Monday, January 31, 2022

QSLs for January 2022

C.M. Obrecht Shortwave Radio. Moosbrunn, Austria 

KWTR Trans World Radio Agana, Guam.

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

Sunday, January 30, 2022

C.M. Obrecht Shortwave Radio (via Moosbrunn)

C.M. Obrecht Shortwave Radio via Moosbrunn, Austria on 28 January 2022. Electronic-synthesizer compositions composed/performed by C.M. Obrecht was monitored from 12.00 till 13.00 UTC, including the track "Stella Splendens". Reception on 11.735  kHz rated a SINPO of 15221 -- weak signal, barely audible and only in USB mode when fading in, otherwise broadcast was severely affected by QRN (local electrical noise).

Reception report was submitted on the same day, a few hours After the transmission. An eQSL was received on 30 January 2022.

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

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Voice of America Calendar 2022

Voice of America
"VOA @ 80: A Free Press Matters" features the various language services of the VOA. This calendar marks the the 80th anniversary (1942-2022) of the founding of VOA Shown here is the front and back covers; the latter shows the photo content inside the calendar. The inner sleeve elaborates on the history and objectives of the VOA.



Voice of America Calendar 2021


Voice of America (VOA)
in 2021 featured "American Skylines". Due to Covid-19 disruption of mail service this calendar was not received until January 2022.  Shown here is the front and back covers; the latter shows the actual photo content inside the calendar.

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Trans World Radio (Agana)

KWTR Trans World Radio, transmitting from  Agana, Guam, was logged on 30 November 2021. Korean programming, monitored from 14.40 till 15.15 UTC, consisted of music, telephone dail-tone and conversation/interview between two women (announcer and listener), followed by more talk from a male announcer and closure announcement mentioning website and contact details. Reception on 7.510 kHz rated a SINPO of 45343 -- good signal strength, clear content despite moderate atmospheric noise

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 20 January 2022.

RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: Passive Loop with 50 feet of 75 ohm lead-in wire QTH: Malaysia

Radio Gambia in First Day Cover Stamps 1972


THE GAMBIA in 1972 issued a series of three first day cover stamps marking the 1oth anniversary of Radio Gambia. The stamps featured a map of their transmitter site, the studio and headquarters, whereas the cachet depicted the national emblem of the country.

Radio Gambia was the first media broadcaster of the Gambia following its establishment in 1962. Established during the colonial era with the assistance of advisors from Britain, almost all its programmes in its early years were rebroadcast of programmes in other parts of Africa and England. That strategy continued right after independence in 1965. Although it created its own news, educational shows and music programmes, Radio Gambia initially depended heavily on the BBC for programming. 

As of 2007 the state-owned Gambia Radio and Television Service has two AM stations (Bonto, Basse) and three FM stations (Bonto, Serrekunda, Banjul). There are also seven private FM stations in Serrekunda, Banjul, and Basse.

HERE is  a link to their shortwave service in 1972.

Above, a  QSL card from this period.

Saturday, January 1, 2022