Friday, May 25, 2018

CRI for China National Radio 1 (via Changzhou)

China Radio International for China National Radio 1 (SAPPRFT). transmitting from Changzhou, Jiangsu Province, (China), was monitored from 12.30 till 13.00 UTC on 14 April 2018. News, station promo and station IDs were noted during the half hour that the station was monitored. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1593 kHz  rated a SINPO of  44333 -- fair to good signal when not fading and mixing with Radio Thailand. HERE's China National Radio 1 ( Changzhou) as heard in Malaysia.

Reception report was emailed to CRI and posted to CNR on the following day. Insomuch as I have had little success in obtaining verification directly from either CNR or PBS, I contacted CRI. QSL card from CRI for CNR was received on 26 May 2018.

Adventist World Radio (via Kostinbrod)

Adventist World Radio via Spaceline (Kostinbrod-Sofia, Bulgaria)  was received on 10 April 2018, from 15.59 till 16.30 UTC. An English language broadcast of music, religious sermons and nature study about the poinsettia was observed.  Reception on the short-wave frequency of 11.950 kHz rated a SINPO of 54544 -- strong signal, clear audio despite an occasional fluttering fade. HERE's AWR via Spaceline.

Reception report was emailed the following day and with subsequent follow-ups. QSL card arrived from AWR office in Thailand on 26 May 2018,

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Logbook April - May 2018

ALASKA
KNLS New Life Station
via Anchor Point was observed on 29 April 2018, from 17.00 till 17.35 (broadcat time 17.00 till 18.00 UTC). Mandarin programming with religious topics, English-Mandarin lesson and occasional music was monitored during this time. Reception on 9.655 kHz rated a SINPO of 55555.

CHINA
PBS Xinjiang
via  Urumqi, Xinjiang-Changji was logged on 29 April 2018. from 17.45 till 18.00 UTC. Mandarin programming of news and music. Reception on 5.060 kHz rated a SINPO of 35443 - fair signal, clear audio, no fading and no interference. HERE's PBS Xinjiang.

China National Radio 1 via SAPPRFT Changzhou, Jiangsu Province was heard on 14 April 2018, from 12.30 till 13.00 UTC. News talk, station promos and some music in Mandarin was observed. Reception on 1593 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 44333 -- fair to good signal when not fading and mixing with Radio Thailand. HERE's China National Radio 1 (Changzhou).

JAPAN
NHK World Radio Japan
via Ibaragi-Koga-Yamata, Japan was monitored on 2 May 2018. from 01.55 till 02.25 UTC. Japanese programming with discussion about the Philippines, news, Japanese pop music and IDs were observed. Reception on 15.195 kHz rated a SINPO of 45544. HERE's NHK World Radio Japan.

NEPAL
Radio Nepal
via Sainbu, Bhainsepati (Kathmadu) was logged on 792 kHz (MW), from 15.50 till 16.15 UTC, on 12 May 2018. Discussion about Indian PM's visit to Nepal and some music noted. SINP0 rated 22421 -- weak signal but occasionally audible depite co-frequency mixing from Guangxi PBS (China) and Sathani Witthayu Krom Kan Phalang Ngan Thahan (Bangkok, Thailand) and static bursts caused by local (Malaysia) thunderstorm.

SOUTH KOREA
KBS World Radio
via Kimjae was logged on 16 May 2018, from 09.15 till 09.45 UTC. English programming featured "Alien in Seoul" and K-Pop tracks. Reception on 9.770 kHz rated a SINPO of 44544 - fair to good signal with fading, but clear and audible signal

TAIWAN
Radio Taiwan International
  via Kouhu was monitored on 14 May 2018, from 10.45 till 11.05 UTC. Mandarin programming with station IDs and news at the top of the hour was observed. Reception on 6.105 kHz rated a SINPO of 43543 -- good signal strength and minimal fading despite co-frequency interference from China National Radio which can be heard under your transmission. HERE's Radio Taiwan International  (Kouhu).

Sound of Hope via Tamsui was logged on 30 April 2018, from 01.30 till 02.00 UTC. Conversations in Mandarin, IDs and music filler noted between reports. Reception on 18.870 kHz rated a SINPO of 35533 - fair signal, clear audio, occasional fading and no interference. HERE's Sound of Hope.

TAJIKISTAN
Radio Free Asia via Dushanbe was logged on 1 May 2018, from 02.05 till 02.30 UTC. Current even reports, news and IDs in Tibetan were noted. Reception on 13.765 kHz rated a SINPO of 43543 -- good signal strength but mixing with Chinese broadcaster (possibly CNR). HERE's Radio Free Asia (Dushanbe).

THAILAND
Sathani Witthayu Ratthasapha (Parliament Radio Station) via Khwaeng Samaedam, Khet Bang Khun Thian (Bangkok) was received from 16.05 till 16.30 UTC, on 22 May 2018. Speeches from various ministers/dignitaries about Islam in Thailand, held in conjunction with the month of Ramadan, was heard in Thai and English. Reception on 1071 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 44433 - strong signal, clear audio when not fading every few minutes under atmospheric noise. HERE's Parliament Radio Station (Bangkok).

TURKEY
Voice of Turkey via Emirler was logged on 8 May 2018, from 18.30 till 19.25 UTC. English programming with frequent station IDs, news/current events about Turkey, "Question of the Month" and Turkish pop songs. Reception  on 9.785 kHz rated a SINPO of 24322 - weak signal, clear frequency, atmospheric noise and fading.

VIETNAM
Voice of Vietnam via Han Noi, Vietnam was logged on 2 May 2018m from 23.00 till 23.29 UTC. Indonesian language programming about Vietnam and some Vietnamese pop music was heard during this broadcast. Reception on 12.020 kHz rated a SINPO of  55555 -- excellent!

Radio Sawa (Kuwait)

BBG/IBB for Radio Sawa, transmitting from Umm al-Rimam (Kuwait), was logged on 24 January 2017. Arabic language news/current events was observed from 18.05 till 18.25 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1548 kHz rated a SINPO of 25431 -- weak audio, occasionally clear and discernible content whenever signal peaked (every two to three minutes).

Reception report was emailed on the following day with follow-up emails in subsequent months. This email verification from the Director of Broadcast Technologies Division for BBG/IBB, was received on 24 May 2018, promised QSL card .

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.