Friday, June 30, 2023

QSL Cards - June 2023


Voice of Turkiye. Emirler, Turkiye.

Radio Taiwan International. Paochung, Taiwan.

Reception Reports Submitted in June 2023

- Radio Northern Europe International on 10 June 2023 -- RECEIVED in August 2023
- Radio Free Asia on 14 June 2023 -- RECEIVED in July 2023
- Voice of Turkiye on 14 June 2023 -- RECEIVED in July 2023
- WRMI on 18 June 2023  -- NO REPLY as of October 2023
- WWVH on 20 June 2023 -- and RECEIVED in July 2023
- Adventist World Radio on 20 June 2023 -- NO REPLY as of October 2023
- China Radio International on 20 June 2023 -- NO REPLY as of October 2023

Let's see who replies with their QSL.

Saturday, June 24, 2023

BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast (via Dhabbaya)

BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast, transmitting from Dhabbaya, was logged on 21 June 2023, after 21.45 UTC. It was received on 7.255 kHz with a poor to fair SINPO of 35333 -- music was clearer than speech, which while audible was mostly indiscernible. A selection of songs, messages from friends and families were observed during this annual 30-minute broadcast. HERE is BBC Antarctic Midwinter Broadcast (Dhabbaya) as it was received in Malaysia.

RX: Alinco DX-R8 ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Monday, June 12, 2023

Radio Related Philately - New Zealand

 NEW ZEALAND POST between 1992 till 1995 issued a series of stamps entitled the "The Emerging Years" which highlighted developments in the country during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. Each decade featured six stamps, making a total of 24 stamps in this four-year print run. Each set showed images relevant to the decade and used the type of lettering suggestive of it. Amongst two of the decades were stamps that referred to radio programmes and broadcasting in New Zealand.

50c - Broadcasting and radio in New Zealand was born on the night of 17 November 1921 when Dr Robert Jack, Professor of Physics at Otago University, switched on a small transmitter in his Dunedin laboratory and began broadcasting music from gramophone records. The country promptly became wildly enthusiastic about the new-fangled 'wireless' that could pick up voices and music from the air, and by the end of 1927 more than 30,000 homes had radio licences. The Radio Broadcasting Company of New Zealand was established in 1925 with stations in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin. By 1929 they were a staple in most middle class homes.

$1 - Aunty Daisy (Grace Green) was a well-known NZ radio personality of the 1940s and 1950s who was known for her cheery demeanour, hints on being a good housewife, gardening, feminine etiquette and every other conformity with mid-20th century sexist stereotypes of womanhood. She is still remembered with affection by the older generation. She had several cookbooks published as well.

Thursday, June 8, 2023

Voice of Turkiye


Voice of Turkiye, transmitting from Emirler, was received on the short-wave frequency of 11.660 kHz, on 15 May 2023,  from 16.35  till 17.28 UTC.  SINPO was 45444 -- good reception, clear audio. Commentary on recent Turkish election, programmes "Did You Know That", "New Day. New Choices" abd Turkish pop music was observed durig this broadcast. HERE is a recording from this transmission.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 8 June 2023. 

RX: Alinco DX-R8 EXT ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Radio Taiwan International


Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung, Taiwan, was logged on 15 May 2023. An English language broadcast, including the programmes  "Digital Taiwan",   "Chinese to Go: Real Chinese. Real People", "At a Glance" and discusion on Japan's change in regional security, was monitored from 03.10 till 04.00 UTC. Reception on 15.320 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555 - excellent!

Reception report was submitted on the same day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 1 June 2023.

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

Voice of America Calendar - June 2023

Voice of America Calendar - June 2023