Friday, July 21, 2017

Deutsche Welle (via Trincomalee)

Deutsche Welle, transmitting from Trincomalee (Sri Lanka), in a Kiswahili broadcast of news and current event reports was monitored on 26 June 2017, from 15.00 til 15.30 UTC. Reception on 15.275 kHz initially was 55545. However, approximately 20 minutes into the broadcast, fading increased and signal gradually drifted under atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed to DW on the following day. QSL crad arrived in the mail on 21 July 2017. 

All India Radio Patna

All India Radio Patna in Bihar, monitored on 20 June 2017, from 16.50 till 17.42 UTC with Hindi film music, news/sports/financial reports in English and Hindi. Reception on 621 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 34423 -- fair signal strength, with intermittent fading every few minutes, yet audible and clear. HERE's how AIR Patna sounded:

Reception report was emailed the following day to Spectrum Management & Spectrum. QSL card arrived on 21 July 2017.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

All India Radio Kolkata

All India Radio Kolkata, transmitting from South 24 Parganas District, Kolkata, West Bengal, was received on 15 June 2017.  Classical Indian music followed by commentary was observed from 18.25 till 18.55 UTC.  Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 657 kHz rated a (SINPO) of 33433 -- fair signal strength with clear audio when not fading (every 2 to 3 minutes). HERE's an excerpt from AIR Kolkata.

Reception report was emailed to Spectrum Management & Synergy on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 20 July 2017.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Voice of Vietnam

Voice of Vietnam, transmitting from Ha Noi, was logged on10 April 2017.  Programmes "Colourful Vietnam" profiled the Chero people and "Personality of the Week" featured the music of a Vietnamese musician from the Mekong Delta and one of his songs entitled "Love of Homeland". This English broadcast aired from 23.30 till 23.57  UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 9.840 kHz was SINPO 55555 -- excellent on all accounts!

Reception report was emailed on the same day. An email was promptly sent promising a QSL, but owing to the festivities in Malaysia its delivery was delayed on 17 July 2017.

NHK World Radio Japan

NHK World - Radio Japan (Russian Service), transmitting from Yamata (Japan), was logged on 7 April 2017. News, a current events report and Japanese song was observed from 11.00 till 11.30 UTC. Reception on 7.355 kHz rated a SINPO of 45454 -- good signal and audio quality.

HERE and HERE os how Radio Japan Russian Service was received in Malaysia.

Reception report was submitted online and emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 17 July 2017.

Friday, July 14, 2017

FEBA Gawayelon Tibetan Radio (via Dhabbaya)

FEBA Gawayelon Tibetan Radio via Dhabbaya (UAE) was received on 30 June 2017. Tibetan programming of songs, along with contact details, was noted from 12.15 till 12.30 UTC (broadcast time 12.00 till 12.10 UTC). Reception on 15.215 kHz rated a (SINPO) of 55555 -- strong and clear audio. HERE's how Gawayelon Tibetan Radio sounded in Malaysia.

Interestingly, their HQ is based in India (note the postage and return address). This is not the only Tibetan organisation located in India either. Another observation, radio broadcasts into Tibet usually originate from UAE, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, even Saipan and Tinian, often to avoid jamming (fire drakes) and co-frequency broadcasts (squatting) from China (CNR/CRI).

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card was received on 14 July 2017.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, logged on 1 May 2017,  was heard 1 May 2017, from 16.30 till 17.20 UTC. This English broadcast featured news about Turkey and region, "Eye on the Agenda" about a paper written by a Turkish minister on Muslim law and scholars. "Legends of Anatolia" followed and profiled the legendary Amazonian warriors who lived in present day northern Turkey.  The broadcast closed with "Question of the Month": and Turkish pop music. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.520 kHz rated a SINPO of  55444 -- excellent signal strength, clear audio, slight atmospheric noise occurred with signal occasionally faded. 

 Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived on 12 July 2017.