Radio Berlin International, 10 pfennig denomination, and the 25th anniversary of the Deutsches Democratischer Republik radio broadcasting, 15 pfennig denomination. A total of 3,000,000 stamps, for each design, was printed using an offset printing method. Manfred Gottschall designed the stamps. Postmark cancellation originated from East Berlin.

Nippon Post 25th Anniversary Stamp of Radio Japan

NIPPON POST on 1 June 1960 issued a 10 yen stamp commemorating the 25th anniversary of Radio Japan. A total of 8,000,000 stamps were printed. It was red in colour with radio waves encircling a globe. Postmark cancellation  originated from Tokyo. The cachet on this envelope depicts a microphone and their radio transmission coverage around the world. That said, alternative cachets for the same FDC were printed.

Friday, June 10, 2022

La Poste de Côte d'Ivoire Tabou Radio Station

 


La Poste de Côte d'Ivoire on 9 March 1968 issued a first day cover stamp marking the 55th Anniversary of the Tabou Radio Station.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Tamsui)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tamsui, Taiwan, was logged on 9 May 2022. English language broadcast of news, regular programmes "Here in Taiwan" and "Jukebox Republic", was observed from 16.00 to 17.00 UTC. Reception on 9.405  kHz rated a SINPO of 44454 -- strong signal, clear audio, despite minor atmospheric noise in the background.

Reception report was submitted the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 9 June 2022.

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

50th Anniversary of Radio in Finland

POSTI GROUP OYJ (Finland) 9 September 1976 issued a commemorative stamp marking the 50th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Finland.  This multicoloured stamp carried a currency denomination of 0,80 mk. A total of 4,000,000  stamps were printed. Perforation was 12 3/4 x 13.


 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

An Post 50th Anniversary Stamps of Broadcasting in Ireland

 

AN POST on 5 October 1976 issued two stamps to mark the 50th anniversary of radio broadcasting in Ireland: one with radio waves and another depicting a radio tower,  waves and globe.

The scholar-poet Dr. Douglas Hyde, who later became the first President of Ireland, inaugurated the State-controlled service on 1st January, 1926. The first studio was in Dublin and the station was named Dublin 2 RN. Shortly afterwards Cork acquired a studio, identified as 6CK. Early Irish broadcasters proved remarkably imaginative in the  use of the medium. They  helped to develop broadcast drama as a genuine art form and they were among the first to use radio for the live coverage of  sport.

In 1932 a high-power transmitter (strength 60 kw, soon increased to 100 kw.) was opened near Athlone in the centre of Ireland. The service became known at home and abroad as Radio Eireann­ Radio of Ireland-and its possibilities could now be fully exploited. The post-war years saw the formation of important professional groups within the  broadcasting service, such as the Radio Eireann Players, the Radio Eireann Singers and the Radio Eireann  Symphony Orchestra.

A television service was opened in 1961 and the State handed over control of broadcasting to a cor­poration, now called Radio Telefis Eireann, established by act of parliament. RTE radio continued to develop. A VHF (FM) network was built, stereo broadcasts became common and a subsidiary service in the Irish language (Radio na Gaeltachta) was set up with headquarters in the West of Ireland. A powerful new transmitter (strength 500 kw) was brought into use in 1975. Irish broadcasts could be heard in Britain and many parts of Europe on 530 metres (566 kilo Hertz).

The ultra-modern studio complex at the outskirts of Dublin appropriately incorporates the house which was the family home of Annie Jameson, mother of Guglielmo Marconi, the inventor of radio broadcasting. RTE radio has won many international prizes, including the prestigeous Prix Italia in 1961 and 1965. The service was an active member of the European Broadcasting Union.

The stamps were designed  by RTE graphic artists, Graham  Shepherd and Al  O'Donnell,  and  the first day cover, featuring an illustration  of a woman  using  a crystal  radio set of the  1920's, was designed by RTE graphic artist Jan Mitchell.

Voice of Turkiye

Voice of Turkiye, transmitting from  Emirler, Turkiye, was logged on  9 May 2022. A Dari/Pashto language broadcast of news, "Turkiye Tourism" and Turkish music was monitored from 16.00 till 16.25 UTC. Reception on  11.765 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555 -- excellent.

Reception report was submitted on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 1 June 2022.


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

RTI Calendar -- June 2022


 Radio Taiwan International calendar for June 2022

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

QSLs for May 2022

 Radio Taiwan International. Tamsui, Taiwan.


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

Saturday, May 21, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Tamsui)

 

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tamsui, Taiwan, was logged on  1 April 2022. English language broadcast was monitored from 16.00 to 17.00 UTC. Reception on 9.405  kHz rated a SINPO of 44454 -- strong signal, clear audio, despite minor atmospheric noise in the background

Reception report was submitted by email on 4 April 2022. QSL card arrived on 13 May 2022,

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


 
 

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Radio Nepal 50th Anniversary Stamp

NEPAL POST on 2 April 2001 issued a single stamp marking the 50th anniversary of Radio Nepal. Pastmark cancellation originated from Kathmandu. Cachet depicts the Radio Nepal logo.

Radio Nepal started broadcasting regularly on 2 April 1951 with a 250-watt short-wave transmitter was used at initial time. . Initially it began with a radio station called Prajatantra (democracy) Radio from Bhojpur District in 1949. Shortly after the end of the Rana regime, the first government radio channel in Nepal, Radio Nepal was the only radio channel in Nepal for almost 45 years.