Monday, December 18, 2023

50th anniversary of Belgian Radio & Television (RTB) Stamp

BELGIUM POST on 24 November 1973 issued a First Day Cover stamp celebrating the 50th anniversary of Belgian Radio & Television (RTB) - 1923-1973. Postmark cancellation originated from Brussels.

Reach Beyond Australia (via Kununurra)

Reach Beyond Australia, transmitting from Kununurra, Western Australia, was logged on  13 December 2023. An English language programme called "Spotlight" was monitored from  09.20 till 09.30 UTC. Reception on 9.860 kHz rated a SINPO of 45354 -- good signal strength, clear audio despite atmospheric noise.

Reception report was submitted on the same day. An eQSL was received on 19 December 2023

RX: Tecsun S-2000EXT ANT: 3 meter random wire QTH Central West Malaysia

Tuesday, December 12, 2023

Radyo Pilipinas (viaTinang)

Radyo Pilipinas, transmitting from Tinang, Philippines, was logged on 11 December 2023. A Tagalog broadcast was monitored from 18.27 till 19.00 UTC. Reception on 15.190 kHz rated a  SINPO of 55444 - occasional static flares during an otherwise strong and clear signal.
Reception report was submitted on 12 December 2023. An eQSL was received on the same day. Follow up paper QSL card arrived in early March 2024.

RX: Tecsun S-2000 EXT ANT: random 3 meter wire QTH: Subang Jaya, Malaysia

Friday, December 8, 2023

30th Anniversary of Taiwan Broadcast Service

REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN) on 16 September 1957 issued a set of three First Day Cover stamps marking the 30th Anniversary of Broadcast Service. The stamp remained in circulation on 1 August 1962, The printer was China Engraving & Printing Works, R.O.C. The designer was Chen Chao-erh. Photographer/engraver was Pao Liang-yu, Creative Director. Colour print process method was Intaglio, using 80 weight, wood-free printing paper. The dimension of stamps measured (mm) 37 x 29. the back of the stamp was gumless with 12 perforations. Postmark cancellation originated from Kaosiung.

Broadcasting as a business in the Republic of China began with the establishment by the Ministry of Communications of the Tientsin Broadcast Station at Tientsin, Hopei on 1 May  1927. From that date on various state-run and privately-owned broadcast stations have emerged throughout the country.

In commemoration of its 30th anniversary and in appreciation of its splendid service to the society, a set of three  commemorative stamps was issued. The stamps show, in the central design, a globe, a broadcasting tower and a microphone. In the background are radio waves reaching from Taiwan to every part of the world.

Source; Taiwan Post

Friday, December 1, 2023