Thursday, April 28, 2022

QSLs for April 2022


Voice Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran Sirjan, Iran.

Radio Taiwan International. Tamshui, Taiwan.

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

Voice Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran (via Sirjan)

Voice Of The Islamic Republic Of Iran via Sirjan was logged on 8 December 2021. Bengali language broadcast  of religious songs (nasheed), followed by commentary from male announcer  on a surah from the Quran was monitored from 15.10 till 15.20 UTC. Reception on 9.620 kHz rated a SINPO of 55444 -- strong signal, clear audio content despite slight atmospheric noise and fading. HERE is IRIB Sirjan.

Reception report was emailed the following day. An eQSL arrived on 28 April 2022.

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

Tuesday, April 19, 2022

Progress in Electronics


USPS on 10  July 1973 issued four stamps depicting the Progress in Electronics. The first day cover cancellation postmark originated from New York, NY. The Bureau of Engraving and printed 53,005,000 stamps. These lithographed, engraved stamps were multicoloured and had 11 perforations.

The series documented the evolution of technology in in Electronics stamps.  They featured  several inventions that were crucial to the electronics we have today.  Included was Guglielmo Marconi's spark coil and spark gap, which enabled him to transmit across the Atlantic Ocean by wireless radio.

Also honoured in these commemorative stamps was Lee de Forest's spark-coil transmitter. His company, American De Forest Wireless Telegraph set up a spark transmitter on Wall Street and established stations in China that enabled journalists to report on the Russo-Japanese War. The company also built high-powered radiotelegraph stations in Florida, Panama, Cuba, and Puerto Rico.

Additionally, solid state circuitry was depicted in another stamp.

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Tamsui)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tamsui, Taiwan, was logged on 14 March 2022. English language broadcast of news,"Here in Taiwan '' and "Jukebox Republic'' 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 emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 6 April 2022.

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

Friday, April 1, 2022