Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Radio Taiwan International (via Paochung)

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung, Taiwan, was logged on 8 June 2022. English language broadcast of news, programmes Here in Taiwan, Hashtag Taiwan and Status Update was monitored from 03.00 to 04.00 UTC. Reception on  15.320  kHz rated of: 55555 -- strong signal, clear audio, no fading, no noise -- excellent!

Reception report was submitted on 11 June 2022. QSL card arrived in the mail on 6 July 2022.

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

Monday, July 4, 2022

Radio Free Asia (via Tinian and Saipan)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from Tinian and Saipan, was received on 22 May 2022. A Khmer language broadcast of current event reports was monitored from 22.35 till 23.05 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequencies on 12.140 kHz (Tinian) rated a SINPO of  45343 -- fair signal strength, clear audio content despite atmospheric noise and fading; SINPO on 13.715 kHz (via Saipan) was 45544 -- reception was good and much better with less noise and fading.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. QSL cards arrived in the mail on 5 July 2022.

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

Sunday, July 3, 2022

80th Anniversary of Radio Moldova.

MOLDOVA POST on 29 October 2010 issued a first day cover stamp marking the 80th anniversary of Radio Moldova. Cancellation postmark originated from Chişinău, Republic of Moldova. The printer was Tipografia Centrală, Chişinău and the designer was Vitalie Roşca. The stamp depicted the heaquarters of Radio Moldova. This particular FDC also carries an antique radio (one of two) issued in 2019.

The first radio transmission from Moldova was broadcast on 1 November 1928 by the Radiotelephonic Broadcasting Company in Bucharest. On 30 October 1930, in Tiraspol started broadcasting a Soviet radio station of 4 kW whose main purpose was the anti-Romanian propaganda to Moldova between Prut and Dniester. A new radio mast, M. Gorky, built in 1936 in Tiraspol, allowed greater coverage of the territory of Bessarabia. In that context, in 1937, Chişinău City Hall gave the Romanian Radio Broadcasting Company a building to open the first radio station in Chişinău, to counter Soviet propaganda. Experimental programmes began in the early days of June 1939. The transmitter installed by Marconi Company in Chişinău was the best in Romania. The first radio station in Chişinău was "twice stronger than that of Bucharest or that one in Tiraspol" wrote Gazeta Basarabiei in July 1939.

Source: Wikipedia

Friday, July 1, 2022

40th Anniversary of Radio Prague and National Radio Broadcasting in Czechoslovakia

CZECHOSLOVAKIA POST on 18 May 1963 issued two first day cover stamps to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Radio Prague and national radio broadcasting in Czechoslovakia.


RTI Calendar -- July 2022


Radio Taiwan International calendar for July 2022

Thursday, June 30, 2022

QSL Cards for June 2022

Reach Beyond Australia. Kununurra, Western Australia.

VORW Radio International. Moosbrunn, Austria.

Radio Taiwan International. Tamsui, Taiwan.

Voice of Turkiye. Emirler, Turkiye. 

Atlantic 2000 International via Channel 292*. Rohrbach, Germany.


RX: Alinco DX-R8T EXT ANT: 1/4 wave QTH: Malaysia*Remote RX:  University of Twente SDR  ANT: mini whip QTH: Enschede, Netherlands monitored on the internet from Malaysia

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

VORW Radio International (via Moosbrunn)

VORW Radio International,
transmitting from Moosbrunn, Austria, was logged on 24 June 2022, from 16.00 till 17.00 UTC. Music requests from listeners and tips on how to to cope "bad news" was presented by John, the programme host. Reception on 9.670 kHz initially rated a SINPO of 44333 with a good signal but station scatter from a stronger station on an adjacent frequency, moderate fading and atmospheric noise. To improve reception, I switched from a passive loop to a 1/4 wave antenna, then set the receiver in 'narrow' IF shift mode. By 16.20 UTC reception steadily improved to a SINPO of 55444. HERE's how VORW (Moosbrunn) sounded near the end of their broadcast. 

Reception report was emailed the following day. An eQsl card arrived on 30 June 2022.

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