Tuesday, June 30, 2015

QSLs for June 2015


Blue Star Radio* via Channel 292 (QSL Card) transmitting from Rohrbach, Germany

Voice of Turkey (QSL Card) transmitting from Emirler, Turkey

Voice of Turkey (QSL Card) transmitting from Emirler, Turkey

Vatican Radio (QSL Card) transmitting from Talata Volonondry, Madagascar

All India Radio (QSL Card) transmitting from Jaipur, Rajasthan, India


China Radio International (QSL Card) transmitting from Bamako, Mali

NHK World - Radio Japan (QSL Card) transmitting from Yamata, Japan



Atlantic 2000 International* via Radio 700 (eQSL) transmitting from Kall-Krekel, Germany

Radio Mi Amigo (Soul Box)* via Radio 700 (QSL) transmitting from Kall-Krekel, Germany

Superclan Radio* via Channel 292 (eQSL) transmitting from Rohrbach, Germany 

KVOH - Voice of Hope (QSL Card) transmitting from Simi Valley, California (USA)


Trans World Radio Africa (eQSL) transmitting from Manzini, Swaziland

Gaweylon Tibetan Radio / FEBA (QSL Card and letter) transmitting from Dhabbaya, UAE

Radio New Zealand International (eQSL) transmitting from Rangitaiki, New Zealand
American Forces Network Europe* (eQSL) transmitting on MW from presumably Vilseck and Moenchengladbach, Germany



Promised:
KBS World Radio (QSL) transmitting from Woofferton, UK



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

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Two from Turkey


Two QSLs, coasters and transmission schedules (one in English; another in German) arrived in the letterbox today. These were for May and June 2015 reception reports. The cards depicted Turkish poet Necip Fazil Kisakurek and a Father's Day theme, respectively. The coasters continue to highlight picture postcard sites around the country. Thank you, Voice of Turkey!!!
 

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Broadcast Schedule for BBC World Service - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) 2015


BBC World Service - British Antarctic Survey (BAS) Annual Broadcast to BAS staff in Antarctica on midwinter's day will be 21 June 2015, 21.30 to 22.00 UTC. This date marks the longest, darkest day in the Antarctic, during which the BBC will play music requests and send special messages to the BAS team.

The British Antarctic Survey is the UK’s national Antarctic operator, and has for the past 60 years been responsible for most of the UK’s scientific research in the Antarctica. Based in Cambridge, UK, BAS operates four research stations throughout the year in the Antarctic, including Bird Island, South Georgia; King Edward Point, Cumberland Bay, South Georgia; Rothera, Adelaide Island; and Halley, Coats Land.

Frequencies:
 - 5.905 kHz - DHA (Dhabbaya, U.A.E. ) 250 kW/ 203 deg to Antarctica
 - 5.985 kHz - WOF (Woofferton) 250 kW/ 207 deg to Antarctica
 - 9.590 kHz - WOF (Woofferton, U.K.) 250 kW/ 182 deg to Antarctica

UPDATE - 20 June 2015!!!
Transmission may not be received in South East Asia (Malaysia).
- 5.905 kHz is clear, so maybe.
- 5.985 kHz (5.983 kHz) conflicts with presumably Myanmar Radio or UNID Asian station.
- 9.590 kHz conflicts with PBS Xizang.

UPDATE - 21 June 2015!!!
- 9.590 kHz was inaudible due to strong QRM from PBS Xizang.
- 5.985 kHz was (SINPO) 24342 at 21.30 UTC. However, at around 21.35 UTC strong QRM from UNID Asian station overwhelmed this frequency and transmission was inaudible.
- 5.905 kHz was the only audible signal after 21.35 UTC, and even then it was weak and barely heard with a (SINPO) rating of 15341, best received in USB.

HERE is a sound file of the broadcast monitored in central Malaysia, using the frequency 5.985 kHz via Woofferton at 21.30 UTC.

HERE is the QSL email received in 2014.

Chelmsford Calling World Service* via Channel 292

Chelmsford Calling World Service* via Channel 292 in Rohrbach, Germany was logged on 14 June 2015. DXing news, radio listeners mailbag and music, including America - "Shut Your Eyes" was heard from 10.50 till 11.00 UTC.  Reception on 6.070 kHz was (SINPO) 35443 -- fair signal strength with good audio, despite some minor atmospheric noise.

Reception report was emailed on same day. An eQSL and message from Jim Salmon was received on 16 June 2015. He had this to say: "We will be sending out QSL cards by post over the next month to everyone who has requested them."

Email:
chelmcalling@gmail.com

*Remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Monday, June 15, 2015

Atlantic 2000 International* via Radio 700

Atlantic 2000 International* via Radio 700, transmitting from Kall-Krekel, Germany was logged on 14 June 2015, from 09.00 till 10.00 UTC.  A variety of songs, including Tina Charles - "My Baby Loves to Dance", Kinks - "In the Summertime", Fool's Garden - "Lemon Tree" and Lovin' Spoonful - "Hot Town Summer in the City" was observed between station announcements and radio news. Reception on 7.310 kHz was (SINPO) 45444 -- good signal strength, some atmospheric noise whenever transmission faded under. Otherwise audio was present and clear throughout the broadcast.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. Tiphanie at Atlantic 2000 International emailed on 16 June 2015, stating: "Thank you very much for listening.You will receive the QSL card very soon." The above eQSL was received on 30 June 2015.


Email:
atlantic2000international@gmail.com

*Remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Superclan Radio* via Channel 292

SuperClan Radio* via Channel 292  in Rohrbach, Germany was logged  on 14 June 2015.  Reception on 6.070 kHz was (SINPO) 35443 -- fair signal strength with good audio, despite some minor atmospheric noise.  Transmitter closed abruptly after two songs and DJ Herbie the Fish introduced himself, between 11.00 till 11.10 UTC.

Reception report was emailed om the same day. Am eQSL arrived on 15 June 2015.

Email:
superclanradio@yahoo.com

*Remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)

Radio Mi Amigo* via Radio 700

Radio Mi Amigo* via Radio 700, transmitting from Kall-Krekel, Germany was logged was logged on 14 June 2015.  DJ Bruno Hantson hosted the programme Soul Box, featuring soul classics like James Brown - "Soul Man", Supremes - "Nothing But Heartache", Bobby Womack - "Some Kind of Wonderful" from 10.00 till 10.45 UTC (broadcast time 10.00 till 11.00 UTC). Reception on 7.310 kHz was (SINPO) 55555 -- excellent on all accounts.

Reception report was emailed on the same day. Later in the evening Bruno Hantson replied with an eQSL card of Mi Amigo on 15 June 2015. This followed with a hard copy in the mail on 23 June 2015. Thanks, Bruno!!! Enjoyed your segment on Mi Amigo and hope to catch it again,

Email:
info@radiomiamigo.es

*Remote SDR receiver at the University of Twente (The Netherlands)