Monday, May 29, 2017

Radio Free Asia (via Saipan/Agingan Point)

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from Saipan/Agingan Point, Norther Mariana Island, was logged on 1 May 2017.  A Burmese broadcast of news and current event reports referring to Aung San Suu Kyi and Burma was observed from from 00.30 till 01.05 UTC (broadcast time 00.30 till 01.30 UTC). Reception on 17.785 kHz rated a SINPO of 55545 -- strong signal, slight fading, clear content.

Reception report was emailed and posted on 1 May 2017 day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 30 May 2017.


All India Radio Ranchi (in Jharkand, India)

All India Radio Ranchi (Akashvani Ranchi) in Jharkand was logged on 5 May 2017, from 17.00 till 17.40 UTC. Classical/Devotional music was observed around 17.20 UTC. Reception on 549 kHz (MW) rated a SINPO of 25422 -- weak but audible signal detected, free of co-frequency interference from Thailand station after 17.00 UTC, and when not fading every few minutes

HERE is an excerpt of the music heard. HERE is an excerpt from the news in English.

Reception report was emailed and posted on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 30 May 2017. 

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

All India Radio (via Aligarh)

All India Radio (National Channel) via  Aligarh was monitored on 12 April  2017, from 17.50 till 18.30 UTC with programming in English and Western pop songs, including Roxette - "Joyride" and Christina Perri - "I Love You for a Thousand Years". Reception on 9.380 kHz rated a SINPO of 45433 -- fair to good signal, clear audio but with occasionally long fades.

Reception report was emailed on the following day. QSL depicting Bundi Fort in Rajasthan arrived on 25 May 2017.


TWR India (via Tashkent)

TWR India, transmitting from Tashkent (Uzbekistan), 21 May 2017. Punjabi programming was monitored from 14.00 till 14.29 UTC. Reception on 12.160 kHz rated a decent SINPO of 35443 -- fair signal strength, clear and strong audio and slight fading.

Reception report was submitted online and emailed on the following day. An eQSL arrived on 24 May 2017.

KBS World Radio

KBS World Radio, transmitting from Kimjae (ROK), was logged on 5 April 2017. K-Pop programme in English was monitored from 14.10 till 14.45 UTC. Reception on 9.640 kHz rated a decent SINPO 54544.

Reception report was submitted online and emailed on the following day. QSL card arrived in the mail on 24 May 2017. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

BBC Radio Wales*

BBC Radio Wales*, transmitting from Washford, Somerset (UK), was logged on 24 April 2016. I had the good fortune to catch the Allan Thompson Show "Legends of Music" from 22.55 till 23.40 UTC, which featured a diverse selection of songs from the 70s, 80s and 90s. And what a marvelous collection of tracks it was -- David Bowie, Paul Weller, The Band, AC/DC!

Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 882 kHz, while using the SDR receiver located in Enschede, Netherlands at University of Twente, rated a SINPO of 54545 -- slight interference when fading, otherwise a strong and clear signal radiated well.

Reception report was initially emailed on 26 April 2016. And, I may have posted a report as well. With no response after over a year I resubmitted the original report on 21 May 2017. The following day, Head of Operations for BBC Wales, David Mackie replied with an email confirming reception of BBC Wales.

*Logged using a remote SDR receiver linked to the University of Twente (The Netherlands) website and monitored in Malaysia 

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Radio Ohne Namen* (via Rohrbach)

Radio Ohne Namen* via Channel 292, transmitting from Rohrbach (Germany) was logged on 21 May 2017. A selection of German covers of 1930s jazz was observed from 17.00 till 18.00 UTC while using the Twente University SDR receiver. Reception on 6.070 kHz rated a superb SINPO of 55555.

On a personal note, it was a revelation to hear these German covers, some of which I recall from my grandfather's collection of 78 rpms. He was a jazz muscian from this era and to hear these songs brought back memories of digging through and playing his old records  Thank you for sharing, Ron!

Reception report was emailed on the same day. An eQSL arrived a few hours later.

Email:
radio.on@gmx.de

 *Logged using a remote SDR receiver linked to the University of Twente (The Netherlands) website and monitored in Malaysia