Friday, May 18, 2018

Voice of Turkey

Voice of Turkey, transmitting from Emirler (Turkey), was received on  21 April 2018. An English language broadcast of news, commentary on impending China-US trade war and Turkish pop music was monitored from 16.30 till 17.26 UTC. Reception on 15.520 kHz initially rated a SINPO of 55444. Around 16.50 till 17.05 UTC, signal weakened and faded under atmospheric noise to 25211. By 17.10 UTC, signal stablised to 35323.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 19 May 2018.

KNLS (via Anchor Point)

KNLS New Life Station, transmitting from Anchor Point, Alaska (USA), was logged on 29 April 2018. A Chinese language broadcast of Western music, religious commentary and English/MAndarin lesson was monitored from 17.00 till 17.35 UTC (broadcast time 17.00 till 1o 18.00 UTC). Reception on 9.655 kHz rated a  (SINPO) of 55555. HERE's an audio excerpt of this KNLS transmission as heard in Malaysia.

Reception report was emailed the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 19 May 2018.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Mighty KBC (via Kostinbrod)

The Mighty KBC, transmitting from Spaceline facility in Kostinbrod (Bulgaria), was logged on 5 May 2018. DJ chatter, contact details and frequent station IDs between music rarities, a DX programme and a digital mode transmission was observed from 15.10 till 16.00 UTC. Reception on 9.400 kHz rated a SINPO of 25322. HERE's The Mighty KBC as heard in Malaysia. 

Reception report was emailed the following day. On 9 May 2018, Eric van Willegen for The Mighty KBC replied with a brief email message and this standard KBC eQSL.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Radio Taiwan International

Radio Taiwan International, transmitting from Paochung (Taiwan), was logged on 16 April 2018. Their English segment of News, "Curious John", "In the Spotlight" and "Classic Stories" was monitored from 03.00 till 04.00 UTC. Reception on the short-wave frequency of 15.320 kHz rated a SINP0 of 55555.

Reception was emailed and submitted online the same day. QSL card featuring another meal in their "lunchbox" series arrived in the mail on 7 May 2018.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Adventist World Radio (via Trincomalee)

Adventist World Radio (Wavescan)  in Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) was received on 8 April 2018, from 16.15 till 16.30 UTC. Content monitored during this segment included the Philippine DX Report, a feature  on establishment of radio stations in conflicted areas, and HCJB Music of Ecuador which was presented by Wavescan host Jeff White. Reception on 9.580 kHz rated a SINP0 of 33533 -- fair signal strength and clear audio despite annoying station splatter and some occasional fading under static. HERE is a sample of this Wavescan broadcast from my quarter.

Reception report was emailed to multiple contacts on the following day. QSL card arrived on 5 May 2018.

I find the most reliable, or at least the quickest response is from AWR Asia (Thailand) office. While I am an AWR monitor, response from their office in Germany is less efficient in QSLing promptly. 

Sound of Hope (Taiwan)

Sound of Hope, a clandestine station purportedly transmitting from Tamsui, Taiwan, was logged on 30 April 2018. Religious programming with interviews/conversations in Mandarin were observed from 01.30 till 02.00 UTC. Reception on 18.870 kHz (one of many frequencies supposedly used from low-powered transmitters) rated a SINPO of 35533 - fair signal, clear audio, occasional fading and no interference. HERE is Sound of Hope as heard in South East Asia. 

Reception report was emailed to multiple accounts in subsequent days. On 5 May 2018, a scanned copy of a QSL card from VOH (USA office) was emailed. Presumably the actually QSL card will arrive in the mail, a week or two from now. 

Interestingly, Voice of Hope (Taiwan) sent their QSL card for a previous reception reported submitted years ago. 

Friday, May 4, 2018

Radio Kuwait 2018 Calendar.

Radio Kuwait 2018 Calendar. Two calendars were received on 4 May 2018, but not their requested QSL card for a reception report submitted last month. Fortunately I have their QSL from a previous report sent nearly a decade ago.