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.



Sunday, May 1, 2022

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

Thursday, March 31, 2022

QSLs for March 2022

Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.

Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.

Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.

Radio Romania International. Galbeni, Romania.


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

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, Turkey was.logged on  5 March 2022. A Dari?Pashto/Uzbek language broadcast of news, Turkish pop music and cultural programmes was monitored from 17.15 till 17.25 UTC. Reception on 9.595  kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- excellent signal strength, clear audio despite slight transmitter squealing and slight atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 29 March 2022.

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

Voice of Turkey

 

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, Turkey was.logged on  5 March 2022. A Dari?Pashto/Uzbek language broadcast of news, Turkish pop music and cultural programmes was monitored from 17.15 till 17.25 UTC. Reception on 9.595  kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- excellent signal strength, clear audio despite slight transmitter squealing and slight atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 29 March 2022.

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

Voice of Turkey

 

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, Turkey was.logged on  28 February 2022. A English language broadcast of Turkish pop music and programme profiling Turkish Soprano Ayse Leyla Gencer was monitored from 18.00 till 18.23 UTC. Reception on 9.660  kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- excellent signal strength, clear audio despite slight transmitter squealing and slight atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 29 March 2022.

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

Friday, March 11, 2022

Radio Romania International (via Galbeni)

Radio Romania International via Galbeni was heard on 10 December 2021. Romanian language news, sports and cultural programmes were observed from 17.00 till 17.30 UTC. Reception on the shortwave frequency of 7.370 kHz rated a SINPO of 34343 -- fair signal, clear content despite either slight transmitter noise and/or moderate atmospheric noise. 

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 11 March 2022.

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


Tuesday, March 1, 2022

RTI Calendar - March 2022

 


Radio Taiwan International calendar for March 2022

Sunday, February 27, 2022

QSLs for February 2022

 

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.

KBS World Radio. Kimjae, Republic of Korea

Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.

Voice of Turkey. Emirler, Turkey.

Radio Taiwan International. Tinan, Taiwan.

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

 

Radio Taiwan International,
transmitting from Paochung, was logged on 8 February 2022. This QSL is for their  English language broadcast from 03.00 till 03.59 UTC, on 15.320 kHz. SINPO rated a 55444 -- 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 23 February 2022. 

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



Sunday, February 13, 2022

Radio Taiwan International Souvenir

 

Souvenir (Resin rollerball pen) from Radio Taiwan International for being an RTI monitor in 2021.

KBS World Radio (via Kimjae)

KBS World Radio, transmitting from  Kimjae, Republic of Korea, logged on 13 February 2022. English language broadcast of the "Sounds of Korea" and "Drama Line" was monitored from 10.10 till 10.30 UTC. Reception on 9.770  kHz rated a SINPO of  55444 - Excellent signal strength, clear audio content, despite slight atmospheric noise. HERE is KBS World Radio.

Reception report was emailed on the following day, 14 February 2022.. An eQSL card was received immediately after submitting reception report online. Emailed report bounced, apparently KBS is not accepting emailed reports, etc.


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

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, Turkey, was logged on 8 December 2021. Dari language broadcast with Turkish music, station IDs and cultural programmes were observed from 16.25 till 17.05 UTC. Reception on 9.585 kHz rated a SINPO of 34433 --  fair signal strength, clear audio despite atmospheric noise and moderate fading

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 14 February 2022.


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

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler, Turkey, was logged on 30 November 2021. Uigher language broadcast with Turkish music, station IDs and talk was observed from 14.15 till 14.25 UTC. Reception on 13.685 kHz rated a SINPO at 14.15 UTC as 25242 -- poor signal strength, audible content despite atmospheric severe noise and slight fading.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 14 February 2022.


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

Friday, February 4, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Tinan)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Tinan, was logged on 13 January 2022. This QSL is for their  English language broadcast from 16.00 till 17.00 UTC, on 6.100 kHz. SINPO rated a 55555. 

Yes, it's a round QSL!!! About four inches in diameter. Unique.

 Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 4 February 2022. 


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


Tuesday, February 1, 2022

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

RTI Calendar - January 2022

 


Radio Taiwan International calendar for January 2022