Monday, May 2, 2016

Radio Free Asia (via Fangliao)

To commemorate the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro,  Radio Free Asia (RFA) is introducing a special verification card. This new design shows an adaptation of RFA’s first panda design originally used for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. This updated version of the original design adds a hat made of various fruits. The fruit hat was popularised in the 1900’s by Brazilian singer and actress, Carmen Miranda. This is their 61st QSL and it will be used to confirm all valid reception reports from May through August 2016.

Radio Free Asia, transmitting from presumably Fangliao (Taiwan), was logged on  1 May 2016. A Vietnamese language broadcast of current events relating to Vietnam was monitored from 14.05 till 14.30 UTC. Reception on the medium-wave frequency of 1503 kHz was (SINPO) 44434 -- good signal strength, clear and strong audio, fading every few minutes but still audible.

Reception report was emailed to RFA on the same day.



Sunday, May 1, 2016

May 2016

The Rhein Main Radio Club Calendar for month of May 2016

Saturday, April 30, 2016

QSLs for April 2016

Radio Sedaye Bahar [Voice of Spring / Iranian Prisoner's Radio] (eQSL) transmitting via Pridnestrovskiy Radioteletsentr in Kishinev, Republic of Moldova.

Myanmar Radio - NHK World Radio Japan (eQSL) transmitting on MW from Yangoon, Myanmar

Voice of Hope (QSL Card) transmitting from Lusaka, Zambia


KNLS (QSL Card) transmitting from Anchor Point, Alaska (USA)

Marconi Radio International* (eQSL) transmitting from Italy on 2 April 2016

Japan Short Wave Club via Adventist World Radio-KDSA (QSL) transmitting from Agat, Guam

Marconi Radio International* (eQSL) transmitting from Italy on 26 March 2016

Radio Tirana (QSL Card) transmitting from Shijak, Albania

NHK World Radio Japan (QSL Card) transmitting from Kranji, Singapore

All India Radio Visakhapatnam (Email Verification) transmitting on medium-wave from Andhra Pradesh, India

Madagascar World Voice (QSL Card) transmitting from Majajanga, Madagascar

Adventist World Radio - KSDA (QSL Card) transmitting from Agat, Guam

The Flying Rock Circus* via Channel 292 (Email Verification) transmitting from Rohrbach, Germany

Radio Six International (Scotland)* via Channel 292 (QSL Card) transmitting from Rohrbach, Germany
Voice of Turkey (QSL card) transmitting from Emirler, Turkey

Rádio Voz Missionária (QSL Card) transmitting from Camboriú, SC, Brazil

Vatican Radio (QSL) transmitting from Santa Maria di Galeria 

*Transmission was received using SDR web-receiver in The Netherlands (Twente) 

China Radio International (via Kunming)

China Radio International, transmitting from Kunming, was logged on 28 April 2016. From 09.40 till 10.27 UTC (broadcast time 09.30 till 10.27 UTC), programming in Bahasa Melayu was heard, including reports on the 30 Anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, South Korean fruit preservation and Chinese pop music. Reception on 17.680 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 - Excellent signal and audio!

Reception report was emailed to the Bahasa Melayu service of CRI a few days later. CRI English service has verified recently by email, owing to budget cuts at CRI. So, it should be interesting how the Malay service replies.


All India Radio Indore

All India Radio Indore (Akashvani Indore) in Madhya Pradesh, was logged on 29 April 2016, on the medium-wave frequency of 648 kHz. From 17.05 till 17.45 UTC (11.35 pm till 12.05 am, India time), classical Indian flute music, followed by news in English was heard. Initially I took the station to be Radio Nepal (in Dharan), but realised when the news was presented the format was consistent with the programming of All India Radio.

Reception was (SINPO) 25332 -- poor to weak signal strength, occasionally clear and audible speech, with short periods of fading (every two to three minutes) and static bursts (due to an electrical storm in my region). Subsequent days, reception remained poor to weak using a Degen DE-1102 and Sangean ATS-909 with only the internal ferrite rod antenna.

Reception report along with an audio file was emailed to AIR Indore and Spectrum Management. As with all AIR reception reports, it was followed up with a letter to Spectrum Management.

Photo from Facebook page of AIR Indore

Postal Address:
Spectrum Management & Synergy,
Directorate General, Room No. 204,
All India Radio,
Parliament Street,
New Delhi 110001, India 

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Radio Sedaye Bahar (via Kishinev, Moldova)

Radio Sedaye Bahar (Voice of Spring/Iranian Prisoner's Radio) via Pridnestrovskiy Radioteletsentr (in Kishinev, Moldova) was received on 28 April 2016 from 17.35 till 1800 UTC (broadcast time 17.30 till 18.00 UTC), under good conditions (SINPO of 45454) on the shortwave frequency of 7.495 kHz. A Farsi language broadcast of current events with a selection of Iranian contemporary music was heard during this half-hour programme.

HERE's how Radio Sedaye Bahar sounded in Malaysia.

Reception report was emailed on the same day to Pridnestrovskiy Radioteletsentr. This eQSL arrived the following day, 29 April 2016. Veri-signer was Sergey Omelchenko, Technical Director of Pridnestrovsky Radiotelecentr.

Bangladesh Betar

Bangladesh Betar, transmitting from Nayarhat, Dhamrai, Dhaka, was logged on 28 April 2016. A selection of traditional Bangla/Hindi songs, without announcers and station breaks, then followed by commentary was observed  from 12.40 till 13.30 UTC. Reception from their 1 Mw medium-wave station on 693 kHz was good to fair with an overall SINPO of 34433.

Reception report was emailed and posted to Bangladesh Betar.