Monday, May 4, 2015

Radio Brasil Central*

Radio Brasil Central* transmitting from Goiania, Brazil, was logged on 26 April 2015. Brazilian pop songs and English tune from ABBA, between DJ chatting in Portuguese, was noted from 00.30 till 01.00 UTC. Reception on 11.815 kHz was (SINPO) 33443 -- weak to fair strength and clear audio, despite QRM station splatter which ceased after 01.00 UTC.

 Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. An eQSL, with the promise of paper QSL, was sent on 5 May 2015.


*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

QSLs for April 2015

Deutsche Welle (QSL Card) transmitting from Pinheira, Sao Tome


Lowland Radio* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands

Radio Merlin International* (eQSL) transmitting from England

Radio The Gardener* (eQSL) transmitting from the Netherlands


Radio Veritas Asia (QSL Card) transmitting from Santa Maria Galeria, Vatican

Voice of Vietnam (QSL Card) transmitting from Hanoi, Vietnam

Caribbean Beacon (QSL Card) transmitting from The Valley, Anguilla

Pop Radio OstFriesen* (eQSL) broadcasting via Channel 292 from Ingolstadt, Germany
 

E.A.R.N. - English Amateur Radio News* (QSL Card) broadcasting from  Channel 292 in Germany

Reach Beyond Australia - "Kochirawa HCJB" (eQSL) transmitting from Kununurra, Australia

Radio Latino* (eQSL) transmitting from centra Italy

Radio Romania International (QSL card) transmitting from Tiganesti, Romania


LRA36 - Radio Nacional Arc├íngel San Gabriel (eQSL) transmitting  from  Base Esperanza, Argentine Antartica

NHK World - Radio Japan (QSL Card) transmitting from Talata Volondry, Madagascar

Radio Laguna International* (eQSL) transmitting from Germany

China Radio International (QSL Card) transmitting from Cerrik, Albania

 
DP07 German Marine Radio* (QSL Card) broadcasting via Radio 700 in Kall-Krekel, Germany

Welle 370* (QSL Card) broadcasting via Radio 700 in Kall-Krekel, Germany

WRMI - AWR WaveScan (QSL Card) transmitting from Okeechobee, Florida, USA

Adventist World Radio (QSL Card) transmitting from Kigali, Rwanda

Adventist World Radio (QSL Card) transmitting from Kigali, Rwanda

Adventist World Radio (QSL Card) transmitting from Meyerton, South Africa

All India Radio (QSL Card) transmitting from Port Blair, Adaman & Nicobar Islands



Promised:
WVOH - Voice of Hope (QSL) transmitting from Simi Valley, California, USA

Amateur Radio Operator DJ7ZZ (QSL) transmitting from Grossholbach (near Frankfort), Germany

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lowland Radio*

Lowland Radio* in the Netherlands was logged on 25 April 2015". DJ chatting about reception in Sweden using 20 watt transmitter, between pop songs "Ace of Spades", "Addicted to Love", The Shadows (60s quitar solo), "Let Me Walk Close To Thee",  "Blue Eyes Crying" and Toto - "I Miss the Rains Down in Africa", was noted between 18.10 till 18.35 UTC. Reception on 6.285 kHz was (SINPO) 34434 -- fair strength and clear audio, despite slight and occasional fading.

Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. An eQSL and profile of station/radio operator was received on 28 April 2015. Thank you, Jos!


*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Monday, April 27, 2015

Puntland Radio One



A new Somali shortwave station is testing on the frequency of 13.800 kHz. Radio Puntland belongs to the government of Puntland, which is one of the breakaway regions of Somalia in the Horn of Africa.

Puntland media reported on 11 April 2015 that the station was officially opened by Puntland president Abdurrahman Faroole. Radio Puntland is operated by Italian technicians from Goldrock Kenya, and has received financial support from the government of Italy. President Faroole says that also a television station will be coming soon.

Current test broadcasts from the Puntland capital Garowe consist of non-stop Somali music, aired at varying levels of transmitter power, 50 watts or more. "We should begin regular transmission by the end of June," says Enrico Li Perni from Goldrock Kenya. The permanent transmitter is still under construction and will have a power of 20 kilowatts.


Puntland Radio One
"test transmission" was logged in Malaysia on 27 April 2015. Station IDs, frequency, website and email was presented in Italian and English by a male announcer, followed by Somali vernacular presented by a female announcer. Between announcements, Horn of Africa (Somali) music was observed from 16.40 till 17.20 UTC, and later. Reception on 13.800 kHz  was (SINPO) 25342 -- weak signal with occasional static bursts and slight fading. Nevertheless transmission was audible and occasionally clear.

Although reception was poor, HERE is a sample of the music and station ID observed in the Kuala Lumpur area. 

Reception report was emailed and submitted on-line to Puntand Radio & TV. Email was submitted to Goldrock International Kenya as well, owing that their engineering department is directly involved. Letter was posted to Goldrock International Kenya, rather than Puntland Radio & TV, a day later.

Website: 
www.puntlandtvradio.com/

Email:
info@puntlandradiotv.com (Puntland Radio One)
puntlandradio1@gmail.com (Puntland Radio One)
communication@goldrockkenya.com (Goldrock International Kenya)

Radio Merlin International*

Radio Merlin International* in England was logged on 26 April 2015. Freguent station IDs and DJ chatter between pop tunes, including U2 - "New Year's Day",  Emerson Lake Palmer, Bony M - "Rasputin", "One Way Ticket", was monitored from 10.20 till 10.45 UTC. Reception on 6.305 kHz was (SINPO) 25332 -- weak to fair signal with atmospheric noise and occasional fading, yet clear and audible in the Netherlands.

Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. An eQSL was received on 27 April 2015. Many thanks, Paul.

Email:
radiomerlin@blueyonder.co.uk 

*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Radio The Gardener*

Radio The Gardener* in the Netherlands was logged on 25 April 2015. Rock-n-Roll and pop classics, including The Searchers - "Sweets for my Sweet", "Happy People", "Turning Me Around", Blondie - "Rapture", DJ stated he would play a few more songs then "close down", Buddy Holly - "Shiela" and The Contours - "Do You Love Me",  was observed from 17.15 till 17.40 UTC. Reception on 6.285 kHz was (SINPO) 44434 -- good strength and clear audio, despite slight and occasional fading. 

Reception report was emailed  on 26 April 2015. An eQSL was received from "Tuin Man" on 27 April 2015. Thank you, Henk!

Email:
radiothegardener@gmail.com 


Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Log from Remote Receiver* on 25 & 26 April

 
SDR Receiver at University of Twente

Radio Brasil Central* transmitting from Goiania, Brazil, was logged on 26 April 2015. Brazilian pop songs was noted from 00.30 till 01.00 UTC. Reception on 11.815 kHz was (SINPO) 33443. Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. An  eQSL with the promise of paper QSL was sent on 5 May 2015.

Radio Merlin International* in England was logged on 26 April 2015. Frequent station IDs and DJ chatter between pop tunes was monitored from 10.20 till 10.45 UTC. Reception on 6.305 kHz was (SINPO) 25332. Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. An eQSL was received on 27 April 2015.

Radio Abu Dhabi* in the Netherlands was logged on 25 April 2015. DJ chatter between polka and country music, including Annie Skilder - "Sharing Time" and "You Bring Me Pleasure", and John Fogerty - "Old Man Down the Road", was heard from 23.15 till 23.55 UTC. Reception on 6.298 kHz was (SINPO) 55445 - great signal with "multi-directional antenna", despite slight and occasional fading. Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. Previous reception reports have gone unanswered.

Lowland Radio* in the Netherlands was logged on 25 April 2015". DJ chatting about reception in Sweden using 20 watt transmitter, between pop songs was noted between 18.10 till 18.35 UTC. Reception on 6.285 kHz was (SINPO) 34434. Reception report was emailed on 26 April 2015. An eQSL was received on 28 April 2015.

The Gardener* in the Netherlands was logged on 25 April 2015. Rock-n-Roll and pop classics were heard from 17.15 till 17.40 UTC. Reception on 6.285 kHz was (SINPO) 44434. Reception report was emailed to radiothegardener@gmail.com on 26 April 2015. An eQSL was received on 27 April 2015.


*Logged using remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)